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Old 21st November 2021, 15:43
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There is a seller on ebay at the moment listing kit cars amongst other things.
Seller is motor-1108 , he has over 1500 items listed, all too cheap to be true. A single photo along with contact details and instructions, I suggest you leave well alone !
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Old 21st November 2021, 16:32
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I have reported those listings a number of times to Ebay but they don't seem to do anything?
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Old 22nd November 2021, 07:20
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It's getting more common - there's a seller who seems to have an unlimited supply of low-mileage rare classics at bargain prices, like immaculate Mk1 Lotus Cortinas for £4567 and fully restored Lotus Elan Sprints for £5678 which also just have a single photo and contact details. The ads crop up in batches of dozens at a time and stay on for a few days, but after a couple of hours you get the "oops, we've looked everywhere" notice telling you ebay can't find the item if you click on it. They then disappear for a while before the same items are relisted again a couple of weeks later.

All very suspicious and annoying.
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Old 22nd November 2021, 07:23
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Here we go -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/motor-110...p2047675.l2562
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Old 22nd November 2021, 11:51
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The sad thing is that some people are bidding on some those listings.
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Old 22nd November 2021, 18:02
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Those listings look ok ? I know the scammers take legit accounts and duplicate them somehow. They also hijack real sellers photos and create new false adverts with their own details.
You need to tread very carefully, I nearly bid on a car recently that turned out to be a Cat S write off. The seller assured me it wasn't but I did a check and it was !!
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Old 22nd November 2021, 18:06
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Those listings look ok ? I know the scammers take legit accounts and duplicate them somehow. They also hijack real sellers photos and create new false adverts with their own details.
You need to tread very carefully, I nearly bid on a car recently that turned out to be a Cat S write off. The seller assured me it wasn't but I did a check and it was !!
Well, they've all been removed now.
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Old 22nd November 2021, 22:21
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Very strange !
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Old 22nd November 2021, 22:49
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Well, they've all been removed now.
That's what happens every time - here one minute, gone the next, then they'll all reappear in about two weeks for a day or two, a bit like Mayflies.
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Every week the same car photos at very random prices get posted in cars and classic cars. Most have a gmail address in the photo. You’d think they’d setup something to catch the checksum of the images and auto ban them. They’re quick obvious if you spend a decent amount of time on there, but easy for a new user to miss it.
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Sab...-127635-2958-0

Looks like they are back again
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Yes thats him again under a new user name and over 1000 cars and bikes for sale !
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Yes thats him again under a new user name and over 1000 cars and bikes for sale !
If it is a new user name how come he has a feedback of 2002 ?

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Old 27th November 2021, 19:46
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Because he's into scams he's probably good at hacking computers. Been going on for months if not years , same pattern !
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Old 27th November 2021, 20:22
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I've now reported this one to Ebay as folks were starting to bid and I wouldn't like see anyone loose their money. Not sure I understand how this scam works but it needs to stop.
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Old 27th November 2021, 22:25
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Not sure, but my guess would be that they'll ask for a holding deposit if you agree to purchase via email and then disappear with your money.

The 'buy it now' prices are just too low to be credible. £7k for a 1965 Lotus 7, really? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144307371...8AAOSwliNhoPdV

There are also Porsches, Bentleys and even a Ferrari 360 Modena, which also just happens to be for sale at £7k. I'll take two...
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...and the ads have all gone again - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144307371...=20001&mkevt=1
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Old 6th December 2021, 08:37
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And they're back...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marlin-Hu...-127635-2958-0

1000 listed ! New Ebay account being used.
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This is the company that is attached to this set of listings. I guess the guy might just take company details as well.

https://find-and-update.company-info...34523/officers
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Old 7th December 2021, 08:39
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This is the company that is attached to this set of listings. I guess the guy might just take company details as well.

https://find-and-update.company-info...34523/officers
Yes, he seems to be the original seller before his account was compromised. The fraudulent adverts have been ended. From a bit of googling it seems that this has been going on for years.
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