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Posted: 12 May 2011 07:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Exactly.  Anything or money one sends this chap is likely to be lost. Period. End of story.

You should ask him for some proper I.D. (Passport/driver’s license)and teaching credentials. (Teaching diploma. Course guide.  Address, phone #, contact info for university. On ‘university” letterhead via regular mail.)  If nothing else, you should get some amusement out of the excuses and/or lousy ‘documents’ he crafts. cheese

To me, this whole thing reads WAY too much like a Nigerian Scam letter. (Of which i have spent too many hours reading over at 419eater.com.)  Odds are you won’t hear from him again once you ask for ID. (Except for one or two missives detailing how ‘offended” he is that you would dare to question his authenticity!) wink  LOL

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Posted: 15 May 2011 11:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I wouldn’t be surprised if this was one of those “overpayment” scams, where the crook sends a larger payment “by mistake”, and asks the victim to remit the difference.  Of course, the original payment turns out to be bogus, and the refund cheque is cashed.

I also found it deeply suspicious that the good “doctor” wanted banking information.  Alarm bells all over this one!

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Posted: 15 May 2011 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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SteveE - 15 May 2011 03:00 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised if this was one of those “overpayment” scams, where the crook sends a larger payment “by mistake”, and asks the victim to remit the difference.  Of course, the original payment turns out to be bogus, and the refund cheque is cashed.

Someone tried that with my wife and I once. Sent us a dud money order worth more than the goods.
We contacted the police near to where the goods were supposed to be delivered (iy was a P.o. box)
They staked out the location and an arrest was made smile

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