Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#212787 by TerranceBoyce Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:00 pm
THE ONLY WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS SCAM IS TO NOT PAY ANYTHING UNTIL YOU HAVE VIEWED AND INSPECTED THE VEHICLE YOURSELF

A REGULARLY RECURRING FRAUDULENT ADVERT

(The scammer has now photo-hacked the vehicle registration number from the most recent photos, hoping to make it easier to snare victims. There are now so many of these adverts appearing on ad sites that all such 'photo-hacked' adverts should be treated with extreme caution otherwise you'll lose your money.)

CAN'T SEE THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION ? - DON'T BUY

Latest appearance

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z4/used-bmw-z4-south-kensington-fpa-201409017037891?logcode=p 1 Sep

£7,000 2010 BMW Z4 2dr - 'Jenkins' - South Kensington - 14536 miles


How it has appeared in previous adverts

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Previous appearances

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z4/used-bmw-z4-23i-sdrive-highline-edition-2dr-auto-streatham-fpa-201408026301502?logcode=p 2 Aug

£7,000 2010 BMW Z4 23i sDrive Highline Edition 2dr Auto 2.5 - 'Ellis' - Streatham - (020) 3145 0106 - 14241 miles


http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z4/used-bmw-z4-highgate-fpa-201408016276298?logcode=p 1 Aug

£7,000 2010 BMW Z4 2dr - 'Cochran' - Highgate - (020) 3597 2194 - 14254 miles


http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z4/used-bmw-z4-23i-sdrive-highline-edition-2dr-auto-maida-vale-fpa-201407316246453?logcode=p 31 July

£7,000 2010 BMW Z4 23i sDrive Highline Edition 2dr Auto 2.5 - 'Conway' - Maida Vale - (020) 3838 4654 - 14342 miles


http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:UFCr4Er-cC8J:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z4/used-bmw-z4-23i-sdrive-highline-edition-2dr-auto-shepherds-bush-fpa-201407236044133+&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk 24 July

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£7,000 2010 BMW Z4 23i sDrive Highline Edition 2dr Auto 2.5 - Shepherds Bush - (020) 3617 8397 - 14780 miles


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Location changes each time and amusingly the mileage reduces with the passage of time.
Last edited by TerranceBoyce on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:11 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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#212968 by TerranceBoyce Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:51 pm
LATEST SIGHTING OF REGULARLY APPEARING FRAUDULENT ADVERT

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z4/used-bmw-z4-highgate-fpa-201408016276298?logcode=p 1 Aug

£7,000 2010 BMW Z4 2dr - 'Cochran' - Highgate - (020) 3597 2194 - 14254 miles

CAR ADVERTS - If a car seller mentions escrow - he's scamming you Never ever for any reason pay anything until you have seen and inspected the vehicle
#213080 by TerranceBoyce Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:01 pm
LATEST SIGHTING OF REGULARLY APPEARING FRAUDULENT ADVERT

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z4/used-bmw-z4-south-kensington-fpa-201409017037891?logcode=p 1 Sep

£7,000 2010 BMW Z4 2dr - 'Jenkins' - South Kensington - 14536 miles


Previous appearances

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z4/used-bmw-z4-23i-sdrive-highline-edition-2dr-auto-streatham-fpa-201408026301502?logcode=p 2 Aug

£7,000 2010 BMW Z4 23i sDrive Highline Edition 2dr Auto 2.5 - 'Ellis' - Streatham - (020) 3145 0106 - 14241 miles


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[email protected]

From: - [email protected]

Hi,

I am the one selling the 2010 BMW Z4 23i sDrive on Autotrader.
I want to confirm that it is still for sale. The car is HPI clear and it is in excellent condition ( interior, exterior and mechanical),FSH with main dealer.It has done 14,950 miles so far.I am a non-smoker so it has never been smoked in and it had no accidents.
I live in Lieksa, Finland. I used to work for 3 years in the UK as an engineer. Now that my contract over there expired i moved back to Finland. I wanted to keep the car so i took it with me.
I realized that registering it here is quite expensive and also driving it could be a hassle. So i decided to sell it back there. I tried the local market here but i had no interest in it as it is RHD and due to the high fees needed to register it.
The price i am looking to get for it is 7000 Pounds, shipping fees included.

Due to the fact that my job takes almost all of my time and i don't spend to much time at home, i asked an international company to take care of the sale and act as a third party for this transaction.
Or you can come here and buy it. Lieska (where i am) is at 340km from Jyväskylä airport.
Please tell me if you wish to proceed and how.

Kind Regards,

Pasi Pelkonen
Chief Engineer
Energy Recovery Solutions
Euromestari A/S
Lautamiehentie 9 B 48, 01510
Vantaa, Finland


Hi Xxxxxx
I have bought the car in the UK, where it is registered; therefore no import taxes or any other taxes must be paid. I will notarize the bill of sale before sending the and I will ship it with it. The shipping will take 10 to 12 days.
If you would like to verify the car on autocheck or hpi, the registration number is VF10XXX and the VIN number is WBALM32000E492755
In case you would like to personally buy it here, I could wait for you 2 to 3 days. I do have a number of potential buyers; therefore I cannot wait too long.
If you want to use a third party service, I would like to use the services offered by Google - Google Payments.
This works as follows:
you would send the money to them and they would hold the funds until you get the car to your address and get to check it thoroughly (you get 15 days for testing purposes). Therefore, both I as a seller and you as a buyer will be covered.
You get 15 days of testing from the moment you receive the car (I will ship it to your home address, insured for the entire value).
Should you decide to keep it, you will authorize Google to send the payment to me and the transaction is thus completed. In case the car fails to comply with the specified terms (in perfect condition), you are allowed to send it back (return postage at my expense) and ask Google for a full refund.
Please follow the following link for further details regarding this service: http://google.co.uk/checkout/how-it-wor ... 0&continue
If you choose to use this method, please set up an account on http://google.co.uk/checkout/signup.php ... authuser=0 and send me the e-mail address used in order that I start the transaction.


Xxxxxx,

I will contact Google to start transaction, please let me know when they get in touch with you.



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Last edited by TerranceBoyce on Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

CAR ADVERTS - If a car seller mentions escrow - he's scamming you Never ever for any reason pay anything until you have seen and inspected the vehicle
#217235 by TerranceBoyce Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:54 pm
LATEST SIGHTING OF REGULARLY APPEARING FRAUDULENT ADVERT

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z4/used-bmw-z4-south-kensington-fpa-201409017037891?logcode=p 1 Sep

£7,000 2010 BMW Z4 2dr - 'Jenkins' - South Kensington - 14536 miles

CAR ADVERTS - If a car seller mentions escrow - he's scamming you Never ever for any reason pay anything until you have seen and inspected the vehicle

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