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to all fellow sellers: don't trust every "interested" buyer ...

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dear fellow former-travellers-now-car-sellers:

when I first started to ad my car online for selling, I practically immediately got following message:
[i

Greetings there,

How are things on your end and i hope everything is going smooth,Well i saw
your item for sale online and it sparked my interest,My name is XY

Im an artist and i would love to buy the (car) for my sons coming birthday as a
surprise gift for my son.i have been advised that people get riped by
people who advertise items and end up not getting the item,but i
believe we Australians do understand each other and this is my first
time of doing such because it was introduced to me by my son so please
do email me back and let me know the  total cost to pay to secure the
item and  about the item, so we can proceed,i will make solid
arrangements on getting my item please do get back to me asap..

i await to read from you soonest.thank you ...

cheers,[/i]

I removed the name this person gave me. anyway, after my reply that I would gladly meet her to show her the car, she wrote me back that she isn't currently in Australia, but Cyprus and all she needed was my bank account info to send me the money. a hauler would take care of the car, she told me.

well, that was all very strange and I suspected that her real goal was getting my bank info. In any case, dear sellers, make sure you really deal with the potential future owner of your car and don't give any info about your bank account to an unknown email-contact!

Cheers,
Andrea

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Re: to all fellow sellers: don't trust every "interested" buyer ...
« POST AN UPDATE #1 on: 01,January,2009 »



Wow - thanks Andrea.

If anyone gets a message like this, please report it to me.

I have the ability to ban forum users ... not just on name, but also E-mail, domain and IP address ... and of course I will do this.

@ HCC we do our very best to keep the site clean.

ALWAYS keep hold of your common sense, especially be careful with anything that involves transfer of money or personal information.
Generally travellers are good people, one more reason to try and buy from or sell to a fellow traveller face to face?
Always check identity of the seller and the cars paperwork and numbers and do all deals face to face in a public and safe place!






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Re: to all fellow sellers: don't trust every "interested" buyer ...
« POST AN UPDATE #2 on: 02,January,2009 »



... and, my dear fellow travellers, I didn't get this suspicious offer from a HCC user, but from one on Gumtree - just to be clear  Wink

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Re: to all fellow sellers: don't trust every "interested" buyer ...
« POST AN UPDATE #3 on: 03,January,2009 »



Thanks Andrea,

This is the reason why we remove E-mail addresses when we first post your advert. (also your family name)

People can telephone you, or they can login to the HCC forum and message you.

If you get a bad message, we can ban the user-name, the PC's IP address or even a whole domain name!

HCC is more than just free ad's, we want to create a club type feel and offer the best service, soon we will offer discounts on tyres, batteries, insurance and even accommodation.

The HCC brand and reputation is very important to us, thanks for clarifying that this scammer did not make contact via HCC ... even if they had of done, we would jump on the problem quickly.

Good luck selling your Commodore Andrea!

All the best

Ivan



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Re: to all fellow sellers: don't trust every "interested" buyer ...
« POST AN UPDATE #4 on: 13,November,2013 »



Just as an addition to this topic.

I am a licensed motor dealer and can usually pay cash for cars in Brisbane - all legally - and I do all of the required paperwork.

There are people that do a similar job to me in other cities too.

If you have tried to sell your car privately either through here or Gumtree (never give personal details!) without luck, try a motor dealer.

If you are calling someone from the internet, make sure you ask if they are licensed and ask them to prove it.

Or your ownership transfer paperwork might not get to the right place.

Should this happen, which it does unfortunately, you might be blamed for future traffic infringements and fines - which in turn could affect your return into Australia one day.

Regards,
Paul





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I am a licensed motor dealer in Brisbane and usually I can pay cash for your car today. I do all the paperwork with Queensland Transport too. See more and get in touch with me here: http://www.sellmycarforcashbrisbane.com.au or call me on 0411 362 229.
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