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#219006 by TerranceBoyce Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:10 pm
Scammers hack Autotrader UK pages to insert their own adverts at ridiculous prices and insert their own contact details.

More recently the scammers appear to be hacking car dealer pages in greater numbers to deluge the site in similar priced cars apparently to make their fraudulent ones less easy to detect. I will list them here.


http://www.autotrader.co.uk/services/car-dealers/uk/south-east/hampshire/lymington/the-forecourt-at-downton-garage-lymington-dpp-13434/sort/default 14 Sep

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http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201409147399156/sort/default/usedcars/dealer/13434/page/2/advert-type/dealer-stock?logcode=dsp 14 Sep

£5,800 2009 Jaguar XF 2.7d Luxury 4dr Auto - Reg GF58CZE


The same photos previously appeared here on 11 September 2014

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nConhjmSDdsJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/jaguar/xf/used-jaguar-xf-2-7d-luxury-4dr-auto-stratford-upon-avon-fpa-201409117323017%3Flogcode%3Dp+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

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£5,800 2009 Jaguar XF 2.7d Luxury 4dr Auto - Reg GF58CZE


and also referred to in this thread dated 23rd June 2014

http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&p=207469

Related to this scammer's email address - [email protected]
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#219165 by TerranceBoyce Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:24 pm
… and today, guess what ?

More hacked car dealer pages

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/services/car-dealers/uk/south-west/wiltshire/chippenham/chippenham-motor-company-chippenham-dpp-14233/page/6/sort/default 15 Sep

A familiar old friend.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201409157421823/sort/default/usedcars/dealer/14233/page/6/advert-type/dealer-stock?logcode=dsp 15 Sep

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£5,800 2009 Jaguar XF 2.7d Luxury 4dr Auto - Reg GF58CZE


.. and in case I keep seeing this photo on any more hacked dealer pages, here's a front view.

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#219181 by TerranceBoyce Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:44 pm
… and another one and this is a particularly outrageous and shocking example.

To differentiate these dealer hacked accounts from other examples I'll term these dealer blind hacked accounts because they lack any means to contact the scammer.

Hacked blind dealer account

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/services/car-dealers/uk/east-midlands/leicestershire/coalville/ad-car-sales-coalville-dpp-750882/sort/default 15 Sep

Example

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-4-tfsi-sport-3dr-coalville-fpa-201409157425594?logcode=p 15 Sep

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£5,700 2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport 3dr - 30000 miles - Reg GV11NYY


Front view from the same advert

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Photos taken from Autotrader UK advert currently posted here :yikes:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-4-tfsi-sport-3dr-falmouth-fpa-201409117309061?logcode=p 15 Sep

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£11,250 2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport 3dr - 30000 miles - Reg GV11NYY


The front view of the car from this advert - notice any similarity with the other advert ? Same car but more expensive than the scammer's version hacked in to a dealer's account.

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Just for good measure it also appeared on another dealer's account on 4 September

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:AnrJ3SOhUsYJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-4-tfsi-sport-3dr-swindon-fpa-201409047133901+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

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
#219320 by TerranceBoyce Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:55 pm
And more ….

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201409167451628/sort/default/usedcars/dealer/12101/page/4/advert-type/dealer-stock?logcode=dsp 16 Sep

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£9,000 2009 Audi S3 Quattro 5dr S Tronic 2.0 - 43000 miles - Reg SM59PYF


Previously shown here using the same photos on 14th September

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:cdCVNdYvsEwJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/s3/used-audi-s3-s3-quattro-5dr-s-tronic-lymington-fpa-201409147398021%3Flogcode%3Dp+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

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£9,000 2009 Audi S3 Quattro 5dr S Tronic 2.0 - 43000 miles - Reg SM59PYF


…. and here on 31st August 2014

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:e0it3OTi3_0J:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/s3/used-audi-s3-s3-quattro-5dr-s-tronic-southampton-fpa-201408317016239+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

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£9,000 2009 Audi S3 Quattro 5dr S Tronic 2.0 - 43000 miles - Reg SM59PYF


… and it also appeared on another dealer's pages this evening. :shock:

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#219323 by TerranceBoyce Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:27 pm

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
#220003 by TerranceBoyce Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Hacked blind dealer account

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/services/car-dealers/uk/east-of-england/suffolk/stowmarket/barnards-volkswagen-stowmarket-dpp-3927/sort/default 22 Sep

Examples

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201409227609659/sort/default/usedcars/dealer/3927/advert-type/dealer-stock?logcode=dsp 22 Sep

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£3,800 2010 Citroen C5 2.0 HDI 16V Exclusive [160] 4dr - Reg LC60YGY


