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This section is for posting known scams been tried on the "pianos for sale". Do Not post pianos for sale here.
Post the entire email so others can see. Including the IP address as well as the Email address which will be in the email you receive from the scammer but Don't put your email address in there
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1. The message looks like it was written by someone who is not a native English-speaker, and writes very rarely in English.
2. Next, he wants to write a check in excess of the required amount. Why?
3. Then, he wants the "excess" from the check sent BACK to him or to other individuals, often in many different locations, and always by Western Union or Money Gram!
4. And then there are the little clues; signs like the strange name and location changes.
5. The scammers NEVER can meet in person.
6. They typically ramble on about issues that are irrelevant to such a sale or rental; such as, how they are doing this for charity, or recently moved to the UK, or are traveling in Africa right now.
7. Scammers frequently refer to "trust", "faith" and God
8. Look at the huge number of misspellings, weird use of capital letters, poor punctuation and made-up words.