I would like to direct your attention to a post of mine over on Stangnet.com. I am selling my mustang and a gentleman over in the country of Benin which is in Africa wishs to purchase it. I know there are more international folk on here than on stangnet so take a look and let me know what you think.
Saying he wants your name and address etc. makes this sound kind of fishey to me. I would not do something like this unless it was done through Escrow as said in the other thread. This stinks of the Nigerian money fraud that many people have been using from 3rd world countries.
Basically the gist of the fraud is that they say that they need you to help them get money out of the country in some wierd way. But in order to do it they need to meet you in person in Afriaca, or they need you to pay some sort of wierd fee to get the money transferred into your account. Many people have been taken by this fraud and several have been kidnapped and held for ransom.
If you want to learn more about this type of fraud do a search in any search engine about the "nigerian money fraud". You should turn up a lot of information.
If he is not willing to transfer the money into an escrow account of your choice in advance of giving the car to the shipping company I woulden't have anything to do with it. Much less give him my address or bank account information.
Not to be overdramatic here, but I think you may have just saved my life, and definatly my money. After all the pieces are put together, it makes clear sense: His client is in the US, his client will send me the money, then I send the balance to him in africa.
That way both the clients hands and his are clean. Worst part, he has my address. It was used in calculating shipping costs. Now im no b*tch, but the last thing I want to tangle myself with is getting kidnapped. I emailed him telling him that I sold the car. I am contacting the US embassy to Benin (the DC office) on monday to find out some info and possible report it.
Hahahaha. After reading his e-mail to you, all I could think of was...All you base are belong to us! LOL. Here's hoping you don't get kidnapped. I never heard of this scam before either; nice to have a good group like this to turn to every now and then.