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    • castle96
    • By castle96 18th Dec 18, 2:38 PM
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    castle96
    too good too be true ??
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    • 18th Dec 18, 2:38 PM
    too good too be true ?? 18th Dec 18 at 2:38 PM
    f:0">https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2014-Mitsubishi-Outlander/352545873476?hash=item52155f1e44:g:NsoAAOSw-QBcFXkN:rk:22f:0

    surely that's incredibly cheap. Would you be tempted
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    • Planahead
    • By Planahead 25th Mar 19, 11:01 AM
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    Planahead
    eBay Scam
    Guy also goes by josac67 - just got the same message today about him being in the Isle of Man! Er, don't think I'll be taking him up on his offer. The vehicle location on the eBay advert was London.
    • CaroleandMick
    • By CaroleandMick 26th Mar 19, 6:50 PM
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    Scammer
    I have been having an email conversation with "David John Rose" regarding a Motorhome that was on eBay & was so cheap I knew it was too good to be true. I asked for my family in Isle of Man to view but he this doesn't seem to be an option. I worry that someone will be duped by him to get a bargain.
    • Nightrider_1uk
    • By Nightrider_1uk 27th Mar 19, 12:12 PM
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    Davis John Rose
    He's still at it. Ebay number 401734914096. S-Max, greatly under priced.

    Stringing him long and have reported him to action fraud. He's still claims to be in the Isle of Man.

    Told him I had a good buddy who lives on the Isle of Man who would look at the car and purchase on my behalf. That should save him shipping costs. He still prefers to deliver via the escrow company though. He has given me an address, Wish I actually knew somebody on the Isle of Man that could check that out for me.

    Gonna play him a bit longer i think, get the bank account number he is using and notify the bank.
    • Mgman1965
    • By Mgman1965 28th Mar 19, 1:49 PM
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    Mgman1965
    I thought that would have put them off, but no....

    "We can do everything through the transport company, uShip, they are taking care of everything and they can arrange a delivery to your address. If this is going to be a quick sale, I will let it go for £6,000 with the delivery charges included. If you decide to buy the vehicle let me know, as I have a lot of people enquiring about, and send me an e-mail with your full details (Full name, Address, Phone number). As soon as I have your details I will pass them to the shipping company and they will start the procedures. Next step they will get in touch with you and send you an invoice for the vehicle, the tracking number to check the status of the delivery at any time and all the rest of the transaction details. After you've received the invoice you'll need to make the payment by bank transfer to the transport company (NOT to me) and they will hold the money into their bank account until you receive, inspect and agreed to keep the vehicle. For the buyer's peace of mind I've also added a 5 DAYS REFUND POLICY so if you won't like the vehicle, you'll receive a full refund, no fees or taxes deducted. If the vehicle is not as described, the transport company will transfer the money back into your bank account. If you decide to keep the vehicle after the 5 days inspection period, you will need to sign the owner transfer papers and only then I will get the money from the transport company.
    Regards,
    David John Rose"
    Originally posted by motorguy
    I did similar with a caravan advert that screamed SCAM.

    Said caravan was supposedly in Wick northern Scotland.

    I mailed and asked if still available, mail back immediately saying it was.




    I mailed back saying it was just what I wanted and would have it, said I owned a car delivery company and was in Scotland most weeks and I could collect on my empty transporter in the next few days, and I would pay cash on collection saving them fees and the delivery charge which they could keep anyway.


    Mail back within four hours saying it was unfortunately now sold.




