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Man bilked by "eBay MoneyGram" scam


By Coxxorz - Posted on 20 July 2009

Ottawa surfers were horrified this morning to read that a local resident had been scammed out of money on the internet.

The Ottawa Citizen reports that the 23-year-old was duped out of over $5,000 by the devious "You-send-me-money-I-send-you-nothing" scam while trying to buy a pickup truck on eBay:

"On July 14, the Madawaska Valley man told Ontario Provincial Police he was to have received the truck after using a MoneyGram to pay a middle man. The MoneyGram was cashed, but no truck arrived."

Herd of Cats staff cautions against using sites like eBay for exactly this reason. They are a haven for criminals and pirates, and no good will come of them.

For more tips on how to protect yourself online, send a MoneyGram for $50 to notipsforyou@herdofcats.ca.

MauriceRevek's picture

I have a bridge for sale. Cheep.

Q-Bert's picture

I'm not buying one of your damn bridges.....

... again.

Coxxorz's picture

Do you have a Hotmail address I can send the cash to?

MauriceRevek's picture
Ice's picture

a bounce back from that address.

To bad.

MauriceRevek's picture

And make sure you include a bank transfer in the email

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