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Old 23 May 2009, 17:37
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Originally Posted by JohnG View Post
This is what's known as an "Advanced Fee Scam". They will send you a check, which you cash and send them a portion of it, usually with a FedEx. It will have some type of statement saying it must be done immediately.
Once your bank finds out the check is stolen, or forged, your account will be debited for the amount of the check.
Obviously, stay clear of any type of scam like this.
If you want any more info on how this works, or how to possibly follow-up, PM me.
I may shoot an email out to them in the next couple of days. If it gets as far as them sending a check, I'll give them a mailing address of 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago.

Maybe I'll even get Burt Mercer involved.

Burton Mercer: This, gentlemen, is the elegant abode of one Elwood Blues.

Officer Mount: Thanks for your help, Mr. Mercer.

Burton Mercer: You know, I kind of like the Wrigley Field bit.

Officer Mount: Yeah, *real* cute.
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