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This is a scam right?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bad_bo_ti, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    so i am trying to sell my dirtbike on off road.com and i get this email from an interested buyer, we talk back and forth then he sends me this one today
    Hello,
    Thanks for your e-mail,So glad to hear that the said
    items are still for sale,i want you to know one
    thing that the Mode of payment is going to be
    Certified Cashier's Checks that will be drawn from
    an American.So there will be no problem in Cashing
    the Checks.Also i want you to know that you will be
    recieving a Cashier's Check of $6000 that will sent
    to you one of my Client over there in the USA who is
    owing me this amount. So all i want you to do now is
    to recieve the Check, After then i will expect you
    to Cash it Immdiately at the Cashing Store. After
    the Check has been cashed i want you to Transfer the
    remaining excess funds to my Personal Assistant who
    will now Pay the Shipping Company to come over for
    the Pick up (I will handle the Shipping so Shipping
    Should not any Problem Also after the Funds has been
    cashed and you have transfered to my Personal
    Assitant the excess funds,All you need to do is to
    wait for the Shipping Company to come over for the
    Pick up, You will be notify
    on the Day they will arrive so that you will around
    for them toPick up the Item.
    Also funds should be Transfered to my Personal
    Assistant via Western Union. The Western Union and
    the Cashing Store Charges should be deducted from
    the excess funds you are sending my Personal
    Assistant.
    I am Compesating you with the Sun of $100 for the
    little stress you will be going through in the
    transaction, his now make your total income to be
    $3100. So If this is Okay by you i want you to
    provide me with theFollowing Informations Which of
    course i will forward to my Client sothat Payment
    will be Issued NAME: ......................
    ADDRESS:.....................
    CITY: .............................
    STATE:............................
    COUNTRY:............................
    ZIP CODE:............................
    PHONE NUMBER:...................(HOME,CELL AND WORK)

    i am only asking 3000 for my bike!!!! scam right!!!
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I'd say its a scam. I don't get why these scam artists don't learn a little bit more english.
     
  3. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Old scam at that.
     
  4. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Tell him this , then write him off and flag his emails as junk if your software allows .

    sir boken english ,
    I cannot cash a check ,
    However email the shipper and ask him to cash a check ,
    He can then come over to pick it up with CASH ,
    Sorry for the inconvenience ,
    I just never cash fake checks
     
  5. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    is there someplace i can turn this into or would it just be a waste of time?
     
  6. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    certain it would be a waste of time. A thousand people a day get those kinds of things and the people are all in foreign countries(or claim to be and often have money sent to foreign countries) so not much our law enforcement groups can really do in the end.
     

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