Re: [DML] Re: Mysterious Delorean Deal
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Re: [DML] Re: Mysterious Delorean Deal

Kermit... A very interesting scam and very common.  These guys are  usually 
from overseas and make the auctions look so good.  Last winter I  had just 
purchased a Polaris Ranger and saw a 2005 model on e-bay for a great  price.  Two 
key elements raised my suspision: (1) The payment had to be by  Western Union 
Money Order only and (2) the use of an escrow agent other than  e-bays.  E-Bay 
was quick to end this auction when reported to them.   There are all sorts of 
Oxygen Thieves out there and the trick is to catch them.  The guy with the 
Polaris had all kinds of positive feedback that he had stolen  from a legitimate 
In a message dated 6/30/2005 6:25:46 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
KPoling@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

This is  (somewhat) amusing.  I did, in fact, offer to drive up  with
cash.  And he wrote back saying that while the car was in  Kentucky, he
actually lived in Hawaii and therefore wanted to go through an  Ebay
Motors agent supposedly in Chicago (via western union payment  only)  and
that Ebay (not an escrow company) would hold the money  until I accepted
delivery of the car...shipped anywhere in the US within 2  days.  This is
my first big encounter with such a scammer...boy would  I like to find
some way to have him appropriately - uh - detained.   

Kermit Poling

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