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What To Do With This Scammer?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ctargetchamp98, Jul 16, 2008.

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  1. ctargetchamp98

    ctargetchamp98 Member

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    I've got a guy wanting to buy the MG I have listed with Auto Trader. He wants to send me a cashiers check for $6000.00 more than I'm asking for the car, then when I receive the check I send his freind who is going to arrange delivery of the car the $6000.00 to cover expenses. This guys E-Mail is at Yahoo India. Do any of you know of a way to turn the tables on this guy? What authorities anyone could report this to? Thank's
    Tony W.
     
  2. nipper

    nipper TS Member

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    dont waste your time reporting it to anyone,"they" could care less.

    bill
     
  3. 100straight

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    Hit the link above, and by all means............ Have fun!!!

    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
  4. Juno

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    Get the cashiers check and see if you can cash it. If you can cash it keep all the money and cut off any further communication. Use the money to restore the car.

    Juno
     
  5. gun fitter

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    I got something similar from a woman claiming to be a Nubian princes and that she needed my help with arranging to invest 18 million dollars here. I sent her back an e-mail asking for nude pictures and suggesting that the KKK would be happy to invest for her. Haven't gotten any more since boy I hope it wasn't really 18,000,000.00 that I pissed away!LOL
    Joe
     
  6. dmarbell

    dmarbell Active Member

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    Tony,

    There was a thread here some time ago that detailed the trials someone had when they dealt with a scammer. The check they would send you is illegal - either forged or stolen. Don't participate. You won't be able to keep the money. You'll be participating in helping these people try to cash someone else's check, and illegally access their bank accounts.

    Danny
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    same thing happened to me, cashiers check no good. Took it to Wells Fargo, they did nothing
     
  8. SirMissalott

    SirMissalott Active Member

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    Run don't walk away from this deal. IMHO
     
  9. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I occasionally receive those emails telling me that my services as an agent for some far-flung firm are needed and if I just deposit their funds in my bank account and forward a money order to them, I can keep 10% for my services. Just for giggles one day, I played along and received $5,000 in U.S.P.S. money orders by FedEx overnight delivery. Both my bank and the local post office said they were some of the best forgeries they ever saw. The bank branch manager said that if I had just deposited them instead of asking the teller if they were any good, they would have been accepted without hesitation. But, of course, I would have been charged back the full amount when the U.S.P.S. declined to honor them. The guy to whom I was supposed to have sent the funds less my 10% badgered me for weeks with emails demanding "his" money but eventually went away. Perhaps he was an innocent victim who supplied some money up front?

    The tip-off to the bank teller with those money orders was their consecutive serial numbers - U.S.P.S. money orders have random serial numbers. Over the years since then, I've received similar emails but when I reply that I'm only interested if the funds are legitimate and will submit them to inspection by law enforcement agencies before depositing them, I never hear back.

    Then about six months ago, I replied to an email and told them the same thing. They sent me some money orders drawn on a Maryland credit union via next-day FedEx delivery. I found the credit union's telephone number on their website and called to learn what I already knew. I still have those money orders and have never heard from the sender.

    I guess enough people fall for those scams that the scammers can afford to waste some money on FedEx fees and such. They've become boring for me so I just delete them now.

    Ed
     
  10. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Tell the sob to pound sand
     
  11. Mr Newbius©

    Mr Newbius© TS Member

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    You have not only wasted to much of your time already but are now wasting everyone else's as well.

    Take the check and send the car ya idiot ... he is offering more than what your asking!
     
  12. Andy44

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    Forward your e-mails to spam@uce.gov. They are "supposed" to actively go after internet scam spams. AndyH
     
  13. Jerry944t

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    At least you didn't get the one where your life was threatened ny a fellow named "Blood-Blood."

    He only wanted $8000 to call off the hit he had been "hired" to do on me. What a bargain!
     
  14. BDodd

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    You might want to check with your local police or local FBI office. They often have a computer type that's assigned to this kind of stuff or will at least tell you it's a lost cause.....Bob Dodd
     
  15. whiz white

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    If the cashier's check comes from off-shore, it could take a month before you learn it's no good.

    Whiz
     
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    Juno,

    Cashing the cashier's check and spending the money will get YOU in trouble. You'll have to pay it back because somebody will eventually find its bogus.
     
  17. ctargetchamp98

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    Thank's for all the info everyone. Tony W.
     
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