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  1. Stripped inverted torx on Transmission

    I am in the process of replacing the clutch on a 93 325is, got all of the inverted torx bolts loosened up, with the exception of the one at the top...

    Started by dtizzano‎, 10-10-2009 08:31 PM
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  2. Suspicious charge on my credit card.

    I get the credit card bill that I use as my internet purchase card. Low and behold there is a suspicions charge. The company is...

    Started by mbmz3‎, 07-01-2009 07:55 PM
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  3. Fraud: Buyer beware in the BMW section!

    I recently contacted you about a scammer who scammed me from 800 dollars for "BMW parts", luckily I was able to get the money back. But, he is still...

    Started by garrettm‎, 04-14-2009 02:20 PM
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    04-29-2009, 02:09 PM Go to last post
  4. SGS inspections.

    A warning to all. Just had an unpleasant experiance with a vehicle being purchased long distance through E-bay. Thought I did everything right. ...

    Started by Grumpy‎, 10-19-2004 08:38 PM
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    03-06-2009, 07:48 PM Go to last post
  5. Scam! MCS on eBay

    eBay pulled from thier site. It was a 2003 MCS with all sorts of mods with low miles. Come to find out he's in the UK with an eBay account in Canada...

    Started by 03IBMINI‎, 11-12-2004 10:35 PM
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    11-19-2008, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  6. Welcome to Roadfly's ALERTS message board.

    On behalf of Charlie, Alan and myself, welcome to Roadfly's Alerts message board. It is our hope that this forum will serve as a valuable tool to...

    Started by steve‎, 10-18-2004 12:04 PM
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    10-13-2008, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  7. Danger in giving out name, address, phone?

    I've got someone asking to buy a part I'm selling for just over $100. It's a UK person, asking to pay by money order. Seems a lot like the scams,...

    Started by wicked94pgt‎, 08-11-2008 10:53 AM
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    08-17-2008, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Yet another scam to watch out for.

    Gents another scam: One reply for my ad was from a "Richard Long." This person is obviously a scam artist, and if he is a member of the forum, I...

    Started by Bmwrod1990‎, 08-17-2008 10:16 PM
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  9. Another Scam Alert

    Last weekend I received what appeared to be a legitimate inquiry re the sale of my 2003 540 that has been posted on Roadfly. Yesterday I received...

    Started by tlennen‎, 07-25-2008 07:38 AM
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  10. Overseas car scam..

    I've spotted (and lead on a bit to see what the scam is) a number of these from various sources. Typical hook - something like a 2000 M3 (there...

    Started by deilenberger‎, 10-22-2004 01:25 PM
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    03-31-2008, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  11. Sacm? "marwest_2030@yahoo.co.uk"

    I received the below message shortly after I posted my Jaguar for sale on Roadfly. It doesn't smell right... anyone verify if this is a known scam...

    Started by jwadamson‎, 11-02-2007 05:15 PM
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  12. Beware bmwdoc ads on RF- Daytona Beach area

    I responded to a bmwdoc.com Roadfly ad for used E24 parts in December 2006. After agreeing on the parts and prices with John Thies, I sent him a $150...

    Started by schwartz‎, 09-17-2007 09:24 PM
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  13. scam responded to my classified ads

    info request from Roadfly Date: Aug 19, 2007 4:19 AM Hello, I`m smithrogger from department of Automob Inc here in missouri,we deal with the...

    Started by bavarianmare‎, 08-19-2007 11:56 AM
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    09-07-2007, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Frauds, How to end them.

    As has been stated here before just tell the buyer that you will only accept cash in person or through an agent of theirs at a bank branch (any bank...

    Started by dfunghi‎, 09-12-2006 11:07 AM
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    08-19-2007, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  15. Money Scam - RF FS Ads - Sellers Beware!!!

    I am trying to sell two (2) BMW OEM wheels using a RF ad and suspect a "buyer" is part of a classic Internet money scam. Here are the details: 1....

    Started by SRFast‎, 08-20-2006 06:31 PM
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    08-19-2007, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  16. Potential Scam

    Thought this message should be brought to the attention of the board and webmaster. Seems sketchy and I've heard tale of too many money order/...

    Started by James80Euro635‎, 01-16-2007 03:28 AM
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    07-25-2007, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  17. Scam

    Be careful of this one........... From: EDWARD SMITH <eprocu@yahoo.com> To: Subject: PLS CONFIRM THE PAYMENT/PICKUP...

    Started by jkerin‎, 06-22-2007 05:20 PM
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    06-22-2007, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  18. WARNING: Cashiers Checks & Wire Transfer Scams

    <b>About Cashiers Checks and Wire Transfer Scams and Fraud<br></b><br>Most people who use Roadfly have great stories to tell about their experiences...

    Started by charlie‎, 08-25-2006 12:15 PM
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    04-03-2007, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  19. PAYPAL SUCKS --> www.paypalsucks.com

    OK guys this really belongs in here. I know alot of you use eBay and PayPal for payment. BE AWARE... PAYPAL protection does not exist regardless...

    Started by Ethan W‎, 03-30-2007 10:17 AM
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  20. Scam email addresses

    Hello all, I have had my car in the classifieds section for approx. 1 week and I have recieved scam emails from the following addresses:...

