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    Probably Scam

    I was contacted by text with someone interested in a buying a trailer. We exchanged emails, here is the contact info and the message he sent.
    Emailed from: [email protected]
    Phone Number: 609-447-2623

    "Thanks for getting back to me regarding the text...I hope it is in good condition? and there wont be any cause of disappointment if i purchase it from you? I am ready to pay the asking price, i need to buy it for my Son asap, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and me being in wheelchair.I would appreciate if you send me more photos (if available) since i'm unable to see it in person.I have a freight agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money,My Mode of payment is PayPal because i don't have access to my bank account online, but i have it attached to my PayPal account. Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, I will be responsible for all the PayPal fees/charges on this transaction, if you don't have an account with PayPal, it's pretty easy, safe and secure to open one. Just log on to www.paypal.com I hope we can make this transaction as fast as possible,So kindly get back to me with the info below so I can work everything out!

    PayPal Email:
    Full Name:
    Firm Price:
    Phone#:

    Thanks."

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    Junior Member SHOW GUEST
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    Received the very same message it struck me weird that way it was worded and he did not use message centre thru this ad I posted

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    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
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    Scam. They want your email address. Don't respond. If they don't specifically name the item you have for sale, it is a generic robo email. As soon as they mention using a third party, freight agent, they will want to end you more money than asking price and you send some to the freight agent. If they are in a hurry to buy, if they say they are disabled, if they say they are buying for a relative, if they don't ask many questions before offering to purchase, if they are hearing impaired so they can't answer the phone number listed, using the words "advert" or "kindly", those are all scam type verbage.

    This message has a lot of clues it is a scam.

    If you look up in the scammers and feedback section of this forum, I think [email protected] already has been talked about as a scammer.

    Never buy or sell anything racing related online without talking to the other party in person on the phone. And then still be cautious.
    Last edited by BigBlockMark; 10-23-2017 at 09:55 AM.


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