Watch Out! Cloned Advert For Motorhome

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  1. funman

    funman Read Only Funster

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    I recently advertised my Hymer B584 on ebay and on Motorhome Fun too. Then I found that someone had stolen my advert including photos and were trying to sell it at a much lower price, pretending to be the owner. I've had it removed from caravansforsale.co.uk, Newsnow, and the Caravan Club. If anyone out there finds it elsewhere, I'd be grateful if you let me know. The real advert is at

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231606941283?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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  2. matamoros

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    I had a quick look on the CC classifieds, which is now essentially caravansforsale.co.uk, last week and only got through the first few! Can't remember the exact details but one was a 2005 model supposedly with 11,000 odd miles for £4500!!.

    Just checked again now and no obvious scams so maybe they do check sometimes.
     
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    Thanks Matamoros

    They must have a lot of scams as there's a special button on the website to report them on!
     
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    When I was looking for a Buccaneer Caravel saw one advertised on Ebay.Contacted seller who claimed that he had bought the vehicle new in the Uk but was now back in Paris and wanted to sell it.When I said I would fly over and have a look at it the next day he claimed that it was with the shippers ready to be sent to England but if I paid a deposit of £2000 and was unhappy with my purchase he would give me a refund!!He had copied the pics and details from one for sale at a dealers in the Uk.I rung them up and whilst on the phone they got the advert up on ebay.they had sold it but it was still there having aPDI. Scam with a capital S !!!
     
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    I reported a scam advert to the CFSale site because it was priced ridiculously low, like a lot of them they are all scams.
    It gets my goat that all these criminals can deceive anyone using any means they can, and when if ever they get caught the courts seem lenient, whereas probably most of us would deter them by giving an appropriate response.
    Maybe you don't agree so sorry for the outburst.
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    Try harder.
     
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    I've noticed on a few 'Items for sale' that the seller has the ability to edit the photo in some way to identify their ownership of the product. "Think Motorhome Depot"
    Wouldn't it be a good idea if everybody had the ability to do this and be able to say, put the price of the article right across the photo or pehaps a location.
    After all, most of these shysters reduce the price of the genuine article in order to make it seem a bargain. Very rare do they live anywhere near the real thing.
     
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