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Hey,
I recieved this email earlier today regarding the sale of my focus...does this look like a genuine enquiry to you:

Goodday,
I saw your advert and i will like to know if available forsale.If
available forsale.Please get back to me with the below info:

Pics....

Present Condition...

Last Price.....

Are you the first owner...


The mode of payment is a UK BANKER'S DRAFT OR CERTIFIED CHEQUE. Your quick
response will be highly appreciated.

Regards,
Smith


It also had a mobile number at the end, but written in international format '+44' :chuckle:
 

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i had a similar thing happen when i sold my scooter lol! some guy in amsterdam wanted to buy it but he wanted to pay using the same method but he was goin to pay more in my account then wanted me to pay back the extra that was paid in. BUT i was warned off by loads of people as this has happened to them and as they get the money and send off the item/car/bike the money is then taken back so you are carless and penny less!! so i would avoid if i was you. hope that helps. :D
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Sounds dodgy to me, the person clearly has a tenuous grasp of English but signs off as Smith. Also, those sort of details, I'd have thought, would be ones you'd already included with your advert? (unless it was a newspaper ad).

Best thing to do is ring the number or get them to ring you.
 

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:eek: here's what I replied with and the response I just got!!!

Thanks for your response.I appreciate your swift response towards a
succesful transaction and its a pity i cannot come over to view it because
of the nature of my job.I beleive all you have said about the Car.I have
contacted my client and he said hes okay with the price.He said he's ready
to make the payment to you via a BANKERS DRAFT drawn from a united kingdom
bank.He said you should provide the followings for payment to be sent to
you.

Full name.....full address....phone number.

My client said hes ready to offer to you the sum of £6100 for the Car.Please
note that the shipping expenses will be added to the actual price which will
be handled by my shipper.Am very sure you are a honest person and like to
transact with you.Hope to read from you once again.I will
also like to view more pics is any.Please delete the advert to assure me
that you have consider it sold to my client.



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>Hi,
>Yes the car is still for sale. Can I ask where you are based, as I wont
>be
>selling outside of the UK.
>Present condition is as you see on the picture in the advert.
>Last price: £6000 on very nearest offer
>I am the 2nd owner - the previous owner was an old lady, who part exchanged
>it with the dealer I bought it from.
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>I will send pics once I get a reply,
>Regards
>Rich
 

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This is 100% not right, but beware if you do go ahead - there are many ways of making money *appear* to be in your bank account only to be reclaimed weeks and sometimes months later.

Forged drafts are so good they can fool bank tellers, money can be reclaimed from your bank account long after your car has gone ....

Get them to pay you cash, and take them to the bank with you to pay it in.

In fact, tell them to f*** off, nobody buys cars in this manner.
 

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Definately a scam.
Who the hell would need an agent for payment for a start, and besides, Bankers drafts are not bullit proof.
I would stay well clear, it has all the trademarks of a scam.
 

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It's A SCAM

This is certainly a scam.....
I've seen that kind of wording many times.
I have various ads in Loot, and get this a lot.
I'm advertising in number plates....
VKR15 & V5SKY ...... I get offered the full asking price or more,
and they even ask what is the condition of them!!!!

I got caught a few years ago....
got the banker's draught, but didn't send the goods.
It took weeks for the bank to find out it was forged,
then they charged me £25 for their trouble!!!

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if it looks too good to be true, then it is, if you thinks its a scam then it is.

Only deal with things you know and people you know, otherwise just don't bother as its normally a scam.

Seems harsh but if someone is genuine then they will prove who they are and where they live, if they can't just walk away.

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had this when selling my car, played along and got the cheque for double the amount, went to cop shop for advice they said just cash it, few days later came back as stolen, cheeky blokey even emailed to say the cheque should have cleared and he wanted the car!
 
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