• TDA
    August 25, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Samantha Evans _ Emma Wilson

    SCAM WARNING - NO HILUX FOR SALE. Same message from two different people.

    Message reads: Hi there,

    Thank you for contacting me about my 2012 Toyota Hilux SR5 Automatic 4x4 and sorry for taking so long to reply. I've been messed around by one previous buyer for lack of funds, I can confirm that the car is still for sale and never been involved in an accident, Nobody has smoked in it, excellent condition without any damage or scratches at all, Mechanically A1, it's a fantastic car, only traveled 133,414 km, 4X4, Diesel, Automatic, all of which being said I expect to get $8,900 for it. The only reason for selling this car so cheaply is because I am involved in a project and I will move to New Zealand on September 10th and do not come back for the next 3 years. It's the first time I've been to New Zealand and I'm a little nervous but excited at the same time. It would be a shame to keep the car in the garage for 3 years without being used and I also need some cash before leaving for New Zealand. Right now I am located in Devonport TAS, because our squad is doing some special training, and in case you decide to buy the car, I will deliver it to your address with our RAAF truck (Transport insurance is it included). Besides, it's free and I will give you a 5 days inspection period so you can take the car to a mechanic and test it before I receive your money. Also, It will come with a Roadworthy Certificate and VIC Rego, so you don't have to do the running around Registration paid until 03 October 2020.
    You'll love the car, I can guarantee you that.

    Please check the link for more pictures: https://www.ebayphotogallery.com/zdjecia2/toyota/10564882/11
    Thank you for your interest,
    Emma Wilson
  • Anonymous
    July 3, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    They don't call, but they are connected to car selling scam.
  • Naomi Clift
    September 1, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Samantha Evans

    MAJOR SCAM - tried to take my parents for $8800 for a Hilux.
  • Anonymous
    August 7, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Car Selling Scam.
    This is the email msg sent to us after enquiring about a car for sale:

    Thank you for your email, as I've mentioned in my post, at this moment I am near Devonport TAS in a military base, waiting to be deployed in New Zealand, I am doing a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want, my phone number it is 0438 456 493 - You can write me a message but I do not know when I can respond, so the best will be if you answer me by email. My last price including shipping to your address will be $8,800 (It will not take much more than 2-3 business days to receive the car). Because it's a large transaction, we will complete the deal using eBay Motors coz I already prearranged the whole process with them, the money will be paid via bank transfer, so you will deposit the money online directly to eBay Motors and they will hold and secure your money during the entire transaction. I repeat, they will hold and insure your money until you receive the car in good condition and will release the funds to us only after you decide to keep the car and normally register it, into your name. If by any reason (the car has any hidden damages or it is not as described by me) you can reject the deal, When this happens, eBay will refund you in full, you can rest safe in the knowledge that eBay is one of the most trusted and secure escrow services across the globe. If you wish to go further, let me know your details (full name, full address and home phone number) so I can open a transaction with eBay Motors and declare you as a buyer, I will need your details also to transfer the registration over, eBay will then contact you and explain the whole process in detail. You must know that eBay will contact you without any obligation to buy or pay some fees - The fees will be paid by me.
    I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Regards,
    Samantha Evans
  • Anonymous
    August 3, 2020
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Lorena

    Hilux car scammer, her name Lorena Cameron pretending she’s in the RAAF can’t answer phone, wanting money transfer before shipping the car, what an idiot it’s 2020, sounds like someone from Nigeria scams 😂😂😂
  • Neil
    July 6, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: given as a contact number

    given as a contact number of a scammer about a car on Facebook and directing to eBay Motors
  • Anonymous
    September 28, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same here. Scam. We got the same e-mail as others regarding a Prado. When asking for the Vin/Rego number we got this back...

