Suspected fraudster selling V8 parts & then whole car
It's worth seeing the email exchanges a V8 member has had with the supposed seller of V8 parts - indeed the seller offered the whole car once he thought he had a willing buyer! It illustrates how this type of story unfolds with a fraudster encouraging an online buyer to transfer funds to the fraudster's bank account. Once our V8 member suspected he was dealing with a possible fraudster he kept the email exchange going to see more of the fraudster's methods. The story provides a useful alert for fellow members who might meet a similar case. See the full article. More

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Posted: 180701
Two V8 members members posted "spares wanted" adverts on the V8 Website and were contacted by a person offering the parts they needed, saying he was breaking an MGBGTV8 owned by his deceased father. The exchanges that followed gradually revealed a fraudster seemed to be at work! He encouraged the V8 members to transfer funds to his bank account in the USA with a promise that he would send the items by freight.

In this case the person offering the parts provided photos of the car and the vehicle's documentation but both the photo of the car and a copy of a V5C had been screengrabbed from an online advert to sell the car and a NEWS item released on the V8 Website - quite brazen.

It's worth seeing the email exchanges one of those members had with the seller as it illustrates how this type of story unfolds with the fraudster encouraging a funds transfer to his bank account. It also provides a useful alert for fellow members who might meet a similar case.
Angus Munro sums it up - "as this particular scam unfolded it became apparent from the information given by the seller that something was wrong. The tragedy is that there are more competent scammers who play on the ‘want to believe’ mentality of their target group". Sadly so many scammers succeed. So be alert when trading online.