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Possible spares scam

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Possible spares scam

Post  cruiser5588 on Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:11 pm

I had an email contact from someone I didn't know, offering spares from a cruiser 89 he was breaking. I expressed an interest, and asked for photos of the parts, and got in return a photo of a complete bike. He said I couldn't have the complete bike, as he needed some of the parts for repairs to his other three 89's. I was suspicious about the strange grammar and spelling used, and I thought I recognised the photo, so googled cruiser 89 images, to find that it belonged to a Ronnie Brown, who had a youtube film of his bike being started. This person gave me his email as, and offered me an engine and front forks for $500, delivered. I needed to let him have all my address details etc, and send him the money. I am daft, but not quite so daft, and I then asked for the engine and frame numbers to check the suitability for my bike. The email chatter then went cold. So beware, there are scammers about, this one called DAN BLAU.

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Re: Possible spares scam

Post  Ted Snook on Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:06 pm

I have had some where the Email started with my normal start, up to the @, and then finished with gmail. They are always scams and happen because you may have mailed someone with less than good internet security, and their address book has been lifted.

There are probably many scams around this theme, but you have to be vigilant.
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Post  A7 JWO on Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:59 pm

These people are going through wanted adds in OBM and similar. They answer the add and send pictures of the part that they have lifted from other adds. My silly mate sent 300 deposit on an engine, drove 200 miles to collect it and was told 'never heard of him'.


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