I'm currently selling a cheap Squier Telecaster Affinity with cool mods on the TDPRI site (for Telecaster enthusiasts). Naturally, a frudster emailed me that he is interested, has a sad story, and sent me the typical over-amount check (about $1800 overpaid), wants me to refund the difference via Western Union. The idiot's check is drawn on a Citibank account, and my local branch confirmed that the check is counterfeit, the account in on fraud alert, the signature is invalid, etc. Unsurprisingly, he still hasn't sent a "ship to" address.
The frudster has sent me the name/address of who to wire the money to, but no fixed location. Is there any point of getting the FBI involved, or is this just a huge waste of time? He knows my address, i.e. where he sent the check - any possible repercussions for me?
If there is no value in trying to fight this crime, then I guess that I'll just play with him in the traditional manner.
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- Frudsters at work, Bill Homer, Mon, 14 May 2012 12:02:17
- Re: Scambaiting site. They mess with these guys hard., Brian, Mon, 14 May 2012 18:02:53
- Re: Frudsters at work, Kristjan, Mon, 14 May 2012 16:59:29
- Re: Frudsters at work, Scott Paterson , Mon, 14 May 2012 16:27:06
- Re: Frudsters at work, Erik919kt , Mon, 14 May 2012 13:36:19
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