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Scam or the real deal??(6 posts)

Scam or the real deal??jwelch
Sep 15, 2003 7:47 AM
I have a question concerning some very strange e-mail responses I have recived on an ad I have placed. Three response have come back with no questions about the bike I am selling but just saying they will take the product I am selling. These e-mails have been generated in the UK and the Far East. Has anyone one else run into this kind of response on an ad? How would you go about finding out if they are the real deal or just a scam. Thanks
re: Scam or the real deal??red_ellsworth
Sep 15, 2003 8:47 AM
You are joking of course. There are 500+ postings on this site, two banners above the forum and you are asking if it is a scam.
re: Scam or the real deal??jwelch
Sep 15, 2003 9:11 AM
Just trying to figure out the angle since I am the seller and they are willing to pay by credit card. I have done alot of transactions on thi site and just never come across such odd replies for possible buyers overseas.
re: Scam or the real deal??red_ellsworth
Sep 15, 2003 10:39 AM
The cc is probably stolen. If you want to go thru with the deal get the cc company on the phone and verify the name and the shipping address and the bank name agree with what is supposed to be on the card. I am old enough to know better but got hit when I worked in the shop because I really wanted to make the sale in a slow month.
If there is any doubt.........DON'T DO IT!.....davet
Sep 15, 2003 12:42 PM
It's much too easy to get burned. In some cases you could be out not only your bike, but some money to boot. Many of the scammers are very sophisticated and smarter than the sellers. They have been at it for a long time.

Plus, shipping your bike overseas is a major hassle and not easy.
If there is any doubt.........DON'T DO IT!.....jwelch
Sep 15, 2003 12:55 PM
Sound pretty shady all around, yea the overseas shipping is a pain in the butt to boot.
Thanks