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R107 SCAM ALERT

Discussion in 'Mercedes Goods on eBay' started by dewimerc, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. hnarowalia

    hnarowalia New Member

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    here she is in my driveway!
     

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  2. badger_wazzala

    badger_wazzala Senior Member

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    Indeed. Might be worth calling the new vosa and passing on any info you have about the snake who’s running the scam.
    The blokes a parasite and this new germ will wipe him out with any luck.
     
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    Are the photos from when t was sale last year before you bought it ?
     
  5. hnarowalia

    hnarowalia New Member

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    I dont think so, because the guy i bought it from didnt have it advertised anywhere. I will call 101 later just to notify them, not that they will do anything about it.
     
  6. AJD

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    You do realise that if you leave you car parked somewhere with the roof down and it was stolen that a lot of Insurers will not pay out because leaving your car in that manner is considered insecure. :(

    That happened to a very good friend of mine. He got zilch. :eek: Luckily his car was recovered with minimal damage so he was lucky :)
     
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    Well I'd never really considered that. It sort of makes sense. But, and it's a big but, convertible cars presumably carry a loading due to their very nature and when parked with the roof down and car locked the immobiliser and alarm are activated. Surely that should be taken into consideration when rating the car???
     
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    It would but then even with the roof up on a rag top it is still vulnerable and easy to break in to :rolleyes::(
     
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    Exactly!
    I'm afraid l have a very dim view of insurance companies who seem to look for every possible reason to avoid a pay out yet try it on at every renewal or car change!
     
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    HELLO hnarowalia

    WELCOME to the Mercedes forum. It looks as though someone is using past pictures to create a scam which is a great shame. Y=There are unfortunatley some awful people out there...

    Suggest you give the relevant info and ask EBay and Paypal to pull any ads with your car reg no.
     
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    just tried to follow link,and the ebay ad has gone
     
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    Do people really pay for a car that they bought before turning up, i mean buying online is one thing, but paying for it in full, especially if it is overseas then later finding out nothing was shipped or travelling to collect it and there is no such car or address...do people really do this....?

    in which case I have 10 Bugatti Veyron's for sale, quick buy it now for all 10, is £1 Million - funds to be transferred immediately after purchase and before collection...into my offshore untraceable swiss bank account...
     
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    Yes unfortunately they do - that's why these scammers carry on doing what they do. Sellers can be equally naïve as well, getting conned out of their vehicle or whatever by obvious scams.
    On a related note there seems to be a number of companies springing up on the tellybox advertising on line car sales, no haggling/ delivered/ bought unseen/ free trial. Surely another scammers paradise.
    It's no wonder some simply buy and trade in through dealers. I've never had a problem but usually can spot a scam a mile off. People have tried it on and one memorable incident involved a potential buyer asking for a photograph of the keys to the vehicle! I impolitely declined!
     
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    I know of two people scammed for motorhomes in my area recently, one was saved by PayPal and the bank catching on to it and another was a car dealer who actually paid £20,000. He said it was an expensive lesson but said it would be far worse had the money been taken out on HP rather than his own cash as he would have no motorhome and had to pay the HP plus interest for the next few years. The guy who was saved by the bank told me the motorhome was about 7 or 8 grand cheaper than anything else he looked at on the internet. I said to him was that itself not a warning to be cautious?
     
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    Reminds me of the time I viewed a flat in London, that I nearly paid a deposit on. One person showed me and I communicated with another who wanted the deposit. Didn't feel right so I pulled the deal.
     

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