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Old April 20th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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Wanted a Land Rover D90 (Any where)

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I am looking for a Land Rover Defender 90 or 110 in good-to excellent condition any year after 1993. Must be automatic, with AC.

Submit at least three pictures with one showing the odometer with the miles. If there are issues with the Defender point this out and price it accordingly, If I am interested I will contact you for additional pictures and a VIN number. I am not a dealer, I am looking to buy this for myself and this is a cash purchase, I would pick the vehicle up myself. You can submit these to baseton1@aol.com

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Old April 20th, 2009, 05:08 PM
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You don't mind if I go ahead and send you $10k more than you are asking, so when I cancel you could send it back to me??
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Old April 20th, 2009, 05:33 PM
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the email address is in my rolodex... i just cant find the email (my aol crashed a couple of months ago and i lost a bunch of them). so he/she may be real... you never know.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 05:45 PM
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the email address is in my rolodex... i just cant find the email (my aol crashed a couple of months ago and i lost a bunch of them). so he/she may be real... you never know.
My scam sensors are not going off. His ad does not seem that bad. Why dont you send him some info on a 90 if you guys have any.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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Yeah, doesn't strike me as fraud, but the "kiss my ass for the privilege of selling me a truck" approach doesn't seem likely to attract much interest.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 06:50 PM
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This sometimes works. I have a porsche friend who runs a similar ad and he has made some incredible deals as a result. Basically, people call him and say I have X, he says, what do you want, and people end up low balling themselves.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 05:42 PM
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the email address is in my rolodex... i just cant find the email (my aol crashed a couple of months ago and i lost a bunch of them). so he/she may be real... you never know.

Ahh yea, I came across this scam a few months back. Keep in mind that I had never dealt with Craigslist before and I had a HotTub I was trying to sell. For thos of you who know about this little scam you can pretty much stop reading here. But for thos of you who have not come across this yet, I will share some info that may help you in the future?

So I am selling the HotTub for about $4,000 and I am located in the Detroit area and I get an e-mail from a guy who says he is in Ontario, which isn't that far away, and it may be feasible? So I tell him I will send more pics and we can talk some more. He says he wants to put a deposit on it so no one can buy it from under him. So I give him my address, (Which isn't where the tub actually was). Here I am thinking that this guy is FOS and I will likely never hear from him again. (Not because the tub was a POS, but hecause he was way too eager.)

A week later I get a check in a Fed Ex envelope for about $1600 more then the cost of the tub, with no ones name on it, just a Pay to the order of me....Hmmmm? First Red Flag! So I happen to have an appointment with my attorney the next day and I tell him about this and he says that I should not cash it and that he would never cash a check especially if he has no idea who sent it to him!!! At first I think he is over paranoid, then after really thinking about it, the whole thing starts to make sense to me.

Five business days go by and I hear nothing from no one, so I call the bank that the check is drawn off of and they verify that there is enough money in the account, then I call the company whose name is one the chack and they have no idea and cannot give me a clear answer? Ok, lets start with a little 123.... 1st) I get an e-mail from a guy who wants the Tub, he says he is in Ontario. 2nd) The check comes from a Fed Ex envelope from an address in Colorado? 3rd) The Check is drawn off of an account of a bank in the middle of Ohio. 4th) The company that the check that is drawn off of is also in the middle of ohio.

Then I start to do a little research and find out that this is a fairly common scam and many people fall for it!!! Basically what they do, or at least to my knowledge? Is they arrange for the purchase, plus shipping, and after you pay for all of this, they say "Opps, we sent you too much money, could you wire the rest back, usually a few $1,0000 or more. By the time they get their money from you they cancel the check they wrote to you and they get your toy for free plus what ever you sent over to them as an overage amount that they say they actually sent to you by accident. It is amazing how many people fall for this little scam?

Do a little research and your will be amazed.

I eventually told the guy that I would send the check back and the deal was dead because I didn't like the way he did business. Funny thing was he said nothing in return, and to this day I still have the check, I just forgot to send it to him?

