This Smells! Scam warning

Discussion in 'Dirt Bikes & Gear For Sale / Wanted' started by TVRider, Nov 18, 2003.



  1. tony91

    tony91 Subscriber

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    My man...read the thread. This is absolutely a scam.

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    xLastShotx Rookie DRN Member

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    Alrite thats what I thought I just wanted to double check.
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    JST122 Rookie DRN Member

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    I am selling my 2003 KX 250 and I had it posted on a few online classifieds sites and I too just got one of these ridiculous certified check scam emails sent to me, requesting to provide overpayment for shipping and then for me to send the balance back to the buyer. So I was wondering how would I go about reporting someone like this. The emails are coming from generic free accounts so I think it would be difficult to trace the identity of the person. The english in the emails is pretty bad as well so my guess is they are from out of the country, but I read a few posts on this and I saw some guys have been able to actually trace the email back to the person to report them. How would I go about this, it probably requires some computer literacy, but just curious.
  4. cr85rb_rider

    cr85rb_rider Uhhh...

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    Im not sure if its a scam, but the guy really does live in the us and he is austriala.
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  5. mark808

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    my girlfriend almost fell for this, but it didnt involve the sell of anything. they tried to have her cash checks for them then as payment for her "job" she would keep a percentage and send them the balance. i knew something was not right so i looked it up on the net and sure anuff there it was. i cant believe they are now getting bikes sent to them. where do they come up with this ****!
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    Greed
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    I got one of these yesterday.....I wish dearly I could post my reply I sent him.....however I suspect I would be tossed off and banned for sure. I think I said enough in 1 paragraph for all of us it involved 2 words that started with F and U
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    Cashier's Checque!

    Most US and Canadian banks use verifiable and bonded cashier's checks. When these things originate from Africa and the EU you should think of them as a wrapper for cash, as in, "I'll accept your large sum cashier's check as long as it is wrapped around cold hard cash". Beware even with this, counterfiet bills are everywhere.
    What really amazes me about this scam is how prolific and effective it is. Many years after it was reported it still comes up often. I get several emails a week with this scam so you just have to be dilegent and causious in making deals on the net.
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    I just got one of these emails about my Harley I have for sale.


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  10. Brian&Brian

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    every time i post a bike on craigslist i get 5-6 of thoes in the first two days. I just sold my Cr 85 to a guy in NC and he had his shipper give me the cash so it can be done with cash using a shipper
  11. NoSlowBike

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    I put up a wanted add on Craigslist looking to buy a bike and I have recieved countless e-mails from people looking to buy my bike and have it shipped to some other place other than where they live. I'm not selling a bike. I enjoy responding to them and calling them retards. Here are two of the e-mails I have recieved.

    Dear seller,
    i am Jeff garry i live at MIRAMAR, FL , i saw the

    advert of the motorcyle that was posted at the website i am
    highly willing to purchase it asap and am hoping you will be

    glad to sell it for
    me ,let me know your final selling price also i will like some

    pics attachment if
    available . as per payment method i will not be able to make

    payment in CASH due
    to the fact that i will
    be leaving the state tomorrow on speculative purpose. but

    payment would
    be issued out to you by my colleague immediately...... My

    method of payment are

    as follows...
    certified check or bank check

    i will have my colleague handle the
    payment, my colleague is presently in the state. i will have

    him make payment to

    you immediately upon your term of payment preferred .

    Those are the only means of payment I can offer you
    now due to my departing schedule, and i will like us to trust

    each other that
    is to say to be on the the same hand am make the transaction

    smooth , as per the
    pick up, You should not worry i have a reputable shipping

    agent that will come
    down to your house for the pick up as soon as payment was

    done and cleared in
    your account.

    if you preferred check send me the info below...

    1,Name to be written on check...........................
    2,Address to send the check.................................
    3,Your contact telephone number...............................
    4. final selling price.......


    Await your response.
    Best regards





    Hey,
    I would like to purchase your motorcycle and i have a couple of questions.
    Are you the orignal owner?
    I wanna know a breakdown of work that has been done on the engine to the best of your knowledge?
    I want to know your final pricing?
    I stay in Missouri but i will be having the bike shipped to Alabama.
    I want to know your final price
    If its acceptable by you, email me more pics and let me know Details.
    Regards.
    Mikel john.



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