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Old 02-22-2008, 10:36 AM
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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.....


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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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Old 02-22-2008, 10:41 AM
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have you met the guy??? sounds fishy to me..much rather deal face to face..no reason he cant do it at the bank in operson
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He is in Europe so face to face is out.

I asked him to call us and he only replies via email.
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That's a scam.... Anytime the english is that broken and the effort to use "big" words is that transparent you should bank on it being a scam.

Hell - half the crap I post on Craigs List gets responses exactly like this.
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Find out from your bank if someone wanted to transfer funds to you what info they'd need, and if they have to have your account information... If you have a good relationship with your bank they should be able to work it out with you, otherwise I'd say have him send you certified funds.

I wouldn't give out that info for someone you don't trust...
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If you're gonna send the info to him, you might as well send it to this guy too.

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UBS AG Postfach
8098 Zürich
Switzerland
www.ubs.com

Dear Sir.

I am an investment consultant working with Bank Of
Swtizerland, UBS AG. at their offshore department
Zurich Swtzerland .I will be happy to work this deal
out with you if you have a coporate or personal Bank
Account and if you are capable to keep TOP SECRET.I
need strong Assurance that you will never let me
down,if I transter this money to your account.

During one of our peroidic auditing I discorved a
dormant accounts with holding balance of 52,000,000
(Fifty Two Million British Pounds) this account has
not been operated for the past years. As at this
moment,I am constrained to issue more details about
this business until your response is received.

If you are not familiar with my Bank profile,please
take a moment of your very busy schedules to read
about my Bank website;www.ubs.com and I look forward
to hearing from you as soon as possible if you are
interested, on replying send me the followings.

Your Name:
YOUR BANK DETAILS TO RECIEVE IN COMING FUNDS
Your Telephone

Thank you for your time and attention.
Warmest regards,

Mr David J Idris.
Chief investment Consultant,
UBS AG Postfach
8098 Zürich Switzerland
www.ubs.com
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That definitely sounds like a scam to me, I'd never give any information to someone that will only correspond on email.

Aren't there brokers or forwarders who handle overseas transactions like this?

I would think if there are and they are reputable it would be a wise investment.
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I say Scam.

He can send a Certified Check just as easily.
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SCAM

I have got the same email and did not bother to reply.
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Yeah...my gut says SCAM ........ I would never pass that bank info on ...I am going to have him send certified funds via check if he is that interested in the boat.
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