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Old 12-08-2006, 04:46 PM
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YOUR MESSAGE: Hello I saw ur advert on the internet and i'm interested in your [ 1997 POWERQUEST 380 Ave] you willing to offer forsale and if it's still available kindly tell me the last price, with the condition of the purchase. Also, i will like to know your payment option, cause i would love to pay strictly by cash via western union or bank transfar to you . hope to hear from you soon God bless you.

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SENDER'S NAME: steve v.grath

TELEPHONE: 8706244119

This guy really sounds interested in my boat What do you guys think. should I e-mail him my routing numbers for a wire transfer These scams really piss me off Do people actually go along with this stuff Does anyone else get this? At least these idiots could learn to type in clear english and use spellcheck. God Bless

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ask him where he is at

and tell him you happen to have a friend there on vacation that you willl have him stop to pick up the money
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Do not give out your bank info!!!! They will suck your account dry. Here is a way to scam the scammers we used on a guy trying to have us send a laptop to nigeria , 419 scam as they call it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14rhNUWlHpo

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Take the western union though! A certified check from them might fly.
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DONT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Scammers now use new "tricks". Two ways they do these scams is eaither with money wires or certified checks. NEVER EVER trust anyone that wants to wire you money. Just search on the internet for it, tons of results for this scam. Stay away. The certified check scam is even more tempting. They will state they will send you x amount of money over your asking price and ask you to resend them money. BEWARE!

Scam Alerts
http://www.traderonlinesecurity.com/...pg=SellerScams

Money Wire Scam
from http://www.imperialclub.com/classifieds/scams.htm

Buyer Money Wire Scam
http://limos.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a...2/m/5261069942

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Do not give out your bank info!!!! They will suck your account dry. Here is a way to scam the scammers we used on a guy trying to have us send a laptop to nigeria , 419 scam as they call it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14rhNUWlHpo
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One of my employee's came to work all proud of his online new mini purchase and could'nt wait to get to Western Union to wire the money. He was surprised that the FBI could not help him get his money back from people in England.
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