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Old 02-20-2004, 10:53 AM
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Is this the same guy?

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Old 02-20-2004, 10:57 AM
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He almost sent the car out---scary stuff. He should have shipped it, and went over with it, and kicked the $hit out of the guy when he got there. almost worth it

Except, he wouldn't have been there to pick up the car.
They are in this for the free CASH, followed by a quick disapearance.
They are not at all interested in getting what they are supposedly "buying". The address it's being sent to is fake too.
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:59 AM
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The question in this case is how did the bank verify funds and what statements were made to you. A competent bank will not comment on whether a check you are depositing is good or not because they don't know if it is forged, even if it is drawn on them.
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OK- I have 5 minutes to type this...
Guy emails me. He saw my ad on OSO for the props. We email ac ouple times about weather or not they'll work on this boat he is servicing... We determine the props are the right thing for him.
We agree he is to send a cashiers check for $800, then he sends his shipper to pick up the props.
Good so far right?

So he Fed Ex'd me a check. But the cashier's check (US Bank) was for $4500.
SO I email him and he says that his secretary made a mistake and got me confused with a car he was buying for $4500.
I know, I should have told him to send a new check, but that's too late now...

So he says he's sorry, but he really needs the props for this job he's doing.

So he says to keep another $500 for my aggrevation. Go and cash the check, then Western Union $3200 to the guy in New York that he's buying the car from.

More work for me, but there's another $500 in it for me....
So I head to my bank. The teller takes nearly 20 minutes to give me $3200 in cash and deposit $1300 in my account.
She says everything is OK and I have a handful of cash.
Let me say that again. She says everything is fine, and gives me the $3200 cash.
Then I take the $3200 to Western union and fire it off to his guy in NY.

Then my bank leaves me a message three days later and says the check was counterfiet. Nice. SO they ank $4500 out of my account. $1300 was still there, but the $3200 is frickin' long gone.

Yes, I fuk'd up, bu the bank told me everything was cool.

then I go back to the bank to tear into them.
They tell me that they don't verify checks. The only gave me $3200 because I'm in good standing with them....

Damnit!
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:03 AM
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Sooooo don't tell me Tim sent the guy the cash difference in return in the form of a good check....
I will let Tim fill y'all in, but something like that, dont beat him up too bad, he was just trying to be a nice guy to a supposedly fellow boater, got screwed, and posted this to warn everyone, I probably would have been too embarassed to post it, so play nice.
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Bummer!!!Too bad that the board gods cant add a rating feature like on Ebay so you can kind of tell what kind of person your dealing with....
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OK, he beat me to it.
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:08 AM
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I guess us Americans are known to be too honest and therefore gullable.
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Damn, about 1/2 way through Tims post, I got a sick feeling in my stomach. Sorry to hear about it.
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Yep...had a guy interested in my drives and heard he was from overseas so I bailed on the deal...knowing of these scams.
Sorry to hear they got you.
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NEVER WESTERN UNION ANYTHING TO ANY BODY.
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