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#1 specialp3

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:44 AM

Hi All,

 

I recently received an email alert for a 240z for sale, the car is advertised for $16,000.00 and as you can see is worth much more than the asking price.

 

After contacting the seller by email (no phone number available) i have received many images and emails regarding the purchase of the the vehicle. 

 

As it seems to good to be true, I have researched the payment method and Amazon payments is a scam.

 

The email below is the most recent I have received this morning:-

 

"Hello again ,

As I mentioned in my previous e-mail at this moment I am in RAAF Base , 
NT military base, getting ready for Afghanistan, and I have the car with 
me.I'm in a special training program before my deployment and I am not 
allowed to get out of the unit or have visitors.I can ship the car to 
you  without problems using army transport and logistic system. You will 
receive the car along with all the documents. As for the payment I can 
start a transaction through Amazon Payment.All I need is your full name 
and  address so I can contact them and after that they will contact you 
to explain the entire procedure without any obligation to buy it or 
fees.They act as a third party and will protect both of us in this 
transaction.You'll make the payment in an Amazon managed trust 
fund!After that, I send it over ( the car will be delivered with the 
title, owner's manual, service records, and of course the bill of sale 
authorized and signed by me).You will have 7 days inspection period on 
it from the day you'll receive the car, you can inspect it, take it to a 
mechanic to check it out, ride it and then if you decided to keep it, 
you'll confirm to Amazon the sale. If by any reason, you will not be 
satisfied with the car ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly 
as described, in excellent condition), you can return it at my expense 
for a full refund of your money, no hidden or extra cost for you.So, 
this is not a blind transaction, you can see it before committing to buy 
and to eliminate any concerns you will have 7 days to inspect it and I 
think this is more than fair for both of us.I tried to explain as best I 
can but if you have further questions do not hesitate to contact me. I 
will wait your details (full name and shipping address) if we have a deal."
 
I have attached a few of the many photo's I have received, this is a current members car I believe ???
 
Another screenshot is from a blog about the scam where Steve Rodriguez had a 1964 Dodge Phoenix for sale.
 
Rarely do I post anything but I thought you all should know about this scam as I was almost ready to accept the offer.
 
 
Cheers,
Aaron
 
 
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#2 gav240z

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 01:44 PM

Ahh yes, that car was advertised a while ago on Gumtree and the same scam was discussed. Will see if we can find the thread.


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#3 gav240z

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 03:40 PM

Here it is..

http://www.viczcar.c...s-etc/?p=165652


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:00 PM

Hmm, he told me he was going to the UK for deployment... how can he be two places at once.

 

FYI probably using multiple email addresses, but the email he used was sean4clifton@gmail.com under the name Steve Rodriguez too.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:28 AM

I told him i lived up at Katherine in the NT, after stringing him along for a month or so.
And that i'll pop up to Tindal RAAF base, to see it, its a three hour drive.
Bastard never got back to me!
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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:44 PM

By the way that car was sold to a friend of mine about 5 months ago .it sold for close to 40k .and since has been in a crash and is being fixed as we type

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:27 PM

looks like he is at it again

sean4clifton@gmail.com

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seanclifton@dynamicintll.com

         or

francescoeulogy7@netcourrier.com

 

To
 
 
Today at 12:43 PM
Hello,

I still have the car Ford Excursion for sale and I am ready to let it go. The car is in perfect condition, no mechanical problems, no leaks, no rust, everything is in very good order. Rego is clean and clear, no accidents. I have to sell this car as fast as I can because in two weeks I will be deployed in United Kingdom and I'll stay there for awhile,  that's why I'm selling it so cheap. Currently I'm in a military base and the car is here with me.I will appreciate if you let me know your decision as soon as possible, I must sell the car in the next two weeks, before my deployment.
Let me know if you’re interested so I can send you more photos and work out the details. I'm responsible for shipping, delivery and handling to your location in any city of Australia.Of course you can choose not to buy the car if you do not like it. If is not as presented, would be within your rights to refuse the deal. 
Thank you
Sean Clifton
 
