Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
greystroke's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
Posts: 1,150
Quote:
Originally Posted by radar4simons View Post
Thank you and thanks to all for your wonderful thoughts. I will let you all know if I hear anything from any of the networks!!!
Thanks Radar
__________________

__________________
98 Endeavor DP, ISB275
RX300, Falcon II hitch, BB Vantage Select
VMSpc, 2002 Grey Ford Powerstroke
TST 507 w/ 10 Sensors
greystroke is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
johnsonjm209's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 295
Out to sea

Hey John T - you must have really disappointed the guy that wanted to buy your 5ver cause he wanted to buy my rv also. Poor guy just keeps trying!!
__________________

__________________
Joe from Ct.
johnsonjm209 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 04:18 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
vito.a's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 1,538
I'm very sorry for your loss. I also contacted "Simon" through an add on RV Trader. When I showed the RV pictures to my wife, she recognized them from an eBay add a few weeks earlier (exact same pictures, even had the keys laying on the dash).

I reported the add to RV Trader and they removed it, but he posted a new add the next day. I reported it also, but he just keeps reposting the add.

I also found some very similar adds on Craigs list. The big clues are a very low price and he wants to use a holding company. Also, the RV is always not available to inspect. Lately he says the RV is in Maine.

I suspect he is in the Houston area as I spoke to him on a cell phone from that area.

I sincerely hope you catch him!
__________________
vito.a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 04:31 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Gary - K7GLD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,696
Quote:
Originally Posted by RustyJC View Post
Is THIS the dealership you dealt with?

Rusty
I looked that one up on Google Maps - and used the satelite view - place looks like it's right outta "Grapes of Wrath"...
__________________
John Day....|'88 Winnebago Super Chief 27ft. Class A
Eastern .....|'88 KIT model 240 24 ft. 5er
Oregon ......|'02 Dodge/Cummins 2500 Quad Cab
Gary - K7GLD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 06:58 PM   #47
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by vito.a View Post
I'm very sorry for your loss. I also contacted "Simon" through an add on RV Trader. When I showed the RV pictures to my wife, she recognized them from an eBay add a few weeks earlier (exact same pictures, even had the keys laying on the dash).

I reported the add to RV Trader and they removed it, but he posted a new add the next day. I reported it also, but he just keeps reposting the add.

I also found some very similar adds on Craigs list. The big clues are a very low price and he wants to use a holding company. Also, the RV is always not available to inspect. Lately he says the RV is in Maine.

I suspect he is in the Houston area as I spoke to him on a cell phone from that area.

I sincerely hope you catch him!
I have done a lot of research on my little scammer and I am pretty sure he is not in TX. I believe this is a big operation perhaps overseas. Without the help of our trusty FBI, I did some searching on the domain names thru Whois.com and apparently their email address simonstrucks@gmail.com is on a server called Joker.com. They do not have a website. The Registrar of the email address belongs to a company called CSL Computer Service in Germany. The server that they are using called Joker.com is owned by CSL Computer. They have well over a thousand registered domain names from fake gucci watches to fake rolexes to porn sites. But even armed with that info, no one will help me. Sadly, I alone can't do it. Trust me, if I could, I would. The best way to stop them is educate the public about their scams and only hope that God deals with them swiftly and harshly when that time comes!!!!!
__________________
radar4simons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 07:01 PM   #48
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by RustyJC View Post
Is THIS the dealership you dealt with?

Rusty
No I did not deal with them. My guy was out of Victoria TX at Simon's Trucks, LLC, which has since been removed by them from the internet. I even have pics of the rig they were selling with their company name and logo on them...
__________________
radar4simons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 07:20 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
denochs's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by georgetown350 View Post
If something sounds to good to be true it is. If someone wants cash up front its usually a scam. Even your story seems unbelievable based on the large sum of cash but I know it happens every day. Don't be offended this is the world we live in.
You should know this is very believable. Remember Bernie? How many people are too embarrassed to admit they have been scammed? More that we may think. I have a friend here in NC that got scammed by what sounds like the same guy. It cost him 35K.

