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I have had our neon on auto trader.com for while and some guy contacts us from england and it just seems fishy.

Does anyone have experience with scams? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Bill

 

This is the message as we have recieved them...

 

Hello ,Denise Berndt.
I really appreciate your response and i  located in england, please i have told my client about
the price and he said that it is okay by him, I have also instructed
him to forward the check to you, but please i will like you to do me
a favour, my client will be sending the check of ($10,000) which
means that there will be an excess fund of ($4,500) on the check,and you will deduct your real cost which is ($5500)
please all I am asking from you is to please help me send down the
balance to my shipper who will be coming for the pick-up through
money gram immediately you receive the check.and the only way the
check can get to your location is by giving me your full name and the
address you want the check to be send to including your mobile and
cell phone number
Please i will like to know if you could help me out.
Awaiting your response.
Jacob brown
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----- Original Message -----

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 12:29:57 -0800
To: <jacob_brown@graffiti.net>
Subject: Re: Owner 47375335: AutoTrader.com: Vehicle Lead

> Yes, it's still available, but now has 40K miles on it, but other than that
> it is exactly the same.  Where do you live?  You mentioned shipping it?
> Let us know, Denise
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <dealerleads@autotrader.com>
> To: <wdberndt@sbcglobal.net>
> Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:06 PM
> Subject: Owner 47375335: AutoTrader.com: Vehicle Lead
>
>
> > ***VEHICLE LEAD***
> >
> > The following lead was generated from AutoTrader.com's web site at
> http://www.autotrader.com.
> >
> > VEHICLE INFORMATION
> > Make: Plymouth
> > Model: Neon
> > Year: 2000
> > Price: 5500
> > Mileage: 35000
> > Body Style: Sedan
> > Color: Dark Green
> > Cylinders: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
> > Transmission: Manual
> > Doors: Four Door
> > Stereo: Unavailable
> > VIN: 1P3ES46C1YD699376
> > Description: Low mileage, extended warranty-4 years and 40,000 miles left,
> great condition
> >
> > BUYER INFO
> > Name: Mr jacob brown
> > E-Mail Address: jacob_brown@graffiti.net
> > Comments:
> > AM Mr JACOB bROWN .IT INTEREST ME TO SEE YOUR ADS ON INTERNET AS A
> > SELLER OF CAR I"M INDEED INTERESTED . PLEASE LET ME KNOWN IF IT
> > IS AV AILABLE . I BASED IN ENGLAND . I WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
> > SHIPPING WITH OUT STRESSING YOU .
> >
>

 
 
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Bill.

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, could be a duck! :eek: And we're not talkin' Ducatis here. :scream:

Have heard somthing similar to this. They try to get you to send a check for the overage before their check clears and then they cancel their check.

If you do it, be sure to cash their check and have your money and the shippers money in hand before sending a check to the shipper.

Just my $ .02

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Why would they trust you with extra money?
 

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****!!!

Screew Autotrader...Go to e.b.a.y . Set a higher reserve than what u want at autotrader have it go for like 8 days. We've found more trucks & bikes on e.b.a.y and then we go check um out privatly and then buy it (but not using e.b.a.y)

my 2 cents
Brad
 

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Big Scam!

But have fun with him. Make him send you the check. At least then you have him for mail fraud. That's a Federal offense. When he starts bugging you, let him know the check was bad and the FBI is involved.

http://www.gaspumpclassics.com/newsletter/030528_nigerian_scam_4.cfm

This guy has really jacked with the scammers. Very funny stuff:

http://www.geocities.com/scamjokepage/index.html

Here's another one:

www.419eater.com

Do a Goggle search on "nigerian 419 scam" to see some stuff on similar crap.
 
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