ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
twh 3
Recent Posts
Nec circuit protection
by Yoopersup. 11/22/17 03:22 PM
FPE in Germany
by Texas_Ranger. 11/19/17 07:30 AM
Ceiling fan distance from outdoor hot tub
by gfretwell. 11/16/17 02:18 AM
diazed fuses
by Texas_Ranger. 11/13/17 03:02 PM
Theft deterrent alarm
by gfretwell. 11/12/17 01:39 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
242,639 Are you busy
178,843 Re: Forum
170,070 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 12 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#157599 - 12/05/05 05:41 PM Internet Scam - Seller Beware  
VinceR  Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 35
Edgewood, WA, USA
Just a heads up for everyone re an Internet scam you might encounter.
We are in the process of selling one of our older work vans and among other places listed in an Internet classified ad.
I have now gotten two responses that the FBI tells me are a common scam. It goes as follows: you get an email expressing interest in your vehicle and after a few emails they agree to an attractive (to the seller) price. Now the scam: They offer to pay with a cashier’s check for the purchase price PLUS the amount to cover shipping the van from its current location to where they need it. They ask you to take the extra funds and pay their agent in cash when they come to collect the van. The scam is that it is easy to counterfeit cashier’s checks and according to my bank it can take up to 10 business days for a cashier’s check to clear. Thus they drive off with your vehicle and a pocket full of your cash.
Oh for the good old days when you could do business with a handshake.


Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:

#157600 - 12/05/05 06:03 PM Re: Internet Scam - Seller Beware  
VinceR  Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 35
Edgewood, WA, USA
OOOps! I hit the send key before reading carefully.
Obviously, the counterfeit cashier’s is rubber so they get your vehicle and your money, and leave you holding a bad check.


#157601 - 12/06/05 06:59 AM Re: Internet Scam - Seller Beware  
LearJet9  Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 197
Millis, MA USA
Only someone really dumb would fall for that one. Most of us would make sure the check cleared and we had cash in hand before we gave up the goods.



Member Spotlight
RH1
RH1
California
Posts: 22
Joined: August 2009
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7531 MB (Peak: 0.8771 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-11-23 09:25:31 UTC