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Sellers beware!

Dear Editor:

I, like many, often take advantage of selling a variety of pricey things through our local newspapers. I write this public awareness piece to make other sellers aware of a nefarious group, or scheme, that often is at the other end of the phone calls I receive.

The calls come from “IP Relay Operators.”

Now IP (Internet Protocol) relay operators are legitimate; they advance Internet queries by phone so that the initiator doesn’t have to make a long-distance call.

However, they are being used by persons in Africa and elsewhere to solicit a “reply” via an e-mail address the IP operator will try to give you.

It is a scam! There is NO reason anyone needs to use the Internet other than to entice you into sending them some sort of financial info.

Do what I do when the IP operator calls … tell them to post “get a job” to the other end … and hang up.

Scott Crow


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