The VMCC club magazine last month highlighted a scammer who calls himself Tom Baxter. This person replies to wanted advertisements saying he has the parts needed. He asks for payment via bank transfer and promises to send the parts which never arrive. I received a few calls from him in reply to a wanted advert I had placed in Old Bike Mart for an Ariel HP gearbox. He seemed to know what he was talking about but said I couldn't collect the gearbox as he was in Wales and I'm in Suffolk. I said I was happy to go to Wales to collect the box and he started making excuses as to why this wouldn't be possible so I decided not to go ahead. I Googled his name and found he trawls through all the motoring and motorcycling magazines looking for people to scam. I informed OBM who responded by telling me to go to the Police but declined to publish a warning.
1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus a couple of OG250 projects, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes