Ferrari 488 pista (SCAM)

Ferrari 488 pista (SCAM)

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Taffy66

4,088 posts

60 months

Monday 26th November 2018
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F355GTS said:
topjay said:
Talking of such things anyone else get a message about a Carrera GT?
I did, Dutch or Belgian name?
I had that message from someone with a Dutch sounding name.

_Leg_

2,472 posts

169 months

Monday 26th November 2018
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Taffy66 said:
F355GTS said:
topjay said:
Talking of such things anyone else get a message about a Carrera GT?
I did, Dutch or Belgian name?
I had that message from someone with a Dutch sounding name.
Me too.

I've heard of a scam where premium car manufacturers have started producing "special editions' of their production cars and only selling them to selected customers who spend lots of money with them on standard cars. Sounds iffy to me. Avoid.


Taffy66

4,088 posts

60 months

Monday 26th November 2018
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I've just remembered, the message about a CGT was indeed from JDV

SydneyBridge

5,264 posts

116 months

Monday 26th November 2018
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I got an email about a CGT. Deleted straight away

hornbaek

3,309 posts

193 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Got it as well.

lowndes

742 posts

172 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Taffy66 said:
I had that message from someone with a Dutch sounding name.
Got it as well. Came via PH to the e mail I use for PH and other non secure sites. I just deleted it at the time but as it was still sitting in the deleted items box I have now been able to copy the text which reads as follows:

"When responding to this email please ensure that you do not reply to membership@pistonheads.com as this is a no-reply address and will not reach the member.
This email enquiry has been sent from julien1997@live.nl and all replies should be sent to this address.
Someone has sent you a message:
Username: Juliendevriess
Email: julien1997@live.nl
Message:
Good afternoon sir,
Would you be intrested in a good priced and low mileage Porsche Carrera GT in GT silver?
best,
Julien

This email has been forwarded by PistonHeads.com
Your email address has not been revealed to the sender
of the message, but will be if you choose to reply."


s2000db

896 posts

111 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Yes I got that one also... deleted.

Lord_Howit_Hertz

1,667 posts

175 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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coyft said:
I think he has a public profile on Instagram?
He does indeed, always notice his comments on other 'Car Collectors' Instagram pictures, that address links to a car sourcing business and on the face of it, does seem quite genuine accept for the bit where he does spam people with the comments.

WCZ

7,972 posts

152 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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The Surveyor said:
It won't be through the PH classified, personal contact details are encrypted from memory. Ex Employee sounds more credible.
my number isn't publicly available, I believe he has database access to a dealers customer list

ghost83

4,049 posts

148 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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I’ve just had an email through PistonHeads asking if I want a pista 488 slot (lhd) just said no thanks

ghost83

4,049 posts

148 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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IMI A

8,005 posts

159 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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ghost83 said:
I also received a PM from this guy via PH offering me a Carrera GT. If only I had the cash for one laugh

ghost83

4,049 posts

148 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Yeah he’s just praying on desperation

_Superleggera_

1,968 posts

155 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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So Julien also contacted me about the CGT when I was looking for one only I actually knew of a couple of cars already and subsequently bought one for a PH member on this thread.

Julien is a young lad and I don't think he is particularly anything to worry about. He's just trying his hand at the sourcing business. Clearly he's trying a bit too hard given the alarming number of emails above. I don't know if he has actually sourced any cars for anyone, or certainly hasn't shown any evidence that he has.

I have a list as long as my arm of people to avoid. There is another chap called Gabriel that you should also watch out for.

Back on topic of this thread.

Mike (goes by many names) is a professional scam artist and has actually taken money from people.

I was talking to a client just a couple of hours ago who also was contacted. Mr Mike claimed he got his mobile number from a bodyshop that he had used before. If so, its quite worrying if this is the case. He's literally text several people I know and it can only be because he's pulled out someones database.

Rule of thumb for all. You need to do some serious Due Diligence on any offers of deals like this. Always use Solicitors to solicitors for transactions unless you know the seller is genuine. This is for deposits as well as full payment. Get as many forms of ID from the the seller as possible (Mike was using fake driving licences so always request a scan of passport)



Edited by _Superleggera_ on Tuesday 27th November 16:23


Edited by _Superleggera_ on Tuesday 27th November 16:25


Edited by _Superleggera_ on Tuesday 27th November 17:18

CitySlicker

266 posts

51 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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IMI A said:
ghost83 said:
I also received a PM from this guy via PH offering me a Carrera GT. If only I had the cash for one laugh
Julien has emailed me twice now. Once about the CGT and the second one he claimed that he has a buyer for a pista. I mentioned on a different thread that I have an option on a lhd car.

He has all the makings of a cowboy broker

South tdf

1,031 posts

153 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Had a direct e-mail from someone a few weeks back offering a U.K. Pista, interestingly it mentioned an Escrow holding deposit between now and delivery so I guess this is the scam.

wato222

4 posts

22 months

Friday 21st December 2018
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Hi Guys,

First time posting here. I have been contacted by a Mike who has a pista coming from Meridian. It all sounds very genuine to me but I have just come across this thread which has made me quite concerned. Has anyone else had further dealings on this?

Thanks,

Bunty Killa

494 posts

157 months

Friday 21st December 2018
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There was a pista on sale last week on pistonheads for £319k but it looks like it's been sold or removed from listings

_Superleggera_

1,968 posts

155 months

Friday 21st December 2018
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This guy clearly has access to Ferrari's database of clients. Its the only link I can figure out between all the people that he has contacted.


ghost83

4,049 posts

148 months

Saturday 22nd December 2018
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Bunty Killa said:
There was a pista on sale last week on pistonheads for £319k but it looks like it's been sold or removed from listings
I’d have expected a pista to be around 600-700k like the specialé was when it was new out