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ceolrince

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About ceolrince

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  • Birthday 10/05/1951

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    Wilderness and wild things, music and dance ~ good company, good health, good times ~ the general health of this small rock in the universe we all share in and depend on...
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    England - the Northwest
  1. Exactly - Western Union is a preferred method of scamming in Nigeria, both ways. However, the bogus cheque we'd recieved was via FedEx, Federal Express. The story concerning the flute was pretty much as we'd experienced it. So why add on to this, aside from support of the story. Well, after that experience, though we were wise to it, we took the concertina off the 'For Sale' register and have only just now gotten it back up. That's months. So, it did affect us in the negative. We now seem to be on their scam line as at least weekly we get offers to make millions. After awhile the reading isn't very interesting, about who died, or about some corrupt princess or general wanting to share their wealth with us, or someone wanting to invest and asking us to handle their money. Back to making music...
  2. Here follows the links related to this issue: http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/pressroom.asp The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is aware of a large-scale fraud scheme involving the use of counterfeit cashier's (business) checks. The scheme targets individuals that use Internet classified ads to sell merchandise. November 4, 2003 - Nigerian Warning (.pdf 6K) http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/11403Nige...rianWarning.pdf We have just been subject to this scam. The only place we had advertised our concertina for sale on was Concertina.net. We were contacted in January with a confirmed purchase, someone claiming to represent a 'client'. A cheque actually arrived at the end of last week for more than double our asking price. There were warning flags and we contacted our bank as we had it deposited. It looked very legit, foil hologram, company logo, a well known multi-national, 'Homebase Limted', numbered, signature, etc... We were contacted yesterday morning to be told it was bad. It is a disappointment, but we had our suspicions. They must have had some success with this scam and we wouldn't want anyone losing out because of lack of experience. Having studied Internet journalism I had been doing basic research through the whole process. The correspondent was charming, seemed a really nice person. We tend to be pretty open and trusting, by choice, and we take people on the whole for the best, but we're not foolish. Be informed and Keep safe - dani
  3. Here follows the links related to this issue: http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/pressroom.asp The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is aware of a large-scale fraud scheme involving the use of counterfeit cashier's (business) checks. The scheme targets individuals that use Internet classified ads to sell merchandise. November 4, 2003 - Nigerian Warning (.pdf 6K) http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/11403Nige...rianWarning.pdf We have just been subject to this scam. The only place we had advertised our concertina for sale on was Concertina.net. We were contacted in January with a confirmed purchase, someone claiming to represent a 'client'. A cheque actually arrived at the end of last week for more than double our asking price. There were warning flags and we contacted our bank as we had it deposited. It looked very legit, foil hologram, company logo, a well known multi-national, 'Homebase Limted', numbered, signature, etc... We were contacted yesterday morning to be told it was bad. It is a disappointment, but we had our suspicions. They must have had some success with this scam and we wouldn't want anyone losing out because of lack of experience. Having studied Internet journalism I had been doing basic research through the whole process. The correspondent was charming, seemed a really nice person. We tend to be pretty open and trusting, by choice, and we take people on the whole for the best, but we're not foolish. Be informed and Keep safe - dani
  4. Here follows the links related to this issue: http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/pressroom.asp The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is aware of a large-scale fraud scheme involving the use of counterfeit cashier's (business) checks. The scheme targets individuals that use Internet classified ads to sell merchandise. November 4, 2003 - Nigerian Warning (.pdf 6K) http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/11403Nige...rianWarning.pdf We have just been subject to this scam. The only place we had advertised our concertina for sale on was Concertina.net. We were contacted in January with a confirmed purchase, someone claiming to represent a 'client'. A cheque actually arrived at the end of last week for more than double our asking price. There were warning flags and we contacted our bank as we had it deposited. It looked very legit, foil hologram, company logo, a well known multi-national, 'Homebase Limted', numbered, signature, etc... We were contacted yesterday morning to be told it was bad. It is a disappointment, but we had our suspicions. They must have had some success with this scam and we wouldn't want anyone losing out because of lack of experience. Having studied Internet journalism I had been doing basic research through the whole process. The correspondent was charming, seemed a really nice person. We tend to be pretty open and trusting, by choice, and we take people on the whole for the best, but we're not foolish. Be informed and Keep safe - dani
  5. This has sweet highs and growling lows, a beautifully voiced music maker, nickle silver ends, in excellent condition, with original case, #18546. See Concertina.Net's 'Buy & Sell' for more information...
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