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Old 12-26-2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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I received an e-mail from someone about my add for my toy hauler that I have posted on this site. He said he wanted to buy my trailer but was going to be gone out of the country for 8 weeks. He wanted to send me a cashiers check for a deposit. What made me question this was the fact that he wanted to send me $12,000.00 but he wanted me to put $7,000.00 in the bank and send $5,000.00 to his attorney. He said his attorney would then draw up the papers and bring the remaining $8,000.00 he owed me and get the papers signed. I got my hopes up when I first heard from him but know I think it may be a scam. Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them?
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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I received an e-mail from someone about my add for my toy hauler that I have posted on this site. He said he wanted to buy my trailer but was going to be gone out of the country for 8 weeks. He wanted to send me a cashiers check for a deposit. What made me question this was the fact that he wanted to send me $12,000.00 but he wanted me to put $7,000.00 in the bank and send $5,000.00 to his attorney. He said his attorney would then draw up the papers and bring the remaining $8,000.00 he owed me and get the papers signed. I got my hopes up when I first heard from him but know I think it may be a scam. Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them?
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:38 PM   #3
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Could very well be a scam, tell him that as soon as the cashiers check clears your bank and is determined to be good you will send him the money. See what he says to that, most likely he will run.

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Old 12-26-2005, 05:38 PM   #4
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Well known scam,stay away.
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:00 PM   #5
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Thanks. I talked to a friend of mine whose girlfriend worked at Bank of America and she said they saw these phony cashiers checks come in all the time. She said I should not have any more contact with him and should report him to my provider.
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:45 PM   #6
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I'd tell him to send his attorney by with a sack of money and he'd have a deal as soon as you bank confirmed the cash was real.

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Old 12-26-2005, 07:15 PM   #7
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Read about the Cashier Check Scam here.

http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/cashier.asp

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A co-worker fell for this scam and lost his item, and the check was no good. I got a lot of this when I listed my motorcycle for sale. At first I responded to send the cashiers check and once it cleared I would turn over the bike. Then it got to where I was getting so many of these, I just started deleting them.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:18 PM   #9
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It's almost impossible to track down who has mailed the counterfeit check. If it even originates in this country, and many of them don't, the victim and the suspect are in distant law enforcement jurisdictions, causing logistical nightmares with the investigations. If a suspect can be found, many jursidictions don't extradite on white collar crimes, and the only other option is the victim traveling to the jurisiction of the suspect, which isn't feasible either. I've had to investigate several of these, with very little success. I'm extremely glad you thought to question it, as many people believe cashier's checks are still 'guaranteed funds'.
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