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 Probable craigs list scam? e-check?

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Fredd
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

A friend forwarded this to me - this guy ("James Bright" <[email protected]>) is trying to scam him - headers long gone, but the email should be good.

The whole thing looks like a scam to me, having read so many of them here. James is too busy to mail a real check - so why is he buying a good sized, heavy, antique machine?

He refers to this URL:

http://www.q-check.com/

Is this a for real service?
whois lists:
Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
Whois Server: whois.tucows.com
Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net

TUCOWS.com is a shareware site I have used for years.

Expiration Date: 2008-12-04
Creation Date: 2002-12-04
Last Update Date: 2007-07-24


>>> below is from the scammer:


>----- Original Message ----- From: "James Bright"
><[email protected]>
>To: <[email protected]>
>Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 6:03 PM
>Subject: (Good sized heavy antique machine)
>
>
>>Sounds Good.
>>I will like to proceed with payment asap and will like to handle shipment
>>myself when you must have gotten your cash at hand.I am in no rush to pick
>>up the item till funds are clear at the bank.As there are too many scams
>>on
>>internet as regards buying and selling with large bogus account.My mode of
>>payment will be via Electronic Cashier Check drawn on US bank.(Bank Of
>>America).You will probarbly need a business check paper to print and cash
>>or
>>deposit the check today.The business check paper is sold for $20 at any
>>stationery store,staples or at your local office supply outlet.I will add
>>the cost of supplies to your asking price with an extra offer for
>>accepting
>>my mode of payment.I work with an auditing firm and will not have time to
>>mail a check.Electronic Cashier checks is fast and secure.I will need your
>>name and address with valid email address to send the Echeck to your email
>>which you can print immediately when you must have purchase the supplies
>>at
>>staples or any stationery store.Kindly delete the advert of this item if
>>my
>>mode of payment is accepted.I will await your email asap.
>>Thanks.
>>
>>

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, yes, it's a scam, www.q-check.com is a legit site, it is often used by scammers, they will expect victims to print of the cheques via the q-check site and cash them, it's cheaper for the scammer that way, rather than him getting fake cheques made and having to send them via courier.

The scammer has no interest in buying an old antique machine, he just wants the money from the overpayment he will put on the cheque Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I guess he would have thrown that overpayment in after the "vic" agrees to the deal... (he made no mention of that familiar modality)


P.S. If anyone wants to mess with the guy (scammer), his email is above.

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