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Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! #650874
16/07/20 10:34 AM
16/07/20 10:34 AM
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Devon
Budster Offline OP
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If anyone is thinking of selling a car privately, be aware of the following scam that has been tried recently.

Example: You advertise your car for sale at, say, £40,000.
You receive a call from someone saying that it is just what he wants.
Asks you a few questions and says he’ll buy it.

He claims to be from a company and the funds will show the company name eg BB Finance on your account statement,

He asks you for your name, bank details and as much information about you, as he thinks he can get, without raising too much suspicion.
He’ll tell you that he’ll deposit the funds *in a few days* and arrange for a collection company to collect the car, once you’re happy that the funds are in your account.
You check your account and find the full amount is in your account.

WARNING! THE FUNDS ARE A LOAN THAT HE HAS APPLIED FOR IN YOUR NAME !

It’s known in the trade as a bounce back.

Bud
4/4 - Stanley



Last edited by Budster; 16/07/20 11:12 AM. Reason: *in a few days* added

Bud
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Re: Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! [Re: Budster] #650878
16/07/20 10:42 AM
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Budster. Thanks for flagging it. It makes it a difficult one to spot if the funds go into your account. I know even buying though dealers can be an issue. A friend bought a Ducati through the Colchester dealership who then had their email hacked. He received a mail asking for a deposit which he sent. You can guess the rest.

Re: Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! [Re: Budster] #650880
16/07/20 10:48 AM
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Be amazed if they agree a loan that quick! ....but noted


Craig Jezz

Morgan 4/4 Sports Sand (Williams & Wolf Tuned)
Re: Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! [Re: Budster] #650883
16/07/20 10:57 AM
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Thanks Budster for highlighting these low life scam scumbags.
ATB, Paul.

Re: Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! [Re: Craig Jezz] #650885
16/07/20 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Craig Jezz
Be amazed if they agree a loan that quick! ....but noted


Craig. You’re correct. I double checked with my contact and amended the original post.

Bud
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Re: Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! [Re: Budster] #650898
16/07/20 11:50 AM
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A near miss was posted by a car dealer on Youtube 3 days ago, see - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPTnCp_FPp8.

The way the story is told - and I see no reason to doubt it (he's either a very good actor or running on adrenalin) - the full balance was transferred to the seller's bank account within about 24hrs of first being contacted by the 'buyer'. This is definitely a scam to be aware of and the speed of the money transfer is not an indication of legitamacy.

Andy

Re: Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! [Re: Budster] #650915
16/07/20 01:52 PM
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That is a nasty one Simon, thank you for bringing it to our attention, bar stewards.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! [Re: Budster] #650917
16/07/20 02:17 PM
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+1.


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Re: Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! [Re: Budster] #650925
16/07/20 04:04 PM
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Thanks so much for the info, much appreciated


Regards

Geof

70th Anniversary 4/4 (Duratec 1.8), model 1995
Re: Warning to Sellers - SCAM ALERT !! [Re: Budster] #650926
16/07/20 04:09 PM
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It is war out there, and all is fair in love and war.


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