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 Post subject: I've been Craigslist Scammed
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:26 pm 
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I was selling football tickets and was sent more money than I should have been, because his "assistant" sent too much by accident. I had no idea of this common scam before hand. The bank took the money orders he sent me and everything was fine. I sent him 1400 via WU to Tennesee. He tried to get me to send 300 more when he said he couldn't go to the game anymore. I was notified by the bank that day the money order was altered ficticious and didn't send him anything. My question is, will the police even bother investigating. I live in DE, and the guy or girl took the money out in Nashville, TN, but WU won't tell anyone but the police where exactly it occurred.


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 Post subject: Re: I've been Craigslist Scammed
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Also he still thinks he is getting a second payment from me. Any way the cops can use this? If not I will fly myself to TN and and rip this guy a new a$$hole


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 Post subject: Re: I've been Craigslist Scammed
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:01 am 
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The person is probably not even in the United States . . . most of these scammers are overseas. As long as they have the WU transfer number and the security question/code info they can pick it up any place in the world.

There is a list of places you can report this here
http://scamvictimsunited.com/Reporting_scams.htm

Also, see the link in my signature to sign a petition to make laws that hold the bank and businesses like WU liable for the money loss.

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 Post subject: Re: I've been Craigslist Scammed
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:05 pm 
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Western Union told me the money was picked up in Nashville, TN. So he or someone conected to him is in the US


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 Post subject: Re: I've been Craigslist Scammed
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:06 pm 
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viper2ko wrote:
Western Union told me the money was picked up in Nashville, TN. So he or someone conected to him is in the US


Sometimes the person in the US that picks up the money is a middle man/person that does not even KNOW that they are part of a scam. They think that they are working as a Billing Department type job for someone that is overseas, and it is there job to pick up wire transfers for this person and deposit them into an account, or send that money on to someone else. The scammers do this to cover their tracks of who and where they really are.

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