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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Another Bike Scam.

I was browsing through the local ads and came upon a really cheap bike.
dude says its an 06 cbr600 and he's selling it for 2000 bucks. knowing it was too good to be true [or is it?] i sent him an email asking if he had the tittle and if it was under his name, since the listing is a local listing i could just go down and take a look at it. this is his reply.


Hy
The bike is in excelent condition , no mechanical problems and never
been involved in an accident . The bike is very well kept, I mean only
in my own garage, it has no scratches, all parts are original.
I'm the original owner of the bike.
I sell it cheap because I just moved to heare in Uk, London , I have a
new job heare and I don`t need the bike anymore.
For make this deal 100% safe for both of us, I preffer to use an safe
exchange shipping company, because this is the best way to close a
internet deal.
I will pay the shipping fees and insurance .You will receive the bike
for the test drive in 3 days and you have 5 days for the test
drive.After theat if you decide to buy the bike I will receive the money
from the shipping company,If you don`t want to buy the bike after you
will make the test drive I will pay the shipping back
If you are agree with this method please send me your full name and
address so I can send the bike to you for the test drive
I wait news from you
Best Regards


dude sounds like borat

but hey if he's paying for shipping then wtf? what kind of scam is this?
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yo elimental,
it's def. a scam.
i've seen a lot of those on autotrader.
this is the first time i've heard of one for a bike.

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why the **** would you ship a bike to someone for a test ride?! for 5 days?! **** that... I wouldn't let anyone ride my bike for a test ride unless I can follow them or I've got something of theirs as collateral

I say SCAM!
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why the **** would you ship a bike to someone for a test ride?! for 5 days?! **** that... I wouldn't let anyone ride my bike for a test ride unless I can follow them or I've got something of theirs as collateral

I say SCAM!

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Yeah I know its a scam but I'm saying, its a stupid one. How the hell is he gonna ship me the bike for a test drive for 5 whole days and if I don't like it I'm supposed to send it back out of the goodness of my heart? The dude isn't even asking me for money, he's more interested in my name and address. I.D theft anyone?
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Yeah I know its a scam but I'm saying, its a stupid one. How the hell is he gonna ship me the bike for a test drive for 5 whole days and if I don't like it I'm supposed to send it back out of the goodness of my heart? The dude isn't even asking me for money, he's more interested in my name and address. I.D theft anyone?
Give him a fake name and the address to your work... Tell him that you will wire the money immediately. When he provides information to send the money, tell him that your bank won't allow the transaction to go through because it's overseas. Let him know that the bank will only allow it if they have a check in US funds from his bank in the minimum of 10% of whatever you are to wire to him... So he has to send you $200, then you can forward back the $2,000 and the $200 will automatically be refunded once the transaction is complete. Scam the scammer.
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Give him a fake name and the address to your work... Tell him that you will wire the money immediately. When he provides information to send the money, tell him that your bank won't allow the transaction to go through because it's overseas. Let him know that the bank will only allow it if they have a check in US funds from his bank in the minimum of 10% of whatever you are to wire to him... So he has to send you $200, then you can forward back the $2,000 and the $200 will automatically be refunded once the transaction is complete. Scam the scammer.
DAMN, Thats pretty good man... LOL - did you just think that up?

I put an add up for a roomate on Craigslist- I got nothing but similar emails from people supposedly from the UK- asking me for my full name and address... same basic scam I guess. I got so tired of the spam I just deleted my add. I wish I could come up with ideas like above- I guess I'm just too honest... lol - no offense OSP
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DAMN, Thats pretty good man... LOL - did you just think that up?

I put an add up for a roomate on Craigslist- I got nothing but similar emails from people supposedly from the UK- asking me for my full name and address... same basic scam I guess. I got so tired of the spam I just deleted my add. I wish I could come up with ideas like above- I guess I'm just too honest... lol - no offense OSP
I think I thought of part of it and heard the other part some place else... Or maybe I totally ripped it off...
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I just received an email friday in regards to a cbr, this one in the orange county trader (CA). Turns out he's in the UK also and needs money for his honeymoon. He sent me pics od the bike, pretty nice, also said he'd pay shipping. Sounds like a common theme.
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I was browsing through the local ads and came upon a really cheap bike.
dude says its an 06 cbr600 and he's selling it for 2000 bucks. knowing it was too good to be true [or is it?] i sent him an email asking if he had the tittle and if it was under his name, since the listing is a local listing i could just go down and take a look at it. this is his reply.


