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#67 of 86 Re: Smells like a scam to me! [bogiedriver]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:55 am)
Interesting. I don't think I've heard of scams with a US postal money order before, so this has got my attention.
And who is this agent coming to pick it up? If this guy has money to pay an agent, why not use that money to buy "mum" an even nicer car?
Like both you and isell, it just smells fishy. But I'd definitely like to know if they are now scamming with postal money orders.
#68 of 86 Re: Smells like a scam to me! [qbrozen]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:58 am)
i was curious, so i searched and this is the first article I came upon.
i wonder if, unlike cashier's checks, you can just go to your bank with it and have them verify that the money order is truly legit before turning the car over to "his agent."
#69 of 86 Re: Smells like a scam to me! [qbrozen]
Oct 24, 2005 (10:13 am)
Thanks for the link to the article regarding Postal money orders.
I woujld never consider selling the car without actually talking to the buyer and meeting him in person. The fact that he is e-mailing me rather than picking up a phone is a huge RED FLAG for me.
And why buy a BMW 323i for his "old mum"?
#70 of 86 Re: Smells like a scam to me! [bogiedriver]
Oct 24, 2005 (10:16 am)
DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!
IT'S A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have placed my share of cars on autotrader.com and have received the same weird emails.....but once you tell them that you will not release the car until the funds are safely in your bank.....you will never here from them again!!!!!
EVERY single ad that I have placed on autotrader.com comes with one or more scam emails....and when I send a not so nice email back to them....again, you never hear from them again. If someone is interested in doing business like that then a phone call and wire transfer is the way to go....get your bank involved and asked them what in the best SECURE way of doing this transaction!!!
Again, DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!
Oct 24, 2005 (12:57 pm)
I agree with mldj98....Something is fishey. Even bank/cashier checks can come back to haunt you 2-3 weeks down the road. Have the friend meet you at your bank and tell him to bring cash only. This should scare away any scamers...
#72 of 86 Re: Smells like a scam to me! [bogiedriver]
Oct 24, 2005 (10:49 pm)
And I thought that changing (to a larger amount) is a standard con for inmates that get that ugly pen-pal gal. Get her to cash a valid $10 money order they have changed to $1000. And give the money to their dear old mum for lawyer fees to get them out of the framed-up charges that put them in the pen....
I vote for a scam. Probably a bogus money order.
#73 of 86 Re: Smells like a scam to me! [bogiedriver]
Oct 25, 2005 (10:41 am)
Read this story
#74 of 86 Re: Smells like a scam to me! [black_tulip]
Oct 25, 2005 (11:43 am)
I wonder if my neighbors would appreciate that truck sitting in front of my house?
Oct 25, 2005 (12:40 pm)
I think Andre should buy it. He can use it to move around the fleet when they won't start.
Oct 25, 2005 (12:57 pm)
I'll let him know it'sstill available!