 
 
So do not try to buy Ford Falcon XC Cobra 329
 
 

 



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 11:12 AM

SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN 

 

I received this email this morning, after inquiring about the vehicle and trying to phone his phony number where he listed the white Jeep on Quicksales.com. I could not reach quicksales admin, so found  they operate carsales.com.au where I   have phoned them and directed them to the item number for the Jeep ad.  The account has been suspended whilst they investigate the intent to commit fraud. I have directed them to this link for viczcar of this thread so they can gain other names he is using, emails etc. No doubt he is doing the rounds, pretty low, some unsuspecting person may trust someone from the military, rotter! If something seems to good to be true, it usually is- please spread the word on forums as I am not usually a part of car forums, but had to write this post to warn others. 

    2011 - Jeep - Grand Cherokee - 9.000AU$
 
 
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Hello,

I still have the car Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale and I am ready to let it go. The car is in perfect condition, no mechanical problems, no leaks, no rust, everything is in very good order. Rego is clean and clear, no accidents. I have to sell this car as fast as I can because in two weeks I will be deployed in United Kingdom and I'll stay there for awhile,  that's why I'm selling it so cheap. Currently I'm in a military base and the car is here with me.I will appreciate if you let me know your decision as soon as possible, I must sell the car in the next two weeks, before my deployment.
Let me know if you’re interested so I can send you more photos and work out the details. I'm responsible for shipping, delivery and handling to your location in any city of Australia.Of course you can choose not to buy the car if you do not like it. If is not as presented, would be within your rights to refuse the deal. 
Thank you

 



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 04:07 PM

Looks like everyone who comes across this scammer is updating this forum thread on the topic. Although this site isn't about preventing scam baiting I'll allow it.

 


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:54 PM

Sean has been a busy boy...

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:46 AM

Hi all, I have just found another scam/to good to be true. sales ad link is here: http://www.uniquecar...ndex?a=2&b=6977

 

So I tried calling, number not valid. Noticed the seller mentioned 10mins from Melbourne CBD, but located near Geelong (not 10mins), then please have a look at my email thread below after I sent my enquiry through the website:

 

From: Irene Suzanna Humphreys <ireneshumphreys@eolienne-ind.com>
Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2017 at 7:07 AM
To: Ned <ned@.com.au>
Subject: SPORTS COUPE CLASSIC DATSUN 260Z

 

 

Hi, I appreciate your interest. My advert is still valid, the car runs and drives excellent and has been extremely well maintained with a full service history and all necessary documents available. The only problem is that I am now located in Perth ( WA 6150 ). It is also posted on eBay, and if you want to buy through eBay and PayPal I can offer a free delivery and I take a commitment to deliver it with the same price ( AUD $7,000 ) and including testing period. Regards 

 

MY REPLY

 

Hi Irene,

 

Thank you for your reply. Can you please advise where the car is currently located? As you only posted the ad last week, I assume it is still in Victoria. Could you please provide your contact number so we can chat over the phone? I would like to inspect the vehicle and test drive.

Also, I cannot find the listing on ebay, could you please provide the item/listing number for ebay?

 

Regards

 

From: Irene Suzanna Humphreys <ireneshumphreys@eolienne-ind.com>

Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2017 at 9:48 AM
To: Ned <ned@.com.au>
Subject: Re: SPORTS COUPE CLASSIC DATSUN 260Z

 

Hi, Because i`m in Perth ( WA 6150 ), and the car is here with me, the entire transaction will be completed trough eBay and PayPal. They will handle everything for both of us, including transportation and the transfer of the car papers to your name.You don't have to pay anything extra,the total price that you must pay for this car is AUD $7,000. Here is how the process works:

I will make a private eBay listing for you.

You will have to click "buy it now",fill in the forms and follow the instructions. 

PayPal will send you an invoice with all the transaction details and the payment instructions.

