Online classified ad money order scam

Winnipeg police are urging users of classified advertising websites to be wary of online scams, following reports from several suspicious people.

These are not new and this has been going on for years, mainly from Nigeria and other African countries, but beware a lot of these now have associates in all western countries.

A shore sign & hint will be when asked to transfer monies back to them via Western Union when they over pay you for items by the following methods.

travellers cheques

Money orders that’s too much for the purchase.

Business cheques

Anyone with information on such activity is asked to report it to PhoneBusters at

And police ask anyone who has been a victim of this kind of fraud to contact them at 986-6222.

Use your head, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Winnipeggers are renowned cheap bargain basement, hence the hit on Winnipeg, You get what you pay for, forearmed is forewarned.

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