SCAM--Does this one think I was born yesterday

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Terry, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Terry

    Terry Funster

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    Just got this asking to buy my Transit Scam or what :D
    Glenn Harbird

    glennharbird47@gmail.com

    Today at 4:35 PM
    Name: glenn harbird
    Telephone: 070243051042
    To Me

    Today at 5:19 PM
    Hello,
    Thanks for the reply.I will take it for 16,400 and i want you to get
    back to me with more pictures of the (interior,engine and the
    exterior) of this vehicle (if available) because i won't be able to
    come for the inspection due to the nature of my work.Am buying it for
    my holiday cos I'll be coming soon from our rig as am an engineer and
    am on a rig offshore.As for the payment..i can only pay via the
    fastest and secure way to pay online (PayPal) here,pls get back to me
    with your PayPal details and in case you don't have,you can also get
    back to me with your bank details so i can proceed with payment and
    contact the courier agent that will come to pick it up and deliver it
    in my place,and With the issue of my details,transferring the name of
    ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the courier
    services company agent so you don't have to worry about that. I await
    to hear from you soon.

    ONE FOR SHIFFTZZ -all the details I have -- Knock yourself out Dave ;)
    terry
     
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  2. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

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    Part of the scam there is in the phone number. 070 isn't a normal mobile number, it's a premium rate number. If anyone's daft enough to call it you won't get through to "Mr Harbird" but will probably hear a voicemail message and when you get your bill will find out you've been charged something ridiculous for the call.
     
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  3. Terry

    Terry Funster

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    That means it must be traceable :D
    terry
     
  4. John Laidler

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    If you get him to pay by BACS 24 hours before he collects the MH you will be safe. That's 24 hours after it reaches your account. If he agrees to this then he is probably genuine.

    Though I suspect his oil rig is somewhere off the Nigerian coast.
     
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  5. irnbru

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    Sounds like the usual old scam to me, familiar oil rig story. I wouldn't part or sign anything until you have cleared funds in your account.
     
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  6. TheBig1

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    a big problem is that even though it appears a payment has been made, it can be reversed for quite a considerable time. or payment is made from a hijacked account. you lose the property and the money

    surely only a complete idiot would be taken n by such an obvious scam, but it only takes the 1 to make the con work
     
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  7. Terry

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    Yeah and do you think I am a complete idiot :D:doh:don't answer that :Smile:
    terry
     
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  8. Terry

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    If anyone's got a spare virus or something please feel free to send it ti him :D
    terry
     
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  9. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Just googled how it exactly works.
    How it works
    The con operates as follows: a “buyer” contacts you expressing an interest in your car (or whatever you’re selling: the scam exists on websites other than Auto Trader). Commonly, the emails are littered with grammatical errors, are oddly phrased and the buyer is most likely to say he or she is out of the country.
    They then go on to say they want your item but can only arrange payment via PayPal.
    They’ll ask you to give your PayPal details or set up an account. Once you’ve done that, you receive a notification that you've been paid for your goods. In fact you've been overpaid. Subsequently you are asked to send the difference back via Western Union or some other online payment method – but as you do so, the fraudsters reverse the PayPal transaction, leaving you hundreds or thousands of pounds out of pocket. Alternatively, the scam works by someone collecting the car, or whatever you’re selling, then raising a dispute with PayPal that the goods haven’t been received. PayPal can then take back the money from your account.
     
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  10. Apache

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    If it's BACS payment then it cannot be reversed without your agreement but I wouldn't trust it anyway because of the standard of his English . No I'm not perfect either
     
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    How about: Dear Mr Hairbrain. I have cancelled all my advertisements on this vehicle, to suit your willingness to buy. Unfortunately, I don't have a bank account, (due to me being insolvent, no fault of my own, I assure you), and so the vehicle awaits collection by your named representative, on the terms of full amount only in cash, British Pounds.
    I'm sure that will not be a problem to you, as it is well known that rig workers are rolling in it.
    Yours in Expectation,
    James Nomug. :whistle:
     
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  12. irnbru

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    Brilliant tootles.
     
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    Yes it can.

    Will have a look in the morning.
     
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    No Glenn Harbird exists on the VR, the phone number looks odd, BACS payments as has been said can be recalled (USA funds up to 6 months) Yep my old mate Terry its a scam..

    PS, the e-mail address only exists in one place...

    Walk away...
     
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  15. Terry

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    Cheers Dave and all the others (y)I knew it was a scam straight away and no way would I have let the van go like that :Dalso knew how the banks/scam works:)--
    I might have got 3/4 lads together and follow the van to where the courier took it and give the receiving person a good hiding :LOL:
    terry
     
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    Not the best idea, that could cost you more than the van.. The courts are daft sometimes and have some strange ideas.

    There are no new scams just old ones repackaged, its all down to two things, deception and or theft.. Biggest catalyst, GREED..
     
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    We had a try on in the office a few months back.

    Someone who said they were in the States asked me to collect money from a guy who lived in Kent but was temporarily living in Canada. About $400,000 dollars owed.

    A rat was smelt but I went along with it for amusement.

    A few weeks later ( I hadn't lifted a finger by the way) I received 2 cheques from Canada from a US bank. One a part payment of $125,000 and another for $2000 for my fees.

    I had a chat with the National Crime Agency about it and they told me quite a few lawyers were caught out by the scam.

    You pay the cheques in and wait the customary 7 business working days for them to clear. In the meantime the client is chasing you to pay them their money.

    Thinking the money has cleared you issue a client account cheque for $125,000 and then the US cheques bounce, because it takes a lot longer for those cheques to clear.

    There are some stupid people around which is why these scams persist I guess.
     
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    Get cash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(y)
     
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    And except nothing lager than used £20 notes, and hold each and everyone up to the light for the watermark.
     
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    I had exactly the same email from this person, using this email address, over the weekend, wanting to buy my campervan which I had just listed on Auto Trader. Don't do it!
     
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