Incline business owner gets 12 years plus in prison for eBay and appliance scam
Comments Darin French / WCSO Written by Jaclyn O'Malley A former Incline Village business owner must serve more than 12 years in prison and pay back the $1.5 million he and his wife defrauded from 250 customers through an eBay scam so they could live a life of luxury, Reno federal District Judge Larry Hicks ruled Tuesday.
Join the discussion below, or Read more at RGJ.com.
#1 Jun 3, 2011
When you bear in mind that non-payment/delivery of goods sold or boughtwhether from online auctions or notis the most common cybercrime as reported to the IC3 in 2010, and by all accounts occurs about 25,000 times each month, it is not surprising then that you can easily be scammed.
However, you can protect yourself.
A very good friend of mine was seriously scammed late last year and has since done extensive research into how you defend yourself against scammers and fraudsters. She reports that she found the solution.
These days she INSISTS on using a legitimate online escrow service for transactions of value. It's amazing, she tells me, how fast the scammers scramble for the hills when you refuse to listen to reasons why you shouldn't use this service (bona fide) but instead use another (fraudulent). It's like a litmus test, she says, it really exposes the scammers.
Her new motto is: When in doubt--escrow. She swears by it.
But, how do you tell the legitimate escrow site from the fraudulent?
First of all, the legitimate site is always secure, and therefore will display https(for secure http) on your browsers URL line. If the site does not, abandon it. Also, the legitimate site will post a physical address and a working phone number, allowing you to talk directly to the staff.
The legitimate site will always display their licenses and accreditations, which you can then verify with the applicable state(s), and they can and will, on request, give you names and contacts of satisfied customers, whom you can then call to verify legitimacy.
Add your comments below
|Incline Village Music Thread (May '12)||Apr '16||Musikologist||19|
|You should have come to the front desk..... (Aug '15)||Aug '15||INCLINE RESIDENT||1|
|Nevada park system (Jun '15)||Jun '15||Barnes 72||1|
|Is the Drought Triggering Earthquakes? (Apr '15)||Apr '15||Local||2|
|At the North Shore: Couple charged in $1.5 mill... (Feb '08)||Mar '14||Former resident||44|
|Mesquite 7th best place to live (Feb '14)||Feb '14||kirk24230||1|
|Wyeth Seeks New Trial in Nevada Prempro Case (May '10)||Sep '13||Adelice||3|
Find what you want!
Search Incline-Village Forum Now
Copyright © 2016 Topix LLC