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Posted in database, scammer by Chief on August 13, 2009 [url is unreachable; DNS MX records are active! Edit 13Aug2009: killed the domain.

Scammer impersonating Ebay from

Dear Customer,

Thank you for using eBay, the Vehicle Purchase Protection Branch. My name is James and I will be the one who will assist you today.

In order to complete your transaction #150173995301 – 2000 BMW 3-Series 323i with the seller Christine Gordon you need to make the payment to our eBay Agent who takes care of your transaction, whom details you have received when agreeing the terms.
According the transaction’s terms, the payment has to be handled with Money Gram Wire Transfer.

Here are the simple steps you need to follow in order to complete the payment: 1. Locate a Money Gram Agent.
2. The transfer is paid with cash, so have cash available and a form of ID. 3. The transfer is mend to be collected by the Agent as an individual, therefore no Company Code is needed, only the Agent specific details. Here are his details again:

First Name : Troy
Last Name: Edwards
Address : 135 3rd Ave.
City/State : New York/NY
Postal Code : 10003
Country : United States

4. E-mail us the following details from the payment receipt: – Reference Number ;
– Exact Sender’s Name and Address on file with Money Gram ; – Total Amount sent.
We will confirm the payment and authorize the seller to ship the vehicle.

5. Once the vehicle is received, the buyer has 5 days to inspect it. After the inspection period is over, the buyer will contact us with the result of the inspection:
* If the buyer rejects it, the vehicle will be shipped back at seller’s expenses and the payment will be returned to the buyer. This transaction offers full protection because the buyer accepts the vehicle upon inspection and the seller ships the vehicle if the payment is confirmed.

Important Information
It is required not to specify that the wire transfer is being sent as a payment for an eBay transaction in order to avoid the extra charges that the Money Gram may apply. This will also help us verify the payment information much faster because the wire transfer will be registered as a personal one instead of a commercial one.

As a protective measure for the parties involved in this transaction the funds will be held until you receive the vehicle ordered. An inspection period of 5 working days will be given to the buyer to inspect the vehicle shipped. The day the vehicle is received is established according to the consignment date indicated by the courier or the transport company.
If a refund is requested, the inspection period is ended and the refund request is processed within 3 working days.

If there is anything else you need to know, don’t hesitate to contact us. Please reply to this email by keeping the subject line unmodified in order for your case to be recognized and your question answered in an instant.


eBay Customer Support Specialist
Vehicle Purchase Protection Program – Building Trust in Transactions (sm).

Domain Name:

Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Status: clientTransferProhibited

Expiration Date: 2010-06-05
Creation Date: 2008-06-05
Last Update Date: 2009-06-04

Name Servers:

OrgName: Google Inc.
Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
City: Mountain View
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 94043
Country: US

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  1. Daniel Morin said, on August 25, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for this scam, I found a similar ad on craigslist. I was suggested to send money via MoneyGram. I got the same story, the car is in NY and must be shipped via her uncle. Notice she uses the following emails:,,

    “Hi again, since u can`t make it here I can ship the nissan to your place using the ebay vehicle protection
    program, because the nissan was posted on ebay but i have cancel the listing but I can still use they`r program.
    My uncle works at an shipping company and he can arrange the shipping for free for
    me. Ebay will hold the money until the nissan arrives to your place. When the nissan arrives you have 2 days
    for inspection and drive test and if u don`t like the
    nissan you can be fully refunded, but the nissan is in great shape and I think that will not happened. If you
    want to continue with this transaction all I need from you is your full name and shipping address so i can
    forward to ebay and they will contact you instructing you about how to send payment and shipping process,
    they’ll release the funds to me only after you receive and inspect the nissan. I think this is the safest way
    for both of us so this will be an secure transaction.
    I wait for your quick reply. Thanks

    here are some pictures

    Susan Jackson,

    Here is the original email “from” eBay (notice

    From: eBay []
    Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:36 PM
    Subject: eBay Purchase Protection Program Case id # 35432365676

    Dear Customer ,

    This is a confirmation mail regarding authenticity of Susan Jackson Vehicle Purchase Protection membership.
    Seller Name: Susan Jackson
    A Verified Member in good standing.
    Identity and/or Contact Information Verified.
    Continues to meet strict Membership Criteria.
    Committed to Dispute Resolution and Mediation.
    Item 2005 Nissan Maxima Clean Title, like new condition , is backed by Vehicle Purchase’s Buyer Protection Policy – up to $50,000.00
    The criteria for Vehicle Purchase Protection Membership.

    The Vehicle Purchase Protection Membership, along with other factors, can substantially lower the risks of buying online. The Membership is a guarantee of a successful transaction or of a Seller’s performance.

