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    Default Scam attempt - Vehicle history report

    My car is on Kijiji. I got this text from a Quebec number. I noticed the vehicle history report site he sent me only accepted paypal. What a waste of time. Anyone else experience this? Any tips for me to report it, and this cell number?
    Today, I discovered this is apparently a common scam: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/20...y-report-scams


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    interesting. For a few sentences, it seemed like a real request until they kept putting the website name in every text they sent you.

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    lol these scams never go away and reporting anything does squat.

    ignore and move on

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    ...like it will come up on a Google keyword search or something...

    Yeah, that's odd.

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    website doesnt even load on chrome

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    Interesting. I looked it up on my iphone, not my pc.

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    Thanks for the heads-up; this is great info re: scam vehicle sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BokCh0y View Post
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    Thanks for the heads-up; this is great info re: scam vehicle sites.
    sell any vehicle on kijiji and you will always get scams incoming

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    I tell them to buy their own report haha.
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
    I have gone above and beyond what I should rightfully have to do to protect my good name

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    Thanks for sharing. Scammers keep coming up with new ways.

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    You have way too much patience. I would have ended the conversation as soon as they said "it's not my vehicle to be purchasing report for.....".

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    You have way too much patience. I would have ended the conversation as soon as they said "it's not my vehicle to be purchasing report for.....".
    this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    You have way too much patience. I would have ended the conversation as soon as they said "it's not my vehicle to be purchasing report for.....".
    I was hanging on the thread this was a legit (but annoying) buyer who I'd be happy to sell my car to, so I tried to keep being polite, until I realized it as a scammer.

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    Does he have any discount Armani suit?

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    Yup, happened to me as well, also made a post.

    https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/414...rt-VIN-website

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    You have way too much patience. I would have ended the conversation as soon as they said "it's not my vehicle to be purchasing report for.....".
    Exactly. If you're a diligent buyer that does his homework you'll spend the money if you really want to.

    Scammy cunts.

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    Wasn't there some dude on Beyond long ago claiming he has the best consignment site for selling a car or something and we pick him apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Wasn't there some dude on Beyond long ago claiming he has the best consignment site for selling a car or something and we pick him apart?
    EZMotors or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Wasn't there some dude on Beyond long ago claiming he has the best consignment site for selling a car or something and we pick him apart?
    Pretty sure it was James Stewart from EZ Cars & Trucks. Worked out of a coffee shop and outright scammed people all day. Something to do with needing a notary as well, which was a deterrent to people getting their money back through the 'guarantee'.

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    lol, probably don't attempt to visit the ezcars and trucks website at work, it is something else now.

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