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post #11 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-11-2005, 11:06 AM
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Be aware also John Travis from Ebuy
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post #12 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 02:57 PM
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RE: Watch out for scammers!!

The other scam is that they advertise a nice car for cheap and then when you contact them, they want you to put money in an escrow account. Recommended by their lawyer of course. Amazingly it all dissappears.
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post #13 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 09:49 PM
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Yeh, I had a guy in the Indioniesia that wanted to sell me a Gullwing for $12,000. Maybe you would see a price like that in 1970, but not last summer. The real give-a-way was a freshly taken photo that was "snatched" from a renowned Gullwing restorer in the states who was also selling it, at the same time, for a "few hundred thousand" more. Then there was a under carriage photo he sent of the "Gullwing" that showed a rear muffler with dual exhaust. In the backgound was a compensating spring arching accross the differential like you might see under a 1969 280 SE. But, I imagine most people who can afford a Gullwing don't spend to much time under cars, so maybe he found a buyer (or several). Careful out there. We all are looking for that one great deal, but if it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.
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Here is email (see below) I just got this within 24hour of posting my Lorinser RS3 wheels 20x10 for sale. Same song and dance, slightly different wording.

The last guy sent me fraud check from Switzerland. It was so phony I am keeping it for a souvenir just for laughs. I kept him thinking I was involved to show him how it feels to have his time wasted.

Here is a typical fraud email, I just got this one last nite for my wheels:

Sherri Murray <m_sherri02@rediffmail.com> wrote:

Hello,
My name is Sherri Murray,I have a client that is interested in buying your item,he informed me that the payment will be remmited via a (CERTIFIED CASHIERS CHECK ).Is the price you listed for the item firm? or what is the actual last price? In order to conclude the deal as soon as possible,the payment that will be sent to you will include the money for the sales of your item and the shippers fees for organising a home pick up service.You do not need to worry as my shipping company will come to pick the item up from your Location for shipment. What I want to clarify is that will you be able to send the shipping charges to the shipping agent through western union Money Transfer method as soon as you get and cashed the check and you deduct the money for your item?If you agree to assist in this capacity,send your full name,your address and phone numbers,which will be use for the issue of the payment.
Thanks.
Sherri Murray
PS: Email me the price of your item : ok?



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I agree... hey they WOULD NOT EVEN SEND A CHECK DOWN. What they would do is tell you they money has been sent via bidpa. They would ask you to ship upon receiving confirmation from bidpay... you will get that email... looks similiar to bidapy but it's not from bidpay... I never bothered to replt but out of curiousity i ask them for their address and tell these con man.... we'll sent someone to screw your ass!

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I lost 300 on a laptop and thank God it was only 300 because I know plenty of people who lost more than I did. How foolish of me to send money over Western Union without knowing who I'm sending it to. But ohh well we all learn. I earned my 300 dollars back "working". But God see's and remembers everything. Dont worry friends these people have no spot up there in the after life.

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Here is my experience. After I put an ad in carsdirect.com, I received several e-mails, they started by asking reasonable questions, and then they all end up like following:

Great ...,I have to stop the order i have already made.I sent payment
for Another Vehicle But for the fact that yours is cheaper,has a lower
milage and more options .I decided that i go for yours and offset
shipping expenses and other commisson charges with the difference.This is to say that i accept your price.

As soon as i have your acceptance with the required payment information i will go ahead to terminate transaction with the former seller.I have already discussed that with him before writing you and he accepted on one condition,that he will deduct $150 from the initial payment of $41,900 sent to him.He informed me as well that du e to company policy and book keeping, this refund payment can only be made out in one whole amount, because the company policy only allows a refund payment in one cashier check, so i have to instruct for the check payment to be drawn and
send to you.
All you have to do is when you receive payment,you deduct your the
price of your vehicle and send the difference for shippment.
So send me an email confirming your acceptance to my offer with the
following payment information - (1) Full Name,(2) Address for delivery of payment and (3)phone #.
REGARDS..
EDDIE.
+447023054309.

This guy even gives his contact info:

HI,
PLEASE KINDLY STATE YOUR BOTTOM LINE OF PRICE.I CAN NOT COME TO SEE IT RIGHT WAY DUE TO THE NATURE OF MY JOB.

MEANWHILE I AM A CANADIAN BUT HAVE TWO YEARS CONTRACT WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS BUT MY FAMILY IS THERE IN QC.

BELOW IS MY CONTACT:
23 CAMOMILE STREET,
LONDON, EC3A 7PP
UNITED KINGDOM,

..............................................
439 PL JACQUES CARTIER
MONTREAL, QC H2Y 3B3
CANADA.
EDDIE.
+447023054309.

So watch out.
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Yeah we bought a motorcycle off e-bay and the A-hole never sent it to us he kept the money and the bike till one day we showed up at his door and POONED HIM! we got the bike but if I wasn't there my dad would have kicked the s**t out of that douche bag!!!!
So yes watch out for them because they are everywhere
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SAME thing here when selling my Lexus GS300 on Auto Trader. It was a "buyer" from Canada. I strung him along for a couple weeks then printed all of the e-mails and took them and the FAKE certified check to my local police Dept.This happens A LOT and if you cash the check YOU are legally responsible for the money>>even if the bank did not catch it right away. Had this happen to a close friend and he was visited by the police and was forced to come up with the money or face jail time.
WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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