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Police warn residents of airline-voucher scam

Nationwide Internet scam is being reported in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are warning residents about an ongoing, nationwide Internet scam involving the sale of counterfeit or fraudulently purchased airline vouchers. Police have received several calls recently about the scam, Detective Brian Philip stated in a press release.

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Posted by Meg
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jun 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm

PaloAltoOnline says "craigslist.org or a similar website" because they don't want to directly link Meg's company with criminal activity?


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Posted by Governor Moonbeam
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Leave Meg and her former employer alone.


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Posted by concerned resident
a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm

It does NOT matter whose company. People lets focus on the issue and culprits.

Thank you PAPD


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Posted by Meg
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jul 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Of course corporate complicity matters. Meg could have implemented stricter controls on illegal activity if she wanted to, but she did not because it affected corporate profits. What percentage of her paycheck came from scams like this, as well as counterfeiting, drug paraphernalia, fencing stolen goods, and pornography. I've read that the vast majority of products sold in certain EBay categories are fraudulent.

Is Meg so ashamed of EBay that she now refers to them as only "her former employer"? What else does she have besides EBay?


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Posted by LOL
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Fact Check: craigslist and ebay are not the same company.

ebay owns a chunk of craigslist (acquired from an individual, not from the company) and craigslist pretty much hates them for it.


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