Won This Auction Then Paid The Seller With BOGUS Western Union Money Orders!
Plain SUCKS!! eBay Will Let Anyone Breathing Set Up An Account On Their Site
With No Verification Of Who They Are!
There Is A
Discussion Going On About This
HERE But eBay Will Probably Pull It Soon!
It Is Such A
Shame What A Scammer Infested GARBAGE DUMP This Once Great Site Has
1956 Cadillac Coupe
Style No: 56-6237DK
Body No: FW13781
If you think it won't
happen to you, think again! This car was listed with a "buy it
now" of $2750, item #250023935146 on August 29th. An
individual using the ebay ID of "markymarky57"
hit the buy it now option. On August 31st
at 7:45pm, an individual representing himself as the buyer,
using the name of Mark Wright, and his supposed brother, came
to my home and picked this car up. These guys were two black
males in their late twenties or early thirties, about 6' 2"
average and similar build. They were driving a fairly late
model Ford pickup which had a gash in the hood located in the
drivers view. Looked asthough someone had hit the hood with an
axe. They were pulling a yellow 18', wood floor trailer with a
few of the boards raised up in the front. No winch. The
trailer had current registration until 07, Texas plate.
Neither one of them could back a trailer, I had to do it for
them. I had also given them a complete engine from a 58
Cadillac which we loaded in the back of their truck, all the
accessories were still bolted on. They gave me 2 Western Union
money orders in the amount of $1375 each to pay for the car.
The money orders are fraudulant (fake)!
Even to a trained eye, these money orders appeared to
be real. The car is gone.
This has been a $2750
lesson that I hope we can all learn from. I thought that the
scams were only using cashiers checks, but I was wrong.
beware! If anyone has seen this car being trailered anywhere,
please send me an email so we can help the local authorities
do their job.
This is a major theft
that could happen to you! The car was taken from my home in
Van Alstyne, Texas. 50 miles north of downtown Dallas.
This listing has
been up for 2 days and the response from fellow ebayers has
been overwhelming! Thank you all for keeping an eye open and
for the constructive suggestions. New York, Chicago, Medesto,
Pomona, Atlanta, New Orleans, Seattle, Denver, Bismark, Salt
Lake City, etc.... Thank you all! We take our classic cars
serious! Next time markymarky57, you should probably steal a
new car. Classic car owners are a different breed.
On Sep-06-06 at 19:09:32 PDT, seller added the
Two days left on this relisting
and I would like to take this opportunity to thank this community one
more time for the interest and concern shared about the loss of my car
to a couple of criminals. Have I learned something....absolutely!
However, I hope we can all learn something from what happened
here. I will continue to find and list project cars for sale via ebay,
it's my passion and those idiots can't take that away. I've heard from
folks all around the globe, with some good constructive ideas. This is
nobody's fault but my own, that this happened to me, so please let's
build a stronger and more secure environment for us all to enjoy! Once
again, thank each and every one of you that read this listing, thought
about what happened, or emailed me with ideas.
Classic car lovers are a
different breed. It's not the fact that I'm at a financial loss on
this deal, I'll recover, it's the fact that these guys don't
appreciate what they stole.
Thank you, and be careful,
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