Fraudulent offer on For Sale Board?

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Fraudulent offer on For Sale Board?

Postby lunarmike » 29 May 2019, 8:15am

How do I report what I think is a con from a buyer? - An offer way above the asking price, see following:

From: Martin Hinchliffe <>
Sent: 28 May 2019 10:44
To: *******
Subject: Payment

I am okay with the Terms and Condition of sale as seen on the
advert including Your Final asking Price as Stated.I have gone through
the content of the advert once again am very satisfy.Payment will be
made out via a Cheque which will be issue to you for the payment and
pick up will be arrange after the Cheque is Fully Cleared by your
Bank.I will not be able to come over to view it because im always busy
at work but i believe that all the details of the advert are right and
will want update about the Service History. You don't have to worry
yourself about the shipment, My Shipper will take care of pick up as
soon as you confirm the payment is Cleared by your Bank. let me know
if there is any other miscellaneous payment like,the tax charges, etc
that will be added to it.

Transportation and maintenance cost will be added to the Total amount
that will be issued on the Cheque. it will be used By My shipper who
will be coming for the Pick Up at your location after your bank
confirms cash available for use.My shipper is the one that will act on
my behalf regards the documentation of the change of ownership so any
signation will be sign by my shipper pick up and other all necessary
detail information will be fill by shipper so don't worry yourself
about the change of ownership documentation will be taken care by my

Get Back to me with information listed below in order to make out the
Cheque and payment will be issued and send from Kent via first class

Name On The Cheque
Home Address
Postal Code
Mobile And Landlines

I will waits for the cheque payment clear in your account before my
shipping company can come for the pickup at your location okay.

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Re: Fraudulent offer on For Sale Board?

Postby Graham » 29 May 2019, 8:32am

That email address doesn't belong to any FORUM member . . . .

?? Are we looking at a classic . . .
Overpayment by cheque

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Re: Fraudulent offer on For Sale Board?

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 29 May 2019, 9:05am

That's my Uncle from Nigeria!
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Re: Fraudulent offer on For Sale Board?

Postby lunarmike » 29 May 2019, 3:31pm

Yes, overpayment and pigeon English