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Habituous
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Joined: 26 Nov 2007
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Location: Maine, USA


PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all, just wanted to share a recent scam I was hit with that seemed much more complex than your average lotto/inheritance scam. I'll begin by telling you, I am a musician, and I have a page on MySpace Music. Well, one day I got an email from a guy who says he saw me play at a club (which I do sometimes), and who wants to know if I book for private shows. I said I do indeed. He set me up with dates, times, details, and everything, and when he sent me payment, it turned out to be a fake check scam. The damn envelope with the check was postmarked Nigeria drawn from a bank in Texas and was very poorly counterfeited. Just wanted to share this...they get smarter by the day!
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persephone
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Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 2846
Location: land of cloggies


PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hello, welcome and thanks for sharing your story Very Happy You never know if it will warn someone in time.Please feel free to post it on our sister site as well, which is dedicated to victim warning and support (www.scamwarners.com).

Did you realise in time this was a scam?

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Joined: 24 Oct 2004
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Location: Europe


PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

RLefebvre wrote:
... more complex than your average lotto/inheritance scam. ... turned out to be a fake check scam. ...they get smarter by the day!

They've been harvesting websites for years. It's dangerous for the site owners because they just don't expect it or know what it is.

Everyday business for us here.

RLefebvre wrote:
... I have a page on MySpace Music. ...


Yup, I think we have found part of the problem. Trash MySpace if you can.
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GomerPyle
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Joined: 04 Jan 2007
Posts: 8875
Location: Wherever I lay my hat


PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The scammers can also do perfect counterfeits and arrange to have them posted locally, so don't think that they are all low quality and easily spotted.

Some here specialise in baiting the cheque scammers.

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Pith Helmet - the 'Asparagus Kid' - Accra to Lome - You Must surly Die in The Name Of Jesus Christ
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Pith Helmet - Shorty - Lagos to Cotonou - My Agro Base farming where i rearing chicken and other animals was set ablazed overnight and we do not know who is actual behinde all these evils! -
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…because now, am left with nothing and remember i told you my Guy (Joe) gave up earlier this morning
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Joined: 17 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Scammers have been known to try and "pay" for all kind of services this way from rooms in Bed & Breakfasts to DJs. As Kleindoofy has said this one has been played out many many times before. Sounds like you didn't fall for it which is the main thing Smile welcome to Eater.

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