Photos from here

http://www.usedcarsnearme.co.uk/area/north-west/merseyside/wirral/car/citroen/c5/5604999

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Used 2010 Citroen C5 2.0 HDI 16V Exclusive [160]
Price: £7,495
Car: Citroen C5
Price: £7,495
Specification: 2.0 HDI 16V Exclusiv
Year: 2010
Mileage: 90,000
Transmission: Manual
Doors: 4
Engine Size: 1997 cc
Body Style: Saloon
Fuel Type: Diesel
Exterior Colour: Black
Registration: LC60YGY


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and another

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-4-tfsi-sport-3dr-stowmarket-fpa-201409227609891?logcode=p 22 Sep

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£5,700 2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport 3dr - Reg GV11NYY


Other notable appearances on Autotrader UK

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-4-tfsi-sport-3dr-coalville-fpa-201409157425594?logcode=p 15 Sep

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£5,700 2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport 3dr - 30000 miles - Reg GV11NYY


Front view from the same advert

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Photos taken from Autotrader UK advert currently posted here :yikes:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-4-tfsi-sport-3dr-falmouth-fpa-201409117309061?logcode=p 15 Sep

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£11,250 2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport 3dr - 30000 miles - Reg GV11NYY


The front view of the car from this advert - notice any similarity with the other advert ? Same car but more expensive than the scammer's version hacked in to a dealer's account.

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Just for good measure it also appeared on another dealer's account on 4 September

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:AnrJ3SOhUsYJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/a1/used-audi-a1-1-4-tfsi-sport-3dr-swindon-fpa-201409047133901+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

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
#220126 by TerranceBoyce Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:09 pm
Another hacked dealer account

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/services/car-dealers/uk/east-midlands/derbyshire/derby/tc-harrison-derby-derby-dpp-12955/sort/default 23 Sep

Example

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201409237642680/sort/default/usedcars/dealer/12955/page/2/advert-type/dealer-stock?logcode=dsp 23 Sep

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£5,800 2009 Jaguar XF 2.7d Luxury 4dr Auto - Reg GF58CZE


Multiple previous appearance of this car and the same photos on other hacked dealer accounts

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/services/car-dealers/uk/south-east/hampshire/lymington/the-forecourt-at-downton-garage-lymington-dpp-13434/sort/default 14 Sep

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http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201409147399156/sort/default/usedcars/dealer/13434/page/2/advert-type/dealer-stock?logcode=dsp 14 Sep

£5,800 2009 Jaguar XF 2.7d Luxury 4dr Auto - Reg GF58CZE


The same photos previously appeared here on 11 September 2014

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nConhjmSDdsJ:www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/jaguar/xf/used-jaguar-xf-2-7d-luxury-4dr-auto-stratford-upon-avon-fpa-201409117323017%3Flogcode%3Dp+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

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£5,800 2009 Jaguar XF 2.7d Luxury 4dr Auto - Reg GF58CZE


and also referred to in this thread dated 23rd June 2014

http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&p=207469

Related to this scammer's email address - [email protected]

… and :shock:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201409157421823/sort/default/usedcars/dealer/14233/page/6/advert-type/dealer-stock?logcode=dsp 15 Sep

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£5,800 2009 Jaguar XF 2.7d Luxury 4dr Auto - Reg GF58CZE


.. and in case I keep seeing this photo on any more hacked dealer pages, here's a front view.

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To evidence quite how stupid the scammer is, the same set of photos appear twice advertising the same car for sale at different prices by different people :laugh-s:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/1-series/used-bmw-1-series-120d-m-sport-5dr-step-auto-derby-fpa-201409237642704?logcode=p 23 Sep

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£9,000 2012 BMW 1 SERIES 120d M Sport 5dr Step Auto 2.0 - 28,000 miles - Reg KP62KYN


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http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/1-series/used-bmw-1-series-120d-sport-5dr-step-auto-nav-leicester-fpa-201409237641146?logcode=p23 Sep

£5,299 2012 BMW 1 SERIES 120d Sport 5dr Step Auto [Nav] 2.0 - 29550 miles - Reg KP62KYN


The hacker's only interest appeared to be to deface the dealer's account. In this example the photos of the same car appear on another dealer's account

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/q5/used-audi-q5-2-0-tdi-quattro-se-5dr-s-tronic-derby-fpa-201409237642695?logcode=p 23 Sep

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£8,000 2009 Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro SE 5dr S Tronic - 87000 miles - Reg VK59DFN


http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/audi/q5/used-audi-q5-2-0-tdi-quattro-se-5dr-s-tronic-wednesbury-fpa-201409237640377?logcode=p 23 Sep

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£8,000 2009 Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro SE 5dr S Tronic - 87000 miles - Reg VK59DFN

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