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In Reply to: RE: Be aware of scammer (mihael) on Audiogon from Slovenia posted by kenzo on October 10, 2013 at 00:25:52
point is still relevant. rich industrialized countries where rule of law dominates all commerce vs. bungtholes run by dictators and corruption.
if you send money across international borders to one of those bungholes expect to kiss it goodbye.
this is just common sense.
Thanks for all the advise. I was just surprised that this guy has a 7 years track record on Audiogon and has completed some real transactions in the past as showed in the Audiogon feedbacks, that means he is an audiophile but turned into a scammer. That is the part worries me, that means he could change a name and accumulated some feedbacks then strike again in the future.
He apparently knew the gear and has some audio knowledge, so the member account was not hacked.
I lived in San Diego for a few years. At least 10 times a year, some Mex robs a bank and runs like hell for the border- it's only 10 minutes away. If they are Mex and they hop the fence back there with sacks of money, they are home free.
They literally stand two steps on the Mex side of the border and laugh at the U.S. cops.
There are NO enforceable laws on retail financial transactions across international borders - the scam source country doesn't even need to be a bunghole really- although most often they are.
I kind of doubt I could get money back from Canada if I got scammed.
I have gotten money back in the U.S. I have contacted U.S. postal service and completed wire fraud online complaint. It only took a few months to get my money back.
Never happen across international border.
This post on Audiogon looks suspicious, similar style, no zip code and picture only available upon request. Interested buyer be careful.
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