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Old 10-05-2020, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default SPAM Letter 101

For those of you who do not know what a SPAM letter looks like...here is one:

Hello,

Thanks for the mail.However,I want you to know that the price is okay by me and as for picking it up that will not be a problem..I will contact an agent that will handle the pick up...So that will not be a problem....As for the payment i will be paying with Cashier's Check which will be cashed easily...I want you to know that i will be adding shipping money for the Cashier's Check you are going to receive..in which you will deduct your $14,000,and send the remaining balance to the agent that will be coming for the pick up at your place.To send it out i will need your full name and address where the Cashier's Check will be sent to and your phone number...Listed bellow:

1. The full name on the Cashier's Check
2. Mailing Address to send the Cashier's Check
3. Contact phone number.

So that the Cashier's Check can be written out in your name and mail to your address..
PS:I will want you to kindly put SOLD on the advert from the placing site..okay, or any interested buyer that mail you,just let them know that it has been sold,so for doing that i will be willing to compensate you with $100.Hope this is clear to you..

Get back to me asap.

Mr.Ken...


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Old 10-05-2020, 11:06 AM   #2
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Cash or nothing!
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:40 AM   #3
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Forgery and even created credit cards are prevalent
I’ve gotten a few but not stung badly
Actually cashed one check and held goods for about 7 banking day.
Shipped and check came back in 8th day!!
Luckily turned the goods around
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Old 10-05-2020, 02:35 PM   #4
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A typical scam letter. Nothing has changed and no new lessons to be learned !
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Old 10-05-2020, 05:01 PM   #5
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To me, that letter screams "SCAM"
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Old 10-05-2020, 06:38 PM   #6
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I also have received a few of those letters, worded almost the same. That is why I prefer/insist on a USPS money order, they can be checked immediately at the post office to ensure they are good. There is no waiting for a check or money order to clear the bank.


The following is from a much earlier post:


I had the same scam attempted on me a couple of times, never lost a cent or part. The first time I knew it was a scam from the start but thought I would check it out anyway. The scammer sent an official looking cashiers check from a real company, I contacted the company and was told it was no good and that someone was running a scam (they had several inquires over the previous week) they closed that account. Eventually I ended up contacting the FBI, had a good discussion with the agent. He said there was a lot of that type of scam going on, just ignore it and have no further contact with the scammer, but above all do not try to cash it. Further, I checked with my bank about personal checks and cashiers checks, was told that typically any bank will hold the check's funds for 7 to 10 working days, specifically while you may cash or deposit the check the amount is held against your account for that time and if it is bad you are responsible for the funds. This is why when selling parts to people that I have not done business with in the past I require a USPS Postal Money Order or I hold the parts for 10 days after I receive payment.

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Old 10-05-2020, 09:57 PM   #7
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As much as I loathe the company, PayPal has advantages.
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:51 AM   #8
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Synchro.....
I’m with u there in all respects
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