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Old 01-31-2004, 01:37 AM
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I'm trying to sell my 125(I got a kxf ) Any ways this guy e-mailed me and wants it. He says he's from france. Now I've heard about these scams where they send you a counterfeit cashiers check. I think this might be one of those. Here are exact copies of the e-mails he sent me. (I know this is long but please take the time to help me out. Thanks.)

Message 1

Hello,
Is your bike still available and how much are you giving it out to me apart form
the advertised price.
Got pics?, email them to me ,ok.
I have my garage and sales office in Lyon France where i am based and will like
it shipped there
I do arrange for the shippment myself as i have shippers that do that forme, so
you need not bother about that.
I will like you to get back to me.
Regards.


Message 2

Hello ,
Thanks so much for your mail and i really appreciate it very much .
Infact to say i am happy to hear from you is the least thing to say on my mind,
thank you once again.
I am an international businessman and based in Lyon France.
But presently i am now in one of the African countries , South Africa to be
precise, trying to pack up things for some of my client over here and i am
almost through with this.
I have called my Associates in US and he has agreed to make the payment on my
behalf, since he is owing me some funds ($4950 )for some merchandise supplied to
him. And he has agreed to forward a US cashiers check to you on my behalf, as
sending check from here in South Africa might take longer time than expected and
which might not go down well with you, and since it is from the US any cashiers
check send will clear in 3 working days, and when it is cleared in your bank you
can deduct your money and send my balance to my agent in Lyon France, who will
do the shipping arrangement for me.

I felt that it is safer and even faster to do.
Like i earlier said that i am also going to arrange for the shippment myself as
i have professional shippers and agent who is going to take care of that for me,
so you need not bother about that.
For the inspection of the boat my agent will come for the inspection immediately
we seal the payment issue as that is no problem with me so far you give me your
words that the boat is in a good condition and you can also send me some pics
again so that i can even be rest assured that it is in a very good condition.
I am earnestly waiting for your response so that we can seal this up as quickly
as possible, so that i acn instruct my agent to start arranging for the
shippment too and my Associates to get ready in forwarding the check to you.

And if this condtions are ok with you pls repily with the following
informations:

Your full name

Your home address or office address, whichever is ok for you to recieve mail
from a courier company .

Your country and state code too and if one is making call to you from outside
your country, your phone nos as it is going to be dialled, although i am still
going to try calling you the way i know to do it.

Also confirm from your bank when it takes a US cashiers check to clear from the
days it is lodged in.
I am waiting for your reply today.

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Old 01-31-2004, 01:43 AM
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I voted scam, but scam or no scam, you have to ask yourself, why the heck would he be willing to ship a 125 to france or anywhere else outside the states? If he's not scamming you, then why doesn't he just buy locally. Or don't they have bikes in France... :

Sell it to someone else.
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Old 01-31-2004, 01:49 AM
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I'm with Woody on this one.
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Old 01-31-2004, 01:51 AM
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Did he call your 125 a boat ? Why would this guy not just send the correct amount rather then having you send the " balance " back to him........ sounds very strange ecspecially the " boat " part




Tell him to send the money and you will get back to him LOL

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Old 01-31-2004, 01:54 AM
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SCAM-my rickman is posted for sale..i get one like that about every week...usually they say they have an associate here in usa who owes him a favor...they allways want you to send them the balance of a check that is way over the amount....the banks love this one-they hold you responcible and seize your assetts...like yer house...have fun-play along with him

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Old 01-31-2004, 01:57 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by magnet711
Tell him to send the money and you will get back to him LOL
LMAO... Yeah tell him that.
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Old 01-31-2004, 01:58 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Woody_KDub
why the heck would he be willing to ship a 125 to france
SCAM
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Old 01-31-2004, 02:03 AM
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this scam is also in a warning to sellers at craigslist.org post yer bike for sale there-it`s free...then sit back and wait for letters like this...oh yeah,need a date- craigslist.org need anything and everything...let us know how the date goes-good luck!hahahaha oh yeah,that town in France is headquarters of Interpol ...the international police ...you guys ever get tired of top ramen?

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Old 01-31-2004, 04:20 AM
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I wouldn't trust it either!! A lot of guys from Belgium have been ripped in France with some falls checks and some other stuff. For me he reffers too much on how a bussinessmen he is and all the other stuff and actually it has nothing to do with the deal.
If you ask me A NO GO!!!!
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Old 01-31-2004, 04:24 AM
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Hey Frakke,

In your signature line put {img}address to picture{/img} (replace the {} brackets with [] brackets) and it will show up as it should.
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