Thursday's scams

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Terry, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Terry

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    To late, i have just bought it. Nice people ,said they would deliver it. Cannot wait. BUSBY.
     
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    I'm a bit confused by both of these because they seem stupidly low prices, but both sellers appear to have good amounts of feedback, particulalry the first.
    Are these "hijacked" accounts and how does one tell?
     
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    Both are scams, yes they hijack accounts, and no I have no idea how but the other day they mixed half a car dealers vehicle in with the scams.It all looked correct and even the dealers did not know about it until Paul (I think) told them:Smile:
    Terry
     
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    Very, very easy, if it is cheap, it is a wrong one, scam or on VCar, being a member of Fun you can always ask in the forum before you do anything.

    Peter
     
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    I'm in little doubt that they are indeed scams :Angry: However, how do the
    barstewards go about the scam?
     
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    Thats what I thought about the price and the fact its petrol and has a little damage
    I think its a good starter van
     
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    Simple.. they convince the mug punter to pay a £1000 deposit, usually in to a Barcleys bank account ( which belongs to a money mule as has just been on the news )
    End of story..

    The money mules are usually people who think they are making easy money with a 'home job', simply accepting payments and passing them on.. In the articles on television almost all the mules were students ( all IQ and zero brains ! ) or stay home mums
     
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    OOOPS sorry I may have copyied the wrong one :Smile:it happens when I have several pages open Not bad 1 out of the last hundred or so posted -- if it's not a scam bay will leave it on if it is one they will take it off :winky:
    you could always ring to see if you can view it ? or the guy may work away ::bigsmile:
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    Ah, thanks. It's frightening to think that there are people stupid enough to pay a deposit like that :whatthe:
     
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    Greed is a cruel master.. If some plonker believes he is getting a van at less than half its value you would be amazed at how stupid some people become !!!! :winky:
     
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    Thats not a scam because he accepted my offer of £5000 which i paid via bank transfer and he is delivering it next tuesday
     
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    I will give you 6k for it :thumb: after you get it :winky:
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