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 Post subject: Its the first step in the fraud process. Where are the Cops?
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:08 pm 
Put a boat for sale on internet ad.
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Why cant I get the Cops invovled to follow this when it turns out to be a fraud?

Thanks for the reply,i'll like to let you know that i'll be offering you $3,800 for the Hobie 20 .Kindly provide me a date and time to come and view the Hobie 20.Payment will be make out to you via certified US bank check from my business associate and for the shipping i'll contact a frieght forwarder to come for the pick up of the Hobie 20 as soon as the deal is seal between both of us.Hope to hear from you as quickly as possible.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 6:36 pm 
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Why cant I get the Cops invovled to follow this when it turns out to be a fraud?


Because most likely the person trying to scam you is in Nigeria and the authorities have no jurisdiction in Nigeria. That is why these scams continue to happen. The police/ secret service see so many of these they are buried in them.

And yes, this is a scam, you can tell by the wording and the fact that a "shipper" will come pick it up. The US bank check will be counterfiet and more than the asking price, he will then ask you to wire the remainder of the funds back to him via Western Union. Bottom line, you caught this scam and you did not get burnt. Tell him you sold it locally for cash.


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