Gut Instinct

| posted in: nerdliness 

It appears I narrowly missed getting scammed on my online auction bid. At noon time today I went to check to see if I was still winning only to discover that the auction had been cancelled. Furthermore, when I checked the other 4 auctions “lisawarren” had listed, they were all cancelled as well.

Oddly enough just last week I read the account of a teenaged boy who, after scamming dozens of auction buyers before getting caught, explained the things to look for as signs all is not as it seems.

I asked about the payments and got no answer. I also asked about using an escrow service and got no answer. Well, no direct answer. Within hours of my escrow e-mail all the offerings from “lisawarren” were cancelled.

So, I am glad not to have been scammed, and sad to not get a Powerbook.

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Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Twitter.