Buyers Beware

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Buyers Beware

Post by Gordycol1 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 23:16

*** Watch Out ***

Any potential Moke buyers please keep your eyes open (and your wallet's away!!.)
I was contacted by a very convincing person with this Aussie Moke for sale, we exchanged phone numbers and had extensive dialogue amongst ourselves over a few days, I paid a relatively small deposit into this person's bank to cover delivery cost and have not heard a thing since despite countless calls and texts. I have contacted both banks involved and am currently waiting for a decision from them. Apparently it is quite the norm for fraudsters to only ask for a few hundred pounds ('deposit') as a lot of people would just write it off. This is the supposed Moke for sale and one to look out for (I suppose I potentially own a bit of it?!!) :D
Just thought I'd share anyway (Damnit - could've done with an Aussie to go with my Portugese!!) :x

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Re: Buyers Beware

Post by Doug G » Mon Jan 13, 2020 16:23

General location of vendor?
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Re: Buyers Beware

Post by Gordycol1 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 20:32

He said Chepstow, Wales, UK but who knows really?

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Re: Buyers Beware

Post by Doug G » Wed Jan 15, 2020 15:13

Trust that you have reported this fraud to the Police.

You should provide them with the Banking info as well.

Bank will have their name and address.
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Re: Buyers Beware

Post by werewolf » Thu Jan 16, 2020 17:36

Sorry to hear.. this.. .. real common problem in the USA.. off www.craigslist.org .. it is bit like your www.gumtree.com . this is why I always go see the mini or moke in PERSON.. check the vin numbers and the title.. later bc

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Post by werewolf » Fri Jan 17, 2020 14:56

Doug I have friend in Dallas, Texas . that bought THREE G wagons off ebay.co.uk and NEVER got them.. the Police in Swindon Uk said it was CIVIL thing.. and did NOT want to get involved.. for some reason.. later bc

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Re: Buyers Beware

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Jan 17, 2020 17:33

Because that’s police for you....can’t be arsed
At least can add up

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Re: Buyers Beware

Post by Doug G » Fri Jan 17, 2020 19:30

werewolf wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 14:56
Doug I have friend in Dallas, Texas . that bought THREE G wagons off ebay.co.uk and NEVER got them.. the Police in Swindon Uk said it was CIVIL thing.. and did NOT want to get involved.. for some reason.. later bc
That sounds like fraud.
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Re: Buyers Beware

Post by werewolf » Fri Jan 17, 2020 21:39

doug.. yea I agree.. with you about Fraud.. Swindon Police said since the victim was NOT from the UK.. it was only CIVIL.. NOT Criminal.. go figure?? laterbc

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