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I got scammed caution. andyw383

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by VANDENPLAS, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 1,898

    VANDENPLAS
    Member

    Hi all I messed up and got scammed I put a want add in the wanted section for a set of matched carbs for my chevy 261 build

    So I get an email from andyw383 saying he has 12 rochester 1 barrel carbs all clean and with tags he will sell for 300 us dollar shipped, reason for the low price is he needs cash.

    Ok sounds like a good deal i ask him for his info and he gives it to me as

    Andrew Wilton
    3 beech close
    London sw15
    4hw uk

    Andywilton@ gmail.com


    Says he needs western union as it's closer to him to ship the stuff out
    I send out the money and then he asks that I send an extra $85 us dollars to the shipper in Nigeria !!!!!!

    Well I tell him no and to send my cash back he tells me his wife is dying of cancer yadda yadd same fucking Nigerian scam you always hear about

    Now he won't return my emails,
    Western union said they will look into it but he most likey used a false name and account etc so it will be hard to trace but they are taking it as serious as they can

    This really pisses me off as I have bought a ton of stuff off the HAMB and have never been scammed and I am usually
    Smarter then this

    So keep your wits about you and be carefull

    Now I am going to second guess every one!!


    Fucking scmers
     
  2. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,588

    117harv
    Member

    Where have you been lately? There have been 4 or 5 threads on this guy, he gets banned and starts a new account...sorry you got taken.
     
  3. Leebo!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 800

    Leebo!
    Member
    from Yale OK

    Is this andyw383 on the Hamb?
     
  4. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,187

    pwschuh
    Member

    Did you ask for pictures of the carbs?
     
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  5. tbird37821
    Joined: Jan 11, 2007
    Posts: 145

    tbird37821
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  6. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,050

    edwardlloyd
    Member
    from Germany

    Well that's a $1,000,000 plus house in London! Anyone living there has plenty of money. Best security check is to get them to go outside and photograph their house, then compare to Google Earth. Also don't send money to people who've only been on the HAMB 10 minutes.
     
  7. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,050

    edwardlloyd
    Member
    from Germany

    Well spotted, might be one of his "maturing" usernames.
     
  8. James Boys
    Joined: May 13, 2006
    Posts: 174

    James Boys
    Member
    from London ONT

    sorry you got taken....as soon as Western Union gets brought up, I think instant scam
     
  9. The little attatchment is not meant to piss you off, but maybe a little chuckle in light of this crap that unfortunately plaques all of us here. The good news is that the powers to be here on the HAMB get right on it and they don't take no prisoners, and for that we are all grateful.

    Best of luck in the future, one of lifes sad lessons learned, TR
     

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  10. Rich Rogers
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 2,019

    Rich Rogers
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    I only buy from Alliance members that have been here for awhile. I always use PayPal or a postal money order ONLY!! Sorry you take taken
     
  11. plan9
    Joined: Jun 3, 2003
    Posts: 3,923

    plan9
    Member

    paypal or postal money orders will be a bit more reassuring. there is always a 50% chance you will get ripped off with internet transactions.

    first rule to live by, Trust No One... and, if its too good to be true - IT IS. 12 (clean) Rochester 1 barrels with tags for $300.00 is too good to be true.
     
  12. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,310

    Muttley
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  13. 1928chevycoupe
    Joined: Jun 4, 2012
    Posts: 217

    1928chevycoupe
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    make sure you always get a phone number and call it.
    That weeds out 95% of the out of country scammers
     
  14. Halfdozen
    Joined: Mar 8, 2008
    Posts: 570

    Halfdozen
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Sometimes the scammer gets scammed:
    http://www.419eater.com/

    Not much consolation if you've lost money, but some of it's a funny read.
     
  15. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466

    nutajunka
    Member
    from North Indy

    His name might as well been santa claus, you got to check them out or pass. I get those spam e-mails on my e-mail account from time to time and just delete them, because in my ads I clearly state if you see it I still have it and my phone number. If they can't call then they are not serious, delete, done.
     
  16. farmergal
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,074

    farmergal
    Member
    from somewhere

    BE VERY CAUTIOUS with anyone with a gmail account. if they have one; ask for a phone number and talk to the person on the phone before sending funds.
     
  17. DJLATIN
    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
    Posts: 613

    DJLATIN
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    damn, lol been seeing that uk guy scamming folks and even got an email that he'd sell me a 235 chevy engine from LONDON, wtf??? consider your $$ adios amigo.
     
  18. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 1,898

    VANDENPLAS
    Member

    Yup all words to live by

    Guess I slipped up as all the other transactions I have done on the HAMB have been faultless and smooth

    Oh well live and learn

    I hope this guy gets cancer of the dick, but the doctors find it in time and amputating his cock and balls let's him live!!!

    Worthless ass chunk
     
  19. BEAR
    Joined: Sep 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,310

    BEAR
    Member

    the same guy tryed to take me last month for bumpers he said he was parting out a really nice 56 olds b/c the motor stopped working alway ALWAYS ASK THE GUYS ON here most of us know whats real and whats not here is a link to what i posted on it http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=700285

    sorry for your loss man
     
  20. BEAR
    Joined: Sep 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,310

    BEAR
    Member

    I hope this guy gets cancer of the dick, but the doctors find it in time and amputating his cock and balls let's him live!!!

    Worthless ass chunk


    lol
     
  21. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,321

    49ratfink
    Member
    from California

    looks like this place is easy pickins for scammers. hope the word doesn't get out. seems like I read one of these once a week.
     
  22. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,555

    cederholm
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Crap Van! Sorry to hear that bro.

    ~ Carl
     
  23. I was once scammed...

    I then went and found the person in the real world....
     
  24. Before this goes too far,,there are hundreds of good hambers here that are from the UK,,please don't let a bad experience made by a scammer reflect on the honest folks over seas,,they have a hard enough time acquiring parts. ,,remember,we have had our fair share of scammers right here in the good ol' U.S.A.

    Do your homework and check them out before you send your hard earned money,,if you are unsure ask the Hamb membership HRP
     
  25. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    What does a Gmail account have to do with it?
     
  26. DJLATIN
    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
    Posts: 613

    DJLATIN
    Member

    i agree. i've sold & bought on this website and other websites and always use my gmail account.
     
  27. davidbistolas
    Joined: May 21, 2010
    Posts: 962

    davidbistolas
    Member

    Yeah. I use gmail, and I have since Google was only saying "Goo". Just like I had a hotmail account before microsoft bought them. Does that make me a scammer too?

    How about saying "Don't trust anyone from england"? Shall we go even a step further and say "Don't buy parts! They're all scams!"

    Van, I'm really sorry this crap happened to you. I imagine it would only happen once, eh?
     
  28. I'm sending someone to investigate.
     

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