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Bianchi Bikes @ ridiculous prices in Classifieds(7 posts)

Bianchi Bikes @ ridiculous prices in ClassifiedsSouthparklion
Mar 23, 2003 1:57 PM
Ciolan Gheorghe Mihai is selling $2,400 road bikes for $700. He claims to be from LA, does anyone know anything about him?

I can't find any other information on a Ciolan Gheorghe Mahai. I did find a Ciolan Gheorghe in the yellow pages that lives in Compton, which would be a district of LA.

A Ciolan Gheorghe also has an email address in Transylvania - yes, the place in Europe with the werewolves (no offense to Transylvanians).
re: Bianchi Bikes @ ridiculous prices in Classifiedsdamack
Mar 23, 2003 3:53 PM
ya i have exchanged about 8 emails in broken english with this guy. He wants me to Western Union $900 to Calatayud, Saragoza, Spain. While he sends the bike UPS to me???

sounds too good to be true!

has anyone else done business with this guy?
Bianchi Bikes @ ridiculous prices in Classifieds..Don't bother.davet
Mar 23, 2003 7:56 PM
This is a variation of the Nigerian scam. Western Union money transfers are done in cash. There is no way of tracing the recipient. You send the money.....you don't get the bike!
re: Bianchi Bikes @ ridiculous prices in ClassifiedsRHamner
Mar 24, 2003 1:09 PM
I too exchanged emails with this guy. He stopped responding when I suggested we use an escrow company to clear the transaction. He forwarded me a phone number to contact him, which I believe is in Romania. The number is +40742929340.
re: Bianchi Bikes @ SCAMMMMMMteoteoteo
Mar 25, 2003 9:14 AM
It's a Scam...promising UPS overnight for FREE. $1800 for EV4 and full Record. I offered to pay cash and pick up in LA--he said bikes where in Spain.

In short these bikes don't exist. This variation is not too clever but does draw large numbers with too good to be true pricing AND full size runs in multiple models....
re: Bianchi Bikes @ ridiculous prices in Classifiedsnobike
Mar 27, 2003 6:35 PM
I also exchanged several "broken english" emails with this guy today. He wanted me to wire the money to some guy in St. Petersburg, Florida. I was about to do it until I read this forum. Thanks.
re: Bianchi Bikes @ ridiculous prices in ClassifiedsBofed
Apr 4, 2003 7:13 PM
I don't know if this helps but I got ripped off from some one in Romania selling Fujis, which is where Translvania is. I sent money to the town of Cluj Napoca. Look out!!!