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post #41 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-26-2006, 08:41 PM
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Bank check scam

My bank manager at WM told me that all checks take 30 days to clear and they will put the check amount in your acct. and if the check is bad you have to give them the money for the amt. of the bad check after that 30 day period. ((Don't sell anything to these people. Way too many people ripped off so far.))

If you want a safe way to sell your items open a free checking acct. at WM and have buyer wire transfer the total amt. due for item sold to that acct. then transfer this money to another acct. that way the can't post any funds out of your new acct. Do not use your day to day bank acct.


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I found out from my bank that if someone offers a wire transfer directly to your account, that transfer can be recalled. So, you could see the amount in your account, transfer ownership and then the money will disappear when they recall the transfer.

I will only deal with cash or a cashiers check drawn at their bank while they are standing in front of the teller.
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Yes, beware of scams. In South Africa they even hijack you when you put an advertisement in the Auto Trader or a daily newspaper. Had 2 narrow escapes and now I'm telling all the people on my e-mail list that I'm in the market for something or even if I want something. I also send mail to the local Mercedes club asking the members to assist me. That is of great help.
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Angry Tired of scam s***

Dear Friend,

I am Mr. Mikhail Dzyuban personal secretary to Mr. Mikhail
Khordokovsky former C.E.O of Yukos Oil Company in Russia. I have a very
sensitive and confidential brief from this top (oligarch) to ask for
your partnership in re-profiling funds USD $46 Million.

I will give the details, but in summary,the funds are coming via Bank
in europe.This is a legitimate transaction, and i have all the
documents.You will be paid 20% for your Management Fees.I shall
furnish you with necessary information and my identifications as soon
as i receive your acceptance which should be sent to my private email

Please keep this confidential, we can not afford more political
pr oblems.Finally,please note that this must be concluded within two
Mr Mikhail Dzyuban
BBC NEWS | Business | Profile: Mikhail Khodorkovsky
NewsFromRussia.Com Prosecutors ask for 10-year prison sentence for former chief executive of Yukos
BBC NEWS | Business | Russian billionaire arrest hits market
Political Persecution of Mikhail Khodorkovsky
I get this e-mail every F@@!!!* day I put it under spam but it keeps comming back any ideas how to get rid of it other then finding out who sending it and removing them from this planet.
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LMAO! I think everybody gets a similar version of this BS E-mail. There are many variations of this, with one theme in common: It's always somebody whose dying or dead relative has left them staggering amount of money in cash, and they always want you to help them deposit the money in the US for something like 20% of the whole amount. Anybody with a single digit IQ should see this crap for what it is.

I do not know how to get rid of this stuff either. I just delete it. I try not to even think about it anymore.

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Don't think you are safe if a cheque has cleared. In a recent doco here in New Zealand, we were told that money can still be taken out of your account under certain curcumstances, by the writer of the cheque for 2 years!!!
Just do not do any deals with cash up front or where you have to send money back after a cheque has been "cleared". ,, ED of NZ
( PS - Cheque in NZ, not check)
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There is always Paypal. It not only protects the buyer but the seller as well. The safest way to do a transaction on the net.
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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
Hey lets go get his ass again for fun.
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I'd be willing to do that deal....but I'm only sending the difference back after the check completely clears (which we all know wont happen)[][8D]
The cheque WILL clear, that's how the scam works.

It is either forged or stolen - it will take three days to clear and typically 6 weeks to three months before it is revealed as a fake. At that point, your bank reverses the transaction, debits your account with the amount and your car, your money and the scammer are long gone.

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maybe we an add this?

1995 SL500 red / black w/ ]RENNtech wheels. For sale
1992 sl500 red/tan 154k. 4sale also best offer.

Looking for 1999-2002 500sl or 93-1999 sl600
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