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Old 12-05-2017, 11:38 AM   #1
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I saw a 1928 ford roadster on craigslist in duluth mn looks like a good deal but there is only one picture on there it is might be a scam
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:23 PM   #2
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This looks like the scam described in the link on Fordbarn below. The price is far below a decent roadster, which it appears to be, would typically sell for. The text is quite similar to the ones in the CL listing in the link below, which have all been removed. I am 99.9% sure the Craigslist listing is a scam. I live in the Mpls area. I might mess with the seller some for a little fun. Asking questions like putting more pictures of the car in the listing. Check the listing in a few days and I think you will find:
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https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...scam&showall=1
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:11 PM   #3
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I emailed him for more pictures but not a return yet
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:56 PM   #4
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We are getting that constantly here in NJ. Vicki for 6k that looks like a 12k car. etc.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:30 PM   #5
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Here is a picture of it for 6500.00
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:27 AM   #6
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The good thing would be to tell the seller you have a person in Duluth that you would like to inspect the car. I bet you would never get another response from him.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:31 AM   #7
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Never herd back from him
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:02 AM   #8
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Never herd back from him
So, how exactly do these scams work?

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Old 12-06-2017, 08:42 AM   #9
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Haha. That doesn't look like Duluth.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:51 AM   #10
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I suspect some novice/trusting person that is kind of clueless about model A's (the very low price), but wants one, sees the ad and believes the ad is on the level. The scamster sweet talks the trusting person into Western Union wiring funds to buy the car. Of course the buyer never hears from the scam seller again, but the money is gone. I have heard of these scams working. Most people are trusting and most people are honest. However, in this day and age, there are more crooks among us than in older days. To bad there are dishonest people among us, but there are - beware.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:15 AM   #11
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So, how exactly do these scams work?

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He hopes some fool will send money, then come to pick up the car.
Anyone have a link to the ad?
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:20 AM   #12
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https://duluth.craigslist.org/cto/d/...410126197.html
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:01 AM   #13
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One picture add all way's scared me if they only have one picture why?? I never take bank orders or money orders or any checks unless the car or truck or parts stay here I been burnt before
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:29 AM   #14
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I always stay away from ads that don't include a phone number. I want to talk to a human on the phone. IIRC, I saw the same ad posted on Craigslist in a major western city as well.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:04 PM   #15
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OK, I responded to one of the Scam ad's in the Fordbarn post. This does not have the same look. May still be a scam, but that one pitched as a widow moving and needing to unload the car. Specifics to that scam are talking about going through ebay motors. they are looking to get someone to buy it without looking at it and "Escrowing the payment to what they believe is an EBAY service. I would answer the ad asking for details and more pictures. If the answer sounds like someone who knows the car, probably legit. In my case the ad was for a roadster pickup and they sent photos of a roadster. Key is to ask them when you can drop by and see it. scam won't answer. I am a Fraud examiner by training. Scam for you buying is usually trying to get you to send money without seeing item. Usually sounds like they are ALL about safety...escrow or otherwise. Buying they want to sent you more than the part is worth and sent them back the extra. Or they are hoping you will send the part before the fake money order clears.
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