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I have been trying to sell my '78 Pinto for a few days. I posted it on FordPinto.com(a Pinto forum) and within 24 hours I got an e-mail from some one wanting to give me my asking price, I replied. I got a second e-mail today which turned out to be a scam. Something didn't seem right when they were going to send me a check for more than I was asking, anyway here is the article.
Please read this and don't be taken!

*Scam Warning Article* Please Read!

P.S. If you wanna buy my Pinto PM me!
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I had the same thing happen to me, I was selling a 1992 Mazda 929 for 1000 and got a checkfor 10,000 from a fake bank
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very common nigerian scam, actually happened to me a few years back and i got the check from the guy and turned it over to the police...
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so what would happen if you tried to cash the check, would you get the money.
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so what would happen if you tried to cash the check, would you get the money.
just until the bank finds out its fake, then you get in trouble as well.... what the scammer wants you to do is send them the difference (they send 10,000 for a 5000 product and want you to wire the other 5000 back to them), so they get their 5000 and then the bank will make you repay them 10000, so its 5000 out of your pocket basically
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just until the bank finds out its fake, then you get in trouble as well.... what the scammer wants you to do is send them the difference (they send 10,000 for a 5000 product and want you to wire the other 5000 back to them), so they get their 5000 and then the bank will make you repay them 10000, so its 5000 out of your pocket basically
Exactly, basically you cash a rubber/fake check.
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if you get one of those checks, just shred it.
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^negative, take it to the police... gives them more of a database to help stop fraud
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a bank will take it to and do the necessary things. i get those emails everytime i list something on craigs list.
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I just deleted the e-mails, I'm not planning on letting them waste anymore of my time.
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damn thats crazy ill watch out for that when i go to sell anything
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tell them to go to hell
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Send them an envelope of full baking soda.

Then email them asking for your anthrax back.
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to bad this is overseas and our wonderful country will do nothing to stop them.
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I posted my wii on face book and got 3 of those messages.

PAYPAL IS THE WAY TO GO!
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I'm with the Sheriff's office here and we have a unit working constantly on these scams primarily directed toward elderly people. This one seems to be really the rage amoung these slime-*****. Bad news is so many are falling for it. Some feel that once the bank releases funds on the check they're clear. In fact it may take two or more weeks to come back, and guess what! You're going to have to cover for it if you cashed the bum check. There is no legitimate reason for someone to send you more that the selling price wanting cash back. It's always going to be a scam.

Same is true that if you never bought a Austrailian Lottery Ticket, you really can't possibly have won it, so why send $$$thousands to Malta to pay the taxes. Just had some poor old lady fall for this and send everything she had ($50K). She's living on credit cards waiting for the millions to show up and CC companies are sueing and they're forclosing on her little house. The money's gone and it's not coming back.

Point is that if it's too good to be true, it isn't.
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there are some really low people out there
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yea it's sad really and I think there should be some sort of law enforcement about scamming, no matter whether it's over the net, your cell phone etc...

I learned my lesson the hard way with magazine subscriptions back in the day. -Mike-
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I hope I get 1 of these scams. I want to screw the scammer.

I will get his check give it to the bank (they can do whatever) When he says he has shipping covered I will send him a big box of rocks!
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They have no intention of having you ship them anything. They want the money and you'll never hear from them again. Law enforcement can't go to these primative countries and drag them back here for trial. That's just why it works so well, nobody can touch them.
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They have no intention of having you ship them anything. They want the money and you'll never hear from them again. Law enforcement can't go to these primative countries and drag them back here for trial. That's just why it works so well, nobody can touch them.
You have to send the money to them right?

I wouldn't be sending money, plus they always offer to pay shipping/they set the shipping up
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i work in the fraud department for a bank and you would be surprised how many of those we get every day
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to bad this is overseas and our wonderful country will do nothing to stop them.
youre joking right?
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Ya I havn't got an offer like that before but I do get alot phone calls about lowering credit card interest and that I have won a trip. They ask you to press one or three to accept and then they have you. They charge an unreal amount of money to your phone bill after you press one of those numbers.
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a pinto eh..

how much? hah
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