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#214047 by TerranceBoyce Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:43 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/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-6-tdi-sport-5dr-hereford-fpa-201408106499968?logcode=p 10 Aug

£5,000 2010 Audi A1 1.6 TDI Sport 5dr - Hereford - (07876) 229953 - 26000 miles - Reg AJ12HZW


The scammer can't even get the year of registration correct, which must be why he keeps changing it though he uses the same photos each time.

How the fraudulent advert appeared previously

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Previous appearances

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-6-tdi-sport-5dr-st-albans-fpa-201408096483073?logcode=p 9 Aug

£5,000 2011 Audi A1 1.6 TDI Sport 5dr - St Albans - (07876) 229912 - 26000 miles


http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:emdH_T0aA8EJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-6-tdi-sport-5dr-ashby-de-la-zouch-fpa-201408086438130%3Flogcode%3Dp+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk 8 Aug

£5,000 2011 Audi A1 1.6 TDI Sport 5dr - Ashby de la Zouch - (07876) 229928 - 26000 miles


http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:f7n0TBYsLDMJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-6-tdi-sport-5dr-milton-keynes-fpa-201408076409646%3Flogcode%3Dp+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk 7 Aug

£5,000 2011 Audi A1 1.6 TDI Sport 5dr - Milton Keynes - (07876) 229945 - 26000 miles
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#214089 by TerranceBoyce Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:12 am
Advert still on Autotrader UK and here are some more examples of it being posted as far back as May 2014 claimed to be located in various parts of the UK.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-6-tdi-sport-5dr-stratford-fpa-201407055576150?logcode=p 6 July

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£5,000 2011 Audi A1 1.6 TDI Sport 5dr - Stratford - (07823) 878582 - 26000 miles - Reg AJ12HZW


Previous appearances

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:IRDNKxQsE_AJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-6-tdi-sport-5dr-poplar-fpa-201407045552043%3Flogcode%3Dp+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk 5 July

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£5,000 2011 Audi A1 1.6 TDI Sport 5dr - Poplar - (07823) 878148 - 26000 miles - Reg AJ12HZW


http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-6-tdi-sport-5dr-exeter-fpa-201405134175625?logcode=p 13 May

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£4,995 2012 Audi A1 1.6 TDI Sport 5dr - Reg AJ12HZW

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
#214124 by TerranceBoyce Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:15 pm
THE LATEST SIGHTING OF THIS REGULARLY APPEARING FRAUDULENT ADVERT

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-6-tdi-sport-5dr-hereford-fpa-201408106499968?logcode=p 10 Aug

£5,000 2010 Audi A1 1.6 TDI Sport 5dr - Hereford - (07876) 229953 - 26000 miles - Reg AJ12 HZW


The scammer can't even get the year of registration correct, which must be why he keeps changing it though he uses the same photos each time.

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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