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:blasted: So, I'm trying to sell my Acura CL on a few different message boards, which means my e-mail address is out there for prospective buyers and scammers alike. Thus, not surprisingly, I've gotten lots of bites from scammers. I've been corresponding with one of them and this is my reply to this evening's e-mail...

My responses in caps below (the spammer is Lucky Emmanuel).



--- Lucky Emmanuel <[email protected]> wrote:

> Greetings.........
>
> Thanks for the email. I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO
THAT TO FART AROUND WITH YOU.
Please I have a client who is
> very much interested in buying your vehicle. I'M
SURE YOU DO. I'D IMAGINE THAT THERE'S A GREAT MARKET
FOR USED $12,000 VEHICLES.
He
> happened to budget for a car last time and
> unfortunately it was sold. I have discussed with him
> and he has agreed that he will be willing to have
> the vehicle shipped to Canada upon reaching an
> agreement with you. I'M HONORED
>
> Please I have Some Questions to Ask:
>
> 1) Is the engine in perfect condition?
> KNOCKING AND PINGING IS NORMAL, RIGHT? I ONLY ADD
OIL EVERY OTHER DAY.
> 2) How often do you service the car? WHAT DO YOU
MEAN BY SERVICE?
>
> 3) How many miles on the car now?
> 6
> 4) Are you the owners?
> I SUPPOSE I AM.
> 5) If yes, for how long did you use car?
FOR THE LAST TWO HUNDRED HOURS.
> 6) Has the car been involve in an auto accident?
> WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY ACCIDENT
> 7) Any mechanical problems with the car?
> NOT THAT MANY
> 8) Why are you selling the car?
> I HATE IT.
> Finally At what price are you willing to sell this
> Vehicle to Us ...
> $16.00
> I look forward to receiving your email as soon as
> posible.
> I'LL BET.
 

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I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud reading a forum post!! Thanks, you made my day
 

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It's amazing how many people fall for this type of thing. But it's not so hard to understand when you see somebody actually go through the motions. I know a couple of ignorant kids who fell for this trick.

The person actually sends a cashiers check of some sort. The seller deposits the check and the banks accepts it. A couple of days later, a portion of the funds are AVAILABLE in the account! The seller takes the money and ships the car with the available funds.

In this case, since the kid was really stupid, she didn't ship the car but she bought expensive shoes and dresses and things.

The next day or so, the bank asks for the funds BACK! I don't know all the specifics but this is exactly what happened. Unfortunately, the girl spent the money and is now sueing the bank for whatever. She'll probably lose. The money was never hers in the first place.

ANYWAY. In most cases, the car would now be in transport with the title signed. AND you owe the bank that money. So you've lost your car AND you've lost whatever funds were available.

This is an extremely clever scam that's obviously tricking banks into making these funds available.. And I suppose this would look OKAY to anybody since some of those funds (just as expected - not all of them) were available shortly after depositing the check..

This scam needs to go more mainstream...
 

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I was selling an IBM ThinkPad on eBay and sure enough was quickly contacted by one of those Nigerian scammers. I played along; he sent me a fake BidPay email and gave me a FedEx account number to ship it by. I packed a box with bricks, ~20 pounds worth and sent it out to Nigeria making sure to specify on the invoice that the recipient pays all taxes and shipping costs. He picked it up and now is out ~$350, too bad I heard from him since:helpless:
 

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Warez said:
I was selling an IBM ThinkPad on eBay and sure enough was quickly contacted by one of those Nigerian scammers. I played along; he sent me a fake BidPay email and gave me a FedEx account number to ship it by. I packed a box with bricks, ~20 pounds worth and sent it out to Nigeria making sure to specify on the invoice that the recipient pays all taxes and shipping costs. He picked it up and now is out ~$350, too bad I heard from him since:helpless:
Hahaha good one
 

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I'll share mine too.
I posted volvo for sale ay 7900$ and this creep offers me almost 12 Grand:

