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    For Sale

    I listed a car for sale on Cars.Com. I got a response from a guy was supposedly on an oil rig in the gulf and was going to send his agent to pick up the car.

    My response: Have your agent bring cash in US bills to a public parking lot (gave address) bills will be checked for being real or counterfeit. At which time title will be signed and passed on to agent.

    Guess what, no one showed
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    Michael Gillard is alive and Well!

    Posted a " things wanted " add for a tank bag about a week ago.

    Got this a day later.

    Hello,


    This is Michael Gillard from the United Kingdom.I am E-mailing in
    respect to your Wanted Ad placed over the Internet.I have for sale in
    good and excellent condition.Please reach me on +44702 404 6624.

    Cheers
    Michael Douglas Gillard
    10, Butterfield Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 4HT.

    So, Michael I am glad you are still with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BinkleyLane View Post
    Posted a " things wanted " add for a tank bag about a week ago.

    Got this a day later.

    Hello,


    This is Michael Gillard from the United Kingdom.I am E-mailing in
    respect to your Wanted Ad placed over the Internet.I have for sale in
    good and excellent condition.Please reach me on +44702 404 6624.

    Cheers
    Michael Douglas Gillard
    10, Butterfield Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 4HT.

    So, Michael I am glad you are still with us.
    How dense can these scammers (and some "scammees" be?) Isn't it possible that a person posted several ads; wanted several different things? Wouldn't the lack of description of what the seller was willing to sell raise a huge red flag?

    I also love "good and excellent condition." It can't be both. Either term would be OK if followed by a description of any flaws - and preferably photos that showed the article with close photos of the flaws. Then you have some chance that you are buying a real article that will meet your needs.

    I once sold a 1950 professional saxophone on the net for $4000. The buyer asked endless questions and asked for MANY photos. I complied with all his requests. The deal eventually went thru (yes, used PayPal.) He was happy - "how could you part with this horn?" and I was happy. That's how it should happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCKRIDER View Post
    How dense can these scammers (and some "scammees" be?) Isn't it possible that a person posted several ads; wanted several different things? Wouldn't the lack of description of what the seller was willing to sell raise a huge red flag?
    Most of these are bots - auto trolling ads and responding without any actual thought. Unfortunately, there are LOTS of silly people out there who don't get it (read the texting threads...) and see $$ instead of reality. I haven't been bitten yet, but have been approached a couple of times and both times the stink of scam comes out pretty quickly. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a world-class $.39 BS detector built in...

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    And then?

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurdent View Post
    Most of these are bots - auto trolling ads and responding without any actual thought. Unfortunately, there are LOTS of silly people out there who don't get it (read the texting threads...) and see $$ instead of reality. I haven't been bitten yet, but have been approached a couple of times and both times the stink of scam comes out pretty quickly. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a world-class $.39 BS detector built in...
    Correct. And then? they go on an internet forum to complain about how poor them got "taken". Hey Rube, I have a deal for you.
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    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    Cool Scammer

    Same guy wanted to sell me a Day-Long Saddle, From the UK??? Sounded fishy to me so I just told him I found what I was looking for!
    Me Fish

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    I posted a wanted to buy ad last month and also got an email.
    When I started reading this thread I thought it was a dead thread, boy was I wrong.


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    Got this from a "military guy"

    Hello Jerry Dockery,

    I am Capt.Raymond Bone, an officer of the US Army. I am on the move to Afghanistan from Iraq as the last batch just left and have some items I will need to ship to you.Can you be trusted? Please view this link:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7444083.stm

    I will explain further when I get your response.

    Thanks.

    Raymond Bone.
    Jerry Dockery
    309 N. 3rd. Ave.
    Kure Beach, NC 28449
    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    link

    I did not click the link. So proceed with caution.

    Note that the scammer has my name.
    Jerry Dockery
    309 N. 3rd. Ave.
    Kure Beach, NC 28449
    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    The link is safe. It is the BBC, an article about the BBC uncovering lost money, "Millions!". I think the scam is convincing you that the "soldier" will have you hold some lost money for a cut.
    John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneT View Post
    I listed a car for sale on Cars.Com. I got a response from a guy was supposedly on an oil rig in the gulf and was going to send his agent to pick up the car.

    My response: Have your agent bring cash in US bills to a public parking lot (gave address) bills will be checked for being real or counterfeit. At which time title will be signed and passed on to agent.

    Guess what, no one showed
    I got the guy who was working on a cruise ship but would like me to ship it to someone in the next state. I responded with- "What a coincidence! My brother-in-law lives in that same city. He can meet your agent and personally deliver the bike and your agent can hand him cash."

    I never heard back either.

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    Nigerian Scams

    My step-father has been sending money to Nigeria for probably ten years in the hopes that he will receive the promised $millions that are to be his if he keeps jumping through the hoops to get it. He has been told that it's a scam. He has received several phony checks, which he has tried to cash at several banks, only to be told that they are no good. He has been kicked out of a few banks for this. What was it that Ron White said? You can't fix stupid. I estimate that he has squandered possibly over a quarter million on this 'fools errand'. This is a college educated man with a degree in accounting... Go figure. These scammers love a greedy person. The lust for money is blinding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireguy View Post
    This is a college educated man with a degree in accounting...
    Let him know that for $200K I can provide next weeks winning lotto numbers...
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    FWIW, I have had a an influx of Nigerian scams ever since the date of the MOA web leakage. Maybe a coincidence but had none since last time I advertised on IBMWR website-which now has better safeguards BTW.
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    FWIW, I have had a an influx of Nigerian scams ever since the date of the MOA web leakage.
    Maybe a coincidence but had none since last time I advertised on IBMWR website-which now has better safeguards BTW.
    Since going to gMail I get none of that.
    They walk the walk when it comes to this tripe. Unlike Yahoo which in my opinion encourages it.
    I've personally blocked any hotmail/AOL accounts. They're just plain junk.
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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