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Kevin  S. Daly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/13/2005
 

Cons that steal your work.


I recently read a post that said that I was not to trust a Nigerian man that claims to want to buy a photograph from my gallery. Is this common? I recently received an email. I assume itís the same guy. His email stated that he wanted the photograph shipped to his new residence in Nigeria and he would forward the funds to me in the from of a money order or cheque. Any suggestions??

KSD


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1/22/2006 8:53:12 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Ignore it. Don't respond. The scam is that they will send you a money order or check for more than the agreed selling price. He will ask you to forward the difference to a third party, because he owes them money. Your bank will credit the money to your account, so you will feel safe and send the balance to the third party.

Then your bank will discover that the money order was a forgery. You will be out for the amount of the "overpayment".

The scam really has nothing to do with your photos. They run the same scam for people selling cars, motorcycles, etc.


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1/22/2006 9:19:59 PM

 
Kevin  S. Daly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/13/2005
  Thanks for the heads up. I just read a similar post.


KSD


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1/22/2006 9:35:03 PM

 
Donna Dunbar
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2003
  Wow thanks, I was approached by the same Man for one of my images. I felt a bit weird about this and I thought I would post a question and I see someone has beat me to it. I wonder how we can alert others to this mans scam. Maybe the site administrator should warn everyone on this site.


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1/23/2006 9:10:40 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   They already have.


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1/23/2006 9:22:20 AM

 
Donna Dunbar
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2003
  Well this was the first I had heard of it, but I am glad that other have been warned.


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1/23/2006 9:27:47 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Heather created a post about this a while back. Of course, since so many folks post here daily it gets pushed back pretty fast. I'm kinda feeling left out though. I haven't gotten mine yet! LOL


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1/23/2006 9:42:30 AM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  Well, I also haven't gotten one yet! Maybe our photos just aren't good enough Kerry, even for the scammers!


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1/23/2006 3:45:31 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   I don't know Brendan. Your look pretty good!


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1/24/2006 6:14:42 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  It's been documented that most predators tend to prey upon the sick and the weak.
I guess you guys are just too strong.


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1/24/2006 5:10:13 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Yep, I'm strong but then odor ain't everything. Been called sick too.


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1/24/2006 8:41:32 PM

 
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