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Scams for Rally Car Sellers!

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Beware! This looks like a real overseas scammer, that came up in regards to my rally car ad. Lessee, I ask $2500 and will be paid "$6000:00" ???? And asking to "refund [the] balance"?? The below was received today, and is going down the toilet unless someone trusted on this site convinces me that Mr. "Mark John" is a for-real English nut with lots of dough and bad spelling!



Thanks for the mail and I will really love to get the 1979 Plymouth from you, So please i want you to remove that 1979 Plymouth . from further advert placement in the net. The price $6000:00 is very much okay by me for the 1979 Plymouth and as regards shipping of the 1979 Plymouth , i have a shipping agent who normally takes care of all my shipping consignments, so do not worry yourself about that, i will take care of that myself.

Yes it is My creditor in the U.S is actually going to be responsible for the payment for the 1979 Plymouth , and i have told him about this transaction and he told me that he will be sending the payment to you, he said the money i loaned to him has incured some interests and he will be sending my money to you with the commission, meaning you will be expecting a payment that is a little bit higher than the cost of the 1979 Plymouth Please after the cost of the 1979 Plymouth , can i trust you to refund my balance funds back to my shipping agent who will be coming for the pick up of the 1979 Plymouth ? do let me know this, cos its very important.

Please if this arrangement is okay by you, kindly send to me your full Name and Address so that the payment can be made to you next week. Also include your phone number so that i can give you a call to discuss in details. Also remember to include a pics of the 1979 Plymouth in your next mail, and do keep the title document and every other relevant papers of the 1979 Plymouth set and intact for the shipping agent who is coming for the pick up of the 1979 Plymouth Have a nice day and thanks once again for your response to my mail.

Best regards,

Mark [John]
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Where I work we almost got bitten by the scam and were lucky that I remembered reading something about it on Specialstage awhile back.

Being in the business of selling and servicing exotic cars we do deal with customers from all over. Just over a month ago we recieved a request to buy 2 Porsches and have them shipped to Holland. A casher's check arrived for the amount of the 2 cars etc with a letter explaining that the person had closed out an account and could the balance please be forwarded when the check cleared, a sum of $20,000. The interesting part is that the check did clear the bank on the first try yet we had them sit on it for 2 weeks just to make sure and sure enough it was a phoney and turned bad in about 10 days. There never was a transporter that showed up to get the cars and had we been over eager to please the customer and send the balance when it first cleared we would have been out the $20,000.

David Hackett
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