SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

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SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Postby Graham » 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 xriver145@gmail.com

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Re: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Postby honesty » 8 Aug 2017, 6:49pm

Further information on overpayment scams: http://netcred.co.uk/security/overpayment-or-advance-payment-scam.html

Have to say I assumed cheques cleared after 5 days so this was new to me.

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Re: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Postby Dave Joynson » 8 Aug 2017, 8:13pm

Thanks to 'honesty' for putting the post up showing the 'Netcred' site which explains how
these crooks work ...... Well done!
Bike sellers beware of these scammers !

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Re: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Postby maviczap » 10 Aug 2017, 9:21pm

Yep, a common method of scamming. Had similar with trying to sell a car.

My scammer was in the Ukraine

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Re: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Postby mercalia » 11 Aug 2017, 9:21pm

well thats me finished with accepting cheques from anyone on Ebay? didnt know that can take really weeks for a cheque to clear :shock:

maybe this shouldbe a stickie in the buying and selling section?

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Re: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Postby jags » 19 Nov 2019, 5:24pm

What is the best way to get paid ? . . . paypal ?

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Re: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Postby Sweep » 19 Nov 2019, 5:51pm

If you mean on here? . . . . .

I have used paypal friends and family (no fees/no comeback) on here both ways (buyer and seller) on here a few times.

I figure we are generally a nice bunch and trustworthy.

And always calculate that a scam artist would be unlikely to spend several years establishing their credentials by posting willy nilly on a range of topics considered sad and nerdy in the extreme by the general population :)

Be wary of course of folks with little posting history.
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Re: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Postby jags » 19 Nov 2019, 7:03pm

:wink: well i hadn't much interest so no big deal. :lol: