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[RC] classifieds - possible hoax - Steph Teeter

Several classifieds advertisers have received this response today, I suspect
it is a hoax. I can't control buyer/seller arrangments for online
classifeds, but caution sellers to be wary.


This is the letter of inquiry:

----- Original Message -----
From: Idris Abubakar
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 8:08 AM
Subject: Purchase of "English Saddle" at $1400

We are interested in buying your above mentioned products at advertised
rate. Goods to be shipped to West Coast Africa. Cost and modalities of
shipping to be born by us.

Payment for the purchase is by check through a debtor in US. The debtor
owes us higher  than our purchase. He will therefore be sending you a check
for $5,000 to cover the cost of our order, as well as the Shipping costs.

On receipt of the check, you will cash and deduct the cost of our order .The
balance you will send as we would instruct you to the Agency that will ship
the Goods to us. If this arrangement suites you fine, please send us your
address where to send the check, as well as the name to be on it. Also send
us your phone number for easy communication. We will also appreciate to see
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

Best Regards

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