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Web Stalkers
Chapter 7 -
Internet Scams

Real-world case – The “actual size” deception

Wonderful Pair of Antique Reproduction Clocks

Wonderful Pair of Antique Reproduction ClocksCurrent bid: US $102.50Time left: 3 days 6 hours 5-day listing Ends Dec-07-04 19:30:00 PSTStart time: Dec-02-04 19:30:00 PSTHistory: 14 bids (US $59.99 starting bid)High bidder: marvin (233)

This is a pair of wonderful reproduction mantle clocks in excellent working order. They are both quartz operated and keep great time with no winding. I hate to part with them, but I’m selling these with no reserve to the highest bidder because I need the money for my College tuition

Well, he was the sort of person who wanted to help a College student in need, and it looked like a great deal, too.  He used an online sniping program to place a bid at the last minute of the action and won these great clocks for only $176.00.

When he received the package he was very surprised at the small size of the box.  His surprise turned to displeasure when he un-wrapped his new toys. [The] “mantle clocks” that turned out to be less than three inches tall.

The above text is an excerpt from:

Web Stalkers
Protect yourself from Internet Criminals & Psychopaths
ISBN 0-97-45993-9-5

by Donald K. Burleson, Stephen Andert

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