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Old 09-18-2007, 09:08 PM   #15
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Excellent information! There are so many scams out there! If these folks were have as creative with doing real work, America could really prosper! When my Mom was still alive she was a real sweetie and it was easy for her to get "taken"... I was always backtracking and watching her stuff for her! Thanks for sharing the story! Everyone needs to know about these crooks!

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Old 09-18-2007, 09:22 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by GreatPumpkin
What I find even funnier is I happen to be friends with the head of the local WaMu bank branch. I'm going to take it by for her to see.

There's surely enough info the right law enforcement could track him down and arrest him, the problem is I don't know of any that would want to be bothered with it - not their jurisdiction. That's exactly why so many of these nut cases continue get away with it
I would think your friend at the bank would have an interest in prosecuting this scumbag, since the check (which is not a certified check like they claimed) was from her bank. Too bad they didn't send it US Mail. You could sick the Postal Investigators on them.

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Old 09-18-2007, 09:44 PM   #17
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so, now we have his home address?
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:06 PM   #18
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good topic for talk like a pirate day!

it is not unusual to have a few related businesses working from the same address in ny.

it IS unusual that every piece of info comes from a different location.

i think i hear a piece on the news a few days ago about some stolen business checks floating around brooklyl ny the other day.

i'll be in nyc tomorrow but way uptown. if it was closer i might drop off my 78 aspen in exchange for that EXTRA $2,900. lol

tell him the bank called you and that there might be a problem with the check. 'ya think it might be stolen?????????? 8-)
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:26 PM   #19
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there is a website in relation to this but it envolves overseas scammers...

Welcome to the 419 Eater

The site is a bit vitious but you get a good idea of what the baters do to drive the scammers nuts.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:26 PM   #20
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I had a similar experience when selling a car on ebay a couple years ago - he wanted all kinds of personal information from me so he could send me twice my asking price. I gladly gave him the phone number and address of the local FBI office
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:18 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by GreatPumpkin
There's surely enough info the right law enforcement could track him down and arrest him, the problem is I don't know of any that would want to be bothered with it - not their jurisdiction. That's exactly why so many of these nut cases continue get away with it
Actually, most of them are overseas. THAT's how they get away with it. My officers have traced three of them to Balkan states in the former Soviet bloc. No enforcement available there.

This guy, however, appears to BE reachable. Call your local PD fraud unit and see if you can get them fired up. I'll bet you'll be surprised at the enthusiastic response you get. There is also a federally-owned website you can report on: Internet Crime Complaint Center

I sold a Nigerian a non-existant horse a few years ago. Would you believe he scammed me with a counterfeit check? I was appalled!

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Received something similar

This is interesting. Last week I received an email through Craigs List about my T@B that I had listed locally on the list. Fortunately my trailer was already sold and gone, but this potential "buyer" also appeared to have a Minnesota address, MN, which struck me as odd. This "buyer" indicated my asking price was too high and wanted a copy of my original sales invoice. Another oddity was the fact that I received this email through Craigs List even though I am certain I deleted my listing after the purchase was completed.


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