Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

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Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

Post by Artful Dodger » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:16 am

On this website - https://www.businessforsale.com/search/ ... e-cambodia , I found a couple of (face value) decent businesses for sale. I did a reverse image search of the photos on the adds and discovered the business's in question, of their own website. I in turn contacted the business owners directly about prospective sale.
Lo and behold all of those I emailed said their business was not for sale.

What is going on here?
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Re: Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

Post by prahocalypse now » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:26 am

Could it be scammers, possibly Nigerians, who advertise other people's businesses for sale and then try to get potential buyers to wire them a deposit?

I've seen ads before where Nigerians advertise apartments they don't own for rent and ask for a bond, first month's rent etc. to secure a lease.
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Re: Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

Post by Artful Dodger » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:32 am

prahocalypse now wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:26 am
Could it be scammers, possibly Nigerians, who advertise other people's businesses for sale and then try to get potential buyers to wire them a deposit?

I've seen ads before where Nigerians advertise apartments they don't own for rent and ask for a bond, first month's rent etc. to secure a lease.
I am at a loss. My understanding is that website/agency is 100% legitimate...... so how is it that a place of business can be advertised for sale through that broker , when it is not for sale at all.
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Re: Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

Post by prahocalypse now » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:36 am

You'll see on that businessforsale.com website that some ads say they have verified the seller. Others don't, meaning it could be anyone advertising the business for sale. The website might be legit, but not all the 'sellers'.

You could try and contact the 'business owner' using the businessforsale.com website and see if you get a different answer to when you contacted the real owner directly via the business's website.
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Re: Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

Post by violet » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:39 am

Maybe they are using the images to create volume and would tell you it's already sold if you asked about it. Have you asked the third party about any of them (as though you are an interested buyer, rather than as a 'what's going on here' enquirer)
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Re: Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

Post by Artful Dodger » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:58 am

One of the businesses I encountered... I contacted owner. He claims he has never heard of that site. Looking at the add.... it was if it were genuine. Had accurate details of lease, costs, staff etc... In talking with the owner, he claimed ignorance not even knowing the site but agreed after viewing the site, the facts and figures quoted were correct. He said he would email the site and ask for a please explain.
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Re: Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

Post by violet » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:21 am

Artful Dodger wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:58 am
One of the businesses I encountered... I contacted owner. He claims he has never heard of that site. Looking at the add.... it was if it were genuine. Had accurate details of lease, costs, staff etc... In talking with the owner, he claimed ignorance not even knowing the site but agreed after viewing the site, the facts and figures quoted were correct. He said he would email the site and ask for a please explain.
If this was responding to my post, you missed my point
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Re: Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

Post by Artful Dodger » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:33 am

violet wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:21 am
Artful Dodger wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:58 am
One of the businesses I encountered... I contacted owner. He claims he has never heard of that site. Looking at the add.... it was if it were genuine. Had accurate details of lease, costs, staff etc... In talking with the owner, he claimed ignorance not even knowing the site but agreed after viewing the site, the facts and figures quoted were correct. He said he would email the site and ask for a please explain.
If this was responding to my post, you missed my point



No... I am not missing your point. I am finding it really weird to see accurate information while the owner denies all knowledge.One of the two are telling lies.
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Re: Can anyone explain this weird shyte to me?

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:02 pm

Artful Dodger wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:33 am
One of the two are telling lies.
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