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Nick Feakes

USA
2800 Posts

Posted - 27/08/2015 :  15:46:54  Show Profile
One of our members placed an ad. on this forum. He was contacted by a David Leslie (dleslie483@gmail.com) with an offer of the parts he wanted complete with pictures. His offer was "send me the money and I will ship the parts to you". Our member countered with "I will come to you with cash". That was not acceptable to Mr Leslie. Our member smelled a rodent. The pictures came from a magazine advertisement a couple of years previously. I googled the email address and Mr Leslie has a history!
I STRONGLY recommend you do not include your email address in any wanted ad. as this is a clear invitation to some of our less honest brethren to offer non-existent goods.
Nick

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Max Headroom

United Kingdom
290 Posts

Posted - 27/08/2015 :  16:14:11  Show Profile


May Mr Leslie live an extraordinarily long, and exceedingly unhappy life.

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gb

United Kingdom
205 Posts

Posted - 27/08/2015 :  19:09:45  Show Profile

Unfortunately it is quite prevalent! I had a similar experience recently through PWC.com where I had placed a wanted add for a P type head and was offered one that had been found during a garage clear out that day(!). The guy had contacted me via a mobile phone and wanted £xxx to secure the deal, and if paid before 3.30pm he would get it shipped that day! Smelling a bit of a "coincidental rat" I asked if I could collect, and was told they were in the process of clearing the site so if I could get to a farm in Surrey before 4pm (knowing I was in Deepest Devon) I could come and get it, but easier to money transfer and have it shipped to arrive next day.

Bottom line: I prevaricated and decided to call the following morning only to find that the phone had been (and continues to be!!) disconnected..



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Richard Hardy

United Kingdom
1815 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2016 :  18:29:30  Show Profile
Also, the scammer on Craiglists is still offering to sell an original looking ENV manual F type gearbox for £1100. He is still fielding enquiries today using an old Ebay photo of 5 years ago from when Steve Baker sold the box to Hiro Nashio in Japan

Rich

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