Recently, several people advertising machines or parts on the classifieds
have been contacted by thieves based outside the United States using
counterfeit cashiers checks or postal money orders. Do NOT be enticed to sell to anyone
overpaying with a cashiers check or a money order. The thieves will try to get you to
wire them a refund for overpayment on their phony check or money order.
For details on this scam see the Wikipedia Advance Fee Scam web page.
Also, DO NOT RESPOND to items for sale from areas in West Africa--Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory
Coast, etc. People in these countries probably do not have any pinball parts or machines,
but do have stolen photos. Ngwa Paul is one of these thieves based in Cameroon.
For more information on crooks, thieves, and scams see the Mr. Pinball
Blacklist and our Known Scammers Web Page.