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I'm selling my bike on the forum, then i got this e-mail.....what do you think???

 

 

Dear sir,

I am an international business man, specialised in

dealing,purchasing and selling of AUTOS.I also help my foreign client to

ship their autos to any place of their desired country or destination,

most

especially EUROPE, cause i have a shipper who takes care of the shipment,

so

shipping will not pose any problem.

 

Presently i have a client who has asked me to help him purchase

the

item subjected above which will be shipped to EUROPE. As i was browsing

through the internet, i saw your advert and i will like to purchase it for

my client, but before payment will be made i need to be sure of who i will

be dealing with if you are going to be honest and sincere throughout the

transaction.

 

So to start with, signify your interest by forwarding to me your

last

(PRICE) as well as your method(s) of payment through mail, after which we

can continue with the transaction and i promise if all conditions and

agreement are accepted and reached on time, payment will be made out

almost

immediately.

 

Hoping to here from you as soon as possible.

 

Respectfully,

 

MIKE-WILLIAMS.

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I'm selling my bike on the forum, then i got this e-mail.....what do you think???

 

Don't bother replying. You'll never get any real $$ from this "person".

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Consider that anybody who can afford to hire somebody else to buy cars for them can afford to buy locally. The kinds of cars that get sourced this way are very rare where there are a handfull of active sellers worldwide at any given time. Much as you like your bike, it's not in this class of vehicle.

 

To put it another way, anybody who would have a client like this would go to the BMW local dealer and work through them.

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Dear sir,...

This is the point at which I'd have suspected it to be spam.

 

...I am an international business man,...

At this point, I'd be convinced it was indeed spam.

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I bet he knows the guy who offered to buy my GS for $1000 over book and pay to ship it to Israel provided I take an "overdraft cashier's check" and pay the $2500 extra it would be written for in cash to his shipping agent to settle his debt.

 

I gave him my mailing address for the money order- it was the local deputy sheriff's office.

 

I wonder if he mailed the fake MO and if the sheriff's office has time to bother with such clearly BS attempted theft.

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Don't bite. "The item subjected above" clause cinched it for me. The letter sounds too generic, no doubt sent to many potential victims.

 

Jay

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Dear Sir, I yam an enternashunal bizness man. instead of bying a BMW in europe, i want to buy yours in america and ship it back across the oshun.

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It's smells like a scam or dirty gym socks. You decide...

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Paul_Burkett

I think that he should have used more variants of the word SHIPPED in the first paragraph. Like " I ship shipments of shipable items to shipping receivers....of stolen ship stuff. Yea, that would have made it sound more beleivable.

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Bigots!!!! All of you!!! When I form opinions without providing sufficient data I'm accused of being a sexist or racial profiling...I think you should keep an open mind and give him a chance! grin.gif

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Bigots!!!! All of you!!! When I form opinions without providing sufficient data I'm accused of being a sexist or racial profiling...I think you should keep an open mind and give him a chance! grin.gif

 

Your absolutley right! Maybe this is his first Scam and the negative feed back from his lack of professionalism will discourage him from future attempts. grin.gif

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