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Old 02-26-2015, 01:48 AM   #15
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This cash only would have been a bit difficult when I sold my last moho. $180,000 is a lot of cash and promotes a theft. A bank transfer is best, although in my case a cashier's check, transferred at my bank, confirmed and guaranteed by my bank, was the method used. My bank contacted the buyers bank before he even arrived for the confirmation.


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Old 02-26-2015, 02:35 AM   #16
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Yep, that has become a big problem here with no requirements to either post adds or inquire about them. Lots of crooks out there just looking for suckers.
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I really dislike that there is no post limit to post in the classifieds. At least require someone have 5-10 posts.
Hi, I think you should have at least 100 posts and be a supporting member to post in the classified adds. That should eliminate the scammers.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:22 AM   #17
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Hi, I think you should have at least 100 posts and be a supporting member to post in the classified adds. That should eliminate the scammers.
Robert - that is an EXCELLENT idea. Of course the owners of the forum are in business to make a profit and they need the ads. So that could be one alternative, with the other being that they pay more - enough so that their bonafides can be verified before the ad posts. That would include a credit check, identity verification, proof of address and proof of ownership of the item being sold.

I know that when I meet other Airstream owners the odds are about 1 in 10 that they are members - and a non-member who needs to sell should have the right to put his ad before our eager eyes, right?

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Old 02-27-2015, 04:14 AM   #18
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Ad requirements

While the general web scammers would be put off by the 100 post requirement, this would not phase a real con artist. If someone is selling or buying something for $20,000 or more and is a confidence man, they are very clever. IMO, however, doing business in a bank with video recording, bank officials checking negotiable instruments, etc. this will be the safest method of money transfer.

Also, the posting requirement would eliminate hundreds of ads, IMO
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:43 AM   #19
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Bank to bank money transfers or cash if possible. Go to your bank and they will help with the money transfers and other details. Peace,jim
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The Oklahoma City police recently announced that they have meeting rooms for people to complete transactions that started online. I'm imagining the look on the scammer's face when I tell him to meet me at the OKC police station at 10:00 tomorrow.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:42 PM   #22
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Can't be cautious enough!! Good advice here. It's a shame we've come to this (retired couple murdered in S. GA who went to buy a Mustang thru Craig's List). As communications improve scams and crooks will become more clever and believable.
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A 100 posts requirement to list an ad would merely fill these forums with useless irrelevant scammer's posts, destroying the value of these forums and shut the forums down for lack of valid participation.

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Sell everything for cash, if movable, like cars or our recent motorhome we do it in our police department parking lot.

I do agree with X number of posts prior to being able to post. Good idea.
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An interbank verified wire transfer has a minimal cost and the receiving bank will be interested in verifying the funds so they are not left holding the bag if there were an issue.
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Hi from AZ. . .the 'cash only' thing was the problem in that GA deal that ended badly. The thieves required cash only, so knew the couple were coming bearing cash. I don't think the thieves even had a 'classic car'. It's just impossible to be too cautious out there.. . .Let's all be safe !. . . Craig
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Sadly, I'm reminded of the elderly couple (on national news) who traveled in response to a "seller of a vintage '69 mustang" who requested buyers meet him, with cash in hand. They complied, and ended up shot in the head, bodies dumped in lake, robbed of cash and their truck. Turns out, the 'seller' never owned a vehicle, of any kind. Craig's list! A scammers paradise!
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When I sold our last RV to buyer crop the US (I am in Canada) I spoke in advance to my bank about the best way to receive the money. They even cautioned be about accepting a bank draft due to possible forgery.

They told me to have the buyer come with American Express Traveller's Cheques and for both of us to come into my bank with them.

I felt very badly about all this as the buyer and I had exchanged numerous emails and phone calls and he certainly sounded up & up - but I suppose just never now. I apologized to him and blamed my bank, but he was ok with it and understood.

When we both appeared at my bank with the cheques in hand, my bank called American Express before turning the $$ over to us. All worked out fine.

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