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Scammers read the clasifieds on this site

I recent posted a wanted ad for a Punto HGT in the wanted section of the classifieds.

Today, I recieved an email direct to my yahoo email from someone called Tim Mayor, this is how it goes.

The first one.

I saw your Wanted Ad so I decided to write you as I have the item(s)
in stock. Get back to me ASAP if you are still interested. What's your
cell # ?


Thanks,

Name: Tim Mayor


I replied

I am still looking for a Punto HGT
>
> If you have one and you are within around 40 miles of Oxford I may well be
> interested.
>
> Regards,
> Simon.


And I got another email saying this.

Hello Simon,

Thanks for the mail, i have the requested items in a mint condition
and am asking a 140$USD for it, As i can ship via UPS on a three
working days to you, and will accept payment via Western union. Whats
your complete shipping address? so i can inquire for the postage to
you. Am located in Ireland.

Kind Regards,

Tim.


I twigged it as a scam at that point so I sent one saying, can you send me some images of the item.

I have yet to have another reply..

I didn't reaslie that Ireland used US Dollars, a car is only worth $140 and that UPS could ship it from Ireland.
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the first part didnt give it away?

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buggered himself up there with payment in dollar when he's in ireland :P everyone knows irelands euro
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the first part didnt give it away?
Sort of, but It might have been a typo so i went along with it a bit.

They still didn't get any personal info other than my name.
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A few months ago my son was begging me for a Staffie puppy. I put a wanted ad on Gumtree. I got a response saying this person had a dog called Kellie and wanted to know all about me and if we had a decent home for her. Long list of questions.

I ignored the questions and replied asking where this person was located and repeated what I had put in the ad, that I would expect to see the pup WITH the mother, in the place where they lived.

The response I got was an offer for me to see the puppys mother which was located in the Republic of Cameroon, and - wait for it - if I couldnt make the trip there to see it then they would SEND me the mother so I could look at her and send her back. But obviously there would be an upfront admin charge of 50 for shipping.
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If anybody has a concern about anything on the forum please contact a moderator.
Is there a user here with the email address tim.mayor2010@gmail.com

If not it may just be somone who wasn't signed into the site.
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If anybody has a concern about anything on the forum please contact a moderator.
i get the same emails who do i contact?

its all common sense really ask their user name and check them out, if they claim to be trader ask for business name and land line number and google them
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Is there a user here with the email address tim.mayor2010@gmail.com

If not it may just be somone who wasn't signed into the site.
I kinda meant we like to not have these discussions publicly. It just leaves information open to these scammers which could help them.
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I dont think its a bad thing to publiscise that scammers use the classifieds. I dont think it reflects badly on ff, as they use everything from autotrader to e-bay. By making it publically aware HOPEFULLY people will take more care and carry out checks etc as others have suggested rather than actually falling victim to these scams.


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i got $1.5m coming

Attn: Beneficiary,



This is to officially inform you that, your long awaited Inheritance/ Contract Payment with the Central Bank have been approved today after a board meeting with the board of directors and we agreed that your part payment of 1.5M USD will be paid via their ATM MASTER CARD mode of payment.



All necessary paper works and payment has been taken care in your favor and the only fee that you are requested to pay is $235 which will be used to insure and deliver your card to your address.



Your are authorized to make the payment immediately with the information’s listed below and confirm your complete address, and telephone number to their courier department immediately.


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Well I just got another email, aparently he cannot send me any pictures as He is having technical difficulties, but he still want my address

Hopefully I have taken up some of his valuable scamming time, but it is now time for me to go quiet on the emails and report his address as spam.



I also think it is a good idea to make people aware that scammers use the classifieds. I know there is often a tendency to let your guard down a bit when selling or buying items from a forum that you visit regularly compared to when selling on ebay/autotrader etc...
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I get about ten of those emails a day, when all the money actually reaches my bank account Ill buy you all a new Fiat, whichever one you want - just dont list yours on ebay just yet ok?
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'Whats your cell...' gave it away for me - not sure why you even replied after that lol...
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