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Yes, this is mail fraud. I would request both your funds back and let them know that you want to have the scum prosecuted.

http://about.usps.com/publicat...pub300a_tech_024.htm


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Posts: 87 | Location: Colorado | Registered: April 25, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Contact USPS Inspectors. They're relentless. They may ask if you want to prosecute or get your funds back. My choice would be to prosecute. Restitution can come after adjudication in criminal trial. Get a felony arrest on his record.


^^ This. I had a similar situation about 6-7 years ago where I sent a USPS MO and was scammed. It look a few months but I did get my money back. I wish I had prosecuted but at that time I was to the point where I wanted my $2k back. You can contact the USPS inspectors a few different ways at the link below. Good luck sir.

http://about.usps.com/publicat...pub300a_tech_024.htm


I would let them know this is a firearms related investigation. That may increase the urgency of their response...
 
Posts: 2328 | Location: S. FL | Registered: October 26, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I notified Para as soon as I researched and realized he was a scammer but it was too late for me. I had already sent the money order. Hopefully it helps other members who have yet to send him anything.

New question. I sent a Postal Money Order signature required to the address and name he gave. What recourse do I have? Any chance I'll see my $915 again?

I think I'll go have an angry beer.


Get to the post office NOW and have it cancelled. Explain to the postal clerk why.


Closed until 830 Monday :/ I plan to be there though


For $900 I'd call the main office in the city and find out what time they close.






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Posts: 14048 | Location: It was Lat: 33.xxxx Lon: 44.xxxx now it's CA :( | Registered: March 22, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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andyb try that link immediately. You might be able to stop it now.


Unfortunately it was delivered/signed for yesterday.


Damn, that changes things.

Maybe call the local John Q. Law where his address is?






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Posts: 14048 | Location: It was Lat: 33.xxxx Lon: 44.xxxx now it's CA :( | Registered: March 22, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Postal Inspector all the way. They are less likely to brush you off.




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Posts: 10733 | Location: TN | Registered: December 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I notified Para as soon as I researched and realized he was a scammer but it was too late for me. I had already sent the money order. Hopefully it helps other members who have yet to send him anything.

New question. I sent a Postal Money Order signature required to the address and name he gave. What recourse do I have? Any chance I'll see my $915 again?

I think I'll go have an angry beer.


Get to the post office NOW and have it cancelled. Explain to the postal clerk why.


Closed until 830 Monday :/ I plan to be there though


Are you in Oklahoma City? The airport post office is open today until 6pm and is open tomorrow (Sunday) from 9:30 AM until 6PM. They do close for a lunch hour. 6500 Air Cargo Road.

Edit: whoops sorry I posted before reading the whole thread. I see now what you sen was delivered. Maybe it's not been cashed yet? Wouldn't hurt to find out today.

Man that sucks, sorry this happened.
 
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Any chance this went to my state? I'm aware of a repeat scammer in my area and can put you in contact with a detective who is handling cases involving him.
 
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+1 on the postal inspector. I was scammed online on a car engine many years ago. The postal inspector was ruthless and took care of finding the douchebag that scammed me.
 
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One reason I always pay with a USPS money order or check sent via US mail unless the person is known to be of good rep. Sorry you have to deal with this.

That P7M13 for $1700 was low this morning and had my spidey senses tingling.
 
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Thank you Para! I send dozens of packages out a week for members, whom all have established reputations on SF or referrals of members with built reputations. Thank you for keeping an eye out for us!


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Man, I'm really sorry this scumbag ripped you off.

+1 for contacting the Postal Inspector. His profile "says" his occupation is Law Enforcement. If that is true......which is a longshot.........and if you have his name and address, then see if you can figure out what agency he works for and call their Internal Affairs/Professional Standards unit and report him there as well.
 
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No contact info in the profile.
How did he have things sent to him and communicate?


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I'm really sorry this happened to you. I can't imagine how you feel, but hopefully you figured it out soon enough that you get it back.
 
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sorry that happened. I guess it could have easily been me.


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If it happened close to MN let me know and I can look into it. Email in profile.
 
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Yes, where does this scum live?
 
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If you post the bastage's name and the address that you sent the money order to, it might help prevent a similar loss from another member here.



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Posts: 30795 | Location: Central Florida, Orlando area | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thank you Para! I send dozens of packages out a week for members, whom all have established reputations on SF or referrals of members with built reputations. Thank you for keeping an eye out for us!

I feel the same way. I don't sell a lot, but I always list my item with USPO as the only payment. Once I find out the buyer is a name I recognize, and who has a well-established record of membership and participation, I'll accept a check, and they usually get my stuff before I receive their payment.
 
Thanks for keeping this place so well managed, Para.
 
 
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That is sad to hear that someone got scammed here. These jerks are doing this all over the place. Too bad we can't string 'em up.
 
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