Scams - Classic Cars For Sale Sites

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  1. roeville

    roeville Veteran Member

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    I found an ad last year that used a picture of my car which was not for sale at any time.
    I'm pretty sure I screen-cap'd the ad. I'll check when I get home later and post it if I can find it.
     
  2. BillyDean7173

    BillyDean7173 Psychopathy Red

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    You should never, ever buy a car unless you personally see it and speak directly with the owner. There should never be an air of urgency to complete the sale. If there is any pressure that makes you feel uncomfortable......walk.
    When you go car shopping, leave your emotional side at home. And, if possible, bring a friend who can be critical.
    There's a lot of unscrupulous people that want your money....and will take it without thinking 2x.
     
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    Car scammers are so popular these days...we just need to careful so we won't fall victim.
     
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    The last two posts hit the nail straight on the head. The days of being able to seal a deal with a handshake are gone, but they should not be. The internet scammers make it so the 'handshake', with cash in hand (and an armed friend), is the best way to go. You see the item for sale, deal direct with the seller, pay in person and leave with the item. Just be cautious when carrying cash. I carry and most often the person with me is as well.
     
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    Good Advice that I have broken twice in my life - both times it turned out great.

    I have sold probably ten cars ( half overseas) where I never met the Buyer. These have made me more nervous.
     
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    BillyDean7173 Psychopathy Red

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    That advice could apply to dating, marriage, etc. :eek:
     
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    These Fockers should be reported to the Fraud Dept so it’s shut down.
     
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    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I bought a couple cars off ebay back in the day, sight unseen other than the pics on the posting. Fortunately for me, the purchases went fairly well with no huge rip-off although both had issues that weren't properly reported in my opinion but I knew that was a possibility from the get go.
     
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    My 1971 Z28 is listed on DP9 Motorsports website in Long Island for sale at $42k. Never talked to them about anything let alone selling my car, they have never returned my calls to remove it from their website. Out and out fraud. I wonder what they would do if someone wanted to see my car as I'm in TN. I wonder if I should contact the local law enforcement agency. Pisses me off. I made the mistake of listing it at one time on one of the Facebook marketplace groups and it appears DP9 took my pictures and ad and put it on their website, at substantially more than I was asking.
     
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