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Always get an HPI check!

jimmyninja, 14 July 2008 23:07

I swapped my Suzuki GSX-R last year for a Honda SP2 on the internet, and didn't do an HPI check on it.  I finally did one the other night because was thinking of selling the SP2 and I found out my bikes a cat c repairable. To say I'm a bit pissed about it is an understatement! The bike looks in mint condition to ...

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Buying an unregistered motorcycle

chris, 06 February 2008 12:40

I recently attended a motorcycle show and was interested in a show bike which was advertised by one of the accessory stalls. I was told that the motorcycle in question was a new bike and unregistered. I subsequently paid a deposit and received a receipt stating that the motorbike was sold registered and taxed. I am now trying to arrange ...

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Buying/selling fraud

Simon Wright, 15 November 2007 15:57

I recently advertised my own bike on loot and recieved very similar emails to the ones in the African scam story. When i received the cheque I was slightly suspicious so took it to the local branch of the issueing bank and was told it was a legitimate business account and paid it into my bank but 2 days before ...

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African scam

Anonymous, 04 November 2007 13:21

Well guys here is another scam, I'm selling my bike it says '1 lady owner' this is the 1st email I received.   This is Dave, i saw your bike advert placed on net and i will like to make the purchase from you, please if it is still available kindly tell me because i am interested in the purchase ...

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Potential scam

Dave Kirby, 28 April 2007 16:59

Find attached to this emails from a conman. Needless to say we smelt a rat from the off! Email 1 Good day, I'm John Solomon by name, I am interested in your advert and I would like to ask some details concerning this item before proceeding with the payment. 1. How long have you owned it? 2. Have you owned it from new? ...

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Targeted for fraud via eBay

Anonymous, 16 March 2007 11:26

Last year I bid for a 50th Anniversary VFR800 on eBay; didn't win the bike but was contacted to take up a second chance. I was offered the bike for a great price, the 'seller' was going to 'ship it' to me there and then for 'post free', even though i'd requested to collect it and pay cash. And I ...

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