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Old 01-13-2012, 12:25 AM
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Got this email from someone who had expressed some interest in the challenger, asked some VERY vaque questions about it then sent me this. Yall find anything odd with me paying his transporter with the check hed send me? What about when the check bounces and the transporter is really him?

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Thanks for getting back to me. I will offer you $10,000 for it and i will like to inform you that i will be having our local transporters to come to your location for a test drive process on the boat and moreover I will have to make a down payment to you so as to make you reserve the boat for me for not getting it sold to other interested buyer's till the test drive and the sale will be done as it would take time to get all of that done

I will make a down payment of $2000 and also I will include the test drive fees which will cost for $2500 and mind you I want the payment made out to you by check and also as soon as the funds of $4500 have been cleared into your account I will like you to have the boat ready for the test drive process and also you will make the remaining funds of $2500 payable to the transporters to cover for the inspection/test drive fees and all other expenses during inspection

I will be looking forward for proceedings to you and also get back to me with the full names, mailing address and phone number the check can be made payable to you

I will be looking forward to hear from you

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Yep, the horrible and broken english is a dead giveaway. If you're bored you can have fun with them. My bro and I did that once and it was good for some laughs as they got PISSED!
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run!!! definitly a scam

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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

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Yep, pretty much identical to this one.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/b...-scammers.html

Hope the authorities catch him soon!
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You THINK?????
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Make all sales on YOUR TERMS

Fricken nigerian internet pirates
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The last time I got one of those I gave them the name and address of the head of the local FBI office.

They sent me tracking information when the check was sent out and it showed it was signed for by the FBI receptionist..



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See them often. They send you a check for $4500, you send out a check for $2500. You never hear/see the transporter and after a couple weeks your bank contacts you to tell you that $4500 check was no good.......and your $2500 is GONE!

Your bank can even tell you the check is good at the time of deposit but it won't be and they won't honor the "word" they gave you.
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See them often. They send you a check for $4500, you send out a check for $2500. You never hear/see the transporter and after a couple weeks your bank contacts you to tell you that $4500 check was no good.......and your $2500 is GONE!

Your bank can even tell you the check is good at the time of deposit but it won't be and they won't honor the "word" they gave you.
Yup. First thing that gave me a clue was someone was interested in a high-perf boat, and could care less about what motor was on it.
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