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Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though!

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2011/03/23 19:19:31 (permalink)

Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though!

So,
 
I'm looking for a new motorbike, a Honda CBR600RR to be precise. My previous bike was a Suzuki SV650s, excellent condition and a great bargin from ebay when i purchased it. It was about £1000 cheaper than all SV's out there, better nick etc and seemed too good to be true but it wasn't.  Anyhow, I check ebay this time - nothing, biketrader - nothing, MCN - an amazing deal. £2000 for an 2008 CBR 600 RR, near mint condition - quick sale required. Got me thinking but even for a quick sale £2k is very very cheap. Here is the advert anyway... http://www.motorcyclenews.../2008/_/R-NXGN-7556297
 
I tried to call the number but it didn't work so i dropped in an email.
 
Me
"Hello Lee,

I have just seen your advert for your CBR600rr for sale.
A few questions:
What are the reasons for sale?
Any problems with the bike?
Any extra's?
When was the last service?
Thanks, if you wish to call me back you can use 0**********. I could not get through on the number provided on MCN.
Even if the bike is sold could you please let me know.
Thank you,"
 
Then i receive a reply saying
"Hello,
The bike is still for sale. Immaculate condition, no scratches, no damages, nothing to worry about. All necessary documents available. My current location is Scotland due to my work commitments. If this is going to be a quick sale, I will let it go for £2,000 delivered at my costs.  Are you familiar to eBay? I have the bike on eBay Motors for the £2,000 buy it now price so you can buy it immediate.
As soon as you will confirm the payment to eBay, I will proceed delivery without any additional costs for you.
In case you are not familiar with them, please read their Buyer Protection and will see that they cover 100% the transaction done through them up to £50,000. You will receive the bike along with all the documents. As you know eBay is the best company of online transactions. If indeed interested in buying it and have the funds, I will list it on eBay, as I have a 100% positive feedback with them.
Please let me know your decision.
Thank you"
 
Anyhow, i get the reply from someone called lisa, not lee but i thought "hmmmm, wants it done on ebay, okay i'm happy with that but why is she going on about the buyer protection so much but meh"
 
Few email's later and she gives me the "ebay" link for the bike (Hyperlinked so all i see is blue clicky writing) saying 2008 HONDA CBR 600 RR-8 RED
 
Open the link, have a read and think okay, wow, fair play good sellers feedback etc but I'm usually logged in automatically with ebay but i think okay, let me click buy know. On the next page it looked a bit dodgy, so i look up at the actual link and it is
 
http://slscgivuk.com/eb/v...111E0E55111E0E559FF=04
 
 
What the hell is that! Close one but looks like it was too good to be true!

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    ALHADO
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 19:39:25 (permalink)
    Looks good to me , I just bought it.
     
    Not sure why you didnt want to.
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 19:45:03 (permalink)
    dodgy ****ers. but as you said, thats a pretty good attempt and i'm sure some poor sod will fall victim to it, or similar.

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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 19:58:44 (permalink)
    The level of English used in the first reply would have me worried.
     
    I've seen these kind of distance scams before although this one is a new twist.
     
    It's a real problem nowadays!
     
     
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 19:58:48 (permalink)
    The level of English used in the first reply would have me worried.
     
    I've seen these kind of distance scams before although this one is a new twist.
     
    It's a real problem nowadays!
     
     
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 21:03:36 (permalink)
    What will they gain from this your ebay account?
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 21:21:31 (permalink)
    LOL £2,000 i reckon play

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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 21:22:45 (permalink)
    lol! Play you should buy it hahaha! Its not his ebay account but one that looks like it from which i assume they could get his sign in, pay pal sign in etc!
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 21:25:46 (permalink)
    Aaaah i didnt think about them getting his pay pal log in. * hangs head
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 23:36:10 (permalink)
    It does look pretty genuine though but if you click "buy now" then it comes up with "guest user" which is very weird. Also, if you click on "Motor's" then it will bring you to the main ebay protection scheme page. But someone who doesn't know any better...

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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/23 23:42:36 (permalink)
    Thats lame I've seen better.

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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/24 08:23:44 (permalink)
    makaveli1971 1996

    Thats lame I've seen better.

     
    You mean like someone paying 50€ for a pair of nike air max 95s hahaha

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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/24 08:44:32 (permalink)
    lol, site blocked by phising protection at this end
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/24 08:50:55 (permalink)
    someone tried this with me before off gumtree for  choppper!
     
    they had too many indescrepencies to be anywhere near convincing
     
    anyone who is out of country, or delivers at cost is full of bs.  If you cant view it its not there
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/24 10:20:47 (permalink)
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    makaveli1971 1996

    Thats lame I've seen better.


    You mean like someone paying 50€ for a pair of nike air max 95s hahaha

    Haha.

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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/24 11:37:51 (permalink)
    If possible never follow links, ask them for the eBay item number, that'll screw them up.
     
    These schemes certainly get more impressive to the casual viewer, but usually scratch beneath the surface and these things fall down.
     
    It'd be like buying a car with all the documents looking pristine and new, and taken them as gospel. Make a note of some of the key numbers, then go check them elsewhere, which may cost you a little, but in the scheme of things it's nothing.

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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/24 11:47:51 (permalink)
    Talkin about buyer protection is a bad sign, then their english sounds like a nigerian scam!
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/25 16:35:25 (permalink)
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/25 21:30:15 (permalink)
    thats not a bad copy of ebay tbh
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    Re:Another motor purchasing scam.... very very good though! 2011/03/28 21:44:01 (permalink)

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