Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bikes: Co-Motion Mocha, Trek T100, Schwinn Fastback Comp, Specialized Stumpjumper
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Originally Posted by JanMM
419 scammers are relentless. And, pretty obvious, too.
I have ignored two offers for a bike I posted on Craigslist which looked like this. The most obvious giveaway was their lack of interest for what they are where actually buying, no questions asked, they took my bike on face value and offered to transfer money into my account. However with proper care and common sense remote on-line sales can be quite safe. Without care and common sense it is just as easy to scam
On the other hand a fellow that was selling a bike refused to talk to me on the grounds that I live in Argentina, when I was not asking this fellow to either ship or collect from Argentina. If I had been a Nigerian 419 scammer I would choose a name like Evans and never reveal my location.