Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
As a lot of you know, I've been trying to sell my car so I move permanently to Spain. I advertised it in Exchange and Mart magazine and internet site. This morning, someone emailed me asking for pics and how much I would sell it for. He has just replied with the following:
am interested in purchase the car and
if you can sell it to my i will be very happy for it
and i will contact my client in united kingdom to forward the
cheque to you including with the shipping cost and
the shipping cost will be send to the shipping company
for the shipping arrangement after the check cleared
in your account shipping cost will be sent to the
shipping company through western union money transfer
so if you are now ok with this pls kindly forward me
these your information
1.NAME TO BE ON THE CHEQUE............
2.YOUR ADDRESS TO SEND THE CHEQUE.............
3.BOTH YOUR LAND PHONE AND YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER...........
4.THE PICTURES OF THE CAR..............
5.THE LAST PRICE..................
What do you guys make of it? I'm a bit dubious about selling the car to this person. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
RobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2479 times:
It sounds very dodgy. Although you might be in a hurry to sell your car pending your permanent move to Spain, if I were you, I'd still err on the side of caution. It reeks of one of those West African $$ millions inheritance scams.
Luisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2461 times:
This email is written and the grammar reiks of your tipycal Nigerian Scam artist. What they do is that they send a money order, check and it appears to be authentic, your bank clears it, you send the Money to the "Shipping company" and a few days later you get a call from your bank saying the check/money order bounced.
I recieved several email like that when I was in a cell phone distributor.
The simplest way to know if they are for real is if you ask them for a phone number or a real phisical addres. That usually scares them away. Tell them you are unconfortable doing this solely by email and that you want to talk over the phone.
Also request a funds transfer, but never give out you own bank account, ask them to pay you via Western Union and that you will not send a dime anywhere, again this wil probably scare them away.