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Old 30-Sep-2003, 07:38 PM
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Lookout for the old scam if you are selling

we have had a couple of threads on this already but as I know some of you have listed bikes under Autobike you should be aware of this type of e-mail that I have just received.

----- Original Message -----
From: <nictective_inc@juno.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:21 PM
Subject: Your AutoBike Ad: 11107


> Good day,
>
> I am a U.S base in West Africa. I deal in all kinds of cars and trucks.
Also deal on boat parts and motor cycle. Right now, I have a customer who is
interested in purchasing your Bike.
>
> I would like you to get back to me with your last offering price for the
Bike.
>
> I look forward to hear from you.
>
> Thanks,
> Mike Sean.
>
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Old 01-Oct-2003, 08:07 AM
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Still can't believe people fall for this kind of thing its so obvious
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Old 26-Oct-2003, 08:08 PM
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I personally wouldn't touch a request like this anyway, but what is the catch. Can anyone explain?
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Old 26-Oct-2003, 10:23 PM
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He sends you a cheque drawn on some wierd bank somewhere hoping that you will send the goods before you find out that the bank doesnt exist.
My mate had one turn up the other day for a microlight he was selling.
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Old 29-Oct-2003, 09:04 PM
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test reply, - please ignore,

Webteam (not Duncan)
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Old 31-Oct-2003, 12:14 AM
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Cheers R hopper, but I can't believe that someone would package up and ship their bike abroad before making sure the money was in their account!!


Or are there?
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Old 31-Oct-2003, 11:20 AM
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I think the idea is that they fire off several hundred cheques, there are bound to be one or two that slip through.
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Old 31-Oct-2003, 11:42 AM
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Yep...And coz I'm so trusting of dodgy geezers that ride bikes it probably would be me!!!:P
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Old 07-Dec-2003, 01:28 PM
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read this

my mate had the same email!! This is how he lost 4000 !!!!! the gezza made contact with him for his R1 . Then the gezza sent him a cheque for 9000 my thick mate emailed him to say the money this gezza had sent was 4000 to much !!! the gezza then said he had sent the wrong cheque to the wrong person but to save messing about would my mate wire the difference to him for the sum of 4000 . (so far) so my thick mate gets his bank to wire the money and then banks the 9ooo chegue and you guessed it cheque bounces !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-Dec-2003, 09:04 PM
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Thats how it works! My mate was selling a microlite and some bloke from overseas emailed hm and rang him about it. he appeared to know what he was talking about as well. Anyhow they didnt do a deal but a week or so later a cheque turned up drawn on some obscure african bank. My mate wasnt going to sell but he banked it anyhow just to see what happened. His UK bank told him it had cleared but a couple of weeks later they told him it has bounced, the bank it was drawn on didnt exist but it had passed through the UK clearing system with no problems.

Another mate lost two jet skis when someone paid for them with a stolen building society cheque.
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