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alanuk400

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I had a car for sale (since sold) for £2,995 on Gumtree.

Here is an email I recieved yesterday :-

> Hello. My name is Jack Francesio !
> Is it still available for selling and immediate purchase ?
> If yes contact me as soon as possible at: ---------------------].
> Thank you !

My reply:-

Yes it is, if you give me £10,000 I will give you the car, my wife, my cat, and a b**w job!

This was the reply I recieved :-

I want to buy it for my wife's birthday as a present. I want to make her a surprise.
I want to know your final asking price. I am in Milano, Italy for the moment in a business trip.
To be sure of my straight purchase I will send you full payment in advance from here. We will meet when I come back only for the final documents.
Because time means money and we don't have time to waste here I will do the payment using Western Union so you can take the money in the same day. It fast and secure.
The only details so I can proceed are your name and address.
Waiting for your response so we can move forward.

What should I reply ?:rolleyes:

Alan
 

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well that is a hard one:rolleyes: perhaps a word beginning with B*****ks might be appropriate
 

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I had a car for sale (since sold) for £2,995 on Gumtree.

Here is an email I recieved yesterday :-

> Hello. My name is Jack Francesio !
> Is it still available for selling and immediate purchase ?
> If yes contact me as soon as possible at: ---------------------].
> Thank you !

My reply:-

Yes it is, if you give me £10,000 I will give you the car, my wife, my cat, and a b**w job!

This was the reply I recieved :-

I want to buy it for my wife's birthday as a present. I want to make her a surprise.
I want to know your final asking price. I am in Milano, Italy for the moment in a business trip.
To be sure of my straight purchase I will send you full payment in advance from here. We will meet when I come back only for the final documents.
Because time means money and we don't have time to waste here I will do the payment using Western Union so you can take the money in the same day. It fast and secure.
The only details so I can proceed are your name and address.
Waiting for your response so we can move forward.

What should I reply ?:rolleyes:

Alan[/QUOTE]


Mmm, Mr Francesco is not familiar with sarcasm, then...

Tell him your name and address costs another £40,000. :lol:
 

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Alan hi.
This most probably is. I'm not exactly sure of how it works but they pay you by western union then get someone to pickup the car, but as western union is some sort of cash exchange and takes some time to clear they cancel the exchange and you end up with no money and no car. Some how it looks like the money is in your account however it hasn't cleared.

Ebay tell you to steer clear of western union as they have had loads of trouble with this type of money transfer.

Hope that helps.

Ian
 

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Tell him you only accept payment by Paypal:)
 

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gullable and gullible cannot be found in the dictionary - first one because it is spelt wrong and the second one ...

Tell him you want payment into a Western Union account number you have set up!!
 

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My Fried had one of these offers and got the guy to send him the western union and it was fake!
 

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gullable and gullible cannot be found in the dictionary - first one because it is spelt wrong and the second one ...

Tell him you want payment into a Western Union account number you have set up!!

yeak ok - smartie - should have got my dickshunery out.:lol:
 
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My reply was:-

Hi
That is not a problem, it will cost another £40,000, if that is ok, please sent money in £1 coins by snail mail and I will collect it at the local railway station

No answer yet

Alan
 

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My reply was:-

Hi
That is not a problem, it will cost another £40,000, if that is ok, please sent money in £1 coins by snail mail and I will collect it at the local railway station

No answer yet

Alan

:lol:choked on my sandwich there, v funny!lol:
 

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Western Union are very dodgy. I get a lot of spam emails sent through from people who have lost loved ones wanting to transfer money from a company which was owned by them and now sold in the realms of a coal mine, diamond excavation land, farm, poo sifting factory, bull**** making machinery etc etc. The list is endless... There must be people out there falling for these scams - more fool them.

I get a lot from Abbey National wanting to check my full name, address, postcode, Mothers maiden name, place of birth etc - Yea right like thats going to come out on the net, and oh I dont bank with Abbey National either !!

Personally, I would send it on to Police.
 

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