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Old 02-27-06, 03:41 PM
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The last time I had an interaction with a scammer, it went something like this:

- He emails me telling me he likes/wants my item, BUT he is overseas.
- He tells me that he has an associate here who owes him money
- He offers to have the associate mail me a cashiers check for $xxxxx over my asking price.
- I then subtract my price from the amount and wire him the remainder.
- He'll then have arrangements made to have the item picked up.

A week after I cash the check, the cashier's check turns out to be a phony (bank doesn't exist, forged check, etc) and my bank takes the funds back, leaving me out the $xxxxx I wired.

The scammer never comes for the item, of course.

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