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Old    jlm            03-16-2005, 6:11 AM Reply   
Here's the latest e-mail I have received from a guy "interested" in my boat. Apparently he saw it on flipsell-it's got my e-mail address. Reeks of scam to me.

HELLO,
I HAVE JUST CONTACTED MY CLIENT WHO IS RESIDENT IN LONDON BUT IS ON A THREE WEEK VACATION IN GERMANY . IT IS QUITE INTERESTING THAT MY CLIENT HAS ACCEPTED MAKING PAYMENT FOR THE BOAT AFTER CONSIDERING THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED ABOUT THE PRESENT CONDITION AND PRICE OF THE BOAT.

AS HE EXPLAINED TODAY,HE HAS A CERTIFIED CASHIER'S CHEQUE OF $26000.00 DEPOSITED FOR THIS TRANSACTION,THIS IS AS A RESULT OF A LOAN GRANTED TO HIM FOR THE PURCHASE OF A 54000 KVA TRACTOR HE INTENDED USING IN HIS LOCAL FARM BUT HE LATER RESORTED TO BUYING THE BOAT SO THE CASHIER'S CHEQUE IS IN EXCESS OF $4,500 SINCE WE HAVE AGREED ON $21500.00 FOR THE COST OF THE BOAT.

HE ADVICED ME TO DISCUSS WITH YOU SO THAT HE CAN MAIL THE CASHIER'S CHEQUE TO YOU FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BOAT BUT YOU HAVE TO REFUND THE EXCESS ($4,500)TO THE SHIPPER SO THAT HE CAN USE IT TO PAY OFF THE SHIPPING BILLS/CHARGES.
THEREFORE,I URGE YOU TO PROVIDE YOUR COMPLETE MAILING INFORMATION(which include your legal name and correspondence address), CONTACT PHONE NUMBER SO THAT HE CAN MAIL THE CASHIER'S CHEQUE TO YOU.
THANKS AS I WAIT TO RECIEVE YOUR CONSENT ON THIS TRANSACTION SOON.PLEASE,MAKE SURE THAT THE ADDRESS IS CORRECT TO AVOID FUNDS ENTERING THE WRONG HAND.
PLEASE CONFIRM THIS AND PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
1.LEGAL NAME
2.CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS
3.DIRECT PHONE NUMBER
FOR A CHECK PAYMENT TO BE MADE TO YOU ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY THIS WEEK.
REGARDS,

SAM.

Anyone else heard of this guy? (Samuel Bruce)I think the all caps adds a professional touch for any "boat broker"











Old    Jeffrey Ala (jeffreyala)      Join Date: Dec 2004       03-16-2005, 6:15 AM Reply   
Yep. I got tons of these when I was selling my MX bikes.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-16-2005, 6:20 AM Reply   
Looks like Stan James changed his name. Yes stay away from these. Definite scam....
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-16-2005, 6:33 AM Reply   

i get those on everything i put up for sale. i just replied to one this morning with my standard reply:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Trace T" <snip>
To: "Skate Joe" <skatejoe10@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: Purchasing your 1998 Honda XR400R


> please see www.ebolamonkeyman.com, and let me know if
> you're still interested.
>
> thanks,
> Trace
>
>
> --- Skate Joe <skatejoe10@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > OVERSEAS PROCUREMENT LIMITED.
> > Fax = 442076919662
> > Hello Sir ,
> > We are a automobile and heavy equipments
> > procurement
> > concern that specialise in the purchase and
> > shipping
> > of automobiles and heavy equipment to our numerous
> > customers worldwide. We have a customer interested
> > in Purchasing your 1998 Honda XR400R for the price
> > of
> > $2200
> > We will arrange a pick up of the vehicle once
> > payment is confirmed by the seller. Please
> > acknowledge the offer and we will instruct the
> > buyer
> > to have the funds remitted to you via money order
> > as soon as possible. We have our office located in
> > the united kingdom and you can contact me on this
> > e-mail ad i am the director .
> > Thank you,
> > Skate Joe
> >

Old    jlm            03-16-2005, 6:37 AM Reply   
That's awesome. I threatened to use our resources to track his IP address. I wondering if i'll ever hear from him again,
Old    Whit (whit)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-16-2005, 8:23 AM Reply   
I do not even bother sending a reply.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       03-16-2005, 9:07 AM Reply   
Here is what we have posted at the top of our Classifieds: Before accepting payment for items you've posted for sale, please read about the Nigeria Counterfeit Check Scam. This is an Internet scam that has become extremely common.
http://www.state.ia.us/government/ag/consumer/advisories/Nigeria_Mar_2003.html
Old    Greg (greg__s)      Join Date: Jul 2004       03-16-2005, 7:34 PM Reply   
here's mine from last week

HI GREG,
I WILL LIKE TO KNOW IF YOUR BOAT IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE AND ALSO
IF THE SHIPPING EXPENSES IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE. DELIVERY LOCATION
WILL BE EUROPE{LONDON}.
PLEASE GET BACK TO US WITH THE LAST ASKING PRICE OF THIS BOAT.
WITH REGARDS,
SAM.


Busy guy that Sam is.
Old     (ef3529)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-16-2005, 8:41 PM Reply   
Here is mine as well.

Dear seller,
I hereby wish to inform you that i am interested in the purchase 2004 Avalanche from you. I saw the advert on the internet today, Kindly give me your best offer.Will you accept a CHEQUE as payment?I have a client and colleague of mine who will be ready to send you payment by post when we both finally agree on terms. If its still available for sale,provide the details below...
YOUR NAME.............................................. ..........
ADDRESS FULL ................................................
CITY.............................................. ....................
STATE............................................. .................
COUNTRY........................................... ..........
TEL. NUMBER............................................ ........
MOBILE #................................................. ...........
last price...............
pls i would want you toget back to me with
Kind regards.

Old    jlm            03-17-2005, 6:44 AM Reply   
I do not like that SAM-I-AM.

Funny, I haven't heard from him today, guess he's no longer "interested"
Old    Jonathan French (rock_n_boardin)      Join Date: May 2003       03-17-2005, 9:12 AM Reply   
Scam, My buddy fell for it while selling his dirtbike. He freaked when he started telling me the story and I finished it for him. I would not have known about it if it wasn't for Wakeworld!
Old    linus8103            03-18-2005, 8:19 PM Reply   
Yea I got the same e-mail. I just told them I was a federal agent and they left me alone. They actually sent me a check for $16,500. I brought it to bank of america and they said it was a fake. (Of Course)
Old    Ricardo (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       03-18-2005, 8:52 PM Reply   
Troll them.Ask for weird stuff from him,naked pics of his wife,and stuff like that.A guy on another site I go to did this,and played with these guys for about 2 weeks.He would post all the coraspondence(sp)and it was some of the funniest stuff I've ever read.
Old    John Schneble (john30)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-20-2005, 11:10 AM Reply   
That Stan James tried to hustle me also when I was selling my Maxum. Same buyline and all.
Old    jlm            03-21-2005, 6:37 AM Reply   
I AM a state agent. Apparently my official e-mail scared him off. Haven't heard from him since. Kinda disappointed. Really wanted to sell my boat!
Old    utskier            03-26-2005, 9:47 PM Reply   
Not 2 hours after reading this post I received an email from the same about my mountain bike I'm selling on ebay. Good thing for WW so I knew exactly how to reply. "This sounds like a good deal. If you'll just email me naked pictures of your mom, wife, and daughters, I will get back to you shortly with a picture of my middle finger."

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