[DML] Seller Beware!!
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[DML] Seller Beware!!



Just thought I would post my latest encounter with a real pro scam 
artist. 
I have my car listed here for sale, and was contacted by a person 
claiming the name Irvin Smith . Here is the short end of the story...
He informed me of being from the UK and wanted to buy my car. He 
made me an offer wich I accepted, all seemed fine.We exchanged phone 
numbers and he even called me to talk to me but I had missed his 
call and in turn recieved an email instead. 
  Then when it came to the transaction details he makes an "odd" 
request. . He says Oh, I already have a cashiers check made out for 
a purchase that has fallen through, and I will just give this one to 
you and you are expected to refund me the difference. 
 RED FLAG.. DING DING DING. . 
Has anyone heard this one before? 
I have. 
I actually stupidly shrugged it off because he had been so otherwise 
convincing and responded as though this was OK with me. 

I didnt take long before I began to think about this..So before 
receiving a response I told him on second thought, this was 
absolutely unacceptable. I then began a little more research. 
Turns out the phone number he gave me had a macthing prefix to a 
phone number redirectory service (UK based) that scammers, typically 
in Nigeria, use to lend legitimacy to their claims of being UK 
based.    
Then I find out that this guy had actually contacted a friend of 
mine who is also selling his DeLorean and gave my friend a 
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT story.
This is what prompted me to post. 
Obviously he is targeting DeLorean Owners, so SELLER BEWARE!!!  







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