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Anonymous
Burwood, Victoria, Australia
2019-03-22 07:42:48
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Selling Car Scammer 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Andrew James Scott
Email Address:
anjamesscott@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Tried to buy a suzuki swift, asked for more information. Seller immediately went to $7300. Tried to get me to transfer money to an escrow company "autoguidemoving.com". Which does not look like a legit company website anyway. Looked at the website and any money was to be directed to a random person's bank account as opposed to an actual company account (very obviously a scam). Seemed fishy so typed email into google and similar things were said but different name.
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Emiliano   (Somewhere in United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2019-08-01 09:07:27
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Ian G Livingstone
Email Address:
ian.livingstone58@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Fax:
n/a
Hi Emiliano,
Sorry for taking so long to reply, I work for the Department of Defence and I was transferred to a new military base in WA. I am providing Pre-Afghanistan Deployment Training (Desert Training). If you are still interested in buying my car, I’m asking $9,000 (I’ve lowered the price because I’m running out of time). The car is Road Worthy and Rego until October 2019. It is very well maintained, always garage kept, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. Engine starts right up, sounds great and there are no strange noises. No hail damage. I have to sell the car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be deployed to Afghanistan and I’ll stay there for a while. I intend to buy a new one when I get back home. I also need to know if you have the cash to buy the car, because there are a lot of interested buyers. The car is here with me at the military base but you don’t have to worry about the distance I can bring the car to you on my expenses, so if you're interested, let me know. Details: Registration#: DLF45M, 31,722 Km’s. Rego until October 2019. Just had it serviced. Mechanically A1 You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that!
I've also attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car.
Cheers, Ian
Hi Emiliano, The car is here with me at the military base in Western Australia, this is why I know that its up to me to provide the shipping. Besides, its free and I will give you a 10 days inspection period so you can take the car to a mechanic and test it before I receive your money. I think it is the fair thing to do. In case you decide not to keep the car I will have it shipped back with no extra charges for you. I have the transfer paperwork in hand and I’m ready to make a deal as soon as possible. The delivery will not take more than 4-5 days and the car will be dropped at your home address if you want. So, if you hurry up you’ll be able to have it in no time. I’m selling the car because there is no use to keep it parked for so long in the garage and I prefer to buy a new car when I get back home. Let me know if you want to buy. Thank you, Ian
PS: I’ve attached a copy of my Department of Defence ID card, so you’ll know I’m a serious genuine seller.
Ian G Livingstone
18:47 (4 hours ago)
to me HI Emiliano,
I recommend to make the whole transaction for the car thru the http://www.autoguidemoving.com website. All you have to do now is to register an account on their website and send me the email address you registered with, then i will start the transaction. I'll handle shipping and the escrow fee.
Once the transaction will be set, they will guide you how to make the secure payment. They take care of the title and money transfer in the safest way. You'll not send the money to me but to them! If you decide to keep it(and I am sure you will), then you have to visit the website and accept the merchandise and then i get paid. You can start the registration process here: http://www.autoguidemoving.com/register.php .
I recommended them because it was used by a friend of mine in buying a car from Tasmania few weeks ago and everything was finished with success. The payment to them was made only Bank to Bank transfer to a local bank from Australia and delivery was made in the established time.
Cheers, Ian
PS: Don't forget to provide me the email address you used to register on the website.

Scam Email
ian.livingstone58@gmail.com

James   (Somewhere in United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2019-07-19 00:54:34
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Ian Livingston
Email Address:
ian.g.livingstone57@gmail.com
As above, copy and paste scam on www.drive.com.au for an X5. Looked like a bargain, and he offered a discount without my even asking for one, which is in my experience a huge red flag (why would ANYONE do that?!?!) Reported him.

Scam Email
Hi James,
I not have a pictures of the odometer but i own the car since new and i confirm that it is 100% free accidents ad will come with complete service book.
The car is here with me at the military base in Western Australia, this is why I know that its up to me to provide the shipping. Besides, its free and I will give you a 10 days inspection period so you can take the car to a mechanic and test it before I receive your money. I think it is the fair thing to do. In case you decide not to keep the car I will have it shipped back with no extra charges for you.  I have the transfer paperwork in hand and I’m ready to make a deal as soon as possible. The delivery will not take more than 4-5 days and the car will be dropped at your home address if you want. So, if you hurry up you’ll be able to have it in no time. I’m selling the car because there is no use to keep it parked for so long in the garage and I prefer to buy a new car when I get back home.
Let me know if you want to buy.
Thank you, Ian

PS: I’ve attached a copy of my Department of Defence ID card, so you’ll know I’m a serious genuine seller.

