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Another scam to be aware of

I put a Mustang for sale on the VMF forum and here is an email I received. Now it is not only "beware when buying" but also "beware selling". Be careful out there!


Dear sir,
I am an international business man, specialised in
dealing,purchasing and selling of AUTOS.I also help my foreign client to
ship their autos to any place of their desired country or destination, most
especially EUROPE, cause i have a shipper who takes care of the shipment, so
shipping will not pose any problem.

Presently i have a client who has asked me to help him purchase
the item subjected above which will be shipped to EUROPE. As i was browsing
through the internet, i saw your advert and i will like to purchase it for
my client, but before payment will be made i need to be sure of who i will
be dealing with if you are going to be honest and sincere throughout the
transaction.

So to start with, signify your interest by forwarding to me
your last (PRICE) as well as your method(s) of payment through mail, after
which we can continue with the transaction and i promise if all conditions
and agreement are accepted and reached on time, payment will be made out
almost immediately.

Hoping to here from you as soon as possible.

Respectfully,

JAMES-WILLIAMS.
 

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Key words: "international businessman" and "JAMES-WILLIAMS"
LOL
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Here is one I received as well...

I have a client who is interested in the purchase of your VEHICLE for the price of $15,000 .please aknowledge my offer if interested in selling at my asking price and get back to me ASAP. Thanks Maric

Looks good right? Vehicle look form driven but hey?

Then this one:

Hi
Thanks for your mail.My client is ok with the vehicle and has agreed to settle for that price . I have also just finalized payment issues with him some hours ago, and he has informed me that he is expecting a refund payment of a vehicle that he had earlier ordered and paid for about a month ago, but the order was later cancelled, because when the agent went to pick up the vehicle, he inspected the order and discovered that the vehicle was not the same one in the AD, so the order was cancelled, and then he filed in for a refund of his money.
My client now intends to use this refund to pay for your vehicle that he now wants to buy. Due to company policy and book keeping, this refund payment which he is expecting, can only be made out in this one whole amount, that is the full amount which he paid before, because the company policy only allows a refund payment in one cashier check, so he has to instruct for the check payment to be drawn to you. So he has informed me that payment will get to you in a cashier check. He is expecting a refund payment of $21,000. When payment gets to you, you are required to deduct the cost of your vehicle which is $15,000 and return his remaining balance of $6,000. back to the shipper for him to be able to offset shipping charges,tax and other commission charges. After all payment has reached you and balance sent to shipper,he will now come for pick up, while you send the receipt and other title papers to my client via courier. You are required to forward your payment information (1) name,(2)address and (3) phone number for payment to be made to you immediately.


LOOK LIKE THE OLD NIGERIAN SCAM! Scumbag...
 

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Thanks, it's always fun to see what these thief’s are up to.
 

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I was getting that stuff over a year now. Had some guy from overseas wanted to buy my bike a year and a half ago. Hell he even sent me a cashiers check from Bank of America (my bank) and it wasn't worth the paper it was written on.
 

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I received the same email. He sure is busy buying cars.I emailed him and told him to go ahead and send the funds , But they would have to be verified as genuine before the car would leave my posession.He hasn't replied. Maybe he already bought a car?
 

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Sorry guys I'm a little slow, what's the scam here? They send you a bum cheque and hope you're stupid enough to ship your car off before it clears? I must be missing something here.

Any international businessman who has TROUBLE CONTROLLING the volume of his VOICE and is waiting to "here" back from you, can't be very trustworthy. ::
 

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Sorry guys I'm a little slow, what's the scam here? They send you a bum cheque and hope you're stupid enough to ship your car off before it clears? I must be missing something here.
Nope. you got it right. The other scam is they have you use a fake escrow service to "secure funds". I think my favorite scam is the one where someone is trying to smuggle out $40 million from South Africa and is willing to give me half of it if i give them my account number to drop the funds in to. Yeah right! Sad part is people really fall for these scams...
 
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