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My wife is a massage therapist and received an email supposedly from the UK. Some lad wanted a massage for him and his wife for each of the five days they would be visiting "in your City"for a total of 10 massages. U.S. Postal money orderswere mailed to her in the amount of $4750.00. The masages, with tip would have been $780.00. It seems the money orders were faked in China, mailed to California, and then posted to my wife from there.
Baiting was out of the question since he had her street address and
email address. I have read of similar scams involving checks but I was assured by the Post Office that this is so common that they don't even bother trying to track the lads down!! One Post Offive inspector told me they seized a CASE of counterfiet US Postal money order from China being shipped to an address in New York.
Anyone have a way to fight back on this type of scam????
Last edited by John Mosby on Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:24 pm; edited 2 times in total
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Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:26 pm
I realize that this is off-topic, but $780.00? Really? Is that how much a massage costs? How many massages are we talking about here?
Back to your original topic, you are correct in dropping him. From a different email account, write to him, saying something to the effect of, "Dear Sir, How many days will be in town for? And how many days do you think that you will be needing limosine service?" The odds are pretty good that he will write back, believing that he wrote to a limo service and just forgot who it was.
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Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:19 pm
John - If John Mosby is really your name, you might consider private messaging a moderator about changing it. . .
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