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Old 08-18-2005
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there not gonna get back to if you tell t hem its a scam. I would just drop it people have been killed by meeting up with these scammers ive read.
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thing is, they would never come for the truck..

they would keep the $12k and forget about the truck...
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I called the police and they said that since no crime has been committed yet there isn't anything they can do. I haven't gotten a responce back yet. If they respond then I will tell them I am no longer interested in slling the vehicle.

I new it was too good to be true.
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This IS the a classic scam going around... I just read a storry on Money.com that gave the same letter. Basically, if they're willing to buy it sight-unseen, they are either too stupid to sell too, or it's a scam...

Be Careful!

I'll get him to send the check anyway, just so you could have it, but DON'T try to cash it (TRY being the operative word), or your bank will charge you a fee after it bounces...

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your bank will charge you a fee after it bounces...
Why on earth would they do that?
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returned check charge...

every bank does it, pretty much...
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get rid of that thing and spice up your 96!
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Didnt you say two people were intrerested in it what happend to the other person?
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The other person was from another online car seller. they wanted me to sell through their site as well.

I updated my autotrader add saying the truck is not for sale at this time. It may be in 4 or 5 months, I just don't want to have to pay autotrader for another listing.
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returned check charge...

every bank does it, pretty much...
I'm no banker, but I was under the impression that a retruned check charge was charged when they honored or handled a check YOU wrote, not a check you tried to deposit that they couldn't get someone ELSE to honor.

I'm sorry to say it, but I've had my paycheck bounce (this economy sucks) and I wasn't charged a dime.. Why would his instance be any different?
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most banks, and i know that washington mutual and bank of america do it...

returned check charge.. normally around $20-$30 bucks...
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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$$.
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