Scammer Database

Craigslist Scammer Posing As U.S. Military Guy

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on December 2, 2009

I responded to a scammer’s Craigslist ad for an auto and received this reply:

Hello and sorry for my delay,
The 2005 Honda Accord is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 71,240 original miles. Vin #: 1HGCM66805A038395.

It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :

http://picasaweb.google.com/vaiothebest/Accord

So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to United Kingdom with my department to improve the military relations between our country and UK. I am located in London, United Kingdom. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,800 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days.  Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

Respectfully,
SSG. Mark McCormick
– SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794  Comm 884-1794

my address is:
56 Sloane Street
Zip: SW1X 9NU, London
United Kingdom

I sent him a bogus residence address and await his fake Ebay email.

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See a warning on this type scam from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

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  1. Michele said, on December 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I fell for the same ad. Got as far as the fake eBay email, but when I saw Western Union and NOT PayPal, I immediately became suspicious. I checked the net and found this. I’ve emailed him to let know I know about him. Let’s see what he has to say now.

  2. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on December 4, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Michele – I am guessing that his reply-to email address will undergo a change in the next 12 hours. Google does not like criminals using their resources. I sent them a simple email describing the abuse.

    Good for you and your intuitions. Spread the word to your friends and family. People are falling victim to these criminals every day.

  3. Me said, on December 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Same here-two different ads, same guy!
    1: From: SSG. Stephen Holmes <gtay54@live.com
    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2005 Honda Accord EX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 71,240 original miles. Vin #: 1HGCM66805A038395.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :

    http://picasaweb.google.com/vaiothebest/Accord

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to United Kingdom with my department to improve the military relations between our country and UK. I am located in London, United Kingdom. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can't drive it here as we can't register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,800 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    SSG. Stephen Holmes
    – SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    my address is:
    56 Sloane Street
    Zip: SW1X 9NU, London
    United Kingdom

    2: From: "Andrew Kalos SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA"
    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Andrew Kalos. The 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 6 Cyl Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 35,500 miles.VIN Number: 1n4ba41e96c828228
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Cruise Control Front Power Outlet
    Remote Trunk Release Retained Accessory Power Steering Wheel: Tilt and Telescopic Storage: Cargo Net
    Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Audio Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Cruise Controls Multi-Function Remote Power Steering
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s920.photobucket.com/albums/ad42/andamx092/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Andrew and Maria Kalos

    Notice the opening statement and body are identical…careful!!!

  4. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on December 21, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks for your submission. I encourage you to solicit these replies safely. In other words, if Melissa is your real name, it would be a good idea to create an alternative identity for dealing with this scum. Remember, these imposters are criminals! I assure you that any email address you submit here is held in confidence. — Chief

  5. Michelle said, on December 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks for you info. I knew the offer was too good to be true. The ad I liked was for a 2004 Toyota Camry. UGH!!

  6. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on December 22, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Michelle, your instincts paid off! Good luck in finding a real vehicle and be sure to mention this ploy to your friends and family.

    Happy Holidays — Chief

  7. matt said, on December 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Hi all,
    I found this ad too.

    Here is his email reply when I told him it sounded too good to be true:
    ——————————————————

    Hello and sorry for my delay,

    I’m Sgt James Foster. The 2005 Toyota Camry XLE 6 Cyl Automatic is in perfect working condition. My experienced tech has fully checked out this car and gives it a special high rating has a CLEAR and CLEAN TITLE a great history and mechanically without any problems ever safety check and pre-delivery inspection along with a fresh servicing before I ship or deliver the vehicle.This vehicle shifts out great and is remarkably quiet. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line. This vehicle looks brand new inside. The car has only 93,253 miles.VIN Number: JTDBF32K950166676
    Vehicle Options
    AIR CONDITIONING ANTI-LOCK BRAKES CASSETTE PLAYER
    CD PLAYER CRUISE CONTROL DRIVER AIRBAG FOG LIGHTS LEATHER SEATS PASSENGER AIRBAG POWER LOCKS POWER SEATS POWER WINDOWS
    REAR DEFROSTER REMOTE KEYS SECURITY SYSTEM VARIABLE WIPERS
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s861.photobucket.com/albums/ab178/2005camiii/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK . One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,900 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Thank you and have a great day,

    James and Maria Foster

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    Total Scam!
    Beware.
    The old adage “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!” applies here.
    Best advice for car buying–ONLY buy in person! We have purchased cars on eBay, but always picked up the car ourselves making the actual payment in person–how else will you know for certain what you’re getting??

  8. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on December 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Good advice, Matt! Thanks for the posting. I give you a special high rating like this scammer gives his vehicle. Let’s get the word out on these criminals — educated buyers = no business for the scammers.

    Happy Holidays — Chief

  9. Kristen said, on December 22, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks to you I will not be spending any more time researching this car. Too good to be true.

    K

  10. Tommie said, on December 23, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 13:05:49 +0200
    Subject: Re: 2006 Honda Accord
    From: johnnycorey626@gmail.com
    To: tpmunay@hotmail.com

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Johnny Corey. The 2006 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl 2.4L Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 38,120 miles.VIN Number: 1HGCM56806A065575
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
    Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Leather SeatsTilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab236/2006haccordne/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Johnny and Maria Corey

  11. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on December 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Kristen – trust your instincts! Please warn your friends and family of this type scam. There are hundreds of them out there!

  12. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on December 23, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Tommie – thanks for posting the text of the email. If they perform even a basic search, potential victims will be routed here by the search engines.

    I appreciate your contribution.

    — Chief

  13. Stephanie said, on December 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    THIS GUY ALMOST SCAMMED ME. GOOD THING I GOOGLED HIS NAMED!!!!!

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Andrew Kalos. The 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 6 Cyl Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 35,500 miles.VIN Number: 1n4ba41e96c828228
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Cruise Control Front Power Outlet
    Remote Trunk Release Retained Accessory Power Steering Wheel: Tilt and Telescopic Storage: Cargo Net
    Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Audio Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Cruise Controls Multi-Function Remote Power Steering
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s920.photobucket.com/albums/ad42/andamx092/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Andrew and Maria Kalos

  14. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on December 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Stephanie, you did well. Encourage those with whom you come in contact to always perform the steps you did to investigate. I appreciate your posting the text of the email. This allows the search engines to pick them up and help warn the next potential victims. — Chief

  15. jasmin said, on December 27, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Andrew Kalos. The 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 6 Cyl Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 35,500 miles.VIN Number: 1n4ba41e96c828228
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Cruise Control Front Power Outlet
    Remote Trunk Release Retained Accessory Power Steering Wheel: Tilt and Telescopic Storage: Cargo Net
    Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Audio Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Cruise Controls Multi-Function Remote Power Steering
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s920.photobucket.com/albums/ad42/andamx092/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Andrew and Maria Kalos
    ——————————————————————————————————————-
    Hi again,
    !!! Also the car will arrive with all the documentation’s required for registration and the keys. I will send you all the papers and documents (clear title, bills of sale, car’s manual) to prove the ownership and to be able to register it with no problem. The clear title and the bill of sale will be both signed so you can become owner of the car on spot.
    We have a deal! I forwarded your information to eBay. They will shortly contact you with all the transaction details.
    Please follow their instructions exactly and make the payment. Immediately after they confirm me that they hold your payment,
    I will proceed with shipping the car to you.

    Thanks

    Hoping to hear from you soon

    he is doing it again thank god i searched him up before i decided to follow through.

  16. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on December 27, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Thank you for your submission. The sad news is that there are multiple criminals using the same ploy. The best defense is to make those around you aware of the tactics used by these scammers.

  17. Jared Norwood said, on December 30, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    got the same one from a
    SSGT MARIA DILLMAN

  18. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on December 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for your addition to the listings. — Chief

  19. Dazzle said, on December 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I was definitely almost scammed!
    the same u.s. military guy almost got me with the same message.

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m SSgt. Maria Dillman. The 2004 Toyota Camry 4DR SDN XLE is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    The car has 50,530 miles. VIN Number: 4T1BF32K64U063489
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
    Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Tilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s743.photobucket.com/albums/xx72/mdillman155/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London, England and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK. One month ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the US because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,980 USD. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Maria Dillman
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794.

  20. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 2, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Dazzle,
    Thanks for posting the text of the scammer’s email. Want to put a small dent in the scammer’s efforts? Send the email (with headers) to abuse@photobucket.com and they will take down the scammer’s photo album. Sure, he’ll create another one, but if we all take one such small action, the scammers’ efforts will be minimized.

    — Chief

  21. Miriam said, on January 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I just received the same scam…

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Andrew Kalos. The 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 6 Cyl Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 35,500 miles.VIN Number: 1n4ba41e96c828228
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Cruise Control Front Power Outlet
    Remote Trunk Release Retained Accessory Power Steering Wheel: Tilt and Telescopic Storage: Cargo Net
    Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Audio Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Cruise Controls Multi-Function Remote Power Steering
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s920.photobucket.com/albums/ad42/andamx092/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Andrew and Maria Kalos

  22. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 3, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Thanks for your submission. See my reply to the comment above about emailing photobucket to have his account killed.

    — Chief

  23. Danny said, on January 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    And here he/she is again folks…except from the 30th of Dec. to the beginning of Jan he has moved to Spain…ha ha ha

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    You have to know that the 2006 Honda Accord LX I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 21,151 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56486A131089. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s986.photobucket.com/albums/ae341/cadilac06/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department to improve the military relations between our country and Spain. I am located in Madrid, Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,980 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. WWilliam Sutton
    – SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794
    my address is:
    61 Avda. de Moras
    Zip: Madrid 28460

    Hello,
    As I said in my first email the car is currently located in Madrid,Spain .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.
    Here is how it works:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you: full name, shipping address and telephone number.
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices (email forms).The price for the car is $2,980 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees.
    4. After you will make the payment in an eBay trust fund account and confirm it to them they will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 10 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
    5. If the car is not as I told you or have some problems, or is not as described, they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as planed. If you will decide that you will not buy the car there will be no need to ship it back because I will surely find a buyer in your area.
    6. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 business days. You will also receive all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.
    Thanks in advance!

  24. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Madrid seems to be the place to be lately 🙂

    Thanks for posting the text of the email. A fellow fighter has already killed the scammer’s photobucket album!

    — Chief

  25. Jason said, on January 5, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Here’s another email by what sounds like the same guy. He’s going under Ryan Forster now and is claiming to be stationed in Spain with his wife. This Honda Accord, 06, with 21k miles for just under 3k is way too low to be real…I’ve asked him to send me an email from his military email address so I can verify that he serves our country….no reply yet. Here’s the email that he sent after I replied to his Craig’s List posting for the car.

    Hello,
    As I said in my first email the car is currently located in Madrid,Spain .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.
    Here is how it works:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you: full name, shipping address and telephone number.
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices (email forms).The price for the car is $2,980 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees.
    4. After you will make the payment in an eBay trust fund account and confirm it to them they will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 10 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
    5. If the car is not as I told you or have some problems, or is not as described, they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as planed. If you will decide that you will not buy the car there will be no need to ship it back because I will surely find a buyer in your area.
    6. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 business days. You will also receive all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.
    Thanks in advance!

  26. Shelby said, on January 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I cannot believe I almost got scammed.. Im glad I found this site.

    Hello,

    I’m SGT Anthony Chappell. This Maxima SE is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 65,600 miles. VIN Number: 1N4BA41E66C805036
    CD player Anti-lock brakes Driver Airbag Leather Sunroof
    Passenger airbag Side airbags Air conditioning Cruise control
    Power locks Power windows Heated Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1008.photobucket.com/albums/af206/blackse/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. I am located in London, United Kingdom and I was sent here with my department of peace maintenance. One month ago my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is 2960 USD. If you will take it for this price I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me ASAP if you decide to buy and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Best Regards,
    Anthony and Cathy Chappell

    ((I then asked him why the car was also listed on ebay and why it said it was located in new jersey))

    I am located in London and the car is here with me.
    Here is how it works:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you: full name, shipping address and telephone number.
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices (email forms).
    4. After you will make the payment in an eBay trust fund account and confirm it to them they will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 10 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
    5. If the car is not as I told you or have some problems or is not as described they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as I planed. If you will decide that you will not buy the car there will be no need to ship it back because I will surely find a buyer in your area.

    Thanks in advance!

    ((the listing was removed from craigslist and from photobucket, and then two days later I got this email))

    Hello,

    I am Anthony Chappell contacting you about the Maxima. Link with pics is below:
    http://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af169/maxblk/

    I am having some problems with my other email account ( details011 ) so please reply to this email with any questions you may have.

    I look forwad to close this deal ASAP. Thank you!

  27. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Jason, I have a feeling you will not get a military address back from the guy. I am certain it has something to do with international security 😉

    Thanks for posting and keep up the good work! — Chief

  28. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Your intuition led you here! Thanks for the posting and feel free to add more as you run across this type criminal. — Chief

  29. Shelby said, on January 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I had a feeling that when I found a 2006 Honda for the same price, that it was the same guy.. so I emailed johnnycorey626@gmail.com from a different email address and this is what I got back..

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Johnny Corey. The 2006 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl 2.4L Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 38,120 miles.VIN Number: 1HGCM56806A065575
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
    Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Leather SeatsTilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab236/2006haccordne/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Johnny and Maria Corey

  30. Shelby said, on January 5, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    im still searching for a car and i found a 2005 ACURA, I believe it is the same guy except now he says he is in MIAMI, FL

    Hi,
    The car is in a good condition, no scratches, no damages, never been involved in any accidents, no problems at the engine, runs very well. It has an 3.2 engine, 6 cyl, 85,800 miles, clear title, perfect condition.
    The price is not negotiable, $3,400.00.
    The only thing because i am selling it is because i divorced my wife and after the divorce i got this car, now I’ve already have a car.
    We will use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection to complete the sale. If you are interested and you have the funds available email me your full name and shipping address.

    Regards,
    Jeremy B.

    PS I can provide more pictures and details.

  31. Shelby said, on January 5, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Everytime I find a car I realllly like for a good price its the same person…

    Hello,

    I’m SGT Adrian Gentry. This Camry LE is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 33,305 miles. VIN Number: 4T1BE46K57U661757
    CD player Anti-lock brakes Driver Airbag 4 cyl. engine
    Passenger airbag Side airbags Air conditioning Cruise control
    Power locks Power windows Heated Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://usera.ImageCave.com/camryle07

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. I am located in London, United Kingdom and I was sent here with my department of peace maintenance. One month ago my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is 2970 USD. If you will take it for this price I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me ASAP if you decide to buy and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Best Regards,
    Adrian and Cathy Gentry

  32. Lou said, on January 6, 2010 at 10:14 am

    This really helped me out, because I was about to throw my money down the drain. I will stick to buying the important things up close and personal.

  33. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 6, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for your comment. Remember, Craigslist is intended to be a local buying medium. I would ask that you educate those around you on the techniques in use by these scammers. — Chief

  34. Rocky Beem said, on January 6, 2010 at 10:39 am

    This was on Craigslist Yesterday and this is his reply. I was suspicious when I saw 10 records for this vehicle on Car FAX – Beware “IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD…”

    Rocky

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2006 Honda Accord LX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 21,151 original miles. Vin #: 1HGCM56486A131089.
    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s774.photobucket.com/albums/yy28/06haccord/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department to improve the military relations between our country and Spain. I am located in Madrid, Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,980 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 2 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    SSG. Ryan Forester
    – SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    my address is:
    61 Avda. de Moras
    Zip: Madrid 28460
    Spain

  35. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Yessir, if it sounds too good …..

    The 2006 Honda Accord is a hot vehicle for scammers this week. And will someone tell me exactly how smoothly a cat runs on carpet?