    Thank you for your email, as I've mentioned in my post, at this moment I am near Devonport TAS in a military base, waiting to be deployed in New Zealand, I am doing a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want, so the best will be if you answer me by email. My last price including shipping to your address will be $8,900 (It will not take much more than 2-3 business days to receive the car). Because it's a large transaction, we will complete the deal using eBay Motors coz I already prearranged the whole process with them, the money will be paid via bank transfer, so you will deposit the money online directly to eBay Motors and they will hold and secure your money during the entire transaction. I repeat, they will hold and insure your money until you receive the car in good condition and will release the funds to me only after you decide to keep the car and normally register it, into your name. If by any reason (the car has any hidden damages or it is not as described by me) you can reject the deal, When this happens, eBay will refund you in full, you can rest safe in the knowledge that eBay is one of the most trusted and secure escrow services across the globe. If you wish to go further, let me know your details (full name, full address and home phone number) so I can open a transaction with eBay Motors and declare you as a buyer, I will need your details also to transfer the registration over, eBay will then contact you and explain the whole process in detail. You must know that eBay will contact you without any obligation to buy or pay some fees - The fees will be paid by me.
    Please check the link for more pictures: https://www.ebayphotogallery.com/zdjecia2/Galeria/10564921/1#zdj3

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Sharon White
  • Anonymous
    September 18, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Lucky my mum contacted my about this one. Same thing Facebook. Same Text as post from the above September user.

    Email was shut down when I asked for vin/rego number to do a PPRs check.

    Person claimed to be Sharon White

    email was : sharon.white881a @ gmail.com (this is now closed)

    If its too good to be true, it probably is not.
  • Anonymous
    September 8, 2020
    Other
    Australia
    I had a similar encounter. I found an advertisement for a Toyota Prado 2012 GXL on Facebook Marketplace. After contacting the seller we communicated over email (specifically gmail). She was offering $8,900 for the car. I looked at the private trade in price on redbook.com.au (a good site for those interested in buying or selling cars)

    https://www.redbook.com.au/cars/details/2012-toyota-landcruiser-prado-gxl-auto-4x4/SPOT-ITM-303084/

    The car's private trade-in value in 2020 is $21,400 - $24,700. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't. In the photos she sent one of the plates was covered but in the other photo it wasn't. Also the car was registered in SA (and she made no mention of the fact that was she from there). When I did a reverse Google image search the first photo was from a listing from a Toyota dealership in SA. Also, the rego details matched (but of course this information is in the public domain). I tried looking her for full name and whether she served in the ADF but nothing came up. So I searched the first two sentences of the body of her email and found this site. I compared it to the first post. All she changed was her name (to Amanda Watson) and the model of the car. Same story, same sense of urgency. Please be careful in the future to anyone who is reading this. I have reproduced the body of text below:

    Hi,

    Thank you for your email, as I've mentioned in my post, at this moment I am near Devonport TAS in a military base, waiting to be deployed in New Zealand, I am doing a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. You can write me a message but I do not know when I can respond, so the best will be if you answer me by email. My last price including shipping to your address will be $8,900 (It will not take much more than 2-3 business days to receive this Prado). Because it's a large transaction, we will complete the deal using eBay Motors coz I already prearranged the whole process with them, the money will be paid via bank transfer, so you will deposit the money online directly to eBay Motors and they will hold and secure your money during the entire transaction. I repeat, they will hold and insure your money until you receive the car in good condition and will release the funds to us only after you decide to keep the car and normally register it, into your name. If by any reason (the car has any hidden damages or it is not as described by me) you can reject the deal, When this happens, eBay will refund you in full, you can rest safe in the knowledge that eBay is one of the most trusted and secure escrow services across the globe. If you wish to go further, let me know your details (full name, full address and home phone number) so I can open a transaction with eBay Motors and declare you as a buyer, I will need your details also to transfer the registration over, eBay will then contact you and explain the whole process in detail. You must know that eBay will contact you without any obligation to buy or pay some fees - The fees will be paid by me.
    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,
    Amanda Watson
  • Anonymous
    September 1, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    they dont call but we responded to same email re hilux and they ask for personal details to verify your ID for EBay Motors to handle the purchase - this is all FRAUD
  • Anonymous
    July 16, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Was this about the Hilux
  • Anonymous
    July 11, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Facebook car scam
  • Anonymous
    July 11, 2020
    Other
    Australia
    Scam scam bloody SCAM

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