Like Tree0Likes

I think I was almost scammed

Reply
Old 01-13-2012, 10:58 PM
  #21
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
onesickpantera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Michigan
My Boats: 1999 Pantera 24 Sport
Posts: 4,261
Default

When my brother was selling a jeep he got a similar email. We told the guy "sounds great send the money!". He sent a check, which of course was fake, and then the fun started. He pretended like he was busy at first and would get him "his money" soon. Then he pretended like he might just keep the money(which there wasn't any as the check was fake). This went on and on for 2 weeks or so.

The last email my brother got was a "curse". LMAO
onesickpantera is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 12:44 PM
  #22
Registered
 
X-Rated30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Monroe, LA
My Boats: 1997/2010 Spectre Catamaran w/ twin 250XS Sports
Posts: 3,882
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blownhammer2000 View Post
just add payment in full in certified bank check only, and will release item when funds clear my bank, you will stop getting these, it b.s. but thats the way it is anymore
Wrong. The check will clear your bank. Then in 30 days it will come back as a forgery, and they will take the money back out.
X-Rated30 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 02:09 PM
  #23
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Jefferson, GA
My Boats: 2003 velocity 260
Posts: 116
Default

haha i got a $19000 check for last boat i had and never did anything with it sent a few more e-mails and never heard anything back.....its funny how once you start getting in depth these scumbags just quit responding
gotstreetracin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 02:37 PM
  #24
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Michigan
My Boats: 2004 25 Outlaw SST
Posts: 1,449
Default

Has anyone actually fell for it and got screwed?
Baja_man is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 02:44 PM
  #25
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dover DE
My Boats: 1989 32 Scorpion
Posts: 192
Default

I once gave a scammer the address of the Internet crime division and used the name John Doe. I even got a tracking number and it was delivered. Wonder if anything happened over that.
charliem is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 08:39 PM
  #26
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: pa
My Boats: 2011 sunsation 32s "Oarganiz'd Chaos"
Posts: 468
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by X-Rated30 View Post
Wrong. The check will clear your bank. Then in 30 days it will come back as a forgery, and they will take the money back out.
that is true, but a certified bank check lets you call the bank directly to verify the funds in your hand from the bank on the check, i did exactly this and the check was confirmed by me before i went to my bank and again by my bank in front of me when i deposited it, i also did the temp account for the deposit and and once it was deposited i transferred the funds in my account and closed the temp
blownhammer2000 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 10:14 PM
  #27
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl.
My Boats: 2003 21 Liberator Cat/twin 2.5's
Posts: 370
Default

If they want to send a deposit, I just tell them to wire it. I have a separate account just for wires, then I transfer it to my regular account. If they won't wire it, then they are scammers
I played along one time and they sent me an oficial looking bank check. I still have it. I took $5000 in cash and fanned it out in my hands and took a pic and sent it to him saying "got the cash, when you coming" He said he'd send the transporter. I told him to bring the rest of the cash with him or wire the rest. I never heard from him again! Here's the check and the cash pic I sent him.












Last edited by WILDMAN; 01-14-2012 at 10:20 PM.
WILDMAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 07:17 AM
  #28
Registered
Trade Score: (5)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
My Boats: 22 Donzi Classic 525 EFI
Posts: 4,637
Default

[QUOTE=WILDMAN;3593694]If they want to send a deposit, I just tell them to wire it. I have a separate account just for wires, then I transfer it to my regular account. If they won't wire it, then they are scammers
I played along one time and they sent me an oficial looking bank check. I still have it. I took $5000 in cash and fanned it out in my hands and took a pic and sent it to him saying "got the cash, when you coming" He said he'd send the transporter. I told him to bring the rest of the cash with him or wire the rest. I never heard from him again! Here's the check and the cash pic I sent him.

Were all of the proper water marks and security features on the check?
thirdchildhood is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 07:21 AM
  #29
Registered
Trade Score: (5)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
My Boats: 22 Donzi Classic 525 EFI
Posts: 4,637
Default

Hello,
Thanks for your response.it was due to my hear Weiring impaired that
lead to the tty and i will like you to reserve one playful male pup for me and
also to let you know that payment will be by check . In view of this I need you
to email me the information that would be required to send the payment, More so
the puppy would be taken care of and would be pickup by my shipper as i am
located in my address, # 13508 Jodi Rd,Auburn, IL 62615. So
the shipper would be coming to your location to pickup the puppy with you.Also
you need to know the payment will be included with the shippers fee to you and
once you get the payment by mail take it to your bank and get it cashed and go
ahead to deduct the money acrused to you for the puppy and send the rest balance
to the shipper Via Western Union Money Transfer so that the puppy can be pickup
from you immediately.
So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need
for final issuance of the check to you.
(1) Full Name.........
(2) Mailing address....
(3) Your direct telephone both home and cell
{4} Acceptance of my offer.....
(5) Final asking price...........
Once you get back to me with all the above, the check will be issued out
immediately and it will be sent to you .Hope to hear from you
immediately.Finally i am making you a promise that the puppy will be taken Good
care of and my children will be playing it him the pup all the time and will
make it just like a child and nurtured like my friend,companion and pet at the
same
time,never lacking any care and love from me at any point,i will also send you
pictures from time to time for you to see what love i it gets from me.
Hope to hear from you immediately.

Regards
Mr scott

This one was for a puppy in our local newspaper classifieds.
thirdchildhood is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 09:07 AM
  #30
Registered
Trade Score: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MA
My Boats: 33 powerplay cc / suzuki 300s
Posts: 2,528
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdchildhood View Post
Hello,
Thanks for your response.it was due to my hear Weiring impaired that
lead to the tty and i will like you to reserve one playful male pup for me and
also to let you know that payment will be by check . In view of this I need you
to email me the information that would be required to send the payment, More so
the puppy would be taken care of and would be pickup by my shipper as i am
located in my address, # 13508 Jodi Rd,Auburn, IL 62615. So
the shipper would be coming to your location to pickup the puppy with you.Also
you need to know the payment will be included with the shippers fee to you and
once you get the payment by mail take it to your bank and get it cashed and go
ahead to deduct the money acrused to you for the puppy and send the rest balance
to the shipper Via Western Union Money Transfer so that the puppy can be pickup
from you immediately.
So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need
for final issuance of the check to you.
(1) Full Name.........
(2) Mailing address....
(3) Your direct telephone both home and cell
{4} Acceptance of my offer.....
(5) Final asking price...........
Once you get back to me with all the above, the check will be issued out
immediately and it will be sent to you .Hope to hear from you
immediately.Finally i am making you a promise that the puppy will be taken Good
care of and my children will be playing it him the pup all the time and will
make it just like a child and nurtured like my friend,companion and pet at the
same
time,never lacking any care and love from me at any point,i will also send you
pictures from time to time for you to see what love i it gets from me.
Hope to hear from you immediately.

Regards
Mr scott

This one was for a puppy in our local newspaper classifieds.
Relpy....

”Dear mr scott.
go yourself please fukk.”

Maybe they'd understand if your english is just as butchered

Last edited by scarab63; 01-15-2012 at 09:09 AM.
scarab63 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.