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Another Scam

So, summer is over, the tenants in the rental house are out soon, so we are now showing the house for year-round rental.

And the scammers are back!  Another Craig’s List ad published with a price less than half the going rate.  This time, it seems, I am in Africa on missionary work – not on business – and will be happy to send the key if you will send me the check.

Okay, I don’t really know what to do about these kinds of people.  But I also don’t know what to do about the sort of people who would send a cashier’s check to Africa to somebody they didn’t know.  The latter will be taught by their experience, I am sorry to say.  As to the former, maybe public executions would not be so bad an idea, just because the odds of catching them are so small that the penalty must be very high.  Still, that is the logic of the drug warriors, so maybe it isn’t the right thing to do.

Maybe put them in public stocks (the wooden kind, not the Wall Street kind), viewed worldwide by webcam?

 

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