selling my van - attempted fraud ?

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  1. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    My van is on ebay, lots of watchers but no one has contacted me as yet. My mobile number on advert for viewings...Someone called Howard sends me a text. saying cant get hold of me which is rubbish (why not through my ebay account) he wishes to buy van. gmail address attached but no number to return call (getting the picture?)

    I email him back saying how can I help, (BIG mistake) in seconds I get an email on my gmail account (that I dont use on ebay) saying congratulations! Blah blah and a link to sign into ebay (obviously fishing for my sign in details). Now I like to think most not daft enough to fall for this but I was stupid enough to email him back!

    be careful out there!
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Just had a look at it, very nice .. as you know I'm looking to buy similar next year..

    can I ask why you are selling.. ?
     
  3. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    are you sitting comfortably as its a long story:sleep:

    when I bought it in February I was waiting for two operations and health was precarious to say the least. I wanted the Revolution model which had just come out but was expensive and decided to go for this one as it was a good deal. My health while not great is a lot better and kicking myself that I did not go for the Revolution. while my van has a brilliant swing out bike rack. I would rather carry £7k worth of e bikes inside.

    My wife thinks i'm bonkers and probably right, this will be my 10th van in 20 years so a nice round number. I have agreed a PX price which is OK but with cash I can squeeze a better deal. If it doesnt sell no big deal as its a smashing van.....thats the trouble with being retired, to much time on your hands!

    here is the van:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2013-Possl-Globecar-636-FR-150-bhp-Motorhome-/301367151544
     
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    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    I'm curious as to how many,and what sort of e-bikes you get for £7k and where they fit inside the van ?
    Our Giant bikes were £1400 each and I doubt if they'd fit inside a Globecar.
     
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    The more clever and aware we get,,, , The more ingenious the scammer's get.
     
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    Easy to spend £4k on e bikes have a look on here http://www.50cycles.com/?gclid=COD3h_Kc7sECFSXHtAodMzAAQw

    Not sure how you'd carry em legally in a Possl.
     
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    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    Wow-that Thron bike looks 'The Berries' eh. But maybe a Harley trike would be more fun lol-and just as difficult to carry.
     
  8. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    One Haibike Xduro (just under £3000)

    On Riese & Muller Delite Mountain (£4000 - on order)

    The Possl/globecar Revolution is a high top with electric bed. you can store bike inside in garage and sleep above
     
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    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    Fascinating-the line between e-bikes and trials bikes is getting very thin it seems.
     
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  10. mitzimad

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    i was watching the video for the possl van and then watched this
    is it me or does it look extremely rough? and its petrol
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Its american that's why.....

    I don't think yanks do swivel seats.....probably safety. always have tons of electrics...
     
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    We've just put ours on eBay too, may I ask how will you be accepting payment? After reading Lugnuts thread, I'm slightly nervous.
     
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    Insist on a CHAPS payment and don't release the vehicle until you check with your bank that the payment has been credited to your account.
     
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  14. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    The Haibike was my first MTB they are so comfortable and rugged. Rough roads. Tracks, kerbs no problem....to old for the serious mountain stuff!
     
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    too old ? lol I'm 77 and this yr I've been riding an urban fixie (single speed,fixed gear) instead of my e-bike. but,i'd love that Haibike.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Not for cycling! Just the really rough stuff! :)

    Air Marky, a member over on german pedelec forum.



     
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    Can I suggest that as the money arrives in your bank that you move it to a savings account as I have heard that while it might appear in your account it may be an electronic shadow and not hard cash.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    cleared money in the bank!...have done this many times no problem. but as this thread shows lots of tricksters out there trying to access your account!

    If I had sent him my ebay email address I might not of noticed it was a fraud attempt! just be careful and don't get excited..... if it sound to good to be true it most probably is!

    edit: good advice above. move monies from current account to saving account ASAP

    one more thing: Just realised this only happened because I have my mobile number in add (for viewings) so easy for fraudsters to contact you outside of ebay......
     
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  19. Petew

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    Just read your post about selling on e-bay.
    I am trying to sell my van on e-bay.
    I ALSO received a message yesterday from someone called Howard saying he wants to buy my van and tried to get in touch with me on my mobile!
    Checked and there was no missed calls on my mobile yesterday.
    I have replied by text asking when would he like to veiw the van.

    I am now very Suspicious.

    Thanks for the warning.
     
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  20. Jaws

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    I actually have an account I ONLY use for such things.. Just keep a fiver in it most of the time.
    Money gets paid in.. I draw it out and go pay it in to my proper account at a different bank
    reason ?
    Cos money can be clawed back up to SIX MONTHS after it is paid in to an account..
    And moving it to a savings account at the same bank is no protection as they ( the bank ) can remove it from said account if the dosh IS clawed back..
    But even that is no real protection.. Should the loot be grabbed back by the buyer the bank will then start chasing YOU for the dosh as you will be £x,000 in the red on the account !

    Sadly the only absolute safe way is to accept only cash and either check all the bank notes ( I have a machine ) or take it with the buyer to your bank and pay it straight in
     
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