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Old 12-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Cool Scam

Just a heads up for everyone. I recently listed my motor home for sale on this site and got a response from a guy willing to buy it site unseen for my asking price. He said it was to be a present for his father and that he was currently working on an oil rig off the coast of New Zealand and that he was unable to get to his bank and wanted to complete the transaction via paypal. Then he would hire a third party to transport the rig. Not being born yesterday I called paypal and explained the situation. They told me it sounds very similar to a scam being run by many scammers using paypal as a cover. I haven't given the guy any info and as a matter of fact I asked him for his full name, DOB, and state of residency so I could do some checking to see if he was for real. Haven't heard back. Moral is "if you thought this only happens on craigslist think again" and " it's not just buyer beware but seller too" Bill:
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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I had a few of those from Craigslist ( none from my irv2 ad ) and sold it from Craigslist.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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Definitely a scam.

We were just discussing this very thing in another thread.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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One of the "oldies" at this point... Hackers and scammers are getting to the point where they can e-mail you using somebody's e-mail address that you know well, asking you for information. You think it's your banker, attorney, accountant, asking... When it's really some low life in Nigeria. Working at a bank, we see it all the time... Be paranoid and suspicious... It will save your butt!
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:24 PM   #6
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Same M.O. as the scammers on Craigslist! You'll find most of them use almost the same "language" so they're easy to spot.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:03 PM   #7
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Must be the same guy who contacted me when I was selling my in-laws 5-er on CL. Only then he was working on an oil rig in the Gulf at that time.
Felt so sorry for him. NOT!
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:49 PM   #8
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this might be a scam.
but we live in costarica and have bought two motorhomes our toad
tow bars 2 scotters ect. plus a lot in a rv resort and things from the adds hear on rv2 all from costa rica we did have someone look at the motorhomes and toad first the other things were bought sight on seen trusting the sellers .
my point of this is dont say all people that contact you from out side of
the usa are all scams .
we have meet people from great britan and australla that did the same.
its nice to buy something local. but when you known what you want but
are half way around the world. you have to trust that seller is telling you
the truth and you ask lot of questions and trust that all is good we can say everything we have bought we have been very happy with and keep in touch with sellers.

merry chrismas to all and happy new year from costarica
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:59 PM   #9
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I have have been very successful with Craigslist over the years with the sale many items. The motorhomes I have sold have all been diesel pushers (3) and have been cash transactions.
I simply request that we meet to test drive and if you think you are taking my rig home on a friday night with a bank check, you are wrong.
Never had a problem with high end sales when I am up front with the potential buyer with both product and final sales info.
I know it can be a crazy place to buy and sell, but everyday common sense and caution should never go to the wind in the name of a sale.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:49 PM   #10
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We're not saying all PayPal, Craigslist, etc. sales are scams, but the scams are easily identified with many of these;

I'm working on an oil platform, sailing the ocean on a cargo ship, climbing Mt. Everest, stuck in the desert, etc. That is, out of touch. However, they were able to email you.

Buying the RV for a relative.

Agree to buy at the asking price.

Ask some ridiculous question; Is the vehicle still available? (nobody refers to RVs as vehicles) What is the condition of the floor? How old is the roof?

For whatever reason they have to use PayPal or Amazon Payments, etc. Never the US Mail or certified check.

A third party "Agent" will take delivery.

They will overpay and ask you to refund the difference.
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I've been hit on my MoHo listing here and Craigslist. Just a shame.
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I have had only one inquiry from my add here on IRV2. No hits from craigs list or RVtrader. Hell of a deal for someone looking for this type of Rig.
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