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Author: Subject: Car Forum "For Sale" Scammers on the loose
ChrisGamlin

posted on 15/2/07 at 08:25 PM Reply With Quote
Car Forum "For Sale" Scammers on the loose

This hasn't to my knowledge happened on here, but see this thread on an Escort forum where people got scammed by someone claiming to have a garage clearout

here

Here's a quote taken from a thead on the WSCC about it:

quote:

Theres a guy doing a scam at the moment He posts up saying he has a garage full of car parts to shift, all very rare, desirable stuff. ANd great prices. Only accepts Paypal and if anyone wants to collect he goesa bit quiet on them. Usually claims to be rebuilding a V8 Landrover but whatever the forum is (Opel Manta, Mk1 Astra, Ford Escort) he's got piles of stuff for them from an old project.

Needless to say people get excited, pay him loads of cash by Paypal and then he dissappears...

Examples of him in action

http://www.escortevolution.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=74748

http://www.mantaclub.org/forum....hpage=1

http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/modules....hlight=

http://www.mk1oc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5219

he took the Escort guys for well over a grand before he was busted.

Please keep it in mind that forums are no more trustworthy than the local rag and probably far less safe thean eBay.

Be wary out there. If it seems to good to be true it probably is and if someone won't play ball with cash on collection then run a mile.




Maybe worthy of a sticky ChrisW?

cheers

Chris

[Edited on 15/2/07 by ChrisGamlin]

[Edited on 15/2/07 by ChrisGamlin]







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donut

posted on 15/2/07 at 08:28 PM Reply With Quote
Yep there are a few other threads about this person!! Hope the police get him!





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jamesbond007ltk

posted on 15/2/07 at 08:29 PM Reply With Quote
Posted here yesterday:

http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=60527

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ChrisGamlin

posted on 15/2/07 at 08:30 PM Reply With Quote
Ah soz, still, its worth putting it in here and the Bargains Elsewhere forum as some probably only read these sections and don't partake in the general forum discussions.






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jamesbond007ltk

posted on 15/2/07 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
Very true. Sorry, didnt mean to be rude. Having read through the posts on the escort site i am very warey of forum purchases. Very sad though, making me/us loose faith because of a small number of theiving scumbags.

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Originally posted by ChrisGamlin
Ah soz, still, its worth putting it in here and the Bargains Elsewhere forum as some probably only read these sections and don't partake in the general forum discussions.

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ChrisGamlin

posted on 15/2/07 at 08:35 PM Reply With Quote
I didn't think you were, was replying to donut's post out of slight embarrassment of not seeing the original thread on here, you hadn't even posted your link at the time






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Confused but excited.

posted on 15/2/07 at 08:36 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by donut
Yep there are a few other threads about this person!! Hope the police get him!


I hope the lads that have been scammed get him and I hope they have steel toecapped boots on to protect their little toes!





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BenB

posted on 15/2/07 at 09:03 PM Reply With Quote
Well you know what they say about if something appears too good to be true....

Psssss... anyone wanta buy a kit to build your own sports car for 250......


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ChrisGamlin

posted on 15/2/07 at 09:06 PM Reply With Quote
LOL, he seems to be a cut "above" your average clueless Nigerian though, this is one of his e-mails back to an unsuspecting buyer

quote:

i'll spray the skirts and spats for you, i have a compressor and spray gun, my paint supplier is cheap so it'll only cost a few quid for the paint.
as for fitting the suspension, the fitting instructions are there, its a dead easy job, bolt off-bolt on!



Too good to be true in hindsight, but he certainly knows a bit about what he's talking about which would put a lot of people at ease and think he's trustworthy






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jamesbond007ltk

posted on 15/2/07 at 09:07 PM Reply With Quote
Ooh yes please! but a bit short of cash so would you swap it for my machine that turns dog poo into gold?

quote:
Originally posted by BenB
Well you know what they say about if something appears too good to be true....

Psssss... anyone wanta buy a kit to build your own sports car for 250......



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Dazza

posted on 15/2/07 at 09:11 PM Reply With Quote
yep

where theres money to be made for doing bugger all, there will be a scum bag a hole ready to rip you off...

hence why Mr CW boss man has put a limit on new sellers i believe?? good plan, and if the seller is a new seller, then be a little wary!!!!!! us old dogs are trustworthy, well, i think most of us are hehe...............

rule is, be careful, be careful, be careful!!!





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James

posted on 15/2/07 at 11:47 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Confused but excited.

I hope the lads that have been scammed get him and I hope they have steel toecapped boots on to protect their little toes!


If we all get involved.... can I wear my Savate boots please?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WadTkRxeE5A

5:50- 5:60 is a pretty good bit!


Cheers,
James





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jamesbond007ltk

posted on 16/2/07 at 12:28 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James
quote:
Originally posted by Confused but excited.

I hope the lads that have been scammed get him and I hope they have steel toecapped boots on to protect their little toes!


If we all get involved.... can I wear my Savate boots please?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WadTkRxeE5A

5:50- 5:60 is a pretty good bit!


Cheers,
James


Ouch! Thats gotta sting in the morning

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Confused but excited.

posted on 24/2/07 at 09:57 PM Reply With Quote
"If we all get involved.... can I wear my Savate boots please?"

