Chris Rust - car sales -anyone heard of this before??

stu74

New Member
Hi

I'm currently trying to sell my car......this looks a bit dodgy though. Anyone be able to suggest anything??

Thanks

Stuart


The following customer is interested in the vehicle you are advertising on http://www.autotrader.co.uk

Received: 19 May 2008 11:45

Customer Details:
NAME: MR Christopher Rust
TELEPHONE:
EMAIL: chris.rust123@live.com

Vehicle Details:
MAKE: DODGE
MODEL: AVENGER
PRICE: £17495

Message:
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am interested in
purchasing this vehicle ,it suits my requirements perfectly,I run

two garages ,one in Dublin and the other in the Netherlands, i

shuffle most of my time between the two .
THESE ARE MY TERMS OF TRANSACTION:

1) I AM OKAY WITH THE STATED PRICE ON THE ADVERT.

2) I WILL BE PAYING WITH A BANKER'S DRAFT / CHEQUE WHICH I WILL

ALLOW TO CLEAR BEFORE THE PICKUP/SHIPMENT OF THE CAR.

3) I WILL INCLUDE FEES FOR SHIPMENT IN PAYMENT, THIS MY SHIPPING

AGENCY WILL USE FOR PICK-UP.

The excess funds will go towards covering costs for

shipping,shippers fees,insurance,tax and any other expenses that

might be incurred getting it down to the new owner.

I will want you to get in touch with the following details if my

terms are okay:

FULL
NAME............................
ADDRESS........................
TELEPHONE NUMBERS...................(Mobile and Land)

As soon as i have your details,i can
have payment effected immediately,all things being equal,we should

have this wrapped up by the end of this week.

Pls note that you'll have to send on the balance on the funds that

you'll get to my shipper so he can come attend to the pick up as

soon as you make the car ready.

I beleive that most transaction are based on trust,so i will look

forward to a succesful transaction with you.

Best Regards,
Chris
 

Miyuki

Administratrix
Staff member
If you use the search function here you will find the name Christopher Rust in some other scam formats.

It looks like a fake check scam to me.
The excess funds
There aren't any excess funds, there is only your funds.
 
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Nalan

Guest
Chris Rust

Hi, i have received exactly the same email and i replied. He has sent me the draft check which i received today and i did a check on the company on the cheque and they are currently in liquidation? which means there is no such company. It is a scam and i would not take it further.

Thanx
 

Miyuki

Administratrix
Staff member
You have a fake check and the best thing to do would be to take the check and turn it over to your local police along with copies of the email you received. In no case should you attempt to negotiate (deposit) that check. It is a complete fake.

The company may be in liquidation but that does not mean it doesn't exist, but it does mean that it may soon cease to exist.
 
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