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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; So for anyone selling a vehicle on this forum be aware if your contacted by someone by the name John ...
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    Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    So for anyone selling a vehicle on this forum be aware if your contacted by someone by the name John Demere.
    This is a pretty typical scam but to avoid wasting your time dont even bother responding. Curiosity got the better of me so I played along to see where it was going.

    This douchbag will email you ask only if the car is still for sale and then second email was consider it sold I will send you a deposit. Which threw up red flags for me since it was site unseen and never asked any questions about the car. The email is followed up with send me your name so I can transfer money and then the real kicker. I will send you $5500 and you pay my broker who will come pick the car up. I reponded with FO and he kindly responded with area locations where i could pick up a Western Union payment. Not sure where he is actually located but he did provide a agent of Suzette Csizmar from Edison NJ. Which is suppose to receive the agent fee.

    So not exactly sure how the scam works as I've never delt with Western Union and have no plans to pursue this any further. Its fishy enough to know its a scam. I mean seriously he was going to pay $2700 for someone to look at a used $18k car.
    Just hate to see anyone else waste their time or even worse fall victim to this douchbag.

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    I got a similar email from this same guy. I told him to FO and die a slow and painfull death. I also went ahead and sent a message to Sal and he said he was going to put up a warning in the classifieds, but I've yet to see it so far. If you havent already, go ahead and let Sal know so maybe we can get this guy banned.

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Thanks for the heads up

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    You guys should try selling a car on Craigslist. The amount of scam e-mails you'll get is incredible.

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    That's an old scam. They get your car and your cash. I have even seen legitimate looking certified bank checks that turn out to be fraudulent. That's why it's easier to just trade in your car these days.

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    That's an old scam. They get your car and your cash. I have even seen legitimate looking certified bank checks that turn out to be fraudulent. That's why it's easier to just trade in your car these days.
    Or sell it old school... good old cash.

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    this guy is actually trying to scam everybody that is selling anything on the forums. Got contacted by him also

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    I have notified the site owner.

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    I'm banning the user account right now - but what difference does it make? This will happen again with other people who sign up just to do the same thing. Just be smart and never part with anything without cash in hand...
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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    That's an old scam. They get your car and your cash. I have even seen legitimate looking certified bank checks that turn out to be fraudulent. That's why it's easier to just trade in your car these days.
    EXACTLY!!
    Never sign over your 'Certificate of Title' until verification of full amount of funds post.
    And that takes a few days to a week . . unless it's wire tranfer . . and that can take a day.

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    So here is the latest update. I got home today and this dude sent me a $6000 check fed-Ex.
    Its a business check from Northern Safety Company in Utica NY. I looked them up and called and they appear to be a legit company.
    It was after hours so no one was able to answer anything about the check. So I will call tomorrow during 8-5
    The fed ex package was sent from Washington University One Brooklyn drive St Louis Mo. No real name.
    So I'm going to call Northern Safety and at least let them know some POS is out writing checks that belong to them.
    Seems if he is doing this a lot it would be as easy for the cops to arrange an arrest.

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    I've used craigslist quite a bit. You just have to have a nose for fishy stuff then ignore it and move on.

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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    No we need to make scamming punishable by death, sentance carried out on the spot by any victim or attempted victim.
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    Re: Scammer warning! Avoid John Demere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fasciaguy View Post
    So here is the latest update. I got home today and this dude sent me a $6000 check fed-Ex.
    Its a business check from Northern Safety Company in Utica NY. I looked them up and called and they appear to be a legit company.
    It was after hours so no one was able to answer anything about the check. So I will call tomorrow during 8-5
    The fed ex package was sent from Washington University One Brooklyn drive St Louis Mo. No real name.
    So I'm going to call Northern Safety and at least let them know some POS is out writing checks that belong to them.
    Seems if he is doing this a lot it would be as easy for the cops to arrange an arrest.

    I am betting the check bounces.

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