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Old 11-16-2007, 05:48 AM   #1
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I have my mh listed in the classifieds here and got my first scammer today. Here's his message.

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Hello i am interested in this item and i will like to know if your mode of payment is by check(personal or cashiers) or money order.if yes do send me your your final asking price as well as your full contact details (your full name,address,city,state and zipcode)where you want the payment to be sent to as well as your phone number.

Not too obvious is he? Of course hewill rot in heqq before I answer him.

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Old 11-16-2007, 05:48 AM   #2
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I have my mh listed in the classifieds here and got my first scammer today. Here's his message.

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Hello i am interested in this item and i will like to know if your mode of payment is by check(personal or cashiers) or money order.if yes do send me your your final asking price as well as your full contact details (your full name,address,city,state and zipcode)where you want the payment to be sent to as well as your phone number.

Not too obvious is he? Of course hewill rot in heqq before I answer him.

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Old 11-16-2007, 08:23 AM   #3
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I received the exact same message on one of my items.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:45 AM   #4
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I wonder if there is any way he can be tracked or blocked? I am afraid someone may fall for his scheme.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:23 AM   #5
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i have received similar messages when listing on Craigslist.com and E-Bay. Not sure what can be done to stop these worm programs that simply search the web for items that are for sale and responding to those people.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:09 PM   #6
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I thought that having to read the letters in the box and then type them was supposed to stop the worm programs?
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:59 PM   #7
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When we posted our pop-up here I recieved a e-mail from someone in the UK and simply stated that when his check cleared my bank I would be happy to ship it anyway he wanted as long as his funds coverd it. I never heard from hin again.

As you may know I am looking for another Wing since mine was totaled and have seen the other side of the scam. I have found 2 bikes at a great price and when I sent the 2 sellers a e mail they both took their item off the block and said all I have to do is send the money and the bikes would be sent down from Alaska. I told them both I would be happy to meet them in a bank in Seattle to finish the transaction. neither have answerd back. Strange thay are both in Alaska in small towns with no real roads..... good thing I lived there and now how hard it is to drive a wing on gravel. Be wear and wait for their checks to clear your bank first.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:11 PM   #8
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Hopefully everyone on this site is aware of all of the different scams going on. Fake cashier's checks and fake money orders are on the rise. Don't be one of their victims. Meet in person and insist on cash if you are the least bit leery of the purchaser.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:29 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kablewizard:
When we posted our pop-up here I recieved a e-mail from someone in the UK and simply stated that when his check cleared my bank I would be happy to ship it anyway he wanted as long as his funds coverd it. I never heard from hin again. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

By US law the bank must post the check as cleared in 3 days. They have to do this even though the check has not actually cleared. So in a week you may find that the check is bad even though your bank has cleared it in 3 days.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">By US law the bank must post the check as cleared in 3 days. They have to do this even though the check has not actually cleared. So in a week you may find that the check is bad even though your bank has cleared it in 3 days. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's why most banks put a hold on the funds that is longer than 3 days - gives them time to find out if it was really valid.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:50 AM   #11
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When I was out of work, I put up a resume on a couple of internet sites. I started getting emails where I could earn money from home. All they needed was a US box to have checks sent. All I had to do was to pick up the checks once a week and deposit them into my account and send him a cashiers check for the amount less my 10% for being so helpful. Naturally the check was to be overnighed to a local US address.

These clowns must think that we are a bunch of idiots.

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Old 11-17-2007, 12:27 PM   #12
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My point was that just because your bank cleared the check in 3 days that does not mean the check is good. Do not sign over your title or other documents until you are absolutely positive you have good payment. Two weeks may be enough for a US check but more time may be required. Check with your bank manager. Call the bank that the check was drawn on.

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what's really scary is that even though the bank may tell you a Cashiers Check is good and cash it, they have 10-14 days to actually find out it may be invalid. I have always worked under the impression that if you got a Cashiers Check from a bank it was as good as cash, but no more.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:09 AM   #14
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In this last year we just sold a 67 Mustang to fellow in Norway from TraderOnline. Received countless Scammers. The (ONLY) way to sell a big ticket item is go to your bank and open a new savings account and have the buyer wire transfer the money, then take the money out of the account and close it. Only then you can be safe to ship. Please remember that the banks are not there to protect you and you money, but only there to process the transaction good or bad.

PS. Banks can debt your account up to a year after the deposit. BEWARE
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