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#16 deanoo

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

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.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Prob a link to a fake version of PayPal.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

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.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

thanks for all your help guys, thought it was weird. just first car im selling and didnt know what to believe.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

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.

#21 TDCiST

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

Scam...

100%

Good job you checked here as your gut is definitely telling you the right thing here!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

scam scam scam ;)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Complete Scam, refuse sale on terms that Obama cant Gymcana.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

Complete Scam, refuse sale on terms that Obama cant Gymcana.

I think someone's been at the Jameson's.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:54 AM

thanks for all the help guys
really appreciate it

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

Forward the messages to spoof@paypal.com.
They'll investigate.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

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: 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.
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 – scam@autotrader.co.uk

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

or your car ha

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

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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