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Old 06-09-2011, 02:43 PM   #15
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I've had the same type of response to a horse I have for sale:

Name: David Bentley
Phone: 206-567-3271
Hello I am David Bentley, A respectable business man from Canada. I am
indeed interested in your Horse posted for sale. I want to buy the horse
as a surprise birthday gift for my daughter. I will like to know if the
horse is still available for sale and will also like to know your final
asking price for the horse. I have a shipper who will come over there to
pick the horse as soon as the payment is completely received by you.
Please let me know your asking price for the horse, reason you are
selling and a recent photo of it (If available) so we can proceed from
there. I will be looking forward to hearing from you. Regards David
Bentley Canada

I told old David that I wouldn't sell the horse without first seeing how horse and buyer reacted to each other, no sight unseen for me. Funny, I never did hear back from him.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:13 PM   #16
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Here's another variation on that same theme:

My wife and I advertised a litter of purebred puppies for sale in the Cincinnati newspaper. That automatically gave us a listing on the newspaper's web site.

We never got an e-mail, probably because we didn't post an e-mail address in the ad. We did, however, get phone calls through the relay operator who provides those services to deaf people. I am familiar with TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) calls because I used to converse with my mother that way.

It was the same sort of scam. The buyer would overpay us for the puppies (he was going to buy two) and we would reimburse him in some manner. I can't remember the details that well.

I talked to the sheriff about trying to catch this guy when he came to get the dog, but the sheriff explained to me that no one was ever going to show up. It was all about sending a bogus cashier's check and getting a wire transfer back.

We sell dogs the same way Afubar sells horses. We insist on meeting the entire family that will live with the dog.

The annoyance didn't stop with that one phone call. We got at least three different TDD calls while that ad was running.

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Old 07-21-2011, 06:54 PM   #17
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Twice I have listed an RV on the net and one each one I got a couple of the scam responses. In each case, I responded to them that it was a cash deal, firm price and I would only accept a direct wire transfer to my bank. My bank would call his bank fro the transfer information directly. In each case they responded with some BS and I never responded. The title would only be released by my bank once the funds were confirmed.

You have to be on the alert now from either side.

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Old 07-22-2011, 02:40 PM   #18
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Is the scam to get YOU to send him money, or to get the RV?

If he wants the RV, this might be a good way to get rid of a junker (with photos that make it look primo, of course).

Just curious.

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Old 07-22-2011, 02:46 PM   #19
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A lot of times if you google the e-mail address it will tell you if it is a scammer or not.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #20
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Oh Roger is certainly is a buying kind of a guy. he tried to do the same with my boat that is for sale. I fordwarded his e-mails to the FBI Fraud Division.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:16 PM   #21
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Is the scam to get YOU to send him money, or to get the RV?
It's all about them getting the money. They don't have any interest in the item itself.

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Old 07-22-2011, 04:50 PM   #22
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You should always play with these guys a little. Send them back all kinds of bogus info such as routing and account numbers. They waste time trying to run their scam and it pisses them off.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #23
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If you accept the cashiers check & it does end up being bogus. Your bank will come after you for a bad check. If it is good & you send the buyer your account info they then can access your account. Good luck with that one. The other option of over paying & gettting a refund, go ahead send them the refund, & you will be out that money & the amount of the cashiers check. Its all a SCAM. Do as others have suggested, cash in person, or a guarenteed check from thier bank & be sure funds are cleared before releasing your property.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:15 PM   #24
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Can anyone tell me if old Rodger has a wife named Mary, seems she wanted to buy my Surbaban for her father, same game plan as all the others. Only she work off shore on an oil rig. My answer to her was that her rep would have to met me at the DMV to inspect the car. I sure didn't want someone to come to my house they just might want my F350 dully instead. He would have to have a notorized power of attorney to act as the rep for the buyer, produce a valid drivers license which I would make a copy of and be willing to stand beside the car while I took his picture. Then when he gave me the cash we would go inside the DMV to fill out the paper work to transfer ownership. I guess My WAY or No Way didn't work for her!
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Originally Posted by RVNeophytes2 View Post
That's the address of Crown Moving Company in Tukwila, a suburb just over the hill from SeaTac airport.

You might drop 'em a line at (206) 336-2500 to verify Mr. King doesn't work there, give them the opportunity to file a criminal complaint with the area police for fraudulent use of their address. A long shot, but it might reveal that someone for whom English is a second language running a scam out of the SeaTac area.

Sometimes, it's fun and rewarding to prey on predators. Just ask the guy who called DW at 2AM from Washington, D.C. and asked Do you wanna &^%*? (she issued the same retort I'd have gotten), not fully understanding the perils of assuming anonymity in a hi-tech world... Thanks to some brilliant young guys suffering from insomnia, I was in touch with HIS wife within an hour, having an entirely different conversation...
Love to have been a fly one the wall when his wife hung up with you
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