scam alert:someone in Canada fake "selling" my Avion trailer
We just recently put our vintage Avion on the market for sale AND then were alerted (by someone here) to a classified link that showed OUR trailer for sale (in Canada) by someone else and also for a ridiculously low price- the scammer had "stolen" the pictures that had been on the RV site where we found and then purchased our trailer. The pics of my trailer are still up on this very legit vintage airstream site-they keep them there for people to enjoy even after trailers are sold. The scammer had posted the exact same pics of our trailer, right down to the blanket on the couch and curtains in the window. And we just recently put ours back on the market for sale here in the states.
I contacted the Canadian site,told them that this was a scam and they responded immediately and banned the fake seller. They then told me this is a common scam? Taking pics from the classifieds and advertising much more cheaply than original listing? Anyone heard of this? According to the person who alerted us, my trailer was posted "sold" once already last year in Canada while we still owned it !!
Id like to hear more if anyone has run across this situation and also to alert everyone to this so it doesn't happen to you whether you are a seller or buyer.
Thanks for your help!