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Old 06-09-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Careful when buying a used car thats too good to be true

http://www.break.com/index/scary-pri...ying-scam.html
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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If this is not staged, I'd like to know how the crew will explain themselves to the police over all of the fake 911 calls.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:57 PM   #4
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i always did wonder why some cars on autotrader are half the cost of all the other cars on the same page. even all the pictures are blurry....hmmm
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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If this is not staged, I'd like to know how the crew will explain themselves to the police over all of the fake 911 calls.
who would be calling 911? the viewers?
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:44 PM   #6
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who would be calling 911? the viewers?
Oh I dunno... the victims?
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:37 AM   #7
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:48 AM   #8
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i always did wonder why some cars on autotrader are half the cost of all the other cars on the same page. even all the pictures are blurry....hmmm
Yeah, been noticing a lot of this lately.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:19 AM   #9
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This is why I always ask for proof of location/ownership and ID of the seller of the vehicle. If they don't line up then walk away. Always fishy when a private seller is not at their place of residence.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:53 AM   #10
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Interesting. There should be plenty of houses on repo at the moment for a stage. I can almost see a AA s/c.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:35 AM   #11
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What a con! If you can do this a few times a week you could make a great living.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:56 AM   #12
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I'm confident that the stagers returned the money to the victims, and made this video for educational purposes. Noone would be that stupid to tape themselves stealing and post it online. A victim wouldn't call 911 over a few hundred dollar theft. That's a non-emergency.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:11 AM   #13
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I'm confident that the stagers returned the money to the victims, and made this video for educational purposes. Noone would be that stupid to tape themselves stealing and post it online. A victim wouldn't call 911 over a few hundred dollar theft. That's a non-emergency.
Most people will not report this to anyone. To embarrassed because they got scammed.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:19 AM   #14
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You can see people calling in the video. They just got scammed for a few hundred bucks and they are watching the thief getting away... do you guys think they're calling their mom?
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:44 PM   #15
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Great eye opener for naive people out there...

...As mentioned in another post, I know a girl that was SO CLOSE to buying one of those scammy auto trader cars... is was a fully-loaded 2007 Audi A4 Quattro for like $5,700.00 (if I remember correctly)... It even took me a while to convince her that is was a fraud!!!!

She was so blinded by the price; she was nearly willing to PayPal the scam artist her hard earned cash.

Unbelievable.

Needless to say, she knows as much about cars as my goldfish does.
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