Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How I Nearly Got Conned Via A Western Union Transfer Scam

Here’s a little story about the latest “Nigerian scam“, which is all too obvious in hindsight and yet so believable when you’re on the hook. Now, I’m a regular online shopper on Amazon, eBay, and the like. I know the sorts of scams you see on Craigslist and the very similar eBay scams you’re likely to come across. I know basic rules of not getting fleeced in marketplace transactions and most of the likely online scams. Yet, still, this one almost got me. The Scam It all started on Facebook. A woman posted to a local buy-sell group with a...

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