    Thanks for your submission. — Chief

  36. Doctor Olds said, on January 6, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    That is an over $10K vehicle last listed at eBay and located in Florida.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-Accord_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem33587bf727QQitemZ220527851303QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

    Sub title: 2006 LX Automatic with ONLY 21K Miles, Pwr Pkg and more
    Mileage: 21,151 miles
    Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
    Vehicle Information
    VIN: 1HGCM56486A131089
    Inspection: Order an independent inspection

  37. Doctor Olds said, on January 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I just had the scammer’s photobucket.com album closed/deleted. Try the link to the images now. 🙂

    Rocky Beem said:

    > Here are the pics of the car :
    > http://s774.photobucket.com/albums/yy28/06haccord/
    > (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

  38. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 6, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Good job, Doc! Every little bit that each one of us can do will deflect the efforts of those criminals.
    — Chief

  39. Denise Nassif said, on January 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Same Guy…..here’s the email I received:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Johnny Corey. The 2006 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl 2.4L Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 38,120 miles.VIN Number: 1HGCM56806A065575
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
    Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Leather SeatsTilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab236/2006haccordne/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Johnny and Maria Corey

    Here is how it works:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you: full name, shipping address and telephone number.
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices (email forms).The price for the car is $2,960 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees.
    4. After you will make the payment in an eBay trust fund account and confirm it to them they will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 10 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
    5. If the car is not as I told you or have some problems, or is not as described, they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as planed. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    6. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 business days. You will also receive several headaches and all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.

    Thanks in advance!

  40. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Ah, yes. Ye old popular 2006 Honda Accord. Thanks for your posting which includes the ID of yet another fake military guy. — Chief

  41. Jaime said, on January 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Wow, this guy is really getting a lot of hits. I too almost fell for it, but decided to google him – thank goodness. The following is the email he sent to me:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Johnny Corey. The 2006 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl 2.4L Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 38,120 miles.VIN Number: 1HGCM56806A065575
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
    Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Leather SeatsTilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab236/2006haccordne/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Johnny and Maria Corey

  42. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I’m glad you found us! Thanks for submitting Sgt Corey’s email. Yes, he has a “pretty special, current situation” !

  43. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 6, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for posting, Shelby. The fake Sgt Johnny Corey is a busy man these days!

  44. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 6, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks for the comment posting. All these criminals have “pretty special” situations! — Chief

  45. Melissa said, on January 6, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    The SGT is now Emily..

    Hello,
    I have received your email regarding the 2003 Infiniti G35 COUPE with only 43,377 miles.The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title.The price for the car is $3,500 with shipping included.The car was my husband`s as he loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he died in a IRAQ 3 month ago. It brings very bad memories to me, I want to get rid of it.The buyer will receive the car with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it to his name.Shipping will be done whit DAS and it will take no more then 2-3 days. I have a friend there who will manage me a low price shipping and I assumed that it is my duty to pay for shipping it.It will be delivered directly to your address.
    Anyway, I have to let you know that I want a fast deal so if you are really interested in buying it,please reply with the following information’s:
    -Your full name;
    -Your shipping address.(street,city,state,zip code)
    The transaction will close only through eBay so we both will be protected.
    I want eBay because as they are the biggest company on the internet I think that we can close this deal fast and safe for both of us. Also I am not very familiar with the internet transactions and eBay is the only one I know.
    I will look for your email,so that we can move forward with this deal!
    Let me know.
    Regards,
    Emily

    Hi again,
    The car is located in Miami,FL(i just moved here with my job)is already crated at the shipping company ready to be sent to any location anywhere in the world,like i told we will use eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection,so we can both be protected and insured.The price for the car is $3,500 with shipping included.
    1. Buyer, seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions)
    2. Buyer sends money to eBay.
    3. eBay confirms to seller that the amount has been received.
    4. Seller performs all manner of circus acts (shipping, insurance).
    5. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay about the acceptance.
    6. eBay releases the money to seller.
    As you can see, you will receive the car BEFORE any money is released to me. You will get the chance to inspect it, test drive it and everything you like while your monkey is still safely held in eBay’s account. ONLY after you confirm to eBay that you agree with the vehicle, they will release the money to me.If, for some reason, you disagree with the car (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my Infiniti G35 is in IMMACULATE condition inside and out) it will be shipped back to me on MY EXPENSE and eBay will send you your money back.If you wish to proceed further, I will need your complete name and address so I can start the transaction with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program.Let me know if we can get the ball rolling.
    Regards,
    Emily Taylor

    Here you can see some pictures with the car;
    http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/03_infiniti_g35/

    Vehicle Description:
    This ’03 sports car has 2007 model year mileage (with only 6k per/year), All scheduled maintenance (changed: frontbrake pads, fully synthetic oil, in-cabin & engine air filters in May ’09), Fully loaded w/ GPS Navigation, Upgraded OEM 19″ Rays Forged aluminum 5-spoke performance design wheels (first available in ’05 model year), Low Mileage, Non-smoker, Power everything, Very clean well maintained interior, Bose sound system with excellent radio,LED tail lights, Center console w/auxiliary pwr outlet, Rear seat center armrest w/storage trunk lock & trunk pass though,Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, Retained accessory pwr for windows, steering wheel mounted cruise & audio controls, Rear window defogger, Dual control auto A/C temp control w/ micro-filtration, Infiniti signature analog clock, Titanium-finished interior trim, Front/rear curtain side-impact airbags, Front safety belt pre-tensioners w/load limiters, Independent aluminum-alloy multi-link front/rear suspension (This suspension is highly tuned, sporty and a blast when cornering), much more… 43,377 miles (50% below the national annual avg. for ’03 model year) Excellent value for a beautiful sports car
    Mileage: 43,377
    VIN: JNKCV54E23M211021
    Body Style: Coupe
    Exterior Color: Black
    Interior Color: Black
    Engine: 6 Cylinder Gasoline
    Transmission: Automatic
    Drive Type: 2 wheel drive – rear
    Fuel Type: Gasoline
    Doors: Two Door
    Engine Type:3.5L V6 PFI DOHC 24V

  46. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 6, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Excellent work, Melissa. You have just helped prevent other potential victims from the loss of their money. Thanks for trusting your intuition and posting the scammer’s email for all the world to see. — Chief

  47. Latoya Barrow said, on January 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Same here guys…

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Andrew Goodson . The 2005 Nissan Maxima SE 6 Cyl Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 41,000 miles.VIN Number: 1N4BA41E55C823302
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    AC Child Safety Locks Climate Control Clock Cruise Digital Info Center Driver Lumbar Dual Climate Control Dual Heated Exterior Mirrors Dual Heated Seats Heated
    Driver Seat Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Homelink Leather Shifter Leather Steering Whl Power Driver Seat Power Locks Power Mirrors Power Steering Power Windows Rear Spoiler
    Rear Vents Tachometer Telescoping Wheel Tilt Tiptronic
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s884.photobucket.com/albums/ac43/2005max98ww898/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,900 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Andrew Flood and Maria Goodson

    These people are sick!!

  48. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 7, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Maria cheated on Andrew (with Alexander) back in Dec. ’09. But regardless, it’s the same ole 2005 Maxima!

    Thanks for the posting.

    Please note if you do a google search on the phrase “As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed”, you’ll get in excess of 450 hits. There are a lot of citizens out there trying to fight the scammers. — Chief

  49. Same Ad different name said, on January 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    From: SSgt Maria Dillman [mailto:m.dillman155@gmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 5:46 AM
    To:Subject: Re: LOADED 2004 Toyota Camry 4DR SDN XLE – $2980 (Nashville)

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m SSgt. Maria Dillman. The 2004 Toyota Camry 4DR SDN XLE is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    The car has 50,530 miles. VIN Number: 4T1BF32K64U063489
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
    Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Tilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s743.photobucket.com/albums/xx72/mdillman155/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London, England and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK. One month ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the US because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,980 USD. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Maria Dillman
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794.

  50. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on January 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Ms. Dillman’s products are frequently posted here. Thanks for taking the time to post the text of your email. Note that her photobucket album has already been killed by another citizen. — Chief

  51. Michele said, on January 10, 2010 at 4:05 am

    OMG!! I knew it was too good to be true!! My friend almost made a deal with this man until i decided to look up his so called military base and I was lead here!!! Thanks guys so much. Here is the email he sent:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m SSgt. Scott Caldwell. The 2006 Nissan Maxima SL is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    The car has 64,272 miles. VIN Number: 1N4BA41E66C822838
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
    Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Tilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s829.photobucket.com/albums/zz216/schris73249/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London, England and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the US because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,990 USD. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Scott Caldwell
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA
    Maintenance Analysis
    DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794.

  52. Chief said, on January 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Michele,

    It’s great that your friend had a good friend! Thanks for your posting. A reminder: you can help minimize the impact of this scammer by sending the entire email to abuse@photobucket.com and ask them to close the account, http://s829.photobucket.com/albums/zz216/schris73249/. Photobucket responds very well to such requests. And you can call yourself a scam-fighter! Yippee!

    One caution: if you want to “toy” with these criminals, use an anonymous “free” email address. Leave no traces to your real identity. 🙂 Play safely.

    — Chief

  53. Lincoln said, on January 11, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Just had a friend e-mail me about a similar Craig’s List posting. Looked to good to be true so I did a little digging to find that the VIN number given by “Ssgt. Scott Caldwell” did belong to a 2006 Nissan Maxima SL but that the car was at a dealership in Miami, FL. Did a little more digging and found that there is no Ssgt. Scott Caldwell in the USAF and that s.chris73249@gmail.com had been attempting to “sell” similar cars all across the country using Craig’s List. Although, I have to say that a poor use of grammar is almost always a dead give away…

    Gotta love it… 🙂

  54. Chief said, on January 11, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Lincoln, thanks for the comment. I revised it slightly so as not to educate the scammer. Yes, I, too use poor grammar as an indicator of validity. We want to make sure we keep them in the dark regarding the poor grammar of which we speak. — Chief

  55. Kodiak said, on January 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I saw the ad on CraigsList…Here is the response to my inquiry:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Johnny Corey. The 2006 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl 2.4L Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 38,120 miles.VIN Number: 1HGCM56806A065575
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
    Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Leather SeatsTilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s951.photobucket.com/albums/ad355/2006hac98we8/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Johnny and Maria Corey

    I input the VIN into Edmunds record check and 9 hits popped up. Rather than pay for a report, I googled the VIN and saw multiple sites. My husband is in the military and I work for the DoD, so those using the cover as a military member to boost credibility really tick me off. Anyone writing a dollar amount 2,960 $ has to be from out of the country and ever hear of spell check??? Best wishes all!

  56. Chief said, on January 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Kodiak, thanks for your comment and your good intuition! If you want to aid in the fight, forward the entire email from the scammer (with headers) to abuse@photobucket.com. They’ll kill the photo account and I’ll promote you to the title, “Scam Fighter Extraordinaire”! — Chief

  57. Shima said, on January 13, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I too was almost scamed. Responded to the same Honda posting from Johnny Corey on Craigslist. I knew it was to good to be true. First of all why would you western union money to ebay. I’ve dealt with ebay before and never had to western union. That was the first red flag on top of the deal sounding too good to be true. Slept on the decision over night and then googled his name and found this site. Thanks sooooo much because he almost had my money!!!

  58. Chief said, on January 13, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Shima,

    I am glad you found us! Encourage everyone you know to always google names and numbers of questionable (too good to be true) deals! Teaching them to sleep on decisions is a very good idea, also. If sleeping on it causes one to lose out on an actual good deal, another deal will surface in the future.

    We are proud of our smart readers! — Chief

  59. VWPowell said, on January 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    My daughter almost fell for this scam but thanks to you and this website I was able to alert her before she lost any money to the scammer. Thank you, and keep up the good work it is appreciated.

  60. Chief said, on January 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you for your kind words; they are my only form of compensation [and that’s the way I like it] 🙂 Encourage all your friends and family to maintain the attitude of skepticism regarding the unbelievable deal. — Chief

  61. Doctor Olds said, on January 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    The account at

    http://s884.photobucket.com/albums/ac43/2005max98ww898/

    has been just reported to abuse at Photobucket.com It should be a dead link in a few hours or less. 🙂

  62. Dana said, on January 17, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Here is the following 2 emails I have received on this one car and my response to them….

    Dear Emma or is it Emily,
    Below you will see a copy of the emails you sent me…..so whose car was it really – your dead son or your dead husband????
    I told you I wanted to come look at the car & test drive it before any transactions were made…..
    I am afraid that all this is a scam………Please give me the Ebay transaction number so I can locate it on there if this is a real post and don’t give me any B.S. stories! You are truly a piece of shit scum bag trying to use a dead soldier as lee~way…you should be ashamed of yourself!!
    Dana

    Hello,
    I wanted to let you know that the 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe is still available for $3,700 USD . It is in excelent condition, never been involved in accidents, 42000 miles , clean and clear title, no mechanical problems, no smells and odors, no rust, no leaks, power options all functional and it will need nothing in the near future.
    I’m selling my son’s car,who died in Iraq four months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great. Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the car of your dead son, no offence) . I’m selling it as a tribute for my son.
    We can use a Protection Program called VPP (Vehicle Purchase Protection) and is offered by Yahoo Finance . There are no fees using this program and is safe for both of us !
    If you have any other questions regarding the car or this transaction feel free to email me.

    Thank you,
    Emma Wood

    Hello,
    I have received your email regarding the 2003 Infiniti G35 COUPE with only 43,377 miles.The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title.The price for the car is $3,500 with shipping included.The car was my husband`s as he loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he died in a IRAQ 3 month ago. It brings very bad memories to me, I want to get rid of it.The buyer will receive the car with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it to his name.Shipping will be done whit DAS and it will take no more then 2-3 days. I have a friend there who will manage me a low price shipping and I assumed that it is my duty to pay for shipping it.It will be delivered directly to your address.
    Anyway, I have to let you know that I want a fast deal so if you are really interested in buying it,please reply with the following information’s:
    -Your full name;
    -Your shipping address.(street,city,state,zip code)
    The transaction will close only through eBay so we both will be protected.
    I want eBay because as they are the biggest company on the internet I think
    Regards,
    Emily

  63. Annette said, on January 18, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I am in the process of scamming him back and he don’t even know it I told him I sent the money gave him a fake conformation number and everything told him to send the car that the military in United kingdom is holding his money until I receive the car LOL.

  64. Chief said, on January 19, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Annette,

    It might be a good idea to cease communication with the scammer if he has your real identification. “Scamming back” for profit would be illegal. If you want to waste the criminal’s time, I encourage you to do it safely. If you do not know what that means, just ask. — Chief

  65. Annette said, on January 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks buddy all said and done with this guy we just are not going to even reply anything.

  66. suresh said, on January 21, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Here s another one on craigslist guys…
    http://rmn.craigslist.org/ctd/1561909206.html

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2006 Nissan Maxima SE is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 65,600 original miles. Vin #: 1N4BA41E66C805036.
    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s739.photobucket.com/albums/xx39/nissanmax06/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to United Kingdom with my department to improve the military relations between our country and UK. I am located in London, UK. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 2 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    SSG. William Sutton
    – SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    my address is:
    56 Sloane Street
    London , SW1X 9NU
    United Kingdom


    Watch out…I wonder why all the residential addresses are the same.

  67. Chief said, on January 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Suresh, I think the residential address is insignificant. The “ebay agent” that will receive the funds is a key to following the money flow. Feel free to add to the cause by sending the email to abuse@photobucket.com … they’ll kill his picture album. — Chief

  68. jen said, on January 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

    got the same thing…

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Jason Paregon. The 2006 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl 2.4L Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 38,120 miles.VIN Number: 1HGCM56806A065575
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
    Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Leather SeatsTilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s912.photobucket.com/albums/ac323/2006haco989/

  69. Chief said, on January 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Thanks for the posting, Jen! — Chief

  70. Steve said, on January 21, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I am in the middle of it with the same guy. Sniffed it out right away, so I thought I would have a little fun, so I tried posing as an idiot who would be willing to mail cash to hold the car, see if I could get his address, but it didn’t work. It would great to find a way to flush the guy out. He steals the photos from cars for sale online, makes up the bogus story to get people to wire money. any ideas on how to get him?

    How do you scam a scammer???

    Here is his second email – the first was the same as above.

    Hello,
    As I said in my first email the car is currently located in London,UK .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.

    Here is how it works:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you: full name, shipping address and telephone number.
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices (email forms).The price for the car is $2,960 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees.
    4. After you will make the payment in an eBay trust fund account and confirm it to them they will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 10 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
    5. If the car is not as I told you or have some problems, or is not as described, they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as planed. If you will decide that you will not buy the car there will be no need to ship it back because I will surely find a buyer in your area.
    6. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 2 business days. You will also receive all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.

