Station Wagon Forums  

Go Back   Station Wagon Forums > Station Wagon Forums > General Station Wagon Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 2014-03-17, 07:20 AM   #1
WagonKiller
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: greenville pa
Posts: 965
Vehicle(s): 1975 buick estate,79 ford LTD wagon,56 chevy sedan delivery
Mountian Dew car wrap?

Got an e-mail to do a car wrap deal. so for shats and giggles I responded. I figure what the hell ya wanna pay me $600 a week i'll take it lol

WELL after correspondence back and forth he is in Canada(supposedly) and will "send a check" to cover my first $600 and the funds to cover the graphic artist to install it. That's all fine and dandy until you get to the part of the "WIRE TRANSFER of FUNDS" to that said graphic artist!

I was surprised he used good English skills, But out of country(paying in Canadian funds) deals with wire transfers isn't Kosher in my experience!

Anyone else see one of these deals? Figured I would warn people.

I did tell him I was going to research it and contact authorities in reference to it

Did not seem outlandish as I am on LOADS of vehicle related sites until the wire transfer part.

This was for mountain dew energy drink.
WagonKiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 2014-03-17, 08:30 AM   #2
Thirsty islander
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 85
Images: 3
Vehicle(s): 1977 Mercury Colony Park Wagon, 1965 Impala SS Convertable, 2005 Dodge Ram
Wagonkiller I posted on this site looking for third row seats for my colony park and some guy from Sweden, I think, pm'ed me saying he had a set mint, all parts and colour I was looking for. I dont think I even put the colour I was looking for in the add. I asked for pictures but he said he had poor internet service just wire the money and the seats would be sent. He wanted four hundred, seemed resonable, but the shipping would have cost that much. What a scammer!!!! He also had no posts on stationswagon forums. Beware their everywhere!!
Thirsty islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-03-17, 09:29 AM   #3
GN300
Tipmaster G
 
GN300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Aylesford Nova Scotia
Posts: 1,488
Vehicle(s): 2006 Town @Country loaded 2005 grand caravan
no out of pocket money for you is it?
__________________
Circle the wagons!
GN300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-03-17, 10:15 AM   #4
WagonKiller
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: greenville pa
Posts: 965
Vehicle(s): 1975 buick estate,79 ford LTD wagon,56 chevy sedan delivery
Quote:
Originally Posted by GN300 View Post
no out of pocket money for you is it?
No just a rubber check I deposit then I "wire" money from it(my bank account) to someone else(graphic artist). Then the check is discovered BAD and guess who goes to jail. so YES it is money out of my pocket!
WagonKiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-03-17, 10:48 AM   #5
Fat Tedy
Island Red Neck
 
Fat Tedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Victoria BC Canada
Posts: 14,733
My Garage: 3
Images: 772
Vehicle(s): 82+83 Gutless Crewzers, 87+82 Buick Land Barg'ezz, 72 Mercury Beateor Meteor
Sounds legit....... Pepsi who makes/sells Mountain Dew in Canada also would randomly contact some one in Greensville PA to advertise thee product
__________________
Some one once said that there are no stupid questions, How ever in there stupidity they failed.

If you try to help a stupid person who asks a stupid question before you know it they have sucked you down to there level of stupid and beat you because of there experience at being stupid..........
Fat Tedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-03-17, 12:28 PM   #6
patrick80
My big woodie!
 
patrick80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: OK
Posts: 2,134
My Garage: 3
Images: 43
Vehicle(s): 1986 Ford Country Squire LX 8-pass wagon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thirsty islander View Post
Wagonkiller I posted on this site looking for third row seats for my colony park and some guy from Sweden, I think, pm'ed me saying he had a set mint, all parts and colour I was looking for. I dont think I even put the colour I was looking for in the add. I asked for pictures but he said he had poor internet service just wire the money and the seats would be sent. He wanted four hundred, seemed resonable, but the shipping would have cost that much. What a scammer!!!! He also had no posts on stationswagon forums. Beware their everywhere!!
Actually, you may be thinking about a scammer in England who employs this very tactic - he has "every part" you need! As an example, a local friend is restoring a '59 Edsel. This guy in England sent him an unsolicted email that he had all the chrome and the electrical parts he needed, ready to ship! Even had pictures of the parts! Like he is going to have an Edsel in England that he's parting out! He would not provide a phone number, insisted to communicate only by email, and did damn near everything to try to get my friend to send money via Western Union only! I'd have to bing this scammer, but he uses at least three different addresses in England.

