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lmpower
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internet car sale scam

Post by lmpower » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:35 pm

My son bought a used car on the internet from a website called Trader Publishing. He paid for it with a moneygram. It seems that the website has been shut down and they pocketed my son's money and absconded. Do any of you have knowledge of this type of scam?

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Re: internet car sale scam

Post by living_stradivarius » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:51 pm

These kinds of scams are all over the internet. Sorry he fell for it. Never use moneygram -- Stick with Paypal. eBay motors is probably the safest place to buy online aside from a licensed retailer.
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Re: internet car sale scam

Post by lmpower » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:55 am

Thanks for that advice. We'll be better prepared to cope with the internet jungle next time. I remember the first time I got a phishing email that put up a perfect replica of my bank website. The only problem was that the URL in the address bar read Latinamusica rather than Chase Bank. I became suspicious when they asked for my social security number and stopped. Caveat emptor! Caveat surfer!

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