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    Heard of this? Is it a scam?

    Has anyone heard of a scam that involves someone from the UK buying a car in Canada or the United States, through a third party where they will send a check with extra funds to cover the shipping charges? This person is O.K. with me holding the funds until the check clears. After the check clears I am to write a check to the shipping company then release the car. It seems to be a good arrangement but I am still a little nervous doing business this way, especially when in involves shipping my car overseas. If anyone has any information that is good or bad please let me know.

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    Re: Heard of this? Is it a scam?

    I have heard of scams similar to that before - its a tough call.

    When I was selling my car I got an email from someone in north Africa offering some ungodly amount of money for it, with a similar strange payment method. I declined, too fishy for me.

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    Re: Heard of this? Is it a scam?

    somebody tried to pull that one on me a few months back. It was a scam. Beware!! Here is the link below

    http://www.madmechanics.com/yabbse/i...p?topic=4209.0
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    Re: Heard of this? Is it a scam?

    I believe it to be a scam!!!!! I will post some articles and you be the judge. Remember,,,,,,,your gut rarely lies to you and if it feels like a scam, looks like a scam, and smells like a scam......... 8)

    http://www.cars.com/carsapp/national...ll_beware.tmpl

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    Re: Heard of this? Is it a scam?

    Another good scam awareness site. http://www.consumersgroup.com/crimewatch/ Am I making my case yet? 8)

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    Re: Heard of this? Is it a scam?

    An one last one in case you were unsure. http://www.psecu.com/About_Us/News/F.../20030410.html 8)

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    Re: Heard of this? Is it a scam?

    It sounds like the an email that I got a while back when I was selling my 355. The only problem is I never recieved any funds and I refused to let go of my car with ou getting the funds. Don't agree it is just some kids or adults fouling around with an intent never to send the money and for you not to sell the car to any one else because you think you are waiting for there check. Tell them to screw off.

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