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Offline Tassie

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Car Scammer
« on: June 12, 2018, 07:46:56 PM »
I have just spent 4 days trying to buy a second hand car through Craig's List. After some investigation the man using the name Marcello Yves from France was selling a different car in Bangkok using the exact same wording he used for the car I was proposing to buy from Buriram.  He wanted me to send the money via Western Union.  There was a scam alert placed on the other car from Bangkok.
Please be aware that these scammers are alive and active.
I have alerted the Thai Police about this person.
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Offline Somnat

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Re: Car Scammer
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 07:57:52 PM »
Quite common both here and other countries Tassie.

Both cars and motorcycles.

Some interesting reading here (also a supposed French guy)

https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1027176-recent-enquiry-by-me-to-craiglistcoth-advert-for-motorcycle-suspicious/

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Re: Car Scammer
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 08:07:05 PM »
Yes Somnat, this is the same scammer that tried to sell me a car on Craig's List.
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Re: Car Scammer
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 08:28:05 PM »
Not only Craig?s list. I was considering a used bike and went to a fairly reputable website. I contacted the guy and he added me to messenger. We talked for a while and he sent several photos. I thought I might be interested so I checked his Facebook page which was newly added. I asked a few specific questions about the bike. He answered quickly and correctly. Then I asked how the transportation office was to deal with in his area. He offered to do the transfer prior to me coming to see the bike. RED FLAG. I studied the photos and saw there was a couple of subtle differences amongst them. I questioned that and the guy blew up. I blocked him and reported the ad which was immediately removed.

Gotta be careful dealing online. This is the second time they tried to scam me this year. Thankfully I caught it. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn?t.

 

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