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Happybuddie
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I put a car up for sale a few weeks ago, got an e:mail saying he was in Ireland and would be over at weekend to view, where do I live? (In Scotland), next he can't come, but will have car shipped, will send me cheque to cover purchase and shipping which I have to send via, you've guessed it, Western Union to the shipping company. Despite winding him up, by increasing the price tenfold, he's still interested, then I told him I was on to him, still coming after me. Says cheque is in the post, delay due to his mother being in hospital with breast cancer, boo-hoo. Any other experiences of this?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I would stop contacting him with your real mail address, as the more experienced baiters would say

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's a check overpayment scam. He sends a fake check for more than the amount, you cash it, send back the difference over WU, then get raped in prison when the bank reports you for cashing a fraudulent check. The money appears in your account because by law a bank cannot refuse a check, but it is called "flash money" because it is a book-keeping illusion that lasts until the bank tries to verify it.

Since this guy already has your RL information, don't try to bait him. Instead, post up his emails with headers over at ScamWarners.com so future victims can try to find him.

Also, please post the "shipping company"'s website. Many of these scammers use fake sites, and we have a team of elite sitekillers able to take them down and thus screw up the lad's scam.

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Hellchambers
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I currently have my project supra up for sale and the most
interest I've had was scam artists.
So I thought I would bait them on australiancarsales.com
with a red MR2 for $3000 (car dont actually exist)
I had a few short lived. This was the last one.

Hello Cud
Is the mr2 still for sale? My offer is $3150.
I am interested in purchasing this car so if anyone ask
tell them it is sold ok

reguards han
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Hi hanna

the car is in great working order. Had some interest.
Did you want to come have a look and test drive
before you commit to buying it?

Hell
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From: han wilson> Sent: 18/03/2011, 3:03 pm>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: Re: MR2>>>

Thanks for the mail..i am at sea at the moment as i am
a marine engineer and due to the nature of my
work,phone calls making and visiting of website are
restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert
and send you an email regarding it.the only way i can
contact you is through email I am very glad to see
you write back.As for the car pick up and test drive
of the car,my shipping agent will be accessing that
and they will also be coming for the pick up.Please
send me your address so that my pick up agent can figure it out
and come for the pick up and other necessary things
after the payment have been made,they will also be coming
with all the information needed,my details and transferring
the name of ownership to me will be done by the pick up agent
so you don't have to worry about that..I will want you
to send me your paypal email address where the payment
will be sent to ok and i will be sending the payment shortly
and i will email you when am done with it.More so you will be
notify by PayPal in your email address after i make the
payment,so just make sure you check your email often and
often to confirm payment when it is completed.
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On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 6:15 AM,
[email protected]<[email protected]>wrote:>

Hi hanna
the car must go soon as it was involved in a hit and run
thus it has no numberplates. I hope this wont put you
off as a buyer as it is in very good clean condition.
A car like this would really turn heads out at sea so if your
after a impression, this is the right choice.

As for payment i except paypal or bank cheque,
which ever you prefer for a long distance sale method.
Though I do have some requests for confirmation so I
feel secure in dealing with out of the country sales.
I do hope this will not be a issue.

Thankyou again for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon

hell
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From: han wilsonSent: 18/03/2011, 9:49
pmTo: [email protected]
Subject: Re: MR2

okay i will need your paypal email address so that i
can make the paymentand i will also need your
phone number and your address so that my pick
upagent can contact you after i have make the payment....thanks
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after that I realised this one would just be fun to mess with but unfortunately
my housemate who thinks he's a expert at everything, used my account
and wrote this back.


From: [email protected]
Sent: 19/03/2011, 12:19 am
To: han wilson
Subject: RE: MR2

I like you script.make them pay



Which fucked it up.
Another issue was that I never got hold of this ones email addy.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Just keep writing like that last one was never sent. Half the time they are too stupid to realise you stuffed up. And worst case you might be able to use it for a dolla chop. Cant really make mistakes with these bozos

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Hellchambers
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

ok fer sure will give it a go. Hope fully i can get it goin again.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

^^ Is that your real/fake email address in your posts? If so, you might want to xxxxx out the pertinent parts since this thread is not behind a login.

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