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Old 25 October 2005, 14:16   #1
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globe shipping????

I have a friend hwo has a boat for sale here i Norway, the add has been on the net for several months, with quite a bit of interest but no byers yet.
Now he has been contacted by a British company by the name "globe shipping" and they have a client who will pay.
The second E-mail confirms and ask him to fill in cheque information.
Eny out there that have heard about this company?
Could not find eny info (yet) about this company, would have been more satesfied if i know hwo i was are dealing with.

eny comments??
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Old 25 October 2005, 14:23   #2
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A quick Google search on "Globe Shipping" comes up with a co registered in Nigeria.

Need I say anymore!!!!
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Old 25 October 2005, 15:05   #3
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Don't Do It !!!!!!!
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Old 25 October 2005, 15:13   #4
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A quick Google search on "Globe Shipping" comes up with a co registered in Nigeria.

Need I say anymore!!!!
Thanx
thats what i thougt

how do you think they woud normaly cheat people, they have said they would issue a cheque witch is 2183 Euro more than the price for the boat
and as far as i can understan he would then pay the remaining to the shipping company after he has receved his cheque (Western Union)
Where do thy cheat you?

My friend are gonna send a polite answer and ask for hwo is shipping it, i guess that woud make them silent.

Pelle
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Old 25 October 2005, 15:19   #5
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Its a very standard scam. The cheque or draft your friend would get for the boat will be a forgery. He accepts it, gives the boat away, submits draft to his bank who a couple of weeks later come back and tell him its a forgery. Your friend has then lost his boat and has no money to show for it!

There are endless variations on the theme but thats the basics of it.
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Old 25 October 2005, 15:23   #6
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Sounds similar to http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/cashier.asp
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Old 25 October 2005, 15:56   #7
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This sunds scary,
i have done a quite a bit of reading on Ribnet and other forums but would newer imagine that this would happen here.
Thats why we live in Norway nobody knows we are here, and thats how we are safe.

Thaks for many good replys
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Old 25 October 2005, 17:48   #8
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This Scam has happened to me twice in the last 6 weeks! I am even in the posession of a Natwest Bank draft to the tune of £3000. Needless to say I don't ship anything. I just go along with the scam and pass the draft to the police (after notifying the bank!). Waiting for the police to come and collect the draft and take a statment - so we'll see if anything happens. By default we treat ALL @hotmail, @yahoo and @aol accounts as possible fraudsters until we know otherwise.
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Old 27 October 2005, 01:19   #9
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This is a great story of scamming the scammer. Not particularly recommended!

http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/class/scam/
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