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Today's Latest Fraud Attempt : BEWARE(2 posts)

Today's Latest Fraud Attempt : BEWARErkappius
Jan 6, 2004 8:08 AM
OK - I've been very successful selling bikes on MTBR.com and roadbikereview.com over the last several years, but my latest posting has yielded 2 fraud attempts in 2 days. Here are the users : "slim cole" and "Desmond Wood"

Here is the text from "slim cole" :
Hello,
Thanks for your mail,well i am okay by yout last price so i want us to seal this transaction before next week so you to know that i will handle the shippment by my self cos i have a shipping agent who will come for the pick up at your location. so this is how i want payment to be asap by instructing my client in the states who is oweing my money for the goods i sold to him to issue you a certified bank check of $5,500 and this should take care of all expences in this transaction,i know its
more then the money, all i want you to do is once
you have recieved it is to deduct your own
money($1300) and the wiring charges and wire the
balance to my international shipping agent
through WESTERN UNION transfer, once he recieves the
balance will come over to your location the very
next day for pick up, now the money wired to the shipper
is his fees for his services, transpor tation to your
location and back to me, also for all charges that
may arise along this transaction cos i will want it to be delivered to me safe and sound with out problems,i shall send you my shipper address as soon as i contact him, all i need of you now is to mail me your full name and contact address as w ell as phone number so that i can forward it to my client who will issue you the check, let me know asap if you are still intrested so that we could seal this on time.
Regards
Mr slim....

SO, Beware as a seller - and please, as a buyer, realize there are good intended sellers out here with excellent deals for the right buyer.

Rus
Anybody <b>stupid</b> enough to fall for this...Dave_Stohler
Jan 8, 2004 1:47 AM
..deserves to get swindled!