    Started by joehealey‎, 09-05-2006 02:40 PM
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    12-03-2006, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  21. CAREFUL - people making fraudulent offers on cars

    Scam Description I have had at least 2 offers so far that are exactly as described in this scam URL. Take care not to get scammed people! -J

    Started by jmusick‎, 11-30-2006 09:51 PM
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  22. Overpayment scams

    This is an oldie, but sadly people are still falling for it. Beware of the following: <b>1. Distant buyer offers a high-value (but fake)...

    Started by steve‎, 10-18-2004 06:27 PM
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    11-29-2006, 12:46 PM Go to last post

    Take care about that e-mail address Deji Tower deji_tower@yahoo.com That guy tried to pass me a FRADULENTcheck via The Bank of Inverness in florida....

    Started by tigidoulyly‎, 09-08-2005 04:22 PM
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    11-29-2006, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  24. Sample scam emails via the classifieds.

    Below are sample emails we've received from sellers and/or buyers in our classified system. There are a number of different examples of fraud but...

    Started by charlie‎, 10-18-2004 11:36 AM
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    11-29-2006, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  25. Help! I receieved a confirmation email from R/F

    for an advertisement I never asked for. What do I do now? This is what is said.... Hello from Club Roadfly, Just a quick confirmation...

    Started by BXa‎, 08-10-2006 08:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-25-2006, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  26. scam

    I've had a couple scam offers from the typical BS probably out of Africa.

    Started by rma1344‎, 08-18-2006 11:33 AM
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  27. BEWARE----ROADFLY SCAMMER!!!!!!!!!!

    this guy is a total idiot.....this is from a roadfly inquiry on my auto...it appears the longer the internet is in service....tne more scams exist....

    Started by guitarvenue‎, 08-07-2006 01:16 PM
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  28. BEWARE OF JUDITH BONIFACE boniface_24cortnet@yahoo

    Here's the scam sent to me: ----- Original Message ----- From: boniface judith To: z3vet Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 9:35 PM Subject:...

    Started by Zragon‎, 08-07-2006 10:43 PM
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    Buyer requested information to my yahoo email account. The user does not exist! email sender as follows: ...

    Started by guitarvenue‎, 08-06-2006 02:00 PM
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    08-06-2006, 02:00 PM Go to last post
  30. DO THIS

    Insist on a WIRE TRANSFER, that will put an end to the b/s. I have been jerking a few of these guys, one actually sent me a $15,000 BANK OF AMERICA...

    Started by bmwtii2002‎, 08-05-2006 06:40 PM
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  31. This looks suspicious to me

    From: dandander21@yahoo.com Subject:*** 545i FOR SALE*** info request from Roadfly.org Hi Seller, i am Engr Daniel,38 an african...

    Started by Peele‎, 06-23-2006 01:34 PM
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    06-23-2006, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  32. Look at this scam!

    I posted my wheels here and this sounded like a real buy til I got his e-mail below: -----Original Message----- From: garcia latz ...

    Started by stevus‎, 10-05-2005 10:38 AM
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    03-05-2006, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  33. Another dirt bag

    I completely beleived this guy untile he sent this: Hello , Thanks for your mail. The customer is ok with the DarkStar (what is this? im...

    Started by jag86xj6‎, 02-10-2006 03:17 PM
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  34. Reverse Classifieds Scam - Beware of Paul Powers

    AKA Paul Gillup. Just posting a heads up and to see if anyone has had this happen. I posted a WTB for some very specific BMW e31 parts and received...

    Started by Legend‎, 01-06-2006 05:50 PM
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  35. Virus: Christina@roadfly.com

    There is a virus that is being passed around. The virus shows the "From" email address as being "christina@roadfly.com" or "christina@roadfly.org."...

    Started by charlie‎, 10-18-2004 10:46 AM
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    10-31-2005, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  36. Crook in the Classifieds

    He gives his name as "Chris Frankel" of "Bimmers East" and is using the email address "mtechnic325@roadfly.org" to advertise items from cars he's...

    Started by Oaktown735‎, 05-23-2005 04:46 PM
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    10-31-2005, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  37. 2001 BMW M3 Coupe USD 12,300

    Heads up everyone this car was posted on Ebaymotors about a week ago. Just a SCAM Enclosed find an example of several communications via e-mail. ...

    Started by MichaelB‎, 05-31-2005 08:53 AM
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    09-30-2005, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  38. Always look at your Browser location bar

    Remember, When some emails you receive are real, they're really from the companies you do business with. If you click on a link in an email check...

    Started by kruser‎, 10-23-2004 09:29 AM
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    08-29-2005, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  39. Alert - BMW 530i Scam

    Another scam... I have enclosed the link and messages from "Betsy Palumbo" e-mail: betsypalumbo02544@yahoo.com. This individual's e-mail reads: ...

    Started by MichaelB‎, 06-02-2005 07:43 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-19-2005, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  40. password related emails are virus

    If you receive an email that is similar to the email below it is a virus and did not come from Roadfly staff. Delete the email and do not open it....

    Started by charlie‎, 06-29-2005 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,609
    06-29-2005, 09:45 PM Go to last post

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