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I listed a bike on the classifieds for sale. Here is the first email I got from this guy:

Hello Jason,
I got your mail and i'm still interested in buy it so Right now you know I'm going to ask the company to issue the check of $4,850 in your name and you'll send the excess funds to my shipper via western union,for him to come for the pick up at your location,I ll give you my shipping agent's datas as soon as the check gets to you,He's handles my shipping arrangement. I will be giving $125 for your (efforts) I'll be very grateful if really you can do everything the same day you recieve the check for a faster transaction and bcos i am really eager to see it....
I'll need your datas for the check to get to you soonest..
NAME..
ADDRESS..
ZIP CODE..
CITY..
STATE...
COUNTRY..
PHONE NUMBER
(HOME,OFFICE,CELL)
Pls mail me today,to let me know w hat's good.
I know I can trust you,
Best Regard.

Here is the next:

Hello Jason,
I got your mail safely and i really i want you to understand everything.
A check of $$4,850 is going to be sent to you.
You are to deduct the cost of the bike which is $725.And the $125 am willing to give you as your efforts and western union fees.You are to wire the balance to my shiping agent who is going to come down to your location for the pick-up of the bike right there at your location.
As soon as you get the check you are to email me so that i can provide my shipping agent datas for the balance via western union or money gramm arround you.
You are to wire the balance to my shipper the same day you get the check and in 2 or 3 days afetr my shipping agent is going to be at your location for the pick-up.
Right now all you need to is that get both the bike and the balance ready and as soon as you get the check,you are to immidiately go to western union or money gramm arround you and wire the balance with my shipping agent datas.
Just to really know how really eager i am in getting the bike and to also know how i want everything done the same day cos i dont want any delay from your end.All i need is your assurance that you will wire the balance to my shipper the same day you get the check cos am highly sure that as soon as my shipping agent get the balance is going to be at your location in 2 or 3 days aftet for the pick-up right there at your location.
I really trust you.
Thanks and God Bless.

Smith Morgan....



So to sum up I was going to sell the bike to a guy overseas for $850 USD. But I have a couple of interested buyers in the states as well. You think this is too fishy? Should I tell the guy no sale and just sell it elsewhere? If he is talking 4850 russian rubles that is not even close to $850.....

Thanks,

Jason
 

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sounds like a money laundering scheme. he posts you lots of cash for a little purchase price. You cash it then send it to comeone else via western union. That cleans the cash. It is no longer money that is unclean but money from a transaction. The owner now has a western union reciept saying that you sent him the money in exchange for goods. Clean as it gets the money now has a destination and origin. No more dirt money. Money laundering is a federal racketering felony. Careful.
 

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Run away!

jsnk1975 said:
I listed a bike on the classifieds for sale. Here is the first email I got from this guy:

Hello Jason,
I got your mail and i'm still interested in buy it so Right now you know I'm going to ask the company to issue the check of $4,850 in your name and you'll send the excess funds to my shipper via western union,for him to come for the pick up at your location,I ll give you my shipping agent's datas as soon as the check gets to you,He's handles my shipping arrangement. I will be giving $125 for your (efforts) I'll be very grateful if really you can do everything the same day you recieve the check for a faster transaction and bcos i am really eager to see it....
I'll need your datas for the check to get to you soonest..
NAME..
ADDRESS..
ZIP CODE..
CITY..
STATE...
COUNTRY..
PHONE NUMBER
(HOME,OFFICE,CELL)
Pls mail me today,to let me know w hat's good.
I know I can trust you,
Best Regard.

Here is the next:

Hello Jason,
I got your mail safely and i really i want you to understand everything.
A check of $$4,850 is going to be sent to you.
You are to deduct the cost of the bike which is $725.And the $125 am willing to give you as your efforts and western union fees.You are to wire the balance to my shiping agent who is going to come down to your location for the pick-up of the bike right there at your location.
As soon as you get the check you are to email me so that i can provide my shipping agent datas for the balance via western union or money gramm arround you.
You are to wire the balance to my shipper the same day you get the check and in 2 or 3 days afetr my shipping agent is going to be at your location for the pick-up.
Right now all you need to is that get both the bike and the balance ready and as soon as you get the check,you are to immidiately go to western union or money gramm arround you and wire the balance with my shipping agent datas.
Just to really know how really eager i am in getting the bike and to also know how i want everything done the same day cos i dont want any delay from your end.All i need is your assurance that you will wire the balance to my shipper the same day you get the check cos am highly sure that as soon as my shipping agent get the balance is going to be at your location in 2 or 3 days aftet for the pick-up right there at your location.
I really trust you.
Thanks and God Bless.

Smith Morgan....

So to sum up I was going to sell the bike to a guy overseas for $850 USD. But I have a couple of interested buyers in the states as well. You think this is too fishy? Should I tell the guy no sale and just sell it elsewhere? If he is talking 4850 russian rubles that is not even close to $850.....

Thanks,

Jason
Total scam artist! Run away, fast!
 

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Actually, it's not money laundering, it's forgery and thievery. The $4800 "check" will be a fake. That's why he wants you to Wire back his "change" immediately. He gets real money before your bank finds out your deposit isn't legitimate, and takes the money back out of your account. Leaving you out whatever you wired to the scammer.
 

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There was a post....

There was a post like this about an ebay auction a while ago. The letters usually all sound the same. It is 100% scam. The idea is to convince you they have sent a good check for a large sum of money, then you send a portion of that to someone else. It takes a while for the original check to be discovered as a fake, by then, you have already sent off the "remaining balance". He is trying to rob you. The only thing you could do, if you want, is to waste some of the *uckers time leading him on.
 

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Mikey is correct. This type of scam is prevelant in the car sales business and originated in Nigeria. The check is fake, that is why they want you to send the balance same day. It takes weeks for your bank to verify the authenticity of the check. By then you are screwed. One lady was killed when she went to Nigeria to get her money back.

Conrad
 

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oh well

I emailed him back and said that the deal was off and I haven't heard back. The only thing that upsets me is that he has my shipping information but whatever. If I get a check from him I will just refuse it. I should have known better to begin with but it took a couple of emails before it became clear what he was up to.
 

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I laughed good and hard

steamboatsig said:
I know you are pissed. It is supposedly the #1 Gross National Product in Nigeria. For more information and some funny stories related to this go to; www.ebolamonkeyman.com

It is a site where the guy messes with these scam artists.

Conrad
This site rocks take a look!

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