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Ravi811
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]I am trying to sell my Ford Focus ZS on Autotrader and got this message.[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]any help would be greatly appreciated!![/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]John Ben[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Hi,Am interested in buying.How long have you owned it?? what's your actual price for it and when last was it[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]serviced? happy new year [/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]ME[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Hi John [/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]I will have owned it nine months in February. My actual price is £15,900 but I am open to sensible offers. It has not been serviced yet as the first service is due after 12 months.[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]I would love to keep it but selling due to moving out of my parents house and need the money for a house deposit. It is a fantastic car. [/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Any more questions I will be happy to answer. Thank you[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Ravi Patel – Iphone[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]John Ben[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Thanks for your response.Im Mr (John Ben) from USA I'm ok with the price and condition you gave me and i will be paying through paypal([/background][/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.paypal.com/"]www.paypal.com[/url][color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]).. So i will be[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]paying directly into your PayPal account without any delay, and i hope you have a paypal account and if not you can easily create your PayPal account on their website at [/background][/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.paypal.com/"]www.paypal.com[/url][color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)] and send me your PayPal email for the payment,You do not have to bother yourself about the shipping. I'll instruct a Shipping Co Agent to come for pick up at your door,when i must have pay you and here is my details below to show you that am seriously interested in your Car[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Mr John Ben[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Address:lot 104 woodland terrace,[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]City: Morgantown[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]State: West Virginia[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Country : USA[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Date of Birth:[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]11-01-1960[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]So kindly get back to me with your PayPal details like this below[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Full Name:[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]PayPal Email:[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Phone Number:[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Amount:[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]As soon as i receive this details from you, i will proceed with the[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]payment immediately and i have already arrange for a private shipping[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]agents that will come for the pick up of the item at your house door[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]step and they will take care of the picking up document including the[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]full information to pick up the item at your house door step. So I[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]will need your home address as soon as the payment is made to you..[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Thanks[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]ME[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]The car cannot be sold till February 11th. If you are serious about buying the car I need a £1000 deposit. As 2 people are coming to view the car today. [/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]John Ben[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]im really serius, let me pay the whole amount..ok?[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]ME [/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]How will you collect the car and what day? I need the whole amount cleared in my account before you pick it up. [/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Ravi Patel - IPhone[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]John Ben[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]You do not have to bother yourself about the shipping. I'll instruct a Shipping Co Agent to come for pick up at your door,when i must have pay you[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]So kindly get back to me with your PayPal details like this below[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Full Name:[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]PayPal Email:[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Phone Number:[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Amount:[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]As soon as i receive this details from you, i will proceed with the[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]payment immediately and i have already arrange for a private shipping[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]agents that will come for the pick up of the item at your house door[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]step and they will take care of the picking up document including the[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]full information to pick up the item at your house door step. So I[/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]will need your home address as soon as the payment is made to you..[/background][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(245, 245, 255)]Thanks[/background][/size][/font][/color]
stef123
sounds like a scam, stay well clear. seems like he wants your details to come round and steal the keys!!

anyway, why would you want to ship this car to the usa...hmm
nigwith
I would avoid this like the Plague! The English is suspect as is the entire proposal.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to report this to PayPal and Autotrader.
Stoney871
Avoid, He's way too insistent on your PayPal details.
I'd reckon it's a phishing attempt so as to steal your account.
Definitely report.
Ravi811
[quote name='stef123' timestamp='1356917660' post='223554']
sounds like a scam, stay well clear. seems like he wants your details to come round and steal the keys!!

anyway, why would you want to ship this car to the usa...hmm
[/quote]
[quote name='nigwith' timestamp='1356918026' post='223555']
I would avoid this like the Plague! The English is suspect as is the entire proposal.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to report this to PayPal and Autotrader.
[/quote]
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1356918666' post='223556']
Avoid, He's way too insistent on your PayPal details.
I'd reckon it's a phishing attempt so as to steal your account.
Definitely report.
[/quote]


just wanted a few opinions. Thanks for your help guys, first time ive ever sold a car lol.
Brigante
jesus how thick do these scammers think people are

they'll hack your paypal to empty your account, as well as go round to your house at night to lift the car right off your drive
Pitmonster
Why would someone from the US buy a RHD car from the UK (plus shipping), when equivalent LHD models in his own country would be far cheaper and less hassle?

Flip that around - if you were looking for a second hand Focus, would you import and LHD model from the US, or would you buy a RHD model from the UK?

It makes no sense whatsoever, so the guy is either an idiot or a scammer.

