Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#218760 by TerranceBoyce Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:04 pm
THE ONLY WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS SCAM IS TO NOT PAY ANYTHING UNTIL YOU HAVE VIEWED AND INSPECTED THE VEHICLE YOURSELF

(The scammer either photo-hacks the vehicle registration or uses photos that don't show the registration number to make it impossible to verify the identity of the car. If the seller hides the vehicle registration - avoid the advert. Only scammers need to hide the identity of a vehicle.)

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

Latest appearance

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/1-series/used-bmw-1-series-118d-m-sport-5dr-hounslow-fpa-201409147395702?logcode=p 14 Sep

£3,795 2010 or 2011 (both dates appear in the advert :=) ) BMW 1 SERIES 118d M Sport 5dr 2.0 - Hounslow - (07823) 857016 - 25500 miles - Reg GU11FXK


(Of course any seller who photo hacks the vehicle registration could be attempting to sell a car as being newer than it really it is, though more often the scammer is just trying to hide that it's a car he doesn't own).

How it appeared in a previous advert

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/1-series/used-bmw-1-series-118d-m-sport-5dr-nottingham-fpa-201409127351545?logcode=p 12 Sep

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£3,795 2010 BMW 1 SERIES 118d M Sport 5dr 2.0 - Nottingham - (07823) 857382 - 25500 miles - Reg GU11FXK


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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2011-11-Reg-BMW-118-2-0TD-Sport-5-Door-Hatchback-Full-BMW-S-HISTORY-19900-MILES-/261530485420?nma=true&si=rciK0umw7XeweBLynOFJCL1u87I%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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£13,490.00 2011 11 Reg BMW 118 2.0TD Sport 5 Door Hatchback Item location:Chatham Reg GU11FXK


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Last edited by TerranceBoyce on Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:27 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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#218991 by TerranceBoyce Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:24 pm
ANOTHER APPEARANCE BY A REGULARLY RECURRING FRAUDULENT ADVERT

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/1-series/used-bmw-1-series-118d-m-sport-5dr-hounslow-fpa-201409147395702?logcode=p 14 Sep

£3,795 2010 or 2011 (both dates appear in the advert :=) (BMW 1 SERIES 118d M Sport 5dr 2.0 - Hounslow - (07823) 857016 - 25500 miles - Reg GU11FXK


(Of course any seller who photo hacks the vehicle registration could be attempting to sell a car as being newer than it really it is, though more often the scammer is just trying to hide that it's a car he doesn't own).

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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