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 07-09-2005, 10:57 Post: 113198
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I posted my 2004 2210 (<50 hrs, fel, 62 deck, ballast, i-match and 72" blade: sorry for the little plug Smile )on machinefinder.com and deertracs.com. Got an almost immediate response from a guy interested in the tractor. He indicated he is currently over in Lybia working for some oil drilling company and will have a colleague in TX (where he claims to be from) send me a cashiers check for the full 14k, and have a shipping agent come to my house and pick up the tractor and ship it to him in Lybia.

Just sounds too weird. Is there a market oversees for these tractors that this is legit? Has anyone heard of a scam out there based on these basic facts? Where else could I look for info to see if this is a scam?

Thanx.

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 07-09-2005, 11:58 Post: 113199
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Sounds like a scam to me. Cashiers checks are easily forged, and 60 days after the tractor is gone they could come after you for the money. If it's legit he shouldn't have a problem wiring the money directly to you, or have his colleague pay you in cash.






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 07-09-2005, 12:55 Post: 113204
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That is a scam. The tip off is :

-the poor grammar in the message
-the immediate desire to purchase
-the offshore buyer
-the Cashiers check

The scammers agent usually provides a Cashiers check for more than the purchase price which the scammers agent asks you to pay him the difference on.






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 07-09-2005, 16:57 Post: 113207
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Scam!!!

Tell him you'll only do it if his agent brings the full amount by in CASH (which of course he won't do).

He'll send you what *looks* like a certified check. You'll deposit it, the money won't go through, and by then the tractor will be picked up and disappeared.

This is a commons scam they've been pulling for high-dollar items, from tractors to horses to cars.






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 07-11-2005, 07:06 Post: 113261
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I would contact the local branch of FBI and initiate the sale and get the scumbag's buddy to come over. You then could let the FBI check him and the check out. That may get him off the street and stop them from scamming anybody else.






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 07-11-2005, 07:57 Post: 113265
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This is a scam. Africa has the highest number of counterfeit cashier's check scams. I would reply that his friend that is picking up the tractor needs to bring US Cash to your house for purchase of the tractor. I would also tell him that you are reporting him. INDONESIA, SINGAPORE, NIGERIA, LYBIA are the world leaders in the world of scam. Type "counterfeit cashier's check scam" in Google and you will see that you are describing the exact scam. Good luck finding an US buyer for your tractor.






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 07-11-2005, 09:12 Post: 113267
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I just won't use the internet to advertise something anymore after I got basicly the same response to an item. I just did'nt respond to whom ever the person was. I used to sell some parts on another old tractor website and got along fine, but I guess things have changed. Frank.






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 07-11-2005, 09:53 Post: 113270
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Absolutely a scam. I get it all the time in my business. CASH money, take it to the bank its drawn upon, or use a third party escrow services for big ticket items.






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I don't trust PayPal anymore either. Spammers are sending me a dozen messages a day, trying to get my info. If you get a message that looks like PayPal and says "Dear valued PayPal Member" it is a scam.






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I had a similar email but US based for a rear mower deck I'm selling. I ignired it because I didn't get a warm fuzzy from them. If someone wants to use a cashier's check, tell them the terms include a $500 fee for storing the tractor for 120 days until the cashier's check has cleared and been verified. They won't go for it.






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