|Case study #1 from a fellow 1962 to 1965 Mopar lover:
"Hello, I would like to bring a word of caution about selling your cars on the net. I'm selling a 1964 Dodge and recently received two e-mails about buyer's in other countries who wanted to buy the car. But they didn't show much interest, which was strange, and they didn't care that the pictures hadn't even been sent before telling me how they were paying for the car. Their "shipper" as they are called would pick up the car and give me the cashier's check for the car....boom!
Here's the bad part: this is a huge scam thats going on right now and it hits people who are selling anything worth decent amounts of money. The man/woman claims they're from another country, but wants the car/boat/bike/whatever. They say they have no cash at the time so they'll send a cashier's check to pay for the car and shipping costs after you cash the check they have a "shipper" who collects the shipping cost that were left over from the sale and the car.
A few weeks later you'll see your account debited for the amount of the cashier's check because the checks are fake and now you are out the car and have to pay the bank the debited amount.
Case Study # 2 from another 1962 to 1965 fan:
I have gotten some very strange e-mails in broken English about my 1964 Dodge 330 that was posted for sale here.
It just doesn't ring true that someone from Holland or Belgium wants a 40-year-old Dodge so badly that he wants to send me payment sight-unseen, and send me $5,000 shipping too (for me to give to the shipper when he comes to collect the car). This person seems very badly to want my full name and home address.
Also, some spammers claiming to be from England or Canada are sending bogus, poorly written emails in response to ads. Ignore such waste of time drivel! Here is an example: hello My name is Scott,I live in 24 Grosvenor Square London, W1A 1AE United Kingdom, I saw Your wanted Ad,so i decided to e-mail you to see if you are still in need of it as i have it to offer. Thanks Scott, Again, ignore this type of useless email!
Hello, My name is Kent ,i am interested in buying your (front fender ) ,which is the price of $135 ,so as to say if you are willing to sell it to me,i have a business artner who is owing me the sum of $3000.00and has agreed to pay me back in form of a certified cashier check ,so if you are willing to sell it me,mail me so that i can get in touch with my business partner,so as to say i will like you to know that as the deal is going on,i will like you to know that i have a shipping agent who ship for me,so he is the one who will handle the shipping,as soon as you agree that you wish to sell it to me,my shipping agent will come over to your location and pick the goods up,so i will like to know this information from you to quikly get in touch with my business partner,if you agree that my business partner can issue the check to you,so i need this information from you........... YOUR FULL NAME.........? YOUR ADDRESS..........? YOUR PHONE NUMBER......? YOUR STATE...........? YOUR ZIP CODE.........? YOUR FAX NUMBER........? so this is all what i want from you so as soon as you agree that my business partner can issue the check,so i will take your address out to him,so your urgent mail is needed.thanks. best regards
|To left is a sample SCAM e-mail letter!|
How are you doing.Hope everything is going fine on your side.According to my secretary,he has already sent the check out to you(it will arrive by mail to yourlocation ).I made him understand it's urgent so he sent it immediately i gave him your details.So the payment should arrive in a short while from now.And once you get the payment,all other arrangments will be accomplished.So Just be on a close watch out for the payment. But there was a little problem/mistake which i guess we can handle with understanding.When i contacted my sec to now may be the check as already been sent ,i got to know that there was a little misinterpretation while sending the check.According to the instruction i gave him,he was suppose to have sent you a check of $2000.00. out of the money he was owing me.But instead,he sent a check of ($5000.00).It was a terrible mistake and the check is already made out for delivery to your location.He claimed that he thought i said he should send you a check of $5000 (which was the total sum he was oweing me) and not just $2000.00.But i know i very well i told him to send just $2000.00 ,but iguess he didnt get it straight. But that should not disturb how own purchase.The deal is on and we will get through it.What will happen is that ,once you getthe payment,deduct your money and forward the extra($3000.00) directly to me in cash immediately .It should be sent to me via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.Originally,i had in mind to collect the money from him and use to fix some personally obligation.So Since,it's coming to you now,i guess i can be assured that you can handle it with trust and have the excess money sent to me.Hope all is well.Mail me back immediately to let me know if you can handle everything well as i have instructed.I will be expecting your mail as quickly as possible. Best Regards NB
|To the left is another example of a SCAM letter!|