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Thread: Questions about an ad. (what would you do question)

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    Questions about an ad. (what would you do question)

    Looked at ad #1794425 it's an 2009 ATC enclosed trailer. Not much in the ad except e-mail for pictures. Well I sent the seller a message through RJ leaving my e-mail requesting pictures. The seller (a female?) sent pics and said the trailer was in "perfect condition" and what I thought to be strange choice of words said the trailer had never been "implicated" in an accident. The seller also said the trailer was part of a divorce settlement and she did not have a use for it.

    The pictures appear to have been taken in a dealers lot. I could not find anything out about the telephone number listed in the ad & no other number was given in the e-mail. Also the trailer is listed in Houston, Texas and she stated the trailer would have to be purchased through e-bay's vehicle purchase plan, which I know nothing about.

    I'm a Deputy Sheriff and this doesn't seem legit but, I could be wrong. I have the money to purchase a trailer so what do you guys think. Oh & I live 600 miles from Houston.....Thanks in advance.

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    When in doubt, walk away...
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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Scam.

    Two flags:

    1) new member,
    2) posted email to bypass RJ email system to establish contact.

    Also peculiar word choice is ususally a sign.

    Email the seller and let her know that you have a relative local to her to come and see it and that you want to set a time.

    Bet is that its in another state or at some location where it can't be viewed. And if she says you can see it - then pay to send an inspector out.

    And welcome aboard.

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    Two choices

    RUN RUN RUN...... It is clearly a scam. Ask if cash in person is good? That will say everything

    Run Faster

    There are plenty of good trailes to had for a fair price. You will find the right deal with the right person.

    Good Luck

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    Boy , I have 3 different sourses to track a phone number and get no results on any of them , it is well hid..SCAM
    ***IN GOD WE TRUST***GOD BLESS AMERICA******

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    Thanks for the quick replies.... My gut feeling when I first read the e-mail sent to me was, it's a scam. I like to think you can trust people but, some things about this ad seem "odd" and thats why I posted a question on here. I'm gonna forward the e-mail address to some Law Enforcement friends and see what they come up with.

    Thanks again, I'll keep looking!

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    Welcome aboard. Glad you came here first and checked around instead of after the fact, like so many do.
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