Last post on Feb 09, 2008 at 9:39 AM
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Sep 28, 2006 (9:43 am)
Are a good place to slander a business.
Who knows what the other side of this story may be?
And, where do people get this three day return idea? this applies to solicited sales only. If someone sells you a Kirby Vacuum at your front door, you have a three day cooling off period!
and, what does this have to do with Auto Trader?
#79 of 86 Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good?
Jan 31, 2008 (5:40 am)
I was wondering if any of you have had a similar experience buying a car using Autotrader.
The seller is in England and the car is suppose to be in NY in a warehouse, the seller is using Moneybookers.com escrow services (UK based company, works like paypal), they require a deposit of 35% of the transaction to deliver the car for 10 days for inspection.
I did my research and got the car fax on the vehicle, it shows the last owner to be a auto auction.
The seller require the deposit to be paid to him as a money order before they can deliver the car for inspection.
The car is been sold for a lot less than the market value.
It looks like a scam but I wanted to see if anybody else had a similar experience.
#80 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [afranco]
Jan 31, 2008 (7:02 am)
Definitely a scam, RUN RUN RUN away.
#81 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [afranco]
Jan 31, 2008 (8:25 am)
yup. Escrow service and warehouse are 2 key elements in most of these car scams.
#82 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [afranco]
Jan 31, 2008 (4:51 pm)
Run away, run away!
If you do this, you WILL lose the 35% of the purchase price!
#83 of 86 Good for research...
Feb 03, 2008 (4:42 pm)
The last used car I bought I located on Autotrader. I then went to the dealers website where I found it listed for $1000 less.
I would recommend Autotrader to locate a vehicle but I would then search the dealer's site or call the dealer to confirm price.
#84 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [qbrozen]
Feb 09, 2008 (8:39 am)
Hi is there anyone else that knows or have been victim of this scam
#85 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [frankiboi]
Feb 09, 2008 (9:39 am)
Google "Auto Escrow Scams" and you will find a bunch
I had a guy in England try to run a similar scam on me here one time but we caught on quick.
When I contacted the bank he was writing the stolen check on they said I was welcome to forward the info but it is so rampant they probably would not pursue it.