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Old 07-30-2019, 06:21 PM   #1
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Take a minute, and read the thread on the Early V8 Forum (ref.) Scam on the "For Sale" site. Some of the tips to beware, in our search for the right part or the car we've been searching for..are just as relevant in any of our forums.
I suppose this would include sites such as Craigslist, etc.., keeping our hobby as
up-front and buyer/seller safe as possible. Just my thoughts..kb
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:43 PM   #2
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I assume you are talking about this?

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=267077
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:07 PM   #3
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That guy in Nevada is not the only one doing that $#!T. It was only a couple of days ago, a member of our club received a meesage from someone about a part he was chasing for his Crossley. Going by the popor grammer, I'd say he was Asian. It was written in what we call "Chinglish". First alarm!
My wife is memebrship registrar for the club and has spent a lot of time going back through the old records (up to 60 years worth) to update the current speadsheet so it includes all names who have ever been a member. The scammer said that his father used to be a member of ther club and that he had died and that the Crossley was now in his hands. He was going to break up the car and asked for a list of what parts he would like. The name of the scammer didn't sound familiar to the club member (father and son would have the same surname) so he rang my wife who took only seconds to confirm there had never been member with that surname. Second alarm!
The intended victim of the scam thought he had seen the picture of the car before somewhere but couldn't remeber where. Third alarm!
When my wife gets ahold of something like this, she is like a dog with a bone. She did a reverse search of the whole web looking for the picture the scammer sent. She found it on an English car sales site. No more alarms needed.
The intended victim messaged the scammer offering to come and help him dismantle the car. The reply was just like that in the Nevada scam - It will take you too long to get here and I have to fly out tonight.
I suggested he send back a link to the site where the scammer got his picture along with an emoji of a middle finger!
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:11 PM   #4
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Model a people are way too cheap to be sucked into a scam..
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:32 PM   #5
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Model a people are way too cheap to be sucked into a scam..
I know, I'm lucky enough to have been contacted by a Nigerian prince that has inherited a huge amount of money. I am going to help him collect the money and I'll never have to worry about money again.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:01 AM   #6
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Was the number (602)228-71XX?
I got a call from this one.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:13 AM   #7
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I ran an ad in the wanted section of the Hamb, couple days later a legit sounding guy offered the part up. I recognized the photo from another seller, before I could even report it, someone else had reported the same scam. Beware when you use WTB, there are scammers everywhere.
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