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Registered: ‎03-21-2013

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to curreeki

Hey people,


 


Just to bump up this topic again.


The scammers are still active.


 


Im from the Netherlands, they contacted me first by sending me a text, with the question about what is the lowest price and to reply them by e-mail which was stated in the text.


 


After a few e-mails back and forward, they wanted to transfer the money by paypal. I refused and said: only bank transfer. They accepted that and "told" me that they have transferred the money by paypal (Remember: I refused paypal and told them to use bank to bank transfer) anyhow I received a fake paypal e-mail in my junk/spam box.


Where they told me to make a deposit of €700 as a shipping fee to the shipping agent to pick it up (using Western union). In order to release to full amount (car price plus shipping)


 


The whole time i wasn't sure about whether it was a scam or a real deal untill i discovered this topic.


 


Take care and watch out for them !

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Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to curreeki

Simon, no need to bump such an old thread as there have been some in much more recent times.  You can do google searches to get a lot more information than you will ever find on eBay forums/discussion boards.


 


This next bit of my post is not aimed at you in any way, it is something some of us do on these Australian boards to alert others about old threads so that members don't post any more on that thread.


 


ZOMBIE THREAD ALERT . . . . . OP NOV 2010 !!!!

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Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to curreeki

I though Grrr was back! :_|

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Registered: ‎08-24-2013

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to curreeki
Hi just wondering if anyone that has been selling a car before has had a buyer say that they are getting the car transported to Darwin and the transport company will not take an unregistered car so they will send extra money for 3 months Rego. Just wondering if this is a legit buyer and if anyone has had the same message as I know you can transport an unregistered car and I haven't heard of 3 months rego before.
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Registered: ‎08-23-2009

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to ralph_a_maphone

Linda Heath from Malaysia - i only wisened up when she demanded i go to a Western Union and transfer $850 to her shipping agent. BEWARE!

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Registered: ‎12-03-2013

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to curreeki

Have just advertised my car on Ebay - within two days have had two "offers" to buy from different people, sight unseen. One was too busy to call or inspect the car, the other was in New Zealand! Both wanted my Paypal account even though I didn't offer that as a payment option and wanted my address to send their "shipping agent" to pick up the car. One even offered $500 more to cover Paypal costs. Both only wanted replies by email. These scammers are obviously still around. The names they are using are GREG FOX & NEVILLE PORTER for the first one and ROBERT ELLISON for the second one.

Beware if you receive anything from these names, it is fairly obvious from the grammar that English is not the first language - so that should be your first clue that something is wrong.

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Registered: ‎12-11-2013

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to leggy1329

i got one from ROBERT ELLISON for my bike today, scammer

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Registered: ‎08-16-2010

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to 8181goodes

Said elsewhere - explains why so many people sell their cars by the roadside - usually parked with multiple other vehicle sellers.  Can't blame them provided vehicle is parked safely, securily; though Councils usually like to raise revenue where they can.

 

Yay - for hard-up, self-imposed money starved local government in Australia!

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Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to leggy1329
Thank you very much for posting. I have also been contacted by Robert Ellison. His email looked fishy and I was glad to find these posts. Have forwarded the details to the police.
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Registered: ‎06-06-2015

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to computerkat
received this - Thanks for the swift response...I am OK with the asking price.due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal).I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made ...so no shipping included.You can now send me your PayPal email or you can receive a direct deposit into your bank account from paypal by giving me your account number and your bsb number  and the bank name and specify if it is checkings or savings account and paypal will credit your account immediately.so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up.all i really need from you is the exact details.Kindly delete the posting as am definitely buying it from you and it would be sad for me to make the payment only to be informed of the its sale.
Thanks. Benjamin W Wilson  - benwilson1@live.com.au
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Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to lam500

Scam,it's the same as the Fake shipping agent scam:

 

My guide shows you how to deal with it,(just scroll down to where it says Fake shipping agent scam):

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/gds/Nigeria-is-a-scam-Fake-shipping-agent-Contact-Live-Help-/1000000001695207...

 

 

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Registered: ‎08-19-2015

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to lam500

Same person, same worded email today 19/08/2015 from "supposedly" Benjamin W Wilson at WeeWaa.

i said back last email, so you want me to send money to someone in China for you to buy a car here?

totally ignored that and basically repeated last load of BS. I see there is a phone number to report, but too late tonight.

Tropicalchop

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Registered: ‎08-22-2015

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to lam500

Had the EXACT same email from this Benjamin W Wilson only his email address is bengoody1@live.com.au in relation to a camping trailer. There's also a warning on gumtree http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kungala/cars-vans-utes/scammer-2015-other/1079149803

 

The email I got:

"Thanks for the swift response...I am OK with the asking price.due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal).I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made ...so no shipping included.You can now send me your PayPal email or you can receive a direct deposit into your bank account from paypal by giving me your account number and your bsb number  and the bank name and specify if it is checkings or savings account and paypal will credit your account immediately.so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up.all i really need from you is the exact details.Kindly delete the posting as am definitely buying it from you and it would be sad for me to make the payment only to be informed of the its sale.
Thanks."
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Registered: ‎08-22-2015

Re: Car Buyer scam

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in reply to ipartners8899

Wait, there's more...

From an Anita Wilson with this email address - anitawilson611@hotmail.com

 

The email:

 

"Thanks for your Quick response.I'm cool with the price and  condition as stated on the advert.Would have loved to come for inspection but am presently at work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.You might be worried not calling,for now We do not have access to phone at the moment ,that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account.Please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,or you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and number if you have no PayPal acct can transfer fund to it as well from my paypal account.I have also contacted a courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply
Thanks"

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Registered: ‎08-25-2015

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to ipartners8899

I got the same message from anitawilson611@hotmail.com when trying to sell my trailer. It is an obvious scam, but you waste a lot of time and alienate real buyers befor you get to that point! 

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Registered: ‎09-26-2015

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to curreeki
Just got same message from jessicapayne1@zoho.com AND bengoody1@live.com.au
BEWARE!!!!!
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Registered: ‎10-29-2007

Re: Car Buyer scam

in reply to geen710

bengoody1@hotmail.com    sent me scam text through ebay ..when I checked the number it was 3229 ... how do they do that.