Good afternoon. Wm Perrons (email@example.com) contacted me after I placed a furniture ad on Craigslist as did Matt Stubbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mark Morrison (email@example.com). On the off chance it wasn't a scam since I didn't know about your blog but was warned by others by the nature of the email, I got a Post Office box that the check from Mr. Perrons could be sent to.
Of course, just prior to receiving it, I received an email about the "mistake my secretary made..." and the check was for the price of the item, and shipping, but I could keep an extra $100 for my "run around expenses." I asked my bank to check into the company listed, Global Fire & Safety, as well as the name of the gentleman
on the outside of the envelope, Carl Rickman. No surprise their legal department responded it's a counterfeit check. As of today, I "notified" Mr. Perrons of the above and that all materials have been turned over to the local police department. Fortunately, I was not duped into doing something illegal. Unfortunately, I still haven't sold my BR set. I think I'll stick to the local newspapers!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Just got a note from a woman who told me that Wm Perrons, the original scammer who first contacted me and 'inspired' this blog, is 'alive' and well.