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Old 04-16-2011, 08:15 AM
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Got this E-mail to my headers ad in Classified. WTF ?
Dude clams being a DR. Can't spell, No caps in the "I's ", Don't think he even knows what he is replying to. Headers... LMAO he's buying the "unit" for his family. Right.
Not once "headers" are referenced in his note. Form letter?
Why the long winded reply? Are these f|_|k, heads just sending a virus when I reply?
WTF is a "Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation"
My ad explains everything. (IE, condition; > new)
Can OSO check into this to avoid problems and scams?
Looks like a SCAM too me. Opinions?

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Old 04-16-2011, 08:16 AM
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Copied E-mail. >>>>>

RE: Purcahse & Quote Request - Your advertised unit listed for sale on the internet -

I've been viewing your ad listed for sale on the website and I am interested in this unit, and It's good to know that it is still available for sale because your listed price for sale actually caught my attention as it is below the other listed prices by the other private/individual sellers here in Washington.

I am a Pilot and had a doctoral degree in aviation as a Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation. I will be purchasing this unit for my family - And should this purchase request proceed further from here, i will assign an agent to handle the inspection exercise, survey, pickup and shipment respectively in its entirety but before any commitment to purchase, I would like to know the following information;

- Kindly forward the most recent pictures (if any) ‘apart from the ones posted on this website’ for closer viewing, or better still give me the other websites where the ads were posted and listed for sale so that i can be able to view pics and read more info and features.
- What is the present condition and the main reasons for selling it.
- Pls. forward the present location and direction for sight seeing and Inspection purpose.
- What is your final selling and asking price without shipping charges because i will assign an agent to handle the inspection exercise, survey, pickup and shipment respectively in its entirety.
You can call me on my phone number or better still email me because of my travel status and i will reply you ASAP as I am more of an email person due to the
advent of electronic communications.

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Old 04-16-2011, 08:26 AM
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OSO classifieds are available to anyone on the world wide internet web, this puts your product out for everyone that wants to see it, not just the members here and gives you maximum exposure. They do not monitor your emails coming in, that would be your responsibility. just delete it an move on.
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It looks like a form scam letter to me. No mention of what they want to buy. They probably want to send you an extra $1,000 in the payment and have you refund it to them. They get the refunded money and their original payment bounces. Scam!
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Got this E-mail to my headers ad in Classified. WTF ?
Dude clams being a DR. Can't spell, No caps in the "I's ", Don't thing he even knows what he is replying to. Headers... LMAO he's buying the "unit" for his family. Right.
Not once "headers" are referenced in his note. Form letter?
Why the long winded reply? Are these f|_|k, heads just sending a virus when I reply?
WTF is a "Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation"
My ad explains everything. (IE, condition; > new)
Can OSO check into this to avoid problems and scams?
Looks like a SCAM too me. Oppinions?

Is this REALLY the first time someone's tried to scam you on the internet???! I remember my first time...
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Is this REALLY the first time someone's tried to scam you on the internet???! I remember my first time...
He forgives him. LOL
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:21 AM
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- Pls. forward the present location and direction for sight seeing and Inspection purpose.
Sincerely,

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Present location??? Why? So he can have someone come steal it....lol

My guess is this is a SPAM email....The 866 number he gives rings to a constant busy signal. There is no one by that name that comes up on the internet for the Seattle area. Very odd.... You would think a Doctor of anything would be on the internet somewhere for research they've done, services performed, office hours etc etc...

I got completely scammed selling our two laptops online a couple years ago.... better to just err on the side of caution and move on to the next buyer

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what is up old man

What king of headers you have for sale. I looked and did not find.
Wonder if they would fit on my Bertram 38 with a stagard setup.
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Cool ohhh, you mean this guy???

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Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 08:36:44 -0700
From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: INSPECTION ARRANGEMENT & A NON-REFUNDABLE DOWN PAYMENT & EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT of $500
To: [email protected]


what happened to you??




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From: Felix Negron <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Sat, March 19, 2011 5:37:57 PM
Subject: RE: INSPECTION ARRANGEMENT & A NON-REFUNDABLE DOWN PAYMENT & EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT of $500

Blume,

Please don't mis-understand my intention, although I clearly understand your point, position and comments regarding my request and I respect your reasons whatsoever as this may look a bit complicated as I am conversant with the traditional approach to purchases but owing to the contemporary nature of my work as I am a pilot and am away frequently.

Therefore, I still need you to re-consider my offer for the NON-REFUNDABLE DOWN PAYMENT & EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT of $500 for holding the unit for me pending Inspection exercise and survey. Although, as earlier said... $500 could be quite small and might not be adequate enough for a down payment but the $500 NON-REFUNDABLE and it will serve as a firm standby commitment because I don’t want to lose out on the opportunity of right of first purchase. That been said - Please contemplate the aforesaid options and allow me your positive thought by forwarding the following information for the payment i.e;

FOR PAYMENT VIA CERTIFIED FUNDS DRAWN ON US BANKS - be it Cashier Check or Money Order;

- The name you want on the CERTIFIED FUNDS
- Your mailing address and delivery address for the CERTIFIED FUNDS
- Your contact phone number(s) so that I can be able to keep you up to date on development and status of the delivery of payment to you.

OR

FOR PAYMENT VIA WIRE TRANSFER - You will need to send the Wire Instruction for payment to be made to you via Wire Transfer

NB: Please bear in mind that due to the contemporary nature of my job and my busy work schedule, coupled with my frequent travel status as I am a pilot and am away frequently, I can't afford to take days off my work for the Inspection exercise and survey, thus I will not be available in person to co-ordinate the Inspection exercise and survey and will also not be available to handle the distribution of the finances simply because my schedule is not flexible enough . Therefore, in this regard, I will instruct my Bank Account Officer and Money Manager to advance funds for payment of the Inspection exercise and survey to you alongside the initial NON-REFUNDABLE DOWN PAYMENT & EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT of $500 for holding the unit for me pending Inspection exercise and survey. For further clarification, funds to be transfered to you by my Bank Account Officer and Money Manager will now include the fees for the Inspection exercise and survey respectively. Henceforth, upon receipt of this payment, you will need to deduct your initial NON-REFUNDABLE DOWN PAYMENT & EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT of $500 for holding the unit for me and transfer the remaining funds to the UK Agency so that one of their US representatives can be assigned to handle the shipment and pickup proper in its entirety. This Agent will be coming down to your place of location for the Inspection exercise and survey proper respectively. And immediately after the Inspection exercise and Survey has been conducted and completed successfully, the inspection report will be sent to my attention for an immediate confirmation. Thereafter, I will instruct my Bank Account Officer or my Money Manager to transfer and pay your balance and the remaining payment due to complete full payment for the unit to you via either wire transfer of funds into your bank account or via Certified Funds or via any of your preferred method of payment so that pickup and shipment can follow as planned.


*** Please kindly confirm receipt of this message by replying ASAP***

Sincerely,

Dr. Felix Antonio Negron
Phone & Fax: 206-350-9241
Tel(Toll-free): 866-315-9008
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OSO classifieds are available to anyone on the world wide internet web, this puts your product out for everyone that wants to see it, not just the members here and gives you maximum exposure. They do not monitor your emails coming in, that would be your responsibility. just delete it an move on.
very well said Rob sure you dont have a lil free time to monitor them emails for him
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