I have been advertising a kayak on mountainbuzz for awhile, and i get this guy who claims he wants to buy it from me. So....I just wanted anyone who is advertising on Mountainbuzz to be aware of this fraud scam. This guy is located somewhere in the UK, and I have seen these types of scams before. Here is his email that he sent me in case he tries to contact anyone else(by the way he needs to use a spellchecker, or take a writing class or three). Just wanted everyone to know about this, it doesn't just happen on Mountainbuzz, but be aware of people like this. He probably doesn't even kayak and is a litte bizatch..... cookler
Thanks for your mail.this is how i will want us to seal the transaction bcos i dont want any delay at all.So all i am going to do is to contact my associate in the state to issue you a bank draft of $3,000 which will be for both the shipping and your own money So all i will want you
to do when you recieve the check, is to deduct your own moneY $400 and send the re! maining shipping funds through VIA WESTERN UNION to my international shipping agent,once he receieves the balance will come over to your location the very next day for pick up, now the money wired to the shipper is his fees for his services, transportation to your location and back to me, also for all charges that may arise along this transaction cos i will want it to be delivered to me safe and sound without problems, i shall send you my shipper address as soon as i contact him So if this terms are okay by you i will need your contact address and phone number so that i can forward to my a ssociate who will be issueing
you the check.I look forward to your reply. Note: The shipping funds will be wired to my international shipping agent that will come for the pickup of the KEVLAR STRIKE SLALOM KAYAK he would be the one to arrange the shipping from USA or UK to where i am living.! now that we have an agreement I will like y! ou to remove the advert you placed on the website so that you will recieve no more offers.the cheque will be sent to you via fedex. I will give you a call as soon as you reply.info required to send cheque :
FULL NAME .......
Phone number Office / ce
Christopher Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
as stated in the ad. i am up for the best offer. i have a couple of people
expressing interest, but have not made any offers. so, if you are
interested i am open to offers. later, chris
>From: chad Goheen
>To: Christopher Cook
>Subject: RE: KEVLAR STRIKE SLALOM KAYAK
>Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 22:14:26 +0100 (BST)
> Thanks for the mail,pls give me the last offier for the KEVLAR STRIKE
>SLALOM KAYAK,hope to hear from you have a nice day
>Christopher Cook wrote:
>Here is what I know about the boat. The Strike was made by Seda. It was
>introduced in about 1976, used by a few decent slalom racers in the late
>70s, and pretty much obsolete by 1982. It never had much success on the
>tougher international circuit. It was a relatively stable boat, not as fast
>or crisp handling as some, but very predictable. Compared to the short,
>hull boats of today, it would astound you with its speed! I pretty much
>do whitewater class III-IV and really dont' have much use for this boat.
>Let me know if you need more information. Also, I have attached the same
>pictures as seen on mountainbuzz.com. Let me know if you need more pics...
>thanks, and have a great day!
>By the way, are you in the UK? Just curious.
> >From: chad Goheen
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: KEVLAR STRIKE SLALOM KAYAK
> >Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 05:42:13 +0100 (BST)
> >My name is Chad.I saw your ad which says it is for sale and i am verymuch
> >interested in buying it from you.I will like you to email meback,letting
> >know if it is still for sale with every important information ineed to
> >about it.Thank you and i will be expecting your reply with the
> >information(please send some pictures too).
> >Mr Chad.