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Pastimes : Nigerian Scam Baiting - Let's Discuss the Modalities

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To: S. maltophilia who wrote (116)3/22/2012 10:15:33 AM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell   of 128
 
Any time someone purposefully overpays and asks you to rebate the difference, especially via Western Union, you know it's a scam. In the case you cited, it was a fake email PayPal receipt the money had been transferred into the seller's account. Worse is when the scammers actually send you a legitimate looking check that you (stupidly) cash. The check appears to clear, you send money, and not only a week later do you find the check was fake, but now you yourself are the one who committed a crime! I had someone try to pull this on me when I advertised a house for rent on Yale's housing web site. It was actually a blast pretending I believed them and making them jump through hoops. Scammers know no bounds.

- Jeff
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