| 5:27 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Very well known scam. Do not participate in any way. You should likely turn the info you have over to the authorities ASAP.
| 5:30 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Sounds like a variation on the Nigerian Scam [snopes.com].
Run away! Run away!
| 5:31 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yup. it's a common con :)
| 7:52 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
If it is a true money order and not forged, then the money is yours. But still sounds like 419
| 9:56 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I bet the money order is a forgery.
| 10:55 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I am curious, if you cash a bad money order, does it cost you anything? What would happen if you were to do as he says and not wire the $300 to his agent, just go home? What is your bank going to do?
| 10:59 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I'm sure if you cashed it the bank would be beating down your door to get it's money back in a few weeks. Not sure if charges would be levied...
Although, around my area I don't know if they would even cash it. The last time I was at the bank they had a sign up notifying customers not to try to cash or deposite moneyorders originating from questionable sources. They also had a brief description of the scam in question.
| 11:40 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
There's no such thing as a "new scam"... ;)