Phil: I've had this happen before and had written Dale about it. One offer was
blind, offering to buy my collection and pay via wire, and a second one for a
particular bike either listed to the CR or Ebay. The buyer offers to pay through
a second party, since the buyer lives overseas. A money order is sent for $5000,
which the seller is supposeto cash and keep the diffrence for the sale price of
the bike and return the difference to the middle man. I had this second scam
proposed to me atleast three or four times.
> Philcycles@aol.comDate: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 11:25:37 EDT
> Re: [CR]Warning: Attempts to sell list members bikes.... OROBOYZ@aol.com, email@example.com
>In a message dated 10/16/04 8:22:52 AM, OROBOYZ@aol.com writes:
>>I have recently seen attempts to sell CR members bikes that do not exist.
>>Sellers want payment via Western Union.
>The Western Union transfer is the tip off that it a rip off.
>First rain of the season soon in San Rafael, Calif.