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Old 06-28-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default Almost got scammed on craigslist.

So I was advertising my computer repair services on Craigslist and I got emails from different people that had the same format. I googled it and, sure enough, it was a scam. I went a long with it and got the Scammer's address and Facebook, she was a lady. What should I do?

btw, the scam was her selling me fake checks that looked real and trying to get me to send her money via Western Union.
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Don't send her any money. What else can you do? I suppose you could contact the Better Business Bureau...
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I've heard of people reporting this stuff to the FBI, but in this day and age, I have trouble believing our government cares anymore.
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So I was advertising my computer repair services on Craigslist and I got emails from different people that had the same format. I googled it and, sure enough, it was a scam. I went a long with it and got the Scammer's address and Facebook, she was a lady. What should I do?

btw, the scam was her selling me fake checks that looked real and trying to get me to send her money via Western Union.
Get cash instead? I do that a lot. Checks to me is like saying "scam me." I hate checks, to many problems.
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