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Post by K1RON » Sun May 18, 2003 7:02 pm

I have just posted (TODAY) a classified for a piece of equipment on QTH and E-ham. I received a response from a person claiming to be out of the country and wanting to buy my listing. They are owed money from someone in USA and they will send me $1500. I should send the difference to e-mailer by western union they said. My item is only $250 so I would be sending $1250 on to this person. I recently seen this scam revealed on CNN or on a local TV show. The bottom line is the certified check you receive is bogus and you find out AFTER sending difference. So BEWARE...Info on person is: Cyprianent @ Name is said to be: Gloria Bush Orig. address IP is Orig. Server is :

Hope this helps someone...Ron K1RON e-mail

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Post by chatterbawx » Sat May 31, 2003 10:13 pm

Yeah. I actually got this scam pulled on me, but it didn't turn out so pretty.

I was selling a computer, and a guy emailed me stating the same, saying he had a friend in the US that owed him money, and he was going to have his friend send me a check, i take out my share, and send him the difference.

Well, I tried to cash the check, and I got ARRESTED. 2ND Degree Forgery and Attempted theft. It was redeuced to a misdemeanor. And 16 months probation!
for something that wasnt even my fault! the cop who arrested me looked at me like i had a third head, after I told him the story, he was a real @sshole and said I knew it was a counterfiet check all along.

Be Careful, NEVER accept any money, checks from NIGERIA. 99% of these scams originate from that 3rd world garbage can.

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Post by KA9FOX » Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:25 pm

FYI, this scam is detailed in my posting at:
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