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CHEATERS!

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I have to admit that I know little to nothing about Indonesia.  I do know that regardless of this that postcrossers in Indonesia are as susceptible to “cheaters” as postcrossers are in any other country.

Cheaters are people who will arrange a direct swap, often on facebook.com, and then never send a postcard.  Their hope is to get a bunch of “free” postcards, coins, stamps, etc. without having to send anything in return.  It is basically considered the most distrustful thing a postcrosser can do.  It challenges the trust and integrity of the postcrossing system and destroys the confidence of people in the hobby.  It can be very demoralizing to be swindled in this manner.  Not because of the loss of money, but because postcrossers send cards to one another with the hope that “good faith” agreements and cooperation can still exist.  Despite differences in time zones, cultures, philosophies and…

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