WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

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WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

Postby TJ on Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:07 pm

WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

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Taken from another forum, but well worth thinking about.....

Theres a guy doing a scam at the moment on UK car forums. He posts up saying he has a garage full of car parts to shift, all very rare, desirable stuff. ANd great prices. Only accepts Paypal and if anyone wants to collect he goesa bit quiet on them. Usually claims to be rebuilding a V8 Landrover but whatever the forum is (Opel Manta, Mk1 Astra, Ford Escort) he's got piles of stuff for them from an old project.

Needless to say people get excited, pay him hods of cash by Paypal and then he disappears...

Examples of him in action

http://www.escortevolution.co.uk/forums ... opic=74748

http://www.mantaclub.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11186

http://www.mk1oc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5219

he took the Escort guys for well over a grand before he was busted.

Please keep it in mind that forums are no more trustworthy than the local rag and probably far less safe than eBay.

Be wary out there. If it seems to good to be true it probably is and if someone won't play ball with cash on collection then run a mile.
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Postby Capri on Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:14 pm

TJ, I've moved this to parts for sale and stickied it so that more people are aware of it.

EDIT: I've now decided to put another sticky up in the General forum so that more people are aware of it. Also, the links have now been edited so that they're not dead any more.

Be cautious, everyone!
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Postby FIESTA_NEO on Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:57 pm

Thanks for the info, ive also posted this info on kentcruisers.co.uk and car-crews.com, spread the word people.
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Postby lucasdemoley on Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:51 pm

Yeh, I spent yesterday trawling all the links where this guy had been, hes made a hell of a lot of money. The escort forum lost a over a grand. Message is dont sent money to a newby seller.
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Postby frstlad on Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:27 pm

brings me back to the tom evans days :x
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Re: WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

Postby snowman on Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:31 am

who's tom evans, is he a rip off aswell
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Re: WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

Postby davecrook1 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:07 pm

tony1980 is a scammer on here!!! £110 i sent and not received a thing or heard from him!!!
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Re: WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

Postby JamieFRST on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:45 pm

Craig Smith

Location: atherton, United Kingdom

c_smith23, memememe, handy man, superman

c_smith1983@hotmail.com

07716056184

Examples

intercooler-better-than-a-pace-vt177996/
parts-for-sale-vt178254/

Wouldn't recommend his building work either :P
http://www.mybuilder.com/profile/view/c_smith23
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Re: WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

Postby chops on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:47 am

Got done by superman too i was a fool and sent him £250 for some coilovers via paypal .
he then sent me a email asking what is going on that paypal had withdrew the money back and its my fault,
after phone calls with paypal nothing of the sort had happend and i got £42.76 back .
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Re: WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

Postby stevo™ on Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:21 pm

looks like theres another one here fitbik

iphone-3g-16gb-vt182544/ :x
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Re: WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

Postby RSTom on Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:08 am

yeah, looks that way.
I paid on monday 25th jan (transfer) and was told the phone would be sent weds 27th. i waited until the first of february and then contacted him to say i haven't recieved it and was told he would go to the post office to check what was happening, was then told he had to ring them and let me know when he has any news. in the meantime i got a litle suspicious and googled the account number i was given
sortcode:77-51-12
account number: 39841168
this is when i discovered it was paul woodward.
i was given the name paul sadler, 3 barnes rd, widnes.
i then emailed him expressing my concern and got told he would provide proof of postage-i never recieved it.
it was left at that then when the phone still didn't arrive i was told i would recieve a full refund by monday/tuesday (8th/9th feb)
still had no refund even though i've been told it was transferred, checked with my bank and no transfer has been attempted.
i'm currently in the process of talking to the police but not holding my breath!
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Re: WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

Postby Russ FRST on Mon May 24, 2010 5:49 pm

I Can't believe this T**T is still up to his old trick's :x whats it going to take to stop him?

This kids well known through out most car forums. He took me and many others for a ride over some coilovers about a year ago, long story short got in touch with his local police and they new plenty about him from the mound of complaints regarding these scams he'd been pulling, they took him to court and in the end he just got a slap on the wrist!! :x but his mother did pay me and others back.. So your doing the rite thing mate getting the police involved it worked for me but like i say it's the police in his area you want to speak to as my local lot didn't do "F" all..

Check this link out may be of some use..
possible-scammer-on-the-loose-vt179139/

Hope you get some where with it mate keep us posted :wink: ...
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Re: WARNING - scammer on the prowl on UK forums...

Postby smithymk2rs on Wed May 25, 2011 2:50 pm

ill tell u what will stop him a f**king hammer, if any one eva tried to pull a stunt like that on me
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