Re: beware of jarrett 1
I hope that you have some nexus (relationship) to the U S Mail with this transaction. I have had unfortunate experiences with the kind of problem that you describe.
If you have the nexus, send the seller a notice that if you do not receive a prompt refund of all monies that you paid; you will seek her felony prosecution for Mail Fraud under Title 18 of the United States Code.
If she does not comply, contact the U S Postal Inspector Office in your area and file a formal complaint. All mail fraud is a federal felony, regardless of the amount of money involved. Few thieves want to deal with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
It is for the foregoing reason that I always insist on making or receiving payment by USPS Money Order when dealing with private individuals via the Internet. I prefer to establish a U S Mail nexus when dealing with unknown businesses also. The USPS Money Order establishes the nexus to the US Mail and makes prosecution for felony Mail Fraud possible.
Last edited by Hammerslagger; 04-20-2012 at 02:31 PM..
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