Hi guys and gals, just a quick word of warning to anyone selling their car there is a scam that i came across today pointed out by fellow asn member imteyaz, which would catch some people out!, to brief you in i have my car forsale on the tinternet pistonheads/autotrader and i get this email from a guy named david cole who said he was interested in my car and would like further pics and bit more details even tho i have several pics on both the sites, anyway i emailed the person in question back with some car details, later on in the day after work i recieve an email from this scammer stating he is intrested in the car but cannot come to view it due to his flexible schedule! then he mentions he would like to pay by paypal as its linked to his bank account as it is safe and secure, he then asked for these items
Then he says get back to me with your address so i can forward to the shipping company to schedule an appointment with you for pick up, i have a private pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments has been made!
- The pictures of the car (Again)
- What is the condition?
- Are you the original owner
- your paypal email address
- your pick up location address
to conclude this long story i could have played into his trap and got fcuked over, so you have been warned guys and gals! oh and the name to look out for is