Hy
The bike is in excelent condition , no mechanical problems and never
been involved in an accident . The bike is very well kept, I mean only
in my own garage, it has no scratches, all parts are original.
I'm the original owner of the bike.
I sell it cheap because I just moved to heare in Uk, London , I have a
new job heare and I don`t need the bike anymore.
For make this deal 100% safe for both of us, I preffer to use an safe
exchange shipping company, because this is the best way to close a
internet deal.
I will pay the shipping fees and insurance .You will receive the bike
for the test drive in 3 days and you have 5 days for the test
drive.After theat if you decide to buy the bike I will receive the money
from the shipping company,If you don`t want to buy the bike after you
will make the test drive I will pay the shipping back
If you are agree with this method please send me your full name and
address so I can send the bike to you for the test drive
I wait news from you
Best Regards


dude sounds like borat

but hey if he's paying for shipping then wtf? what kind of scam is this?
definitely a scam. He'll eventually ask you to deposit money with an escrow company (which will be fake). After you deposit, he just withdraws the money and you're SOL. Either that or it's a fishing scheme for your id, etc.

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Give him a fake name and the address to your work... Tell him that you will wire the money immediately. When he provides information to send the money, tell him that your bank won't allow the transaction to go through because it's overseas. Let him know that the bank will only allow it if they have a check in US funds from his bank in the minimum of 10% of whatever you are to wire to him... So he has to send you $200, then you can forward back the $2,000 and the $200 will automatically be refunded once the transaction is complete. Scam the scammer.
Nah, he'll just send a fake money order. My brother was selling mini dirtbikes and someone tried to scam him with a fake moneyorder for more money than the sales price of the bike ($2,000 for a $600 bike). They wanted him to ship the bike and mail back a refund for the difference. The money order looked pretty real, but if you read the fine print, you'd catch spelling errors. Also called the "bank" it was written on and they were unable to confirm the money order.

The person had one address, wanted the bike shipped to a different address and had a phone number with an area code from a completely different state than the other two states. We called the phone number to give them crap, they answered and had a foreign accent. Acted like they didn't know what we were talking about and hung up on us. Called the number back and it was already disconnected.
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The person had one address, wanted the bike shipped to a different address and had a phone number with an area code from a completely different state than the other two states. We called the phone number to give them crap, they answered and had a foreign accent. Acted like they didn't know what we were talking about and hung up on us. Called the number back and it was already disconnected.
Ooo Ooo... Try to trace back the number to get an address... Road trip beat down!!!
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Ooo Ooo... Try to trace back the number to get an address... Road trip beat down!!!

Wasn't worth the hassle. My brother was too smart to fall for it, anyway.
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Wasn't worth the hassle. My brother was too smart to fall for it, anyway.
Not worth the hassle? Jolly-stomping dishonest foreigners is one of my favorite hobbies...
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Give him a fake name and the address to your work... Tell him that you will wire the money immediately. When he provides information to send the money, tell him that your bank won't allow the transaction to go through because it's overseas. Let him know that the bank will only allow it if they have a check in US funds from his bank in the minimum of 10% of whatever you are to wire to him... So he has to send you $200, then you can forward back the $2,000 and the $200 will automatically be refunded once the transaction is complete. Scam the scammer.
That's a damn good idea... U know OSP I don't care what they say about u on here I like ya


I'm gonna try that see what happens. If he's a scammer I'll find what part of englad he's in and have my cousins in london give him a fxcking beat down for me
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That exact same message is in one of ebays WATCH OUT FOR parts of the website. If you fall for this your a jackass

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This is the same scam they run on ebay all the time.... STAY AWAY!!! And one better.. report the ad to the company that is running the listing.




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Oldest scam in the f*&king book.



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I just made up another post about something like this that I just went through. (No, I didnt fall for it though, obviously). ((And any mods can take down my other post about this, I didnt know this one was here,,SORRY!)).

I am selling a laptop online for $150 and $10 shipping to the US. These people have been writing to me back and forth about the sale (so have about 10 others). So, I get an email back from them ( julie rosales" <[email protected]> --the email addy and name that tried to scam me) saying that they will send me $3000 (yes three THOUSAND) in the mail. I cash the $3000 check, take out what I need and send the rest back with the computer. If this was real..oh god. I cant even go there anymore without just calling the

And to think, some out there are dumb enough to fall for this stuff.
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