    Thanks in advance!

  71. Chief said, on January 21, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Steve, thanks for dropping by. First, I do not discourage your having some fun with the guy, but please do it safely (completely anonymously). If you are using the email address you registered here when you added your comment, the scammer can determine your location pretty easily.

    Secondly, I do not condone scamming a scammer. It’s illegal. As you learned, these guys are pretty smart. Not brilliant, but reasonably intelligent. And as far as “getting” him ? I’m still working on that myself. See my link. I have experienced a bit of success via another avenue, but that process is in the infant stage. I have submitted reports to The Federal Trade Commission, but I have not determined if that aided the bit of success I experienced.

    If you discover any warmer trails, please share them with me. — Chief

  72. Laura said, on January 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I too almost fell for this same scam. So glad I googled the USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA because it lead me to you. Craigslist does say Offers to Ship Cars are 100% fraudulent.

    Hello and sorry for the delay,
    I’m Sgt Andrew McMullen.The 2007 Toyota Camry LE is in a perfect working condition. My experienced tech has fully checked out the car and gives it a special high rating has a CLEAR and CLEAN TITLE, a great history and mechanically without any problems ever, safety check and pre-delivery inspection along with a fresh servicing before I ship or deliver the car.
    It has 9,747 miles and the VIN# is 4T1BE46K57U621002
    I have the pictures of the car hosted at the following address:
    http://s854.photobucket.com/albums/ab109/2007tcamm/
    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,970 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Andrew and Maria McMullen

    Here is how it works:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you: full name, shipping address and telephone number.
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices (email forms).The price for the car is $2,970 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees.
    4. After you will make the payment in an eBay trust fund account and confirm it to them they will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 10 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
    5. If the car is not as I told you or have some problems, or is not as described, they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as planed. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    6. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 business days. You will also receive all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.

    Thanks in advance!

  73. Chief said, on January 23, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Laura, yep — Craigslist warns us, but when the deal is too good to be true, we let our guard down. We’re glad you found us and thanks for posting your emails. — Chief

  74. Joe said, on January 26, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Yeah I found this ad on craiglist and knew it wasnt true but Im glad I googled his address which is a hotel, and his website for the pics brought up this website…

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2006 Nissan Maxima SE is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 65,600 original miles. Vin #: 1N4BA41E66C805036.
    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s739.photobucket.com/albums/xx39/nissanmax06/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)
    So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to United Kingdom with my department to improve the military relations between our country and UK. I am located in London, UK. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 2 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. William Sutton
    – SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794
    my address is:
    56 Sloane Street
    London , SW1X 9NU
    United Kingdom

  75. Chief said, on January 27, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Joe, thanks for your posting. We’re glad you found us. If it looks too good to be true, ……

    🙂 Chief

  76. robert west said, on February 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    wanted to thank folks like yall i sent my money and came home got that old proverbial to good to be true and started scanning the net for more info and found sights like this i immediately called western union and changed the receivers info back to me cost me $190 in sending fees but better than $5000 so i think this is the same guy different vehicle thanks yall

    there,
    I wanted to let you know that the truck is still available, i had a buyer but his loan did not get approved.Please let me know
    asap if you are still interested , here is a link with more
    photos: http://petemesley.faithweb.com/Truck%20Ford%20F-250/?thumb=1 and the link with
    Carfax report:
    http://petemesley.faithweb.com/Truck%20Ford%20F-250/Carfax.html
    At this time the truck is in Helena, MT with me(I work in the US Air Force) and we can use the eBay Vehicle
    Purchase Protection service to handle this deal if you’re not
    able to come pick this up. Please let me know if you have any questions, for some reasons your previous email did not load on my screen.
    Thank you,
    Peter Mesley, TSgt, USAF

    Here is how it works if you have never used eBay vehicle purchase protection program.
    You send me your full name and your shipping address so I can initiate the transaction on eBay
    .eBay contacts you with further details regarding the payment and shipping process.You submit the payment to eBay
    , eBay confirms the payment and asks me to release the shipment.I ship the truck which should be at your door within the next 5 business days
    .You have a 3 days inspection period before you confirm the deal and eBay forwards the payment to me or you cancel the deal and you get your money back and return the vehicle free of charge.
    Basicaly ebay holds your money safe until you confirm that the truck is what you have expected and you want to buy it.
    On the other hand I can ship the truck nowing ebay has your money and you wont dissapear with my truck. We are both covered.Sorry for the long emails I have tried to touch all bases.
    Thank you,
    Pete

    —–Original Message—–
    From: robert@yahoo.com
    To: petemesley3@aol.com
    Sent: Fri, Feb 5, 2010 7:27 pm
    Subject: Re: 7.3 Diesel Engine Ford 4×4 – $5060

    Email me back and we can get started please
    Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: petemesley3@aol.com
    Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 10:12:50 -0500
    To:
    Subject: Re: 7.3 Diesel Engine Ford 4×4 – $5060

    Hi,

    I can`t have access to a phone here,only internet.
    I can give you the station`s phone # but i can have some problems doing that.
    The price is $5,000.This 2002 Ford F-250 is a real ‘head turner’ and it will make you proud, it is in excelent condition, never been involved in accidents, 135,430 miles , clean and clear title, no mechanical problems, no smells and odors, no rust, no leaks, power options all functional and it will need nothing in the near future.I inherited it from my uncle who had health issues and took great care of this truck, always garaged. We are in a training mission here until 3th of March but if you’re not able to pick this up I have some great news for you. The shipping will take 4-5 days thru DAS and it will be free,
    my previous buyer already paid for it and DAS didnt want to refund him so I have the truck sealed at DAS terminal ready to be shipped out. If we cannot meet face2face I would like to use ebay motors vehicle purchase protection to take care of this deal, smooth and safe. Let me know if you have any other questions, hope i didnt miss anything.
    Thank you,
    Pete

  77. Chief said, on February 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Robert, you were certainly blessed to have checked this out prior to giving the “seller” the Western Union info. Otherwise, the money would have been GONE! We’re glad you found us in time. Spread the word to all your friends and family that if it sounds too good to be true………

    — Chief

  78. Michael (Oregon) said, on February 15, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I think one of the persons involved is Jose M Garza in San Antonio, TX. I went as far to see what he/she would provide on the invoicing.

    To submit payment, you have to transfer the money to our Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP) Regional Manager in Florida (FL) using the details below:
    Receiving Beneficiary: Steven Daniels
    Address: 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

    Important:

    In order to properly validate your payment and avoid transfer related issues, send us a scanned copy of the WesternUnion transfer receipt by fax at +1-(866) 390-9704 and send us the payment details or the scanned receipt by email at the following address: invoice@safetymotors-ebay.com
    Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP) will verify the WesternUnion transfer and if the funds are available we will proceed with shipping the Motor Vehicle.
    Once the Motor Vehicle is delivered, the Buyer has a 7 (seven) business days inspection period.
    After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP) with the results of the inspection.
    If, for any reason, the Motor Vehicle does not pass the Buyer’s inspection, it will be returned to the Seller, on Seller’s expense and the funds will be returned to the Buyer within 3 business days.

    Invoice@safetymotors-ebay.com belongs to Jose M Garza. (networksolutions.com/whois) I have his non-published number. It is good. If I can encounter more info that can correlate to this person then I am wishing to contact the San Antonio police. The Tampa police said have received calls on this scam. One was taken for $18k. Solution: Bust the guy.

    His approach was comedic. I’ve wasted too much time on this already & just want to make sure he is caught.

  79. Ni Wallace said, on February 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    0mq! He almost qot me. Im an 18 year old student who’ll be qraduatinq from hiqh school in a few months. My mother made it her business to purchase me a car before qraduation. I looked on craiqslist and found what i thouqht was the “perfect car”! After emailinq back and forth, i qrew skeptical and decided to further investiqate. Lol. To my surprise I received the exact same emails he sent some of you! Thanks to you quys I learned the easy way, but I’m sorry for your lost! I’ll keep you all in my prayers!

    ps.-No more craiqslist for me!

  80. Chief said, on February 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Good info, Michael. The domain safetymotors-ebay.com has been alive since April, 2009. Very unusual as compared the scammers we see on a regular basis. We encourage you to report it to the internet complaint center per our link here. A report to the Federal Trade Commission may be appropriate for that toll free number administered by http://www.timeshift.net .

    — Chief

  81. Chief said, on February 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Ni,
    Yes, there are some victims here, but by and large, most posters bait these criminals just to post the info here so you smart cookies can find us with a Google Search. We’re glad you had the intuition to check out this deal. Tell all your friends and family about the antics of these criminals — education is the best tool currently available to prevent fraud.

  82. Michael (Oregon) said, on February 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I just got off the phone with Mr Jose Garza. He turned out to be an unsuspecting pawn. (At least that is what my instincts tell me due to my prior call.) I spoke to a local FBI guy before calling Jose. The FBI gentleman said these usually are done from out of the country (Nigeria). To me, reporting this to some site is not a resolution. I figured the fax number was some sort of eFax. I was also told even if they attempted to corner the culprit via WU then that would likely turn out to be a middle person unbeknownst of the scheme. Alas, my efforts went for naught.

  83. Michael (Oregon) said, on February 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Last email from alias Tarryn Kramer…

    In a message dated 2/15/2010 3:47:32 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, tarrynkramer@msn.com writes:
    There’s no need because you can include the fee in the buying price and making total of $3350. I think this suits you. Let me know!

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Michael@aol.com
    Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:49:36 -0500
    Subject: Re: 2008 Toyota Prius Hybrid – $3350 (north coast)
    To: tarrynkramer@msn.com

    I don’t like the WU fee. Everything looks legit. Do you have an account I can just deposit the money into?

    In a message dated 2/15/2010 2:42:11 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, tarrynkramer@msn.com writes:
    Hello,

    Can you please tell me what’s your status regarding our deal. I’m anxious to know when are you able to proceed with the payment in order to ship the merchandise.
    Thanks!

  84. Chief said, on February 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    🙂 … we hope you are baiting safely! Remember, these are criminals!

    I occasionally find a Craigslist scammer who uses bank accounts, but the majority prefer the anonymity of Western Union.

  85. Michael (Oregon) said, on February 15, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Safely, but of course! I didn’t expect any luck on the attempt at the bank account but thought it worth a shot considering all the time I wasted. Grrrrr….

    Appreciate the comments, Chief.

  86. B Stamper said, on February 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I was contacted also in regard to the sale of a vehicle – then sent an ebay link. I researched the address of where they wanted the western union to go and it is a fairgrounds in florida….buyer beware on craigslist – this guys also said he was a soldier deploying to afganistan….no purchase outside of ebay is covered by ebay. i hope all consumers use their savy – it saved me from loss so I want all to keep their eyes open for these people. The site http://www.safety-payments.com is where the ebay@safety-payments.com e-mails are showing to be from – this is not even a site – this needs to be taken down and blocked. I reported it to ebay, perhaps they will be able to get it stopped. BUYER beware. Thanks and good luck to all – dont be scammed.

  87. Chief said, on February 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Stamper,
    Intuition is the best trait to have when dealing on the internet; we’re glad yours is good!

    The domain you mention is hosted on Google Apps. See http://who.is/whois/safety-payments.com/ . Below the SAFETY-PAYMENTS.COM SITE INFORMATION
    is an IP address, IP: 74.125.53.121. If you click on it, you see that it is Google, or Google Apps – a webhosting service of Google. If you will send the entire incriminating email (with headers) to apps-abuse-report[at]google.com, they will make sure the criminals are prohibited from using the email addresses of that domain. — Chief

  88. Chief said, on February 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Apologies for the delayed response; I didn’t see your second comment. The fact that Mr. local FBI guy told you that these types of scammers are in Nigeria indicates to me that he is not familiar with this brand of scam. All — 100% — of the scammers I have fully investigated were based in Eastern Europe, primarily Romania. Some use Czech web hosts, but the individuals tend to be in Romania.

    Notwithstanding, it is certainly possible that the criminals in Romania and Africa share “payment mules” here in the US, but I feel that scenario to be highly unlikely.

    Thanks for posting.
    — Chief

  89. Karen said, on March 6, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Phew! I’m glad I found this website before starting anything with the scammer. I got the same email as many of the ones posted. @_______@! Thank you for the heads up.

    Sigh. And I really wanted that car too :[

  90. Chief said, on March 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Karen, we’re glad you found the site, too. Be patient! A suitable car will come along … just be sure to drive it first before passing any money to the seller! – Chief

  91. sara hutton said, on March 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    i saw a for car and it was a bargain.in my area,when emailed and one recieved back andforth saying he was getting deployed as in air forces, he said payment through ebay agent.i almost handed the money over,but something i needed to check ,after coming home and doin abit of research i realised it was fake and i nearly got scammed.
    edgar vaitkus coporal air forces is the seller
    agent for ebay richard mchugh
    plee dont trust ths

  92. sara hutton said, on March 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    edgarvaitkus@hotmail.com scammer pretending to be corporal in air forces.
    his ebay agent richard mchugh
    i googled his address in london.it doesnt exist
    dont fall for this scam

  93. Chief said, on March 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Sara, we’re glad you found the site. Feel free to include the entire text of emails from scammers in your comments. It will help the next potential victim find us and save his or her hard-earned cash! — Chief

  94. Kris said, on March 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Found a great looking deal, the email felt suspicious and i’m glad i looked it up. A little research saved me a lot of headache:

    Hello,

    First owner, 2002 Toyota Corolla, my car is in perfect condition (no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs, what so ever, it has no accident or any engine problem), has 81,340 miles, vin # is 1nxbr12e82z647847. My buy it now price is $2,400 including shipping in US. If you accept the price the car is yours. We will make this deal only under ebay motors protection because is more safe. The vehicle is currently located in Woodland Hills, CA but unfortunately I need to sell it fast. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from ebay motors. I have the pictures hosted on http://s926.photobucket.com/albums/ad107/edmunroe/

    To begin the transaction I just need your consent and a clear decision if you want to buy this or not and then I will be able to get this started. After that you will receive a self explanatory invoice from eBay Motors that will tell you all the details you need to know about our transaction and also will give you the choice to proceed or not with the deal so basically you can decide then if you want to buy or not my car by simply answering to them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Sincerely,
    Clinton Ballard

  95. Chief said, on March 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Kris, your suspicions were well-founded. Join the fight and send the entire email (with headers) to abuse @ photobucket.com and they will kill the criminal’s photo album. Yes, he’ll create another, but we like to keep him busy with administrative work rather than running scams. 🙂

  96. Lauren said, on April 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt Allen Dawson. The 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 6 Cyl Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 39,203 miles.VIN Number: 1N4BA41EX6C842610
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Cruise Control Front Power Outlet
    Remote Trunk Release Retained Accessory Power Steering Wheel: Tilt and Telescopic Storage: Cargo Net
    Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Audio Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Cruise Controls Multi-Function Remote Power Steering
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s874.photobucket.com/albums/ab303/2006maxosidjf/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Allen and Maria Dawson
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA
    Maintenance Analysis
    DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794.

  97. Lauren said, on April 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    almost fell for it!!! this guy is a p.o.s!!!

  98. Chief said, on April 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Lauren,

    Many have fallen for it. Credit your intuition for checking this guy out. We’re glad you found us and challenge you to tell all your friends and family how these criminals work. We want no one else to get burned.

  99. jim said, on May 14, 2010 at 1:22 am

    ya i found the same buy. so its for shure a scam? i thought it might be because kelly bluebook is 5-6000 so i was like hmmm…

  100. kris said, on May 14, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    yeah, definitely a scam. Ask to see the car in person (even if you are unable to) if they are unwilling to show it or make excuses it is a scam.

  101. George said, on May 16, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Similar story as above, thank goodness for your website!

