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Beware scam RV8 advert on Ebay
Buyers Beware! Do not bid on this RV8, Ebay listing 320992346565. It is a scam asking you to contact the seller outside of Ebay site by email at vex123***. The "seller|" does not have the vehicle and tries to get you to commit to sending money using bogus Ebay payment protection documents. I have notified Ebay of this scam and also the V8 Register.
Geoffrey Philip Coley
29/09/2012 @  23:09
Under topic: RV8
 
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Beware scam RV8 advert on Ebay
David Knowles sent me an email yesterday highlighting this advert which I agree on the face of it looks very odd. A car with that registration plate is registered with us as Caribbean Blue 0421 by a member in Yorkshire so last night I sent him an email to see if he has any information on the advert. I also visited the MGAUCTIONWATCH webpage and it is strange but that advert is not listed there when you do an "MGV8" search. BTW I have not received the notification Geoffrey mentions in his posting.
V8 Webmaster
30/09/2012 @  11:16
 
Beware scam RV8 advert on Ebay
My email to the registered owner of the RV8 advertised in the odd advert seen by David and Geoff on eBay has replied to my enquiry saying "No I'm not selling her and I can't think what has happened". He added that it had been advertised on eBay recently but by the person he bought the car from, so by now that advert should have been removed by eBay. He added "I have just clicked on the link and it came up as no longer available, so hopefully it has been sorted behind the scenes. Hopefully there isn't a cloned car somewhere".

Geoff Coley contacted me saying it is worth reminding fellow members and prospective purchasers of classic cars like the RV8 that they "should use great caution when invited to respond to any email address in the form ***123@gmail.com involving the sale or purchase of an RV8 at a very low price". It seems this particular scammer uses an email address with "123" in it so if any members spot further adverts of this kind on eBay or elsewhere please notify me asap as I will be able to check whether the car is registered with us and, if it is, can then contact the owner to alert them. If anyone is invited to buy an RV8 in Caribbean Blue do take great care to check the VIN and contact me for further assistance. The "vehicle data checks" and "safe buying" sections in my RV8 Buying Guide book have detailed advice.
http://www.buyinganmg.com/subpages/sellingsafely.htm
V8 Webmaster
30/09/2012 @  22:33
 
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