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Potential buyer e-mail's that are VERY sketchy.....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by teedub, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Hey all,
    I'm selling a couple of bass cabs, and I got this e-mail regarding my ad:

    hello,i saw your ad on the {BASS} and it fits what i
    have been searching for and i will handle shipment of it to My base .
    .do you accept cashier checks or money order as a method of
    payment.sorry if i may
    ask,is this your personal property cos' i don't want to involve myself
    with stolen properties for sale.what is the condition like? Well reply
    with your final asking price, and
    prove of ownership,so that i can commence payment immediately.

    Now, I thought right away, that it MUST be a joke, but I responded anyway, to see if it was just an automated e-mail, and got this back within 10 minutes:

    Hello ,
    i have seen the price
    and its ok
    by me then i
    have instructed my client in{usa} to issue the cashiers check or
    money order to
    you.meanwhlie i also instructed him to include $2700 on the payment
    so you will be receiving a cheque of $3800 out of which you will
    deduct your selling price with extra $200 for your running around
    and send the excess to my shipper.
    .the funds will be used for the shipping of the {bass cabinet} along side 3
    other furnitures i placed
    order for in care of my shipper.i'll imploy you to wire the balance via
    western union money transfer to my shipper as soon as you RECEIVE
    the check.My SHIPPER will come for pick up on a specicified date
    that will be convenient for you.i hope i can count on you for my
    balance I
    P.S i need ur contact info,such as name in full,adress,ur city ur
    state ur zipcode ur phone#both cell and home.pls email me asap with
    all details.

    This obviously CAN'T be for real......can it? There's no way I'm entertaining ANY idea of following through with this, but I was just wondering what your thoughts are. Anyone seen anything similar before?

    The more I read it, the more insane it sounds.:eyebrow:
  2. We've all seen these. They're absolutely fake. Anytime you sell anything online, you will get them. Simply delete them.
  3. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
  4. C-5KO


    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    yep, it's a scam. ignore it, and it will go away.
  5. anomalee


    Dec 16, 2005
    London, KY
    Its a scam. I had more or less the same deal on a bike, he sent me a check for $5800 and the price of the bike was $1800. I put the check in my bank and waited to see what happened, of course it was no good. The trick is the bank will cash the check because it will look like a cashier's check, but if you look close, there will be no phone number on it for verification.
  6. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    If they don't ask about the specifics of the item, it's a scam. Finito.
  7. Thanks for the info! I was actually mostly curious to see if anyone had followed through with a transaction, and anomalee provided me with the answer to that one!

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