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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Bike Scams

After reading the other post about bike purchasing scams I just wanted to put this information out for anybody that is interested.

Much of the fraud committed over the Internet falls under the jurisdiction of the FBI or other federal agencies. As a simple way to report fraud complaints the FBI and Nation White Collar Crime Center run a web site called the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (www.ifccfbi.gov) where you can file your complaint. Once the complaint is filed they forward it to the correct agency. I would encourage anyone who receives one of these scams to report it, that's the only way these losers will ever get caught.

Check scams like the one talked about in the other thread are quite common. Here is the description from the IFCC web site:
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Counterfeit Check Schemes
The use of a counterfeit cashier's check or corporate check to pay for merchandise. Often these checks are made out for a substantially larger amount than the purchase price. The victims are instructed to deposit the check and return the overage amount, usually by wire transfer, to a foreign country. Because banks may release funds from a cashier's check before the check actually clears, the victim believes the check has cleared and wires the money as instructed.
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The IFCC accepts complaints about any type of fraud committed that involves the Internet. This includes Ebay and other online auction scams.

If anybody has any question feel free to PM me.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2003, 09:37 AM
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This is Funny

This guy was trying to scam me so I just messed with him. This is what he said back.



thanks for the mail
i have a shipping agent in west africa that take care of my businesses and they will be do the shipping,i will send you a cashier check of $15.000 and i want you to send me your datas so that i can get the cashiers cheque ready after the cheque is cleared i want you to send the remaning balance to my shipping agent in west africa so that they will come for it.
thanks

Nick wrote:
THe price is $10,000.


>From: darren harrisson
>To: Nick
>Subject: Re: urgent
>Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 09:48:25 -0700 (PDT)
>
>i want you to send me your datas so that i can get the cashiers check ready
>and i want you to give me the last price
> thanks
>
>Nick wrote:
>Ok, so what do you want to do?
>
>
> >From: darren harrisson
> >To: [email protected]
> >Subject: urgent
> >Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 10:30:42 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >Hello,
> >My name is darren ,I'm a reputable business man here in West Africa.I'm
> >really interested in your ad so much,and My method of payment is a
> >certified
> >cashier's check that is drawn in a Bank,and or at a near by cashing
> >store
> >around you.
> >I'll be looking forward to giving me your last price,so as to transact
> >business with a trustworthy person,and i hope you are the type of a
> >loyal
> >person.
> >I'll like to know if you do shipping to the republic of Africa,and if
> >you
> >can't i'll handle it by contacting my shipping agent for the shippment
> >arrangement.
> >You can send me pics if really available,
> >I'm waiting for your mail today.
> >Thanks,
> >......
> >
> >
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2003, 09:39 AM
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Then I wrote this

if you can help me get a job pls help me it is not my fault it is poverty

Nick Desautels wrote:
I want you to think about this for a minute.....

How stupid do you actually think I am?

Did you know that there are warnings all over about this fraudulent activity
you are trying to make me fall victum to.

I hope you rot in hell, for trying to steal peoples hard earned $. Why don't
you go and get a real job and earn your money instead of stealing it.

I hope you die of some strange African Disease. YOu fucking dirty low down
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if you can help me get a job pls help me it is not my fault it is poverty
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2003, 01:31 PM
 
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2003, 01:38 PM
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