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Good Morning All;

Watch out for this Scam, came close to getting me. Here's the Setup:
Bike For Sale, Get Email offering to pay by Cashiers Check, Accept Offer,
Cashier's Check arrives for the full amount Plus $$ for Shipping.

Buyer sends note asking me to cash the Cashiers check and wire the Shipping $$ to some freight company for Shipping.

A Cashiers Check is supposedly good as money right? The Bank is supposed to know if the money is set aside for this right? Wrong.

Here's the Scam. When you cash the Cashiers Check, the bank waits 24 hours and drops the cash into your account. You wire the shipping money to a freight company, and wait for them to pick up the bike. Two full weeks later, the bank figures out that the Cashiers check is a fraud, and deducts the entire amount, plus their fee, from your account.

You are out of the $$ you sent to the freight company that turns out to be fake, and the fee from the bank.

You can read more at http://www.scamvictimsunited.com.

Be Careful!!!

Brian
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This is known as the 'Nigerian scam' and has been around for years. It must work or you wouldn't still see it all the time.
 
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