Scammers on Wanted Ads

Zep

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We have had a few attempts recently from scammers joining the forum and replying to wanted ads.

As with all transactions, we urge you to take care to make sure any offers of parts or cars are genuine and take the same precautions you would take on off forum purchases. If you have any concerns about members offering responses to wanted ads, please raise it with the mods (if we aren't already on it) and we will look into their details.

While there are various tools in place to prevent scammers from joining, they do get through at times so buyer beware. If it is too good to be true, it usually is.
 

midlifecrisis

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And please do not put your telephone number or email address in any post.

Use the private message system.
 

SE_123

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Charming chap just offered me his uncle's car. Naturally I have jumped at this once in a lifetime opportunity :D


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Edit: I should add he even took the effort to join the forum just to send me this message! ;)
 
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Zep

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Charming chap just offered me his uncle's car. Naturally I have jumped at this once in a lifetime opportunity :D


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Edit: I should add he even took the effort to join the forum just to send me this message! ;)

Good answer. If you can hit the report button at the bottom of the first message that would be great.
 

Drastignac

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Charming chap just offered me his uncle's car. Naturally I have jumped at this once in a lifetime opportunity :D


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Edit: I should add he even took the effort to join the forum just to send me this message! ;)

I received exactly the same message from the same “new member”… I’m afraid this might start a bidding war between other members
Ps: I also reported the message.
 

midlifecrisis

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His uncle told me the car is mine. I sent all the funds, along with my passport and credit card details.

Seems there are still honest people out there selling good cars!

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I have a gallon of snake oil, a tanker full of scotch mist and 2 tons of rocking horse $hit...yes I'll accept bitcoin.
 

Gazcw

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Keep the Maserati, I want to make money...
Please call me on 911999. My Uncle is a Nigerian Prince who is looking to transfer 10billion naira out of his bank into a safe commodity. Send you account number and password now so I can arrange a transfer