    What a surprise
    • JerryHN
    • By JerryHN 1st Apr 19, 8:27 AM
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    JerryHN
    Heís at it again with caravans now
    Thanks to everyone out there for sharing this. We nearly got scammed for a caravan. Over the last 24 hours we were trying to buy a Hobby caravan in Scotland through the eBay advert. Asked to contact seller outside of eBay by email. No reply to the phone which rang out with foreign ring tone. The emails exchanged made me very suspicious of a John Rose user name lestev3 the purported seller.
    The reply he sent us gave us great concern and the response given to us was identical to his scam posted on here.
    We were at the point of paying £4,800 of hard earned money taking a 3 hour trip to Glasgow to see & buy a Hobby Caravan that may not exist in our opinion. He uses a similar modus operandi to the car scam.
    • CYABBOTT
    • By CYABBOTT 1st Apr 19, 11:26 PM
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    CYABBOTT
    Thanks to everyone out there for sharing this. My wife nearly got scammed for a hobby caravan. Over the last 24 hours she was trying to buy it from him through ebay ad. No reply to the phone which rang out with foreign ring tone.
    The reply he sent was identical to the scam posted on here.
    She was on the verdge of paying £4,800 into escrow account and wait for uship delivery.
    I'm so pleased to have found this thread.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 2nd Apr 19, 7:35 AM
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    suki1964
    Why anyone would pay for a car online that they've never seen in person is beyond me
    Originally posted by ginashamz
    We have bought 2 cars online (Ebay) that we had never seen and both times we have been absolutely delighted with our buys


    If we were to fly over to look at cars we liked the look off, it wouldn't be worth it. Genuine sellers are the ones who go the extra mile and film the car in real time for you, show you the paper work they have etc etc

    Actually we do tend to buy a lot of large value items, sight unseen, from GB.
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Arklight
    • By Arklight 2nd Apr 19, 8:00 AM
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    Arklight
    We have bought 2 cars online (Ebay) that we had never seen and both times we have been absolutely delighted with our buys


    If we were to fly over to look at cars we liked the look off, it wouldn't be worth it. Genuine sellers are the ones who go the extra mile and film the car in real time for you, show you the paper work they have etc etc

    Actually we do tend to buy a lot of large value items, sight unseen, from GB.
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Good luck with that.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 2nd Apr 19, 8:03 AM
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    DoaM
    It seems the poster has indeed had good luck
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • JerryHN
    • By JerryHN 2nd Apr 19, 8:12 AM
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    JerryHN
    The scam advert for the Hobby caravan is still on eBay (Item No. 223461664306). Looked up on Google pictures for caravans of the same model & found the title picture with the woman sat outside available for free use! The picture was taken in 2015 and appeared on an advert selling it in London. The mobile phone number didn’t work surprisingly. Is he recycling his adverts?
    We reported the current advert as fraudulent to eBay but it’s still there. Surely Plod or Fraud Squad can track him down and take him off the web?
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 2nd Apr 19, 7:46 PM
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    suki1964
    Good luck with that.
    Originally posted by Arklight
    Thankyou

    I have had excellent luck doing so

    The Capri is winning Best of Show every time we take her out, and my wee Beetle, I sold for a grand more then I paid - a year later

    Not everyone who buys unseen is a complete eejit
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • ChellyG
    • By ChellyG 4th Apr 19, 7:03 AM
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    ChellyG
    David John Rose is at it again
    Hi,

    David John Rose is at it again under a different eBay username: stesp-62 with another bargain not to be missed a 2014 Ford S-Max.

    My partner received the same email from a David John Rose so I googled his name and typed Isle of Man on the end of it and found it was mentioned on here.

    On the photo the car is located at Runcton Cottages Ipswich when I googled Runcton Cottages Ipswich I found a very interesting story about the wife finding the husband hanging from the ceiling. they run a business called Gallagher Car and Van Rentals they also have a facebook page and this S-max was for sale on there back in November 2018 for a lot more money, its a very strange story but very interesting.

    You saved us from being scammed out of £4,500 for the S-Max.

    Regards
    ChellyG
    • mgfvvc
    • By mgfvvc 4th Apr 19, 10:12 AM
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    mgfvvc
    Plod, I wish
    Surely Plod or Fraud Squad can track him down and take him off the web?
    Originally posted by JerryHN
    One officer told its inquiry the crime was not considered a priority because it does not "bang, bleed or shout".

