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BobbyD@10dayads.com

 

 

Do Not Send Money To There Shippers Via Western Union..They will send You a Fake Check  Your Bank Will Deposit It And 20 Days later, It Will Come Back To You as Not There  Account  or No Account At All.  There Is Always a 800 Number to Verify Cashiers Checks.  Always Look At The Return Address or E Mail Address.

 

Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?

U.S. Federal

•                    Internet Fraud Complaint Center

•                    FTC Video: How to report scams to the FTC

•                    FTC online complaint form

•                    FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)

•                    Consumer Sentinel/Military (for reports from services members or their families)

•                    SIIA Software and Content Piracy reporting

resources for Ohio residents

•                    Ohio Attorney General Consumer Complaints

•                    Canada

•                    Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or 888-495-8501 (toll-free)

•                    RCMP

If you are defrauded by someone you met in person, contact your local police department.

If you suspect that a 10dayads.com post may be part of a scam, please send us the details

 

Recognizing scams

Most scams involve one or more of the following:

•                    inquiry from someone far away, often in another country

•                    Western Union, Money Gram, cashier's check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee"

•                    inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before consummating transaction

 

Examples of Scams

1. Someone claims that 10dayads.com will guarantee a transaction, certify a buyer/seller, OR claims that 10dayads.com will handle or provide protection for a payment.

•                    These claims are fraudulent, as 10dayads.com does not have any role in any transaction.

•                    Scammer will often send an official looking email that appears to come from 10dayads.com, offering a guarantee, certifying a seller, providing payment services -- all such emails are fakes!

2. distant person offers a genuine-looking (but fake) cashier's check

•                    you receive an email (examples below) offering to buy your item, or rent your apartment, sight unseen.

•                    cashier's check is offered for your sale item, as a deposit for an apartment, or for your services.

•                    value of cashier's check often far exceeds your item - scammer offers to "trust" you, and asks you to wire the balance via money transfer service

•                    banks will often cash these fake checks AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE WHEN THE CHECK FAILS TO CLEAR, including criminal prosecution in some cases!

•                    scam often involves a 3rd party (shipping agent, business associate owing buyer money, etc)

3. Someone requests wire service payment via Western Union or MoneyGram:

•                    Scam "bait" items include apartments, laptops, TVs, cell phones, tickets, and other high value items

•                    Often claim that an MTCN or confirmation code is needed before he can withdraw your money - this is FALSE, once you've wired money, it is GONE.

•                    Common countries currently include: Nigeria, Romania, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Netherlands - but could be anywhere

•                    Apartment listing may be local, but landlord/owner is "traveling" or "relocating" and needs you to wire money to them abroad

•                    Deal often seems too good to be true, price is too low, rent is below market, etc

4. distant person offers to send you a money order and then have you wire money:

•                    this is ALWAYS a scam, in our experience - the cashier's check is FAKE

•                    sometimes accompanies an offer of merchandise, sometimes not

•                    scammer often asks for your name, address, etc for printing on the fake check

•                    deal often seems too good to be true

5. distant seller suggests use of an online escrow service.

•                    most online escrow sites are FRAUDULENT, operated by scammers

•                    for more info, do a google search on "fake escrow" or "escrow fraud"

6. distant seller asks for a partial payment upfront, after which he will ship goods

•                    he says he trusts you with the partial payment

•                    he may say he has already shipped the goods

•                    deal often sounds too good to be true

7. foreign company offers you a job receiving payments from customers, then wiring funds

•                    foreign company may claim it is unable to receive payments from its customers directly

•                    you are typically offered a percentage of payments received

•                    this kind of "position" may be posted as a job, or offered to you via email

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