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    Default Scammer doing the rounds

    Guys, keep an eye out on your PM's for one that looks like this

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    Hello

    I am interested in buying the Fiesta XR2 1985 B-Reg that you have placed for sell now, and I would want to enquire about the present condition of the above mentioned, as well as some detail about you. I expect this timely enough.

    As for the payment, I would need you to get back in touch with the last asking price as I will be paying with a certified cheque.

    Lastly, please forward to me your full company's (or house address, telephone and fax) details as I will subsequently prefer reaching you through these facilities.

    Yours interestingly,

    Raymond Griffiths


    Should you need to reply to me, Please get back in touch with your
    details to me at:usc200881@yahoo.com for a quick reply.

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    The guy/people/bot has been round a few vauxhall sites and may end up here too.

    Please PM me the user name of said spammer as and when you get a message from him.

    As usual, burger on offer .

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    i was after an xr2 how strange

    its not me though just to clear that up

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    the car type etc changes to suit your advert

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    more info,

    IF you do reply he sends back some BS along the lines of "I'm not able to get to the internet but call my mobile" or "im in canada but my wife in scotland handles these deals so you ship the car to her" etc etc

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    thought i was going to heckled then, as im an xr2 man now

    but read the part of where it changes, (good choice of car as an example tho)

    will be intresting to see if it happens on this site too

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    i got the same on ebay, but when i pasted the link to a mate to look at it came up as a VW big 4x4 thing

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    Ive had a few dodgy enquires about my car recently, they've asked tonnes of questions about condition, tax mot etc.. said they'll come down and have a look, and after ive sent my address to them I havent got any more pm's.

    Not saying they are scammers but I wouldnt be surprised..

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    Never swap/ buy a Car without HPI checking it yourself. Get ID from the buyer/swapper and check sites like this to see if a swaping scum who keeps set of key and steals it back!
    Happend to peeps I know on driftworks, piston heads, autotrader, ebay the lot!!!!

    If it sound toooooo good to be ture it will be!

    BE WARNED peeps!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ednovasr2
    scum who keeps set of key and steals it back

    BE WARNED peeps!!!!

    I herd of a person one that on ebay selling ignition barrels for cars and full door and boot locking sets , well all they do is keep a spare key cut , and they send it all out as normal to adress and supposedly if local will go and nick the car with there copy key .

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    i had it ages ago when i was selling my sprint kit and all my parts i was asking 500 he sent me a cheque for 1300 or something stupid and said to pay the rest back into a different account and to ship the parts

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