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Old 01-13-2012, 10:36 AM
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Anytime you see REGARDS .. its a scam!
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:01 AM
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I received a similar scam for my Top Gun in the classifieds a few weeks ago. He played me with negotiations for over a week. He did know a little about engines, etc. He was real clever, but not quite smart enough.

I requested a wire transfer and he said no problem, but later insisted his Cashier Check would be just as good. His bank was closed for the holidays, etc. and then wire fees from Europe (England) were expensive?? I stated wire transfer only or no deal and he squirmed for a couple days trying to convince me otherwise, only to never hear from him again....

I was advised to open a separate account to accept the wire transfer. As soon as the funds are received, immediately transfer the funds to your regular account and close the temporary account. This way the other "bank" has no way to reclaim the funds.

The trick is to actually have the scammer wire the funds....I haven't been that lucky. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:08 AM
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Yea, seen that one many times. You do want to avoid it, but as somebody else said, why not have some fun at their expense? Drag them along (through the broken glass) for as long as you can. Heck, maybe you can even get them caught!
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:20 AM
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I post stuff on craigslist all the time. You learn what is legit real quick. Anytime they offer asking price and talk about transportation its a laughable scam. I f$%k with some of the D-bags. Usually don't get responses, but once in a while I get a dandy back!
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:27 AM
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I sent him a nice email that he hasnt responded too
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:30 AM
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I enjoy the return emails I do it for fun and enjoy it. Should become an american pastime by now
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by scarab63 View Post
Make all sales on YOUR TERMS

Fricken nigerian internet pirates
That's exactly who they are!..............they busted a roomful of these shoeless bastards not long ago......I also sent them my fond regards........F...Y..N......!!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:31 PM
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I got 3 of these, one actually was very professional until the ending...

I told the last one to send me over the money...nothing ever happened hahah....
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:06 PM
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I've gotten hit a couple of times now with the same scam very recently. They never call; thats a dead giveaway. They won't expose themselves.

I'd consider giving him your mailing address to scam him out of postage....... tell him you never received it and keep asking him to send it again.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:13 PM
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interesting. looks/reads like the same douche bag I posted about.
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