Check This OutMarch 21st, 2007 by josh farley
Dave Cobb of Silverdale sent me a new rouse on an old scam.
His son had placed his car for sale on MySpace.com. Soon, an e-mail came from a supposedly interested buyer named “David” and that offered to send the family $12,000, if they’d send $4,000 back to the buyer.
After selling the car locally, Dave’s son received this check (pictured) in the mail. Dave wondered: who did his son know in Italy, where the check’s envelop was postmarked?
No one, actually.
A variation on the “Nigerian Scam” — which Dave recognized immediately — the family knew to not even attempt to cash the check. It was more worthless than the paper it was written on.
He took it to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and e-mailed MySpace.
Anyone else have new stories to tell on these old tricks?