Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere. - Page 2
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 38
Like Tree5Likes
2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by JimmyH I am betting the check bounces. Yup, and the check won't bounce until 30 days after ...
  1. #16
    odthetruth's Avatar
    odthetruth is offline Moderator
    Automobile(s): 2006 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4,983

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I am betting the check bounces.
    Yup, and the check won't bounce until 30 days after its been cashed... Thats normally how these things work. No thanks chief. I'd mention it to the authorities... someones sending you 6k checks for a car you didn't even agree to sell. Obvious scammer.

  2. #17
    JimmyH is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Age
    39
    Posts
    37,475

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    unfortunately, there is nothing the authorities can do. It's not necessarily illegal to write a check with insufficient funds. And selling someone a car and not getting paid in full is a grey area. They won't be able to arrest the guy. All you can do is take him to court. And pay legal fees, so you are going to be out some money anyway you look at it.

    I am telling you, just trade the car in, or cut your losses and sell it to a dealer. They are going to scam you too, but at least you know the full ramifications of that scam up front

  3. #18
    whisler151's Avatar
    whisler151 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS Coupe, 2010 Ford Raptor
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    3,547

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    I had good luck on Craigslist when I sold my car. In the month that it was listed I only had two scammers try to rip me off.

    I wonder how often they actually get people?

  4. #19
    JimmyH is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Age
    39
    Posts
    37,475

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    I have had good luck in the past with craigslist too. But the scammers are becoming more and more prolific, and getting better at appearing legit.

  5. #20
    Ny's Caddy is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2006 Cts-V
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Age
    31
    Posts
    162

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Listen to this fkn Jack ass. theres more attachments to this

    How are you doing over there?I was just mailed by my secretary now
    that, the check as been issued to you and the check she sent to you
    was carried amount of $4,500.... so to cover the shipment of the
    item...pls,as the check reaches you,have it cashed and remove your
    money for the item and send the rest fund to my shipper via western
    union money transfer or money gram....i will require your honest and
    trust regards to this transaction. there is no problem, the payment
    has be sent to you and you will get it soonest and i will also provide
    the tracking number from the courier service... I want you to remove
    the the items from the C.L for me to assure that you are selling this
    to nobody else.
    My shipper is also picking some of my other items up for me in the
    same city of yours so that is why she said she issued the payment
    together with yours.I will like you to remove $80 for your running
    around in getting the check cashed...Please let me know if i can trust
    you with this transaction.... and also get back to me immediately you
    received the payment so that i can mail my shipper to come for the
    pick up.Please kindly follow the instruction in order to have best
    transaction... i will look forward to hear from you soon so that i can
    get the shipping company updated ok,Do have a nice day ahead ...

  6. #21
    JimmyH is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Age
    39
    Posts
    37,475

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Well, that seems reasonable

  7. #22
    odthetruth's Avatar
    odthetruth is offline Moderator
    Automobile(s): 2006 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4,983

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    So let me get this straight... I SHOULDN'T be taking advanced checks from the sibling of a deceased king of Nigera?
    lollygagger8 and lollygagger8 like this.

  8. #23
    JimmyH is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Age
    39
    Posts
    37,475

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    no, he's legit

  9. #24
    thebigjimsho's Avatar
    thebigjimsho is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): ZIP
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    In the barrel of a gun...
    Posts
    49,536

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    I've used craigslist quite a bit. You just have to have a nose for fishy stuff then ignore it and move on.

    We need more jails.
    Craigslist is awesome just for the scope it covers. I sold my '07 Town Car using Craigslist. I also tried autotrader.com and got almost no response. The buyer was in NJ and I saw him after a job to NYC. Paid $10,500 in cash and was on my way...

  10. #25
    lollygagger8's Avatar
    lollygagger8 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): Platinum 2004 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    4,929

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    But who can come up with $18k worth of cash nowadays? (not counting crack dealerz of course)

  11. #26
    Fasciaguy's Avatar
    Fasciaguy is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2004 CTSV
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    128

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    So I contacted Northern Safety and they indeed are a legit co. No association with John Demere though. He somehow got his hands on some of their checks so it probably would have cleared initially. They already were aware as a few checks have already cleared. Theyre accounting dept told me he is getting more brave with the amount though. First few were just for a few hundered and then one or two thousand. Anyway sent them everything I had hopefully they can catch the douchbag.
    Yea I have had pretty good luck with Craigslist in the past and I see they have made some changes for listing items but who contacts you is still a mystery. Wish they could find a way to allow you to block anyone from outside the US on certain items like this. I would never sell a large $$ item to someone outside the US. Not that there arnt scammer in the US but Asia Eroupe and Africa seem to be busy with scams and wasting our time.

  12. #27
    JimmyH is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Age
    39
    Posts
    37,475

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    But who can come up with $18k worth of cash nowadays? (not counting crack dealerz of course)
    scammers have plenty of it laying around. It's a tool of their trade.

  13. #28
    condor is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): '97 ETC, '79 Coupe
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    7

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    This guy contacted me today about my '79 Coupe for sale. He asked the price and for pics (which are both in the ad). It seemed suspicious so I did a google search on "John Demere" and saw this thread - good thing I checked.
    thebigjimsho and thebigjimsho like this.

  14. #29
    roym01 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1999 STS, 1987 Vette Rag, 2005 X5
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    83

    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    .... and I also was contacted today by Mr. Demere regarding my ad for my '99 STS. I smelt something fishy so I responded by saying "Show up with the cash and it's yours".

  15. #30
    azmark is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1994 Mary Kay DeVille
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Northern Arizona
    Age
    62
    Posts
    5

    Angry Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Apparently this dirtbag John Demere is still at it as I received an email from him offering to send a check for my car plus a shipping amount which I was to send on to the "shipper"...I assume with my check. He gave the phone number 585-362-4115 which I checked online and other people are complaining about it.

    I can't believe he at least has not changed his name! May he rot in hell...

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting