<VV> Advise wanted (Now; Con Men)
RoboMan91324 at aol.com
RoboMan91324 at aol.com
Sat Jul 31 13:46:51 EDT 2010
First, I assume you are selling your present house to buy one with a
bigger garage/shop for your growing collection of Corvairs, right? :-)
Next, I assume that the Ivory Coast guy is trying to buy the house without
seeing it. Let me guess, he "just knows that you are a very ethical
person and he trusts you." NOBODY would send you a large check for something
like a house without checking it out. It is most definitely a con.
What I would do is play the guy along just to learn his methods and
perhaps torture him a little. Get the check from him but do not bother to
deposit it because your bank will probably charge you a "returned check" fee. I
would frame the check and keep it as a conversation piece. By the way, the
check will be for more than he promised and he will ask you to return the
difference to him or send it to a third party who needs payment for
performing a house inspection or some other duty. Tell the guy that you didn't
receive the first check. If he has a signature from you, blame it on your
brother-in-law or a house sitter who you recently discovered is a thief. He
will replace it. The second check might have been eaten by your dog, or
parrot or check weevils. See how many checks he will send you before he
wises up. At least, you will cost him the price of one or more overnight
A second plan might be to tell him that a vice President of the Bank of
Nigeria is offering you 25% more than your asking price for the house and get
him into a fake bidding war. No doubt, he will tell you that the guy is a
con man and do not trust him.
1960 Corvette, 1961 Rampside, 1962 Rampside, 1964 Spyder coupe, 1965
Greenbrier, 1966 Canadian Corsa turbo coupe, 1967 Nova SS, 1968 Camaro ragtop
In a message dated 7/30/2010 4:37:19 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
virtualvairs-request at corvair.org writes:
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 14:49:24 -0700
From: Daniel Monasterio <dmonasterio at hotmail.com>
Subject: <VV> Advise wanted (Absolutely NO Corvair)
To: VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>, CORVANATICS
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I am selling my house in Guadalajara, Mexico and a French guy living in
Cote D'ivory (Ivory Coast) is trying to buy it, offering to transfer 50% of
the value in advance. He sent me a copy of his passport (can?t check it?s
So many fraud attempts thru the internet make me wander about this guy. ?
Does somebody of you knows about possibly attempts concerning houses ?
Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Please reply offline.
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