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Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
2013-06-01 06:32:49
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+1 Advertisement in online Autotrader for a nearly new car at silly money 
Gill Hughes
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Quite simply went on Autotrader looking for a car. Came up with a Kia Sportage which I am well for a 2011 model the value is around £15000 so to good to be true at £6000. Anyway I still remained interested but contacted the e mail address and said why such a car at such a price. E mail back explaining her move to Cadiz in Spain and no desire to drive the right hand drive car there, so decided to sell it on to a UK resident etc etc etc. I e mailed again to say I might be interested and got another e mail giving ALL vehicle details (so I could check things) and great detail about a safe financial transaction through Google Wallet who would contact me to make arrangements once she received relevant details from me (ie: delivery point, contact number and so on). I DO NOT believe that is how Google would do it. Also look for suspect phrases and bad spelling on the e mail
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-06-04 18:36:54
robert riley
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Offered to sell me a Merceds benz S500L advertised for £8000 when current trade buy-in price is £23000 at Mercedes main dealer. email received with exactly same wording as your previous contact who wanted to buy a Kia car. Person supposedly in Cadiz. Also suggested deal through Google wallet, with the car delivered to my door and 15 days trial etc etc. Offer was in Auto trader website.

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