Deal of a lifetime or SCAM??

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  1. 88Hatch5.0

    88Hatch5.0 New Member

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    i saw an ad for a 2001 Cobra convertible that was unbelivably priced so i contacted the seller through email and asked her where she was located and if there were any catches or problems w/ the vehicle and she replied:


    "Thank you for your e-mail. First of all you must to know I am currently located in Greece and the car will be shipped from here. If you are ready to buy now get the shipping for free.The car is originaly purchased from USA and it currently registered in US so that will not be a problem at all for you, also there will be no import fees or taxes since the car is originaly purchased from USA. The total price including shipping and handling. I will ship the car using Maersk Sealand. You will get it in 7 days and they will deliver the car to the nearest airport in your city or for special delivery to your home address. Some words about the car: perfect condition, like new. The car has never been wrecked or damaged. No hidden defects,the car has a clear US title. The car has never been in an accident. About the paper work: I will send you along with the car all the necessary documents and you will have
    one week to test it. If you decide in max. 7 days since the arrival date not to keep it you can deliver the car back to me and i will support the shipping costs.
    I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I will apreciate a fast honest answer from your side."


    what do u people think?? it this too good to be true or a deal of a lifetime?? what should i do??
     
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  2. Cobra01Vert

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    scam......

    done all the time
     
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  3. wythors

    wythors Get off my lawn!!!
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    Scam. No question. Run.
     
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    sounds screwy to me. I would want something more than that if I was considering buying a car from greece, that has a clear us title. maybe you should get some buddies of yours to send her the same email, and find any discrepancies. I assume this is an individual? and free shipping from greece, for a vehicle?????? I would forget about it. sorry
     
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    No, No , No !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Relax, take a deep breath and continue your search. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. fast99cobra

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    Saw almost the same form letter for a 69 Boss 429 in Portugal, they wanted $10000 US for the car but if i Western Unioned them $3000 they would ship it to US and i could pay balance upon reciept. SCAM
     
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    Probably an Al-Quaida front group looking for $$$. Terrorist bastards :flag:
     
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  8. 96cobra4.6

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    :nonono: enough said.
     
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  9. COBRA_SVT_VERT

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    I see those all the time with motorcycles...just last week.

    Amazing that these are still going around...they've been using the same bs for years.
     
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    I agree....scam.

    Go find one you can kick the tires & test drive.
     
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  12. 88Hatch5.0

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    she sent me this. i was thinking that it was not even a real car, but this proves it is right??



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    could i get like a PI or a lawyer on this to make sure?
     
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  13. joey8656

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    That is a SCAM. DO NOT REPLY. DO NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION WHATSOEVER. I work at a law firm and every once in a while someone in your position comes in with a sad story about how they got conned out of their hard earned money.

    STOP ANY CONTACT WITH THAT PERSON. ANYTHING SHE TELLS YOU IS BS.

    I hope that was helpful/clear.
     
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    Also, dont waste money hiring someone to investigate. If you ignore all our warnings you deserve what you will get.
     
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  15. 88Hatch5.0

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    its hard to let go, but the search will go on :(

    thanks guys
     
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  16. Roger_4.6_96

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    Let me guess you were looking on ebay and found Cobra cheap. I see all kinds of cars on ebay. Like old mach 1's for $5000 buy it now.
     
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    watch out... SCAM!!!!!!!
     
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  18. mcnaz

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    not sure where the ad was posted but I got a reply like that on an autotrader ad. I forwarded it to customer support and they deleted it immediately no questions asked. Big SCAM. Those f'ers should be hung by their balls. But there's a sucker born every minute so I'm sure some people fall for it.
     
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    Seen so many scams like this it isn't even funny. Usually they are on ebay. As far as the VIN all they have to do is find one that belongs to that kind of car.
     
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  20. MY Cobra

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    You can find threads about free car fax reports people will post vins and other peopel will use there free account for a vin number and then the scam artist can just take that info from that thread give it to you. Friend had a deal like this on a WS6 and a 03 cobra as a package deal for 20 grand lol
     
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