And then I send them the money. Wait, what?
March 15, 2011 7:09 AM Subscribe
I'm selling my car. I'm pretty sure that this offer to buy is a scam, but how does it work?
posted by Sutekh to travel & transportation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Someone responded to my online ad about 24 hours after it was published. The enquirer asked whether the car was still available. When I said it was, they responded with:
Thanks for the reasonable response.my husband and i love the car, we have a car but need one more cos we work at different area of the city and its kinda far from our home, i am very happy with the present condition of the car as you stated and we promise to take good care of the car as i knew no doubt about it. we have just relocate to beijing china, and we want the car to be ship to china so we will not be able to come over and inspect the car. so we will like to see more pictures of the car.
as for the mode of payment we will be paying you via bank transfer, and also i have registered with a shipping company which would come for the pick up after payment
pls get back to me asap
I'm very familiar with scams, through my work, but I'm not sure how this one works. Assuming I send through the photos and they send the payment, what happens then? Any ideas? We don't live in China, BTW.