There are scams everywhere these days. Racing Classifieds
are no different. There is one scam that has been going around for years. It
must work. Somebody is falling for it. If it didn’t work sometimes, this guy
(or guys?) would stop. How the Racing Classifieds Scam Works
• First, you place your ad for race cars for sale.
• Soon enough you receive a reply.
• The reply specifically asks to pay by PayPal.
• He asks you to send money upfront, usually for shipping or
some other expense. Your Ad for Race Cars for Sale.
It doesn’t matter where you place your racing classifieds.
If your contact information is on the internet, you can be a target. There does
not seem to be any pattern to the types of race cars for sale. The scam artists
just try everything. You Receive a Reply. It is always exciting to receive a
reply to your racing classifieds for your race cars for sale. It may be this
excitement that makes some people more vulnerable to being scammed. Drag Racing
The reply is usually:
• Awkwardly worded.
• Offering to pay the full asking price.
• Making an emotional appeal like; he is “buying it for his
son” or he “is in a wheelchair” or he has “hearing loss”.
• Expressing some urgency.
Pay by PayPal There are conventional methods used to make
payments within the racing classifieds industry. But the scam artist explains
that he has no access to his bank account online. He does promise to be
responsible for any PayPal fees or charges. He sounds a bit more like an ad for
PayPal than someone replying to racing classifieds. There are instructions for
what to do if you don't already have a PayPal account. The link is even
included. Send Money Upfront, Usually for Shipping or Some Other Expense. The
freight agent he uses needs to be paid upfront to pick up the race cars for
sale. You get to choose the location. So you send the “agent” the shipping
money, then he promises to add that to what he pays you. HINT: This is where he
disappears. Slick Racing Classifieds Scam This is pretty slick, and it has been
working for more than a decade. There are many PayPal scams, but this is how it
is being targeted toward race cars for sale. So, be careful. Beware. Do not
fall for the scam. If you do get contacted, please leave the details in the
comments section here. At Speed Garage, we want to stay up on all that is
happening currently with this racing classifieds scam. More detail: Asphalt
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