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Old 12-04-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Scam Buyer Warning

I suppose this is common knowledge but new to me as this is the first time I'm selling a motorhome. I posted a for sale post in the classifieds here and got a reply the next day from someone interested. After a few e-mail exchanges, my Spidey sense went off.

If you have a rig for sale here or anywhere else, beware of buyers who are out to sea or on an offshore oil rig that are buying the rig as a surprise for their father and request a PayPal account be set up.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
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Sounds like "Daddy" isn't getting his $$ Christmas present...
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
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I got a similar message from someone in New Zealand.
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A very common scam involving a third party "agent" to pick up the RV.
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Yup. I had a few of those. My common response was " get a life " and never heard from them again.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:25 AM   #6
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Yeah, I did a search of the forums after I posted this and found the exact situation with a scam warning. Good to know my Spidey sense is still working.

I hit one when we were buying as well. A 1995 Safari Sahara for $3300. I e-mailed back and asked if they left off a zero and got the PayPal pitch. The DW found the same Safari listed on another online RV site. The scammer just pilfered the pictures and put it on eBay.
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Maybe the scammers email address should be posted and then everyone here send them emails with lots of photos attached. Slow them down some. Use a new gmail account and then close it.
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Got the same email from a Roy Sway at swayroy@gmail.com wanting to buy my MH for full asking price with PayPal. Of coarse a third party company would pick it up because he was on an oil rig down under.
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I got some guy from Missouri that just couldn't get up here but wanted to purchase it for full price and have someone pick it up. Of course PayPal. I told him the first man here with cash buys it. Last I heard from him.
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Got the same email from a Roy Sway at swayroy@gmail.com wanting to buy my MH for full asking price with PayPal. Of coarse a third party company would pick it up because he was on an oil rig down under.

Same guy
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