Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#218959 by Michelle Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:02 am
Alice <[email protected]> -- also using VOIP services = alice7560

Hello,
The Swift Sundance Motorhome is still for sale in excellent condition, with no damages or any faults. All necessary documents available. My current location is Scotland due to my work commitments. If this is going to be a quick sale, I will let it go for £4,600 delivered at my costs.
The deal will go through eBay and PayPal.
Thank you

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#219170 by rod Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:57 pm
Thanks for the info Michelle.

Just had a similar one and a quick google search of the email address took me to your post.

Hello,
The ford transit is still for sale in excellent condition. All necessary documents available. My current location is Scotland due to my work commitments. If this is going to be a quick sale, I will let it go for £3,900 delivered at my costs.
The deal will go through eBay and PayPal.
Thank you
#219810 by andysteer Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:08 pm
Saw and advert on Gumtree yesterday (19 September 2014) for sale for £4,600 and called the number listed which went to an Orange network answer service. Then received the text below this evening, and replied by e-mail but as yet have received no reply or information as yet, but did carry out a google search on the e-mail address and became aware of this site.

Hi,
if you are still interested about my Swift Sundance 530LP Motorhome on Gumtree, please email me at: [email protected] Thank you !
#219815 by TerranceBoyce Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:13 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners andysteer.

It's a scam and he won't let you see it before you pay and you should never pay for something you've never seen. The basic scam has been worked since the Middle Ages, which makes it 500 years, and is the origin of the saying buying a 'pig in a poke'. A 'poke' is a bag and at fairs scammers would have a cat in a bag and sell it as being a pig which is much less valuable, but you won't get anything, not even a cat.

He'll make his location very remote, or say he's located abroad, or a soldier going abroad, he doesn't like people visiting him or he'll have a fictional escrow company who'll make sure you aren't duped. He's been working this for a very long time and uses lots of excuses and he'll drop you quickly if you insist on seeing the vehicle, because all he has are photos.

Hundreds of fraudulent adverts are posted each day and I specialise on Autotrader UK, but if you take in all vehicle ad sites thousands are posted daily and they even appear on dealer pages on Autotrader UK.

Anyone who posts an advert knowing he can't make it available to view is an idiot, or usually a scammer. If you buy without viewing, it's very likely you'll lose all your money.

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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