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 7:23 NAME <NAME> wrote:
Hi Ian

Can you send me a photo of the odometer reading and last service record?

Kind regards

James

Kind regards


From: Ian G. Livingstone <ian.g.livingstone57@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 6:05:52 AM
To: NAME
Subject: 2008 BMW X5 3.0Si
 
Hi NAME,

Sorry for taking so long to reply, I work for the Department of Defence and I was transferred to a new military base in WA. I am providing Pre-Afghanistan Deployment Training (Desert Training).
If you are still interested in buying my car, I’m asking $9,900 (I’ve lowered the price because I’m running out of time). The car is Road Worthy and Rego until Feb 2020. It is very well maintained, always garage kept, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. Engine starts right up, sounds great and there are no strange noises. No hail damage. I have to sell the car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be deployed to Afghanistan and I’ll stay there for a while. I intend to buy a new one when I get back home.
I also need to know if you have the cash to buy the car, because there are a lot of interested buyers. The car is here with me at the military base but you don’t have to worry about the distance I can bring the car to you on my expenses, so if you're interested, let me know.
Details:
Registration#: WTG840, 101,046 Km’s. Rego until 02/2020. Just had it serviced. Mechanically A1
You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that!

I've also attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car.

Cheers, Ian

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2019-07-11 21:11:20
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Ian G Livingstone
Email Address:
ian.g.livingstone57@gmail.com
Scam Website:
When responding to a car ad on the carsguide.com site - 2010 Mazda Neo BFF 78L for $4,990 - I received the following emails. The ad also appears on Drive.com for a different price - $4,490. The 2nd email contains a photo ID. At no stage has he provided a phone number even though in my initial email I asked him to phone me. 1st email: Sorry for taking so long to reply, I work for the Department of Defence and I was transferred to a new military base in WA. I am providing Pre-Afghanistan Deployment Training (Desert Training). If you are still interested in buying my car, I’m asking $4,900 (I’ve lowered the price because I’m running out of time). The car is Road Worthy and Rego until Nov 2019. It is very well maintained, always garage kept, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. Engine starts right up, sounds great and there are no strange noises. No hail damage. I have to sell the car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be deployed to Afghanistan and I’ll stay there for a while. I intend to buy a new one when I get back home. I also need to know if you have the cash to buy the car, because there are a lot of interested buyers. The car is here with me at the military base but you don’t have to worry about the distance I can bring the car to you on my expenses, so if you're interested, let me know. Details: Registration#: BFF78L, 80,578 Km’s. Rego until 11/2019. Just had it serviced. Mechanically A1 You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that!
I've also attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car.
Cheers, Ian 10 Attachments 2nd email: The car is here with me at the military base in Western Australia, this is why I know that its up to me to provide the shipping. Besides, its free and I will give you a 10 days inspection period so you can take the car to a mechanic and test it before I receive your money. I think it is the fair thing to do. In case you decide not to keep the car I will have it shipped back with no extra charges for you. I have the transfer paperwork in hand and I’m ready to make a deal as soon as possible. The delivery will not take more than 4-5 days and the car will be dropped at your home address if you want. So, if you hurry up you’ll be able to have it in no time. I’m selling the car because there is no use to keep it parked for so long in the garage and I prefer to buy a new car when I get back home. Let me know if you want to buy. Thank you, Ian
PS: I’ve attached a copy of my Department of Defence ID card, so you’ll know I’m a serious genuine seller.

Scam Email
https://www.carsguide.com.au/cars-for-sale/10596033/MAZDA--3--NSW+-+Sydney--RANDWICK+2031,+NSW--Sedan?searchKey=cg_s.04bd50dde1

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2019-06-17 04:23:57
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Ian Livingstone
Email Address:
ian57livingstone@gmail.com
Scam Website:
When he asked me to go to a third party site to proceed with the purchase I was hesitate & started researching the company. He even gave me the vin number & it seem legit but I still didn't like the idea of a third party site. Then I stumble in to this site & saw the same email used multiple times with different vehicles.

