----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott H." <email@example.com>
To: "Healeys" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: <Triumphs@autox.team.net>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 6:52 PM
Subject: Potential Scam Warning
> Hello everyone,
> Here's a scam that I feel all of you need to be aware of......
> My boss has been trying to sell his son's Pontiac Fiero through the local
> newspaper and regional photo ad magazine for several months. He wasn't
> getting anywhere with those two sources, so he decided to place an ad with
> Fiero club in the Detroit area that has a classified section on their web
> site. He recently received an e-mail message from a person in Africa who
> wanted to buy the car, and then have it transported to himself in Africa.
> prospective buyer then told him that he had an associate that he does
> with in the United States who owes him $6000.
Stop right there. This very thing happened to a car seller here in
Minnesota. It was in the newspapers. The victim received the cashier's
check in the mail, deposited it, and then wired the money to a Post Office
Box in Nigeria. Surprise, the cashier's check was a forgery.
No way am I going to pony up cash to anyone who is buying a car from me.
BTW, they never sent anyone to pick up the car...
Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
1970 Lotus Europa 65/2597, 1992 Saturn SL2, 1986 Suburban, 1962 TR4 CT2846L
firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.mnautox.com/ http://www.lotusowners.com