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Octane 06-04-2011 08:43 AM

Beware of scammers in the classified section
 
I'm sure this is not the right place to put this
but even with a hundred-and-something sub-forums
I just can't seam to find the right place.

Anyway..here goes:

I put in an ad CLICK
for a dash for my 1977 Argosy MH.

First I get an email from a guy in the UK who
says he has exactly what I need, if only I'll immediately send
him 140 British pounds by Money Gram or Western Union.
Yeah right.

Just for fun I asked him to send me a photo of the dash.
Naaa; he didn't have such a photo on his computer at the moment.
I insisted that I need to see a photo.
Never heard from him again.

Then I received a somewhat weird email , again from the UK,
saying that he had exactly what I was looking for.

For the fun of it I asked what vehicle it came from
and if he would please send a photo of the dash.

The brilliant answer was: ( I quote. Spelling errors and all )

"..thanks for your reply well i just want to let you know that the items
you are asking i have it my agent just delivery it to me two days ago so
you are the fast person that need it now well for the pictuer
of the items i don't have it on my computer i promise you that
all are in good and perfect condition the vehicle is from
genmany and the year is 2009 make i know that when you see it you
will like it and is the type of vehicle you are looking for
thank for reply i will be waiting for your respond urgent.."

Off cause I immediately send a large sum of money to him
so I could get my genmany (sic) 2009 something thingy.

While I was at it , I asked if he had a bridge for sale
and if he wanted me to put in a large amount of money
on his Nigerian bank account.........yeah right.

CanoeStream 06-04-2011 09:33 AM

Hello Octane. Sorry about this... We have many threads documenting need to be wary and check out too-good-to-be-true offers. It sounds like you exercised appropriate caution.

I won't make public the steps we have taken to control these thieves -- our efforts are significant! Please click my username in this post and Private Message me the email address this joker used to contact you. I'll get back to you to let you know what I find.

Thanks,
Bob


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