Yeah. I had a guy contact me through an online ad about the bears I make, wanting my items to stock in his new store, and he was talking a serious amount of cash. But I tend to be really anal about my product, so I kept asking for details, and he kept dodging and stuff, which started setting off little internal alarms. Research led me to discover that USPS money orders could be counterfeited, and to tons on different 419 scams, and a board I joined suggested stringing him a long a little longer, and sure enough, almost immediately after we"sealed" the deal on his order, he had an "emergency" crop up with his boss in Nigeria, had to rush there from Canada, and would I receive a package for him, deposit some money and forward a check for part of it to X address. Hello and GOODbye, scammer.
at 2:12 PM on Jul. 21, 2009