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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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SCAM SCAM SCAM READ MY POST

Ok I knew this was a scam from the get go but I wanted to do this in order to show people what to look out for .

1 . Look at the return address on the envelope
Karen Bowman
Karen INC
691 Liberty Park Road
Opelika AL 36804

Also notice the 1-800-351-8192 that is a disconnected number

2 > The check is from
Dennis l. Balderson
Mary R. Balderson
2429 Ecuadorian Way # 39
Clearwater Fl 33763

This guy also calls from a 573-427-7155
It is a Google voice which is a service that you can call a land line from any where in the world.

He text me that he would like to buy the motor and then proceeds to say that he will send me a check and then ask how much for shipping I say 250$ well then he says that he will send the check + the shipping charges well then I say OK But I need to place a holt on the check for 5-10 business days he said OK he then later on text me with a usps tracking # and says payment is now sent thank you .

Day 2
he text me that I should be getting the check today I said COOL at 10 am he said my check was delivered he must have been right by his computer because I watched the mail man put it in the box before I couldn't even get to the mail box in time before the text came threw . the check was for 2950.00 I told him that I will go deposit the check he replied ,
Let me know when you deposit it that way he can clear the funds . I said OK
Then he said since I deposited it that it would only take 24 hr or less to clear and that he would call his bank well 2hrs later he text me and said The check cleared his bank Man that was fast it cleared before I could even deposit it . he said that he would proceed to get the shipper to pick the motor up on Saturday I told him I still have to hold the check .
He said why when it has already cleared his bank I said it was my company policy
He then said I wasn't being honest with him .. and if he didn't get his motor he would file charges against me well the funny thing is. is that a detective will be at my house tomorrow waiting on the pick up because the sheriffs department said that the driver picking up the 1900$ cash is in on the scam the detective said once I give the money to the man and he puts it in his pocket they will make the arrest so tomorrow I will be playing around with 1900$ of my money to get one creep off the streets its well worth it to me .




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Thanks for sharing. You can't trust anybody nowadays. Keep us posted.
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My brother had something similar when he went to sell his Grand National....guy sent about $8000 too much, and my brother was just supposed to send the difference with the car. So he would've been out the car and $8000 of his own money. Amazing the way people are anymore. Surprising they're trolling on a relatively unknown site (to the general world not associated with BBFs), but I guess that's what makes it an easier target for them, in theory. Good catch and good luck nailing the bastage....

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I would think posting this on here before it happenes would alert the idiots and the driver wont show. Currious to know how this one turns out. Good luck!

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Too many of these grubs around.. Be keen to hear how it pans out
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The same thing almost happened to me with a motorcycle just a couple weeks ago from Craigslist. I was lucky to realize it for what it was. EVERY one keep your guard up.

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Did you post the motor for sale on Craigslist? I'm betting you did.
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scam/scum bags!!!!!!!!!

we need a update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I had an almost identical experience up here on Kijiji when selling off some of my farm equipment. I played along until the cheque came and then turned it over to the police.

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So I assume that was a fake check?

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So I assume that was a fake check?
These guys are good as they come, and besides the newer laser printers do a hell of a job!
When I got mine, the thickness (or lack of) of the cheque gave it away.

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I live in Opelika. If you would like I can check into it if you would like?

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scam scam up date

Well Got a text message Saturday morning around 9 am saying that he was going to post pone the shipping company until Monday afternoon . He stated that his company he uses don't do Saturday pick ups . . So I called the detective and told him . And the detective told me that with this info he was probably going to use a regular freight company . So the detective called me back and sure enough R&l carriers had a pick up at my address for 5/20/2013 and the driver was to get a check 1900$ and the freight was to be paid at the bill of landing .. which was in Alberta Canada . So the detective informed R&l carriers that it was a scam . And the detective told me it was out of his hands now because I didnt have a loss . He told me that if the shipper would have been a non reputable company or person that showed up at my house and when I Paid the 1900$ to them he said then he could have made an arrest .. So I guess he will continue the scam until he catches him a mullet .

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Thank You but I don't think it would do any good at this point .

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