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 Post subject: Beware of Dairyships Autos <dairyship*SPAM@gmail*SPAM.com
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:32 am 
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Okay i think i might be the most recent near scammed person. Heres the story.

Well okay so i am selling my mountain bike online and I get a response from some person with terrible grammar asking about buying the bike for an unmentioned third part.

I think fair enough, just play along maybe the person doesn't want me to know that they are actually buying the bike. We keep conversing back and forth and things seem to being going well. One thing that struck me as unusual already was that he made a commitment to buy the bike even though he had not even seen a picture of it yet since I hadn’t had a chance to take a photo of it.

After a while the communications die and it seems like the person disappeared. I was emailing him evr other day saying that I hadn’t received any payment for the bike and if he didn’t get one to me by a set date that I would consider the deal to be cancelled.

Well I go away for a long 4 day weekend this last week and upon arriving back at my home away from home there is an envelope for me.

** must add this note now, during this summer I have been working away from home, I had a mailing address for my temporary home but had only given it to this one person since I never had a need to give it out to anyone else.**

The envelope had no return address and has a weird stamp on it that has the words "republique du benin" on it.

I open the envelope and there isn't any letter in it explaining anything just a cheque. Not for the 1500 I was originally selling to this guy for but for 6500!! And it doesn't have anyone’s name on it, Just that it’s from AGF Management Limited, and for some reason has Toronto-Dominion Bank in the middle of it as well. Has my name on it spelled correctly and everything.

I decide that the correct action would be to contact the financial institute. I hunt down a contact number give them a jingle. The lady I speak with seems down right confused that I even received a cheque from them; she takes all the cheque information and says she’ll contact me once she’s found some information.

I eventually get a call back from her only to find out that the cheque that I received doesn’t exist, I don’t exist in her system and that I should mail the cheque back to AGF so they can begin a fraud investigation. Wow, all this because I want to sell my bike online. Well I just thought that some people would find this update of my situation amusing, and take this as a warning about making sale arrangements with people you can’t meet in person.

And since then i sent him an email saying that i recieved a cheque for a larger amount than the bike and this is what i got back.

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Thanks for the email response about the payment received.


The payment received covered the shipping cost of the bike from your location to my client place of residence in Spain.

I will like you to go ahead and cash the check,Upon the receipts of the fund on your account,Further information and directives prior to the shippment will be given to you.

I am awaiting your email soon so that we can conclude this transaction in the nick of time.

Kindest
Regards
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I think i will continue to play this out for a while and see how far i can get this guy. Who know, might catch one of them one day.

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 Post subject: Re: Beware of Dairyships Autos <dairyship*SPAM@gmail*SPAM
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:02 am 
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I think i will continue to play this out for a while and see how far i can get this guy. Who know, might catch one of them one day.


Careful! Scam baiting is a hobby that I would not just jump into lightly. You may want to check out some sites on scam baiting and learn from others how they do this.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:13 am 
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I really don't think i will carry it on to long. I have been reading up a little on scam baiting however. So i just want to see what the end results are and what he trys to ask for next. The more information i can get about this scam the more other people might be able to learn from it.

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