I got this address off your website, so I hope this finds you alright. So I am renting my house out...i think you know where this is going. I found your website when I googled "Scott's" fake email@example.com.
I have to say, thanks a lot for posting your rant about the scam. I just reversed looked up the address on the money order i was sent...I called this person and found out that the same thing had just happened to them. So I am thinking that this person is using the addresses of the other people he is trying to rip off.
Anyways I just to say thanks and I wish there was a way we could rip this guy off. Right now I have this "poor little girl" coming over from England and she still thinks I going through with it. So if you have any creative ideas on how to deal with it...I'm all ears.
First, it's a real good feeling to know that my little R&R corner is helping people in some small way.
Second, after a little brainstorming session between Tylor and myself, we've come up with two things to consider:
A) We need to learn how Western Union works, as we've never used it. Do you have to pick it up at the chosen location, or can you go to any Western Union office and present the name, reference number, and the amount being sent, and they'll just give it to you no matter what continent you're on?
If you need to send it to a specific place, maybe we could set up a little sting, get the guy's picture, his face, maybe let the local police informed, alerted, sent to arrest the guy, and have those he's successfully victimized press charges.
Of course, there's the little issue of the guy only going to Western Union to fetch money, therefore there would also have to be money for him to pick up... Unless we've got an insider working for the local Western Union... Or maybe if Western Union is totally in on it.
But there's the question of whether we'd end up being charged with entrapment. Can we be charged with entrapment? Is that something only law enforcement personell can be charged with? Maybe instead, we should just tell Scott, or Jocinda, or whoever he's pretending to be that Western Union costs too much, and just give us a post office to send it to, then send him his own damn money orders.
And have someone take his picture, so we can plaster his face all over the internet.
and B) that we've already exceeded our two things to consider, so we're no longer able to consider the fact that this kind of thing has been done before.
It's a great story, but I think the most important part is the epilogue.
And now a reversal for you, a question from the wordsmith:
Does anybody have a recent update on MyNameIsJeff? At this point, that's a detail I think I'd like considered.