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Sharon Ebbs

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May 27, 2015
65
67
Thanet
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36,579
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hymer S700
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im a newbie
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.
 
Nov 30, 2009
6,548
149,656
Pickering
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9,521
MH
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Since 2009 with motorhomes several caravans then tents before that.
Oh dear.
Did you go and view the vehicle , at his address, or where he stored it?
 
Sep 10, 2013
1,187
18,750
Chelmsford Essex
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Getting better
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.
 
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Sharon Ebbs

Sharon Ebbs

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May 27, 2015
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67
Thanet
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MH
hymer S700
Exp
im a newbie
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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Old Soldier

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Not sure what to say, so sorry for you. Must be some way of Police tracing emails and conversations surly?
 

Gorse Hill

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Feb 2, 2013
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2000
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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Old Soldier

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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

I was trying to find that thread, any ideas, I searched for "scam" but couldn't find her.
 

Carol

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Oct 2, 2007
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18 years s Motorhome (33years caravans)
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.



 
Dec 4, 2014
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Been around the block a few timesšŸ˜‰
Really sorry this has happened to you.

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Nov 30, 2009
6,548
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PVC the PUG
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Since 2009 with motorhomes several caravans then tents before that.
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.
 

mjltigger

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Nov 12, 2014
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Well I'm picking up my new van tomorrow and read this again and panicked so I just paid Ā£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 Ā£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.
 

Stephen & Jeannie

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Aug 27, 2008
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3,842
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Sold and bought a Caravan
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9 years !!!!
I was trawling through the CC ads site, saw a caravan that was way underpriced, Sussex it was a scam so thought I would wind him/her up !
Lo and behold,it was this cretin Ian Oliver who said he was on a course inside Dreghorn Barracks near Edinburgh. I offered to view, collect and pay cash on the nail. He then went through the rigmarole of Google wallet and said said he couldn't leave the barracks because of security. I said I was a


Captain in the armed forces and would have no problem in entering the site .
Guess what, it all went quiet ! I notified the CC and they took the ad down and barred him from further advertising!:swear2::swear2::swear2:
 
Oct 29, 2008
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West Yorkshire
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4,712
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PVC
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since 2008
Well I'm picking up my new van tomorrow and read this again and panicked so I just paid Ā£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 Ā£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.
Beware a lot of HPi firms dont cover the losses if its a motorhome, (strange but true)
 

Stephen & Jeannie

Free Member
Aug 27, 2008
4,174
3,265
Gobowen near Oswestry !!
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3,842
MH
Sold and bought a Caravan
Exp
9 years !!!!
I was trawling through the CC ads site, saw a caravan that was way underpriced, Sussex it was a scam so thought I would wind him/her up !
Lo and behold,it was this cretin Ian Oliver who said he was on a course inside Dreghorn Barracks near Edinburgh. I offered to view, collect and pay cash on the nail. He then went through the rigmarole of Google wallet and said said he couldn't leave the barracks because of security. I said I was a


Captain in the armed forces and would have no problem in entering the site .
Guess what, it all went quiet ! I notified the CC and they took the ad down and barred him from further advertising!:swear2::swear2::swear2:
Think I've found another one! 6 year old caravan for just under three grand ! Watch this space !
 
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deleted-member02

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I wonder if this is the same "Ian Oliver"...

I just Googled the name...




JJ :cool:
Good scam to use another fraudster's name, similar to John Doe, you never know who it really is...
 
Jul 12, 2013
3,889
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The City of Henlow
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MH
Adria Supreme
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Since 1980
I hate to ask you to go over your scam but could you please explain how you were led to believe in this deal so that I and others can benefit from your awful experience. I will understand if you do not wish to.
 
Feb 16, 2013
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52,532
uttoxeter
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24,713
MH
ambulance conversion
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50 years
Not out to upset the op, but the one simple rule in any transaction is not to let go of any money till the article is in your possession even then with vehicals and other high cost articles make sure they actually belong to the person that is selling them, if something looks to be too good to be true, IT IS
 
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deleted-member02

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I have genuine sympathy for the OP, I understand that they were planning to fulltime in the vehicle.

What I don't understand is not viewing the vehicle beforehand.

I couldn't imagine buying a home before vigorous inspection or at least getting a feel that 'it's the van for me'.

Unless I'm mistaken and a viewing did take place and the problems started afterwards ?

Some more information would benefit us all....

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