Scams on the web

WSB-TV had a story on its news today about a metro Atlanta nursing student who bought  a vehicle on the web.   It was listed as a 2008 Accura  SUV with a little more than 33-thousand miles on it.  $3800. was the asking price from a seller in New York.  She sent the money via Western Union. Weeks  later  the young woman still is waiting for the car. How, you ask, could anyone fall for such a scam?    The scammer took advantage of her wanting to find a bargain and her naivete.    It was an expensive lesson for she is not likely to repeat.  What I’m about to write is a cliche’ but nevertheless,  almost always good advice:  “If it seems to good to be true, it  probably is.” .


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