Gumtree Ad for Hi-Lux Invincible Auto Reg 77 SD by Michael Preston payment to D ARBAUGH - Scamalot

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P Potter
Greenwich, Greenwich, United Kingdom
2012-11-26 08:45:11
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree Ad for Hi-Lux Invincible Auto Reg 77 SD by Michael Preston payment to D ARBAUGH 
Michael Preston
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Advertised on Gumtree Toyota Hilux Invicible, payment through Ebay Payment Protection (which is a scam website linked to the invoice number he sends you) this claims Payments are protected up to £20,000 by Ebay. IT ISN\'T!!!
Seeems he uses the Same story of vehicle location in Scotland. He is on the Rowan Gorilla oil platform. Will ship the vehicle for £100 and we would have 3 days to inspect it - then WE would release the payment to him. Payment from our bank went to D ARBAUGH at Barclays Bank Bank Account number 80613894 sort code 20-32-00. We were asking vehicle registration confirmation to arrange insurance. Michael Preston never answered of course. Our bank cannot retrieve the £5,200, and are notifing Barclays Bank. We have referred this to the Bank Fraud dept, Police, Consumer direct and Trading Standards, but have no hope of getting money back.
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