[DML] Re: scam alert - suspicious reply to my DML ad
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[DML] Re: scam alert - suspicious reply to my DML ad



Ah yes, "Maxwell Howe" actually called me while trying to sell my D 
last week.  I have a ton of pics and info online, so I was only a 
little suspicious when he didn't ask much about the car 
(http://wisermotors.com/delorean.htm for you real potential 
buyers).  He only said he'd pay by PayPal which also made me less 
suspicious.  But, then he said his "agent" would be coming 
to "inspect and make any repairs" and wanted my home address "very 
urgently".  I told him to give me his agent's phone number and I'd 
talk directly - no "agent" makes repairs upon pickup of a used car.

To my surprise, he did send a phone number - for someone in the UK.  
I found online that the UK is the other big scamming location along 
with Nigeria.  And, both he and the UK guy had Yahoo.com email 
addresses.  I never called the number and at least "Maxwell" has 
left me alone as I asked.  I suppose had I stayed on his hook, he 
would have converted me over to paying by check at some point.  I 
was nervous that his scam revolved around hijacking my PayPal 
account, so I changed the email address in it completely.

Guess my D will be going on eBay in a month or two? Hey ? how about 
I offer free shipping to Nigeria ? today only!  Anyone?

Mike


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jan van de Wouw" <janvdwouw@...> 
wrote:
>
> And a heads up from me: this scammer is still active.
> 
> Got a request for price, location and photo's today.
> Sent the photo's, then he wanted to pay with PayPal or check.
> 
> Didn't trust it, so told him to pick it up and pay in cash or 
leave me alone.
> 
> When I just recieved a digest I thought I'd lookup his 
> name and lo and behold; your message came up...
> 
> So people beware!!!




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