I thought that I would share an experience I had so that maybe it wont happen to someone else:
A couple of years ago I bid on a vehicle on ebay for £2,500.00. This was cheap for what it was for but not so cheap that it made me suspicious.
The Seller communicated through email and seemed very very genuine, he gave me all the chat, and being an inexperienced ebayer at the time I was reeled in.
He told me that to pay I would need to use Western Union, I know that Ebay warned against this so I was wary but obviously not wary enough it seemed!
I received an email from Ebay, telling me to use Western Union and that it was safe, and I followed a link from that, which took me to the Ebay website, stupidly I thought that this meant that everything was genuine...HOW WRONG I WAS!!!
After the money had been sent to the Seller they sent me an email saying that the vehicle was to be delivered to me within the next week.
It never came funnily enough and despite several emails to the Seller I never heard from him again.
It wasnt until afterwards that I sent the email I received (from who I thought was ebay) to a website that tells you whether it actually was genuine, and surprise surprise it was FAKE!
THERE ARE HEARTLESS CON ARTISTS OUT THERE!!! HE DIDNT CARE THAT HE HAD TAKEN THE MONEY I HAD SPENT YEARS SAVING!!!
PLEASE, PLEASE PEOPLE BE AWARE OF THESE IDIOTS!! IF YOU ARE BUYING A VEHICLE GO AND LOOK AT IT BEFORE YOU BUY, DONT BE STUPID LIKE I WAS!!!