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Old 01-11-2013, 11:34 PM   #29
MJLavelle
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Originally Posted by VALMONT View Post
using the mail for fraud is a federal offense is it not?
report his ass.
Unfortunately, the PO could care less about this sort of thing. You would have to convince a Federal Prosecutor to bring charges. Unless it is systematic mail fraud, involving large sums of money, they will not do a thing.

This is why you should always use PayPal for such transactions, even if it involves you both paying each other equal sums of money. At least you have some legal backup with PayPal. Remember - Trust, but verify.

I am going to use this as an opportunity to mention that you should also avoid PayPal transactions where they ask you to send the payment as a "Gift". If you do so, then you lose all legal protections from PayPal. If they are too cheap to eat the tiny percentage that PayPal charges, then they should charge more.
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