This domain name and website relates to a car buying scam. We have a car advertised on Autotrader and we received a text offering to buy it at a slightly reduced price. It also said that they will send an agent round to buy the car with cash and take it away.
Here’s the scam:
On the website you key in an activation code and they say that they will confirm the time and date of purchase/collection. But first , as their time is expensive, they will need to take a refundable deposit of £75 which their agent will refund when he calls, regardless of whether or not they decide to buy.
Alarm Bells !!! Obviously Not!
I checked out the domain name and it was registered yesterday! There were no contact details that were at all traceable on the site and further google research found nothing at all further about sameday-trader.com ( hardly surprising as it has only been live for day .With any luck and a following Google wind, he can read about his site here soon though.)
Working on the basis that the scammers simply register a new name every month or so and use the same website, I googled a chunk of text on their website as follows:
Our car buyers sort through 1,000s of cars every week in the AutoTrader looking for cars to stock our Finance Car Warehouses
and that threw up a variety of links to various scam sites including this one:
The further point is that the mugs will only lose £75 each, too little to be bothered with going to police ( who will probably just say that they dont have the resources.)
The usual moral of the story applies, if sounds to good to be true , it usually is !
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UPDATE 13.24 Wednesday 19th November
Autotrader are now warning users of this site and giving police contact details for anyone who has paid a deposit: http://www.autotrader.co.uk/safety_and_security_centre
People say believe half of what you see, son
And none of what you hear
But I can’t help bein’ confused