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  • Re: Fraud Warning: Online scam involving ROTAX engines

    by » 2 years ago


    I have confirmed the ad is a scam. I don't consider my self to be naive but I was nearly taken in by this $$$$ and with hindsight was obviously too good to be true. This is the link to the ad which is still up even though I have reported it to site administrator.
    https://www.aerosales.co.uk/for-sale/engines-props/almost-new-rotax-912-uls-100hp_i4067

    The photograph in the add is from an avert that appeared on German sales site and the 'scammer' ( I can think of a better word but not for print) sent me two additional pictures that i found on a company website as part of of re-build section, one of which I have used in the picture above to convince bill I have the engine.

    I think I will buy a new one from a dealer so I don't have to deal with $$$$$ like this!

    Thank you said by: RotaxOwner Admin

  • Re: Fraud Warning: Online scam involving ROTAX engines

    by » 2 years ago


    Received the following message from Aerosales who hosted the advert

    "HI Alan,

    Thank you for your email. The advert has now been deleted from the website and the user has been blocked. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean the seller won’t reappear with a similar advert under a different identity, so we ask you to remain vigilant.

    Many thanks

    Shabana"

    Thank you said by: RotaxOwner Admin

  • Re: Fraud Warning: Online scam involving ROTAX engines

    by » one year ago


    Another attempted scam attempt or a very angry seller. This was a response that I received yesterday from a query i made in Sept last year when I was looking for an engine. read from bottom up, Interesting use of language lol.

    From: Paul Filler <customerdetailsverifier@gmail.com>
    Sent: 23 April 2019 14:30
    To: Alan Hunter <alan_hunter1664@yahoo.co.uk>
    Subject: Re: Aero Sales - Buy, Sell & Rent Aircraft in UK & Europe - Someone has a question about your listing

    #*** you bastard.... Fine pictures other... You fool

    On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 10:28 AM Alan Hunter <alan_hunter1664@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    Hi,

    Great news. I tried buying an engine from this site before and it was a scam, luck I realised before any money exchange Hands. Therefore I would be very grateful if you would
    provide the serial number please and a photo of the logbook or receipts etc showing genuine ownership before proceeding.

    Many thanks

    Alan

    Sent from my iPhone

    On 22 Apr 2019, at 16:36, Paul Filler <customerdetailsverifier@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hi, the engine is still up for sale and It's in a pristine condition, it was purchased brand new last year because i wanted to use it on my experimental plane, the engine was only used for starting test but never flown, where are you located and how do you want to proceed ?

    On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 4:46 PM Aero Sales - Buy, Sell &amp; Rent Aircraft in UK &amp; Europe <info@aerosales.co.uk> wrote:
    Hi PaulFiller!
    Alan. Hunter (alan_hunter1664@yahoo.co.uk, 07866496872) left you a message about your listing New Rotax 912 Uls 100Hp:
    Is this engine still for sale? Please call if it is
    Regards,
    Aero Sales - Buy, Sell & Rent Aircraft in UK & Europe
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  • Re: Fraud Warning: Online scam involving ROTAX engines

    by » one year ago


    Just a heads-up... unfortunately this problem has not gone away - we are still receiving reports that there are still some lazy criminals out there trying to pull these sort of scams. If a ROTAX engine deal looks 'too good to be true" is most likely is a SCAM. Please be vigilant!


  • Re: Fraud Warning: Online scam involving ROTAX engines

    by » 9 months ago


    UPDATE: just had our first 2020 report of a scammer offering a $6000 912iS engine in Indonesia.

     

    If a ROTAX engine deal looks 'too good to be true" is most likely is a SCAM. Please be vigilant!


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