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In Reply to: A phono Preamp posted by Pacman on October 23, 2006 at 18:58:35:
Revealing your address poses little risk. Dozens of commercial concerns know where you live. For that matter, anyone you write a check to instantly knows your bank account number, routing number etc. Doesnt mean they can get into your bank account.
I wouldnt worry if all you gave out was your address
I know you guys are right. I'm just really p***ed off at myself for giving out my address to an obvious scammer. BTW, Audiogon suspended "Lauretta's" membership.
Reading through some old messages on this forum I note that the insistence on handling shipping is a dead give-away. They make sure the item is picked up before the mark (me) realizes that the check is fraudulent. I got another letter at 2:45 AM. Lauretta - now Brian offered to send a postal money order. I did not know that they could be forged.
Yes, postal money orders can be forged, I recenly did a audiogon sale and the customer wanted to do a UPS / COD and he paid by postal money order. When I took it to my bank they asked me if I had received it in a internet transaction and they told me it was almost certianly counterfeit as this is getting to be a popular scam, they made me wait while they called it in and I got lucky, it was real.
But why was the scammer so interested in getting it?
I there something I don't know here?
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