Post Number: 53
|Posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 2:57 pm: |
You gotta be kidding me, this came in response to my Roland VS1880 that is on craigslist:
HELLO , GOOD DAY IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.
I AM REV JAMES,I HAVE A CHURCH I WILL BE PRESENTING SOME MUCICAL INSTRUMENT TO FOR THE NEW YEAR.AS A PRESENT COS THE CHURCH IS AN UP COMING CHURCH SO I WILL NEED YOUR GOODS WHICH YOU PLACED ON ADVERT FOR SALE,SO I WILL LIKE YOU TO TELL ME WHAT YOUR MODE OF PAYMENT IS LIKE IF ITS OK WITH ME I WILL LET YOU KNOW COS I WILL LIKE YOU TO SHIP IT SOONEST.AND MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR SHIPMENT .
I WILL BE SO GLAD IF YOU DO THIS FOR ME.
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS
I'll bet I can help this guy free a few million dollars in Tanzania as well.
What is the scam? I am actually going to send the unit without payment??
Post Number: 962
|Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 6:57 am: |
I've had ones like this. They arrange for their 'agent' to pick up the goods in exchange for a bankers cheque made out to a sum well in excess of the asking price. You then pay them the difference as you believe the bank draft is genuine. They take the goods then a week later the draft bounces so you're out of pocket. I've not found anyone so far that has fallen for this although i did believe the first contact I had from one and sent them pictures of my Trace Elliot. It wasn't till the second email that I realised it's a scam.
Post Number: 173
|Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 4:46 am: |
I've come across the same thing when I lived in Paris
Be very VERY wary of these guys!!!!!!!