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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think these might be scams???

As some of you know, i have been trying to selling my wheels and tires that were on my 3. And I have recently been getting emails from various people claiming they are interested in buy them. Here is one email...

Quote:
Hello
My name is roy mike i came across your Tires & Wheels which you have
for
sale and am interested buying it for my daughter in-law as a wedding
gift so
i will like to know the last price which you are selling the Tires &
Wheels
and send me some pics of the Tires & Wheels , so that i can know if the
Tires & Wheels is in perfect condition, be expecting your mail back
with
the Price and the Pics.thanks.. Best Regards. Thanks
roy mike
now...i have gotten like 5 other email similar to this one, all roughly the same format... saying they are interested in them. They want to see pictures, and want to know the price (which i have displayed in all the listings i have posted). Some of them claim they are buying them for other people, some are buying for themselves. About half of them stated they would be paying with a Postal money order or cashiers check. In one of the emails, the guy even stated that he would provide the shipping company. And all of them have had really bad grammer/english in the emails.

I've just been deleting all of them, because they all seem a little to scamish to me. It seems like i have seen things like this before, or read other peoples stories of stuff like this happening...

so what are your opinions?

scam or no scam??


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Re: Do you think these might be scams???

although, weather or not they are scams. I'm probably not gonna sell with them, because they are pretty much already sold to a local guy that wants them...


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Re: Do you think these might be scams???

i smell scammmm


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Re: Do you think these might be scams???

[quote author=bossboy link=topic=66243.msg1136195#msg1136195 date=1168111521]
i smell scammmm


[/quote]


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Re: Do you think these might be scams???

there are some scams like that going around....i would tell whoever is interested that they need to send you the money order and after you cash it you'll send them the wheels


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Re: Do you think these might be scams???

[quote author=SHINE Man link=topic=66243.msg1136201#msg1136201 date=1168111942]
[quote author=bossboy link=topic=66243.msg1136195#msg1136195 date=1168111521]
i smell scammmm


[/quote]


chiaa
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Yeah i've gotten emails like that from ebay scams. I've been on something and then i'll get six emails from people saying that the person that won the bid couldn't come up with the money so if i send a check to so and so they'll send out the auction. They even have pics of the auction and everything. So what those emails that your getting may be people look for information and pics to scam people. But that's just a theory i've developed in a while writing this.
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Re: Do you think these might be scams???

In another updated scam, the scammer offers to buy some expensive item (e.g., jewelry or a car, that the prospective victim advertised on eBay, for example, or a legitimate classified-ads website such as craigslist) by official, certified, bank or cashier's check. The check will have an "accidentally" or mutually agreed higher value than the price of the item, so the scammer asks the victim to wire the extra money to some third party as soon as the check clears. Because banks in the USA are required by law to honor a check within 1-5 working days (even before a check has cleared), they will report the proceeds as available for withdrawal before the check is presented to the issuing bank for clearance and the fraud is discovered. Most banks will hold the victim accountable for the value of the counterfeit check.



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Re: Do you think these might be scams???

[quote author=Apocalypse link=topic=66243.msg1136243#msg1136243 date=1168115432]
In another updated scam, the scammer offers to buy some expensive item (e.g., jewelry or a car, that the prospective victim advertised on eBay, for example, or a legitimate classified-ads website such as craigslist) by official, certified, bank or cashier's check. The check will have an "accidentally" or mutually agreed higher value than the price of the item, so the scammer asks the victim to wire the extra money to some third party as soon as the check clears. Because banks in the USA are required by law to honor a check within 1-5 working days (even before a check has cleared), they will report the proceeds as available for withdrawal before the check is presented to the issuing bank for clearance and the fraud is discovered. Most banks will hold the victim accountable for the value of the counterfeit check.


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That really sucks... people who do that ruin things for eveyone else.
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Re: Do you think these might be scams???

[quote author=bossboy link=topic=66243.msg1136195#msg1136195 date=1168111521]
i smell scammmm


[/quote]

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Re: Do you think these might be scams???

Well if your selling something a price and pictures is neccessary ... not?

USPS money orders are the most legit money order out there.

Dont accept Western Union and any company you are not familiar with

Use paypal for the safest transaction, make sure they have a verified address and state you can only ship to that verified address.

Dont use there shipping services untill payment is clear

Its pretty simple accepting money, once it has been cashed/cleared its legit and yours

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