Just a quick heads-up: I've got my old oboe advertised for sale on a website that specialises in musical instrument sales, and over the past few days I've been getting lots of VERY dodgy looking emails through offering to buy it. I'm pretty sure these are from the sort of scammers that would send a cheque through that would be for a much higher amount, and then ask you to return the difference to them......but then the original cheque is found to be fraudulent after you have cashed it, and you lose your money. I know that a lot of music teachers here get similar emails offering to send money in advance for music lessons
Here are examples of two of the emails:
I am Robert Harrison the sales executive officer PHOENIX PROCUREMENT
INCORPORATION located on 49,trinity avenue Australia.i specialise in
buying goods for my clients in europe and asia as an agent and get
payed in commission .
I inform my client about your Instrument ,he said he is interested in buying
it and he agree to pay the sum of Â£485.
I will arrange for the pick up of the good ,so I will want you to
reach me as soon as possible if the good is still for sale.
I saw your Buffet Advert posted which i agree to purchase and would like to know:
The present condition,
Why do you put it on sale.
When last was it used.
If it is still avaialble for sale i will have Check sent to you which i found Easy,Fast to cash and well recognised which is guaranteed and can easily be cashed immediately.
I have a private shipper who will be coming to pick up the Buffet and also be signing all document regarding purchase and ownership of the Buffet . I would you to get back to me with the following details:
Full contact address...........
Kindly reply back with the requested question so as to proceed to payment procedure .
Once the datas are provided to me,i can send payment immediately.Iwill be expecting your reply asap
Thanks And God Bless
It becomes pretty obvious they are scammers if you are aware of the scam, but I thought I'd post here in case anyone hasn't heard about it. Be careful everyone!