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    Posted: 12 Nov 09 at 21:30
I found this and reckoned there has to be a digit missing in the price (probably a "1" before the quoted price) - If there aint it is mega cheap......
 
I like the quote in the description that it will do 130LOL 
 
I know for a fact it wont (tried my own 174 on a private roadWink) - unless of course he had taken the trouble to have the factory set limiter removed.......
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TGTBT!!
 
ring him in morn and offer 5 and half for it...final offer
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I bet his phone is red hot.........
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Normally (well always when its this cheap) a con when email adress is shown (inserted in pic)
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Originally posted by andycapandy andycapandy wrote:

Normally (well always when its this cheap) a con when email adress is shown (inserted in pic)
 
That makes sense, the sort of thing were you get a reply like:
 
"Hi, I am selling this fine vehicle on behalf of my dead brothers cousins wifes hairdresser who unfortunately overdosed on viagra.
 
The van is the 7 cylinder spitfire engine model with dual flux capacitor that you desire
 
This van is presently is Nigeria Austrailia but free same day shipping (to your door) is included in the price
 
Payment must be made by Western Union to "Scamtech Paysafe" Escrow account where the money is kept in a totally secure 3rd party account until you have taken delivery of the goods and then you forward the code to release the money - Of course you have 6 months to test this vehicle to ensure you are 100% satisfied before completing payment 
 
Please forward the following so I can start the scamming process:
 
Name:
Address:
Age:
List of tattoos:
Shoe size:
Bank account number (with sort code):
Credit card number (with start/end dates and 3 digit card verification code on rear):
Inside leg length:
 
Once I have this information a fellow scammer colleague will be in touch to shaft you transfer funds into the 100% totally secure "Scamtech Paysafe" Escrow account
 
Regards,
 
Edward"
 
This style of thing except with infinately worse spelling and grammar
 
 
 


Edited by energysolutions - 14 Nov 09 at 21:37
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Or the van exists, but belongs to someone else altogether (or variations on that theme) :(
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Originally posted by gregozedobe gregozedobe wrote:

Or the van exists, but belongs to someone else altogether (or variations on that theme) :(
 
Yeah thats normally the case - a genuine advert thats been cloned
 
Usually a quick look will uncover a heap of flaws that dont match the accompanying description ie: Vehicle in some far off place but looks to be a UK vehicle in UK surroundings
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Originally posted by energysolutions energysolutions wrote:

dual flux capacitor that you desire
LOLLOL Mc Fly!!
 
ES you should try http://www.419eater.com/index.php for a bit of scambaiting Smile
 
 
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Originally posted by Mr Hedgehog Mr Hedgehog wrote:

Originally posted by energysolutions energysolutions wrote:

dual flux capacitor that you desire
LOLLOL Mc Fly!!
 
ES you should try http://www.419eater.com/index.php for a bit of scambaiting Smile
 
 
 
Yep, been on there and picked up some excellent tips, some of the stories there are well funny
 
I find scambaiting quite an enjoyable passtimeWink 
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Originally posted by energysolutions energysolutions wrote:

Originally posted by Mr Hedgehog Mr Hedgehog wrote:

Originally posted by energysolutions energysolutions wrote:

dual flux capacitor that you desire
LOLLOL Mc Fly!!
 
ES you should try http://www.419eater.com/index.php for a bit of scambaiting Smile
 
 
 
Yep, been on there and picked up some excellent tips, some of the stories there are well funny
 
I find scambaiting quite an enjoyable passtimeWink 
LOL your right ES it's so funny just how far people will go for greed and the 419 site nails them
 
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There was a scam recently that was within the M25 where a vehicle was advertised at a low price, but the vehicle never existed. The ruse went something like this:
 
You made the phone call to the sellers mobile phone and you were instructed to meet up at his "home address" only it wasn't his home. Turns out it was an empty house and you had to bring cash only to buy.
 
When you got there you were robbed at gun point and the robbers then drove off with your money.
 
How do I know this, I helped out in a scam to catch them and put them behind bars. Big smile
 
You've been warned!


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Originally posted by Blue Sweeper Blue Sweeper wrote:

There was a scam recently that was within the M25 where a vehicle was advertised at a low price, but the vehicle never existed. The ruse went something like this:
 
You made the phone call to the sellers mobile phone and you were instructed to meet up at his "home address" only it wasn't his home. Turns out it was an empty house and you had to bring cash only to buy.
 
When you got there you were robbed at gun point and the robbers then drove off with your money.
 
How do I know this, I helped out in a scam to catch them and put them behind bars. Big smile
 
You've been warned!

Quick everyone! Edit all your posts about the top speeds you've achieved in your vans. 
I'm going to sell my Sportline as it will only do 70 (on a motorway) 
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It's ok, he's only the cleaner.
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Originally posted by kawolsky kawolsky wrote:

It's ok, he's only the cleaner.

