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post #61 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 07:24 PM
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Just want to say thanks to all you guys on this site. Not only have you helped me fix my air conditioner you just saved my friend from getting scammed.

She was sent an email that looks alot like the ones listed above, basically the seller wants to send more money so the difference can be sent to a shipping company.

Although she wont lose any money, she did send the guy her home address! i've told her to report the guy to yahoo as he is using one of their email addressess.
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post #62 of 84 (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 10:38 PM
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Angry MercedesWerks in Wisconsin are "Scammers" !!

Do not deal with this Scumbag, Scammer - Ed Graff, Owner of
MercedesWerks in Wisconsin. This guy has ripped-off many,
many, Mercedes owners. The local Wisconsin Police, BBB, and
Dept. of Consumer Affairs are watching him - if he's even still
in Business. He also sells on EBay.

He's a Lying, Theiving, Con-man!
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I had this scammer write me on my 1968 Chevy Caprice. he wanted to send me $5,000 and I only asked for $3,500 in my ad. I told him to send the check, once I cash it and it clears, I would send the remainder of the money to his 3rd party somewhere in to say, he didn't like that deal and stop responding.

how stupid do they think a person is to send their car FIRST and wait on some money?


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post #64 of 84 (permalink) Old 01-03-2009, 05:45 PM
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If you guys are interested in a bit of sport with scammers..check out Its good for a couple of laughs and gives you the inside track on how to really work these guys. That is of course if you are really bored and feel inclined to do so.
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Request to the mods/admins:

Please, throw up a 100 post requirement before allowing members to sell stuff. Scammers are all around, especially in these tough times, and buyers run a higher risk getting scammed by these idiots.
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I guess one simple way to avoid these scams is to simply do transactions in cash only for items less than about $ 5K. That is what I will do with the motorcycle I want to sell. Bring the cash to my door or no bike. I have sold several things, including my boat this way. No problems.

Be aware of buying on Ebay as well. About two years ago I bid about $ 35k on a small new motorhome, but the reserve was about$ 3k higher, so I did not get it. The next day I get an email from some guy who claims that he is the seller of this motorhome and that he is willing to sell it for my high bid of $35k. He also stated that the motorhome will be shipped from Michigan to Florida free and if I am not satisfied with my purchase, he will refund all of my money. He asked me for my personal data to "complete the transaction". That raised my suspicion because no RV dealer in their right mind would volunteer to ship a motorhome free from Michigan to Florida unless he was making a lot of money on it. In this case, he was selling the motorhome basically at cost, because it was a new left over 2005 model, and I know what the MSRP on this model was. So I called the dealership number listed in the eBAy auction and they confirmed that they never contacted me and that the "seller" was a scam artist.

Can you imagine wiring someone like this scumbag $ 35K, to never hear from him again? Unfortunately, there are naive people out there who would do just that.

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I had a guy in the Indioniesia that wanted to sell me a Gullwing for $12,000. Maybe you would see a price like that in 1970, but not last summer. The real give-a-way was a freshly taken photo that was "snatched" from a renowned Gullwing restorer in the states who was also selling it, at the same time, for a "few hundred thousand" more. Then there was a under carriage photo he sent of the "Gullwing" that showed a rear muffler with dual exhaust. In the backgound was a compensating spring arching accross the differential like you might see under a 1969 280 SE. But, I imagine most people who can afford a Gullwing don't spend to much time under cars, so maybe he found a buyer (or several). Careful out there. We all are looking for that one great deal, but if it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.
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Wink such low price

hi ,why the cars in your country are cheaper then here ,i just have a benz scanner for good price ,hehe~~
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hi ,why the cars in your country are cheaper then here ,i just have a benz scanner for good price ,hehe~~
speaking of scams/spam

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Got one going now, on an $800 semi parts car! I've asked for a "good faith" deposit, don't see that happening any time soon. It's entertainment. I want to touch and see a bogus check, learn if there is anyway to tell without actually depositing it (a deposit is not going to happen either).

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