Sunday, August 31, 2008

Western Union Scam

Yesterday in my state of exhaustion I was almost caught by the Western Union scam. I looked for a lens on Craigslist, only to find an advert for a Canon 5D + lens at a ridiculous price. I got in contact with the seller to find out more. It all seemed a bit strange, but I couldn't work out where the catch was. They gave me instructions of how to pay, which also seemed to be secure, as they said that I wouldn't actually pay until I received the product. However, speaking to a fellow photographer/internet guru/friend I heard for the first time about the Western Union Scam, the trap that I was about to dive head first into.

Watch out for it! If a deal is too good to be true, there's a catch.

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