What, like Harvey Keitel in the Assassins movie?
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I have had a response from the "seller" (I probably shouldnt post this in case someone else steals this fantastic deal from under my nose)
 
Good afternoon Danny,
 
I appreciate that you contacted me. First let me say that the 2007 VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER 2.5TDI PD, diesel, is available for £6,000 + free shipping to your door only for UK, the VAT is already payed.
This van has never had paintwork or any issues, it is one of the best all around driving vans you can buy. If you have been waiting on a real clean enthusiast owned VW Transporter, you have found it, more pictures at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44634285@N07.
Probably the cleanest VW Transporter for sale from UK. The interior is very clean and the body of the car is in perfect condition, no dents, dings, cracks or scratches anywhere. The engine runs very smooth and strong without any mechanical issues. The transmission is also in perfect condition running without any issues, no rust at all, corrosion free vehicle.
I purchased the van from London and used it while I worked there. Now because of the financial crisis I moved for a new job in Italy. I brought the vehicle in Milan with me, but as the crisis is getting worse I can't afford to register it here due to expensive formalities. Probably you are wondering why I am selling it for such a low price. The market price for right handed vehicles is very low in Europe and having a lower price than the UK market will bring me a buyer faster than having a high one.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
 
Best Regards
Matt

 
Seems like a genuine fellow who has hit hard times and is offering up his pride and joy to raise some fast cash - I almost feel guilty taking advantage of this poor soulLOL
 
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I sent a question to the seller from a ficticious e-mail account I set up with a false name and got a similar reply.  Rather worringly, and co-incidently, the person who responded was actually using my real name - which isn't that common.  I sold something on autotrader fairly recently and wonder whether they've just lifted my name from e-mail address on my ad - bastards!
 
Good afternoon,
 
I appreciate that you contacted me. First let me say that the 2007 VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER 2.5TDI PD, diesel, is available for £6,000 + free shipping to your door only for UK, the VAT is already payed.
All done on van are factory fitted! No improvisations at all!
This van has never had paintwork or any issues, it is one of the best all around driving vans you can buy. If you have been waiting on a real clean enthusiast owned VW Transporter, you have found it, more pictures at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44634285@N07.
Probably the cleanest VW Transporter for sale from UK. The interior is very clean and the body of the car is in perfect condition, no dents, dings, cracks or scratches anywhere. The engine runs very smooth and strong without any mechanical issues. The transmission is also in perfect condition running without any issues, no rust at all, corrosion free vehicle.
I purchased the van from London and used it while I worked there. Now because of the financial crisis I moved for a new job in Italy. I brought the vehicle in Milan with me, but as the crisis is getting worse I can't afford to register it here due to expensive formalities. Probably you are wondering why I am selling it for such a low price. The market price for right handed vehicles is very low in Europe and having a lower price than the UK market will bring me a buyer faster than having a high one.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
 
Best Regards
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Originally posted by jef_mp jef_mp wrote:

I sent a question to the seller from a ficticious e-mail account I set up with a false name and got a similar reply.  Rather worringly, and co-incidently, the person who responded was actually using my real name - which isn't that common.  I sold something on autotrader fairly recently and wonder whether they've just lifted my name from e-mail address on my ad - bastards!
 
Good afternoon,
 
I appreciate that you contacted me. First let me say that the 2007 VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER 2.5TDI PD, diesel, is available for £6,000 + free shipping to your door only for UK, the VAT is already payed.
All done on van are factory fitted! No improvisations at all!
This van has never had paintwork or any issues, it is one of the best all around driving vans you can buy. If you have been waiting on a real clean enthusiast owned VW Transporter, you have found it, more pictures at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44634285@N07.
Probably the cleanest VW Transporter for sale from UK. The interior is very clean and the body of the car is in perfect condition, no dents, dings, cracks or scratches anywhere. The engine runs very smooth and strong without any mechanical issues. The transmission is also in perfect condition running without any issues, no rust at all, corrosion free vehicle.
I purchased the van from London and used it while I worked there. Now because of the financial crisis I moved for a new job in Italy. I brought the vehicle in Milan with me, but as the crisis is getting worse I can't afford to register it here due to expensive formalities. Probably you are wondering why I am selling it for such a low price. The market price for right handed vehicles is very low in Europe and having a lower price than the UK market will bring me a buyer faster than having a high one.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
 
Best Regards
Matt
 
 
 
Does your second name end with an "L" by any chance?
 
 
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Yes - but its not me selling it, honest!

Or trying to con someone!


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Originally posted by jef_mp jef_mp wrote:

Yes - but its not me selling it, honest!

Or trying to con someone!
 
No worries, but it does confirm that said scamming scumbag is still using your name for his exploits........
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The link in the 1st post isn't working anymore - hopefully its been removed

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