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Old 08-11-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Nineteen for sale does not list their state/locale under their name, their profile says alabama….
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Their ad states, "Renton, WA

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Old 08-11-2014, 07:21 PM   #3
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Click on profile and the state says Alabama, possible scammer, be careful. Only one post is another indicator.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:36 PM   #4
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Click on profile and the state says Alabama, possible scammer, be careful. Only one post is another indicator.
I've read about trailer 4 sale scams but I don't know how the scammer gets money. How does this work?
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:11 PM   #5
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I've read about trailer 4 sale scams but I don't know how the scammer gets money. How does this work?
There are various schemes, generally involving having the buyer send money before receiving the trailer (such as for shipping), then disappearing.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:19 PM   #6
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:20 PM   #7
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How the scammer gets money: You send it to him.

The best way to avoid scams is to go see the trailer, which is difficult for a scammer to have you do but not impossible. Most scams are long distance deals where someone sends money for an item, not suspecting a scam, and then does not receive the goods.

On this forum, I would expect that someone would either know the seller or ETI could verify. No way do you want to do a long distance sale without someone reliable involved to confirm that it is legitimate. Most scams could not happen if the item were in your local area. If this one is not a scam, the person should be back on with some way of verifying.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:24 PM   #8
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AND, if anyone tries to Scam a trailer for sale here on the EscapeForum, I can promise you the thread will be shut down immediately AND the OPs IP address will be blocked. GRRRRRR. Hate scammers.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:31 PM   #9
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Perhaps due to some irregularities in the profile info caused some concern as that is the first place I look for additional information.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:11 PM   #10
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For whatever reason this ad generated so much suspicion, I'm not sure.
Maybe because your profile doesn't give us a first name and it says you live in Alabama? And yet the trailer is for sale on the west coast...
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