Recent Topics
Two filter sizes for Skyactiv 2.5?
by buster - 04/04/20 12:31 PM
Valvoline AFS Euro 0W-40 $25-4-10 Qts.
by Jackson_Slugger - 04/04/20 11:36 AM
pay cut at work
by marine65 - 04/04/20 11:17 AM
Asking For Advice- Lubricate Under Hot Water
by PGB1 - 04/04/20 11:05 AM
Castrol Magnatec 0W-20 2-4-$30
by Jackson_Slugger - 04/04/20 10:58 AM
Purolator One synthetic vs paper
by Duffyjr - 04/04/20 10:57 AM
RockAuto Discount Code
by RoadDukie - 04/04/20 10:53 AM
Grease fittings on drop links - is this a defect?
by wolfestone - 04/04/20 10:51 AM
How clean vinyl steering wheel?
by WobblyElvis - 04/04/20 10:49 AM
90s European Toyotas Coolant
by EWPE - 04/04/20 10:42 AM
Locker plants are swamped
by P10crew - 04/04/20 10:39 AM
New Jeep Rear Cargo Tray
by 2015_PSD - 04/04/20 10:30 AM
I'm getting fat.
by BeerCan - 04/04/20 10:26 AM
Penne alla Boscaiola
by vavavroom - 04/04/20 10:05 AM
Fuel stabilizers for e10 gas - long storage
by caprice_2nv - 04/04/20 09:59 AM
More home made junk
by P10crew - 04/04/20 08:11 AM
Battery for Crosstrek
by Donald - 04/04/20 07:41 AM
0W0 Ceramic synthic oil
by David1 - 04/04/20 04:17 AM
Castrol GTX Magnatec
by David1 - 04/04/20 04:03 AM
Should i change my oil change routine ?
by M119 - 04/04/20 03:56 AM
Newest Members
357sig, Garyv, PGB1, YoDaveO, Johnya25
71094 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
98 registered members (2015_PSD, 2003f7, 928, 2strokeNorthstar, 15 invisible), 2,408 guests, and 18 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics303,584
Posts5,237,758
Members71,094
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319359 01/11/20 08:14 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,441
R
Rolla07 Offline
Offline
R
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,441
"Cash only, sorry." That should be your reply. Too busy? Why not send a friend with cash? Not legit.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967
2015 Toyota Venza Parisian Blue Pearl 25k miles
TGMO 0W20 & OEM filter

Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319363 01/11/20 08:19 AM
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 4,212
M
Mad_Hatter Offline
Offline
M
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 4,212
Simple solution, only take cash. If he can send you a check, he can wire via Western Union cash (for less than the $100 for your "trouble"), to you for pick up or to the people who are supposedly supposed to come pick up the fridge. Or better yet, he could send you money via PayPal. It costs you nothing to receive the money and PayPal will only transfer money to you when it has received the bona fide funds from the sender/payeees bank. PayPal is essentially a clearinghouse. Preventing fraudulent transactions like the one you're presented with is the very reason PayPal was invented. Because PayPal doesn't pay you until it has received the funds, there is absolutely no way you can be the victim of fraud using their service.

I never ever take a check...

Last edited by Mad_Hatter; 01/11/20 08:21 AM.
Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319373 01/11/20 08:34 AM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 4,198
G
Gebo Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 4,198
No more communication of any sort. Walk away.


'98 LEX LS400 305K
'02 4Runner 250K
'05 Lex LS430 90K
'07 Lex GX470 70K

Shell Gas and Truck 5W-30
QS HM 10W-30
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319420 01/11/20 09:44 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,949
W
wag123 Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,949
Advertising anything for sale on the Internet = cash in-person ONLY. I put this in every ad and I ignore anyone attempting to do otherwise.

Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: Kira] #5319915 01/11/20 04:44 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 2,393
G
George7941 Offline OP
OP Offline
G
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 2,393
Originally Posted by Kira
"Pretty sure", ....you think?


Well, he says he works in the mining industry. If you cannot trust a hotshot mining executive, who can you trust?[Linked Image]


2006 GMC Sierra 4.3l, NV3500,G80 , Mobil 1 5W30, Dexcool.
1987 BMW R80 - sold
2015 Honda CBR300R

Staying out of the right lane a lot.
Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319929 01/11/20 04:52 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 2,393
G
George7941 Offline OP
OP Offline
G
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 2,393
Another question. Someone just texted me asking if the fridge is still available and wants me to email him a reply.
Two questions
1) Why can he not be satisfied with a text reply "Yes", which is what I did?
2) He could have gone through Kijiji which does not display email addresses.
What is he up to? Or am I being overly suspicious?

Edit The text came from area code 320, which is Minnesota. That makes it doubly suspicious.

Last edited by George7941; 01/11/20 04:55 PM.

2006 GMC Sierra 4.3l, NV3500,G80 , Mobil 1 5W30, Dexcool.
1987 BMW R80 - sold
2015 Honda CBR300R

Staying out of the right lane a lot.
Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319965 01/11/20 05:16 PM
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 163
I
IronMaidenRules Offline
Offline
I
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 163
Notice he doesn't make any reference to the actual item.

Scam.


"BITOG - You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and virginity." - Obi-wan Kenobi
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™