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  1. #1
    Mindi Offshoreonly Advertiser
    My Boats:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Hollywood, FL

    the scammers are at it again, replying to OSO classifieds...

    I had my doubts about this, but sent a reply to see, check this out...hmmmmm
    Good Day
    Thanks very much for your email, The reason I am sending you this email is
    to let you that i am okay with the (Price for the 3) and also to let you know that
    payment will be by check. In view of this I need you to email me any
    information that may be required to send the check, as I do not want to send
    the check to a wrong location lest they gets into the wrong hands.Regarding
    the shipping, I have a company that takes care of the pick up of my
    consignments for me and ship to my destination anywhere in the U.S.A, you
    do not worry about shipping, the company will send down a representative
    to arrange the sales documentation and the pickup from your end for
    onward transfer to my destination.I also want to alert you on the fact that
    you will be recieving an overdraft check, which will cover the money for the
    pickup (pickup and shipping to the final destination) as well as the money to
    be paid to the company that will take care of the pickup and the Items with
    you. So please, as soon as you receive the check, go and cash
    them immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you, and send the
    balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via the
    nearest WesternUnion agent in your area.Deduct the Western Union charges
    from the balance and send the remaining immediately .
    The check will be in your name to make it easier for you to receive
    payment, deduct your money and send the balance via Western Union as
    regards my earlier direction, please reconfirm your details one more time. I
    will give you the details of the Agent that you will send the balance of the
    money to once I get a reply and agreement that you will send the money via
    Western Union money transfer immediately you cash the check.Once the
    money is received by the agent, the shipping agent willcontact you
    immediately to arrange the documentation as well as the pick up
    immediately. So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need
    for final issuance of the check to you.
    (1) Full Name.................
    (2) Mailing address, no
    (3) your direct telephone number ..................
    (4) acceptance of my offer .....................
    Once you get back to me with all the above, thecheck will be issued out
    immediately and it will be sent to you . Hope to hear from you immediately

    Mindi Doller wrote:
    Hello Anthony, I have two Right hand and one Left hand. We will accept
    $5000.00 total for all three, or $1995.00 each. Or make an offer.
    Certified check is OK, ( we prefer Wire transfer), but the funds must clear
    our bank before shipment or pickup.
    Shipping to you is extra if needed.
    Let me know, Best regards, Mindi
    Mindi Doller
    Doller Offshore Marine
    3115 N 29 Avenue
    Hollywood, FL 33020
    Fax 954-237-0340
    Your Sterndrive Expert!
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Offshoreonly"
    Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 9:21 AM
    Subject: You have a message (Listing ID: 13382)

    > Dear member,
    > You have been sent the following message :
    > ------------------------------------
    > Subject :
    > Merc Racing for SSM VI etc.17 1/2 X 32 4 Blades
    > ------------------------------------
    > Message :
    > Hello,how are you doing today..I read your Ad and i am interested in
    > buying your Merc Racing for SSM VI etc.17 1/2 X 32 4 Blades still have for
    > sale.Send me recent pictures and ket me know your last asking priceand if
    > you will accept certified check as means of payment.Get back to me with
    > teh request information and have a wonderfull day.Regards,
    > Anthony.
    > ------------------------------------
    > Listing ID : 13382
    > Propellers
    > Title:
    > Merc Racing for SSM VI etc.17 1/2 X 32 4 Blades
    > Price:
    > 1995
    > Please click on the link below to view your ads:
    > http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.c...p?page=account
    > Best regards,
    > Offshoreonly

  2. #2
    My Boats:
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Cape Coral FL
    They never give up. Did it come from someone in the U.K.?
    I received the same type of offer on a condo I have for rent.
    I just politely told them to go intercourse themselves.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    I received an email thru OSO yesterday asking to buy my business. I kindly told them where to go

  4. #4
    Platinum Member Platinum Member pslonaker's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1971 Jon-Boat w/oars
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Fort Worth, Texas
    You guys are going about "getting "them all wrong. I use to get this crap all the time, but now only once in a while. I guess they tell each other of the experiences they have dealing with people. What you really need to do is "PLAY" them...and I mean milk it for all its worth. Make up several stupid questions, but only one question per email all the while getting their confidence up that you have bought their bull****. Now the really fun part is...if you are computer savy...go on the hunt and trace the emails. Some say that it cant be done...wanna bet? It takes work and know how but eventually you can get their IP address...and in some cases you can also get a physical address...then its GAME ON. But if you dont know how to go about getting someones IP addy...just lead the scamer to the trouth and let him drink...while you sit back and have a good laugh.

  5. #5
    Registered X-Rated30's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1997/2010 Spectre Catamaran w/ twin 250XS Sports
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Monroe, LA
    Quote Originally Posted by bgchuby01 View Post
    I received an email thru OSO yesterday asking to buy my business. I kindly told them where to go
    That was from PassTheSqueegee.

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