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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:28 am

just a warning that there are nasty people out there - this scammer (http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.c ... 170&page=1) is still particularly active in the classic car/retro car/car spares market and always seems to have a garage full of exactly what you need (abandoned resto etc) but very obtuse regarding location, payment, collection, etc.

cash on collection is always best unless you know or trust the seller IMHO, then the most you've lost is some time and a bit of petrol money?

just be careful because if seems too good to be true - it just might be.

can we sticky this in for sale, ebay, wanted AND non-tech for maximum coverage please?


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Post by CLASSICFORDSPARES » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:53 am

not only named and shamed but a photo put up to show him on rodsandsods :D



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Post by plasticcarnut » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:02 am

These con merchants are everywhere!



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Post by Kwackers » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:47 am

In a similar vein I watched a programme the other day and apparently the online checks you can do to cover yourself against outstanding finance, write offs etc. when buying a vehicle will often say no history of write off when in fact it has. This is because the insurance companies are legally obliged to inform the DVLA but not the database that all of these checking companies use. The best way of checking history of write offs is the V5 where it will be recorded under the notes. So as well as cash on collection always check the V5, VIN numbers and notes. If the seller doesn't have the V5 be suspicious.



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