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Old 09-14-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Rv for sale scams

Can someone explain to me how the scam for selling a motor home works?
This is my experience. The unit is for sale for a third of its value; the seller NEEDS your home address; the unit is always far away from your home; you must deposit funds into AMAZON PAYMENTS (although you are assured no funds will be withdrawn without your approval); you cannot inspect the unit before funds are deposited; if you want to pick it up (rather have it shipped) you cannot pay cash-you must pay through AMAZON PAYMENTS.

IF ITS SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE-IT IS! Could not be more appropriate
Why can't these scammers be caught and arrested?

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Because they are in a different country...

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Once they have your account info then they can tag it for more money.

Old saying.... if it sounds TOO good to be true then it IS.

We had a similar scam tried on us when we were selling a MH. A person contacted us that he was interested in the MH and would send us a deposit and then wanted to send an inspector to look over the MH. The way he was going to send is the deposit was that we would provide him our banking info and he would provide a wire transfer to our account. There are ways that one can transfer money OUT of an account once they have the account info. Companies do it every day when you pay your bills electronically. We told the person to send us the money via a cashier's check that we would hold until they paid for the MH in person. Never heard from them again!
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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There is a sucker born every minute. I have had people call me on adds I have run. And as you explain that you do understand how the transfer system works, but that you will allow them to send you a cashier's check drawn on a U.S. bank they tend to hang up.

Believe it or not it does work on some people - refer to opening statement.

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Are you asking how this scam works? Make a cash deposit into my account today and we will deliver the vehicle to you! Make the deposit and the cash is gone. There never was an RV. Which part of that confuses you?
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If you are selling....Another on is that they send you a check for $10,000 or so more than you are asking and his agent will pick up the vehicle and tile and you are to give his agent the $10,000 or so extra. The check is bogus and it takes several days fro the bank system to get back to your bank wanting the funds back. You are out one RV, $10000 plus what ever you owed on the RV.

Tell him to give you his bank information and your bank will contact his bank for the money transfer. Best to let a bank handle the whole thing and title.

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #7
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Scamers are everywhere, and real creative. Bottom line if you are buying, you or your agent needs to put eyes on the unit, as well as see the title or get the note holders info for you or you lender to contact. If they can,t provide this info No deposit and no deal.

If you are selling, green $$$ talks, or buyers and sellers lenders contact info. Otherwize by by. There was a used RV consignment dealer here in cent Fl a couple of years ago that was takeing peoples money and not paying the notes off. He is in jail now, but the mess goes on, folks paid their money, left with the coach only to have the repo man show up.
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but that you will allow them to send you a cashier's check drawn on a U.S. bank they tend to hang up.
Unfortunately a cashiers check isn't what it used to be, the purchaser can withdraw all the funds before the check goes through the system. Not like the old days when the bank held the money in kind of escrow till the receiver presented the check. A cashiers check is now pretty much the same as a personal check.
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Another scam, which in my opinion is as dirty as the ones originating in Nigeria etc is the local dealer who sells your vehicle on consignment and then abcounds with cash or declares bankruptcy.

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Postal Money orders are the least able to be counterfited. Someone brings you a cashiers check....a good chance you have NO clue if the bank even exists (if an out of town buyer). If you want to do a wire transfer..bank to bank...make a new acct with $10 deposited. use that acct for the transfer....then immediately close it so nothing can occur later.
Never accept cash that looks brand new.....odds of old worm bills being fake are FAR less than new crisp shiney bills

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