    Contact the Seller:
    Certified by Vehicle Purchase Protection and eBay
    Superior Selling Track Record

    History of Resolving Disputes
    Disclose pricing, shipping and return policies
    Address all customer issues within two business days

    Important. Please read.
    Currently, the seller can provide a Vehicle Purchase Protection Coverage up to US $50,000.00. Transactions with this eBay seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors. For your safety, this account was locked today, for 30 days time period.
    Complete your eBay transaction in 5 easy steps:
    1) Buyer and seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price. Seller contacts eBay with the transaction details;

    2) eBay accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from either the buyer or the seller);

    3) The buyer receives an invoice and complete the money transfer to Vehicle Purchase Protection Program Department. After the payment is received by eBay Vehicle Purchase department and approved the seller will initiate the delivery. The seller has three business days to send the buyer and eBay the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the buyer;

    4) Buyer receives the merchandise and has five days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise, the buyer must ship the merchandise back to the seller within three business days.The seller will pay for shipping back the merchandise.

    5) After the inspection period is over ( 5 business days ), the buyer must contact us with the result of the inspection. If the buyer refuses the merchandise, the refund will be sent to the buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified.
    Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be taken from the seller’s purchase protection account and sent to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your choice. You have 30 days from the above verification date to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days.
    The insurer of this transaction is eBay Inc., located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, United States of America.
    The account is managed by eBay’s SquareTrade center. This transaction is supervised by eBay’s SafeHarbor team.

    Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:
    1) If the item doesn’t arrive and/or the seller stops communications after the payment was received;
    2) If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the ones you agreed on;
    3) If your merchandise arrives in a much longer period than the one you agreed on (more than 15 days from the payment clearance day);
    For cases 2) and 3) you have to send back the merchandise to the seller prior to ask for your refund. If you did not pay the seller by payment method required by us, your refund request will be declined.
    Important Usage Guidelines:
    ****************************** ******
    1. The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to eBay. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
    2. This transaction is protected by eBay services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
    3. You may buy and sell with confidence in all transactions with this eBay member.
    4. Should you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting eBay. Any complaints must be filed within 30 days from the verification date.

    Seller will use DAS door to door delivery.

    The seller is going to use DAS Auto Transport Services to deliver the car to your door. The delivery will take maximum 5 days. The vehicle will be insured and will have a 30 days return policy.


    The seller, started the transaction over the eBay Vehicle Purchase Program. eBay requires the payment to be done through Money Gram money transfer service to an Vehicle Purchase Protection Program verified agent.

    You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy an item over the eBay Motors and your seller requested to use eBay Vehicle Protection Program. The eBay Motors vehicle protection programs offer a set of services that build protection into every step of the vehicle buying process. Some of the elements are automatically included when you buy a vehicle covered by the program element (not all elements are available for all vehicles) while some of the elements are available for a small fee. The eBay Motors vehicle protection program is your safety net in the rare occasion that something goes wrong.

    Instructions for payment.

    If you are not familiarized with the MoneyGram money transfer services please visit: . If you want to locate the nearest MoneyGram Office in your area please click . You have to pay with cash at any MoneyGram Office.
    The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you have received, inspected and you agree to keep the item. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the seller.

    Item Information

    2005 Nissan Maxima

    Item Price: $ 4,000.00 (shipping included)
    Item Description: Like new condition. Never been involved in an accident, no damages, scratches or dents. Clear Title.

    Payment Details

    Amount: $4,000.00
    Deposit: $4,000.00
    Balance: $0.00
    Total: $4,000.00

    Due Date : 3 business days
    Delivery To Information

    Vehicle Purchase Program Agent Details

    2005 Nissan Maxima
    Address: 9752 NW 26th Ave, Miami, FL United States

    How to complete payment?

    1. Locate the nearest Money Gram Office
    2. Ask for a red send money form and make the payment with cash using the above Vehicle Purchase verified agent details
    3. Fax the Money Gram payment receipt to the following fax number: 1(408)-228-0575
    – REFERENCE NR – 8 digits number from the payment receipt
    – Sender Name and Address
    – Receiver Name
    – Amount

    Once we receive the payment confirmation, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We will hold the payment details until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the product you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment details to the seller.

    Important Notice!

    The payment details are confidential and will not be released under any circumstances. Our customer chose this payment method in order to speed up the transaction. Vehicle Protection Program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally, drawing on both internal assessments and the support of government agencies. Our constant priority is for the safety of our people, our customers, and the general public. Vehicle Protection Program always tries to fulfill its customers needs.

    Trust and Safety Department eBay Inc.
    Fax 1(408)-228-0575

  2. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on August 26, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Thanks for the submission. I encourage you to educate your friends, colleagues and family members on using Craigslist as a local trade medium. Long distance deals are not the intent of Craigslist.

  3. danielmo2009 said, on August 26, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Thank you for your suggestion. There is a valuable lesson to learn here. Thanks for your website, you saved us from a scam.

    Originally, the car was advertised as being sold by the owner living in our city in Kansas (our city has less than 50,000 people and is about one hour away from Kansas City). Later, the scammer told me the vehicle was in New York. Her explanation was she posted the vehicle in multiple cities in the hope to sell it faster.

  4. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on August 26, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Your story encourages me to continue my effort. Scamming is quite an industry.

    Now that you have learned how to spot these criminals, do your neighbors a favor and flag any such future Craigslist postings as scam. Every little bit helps!

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