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Classic Car Scams Exposed

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This pisses me off! Seems like it's freaking everywhere:mad:
 


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While this pisses me off does he really think his nice "intervention" will really stop these jokers?
Probably most useful as a public notice so people understand what to look for.
 


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While this pisses me off does he really think his nice "intervention" will really stop these jokers?
Probably most useful as a public notice so people understand what to look for.
At least more people will be aware of this.
 


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Cliff notes?
 


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If you see cars online for sale and they have unbelievable prices, it's probably a scam.
 


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You gotta feel really sorry for 'Walter'. Scammed out of a fake car with a fake payment from a guy named Hugh Jass. :LOL:
 


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Besides above, recently established websites that copy/paste legitimate photos from other dealers (with some basic photoshopping) looking to steal your deposit money
 


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If you see cars online for sale and they have unbelievable prices, it's probably a scam.
Like just about everything else...my cousin..(a pretty smart guy)..fell for a scam on a motorcycle..even after I warned him it had to be bogus...it was..he didn't listen..cost him more than a few bucks...:rolleyes:
 


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Besides above, recently established websites that copy/paste legitimate photos from other dealers (with some basic photoshopping) looking to steal your deposit money
The less than computer savvy.are feeding grounds for these nefarious bandits...( not me..I trust NO ONE)..but everybody wants a deal...
 


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A few years back I won a Mustang Cobra on ebay. It was advertised as a super low mileage cream puff.
I even had a few conversations with the guy about it. Pictures were immaculate. Final price was really good.
I drove over to the west coast to inspect the car in Cape Coral. When I got there it was sitting in the driveway. I knocked on the door and nobody answered.
Needless to say, it looked like it had been entered into an off road competition.
I did get my deposit back but it took some work.
 


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A few years back I won a Mustang Cobra on ebay. It was advertised as a super low mileage cream puff.
I even had a few conversations with the guy about it. Pictures were immaculate. Final price was really good.
I drove over to the west coast to inspect the car in Cape Coral. When I got there it was sitting in the driveway. I knocked on the door and nobody answered.
Needless to say, it looked like it had been entered into an off road competition.
I did get my deposit back but it took some work.
I bought two motorcycles in Detroit..would not send a deposit..told the seller I would be there the next day with cash..if they were as he said..we got a deal..if not I took a long Sunday drive for nothin..@ the end of the day..everybody got what they wanted..;)
 


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I bought two motorcycles in Detroit..would not send a deposit..told the seller I would be there the next day with cash..if they were as he said..we got a deal..if not I took a long Sunday drive for nothin..@ the end of the day..everybody got what they wanted..;)
The deposit was made through PayPal so it was easy to reverse.
 


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I bought my wife's 56 Chevy 3100 on Ebay. Sent small deposit then drove over 800 miles each way to go pick it up and all went smoothly.
I would have been pissed to drive that far and it being a scam/sham
 


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I bought my wife's 56 Chevy 3100 on Ebay. Sent small deposit then drove over 800 miles each way to go pick it up and all went smoothly.
I would have been pissed to drive that far and it being a scam/sham
It's a 4.5 hour trip over to Cape Coral,.a hotel room and I had setup transportation for it home.
 


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It's a 4.5 hour trip over to Cape Coral,.a hotel room and I had setup transportation for it home.
Agree, it's quite the outlay for these trips. Ours was an entire weekend plus expenses and hotels, food. A good trip but a lot of effort into it.
 


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You see this in the gun sales websites also. Same thing, they post stolen pics.

Don't trust anyone!

BTW: Few months ago a long time member posted 3.09's for sale at $700. I wanted to buy one but the "seller" would only accept Venmo. I passed. Turned out is was a scammer that hacked his account! Moral of the story, don't trust anyone!

Now fumanchu182 had is account hacked:

https://www.hellcatforum.org/threads/account-tampering.14891/#post-413533

Even if you completely trust someone, do you really know you are actually dealing with that person???
 




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