Re: Beware- criminals join genealogy websites to get information #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>

The core of this is the bail scam, not the genealogy connection. The bail
scam has been going on for some years. The reason the victim was told not
to tell the money transfer company that the money was for bail was that
through long experience they know that this is usually a scam and refuse to
transfer funds for such things without further investigation, good
destinations etc.

As a general rule, if you play openly by the rules and never obfuscate why
you are doing things and you will be less likely to be scammed. If someone
suggests that you give a false reason for anything involving money, get
suspicious, get very suspicious.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

"jan meisels allen"
The Santa Ynez Valley (California) Journalism article talks of a
scam where it says that criminals join genealogy web sites to get
personal information.

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