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      11-04-2011, 05:11 AM   #1
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What do you guys think about these emails ?

Hi All,

As my car is up for sale in Auto trader I am getting quite a few emails and they all sound dodgy. What do you think Am I right ? here are few of them,

Hello,
Reference to your advert,it's my pleasure to inform U about my interest in purchasing your vehicle.Let me know the present condition & your last price with the recent pics.Get back to me ASAP..

David!


Hi,

Thanks for the response,i am so much interested in purchasing the car and am very okay with your price,but i will not be able to come and inspect it because I'm not in town presently,i would love to know it's present condition and the reason you are selling it.I will arrange for the pick up and delivery through my private shipping agent,so kindly get back to me with your PayPal account email address so that i can proceed with the payment as soon as possible.

Thanks and hope to read from you soon.

Regards,
Mercy


Received: 4 November 2011 04:55
Customer Details:NAME: MR andrew simon
TELEPHONE:
EMAIL: andrewsimon004@gmail.com
Vehicle Details:MAKE: BMWMODEL: 3 SERIES
PRICE: 17495

Message:HELLO SELLER,I SAW THE ADVERT OF YOUR CAR ON AUTOTRADER.CO.UK WHICH IS FOR SALE.I AM OKAY WITH THE CONDITIONS OF THE CAR AND I AM READY TO BUY FROM YOU. I AM BASED IN DUBLIN IRELAND ,BUT AT THE MOMENT AM ENGAGED IN ALOT OF THINGS TO COME FOR THE VIEWING OF THE CAR. AM OKAY WITH YOUR PRICE AND AM READY TO GIVE YOU EXTRA'S OF 200 FOR SECURING OF THE CAR SO IT WOULD NOT BE SOLD TO ANOTHER BUYER ,AND FOR YOU TO KNOW HOW COMMITED I AM IN BUYING FROM YOU . I WILL LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT I CAN'T COME FOR THE VIEWING OF THE CAR AS EARLIER STATED CAUSE I'M VERY BUSY AT WORK RIGHT NOW, BUT WITH WHAT I SAW ON THE ADVERT I AM SATISFIED.I WILL LIKE YOU TO SEND ME SOME PICTURES OF THE PRESENT LOOK OF THE CAR.I LOVE THIS PARTICULAR MODEL.I WILL BE VERY HAPPY IF THECAR IS MINE. I WILL ALSO WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL BE PAYING YOU TRUE A BANK TRANSFER, IF THIS IS OKAY BY YOU,YOU WILL HAVE TO GET BACK TO ME WITH SOME NECESSARY INFORMATION WHICH WILL BE NEEDED FOR THIS TRANSACTION TO PROCEED.

1FULL NAME ON ACCOUNT :
ACCOUNT NO:
SORT CODE
IBAN:
BANK NAME:BANK
ADDRESS:
YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBERS BOTH OFFICE AND MOBILE/HOME NUMBERS:

N:B THE NAME YOU GIVE WILL BE THE NAME I WILL TREANSFAR THE MONEY TO AND THE ACCOUNT NUMBER ALSO IF ANY BUYER CONTACT YOU ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR CAR,PLEASE TELL THEM IT'S ALREADY BEEN SOLD CAUSE AM READY TO MAKE PAYMENT AS SOON AS I GET THOES DETAILS NEEDED FROM YOU. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A HAPPY TRANSACTION. HOPING TO READ FROM YOU SOON.

REGARDS ANDREW SIMON



I haven't sold a car privately before but dont these emails sound suspecious ? dont know what sort of people fall for these sort of scams.

If I was to buy a car from a private seller I would ring them first and not just email them and agree to buy without even viewing the car.
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      11-04-2011, 05:17 AM   #2
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Scam Scam Scam!!

Only sell your car face to face and for cash or take the buyer to the bank and allow them to do a transfer into your account.
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      11-04-2011, 05:20 AM   #3
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Likely to be scammers I'm afraid, autotrader and ebay are full of them.
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      11-04-2011, 05:22 AM   #4
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Google is your friend. This is a common scam.
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      11-04-2011, 05:25 AM   #5
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Why is it that when I read the bottom one (from Mr Andrew Simon, Dublin, Ireland) I was reading it imagining a Nigerian accent?
"I just need your sort code and bank account details."
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      11-04-2011, 05:25 AM   #6
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These are scams, shouldn't buy a car without inspection, even from a dealer, never give out your personal details in this manner.

I guess they hope that one of their emails will land with a seller who is desperate to sell and will therefore comply with the requests within the emails.
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      11-04-2011, 05:27 AM   #7
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I just need your sort code and account number so that I can clear it out and take you for every penny you have!!!!!! ........ That's what it should read lol
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Rules: it is normally a scam if
1. they spell words as the sound
2. offer immediate payment
3. use all CAPS or strange punctuation, yet pertain to be from the UK
4. seem to trust you completely, affording no protection to themselves.
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      11-04-2011, 08:26 AM   #9
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I was thinking the same about Andrew from Dublin, rather poor grasp of his native tongue.
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Are these posted here so we can all laugh together or are you actually asking us if we think they are scam emails?

I read all these emails using the Nigerian accent character from Phone Jacker "we just need to clean all da monies in your bank accoun".
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      11-04-2011, 08:41 AM   #11
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I was thinking the same about Andrew from Dublin, rather poor grasp of his native tongue.
What do you mean, this sounds exactly like Louis Walsh....
"I WILL BE PAYING YOU TRUE A BANK TRANSFER"
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anytime i see "private shipping agent" it's an automatic delete
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I had something remarkably similar when selling recently. Quick response to amuse myself and stop the bastards annoying me.

"The origins of this email have been traced and the authorities notified. Good luck"
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