Internet deals too good to be true usually are

Local residents learn scams the hard way

When Robert Raser's classified ad to sell bedroom furniture for $125 appeared online, he got much more than he asked for. Raser received a $3,900 cashier's check from a buyer who wanted the excess funds wired back to him via Western Union.
"I smelled a rat," said the Westlake Village resident who opted not to cash the check, which turned out to be counterfeit.
Most people aren't fooled by such enticing offers, but enough individuals do get caught in the trap to encourage ...

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