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Scam? anyone in United Kingdom? Need help.

Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by Ramblinwagon, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Ramblinwagon
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 29

    Ramblinwagon
    Member
    from illinois

    I posted that I was looking for trim for my 1948 Pontiac and I got a response from someone in the UK. He says he has trim, took pics and will ship to me. He wants me to pay with Western Union. His emails have that scam smell to them. I was hoping someone in the UK can help me out. Anyone out there? I would appreciate any help or advise.
    Mike
     
  2. Pulling up a chair and getting the popcorn out....

    Bob
     
  3. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,856

    chaddilac
    Member

    search UK and scam.... anything that includes western union is a scan.
     
  4. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,631

    Jay Tyrrell
    Member

    Listen man find the trim state side. Go with your gut on this one. Way too many scams going on because the economy is hurting.
    J
     
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  5. Ramblinwagon
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 29

    Ramblinwagon
    Member
    from illinois

    Thanks, I am trying to find the trim stateside and that would be my first choice but need to get this car trimmed.
     
  6. It happens every day,,it's a scam. HRP
     
  7. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    Member
    from florida

    You might as well just lift the toilet seat and dump all the money you were going to send this guy in, then flush it. The result will be the same and will be less stress on you.:rolleyes:

    Yes, it is a scam.

    Don
     
  8. eastcoastron
    Joined: Aug 5, 2011
    Posts: 33

    eastcoastron
    Member

    I got scamed from a guy in N.Y. Scamers are from anywhere,be very careful!!!
     
  9. robwizard
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 19

    robwizard
    Member

    I'm in the UK.. what is it you need exactly?

    Rob
     
  10. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    VoodooTwin
    Member
    from Noo Yawk

    Hmmm. Rare Pontiac parts in the UK? Yeah, I'd be skeptical too.
     
  11. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 4,893

    corncobcoupe
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    Yea if you want to F_ _ _ _ with him tell him to send the part first and you'll send the money after you get it - tell him honestly that you will and see what happens.

    Seriously

    DO NOT - DO NOT - DO NOT - HEAR ME ? DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME.

    As a matter of fact please forward his PM to you to me or send me his HAMB name please right away by PM.

    WESTERN UNION = SCAM and oh by the way - he's not even in the UK - he's in Nigeria.

    Need anymore info ? You send it - you won't get one thing except poorer.

    Yea - it's scam.

    Send me a private message of the PM copies please.

    Thanks,
    Cob
    Classifieds Moderator
     
  12. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,305

    VANDENPLAS
    Member

    I. Got scammed by this ass hat for some carbs.
    He sounded legit and knew what he was talking about
    My money's gone and no carbs
    This guy has been doing this for. A while
    And he's in niggeria
     
  13. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 4,893

    corncobcoupe
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    And his HAMB name was what ?

    You guys need to report the HAMB names used, so we can try to stay on top of these and bann then ASAP of these fly by nights who pull this shit.

    ULTIMATELY - you are at your own risk with ALL transactions.


    UK - Western Union - SCAM GUYS........ NOT IN THE UK - He's in Niggeria

    Sorry legit British friends but this guy has giving any transactions from the UK - Western Union a bad name.
     
  14. PFF
    Joined: Oct 28, 2002
    Posts: 186

    PFF
    Member
    from UK

    It’s a scam...
    I don’t know anyone in the UK that uses Western Union it's not that common over here.
    If anyone does want stuff from the UK I'm more than happy to help out check stuff for you etc

    Pete
     
  15. Ah hell Don he could send me the money and I won't send him anything either. ;)

    So while I got everyone's attention this is your last chance to send a buck to the 'beaner.

    To the OP does he have a physical adress? Why not post it for us, last one I cheched out was actually a piller between two buildings. :D

    Cob,
    I don't think that the UKs guys take it personal from us. If I recall on one of the newer threads they suggested things to watch for and to have a UK guy check it out before you send money. The real deal guys are a standup bunch of fellas, and can rprobably hold there own in a drunken brawl, which wins them lots of points with the 'beaner. ;)
     
  16. real world, go with your gut,
    if it walks like a duck......
     
  17. BobG
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
    Posts: 350

    BobG
    Member

    Take everyone's advise. it's a scam.
     
  18. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 4,893

    corncobcoupe
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    Contact Bob - if he doesn't have it - I bet he knows someone who does.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614597
     
  19. jameh551 just might be a scammer,he's contacted a member here trying to sell parts. HRP
     
  20. You will be the one getting trimmed if you fall for this.
     
  21. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,352

    Hnstray
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Quincy, IL


    My EXACT thought when I read the Op's post...........Bravo! :D


    Ray
     
  22. You know, I put up a wanted ad for a '33 Ford truck grill and hood.
    The scammer never contacted me.
    Somehow I feel left out!
     
  23. Hell I got a perfect NOS grill and Hood, give me a chance to scour the internet for some pics for ya. :D:D:D
     
  24. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,984

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    It's a scam. Send me a pm with the username.
     
  25. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,305

    VANDENPLAS
    Member

    His name was Andyw383 and I did report it.
    I was told it was a scam and I'm on my own.

    Shit happens and I won't fall for that again.
     
  26. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    Member
    from florida

    Beaner is right, this has nothing to do with the UK or our many friends there, it just happens to be where these idiots sometimes say they are from. If anyone watched some of the Dateline exposes' on these kinds of scams they know a lot of this stuff comes from guys who sit in internet cafes all day long in some 3rd world country, and just say they are from places like the UK to gain credibility.

    As for the Western Union thing, I wonder if Paypal is any safer ? I know the UK has Paypal because Langy has sent me money that way for parts we have shipped him.

    Some of these jerks that do these scams are surprisingly cleaver. They will dig up pictures somewhere of parts and cars and send those to you proporting those are parts they have in hand. I have seen posts where a guy said he saw his own car being used in a picture and being "sold" by one of these guys.

    Don
     
  27. Ghost of ElMirage
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 758

    Ghost of ElMirage
    Member

    NO WAY in Hell that id ever do business with anyone in the UK . Been way too many scams over the years. That's not to say I have anything against Brits but why ever take the chance and God knows we should be keeping any and ALL money in the US
     
  28. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,070

    Mart
    Member

    Yeah, thanks, Ghost.

    Cheers for that.

    Mart.
     
  29. oldcarguygazok
    Joined: Jun 20, 2012
    Posts: 401

    oldcarguygazok
    Member
    from AUSTRALIA.

    I posted here that i need a 55chevy bonnet,the guy sends me an email,says he has one for $350,as soon as i asked for Pics he took off.
     
  30. Ramblinwagon
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 29

    Ramblinwagon
    Member
    from illinois

    This is what he sent me. His name is Benjamin Cole. What do you think?

    Thanks for writing again, I got a hold of your complete shipping
    address and it has been noted down for shipment. I will be shipping
    the hood trim, ornament and silver streak emblems, rocker panel trim
    and fender side and top trim,gravel guards,window and belt line
    trim.You can proceed to payment via Money gram with the below
    information.


    Payment Information:

    Receiver's Name: Benjamin Cole
    Address: 15 Bank Hey Street, Blackpool FY1 4TE, United Kingdom
    Amount to send: £220

    Once you are done with the payment, kindly email to me a scanned copy
    of receipt as proof of payment or the below information.
     

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