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Rick Swiffen
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Postby Rick Swiffen » September 24th, 2021, 11:05 pm

Has anybody heard of jeffjohnson<807068@gmail.com> who has offered to buy my radio gear and model I have for sale. he'll have his secretary write a cheque for amount to cover cost + transport. when cleared I send extra amount to his transport people who will collect them. sounds a bit funny to me.

thanks guys

Rick

Tony Collins 1073
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Postby Tony Collins 1073 » September 24th, 2021, 11:55 pm

Rick, That is a lot of mucking around for a transaction.
Be safe and deal with him through paypal with one payment covering both goods and carriage.
Your payment is immediate- no wait and is safe. Then it is up to him to arrange for collection.

Tony.

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Postby paul hughes » September 25th, 2021, 6:11 am

This sounds like a scammer. I had a similar communication for one of my kits. the cheques were us dollar travellers cheques, $3000
for a £500 kit. I checked with the police who said no crime was committed until i cash them then if they are stolen or counterfeit I would be charged . I told the buyer I would not cash them and never heard anything else. draw your own conclusions. Do you have the buyers address?

Alan Cantwell 1131
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Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » September 25th, 2021, 7:24 am

Age old scam, ignore it, read this,
https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-s ... scam-works

stuart knowles 1611
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Re: Info wanted

Postby stuart knowles 1611 » September 25th, 2021, 7:53 am

100% a scammer. Don't even think about it

Alan King
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Re: Info wanted

Postby Alan King » September 25th, 2021, 8:42 am

This is an old scam tactic, there are a few variations, this would be based on fraudulent chq ie drawn on a known account you deposit it , it clears , you the do transaction, fraud shouted by account owner, you are arrested and funds retrieved from you.

Another variation used against a few people I know but one which shut down a fledgling model shop in my area a number of years ago is the credit card fraud.

So you advertise an item for sale, x buys said item using his credit card via PayPal lets say or any other system really , the buyer then informs you he is going to send someone to collect or a taxi, the taxi or courier collects but meets the scammer and hey Preston a few days later you get the surprise of your life when the funds are withdrawn from you and paid back to the credit card owner.

Credit card rules prescribe that if an item is paid for via credit card remotely then goods bought must be despatched to the registered credit card address not collected, if though the purchaser collects then the credit card must be presented as proof of legitimate purchase and I would advise an ID check too.

There are many ways to defraud you , another in business I saw was a deposit slip for a chq into the account, said deposit slip shows cash deposit as the field has been altered by depositor to defraud you as chq bounces back , so we never accepted a chq as proof of deposit only cleared funds.

Simply as a seller don't bend over backwards to sell, you may have a scammer trying it on.

Rick Swiffen
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Re: Info wanted

Postby Rick Swiffen » September 25th, 2021, 1:37 pm

Thanks Guys, it seems like a BIG scam, I replied that i Did'nt deal in cheques but I would accept cash sale on collection by himself or his collection agent. Have'nt heard from him since.

thanks again

Rick


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