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Yet Another Fraud Alert(4 posts)

Yet Another Fraud Alerttontori
Aug 8, 2003 6:27 AM
This is really getting old. I keep reading about everyone getting letters from scammers and I finally got one. The guy says his name is Williams(sic) Smith from the UK and that he is is "so much in love" with the bike I have posted for sale. Lucky for us that these guys can barely speak or write English - makes it easier to spot them.

Of course he wants me to accept a cashiers check from his client in the US. I was tempted to string him along but decided not to waste my time. I sent him a long warning letter - not that it will do any good but it made me feel better.

Anyway, his e-mail address is He's probably reading this because I told him I would post an alert with his information. I wish there was an effective way to stop these jerks...does anyone have any creatively perverse (legal, though) ideas?
re: Yet Another Fraud Alerttontori
Aug 11, 2003 7:04 AM
I am responding to my own discussion because I was hit on by another scammer. He also claims to be from the UK and wants to buy the bike using an agent in the US. These guys never ask any questions a legitimate buyer would ask. All they want to do is buy it right away. I hope no one is falling for these scams!

This time I think I will string him along and see if I can get his check. His name is Henry Ben and his e-mail address is
re: Yet Another Fraud Alertalg
Aug 18, 2003 7:24 PM
This is incredible, I'm trying to sell my bianchi mega tube and as fate would have it I was contacted by both of these crooks.1 st That jerk RAPHLEE4EVER@mai then good old henryben@sif.Don't count on getting a check from either one ,I also smelled a rat and tried to yank on both of them.These cookies are just plain sick.Anybody have any suggestions how to stop these fools before someone gets stung? I also sent them nastygrams and copies of these alerts showing them how famous they have become,but obviously they persist regardless.If anyone has any ideas ,count me in.
I send them this....davet
Aug 19, 2003 1:44 PM
... with a polite little e-mail saying "Have you seen this? It may be of interest to you".

I usually don't hear back from them.