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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:59 pm    Post subject: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

I have a wanted ad on the samba and just like most of you here I am careful buying remotely and ask the seller for some proof like pics of him in front of car, pic of vin, pic of title etc ...

... so did I with this "seller" after he contacted me with nice pics of a bus He wanted to sell me.

This is how he complied to my requests ... I cannot stop laughing at it. Have to give him credit for trying hard I guess (BTW he used the same pics of the bus he sent me originally now with him "in front of the bus"). Got to love the ID as well:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

Quick, ask him for his bank account information so you can wire $80,000 directly into it. Or send him a money order for $3,500 more than the asking price so he can give the surplus to the person picking up the vehicle.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

He's good at having the exact same pose for every picture! It's almost as if it were photoshopped! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

so whats the isssue? dont you like the color of the bus? or his shirt? or that he is floating above the ground? hmm possibly it's a awesome deal Confused as that just might be THE MAJICK BUS!!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

The sad thing is that as laughable this is, someone somewhere will send him the money. If not, the scammers would be putting in more effort than they do. It is obviously paying off for them.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

Seems legit! Very Happy

LOL, I've seen a few of these Ferber but that is far and away the worst photo-shopping I have seen of all the fake titles and ids.

I've never seen them send pics of them in front of the Bus before - that is a new one.

To anyone:
If anyone sends you their id as "proof," I can pretty much guarantee it's a scammer.
I've never seen a real person do that.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

Oh, SHIT! I just BOUGHT that bus Brick wall
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

Oh, SHIT! I just BOUGHT a bridge from him Brick wall
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

Atlantic told me this scammer was the susanbash123 scammer that is all over the internet right now.

They use various different emails but often back to using the [email protected] email at some point.

I have a thread on them:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=732939

I see that same Bus in the thread above... without the guy in front of it
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

I think this site with all the astute folks with keen eyes and lots of knowledge, does a very good job of ferreting out the nonsense. If an ad lasts longer than 10 minutes, it's most likely legit. (Now that doesn't mean reasonably priced or anywhere near the condition claimed. That's fodder for the "whines" in every forum to deal with Razz )
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

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So the sign on the garage wall behind the Bus is a New Hampshire state inspection sign, the siloute/face on the left edge of the sign is "The old man on the mountain" a N.H. state trademark...... Just saying....
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

Never buy from a guy who illegally parks in a handicapped space Very Happy


And no front license plate as required in TX (and NH).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:02 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

Found that Bus here on Hemmings:
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/volkswagen/westfalia/2129547.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

rcroane wrote:
Never buy from a guy who illegally parks in a handicapped space Very Happy


And no front license plate as required in TX (and NH).


HAHAHAHAHA . . Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:01 am    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

At least hes an organ donor. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Found that Bus here on Hemmings:
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/volkswagen/westfalia/2129547.html


With the description "helping a friend sell..."
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:41 am    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

crukab wrote:
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So the sign on the garage wall behind the Bus is a New Hampshire state inspection sign, the siloute/face on the left edge of the sign is "The old man on the mountain" a N.H. state trademark...... Just saying....


Just cuz the bus is there doesn't necessarily mean the owner is anywhere in the same vicinity. Or state.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

It's a legit picture. My dog is there to prove it.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

Atlantic wrote:


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"Eye color BLU"

Hahaha, maybe after he put his sunglasses on.

If Texas has immigration laws anything like California, that's probably his real license.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: .... my best scam experience ever Reply with quote

bigdog1962 wrote:
It's a legit picture. My dog is there to prove it.

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How do we know for sure that it is really his dog and not his neighbor's or some random stray? Confused
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