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Do you know an elderly person with a nice vintage?

  • 13-12-2018 2:08pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 37,534 ✭✭✭✭ the_syco


    independent.ie/irish-news/four-men-arrested-following-investigation-into-vintage-car-scam

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    As per After Hours thread here, there seems to be a scam happening whereby elderly people are having their vintage cars "bought" from them, only to not get their money, or getting a lot less than what they had been originally offered.

    Perhaps check in with any elderly people that you know have vintage cars to make them aware of this scam.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭ Whocare


    the_syco wrote: »
    independent.ie/irish-news/four-men-arrested-following-investigation-into-vintage-car-scam

    image001.jpg

    As per After Hours thread here, there seems to be a scam happening whereby elderly people are having their vintage cars "bought" from them, only to not get their money, or getting a lot less than what they had been originally offered.

    Perhaps check in with any elderly people that you know have vintage cars to make them aware of this scam.

    I do and there great for travelling around


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,845 ✭✭✭ fancy pigeon


    People need to realize that scammers exist in all walks and shapes, usually preying on the elderly. Yet in this case, it wasn't a high tech operation involving pyramid schemes or the likes; a simple yet effective swindle. Everyone should be aware of how versatile and charismatic scammers can be. Knowing the way these scammers work there will be more than just this ring; often involved in far more organised crime if digging deeper. Eventually they always get caught out and hopefully in this case all possessions get returned to their rightful owners. You never know what's going on behind closed doors, or in this case roller doors :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,649 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    Whocare wrote: »
    I do and there great for travelling around

    They have been haunting vintage rallies for years, hawking goods of dubious origin. Not surprising really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 49,989 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    It's their culture.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    i wouldn't be surprised if the scam didn't involve calling back to a person they'd bought from demanding a huge refund because of faults supposedly found.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ Avatar MIA


    bazz26 wrote: »
    It's their culture.

    What's a man to do with the whole system, 'agin 'em'.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Crimes against the elderly is the most dishonourably type of crime.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,461 ✭✭✭ mikeecho


    You can't beat the auld HI-akk-ee

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    Now they were popular with a certain group


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    vintage cars? they might had needed them for time travel?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Moved to Classics to give notice to the crowd affected.

    Closed as the usual "discussion" can happen in After Hours thread linked by OP.


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