PLEASE BEWARE OF POTENTIAL BUYERS TRYING TO BUY YOUR CAR VIA PAYPAL OR MONEY TRANSFERS.
BELOW ARE A NUMBER OF EMAILS FROM SCAMMERS - SO PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN DEALING WITH REMOTE BUYERS.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES HAND OVER YOUR CAR/PARTS TO ANYONE OR PAY ANY AGENTS FEES OR MONEY TO WOULD BE BUYERS UNLESS YOU ARE 100% SURE THEY ARE GENUINE BUYERS!
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We HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF EMAILS FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING CONTACTED BY MARK SMITH
"I had a few emails from someone called Bill Owen saying he wanted to buy my car for full price and pay on paypal. I said no i don't have paypal and he was trying to get my address on a number of occasions for his shipping agent to pick up the car. He was claiming he was a sailor and could not get to a phone because i asked him to call me, and i was trying to get some other details off him to no avail. The emails just sounded sus so i stopped replying and gave him no info on my address. The emails were written in sort of broken English."
"From: Bill Owen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just viewed listing and will like to purchase it plz email me the full condition of it and more detail of it, Can i pay you $10,200 for it? i will be paying you with my credit card via my PayPal account,If my offer is accepted send me your email"
"just wanting to let you know about a scam being worked off your site a person named bill owen said he wanted my car but then needed me to send some money to the uk to a peter johnson in loughton essex the hatfields but its all a scam they had paypal look a like right down to the phone numbers and western union is in it to they use them only to move money please warn all your people with adds with you"
"Good Morning, I need to inform you about this,just received an email from my pick agent...am most sure i did not include that in my previous email,he said he won't come for the pick up unless i pay him the agent commission fee first in order to be able to schedule a pick up time and my pick up agent Head Quarters is in the United Kingdom and all commission payment made for pick up from anywhere in the world is sent to their Head Quarters in the Uk and the only form of payment they accept is western union money transfer. I have tried to pay online but i will need a credit card which i didn't bring aboard the ship,and there is no post office(there is usually a western union section in most post offices) or any western union agent on sea! so i have to ask you to help me with the pick up fees, i will include
the $550 they charged to pick it up and take it my home(1st class treatment), to the payment i will send through PayPal, after i have made the payment.
I will need you to help me send the $550 to my pick up agent through western union money transfer, the western union money transfer can be made at a post office near to you,there is always a western union agent in most post offices or online at www.westernunion.com .I will be making the payment shortly and will email you as soon as it has been done.
"I am very glad to see you write back.As for the car pick up and test drive of the car,my shipping agent will be accessing that and they will also be coming for the pick up.Please send me your address so that my pick up agent can figure it out and come for the pick up and other necessary things after the payment have been made,they will also be coming with all the information needed,my details and transferring the name of ownership to me will be done by the pick up agent so you don't have to worry about that...
Please email me your PayPal email account to complete the transaction..For example my own PayPal email account is
Awaiting for your swift response asap...Thanks !!
Thanks for the mail..Due to the nature of my work,phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i
squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it...I will be glad if you can email me the full condition of the Car...So kindly comply with my Payment term as well
Don't worry about the pick up,my shipping agent will be coming to pick it up. I'll like you to send me your address so that my shipping agent can figure it out and come for the pick up and other necessary things. I hope you wont mind to get an account with PayPal. Its reliable and easy to use PayPal,all you need to do is visit www.paypal.com.au and register with them. When you are done with the registration send me the email used for the registration with PayPal so i can pay in.
Await your response..
"Just viewed listing and will like to purchase it. plz email me the full condition of it and more detail of it,Can i pay you $5,200 for it? i will be paying you with my credit card via my PayPal account,If my offer is accepted send me your email with PayPal including your full home address i can pay in right away I am a sailor and do not have much time around me.
Make sure you get back to me so that we can arrange for pick up as i will like the item to be picked,so no shipping"