What is the scam?

Larry Renger
10-19-2006, 11:54 AM
I put a set of tires up for sale in the Recycler, and have gotten 2 different, but almost identical in form offers to buy them from London. They say they have a friend who will arrange shipment and pay with cashiers check. Since I live in Los Angeles area, the offer is insane on the face of it.

Hmmm. Something is rotten here! But I don't know what. How does this scam work?

Gohan Ryu
10-19-2006, 06:22 PM
Read about this London scammer and how he got what's coming to him...probably the same scam they're trying to run on you.

Larry Renger
10-19-2006, 06:51 PM
Uhhh, read where?

10-19-2006, 08:08 PM
SCAM ALERT just don't do it!

Gohan Ryu
10-20-2006, 11:23 AM
Uhhh, read where?

oops. here.


But now that I think about it paying by cashiers check is different from an escrow service.

10-29-2006, 11:15 AM

Scroll down a bit and it explains it all pretty well.

Bottom line, it will be a bogus cashiers check for $10k, and they will ask you to use your bank account and wire the balance (10k - amount your tires sold for) to them.

Larry Renger
10-30-2006, 10:33 AM
Yup that is exactly the scam they were trying to pull. Thanks one and all.

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