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TR8 in Tuvalu?

To: mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: TR8 in Tuvalu?
From: don <>
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 19:00:31 -0800
Hello MG list,

I realize a TR8 is not an MG, but I thought the MG list would enjoy reading 
this anyway.  I own a couple of MGs, so I do qualify to submit to the list!

After having put my 1980 TR8 up for sale on the 'net and in Sports Car 
Market magazine, I received several ad responses, most from exotic places 
like Nigeria.  The emails I got were proposing the old familiar cashiers 
check scam, but one fellow introduced a new element into the equation- he 
claims to be a Christian missionary.

In most of these cashiers check scams, the buyer wants to buy the car with 
what turns out to be a bogus cashiers check.  Rarely does the "buyer" ask 
any appropriate questions about the car's condtion.  This is strange in 
itself considering how difficult it is to buy a car at a distance.

I decided to have a little fun with this guy, and the emails we exchanged 

At 11:40 PM 10/22/2004, you wrote:
My name is apostle Joseph A Smith, I on missionary service for the cherubim 
and seraphim movement,
I am currently stationed in Tuvalu. I saw your advert on the net, and I 
would like to know if your 1980 roadster was still up for sale?
if it is please contact me, I will need to know the current price, and the 
condition of the merchandize.
please get in touch as soon as possible.
Stay Blessed,
J.A Smith.

To: "joseph smith" <>
Subject: Re: is your roadster still available
Hello J.A.
I am a Christian too!  I would love to see the car go into the hands of a 
fellow believer.  Do you have any questions about the car?  Are you 
concerned about its condition?
In Jesus,
Donald Scott

At 02:06 PM 10/23/2004, you wrote:
hello Donald,
as I earlier,I would like to know the current price,mileage,shipping 
details,and if you will accept payment via cashier's check,because it's not 
too convenient transferring funds from Tuvalu.
IF you will,I'd like you to include your full contact address,home,office 
and cell phone numbers.
stay blessed,
J.A Smith.
N.b:which ministry do you belong to? I'ld love to know.

>Hello J.A.,
>It looks like it is sold.  I am involved with the Ministry of Jesus On the 
>Mount.  What is your ministry?  Where is Tuvalu?  What is your function in 
>the church?  I am involved in reaching out to the nonbelievers as the 
>Endtimes are very near thanks to our great President who is doing the work 
>of the Lord in bringing on Armageddon.
>In Christ,

To: don <>
Subject: Re: I hope this works for you
well in case you don't sell it please mail me I love doing business with 
fellow christians.
I am into youth rehabilitation.
tuvalu is an Island on the pacific
stay blessed,
J.A Smith.

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