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Phishing results

Date: March 02, 2007

He was duped, defrauded and cheated out of $3,500. The 19-year-old KU student is sitting on a substantially overdrawn bank account, and he says it’s because he didn’t check whether something that seemed too good to be true actually was too good to be true.

Fales, a 19-year-old KU student from Fayetteville, N.C., put a television up for sale on A man saw his ad on the online marketplace that makes classified ads available for free to KU students and contacted him about purchasing the TV.

But there was a catch. In a series of e-mails between Fales and this individual, Fales agreed to accept a check for more than the purchase price and then wire the balance to shippers for other products the purchaser said he was buying.
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