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"MY NAME IS FRANK SMITH,I SAW UR ADVERT
PLACING ON INTERNET
WHERE THE PRICE WAS STATED AS $2500.00 , I WILL
LIKE TO PURCHASE IT , AND
MAKE PAYMENT WITH MONEY ORDER,IF THIS SUIT
YOUR PURPOSE
KINDLY SEND ITS LEAST PRICE ,CONDITION AND THE
CURRENT PICS
IF AVAILABLE.URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED.
THANKS"


Seems kinda iffy. I'd like some feedback. Kyle says its a scam. I just wana know what everyone else thinks and I'd like to know how the scam works. My dad says its not a scam and I don't know anything about money orders.
 

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I think to view the email source you view all headers.
 

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MY NAME IS FRANK SMITH,I SAW UR ADVERT
PLACING ON INTERNET
WHERE THE PRICE WAS STATED AS $2500.00 , I WILL
LIKE TO PURCHASE IT , AND
MAKE PAYMENT WITH MONEY ORDER,IF THIS SUIT
YOUR PURPOSE
KINDLY SEND ITS LEAST PRICE ,CONDITION AND THE
CURRENT PICS
IF AVAILABLE.URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED.
THANKS







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MY NAME IS FRANK SMITH,I SAW UR ADVERT
PLACING ON INTERNET
WHERE THE PRICE WAS STATED AS $2500.00 , I WILL
LIKE TO PURCHASE IT , AND
MAKE PAYMENT WITH MONEY ORDER,IF THIS SUIT
YOUR PURPOSE
KINDLY SEND ITS LEAST PRICE ,CONDITION AND THE
CURRENT PICS
IF AVAILABLE.URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED.
THANKS

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Click here to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

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SCAM CITY!!!!!

unless you want me to send you a money order for $5,000 and you will give me $2,500 in return.
 

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lol. right on the money domdogg. he e-mailed me back :

"hello ,thanks for the reply and the update..I stay here
in Wales ,Uk so i will have the payment made to you by
my client in the states, who wants to pay me the sum
of 5,000 USD which he wants to pay by money order ..so i
will have him send the order to you as payment
for the vehicle....when it clears your bank, i will
have you deduct the cost of the vehicle and send the
balance to my personal assistant who will make out
payment from the balance to my shippers who will come
for the pickup of the item at your end.
please get back to me with your full name , mailing
address and telephone numbers so that payment will
get to you as soon as possible.You can reach me on my telephone number 7040116647..
Many Thanks....Frank Smith"


my question is if I have the money in my hand, how can he take it back? How does this scam work? That was my origonal question. I was sure it was a scam, but how does it work?
 

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once you get the money and send the overage amount to his "personal assistant" the payment he sent will bounce and you will be charged back the full amount by your bank. That is where you get screwed. I have gotten several of these upon listing my 88Z. Most of them originate in Nigeria. I ran a few of the ip addresses in the header of the one you posted and it ranges from California to London to New York.....
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The way I hear it is that he (or his friend, client, etc) sends you a money order for more than the purchase price. You cash the mo at your bank and send him the difference. Only problem is that the mo is bogus and you get stuck for the entire amount. He doesn't want your car and no shippers will ever come to pick the car up.
This is old news now. You must be the last to catch on.
BTW, from the email header it looks like he's in the Netherlands but he may be using multiple proxies so god knows where he really is. Nigeria most likely.
If you're bored and want to play him email him back and tell him you decided to raise the price to $6000.
 

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hahahahahaha. lol. I already e-mailed him back that I only accept cash, and someone must be hear to pick up the car. I refuse to ship.

I was very impressed domdogg. You just earned 1000 points on the cool scale.
 

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wait a minute. a money order is same as cash, but its even better cause its certified. IF he sends you a money order worth $5000, that means he has actually gone to a bank or a store, given them the $5000 in cash (or transferred it from an account), and once you have the money order, you go to a bank and cash it. You will have the cash in your hand, and then you can send the $2500 back with the car. Unless he said it was a personal check, i don't see how it isn't legit. a money order is cash. theoretically, he's giving you the opportunity to screw him if he's not making you sign a contract obligating you to pay back the difference. or am I totally missing something here???
 

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well if he can make fake money orders, why isn't he cashing them and running? Why is he wasting his time with a car? I know its then on me and he comes off scott-free, but hes still wanted isn't he? If that did happen to me, I would find my car, and drive off with it after going into his house and threatening my money + intrest out of him. Thats bull man.



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