Typically, you may be contacted by someone claiming to have the parts you need, and they will supply an image of a similar machine, often in perfect condition.
It's a scam. If someone contacts you with this sort of offer and you are suspicious, contact the police.
From: alan robinson [mailto:email@example.com]
To: Stewart Someone
Subject: Re: Itom Parts Wanted
Thanks for your Email and i have attached a pic of Itom 1959 Tabor for you to see and still in good Condition and i am scrapping the complete Itom 1959 Tabor as parts and i will need to know your complete list of parts,as soon as i hear from you soon..i will call my mechanic to pull out the parts out and i will package and i will need to know your complete home address and phone Number to calculate the shipping cost to your doorstep,thanks and Hope to hear from you soon.
For more information on scams, visit scamwatch.gov.au
Thu, 12 Apr 2018
SUNBEAM 250 CC High Cam OHV - The Complete - 1935
Hello, I have had a seller contact me regarding Sunbeam spares through this web site; unfortunately having agreed a price and paid for the spares the seller a "Blake Handibode" has requested more money to ship the spares. I accepted his price for the spares and shipping and sent $390 to him (albeit he requested the money to go to his mechanic) via Post Office Money Gram. He has now asked for a further $250 for a "Blue Note/Certificate" for shipping etc., and now $300 for the same. I have requested the money back for basically "Breach of Contract" and stated I will seek the money through the U.S.A Court system. He has replied - "Don`t just start wasting your time on that , just walk straight to the post office now and transfer the money as i instructed you to avoid any delay. Hope you understand better now ?"
Needless to say this seller needs to be struck from your site in my opinion; have you any advice or suggestions on this situation? Regards Phil Stodart.
CORNWALL United Kingdom
Original post here
Mon, 06 Nov 2017
bechtel.eric at yahoo.fr
Twn 350b 1938
Hello, I' m french. I just Want to inform you about a fraudster on web site. He sent me mail cause he Want to know if i'm looking for piece for my TWN. Look his message :
So take care about this guy. I don't Want to say his name cause i'm sure it,s fake. Put this message please cause he try to make a deal With me With pictures and your website ! Best regards
Thu Feb 03 2011
Royal Enfield G
As I am working on a 1956 Puch allsate 175 and a 1939 Royal Enfield G and a couple others, I am on your site often, trying to identify bikes. as parts are scarce in Western canada, I resorted to a wanted ad and as expected, I was scammed despite ignoring all but one of the many replies and as luck and the tway Murphy would have it, I chose a scammer. He did not actually have any parts and in fact stole a pic from the internet and misrepresented it as his. His name is Randy Baer (maybe in Manchester area of the UK or even in Nigeria... more