Recently got this message…seems to have a certain ring to it…
I am interested in buying the ZZR1100 that you have placed for sell now, and I would want to enquire about the present condition of the above mentioned, as well as some detail about you. I expect this timely enough.
As for the payment, I would need you to get back in touch with the last asking price as I will be paying with a certified cheque.
Lastly, please forward to me your full company’s (or house address, telephone and fax) details as I will subsequently prefer reaching you through these facilities.
Should you need to reply to me, Please get back in touch with your
details to me at:[email protected] for a quick reply.
Hi This is definitely a scam. Just do a UK google search for Raymond Griffiths and you will see that this 4rsehole has been trying it on all over the forums on bikes, cars etc. You can spot these a mile off. Usually the bad english gives you a clue. The certified cheque is a forgery. I am surprised he is not offering you a larger amount than the bike is worth and for you to send him the balance. This was the usual thing a couple of years ago. You would receive the cheque and a little van would arrive and collect you bike, car etc. The cheque would clear and you think great, lurvely dubbley. Cash in bank, forward the difference. This takes about 10 working days. Then after about 3 weeks or 21 working days your bank tells you the cheque is counterfeit and take all their money back. You are left with a huge hole in your account and no bike/car. Not nice, you have no come back and are left high and dry. It can normally be traced back to an African nation and the black Maffia out there. I work as a manager in IT and best advice is never, ever give out personal data like address and definitely not bank details, pin numbers or passwords to unknown persons over the net. Nobody, but no one who is credibley, including your bank, will ever ask you for those details in an email or ask for your complete pin or card pin over the phone.
If asked don’t tell 'em, be polite, but firm and say “No” and then contact your bank as it is now down to the banks to investigate this type of fraud.
Mark it as phishing. Your local trading standards or police might want to know but I doubt it.