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A Northern San Joaquin Valley man got an unexpected offer recently when he put his vehicle up for sale on, a Web site that hosts ads for vehicle sales. He received an e-mail from a person claiming to be with the California Department of Motor Vehicles' "CPD Information Services Branch." The contact said he was working on behalf of a client in Canada who wanted to buy the man's vehicle, but could only do so with a cashier's check for more than the agreed sale price.

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It amazes me, with the news coverage that these types of scams have been generating for the past few years, that anyone still falls for them.

When it comes to selling/trading anything (in any venue, not just the internet), I always follow the advice my parents gave me...

1) If it sounds to good to be true, it is.
2) If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
3) Get everything in writing.
4) Read everything before signing anything.

Simple rules, but I've never gotten burned using them. It amazes me how intelligent my parents got after I grew up LOL.

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