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Old 04-03-2018, 01:45 PM   #1
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Fraud: be aware of the google green dot scams.

I was contacted by a woman saying she had a Scamp for sale. She was only asking $3000 for a 1999 13 Scamp.
If it sounds to good to be true , it probably is!
She went on to tell me she was going to be deployed in a few days and this was her fathers camper. She wanted to use Google Pay/ wallet. You go to the stores and buy them with your money, prepaid.
Then the Google Pay transport man calls and asked for you to read off the numbers on the cards. DO NOT DO THIS !
Once they have the numbers ,they have the money.
This is total fraud !
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:12 PM   #2
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I was contacted by a woman saying she had a Scamp for sale. She was only asking $3000 for a 1999 13 Scamp.
If it sounds to good to be true , it probably is!
She went on to tell me she was going to be deployed in a few days and this was her fathers camper. She wanted to use Google Pay/ wallet. You go to the stores and buy them with your money, prepaid.
Then the Google Pay transport man calls and asked for you to read off the numbers on the cards. DO NOT DO THIS !
Once they have the numbers ,they have the money.
This is total fraud !
I would never buy any trailer/vehicle until I had the title in my hand to examine it.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:20 AM   #3
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Carla, Please do not use any internet pay method. I got scammed on buying a Scamp on Craig's List from a non-existant military man "deploying" and had to sell...even sent me a photo of him in unform....and the price was too good to be true. The photo was stolen, the military base never heard of the person, etc.

I was successful in buying my Scamp by asking the seller to wait until I or my representative (a hired RV company) could see the trailer. I requested the owner to hold the trailer until I got there - drove 2 days to location. I had (prearranged with) my banker contact the seller's banker for a negotiated transfer of funds.

I love my Scamp. And glad I contacted the seller same day it was posted on this site...3 others offered to buy it that day, but the seller was gracious and held it for the first offer (me).

Best of luck
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Scamming pretty much always starts with the something for nothing, deal too good to be true.

People obviously still fall for it.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:06 AM   #5
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Scams are almost always painfully obvious to those watching from a distance. It's also very easy to get caught up in the excitement of the moment and miss the signs, especially after missing out on a legitimate deal or two by being the second caller.

The same could be said of projects-in-disguise.

It's always a good idea to involve someone who is knowledgeable about RV's and more important, not emotionally invested in the purchase.
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Good thought: we paid a lot, drove quite far, and had to fix everything...but by golly, we had title in hand and we got our trailer. A heckuva lot better than paying and getting nothing but grief.

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