: SCAM ALERT! Classicalauto procurements email@example.com
Jan 20th, 04, 01:15 PM
Watch out. This sounds like one of the scams going around. Its the old "you pay for my shipping with this rubber check" routine. HA!This guy wants to pay over $3000 for a set of rims and tires I have for sale on this site @ $435.
Here is the email
How are you today?It so nice of me to write and make enquiry about the above mentioned in the subject coulmn if it is still availabe for sale?I have read all you said about it and I so much love to have it at the last price of $435.If you are okay by my price,kindly get back to me asap so that I can make the payment arrangement once and for all.
Looking forward to read from you,Thanks,
Jan 20th, 04, 03:40 PM
WOW same thing happened to a secretary at work. Her and her husband listed some truck wheels and tires for sale and this guy e-mail'd them saying he would send this astronomical amount of money for them. I told her if he did send the money make sure the check cleared before she sent them off. They were asking around 500 or 600 for the wheels and tires and this guy said he would send 1600.00 for them........ beware
Jan 20th, 04, 04:23 PM
I've been getting a lot of the following:
I'm an attorney from Nigeria and one of my clients by the name of John Bertrand was in an automoble accident. Unfortunately he was killed. His estate was ten million dollars and we are looking for his relatives. I searched the internet and only came up with your name.
The email goes on to say that I'M the only beneficiary and he would like to split the money 50/50. Of course, I would have to make a "small payment" to cover his fees, but then I'd get the $$$!!
What a bunch of hooey! It looks like there are a TON of scams coming from "Africa" lately. Especially Nigeria. I've seen several versions of this same thing over the last few months. I wonder how many people fall for this crud...
Jan 21st, 04, 03:05 AM
That's hilareous. He's about to make 5 million, but needs you to send him money first. Sounds logical????? It's sad, but people probably get scammed every day.
Jan 21st, 04, 03:13 AM
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Jan 21st, 04, 03:16 AM
Just the ignorant wording and grammar in these lame attempts at theft alone is a hoot! I enjoy reading them just for the laughs. How anyone could be taken in by people that can't even use the English language properly is beyond me.
Jan 21st, 04, 05:16 AM
That's a VERY good point. I didn't place the incorrect spelled words in my post, but there were a TON of them!! Isn't there some kind of law, ANY kind of law that prohibits this? I mean, it even happens to me from "ebay" and "paypal". I get these messages all the time saying that I need to update my ebay or paypal account and they give a link. Of course, the link gets redirected and has NOTHING to do with ebay or paypal. They're just looking to get your credit card numbers. I tried at first to forward all the ones I got to ebay and paypal, but I'm getting overloaded! I don't even bother any more...
Jan 21st, 04, 07:22 AM
Right there should be enough to tip someone off. Music is CLASSICAL, cars are CLASSICS!
I've added classical to http://www.scamchecker.com database and also posted a notice on our own alert page as he sent a lot of emails to people in our classifieds.
Jan 22nd, 04, 02:51 AM
Jan 22nd, 04, 03:58 AM
Here’s some good reading about some of them. If you have the time you could do the same back to em!