Me, I only deal in cash, no money orders, no credit cards etc...unless you have golden referrals.

I got lucky because I am super paranoid, and I hope in some way that this little story will helo someone someday. If there is a section here for stories like this on this site and I have posted I do apologize and want the editors to know to please feel free to move this little story.

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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:09 PM
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I don't understand.......

If there ARE sufficient funds in the drawn account, and you deposit the check, AND it clears and the funds are added to your account......how can you get hurt?? The money is yours after the transfers are complete....now send the overage back.

You only get hurt if you THINK there is sufficient funds in the account or you deposit and don't wait for the funds to "hard" transfer. They you write a "good" check against a bad one and you lose.

Yes/No??
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Old April 24th, 2009, 04:36 AM
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I got burnt once years ago, and lost a series 2a 88 land rover, a steep learning curve for a small business, so now only cash to someone i trust like pendy & doug crowther or international bank transfer.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 09:04 AM
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I don't understand.......

If there ARE sufficient funds in the drawn account, and you deposit the check, AND it clears and the funds are added to your account......how can you get hurt?? The money is yours after the transfers are complete....now send the overage back.

You only get hurt if you THINK there is sufficient funds in the account or you deposit and don't wait for the funds to "hard" transfer. They you write a "good" check against a bad one and you lose.

Yes/No??
I agree if the check clears aren't you in the clear?...
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Old April 24th, 2009, 09:27 AM
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I agree if the check clears aren't you in the clear?...

The point is that it doesn't - if you don't send them the product and the extra money pretty much immediately, then the game is up. Car sellers mainly got wise to this, so now it looks like the scam get perpetrated on all sorts of items of sufficiently high value.
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also, if the check is stolen then you will have to give back the money even if it did clear and you got the money when you cashed it. Or if you deposited it into your checking account the bank will just take it back out without even telling you, once it is determined to be a fraudulent check. Your remedy would be to sue the guy who gave you the stolen check and he is long gone.
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hey glob are these the guys that took ur rover?
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I agree if the check clears aren't you in the clear?...
Maybe, b/c the check you get is a legitiment check from someone else's account who has no idea that the check even exists. Say you deposit the check. Then one day the account holder notices $2000 missing from their account, notify the bank and the bank comes after you to reimburse them.

I've received a check like this before and took it to the bank to verify if it was legit, and it was. The sender (I forget now, but think it was some random scammer fishing for a sucker) sent me a check for $5,000, and said here is your first installment of winning a sweepstakes or some shit. Just send me back $2,500 to continue processing the remainder of your winnings. Now if I did cash the check (I turned it over to the bank so they can hand it over to the FBI) and sent the $2,500 to this mystery address, $5,000 would have come out of some poor identity theft persons account. Then their bank would have come after me to repay the entire $5000 amount or face charges. They would have said, "oh sorry you're a sucker and fell for this scam, you're SOL pay up or go to jail". In total, I would have been out $7500! I've heard that a lot of people have fallen for this.

Best thing to do...shred it
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Maybe, b/c the check you get is a legitiment check from someone else's account who has no idea that the check even exists. Say you deposit the check. Then one day the account holder notices $2000 missing from their account, notify the bank and the bank comes after you to reimburse them.

I've received a check like this before and took it to the bank to verify if it was legit, and it was. The sender (I forget now, but think it was some random scammer fishing for a sucker) sent me a check for $5,000, and said here is your first installment of winning a sweepstakes or some shit. Just send me back $2,500 to continue processing the remainder of your winnings. Now if I did cash the check (I turned it over to the bank so they can hand it over to the FBI) and sent the $2,500 to this mystery address, $5,000 would have come out of some poor identity theft persons account. Then their bank would have come after me to repay the entire $5000 amount or face charges. They would have said, "oh sorry you're a sucker and fell for this scam, you're SOL pay up or go to jail". In total, I would have been out $7500! I've heard that a lot of people have fallen for this.

Best thing to do...shred it
I guess what it comes down to is that if it's to good to be true it probably is. After Adam ate that damn apple now we all have to work for everything.
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