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Old 06-29-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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you almost had me......

so i was on craigslist.com looking for a yamaha R6 and and holy moly i find one, its an 03 asking for 2500. so there is no number to call and i decide to write an email to this guy and see what the bike was about... this is what i got when i wrote...

is there anything wrong with the bike? what is the mileage? do u have any more pics?

and they wrote this...
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This is Jones Power, The owner of Jones Power sports Motorcycle. We are currently closing my stock because I want to divert to the selling of cars from New year onword. so I'm selling the motorcycle at a low price. We have a Pre- owned motorcycle and a new motorcycle listed on our website. I am offering free shipping within the States only. The Yamaha is still avaliable for sale.

I am currently in West Africa on a missionary crusade programme. For any information about our motorcycle, kindly contact my wife. Email at: ( getdisright22@yahoo.com ) for more discussions and arrangements about the motorcycle. You can be guarantee of satisfaction and more information regarding the Sales arrangement. You can call me directly for more info.

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i did call the number but they are closed on mon and sun. does anyone smell a possible scam this is the link http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/1245273151.html
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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Anything dealing with Africa I smell SCAM!!!
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They must have roads of heaven over there for Sportbikes cuz they sure seem to need them(or the money at least) lol
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i get africa stuff all the time when im selling stuff on cl must be alot of people in africa on the texas craigslist
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That call prefix is for Nigeria. I spent some time over there and can promise you there are no sportbike roads in that shithole. DO NOT under any circumstances deal with anyone from or in that country. You would not believe the I saw on a daily basis. They live to scam.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:31 PM   #6
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:32 PM   #7
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i forgot to mention that i looked at the site and i dialed the number on the site not in africa http://www.jonespowersportsok.com/pre_owned_list.asp still looks like anyone dealing with stuff like this might be in for a scam
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Why the would you buy that bike all the way from africa. Obviously its a scam. If its too good to be true...it usually is
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sounds legit to me.
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Says the bike is in Houston. Tell him you want to see it. I like to waste scammers time
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When I get my 30 million for hooking this African finance manager up with my bank account number, I'm going to buy craigslist and make sure no more f*cked up motorcycle scam ads can be run.


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Old 06-29-2009, 08:09 PM   #12
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I did Seismic work in west Africa, there are are no sport bikes there. Stay away from this one.
P.S. Did he send you the one about the $17 million dollars he will put in your checking accout if you give him the number, LMAO..
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There site seems legit... I dunno man.. Just go check it out and ask for title in hand and then run a carfax???
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:32 PM   #14
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What did they say when you called the number listed on Jones Power sports website? Did you tell them you were calling about the ad on craigslist?

The physical address of the business he has listed in the email is the same address as the one listed on the website
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sounds legit to me.
Seriously!!!!!????

"This is Jones Power, Owner of Jones Power Sports..."

Dude was dumb enough to mess up there. Power Sports refers to the stuff the dealership sales and not the last name. His last name should be Jones and not Power.

Anyways sounds like this guy is linking legit shops with empty promises. Why would they list a craigslist as in the Houston area when they are based in Oklahoma???
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Why the would you buy that bike all the way from africa. Obviously its a scam. If its too good to be true...it usually is
yes i i like to go to africacraigslisttakemymoneyplease.com, dont u?

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Says the bike is in Houston. Tell him you want to see it. I like to waste scammers time
im gonna try and do this tomorrow, i wanna see how far this will go

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There site seems legit... I dunno man.. Just go check it out and ask for title in hand and then run a carfax???
im planning on it now, im gonna try an ask for the carfax which they "should"
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What did they say when you called the number listed on Jones Power sports website? Did you tell them you were calling about the ad on craigslist?
The physical address of the business he has listed in the email is the same address as the one listed on the website
they are closed sun and mon and it just said to call back during business hours
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:31 PM   #17
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id send my money. matter fact thanks for postin the info , im goin to buy it from under you HA JOKES ON YOU
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Don't bother sending cash. Just email your credit card number and social security number. They can be trusted.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:37 PM   #19
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looks like a scam to me

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I'm flying out tomorrow @ 8pm to Africa. Tell Jones that I will hand the cash over in person to him. I can meet up with you before I leave. If he's a real person the deal will go through and you would have your R6 if not I'll give you the cash when I get back next month
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