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Andy
Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
2012-05-30 12:15:09
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
+3 Autotrader email scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   James Freeman
Email Address:
   james_freeman247@yahoo.com
Tried to buy my motorbike without seeing it. Wanted to pay by bankers draft with some obscure justification about leaving on business and getting his wife to organise shipping to somewhere? Very strange.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Ruu   (Littlehampton, West Sussex, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-31 08:48:31
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   James Freeman
Email Address:
   james_freeman247@yahoo.com
Auto Trader Scam, tried to purchase my motorbike.
After a short response from myself I received this generic spam message.
Thanks once again for the prompt response, I am fine and okay with the price and present condition. I just received a call from my company Head office in Scotland,which i have to leave early tomorrow morning with the first flight,but my wife would take care of the transaction during my departure because i have already discussed the transaction with her,so i want you to know that the payment will get to you in some few couple of days and it will be delivered by the 1st Class Royal Mail. Concerning the pick-up, i have spoken with my shipping company regarding the pickup and they advised that I send their shipping charges together with the payment i am sending to you. So in a nut shell i am going to instruct my wife to issue out the cheque to you as soon as possible in order to make the transaction faster,but if i send them a separate cheque due to where their head office is located, it will take them 30 working days to clear, So I would have to instruct my wife to issue out a Bank Certified Cheque which will include some excess funds meant for the Shipping Company. Immediately you get it, all you have to do is deposit it in your account and wait for 2-3 working days in order to fully clears,when it clears deduct your own amount of the purchase,you should also deduct an additional £50 for compensation of the stress you may go through,then you proceed to the nearest Money Gram and get all the excess funds transferred to my Shipping Company .The Shippers would come over to your location immediately they receive their funds depending on your convenient date and time you would like them to come, because they also have to help me ship some of my other goods from China to my house in South East London.
So make sure you don't receive any other offer regarding the sale anymore ,just count it sold to me already. I will email you further instruction on how to complete the transaction as soon as the cheque must have been delivered to you. So kindly get back to me with the following details below so that the Payment could be mailed out to you immediately.
*************************************** ***Name To Be Written On The Cheque: ***Full Address(Including City,State & Postal Code: ***Home Telephone Number : ***Cell Phone Number : ***Price Agreed On :
***************************************
I await to hear back from you asap,feel free to ring my cell phone on: 07045732804.
Best Regards, James Freeman 07045732804

Lorraine   (Brora, Highland, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-30 19:50:01
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Auto trader scammer James Freeman
Email Address:
   james_freeman247@yahoo.com
I was contacted by this person who wanted to putchase my motorcycle in the Auto trader without seeing it. PLEASE DON'T BE SUCKED IN BY THIS SCAM I ALMOST WAS UNTIL A VOICE IN MY HEAD TOLD ME THAT IT IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT NORMALLY IT.
emails thread Thanks once again for the prompt response, I am fine and okay with the price and present condition. I just received a call from my company Head office in Scotland,which i have to leave early tomorrow morning with the first flight,but my wife would take care of the transaction during my departure because i have already discussed the transaction with her,so i want you to know that the payment will get to you in some few couple of days and it will be delivered by the 1st Class Royal Mail. Concerning the pick-up, i have spoken with my shipping company regarding the pickup and they advised that I send their shipping charges together with the payment i am sending to you. So in a nut shell i am going to instruct my wife to issue out the cheque to you as soon as possible in order to make the transaction faster,but if i send them a separate cheque due to where their head office is located, it will take them 30 working days to clear, So I would have to instruct my wife to issue out a Bank Certified Cheque which will include some excess funds meant for the Shipping Company. Immediately you get it, all you have to do is deposit it in your account and wait for 2-3 working days in order to fully clears,when it clears deduct your own amount of the purchase,you should also deduct an additional £50 for compensation of the stress you may go through,then you proceed to the nearest Money Gram and get all the excess funds transferred to my Shipping Company .The Shippers would come over to your location immediately they receive their funds depending on your convenient date and time you would like them to come, because they also have to help me ship some of my other goods from China to my house in South East London.
So make sure you don't receive any other offer regarding the sale anymore ,just count it sold to me already. I will email you further instruction on how to complete the transaction as soon as the cheque must have been delivered to you. So kindly get back to me with the following details below so that the Payment could be mailed out to you immediately.
Thanks once again for the prompt response, I am fine and okay with the price and present condition. I just received a call from my company Head office in Scotland,which i have to leave early tomorrow morning with the first flight,but my wife would take care of the transaction during my departure because i have already discussed the transaction with her,so i want you to know that the payment will get to you in some few couple of days and it will be delivered by the 1st Class Royal Mail. Concerning the pick-up, i have spoken with my shipping company regarding the pickup and they advised that I send their shipping charges together with the payment i am sending to you. So in a nut shell i am going to instruct my wife to issue out the cheque to you as soon as possible in order to make the transaction faster,but if i send them a separate cheque due to where their head office is located, it will take them 30 working days to clear, So I would have to instruct my wife to issue out a Bank Certified Cheque which will include some excess funds meant for the Shipping Company. Immediately you get it, all you have to do is deposit it in your account and wait for 2-3 working days in order to fully clears,when it clears deduct your own amount of the purchase,you should also deduct an additional £50 for compensation of the stress you may go through,then you proceed to the nearest Money Gram and get all the excess funds transferred to my Shipping Company .The Shippers would come over to your location immediately they receive their funds depending on your convenient date and time you would like them to come, because they also have to help me ship some of my other goods from China to my house in South East London.
So make sure you don't receive any other offer regarding the sale anymore ,just count it sold to me already. I will email you further instruction on how to complete the transaction as soon as the cheque must have been delivered to you. So kindly get back to me with the following details below so that the Payment could be mailed out to you immediately.
*************************************** ***Name To Be Written On The Cheque: ***Full Address(Including City,State & Postal Code: ***Home Telephone Number : ***Cell Phone Number : ***Price Agreed On :
***************************************
I await to hear back from you asap,feel free to ring my cell phone on: 07045732804.
Best Regards, James Freeman 07045732804

donna   (Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-30 14:14:02
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   james freeman
Email Address:
   james_freeman247@yahoo.com
Again they've tried buying my motorbike without looking at it also said they would give £50 extra for the hassle and that he has a shipping company which he would send you a cheque then you would have to pay the shipping company, massive scam i just hope nobody has been ripped off already.

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