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Tell me what ya think?
« on: March 24, 2008, 03:58:40 PM »
I have an engine that I posted for sale on and recived these replys from a person, I called the number and no one answered so I emailed them to tell them I would like to talk over the phone with them and I recieved this second reply. SOMETHING LOOKS FISHY TO ME WHAT DO YOU THINK?

1968 327 looking for a home!

I went through this ad and I seem to be interested in purchasing this
 lovely horse. Please let me know if its still available for sale and how
 much is your final asking asking price for this horse. I will be
 waiting to hear from you at your earliest convinience.

Hello Ken, I'm emailing you as regard your attention to my proposal
 which is honoured. Your attention is highly appreciated as well. First
 off, my client seem to be okay with the price and condition of this item
 and she is committed to proceed with the purchase. However, below are
 some question I will like to have answers to as soon as possible.

1. How long have you owned it?
2. How many previous owner(s)?
3. Why are you selling it?
4. Do you accept a check/MO as your method of payment?
5. Will you be allowing a hauling company to take care of shipment from
 your residential address?
6. She'd offered to take care of the shipping cost and arragement at
 her expense, will you be accepting that?

I will be waiting to read from at your earliest convinience.



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Re: Tell me what ya think?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 04:26:50 PM »
That is a typical scam artist reply to an ad. Just ignore it and move on.
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Re: Tell me what ya think?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 10:05:07 PM »
Sounds shakey to me.
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Re: Tell me what ya think?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 10:12:35 PM »
I have found two things common with internet scams.

1. The grammar and word use and arrangement is not correct.

2. There almost always seems to be someone with a "client" for the purchase.  Who hires someone to represent them for the sale of items?  This is used I believe to allow the scammer to avoid answering questions involving details of the purchasers motive.  Even with the purchase of an entire car, most people, regardless of how rich they are, usually discuss the deal themselves and do not hire an attorney or some sort of representative.  Unless you are the President or the Pope, rarely do you hire a "go between" for purchases.  I have had these similar offers as well and regardless of how much I would benefit from the deal if it was indeed legitimate, I stay away.  Just click delete and move on.

Just my observations, I could be wrong.


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Re: Tell me what ya think?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 10:32:37 PM »
I've got a close friend who is a major seller (and buyer) on Ebay, the Web, etc.  He says as crazy as all that may sound that scammers use it quite effectively.  Deal directly and even then walk away if you are suspicious.
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