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Ebay Scam

Discussion in 'Stolen Land Rovers' started by Paul Wootton, Oct 6, 2020.

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  1. Paul Wootton

    Paul Wootton Active Member

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    I have posted this as a warning,a friend of mine is the victim


    THERE IS A PERSON LISTING DISCOVERY3's AND THE CARS LOOKS GREAT. The problem is that the cars do not exist.

    DISCOVERY3 REG: GJ57ZCV

    To pre-warn you to keep a careful lookout, here are their details and the bank accounts used.

    ANDREW & JANET BROADLEY, SORT CODE 09 01 27 ACCOUNT 46031101
    SHEENA HOWARD-HOLLAND SORT CODE 11 13 56 ACCOUNT 10283969

    These accounts are current but if you send money to them you will not get either your car or your money back! They are very convincing BUT they are scammers. The second account is " supposed" to be his sister in law and he says he has an overdraft on his account and wants the money sent to this woman who is also in the scam. Many ebay buyers have been conned into parting with money, gone to the address in Exeter to collect the car but the house is home to some innocent students who have had numerous call for the car.

    Please keep an eye for these crooks and don't be a victim of their scams. The police are informed too.


    PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHO YOU DEAL WITH!! Let me know if you have been a victim of these thieves.
     
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    kermit_rr Can't Remember Full Member

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    Not sure I'd send money to someone i didn't know before actually seeing the vehicle in the flesh o_O
     
  3. mick 1986

    mick 1986 Well-Known Member

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    Neither would ANY right minded buyer.
     
  4. goonarmy

    goonarmy Beer tester LZIR Despatch Agent

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    How was the disco priced? Cheap I bet.
     
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    Interceptorxj Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The way I understand it is they just ask if you want to send a holding deposit as they have a lot of interest and don't want you to travel and it be sold.
     
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    kermit_rr Can't Remember Full Member

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    if thats done through ebay then theres no problem, surely?
     
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    lynall Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Not being rude, but these scammers rely on greed, ie the car is cheap and people know its cheap so take extra risks they might not normally take.

    Old saying, IF it seems to be to good to be true then it most likely is!
     
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    Im sure youd be covered through paypal as long as you didnt send it as a gift.
    What Fanny is going to send money via a bank transfer lol Rodney you plonker...
    [​IMG]
     
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    I just did..

    It actually turned up :eek:
     
  10. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    If its on ebay then i think it would only be covered by paypal if you were the winner of the ebay listing, and then paid with paypal. If not winning the ebay listing then yer outside of their ebay rules/fees if you pay.

    Similar scam to someone hiring out rr's on instagram. Pictures of vehicles they don't own or have for hire. Peeps pay via paypal in advance and he ignores them after.
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood Full Member

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    I didn't think Cars were covered by PayPal ?

    Speshully as they are usually in the 'Classified Ads' bit ...
     
  12. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Not sure. I thought all auction and buy it now was covered. Don't know about adds as i never buy from them.
     
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    These type of scams appear to be quite prevalent :. caveat emptor, never pay for a significant purchase unless seen in the flesh and able to take home there and then. I sometimes wonder at the stupidity of folk handing over large sums of hard earned money by simply trusting a private vendor, read: crook. "A fool and his money..."
     
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    Well I have to agree with all of you but I only posted it to let people know they are still at it.
     
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    Whether or not people are gullible, or fall for the "too good to be true" adverts. Not everyone knows how much a vehicle SHOULD cost?

    lt's shocking that these scammers can carry on stealing money, with known bank account details, and nothing gets done about it.
     
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    The banks are now responsible for their customers accounts if used for criminal activity. They can be prosecuted under the most recent laundering laws. You must notify the banks concerned and they will close these accounts and blacklist the account holder so they can’t open another one.
     
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    09 01 27 is santander
    11 13 56 is halifax
    Phone both banks and tell them of the problem and give them the sort code and account numbers.
     
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