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Old 04-06-2004, 01:38 PM
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Remember people! A cashiers check or certified check ONLY means the money WAS in the account when the check was written!
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Old 04-06-2004, 01:50 PM
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I came on here to post a copy of the letter I just got on email. It sounds too good to be true...So probably is! Heres the email I got from this guy:

"Hello,
This is Mr Cliff James from Pretoria south africa. I am intrested in buying your Baja SST 24' Outlaw 24 for $42,000 in respect of shipping to Pretoria, Republic Of South Africa my shipping Agent will take care of shipping. I have already contacted a client owing me the sum $65,800 and he has agreed to send a check or money order and bank draft to you. As soon as it clears your bank, please deduct the cost and you can send the balance to my shipper.
Also send the car pic
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Zip Code
so that I can arrange payment by Cheque.
or if you want the money transfer to your acoount send your account details.
Thanks
Cliff James"

First clue this was a scam..."Send pic of car..." WTF??

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Old 04-06-2004, 02:02 PM
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Why couldn't a person open a new account seperate from their main one ask for a wire transfer instead of a money order? Let it clear then transfer the funds to anoth account that they don't have the account numbers to, close the one you used for the transfer and wait to see what happens next? Just an idea to get these scammers.
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Old 04-06-2004, 02:24 PM
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Why couldn't a person open a new account seperate from their main one ask for a wire transfer instead of a money order? Let it clear then transfer the funds to anoth account that they don't have the account numbers to, close the one you used for the transfer and wait to see what happens next? Just an idea to get these scammers.
Well, first of all, if the FBI is right and it's an "Advanced fee scam" using fraudulant cashier's checks, you could ultimately be held liable for the money lost to the bank and/or be held criminally liable as an accomplice. Trust me, the whole, "Well I didn't know it was illegal" claim doesn't go too far.

Home-boy from South Africa will be laughing his ass off at you on his yacht off the coast. Sipping martinis while some young blonde is doing things that can't be mentioned on this board counting the money he scammed from you while you're tied up in litigation and felony charges!



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Got the same email yesterday from Cliff for my boat also!!! P.O.S.
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If you can contact "AC" from this board he got caught up in this and lost money. Don't even reply to this A-hole.
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Perhaps I should reply back with Bill Harris' name and address?
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