Can this be right?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Loujess, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Loujess

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    No, its a scam....

    Where is Terry?
     
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    Ppphew thanks Dave. That's a relief, not that it makes much difference. What happens with these scams then? Is it intended that people go and see the van, buy it, transfer the money and then there is no van?

    Ivy
     
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    45 berth it must be like a tardis inside!! :Wink:
     
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    The van is in Scotland and the owner in Grimsby, SMELLS FISHY TO ME. BUSBY.
     
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    http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=43357

     
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    It might be only 0.00000001% of the population but if they send out enough scams they'll find that 1.

    Now since you are on, I was about to PM you about you uncle Amadeus who died last year in Nigeria leaving you £1000000000000000000 and it just needs some paperwork to be completed before I can send you this money..............
     
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  10. ShiftZZ

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    Just cast your mind back to this forum and the frenzy of getting cheap Solar Panels on e-bay.

    Yep, in a word GREED, it always gets them.
     
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    I think that a lot of the mh scams are aimed at people who don't know the true value of MH's. You see the prices on the forecourts and most of us know that the prices are a lot higher because of warranties etc. but some can't afford that bit extra and look to buy privately.

    It's easy to look back once you've bought a mh, and become part of the mh community - scams stick out a mile. But if you have limited funds, want to get into motorhoming, your heart does tend to over-rule your common sense - not from a point of greed, but trying to get the best you can for the limited amount of money you have to spend.

    And there are a lot of us, who are not in a position to purchase a nearly new van, it makes it tricky - you're faced with two vehicles, one nearly ten years younger than the other, same price. You check out as much as you can if the vehicle is stolen, hp etc. etc. Obviously you are going to want to go with the newer van (bearing in mind my first sentence) - yup, easily done.

    Just my personal opinion mind - as a new motorhome owner with limited funds! :hardhat:
     
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    When I bought mine 18 months ago I visited the seller twice, researched him and his business on the net, he told me unasked that he had Black Horse finance on it and how much, what he did not know was that I already knew that and how much via a HPI check and other checks I made. I spoke to the Finance company and paid them direct with the balance to the seller.
    It never ceases to amaze me that mugs will pay big ticket money without taking all the precautions, as they say if it sounds too good to be true, it is.
     
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    Please dont laugh too much at me. I'll admit to being embarrassed by all these scam threads, cos reading the ads, I look at them and don't get what the scam is, or how to spot them so quickly. I'm an intelligent woman but I'm obviously missing something..... well obvious. :Sad::Doh:
     
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  14. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Dead easy, if it is half price or less, it is a scam, if it was genuine every dealer and his dog would be in the queue to buy it.

    Email only and no ebay messages or pre aproved bidders only also a scam

    I cannot understand how Ebay cannot filter these scam listings before they get listed. Should be easy enough, there are enough parameters to check genuine sellers listings.

    Peter
     
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    Easier said than done, yes its easy to see the obvious, but the fraudster will change the profile and then your will need a new profile to identify the scam.. They could do this by buying 100 at £x and selling them for £X minus a loss to get a history, job done.

    An ex mate of mine is Head of Fraud for PayPal and he has a lot of stuff to get through..

    Also would punters accept a weeks delay whilst they check out the seller?

    Moving sands moving sands..
     
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