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

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-12-2017, 04:08 PM   #29
Senior Member
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
Posts: 165
It is a scam.

David, Aggie and our Co-Pilot Pickles
2018 Leisure Travel Van Murphy Bed
UAV 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 12-13-2017, 07:04 AM   #30
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Snowbird - Waterford Mi and Citrus Springs Fl.
Posts: 3,609
Originally Posted by unclejay View Post
A.Hicks I cant believe you weren't scammed. Sure, the bank cashed the check, but based on what ? They would come after you in a minute if the 'agent' bank account was suddenly withdrawn and closed. A company backed check is worth nothing.

In some states it is a crime to participate as a victim, you are wasting law enforcement time due to lack of due diligence.

All the posters recommending cash are also taking a huge risk. Ill bet one in ten of those result in a hold up, vehicle theft, or murder.
My local Bank of America cashed the check based on the fact it was written on a business account of one of THEIR OWN clients located in Miami, at another branch BOA. It likely took BOA 30 seconds to authenticate that check and confirm there were sufficient funds. There was no chance that check was fraudulent at that point. I just had to prove I was me! With both sides of the transaction authenticated, they had no choice but to cash the check.

Further, I do not have a bank account at BOA. Once they cashed that check, they had no recourse whatsoever. That was a big part of the plan MY bank (not BOA) and I came up with to make sure this was not a scam....

My bank received a cash deposit. Money safely in my bank account, I really didn't care what happened to the bike. At that point I told them to send their truck and come get it. I did ask that they give me the driver's name, and I did verify the right guy was loading up the bike.

If you are worried about a cash transaction for whatever reason, handle it in the parking lot of a local police station.

In this case, "due diligence" cold not describe what was done any better than exactly what was done....

My point here, is that there are ways of handling what seems like a scam, but just might not be. My advise would be to work with your bank.....

1997 37' HR Endeavor, 275hp Cat, Freightliner
03 CR-V Blue Ox, Ready Brake
ahicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 07:48 AM   #31
Senior Member
Hit_the_Rhod's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Salvisa, KY
Posts: 2,845
When I have someone suggest a U.S. Postal Money order because they don't want to carry cash, I tell them: "I certainly understand you concern, so here's what we'll do. Have the Postal Money order made out to YOU, come and see the item on a day and time when the Post Office is open, verify it's what you want. Then we can both drive to the Post Office, you can cash the Money Order, and give me the cash! What could be easier? Most of the time I never hear from them again . . .
Scot & Laura Kellersberger
Newmar 4 wheel drive Dutch Star 3891, 2005 GMC Canyon. Demco Tow Bar & Baseplate U.S.Army (ret)
1985 - 2006
Hit_the_Rhod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 05:33 AM   #32
Senior Member
LJowdy's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ontario, California
Posts: 1,178
The Post Office usually won't cash their money orders unless they have sufficient cash on hand, which many do not.
2016 Newmar Dutch Star 4369
Newmar Owners Club
USAF 1966-1969,- Law Enforcement 34 years, retired 2003
LJowdy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 08:17 AM   #33
Senior Member
Hit_the_Rhod's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Salvisa, KY
Posts: 2,845
Originally Posted by LJowdy View Post
The Post Office usually won't cash their money orders unless they have sufficient cash on hand, which many do not.
That's a good point. The one time I had a large money order to cash, I had the buyer send me a JPG of the money order HE would be cashing, went to the Post Office, explained what was happening, and my concerns. We made an appointment for a few days later to come in and cash it. They arranged for the cash to be on hand. I then drove to my bank 1/2 mile away and deposited it. Easy!
Scot & Laura Kellersberger
Newmar 4 wheel drive Dutch Star 3891, 2005 GMC Canyon. Demco Tow Bar & Baseplate U.S.Army (ret)
1985 - 2006
Hit_the_Rhod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2018, 09:19 AM   #34
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: st. catharines,ontario,canada
Posts: 4
as is

Originally Posted by scubastevee View Post

I just posted my RV for sale today and already have an interested potential buyer except, I live in Toronto and the person that is interested splits his time between Chicago and Hamilton (1 hour west of Toronto).

He wants to purchase it "as is" and register it in Illinois. I find this very unusual that someone would do this and purchase any RV "as is" simply based on the photos I posted. I responded that I would accept an offer but that the person needs to arrange to see the RV and take it for a test drive. Normally people want the vehicle "safety certified" with an emission test too.

I am suspecting some sort of scam going on but not sure. Any thoughts on this or advise?


I always buy my vehicles in an as is condition as I am a mechanic and can certify them myself, in addition declaring value for tax purposes can be lower as is. With regard to the not driving the vehicle it might be that the buyer thinks that it is good value for the price and pictures show what he is looking for. Take all precautions but don't dismiss it outright.
scottie409 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 05:43 AM   #35
Senior Member
scubastevee's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 175
Hi @scottie409,

I dismissed this "offer" outright. Too many alarm bells ringing which prompted me to do this initial post in the first place.

I have done a cash deal in the past for an "as is" sale but the cash was transferred, in person, at my Bank and was immediately validated by the teller by running the money through a scanner. Once done, then I signed over the ownership. Huge difference from, I don't live in the same city as you, sometimes I don't even live in the same country as you, and I don't even need to see it, but I will pay your price.



To the MODs ... kill this thread, it's over. Thanks.
scubastevee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 06:22 AM   #36
Senior Member
wa8yxm's Avatar
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 23,218
There is a very common Scam that smells just like that "I want to buy it As IS" I'm not sure exasctly how it works, but somehow they are going to either get teh RV out of you in excange for a check made out of the highest quality RUBBER or they are going to get real money out o fyou in exchange for more fake documents.

Offer to hold it for say 2 or 3 days while they bring genuien CANADIAN Cash. odds are they don't have any fake Loonies on hand.

Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greeting Card? is this a scam Ronnie and Ginger iRV2.com General Discussion 10 03-30-2009 12:12 PM
Beware - New Scam gjstacy Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 1 04-24-2007 09:29 AM
Totally off-topic but I'm trying to figure out this scam, any help appreciated brianzzz Toy Haulers Discussion 10 10-24-2005 09:28 PM
PayPal scam???? JimmyDee Just Conversation 7 03-01-2005 05:09 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.