WARNING

This is an actual letter received by someone advertising their 1988 Gold Wing on Texas Wingz. I understand the same scam is making the rounds on other sites advertising motorcycles, including eBay. It's pretty laim actually, and I'd be real surprised that anyone would respond to something like this, but better to give you a heads up than to take the chances of someone loosing their bike and their money.

From: jamesfredtrading@yahoo.com
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 7:34 PM
Subject: want to purchase

Good Day,
My name is Jamesfred,i am from the united state of america i buy all kinds of goods for my client who come from different parts of the world.I have many shipping companies in some west africa countries. There is a client of mine who is willing to buy your 1988 Gold Wing which i saw on your website and i happened to find out that the cost of the 1988 Gold Wing was ($5,900) so i informed my client about the cost of the 1988 Gold Wing but he said there is no problem with the cost.

My client said i should tell you that he will be issuing you a united state certified cashier check of ($9,600) while you wire to me ($3,500) through western union money tranfer point (near any filling station arround you )which i will use inpaying the shippers that will come to your location for the pick up of the 1988 Gold Wing imme! diately the check has been cashed at any cashing store centre in your location.And he is also giving you a compensation amount of ($200) for the effort it will cost you in doing all this processing PLUS the cost of your 1988 Gold Wing making a total sum of ($6,100) for your all.So you will be expecting a certified cashier check of ($9,600) while you wire to me ($3,500) through western union money tranfer point for paying the shippers and you keep the remaining ($6,100) for the cost of your 1988 Gold Wing and for the compensation of your effort in doing all this. So if you agree to all this terms and agreement let me have your full contact information to where my client will be sending the check to like this:
NAME...........
FULL ADDRESS.........
CITY............
STATE.........
COUNTRY..........
ZIPCODE........
CELL/OFFICE/HOME PHONE NUMBER..........
Alongside with the picture of! the 1988 Gold Wing if available.
Lo oking forward to your respond,
Best Regards,
MR JAMESFRED.

You Have Been Warned!