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47781981
    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 4th Apr 19, 12:56 PM
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    maxmycardagain
    Back in the day I advertised a MG Montego Efi in a magazine and had the email....

    you want £2500, i will send cheque for £4500, please retain £1000 and hand car with £1000 cash to agent collecting this is for his fees,etc

    mmmmmmmmmmmm

    cheque arrived from Lagos (yayyyy) it was a company cheque account - a London based firm

    I banked it

    it showed clear in 48 hours and that moment the phone rang - 0208 number

    i didnt answer it

    it never rang again and in 12 hours the cheque was "uncleared"

    it was a stolen cheque

    well executed scam pre-ebay/paypal/BACS....
    Dont worry, be happy
    • mjlebon
    • By mjlebon 9th Apr 19, 11:20 AM
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    Still at it
    After getting suspicious I too googled and found this thread on David John Rose. So thankful!!
    Check out this beauty currently on ebay
    /itm/2007-VW-T5-Sportline-2-5-174-BHP-Van-Delivery-Cargo/123719957755?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144
    Had a text and email from this person. I've already blocked him.
    Be aware out there.
    Thanks to everyone.
    • Karen6810
    • By Karen6810 9th Apr 19, 12:15 PM
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    Thank you!
    Iíve been looking to buy a motor home and have received the same emails from DAVID JOHN ROSE
    Only when on line searching escrow payments did I think to google him. So glad I did. Thank you for saving me £6k+

    The email
    Was from
    rdavidjohn99@gmail.com

    Iíve also reported to
    Action fraud
    • smithers62
    • By smithers62 10th Apr 19, 11:14 PM
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    I wish I had read this thread 2 weeks ago
    I have just fell for it ,even got a small loan to pay for the vehicle! This time a camper van.
    Same scam word for word and the same name!
    I am so gutted I fell for it, Iím normally pretty good at spotting scams but you tend to put blinkers on when you look at the ad , and the PayPal part of it is so realistic. I even checked the vehicle with DVLA it all checked out ok even the mileage was correct.
    I will never again communicate out of the eBay platform.
    Surely the bank account has to be traced back to someone or some company!
    One of the hardest things in the world today is opening a bank account without giving your life story!
    They canít just keep getting away with
    It surely
    • smithers62
    • By smithers62 11th Apr 19, 1:13 PM
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    smithers62
    This guy is still active and the advert I got scammed on is still active on ebay even though I have told eBay what has happened!
    My brother has enquired about the same vehicle and has been contacted by this David John Rose to do exactly as I have done!
    How can eBay let this carry on?
    Does anyone have any advise how we can track this guy down or who to contact he must be traceable !
    • midlifecrisis
    • By midlifecrisis 11th Apr 19, 10:29 PM
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    midlifecrisis
    Check out "Ebay Vehicle Scam Alerts" group on Facebook. Lots of good advice there.

    There are literally thousands of scam adverts each and every day on Ebay. They are normally removed within minutes due to being reported by members but another batch soon follows. Even in this short time as has been shown, a few people will fall victim to the scammers.

    This is highly organised crime and Ebay should be doing more.

    Vehicles are not covered by Paypal protection.

    Many of the Ebay accounts are genuine but have been hacked by the scammers. This is why they always want you to correspond directly by email and not through Ebay.

    All of the vehicles will have been legitimately listed on Ebay by their real owners previously. If you see a vehicle you are interested in just look at sellers other items and if it shows a random selection of vehicles(can be 100's or 1000's) with different backgrounds then it's a scam
    • Nicomatt
    • By Nicomatt 16th Apr 19, 11:55 AM
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    Nicomatt
    Hi Guys, I very nearly fell for this SCAM as well, so sorry to hear a few people lost money to this so called DAVID JOHN ROSE?? Have just reported him to Ebay fraud squad and paypal fraud unit, at the moment i am still playing his game! just to keep him active, just hope somebody catches him VERY SOON?
    This CREEP needs catching!
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