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Beware of fake ads scam

If you are looking for a used motorhome, be careful: a scam is currently raging on the classifieds sites on the Internet.

Campervans and converted vans are on the rise, and the second-hand market is booming, which has the perverse effect of attracting crooks of all kinds: in fact, around forty people have already been victim of vast Internet fake advertisement scam.

The operating mode is simple, and particularly devious: pretending to be companies specializing in the sale of second-hand motorhomes, criminals place classified ads on the Internet, offering models at unbeatable prices. Potential buyers quickly become victims, who do not hesitate to send money even before seeing the motorhome: unsurprisingly, they will never see the color.

Used motorhome scam: many victims

This large-scale scam claims both buyers and companies specializing in motorhomes, identity theft victims : this is the case of the company “Le plaisir du camping-car”, located in the Avignon region in the Vaucluse.

Several victims of the scam have indeed come to its premises to demand the delivery of their vehicle, which does not exist: “There are some who came here, there were several of them and aggressive to claim their camper vans. I told them I didn’t have any motorhomes here… I’m just doing the repairs! And above all, I advised them to file a complaint. “, explained the Manager of the company to our colleagues from France Bleu Vaucluse.

Be particularly vigilant when looking for a used vehicle: there are many scams on the Internet, and above all, never send money to a stranger if you cannot come and see the vehicle!

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