Quantcast
Did I just avoid a scam? - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 21

Thread: Did I just avoid a scam?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    337
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Did I just avoid a scam?

    Bit of a long rambling story but I'll try to give it brief.

    Currently I am trying to sell a 2000 Nissan frontier listed at $2,000. It is high mileage 345000 kmbut runs like a top, everything on it works. Two guys just came over, they are from Nigeria, purchasing the car to send back to Nigeria for his father. We negotiate a little bit I accept $1,700. He asks for my email to send me the money and I asked for cash they speak to each other not in English it's awkward, I break the silence with should I remove the plate. They tell me to, take it off , again we're standing there not saying anything. Then they leave to go to the bank and "should be back".

    How's this scam work ? They cash a rubber cheque and emt from that account then it all gets pulled back ?

    They didn't really seem to want to look at the car or even drive it which makes me also think scammers.

    PS just read the ramble again and not sure why I'm even questioning the likelihood.

    Pps anyone want to buy a high mileage frontier as a good solid dump runner? Compustar starter, 4x4 quad cab and box topper

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Calgarian Living in Edmonton
    My Ride
    93 240sx SE, 17 Q50S
    Posts
    6,151
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Ask @killramos , he just had the same sales technique recently
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    337
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Edit: they're back ! Just saw them pull up outside

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    calgary
    My Ride
    bus
    Posts
    633
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    ...
    Last edited by redblack; 08-26-2019 at 07:33 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Technically the NE
    My Ride
    C63S + AT4
    Posts
    4,165
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    Always quality buyers on Kijiji

    At least my guy didnít openly admit he was from Nigeria
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
    fact.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    337
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I don't know what to say... Lol. Just came with 1000.00 told me he'd give me 1000 deposit and 700 Tonite when he gets it I said just give me 200. Hands me 500. Asked me to start it again.

    Checks a/c. (Nigeria ain't chilly I suppose)

    Says he will be back at 830 and pay all the rest of cash then

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Victoria Park
    My Ride
    '16 FoRS, '09 UZN215, '90 Z32, '15 Grom
    Posts
    3,406
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    I find that although it is good to be cautious, some people are actually legitimate buyers but the way they want to do things is ultra weird and looks super sketchy.

    People are weird.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    calgary
    My Ride
    The SHBARUS
    Posts
    2,260
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    Even if it’s cash transaction, meet at a bank and have it deposited right away. You don’t need to count or check for authenticity of the bills.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    337
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Ya I was also minorly worried about that... But he asked for the closest td, and I pointed him to Glenmore landing and when he came back he was finishing his McDonalds. And could only get 1000 which would probably be his withdraw limit per day and it's a holiday so no bankers...

    - - - Updated - - -

    just don't understand the feasibility of sending a high mileage unit across the world. Is it worth of that much more there? When the transaction is done I'm going to ask him how many cars he buys a week to do this?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Calgarian Living in Edmonton
    My Ride
    93 240sx SE, 17 Q50S
    Posts
    6,151
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Most likely the truck will be used for ISIS training

    https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-12-...und-isis-hands
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Calgmonton/AB
    Posts
    271
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    You funded ISIS.
    Change your user title.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    calgary
    My Ride
    CLK 55 / 2g Eclipse / EP3
    Posts
    3,955
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    There is a chance the people genuinely thought they could just ship a vehicle over like that - then they realize the cost involved - AFTER taking ownership.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    N/A
    My Ride
    100% Bow tie
    Posts
    2,622
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by loweg View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I don't know what to say... Lol. Just came with 1000.00 told me he'd give me 1000 deposit and 700 Tonite when he gets it I said just give me 200. Hands me 500. Asked me to start it again.

    Checks a/c. (Nigeria ain't chilly I suppose)

    Says he will be back at 830 and pay all the rest of cash then
    Counterfeit?
    Moran supreme

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    337
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    They seem like good bills as far as I can see on the internet. Mix of 50s and 20s

    The rest of the story plays out that he was sending a driver to drop off money and pick up the truck . Came with cash, counted it, then I counted it, dead on. Told me it was respectful to give me 20.00 for coffee, I joked that that's expensive coffee. Go out load the truck he signs bill of sale. Tells me. He will give me bill of sale when I get him his coffee money. I laugh it off and snatch the bill of sale out of his hand and head in the house. He yells back something about the truck being a piece of shit and I yelled back your piece of shit !

