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St. Leonhardt / Hornerwald – The dream of bikes from the United States has exploded

A couple wanted two motorcycles – she was 57, he was 63 – from the St. Leonhard / Hw community. Buy in USA. The cheap offer is fake. $ 15,500 is gone. You do not have a motorcycle.

The woman found what she was looking for on the trade site www.cycletrader.com. The two-wheeler of their choice, the bike of the cult brand Harley Davidson, was offered there for $ 13,000 (,000 11,000). An agreement was quickly reached with a business partner named John R. Hurst. $ 7,200 went to a bank in Florida, and a short time later another, 7,800 went to an account at a bank in Southampton, New York.

But that’s not all: her husband, a victim of his wife’s excitement, accepted another offer of $ 9,500 from the seller for the motorcycle and converted it into a $ 2,500 down payment.

It was agreed that only one shipping company would pay the balance after the motorcycle was delivered.

Identity card is fake

But the dream of motorcycles fell apart. When unable to contact the seller, the couple informed police. It soon became clear that you had been caught by a fraudster operating with a fake identity card.

A detective assesses the situation that “they are both very unlikely to see even a small part of their money back” – and appeals (again) with extreme caution when doing internet business.

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