You know, in spite of a lot of evidence to the contrary, I still expect that people will live up to their word. When they don’t it’s a disappointment and sadly, all too common.
I had advertised a bike of mine for sale, and someone claiming to be from Canada, Eric Walter, firstname.lastname@example.org, tried to run the old “cashier’s check” scam on me. I said that my bank required a 11-business-day hold on cashier’s checks from out-of-the-country banks and suggested that he wire the funds to my bank. Now my bank is a small town bank, and they take very good care of their customers. The lady that I spoke with said the best method was to have the funds transferred to the bank’s account at the Fed and they would then transfer the funds to my account. I was not giving my account number to this guy under any circumstances.
So, no cashier’s check scam, no way to get my account numbers means no scam run on me.
Hopefully all of the spammers on the planet will find Eric Walter’s email address email@example.com and tell him hello. I think they should be able to sell him male enhancement products – he clearly needs them.
Nice try, jerkweed.