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    is this a scam?

    i have my car up for sale on autotrader and someone contacted me saying their interested. i knwo it is probably a scam but how does it work? here is the email.

    I really appriciate your prompt response.I am glad to inform you that i am satified with the details and condition of the car .

    Presently i am in offshore in france but i will be travelling down to uk to complete the transaction,so first of all, I will like you to please put this car off advert to avoid interrruptions from other intrested buyers and count it sold,ok.

    Concerning the price and payment ,i will be happy to pay you £11100.00 for it .

    I will send you a Bankers draft of £5,000.00 which i will allow to clear into your bank account .

    You will deduct £1,000.00 as a deposit for it which is non-refundable.

    You will send £4,000.00 to shipping agent asap the cheque has cleared. I was informed by him that, he will need the money for shipping in advance at least a weekend before i will be in Uk.

    The remaining balance of £10200.00 payed into your bank account or by cash before it can be pick up.i will be waiting for 48hrs for you to confirmed the balance before the shipping agent can pick it up .Let me know the best wey you want the balance to be paid?

    You need not to worry as our prepaid shipping Agent will come to pick it up from your base for shippment asap the balance has been confirmed by you .the reason for this shippment method is as a result of the conjestion at the singapore seaport, which does not make it directly shippable there.

    I will compensating you with £100 for the time involve in paying the shipping agent and also for you to withdrawl the advert.

    If you accept my terms of payment,The details and picture of the car will be sent to the shipping agent and get back to me with the NAME ,ADDRESS AND CONTACT MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER for Bankers draft to be delivered to you .I look forward to a successful transaction with you and await your urgent response.

    PLEASE NOTE,ITS WHEN THE FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY YOU BEFORE THE CAR DOCUMENT WILL BE RELEASE TO ME AND SIGN
    Baker

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    Banned

    Yes..

    Yes its a well known scam.

    One of these was posted the other week, will try and find it but I'm not brilliant with the search on here ... but yes, total scam!

    Original Poster

    how does it work?

    Don't even think about it

    Major scam. Avoid like the plague.

    Original Poster

    the part i dnt get is when they send £5000 bankers draft are they not afraid i might run away with it or something?

    He certainly likes to call the shots.

    I think the idea is that he scams £4k from you? :x

    LMAO reminds me of when i was trying to rent a flat from an ad i saw online i emailed the person and they said i should send them my 1st month's rent and deposit via their agent and when i've done that my keys for the flat would be posted to me :?

    ALICOM007;4748316

    the part i dnt get is when they send £5000 bankers draft are they not … the part i dnt get is when they send £5000 bankers draft are they not afraid i might run away with it or something?



    You will find that once you have drawn the cash the money credit will be reversed and you will be left with -£1000

    ilovelilac;4748359

    LMAO reminds me of when i was trying to rent a flat from an ad i saw … LMAO reminds me of when i was trying to rent a flat from an ad i saw online i emailed the person and they said i should send them my 1st month's rent and deposit via their agent and when i've done that my keys for the flat would be posted to me :?



    what did you do?

    ask him to send you the money by WU

    dhoomdhoom;4748377

    You will find that once you have drawn the cash the money credit will be … You will find that once you have drawn the cash the money credit will be reversed and you will be left with -£1000



    I think it would be -£4k

    Original Poster

    dhoomdhoom;4748377

    You will find that once you have drawn the cash the money credit will be … You will find that once you have drawn the cash the money credit will be reversed and you will be left with -£1000



    ooh so the scam is with the deposit. i guess thats where they get people. some people will think that their car is safe so will go ahead with the deal thinking they have nothing to lose.

    The money orders are fake, it will pass over the counter but will not check out after processing so the money gets taken back out of your account and you are £4k down and they are laughing.. they dont want the car by the way!

    Original Poster

    i emailed him saying ill compensate him £100 if he comes and gives me the £11k directly.

    Smeagol what did you do?

    He'll get the £4k that you send to the "shipping agent" surely?

    dhoomdhoom;4748377

    You will find that once you have drawn the cash the money credit will be … You will find that once you have drawn the cash the money credit will be reversed and you will be left with -£1000





    You will end up 4 grand down, not 1 grand.

    Jumpingphil;4748453

    You will end up 4 grand down, not 1 grand.




    +1

    as I explained

    AVOID AVOID - Scam

    Original Poster

    packard;4748483

    AVOID AVOID - Scam



    yh lol i think we got that now:thumbsup:

    tell him to PP gift you the 5000

    dunno if he can reverse that one tbh

    I got one like that. Told him I'd already sold the car to a nice gentleman whose Uncle was a clergyman in Nigeria and had already been paid via Western Union. I didn't hear any more from him. :thumbsup:

    wasn't there a thread like this the other day?

    Banned

    Why does he need to buy a car from you in the UK???? No cars in france !!!???

    definitely a scam..

    dont touch with a ten foot bargepole, even with a condom on the end!

    hope you find a genuine buyer soon xx

    Yes, go for it, I doubt it's a scam.

    While your thinking about it, can you send me your bank details (pm will do).........

    tony_s1;4748824

    I got one like that. Told him I'd already sold the car to a nice … I got one like that. Told him I'd already sold the car to a nice gentleman whose Uncle was a clergyman in Nigeria and had already been paid via Western Union. I didn't hear any more from him. :thumbsup:



    LMAO!

    I wonder why
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