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 Post subject: Scam warning - Oct 2012
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:21 pm 
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From TUG (Timeshare users group):

Use caution if contacted by someone calling himself "Frank Tesoro".

He makes offers to buy your timeshare. They just switch to a new name once the old name starts to turn up as a scammer in internet search engines. A couple of months ago the person was using the name "Judy Boulay". Now it is "Frank Tesoro". Two months from now it will be something else.

But the e-mail messages sent are identical, differing only in the name. They all say the buyer is "hearing impaired" and as a result they will be conducting the closing through a broker. They always say the broker is affiliated with some well-known title company. They all originate from an address somewhere in Africa. (You can verify this by inspecting the e-mail internet message headers, if you know how to do that.)

When it comes time to conclude the deal, they will say that they will send you a check for more than the amount you are to receive, and request that you deposit the check to your account, then wire transfer the excess to the "broker". The check you receive will be bogus, but it will take a couple of months for the check to bounce back to your bank through the international banking system. In the meantime, you will be out the money you wired to the "broker" accomplice; that will be unretrievable.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:07 pm 
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I have had the emails. Also, there was a previous attempt using the name Carolyn Ready. Same email etc. I played along. A very sophisticated scam to those who don't recognize the game


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Thank you for the heads up.....

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:08 pm 
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Thanks Richard.

I am glad I didn't send a check but only gave them my SS# and bank account and PIN information.

Guess I fooled them!

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