How To Not Get Ripped Off
I know this probably doesn't belong here, but I'm putting here, and hoping the mod of this forum will make it a sticky. I've been seeing FAR TOO MANY threads about people being jacked lately and it bothers me. I hate theifs. If you are a theif, I hope someone close to you dies a slow painful death from cancer or some shit, you deserve the suffering.
It's fairly easy to cover yourself and prevent yourself from being ripped off when buying something from a person you don't know. There are a few ways to go about this. Here are some don'ts. Don't pay with a personal check. Don't pay with paypal.
You can suggest doing COD which doesn't really cost the seller anything, but may cost the buyer a bit more, but you're paying a bit more for peace of mind, which is a good thing.
If COD is out, go to a post office, purchase a U.S. Postal Service issued money order. Send the money order So it needs to be signed for, AND pay extra for the return receipt. This way, when the postal worker delivers the mail, and it is signed for, something is sent back to you letting you know the person has signed for the money order.
Now you've got some ammo. You've got the receipt for a U.S. Postal Service money order AND the return receipt saying the person signed to accept the letter. If the person cashes that money order and doesn't follow through with their end, you now have the U.S. Postal Service on your side, and they don't play when it comes to Mail Fraud, FELONY mail fraud, FEDERAL felony mail fraud.
Take a little time, spend a little bit more time and money up front, and on the off chance you ARE ripped off, you'll have a lot more ammo on your side, and the fraud department of the U.S. Postal Service.
I hardly ever buy things from people online because I'm scared some little snot nosed 17 year old **** is going to take my money, but when I do, I do it via the method I just described and I've yet to be ripped off because I make the seller aware of the fact that I've built said ammo against him and he will most likely face felony (federal) mail fraud charges if I am scammed. I have a good lawyer too which helps but that's a different story all together.
Dr Philip M. Blunts.
the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist