Buyers beware of a conman
I have fallen victim to a parts scam and I would like you to pass on a warning about this to your readers.
Back in March, I placed a wanted advert for parts I required, which is a useful free service you offer in the CCW classified ads. I received a positive reply from a very plausible man, but over the weeks of arranging parts and payments I actually only had his mobile phone number and bank account details (the former now not responding, the latter closed). His elaborate story was fiction.
I was rather naïve in my dealings with him, but he was entirely believable and encouraging – like most of his type. I paid significant money and received nothing in return. I informed the banks involved, but to no avail as yet. I have since come across someone else who was conned by him in a similar manner.
We must publicise his fraudulent and lucrative modus operandi and prevent this happening to others. Thank you for sharing your unfortunate experience with us, Bob, and we hope this has lit a few warning lamps. As always, buyers beware! – Ed.