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so I got an offer on my bass rig (odd stuff inside)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by learning_towalk, Jun 25, 2004.


  1. this guy says that he has a client who owes him 6500 bucks...and wants to have him mail me the 6500 cashier's check...i take out what I need for the rig...then mail him back the rest....


    yah I really don't see myself doing that...i emailed him and asked him to just send me a money order
     
  2. toytech

    toytech

    Mar 22, 2004
    San Leandro
    Sounds like a classic Nigerian scam to me.
     
  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Scam. -don't take any money order from him. It's not real.
     
  4. yup...

    update:

    he emailed me back and said "well what if I send you one for 5000 dollars"

    i replied and said....No thanks I'll just ebay it.

    people and their scams :spit:
     
  5. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    I have this experience before, when I ask for money order, he replied: I will source from the bass from another.... :rolleyes:
     
  6. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
  7. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    well, how is it a scam if some guy is sending you a 6500.00 check...if it bounces, it's his bust, right? just wait for it to clearbefore you send anything...now if you were sending him a check for a rig you were never going to get, that would be a scam...i dunno, maybe i fall under tha category of the dum dum who might fall for it? :D
     
  8. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Yeah, I don't get it either.
     
  9. for him to send you a check he needs to have your mailing adress and will probably ask for other personal information.
     
  10. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    First, some people might not wait for it to clear before sending off the difference (stupid, yes).

    Second, I think I've heard that even after one of these checks "clears", they can still get retracted later (stolen bank account, etc).

    Third, yeah they get your address and stuff.
     
  11. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
  12. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
  13. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc

    indeed...