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  1. #1
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    Listen! New Bike Scam (to me at least)

    This is a conversation I had with someone who saw my bike on (I think) MTBR.com. i was suspisious after his first email and my fears were confirmed after his reply. His emphasis on Western union was the first tip, and the money he was spening the second, and his proceedure the third. Posting this as an FYI for everyone. It's in reverse order from my lastest email, so it starts at the bottom.

    Hello,
    Thanks for your mail,i am still intrested okay with the
    price.this is how i will want us to seal the transaction cos i dont
    wantanydelay at all.So all i am going to do is to contact my associate
    in the Us to issue you a certified cashiers check of $4,500 which will
    be for both the shipping and your own money $750 So all i will want you
    to do when you recieve the check, is to deduct your own money and
    send
    the remaining shipping funds through VIA WESTERN UNION to my
    inetrnational shipping agent , once he recieves the balance will come
    over to your location the very next day for pick up, now the money
    wired to the shipper is his fees for his services, transportation to your
    location and back to me, also for all charges that may arise along
    this transaction cos i will want it to be delivered to me safe and
    sound wit! hout problems, i shall send you my shipper address as soon
    as i contact him. So if this terms are okay by you i will need your
    contact address and phone number so thati can forward to my associate
    who will be issueing you the check.I look forward to your reply.
    Thanks and Regards,
    Luwisgee..

    N/B the shipping funds will be wired to my international agent that
    will come for the pickup of the bike he will be the one to arrange the
    shipping from Us to New Zealand where i am living.now that we have an
    agreement I will like you to remove the advert you placed on the
    website so that you will recieve no more offers.the cheque will be sent
    to you via fedex. I will give you a call as soon as you reply.info
    required to
    send
    cheque:

    NAME .......
    FULL ADDRESS.........
    CITY............
    STATE.........
    COUNTRY.....
    ZIPCODE........
    Phone number Office / cell


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Timothy Bukoski <[email protected]>
    Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 06:46:42 -0800 (PST)
    To: slim cole <[email protected]>
    Subject: Re: Full Suspension Bike for sale

    > Mr. Slimgee:
    >
    > I have no problem shipping or selling the bike any
    > where. My asking price for the bike remains at $750
    > US Dollars. If you are sincerely interested buying
    > the bike, I will have to ask my bank the best way to
    > transfer or acquire the funds. I know this is not
    > easy from a prior experience with a friend of mine
    > wanted to send me money from Germany.
    >
    > How will you handle shipping. Again this is something
    > I would have to investigate, as to the best of my
    > knowledge FedEx does not ship with a recipient paying
    > (although I realize I may be very wrong).
    >
    >
    > If you want to proceed I will not ship the bike until
    > the funds have cleared into my bank account and a
    > shipping process has been agreed upon. Please let me
    > know how you wish to proceed and I will begin
    > investigating money and shipping. Thanks of your
    > interest.
    >
    > -Tim B
    >
    >
    > --- slim cole <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Hello,
    > > I am Engr Slimgee from New zealand, i saw your
    > > advert while i was surfing on the internet so i come
    > > about your advert Full Suspension Bike forsale so i
    > > was intrested in buying it for my personal use so
    > > pls
    > > get back to me with your last price and let me know
    > > if you are willing to sell to sell it to New zealand
    > > cos i am willing to handle the shippment my self.
    > > Endeavour to respond urgently to let me know if it
    > > is
    > > still available for sale.Expecting your soonest
    > > reply
    > > with your last price and let me know if you are okay
    > > with a cashier's check.
    > > Thanks and regards,
    > > Engr Slimgee....
    > > --

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewdane

    Wow. Scary. I had my suspicions all along.

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    why not set up a sting?

    I am sure that the feds would love to "meet and greet" the "shipping agent" who is coming to your house. The feds can verify the authenticity of the check immediately, and all of you can go from there! (PS, don't forget to put away the Bong!)

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    My reply

    Yeah, nice try! I caught this little item on another web board, you do get around it seems.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=4336

    We have enough scam artists in this coutry without scum like you! If you really want to try a scam, I have some water front property in Louisiana you might be interested in, or some 'tailors' in Chicago that can fit you some cement shoes.

    Loser.

