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Old December 21st, 2009, 08:51 PM
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Watch out for scammers

Posted my supermoto on an site for sale a few days ago. I had a guy call that did not seem that knowledgeable about the bike. Real nice and talkative and friendly. He said he wanted it and would send a bank check for $1500 down to secure it. He would then drive down in the middle of January with a bank check for the remainder when he picks it up. I would think differently on the subject if he said the right things. I told him that he could bring cash upon arrival or arrange a bank transfer in which we would await a call from my banker that the funds have been transferred before the title is given up. He ended the conversation a little quick after that.

Watch out for checks that look good and take a few days to look bad guys. Tis the season and the economy to be a D-bag. Happy holidays
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Old December 21st, 2009, 08:55 PM
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Cash only unless I know you is my rule and then it is cash preferred.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 09:17 PM
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On here I have sent items for sale with nothing down and paid the shipping. I have told people to send me a check when they get it. It is a good group here and I have had no problems. Basea should see his transfer case before christmas. But random wierd..............I'm not sure exactly what I'm buying, but I want it???
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Old December 21st, 2009, 09:27 PM
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Being a well known poster on D-90.com qualifies as I know you. I have done the same thing with parts and sometimes I will just say send me a check for what you think it is worth.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 10:05 PM
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If it is a large purchase, get one of the pens that can find counterfeit bills.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 10:37 PM
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good idea.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 12:16 AM
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I usually request 20s as they are much less likely to be fake.

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 12:19 AM
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and never use Western Union. It is a beloved tool by scammers. Western Union does a very poor job of verifying the identity of the person at the other end. Ask me how I know...never mind, I don't want to go there anymore
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In God I trust all others pay Cash... or PayPal
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 12:26 AM
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I usually request 20s as they are much less likely to be fake.

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I thought you were a bank wire kinda guy??? or are those only for the large purchases where that much cash won't fit into a Pelican case?

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