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#1 V6bloke

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 12:39 AM

There are scammers pretending to have parts to sell, get into a brief email chat and then give bank accounts hoping buyers will pay and then the $ disappears.

 

This starts with them replying to 'wanted' ads.

 

So far we have identified the following:

 

jimsautomotiveltd@gmail.com

 

homlesjohn72@gmail.com

 

steve.baileyspares@gmail.com - who is Steve.B on here

 

PLEASE don't part with your money. These people need to be STOPPED.

 

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(mods please put his where it will get maximum views) 



#2 74_5.0L_Z

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:57 AM

Could we fix that by requiring a certain number of technical posts before the classified section becomes visible?



#3 Nelsonian

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 04:21 AM

The local Craigslist here is chock full of these lowlife, scum bags who seem to be targeting Datsun sales. I have experienced three examples in the last three weeks. This should be reported here.

http://www.ic3.gov/c...nt/default.aspx


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#4 jeffer949

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 05:18 AM

Why does the guy reporting this to us have 0 posts? Not doubting its true just seems odd


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#5 Z-Rider

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:11 AM

Could be like me jeffer, I don't have any post either because I do more reading, selling, and purchasing parts then anything else and been a member here for a while. :)


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#6 rturbo 930

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:52 AM

I thought you had to be a donating member to sell parts here? I agree with jeffer, does seem strange.


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A car is a hole in the air, suspended there by four rubber doughnuts which you can not eat.
Into this hole, you throw money, which you will never see again.

 


#7 Rob L

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 08:36 AM

Always pay with paypal and you will never be scammmed....because if it is a scam paypal gets you your money back...and if  the seller doesnt accept paypal that should be your first warning sign.



#8 Leon

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:21 AM

As OP says, they were responding to "Wanted" ads. No need to be a donating member to reply to those nor to send a PM.



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 11:25 AM

Got it, I don't use the classifieds much.

 

Anyway, as for the OP I think I know what happened. Going through his previous posts, he's specifically targeting Steve Bailey. I'm guessing he was screwed by Steve on another forum, and found our site, which Steve has apparently been posting on, and decided to alert us of his practices.


Owen | 1976 280Z | 1988 325is | 1986 Jetta | 1953 CJ3B

A car is a hole in the air, suspended there by four rubber doughnuts which you can not eat.
Into this hole, you throw money, which you will never see again.

 


#10 V6bloke

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:28 PM

^ that's pretty much what happened. I came on here as he needs stopping big time. He replies to wanted ads here in the UK with the same sort of one-liners 'I have the part'. Then tries to get quick payment into a mule account at Redstone Federal Bank head branch. He also poses as John Homles and Jims Autoparts all with the same bank details. Redstone have confirmed the true account holder had their bank details hijacked.
I sussed it and asked technical questions about the engine he had, like 'is the turbo included' and 'it is a reverse injection input calibration system' etc and the replies were all 'yes' - which isn't quite right for a 1942 engine

His email is
steve.baileyspares@gmail.com

Also uses
jimsautomotiveltd@gmail.com
homlesjohn72@gmail.com

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:42 PM

Today apparently
donald.partsltd@gmail.com
Has exactly the engine I'm looking for.What a joke they are!

#12 LanceVance

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:45 PM

I wonder if he has the oil pan I've been looking for??
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#13 Tony D

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:28 AM

Anybody seen "The Revenant"?

 

I saw it recently on the plane....and reading this had scenes from that movie coursing through my mind...


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#14 Zipper

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 02:06 PM

Bumping because I keep noticing WTB replies from zero/low post users offering exactly the rare item needed.  Also see a lot of scammers posting randomly to increase their post counts.  I'm a low post user myself, and have benefited from buying from members.

 

But seems like a reply to a WTB thread is pretty much the same as a For Sale offer, no?  Any thoughts on restricting WTB replies?


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