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shady guy or not?
Monday, July 18, 2005 4:42 PM
hello guys,

has any body ever heard of William lewis from the UK? hes supposed to be buying a hood from me just making sure hes a good guy? thanks


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Re: shady guy or not?
Monday, July 18, 2005 4:44 PM
If the deal requires you send them money back (they give you a $5000 money order, you keep $500, send them $4500), then its a scam. Do you have more information? Maybe the email he sent...





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Re: shady guy or not?
Monday, July 18, 2005 7:51 PM
I told him politely to **** off


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Re: shady guy or not?
Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:10 PM
here is the last email he sent me...

http://us.f338.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter?MsgId=7755_1113944_4647_1960_3290_0_205_11275_1962116577&Idx=2&YY=8445&inc=25&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=b&box=Inbox




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Re: shady guy or not?
Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:14 PM
We can't login to your E-Mail...




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Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 22, 2005 11:18 AM
oh yeah! haha here...



Dear Mr.Winter,

The information we have is that the check will be delivered today if not,then tomorrow.We understand that it is coming through regular mail which explains the delay.

We also understand that a Bank Money Order was sent to you and that it is as good as cash and would clear your bank on presentation.It is instant cash at the Banks.Therefore take them to your bank and cash.The order was purchased by a JEREMY TRUMBLE and it is for $5000.

We have further been informed by Mr.Trumble that the check was sent inside a greeting card.Therefore,do be careful in opening the greeting card when it comes.

Deduct the cost of the Hood as we agreed and have the balance sent by MONEY GRAM TO RALPH MICHAEL WILLIAMS IN HOLLAND.The other name for Holland is the NETHERLANDS.Money Gram says that you will need cash to be able to send the money.They do not require any address.

On sending the money through a Money Gram point,please send to us by email,the THE CONTROL NUMBERS,THE EXACT AMOUNT SENT AS WELL AS THE NAMES AND ADDRESS OF THE SENDER IF DIFFERENT FROM YOU.

On receipt of the money,Michael will make arrangements for the Hood to be picked from you.At pick up,you do not need to give them any money.They will give you a call to arrange for pick up.The information we have is that they have representatives in all states of the US and in Canada.
We are believing that you will be able to do this today or as soon as you get the check.Looking forward to hearing from you.Thank you and God bless you.

Best Regards,

WILLIAM LEWIS.

NOTELEASE ASK MONEY GRAM TO CONVERT THE MONEY TO EURO AND INFORM YOU OF WHAT IT COMES TO.IF NOT,IT SHOULD BE SENT IN US DOLLARS.COST OF SENDING TO BE DEDUCTED FROM THE BALANCE MONEY.

IT HAS ALSO BEEN DECIDED THAT YOU KEEP AN EXTRA $200 FOR YOUR TIME AND TROUBLE AND FOR TIME WASTED.


Here under are the list of Money Gram Agents in your locality.




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Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 22, 2005 11:26 AM
BWAhAHAHAHAH BWAHAHAHAH

is this your first day on the internet man. this is one of the oldest scams every



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Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 22, 2005 11:29 AM
I had a classified ad specifically stating I was selling some rims locally.

but I still got an email from him pretty much telling me the same thing as posted above.

its ridiculous how stupid some people can be.


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Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 22, 2005 12:29 PM
Do you have an actual address for this Ralph Williams? I'd love to take a crap in a box and send it to him...

Report it to the police... or internet fraud people... http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp





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Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 22, 2005 1:22 PM
wow you actually though it was real??



Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 22, 2005 3:04 PM
do what I do, use the check to start a new account. Never send the ass hat any money. Then withdraw all the money from the account because it will "clear" but it will eventualy be returned after it clears.

You have the money, the bank gets screwed.. oops guess they have to find the person who wrote the check.


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Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 22, 2005 5:47 PM
Its real, go for it.





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Re: shady guy or not?
Saturday, July 23, 2005 5:39 AM
John Lenko (John Lenko) wrote:

Do you have an actual address for this Ralph Williams? I'd love to take a crap in a box and send it to him...

Report it to the police... or internet fraud people...


Ya do you have an address?



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Re: shady guy or not?
Saturday, July 23, 2005 12:28 PM
Grimor wrote:

do what I do, use the check to start a new account. Never send the ass hat any money. Then withdraw all the money from the account because it will "clear" but it will eventualy be returned after it clears.

You have the money, the bank gets screwed.. oops guess they have to find the person who wrote the check.


Youve actually done this??

I didnt know they allowed internet access in prison, which is where youd be if you did that ignorant @!#$ and got caught



Re: shady guy or not?
Saturday, July 23, 2005 1:29 PM
internet newbs...





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Re: shady guy or not?
Saturday, July 23, 2005 6:28 PM
I like breasts. scam


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Re: shady guy or not?
Sunday, July 24, 2005 6:21 AM
noone on the J-body sends a professional like email just to purchase a car part. So yeah, anything like this you should ignore.



Re: shady guy or not?
Sunday, July 24, 2005 11:13 AM
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I didnt know they allowed internet access in prison

then you don't know much, they allow internet access in a lot of prisons now, and a lot of those opperators you call when ordering stuff.. yeah that's bubba


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Re: shady guy or not?
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:36 AM
sucks cuz i fell for this about 2 1/2 years ago and got screwed out of 2 grand and the guy got away with it
Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 29, 2005 12:00 PM
Okay, i know im probably stupid for asking, but how does this scam work anyway? I am dealing with a guy right now from the UK offering me $2350 for stuff and send the remaining $2000 back.

Is there a way to get the best of him? Or does he have the upper hand?

Thanks

-David
Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 29, 2005 12:31 PM
The scam is simple - they send you a money order or cashiers check for an amount higher then what you are asking for the product. They instruct you to cash it and send them the difference. Your bank will accept the check, however it takes a few days for it to come back unfunded - because it is a fake. In that time period you will have already sent the funds - which they pocket, and you lose as soon as the bank pulls that money from your account.

No, there is no way to get the upper hand in this scam. The only thing you can do is ignore them.

As for opening a new account with that check - that will not work, because any bank will put a hold on those funds until they clear - in which time you can not withdraw money. With rare exception, the only kind of funds a bank will not put a hold on when you open an account is cash.




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Re: shady guy or not?
Friday, July 29, 2005 5:28 PM
Ahhh.....okay, i get it now, thanks for the info Dave much appreciated I guess Ill just ignore him then.

-David J.
Re: shady guy or not?
Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:25 PM
The checks do clear. They are funded as an international transfer and won't come back bounced untill a few weeks after they "clear" when the bank they are drawn from gets the check and finds out it's a fake.


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Re: shady guy or not?
Sunday, July 31, 2005 12:03 AM
i;d still post the address so those who wanna crap in the box can do so...



Re: shady guy or not?
Sunday, July 31, 2005 2:15 AM
I've never had any of these emails........ I feel left out...... cause I'd let him send me that damn thing, and frame it and hang it in my garage.....




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