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 Post subject: Re: Scam turbo ebay
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:31 pm 
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Am I missing something? Like.... how do you spot these scams?

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 Post subject: Re: Scam turbo ebay
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:58 pm 
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There is another 924 turbo on e bay .the reg no does not match the car. This spoils genuine sellers efforts.


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 Post subject: Re: Scam turbo ebay
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:20 pm 
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MalcS wrote:
Am I missing something? Like.... how do you spot these scams?

The text often says "contact details in second image" and the second image has an email address/mobile number. The aim is to make you contact them outside of eBay/PayPal and hence avoid any checks they may do...and lose any hope of seeing your money again.

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 Post subject: Re: Scam turbo ebay
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:35 pm 
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You also find that generally the give their home address as just UK and the price they put on the item is far less than it's value and usually has a very odd number

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:52 pm 
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Thanks finbarr & scm924s... I feel educated now! And the more the folks know about this, the better. :smile:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:34 pm 
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MalcS wrote:
Am I missing something? Like.... how do you spot these scams?



This one was using the picture of the light blue turbo that is also for sale at the moment.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:58 pm 
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finbarr wrote:
MalcS wrote:
Am I missing something? Like.... how do you spot these scams?

The text often says "contact details in second image" and the second image has an email address/mobile number. The aim is to make you contact them outside of eBay/PayPal and hence avoid any checks they may do...and lose any hope of seeing your money again.


Also, the prices are quite unusual. Instead of £3000 or £2999 as most would put up as, they seem to £3691 etc....

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 Post subject: Re: Scam turbo ebay
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:21 pm 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-924- ... ondition=4
another scam wodney trotter whatever next :dope:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:24 pm 
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Just look at the list of other items he is listing :bang:

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 Post subject: Re: Scam turbo ebay
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:34 pm 
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Kozzy wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-924-TURBO-in-amazing-condition/184171701016?hash=item2ae17d2318%3Ag%3AG6UAAOSwhiJeR9h0&LH_ItemCondition=4
another scam wodney trotter whatever next :dope:

That's the same car that sold on eBay last week for £11,800
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-924- ... true&rt=nc

So many classic cars I see for sale one week appear in one of these scam ads a week or two later

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