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Discussion in 'Motorhomes for sale' started by Sharon Ebbs, May 28, 2015.

  1. Sharon Ebbs

    Sharon Ebbs

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    we have just been scamed by the seller of the hymer we brought from him. We brought it using google wallet from a guy called Ian Oliver or that what he says he's name is! he claims to live in Scotland.
    but it turns out he made the whole thing up including a fake web site. we got sucked in and have learnt the hard way and probably won't get our money back...........so back to the saving!!
    just thought i would let every one know about this so you don't get caught out.
     
  2. scousebird

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    Oh no, what a bummer. What have the police said?
     
  3. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Oh dear.
    Did you go and view the vehicle , at his address, or where he stored it?
     
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    Sorry to read that you have been the victim of a fraud crime.
    Hope you have not lost too much and you can soon buy your new van.
     
  5. Sharon Ebbs

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    we have filed a report with the police and the bank but seriously don't think we will get any money back
    we have an address and their bank details but not sure if the police can do anything really
     
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    Not sure what to say, so sorry for you. Must be some way of Police tracing emails and conversations surly?
     
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    There was a lady on here looking into scams, might be worth contacting her to see if she can help use the search to try and find her
    Sorry for your loss, I hope they catch the scum bag
     
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    I was trying to find that thread, any ideas, I searched for "scam" but couldn't find her.
     
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    Sorry to say you aren't the first and certainly won't be the last.

    The world is full of heartless bastards.
     
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    Please take my like on Pappajohn's post as an "I agree"
     
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    That's awful for you. So very sorry. :(
     
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    So sorry to hear this but this was why I asked you when you first posted that the van was been delivered to you that it was strange, and asked you about damp, as it sounded like a scam , it's one that often happens and we have heard it before, I really hope you can get your money back, please make use of the forum to ask before buying as there sure do many scams around.



     
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    Really sorry this has happened to you.
     
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    So I'm guessing , you didn't go and see the vehicle ?
    If it looks too good to be true , it often is. So many scams about. As we know on here as members. But if it's all new to you , and your excitedly looking for a mh, and come across this thread, Let this be a warning .
    Don't ever part with any cash until you've seen the vehicle , totally checked it out. Had it hpi checked. https://www.hpicheck.com/
    Pay by bank transfer. Or get them to take the cash to your bank with you to get it counted and checked.

    As for op. I hope you get your cash back, and that they didn't sting you for too much.
     
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    Pursue this as much as you can, do your own digging if possible. He undoubtedly will have done this before with things smaller so needs capturing!
     
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    Well I'm picking up my new van tomorrow and read this again and panicked so I just paid £20 for an HPI check... All good but when I get to the guys house I have to type in some details from the V5 and they will do a final check. If that comes up all clear then they guarantee me against losses up to £30k.. I'm hoping that will be a complete waste of cash but it's a good idea to have the paper trail verified.

    Good luck again. I think we should have this scam you have suffered from discussed a lot as it seems very prominent at the moment.
     
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    Look at it as peace of mind. I always pay for an HPI check , I work too hard to risk it.
     
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