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GSWT Nov. 29th 2014 meeting

December 8, 2014
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The November GSWT meeting was held at Donna's shop in Derry NH.

Program: Woodburning 101

...Interested in transforming your woodturned creations? Curious about how to use a woodburning pen to decorate or texture your turnings? Have a woodburner unit but you’re still struggling with how to use it? Or do you just want to know how to get started?

Donna Zils Banfield ‘s demo will cover the basics of woodburning: Equipment needed to get started, woods that are best suited for woodburning, how to create patterns and designs on your wood, and demonstrate how to use and maintain the woodburning pens to achieve the best results.

See some of her work on her website at www.livealifelessordinary.com.

Meeting was well attended and Donna covered all the above items and then some. Talk about detailed work and patients "WOW"

Thank you Donna for a great meeting.

Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.

BE CAREFUL!!!!

Peter

HOW THIS SCAM WORKS

If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.