DO NOT do business with anyone who offers to send you payment for a higher amount than your selling price with the understanding that you'll send back the balance.
Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of a "client" or another "customer".
Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be from Nigeria or West Africa
If you agree to accept a check payment, then do not send anything, gear or "change" before the check cleared. And be careful, if you manage to clear a fraudulent check then you may be liable for the damages if the bank finds out later. Make sure your bank authenticates the check.
If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is.
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(This post was edited by Meso on Oct 5, 2011, 12:30 AM)
This person scammed me too and i sent them my correct address and phone contact. Supposedly they are sending me a check before I send the canopy. How can we get this person locked up? I got the warning after I already sent the info. I figure there is no harm done as long as the check clears first and then I would take it from there...
I don't know how it works over there on your side of the pond, but here, if the check is fraudulent and you somehow manage to clear it anyway you can still be held responsible. make sure your bank verifies the check as "good"
Oct 4, 2011, 11:49 PM
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In cases where you have received a cheque from a listed scammer, know that the check WILL be fraudulent. If this person has sent you payment, the best option would be to go to the bank and explain the situation, I'm not sure on what the laws are regarding the disposal of fraudulent cheques, or if there is a mandatory requirement to report cases where you received a fraudulent cheque.
He is sending me a check that was "mistakenly" written for substantially more than the price of my canopy. Haha. He want's me to deposit the check and then wire him the difference and I can keep $50 extra for the inconvenience. I will report back when/if I get the check.