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Old 07-29-2004, 11:47 AM
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got this e mail this morning:

Hello THRILLSEEKER

Classified ad these comments concern:
http://www.speedwake.com/classified...p?a=2&b=163

contact name:.
contact phone: .

Below is an inquiry about your classified ad


Hello,
I am Mr Gordon Jackson,sales manager for boattown consulting
International England.We specialise in purchase of boat machine for our
customers here in Europe and across the globle, we get paid in
commission, once
payment is confirmed and cleared by you,after which we will arrange for
the
pick up of the boat.As of present we have a customer interested in
purchasing your boat.please get back to me if is still available for
sale.
Regards,



is anyone else getting this? Is it a scam, or something I should pursue?
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Old 07-29-2004, 12:05 PM
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Old 07-29-2004, 12:07 PM
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This is a known scam... I got these same letters for the truck, boat and motorcycle I recently sold...
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so should I have a little fun with it and tell them that I am an FBI agent
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so should I have a little fun with it and tell them that I am an FBI agent

Tell them your adress is 10 Downing Street
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I got the same email on my boat. They ended up sending me a counterfeit check for $9500 that I was supposed to cash as a $2500 deposit, and Western Union the remaining $7500 back to them. The sad thing is when you report it to the FBI, they have an autoresponse on how it is basically not their problem and that you should contact your local authorities.
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Let' see:

$9500 check
$2500 keep
$7500 return

Yep - That looks like a scam to me!
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If they actually learned English and used some decent spelling and grammar, their scam might be a little easier to fall for....I'm just trying to think of a worthwhile use for the counterfeit check they sent
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I've been getting a few of those.

You have to have fun with them, though.
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If they actually learned English and used some decent spelling and grammar, their scam might be a little easier to fall for....I'm just trying to think of a worthwhile use for the counterfeit check they sent

Don't give them any ideas.
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