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Guy Procter  says:

Readers warn of Nigerian bike buying scam

Kawasaki W650 owners Fiona and Andy Menzies are warning private bike sellers to be vigilant after narrowly escaping being swindled out of £4500. The Kinross couple had advertised their W650 online for £950 when they were contacted by a prospective buyer with an apparently German address (olicthomas@yahoo.de). He promised to send a cheque with a view to picking up the...

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fredwinter

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fredwinter says:

nigerian buying scam

It is not just Nigeria (or maybe it is not them at all).  I live in France and when selling a Yamaha scooter received exactly the same sort of emails from La Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, etc.  The simple answer is to tell them that you will accept payment in cash when the item is picked up.  You wont hear from them again.

 

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freudianis

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freudianis says:

Thick bastards

"We should nuke Nigeria", "Niggers" etc

What a bunch of arseholes some of you are. Totally ESN to fall for such a scam in the first place anyway. Twats.

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Racist scumbags

'nuff said.

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Yellowninja600

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Some People...

Have no sense of humour...

 

Baw sacks!

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stepheninsherburn

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same as me

Same thing happened to me got suspicious when cheque arrived amount on cheque was wrong and the stamps were from nigeria as well, he said he was from Portugal heres the e-mail address  fargo01s@googlemail.com. Thought it was weird when he wouldn'y give me a phone no.

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TrumpetTriple

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FastFox

I don't think there is a need to use the N word no matter how strong you feel.

MCN - Why has this post not  been removed ?

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MCN_Sam

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MCN_Sam says:

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I've removed a load of comments and banned the accounts that posted them.


Sam

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

SCAM

Why not scam them back????

 

CASH the cheque (it's NOT a check). Then deny ever receiving it.

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coxyjm

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coxyjm says:

use ur loaf

Come on guys, I never accept cheques when i have sold a vehicle, especially those from a foreign country, CASH all the way. oh and never divulge your address.

 

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DeucharsMc

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DeucharsMc says:

No Brainer......

In these circumstances, its no a brainer. Just laugh at the buyer and tell them to FO and find another mug!

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