I received an email today from a person named Donal Flynn, saying he has some AC brake linkage parts I am looking for. Has anyone dealt with this person?
The name and message text look fishy, here is the message I received:
"I saw your wanted ad and wanted to let you know i still have it
available. let me know if you are interested."
Looks fishy to me too. Too generic.
That sounds a lot like the scammers' response to ads - very generic. Where does he claim to be located? "Wanted ad" sounds like an odd way to refer to what we generally call a "want ad." Try looking at the full header on his e-mail and see if you can figure out where it originated.
On the other hand, Google turned up this want ad on the HCCA website, so there is at least someone in the old car hobby by that name:
Packard Truck Parts Wanted
Wanted 1917 Packard model e truck parts. Radiator, cowl , magneto front wheel rims and carburettor.
Contact: Donal Flynn, coralstown co westmeath ireland coralstown ir, 00353870533033
Thanks for the quick replys!
I sent the person a reply asking for photos of the parts available, we'll see what if any photos come back. No photos, no further contact.
Except that "Mr. Flynn" now has a confirmed active e-mail address. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS OR ARE SUSPICIOUS DON'T REPLY.
In the words of the immortal Mr. Natural... "You been had..." He probably sells Bissell carpet cleaners too... ws
that number is an Irish mobile number 353 being the country code .I have heard the name mentioned in vintage circles. I suspect it is genuine and as far as being generic , thats how they talk . But always pays to be careful .
Just went back over the post and saw the address and that place does exist but it would be a small village about 40 or so miles from Dublin city
I get those every time I put a want ad in mtfca. IT'S SPAM! DO NOT OPEN IT!
No reply from "Donal" since I asked for pics, so it's almost certainly an attempted scam.
Regarding the name, this forum and others contain all sorts of car enthusiasts' names for a scammer to use as an alias.
That name spelling and address is Irish.
Sounds like one of those Great Britain guys. Forget it!