30. August 2005 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

I’m not the only one who had someone attempt to scam her this week. We all know they happen every day (I don’t even bother to read those ones that say I’m going to be receiving a ton of money from some poor person who is dying). But here’s another scam for those of you selling instruments. The person who sent this one to the IDRS was selling his instrument on eBay. I would like to think that no one would fall for this, but I’ve already heard of one person who lost her money because of the scam. Read it and beware:

Hello,
I saw your advert on the web and i am interested in your Rigoutat oboe
I am ready to pay $3200
I am based in uk but on a bussiness trip to west africa and i will be responsible for the shiping to my destination.
my mode of payment will be through money order,i will instruct my client in the usa to make out a money order of $5000 to you. which has an excess of $1800 , reason being that it is a refund payment, and the Customer issuing the check has the policy not to issue more than one check to a refund payment,which means that the check is going to carry the whole amount of what i am buying and also the shipping .the excess of $1800 will be for the shipping of the pet and my other goods in the usa.i want you to send the balance which is meant for the shipping to my shipper who i will instruct to contact you after i have received an e mail from you telling me you want to sell to me.
If my offer is okay kindly reply by giving me your full name and address to which payment will be made too and also photos so i can see what i really want to get,my email address is [email protected]
regards

So seller beware!
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