Classic car scammers - be warned

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Mr Anthony Baldwin, 4 June 2019.

  1. Mr Anthony Baldwin

    Mr Anthony Baldwin Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Hello,

    There is a scammer out there using the name of Mark Eastwood ( The real Mark Eastwood - A driving instructor from Mansfield has nothing to do with this ) they are using his name and a picture of his valid Passport to sell classic cars that don’t exist.

    The email they are using is make83963@gmail.com They try and get you to make a deposit to their Adyen online bank account, with assurances that the payment will be held for 7 days until all parties are happy, then the funds are paid or refunded.

    Adyen do not offer this service - once payment has been made it is lost forever,

    They are allegedly selling a wide range of classic vehicles so be wary of all deals that look and sound to good to be true.

    Please spread this mail to all classic cars sites that you are registered on.

    The Police and other entities are not interested in this, reporting it will prove fruitless and a waste of time.

    Hope no one has been conned.

    Best wishes,

    Tony
     
  2. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    i would never even bid on a car let alone pay a deposit with out going to look at the car first
     
  3. steve 35

    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks for the info, good thing to know, hopefully the scum will get what he deserves
     
  4. atomic4

    atomic4 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Any fool that puts down a deposit on a car without viewing first deserves to to lose it. Nuff said!.
     
  5. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Can't argue with that, really, especially after knowing just such fools as that. "More money than brains" is an apt description.
     
  6. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    How did they come to get hold of the photo of his passport. I'd be worrying about that too if I were him
     
  7. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thats a good question as its identity theft as well
     
  8. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    here's a bit of a piss off..
    I sometimes follow a link, either thru the forum, or a link on one of the fb pages, just a bit of interest in what's being sold and such ..
    I haven't logged on to eBay in over 10-15years, and have no inclination to ..
    BUT .. if I see something that appears to be, or has been hi-lited in our circles, why should I have to log on to point the operators in the correct line on a scam..
    eBay appear to be protecting their ads from outsiders - in that - if an ad is spotted as a hack, or a scam, an 'outsider' cannot report that ad to the operator (eBay)

    am thinking - that's bollox for a start
     
  9. Mr Anthony Baldwin

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    I think it was a con used as a security ID for the payment?
     
  10. Mr Anthony Baldwin

    Mr Anthony Baldwin Active Member Capri Power Member

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    I just wanted to make people aware. Personally I would never pay anything more than £100 on line without seeing the goods first. However, there are vulnerable people out there and these things will and do happen. Just be warned.
     

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