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Another Scammer from the UK, Pete Bolton

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sledge, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,724

    from Nor Cal

    This guy just hit me up via personal email and it's definitely a scam. I had wanted adds for two totally different items and he had them both.

    One was a 48 plymouth rearend which he said he could ship through UPS if I would just send him a money gram. Yeah right! And he did not have any images but assured me it was NOS. The other was a NOS 32 roadster rear fender which he would sell for $200 shipped! Bullshit! Im sorry if I posted this in the wrong area, I just dont wanted anyone to be scammed by this jackass.

    Here is his info: pete03 @ THE H.A.M.B."

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012
  2. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,487

    from California

  3. Inland empire hot rods
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 958

    Inland empire hot rods
    from so cal

    Yeah that prick has my 29 dodge doors and decklid also
  4. Yeah, I think he has the name "Pete02" also. HEe emailed me saying he had a 1955 Cadillac he was "breaking" out. I did not respond, JERK!

  5. chopt49
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 945


    This guy just emailed me today saying he has the '55 tail light sheet metal I want - few emails back and forth and he says this:

    "yes I have both sides in excellent shape and condition and they are the NOS ones. I am asking $200 shipped for them. I will be shipping via UPS or FedEx whichever you prefer and shall accept payment via Western union or Money gram. What's your complete shipping address?

    Was like wow, 200 bucks and he wants Money Gram, gee sign me up -NOT! :rolleyes:

    Found these local (bout hour south of me) going to get them tomorrow for pennies.

    Heads up folks...

  6. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,621


    I wish we could send a kick in the dick by western union
  7. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    I laughed and tottaly agree
  8. Ask him for an address next time and I'll pop over for a "cup of tea" ;)
  9. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,219


    Reported him after he pulled the same stunt on me. He's now banned. $200 for that seat part I need, Western Union only. When I indicated Pay Pal only I never heard back.
  10. martin
    Joined: Jul 19, 2005
    Posts: 199


    Back-up, Jerk.
  11. Is he pulling these names off the want adds?
  12. It's worth repeating that people just don't use Western Union in the UK. If someone claims to be from the UK and wants to be paid by Western Union, chances are they are actually based in downtown Lagos.

    If you're still unsure then post on the UK NSRA Forum. UK rodding is a very small world and they will know of any legitimate dealer in rare rod parts.
  13. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,626


    He also has the master cylinder adapter that I need for $120 !!!!! :-O
    I've been sending him emails just to waste some of HIS time.

    Anyone else wanna send him some love?
  14. reptar_head
    Joined: Apr 9, 2012
    Posts: 9

    from Colorado

    Yep, he has the tunnel ram for SBF I'm looking for as well. Only $150 shipped via money gram.
  15. Amazingly the same fellow was parting out his 62 C10 and had a NOS radiator but couldn't send me a picture for some stupid excuse I told him to forget then saw that he was banned here - I LOVE THE H.A.M.B. - Thanks for the confirmation guys!
  16. gasolinescream
    Joined: Sep 7, 2010
    Posts: 614


    Pretty sure this is the same guy that was selling automotive paint on uk eBay. Remember seeing the post on "Rods and Sods" website. He targeted all the popular car websites. He scammed alot of folks but did it with cheques and not Western Union.
    Tracked him down to Liverpool i think. As Blackjack said apart from back packers and dodgy fuckers not many folks use Western Union here.
  17. brandon
    Joined: Jul 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,358


    Damn....there goes that nos chevy II pics and $200 shipped and the tell tale Western union .....
  18. Hanson
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 20

    from Belfair

    Just tried to scam me too. $180 for a one piece 49 Chevy windshield, shipped. Yeah right!
  19. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,724

    from Nor Cal

    This happens on craigslist all the time. I just never thought it would happen here but I guess the HAMB is pretty big now so we're probably in for a lot more of this shit! Bummer!
  20. Zerk
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,418


    Remarkable that a guy in the UK has such an extensive inventory of parts for American cars. I wonder if he has a pair of water pumps for my '59 Corvair?
  21. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,392


    Probably the same guy who tried to sell me a Y block and said Fed X would deliver it.
  22. Joe Johnston
    Joined: Jun 29, 2008
    Posts: 127

    Joe Johnston
    from Ohio

    Its unfortunate that scum like this exist, but posts on the HAMB may keep us alert and aware. I have bought several items here and have had no problems and always been pleased. One guy even sent me parts "to inspect and approve of" when I inquired and had never sent money. To thank him for his trust, I sent extra for beer money. HAMBERS are 99.9% good guys and we need to keep everyone aware.
  23. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    I think 99.9% is being a bit generous.

  24. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    What was his user name?
  25. 31modelo
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,130


    I think it's the same guy who responed to a want ad of mine also, now pete03.
  26. flying53gmc
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 372

    from M-boro, TN

    He tried to scam me for a NOS 302 gmc head out of the UK. $300 shipped. I knew right then it was a scam. A real piece of shit this guy is.
  27. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,697


    He sent me a PM about a Crosley carb Im looking for, also in the Wants Ad section.

  28. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,724

    from Nor Cal

    This is the message he sent to me, im sure he has a new name and email address by now.

    "I have a NOS rear end and drive shaft for a 1948 Plymouth. I do not have images but they are in excellent shape and condition."

    "I am asking $450 for them and price includes shipping and handling. I will be shipping via UPS or FedEx whichever you prefer and shall accept payment via Western union or Money gram. What's your complete shipping address?"
  29. Woody51
    Joined: Apr 18, 2012
    Posts: 2


    So this guy is a scammer.
    Was conversing back and forth to get some info from him like why is parting out his 36 which by the pics looks can you send me 4 fenders a grill and shell for 780 including shipping from the UK....

    Was seriously considering this deal as I'm new to this. Glad I did more research.

    Thanks for the posts.
  30. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,480

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    If it sounds too good to be true, it's likely a scam.

    One way to tell if somebody actually has access to the parts they are selling is to ask for pictures from specific odd angles that wouldn't normally be put in an online ad. If a seller can't supply photos, be very wary.

    They don't need everybody to fall for a scam. Just a few makes them enough money.

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