    Hello there,
    I wanted to let you know that the truck is still available, i had a buyer but his loan did not get approved.Please let me know
    asap if you are still interested , here is a link with more
    photos: http://petemesley.faithweb.com/Truck%20Ford%20F-250/?thumb=1 and the link with
    Carfax report:
    http://petemesley.faithweb.com/Truck%20Ford%20F-250/Carfax.html
    At this time the truck is in Helena, MT with me(I work in the US Air Force) and we can use the eBay Vehicle
    Purchase Protection service to handle this deal if you’re not
    able to come pick this up. Please let me know if you have any questions, for some reasons your previous email did not load on my screen.
    Thank you,
    Peter Mesley, TSgt, USAF

    Hi,

    The price is $4,700.This 2002 Ford F-250 is a real ‘head turner’ and it will make you proud, it is in excelent condition, never been involved in accidents, 135,430 miles , clean and clear title, no mechanical problems, no smells and odors, no rust, no leaks, power options all functional and it will need nothing in the near future.I inherited it from my uncle who had health issues and took great care of this truck, always garaged. We are in a training mission here until 12th of June but if you’re not able to pick this up I have some great news for you. The shipping will take 4-5 days thru DAS and it will be free,
    my previous buyer already paid for it and DAS didnt want to refund him so I have the truck sealed at DAS terminal ready to be shipped out. If we cannot meet face2face I would like to use ebay motors vehicle purchase protection to take care of this deal, smooth and safe. Let me know if you have any other questions, hope i didnt miss anything.
    Thank you,
    Pete

    I can`t have access to a phone here,only internet.
    I can give you the station`s phone # but i can have some problems doing that.
    Here is how it works if you have never used eBay vehicle purchase protection program.
    You send me your full name and your shipping address so I can initiate the transaction on eBay
    .eBay contacts you with further details regarding the payment and shipping process.You submit the payment to eBay
    , eBay confirms the payment and asks me to release the shipment.I ship the truck which should be at your door within the next 5 business days
    .You have a 3 days inspection period before you confirm the deal and eBay forwards the payment to me or you cancel the deal and you get your money back and return the vehicle free of charge.
    Basicaly ebay holds your money safe until you confirm that the truck is what you have expected and you want to buy it.
    On the other hand I can ship the truck nowing ebay has your money and you wont dissapear with my truck. We are both covered.Sorry for the long emails I have tried to touch all bases.
    Thank you,
    Pete

    I need the money asap for my brother(he can lose thr family bussines)Let me know.

    Pete

  102. Tiffany said, on May 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    After I e-mailed him asking why the price was so low and if there were many miles on it, i received back almost the exact e-mail everyone else has posted.. This is horrible and I almost fell for it!! This NEEDS to be stopped.

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2006 Honda Accord EX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 45400 original miles. Vin Number : 1HGCM56876A081174, Automatic Trans.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :
    http://s1007.photobucket.com/albums/af196/2006exl/?start=all

    So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to United Kingdom with my department to improve the military relations between our country and UK. I am located in London, United Kingdom. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,900 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. Allen Parker

    my address is:
    56 Sloane Street
    Zip: SW1X 9NU, London
    United Kingdom
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794
    P.S. This is my personal email, I am available 24h/day here.

  103. Frank Cesaro said, on June 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Well it seems as if this assclown is up to it again… here is his new add and the email he sent to me in reference to it.

    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/ctd/1739169154.html

    Hello there,
    I wanted to let you know that the truck is still available, i had a buyer but his loan did not get approved.Please let me know
    asap if you are still interested , here is a link with more
    photos: http://petemesley.faithweb.com/Truck%20Ford%20F-250/?thumb=1 and the link with
    Carfax report:
    http://petemesley.faithweb.com/Truck%20Ford%20F-250/Carfax.html
    At this time the truck is in Helena, MT with me(I work in the US Air Force) and we can use the eBay Vehicle
    Purchase Protection service to handle this deal if you’re not
    able to come pick this up. Please let me know if you have any questions, for some reasons your previous email did not load on my screen.
    Thank you,
    Peter Mesley, TSgt, USAF

    I am in the process of running an IP trace to find out who his ISP is through and then I will report him to them for carrying out fraudulent activities over the internet. I am also reporting him to the online crimes division of the FBI.

  104. almost a believer said, on July 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Same story….. Different name.

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2006 Nissan Maxima SE is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 54,612 original miles. Vin #: 1N4BA41E46C834227.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.
    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :
    http://picasaweb.google.com/spatile/MAXIMA

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to United Kingdom with my department to improve the military relations between our country and UK. I am located in London, United Kingdom. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,900 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. Craig Temple

    my address is:
    56 Sloane Street
    Zip: SW2X 8NU, London
    United Kingdom
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  105. mike said, on July 7, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    oh wow…he just changes the name and the car…lol

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2006 Nissan Maxima SE is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 54,612 original miles. Vin #: 1N4BA41E46C834227.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.
    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :
    http://picasaweb.google.com/spatile/MAXIMA

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to United Kingdom with my department to improve the military relations between our country and UK. I am located in London, United Kingdom. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,900 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. Craig Temple

    my address is:
    56 Sloane Street
    Zip: SW2X 8NU, London
    United Kingdom
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  106. Frank Cesaro said, on July 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I got his IP addy off the email. I searched the IP addy and got his ISP. I contacted them and they informed me that it was NOT the first complaint filled against this IP addy in the last 2 years. They then suggested that I contact the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations internet fraud division. I did that the following day. I guess we will have to see what comes of it. This guy is a true piece of shit scum bag. I hope that he gets exactly what is coming to him in the way of someone physically finding him. By the way.. the ISP traced back to a Colorado based company.

  107. Chief said, on July 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks, Frank. Good luck with the investigation. I have an abysmal record with ISP’s. I’ve had guys in super-obvious, red-handed fraud, and the ISP sent me scripted letter after scripted letter …. with no result. Those emails are usually followed up by a personal email from a brainless customer service rep. I gave up on ISP’s years ago.

  108. Chief said, on July 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    sgt-steven_cox@hotmail.com is another scam artist using similar scripts.

  109. Alton Wells said, on August 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I fell for it too.

    Hello,
    I`m Maj. Briana Williams. You have to know that the 2000 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 119,857 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCG6673YA107020 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Power Passenger Mirror Power Driver Mirror Intermittent Wipers Adjustable Steering Wheel Front Reading Lamps
    Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Passenger Vanity Mirror Power Windows Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1047.photobucket.com/albums/b478/2000accordexbbe/hondaaccord/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,350 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    Briana Williams
    Maj, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  110. Ali said, on August 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    O m g!!!!!! I am so glad I decided to google this guy….I knew it was too good to be true!!!!

  111. james B said, on August 16, 2010 at 1:34 am

    thanx for the heads up!!

    “Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2003 Honda Accord EX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 58300 original miles. Vin Number : 1HGCM56623A099981, Automatic Trans.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :
    http://s752.photobucket.com/albums/xx162/picspics_01/?start=all

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to United Kingdom with my department to improve the military relations between our country and UK. I am located in London, United Kingdom. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,700 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. Allen Parker

    my address is:
    56 Sloane Street
    Zip: SW1X 9NU, London
    United Kingdom
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794
    P.S. This is my personal email, I am available 24h/day here.”

  112. Chief said, on August 16, 2010 at 7:51 am

    James, and thank you for posting the text of “your” scammer’s email. Also, you can put a dent in the scammer’s day by forwarding the email (with headers) to: abuse[at]photobucket.com. They’ll kill the scammer’s album.

    — Chief

  113. Tigran said, on September 7, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Im feeling Shocked while im typing this reply. This is a 100% internet scam which is done VERY PROFESSIONALLY from a link in craigslist. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS PEOPLE.

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m SSgt. Howard Simons. My 1997 240sx SE is in perfect working condition. This engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.

    The car has under 110k original miles. VIN Number: JN1AS44DXVW103159
    Engine: 4 Cyl. 2.4 Liters, Transmission: 5spd manual, Title: Clean/Clear;
    Comfort & Convenience Options:
    240SX SE MODEL, POWER WINDOWS, CRUISE CONTROL, POWER DOOR LOCKS, POWER STEERING, AIR CONDITIONING, MOONROOF, REAR SPOILER, AM/FM RADIO, CD, DUAL AIR BAGS AND MORE…

    Here are the pics of the car (Carfax report attached at the end of the photo album): http://s1019.photobucket.com/albums/af312/240sx97/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for us to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 15 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway I am sure that if you won’t be satisfied with the car I will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London, England and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and wanted to register the car here, but now we have to sell it back in the US because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything and registering it here in Europe will take for ever.

    My final price is US $1,600 USD. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. It will be delivered directly to your place immediately after ebay will confirm the payment was secured in their trust and safety managed accounts. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Best Regards, Howard Simons
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA
    Maintenance Analysis
    DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  114. Chief said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Tigran, yes, these criminals are professionals. Thanks for posting his email. – Chief

  115. Jhawk said, on September 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    1st E-mail from lt.raysiegle09@gmail.com :

    Hello,

    My 1997 Honda Accord EX is in great shape. It was always garaged and never smoked in. It has no scratches, dents or something like that. No mechanical or electrical problems. Clean title in hand. It does not need anything additional to function, has only 98,871 miles. I work in the army and i got divorced so i don’t need the car anymore because it was my wife’s car.I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected.You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 5 days) eBay will release the payment to me, this way we are both protected. The last price is 1400$. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Thank you and have a nice day,
    Lt. Ray Siegle

    2nd E-mail

    The VIN: 1HGCD5662VA073139

    The car is already sealed in a military warehouse in Pennsylvania ready to be shipped. It will be shipped from there by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.

    The price for the car is $1400 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees. Ebay will hold the funds until you receive and accept the car. I will have access to the funds only after you test and inspect the car (you will have 5 days to do that) and in case something goes wrong or the car is not as advertised you will be fully refunded. Anyway i am sure if you won’t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. Ebay will guarantee for that. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 business days. You will also receive all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.
    Please reply with your full name and address, and I will start the process with Ebay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.

    Thanks and keep in touch

    It’s a true shame that these scumbags are posing as US military, and a huge disgrace if anyone is actually caught in their lies.

  116. Teri said, on September 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    My parents were victims of a telemarketing scam last night. The criminals used a phone number issued by this outfit timeshift.

  117. Chief said, on September 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Ouch, Teri. Please encourage them to report this to http://ic3.gov. If you’d like to capture the scam, post it here and I will make it an article on the blog.

    I’m sorry your parents got taken 😦

    — Chief

  118. Erica said, on September 16, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Here’s the same email scam I got from a craigslist add:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2003 Honda Acord EX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 81,163 original miles. Vin #: 1HGCM56623A099981. The car is in perfect condition inside and out. The timing belt was recently changed. This car always passed emissions tests. The tires are almost new and the oil is changed. The water pump and the brake disks have been replaced. The transmission has been serviced. This car needs nothing but a new driver.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.
    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :
    this is the link: http://picasaweb.google.com/116118815374352399175/ACCORD

    You can also see there the Carfax report and the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department to improve the military relations between our country and Spain. I am located in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,000 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. Allen Parker Terrance

    my address is:
    221 Calle Mayor
    Zip: 28013, Madrid
    SPAIN
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  119. Chief said, on September 16, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Thanks, Erica.

  120. Candi said, on September 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I too almost got scammed. OMG I found the listing on Craigslist and it said it was local. It was not until I got to the eBay invoice did I know that the vehicle was in Florida. When asked about shipping he said it was all packed up and the Army Military Logistics Department would be shipping it to me for free. This scam was really good. The only reason I questioned it was because there was also one grammatical error in the email and there was no eBay financial department listed with western union.

    Below is the original email so everybody has it. I notified eBay and Craigslist. Is there anything else that I can do?

    Candi

    Hello,

    This 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 with 124,618 miles, has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all.This truck has been extremely well maintained with a full service history .I am the second owner of this truck.I bought it when I was serving in Fort Lauderdale and is slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens.
    I have dropped my price to $2550.00 since I need to sell it before 22 September,when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your; FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER to open a case with eBay’s Buyer Protection Program and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 15 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Corporal Jimmy Grewson

  121. Chief said, on September 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Candi, feel free to post names, email addresses, and phone numbers of the scammers — including those of the fake ebay company. Those are the bits of data that I find are most beneficial for helping potential victims locate us and these warnings.

    Thanks for posting!

    — Chief

  122. Candi said, on September 17, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Here is my eBay email that I almost got scammed on. The email from Corporal Jimmy Grewson grenson209@gmail.com.

    Congratulations, your item sold! Send the payment now !

    Item Description: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4
    Case ID: 54G4B144Z4W44
    Dear Candi Jones,
    Congratulations! The following item just sold:

    In order to complete this transaction you need to go personal with CASH in hand at any local Western Union office in your area and wire the funds using the eBay Agent details.The eBay Financing Center Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the item. Or, if it will be the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer. Once we receive the payment confirmation we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process.

    Please proceed and confirm the payment to your eBay agent. As soon as you will confirm the payment, we will inform the seller and the shipping will start. Please be very careful because on your invoice you have some details that are confidential ( invoice # 5848256697 ) so no unauthorized person may know the details from your payment invoice,so to have a safe and secure transaction,when you will go at the Western Union office and confirm the payment you must note on a piece of paper the name and address of you eBay agent and take that piece of paper with you. Do not print the invoice and do not take the invoice with you, because you will have the risk that an unauthorized person may see the details from your payment invoice. Just follow this simple safety tips :

    1. Locate the nearest Western Union
    2. Go there with cash
    3. Simply confirm the payment using your eBay agent name and address as payment details without mentioning about the transaction not even to the Western Union officer,because this way not even the officer(who’s an unauthorized person) will know about your details and you will have a safe and secure Case ID: 54G4B144Z4W44

    If you will follow this safety rules you will have a safe transaction and you will avoid additional complications.Your invoice # 5848256697 is so important because we will use it to generate your tracking number,and with your tracking number you will be able to check the status of your transaction on-line,and only you because you are the buyer,this is your transaction,only you must have access to the details from your invoice.
    Why Participate in a eBay Managed Transaction ?

    Absolutely Free – there is no cost to you.
    Unbiased and Neutral – eBay is an objective third party.
    Highly effective in completing a successful transaction.
    Voluntary at all times – you have no obligation at any time to settle or continue the transaction.
    Simple and Quick – Most transactions settle within 10 days with less than 2 hours of total time from you.
    The seller is not able to pick up the funds without the payment details you will provide us. eBay will hold the payment.

    Western Union is the only service that has ultimate authentication of the identity of the receiver of funds. Several IDs and utility bills are required before the funds are paid. Therefore, no one else but your Agent’s can pick up the money. Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks. eBay use Western Union. Services for the payment due the fact is not able to use PayPal,Escrow, or Cashiers Check as a method of payment, which means you are not protected against fraud if you pay this seller by Bank Transfer or PayPal. eBay brings you the highest level of security, convenience and speed of any online payment system.Our solutions for businesses and consumers all around the world are innovative, secure, and cost-effective while at the same time eBay Protects its customers and vendors from Identity Theft by protecting your personal and financial details from falling into the wrong hands. You never need to endanger your Bank Transfer or PayPal, personal or bank information to unknown sources again.

    Marketplace Safety TipHow to make payment ?

    1. Locate the nearest Western Union office in your area
    2. Make the payment with cash using the below agent’s details

    3. Confirm the payment by sending fax the Western Union payment receipt to eBay Financing Center at: # +1-(201) 256-9979
    -Reply to this e-mail with the following details from the payment receipt:

    – MTCN ( Money Transfer Control Number )

    – Reference Number – 10 digits number from the payment receipt
    – Sender’s Name and Address
    – Receiver’s Name and Address
    – Amount to be received

    eBay Financing Center Agent*:
    Name: Steven Bedford
    Street: 1672 Grove St
    City: San Francisco
    State:CA
    Zip: 94117
    Country: Unites States

  123. Chief said, on September 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks, Candi. If you can post it, the fake ebay reply-to email address is useful for uh, uhm, RESEARCH!

  124. Chief said, on September 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    See how useful your data is? I’ve made a posting on another site using the scammer’s phone number.

