Hi all, just to make you all aware of a very clever scam that's just cost me 3600 ******* quid, I was after a pickup, found one on Autotrader, contacted the seller who said it was also on ebay and it would be easier for them if I bought through ebay via their buyer protection scheme, they sent me the link and I started the process.
I was sent what looked like 100% authentic ebay documentation via email, and asked to deposit funds into a holding account, (the document states that monies will be held until I am satisfied with my purchase which was going to be delivered, and only then will money be released to the seller) I was suspicious so clicked a link and emailed what I thought was the ebay buyer protection helpline who assured me (in another ebay authentic document) that every thing (both seller and vehicle) checked out and it was safe to proceed. I even checked the sellers feedback reviews on their account which all worked exactly how a genuine ebay seller account would)
DO NOT DO THIS GUYS !! Ebay only does Paypal (so I have since found out) my money is gone and the pickup does not exist, I even HPI'd the truck on the basis of the Reg on the ad, these ***** have got that covered, the vehicle checked out, but I suppose they just nicked another ad.
I am now 3600 quid lighter and p****D off and truckless, please be careful, I don't consider myself to be a mug, but I feel like one now, the police said this is big and the bad boys are getting more and more clever.
Hopefully my experience may help others not to get caught like this.... Regards and still F*****D off, Rob