SCAMMER said:
> On 7/17/05, danny dash <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Thanks for the mail,
> > i really appreciate your responces towards my interest in buying
> > your {1997 Volvo 850 R <----VERY RARE - $7900} am pleased with the price and
> > condition...Meanwhile,i will be travelling out of country base on business
> > trips and will be back in two weeks time.However, concerning the payment and
> > shipping arrangement of the item...My business partner wants to pay me sum
> > money worth $11,800.. via a certisfied Money order check in U.S funds,
> > drawn from United State banks tagge on your name... since am not arround i
> > will instruct him to issue the check in your name and Address provided to
> > me...
> > However,immediately you received the check from my business partner,you
> > will have to get it cash in your own banks or any banks very close to
> > area....All because learn`nt that it take 24 to 48 hours certisfied check
> > to get cashed up in any U.S banks.Moreso, as soon as you get the check
> > cashed up you will deducted your own share of buying from you and remit
> > the exces! s funds to my {PERSONAL ASSISTANT INFORMATION or MY SHIPPING
> > AGENT DATA`S PROVIDE}for you ..{VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER or MONEY
> > GRAM} which ever way that pleases you, inorder for the shipping arrangement
> > to commences at your End.....
> > If this arrangement is okay and sound plesant to you , please do not
> > hesitate to get back to me with your contact details such as {Name to be
> > issued on check, your full contact Address, City, State, Zipcode and both
> > your home and cell number} inwhich i can reach you on for any information i
> > want to get across to you..Above all i will want us to deal in utmost faith
> > all because {BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT TRUST}if you have any question please do
> > ask,I look forward to your soonest reply.......
> > Best Wishes.....
To which I replied:

ME said:
> yeah its all about trust and I dont trust you at all you ****ing creep
> don't contact me again fukker
 

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Didn't want to start a new thread...

Here's my latest response to a scammer...

Mr. Smith:
My responses are in all caps below.
With kindest regards,
Michael

--- kavin smith <[email protected]> wrote:

> Greetings......... AND SALUTATIONS TO YOU MY GOOD FRIEND.
>
> Thanks for the email. Please I have a client who is
> very much interested in buying your vehicle. He
> happened to budget for a car last time and
> unfortunately it was sold. I have discussed with him
> and he has agreed that he will be willing to have
> the vehicle shipped to Canada upon reaching an
> agreement with you.
>
> Please I have Some Questions to Ask: PLEASE I HAVE SOME ANSWERS FOR YOU.
>
> 1) Is the engine in perfect condition? THERE IS NO ENGINE. I PEDAL THIS VEHICLE.
>
> 2) How often do you service the car? I CHANGE MY SOCKS, HOWEVER I HAVE NOT GOTTEN A PEDICURE RECENTLY.
>
> 3) How many miles on the car now? MORE THAN -1000 AND LESS THAN 99999999999999999
>
> 4) Are you the owners? ME, MY DOG, AND THE LOCAL DRUNK ARE ALL PART OWNERS. SOMETIMES WE LET THE SQUIRREL DRIVE THE VEHICLE THOUGH.
>
> 5) If yes, for how long did you use car? WELL, IT'S A 2001, SO I'D SAY ABOUT 27 YEARS.
>
> 6) Has the car been involve in an auto accident? IT WAS ONCE USED IN A DEMOLITION DERBY, BUT OTHERWISE, IT'S NEVER BEEN HIT.
>
> 7) Any mechanical problems with the car? IF THE SQUIRREL IS HUNGRY, IT'S VERY SLUGGISH. OTHERWISE, IF I'M DRIVING, IT RUNS WELL, ESPECIALLY IF I'VE HAD BEANS FOR DINNER.
>
> 8) Why are you selling the car? IT MAKES ME CRY WHEN I SEE IT.
>
> Finally At what price are you willing to sell this
> Vehicle to Us ... $17,000,000.00 AND NOT A PENNY LESS. ALRIGHT, UPON FURTHER CONSIDERATION, I WOULD TAKE A PENNY LESS, SO I SUPPOSE MY ACTUAL FINAL PRICE IS $16,999,999.99.
>
> I look forward to receiving your email as soon as
> posible. IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO SEND THIS TO YOU.
>
 

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Ahaha Dave I remember reading that article on the Powerbook scam a while ago. Their hard work to pull the prank off really makes it all the more humerous.
 
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