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Scammer Alert

Post by asifg » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:55 pm

Hi All,

I put up a Wanted advert here for some Wingback seats and got a PM stating the below:

Sent: 11 Jun, 2020 - 12:48
by brian72

Have you checked with holmes in 38901 via holmg72@ gmail.com,he has a Wingback seats from a 3 door he wants to part with.

I emailed Holmes but tbh I hadn't noticed the 38901. Anyway he replied back today:

Hello Mate,

Sorry for the late reply.Yes please,for sale is a Recaro wingback leather bucket seats removed from a B7 RS4,Seats are in good shape and fits the following cars, Audi R8 RS6 RS4 RS5 RS3 S3 RS7, also VW T5 T6. Please do research wether they will fit your year of car before purchaseYours for $1700 with local pick up in 38901 or you mail me your complete shipping address.

Respectfully,
G Holmes

Looked pretty dodgy and they clearly made a mistake in thinking I was in the USA. Anyway, I recognised the photos from a Facebook advert so contacted the seller to warn them. They've since done a Google Search and seen many cases of these scammers using the same process

Be aware!

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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by chunky79 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:15 pm

Good heads up :thumbs:
previous- 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gtiGoodwood, S3, S4 V8 avant.
Now- C5 RS6 Misano red avant. Getting close to how I want it.

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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by wardy124 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:20 am

I've just had the same with a request for a C6 S6 Mlltek.......
C6 S6 completely standard car just imported with full history from Switzerland - Needs an exhaust!!

B6 S4 Misano Red, KW V3's, RS4 ARB's, Miltek

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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by wardy124 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:21 am

S6 C6 Milltek
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Sent: 11 Jun, 2020 - 12:46
From: brian72
Recipient: wardy124

Have you checked with holmes in 38901 via holmg72@ gmail.com,he has a S6 C6 Milltek he wants to part with.
C6 S6 completely standard car just imported with full history from Switzerland - Needs an exhaust!!

B6 S4 Misano Red, KW V3's, RS4 ARB's, Miltek

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crapbag
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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by crapbag » Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Scum bags!

Thanks for the updates.

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IchBautAuto
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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by IchBautAuto » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:18 am

Got this today in a pm on here. We've been infiltrated again. Seems to want to buy my RS4 according to the heading. Looks like the IQ level is heading into the minuses.

Hello, you can Contact Harry am certain he as an offer to make. Wharry757@gmail.com..

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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by chunky79 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:01 am

Take it you've reported it to MrT?
previous- 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gtiGoodwood, S3, S4 V8 avant.
Now- C5 RS6 Misano red avant. Getting close to how I want it.

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there!

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IchBautAuto
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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by IchBautAuto » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:11 am

You bet
C5 RS6, Milltek and Wagners: B5 RS4 450 + HP: A4 1.8 GP TQS original: 1963 UNIMOG 404:

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PhilT
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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by PhilT » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:08 pm

I've deleted and banned brian72 but that doesn't mean it's safe. Please be cautious.
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Current : 2016 Audi SQ7

Ex : 2010 Nissan GT-R Premium Edition, 2014 Audi S3 Sportback, 2007 Audi Q7 4.2 TDI, Clio 172 Cup, B5 RS4, C5 RS6+ (249/999), S2 Coupe, Ex-Police Senator 3.0 24v, Ford Escort 1.3

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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by se4njb7 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:04 pm

Yeh think I just got something too. I’m not even looking for a rear ARB 😂

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Sent: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:00 pm
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Hi you can contact Steven he has a for sale if you are still interested
stevenmarcky@gmail.com

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IchBautAuto
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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by IchBautAuto » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:17 am

Mr T,
Sent you a PM. Noticed that Brian72 is now in the netherworld.
C5 RS6, Milltek and Wagners: B5 RS4 450 + HP: A4 1.8 GP TQS original: 1963 UNIMOG 404:

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PhilT
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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by PhilT » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:37 am

I've done a little investigation.... It seems there's a few scam attempts going on. Thankfully, with the help of the users, we have detected this early. Please be super careful. If in doubt, use PayPal for payments, but do not send as a gift. Bank transfers are unlikely to result in money back if it is a scam.

Private Message MO seems to be:
Hi you can hit up <name> he has a for sale if you are still interested
firstnamesurname1234@gmail.com

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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by crapbag » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:27 pm

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=91546

Scam/phishing going on here too by the looks of it Phil.

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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by Ian_C » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:30 am

B5 B6 B7

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Re: Scammer Alert

Post by martynrich67 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:40 am

I got one for an Eventuri - emailed me afterwards and wants $550 for it 😂😂

If that’s not a scam nothing is 🙄 same message (exactly) on several other wanted posts, from wheels to cars.
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