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I received an email from a guy from Africa, saying he has a buyer for my Fastback, he wants to send me a cashiers check. I told him cash only, and for him to set up the transfer of cash at any bank in my area, and I would meet someone there to make the exchange. Is anyone else getting offers from someone claiming to be from out of the country and paying full price for your vehicle? [email protected]
 

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Possibly a scam.

HOWEVER:

This DOES NOT MEAN that everyone who isnt in America is a scam artist. There has been a lot of anti-foreign dealing sentiment because of these scams, and many people are simply refusing to deal with non-nationals.

If its obviously a scam, walk away (well, run!)

Otherwise, ask the interested party to deal by your rules.

Give honestly interested parties a fair chance. :)

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Seller beware, as well as buyer these days. It is very unfortunate. However please don't discount non-American buyers! I had no problems whatsoever with a buyer who was not in the US. Sounds like you have your cards in order anyhow!
 
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I'ts not all foreign purchases I'm worried about, but I hear alot of recent "scams" coming from Africa, I don't know if it's just a coincidence in my case. My son's girlfriend just had a buyer from Africa send her a phoney $4,500 cashiers check for her horse she's selling on a website. She was already suspicious, and didn't give any info other than a PO Box #, which is what I'd do too. If it works out great! I've heard in Japan, they have alot of interested buyers of classic cars. He has sent me the same exact email twice today already. ::
 

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This is very likely a scam. I read the same story on the fordmuscle.com forum earlier this week.
The webmaster warned about scams where an african buyer sends a check including extra money for a broker that will take care of the shipping. The cheque turns out false, and the sellers gets the short end.

Read it here:
http://www.fordmuscle.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=16590&forum=2&16
if your interested.

I'm from the Netherlands and I've spend last year buying parts in the US via [censored] and ads on forums like these, so don't discount all foreign buyers. I have just one piece of advice; if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is!
 

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It is most definetly a scam!! A girl in our area got ripped off from someone in nigeria.It has been on the news at night.BEWARE of those pieces of crap out there who want to screw people out of there hard earned money.
 
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Thanks to all you guys who responded to my post. I guess it is a scam, it looked like a carbon copy of an email another user posted, from the same exact guy. This is what my email read:
GOOD DAY,
I am Mr Johnson .A. Alis ,sales manager for Greenswitchprocurements services, Located at Plot 209/210 Osborne Road,South west Victoria Garden,Port Novo ,Benin Republic Of Benin .We specialise in purchase of auto-machineries for customers here in Africa,and we get paid in commission,after payment has been confirmed by the seller to the buyer.
As present we have a customer interested in purchasing your auto mentioned above for the sum of $14,000 and we will arrange for the pick up of the vehicle once payment is confirmed cleared by the you.
Please acknowledge the offer and we will inform the buyer contact you for confirmation of acceptance to sell and have the funds remitted to you via cashier check as soon as possible. Our office is located in West Africa,as stated above and you can call the sale department+ 234 17766415,.OR 23480 23644104
Thanks,
MrJohnson
Thanks again for the warnings.
 
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