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Old 17 Jan 2011
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Is this a scam???

Hey all,
I got an offer from an apparent motorcycle dealership that I emailed about a 2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 (their reply is below). It seems a little too good to be true, the person who is responding has somewhat poor English and when I asked for their website she told me that it is currently under maintenance. Does anyone have any tips as to how I can make sure any transaction with them would be secure?
Many thanks

Dear Will,

Thanks for your Product inquiry. We don't normally deals with out-dated secondhand bikes product here. We only deal on contract second hand bike product. i.e Any buyer that order Brand New Product from us has the opportunity to trade back with us to order the latest bike in today's market. However, attached picture is the only available motorbike of your choice in our stock at the moment. Attached Model picture is just Two Years and seven Month old use of Kawasaki KLR 650 (YEAR 2008 Model). No history of accident, low fuel consumption and almost like new and with just 2,588 mileage done.

This particular Motorbike was Originally purchased by Mr. David Epperson from us on the June 16th 2008 and he later trade to buy the latest Honda Gold Wing GL 1800 2010 Model on January 3rd 2011. This particular motorbike still has the 2 Years and 8 Months existing Warranty from us.

It's our Company Policy that all used available bike should be sell on Cash On Delivery for the purpose of buyers inspection. We must satisfy that the buyer test,ride and satisfied with the bike conditions before we ask him/her to transfer the motorcycle fund directly to our Company Bank Account .In this case,the buyer will be paying for the exportation charges which include (Shipping and the Insurance cost only) to the Company Payment Name and Address via Liberty Reserve or Western Union for fast and easy access transaction.

Our Company Purchasing Cash On Delivery Document will be issued out to you to read and Sign,which you are also to scan and attach your Mode of identification (Valid International Passport Front and Back page or Governmental Driver License authorized by your Country Government)

However, below is the full shipping / delivery freight quotation we just received from our regular shipping company {WORLD WIDE EXPRESS LIMITED}

Fairly Used 2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 :::: USD 2,240.00 {Showroom Wholesales Price Rate}

Shipping Via Air way ::::::: USD 920.00 {6 Working Days Shipment and Door To Door Delivery}

Shipping Via Sea Mode :::::: USD 435.00 {21 Days Delivery to your nearest Sea Port in Turkey}

Insurance Charges :::::::: USD 224.00

REQUIREMENT FOR THE COMPANY CASH ON DELIVERY TRANSACTION IS AS FOLLOWS :

1. You will be issue the Company Purchasing Document to endorse/sign.

2. You will be requested to provide your mode of identity {Scanned Copied of your International Passport front and back page or Governmental Driver's License}

3. We shall Provide you the Company Payment Details upon the delivery of your Consignment.

NOTE : Our Product Payment must be wired in to the Company Bank Details within 24 hours after the inspection of your package.

4. We must confirm the Shipping and Insurance charges that might be involved before documentation,packaging and labeling order can be commence.

GET BACK TO US WITH THE FOLLOWING ORDERING / SHIPPING INFORMATION, IF YOU ARE OKAY WITH THE OFFER :

Full Name as Indicated in your International Passport or Governmental ID card:

Delivery Address including ZIP / Postal Code if any:

Phone Number:

Your Preferred Mode of Shipment:

Nearest Port of Arrival: {For interested buyer that request Sea Mode of transportation only}

Provide the above information if you are okay with the offer, so that we can email you our Company Purchasing Document to endorse / sign.

NOTE : Order are labeled and packed within 2 business day (Air Way Mode of Transportation)

Order are packed and containerized within 3 business day (Sea Mode of Transportation)

All Necessary Shipment Documents will be attached together and will be posted to you via FedEx International Express (3days before the arrival of your Order) to claim your consignment on it arrival.

Best Regards.
Mrs Elliot Dianna.
Hoping to read from you asap.

CONCERNING THE CUSTOM AND LOCAL IMPORT TAXES IN YOUR DESTINATION COUNTRY
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Our Company deliver Door to Door Shipment to buyer with Our Company FedEx Account to the customers that place his / her order via Air Way Mode of Shipment : (No other charges will be involve in the delivery to your location (Door to Door Shipment ).Alternatively,we do ship out to some buyer that request Sea Mode of transportation.In this case ,the importer (Buyer) bear the extra-charges that might be involve in clearing his or her consignment from is local port.

NOTE : We do provide all the necessary document Clearance papers to the buyer that request sea Mode of Shipment.
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Certainly doesn't make a person feel warm and fuzzy.


Here is a list from craigslist to assist in avoiding common scams. You'll note that their request for money transfer falls into the second category.



You can sidestep would-be scammers by following these common-sense rules:
  • DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON - follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts on craigslist.
  • NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.
  • FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later.
  • CRAIGSLIST IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"
  • NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)
  • AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING OR ESCROW SERVICES and know that ONLY A SCAMMER WILL "GUARANTEE" YOUR TRANSACTION.
  • DO NOT RENT HOUSING WITHOUT SEEING THE INTERIOR, OR PURCHASE EXPENSIVE ITEMS SIGHT-UNSEEN - in all likelihood that housing unit is not actually for rent and that cheap item does not exist.
  • DO NOT SUBMIT TO CREDIT CHECKS OR BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR A JOB OR FOR HOUSING UNTIL YOU HAVE MET THE INTERVIEWER OR LANDLORD/AGENT IN PERSON.
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yep - scam. been around a long time.
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Thanks guys. I knew it was too good to be true he he.
You've saved me a lot of trouble!!!
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