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Old 03-13-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Scammer getting scammed..... By ME.

Ok boys and girls. Gather round.

I nearly lost my Evo 8 MR, to this guy. So i took it personally. Luckily I caught on, and not a moment to soon.

It is a very long read, but epic non-the-less.



And yes the police have been involved and doing what they can in his home town, But since i was not a real victim ( actually loosing my car ) they will not pay for my travels and testify as a witness . So im doing my part . AWARENESS.


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Too complicated, sorry, I don't the time to read all, but I'm glad you didn't get scammed
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simple. only sell your car face to face. at least you can fuck them up for trying to scam you. good detective work tho

er, how did he get scammed, did i miss something? it was a long read.

thats some crazy CSI shit there son.

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Strong detective work. Thanks for the awareness (the misc terms are unintentional...)
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how did he get scammed, did i miss something? it was a long read.
up until 1 hour ago, he was lead to believe my evo was being shipped and he was supposed to pick it up at the winnipeg lot, if he did arrive there police were going to be called etc...

meanwhile he was sending me pictures from another phone number acting like the truck driver. saying, your car is in vancouver, heres a picture. im ready to unload it.. etc..
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Why would you even think of doing this deal in the first place?
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I feel like your "scam" is not nearly as epic as you seem to think it is... in the end, you have wasted a bunch of your own time, nearly lost your own car and money, and for what? So you might waste his time too? Good job. It's unlikely that the police are going to be able to do anything serious anyways.

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Old 03-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #8
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up until 1 hour ago, he was lead to believe my evo was being shipped and he was supposed to pick it up at the winnipeg lot, if he did arrive there police were going to be called etc...

meanwhile he was sending me pictures from another phone number acting like the truck driver. saying, your car is in vancouver, heres a picture. im ready to unload it.. etc..
ah so you set up the sting

EDIT: however if you had tricked him into paying for a bunch of expenses, that would be epic.
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He'd have some tough questions to answer if anyone asked them, but all he needs to do is say that he was conducting a car purchase. Yeah, its obvious what he was trying to do, but here and now, all he has is a failed car purchase. You didn't lose money or a car, so really there may be intent to commit fraud, but no actual fraud.
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First OP's GTR get's stolen under very suspicious circumstances. THEN OP buys Badass EVO with Payout from GTR theft. Now OP is trying to trade EVO over the internet?

Your a weird guy OP... weird guy.

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He's still wanted, so either way the OP did well.
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I'm not sure at exactly which point you caught on but I'm thinking.... this was a crime in progress. If you called the cops half way through the sale and had all this great info couldn't they have taken over and just nabbed the guy? I know fraud is extremely difficult to prove so I figure law enforcement would love to pounce on an opportunity like this.
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Damn...I would have pulled out of that a lot earlier if I had even been some how convinced to start trusting someone over an internet sale. But awesome detective work...Tony Roma's part was great

Hope it gets sorted out...Do you have your car back now then? and haven't paid anything? Just your tow company fee's I guess....?
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You should've sent him a huge pile of scrap metal stuffed inside a shell.
And made sure he paid for shipping.
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I'm not sure at exactly which point you caught on but I'm thinking.... this was a crime in progress. If you called the cops half way through the sale and had all this great info couldn't they have taken over and just nabbed the guy? I know fraud is extremely difficult to prove so I figure law enforcement would love to pounce on an opportunity like this.
the reason why i continued to message this guy, is because I realized the scam, just before I shipped it out. But instead of just letting him go, i decided to keep messaging him, acting like everything was OK. and he was expecting to pickup my evo at the shipping yard. but in the mean time, I did the CSI work, and figured out who he was anyways.

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Damn...I would have pulled out of that a lot earlier if I had even been some how convinced to start trusting someone over an internet sale. But awesome detective work...Tony Roma's part was great

Hope it gets sorted out...Do you have your car back now then? and haven't paid anything? Just your tow company fee's I guess....?
I got some repairs done to the car, and replacing some parts to accomodate the trade, and the towing yes. Not out much money, just time. Could have been alot worse.

And yes, car safe and sound. And in its best shape its ever been.
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If you try to purchase a non-local car over the internet, wouldn't you be more likely to be scammed?
Probably not to this extent, but I would assume you would be scammed most of the time to a certain degree.

I would never buy anything worth over $100 on the internet without seeing it with my eyes first-hand.
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First OP's GTR get's stolen under very suspicious circumstances. THEN OP buys Badass EVO with Payout from GTR theft. Now OP is trying to trade EVO over the internet?

Your a weird guy OP... weird guy.

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the scammer claims his name to be "Tan Fan"
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I feel like your "scam" is not nearly as epic as you seem to think it is... in the end, you have wasted a bunch of your own time, nearly lost your own car and money, and for what? So you might waste his time too? Good job. It's unlikely that the police are going to be able to do anything serious anyways.

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Your a weird guy OP... weird guy.

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Oh yeah, and this too!

Sorry that's all I have to say.. everyone already said what I would have
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Hey OP, I have some money in a Nigerian bank account, if you can provide the $1000 withdrawal fee we can split it!
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First OP's GTR get's stolen under very suspicious circumstances. THEN OP buys Badass EVO with Payout from GTR theft. Now OP is trying to trade EVO over the internet?

Your a weird guy OP... weird guy.

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I bought the Evo over the internet, from Pennsylvania.

And the deal wasn't a "too good to be true" shockingly ridiculous deal. The photos and videos did help convince me he owned the car.
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for some reason i thought the guy getting scammed was redlines_daily (i opened the links and didnt look at the op or anything until later on)

and i was like this doesnt sound/seem like him at all (especially when he bitched out the truck driver)

now it all makes sense lol



everyone else said what i was thinking

the texts between the 3 of you sounded like 3 scammers met on the battlefield and neither was making sense like both sides were trying to pull the same scam (i guess it was just difficult to follow, for me)

luckily you didn't get screwed
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LOL. No Scam Tan sounds like a better name for him.

A good read MWR34. You've got great investigative skills.
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the texts between the 3 of you sounded like 3 scammers met on the battlefield and neither was making sense like both sides were trying to pull the same scam (i guess it was just difficult to follow, for me)

luckily you didn't get screwed
For some reason when I read that, it reminded me of this...

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