[AMRadio] Special email

Kim Elmore Kim.Elmore at noaa.gov
Tue Jul 13 16:42:48 EDT 2004

Here's a  link to a hilarious twist on this scam dealing with car sales.


Note that there's very little we can do about this. The Nigerian 419 scam 
has been around a while and depends on both personal greed and pity.  The 
e-mails themselves are not traceable because they are usually sent form a 
pay-by-the-minute Internet cafe. If it's too good to be true, it is. If it 
seems even a little teeny weensy bit fishy, it is. I you even faintly 
suspect a scam, you're right.

Kim Elmore, N5OP

At 11:42 AM 7/13/2004, you wrote:
>Has anyone heard of a scam where a person supposedily has a check from
>someone in the States that owes him money and he wants you to cash this
>check and take out the money for the radio.  You then send him the
>differerence to him.  Sounds like a scam to me.
>I thought I had read about this scheme somewhere.
>A quick reply will be appreciated.
>Thank you
>Dave, W3ST
>Publisher of the Collins Journal
>Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
>AMRadio mailing list
>AMRadio at mailman.qth.net

                           Kim Elmore, Ph.D.
                        University of Oklahoma
         Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
"All of weather is divided into three parts: Yes, No, and Maybe. The
greatest of these is Maybe" The original Latin appears to be garbled.

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