  125. Red said, on September 21, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Same scam, new name. Chief, thanks for the heads up on notifying photobucket. Done. Here is the latest name and text:

    Hello,
    I`m Maj. Briana Williams. You have to know that the 2000 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 119,857 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCG6673YA107020 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Power Passenger Mirror Power Driver Mirror Intermittent Wipers Adjustable Steering Wheel Front Reading Lamps
    Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Passenger Vanity Mirror Power Windows Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/e2000haccord/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,350 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    Maj. Briana Williams
    Maj, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  126. Chief said, on September 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Hey, Red, thanks for posting. Yes, sir, Briana is a very active criminal this week. — Chief

  127. Sarah said, on October 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    This guy has been writing to me for 2 days now exact same letter with a different name

  128. Chief said, on October 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Sarah, please put any email addresses you have for the criminal in another comment. It helps the next potential victim find our warnings!

    — Chief

  129. Stefanie said, on November 11, 2010 at 4:14 am

    THANK YOU for this website. I’m young and dumb and was almost scammed out of my money yet I followed my intuition by researching first. I knew it sounded too good to be true. ::

    Hi,

    My Honda Accord Ex is in great shape. It was always garaged and never smoked in. It has no scratches, dents or something like that. No mechanical or electrical problems. Clean title in hand. It does not need anything additional to function, has only 78,498 miles. I work in the army and i got divorced so i don’t need the car anymore because it was my wife’s car. I want the deal closed only through eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection in order for you to be 100% protected.You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 5 days) eBay will release the payment to me, this way we are both protected.

    The last price is $1250. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Thank you and have a nice time.


    Lt. Sonny Crowe

  130. Chief said, on November 11, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Stefanie,

    You’re not dumb. You were evidently raised to honor your word and have that expectation of others. Criminals do not abide by the same rules.

    — Chief

  131. Karla said, on November 11, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    wow… I was just about to fall for this… Thank God I found these pages! Well… now i know …


    I asked ebay to send you the invoice to xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx Can you please check your email. It may occur that your e-mail doesn’t support HTML language. So please check all folders,spam messages too, the invoice may have ended there because of the ever increasing filters of the e-mails nowadays.Get back to me once you receive it to let you know what the next step is.If you don’t hear from them in 5 hours let me know and i’ll ask them to resend it.

    Thanks
    PS Check your spam folder for the invoice

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: “Dickinson, Emily SSgt. Elmendorf AFB”
    To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Wed, November 10, 2010
    Subject: Re: 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

    Hi again,

    I attached the carfax report to this email.

    As I’ve told you, at this moment I am in Alaska in a military base. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or call whenever I want. The reason I’m selling this vehicle way below market value, is because I would like to help ease the burden of my sisters medical expenses, which she has acquired do to a serious illness.

    The shipping will take 3 to 5 days and it’s not a problem because I will have the SUV shipped by an Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address. You will receive it along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, 2 set of keys, full service records and more. Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like eBay because I already prearranged the whole process with them. The vehicle is located in their warehouse in Anchorage (sealed and ready for delivery). The money must be sent first to an eBay agent and will be kept safe until the buyer receives and inspects the vehicle. I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the SUV from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense), before I’ll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info to eBay and they will notify you about our deal. They will let you know what you have to do for the payment. Like this you’ll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.

    Regards
    Emily

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: “Dickinson, Emily SSgt. Elmendorf AFB”
    Sent: Wed, November 10, 2010
    Subject: Re: 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

    Hi,

    Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell it before December 5th. My name is Emily. I’m an Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The vehicle is here with me.

    I’m the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage.

    This 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT has 82,320 miles, Silver with Beige Leather Interior, Automatic 4SPD, 4 wheel drive, 5.3L V8. 3rd Row Seats, Air Conditioning, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Alarm System, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM, Anti-Lock Brakes, Automatic Climate Control, Cassette, CD Player, Cruise Control, Rear Window Defroster, Heated Seats, Tow Package, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Power Steering, Power Seats, Tinted Glass, Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel, Traction Control and more…

    Here you can find more pictures of the SUV: http://s1212.photobucket.com/home/taho_pics/index
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,970. If you want to buy this SUV I will take care of shipping. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address and I will offer 5 days to inspect the vehicle from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject it on my expense), before I’ll have your money. So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    SSgt. Emily Dickinson

  132. Monda Robbins said, on November 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I was going to buy truck can u believe people get by with things like this OMG
    Hi,

    Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell it before December 5th. My name is Emily. I’m an Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The truck is here with me.

    I’m the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage (see pics).

    This 2003 Toyota Tundra Access Cab SR5 has 68,275 miles, White with Beige Interior, Automatic, 4 wheel drive, 4.7 Liter, 8 Cylinder Gasoline. Alloy Wheels, CD, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise Control, AM/FM, Fog Lights, Tow Package, Power Mirrors, Air Conditioning, Tinted Windows, 4×4, Passenger Airbag, Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Brakes, Alarm System, Power Steering, Extra Keys and more…

    Here you can find more pictures of the truck: http://s1202.photobucket.com/home/pics_tnd/index
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,990. If you want to buy this truck I will take care of shipping. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address and I will offer 5 days to inspect the truck from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense), before I’ll have your money. So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    SSgt. Emily Dickinson


    So happy I read and google her name TY

  133. todd anders said, on November 20, 2010 at 9:07 am

    WOW this guy has been busy! I wonder how many poor souls have been taken by him? Chief thank you sooo much for spending your time doing what youre doing. May God richly bless for all youve done to help others!!!!

  134. Joey K said, on November 24, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Re: 1997 Nissan 240sx SE – $1600
    From: Howard Simons
    To:
    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m SSgt. Howard Simons. My 1997 240sx SE is in perfect working condition. This engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.

    The car has under 110k original miles. VIN Number: JN1AS44DXVW103159
    Engine: 4 Cyl. 2.4 Liters, Transmission: 5spd manual, Title: Clean/Clear;
    Comfort & Convenience Options:
    240SX SE MODEL, POWER WINDOWS, CRUISE CONTROL, POWER DOOR LOCKS, POWER STEERING, AIR CONDITIONING, MOONROOF, REAR SPOILER, AM/FM RADIO, CD, DUAL AIR BAGS AND MORE…

    Here are the pics of the car (Carfax report attached at the end of the photo album): http://s1019.photobucket.com/albums/af312/240sx97/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for us to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 15 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway I am sure that if you won’t be satisfied with the car I will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid, Spain and I was sent here to train with their troops and improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and wanted to register the car here, but now we have to sell it back in the US because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything and registering it here in Europe will take for ever.

    My final price is US $1,600 USD. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. It will be delivered directly to your place immediately after ebay will confirm the payment was secured in their trust and safety managed accounts. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Best Regards, Howard Simons
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA
    Maintenance Analysis
    DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    Buyer Protection Program

  135. Ruby and Mike said, on November 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    We were almost scammed as well…got all the way to the fake ebay email, until my wife googled her name and found your guys posting. Thank you sooo much!

    Hi,
    Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell it before December 15th. My name is Emily. I’m an Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The vehicle is here with me.

    I’m the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage.

    This 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT has 82,320 miles, Silver with Beige Leather Interior, Automatic 4SPD, 4 wheel drive, 5.3L V8. 3rd Row Seats, Air Conditioning, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Alarm System, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM, Anti-Lock Brakes, Automatic Climate Control, Cassette, CD Player, Cruise Control, Rear Window Defroster, Heated Seats, Tow Package, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Power Steering, Power Seats, Tinted Glass, Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel, Traction Control and more…

    Here you can find more pictures of the SUV: http://s1212.photobucket.com/home/taho_pics/index
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,970. If you want to buy this SUV I will take care of shipping. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address and I will offer 5 days to inspect the vehicle from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject it on my expense), before I’ll have your money. So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    SSgt. Emily Dickinson

  136. Misty B said, on November 30, 2010 at 12:09 am

    This is what I recieved from SSgt. Emily Dickinson

    Hi,

    Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell it before December 15th. My name is Emily. I’m an Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The vehicle is here with me.

    I’m the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage.

    This 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT has 82,320 miles, Silver with Beige Leather Interior, Automatic 4SPD, 4 wheel drive, 5.3L V8. 3rd Row Seats, Air Conditioning, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Alarm System, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM, Anti-Lock Brakes, Automatic Climate Control, Cassette, CD Player, Cruise Control, Rear Window Defroster, Heated Seats, Tow Package, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Power Steering, Power Seats, Tinted Glass, Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel, Traction Control and more…

    Here you can find more pictures of the SUV: http://s1212.photobucket.com/home/taho_pics/index
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,970. If you want to buy this SUV I will take care of shipping. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address and I will offer 5 days to inspect the vehicle from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject it on my expense), before I’ll have your money. So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    SSgt. Emily Dickinson

  137. Jeff said, on December 2, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I almost got sucked into the same exact scam. Thanks for posting. I also was hacked and had an e-mail sent to my contacts with a website to open right after this. Did this happen to you?
    This car was a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle at $2999, but the copy of the ad, except for the copy in the ad is exactly the same. See below.

    Hi again,

    As I’ve told you, at this moment I am in Alaska in a military base. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or call whenever I want. The reason I’m selling this vehicle way below market value, is because I would like to help ease the burden of my sisters medical expenses, which she has acquired due to a serious illness.

    The shipping will take 3 to 5 days and it’s not a problem because I will have the car shipped by an Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address. You will receive it along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, 2 set of keys, full service records and more. Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like eBay because I already prearranged the whole process with them. The car is located in their warehouse in Anchorage (sealed and ready for delivery). The money must be sent first to an eBay agent and will be kept safe until the buyer receives and inspects the vehicle. I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense), before I’ll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info to eBay and they will notify you about our deal. They will let you know what you have to do for the payment. Like this you’ll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.

    Regards
    Emily

  138. Jeff said, on December 2, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Interesting, this person used the name of a famous poet.

  139. Jeff said, on December 2, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I meant Emily Dickinson, not Emily Danielson. Brain fart, sorry.

  140. Jeff said, on December 2, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Tried the website. It doesn’t work.

  141. Chief said, on December 2, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Jeff, all comments are moderated by me. You might be surprised who else leaves comments here besides potential victims. 🙂 The delay in approving your comments was due to my daily habit of eating lunch.

    — Chief

  142. Jeff said, on December 3, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I have now taken this a little farther. I said I had a friend in Alaska who could look at the car and get back to me to save us both the trouble and I got a response back which evaded the issue. I just checked the latest e-mail and the BING search engine came up.

  143. Riddler said, on December 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Beware, there is an actual person in the AF named Donald Moore but this is not him!

    First message from Donald Moore :
    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2002 Toyota Camry XLE is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 60000 original miles. Vin Number : 4T1BF30KX2U531191, Automatic Trans.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :

    http://s1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb340/cam2002ry/?start=all

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department to improve the counter terrorist strategy and inteligence over here. I am located in Madrid, Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,550 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. Donald Moore

    my address is:
    Calle Mayor
    Zip: 28013, Madrid
    Spain
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794
    P.S. This is my personal email, I am available 24h/day here.

    Second E-mail:

    Hi again,

    The price for the car is $1,550 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees. Ebay will hold the funds until you receive and accept the car.I will have access to the funds only after you test and inspect the car (you will have 10 days to do that) and in case something goes wrong or the car is not as advertised you will be fully refunded and the car will be shipped back to me on my expense. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. You will also receive all the documents including the title and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.

    Basically the deal is as easy as this:
    1. Buyer, seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions)
    2. Buyer sends money to eBay.
    3. eBay confirms to seller that the amount has been received.
    4. Seller performs the required services (shipping, insurance).
    5. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay about the acceptance.
    6. eBay releases the money to seller.

    As you can see, you will receive the car BEFORE any money is released to me. You will get the chance to inspect it, test drive it and everything you like while your money is still safely held in eBay’s account. ONLY after you confirm to eBay that you agree with the vehicle, they will release the money to me.
    If, for some reason, you disagree with the car (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my car is in IMMACULATE condition inside and out) it will be shipped back to me on MY EXPENSE and eBay will send you your money back.

    We have a deal! I forwarded your information to eBay. They will shortly contact you with all the transaction details.
    Please follow their instructions exactly and make the payment. Immediately after they confirm me that they hold your payment, I will proceed with shipping the car to you.

    Also the car will arrive with all the documentation’s required for registration and the keys. I will send you all the papers and documents (clear title, bills of sale, car’s manual) to prove the ownership and to be able to register it with no problem. The clear title and the bill of sale will be both signed so you can become owner of the car on spot.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. Donald Moore

  144. Riddler said, on December 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Guy Number Two!

    From Gene Mackenzie mckgen1@aol.com

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my track.This is a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Features: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Leather Steering Wheel, Tow Package, Clock, Tilt Steering Wheel, Steering Wheel Radio Controls, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Keyless Entry, Security System, ABS Brakes, Fog Lights, Intermittent Wipers, AM/FM, CD Player, Anti-Theft, Cloth Interior Surface, Four Wheel Drive, Split Bench Seat, 2nd Row Bench Seat, Dual Exhaust,Engine: 5.7L V8,Transmission: AUTOMATIC,Drivetrain: 4X4

    Mileage 86,700

    Here you can find more pictures of the car: http://s1142.photobucket.com/albums/n603/dodgeram4352/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    The car has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage.Flawless exterior/interior condition,no scratches and no dents.It has never been involved in an accident.The engine starts and drives like new and the paint looks great.It comes with US clear title which will be signed and notorized in the buyer’s name.Have original manuals and all keys.

    I’m an US Air Force Master Sgt.currently stationed in Alaska.The car is here with me.

    The price is $2,990 including shipping from Alaska and delivery to your home address.So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you
    MSgt. Gene MacKenzie

  145. Rick said, on January 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

    This one is really brazen, I told him that I was Law Enforcement in the e-mail and can you possibly get any more stupid to fall for someone using the name of “John Smith?”

    From: John Smith [mailto:ltusarmyforceus842@yahoo.com]
    Subject: 1993 Honda Accord EX

    Hello,

    My 1993 Honda Accord EX is in great shape. It was always garaged and never smoked in. It has no scratches, dents or something like that. No mechanical or electrical problems. Clean title in hand. It does not need anything additional to function, has only 109,061 miles. I work in the army and i got divorced so i don’t need the car anymore because it was my wife’s car.I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection in order for you to be 100% protected.You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 5 days) eBay will release the payment to me, this way we are both protected. The last price is $1400. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Thank you and have a nice day,
    Lt. John Smith

    Follow up e-mail said:
    The car is sealed at my old military base in Massachusetts ready to be shipped. It will be shipped from there by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.

    When I told him I had relatives there to look at the car, the e-mails stopped. What fun to screw with these guys that screw with others.

  146. Chief said, on January 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Rick,
    Most scammers do not even read your first two emails to them. Only after they think they have you hooked do they start answering questions you ask of them.

    — Chief

  147. John said, on January 27, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Looks like he’s gotten into ticket sales as well:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,

    I’m SSgt. Donald Moore. Hope you are still interested in the tickets. The price is 1650 USD for both. Your position is Section 424 Row 11 Seats 1-2. Also included: (2) Vouchers for $50 Super Bowl Merchandise, (2) Vouchers for free Super Bowl Programs, (2) Ticket Holder Lanyards & (2) Vouchers for entrance into Super Bowl Touchdown Club Lounge (1-4pm on gameday).

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. The tickets were also listed on eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the tickets. ONLY AFTER you receive the tickets eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected.
    I am located in Madrid, Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain and I have the tickets here with me. If you will take the tickets for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by DHL overnight shipping so you will have the tickets the next day (on my expenses).
    Please get back to me asap if you want to buy them and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want them delivered so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details and shipping details from them.

    Best Regards,
    Donald Moore
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA
    Maintenance Analysis
    DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794.

  148. Chief said, on January 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    As you suggest, many *have* been duped. And God has already blessed me well beyond what I deserve.

  149. Chief said, on January 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Yes, I am beginning to hear from some of the servicemen who have had their ID’s used for scams.

  150. Chief said, on January 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks, John. To a scammer, any popular item is an opportunity to steal. I appreciate your posting.

