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I posted my 2002 WR for sale in the classifieds and received this response. Has anyone heard of this, is it for real? Thanks for the advice. dirk

Dear Sir/Ma,

I am XXXXX ,manager of WISDOM AUTOS COMPOUND{W.A.C}.9,Parc

Centre,Boeing Avenue,Schiphol-Rijk,Netherlands.We specialise in

purchase of Autos(car,Trailer,Bike and boat) for customers here in

Europe and other part,and we get paid in commission,after payment

has been confirmed by the seller to the buyer.I write you on

behalf of our client to contact you and arrange for the buying and

shippment of your bike which our client saw on the internet,we

would like to > know the conditions of the said bike and probably

arrange for payment to get to you and shippment. My customer is

interested in purchasing your bike mentioned for the sum of $2900

and we will arrange for the pick up of the bike once payment is

confirmed cleared by you.Please acknowledge the offer and we will

inform the buyer of your confirmation of acceptance to sell and

have the funds remitted to you as soon as possible,and i\'ll like

this transaction to be kept in utmost trust.I hope you can

understand. Hope to hear from you soon.

David Mark

NB; PLS SEND THE PICTURE OF THE BIKE AND YOUR FINAL ASKING PRICE.

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SCAM!!!

Don't reply, respond or react in any way except to delete the reply you got.

They're fishing for info and can get it in some pretty wild ways.

Delete the e-mail.

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Be VERY, VERY careful on this!!! I am trooper and have seen SEVERAL case of this on the net. Usually they send a check that either bad or over the amount you were asking, or they want you to send some $$$ through some type of scam leaving you without a bike and a bad check!!! Get as much info as you can. Make sure it is a legit company, call and contact them and check up on it. If anything seems funny DONT DO IT!!! Not to be knocking you but what are the odds of someone over seas and your bike??? I have seen more and more of this with bikes and quads lately. You call one # and there in Mexico and the client is in France but they and the bike shipped to Canada or crap like that. I hope it does work out but in my line of work something that looks to good to be true, usually is.

696

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Anytime there is a "client" involved in the purchase of a car or bike over the internet it's a scam, the end. I have a car for sale in Autotrader right now and you wouldn't believe the number of emails I've gotten that are almost the same as yours word for word. I had fun with a couple of them by telling them to send me a check made out to "Dick Inurass" just to see if they'd do it. No luck yet.

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I have sold several bikes on Ebay. Each time listed I would get 4 or 5 of these letters. Always from another country with a zero rating. No response is the right one.

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SCAM BRO!!! I listed my 01' YZ262F for $2,900. Some scammer wanted to send me a cashiers check for $4000. and then they want you to send them the remainder of the $$. What they want you to do is. Send them the remainder out of your bank balance then when you go to cash the check, its fake or no funds. I work LAPD and see this crap all the time. DON'T DO IT!!! anytime something sounds too good to be true,,, it is!!!!!

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Pretty cool that a couple of TT brothers are in the law enforcement business to set you straight! :banghead:

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Anytime there is a "client" involved in the purchase of a car or bike over the internet it's a scam, the end. I have a car for sale in Autotrader right now and you wouldn't believe the number of emails I've gotten that are almost the same as yours word for word. I had fun with a couple of them by telling them to send me a check made out to "Dick Inurass" just to see if they'd do it. No luck yet.

:applause::banghead:

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Don't be careful of doing it, don't respond to him at all. Like the cop says, he'll send you a bogus check and ask for your bike and the balance from you in cash. Your bike will end up in Nigeria, and you'll be up S*it Creek.

Think about why a wholesaler would pay your retail asking price to turn it over to a client. Do you think they don't make a profit on a sale like that, or do you think that the client is going to pay 15-25% over market price? :banghead:

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if they send you a check, go to wal-mart and buy a little yz250f toy, then go to a motorcycle shop and get a crate. very carefully dismantle the toy and secure it in the motorcycle crate. include in the crate your hand written title (preferably written by a 4 yr old in crayon) and end it with these letters written very large and bold.........F U. :banghead:

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If anyone EVER has any questions like this, feel free to PM me and I'll give you my $.02. And if there dumb enough to try it in the state of IN I'll gladly find them then reserve them a room at the Gray Bar Hotel (the service there kinda suck though :banghead: ).

696

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I figured this was a scam, but thought i would see if there was an ounce of truth/ thanks for all the replies...

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Run Like Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It Happened To Me And I Lost A Lot Of Sales Because Of It And I Was Even Dumb Enough To Wait A Month For The Check!!!!! Jeff

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Well you got his e-mail.. Why not sign him up for gay personals or something funny :banghead: I was at work selling a Alpinestar race suit (street race suit) on ebay and some guy emailed em after the auction ended saying that his client was very interisted in the suit and would like to send a check.... Best bet is delete it and move on...

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SCAM BRO!!! I listed my 01' YZ262F for $2,900. Some scammer wanted to send me a cashiers check for $4000. and then they want you to send them the remainder of the $$. What they want you to do is. Send them the remainder out of your bank balance then when you go to cash the check, its fake or no funds. I work LAPD and see this crap all the time. DON'T DO IT!!! anytime something sounds too good to be true,,, it is!!!!!

Screw LAPD. I did everything right on their tests, and they still said I wasn't giving full disclosure on their polygraph. What bs. Polygraphs can't even be used in court but of course, I was lying... :banghead:

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And what does that have to do with the thread???? :banghead:

696

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And what does that have to do with the thread???? :banghead:

696

He said that he worked for them... :applause:

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Screw LAPD. I did everything right on their tests, and they still said I wasn't giving full disclosure on their polygraph. What bs. Polygraphs can't even be used in court but of course, I was lying... :banghead:

Agian in english please??

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Hey Bro, its not my fault you are a liar... Dont hold it against me. Remember, its only a job.. there are several other departments. Long Beach said the same thing to me. Persistance will get you what you want.. I am just joking about the liar thing... Don't give up if that's what you really wanna do. I am sorry about getting of the thread point guys..

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