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ALERT Beware # 1 - overseas funds or outside funds
scam works similar to this:
seller will be contacted...
you are offered US dollars for the item by an oversees buyer.
A cashiers cheque (counterfeit) on Citibank is FedExed to you
and you are asked to cash it and forward "x" amount of dollars
to such and such a person.
The bank will cash the cashiers cheque, but what people do
not know is that it takes up to 30 days to clear and the cheque
will eventually come back as a "Fraud".
Too late, the victim (YOU) has kept the selling amount and
has forwarded the rest of the money money for shipping...
The bank will then hold you responsible for the full amount
of the bad cheque. This includes the purchase amount and the shipping
Be very suspicious if anyone sends "over-payment"
and requests the balance returned.
ALERT Beware # 2
The scam works similar to this: Personal Info theft
as well as money
and sell items wisely on the web!
Be aware of scam artists seeking personal info with promises to
send cashiers cheque's etc. If it sounds too good to be true,
it usually is.
Please be wary of anyone offering to pay more than asking price
for your item and requesting you send the balance to their shipper.
They will usually offer to pay by cashier's cheque, money order
or electronic payment (paypal, bidpay).
ALERT Beware # 3Top Craiglist Scams
This page of tips from IT Bussiness
covers TEN scams on Craiglist.
How to recognize on line scams and tips to get the
most out of using on line
classifieds. Without a
doubt the bad guys may be out out there, so lets
keep them there and ourselves secure.
If you are receiving large amounts of potentially fraudulent spam
you can file a complaint with the Royal Mounted Police
at 1-888-495-8501 or go online
to the Canadian Anti-fraud Call Centre at