Another scam?


New Member
Jan 17, 2004
Guys I think I got another scam attempt, I posted my bike for sale and got this reply ... read the dialouge

Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 23:39:43 -0500
From: [email protected] [add to address book] [protect or block sender]
Subject: Reply To Your Ad at the Trade a Bike Classifieds
To: [email protected]

I am a New and used auto dealer.I am interested in your Advert.I
would want to know the firm price and mode of payment. In respect
of shipping i have a reputable Shipping company with offices in
the U.S that takes care of my shipping. Awaiting your urgent response


Dear John,

The price is USD850.00, but not inc of shipping, if you have forwarding agent you can ask them to collect them at my house, Do you have friends in my areas maybe you can ask them to check out the bike. You can check out the pic at



Thanks for the mail,i am ok with your price..
Inrespect of payment i have a client in the
U.S who is owing me $6,565.All i need to do to
make payment easier and faster is to instruct him to procure a
check and mail it to you on the name,address and
telephone number you want on the check and you
know it takes 24hrs for a cashiers check to clear .But i
would want to know if i can trust you to send my
after the money must
have cleared in your bank to enable me prepay the
shipping company here so that they can instruct
their nearest office to come and pick it from
your location.pls mail me ASAP to enable me arrange
payment........Expecting Your Reply..........ASAP

Mark James


Sorry I would only receive the exact amount, it must be a clean simple transaction any complication look somewhere else.


What do you guys think?????
lol this guy sounds exactly like the scam emails I used to get! Some dude would claim they were from Nigeria and had just struck rich and needed someone to help them transfer the money out of the country. Now all we need are your bank details...
Be carefull for Money Laundering. It seems he wants the money to go into your bank account and you pay him the difference. Dirty Money in and now he gets "Clean" money from you.

Thus also implicating you in the transaction.

My advice - Stay far away.
its a counterfit money order/ cashiers check. they can take a month or more to clear the bank. this is a loophole the scam takes advantage of.
the whole sending more money then requested has got to have big fireworks shotting from it (G) who woudl send extra money just tot have you send it back to them?
sad people fall for this.

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