Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#217076 by TerranceBoyce Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:14 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

First appeared 31 Aug and still visible on the site 1 Sep and still visible on 2 Sep

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/x5/used-bmw-x5-xdrive40d-m-sport-5dr-auto-willesden-fpa-201408317015617?logcode=p 31 Aug & 1 Sep & 2 Sep

£7,400BMW X5 xDrive40d M Sport 5dr Auto 3.0 - Willesden - 07485) 308080 - 38000 miles


With the vehicle registration photo-hacked the fraudster can give you the registration of any vehicle making an HPI check worthless. Most frequently they have drawn up a fake HPI check to show you.

Previous appearances

15 August 2014 - Bournemouth

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:8S1AvzPJO0wJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/x5/used-bmw-x5-xdrive40d-m-sport-5dr-auto-bournemouth-fpa-201408156635902+&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

£7,400 2012 BMW X5 xDrive40d M Sport 5dr Auto 3.0 - Bournemouth - (07502) 579756 - 38000 miles


17 August 2014 - Hinckley, Leics

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:eQvHCn2RgC4J:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/x5/used-bmw-x5-xdrive40d-m-sport-5dr-auto-hinckley-fpa-201408176675223+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

£7,400 2012 BMW X5 xDrive40d M Sport 5dr Auto 3.0 - Hinckley - (07435) 444513 - 38000 miles


28 August - Glasgow

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Ga1G6v73TxQJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/x5/used-bmw-x5-xdrive40d-m-sport-5dr-auto-glasgow-fpa-201408286945793%3Flogcode%3Dp+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

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£7,400 2012 BMW X5 xDrive40d M Sport 5dr Auto 3.0 - Glasgow - (07514) 822389 - 38000 miles


29 August - Harrogate

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:LlbePNvSp4EJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/x5/used-bmw-x5-xdrive40d-m-sport-5dr-auto-harrogate-fpa-201408296973940%3Flogcode%3Dp+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

£7,400 2012 BMW X5 xDrive40d M Sport 5dr Auto 3.0 - Harrogate - (07423) 530930 - 38000 miles
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#217216 by TerranceBoyce Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:41 pm
DON'T GO NEAR ANy ADVERT WHERE THE SELLER HAS PHOTO-HACKED THE PICTURES TO OBSCURE THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION. HIDING THE IDENTITY MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY BUYER TO PROPERLY PERFORM AN HPI CHECK AND IT'S COMMONLY DONE BY SCAMMERS.

The photos for this advert were taken from here

http://www.cars4sale.pro/detail/uk/rpTUoTnBUnUBAAYnYTA/BMW-X5-Estate-XDRIVE40D-M-SPORT

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£34,995 2012 BMW X5 Estate XDRIVE40D M SPORT - Reading - Mileage 36,500 - Reg YG12UVB
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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
#217232 by TerranceBoyce Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:26 pm
When you apply to make a purchase of a car when the advert is fraudulent, this is how it proceeds. I'll detail each step.

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Scammer's email address - [email protected]

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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