    -Tim


    --- slim cole <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    > Thanks for your mail,i am still intrested okay
    > with the
    > price.this is how i will want us to seal the
    > transaction cos i dont
    > wantanydelay at all.So all i am going to do is to
    > contact my associate in the Us to issue you a
    > certified cashiers check of $4,500 which will be
    > for both the shipping and your own money $750 So all
    > i will want you
    > to do when you recieve the check, is to deduct
    > your own money and send
    > the remaining shipping funds through VIA WESTERN
    > UNION to my
    > inetrnational shipping agent , once he recieves the
    > balance will come
    > over to your location the very next day for pick
    > up, now the money wired to the shipper is his fees
    > for his services, transportation to your location
    > and back to me, also for all charges that may arise
    > along
    > this transaction cos i will want it to be delivered
    > to me safe and
    > sound wit! hout problems, i shall send you my
    > shipper address as soon
    > as i contact him. So if this terms are okay by you
    > i will need your contact address and phone number
    > so thati can forward to my associate
    > who will be issueing you the check.I look forward to
    > your reply.
    > Thanks and Regards,
    > Luwisgee..
    >
    > N/B the shipping funds will be wired to my
    > international agent that
    > will come for the pickup of the bike he will be the
    > one to arrange the
    > shipping from Us to New Zealand where i am
    > living.now that we have an
    > agreement I will like you to remove the advert you
    > placed on the website so that you will recieve no
    > more offers.the cheque will be sent to you via
    > fedex. I will give you a call as soon as you
    > reply.info required to
    > send
    > cheque:
    >
    > NAME .......
    > FULL ADDRESS.........
    > CITY............
    > STATE.........
    > COUNTRY.....
    > ZIPCODE........
    > Phone number Office / cell
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Timothy Bukoski <[email protected]>
    > Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 06:46:42 -0800 (PST)
    > To: slim cole <[email protected]>
    > Subject: Re: Full Suspension Bike for sale
    >
    > > Mr. Slimgee:
    > >
    > > I have no problem shipping or selling the bike any
    > > where. My asking price for the bike remains at
    > $750
    > > US Dollars. If you are sincerely interested
    > buying
    > > the bike, I will have to ask my bank the best way
    > to
    > > transfer or acquire the funds. I know this is not
    > > easy from a prior experience with a friend of mine
    > > wanted to send me money from Germany.
    > >
    > > How will you handle shipping. Again this is
    > something
    > > I would have to investigate, as to the best of my
    > > knowledge FedEx does not ship with a recipient
    > paying
    > > (although I realize I may be very wrong).
    > >
    > >
    > > If you want to proceed I will not ship the bike
    > until
    > > the funds have cleared into my bank account and a
    > > shipping process has been agreed upon. Please let
    > me
    > > know how you wish to proceed and I will begin
    > > investigating money and shipping. Thanks of your
    > > interest.
    > >
    > > -Tim B
    > >
    > >
    > > --- slim cole <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > > Hello,
    > > > I am Engr Slimgee from New zealand, i saw your
    > > > advert while i was surfing on the internet so i
    > come
    > > > about your advert Full Suspension Bike forsale
    > so i
    > > > was intrested in buying it for my personal use
    > so
    > > > pls
    > > > get back to me with your last price and let me
    > know
    > > > if you are willing to sell to sell it to New
    > zealand
    > > > cos i am willing to handle the shippment my
    > self.
    > > > Endeavour to respond urgently to let me know if
    > it
    > > > is
    > > > still available for sale.Expecting your soonest
    > > > reply
    > > > with your last price and let me know if you are
    > okay
    > > > with a cashier's check.
    > > > Thanks and regards,
    > > > Engr Slimgee....

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    **** in a bag. then put it in a box and let the guy in the states pick it up. then he will have a box with **** it in it. you could also find some other stuff that smell realyl bad and put it in there.

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    Pull a wile.y.coyote... Put a lit stick of dynamite in the box with a very long fuse.

    I wouldn't be surprised if most of the money from these scams goes to fund international terrorism so respond in kind.

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    Lets Spam Him

    Please post this losers E-mail address so that we can all approach him to buy a bike.
    The next best thing to playin' and winnin' is playin' and losin'

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    Don't any of these scammers speak clear English?

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    this scammer's email!

    Here you go gentlemen, have fun and please keep us posted.

    <[email protected]>

    -Tim

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    try this


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