Cashier Bank Check Texts Here We Go Again!

Old 07-21-2020, 11:40 AM
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Default Cashier Bank Check Texts Here We Go Again! Scam!

Good to see nothing has changed on this Site.
I started browsing here about 2 weeks ago.
I posted a couple of ads for a roadster I'm selling.
So far I've had a consignment company and two bank cashier checks text messages.
The bank checks Start off with. I like the price, they want to send me a check after i give my name and address. We will send a Shipping company
I reply with one word. SCAMMER
Ive stayed away from here because I've been scammed twice already. Oh well benefit of a doubt failed

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Old 09-22-2020, 08:04 AM
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(How does this scam work, exactly? I'm in a similar situation right now.)
nevermind - got the answer as the scam played out:
1. scammer sends SMS message offering to pay full price with certified check, will send shipper to collect car "after the check has cleared"
2. scammer sends SMS message - "check is on its way"
3. scammer sends SMS message - "check arriving today - by the way, it is for $XXX dollars extra, so you can wire the difference to the shipper"
4. check arrives (via USPS priority mail, in my case)
At this point I took the check to the bank, and they assured me it was bogus - part of a commonplace scam they see all the time.
I communicated this fact to the scammer and said the deal is off - that was that.
The timing is arranged so that the victim deposits the check and wires the money before the check actually bounces, leaving the victim holding the bag.

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Old 11-14-2020, 04:31 PM
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I listed my trailer here in August and I have received FIVE of those slimilar offers. After awhile I started laughing at these guys. Also, from the texts I received I believe English is their second language.
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