I presume they're Pierre Cardin!





Tell them about the bent treacle edges!

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Blakey_boy

posted on 2/3/07 at 10:07 PM Reply With Quote
I can always get a Shunting pole from one of my ex workmates It's about 6' 6" ins long and has a hardened steel tip shaped like a curly pig tail about 5 ins across and 10 ins long to shove up his rear end if you get him, that way you will be able to twist it round then pull all the money out if required.

(Though usually they faint before you get near them especially when the person holding it is 6' 4" and around 16 stone built like a brick outhouse)

If help is required let me know

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the moa 2

posted on 18/3/07 at 10:21 AM Reply With Quote
Ive always thought paypal was safe i have even called them before making a purchase through paypal but not through ebay and asked how much protection i have and i think as long as you don't spend over 500 your pretty much protected.

Well that now sounds like a load of rubbish i think ill be cancelling my paypal account and starting again so as to have a credit card on there instead of the bank transfer method at least that way you have got some security.

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Peteff

posted on 18/3/07 at 10:44 AM Reply With Quote
and starting again so as to have a credit card on there instead of the bank transfer method

You can add a credit card as another funding option for your paypal account. They don't like you to use it if they can con you into using the bank account but on the 'Pay Now' page in small print there is an 'other funding' link for you to choose between the accounts you have set up if you have more than one. The "yes" button is not in bold like the "no" but it works.





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the moa 2

posted on 18/3/07 at 01:36 PM Reply With Quote
Ah Ha sorted then.
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ukbaggio

posted on 21/3/07 at 11:07 PM Reply With Quote
im new on here.... so who do u trust on here 2 buy things from.. thanks baggio....

[Edited on 21/3/07 by ukbaggio]

[Edited on 21/3/07 by ukbaggio]

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ChrisGamlin

posted on 27/3/07 at 02:32 PM Reply With Quote
Baggio

All you really need to do is a bit of research on people. You can see from the sidebar how long the user has been registered, and its very easy to search the forums to see what they have previously posted in various forums, which will give you a very good idea of whether they are genuine or not.

In general though Id be very suprised if somebody came on here to scam people, and if they did the regulars would soon root them out Id hope, so don't be too concerned about it, its just something to keep in the back of your mind.

Chris






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posted on 27/3/07 at 02:53 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ukbaggio
im new on here.... so who do u trust on here 2 buy things from.. thanks baggio....

[Edited on 21/3/07 by ukbaggio]

[Edited on 21/3/07 by ukbaggio]


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GuyP

posted on 15/5/07 at 09:58 PM Reply With Quote
Sound familiar?

Ive just seen this on my usual forum haunts. Hope Ive not been too sceptical.

Thanks to this forum I think I may have saved a few people some pennys

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petrolhead

posted on 19/6/07 at 09:58 PM Reply With Quote
This is getting worse
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posted on 18/8/07 at 04:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Peteff
You can add a credit card as another funding option for your paypal account. They don't like you to use it if they can con you into using the bank account but on the 'Pay Now' page in small print there is an 'other funding' link for you to choose between the accounts you have set up if you have more than one. The "yes" button is not in bold like the "no" but it works.


have a look on paypalsucks.com !!!

1. According to PayPal accepting their ToS (Terms of Service) in effect means you waive your rights to credit card consumer protection laws if you want to use their service, and that you may not issue a chargeback for unauthorized use of your credit card and PayPal account, or if you do, then they have the right to limit your account. Is this legal? We don't know. But it's how Paypal operates.

I know of a few cases where credit cards that have been held on file have been used, and paypal accounts have been cleared out by hackers! I empty my account as soon as it gets to 50 and have deleated all card details form my account,just put number in if i buy something,and deleate it again,it's a bloody pain, but better than having some arse running up a big debt!





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tks

posted on 11/1/08 at 12:32 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gixer Indy
quote:
Originally posted by Peteff
You can add a credit card as another funding option for your paypal account. They don't like you to use it if they can con you into using the bank account but on the 'Pay Now' page in small print there is an 'other funding' link for you to choose between the accounts you have set up if you have more than one. The "yes" button is not in bold like the "no" but it works.


have a look on paypalsucks.com !!!

1. According to PayPal accepting their ToS (Terms of Service) in effect means you waive your rights to credit card consumer protection laws if you want to use their service, and that you may not issue a chargeback for unauthorized use of your credit card and PayPal account, or if you do, then they have the right to limit your account. Is this legal? We don't know. But it's how Paypal operates.

I know of a few cases where credit cards that have been held on file have been used, and paypal accounts have been cleared out by hackers! I empty my account as soon as it gets to 50 and have deleated all card details form my account,just put number in if i buy something,and deleate it again,it's a bloody pain, but better than having some arse running up a big debt!


You cant see the creditcard details completely.

I only have a creditcard added and never recieve money.

once someone in my life stole from my paypall acount. i had 1 dollar 32cents on it.

i told them that i wanted my money back and it came back.

they aren't transparant thats true.
But i like the service to buy nice and fast from UK buyers on fleebay sow.

Tks





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