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A few months ago I was scammed out of $350 from saleen owner #476 who was suppose to sell me his HID headlights but took the money and ran. It was partially my fault for being ignorant the whole time since I have never really been scammed like that before. I never got the guys phone number, address, or anything really. I have his email and know where his dad works. Its a long story but after speaking to his father I have come to realize where this guy gets his stupidity from... Anyways I originally found this guy when he was selling his car on craigslist. He posted it up again in the sacramento ads. Is there a way I can get any more info from this guy by his bumper number or any other way? Yea $350 isnt the end of the world but if you read the emails I got back and forth from him and the phone calls between me and him and me and his father (number was blocked) it almost makes it personal.
Hi, I noticed you are selling your Saleen for $10,000, look I am prepared to offer you $11,000 cash right now for that car. I need it like a fat kid needs cake. My son is graduating this December summa *** laude from *insert local college here* and all he wants is a Saleen and I want to buy him one for his graduation present. These cars are all he talks about and I really want to give him something nice for all his hard work and a nice car to start his career. Naturally, time is of the essence, so please get back to me with your contact info. Thanks. Here is my email email@example.com
Oh, and naturally, add in that you need his address so you can bring your trailer to take it home, hopefully he is that stupid. The additional risk you run other than him smelling the bs is that he has no intention of actually selling it and therefore won't like the fact it is a cash F2F transaction.
If that doesn't grab his attention, nothing will. He might smell it, but it can't hurt. Also, use a new email for it in case he recognizes it or it comes up in his address book.
Dave, are you in close to him? If so why not do what i did when i was scammed on Craigslist.
I was selling my iphone locally and some kid wanted to pay with paypal cuz he didint have cash so he wanted to use his credit card. Thinking paypal was safe, i agreed and he paid me on the spot where i met him using his phone and internet. I gave him the phone and later that night, paypal informs me that the payment was retracted because the real owner of the credit card reported it stolen..... So i was PISSED and took me a week to find him(he later tries to sell my phone, other phones, and ps3s etc and i pretendded to be a buyer to meet him up. And so we met up again........ several illegal things happen and in the end, turns out kid was a big time scammer with this paypal crap and a crybaby. I got my belongings back + his belongings im a bad man. Bring buddies. It always makes things easier.
damn you got me so excited there for a second with the address and phone number. He originally lived in San Luis Obispo, California which was 3 hours from me when I lived in San Jose, CA. I didnt have a phone number or address so I couldnt track him down. Now I am in San Diego, CA and he is up near Sacramento, CA. It will be very hard to get any info from him thats I have tried it before with a different email address and thats probably why his ad keeps getting flagged. He will probably be only willing to meet up. If I was closer to Sacramento then thats all I would need...
but thanks for trying! I appreciate it. if you can get anything out of him please let me know
hmm... maybe he doesn't even have the Saleen? go to his work with all the proof, ask to speak to the manager, make a deal about how he took money for a ford product and demand one from ford. No way you will get it it but the manager will sure be pissed he had some guy off the street come in there demanding a Ford product sold illegality from a employee.
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