Originally Posted by HarryTasker
I already called the police and left a message, they were all on lunch. I haven't told "Patty" to take a hike yet, if the police want to set up a sting I would be willing to help. There has to be local people involved to come get the truck. I wonder if they will give me a gun?
this is how this works, i got ripped on it too. lost 300$
i was selling my car on hemmings motorway internet site and magazine, got simular email, i was rather excited cause he was gonna buy it. anyway then he pops this the owner is in london BS and he will be sending a 14000$ cashiers check to me, 7000 was for the car and the other 7000 for the shipper, well i get the money, and i had instructions to send 7000 vis western union to the shipper.
no biggy right....
well all i got to say is thank you western union, when i made the transfer of money, via western union it cost 300 to move that much money, well after leaving the bank about 2 hours later western union calls me up and asks why i am send this much money and for what cause? i started to explain then she interupted and finished my story to the T, i was like WTF she said this is an ongoing scam and after i sent the money i would get another call or emai lfrom them saying someone in the family has died or something terrible has happened and they need to have the money back, most people will send the money back and about 2 weeks later the bank would call and say your cashiers check is a fraud and they need the money back, trouble with all this is the seller will be fined the total amount for the check.
anyways to try and shorten this up, i could have lost $14,000 of money that wasnt even mine, still have my car and would be pissed.
personally i think a bank should do better, to verify checks before they give you the money.
i also lost a day of work out of this because i had to go to the local FBI as this was a on going case they were trying to solve.
bottom line i will never take a cashiers check agian, i lost 300$ because that was western unions fee to tranfer the money, but wester union saved my A$$.
2003 Ford Ranger Lincoln Powered 5.4L DOHC, 42s, COs, D60s, 203/205, 4points, caged, full hydro, 3link front and 4 link rear.
1998 f150 bone stock baby hauler...