[kwlug-disc] Fw: [About KWLUG] Joint Cooperation

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Thu Dec 11 14:15:51 EST 2008

Actually, you're no Grinch.  My first reaction on reading the 'signing 
of an agreement' part of that email was that there'd be some back and 
forth, then eventually along comes the request for some money.  Because 
I can't imagine why a LUG needs to sign agreements with other LUG's.

Rick wrote:
> Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> writes:
>> John's response is quite comprehensive. I would like to point something,
>> though.
>> The formality is most likely cultural. Without too much contact with the
>> external world, they are cautious on how they approach people. ...
> After seeing your response and John's response, I feel like
> the Grinch. Must be this eBay fraud ... from a 99.9% positive
> eBay seller of over 1400 items!
> I popped open the supposed 16GB pendrive and have looked up the chip
> number with google ... !$#!@#$!#@$ ... it is 2GB! That sleazy con-artist
> is trying to get me to either mail the item back to him ... or to string
> me out for 45 days and past the 45 PayPal resolution period.
> The emails are full of this phony politeness ... and the eBay "review"
> page has totally described the situation:
>    http://reviews.ebay.ca/Test-a-fake-USB-flash-drive-and-get-a-refund_W0QQugidZ10000000004685951
> There are other webpages explaining how this con happens ... and how
> eBay continues to ignore this scam.  So, at the moment, my cynicism is
> splattering on everyone ... including harmless Iranians and Western
> security agencies.
> I have started my first-ever PayPal claim request ... and I have visions
> of fraud running through my head. Also, is interesting how the technical
> details of the fraud resolution chimes with my efforts with
> programming/exploring the Linux community (just to make my rant slightly
> on-topic).
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Glenn Cooke
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