You will have to secure the funds to PayPal. After the funds will be secured to PayPal,the delivery will begin and the car will arrive to you in max.48 hours. When the car will be in your custody, you will have a 7 days inspection period. If everything is alright, the  transaction ends and PayPal will release the money to me. If there is something wrong with the car, you will be fully refunded and I'll get my car back too, without any extra fees. Everything is covered by PayPal & eBay. I will get paid only after you confirm that you received it. 

I would need your eBay username so I can send you the link. I'm waiting for your reply.

Thank you

 

 

**Edit: Car sold last year on ebay

http://www.ebay.com....true&rmvSB=true

also posted to the sales thread here

http://www.viczcar.c...25#entry185435 


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:39 PM

 

Hi All,

 

I recently received an email alert for a 240z for sale, the car is advertised for $16,000.00 and as you can see is worth much more than the asking price.

 

After contacting the seller by email (no phone number available) i have received many images and emails regarding the purchase of the the vehicle. 

 

As it seems to good to be true, I have researched the payment method and Amazon payments is a scam.

 

The email below is the most recent I have received this morning:-

 

"Hello again ,

As I mentioned in my previous e-mail at this moment I am in RAAF Base , 
NT military base, getting ready for Afghanistan, and I have the car with 
me.I'm in a special training program before my deployment and I am not 
allowed to get out of the unit or have visitors.I can ship the car to 
you  without problems using army transport and logistic system. You will 
receive the car along with all the documents. As for the payment I can 
start a transaction through Amazon Payment.All I need is your full name 
and  address so I can contact them and after that they will contact you 
to explain the entire procedure without any obligation to buy it or 
fees.They act as a third party and will protect both of us in this 
transaction.You'll make the payment in an Amazon managed trust 
fund!After that, I send it over ( the car will be delivered with the 
title, owner's manual, service records, and of course the bill of sale 
authorized and signed by me).You will have 7 days inspection period on 
it from the day you'll receive the car, you can inspect it, take it to a 
mechanic to check it out, ride it and then if you decided to keep it, 
you'll confirm to Amazon the sale. If by any reason, you will not be 
satisfied with the car ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly 
as described, in excellent condition), you can return it at my expense 
for a full refund of your money, no hidden or extra cost for you.So, 
this is not a blind transaction, you can see it before committing to buy 
and to eliminate any concerns you will have 7 days to inspect it and I 
think this is more than fair for both of us.I tried to explain as best I 
can but if you have further questions do not hesitate to contact me. I 
will wait your details (full name and shipping address) if we have a deal."
 
I have attached a few of the many photo's I have received, this is a current members car I believe ???
 
Another screenshot is from a blog about the scam where Steve Rodriguez had a 1964 Dodge Phoenix for sale.
 
Rarely do I post anything but I thought you all should know about this scam as I was almost ready to accept the offer.
 
 
Cheers,
Aaron
 
 

 

Isn't This Charles ( White RB260Z ) brothers car? Looks like Charles shed int he back ground.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:27 PM

There was also one with a Nissan patrol who wanted a holding deposit, never give deposits as that's the last you will see of it.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:07 AM

I just had some dealings with one of these scammers today...I was looking at a boat on an english website and when I made an online query I was replied to by this person, their response is below and it's almost word for word the same as Odinz...

 

A quick google led me here, you would think they would use different email addresses

 

Irene Suzanna Humphreys <ireneshumphreys@eolienne-ind.com

Hi , I appreciate your interest . My advert is still valid , the boat runs and drives excellent and has been extremely well maintained with a full service history and all necessary documents available . The only problem is that I am now located in Plymouth (PL9 9RP) . It is also posted on eBay, and if you want to buy through eBay and PayPal I can offer a free delivery and I take a commitment to deliver it with the same price ( £5,200 ) and including testing period. Regards 


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:57 AM

Terrible, how stupid to people really think we are!?



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:21 PM

Terrible, how stupid to people really think we are!?


What amazes me is that these scammers persist, does that mean that some poor folk are get suckered ?




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