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The following is a SCAM alert to all my followers, friends and family!

I was recently contacted by email through one of my Craigslist ads by someone going under the alias of Viola Wilson.  No, this is not the wife of Mr. Wilson who was the neighbor of Dennis the Menace or another sibling of the Wilson sisters from the famed rock group Heart.  Viola Wilson is more likely a hairy Nigerian man too lazy to do an honest days work.

The scam this elephant dung attempted was the one where they claim to want your services, then FedEx you a check for more than your services.   They then request you deposit the check and send them the balance of the overpayment via Western Union to an address in another state.  This is a scam that has grey hairs all over it considering how long it has been going on.  The sad part is people still fall for it.  By the time your bank notifies you the check from the sender is fake, you have already sent your real money to the address the sender provided.  You never see the money again!

I’m just happy that I made the hairy Nigerian pay the cost for a FedEx overnight package and in return, they got nothing.

Several agencies are now involved since someone is currently on the other end waiting for me to send them money.  The Montgomery County Police, FBI, Secret Service and Sandy Spring Bank all have made copies of the paperwork and fake check.  Viola, if you are out there, shave your back and go into hiding.  They’re coming after you!

Here is the email I received this morning about the check.