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  1. #1
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    cycle trader scam

    found great deal in a locally published magazine. here are the emails.

    here is the first email he sent me it was for a 2004 grizzly 660 atv for $2800, worth $6000 hes located in the UK
    Hello ,
    I still have the ATV for sale . Right now i am located in United Kingdom, i just got married . The ATV was bought from USA and has a US clear title .I will handle the shipping. I have to sell the ATV because i need the money for my honey moon (want to go in a DREAM honey moon) . My wife and i deserve it . The ATV never been laid down, never had accidents. I sure hope that my lost is your gain . I am waiting your soon reply if you are interested to purchase my ATV .

    Thank you,
    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    To: [email protected]
    Sent: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 8:45 AM
    Subject: atv
    just wondering if you still have the grizzly 660 for sale.

    thanx,
    shane


    Second email, he described how the shipping company works
    Dear sir,

    The shipping will be done through www.Online-Shipping.co.uk ocean freight on my charge,the best shipping service in United Kingdom. The atv will arrive in 7-14 days at your front door. I will provide you a tracking # of the shipment and after send you tracking number you have 12 h for pay me at western union on my address .You know as if you have tracking number you will receive the atv at your door 100 % and you can check tracking number at company any time, on the company web site at "Track A Package" section.
    I will explain to you step by step how this will work.
    1. you send me your full address and your name where you want the atv to be delivered .
    2. i will ship the atv with www.Online-Shipping.co.uk .
    3. After i ship the atv i will send you tracking number .
    4.You will check the tracking number at company.
    5. If is ok you have to pay me via western union on my address 50 % of the total amount
    6. After you will make the payment at western union on my name and address you will have to e-mail me with all details or scan paper from western union.
    7.You will receive the bike with all papers.
    I must tell you that when i will make the delivery, i will pay for the insurance and customs taxes so there won`t be any tax or fee that you will have to pay when you will receive the atv .Also the shipping company offers 7 days return policy time while you can check out and return the atv if you don`t agree with its condition.The return is free of charge if you do it in 7 days.Once you will return the atv , you will have your money back , due to their return policy that i will sign when i will make the delivery .

    Please tell me if you agree and we have deal
    Best regards


    Yes is ok but you have to pay all amount through western union on my address and then you have to send all details with scan paper at shipping company and they will keep the details until you will receive the atv and the title.After you will confirm at shipping company that you want to keep the atv then they will send me all details.


    DOES ANYONE THINK THIS IS A SCAM, HAS ANYONE DEALT WITH THIS BEFORE?????

  2. #2
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    Re: cycle trader scam

    Online-Shipping.co.uk is a fraudulent website, that template has been used hundreds of times.

    The address given on the site is fake - it should actually be Craven Park Road, not Craven Road, and there is no company of this name at that address. The domain registration is recent, despite claims on the site that it's existed since 1987.

    The site is in the Artist's Against 419 fake website database (http://forum.aa419.org/viewtopic.php?p=46005#46005)
    Last edited by leela; 12-19-2006 at 01:42 AM.

  3. #3
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    Re: cycle trader scam

    hey bro, I hope this post reaches you in time. DONT DO IT. Im in deployed in Iraq right now and ive been looking for a motorcycle when I get back state side and I found a hayabusa for a sweet deal $2600. the guy wrote me an email with the exact same story he gave you. here it is "

    Hello ,

    I still have the bike for sale . Right now i am located in UK(London), i just got married . The bike was bought from USA and has a US clean and clear title . Never had any mechanical problems. I will handle the shipping. I have to sell the bike because i need the money for my honey moon (want to go in a DREAM honey moon) . My wife and i deserve it . The bike never been laid down, never had accidents. Waiting for an answer if you are interested in bike.

    Thank you,

    --- On Fri, 12/31/10, CycleTrader Sales Leads wrote:

    Im glad I found your post before I did it. I was going to western union today before my buddy warned me to check it out first. now that I found your post i know this is fake. Man I really hope this post gets to you before you buy. let me know. Please

  4. #4
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    Re: cycle trader scam

    o yeah. he also told me it had to be western union here is what he wrote

    " Hello,

    Like i told you the bike is with me in UK, if you can come here in UK (London) i will give the bike in personal if you can`t the deal will be made in this matter: first of all I will send you the bike and I will give you all the necessary data for you to verify that the bike was sent. After you have verify the information I need to be sure that you agree to close the deal so you have to send me the money through Western Union (money transfer) not money order. You will send me first half of the money and after inspect the bike you`ll send me the rest of amount . Before I send the bike i need a confimation as you are sure to agree for us to close the deal and that you have the money. I want you to be serious about this because I am spending money with this shipping because i can't afford loosing this money and I will feel obligated to contact the authorities. I want the money to be send in 24h after the shipping will be made.


    Look forward to hearing from you!
    Thank you ,

    I have many more emails with him. if you or any one else want to see more of them let me know. I dont want this A** hole takeing anyones money. I work hard for mine and he almost got me. please dont let him get you.

  5. #5
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    Re: cycle trader scam

    Quote Originally Posted by latino_51 View Post
    I have many more emails with him. if you or any one else want to see more of them let me know. I dont want this A** hole takeing anyones money. I work hard for mine and he almost got me. please dont let him get you.
    You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using on every scam-warning, fraud-busting site you can find. Making a scammer's scam googlable is a great way to slow him down when a suspicious potential victims finds your post and then does not become a victim.

    Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of cheap vehicles, great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell you email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or signing up at a site using the given affiliate link.

    Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

    As you know, whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
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