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Person tried to scam me on AutoTrader, looking for revenge

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by stevepmale, May 27, 2013.

  1. stevepmale

    stevepmale Registered Member

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    I was looking for a good deal on a car on Autotrader the other day. I came across a great deal (too could to be true) and sure enough it was. I received the following email:

    "Hello and thank you for showing interest in my 2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro. The general condition of the car is excellent, very well maintained, no damages, no mechanical problems and no electrical issues. It has a clear title free of any liens or loans and free of accidents. Here you have some details about it: 76.350 Kilometers, Engine: 3.0L, V6, 6 Cylinder, Fuel: Gasoline, Transmission: Automatic.

    My final price is $2450 including the shipping to your address. I sell the car because I have a big problem with my son, is addicted to drugs and I need money fast to help him to rehab. All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale will be provided along with the car. Also about payment and shipping I will use only eBay vehicle purchase protection so we can both be protected.

    If you're interested to purchase just email me. Please reply only if you have the funds available.

    Thank you"

    Any sane person would never fall for this, but I can see some innocent people out there loosing out on their hard earned dough. Anyone have any creative ideas to stick it back to them?
     
  2. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    Just post the proof in Shit section and the moderator will take action..
     
  3. truepals_forever

    truepals_forever Senior Member

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    They are Mods not Internet gods ?
     
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  4. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    The mods are not the FBI. This is outside the forum.



    Just let it go dude. I see these "revenge for attempted scam" threads pop up all the time. Move on.
     
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  5. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    This is why I only buy cars in person.
     
  6. carlikito

    carlikito Regular Member

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    Ignito Newbie

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    Get back at them? Send them an email that you're interested. You'll get an autoresponse back. Email them again. You'll get an autoresponse back. Then once you get far enough to actually get in contact with them, find a good CPA offer that someone selling a car might just be willing to fill out (hopefully paying $3+ per submit). Repeat this process for every spam message you get while searching for a new car (will probably happen about 8 times a day). You turned their scamming into a $700+/month method.
     
  8. tompots

    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    Any time you see a punch line like this "I sell the car because I have a big problem with my son, is addicted to drugs and I need money fast to help him to rehab." you should beware and run! normal people are not going to give you personal information like that. This guy is trying to create a scene of urgency in you to get you to act fast. This is a sing of an experienced seller not just some one that is selling there car to get rid of it fast. This is someone that has been doing it for a long time.
     
  9. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I buy a lot of cars. Every day I get excited emails from clients asking me if I can check out a stupidly cheap car they spotted on the Autotrader or ebay. Like every other one of that make/model/year/miles is $15K but this one is $8 ?

    Dont bother your hole looking for revenge, the guy that listed it is a fisherman. He will have 100 cars listed and I doubt very much he is a US resident.

    $10 bills dont get sold for $5 thats your first clue.

    Copy paste 2-3 lines of text into Google....you will find they lift the ads direct off legit cars that were advertised last year.

    If that doesnt work then do a reverse picture search you will find the same thing.

    Bottom line is dont buy any car of anybody that you cannot inspect personally or get a trusted agent to inspect for you. Even then keep your wits about you and make sure the person selling is legit and all the paperwork matches up as it should.
     
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  10. leobar

    leobar Regular Member

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    an eye for an eye and the world will go blind.
    just be careful when buying and let it go. you cant chane the world, scammers will always exist.