  151. Tomi said, on January 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    We just found your information and very glad we did. It looks like the scammer used the same information that was used with the name Emily Dickinson, but changed it to Jennifer Kehn, who is actually located at Elmendorf, as I looked her up first. Then I looked up the description of the vehicle and that is how I found your information. I am posting the note we received from her, including the email address:

    From: jennifer77k@aol.com

    Hi,

    Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell it before February 25. My name is Jennifer. I’m an Air Force Tech. Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The truck is here with me.

    I’m the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage.

    This 2003 Toyota Tundra Access Cab SR5 has 68,275 miles, White with Beige Interior, Automatic, 4 wheel drive, 4.7 Liter, 8 Cylinder Gasoline. Alloy Wheels, CD, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise Control, AM/FM, Fog Lights, Tow Package, Power Mirrors, Air Conditioning, Tinted Windows, 4×4, Passenger Airbag, Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Brakes, Alarm System, Power Steering, Extra Keys and more…

    Here you can find more pictures of the truck: http://s1178.photobucket.com/home/tnds_pics/index
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,999. If you want to buy this truck I will take care of shipping. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address and I will offer 5 days to inspect the truck from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense), before I’ll have your money. So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    TSgt. Jennifer Kehn
    ——–

    It is word for word the same email that Emily sent that is dated November 15 2010 by Mondo

  152. Chief said, on January 29, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    We’re glad your intuition led you to us. The military angle is quite convincing. One of the retired officers has contacted me and is aware of the scams, but is powerless to stop the use of her name.

    Please do all your internet neighbors a favor and submit that email to abuse (at) photobucket.com and they will delete the album.

    Good luck finding a real vehicle.

    Chief

  153. RONNIE said, on February 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    SAME STORY SCAMM

    From: “jamesparker56@AOL.COM

    Hello,

    Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell it in next few days. My name is James. I’m an Air Force Master Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The vehicle is here with me.

    It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage.

    This is a 2004 Lexus LS430 and its in like new condition.It has 61,427 miles and it comes with clear title.It is in Excellent overall exterior condition, Excellent overall interior condition, .

    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle and the full Carfax report:

    http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l636/2004LexusLS4DRSDN/?start=all

    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2900 + $200 shipping taxes = total $3100

    If you want to buy this vehicle I will take care of shipping and will cost you only $200 (I got some discount). Shipping will be door to door, to your home address and I will offer 5 days to inspect the vehicle from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense), before I’ll have your money.

    So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    Parker, James, USAF. MSgt.

  154. Jenny said, on February 14, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Beware of these two scammers MSGT Margaret Cooper, and MSGT Jason Rondell, both from Alaska.

  155. lacey jayne said, on February 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    OMG!!! I ALMOST GOT, GOT!! iknew this sounded too good to be true! its crazy how theres people really out there doin this

    Hi,

    Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell it before February 25. My name is Jennifer. I’m an Air Force Tech. Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The vehicle is here with me.

    I’m the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage.

    This 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT has 82,320 miles, Silver with Beige Leather Interior, Automatic 4SPD, 4 wheel drive, 5.3L V8. 3rd Row Seats, Air Conditioning, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Alarm System, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM, Anti-Lock Brakes, Automatic Climate Control, Cassette, CD Player, Cruise Control, Rear Window Defroster, Heated Seats, Tow Package, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Power Steering, Power Seats, Tinted Glass, Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel, Traction Control and more…

    Here you can find more pictures of the SUV: http://s1218.photobucket.com/home/tah_pics/index
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,970. If you want to buy this SUV I will take care of shipping. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address and I will offer 5 days to inspect the vehicle from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject it on my expense), before I’ll have your money. So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    TSgt. Jennifer Kehn

    **** I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE SO I ASKED HER RANK # SO I CAN MAKE SURE THE WHOLE PROCESS WAS LEGIT & THIS WHAT SHE SENT…

    The reason I’m selling this vehicle way below market value, is because I would like to help ease the burden of my sisters medical expenses, which she has acquired due to a serious illness.

    I want to assure you that there is nothing to be worried about this deal. I would never cheat you or swindle you!! I have a reputation to protect and I am a good Christian. You have my word and good faith on the fact that I’ll keep my end of the bargain. I have never lied and cheated anyone and I will not risk my career, my freedom and my future for anything in the world! I would rather close this deal with other person than to know that you’ll be very stressed hoping that I am a honest person, until you receive your container. Your peace of mind is a lot more important than this deal!!!


    CRAZY CRAZY,,, BEWARE OF JENNIFER KEHN, EBAY CAR SCAMMER! AHHHHH!

  156. diane said, on February 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

    This guy is very convincing he has a listing on detroit right now 1993 HONDA ACCORD EX – $1400 (detroit metro)
    This is the e-mail

    My 1993 Honda Accord EX is in great shape. It was always garaged and never smoked in. It has no scratches, dents or something like that. No mechanical or electrical problems. Clean title in hand. It does not need anything additional to function, has only 109,061 miles. I work in the army and i got divorced so i don’t need the car anymore because it was my wife’s car.I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection in order for you to be 100% protected.You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 5 days) eBay will release the payment to me, this way we are both protected. The last price is $1415. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Thank you and have a nice day,
    Lt. David Williamson

  157. Jason Kelley said, on February 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I KNEW IT!!!!! I got these two messages from the two different people but their emails were almost identical…

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Ashley Williams. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 6 – Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 52,597 miles. The VIN# is 1hgcm66803a050494 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc418/hacc20011/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Ashley Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  158. Jason Kelley said, on February 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    IS THERE SOMETHING ABOUT SPAIN????

    Hi Jason,

    Thank you for your interest in buying my SUV, Let me tell you a few words about the Jeep. It’s a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 86,450 miles and a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. The price is $1,380 and I sell the Cherokee at this price because I have recently moved to Spain. I was hoping to take my SUV here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone in United States to help me with the sale I’ve decided to make this transaction through MSN Autos. This Jeep has been defitnetly cared for and has extremely low miles for the year and you will have a hard time finding a cleaner used ’99 Jeep than this one right here. Runs and looks great.

    If you’re interested and you have the funds, email me back and I am ready to explain you all the details about how we can close this deal.

    For pictures please visit: http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2011-2/1364526/2152185

    Here are some info about it: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, 4.0L I6 OHV 12V FI Engine, Automatic Climate Control (2 Zone) – Driver and Passenger, Power Driver Seat w/Memory, Cruise Control, Leather Seating and much more…

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

  159. Chief said, on February 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Jason,

    These are international criminals. Look around the website …. you’ll see a multitude of domiciles claimed by the “Financial Representatives.” Also, please forward this email to help[at]villagephotos.com describing the abuse and they’ll kill the album.

    Chief

  160. Jim said, on February 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Ashley Williams. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 6 – Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 52,597 miles. The VIN# is 1hgcm66803a050494 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc418/hacc20011/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Ashley Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  161. Randy said, on February 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I received the following today, Monday, 02/21/2011:

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2004 Nissan Maxima SE Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 45,000 miles. The VIN# is 1N4BA41E74C923299 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/maxima_2004/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,990 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    And a second email response:

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. David Damrell. You have to know that the 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 63,031 miles. The VIN# is 1N4AL11D42C108308. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options
    Anti-Lock Braking System
    Charcoal Carpet Floor Mats (4-pc Set) Cloth Seat Trim Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
    Drive Train Type: FWD Driven Wheels: Front-Wheel Wheels Rims: Steel Wheels Spare Rim Type: Steel Audio System: AM/FM Stereo
    Multimedia CD Location: Single In-Dash Mounted

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee407/altimanissanse2500/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 1400. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    David Damrell
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  162. trise said, on February 22, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Hello and sorry for my delay, I was at work all day and had no access to internet.
    The 2006 Nissan Maxima SE is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 54,612 original miles. Vin #: 1N4BA41E46C834227. The car is in perfect condition inside and out. This car always passed emissions tests. The tires are almost new and the oil is changed. The water pump and the brake disks have been replaced. The timing belt has been serviced. This car needs nothing but a new driver.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet
    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :

    this is the link: https://picasaweb.google.com/sefulm/Maxima

    You can also see there the Carfax report and the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department to improve the military relations between our country and Spain. I am located in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,800 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    SSG. Craig Temple

    my address is:
    312 Plaza de las Cortes
    Zip: 28032, Madrid
    SPAIN

    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  163. Chief said, on February 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Randy, thanks for the data. Please send another comment with the criminal’s email address. Emails are commonly-searched-for items that lead potential victims to our warnings. Also, forward the email with the photo link to abuse[at]photobucket.com and they’ll kill the scammer’s album.

    — Chief

  164. Chief said, on February 22, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Trise, thanks for the data. Please send another comment with the criminal’s email address. Emails are commonly-searched-for items that lead potential victims to our warnings. Also, report the abuse on the picasaweb site and they’ll kill the scammer’s album.

  165. John Massey said, on February 23, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Hey just want to give a heads up on this scammer. Here is what I got from responding to ad on CL for 03 Honda Accord. He uses email sisireau@gmail.com

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Mark William. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 87,109 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56663A102462 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Automatic Transmission Premium Sound With CD Changer Sunroof Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning Climate Control Heated Seats Tilt Steering Wheel Traction Control
    Clock Cruise Control Leather Shifter Leather Steering Wheel Power Driver’s Seat Power Locks Power Mirrors Power Steering Power Windows Privacy Glass / Tinted Windows Steering Wheel

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa401/2003hondaaccordwe/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 1600. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    Mark William
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  166. Chief said, on February 23, 2011 at 10:33 am


    Thanks, John. I updated your previous comment.

    John, thanks for the data. Please send another comment with the criminal’s email address. Emails are commonly-searched-for items that lead potential victims to our warnings.

    — Chief

  167. Catherine said, on February 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I responded to an ad on Craig’s List and was almost scammed until I searched for “USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis” <activj6@gmail.com" Thank You for your website that saved me from this criminal!!!!

    This is where the pics are located for a 1999 Honda Accord by Ssgt Ashley Williams in Madrid, Spain.
    http://s1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/2000haccordfo/

    And just a note, on Craigslist the car was advertised as a 1996 Honda for $1400. When I responded to the ad, this is the e-mail I received:

    Sun, February 20, 2011 3:09:10 PMRe: 1999 Honda Accord
    From: SSgt. Ashley Williams USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 View Contact

    ——————————————————————————–

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Ashley Williams. You have to know that the 1999 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 119,857 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCG6673YA107020 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Power Passenger Mirror Power Driver Mirror Intermittent Wipers Adjustable Steering Wheel Front Reading Lamps
    Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Passenger Vanity Mirror Power Windows Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/2000haccordfo/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,150 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Ashley Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    Should I report this to Craigslist as well???

  168. Chief said, on February 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Catherine, thanks for your extensive posting. The best thing you can do at Craigslist is flag the ad. Their record on responding to abuse reports is abysmal.

    — Chief

  169. Angel said, on February 24, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Almost fell for it prayed on it and decided to look into it more before i parted with my money
    First Email

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m SSgt. Troy Altenburg. The 2002 Nissan Altima LS is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.

    The car has 88,621 miles.
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Tilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    You can see more pics here:
    http://s633.photobucket.com/albums/uu53/tl32db/NewAltima/

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid, Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the US because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price is $1,700 USD. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Troy Altenburg
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA
    Maintenance Analysis
    DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794.

    Second Email
    SSgt. Troy Altenburg Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 2:35 PM
    We have a deal! I forwarded your information to eBay. They will shortly contact you with all the transaction details.
    Please follow their instructions exactly and make the payment. Immediately after they confirm me that they hold your payment, the shipping process will begin. You will receive it in about 2-3 days. Also the car will arrive with all the documentation required for registration and the keys. I will send you all the papers and documents (clear title, bills of sale, car’s manual) to prove the ownership and to be able to register it with no problem. The clear title and the bill of sale will be both signed so you can become owner of the car on spot.
    Please let me know when you hear from eBay.
    Thanks
    Troy

    The lovely Email from Ebay

    eBay Motors Purchase Invoice – Item: 2002 Nissan Altima LS Inbox
    eBay Financial Department Wed, Feb 23, 2011
    Reply-To: safepurchaseprogram@msn.com
    ebay@safeprogramonline.com

    eBay Motors Purchase Invoice #5721126209
    2002 Nissan Altima LS

    • Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID #5721126209 between Troy Altenburg as the Seller and ~~~~ as the Buyer.
    • Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.

    !!! TO COMPLETE THE PAYMENT, You must go with cash in hand and your ID to the Western Union agent closest to you and fill in a simple ” Person-to-Person ” form with your personal information and the details of the eBay Transaction Agent assigned for your transaction which you have below.

    Date: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
    Item: 2002 Nissan Altima LS
    Buyer: ~~~~
    Price: $1,700.00
    Status: Payment Pending …
    Payment must be submitted via Western Union Service to an eBay Motors Customer Representative Agent in charge of this transaction. The eBay Motors Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it is the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer.

    • Seller Information

    Name: Troy Altenburg
    Address: 56 Canaberra Street
    Madrid , 28045
    Spain

    • TRANSACTION DETAILS
    Transaction Date:
    Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
    Case ID:
    #5721126209

    Sale Price:
    $1,700.00
    Payment Status:
    Payment Pending …

    Item :
    2002 Nissan Altima LS
    Item Information:
    VIN#: 1N4AL11D72C701144, Mileage: 88,550; Title: Clear

    Quantity:
    1
    Shipping and handling:
    Offered

    Insurance:
    Offered

    Seller ships to: ~~~~

    * Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays.
    !!! HOW TO MAKE THE PAYMENT !!!
    • Please find your nearest Western Union Office
    • Submit payment using eBay agent’s details as payment details *
    • E-mail us the following information from the Western Union receipt:
    • a) 10 digit MTCN Number (Western Union Money Transfer Control Number)
    • b) Exact Sender’s name on file with Western Union
    • c) Your exact address on file with Western Union
    • d) Total amount transferred (including fees)
    Fax the Western Union payment receipt to our Central Fax Number:
    +1 (646) 558 4946.
    *We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by both e-mail and fax.
    * Note: Once we verify and secure your payment into our accounts , we will instruct the Seller to start the shipping process. We will secure your payment 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.
    • HERE IS THE AGENT INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT THE PAYMENT :
    • eBay Motors Customer Representative Agent:
    First Name: Juan
    Last Name: Martinez
    Address: Mendez Alvaro, 30
    City: Madrid
    State & Zip Code: 28045
    Country: Spain
    * The Western Union Transfer will be sent using this name and address.
    * The service you have to use from Western Union is a person to person transfer.
    • Payment Information:
    Invoice # : 5721126209
    Subtotal: US $1,700.00
    Shipping: $0.00
    Sales Tax: $0.00
    Down-Payment: $1,700.00
    Remaining Payment: $0.00
    Total: US $1,700.00
    • When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than six (6) hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship merchandise. The seller has three (3) 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.

    • Buyer receives the merchandise and has five (5) business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise the Seller will be responsible of shipping back the vehicle.

    • After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Motors Customer Support with the result of the inspection. If the buyer refuses the merchandise, the payment will be refunded to the Buyer. If the merchandise is accepted, eBay submits the payment directly to the Seller within three (3) business days.
    Help
    • For any questions please respond by replying to this invoice. Your email will go directly to our Customer Support Department.
    Thank you for using eBay.
    Sincerely
    eBay Motors Financial Department
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program

  170. Chief said, on February 24, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Angel, thanks for posting the criminal’s emails. Please send another comment with the criminal’s email address. Emails are commonly-searched-for items that lead potential victims to our warnings.

    We’re glad you found the site!

    — Chief

  171. Scott said, on February 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    From SSgt, Williams USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794
    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 6 – Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 52,597 miles. The VIN# is 1hgcm66803a050494 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1122.photobucket.com/albums/l531/20011accord/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    Yeah, I thought there was something going on here because the car seemed too perfect to be true. Also I lived in Spain for 2 years and I noticed the former “addresses” in spain are incomplete, because everyone in Madrid lives {deleted so as not to educate the criminals} and the scammer has left out any mention of {deleted}.

