Scams reported to the Webmaster
We continue to receive e-mails from MAFCA web readers reporting possible scams involving posting in our classified ad section. To better inform you about these possibilities, we will note and post these reports on this page.
Reported by two members today: Someone named Paul Young (firstname.lastname@example.org) has inquired about parts for sale, and his emails read like someone who's not from the USA. The language very formal and stiff and uses expressions not heard in the US. Be wary of this person and don't ship any product until you are certain that payment is received and is negotiable. Posted 02/09/17
Bud Calicutt, president of the Tyler Model A Ford Club, says: Please issue a warning to all members, that there are many scam artists working the Model A enthusiast. Several have been reported in the San Francisco Bay area using addresses of vacant houses and supposedly shipping via Fastenal store to stores across the US. Please take this from one who has recently gone through this. Posted 01/22/17
Clarence Branch, in Hayward, Cal contacted one of our advertisers who was looking for window frames for his coupe. He said he had them. Our member wired him money and hasn't heard from him since.
Scam Alert: I sent $350.00 to Johnny Oliveria in Marshville, NC for a Dave Wilton Bell Housing and he cashed the check... BUT sent nothing. Mickey Fruchter, Pasadena CA - Reported Friday, December 2, 2016
Scam - Dan Freeman Trying to Purchase Cabriolet - Reported Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Scam - Bronx NY Parts for Sale - Reported Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Scam - Ronald Hawk - questions in broken English Reported Thursday, May 15, 2014
Scam - New Zealand Oil Rig Worker using PayPal - Reported Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Scam - Natalia Makris 1931 Victoria - Reported Friday, January 25, 2013.
Scam - Ian Collector - SPAIN - Reported by member from Oregon November 27, 2011
Scam - Wayne Watson - Reported December 14, 2010
Scam - Cash my check and send remainder via western union - Reported April 2006
The Internet is loaded with reports of scams involving cars. GOOGLE "car scams" for additional reading.
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