Dave
__________________
David & Gail Salisbury, NC
2003 American Eagle 42'
denochs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 08:43 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
georgetown350's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,603
Quote:
You should know this is very believable. Remember Bernie?
It doesn't cost me anything to believe the OPs story so I believe him. With money on the line I wont trust or believe anyone on the net. Don't remember Bernie.
__________________
2008 HR 340 Cummins, Vacationer XL
georgetown350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:16 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
wildbill001's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Posts: 151
Bummer! When we were looking for our camper/MH, wife found a lot of adds placed in the local Craigslist but the MH was in another location, AZ, OK, LA, etc. Folks were either being deployed, deployed overseas and trying to get rid of it, divorcing or divorced, etc. ALL offered to have the MH brought to us at no charge and no obligation and no money upfront--least ways no one hung around long enough to ask us for money.

My DW would pester them to death asking for closeup pictures, calling them on the phone, asking about mileage, damage, etc. Guess she unknowingly scared them off.
__________________
Bill & Sharon along with Choo-Choo & Caboose (long-hair chihuahuas), new caretakers of a '94 Fleetwood Southwind
http://www.wildbillsramblings.com
wildbill001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:32 PM   #52
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 763
It appears that Simon Trucks has been making cold calls too.

http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/3612371480
__________________
amanda_h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:54 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
datrbone8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 852
I bought a class A diesel pusher on Ebay, sight unseen, that was 2,200 miles away. The seller wanted a $ 250 deposit which I sent him via PAyPal. Three weeks later I flew to get the coach, it was what was represented, paid for the balance and drove it home. I would never have wired or sent over $ 30,000 based upon the circumstances of the OP.

I'm sorry for his loss and do wish him well but I'm afraid he'll wind up chasing a ghost.
__________________
1998 Newmar Dutch Star, 3126B Cat/ Freightliner
2003 Honda Element
" Don't let the same dog bite you twice "
datrbone8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 06:59 AM   #54
Senior Member
 
georgetown350's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,603
Quote:
I bought a class A diesel pusher on Ebay, sight unseen, that was 2,200 miles away. The seller wanted a $ 250 deposit which I sent him via PAyPal. Three weeks later I flew to get the coach, it was what was represented, paid for the balance and drove it home. I would never have wired or sent over $ 30,000 based upon the circumstances of the OP.

I'm sorry for his loss and do wish him well but I'm afraid he'll wind up chasing a ghost.
__________________
If you don't mind losing 250 dollars then great but today its to risky to send anything. Just to many of those crooks out there. Probably 5 crooks to every legit deal on line so its hit and miss.
__________________
2008 HR 340 Cummins, Vacationer XL
georgetown350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 11:25 AM   #55
Senior Member
 
datrbone8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 852
Quote:
Originally Posted by georgetown350 View Post
If you don't mind losing 250 dollars then great but today its to risky to send anything. Just to many of those crooks out there. Probably 5 crooks to every legit deal on line so its hit and miss.
Unfortunately if everyone had that point of view most commerce in the world would come to a screeching halt. It's an ordinary business practice to require a good faith deposit on transactions such as this. Obviously I was comfortable enough with the seller, based upon his prior transactions (feedback), to send a modest deposit. If I was the seller of a vehicle I would insist on a deposit as well, wouldn't you ? It was only $ 250- less than 1% of the total cost. I would not have put a significant (to me) amount at risk. I could walk away from the $ 250 and the cost of airfare if things didn't go as planned and chalk it up to a lesson learned. It didn't go that way and I'm happy as a clam with my purchase.

I pity those who live with the opinion that everyone is out to [moderator edit] scam them. You should be careful and reasonable, but to immediately assume that 80% of people are crooks and thieves [moderator edit] [moderator efit]
__________________
1998 Newmar Dutch Star, 3126B Cat/ Freightliner
2003 Honda Element
" Don't let the same dog bite you twice "
datrbone8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #56
Registered User
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,954
Amazon Payments is on twitter...

https://twitter.com/amazonpayments



__________________

__________________
Midniteoyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.