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    help friday add (advertising news paper) car section con?

    recieved this email

    The offering party says:
    I'll offer you £4100, Hello, Am interested in the purchase of your car for sale and my mode payment is with a certified check, and also my shipper will be coming for the pickup, let me Know the MOT. Kind Regards Contact details, akinsowo_4@yahoo.com

    the car is forsale for £3950 so are they offering more to pull me in?
    i mentioned in the add when the mot is up
    what is a certified check does he mean cheque? if so whats a certified cheque
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    It's a scam - stay well away

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    You think someone would offer over the odds for your car?

    Tell them where to go!
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    don't do it!!!
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    They send you a stolen cheque for too much - you give them the car (sometimes), along with a cheque for the difference.

    You end up with (possibly) no car and out of pocket

    They end up with (possibly) a car, and your account number, sort code, and signature - ergo you've been cloned by the Nigerian Mafia. Bye bye bank account etc etc.

    as I said - keep well away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten
    You think someone would offer over the odds for your car?

    Tell them where to go!
    i knew someone wouldn't pay over the odd and i did tell them where to go exact email said

    i know this is a con why would you offer more than its worth and im not prepaired to ship it.

    just using this to warn others really and to make sure i did the right thing did tempt me for a second lol but would anyone
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