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Old 04-06-2004, 08:37 AM
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Whats your opinion?

your CIGARETTE BULLET 31 boat for $53,000 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 $88,800 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.
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so that I can arrange payment by Cheque.
or if you want the money transfer to your acoount send your account details.
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:39 AM
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Anyone ever deal with something like this? No way I'm giving any bank info nor depositing a check for $88k into my account.
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Scam.

anyone from overseas asking you to deposit $$, then send them the balance of an overpayment, is a SCAM.

i got a few of the same emails while selling my boat.
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:47 AM
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Open a new checking account with it, wait a bout a month and see if you still got the money
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Has anyone ever replied to this sort of crap and got an answer?
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:50 AM
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I have gotten the same exact messages for EVERYTHING I have listed somewhere to sell.. my 93 ford f-150, my 01 YZF-426, my Mazda MX3.. My currently advertised Baja.. all B.S.
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That's what I thought. Chris, what happens when you reply to "them"
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scam. They want you to cash a bogus check. By the time the check doesn't clear you have already written a check back to them.

The other version is to write you a bogus check and then leave with your property. You don't know it's a scam until the check doesn't clear. By then they are long gone.
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stan...gimme a ring
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:48 AM
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Talk to Boot, he almost fell for it.
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