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I set Google Alerts for different things. A while back, I decided to set a Google Alert for my VIN. Look what popped up. They took the photos and description from the Hemmings ad I bought the car from back in February, and put on a new phony low price that looks like one heck of a deal. Some sad person is probably going to get duped and send them money on a car that's not for sale. 

They even took the time to add their stamp to the photos and white out the license plate. The license plates showed on the Hemmings ad. This is very deliberate. 

 

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That's F'n scary!! That add look way too real. F'n crooks everywhere. They should be jailed and throw the key away. Maybe we all should look into securing our info better and be way more careful

You could always contact the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, tell them you currently own it and have them investigate the site... https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

Have you gotten the car titled or registered in your state? If so, it will be accessible by the VIN by law enforcement. If someone falls for the scam and then reports it to law enforcement someone wou

That's F'n scary!! That add look way too real. F'n crooks everywhere. They should be jailed and throw the key away.

Maybe we all should look into securing our info better and be way more careful what we post here as well. Who knows who's reading the Forum.

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I can't wait to see the response they give you David. LOL

Geoff, I agree. But in this case they just gleaned everything from the Hemmings ad. That way 90% of their work was done. Not much can be done about that. 

BTW if you want a killer 1970 Boss 429 They apparently have one for around $15k. LOL:rofl:

I've run into more weird shit since buying this car than I ever could have imagined. :classic_blink:

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Chris - BIG RED MACH 1

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Lot of rat bastards out there, for sure. To cover your own a$$ you might see if there is some way to contact the web site and tell them what is going on, so you don't get caught up in some mess.

We sold our motorhome on RV Trader earlier this year, and had some concerns about it, but the website keeps potential buyers isolated from the seller. We had a couple of people that tried to contact us that were obviously not legit, so we didn't respond and had them blocked.

 

 

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13 hours ago, jscott said:

Buy it!

 

Wow, they have a ton of great cars and all under 20k!

https://www.automall-online.com/search/pattern,Mustang

Right?? If those cars and prices were real, I'd buy every damn one of them. Especially those BOSS 429's and Shelbys. :lollerz:

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Chris - BIG RED MACH 1

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Yes indeed. There's one born every minute............. and they know it!!

I was telling my wife about this scam because when I bought my car in 08, it too was on Hemmings for a price way below what I would expect for a really nice 71 Mach 1. I emailed the seller to ask if he still had the car and confirm the price. I got an email back next day only to say he still had the car, but he did not confirm price. So, I went back to the Hemmings site to find the ad was gone. I'm the suspicious type and I wanted to print the ad off. **TIP, if you're looking at any car advertised online, print the ad first for your records.** In my case I did have the sellers phone number and was able to arrange a trip out to LA to see the car for myself. At the very least, I would have a great trip out to LA for the weekend. Now, not having the ad printed off that showed the asking price, nearly cost me the car when I imported it into Canada. CBSA thought I was lying about what I paid and threatened to confiscate the car. After 2 1/2 hours, they let me go with the car. 

Point here, be sure in every way what and who you're dealing with. See the car in person, have some you know look at it or at least verify it's a genuine sale.

Geoff.

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Wow. What a scam. They even have a 1970 Boss 429 for $17.9k. All those cars look very nice. Too good to be true.

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You should reply back to them and say you have an exact twin of that car. Apparently the Ford assembly line even duplicated the VIN!

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Is it possible to file a claim with the FBI and/or BBB?

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Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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2 hours ago, tony-muscle said:

Is it possible to file a claim with the FBI and/or BBB?

Not sure. Honestly the site is probably based in Kenya or Nigeria or Russia. 

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1 hour ago, midlife said:

I'll offer $18k for your car, Big Red.  Deal?

Ha! Not today. :whistling:

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1 hour ago, cv_72mustang said:

They didn't spell Cleveland correctly in multiple places including the intro .  This is how the scam works.  SCUMBAGS!!

https://reportscam.com/automall-onlinecom?page=2

That is what really makes this 1 of 1.  The Only Mach1 with a Cleavand engine...the only one!!!

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On 8/17/2020 at 5:33 PM, cv_72mustang said:

They didn't spell Cleveland correctly in multiple places including the intro .  This is how the scam works.  SCUMBAGS!!

https://reportscam.com/automall-onlinecom?page=2

Actually, it was the guy on the REAL Hemmings ad I bought it from that couldn't spell Cleveland. :classic_laugh: They just copied the text straight from Hemmings. 

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You could always contact the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, tell them you currently own it and have them investigate the site...

https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

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Contact me direct at ib4stangs@yahoo.com for photos or with your zip code for a shipping quote...thanx, Pat

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10 hours ago, ib4stangs said:

You could always contact the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, tell them you currently own it and have them investigate the site...

https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

I filled it out, but they really want you to be the victim of something and to know who victimized you. So i filled it out as best I could and put this in the description box for the complaint. Not sure it will go anywhere. 

 

I was not a victim, but trying to prevent others from becoming victims. This website https://www.automall-online.com is taking legitimate car for sale listings from sites like Hemmings and others, adding the listing to their site, modifying the price, claiming to have these cars, when the car was never theirs to list in the first place. 

I found this out because I bought a car from a legitimate listing on Hemmings.com back in February. All went well, all is good. But I recently googled my VIN number and found my car, supposedly for sale on this site, when a. My car is not for sale, and b. It was never for sale at this price. The photos and description were lifted from the legitimate Hemmings.com listing. The photos were altered by adding the Automall-Online watermark, and the license plates were hidden. 

This is absolutely intentional fraud intended to receive full or partial payment on cars that are not owned or for sale by automall-online.com. 

This is the automall-online listing for my car that is not their car to sell and that I never gave them permission to sell. 

https://www.automall-online.com/cars/1973-ford-mustang-mach-1-351-4-v-cleavand-engine-15-magnums-and-bfg-tires_i624

You will also see here, that others have attempted to purchase cars through this site, and figured out the scheme, but that doesn't mean others were not victimized. 

https://reportscam.com/automall-onlinecom?page=2

Please feel free to contact me if I can be of help in seeing that this website is shut down and the owner of it brought to justice. Thank You. 

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Your a third party to this by having your vin #'s posted as a part of a fraud scheme. Hopefully they will have the FBI knocking at their door soon...

Contact me direct at ib4stangs@yahoo.com for photos or with your zip code for a shipping quote...thanx, Pat

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Have you gotten the car titled or registered in your state? If so, it will be accessible by the VIN by law enforcement. If someone falls for the scam and then reports it to law enforcement someone would likely show up at your door asking questions.

You did the right thing by reporting it through the FBI's website. If you do have it registered I would also see if there's some way to report it to your state DMV, you might also talk to your local law enforcement about it, see what they say.

Cover your a$$ as much as possible.

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3 hours ago, midlife said:

Time to sell your car to me before the FBI calls.  $17k.  *G*

:rofl:

Chris - BIG RED MACH 1

Born in '73 - Drive a '73

Former U.S. Army 63B10-H8

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I never got any reply from them or anyone. The FBI is useless. In my Hagerty magazine in 2018 I think they stated that it was like $25,000,000 taken and zero recovery by the FBI. If you use a VPN they pretty much I guess cannot find you. I have a VPN in China and could go to any site I wanted and China could not block me. 

I have been told usually Russian and Africa. Just never try to buy except in person. Plane tickets are cheap compared to thousands for nothing.

 

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