Obvious scammer.
__________________
1986 Ford Country Squire LX 8-passenger wagon, 5.0L AOD
Looking for a '74 - '77 full-sized Chrysler T&C wagon, MUST run and drive! What'cha got???
patrick80 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-03-17, 14:33 PM   #7
Thirsty islander
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 85
Images: 3
Vehicle(s): 1977 Mercury Colony Park Wagon, 1965 Impala SS Convertable, 2005 Dodge Ram
Patrick80 no it wasn't England the guy pm'ed me from stationwagons forum site, he was a member here but never posted to any threads.
Thirsty islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-03-17, 15:00 PM   #8
Fat Tedy
Island Red Neck
 
Fat Tedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Victoria BC Canada
Posts: 14,733
My Garage: 3
Images: 772
Vehicle(s): 82+83 Gutless Crewzers, 87+82 Buick Land Barg'ezz, 72 Mercury Beateor Meteor
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thirsty islander View Post
Patrick80 no it wasn't England the guy pm'ed me from stationwagons forum site, he was a member here but never posted to any threads.
I remember the guy Patrick is talking about, there has been a lot of threads about him over the years. One of our members, can't remember who (was a few years back) played along with Mr England long enough to get mailing info. With the help of Google street view a picture of a small coffee shop came up as the address....wish I could find that thread.

I also have been PM'd by no-post members in the long past wanting to sell when I asked for parts in our forum, I never replied. and one time a "check out this great link". That's all the PM said....and of course I didn't open it.
__________________
Some one once said that there are no stupid questions, How ever in there stupidity they failed.

If you try to help a stupid person who asks a stupid question before you know it they have sucked you down to there level of stupid and beat you because of there experience at being stupid..........

Last edited by Fat Tedy; 2014-03-17 at 15:06 PM.
Fat Tedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-03-17, 20:34 PM   #9
wagonmaster
Administrator

 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 7,616
My Garage: 2
Images: 1695
Vehicle(s): Mazda 3 sportwagon, Volvo 850 wagon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thirsty islander View Post
Wagonkiller I posted on this site looking for third row seats for my colony park and some guy from Sweden, I think, pm'ed me saying he had a set mint, all parts and colour I was looking for. I dont think I even put the colour I was looking for in the add. I asked for pictures but he said he had poor internet service just wire the money and the seats would be sent. He wanted four hundred, seemed resonable, but the shipping would have cost that much. What a scammer!!!! He also had no posts on stationswagon forums. Beware their everywhere!!

Please forward me this PM. Thanks.
__________________
Stefan
http://stationwagonforums.com
wagonmaster@stationwagonforums.com


Add your wagon to the Station Wagon Garage
wagonmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-03-17, 20:36 PM   #10
wagonmaster
Administrator

 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 7,616
My Garage: 2
Images: 1695
Vehicle(s): Mazda 3 sportwagon, Volvo 850 wagon
Guys, please forward any suspicions PMs to me.
__________________
Stefan
http://stationwagonforums.com
wagonmaster@stationwagonforums.com


Add your wagon to the Station Wagon Garage
wagonmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Station Wagon Forums > Station Wagon Forums > General Station Wagon Discussions



Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Wagon Wrap ksz90 General Station Wagon Discussions 0 2013-12-21 17:02 PM
Possible source for affordable dew wipes for windows and tailgates... pvan Cosmetic & Restoration 2 2013-07-12 20:13 PM
Exhaust Wrap for the Suburban wo_jojo General Station Wagon Discussions 0 2010-10-16 18:26 PM
Dew Wipe restoration tbirdsps Cosmetic & Restoration 1 2010-09-28 10:22 AM
plastic non- adhesive wire wrap? FamilyTruckster Cosmetic & Restoration 6 2008-07-02 13:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 17:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.