Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 Corvettes for Sale
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Albums Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ
Search
C5 Corvettes for Sale
Classifieds: Used C5 Corvettes for sale as well as modified or stock Corvettes Sponsored by
Intercity Lines

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-26-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
forthesakeof
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2009
Default vettehound scam?

hey guys. in my endless search for the perfect used corvette, i stumbled upon vettehound. the cars there are being sold for 20k and up mostly, but every now and then you'll find a vette for like, 10000. for example: http://www.vettehound.com/geo/classi...php?a=2&b=6727

2002 corvette with 36100 miles on it for ONLY 7200?! there are lots of these on the site, too... what are the chances they're all scams?

i ask because 3 out of 3 of the really cheap offers that i emailed about turned out to be what i think were scams. Either the person enver responded upon being asked to meet so i could look at the car, or they asked for a small transfer before sending the car. help?
forthesakeof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
ksvette74
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: N E area of state Kansas
Default

Yes, they have scames on there. I have found my car on there for sale, and trust me it is not. It was a NBM 99 with 58k miles. They had copied the pics and the description directly from the dealer and cut and paste. I contacted my dealer to let him know what was happening.

The scammer that was trying to sell my ride had it in New York.
ksvette74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
ksvette74
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: N E area of state Kansas
Default

Here is my car http://www.vettehound.com/geo/classi...php?a=2&b=6315, which is not for sale and is a definete scam.
ksvette74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 05:48 PM   #4
forthesakeof
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2009
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksvette74 View Post
Here is my car http://www.vettehound.com/geo/classi...php?a=2&b=6315, which is not for sale and is a definete scam.
LOL are you serious?! That was one of my top picks on that site! I was like "yeahhhh. definitely gonna ask about that one!" there go my dreams That site is total
forthesakeof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
HiLandR
CF Senior Member
 
HiLandR's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Kansas City Missouri
Send a message via MSN to HiLandR
Default

My son was looking at a C3 on that site. What is the scam?
HiLandR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 01:59 PM   #6
kingman
CF Senior Member
 
kingman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2003
Location: Hoschton Georgia
Default ???????????????????

Wake up America!!!!!!!!

There are no steals out there and if the price sounds great then why is it still for sale?

If you have a budget and it's a low one then l would go back a generation so that you can have some money left over for repairs.

In today's world you get what you pay for. If you can't afford to pay the price then buy a Mustang!

Good Luck
kingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 02:48 PM   #7
HiLandR
CF Senior Member
 
HiLandR's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Kansas City Missouri
Send a message via MSN to HiLandR
Default

Here is the follow up message on my inquiry!

Quote:
the car is in good condition and THE OUTSIDE is CLEAN AS IT LOOKS ALL THE WAY AROUND....i will shipp to you the car and i will cover the shipping to you the car is in the agenti of shipping ready for shipping sorry for the moment i'm in uk with some busines with some cars for sale so i don't have a sim card phone number for the moment ......sir wee make the deal like this....you will make a deposit 1.500.00$ via western union you will send the money from you at my address from uk but the receiver will be your wife...and then i will give to you the tracking number and you will receive the car in max72 hours then you have 10 days to decide if you decide to keep the car then you will change the receiver name in to my name so in this way i see you have the money and you are a honest buyer and in this way your money will be protected and i will be protected.........ok...so if you are intrested please tell me so you can send me your full name and address so i can start the shipping to your address and i can give to you my address!!!!
HiLandR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 02:57 PM   #8
kingman
CF Senior Member
 
kingman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2003
Location: Hoschton Georgia
Default Total Scam

This is a novice at this game for sure. You will lose in the end no matter how smart you think you are.

The money winds up being sent to a Western Union office someplace in a remote area of Africa.

Keep in mind how many scams world to sustain a Western Union office.

They should close up and sue Western Union.
kingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 02:59 PM   #9
et1199
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 2004
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HiLandR View Post
Here is the follow up message on my inquiry!
seems legit to me
et1199 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 02:59 PM   #10
HiLandR
CF Senior Member
 
HiLandR's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Kansas City Missouri
Send a message via MSN to HiLandR
Default

Who actually falls for this stuff?
HiLandR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 03:03 PM   #11
kingman
CF Senior Member
 
kingman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2003
Location: Hoschton Georgia
Default Western Union scams

Just look up Western Union Scams and read. Even though they are aware of the scams they will not do anything about it because they make a lot of money through the money being sent via Western Union money orders.

