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Old 17 July 2007, 20:03   #11
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Guys, it's a scam. You DONT get twin 250 yams for 5k. Apart from that, there's a shedload of tags that ID this as non-UK in origin.

Take a read of this and ask yourself why the seller wants the email address that you'll be using for the escrow transaction...


Course, you could always stick his IP address into this IP locator and find out that he's here in Romania...
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Old 18 July 2007, 03:13   #12
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we have had nothing but 100% succes in dealing with escrow agreements - both in India and USA - as long as the escrow account is held by a legal profession or a recognised escrow account holder...
Which it clearly isn't in this case. This is a very obvious scam.

Using a genuine escrow service for high value transactions can be an excellent way of doing business, but using a false escrow service is also a very common way of attempting to relieve the gullible and greedy of their money!

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Old 18 July 2007, 03:14   #13
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didnt get to the adverty b4 it was pulled - my only point - escrow used properly is fine, but have to say we have only ever used known escrow agents for the field of industry we are in..:-)
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Which it clearly isn't in this case. This is a very obvious scam.
A quick Google shows that I'm half right.

Escrow europa appears to be a legitimate escrow company. I still have no doubt that this offer is a scam though!

Some interesting reading here: http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.js...1639&start=160 it refers specifically to Ebay, but most of it applies to any transaction.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Twin-...spagenameZWDVW

Here they are
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Escrow-europa is genuine but I'm 99.9% certain what you'd get once the scammer has the email addy you're registered with there you'll start getting fake phishing emails 'from' escrow-europa.com directing you to send cash to someone.

Hint-if you have the display mime/full header option displayed then you'll immediately get enough info to see what email addy or IP it REALLY came from.

I have to say I do like the BoatsandOutboards email system-it allowed me to get the scammers IP address to check when the scammer emailed me direct, yet he didn't get mine-and you can use any name you want to make it easier to distinguish the source of the email if there are follow-up scam email attempts from different addys.
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If they'd been brighter scammers and come up with a cheap, but realistic price and left Bob's bloody jack-up plates out of it, they may have had a bite.
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