Scam Email
Sorry for taking so long to reply, I work for the Department of Defence and I was transferred to a new military base in WA. I am providing Pre-Afghanistan Deployment Training (Desert Training). If you are still interested in buying my car, I’m asking $9,000 (I’ve lowered the price because I’m running out of time). The car is Road Worthy and Rego until February 2020. It is very well maintained, always garage kept, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. Engine starts right up, sounds great and there are no strange noises. No hail damage. I have to sell the car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be deployed to Afghanistan and I’ll stay there for a while. I intend to buy a new one when I get back home. I also need to know if you have the cash to buy the car, because there are a lot of interested buyers. The car is here with me at the military base but you don’t have to worry about the distance I can bring the car to you on my expenses, so if you're interested, let me know. Details: Registration#: BMS63N, 96,722 Km’s. Rego until February 2020. Just had it serviced. Mechanically A1 You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that! I've also attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car. Cheers, Ian

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2019-05-26 02:53:22
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Ian Livingstone
Email Address:
livingstone.ian.57@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Identical email after an inquiry via Autotrader.com for a 2012 Suzuki Swift 26/5/19. The more details I asked for the worse the grammar and syntax in the email became. They even sent me a picture of an ID card for the Department of Defense with full name and picture on it. They also sent me lots of pictures of the car - in a reflection in one of the pics it is clearly not the same person as on the ID card. Looked for reviews of the company they wanted to use for the transaction http://www.autoguidemoving.com/ . Web site looked a bit dodgy - no contact details, lots on it about auto moving fraud but some of it poorly written - googled for review of this company - nothing much came up.

Scam Email
Hi, Sorry for taking so long to reply, I work for the Department of Defence and I was transferred to a new military base in WA. I am providing Pre-Afghanistan Deployment Training (Desert Training). If you are still interested in buying my car, I’m asking $5,400 Negotiable (I’ve lowered the price because I’m running out of time). The car is Road Worthy and Rego until Feb 2020. It is very well maintained, always garage kept, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. Engine starts right up, sounds great and there are no strange noises. No hail damage. I have to sell the car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be deployed to Afghanistan and I’ll stay there for a while. I intend to buy a new one when I get back home. I also need to know if you have the cash to buy the car, because there are a lot of interested buyers. The car is here with me at the military base but you don’t have to worry about the distance I can bring the car to you on my expenses, so if you're interested, let me know. Details: Registration#: CR70NN, 80,000 Km’s. Rego until 02/2020. Just had it serviced. Mechanically A1 You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that! I've also attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car. Cheers, Ian

CarBuyer   (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2019-04-23 07:56:03
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Ian Livingston
Email Address:
ian57livingstone@gmail.com
Scam Website:
First part of a long used scam where the seller claims to be in the military and has to sell quickly. Once interested they will get you to deposit the money into an account and they will either deliver or ship the car to you

Scam Email
Sorry for taking so long to reply, I work for the Department of Defence and I was transferred to a new military base in WA. I am providing Pre-Afghanistan Deployment Training (Desert Training). If you are still interested in buying my car, I’m asking $6,800 (I’ve lowered the price because I’m running out of time). The car is Road Worthy and Rego until 10/2019. It is very well maintained, always garage kept, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. Engine starts right up, sounds great and there are no strange noises. No hail damage. I have to sell the car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be deployed to Afghanistan and I’ll stay there for a while. I intend to buy a new one when I get back home. I also need to know if you have the cash to buy the car, because there are a lot of interested buyers. The car is here with me at the military base but you don’t have to worry about the distance I can bring the car to you on my expenses, so if you're interested, let me know. Details: Registration#: 645XRA, 79,722 Km’s. Rego until 10/2019. Just had it serviced. Mechanically A1 You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that! I've also attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car. Cheers, Ian

John Wilson   (Chapel Hill, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2019-04-18 02:13:16
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Ian livingstone
Email Address:
ian57livingstone@gmail.com
trying to sell Klugger thru GumTree for little cheaper price.. Asked me to register thru http://www.autoguidemoving.com and transfer the money to them. Looked very fishy.. Narrow escape..

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