Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 16:27:39 -0400
From: Tom Reingold <trn07040-nospamnospamast.net>
Subject: Re: scam


Craig's Saab C900 Site wrote: > Tom Reingold <trn07040-nospamnospamast.net> writes: > > >>I listed my Saab for sale in NJ (USA) on saabnet.com and got a >>suspicious email. The writer's English was bad. He asked if he could >>send a cashier's check (alarm bells!). Then he claimed he was in New >>Zealand! I suspected and then confirmed that New Zealand requires all >>cars to be right hand drive. I replied to him with the web page I found, >>and his ISP said his account is de-activated. > > > NZ like Australia is a RHD country. That's what I said. That's why I checked to see if NZ's government requires cars to be RHD, and it does. > > >>Not that I would have fallen for this guy, but it was still a bit creepy. > > > Agreed. I've had strange contacts from people trying to buy stuff through my > Ebay listings (not Saab bits fortunately - usually computer parts). > > Regards, > > Craig. Yup. As someone else said, you are more likely to be contacted if the asking prices is low. And the people talk about what a good price it is, indicating they are scammers or don't know the general value of the car. They try to write with emphasis, but it's clear they are not native English speakers. Tom

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