  172. Chad said, on February 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Here is another one!

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. David Damrell. You have to know that the 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 63,031 miles. The VIN# is 1N4AL11D42C108308. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options
    Anti-Lock Braking System
    Charcoal Carpet Floor Mats (4-pc Set) Cloth Seat Trim Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
    Drive Train Type: FWD Driven Wheels: Front-Wheel Wheels Rims: Steel Wheels Spare Rim Type: Steel Audio System: AM/FM Stereo
    Multimedia CD Location: Single In-Dash Mounted

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee407/altimanissanse2500/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 1400. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    David Damrell
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  173. Chief said, on February 27, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Chad, thanks for posting the text of the criminal’s email. Please send another comment with the criminal’s email address. Emails are commonly-searched-for items that lead potential victims to our warnings.

    – Chief

  174. Jhae said, on March 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Hey. How do you know this is a scam?

  175. Chief said, on March 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Jhae,

    The quick answer is that my brain cells are tainted — I’ve been following these guys for over 3 years.

    These things I can tell you without educating the scammers too much:
    1 – Escrow companies must have brick and mortar
    2 – Ebay does not do escrow for private sales; Google does not do escrow at all
    3 – Ebay & Google will use their own domain names for email addresses. invoice@ebay-this-and-that.com is not an Ebay domain. ebay@yahoo.com isn’t either.
    4 – No one ships vehicle “for free.” It is an expensive process.
    5 – Admonitions to “hurry” aid only the scammer.

    Feel free to email if I can assist you more.
    — Chief
    horzluber[at]gmail.com

  176. Erin said, on March 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I almost got scammed tonight, I searched for the guy’s info and was brought to this website – THANK YOU!!!
    Here’s the email I got from markwilliam13@gmail.com :

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Mark William. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 87,109 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56663A102462 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Automatic Transmission Premium Sound With CD Changer Sunroof Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning Climate Control Heated Seats Tilt Steering Wheel Traction Control
    Clock Cruise Control Leather Shifter Leather Steering Wheel Power Driver’s Seat Power Locks Power Mirrors Power Steering Power Windows Privacy Glass / Tinted Windows Steering Wheel

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa401/2003hondaaccordwe/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and UK. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 1600. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    Mark William
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794
    Here’s the Photobucket link:
    http://s1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa401/2003hondaaccordwe/

    I noticed there’s a post above me that is WORD FOR WORD the same as mine. Thank God my ex-fiance is a Honda mechanic and has read a few CarFax reports and caught this before I did anything further with it.

  177. Robert Ohlhauser said, on March 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I was scammed too. well actually it wasn’t me, it was my 23 year old daughter. Before my 26 year old daughter had decided to investigate for herself and found out it was a fraud we thought it was a sweet deal, especially since she was looking for a good running vehicle to get her almost 2 year old and 5 year old around. The e-mail I received is this:

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 6 – Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 47,000 miles. The VIN# is 1hgcm66803a050494 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1122.photobucket.com/albums/l531/20011accord/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    the e-mail address they used was: activj8@gmail.com and the address they used for the supposed ebay site is: ebay@safeprogramonline.com and supportvppsale@live.de

    I contacted the IC3 and about to take my daughter down to the CRPD, and then to her lawyers office and then she is also contacting the Iowa State Attorney Generals Office, The media, The press, she wants to contact the FBI about it. Is there anything else you guy’s suggest we do. She is really upset because she fell into this and thinks she will never get the money she paid out back and I feel the same way and that is a lot of money she could have used on her children. To top it off, DHS is now jumping down her back because of the situation.

  178. Chief said, on March 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Robert, you are correct in that she will never get her money back. I do not understand who DHS is.

    I do not feel a lawyer is appropriate at this time — it proves difficult to launch a civil case against unknown persons. This is a criminal case. The only additional efforts I can suggest would be geared toward protecting future potential victims.

    Let me know if I can help. horzluber[at]gmail.com

    — Chief

  179. Patty said, on March 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    My daughter was also caught by this scam again very simlar email as the what is posted. I just wish I had given it a bit more thought as I think we were hours behind. After thinking about how they wanted us to wire money to a person and not use pay pal via ebay it began to raise concerns. My 21 year old daughter raising a 2 year on her own making pay check to pay check as she works evenings and attends school during the day it just is so heart breaking to see she lost her entire income tax return that could have secured a better running car or perhaps help to meet daily needs. Those people who prey on individuals just trying to make life better for themselves and thier children are going to get caught one day and I hope you suffer 100 x more then you have to these people just hoping something good is happening for them in a terrible cruel world. What comes around goes around and it is usually 10 fold beward you heartless scum yours will come.

  180. melissa said, on March 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    hi my name is melissa..i read the same scam on craigslist yesterday but the only different is that hes now goin by ssgt susan williams i hope people are more aware of these types of sitations.

  181. JD said, on March 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    ALMOST FELL FOR IT, GLAD WE FOUND THIS SITE BY TYPING IN HIS DSN #!

    Sent By:

    “Mark Williams USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794 SSgt”

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Mark William. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 87,109 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56663A102462 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Automatic Transmission Premium Sound With CD Changer Sunroof Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning Climate Control Heated Seats Tilt Steering Wheel Traction Control
    Clock Cruise Control Leather Shifter Leather Steering Wheel Power Driver’s Seat Power Locks Power Mirrors Power Steering Power Windows Privacy Glass / Tinted Windows Steering Wheel
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff363/2003haccordexoo/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)
    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and UK. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 1600. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    Mark William
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  182. JD said, on March 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    We got the same exact email for the same name and email address. How the hell do we catch these criminals. Honest working people like us looking for a descent car, WTF???

  183. sai p. said, on March 13, 2011 at 8:39 am

    same thing with me 4 a 2005 lexus sent him the money not knowing, called ebay after a wk of no car..he never responded 2 my emails after he got the money i had 2 call new orleans police…that is where the car was supposed 2 b sent from…i calld my state police and the fbi scam/fraud services and they just said to keep the email addresses and report them to craigslist and also ur local state police dept……ive learnd my lesson i lost $2200.00……

  184. Krystal said, on March 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2004 Nissan Maxima SE Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 45,000 miles. The VIN# is 1N4BA41E74C923299 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/maxima_2004/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK.One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,900 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    So glad I found this website before I went any further with this fake deal.To good to be true

  185. Chief said, on March 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    JD, it’s complicated. See if this article will shed any light on it for you.

  186. Chief said, on March 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Sai,

    Please follow steps one and two noted here => https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/faqs/i-have-been-scammed-what-do-i-do/

    It is imperative to report it to http://ic3.gov in order to help law enforcement aggregate your case with all the others the criminal has ripped off.

  187. Chris said, on March 15, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. David Damrell. You have to know that the 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 63,031 miles. The VIN# is 1N4AL11D42C108308. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options
    Anti-Lock Braking System
    Charcoal Carpet Floor Mats (4-pc Set) Cloth Seat Trim Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
    Drive Train Type: FWD Driven Wheels: Front-Wheel Wheels Rims: Steel Wheels Spare Rim Type: Steel Audio System: AM/FM Stereo
    Multimedia CD Location: Single In-Dash Mounted

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee407/altimanissanse2500/

    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and UK. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 1400. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    David Damrell
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    I didn’t fall for it, I had an idea it was scam when they wanted to ship. This is the second one I found, the other I had fun with he was in Canada, I told him I was a pilot and would fly up he said he did not do meetings that he only used ebay.

  188. Chief said, on March 15, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Patty, I am sorry this happened to your daughter. Some lessons learned come to us with difficulty. Please have her report the crime using the steps I outline in this posting. It helps law enforcement aggregate multiple scams and narrow their search for the crooks.

  189. Chief said, on March 15, 2011 at 9:34 am

    JD, we’re glad you found us first. Thanks for posting the text of the criminal’s email.

  190. Chief said, on March 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

    JD, see my recent comment at https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/scammer-craigslist-2006-pontoon-boat-with-90-hp-yamaha/comment-page-1/#comment-4124 that contains links explaining some of the issues with catching these guys.

  191. Chief said, on March 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

    We’re glad you found us, too, Krystal. Now, your job is to inform all your friends and family how these scammers work. Education is the best prevention!

  192. Rob said, on March 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I got the same letter about the same truck. I guess if it looks to good to be true then it probably is. Anyway, I am glad that my wife and I did some more checking into the ad. The new name on the ad is… SSgt Paul Willey. Beware!! Just wanted to let everyone know what was going on.

  193. Paul said, on March 17, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 6 – Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 47,000 miles. The VIN# is 1hgcm66803a050494 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1122.photobucket.com/albums/l531/20011accord/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA

  194. Desiree said, on March 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    So glad I didn’t fall for this one, they almost had me.

  195. jeff said, on March 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Here’s a new twist that just tugs at your heart strings:

    Hi, Thank you so much for your interest! The car is still available. Has 39,603 miles,automatic trans,1owner.It’s in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,never been repainted,nice interior ,no rips,exactly how it is shown in the pictures,never smoked inside.I have all the car’s manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.I’m selling the car because my child of only 24 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This Honda was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.The price is $3,300.
    Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://s1124.photobucket.com/albums/l574/08HondaAccordEXL/?albumview=slideshow

    Thank you!
    Lyn & Martin Nearle

    I have responded asking for the location of the car. Hondas seem to be the scammers car of choice. I am thinking about getting to the point of payment and stiffing them.

  196. jeff said, on March 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Here’s another garden variety scam using a military guy’s name:
    Hello,

    I`m SSgt. David Warren. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX-L 6 – Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 62,807 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM665X3A088675 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options: Sunroof / Leather Seats / CD Player / Anti-Lock Brakes / Driver Airbag / Passenger Airbag / Side Airbags / Air Conditioning / Cruise Control / Power Locks / Power Windows.
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1189.photobucket.com/albums/z422/sushond/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in London, United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    David Warren
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    I responded by saying I had a friend in London who could look at the car. I also asked how to make payment if things worked out.

  197. Teresa said, on March 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    i’m glad i googled him because i was inquiring on a car with this man.

  198. Darrel Markus said, on March 20, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Now he is selling Polaris ATV. Low miles. $1,300.00 His wife died and he lost his leg in the car wreck. But amazingly he was at work. He could still walk around and taske a video with his camera.

  199. Jose D said, on March 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    from SSgt. Susan Williams USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794
    date Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 2:35 AM
    subject Re: car for sale

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2004 Nissan Maxima SE Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 45,000 miles. The VIN# is 1N4BA41E74C923299 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/maxima_2004/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK.One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,900 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  200. Jose D said, on March 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    from SSgt. Susan Williams USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794
    sender-time Sent at 2:35 AM (GMT+02:00). Current time there: 11:03 PM. ✆
    to Jose Dominguez
    date Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 2:35 AM
    subject Re: car for sale
    mailed-by gmail.com
    signed-by gmail.com
    Important mainly because it was sent directly to you.
    hide details 2:35 AM (14 hours ago)
    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2004 Nissan Maxima SE Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 45,000 miles. The VIN# is 1N4BA41E74C923299 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/maxima_2004/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK.One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,900 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  201. LaShay said, on April 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    THIS PERSON JUST GOT ME FOR 1900 FOR A NISSAN MAXIMUM 2004

  202. Chief said, on April 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    LaShay,
    I’m sorry these crooks took your money. I encourage you to report the crime as outlined on this page so that law enforcement can get all the details of the fraud.
    — Chief

  203. Neek said, on April 6, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I just received this email today along with the fake ebay protection program page.

    SSgt. Susan Williams USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 [activj8@gmail.com]

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 37,391 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56603A136574. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    CD player Leather seats Sunroof Driver airbag Passenger airbag Side airbags
    Anti-lock brakes Air conditioning Cruise control Power locks Power seats Power windows
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee387/hopeacc299/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Zagreb, Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Croatia. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  204. Dariel said, on April 14, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 37,391 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56603A136574. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    CD player Leather seats Sunroof Driver airbag Passenger airbag Side airbags
    Anti-lock brakes Air conditioning Cruise control Power locks Power seats Power windows
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee387/hopeacc299/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Zagreb, Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Croatia. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  205. M Granados said, on April 15, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Right now I am Dealing with this Scammer.

    First Message:

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Susan Williams. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 37,391 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56603A136574. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    CD player Leather seats Sunroof Driver airbag Passenger airbag Side airbags
    Anti-lock brakes Air conditioning Cruise control Power locks Power seats Power windows
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee387/hopeacc299/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Susan Williams
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794


    Second Message:

    Hello,
    As I said in my first email the car is currently located in Madrid,Spain. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.

    Here is how it works:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you: full name, shipping address and telephone number.
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices (email forms).The price for the car is $1,500 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees.
    4. After you will make the payment in an eBay trust fund account and confirm it to them they will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 10 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
    5. If the car is not as I told you or have some problems, or is not as described, they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as planed. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    6. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 business days. You will also receive all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.

    Thanks in advance!

  206. Srinivasan said, on April 16, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I got a reply from this scammer. How should we hunt him down??. This is the mail I got from him.

    Hello and thank you for your interest in my 2006 Nissan Maxima SE. I must tell you that the car is in perfect working condition.This is a 1 owner (non smoker) vehicle that has 65,600 original miles. The maxima is FULLY LOADED with all the available options. This maxima has been impeccably maintained over the years and it shows that! The car has never been in any accidents or modified in any way. The exterior of the car is in pristine condition and the interior of the car is spotless. The interior is impeccable with no tears, no rips, no blemishes. The mechanics of the car work properly as they should. VIN Number is 1N4BA41E66C805036.

    Here are the pics of the car :

    https://picasaweb.google.com/112966093487913828119/2006NissanMaxima

    If you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed through eBay. Let me tell you how this works: you will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, ebay will release the payment to me, this way we`ll be both protected. I am a sergeant in the US Army and I was detached in Madrid, Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here. We can`t register it here because of the US specs and everything, and registering here, in Europe, will take forever. European reguations are awful here.My final price for the car is $1,800 . If you will take this price, I am willing to handle the shipping myself, no cost for you. The car will be shipped to the US by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me or you anything. The car will be shipped to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay, the shipping process will begin and you will have the car shipped at your house in no more than 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want the car shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the payment instructions and shipping details from them.

    USMIL Sgt. Stephen Holmes
    339 FLTS/DOL
    Superintendent, Tactical Equipment
    Redding AFB, Madrid
    DSN: 829-7829

  207. Chief said, on April 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    It might be a good idea to see my posting at https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/faqs/how-do-we-apprehend-these-criminals/ . Be sure to read the linked article on Romanian scammers.

  208. Bri said, on December 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Hellen Miller. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 6 – Cyl Automatic. I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 87,109 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56663A102462. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options:
    Sunroof Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    I am located in Madrid, Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    If you like, I can send you more pics of the car.

    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Helen Miller
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 498-1711

  209. Tori said, on February 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I fell for this scam, seems like the same man, he was going by the name Michael Grady. I sent him $1500 and after that I never heard from his again. I called the local atthorities and they are on him like a cat with yarn. If they find him he may have to pay restitution to everyone who fell for it.?

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2005 Honda Accord EXL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 77.100 original miles. Vin Number : 1HGCM66525A028635, Automatic Trans.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :
    http://s1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc432/05accord05/

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department to improve the counter terrorist strategy and inteligence over here. I am located in Madrid, Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Respectfully,
    SSG. Michael Grady
    my address is:
    Calle Mayor
    Zip: 28013, Madrid
    Spain
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794
    P.S. This is my personal email, I am available 24h/day here.

  210. Chief said, on February 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Tori,

    I am sorry these criminals took your money. As you now know, these fellows are professionals and prey on the honesty of good folks like yourself. Unfortunately, the chances of getting your money back are nearly nil, and due to the complexity of this criminal industry, local law enforcement is almost powerless. I encourage you to report this to The Internet Crime Complaint Center — it’s the database that aggregates these cases for apprehending these scammers. Be sure to look at the FAQ’s in the right column of the website … these are international criminals.

    — Chief

  211. Tori said, on February 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Editor’s note: I had asked Tori to expand on what she had provided earlier. Her reply is below. Feel free to dump any data you have into a comment here, or with Tori’s OK, I’ll post her email address here and you can submit them directly to her.