Walk away and do not give him any details
david295
Please dont forget to give hime your D.O.B, and mothers maiden name, bank account number sort code, and card details and 3 digit code from back of card while your at it.


(Joking of course)
Mike77
Wow, I've encountered one of these in the past, obviously politely told them were to go. Another thing to watch out for with things like this through PayPal is 'e-cheque's' ...
STEADS
Says it all in the text tell him to where to go defo a scam coming from the most corrupt country in the world but if youve been taken in by it i,ve got a better offer give me 15k and the car and we,ll call it a deal lol
Lenny
Ill take it for a week,
Give it a full respray and a lovely new set of plates, for 2,000 all in.
Sorry to read reason for selling though mate.
soulman123
As the others have said this is a scam. Seems very pushy for your details. Next your account will be emptied, you cat gone and he will be sitting on your sofa with your sky hd remote!

I would definitely report this one.
soulman123
As the others have said this is a scam. Seems very pushy for your details. Next your account will be emptied, you cat gone and he will be sitting on your sofa with your sky hd remote!

I would definitely report this one.
Lenny
[quote name='soulman123' timestamp='1356954168' post='223598']
Next your account will be emptied, your cat gone and he will be sitting on your sofa with your sky hd remote!

[/quote]
Lmao drinking your beer and txting your missus
Stoney871
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1356954845' post='223599']
Lmao drinking your beer and txting your missus
[/quote]
Give him your missus, just don't let him near your beer. :P
deanoo
If it sounds too good to be true, you know the rest. Anyway if you do the transaction through paypal they only need your email address. Sounds like a scam to me I had a similar one from a pastor in America with a cousin in Africa who wanted to pay over the odds for a Nintendo DS I was selling on Ebay.
flatapex
Prob a link to a fake version of PayPal.
scudney
[b]Hi,I would say its 99.9% a scam,so be careful,i have had a few in the past as well(with ebay and paypal both spelt wrong).I have just ignored them and then deleted them.[/b]
Ravi811
thanks for all your help guys, thought it was weird. just first car im selling and didnt know what to believe.
Preee
I would say its a scam so don't give any contact details out , don't click on any links they send you and why would they pay for a right hand drive shipped to USA and then pay about 1000 on top for shipping. FAKE . Bin the emails

With phishing scams just hover your pointer over the link , its easy to then see where they are trying to really direct you.
TDCiST
Scam...

100%

Good job you checked here as your gut is definitely telling you the right thing here!
Steve
scam scam scam ;)
Lenny
Complete Scam, refuse sale on terms that Obama cant Gymcana.
Stoney871
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1356990427' post='223705']
Complete Scam, refuse sale on terms that Obama cant Gymcana.
[/quote]
I think someone's been at the Jameson's.
Ravi811
thanks for all the help guys
really appreciate it
Stoney871
Forward the messages to spoof@paypal.com.
They'll investigate.
btmaldon
I've just listed the wife's SportKA on Autotrader and the followingpiece of info came up about scam buyers from abroad. Thought you may be interested: [b]One of the most common online scams to affect all kinds of internet users is the Advance Fee Fraud, which encourages sellers to transfer “shipping fees” to “buyers” abroad.[/b]
The scam usually involves a fraudster gaining the victim’s trust over a period of several emails, convincing sellers they genuinely want to buy, sending a fake cheque or false PayPal payments to cover the cost before insisting on money for “shipping fees”.
A number of sellers advertising cars have been contacted in this way, but the emails are easy to spot. Typically they will:
• Originate from webmail accounts, such as Yahoo or Hotmail
• Be poorly written, or look as though they’re being sent in bulk with the seller’s vehicle details crudely pasted in
• Encourage sellers to use money transfer services such as Western Union
The scenarios vary, but usually follow this pattern:
• The “buyer” arranges for a cheque to be sent from a third party to the seller for the asking price of the car – plus extra to cover the cost of shipping abroad
• The seller pays the cheque into their bank and is pressured by the fraudster into sending the “shipping fee”abroad immediately via a legitimate electronic money transfer company
• A few days later, the seller will be informed by the bank that the cheque was a fake
• The seller hears no more from the fraudster
If you receive an email which you believe to be from a fraudster:
• Forward it to the abuse department of the sender’s email provider
• Use your email software to block further emails from the sender
• Do not respond
• Forward it to the Auto Trader Customer Security team – [email="scam@autotrader.co.uk"]scam@autotrader.co.uk[/email]
libs12
or your car ha
focus zetec s black
very true all of above few year ago before paypall...it used to be weston money transfer! :ph34r:
scamming scummy peeps get a job save up buy your own car! :angry:
send us his email addy lets bombarde him with emails :D


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