***....::::: Is someone trying to scam me? :::::......***

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MODNY, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    I have been sending and recieving emials with this guy for approx 1 hour..

    he says he wants my bass, and will pay shipping and handling no problem. it seems to me like he's in a huge rush.
    i trried calling his phone number, ,and it didn't work, even with operator assistance. also, he wont do paypal, and will only accept a merchant account or something. i told him to give me his card number n **** so i can run the digits and see if its a real card n ****, he wouldn't do it,

    so i called the deal off, and i mentioned i might report him to the authorities as a suspiscious card user. then he replied back saying that he will give me his card number tomorrow when the bank opens.

    this is the first e mail i got from him:

    At this moment i need F Bass BNF6
    and at this order i want that my order can be shipp to
    Indonesia via Fedex International
    Priority Class and dont worry i'll pay for S/H cost for
    it.and here is my shipping address info :
    City : Jakarta Barat
    State : West Java
    Zip Code : 14460
    Phone : 085622248896
    Country : Indonesia
    if you accept term of my order,please give to me grand
    total price included S/H cost and i will make a order
    and complete this transaction use my Visa or MasterCard
    creditcard number.
    let me know ASAP

    what are your thoughts on this?? should i forget about it and cancel the deal, or investigate.

  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Please walk away from this deal. Do yourself a favor

  3. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Don't deal with anything around Indo-China, thats my motto.
  4. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    ok good.

    just thought i would get some feedback.

    i hate dealing with sketchy people.
    i'm still gonna wait and run his card though, and i might let authorites know that he may be a scammer.
  5. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    yep, you don't want him scamming someone who hasn't got backup like TB...
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Bad idea. My friends have an online business and have run cards from there. They are usually stolen and you will get burned. Please delete his mail and block any further emails from him. Sell the bass to a real buyer nearer u

  7. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    uhmmm ....

    seems like i read about a scam that sounds alot like this
    e-mail ... :meh:
  8. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    hey guys

    thanks so far

    i just got a e mail from him with credit card information,

    he told me he was from indonesia, but his credit card info says he's frrom santa monica CA


  9. Indonesia ... this is Asia's answer to Russia. Absolutely walk away ... don't spend anymore time with this. I'm not sure how the guy is planning to get your money, but these days I don't think you can reliably deal with Indonesia at all ... it's a nation of sharks, thieves and hustlers.

    Remember too that Asian credit cards are not like US credit cards. There is no legal recourse if a transaction goes bad, and banks are often corrupt, so will make a deal with a scamming cardholder. Anyway, are you going to travel to Jakarta for court?

    If you do business in Asia, it is best done through wire transfer, so you know you have the money in hand (or through a credit card on a global bank like HSBS, Citibank, etc.).
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again??

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    RUN FORREST, RUN!!!!!!!!!

    Had to deal with a scammer from France recently with my Conklins..

  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Don't you love it when someones story checks out...

    ...wait a second! :eyebrow:
  12. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    LOL Like I said, a stolen card. You should report the # so the poor soul who got it stolen can be notified

  13. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I'd say walk away. The email looks canned to me.
  14. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    get his street address and send him a dog turd fedex overnight.
  15. Get him to order you some fine Indonesian take-out.....
  16. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    yo no **** eh

    like what a ****in dumb ass.

    homeboy didn't even tell me his card type, and when i asked him" hey i thought u were from indonesia" he was like " i am, but the card number is my shipping address"

    i'm like " whatever buddy, you're a tool"
  17. or say you will only ship to santa monica CA :p
  18. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Well, it'll only end up on Ebay.

    I think this serves as a good lesson in avoiding Indonesian traders...
  19. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    man i can't believe how many replies this has gotten already, you guys should read my posts more often and post more!

    i just told him to run and hide because i am reporting him
  20. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    You should mess with him, then report him (if you can. I dont know about the legal issues involved). I always feel like vigilante justice needs to be served to these people (thats the messing with him part).