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Old 02-22-2008, 12:18 PM
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That sh***t way to send a certified check belongs to the 1800's. I did that once with the boardmember "Baja36", he sold me some MPI kits. I had to hand write a order to my bank. My bank sended it to bank office in Denmark and they sended it to me (I live in Sweden) and then I sended it to "Baja36" in MD, US. I beleive it toke about 3 weeks.

I think it's more than 10 years ago we stop using checks.
I dont even have any check book.

With all respect for the personal integrity, but it's way more simple to do the money transfer by internet.

TSPM, have you talked to the guy?

If you have any kind of probs with guys from Sweden, just send me a PM!!

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No I have not spoken with him...I have however asked him to call us a number of times but he only replies with email ( my first hint of a scam).......
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:24 PM
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Web search on SOUNDERS & SONS shows up nothing. It certainly looks like the start of a scam .....if he is legit he will have no problem providing a phone number for contact and the originating bank information. How does he intend to ship it to his local?
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:41 PM
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If you PM me that info, I can drain your bank account dry in 30 or 40 seconds.

We do a check-by-phone thing and what he's asking for is what we use.
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How does he intend to ship it to his local?
Have not discussed it yet.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:42 PM
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No I have not spoken with him...I have however asked him to call us a number of times but he only replies with email ( my first hint of a scam).......

OK, I understand you are confused!

I Speak Swedish 99,9% of the time so sometimes its easier for me to write a email in English than speak it.

SOUNDERS & SONS and the guys name sounds like English... STRANGE. Dont do anything until the guy call you up.

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I set up a separate bank account and opened it with the minimum amount ($5 for my bank). I have used it a few times now for people to wire me funds and then I go over to the credit union and transfer the $$$ to my regular account. It's worked every time for me.

But....this sounds guy like a scam to me. Just give him some bogus numbers and tell him to send the $$$. Then see if he calls you when it doesn't work.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:05 PM
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SCAM - there were alot of these guys on cycletrader last year.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:31 PM
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Have been emailing with this guy for a few days and wants a boat we have......it seems fishy and I am leery about giving out account info. Here is the email I received this morning.....copy and pasted here.....


Hello
how are you today fine i presume thanks so much for your rapid response and its so great to know that you still have boat for sale i would like to aquire it,i am alots ok with the price of $29,500.00 and payment would be made via bank to bank wire transfer so all i need you to do for me now is prepare an invoice to this effect and send to me via email and also provide the bank details required below for payment to be made asap i anxiously await your response looking forward to a wonderful and hitch free transaction with you.

BANK DETAILS REQUIRED FOR PAYMENT
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BANK NAME......................................
BANK PHYSICAL ADDRESS...............................
ACCOUNT MANAGER PHONE #.........
ACCOUNT NUMBER...........................
ACCOUNT NAME...............................
ACCOUNT ROUTING NUMBER...........
SWIFT CODE.........................................

And any other details that would hasten and facilitate funds to be transfered to you also i would like you to give me a name and a direct phone number to a contact person in your company that would handle the sales so i can open talks with the person via the phone and get aquinted to him/her i await your response.

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that email is bogus, just delete it, complete scam.
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Any further correspondence with this guy is just a waste of your time... I prefer to waste my time here on OSO...
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I get emails like this all the time for online apartment ads I run. If you have to ask you're getting scammed!
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