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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Hi sorry I'm not clever enough to do links but there is a yellow sprint on ebay that may be a genuine members car but when I looked at the advert it is now in three seperate listings under what appears to be a group of sellers using some different seller names but linking to the same contact email. They appear to have listed a lot of different classic cars starting at £1 upto this Sprint which is now either £20,000 or £1.32 depending on which advert you look at. My concern is if the car belongs to a club member do they know its on ebay with the reg number in view. Ebay needs to block these listings.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:39 pm 
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NGS 996V is the number plate showing.

I was very worried, yesterday a large jetski was stolen from my
works yard where my sprint is kept.

My car is now blocked in with a van and forklift, but it still made me think twice.

NRW 581W Sprint

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:45 pm 
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Location: rotherham south yorkshire
At the moment Ebay is full of hacked accounts from scammers with hundreds of ads on each repeated throughout the day everyday and its not just classic cars its also 4x4's, modern cars, caravans, motorhomes, bikes, boats, tractors and probably more.

and ebay are not really doing anything about it.

1973 yellow sprint L reg
1979 1500se T reg
1980 vermillion 1500hl W reg
1975 green 1500tc auto P reg
1971 wedgewood blue 2000 auto mk2 J reg
1973 white 2000 auto mk2 M reg
1972 valencia blue toledo 2dr K reg
1977 white datsun 100a f2 S reg
1988 Toyota Tercel 4x4
1999 Toyota Corolla vvti est
because one triumph just isnt enough

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:07 pm 
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Location: Huntingdon
Well spotted, listings from accounts from all over the country have been removed:

Slough, Ringwood, Leeds, Leyland, Potters Bar

Tax due 3/1/2017 and not on a SORN, oh dear, also has the export marker set, so pick a scam any scam! I'll go for grab a picture off the internet, hack a few ebay accounts with no multi factor authentication and weak passwords, put up a listing unbeknown to the ebay account owners, say you're selling it for a family member and that you need to contact them directly with this email address I have thoughtfully provided, don't contact me as I don't know anything (they actually don't) scam. :(

Edit: Just seen on Facebook that it is Mario P's car that now lives with him on Malta.

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Current fleet: Triumph Dolomite Sprint '75, Daihatsu Fourtrak, Honda CG125, Yamaha Fazer 600, Shetland 570

Disposal fleet: Golf GTi 16v MK3 Anniversary

Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:48 pm 
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I'm pretty sure this is Mario Psaila's (ham 204 on here) car which he exported to Malta last year.

It was offered for sale on the bay last year as well. I think the pictures are from when Mario bought it (legitimately) early in 2017.


2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 8v engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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