    He did confirm however it was being shipped overseas . I think they roll them back fix up the rust and send it away. I advertised it as a truck that absolutely everything works and that is why they were interested . Easy to roll back and slap some shitty paint on it there is nothing to really fix

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    calgary
    My Ride
    CLK 55 / 2g Eclipse / EP3
    Posts
    3,955
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by loweg View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    They seem like good bills as far as I can see on the internet. Mix of 50s and 20s

    The rest of the story plays out that he was sending a driver to drop off money and pick up the truck . Came with cash, counted it, then I counted it, dead on. Told me it was respectful to give me 20.00 for coffee, I joked that that's expensive coffee. Go out load the truck he signs bill of sale. Tells me. He will give me bill of sale when I get him his coffee money. I laugh it off and snatch the bill of sale out of his hand and head in the house. He yells back something about the truck being a piece of shit and I yelled back your piece of shit !

    He did confirm however it was being shipped overseas . I think they roll them back fix up the rust and send it away. I advertised it as a truck that absolutely everything works and that is why they were interested . Easy to roll back and slap some shitty paint on it there is nothing to really fix
    Honestly, for 20$ I wouldnt have given a fuck. It might be the norm in their culture or something and they dont think like Canadians do.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    none
    My Ride
    none
    Posts
    96
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by loweg View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    They seem like good bills as far as I can see on the internet. Mix of 50s and 20s

    The rest of the story plays out that he was sending a driver to drop off money and pick up the truck . Came with cash, counted it, then I counted it, dead on. Told me it was respectful to give me 20.00 for coffee, I joked that that's expensive coffee. Go out load the truck he signs bill of sale. Tells me. He will give me bill of sale when I get him his coffee money. I laugh it off and snatch the bill of sale out of his hand and head in the house. He yells back something about the truck being a piece of shit and I yelled back your piece of shit !

    He did confirm however it was being shipped overseas . I think they roll them back fix up the rust and send it away. I advertised it as a truck that absolutely everything works and that is why they were interested . Easy to roll back and slap some shitty paint on it there is nothing to really fix
    I had the same thing happen to me, some black guy (more African american type) bought a TV from me, after he paid and loaded it, he can back and held out his hand and wanted $20 for his gas to pick it up. I told him no one paid for my gas when i picked it up. He stared me down until i gave it to him.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Calgarian Living in Edmonton
    My Ride
    93 240sx SE, 17 Q50S
    Posts
    6,151
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Note to self: Don't deal with any Nigerians or African Americans from Kijiji
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 1987
    Location
    SK
    My Ride
    Fit Dugan Signature (2016)
    Posts
    2,917
    Rep Power
    41

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JudasJimmy View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    He stared me down until i gave it to him.
    I can't believe you gave it to him haha
    Originally posted by SJW
    Once again another useless post by JRSCOOLDUDE.
    Originally posted by snowcat
    Don't let the e-thugs and faggots get to you when they quote your posts and write stupid shit.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    41
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Hey I'm gonna need $20 for reading this thread, it's about respect.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    1,025
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaeden View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Hey I'm gonna need $20 for reading this thread, it's about respect.
    *stares you down*
    Originally posted by beyond_ban
    Are you looking for a happy ending?? If so, PM me...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 11
    Latest Threads: 08-16-2012, 07:17 PM
  2. Where did u learn, what did u think?

    By J.D. in forum Bike Talk
    Replies: 9
    Latest Threads: 09-29-2011, 12:41 AM
  3. Need advice beyond as i truly did not think when i did this.....

    By dollarbillz in forum Society / Law / Current Events / Politics
    Replies: 24
    Latest Threads: 11-23-2009, 10:35 PM
  4. Did U C What Avery Did In Game 3?

    By NJ Devils in forum Sports, Health & Fitness
    Replies: 72
    Latest Threads: 04-20-2008, 10:37 PM
  5. Did anyone buy game pack tickets? or know anyone that did?

    By 88CRX in forum Sports, Health & Fitness
    Replies: 6
    Latest Threads: 03-13-2004, 08:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •