Beware of Scam Buyers fron Trader Section

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 12:51
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Hi All,

For those who are currently advertising something in the trader section, be aware of the following scam email from "Buyer"

Attached below is email I received:

From : todd hawmann

Dear seller,
I 'm interested in purchasing your advertised car and i will like to know the price if is okay by me.if I can pay with a cheque drawn in your location. If this is okay with you do get back to me immediately for me to arrange the payment. Concerning the shippment, my shipper will come and pick it up from your location as soon as we seal this transaction. Do get back to me immediately with your Full Name, Contact Address and
Phone Number for me to instruct my client to make the payment ASAP. Hope to hear from you soon.
Best regards,
todd

Please be aware that this is a scam to try to get you to accept a cheque as payment, and will bounce about 2 weeks later.

Thanks

TonyG
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Reply By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 12:57

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 12:57
G'day Tony, we can't be too carefull can we these day's.Cheer's bob.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 14:04

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 14:04
mmm any one tried selling a ficticous car to him?
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 16:46

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 16:46
send the details to info@exploroz.com and David will ban the email and assorted other things
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 17:11

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 17:11
hi Tony
Ask them for there Liscence it usualy makes them run but also do not let the item or vehicle from you rpossein till the checque is cleared through the bank even if it looks like a bank cheuqe.
Recently Banks have had there Bank cheuqe stolen so do not trust any won other than cash and then countit and then mack sure it is not conterfiet beter to lose the sale than your car
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Reply By: Brett_B - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:53

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:53
This must be an ogoing thing, drive.com warn any advertisers of this scam it must be doing the rounds.

You should report this to the place were you have advertised, thats if you have advertised :-)

Brett
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Follow Up By: cabbageoz - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 22:26

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 22:26
This has been around for years. First thing they do is find out what you want for your car, then they send you a cheque for $3-4000 more telling you that it is from a deal that the seller reneged on and ask if you will send them a cheque for the difference. That is the last you see or here from them, but you will get a nice letter from your bank telling you that the cheque you deposited is drawn on a non-existent account and asking for $45 for letting you know this and you are also out the $3-4000 that you sent to them.
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Follow Up By: cabbageoz - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 23:05

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 23:05
Have a look at this site www.419eater.com/html/letters.htm This bloke spends a lot of time winding the scammers up and has just put some new stuff on the site.
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Reply By: Hairy - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 23:29

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 23:29
Set him up and stop it !!!!!
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