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Old 06-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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From: Yelm, WA

I Ride: 07 Roadstar 1700
Scam letter
I am currently selling my 08 VStar 1100 Classic and have it on Craigslist. I just received an email from someone that wants to buy it so bad at full price as long as I swear that it is in good shape, he is currently out of the country, and his "agent" can come "see" it. He will then paypal me the money when his "agent" is here to pick it up.

I regularly get letters from Nigeria but this is a first.

I just looked in the mirror to see if I have stupid written across my forehead. Nope not there, besides I know you would tell me if I did!

Dan

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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From: The shallow end of the gene pool

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I swear i'd tell you if you did




*note to self, next time use permanent ink

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:20 PM   #3
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From: where they don't have lawns.

I Ride: on the storm.
Sounds legitimate.
You should probably go for it.
Add a $1000.00 agent fee.
If they go for it you can be sure it's not a scam.

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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From: Bellingham

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They'll overnight a check via fedex if you go along with it.
I like having them spend money so when I got one those offers I had them overnight a check to the SIAC at the Seattle FBI office.
The guy was kind enough to send me the tracking number too.

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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From: Everett. WA

I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr, 00 VFR800f
I put that little 66 Bridgestone 90 on C.List for $500 and I got an email within two hrs of posting. I posted at like 3am. No life, unemployed.
Anyway. Dude said he wants it and will buy it for sure. I' like yea whatever, been there done that.
Guy shows up, talks me down to $450, loads it up and off he goes.
Tells me he works for a collector in Japan and his boss found it, told him to go get it.
Never even check to see if it would run or turn over for that matter.

So I've been a little more considerate with the odd emails. I don't delete so quickly.

I like the ones that just say " I want to buy your IDEM" but no mention of what the idem is.

It was cash and more than twice what I payed for it so I was very happy with the $450.

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Old 06-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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I just looked in the mirror to see if I have stupid written across my forehead. Nope not there, besides I know you would tell me if I did
Dan
I find some chicks have it tatooed across their ass.

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Old 06-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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From: Monroe-mish, WA
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I Ride: 07 YZ450F, 74 XL350
that story is the coolest of stories, bro.

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Old 06-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #8
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I Ride: 07 Roadstar 1700
With a 66 Bridgestone I can see a collector wanting it, but an 08 1100 Classic not so much. I did receive another email wanting my paypal address so he could send money now. Right, besides I am not that desprite. Only selling because I bought an 07 Roadstar and can't convince my son to ride it. So 2 in the garage. Hate to see it sit in the garage. Runs great and lots of fun. I just like my Roadie, more power, more comfortable.

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