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jerry diko?dieter
Aug 3, 2003 10:23 AM
Has anyone sold to jerry diko?
re: jerry diko?jma
Aug 7, 2003 11:09 AM
I got an offer from this guy too. Sounds too good to be true. Hasn't asked a word about the bike nor has he haggled for lower price like most buyers do. Says he sent a check via a friend in the states, says he lives in the UK. Haven't received anything. Sounds like a scam.
re: jerry diko?dieter
Aug 9, 2003 5:03 AM
Sounds like him - that's exactly what I thought as well
re: jerry diko?jma
Aug 11, 2003 12:35 PM
Following up on this scam. You've probably heard this one before and he'll probably change names and e-mail address and keep trying to prey on some innocent victim. He sent me a check, addressed from Nigeria via courier for more money than the bike's price with the same rap to send the balance (today!) to somebody in the states who will then pick up the bike. The check looks like a fake. Here's a copy of his e-mai so that you look out for these thiefs:

"Greetings to you and your family and thanks for your patience. l called my client and friend yesterday and the personnel secretary informed me that the cheque has already been sent to you by mail and if you have not recieved it by today it will definitly get to you by monday the 11th of August 2002.

However my client and friend travelled to Asia China for business and he mandated the secretary to send you the cheque. the secretary informed me that he sent you a cheque of $6,000 Dollars which is the Total Amount that my client and friend owe to me. therefore you should send back to me the balance of $4,250 dollars after your due deduction of $1,850 for your sale of the bike. you should also prepare the change of Title to enable my Agent come for the pick-up as soon as possible

l advice that you send my balance to the Shipping Agent that will now be responsible for the shipment of the Bike to me by western union money transfer with this Name and Address.
Here is the Western union Agent Address Nearer to you where you can send my balance to me.
MEDLEY, FL 33178
Tel: (305) 889-2062
you can pay the western union charges from my money and as well send me the payment informations. Senders Name,western union control number and Text questions.

Best regards.
re: jerry diko?MHershon
Aug 16, 2003 7:06 AM

Diko is (as we speak) trying to buy/steal my Waterford. He has not mentioned anything but a US agent and that he's sent a check, but he did not ask any questions about the bike nor did he dicker. I'll let you know what happens when the check arrives and I try to hammer it.
Don't even bother with the check.....davet
Aug 16, 2003 3:35 PM
.... your bank will issue you the funds, BUT when the check comes back from the issuing bank as counterfeit, your account will be debited that amount. It can be a large hassle. And if they say that you deposited the check knowing that it was fraudulent, well that becomes a whole 'nother thing. The checks are very good fakes. I have four of them and they make great wall art and topics of conversations with our guests. "How come you have $21,550.00 hanging on your wall?".
Don't even bother with the check.....MHershon
Aug 23, 2003 8:26 AM
I have such a check now. I asked $1500 for my bike, advertised on the SandS Coupling site; the check is for 4500 dollars. It came in an envelope from Nigeria, the bank is supposedly in Texas, the original dude, Jerry Diko, interested in my bike is nowhere mentioned, the amount listed on the envelope the check was mailed in is different from the amt of the check...

I'm gonna take the check to the bank and tell them I suspect it's bogus, then let them follow up on the scam. It IS a legit-looking check, but so many aspects of this transaction seem hokey or half-assed, you can't help but be suspicious, even if you hadn't read all the online warnings.

How many times must Diko do this to land one fish?