What's the scam?

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  1. dannym954

    dannym954 Regular Member

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    So, i've been looking at getting myself a new car, I went on autotrader and noticed a seller garage in newcastle has a few cars that are on for about 1/3rd of what they're worth, I e-mailed him to inquire mostly about why they are so cheap, I got an e-mail back from a different e-mail address basically saying that they used to own a nice house in the UK but now they live in spain and if i want to do business with them they will come from spain to my hometown and meet me.


    What's the scam?
     
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    switch_2012 Power Member

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    most likely they are you to deposit money to Escrow then thats it - that reply must be very convincing rite?
     
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    clyde Elite Member

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    Send him $1k for the airfare for them to get back to UK from Spain.

    It's 1/100th of the amount you're saving so you win!

    Unless of course if it's just an elaborated scam all along. (it is)
     
  4. dannym954

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    He said he can meet me next week, didn't say anything about me paying his costs? What's the scam here guys? Stolen cars?
     
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    No scam. Buy a few.
     
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    Write the VIN numbers down, and take them to the local cop shop, and have them run the numbers :)
     
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    Actually you know what; I think the owner/seller hasn't paid taxes for the cars yet. Probably bought them cheap from spain and makes profit shipping them to UK.