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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ottomatik, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. ottomatik

    ottomatik Chimp

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    hey guys i'm selling a risse trixxy. some guy said hed buy it for 300. then i get this email from him after i give him my name and address, ive heard of people sending bad checks and crap. give it a read and tell me what you think. I think anyone willing to send $3500 for a $300 fork is full of ish- i told him the deals off, am i in any danger of anything after giving him my address- thanks heres the email i got-------------------------
    Greetings ,
    Thanks for the reply and the information you sent
    and based here in the UK . I have just called my
    friend now and he has said he'd be sending you a check
    of $3500 to your contact address in which you will
    remove the asking price $300 after cashing it in local
    check cashing store or in any local bank close to your
    area and an extra $100 for your running around and
    then wire the balance to the shipper that he will use
    for all his flight charges and all other shipping
    charges and for the insurance of the shippment when
    being shipped and he also has some other shippment to
    do for me in the States, I hope I can trust you on
    this?.The information of the shipper will probably be
    sent alongside the check. I will notify you if he has
    sent it. Looking forward to completing this
    transaction w/ you.Get back to me asap.
    NOTE: ALL CASHING FEES AND WESTERN UNION CHARGES
    SHOULD BE DEDUCTED FROM THER SHIPPING FUNDS.
     

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  2. Potroast88

    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    What does a gut need with a fork of that caliber?
     
  3. GizmoInc

    GizmoInc Chimp

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    scam scam scam scam
     
  4. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    It's not exactly a scam, it's a way of laundering money.

    This is NOT a joke: There was a huge bank heist in the UK a few months ago by the IRA and there have been numerous, numerous attempts by representatives and friends of frinds of the IRA to launder the money in exactly this way. Google News for it if you don't beleive me. Turn any details you have for this guy over to the UK authorities along with details of the transaction.

    Don't support terrorists, Kids.
     
  5. ottomatik

    ottomatik Chimp

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    yah i'm not about getting ripped off and i'm even more not about giving my money to some limey terrorists! why do they offer to pay so much above asking prices? is it just to lure in the unsuspecting or do they get that amount back somehow. :heart: death to scammers :heart: ..... anyone want to buy a fork? :thumb:
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    He won't actually come and get the fork once you wire the balance to him...
     
  7. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    No kidding! These morons offer to pay you 10 times the asking price, and expect it not to raise a huge red flag. This is a pretty common scam these days. Some guy offered to buy one of my friend's road bikes for like $10,000 when it was worth maybe $1,000.

    By the way, I wouldn't worry about this dude having your address...
     
  8. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    its a huge scam!!! they try and do it on Craigslist all the time. once you deposit the check the bank clears it in 7 days... but since its from a foriegn country it actually takes like 2 weeks to clear.... once it does its usually a fake check with a fake routing #... you think you have $3500 but then you have nothing
     
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    zod Turbo Monkey

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    Sounds legit to me, now send me my fork and my money beeatch :nuts: :evil:
     
  10. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    I wonder how many people have fallen for this scam?
     
  11. tartosuc

    tartosuc Monkey

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    plus you are gonna end up paying all kinds of bank fees...
     
  12. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Yeah, I've gotten PLENTY of those offers on stuff I've tried to sell. I just ignore them and move on
     
  13. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Basically yes. You cash the cheque, it "clears" and you send him....say 2900 bucks. Then it comes back as fradulent, and you're out the 2900, plus you're investigated for cashing a fradulent cheque.
     
  14. dh girlie

    dh girlie MISS MISSY (geek)

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    See the thread about the music producer who was chased by Nigerian's with dogs...
     
  15. ottomatik

    ottomatik Chimp

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    you know last night when i realized this buster was trying to scam me that came on the news. i'm like an hours drive from that guy. he's either really jacked up right now or starting a new life for himself. anyhow i'll try not to be sucha newb when folks nigerian ira russian mafioso's try to rip me off. i'll just send them this!!!!
     

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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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