    See the thing is when I sent the money wire to the fax number he gave me, he was caught on camera cashing it and also they have his name and everything else they would need. I had a local police come to my residence last night and he informed me that every person he has scammed he will get 10 years in prison for, so 3 people equals 30 years. So whether I receive my money back or not don’t quite matter. I want this man caught so no one else will fall for this. He also informed me that the judge may make the man repay everyone. I am trying to get things together and let people know to email me what had happened and some form of proof for they may get their money back. Thank you.

    When I had done my research I figured out the man was from New York, New York. Funny how he is claiming to be from Europe and he is actually local. Oh well tho, maybe I took a risk to help everyone else who needed it. I gave my money to get this man caught. Please pray it works guys thank you.

    And again please e mail me any information you may have on this man including if you fell for this scam. Even if you do not receive your money back it would help to take one more piece of trash scammer off the streets.

    Tori

  212. Chief said, on February 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks, Tori. Please stay in touch regarding your case.

    — Chief

  213. Mik said, on February 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hi, the 2009 YAMAHA Grizzly 350 IRS 4X4 pair is still for sale and my final price is $2400.
    Both have the same specs: 350, 4X4, WARN Yamaha winch, front / rear racks, independent suspension (IRS).
    The green one has 95 mils and the black one has 93 miles on it.
    The black one has custom purple rims and racks (can be painted if you don’t like purple).
    The pair of atv work without any problems and never has been damaged.

    The pair of atv will come with all papers and receipts that you need to register it on your name.

    My wife was recently promoted so we had to move to Boston, MA.
    Besides, there are a lot of things which have priority now, so this pair of atv has need
    to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $2,400. Due to the fact
    that I’m very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the pair of atv
    is already at the shipping company and will be delivered with “express delivery”,
    shipping costs are included in the price.

    The transaction will be made under eBay’s buyer protection plan. This way we can receive assistance for the transaction, title transfer, etc.

    So, please reply back with your full name, shipping address and mobile phone number if you are really interested in purchasing this pair of atv so we can start the arrangements!

    If you like to see more photos please follow: http://imgur.com/a/2iAUk#0
    If the link don’t work copy and paste in your browser.

    Regards,
    Mike Granados

  214. Chief said, on February 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Mik, thanks for posting the text. Please reply with the scammer’s email addy & I’ll add it to your posting. Email addresses are a common search term potential victims use to find our warnings.

    — Chief

  215. Tori said, on February 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Wow, thats shocking I found a 2007 Yamaha on there sounds like the same man, so I emailed him to see if it was. Waiting on a reply back. The cops are still doing an investigation over here. Waiting to hear something back. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  216. Chief said, on February 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Can you provide any more detail into the investigation? I am curious of the level of expertise that your local law enforcement has.

    — Chief

  217. Jake said, on February 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Being a service member this kinda pisses me off that they use the military for the start of there scam. I almost fell for the scam cause I thought it was a air force dude. Good thing I looked up his unit and found this first.

    Thank You.

  218. WWWDEALS said, on March 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

    ANOTHER SCAMMER!!
    Same scenario claiming to be US Military personal. Its disgraceful!

    From: “Dave Vander”
    Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:41:24

    Subject: RE:

    Hello again,

    Right now I’m located in Aviano, Italy. I’m in the Air Force and i have to stay here for the next 2 years.

    The reason of selling it, is that the registration of a car with US standards in an European country will cost me up to $5000 on inspections, modifications and paper work.

    I am not so familiar with online sales and I decided to use a service from an business-specialized company, eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP).
    The payment will be completed to eBay Motors. After you receive the car, inspect it (for 3 days) and register it on your name, eBay will release the payment to me. If, by any reason, you won’t be satisfied with it ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly as described), you can refuse the car and ask for a full refund of your deposit, no questions asked. You will keep the car for few days until i will find another buyer in your area, and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I will handle the shipping. The car will be shipped via US Air Military Cargo, so i will not pay shipping fees. You will get the car in 4-5 days.

    The deal WILL BE MADE UNDER THE eBay Motors RULES AND POLICIES. Both of us will be protected. I WILL NOT DEAL OUTSIDE EBAY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!

    If you want to move forward, I will need to know your full name, shipping address and phone number. Once I will receive your details, I will forward the details for our transaction to eBay Motors, and after that, they will send us all the intructions of the transaction.

    I have my US cell phone with me so if you want to call me, you can find me at +1 (650) 488-8074

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Lt. Dave Vander

  219. Teddy said, on March 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I almost fell for this same thing TODAY !!!

    Hi,
    Thanks for your interest in buying my car.
    Well,I’m based at Grand Forks air force base in ND, and the reason for selling this car is because I will be deployed to afghanistan.
    The price is low because I need to sell it in a few days. The car is in very good shape,always serviced,clean title. The car is here with me and in case you buy it I will take care of shipping,total price will be $2900 and I can have it shipped to you in about 3-4 working days.
    Because of my situation, I would to use eBay’s VehiclePurchase program. After I signed up for the program they offered a protection plan that offers buyer and seller protection, title guard, testing period prior to purchase and many more.
    By using this service you will get a 3 days inspection period after delivery. Basically, these are the steps in order to close the deal:
    -you will pay the money to them, not to me
    -the car + title will be shipped to you
    -you will test it for 3 days
    -if you will accept it, they will pay me the money
    -if you will reject it, they will refund your payment and the car will be returned to me (no expense for you).
    -this is a fast,simple and 100% safe process !

    All we need to get started is buyers name and shipping address…this is only for you to receive all transaction details from them.
    You will not be making a commitment to purchase at this time,you will just receive all the info on the protection program so that you can decide whether or not to move forward or not.
    Thanks,
    Tim

    This all sounded legit because I am an Honorably Discharged Veteran and I can see this working like that.
    Small red flags started to appear when the e-mails where flowing fast and names started to change AND payment was to be via Western Union and not PAYPAL…the only program e-bay uses !!
    Many people are not aware of some of these little differences and thus become a victim !!! I am very upset at this especially after learning this is happening ALL OVER THE U.S.A.
    This kind of behavior is UNACCEPTABLE and needs to be dealt with accordingly.
    I contacted the State Attorney Generals Office and they forwarded me to the F.B.I. They told me ,(and others), to go to this website IC3.gov and PLEASE take a few moments to fill out the questionnaire so that we can better help the F.B.I. in capturing the LOWLIFE’S that prey on us.

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE !!!
    TEDDY.

  220. Bob said, on March 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    from: Sheana Wildon wildosean@gmail.com

    Hello and sorry for my delay, I was at work and had no internet access.
    The 2004 Honda Accord LX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 22,500 original miles. Vin #: 1HGCM56444A037417. The car is in perfect condition inside and out. This car always passed emissions tests. The tires are almost new and the oil is changed. The brake disks have been replaced. This car needs nothing but a new driver.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :
    this is the link: http://s1146.photobucket.com/albums/o537/04acc04/?start=all

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is CLEAR, on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it (you will have 10 days for inspecting the car before I will receive your payment), eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department, as part of a military training program. I am located in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. One month ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to ship the car free of charge for you. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area, and then the car will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay, the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    SSgt Sheana Wildon

    my address is:
    126 Laguna Avenida
    Zip: 28015, Madrid
    SPAIN

    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases

  221. Chief said, on March 20, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Thanks, Bob. Please forward the email to abuse at photobucket dot com and they will kill the scammer’s album. Let’s keep him busy doing administrative work … it reduces his available time for conducting fraud.

    — Chief

  222. Robert Ayers said, on March 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Hello and sorry for my delay, I was at work and had no internet access.
    The 2004 Honda Accord LX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 22,500 original miles. Vin #: 1HGCM56444A037417. The car is in perfect condition inside and out. This car always passed emissions tests. The tires are almost new and the oil is changed. The brake disks have been replaced. This car needs nothing but a new driver.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :

    this is the link: http://s1146.photobucket.com/albums/o537/04acc04/?start=all

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is CLEAR, on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it (you will have 10 days for inspecting the car before I will receive your payment), eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department, as part of a military training program. I am located in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. One month ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to ship the car free of charge for you. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area, and then the car will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay, the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    SSgt Sheana Wildon

    my address is:

    126 Laguna Avenida
    Zip: 28015, Madrid
    SPAIN

    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases

  223. Liz said, on March 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    “Hello and sorry for my delay, I was at work and had no internet access.

    The 2004 Honda Accord LX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 22,500 original miles. Vin #: 1HGCM56444A037417. The car is in perfect condition inside and out. This car always passed emissions tests. The tires are almost new and the oil is changed. The brake disks have been replaced. This car needs nothing but a new driver.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :

    this is the link: http://s1146.photobucket.com/albums/o537/04acc04/?start=all

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is CLEAR, on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it (you will have 10 days for inspecting the car before I will receive your payment), eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department, as part of a military training program. I am located in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. One month ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to ship the car free of charge for you. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area, and then the car will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay, the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,

    SSgt Sheana Wildon

    my address is:

    126 Laguna Avenida

    Zip: 28015, Madrid

    SPAIN

    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases”

  224. mike said, on April 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Hello and sorry for my delay, I was at work and had no internet access.
    The 2004 Honda Accord LX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 22,500 original miles. Vin #: 1HGCM56444A037417. The car is in perfect condition inside and out. This car always passed emissions tests. The tires are almost new and the oil is changed. The brake disks have been replaced. This car needs nothing but a new driver.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :

    this is the link: http://s1146.photobucket.com/albums/o537/04acc04/?start=all

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is CLEAR, on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it (you will have 10 days for inspecting the car before I will receive your payment), eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department, as part of a military training program. I am located in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. One month ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to ship the car free of charge for you. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area, and then the car will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay, the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    SSgt Sheana Wildon
    my address is:

    126 Laguna Avenida
    Zip: 28015, Madrid
    SPAIN

    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases

  225. bow mel chrysler duncan said, on May 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Keep functioning ,remarkable job!

  226. Chief said, on June 1, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Bow,
    Functioning is one of my few talents. I am glad you noticed.

  227. katie said, on June 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Hello,

    I’m SSgt Melissa Williams. This vehicle is in perfect working condition, it runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 30k miles. VIN Number: SHSRD78965U315765 CD player Anti-lock brakes Driver Airbag Leather Sunroof Passenger airbag Side airbags Air conditioning Cruise control Power locks Power windows

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. I am located in London, UK, and I was sent here with my department of peace maintenance. One month ago my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is $ 1800.00. If you will take it for this price I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me ASAP if you decide to buy and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Best Regards, Melissa Williams

  228. roargeVop said, on June 29, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Baked goods warm out of your oven tend to be awesome. The smell, the melt-iness, the heat… worth just about burning your current fingers!

  229. Chief said, on June 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

    true dat

  230. Nilda Sheehy said, on June 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    you have a great blog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my blog?

  231. Jim said, on July 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Does this sound familiar?

    Received the email below regarding ad:
    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bod/3114025692.html
    Jim

    Hi,
    Up for sale are Two 2007 Yamaha VX Cruisers in Excellent Condition on
    a Triton Aluminum Trailer. They are both exactly the same except for
    one has a ski tow bar that raises and lowers out of the way–it is in
    the raised position in the picture and lowers simply by using your
    finger to push in the cilver/chrome pin to lower and lock it in the
    downward position ($250 for that thing)–it was used once! This bar
    also acts as a great t-handle for a spotter to hold onto while sitting
    backwards instead of trying to hold your hands down on the jetski.Both
    units have always had non ethanol gas and sea foam added at every fill
    up and marine grade sta-bil in the winter months. The oil is changed
    at the end of each season and have just been done before storage last
    season. The batteries are pulled and put on maintainers for the
    winter. The batteries have been reinstalled and they have not even
    been fired up for the season yet. We use Plexus spray cleaner/wax on
    these often to keep them shiny and clean. We use a heavy 303 UV
    protectent on the seats and plastic to minimize any UV discoloring.
    They are always covered when not in use.Both Jet-Ski’s has between
    74-75 hours each, which is just broken in. I do have the manuels,
    water flush pipe, remote key fobs for the alarm system and low rpm
    mode so you can limit speed for a child or to conserve gas.This
    jetskis has been extremely well maintained. Bought it when i was
    serving in Fort Belvoir, U.S. Army base near Bethesda, MD and now I am
    in Madrid,Spain.

    I have dropped my price to jetskis and trailer to $1,900 usd (purchase
    price,) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before
    16th July when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon
    replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner
    email me your; Full Name and Shipping Address to open a case with eBay
    they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
    The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will
    have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the jetskis.
    In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps
    of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Corporal Emily Duncan

    PS: for more pictures of the bike see my photobucket album:
    http://s1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg534/2007_Yamaha_VX_Cruisers/

  232. Chief said, on July 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Sure.

  233. Big_Daddy said, on July 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Thank goodness i found this site, I was looking to buy a boat and thought it was to good to be true, so i’m not giving any information to them. Here is the e-mail transcript though, very similar to all above:

    From: Brenda
    Date: July 16, 2012 4:24:27 PM EDT
    Subject: Re: 17(feet) 1999 yamaha jet boat-exciter $ 2,500
    The boat was used only in fresh water, will be delivered with the original Yamaha trailer, cover and bimini from the shipping company in Baton Rouge, LA. I have the shipping free from the military so i decided to use a service from eBay VPP which is safe and of confidence to everyone. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to eBay VPP and then you will receive the invoice from them. You will receive the boat in max 4 working days at your home address. The boat will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 7 days for inspection.
    Here are the pics of the boat: http://99yamahaexciter.shutterfly.com/pictures/12#18

    Thank you and have a nice day,
    Brenda

    On 7/16/2012 2:30 PM, I wrote:
    Where is the boat located? And is it listed on eBay?

    On Jul 16, 2012, at 1:53 PM, Brenda wrote:
    My 1999 Yamaha Exciter is in great shape. It was always well kept and winterized. It has no scratches, dents, no mechanical or electrical problems. Clean title in hand. As a result of my divorce settlement I ended up with the boat, the title being on my name only. I work in the army as nurse so I don’t need the boat anymore. I want the deal closed only through eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the boat. Only after you receive the boat and inspect it (for 7 days) eBay will release the payment to me, this way we are both protected. The last price is $2500. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the case with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Thank you and have a nice day,

    Brenda

  234. Ritchie Allen said, on August 27, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I posted an ad on Craigslist in San Francisco Bay Area to rent out my timeshare in Hawaii. I received an email from one “SGT Max Mcadory” who claimed to be from the 103rd Airlift Wing in Connecticut being trained to ship out to Israel. Why would somebody in Connecticut be perusing the S.F. Craiglist in an attempt to sell a great car at an incredible price ($2,900) that he could surely sell locally. He also claimed to be able to ship via US Military Air Cargo for free. I went to the 103rd’s website and searched for “Israel” and, of course, came up with nothing. The Wikipedia blurb on the 103rd makes it very unlikely that anyone from their would ever be shipped to Israel for any reason. But these guys aren’t expecting to hook smart people; they are looking for naive consumers who can’t resist the bait. If you get one of these solications to buy a car, please post the seller’s name here or elsewhere on the web so that others can easily discover the scam through simple research.

    Here are a few “tells” indicating a scam is afoot:

    1. Poor grammer (not just “uneducated”, but misuse of prepositions and articles that an American would be unlikely to employ;

    2. Any mention of “Western Union” Note from Chief: Moneygram is another abused service.

    3. Implausability — selling a cheap car in yoiur area when the car itself is located far away and would need to be shipped via air cargo, really?

    4. Excessive explanations of why the transaction will be safe for you. At some point, you are going to be asked to deliver your money without ever seeing the car, and any communications you receive purporting to be rom ebay, paypal or western union are not going to be authentic.

    Lastly, I recently read an article by a fraud investigator speciallizing in the so-called “Nigerian Scam”, where someone claiming to be the prince or son of a Nigerian leader has $10 million he needs to park in your bank account, etc. The investigator explained that these scammers have no incentive to be plausible because they are not interested in wasting their time with people who will catch on and abandon the transaction. They want to deal with people who are too innoncent, naive or dumb to realize that an obvious scam is just that — a scam. That’s where the money is. For all those who have caught on and written above, congratulations — you are not the target audience!


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