I can’t believe it.

MikeT

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:flame: I can’t believe it. I’ve only advertised my bike for sale less than one day and I get people trying to scam me. Less than one day! Here is the email I got

Hello,
I am a business man, specialised in bike purchase, and i also
help my client in purshasing there bike to any place of there desired
destination, also i have a shipper who takes care of the shippment,
so shipping will not pose any problem. Presently i have a client who
has asked me to help him purchase an bike which will be shipped.
So as i was browsing through the internet i saw your advert and i
will like to purchase it for my client, but before payment will be
made i need to be sure of who i will be dealing with if you are going
to be honest and sincere throughout the transaction.
So to start with signifier your interest by forwarding to me your
offer as well as your telephone number through the email, after which
we can continue with the transaction and i promise if all conditions
and agreement are accepted and reached on time, payment will be made
out almost immediately.
and also will be paying by check so i want you to provide the
adresswhere the check will be send to and the name you want the check
to bear including your home ,and cell phone number and i will also
want to know the present condition of the bike and the pics so if you
are ok by this mode of payment let me have the last price of it cos
i have a client in the state so i will called him to send you the
payment then the exess fund will be send to my shipper i will give
oyu his email adress if you get back to me
thanks hope to hear from you


The email address they sent it from is henry_went@yahoo.com.
A “business man” Oh Pleease!!! And you’re a used dirtbike broker? Come on. I sent him back an email telling him how sorry I felt for him and how he would eventually get caught by someone. It is just so sad these days.

MikeT
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Well hey, I got one of those and I dont even have my bike listed ANYWHERE for sale! They even inserted the year and make of my bike into the email. They must lurk around message boards.
 

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I replied to a similar email when I was selling my camper by telling him
"I am very happy to sell my camper to you. Please send all emails with your fullname, address, birthdate, and place of employment to me care of my employer- Wisconsin Attorney General Office.
I am anxiously waiting for you reply"
He must have lost my address because he never replied :think: so I had to sell my camper elsewhere
 

fender92883

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oldguy said:
I replied to a similar email when I was selling my camper by telling him
"I am very happy to sell my camper to you. Please send all emails with your fullname, address, birthdate, and place of employment to me care of my employer- Wisconsin Attorney General Office.
I am anxiously waiting for you reply"
He must have lost my address because he never replied :think: so I had to sell my camper elsewhere
:thumb: :laugh: :clue:
 

zio

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That's good, oldguy. But I reply with this message:

"I'll gladly sell you my motorcycle. Meet me at my place, 'round midnight. Bring cash and condoms."
 

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Speaking of condoms - did you know that Accountants are the only known species who use their personalities as a form of contraception?
 

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wayneg said:
Speaking of condoms - did you know that Accountants are the only known species who use their personalities as a form of contraception?
HEY HEY HEY,

I resemble that remark :think: :whiner:
 

MikeT

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Here we are, day two.

Get this one

hello, i am Mr wright,after much surfing of the web,i came across your advert and i am intrestd in buying your bike. i am ok with your description of the bike but i will like to know the final asking price so as to commence payment. please mail me ASAP. hope to hear from soon.

I actually responded to this guy to see how much I can play with him. I'll keep you all updated.
 

whyzee

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Here is the one I got back almost a year ago:
hello, It's been nice know this web-site and truly found what exact thing have been looking for.I got the placement of your the advert of your bike from a decent site and decided to make a contact with you and really found out about what your last offer is cos' i saw $10,000 as the price and i think is some how expensive, also i will like to know the exact condition of the bike.I reside in the west part of africa and specialized in buying of used bike and resale them for any of my cleint that said He/she want to purchase it from me and now i have one.expecting your reply!
Regard
Mr Kelly.

Mr Kelly, yeah right ... you can kiss my :moon:
 

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I have gotten some like this--mostly the "I am trying to locate my client's family" ones--and they are all from foreigners. The grammar and spelling are weird because they're not from normal English speakers. I just hope that most people are smart enough to steer clear.
 

MikeT

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Ahh, Heres day 2 1/2

I must be a real magnet for these guys. :)

Hello,my name is Jason Kaplan, I reside in the United Kingdom. I saw your ads on the web.I am interested in your "1996 Yamaha YZ 125" Could you please,tell me more about it so that I can make an offer.I look forward to reading your reply.

jason..............



Also, "he" sent it at 10:20PM EST, what time is that in GBR?
 
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