Beverly J Sturgill - Autotrader.ca/Buysell.com Vehicle Purchasing Scam!
Autotrader.ca/Buysell.com Vehicle Purchasing Scam!
Now how is it possible that a scam artist tries to scam you buying buying something from you? It is alot easier than you might think. Through a simple process of steps, a person may scam you by doing the following things in order:
#1 E-Mail you stating that they are interested in your car and would like to know the lowest price for your vehicle. They may ask for more pictures of the car as well.
#2 Tell you that they are out of country and unable to view the car. (My scammer was in China on buisness)
#3 They will pay through PayPal. Don't fall for this even though it sounds impossible to scam PayPal.
#4 Once payment has been made to you, you may be asked to wire money in order to pay for pick-up costs or whatever.
#5 This is the most important. Once The car has been confirmed as picked up, the scammer calls the credit company, and states that the payment was not approved by him, making you seem like the thief. Now you are being charged with theft and/or fraud AND you have no car or money. Scam complete.
I was lucky enough to have a somewhat careless scammer contact me. In the most recent message, the person told me that DAS Shipping Company was to be the courier and that the car would be sent to China after he got paid. Wait what? After WHO got paid? Yes I'm serious thats what the message actually stated. This person also goes by numerous names, other than Beverly Sturgill. I pray you all have not fallen for this. Best of luck!
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