August 2019 I made the decision that I was going to purchase a Landrover Defender 90, 300tdi 4x4.
The reason for this was that I travel to Exmoor every other weekend and go onto the moors to do my photography of the wild Exmoor red deer. The ideal truck for this is the defender 90.
So, EBay here we come, and after looking for days on end I found the perfect one.
Perfect colour, perfect detailing inside, perfect build tyres, well everything was perfect.
Excitement was beyond words and after speaking to the seller I couldn’t wait for the build to take place.
Let me explain, Paul Moir of IMAGE4x4 was going to take a donor vehicle and and rebuild to my requirements, wow sounded unbelievable. The build would take place in 3 parts with 3 payments and the first being £10,000.
The first payment was made into bank transfer, and within hours I had looked this man up only to find out that he was a scammer.
My heart sank, I contacted my bank and they couldn’t do anything as there was no proof of his bank account being fraudulent.
So, I went to a company that deals with these kind of people and got a court writ against him. He was always one step ahead, and now has declared himself bankrupt.
There is nothing now I can do and I am absolutely gutted.
I am asking for help from everyone here.
If everyone gave just £1 I would be able to fundraise to get the beloved 4x4 I so wanted.
I would be forever humbled and would contact you all to show my gratitude for helping me recover from a scammer that stole my world.