Internet car buying scams

This one seems to consist of an email apparently coming from a businessman in South Africa who offers to buy your car and offers to send a cheque.

They then ask you to ship the car over and pay the shipper out of the cheque which will apparently clear in a few days.

Here is some correspondence from one of our advertisers and the would be buyer.

 

nice one - but I will not be falling for a variation of the 419 scam
----- Original Message -----
From: osodi adeola
To: j
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 12:39 AM
Subject: Business and trust.

hello j,
thanks for the reply,i will like to tell you that the shipper will be coming over as soon as the balance is send to them, and i will like to tell you that the only way is by sending you a check and the check is going to take you just 2 to 3 days to clear in the bank and as soon as the check is clear just tell the bank to call you so that you can send the balance to my shipper that will come over to pick up the car to my head office,so just send the information that i will used to send the check to you that is the name,address,and the phone number of the person the check will be send to. Thanks for the business and my regard to your family.
thanks.
Roland.

j wrote:
Roland

The quickest way to get money to the uk is by bank transfer. Maybe you could send the money to your shipping agent who could then send me the money & then pick up the car.

I look forward to your reply

Regards

J
> from: osodi adeola
> date: Sat, 05 Jul 2003 14:03:45
> to: john.harkcom@btinternet.com
> subject: Re: Business and trust.
>
> Hello John,
> Thanks for the reply,i will like to tell you that am sending you a check of £16,000 and i will like you to please send the balance to my shipping agent that will come over to pick up the car to my head office and i will like to tell you that you can send me the information that i will use in sending the check to you that is .Name,Address,and the Phone number of the person that the check will be send to,so that the check will get to you on time and as soon as you receive the check i will like you to send the balance so that the shipper can get there to pick up the car on time.
> Thanks for the reply and my regard to your family.
> Thanks.
> Roland
>

>
> j wrote:
> Roland
>
> The price is £12,400
>
> Regards
>
> J
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: osodi adeola
> To: j
> Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 1:38 AM
> Subject: Business and trust.
>
>
> Hello J,
> Thanks for the reply,i will like to tell you that can you send me the price that you want to sell the car to me and i will like to you that as soon as send the price to me the check will get to you and we can continue with the business.
> Thanks for the reply and my regard to your family.
> Thanks.
> Roland.
>

> j wrote:
> Roland
>
> Many thanks for the email. I will be leaving the UK in 2 weeks time and therefore any payment by cheque would need to clear before then.
>
> Regards
>
> J
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: osodi adeola
> To: j
> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 12:09 AM
> Subject: purchase.
>
>
> Hello
> am a business man based in south africa,and my head office is in nigeria .
> I will like to purchase your car which the price is and the mode is ,i will like you to give me more information about the purchase of the car and i will get back to you soon and i will like to tell you that am paying you with a chek.If it is okay by you just mail me back in time.
> thanks for the business and my regard to your family.
> Thanks.
> Roland.

 
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