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Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts #647324
04/05/16 9:14 pm
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Looks like a lot of Norton international parts and engines and Overhead cam parts for sale there is it true or, or just a remote location for "send me money for shipping scams". links below refer

http://aberdeen.craigslist.co.uk/mpd/5521018484.html

http://aberdeen.craigslist.co.uk/mpd/5519604695.html

http://aberdeen.craigslist.co.uk/mpd/5519531896.html

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Re: Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts [Re: MartinMac] #647360
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Well in the first pic the stone used in the building looks Scottish as does the pottery. So the scammer knew enough to post the item in the right area which they do not normally do.

However when I then click on 'motorcycle parts-by dealer' there is a lot of click bait, like a Ducati 860 rebuilt engine for 1200 so buyer beware. I have my eye on one item and if I get the right response will go to view and can view your item if I go.

Re: Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts [Re: MartinMac] #647369
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There are 62 listings for similar items in one spot in Aberdeen, this is Berry St/ Loch st in central Aberdeen, at the same address as the John Lewis department store, the photos are of a rural area so do not match. So looking doubtful to me, will wait for a response from my email, if they give me an address and I get to view then ok, if not then scam.

Re: Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts [Re: MartinMac] #647391
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Do not despair---Kommando from Scotland Yard is on the case!

Re: Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts [Re: MartinMac] #647436
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Well no reply, so offering to come and view and being ignored is a big clue, when you take some of the text for an item and google it you get the same item for sale elsewhere earlier.

So

http://aberdeen.craigslist.co.uk/mpd/5489268606.html

Rare opportunity to acquire a genuine Goldie 500cc engine.
This is a ZB34 GS motor that is believed to be in good order but has been in storage for about 30 years!!

It turns over OK.

I have looked inside the timing chest and it looks nice, complete with mag drive pinion.

I would prefer collection in person only but can quote for delivery if required.

Also was used on this listing located in Burton in Trent

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-ZB34-GOLDSTAR-500CC-ALL-ALLOY-ENGINE-/390660993949

So it is a scam.

Re: Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts [Re: kommando] #647480
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Kommando thanks for checking this out I guess I don't goto scotland afetr all, although one of my grandparents was from lesmahaegough ? spelling. I am however going to England for work then Ireland to talk to a guy about Manx parts who I have been corresponding with. Thanks again.Martin.

Re: Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts [Re: MartinMac] #647488
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Well done, Kommando--good detective work.
Now all we need to do is to get hold of these damn scammers and castrate them before finishing them off.
They really make me sick.

Re: Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts [Re: MartinMac] #647552
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Surprised at Craigslist, no way to report the listings, there are also a smaller set in Glasgow in city centre that look like the same seller but no way to warn people mad

Re: Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts [Re: MartinMac] #654684
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Just be aware these listings are still being added to, buyer beware.

Re: Craigslist Aberdeen Scot Adverts for Norton parts [Re: kommando] #682556
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Update on Kommando's excellent detective work;

Today 25 Jan 2017, these ads are still there / being re-posted.
You can actually report them. This is done simply by clicking on the small "prohibited" button at the top of every posting. Craigslist call this "flagging" & say that ads will be removed "if sufficient flags" are made to any post (ad). Possibly craigslist might be able to block them by blocking their I.P. address? If they can use another I.P. I would think that any scammer worth his or her salt could simply create another craigslist I.D. & start posting again.
I checked another "Gold Star engine" on this so called "dealers" page as it looked familiar; yes the text & main photo was from an eBay sale of an Axtell modded DBD I saw auctioned in France last year. (A beauty too). However, with the ad for Ohlins forks I could find no matching text or image in an ad or sale elsewhere (possibly v old / deleted small ads page somewhere online so well hidden away by now) Seems unlikely they would have a genuine ad amongst all these scam ads.
The lovely Bronze Triumph head turned up in a British Ironworks page as being in a 2012 eBay ad (again). Sold for 3230!

To check ads like this; Highlight main text or photo, right click, then "search google for... text" (or image)
If enough of us flag these scam ads then maybe craigslist will do something like take them down.
Of course the old adage always applies; "Caveat Emptor".


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