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11 complaints this year, 11 total complaints

Comments on 0480 044 384

Anonymous

Posted on November 5, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Caller: Gracie Manguera

Saw a used car ad for a Honda Jazz 2014 on autotrader for $7150 and asked them questions about the car and I got this reply:

“Hi there,

Thank you for contacting me 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, I've attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car, excellent condition without any damage or scratches at all, Mechanically A1, it's a fantastic car, only travelled 50023 kms, all of which being said I expect to get $7,000 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 November 20th and 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 it's 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 included). Besides, it's free and I will give you a 7 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 17/03/2023.
You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that.

Thank you for your interest,
Gracie Manguera”

Then I asked some more questions including if I could have a recent copy of the registration and I got this reply:

“Thank you for your email, as I mentioned in my post, I am currently near Devonport TAS in a military base, waiting to be deployed to New Zealand, I am doing a special training program every day and not allowed to leave the unit or to call whenever I want, my phone number is 0480 044 384 - You can write me a message but I don't know when I can answer, the best will be if we will communicate by email. My final price including delivery to your address will be $7,000 (Full Transport Insurance will be included and It won't take more than 2-3 business days to receive the car). Since it is a big transaction, we will complete the deal using escrow https://my.escrow.com/myescrow/includes/status/ because we have already pre-arranged the whole process with them, Money will be paid through escrow, so you will deposit the money online directly to Escrow and they will hold and secure your money during the entire Transaction. Again, they will hold and secure your money until you receive the car and will release the funds to me, Only after you decide to keep the car and register it normally in your name. If for any reason (The car has hidden damage or is not as described) You can reject the deal and when this happens Escrow will refund you in full, You can rest safe in the knowledge that Escrow is one of the most trusted and Secure Escrow Services across the globe. If you wish to go ahead please let me know your details (Full name, Full address and Phone Number for Transfer the Registration Over) Also, in order to open an Escrow transaction and declare you as the buyer, they will then contact you and explain the whole process in detail.
You should know that Escrow 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 soon.”

Luckily I googled RAAF and Escrow before trying to contact them. SCAM. Don’t trust autotrader because there’s so many ads similar to this. Better go to an actual dealer not a private one! Be careful!
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Anonymous

Posted on November 11, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
I have been scammed by this, Mazda CX-3 but content of email was identical, have now lost my money. should have been much more careful
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Anonymous

Posted on November 22, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Caller: Gracie Manguera tas@specific-fly-training-school"
Exactly the same message as already reported. IT was for a HONDA CRV 2013 . Stupidly I have given the scammers a copy of my driver's license and they have already started opening bank accounts using my id. Had to cancel my driver's license. Luckily bank intercepted the money transfer and funds are currently quarantined.
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Anonymous

Posted on November 21, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
I was emailed with identical message for Toyota Camry 2018 I was asking about a Toyota Camry 2014 I became suspicious when Gracie sent me a reply with photos of the 2014 Toyota Camry I saw on Autotrader but said it was 2018. I didn't respond. There are alot of scams on Autotrader be very careful.
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Anonymous

Posted on November 19, 2022
Caller type: Other
Location: Australia
Caller: I received an email from the same person.

Hi there,

Thank you for contacting me 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, I've attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car, excellent condition without any damage or scratches at all, Mechanically A1, it's a fantastic car, only travelled 70000 kms, all of which being said I expect to get $7,500 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 December 05th and 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 it's 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 included). Besides, it's free and I will give you a 7 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 QLD Rego, so you don't have to do the running around, Registration paid until 18/12/2022.
You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that.

Thank you for your interest,
Gracie Manguera
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI

Posted on November 15, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Caller: 0480 044 384

We got the same for a 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI...................

Thank you for your email, as I mentioned in my post, I am currently near Devonport TAS in a military base, waiting to be deployed to New Zealand, I am doing a special training program every day and not allowed to leave the unit or to call whenever I want, my phone number is 0480 044 384 - You can write me a message but I don't know when I can answer, the best will be if we will communicate by email. My final price including delivery to your address will be $8,500 (Full Transport Insurance will be included and It won't take more than 2-3 business days to receive the car). Since it is a big transaction, we will complete the deal using escrow https://my.escrow.com/myescrow/includes/status/ because we have already pre-arranged the whole process with them, Money will be paid through escrow, so you will deposit the money online directly to Escrow and they will hold and secure your money during the entire Transaction. Again, they will hold and secure your money until you receive the car and will release the funds to me, Only after you decide to keep the car and register it normally in your name. If for any reason (The car has hidden damage or is not as described) You can reject the deal and when this happens Escrow will refund you in full, You can rest safe in the knowledge that Escrow is one of the most trusted and Secure Escrow Services across the globe. If you wish to go ahead please let me know your details (Full name, Full address and Phone Number for Transfer the Registration Over) Also, in order to open an Escrow transaction and declare you as the buyer, they will then contact you and explain the whole process in detail.
You should know that Escrow 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 soon.

Thanks,
Gracie Manguera

PS: I have attached a copy of my driver's license so you will see who you are doing business with.



From: Gracie Manguera
Sent: Saturday, 12 November 2022 7:48 PM
Subject: 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI

Hi there,

Thank you for contacting me 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, I've attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car, excellent condition without any damage or scratches at all, Mechanically A1, it's a fantastic car, only travelled 47370 kms, all of which being said I expect to get $8,500 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 November 30th and 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 it's 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 included). Besides, it's free and I will give you a 7 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 NSW Rego, so you don't have to do the running around, Registration paid until 27/04/2023.
You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that.
Thank you for your interest,
Gracie Manguera
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Anonymous

Posted on November 12, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Caller: Gracie Manguera tas@specific-fly-training-school"

Same message that I just got in response to a 2019 - probably the same one as the other message referred to. I didn't get a number but was emailed from "tas@specific-fly-training-school"

I'm getting the sense that there is a lot of shennigans going on with people using autotrader for scams based on some of the responses I've been getting. Glad I googled.
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Anonymous

Posted on November 12, 2022
Caller type: Other
Location: Australia
Caller: 0480 044 384

Messaged this exact person as I saw an ad for a 2013 Toyota Corolla Levin ZR on Autotrader. WORD FOR WORD email rep as the original post. Found it suspicious when she sent an escrow website cutout. Googled RAAF, Escrow scam and the actual person to find out it is a SCAM. She even sent her photo ID to confirm identity, but found out shes just a tiktoker and not selling any cars AT ALL!
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Anonymous

Posted on November 11, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
I have personally been scammed by this person, Mazda CX-3, rest of content of email identical. Should have been more careful
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Anonymous

Posted on November 11, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Caller: Gracie Manguera

Saw a used car ad for a 2019 Toyota Camry Ascent Sport 6 Sp Automatic 4d Sedan on autotrader for $9500 and asked them questions about the car and I got exactly the same reply, words for words

SCAM, Be very careful !!
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Anonymous

Posted on November 11, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
The add I responded to was a 2019 Toyota Prado....this girl is busy!
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Kim

Posted on November 8, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
I didn't get the call, but i have the same message for hyudie i30. asked me not to call that number.
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