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im selling my angel and i just got an offer through email

it said

Thanks for the email,Well i'm glad concerning what i
have heard about your(gun).I'm satisfied with the
condition and the cost you are offering to sell it
which is $500 .I have spoken with my client and he
said we can procced with this transaction.Arrangements
for the Cashier Check to be issued out to you has been
made and the payment of $3000 will be issued out to
you.All which have to do is just to get back to me
with some required information which the payment would
be made out to you like your Full
name,Address,City,State,Zipcode,Country and Contact
numbers like your Home,Cell and Work Phone numbers.
The reason for the overpayment is for the shipping
company who will come for the pick up of the (gun) All
you have to do is just that as soon as you receive the
payment and you have get it cashed i will like you to
transfer the remaining balance to the Shipping company
who will come for the pickup and handle sh ippment
too.I have made arrangements for the payment to be
made out to you as as soon as possible. Hope to read
from you soon
Regards................




now how do i report this guy, because i know whats going on and how he wants to scam me
 

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They send you a "check" for more then the amount (say you are selling your marker for 850, but they send you a check for 1500) You are ostensiably to deposit the check they send, keep what you need to cover the purchase (and a couple of hundred for your 'trouble") and then you send the remainder to XYZ address.

Sounds good right? I mean you deposit the check (often drawn from a out of country bank), wait a few days till it 'clears' and then send off the money. 2 problems: 1) The check is fake -- even though it 'clears' and shows up in your account, it takes like two weeks to totally clear a check, by that time the check comes back as counterfiet; and that leads to poblem #2) YOU are responsible for the money! Yep, that's right. Even though you are scammed, and you are the victim, any money that you sent out from this check is your responsibilty to replace.

So basically, if it sounds too good to be true, it is.
 

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I have had several people from the UK trying to buy one of my horses on line, I dont know what to do just ignore them? or if I turned it in to somebody would something actually be done?.
They say stuff exactly like you are saying, " I was veiwing adds today and came across your horse, my client is interested to buy the horse and hopes the horse is in good health. My client is fine with the price of 5500 and will send you a cashiers check for $10,000 you are required to take the 5500 out of the 10000 and send the rest to the shipping company Via Western Union Transfer........."
Anyways yep thats almost how exactly every email is
 

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Megan said:
I have had several people from the UK trying to buy one of my horses on line, I dont know what to do just ignore them? or if I turned it in to somebody would something actually be done?.
They say stuff exactly like you are saying, " I was veiwing adds today and came across your horse, my client is interested to buy the horse and hopes the horse is in good health. My client is fine with the price of 5500 and will send you a cashiers check for $10,000 you are required to take the 5500 out of the 10000 and send the rest to the shipping company Via Western Union Transfer........."
Anyways yep thats almost how exactly every email is
Yep, thats the scam. The worst part of it is that when you send the western union, there is NO way to get your money back; you can't stop payment, you can't see who picked it up at all, its like just opening up the window and sending the money on its way. Also, they are hard to prosecute as the over seas nature of the 'buyers' actually works in thier favors.

However, I would keep all copies of emails, keep any phone numbers, etc. and turn them over to the FBI. There may not be much we can do now, but every bit of info on these scammers that is collected can mean their eventaul prosescution.
 

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Lol i love this scam , i just love it .. here is why

ok so dude wnated my tank right , he offerd like a grand for it , im like ok scammer blah blah then i said yeah loets procede with this and i got his cashiers check and didnt do anythign with it then when he contaced me about my tank im like yeah your check was a false and police are coming for you .. sorry man

never heard from him again ... lol

just double scam the scammers !
 

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Chances are this is yet another Nigerian scam. Back in the 80s, and 90s the Nigerian government actually sponsored email scams as a way of bringing money into the country. They are still doing it. Call the FBI office nearest you, tell them you have what appears to be a Nigerian scam (or whatever you think is best) and they will tell you what do. (That's what should happen anyway).

ANY email you get that has something to do with money and is too good to be true, is too good to be true and is a scam.
 
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