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Guild in School (GIS) Program

November 2, 2016
News: General News, Grant Program

You will be hearing more about this Guild program in the future. GIS is an opportunity to involve Guild members in local school woodworking programs in a variety of ways. It was the brain child of Jon Siegel and is being actively pursued by the Steering Committee as part of our Guild Directed Programs.

Here is a taste recent activity from Peter James...

A photo of Jim Forbes at the Pinkerton Work Day on October 22. Woody Magnuson, Jim Forbes and I spent the day with Steve Sackman, the shop teacher working on twelve lathes and got eleven into working condition and the 12th needed only a couple of parts from the local hardware store to be ready to be used. Woody also installed the new Wolverine sharpening system.

It was a very successful day and maybe one which can be repeated in other schools. As we have discussed, many schools have unused machines that only need minor repairs. This may be a way to get this valuable equipment back in service. Peter James

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.