My question is what is the need for an office in the middle of the bush in Africa where the US dollar is not used.
kingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 03:27 PM   #12
soldmystang
Junior Member
 
soldmystang's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2009
Default

hell i can't understand the wiring process as the scammer explains it. send money to your wife thru the UK?
soldmystang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 04:25 PM   #13
bmg
CF Senior Member
 
bmg's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2006
Location: Atlanta GA
Default

Tell him to call you when he gets back in town so you can meet him in person and beat him with a baseball bat
bmg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 11:52 PM   #14
Vette19
CF Senior Member
 
Vette19's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Location: Frisco Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kingman View Post
Wake up America!!!!!!!!

There are no steals out there and if the price sounds great then why is it still for sale?

If you have a budget and it's a low one then l would go back a generation so that you can have some money left over for repairs.

In today's world you get what you pay for. If you can't afford to pay the price then buy a Mustang!

Good Luck
That's a fact !!
Vette19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 12:21 AM   #15
0331MARINE
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
0331MARINE's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: You know your drunk when you swerve to miss the tree then you realize its your air freshener! Covington Ga
Send a message via AIM to 0331MARINE Send a message via Skype™ to 0331MARINE
Default

Yeah thats the same way someone tried to scam me on a house I was going to buy. They said they were in the UK for work and I needed to send then like 2000 and they would send me the keys. Are people really that stupid??? Why doesnt the website do anything about scams like that?
0331MARINE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 11:31 AM   #16
kingman
CF Senior Member
 
kingman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2003
Location: Hoschton Georgia
Default Yes

People are that stupid and if they weren't then this scam would have died a quick death.
This is a major business and crosses all lines from watches, paintings
boats, anything that has a value.

They are banking on people's basic greed!!!!!

Do l have to say more!
kingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 11:53 AM   #17
HiLandR
CF Senior Member
 
HiLandR's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Kansas City Missouri
Send a message via MSN to HiLandR
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kingman View Post
People are that stupid and if they weren't then this scam would have died a quick death.
This is a major business and crosses all lines from watches, paintings
boats, anything that has a value.

They are banking on people's basic greed!!!!!

Do l have to say more!
Say more man!
HiLandR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 04:55 PM   #18
timemender
CF Senior Member
 
timemender's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Location: Stark County Ohio
Default

So you’re saying that the western union deposit I sent to Obama’s cousin’s mother-in-law’s brother in Kenya for the 3,045 mile ’03 anniversary vert is lost money?


Say it isn't so..............


timemender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 06:00 PM   #19
HiLandR
CF Senior Member
 
HiLandR's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Kansas City Missouri
Send a message via MSN to HiLandR
Default

LOL!
HiLandR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2010, 02:54 PM   #20
Isaac
Junior Member
Support Corvetteforum!

 
Member Since: Jan 2010
Default vettehound

Hi Everyone,
im looking to become a first time owner of a c3 corvette that i discovered in the classifieds for vettehound. The seller has responded on a timely basis and has even agreed to let the car be inspected by a 3rd party, classic car guy. Its a 82 collectors edition for a great price. Has anyone had a good experiance in purchasing from this site? The add was nothing like the examples listed. Thank you for your help and forum its been realy helpful in my quest. Soon to be member and owner.
Isaac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 Corvettes for Sale
Reload this Page vettehound scam?
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
cheap, corvettes, forum, fraud, sales, scam, scammer, scams, uk, vettehound, vettehoundcom, vettehounds, vetthound, wwwgeoclassige, wwwvettehoundcom


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible Fraud Caution savewave C3s for Sale/Wanted 146 04-04-2014 10:24 PM
Scamming on vettes for sale? LOOK! RANGER69 C5 Corvettes for Sale 21 09-02-2005 12:46 AM
check out this scam on Vette Hound Cali,68,L-79 C3 General 16 06-06-2005 05:44 PM
1999 White Coupe 6 speed Z51 allen150 C5 Corvettes for Sale 21 11-10-2004 11:18 PM
Is this legit?? Anyone buy a ticket? Miaugi C5 Parts for Sale/Wanted 24 06-28-2004 04:38 PM
SCAM ALERT!!!!!! Big Bruno C4s for Sale/Wanted 13 02-25-2004 03:45 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:03 PM.


Emails & Password Backup

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2