From: Adrian C on
On 08/05/2010 20:17, F wrote:
>
> No. It's to do with responses I got to a car ad I placed in Autotrader.
> Thought their email addresses could do with wider circulation.

OK :)

>
> Four responses, all similar...
>
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I am interested in purchasing this vehicle ,it suits my requirements
> perfectly,I run two garages ,one in Dublin and the other in the
> Netherlands, i shuffle most of my time between the two
> THESE ARE MY TERMS OF TRANSACTION IF CAR IS EXACTLY AS STATED IN ADVERT:
>
> 1) I AM OKAY WITH THE STATED PRICE OF �****. [my *s]
>

Yes, had pretty much the same response years ago when selling my car on
gumtree just over a year ago.

"Hello

I am interested in your adverts for sale as
please i will appreciate your email me the following sale details for
corresponding

What is your lowest price ?

For how long have you been using it ?

How many owners dose it have ?

I hope it is currently available for our purchase Yes
Where is it presently located ?

will you accept a bank draft as a form of payment
Await your messages soon ....."



The wording of the last two sentences put me off, as well as noting
their ability not to read details in the original advert which would
have answered their questions. I reported it to Gumtree as suspicious.

Gumtree is incidently a great place to sell difficult to shift cars -
Don't bother with autotrader, expensive...

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From: F on
On 09/05/2010 19:34 Adrian C wrote:

> Yes, had pretty much the same response years ago when selling my car on
> gumtree just over a year ago.

They're pretty easy to spot but, no doubt, there are enough innocents
who fall for the scam to make it worthwhile.

I wonder if your email came form any of mine:
samuelwltr027(a)googlemail.com
daniel.omesh(a)gmail.com
clive.dent_00010(a)hotmail.com
wade.wayne77(a)gmail.com

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F



From: F on
On 10/05/2010 00:14 F wrote:

> On 09/05/2010 19:34 Adrian C wrote:
>
>> Yes, had pretty much the same response years ago when selling my car on
>> gumtree just over a year ago.

> I wonder if your email came form any of mine:
> samuelwltr027(a)googlemail.com
> daniel.omesh(a)gmail.com
> clive.dent_00010(a)hotmail.com
> wade.wayne77(a)gmail.com

Or james_colewww(a)yahoo.co.uk which arrived just now.

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F


From: Gill Smith on
hey, I'm really dense but where is the scam???!!!

if the guy waits for cheque clearance before pick-up.......?

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"F" <news(a)nowhere> wrote in message
news:TJidnQJmu_eDJHjWnZ2dnUVZ8i6dnZ2d(a)brightview.co.uk...

> No. It's to do with responses I got to a car ad I placed in Autotrader.
> Thought their email addresses could do with wider circulation.
>
> Four responses, all similar...
>
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I am interested in purchasing this vehicle ,it suits my requirements
> perfectly,I run two garages ,one in Dublin and the other in the
> Netherlands, i shuffle most of my time between the two
> THESE ARE MY TERMS OF TRANSACTION IF CAR IS EXACTLY AS STATED IN ADVERT:
>
> 1) I AM OKAY WITH THE STATED PRICE OF �****. [my *s]
>
> 2) I WILL BE PAYING WITH A BANKER'S DRAFT / CHEQUE WHICH I WILL ALLOW TO
> CLEAR BEFORE THE PICKUP/SHIPMENT OF THE CAR.
>
> 3) I WILL INCLUDE FEES FOR SHIPMENT IN PAYMENT, THIS MY SHIPPING AGENCY
> WILL USE FOR PICK-UP.The excess funds will go towards covering costs for
> shipping,shippers fees,insurance,tax and any other expenses that might be
> incurred getting it down to the new owner. I will want you to get in touch
> with the following details if my terms are okay:
> FULL NAME............................
> ADDRESS.........................
> TELEPHONE NUMBERS...................(Mobile and Land)
>
> As soon as i have your details,i can have payment effected
> immediately,all things being equal,we should have this wrapped up by the
> end of this week. Pls note that you'll have to send on the balance on the
> funds that you'll get to my shipper so he can come attend to the pick up
> as soon as you make the car ready. I beleive that most transaction are
> based on trust,so i will look forward to a successful transaction with
> you.
>
> Best Regards, Wayne Wade.


From: pcb1962 on
On 12 May, 11:01, "Gill Smith" <gill.smith....(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
> hey, I'm really dense but where is the scam???!!!
>
> if the guy waits for cheque clearance before pick-up.......?

Cheque clearance doesn't mean what it used to.
A bank can bounce a cheque weeks or even months after it has cleared
and take the money back from your account.