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looks like a nice scam

Discussion in '360/430' started by soccerjunky, Dec 5, 2007.

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  2. Modenafan

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  3. LeonG360

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    Something doesn't make sense here. It may be a Euro car, but even so, it wouldn't be 50% less than others on the market today. Correspond with the guy but be VERY careful, you never know. I wouldn't send any money untill you see the car in person.

    Good luck!!!
     
  4. Shumdit

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    The "use my other email" is a sure tip off (along with the CGT he also wants to sell).
     
  5. LeonG360

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    Good point...
     
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  7. F. Yu

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    Very common eBay scam... I've reported over 20 of these and had them removed by Trust & Safety.
     
  8. LeonG360

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    How can it possibly work on a big-ticket items such as a car? I would never send any money unless I actually saw the car in person... Different story on something that costs $20!
     
  9. F. Yu

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    It works because people are retarded. They always tell you the car is out-of-state, or, even more commonly, perhaps not even in the country. They require that you wire money to them ahead of time as a "deposit" or some such, or claim that they can place the car into "eBay escrow", a service that doesn't even exist. They use fake websites to convince people of these services.
     
  10. SANguru

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    how true is that! :)
     
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    You should see the number of people that actually bid on the Camaro and Firebird scams!!!
     
  13. speedracer1610

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    its ok ANOTHER SCAMMER BID ON IT.

    l***h( 1 )
     
  14. numisrx

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    +1

    I have a large amount of money I need to move out of (insert African country name). If you give me your bank account info and wire me $5,000.00 I will transfer US$2,400,000.00 and you can keep half.

    BTW, I also have a gold mine and need to move 5000 metric tons of gold offshore. If you can send me $25,000.00 for shipping I can send it to you and your share will be approximately 24 billion US$.
     
  15. roro

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    another way you can tell this is a scam is that the seller opened an account in 2006 but has not done anything with it until now. I've seen this too many times; and worse of all, his first item is a Ferrari. Yeah right?
     
  16. rizzo308

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    some time back i was hit hard with the same african scams.. asking same.. this is my reply to them my bank details........ bank of go f##k yourself .. acc num.... kis my a#se bsb num u f##kin low life hahaha!!!!!!!!
     
  17. F. Yu

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    Actually my favorite responses were those people who documented their back and forth emails where *they* strung along the scammer and IIRC one or two of them actually got the scammer to send a small amount of money to them so they could "pay their bank fees to wire the first deposit". :D
     
  18. numisrx

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    That's good!
     
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  20. steve miller

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    That's always my first thought too...BUT, then I remember something my IT guy told me. Whenever you answer an email like that you're "sold" many many times over to other spammers who realize that you at least read their s**t. Although I share your sentiments it's best to let them go. This is official as it was told to me by a Computer Geek! :)
     

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