Roadfaxit VIN check scam?


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Roadfaxit VIN check scam?

Post by flyday58 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:13 am



I almost bit on this one. Well I did partly bite. Got this email:
How’s it going.. Idk if your getting my msgs so this would be the 4th time. Im the same person that tried to msg
you earlier so.. resending:
My son saw the ad for your bike. He is located in Lordsburg, NM and he is considering getting her. You can msg him at michaelrrodriguezz71 (at) gmail
Warmest!
Anya Rodriguez

I thought, hey, interest at last, so I sent an email to him. Got this back after initial contact:
I have the money and I'm planning to purchase your motorcycle if
everything looks good, but before driving to you I would like to see a
vin fax report that you can run it at https://roadfaxit.com. I'm
asking you as a precaution. Don't get me wrong, I'd buy it but in the
last two weeks, I've driven hundreds of miles and bought three reports
just to see some motorcycle crap. I'm not a perfectionist, but I don't
want to buy junk like others can you feel me? And, I'll give you the
money back if there's nothing serious like frame damage for example.
Please notify me when you can send me a copy.

:shock: I bought the report, but as soon as I clicked "pay now" I got that sick feeling in my stomach, the "OMG, why didn't you see this for what it is BEFORE you sent a payment??"

I actually got a VIN report (clean bike, duh) but I've been watching my bank account ever since; I even called the bank 10 minutes after sending the money because I've been down the stolen CC route before. So far I've dodged the bullet.

I bit because the first feeler email from "mom" claimed her son was in Lordsburg, which is fairly local. I drive two and three hundred miles to buy bikes myself, so seemed legit. But the de-identified note from the guy himself should have stopped me dead in my tracks. :x Idiot.

So far I'm only out the $24 for the VIN check. A search says Roadfaxit is a US company but the money went to the UK, along with a foreign transaction fee to further ignite my knickers. I don't know what the angle is on asking for a VIN check, but it could be a way for some tosser to get rich $24 bucks at a time. Or maybe lure me in some other way. And of course, I haven't heard any more from either of these people.

So for those as gullible as me, watch out for this one. :oops:


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Re: Roadfaxit VIN check scam?

Post by dingdong » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:06 pm

Maybe you will luck out. Every time I list a bike for sale I get those same VIN check scams. I haven't fallen for it though. lol
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Re: Roadfaxit VIN check scam?

Post by flyday58 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:37 pm

dingdong wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Maybe you will luck out. Every time I list a bike for sale I get those same VIN check scams. I haven't fallen for it though. lol
This is the first time I've seen it. Last year it was a too-good-to-be-true CB750 for $500. "I'm overseas with Uncle Sam and need it to go to a good home. Can't text, can't get phone calls, can only email occasionally. Put $500 on an eBay gift card, scratch off the back to reveal the numbers, tell me what they are and I'll get the bike shipped to you free." I finally woke up on that one when I figured out 500 is the max you can put on one of those cards. I played with them for a few emails, saying I'd sent the numbers on the card already; they got pissed.

So now it seems they can add local info to their phishing tackle, I'll be a bunch more diligent going forward.
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Re: Roadfaxit VIN check scam?

Post by wordpit » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:56 am

The site looks legit. The pay-in-the-UK thing depends on the payment processor. Every company uses different payment processor, that's not a starting point. But I saw that the site has verified address and a few reliable partners, I even found a few Craigslist sellers who posted this report. I'll buy a report and see what happens.. LOL.

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Re: Roadfaxit VIN check scam?

Post by minimac » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:07 am

Just tell the "purchaser" to buy the report. If they truly want the machine, and it's a legitimate concern, tell them you'll refund the $10-$25 dollars THEY spent for it when they pay for the bike.

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Re: Roadfaxit VIN check scam?

Post by flyday58 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:45 am

wordpit wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:56 am
The site looks legit. The pay-in-the-UK thing depends on the payment processor. Every company uses different payment processor, that's not a starting point. But I saw that the site has verified address and a few reliable partners, I even found a few Craigslist sellers who posted this report. I'll buy a report and see what happens.. LOL.
Hey, first poster, welcome!
ust tell the "purchaser" to buy the report. If they truly want the machine, and it's a legitimate concern, tell them you'll refund the $10-$25 dollars THEY spent for it when they pay for the bike.
Yeah, I'm hip. Just got caught up in the phish, which apparently works buying or selling :oops:
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Re: Roadfaxit VIN check scam?

Post by wordpit » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:59 pm

Hello to everyone.
So, I paid for the report but I still didn't get it so I thought I'd call. A lady named Kimberly told me that the report is still pending and that I will receive it in a few hours. From my point of view the site is legit, so far LOL. But I will come back with an update...

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Re: Roadfaxit VIN check scam?

Post by flyday58 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:39 pm

It took right at five hours for my report to come through.


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