I’ve been monitoring craigslist for a good deal on a used motorcycle. I ran across a nice used BMW for a great price. Turns out it was too good to be true! (dang) I’m posting our email conversation here in case this loser uses the same email address… maybe it will come up in a google search and the next person he deals with will be able to find my experience with the low-life weasel.
If George Bush would start a new policy of preemptive smart-bomb attacks on scammers (and spammers), I’d support him!
The original craigslist ad is below. I knew something was screwy since the ad didn’t list the millage. You can click the images below for a larger view.
94 BMW R11rs
Brian Gallimore Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 9:19 PM
I just found your bike on craigslist. I’d like to come take a look tomorrow if possible. Where is it at?
How many miles are on it? Anything that needs replacing or fixing, or is it ready to ride?
Steve Audette email@example.com Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 12:34 PM
To: Brian Gallimore
There are 22,466 miles on it, the bike is in great condition, has been properly maintained, has never been dropped or abused in any way. It has a clear title and the price I`m selling it for is $1900, which is including all shippings charges.
I live in Dallas but I`m currently working in the UK (London) and I`ll be staying here for the next approximately 7 months, anyway I`m using MoneyBookers services so I can sell this bike without difficulty. I left it at their warehouse before leaving to the UK. They are supervising the entire process from payment, shipping with a 14-day inspection period included, returns (if needed) and refunding.
If you want to purchase it, let me know and I will explain you how MoneyBookers works and how we can move forward.
I am waiting your email.
Brian Gallimore Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 12:56 PM
To: Steve Audette firstname.lastname@example.org
No problem with that. Where can I go to look at the bike and check it out for myself?
Steve Audette email@example.com Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 1:11 PM
To: Brian Gallimore >
the bike is stored in Austin (at MoneyBookers storage facility). Usually they deliver the products with a 14-day return policy right after the payment is confirmed, for inspection and to pick it up instead of have it delivered you have to schedule an appointment, and it could take up to 25 days until you have it set which is more than I`m willing to wait.
If you want to purchase it, let me explain you how MoneyBookers works and how we can proceed:
To start the official transaction I need your full name and delivery address, I forward it to MoneyBookers and they will notify you with all the instructions (payment, shipping, my account status etc.). One of their agents will be assigned to receive and handle the payment. You have to transfer the funds to their agent as per their email directions and when the payment is complete, you have to send them the transfers information, they verify it, deposit the purchase amount in their trust account and start the shipping process. You will have a 14-day return policy, so you will have the chance to test and inspect the bike before funds are released. If you decide to keep it, they have the power of attorney so they will transfer the title into your name and release me the funds, if not they will be responsible for the return shipping and you will have a complete refund within 3 days.
Anyway, they will explain you detailed the entire process.
I am waiting your email.