!!! Warning !!! Tractor Scam

Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:07 pm

Apparently people are trying to defraud visitors of this site. Please read the following link for more information that will protect you from these criminals:

http://www.waypointbank.com/about_waypo ... _scams.php

As always, use extreme caution when dealing with anyone you do not personally know on the Internet.
Last edited by Dennis on Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:05 am, edited 1 time in total.

Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:27 pm

I have been getting those nigerian scam e-mails for the last 3 years. Haven`t got any in a couple months now though. I guess they gave up on me. I also had a night-scope advertised on the net and some guy from japan tried to pull a scam on that deal and I just quit answering his e-mail.

Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:42 pm

This scam has been running for a long time all over the country and its hard to believe they are still operating. I know someone who got caught up in it ( it wasn't me) and it cost his wife thousands. They target all kinds of interest groups not just tractor people. If the deals to good to be true it probably isn't. Safest policy is: In God I trust- all others pay CASH! :D

scam

Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:00 pm

I had an instance last week. I have a firebird advertised for sale. I received an e-mail asking me if I would be willing to meet a contact person who would give me a large check, for me to cash it, and deduct what I'm asking for the car, giving the rest to this contact person. Sounded fishy to me, so I told him the car was gone.

Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:58 pm

One of the bad things about being a small business owner (Not the Hot Dog Comapny) is that you get a boat load of this type of junk all the time.

I've gotten every come along you can think of - this Nigerian deal, a deal for Russian wife, Redrilling old oil wells in Texas, they go on and on.

I guess that addage - "If it sounds to good to be true, it most likely is."

Oscar

Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:14 pm

Having frequented this site for a while, I doubt there is anyone here foolish enough to fall for these schemes, as the saying goes, "you can't cheat an honest man".
1. Always wait for any checks to clear before delivery.
2. If you think you can get something for nothing you are going to learn the hard way that it just ain't so.
The most dangerous scam going around the net these days are the ones coming from what appear to be legitimate companies such as ebay or paypal asking for credit card info or passwords.
These emails appesr to be legitimate, using cut and paste logos and even some links to the real website, and they threaten discontinuation of services if not replied to.
See http://antivirus.about.com/library/scams/blccscams.htm for more information.
Dave

Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:47 pm

As we all have gotten this Nigerian scam thing for several years, I was surprised that I heard on some TV show that it is still out there and apparently working to the tune of about $25 million a year from just people in the US alone. So as long as it still works and they haven't been caught, it will remain an issue. Remember what PT Barnum said.

Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:38 pm

[Quote: Y.D.]

Remember what PT Barnum said.
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YD, Grover and Ole Malley
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Hey YD, Wasn`t that the circus guy that mentioned something about a lolly-pop?.

Ho-hum, Sure is a wet boring day today.
:x :mrgreen: :x

Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:10 pm

JB, I believe the comment was relative to the production rate of lollipops. :)

lollipops.

Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:20 pm

I am living proof