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 Post subject: Add me to the listed of the scammed
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:37 am 
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Unfortunately, like many here, I found this forum later than when it would've helped me. I recently tried to sell an extra gaming system I didn't use on a local site and was contacted by one of these scammers. Typical stuff, I unsmartly gave out my address, and in the mean time found a local buyer, after 2 weeks have passed, I get the money orders in the mail.

I wrote back saying I didn't want to cash these and that it's not my problem, but I got hooked in his sobstory and decided to do it just to get it over with. Well, the bad thing is, I went on vacation and just came back yesterday to find 2 of the 4 conterfeit money orders returned to me (I'm sure the other 2 are on their way). Of course, it caused my account to go into the negative, overdraft fees and whatnot for a while. Thankfully a direct deposited paycheck pushed me back into the positives, but barely.

I again, unsmartly called the number given to me to speak with the scamming scumbag who duped me. He said that there was an error and they have been trying to contact me for days now... yeah right. The kicker is, he said that if I wire him 900 more dollars, he will purchase a plane ticket this night and fly over tomorrow and give me my money pluse 2000 extra dollars for my trouble. And I think right there, it all hit me that I'll never see my money again.

I was scammed for about 2500 of my hard earned cash. I guess a valuable life lesson I will never forget. It's still 2:35 AM right now, with work coming up in a few hours and I can't really get any rest. I'm afraid of the whole police showing up at my house and questioning me about cashing counterfeit money orders and searching my room. I guess I'm thankful that my loss isn't as big as some of the others who have been scammed here; although as a recent college graduate, it's still large enough in my eyes.

My heart goes out to anyone who has suffered at the hands of these disgusting pieces of garbage.


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So you got someone local to buy the system? and cashed the money orders anyways? or Cashed them and sent the sytem to the scammer?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:36 pm 
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I got the money orders and found a buyer on the same day 2 weeks after the initial contact. Looking back, I just want to shake my head in disbelief. I mean, I had the local buyer, all I had to do was say no to the scammers and say to hell with the money orders. But I decided to honor their request because they asked for the system first.

I'm trying my best to put this behind me. I know my loss is not as great as some others here and I am at least thankful for that. It was an expensive life lesson, that's all I can say.


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