SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque
Posted: 8 Aug 2017, 6:17pm
DaveJ wrote:I have received 2 e-mails privately in response to my for sale advert.
It is a scammer wanting to buy my bike and send a cheque for more than I am
asking and send a courier to collect.
The same thing happened to me on this forum 2 years ago where I nearly
went ahead with the deal but stopped it when he sent me a cheque for over
3000 euros for a bike selling at £600 !
Realizing this was some sort of scam we sent the cheque back to the bank in
Tarbes, France explaining our fears. We heard no more; except for URGENT
messages from the scammer to cash the cheque.
The same person is at it again now. He calls himself Xavier river and his
e-mail address is email@example.com