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Police are investigating a faux automotive seller who claims to be promoting inexperienced engines at discount costs from a non-existent showroom.

Utilizing the identify of a professional firm – Scot Auto Ltd – the scammers have arrange a web site utilizing stolen photos from social media accounts.

Halbeath Place in Dunfermline with no real SCOT AUTO LTD car sales office


Halbeath Place in Dunfermline with no actual SCOT AUTO LTD automotive gross sales workplaceCredit score: Michael Schofield
The fake car dealer claims that they offer cheap eco-friendly engines


The faux automotive seller claims that they provide low-cost eco-friendly enginesCredit score: Michael Schofield
The website used stolen images from social media accounts


The web site used stolen photos from social media accounts

They even offered an deal with for the corporate at an industrial facility in Dunfermline, Fife.

However when our reporter was there final week, there was no signal of the storage and the unit was derelict.

Police are understood to be opening an investigation after legal professionals contacted the house owners of the actual Scot automotive on behalf of the victims who posted bail.

It’s believed that inside days of the rip-off web site logging on final month, greater than a dozen folks turned up on the division in search of the corporate.

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A supply claimed the scammers scoured Corporations Home to discover a identify to make use of.

Our insider mentioned, “They’re utilizing actual firm names. This gives the look that the whole lot is actual.

“They’ve low-cost costs for the vehicles and declare that they meet the LEZ targets, to allow them to be utilized in metropolis facilities, which makes them well-liked.

“It isn’t identified how many individuals have already paid deposits for vehicles that don’t exist.

“The actual house owners reported this to the police as quickly as they turned conscious of it.

“Somebody got here to her home wanting to take a look at a automotive — and a authorized letter from one other one who had been scammed out of cash.”

Our reporter, posing as a buyer, emailed Gross sales Supervisor Oscar Brown. The latter responded with particulars of a automotive however ignored requests to rearrange a check drive.

They mentioned they might not name till he revealed private info.

Our supply added, “When individuals are giving out private info and copies of identification paperwork, they actually have to be cautious to not arrange a credit score account of their identify.”

“It’s a typical tactic utilized by these scams. In the event that they obtain a deposit, that’s a bonus.”

Photos on the corporate administrators’ and gross sales director’s web site had been stolen from social media profiles of unsuspecting folks.

They even gave two of them the identical names as administrators of the professional firm.

We’ve tracked down the individual within the picture, who is claimed to be “Gross sales Supervisor Oscar Brown.”

He’s a well being skilled residing in Slovakia.

The person mentioned: “They’re utilizing my image, however I don’t know the corporate and don’t have anything to do with them. You’re clearly a rip-off.”

Police Scotland mentioned: “We’re warning the general public to stay vigilant and take some steps to guard themselves from scammers.”

“A name, electronic mail, or textual content message could not have come from the individual or group it seems to have come from. The identical additionally applies to web sites.

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“We urge the general public to verify a enterprise is genuine earlier than making any funds.

“When you suspect you might have been the sufferer of fraud please name Police Scotland on 101.”

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Peter Johnson