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well hes my dads friend

so he posted hes bike on a local site for $5k or something... couple days later someone called him and asked him if he would be willing to ship the bike to Malaysia and they would pay him through western union... and i guess he said Yes, and someone called him from surrounded area to come check out the bike before it gets shipped to them. that was last week

and tonight he called my dad and told him that $15.8k out of hes bank is gone.

not sure how they did it... but hes a fuking idiot for doing this.... he called police but i dont think they'll be able to do anything about it

has something like this happen to anyone before?
 

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damn. when he heard western union he should have put the brakes on. western union and Malaysia in the same sentence?
 

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well hes my dads friend

so he posted hes bike on a local site for $5k or something... couple days later someone called him and asked him if he would be willing to ship the bike to Malaysia and they would pay him through western union... and i guess he said Yes, and someone called him from surrounded area to come check out the bike before it gets shipped to them. that was last week

and tonight he called my dad and told him that $15.8k out of hes bank is gone.

not sure how they did it... but hes a fuking idiot for doing this.... he called police but i dont think they'll be able to do anything about it

has something like this happen to anyone before?
might be able to help pm me.
 

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Oldest scam in the book. Probably a fake cashiers check, it looks deposited at first but once the banks clear shit out and realize it is fake, they pull the funds.
 

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wow.. I always thought who falls for this shit.. now i know people actually fall for that stupid scam..

your boy is SOL :(
 

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yeah hes still has the bike... cuz nobody came to see the bike before shipping.. i guess they only needed the account number...
 

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I'm guessing he is older and isn't aware of many of the common Internet scams. I'm sure the bank can help him out, he didnt authorize a withdrawal of 15.8k dollars, and it's not like he handed them the cash.

Hope everything works out for him.
 

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Hopefully he'll get his money back.
 

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There is a pinned message at the buy and sell that says, PM me before u buy/sell international... This things always happen when u put too much trust on people u have never met. These days we have to be extra cautious.
 

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There has to be more to this story. Just giving a bank account number out doesn't do squat. Not to mention what does that have to do with Western Union?
 

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wow.. just retarded. people that fall for these scams are absolutly retarded... sorry to hear it man but common sence!!!!
 

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Someone is looking at buying my evo with partial cash and the majority a cashiers check. He is in us though. Is there a way to make sure it is legit?
 

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Wow! sorry to hear about that!

The Original Post is very much open to several interpretations though

Was the biked ever shipped?

Did the purchaser send money?
 

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Hmmmm.... did he give any bank account details to any person invloved with the transaction? Banks would require some authorisation for money to be debited from the account.

Could he have been hacked and his bank info stolen?

Anything could have played here even that the theft of the money was totally unrelated to the bike sale.
 

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Yeah you can get routing # and account # off a personal check so this makes no sense...
 
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