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scammer email from ebay@securedealings.com

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on December 15, 2009

This email is from a scammer attempting to defraud me after I responded to an ad on Craigslist for an automobile for sale. Never send money via Moneygram or Western Union to someone you do not know personally.

Dear {obfuscated},

Thank you for contacting our Customer Support regarding your transaction.

We assure you this deal is covered under protection of eBay and you are 100% protected.You need to follow the steps provided by us and go to an Money Gram office with cash and wire the money to our eBay agent.After the payment is sent please fax the receipt from Money Gram to our fax number :(206) 339-6066.Once we have your payment confirmation we will inform the seller to start shipping process.The extended warranty will come also whit the vehicle.

To locate the nearest Wal-Mart MoneyGram Office please use the link below:

http://www.moneygram.com/eFindUs/findUs.do?countryCode=US&languageCode=en

HERE IS THE EBAY AGENT INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO WIRED THE PAYMENT:

First Name: Dana

Last Name: Kameika

Address : 8770 NE 125Th Ave

City/State: Bronson FL

Zip Code: 32621

Country: United States

Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this matter. If you have any difficulties completing these steps, please reply to this email and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Respectfully,

Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)

eBay Inc

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  1. John Combes said, on December 23, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I have investgated a scam on craigs list with the exact same senerio as about just different names same address. i have contacted the fcc

  2. Latasha said, on February 6, 2010 at 6:25 am

    She is still at it. This time with a 2008 Honda Accord for $4700. I knew that was too good to be true so I started to google her and the Vin number. I have found SEVERAL blogs about this scammer.

  3. Chief said, on February 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Latasha,
    re: other blogs …. Great! The word is getting out. Thanks for dropping by. Hey, do ya think you could stir up a contact who might help us with the military scammers? — Chief

  4. Ben said, on February 9, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Found another one. 2005 Nissan Frontier on craigslist. Address in FL is:
    HERE IS THE AGENT INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT THE PAYMENT :
    First Name: Adam
    Last Name: Anderson
    2225 NW 51st St.
    Miami, FL
    33142
    United States

  5. Michele said, on February 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I got one too, from “Mary Hotchins”:

    Hi,
    I am selling this camper because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Feb 25. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 123000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4200. The camper is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the camper along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the camper on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

  6. David G said, on February 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you for the info, I found a 2007 Acura A4 from this dude, and was about to send money but something wasn’t just right, here is the info from the other dude, the seller is David Tanner and he is supposobly in MT about to go to Afghanistan, thank you again, I didnt waste my money
    Name: Jason Powell
    Street: 2225 NW 51st St.
    City: Miami
    State: FL
    Zip: 33142
    Country United States

  7. Chief said, on February 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    David, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. It is the fuel that keeps us going on this issue. Be sure to educate your friends and family on the tactics of these criminals. — Chief

  8. Ricard W. said, on March 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you ALL, for the warnings!
    Really appreciate it!

    Almost fall for it, I even got two emails with eBay logo for the payment info.

    Seller Name: Mary Hotchins
    Address: 322 Wachusetts St
    Sitka, AK 99835
    United States

    Payment Contact:
    Name: James Deakins
    Street: 2731 Lakemoor Dr
    City: Orlando
    State: FL
    Zip: 32828
    Country United States

    Dear customer,

    For a better deployment of the transaction between eBay Safe Pay and Money Gram, we would like to bring to your attention the following:

    Starting with 11/01/2009, Money Gram implemented a security digit code for payments to items purchased on eBay.com website. Once again, we would like you to know that eBay Safe Pay is a department intended for payments to items which are not listed on eBay.com website. Following referrals by several clients and to facilitate a good development of the payment that is going to be made to eBay Safe Pay (for products that are not listed on eBay.com), we suggest that when you go to Money Gram to send money to your vehicle not to specify that the funds are being sent to a product from eBay.com website because you will be asked for that 4 digit code which is not available for eBay Safe Pay.

    Therefore, in order to avoid this impediment, you must not specify that the funds are being sent for a product that is bought from eBay.com. As you read in the invoice that you got from us, in order to make a payment through Money Gram, you will have to go to a Money Gram office (we suggest Walmart stores) with cash and fill in the Send Money form (you will find a sample in the invoice) with your personal information in the Senders Name space and with our Regional Manager name and address (which are also located at the bottom of the invoice) in the Receivers Name space. After the transaction has been made, you have to confirm the payment by sending the receipts to our fax +1 (206) 339-6066 or by replying to this email address with a scanned image of the receipts.

    Thank you for your understanding and we are committed to making your eBay experiences pleasant and fulfilling.

    Thank you,
    Trust and Safety Department eBay Inc.
    Safe Pay Program

    Copyright © 2010 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the eBay User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

  9. Chief said, on March 2, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Richard, we’re glad you had the initiative to check this scammer out. Otherwise, you would not have found us. Spread the word to all your friends and family regarding how these criminals work. If the deal sounds too good to be true ….. it probably is! — Chief

  10. Heath Noffsinger said, on March 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I was scammed by the same person only she said her name was sharon sulivan.

  11. Heath Noffsinger said, on March 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I was ripped off by these people and I turned them in to the FBI. Please supply your information to: http://www.ic3.gov if you have not already. Thank you.

  12. jerry g said, on March 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    same crap seller alicia mahoney 322 wachusetts st sitka ak 99835 usa ebay regional manager steve clontz 24e 25th striviera beach fl 33404 usa 2005 cadillac escalade gave vin for car fax report

  13. Chief said, on March 23, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks for posting the scammer’s info, Jerry. — Chief

  14. Jim said, on March 25, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    RE: 06 Harley Davidson Softail Classic – $4800
    From: Sharon Sullivan (sullivansharon10@msn.com)
    Sent: 3/2x/10 xx:xx AM
    To: victim

    As I’ve told you , I am in Great Falls, MT on a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The shipping wont be a problem and I will do it at no cost to you because will be made by the army. You will receive the bike along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more …Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program .The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of the 5 day inspection time period and the option to accept or reject the bike on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address.
    I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal
    Hope to hear from you soon

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: sullivansharon10@msn.com
    To: victim
    Subject: RE: 06 Harley Davidson Softail Classic – $4800
    Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 xx:xx:xx

    Hi,
    I am selling this bike because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Mar 30. 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.The bike have 13,058 miles, year 2006 It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4800. The bike is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

    Thank God I did not buy it

  15. Jhon said, on April 17, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    RE: 2005 Infiniti Q45Friday, April 16, 2010 10:00 AM
    From: “Brandon Denham”
    To: victim
    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afganistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before April 22. 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.Vin#JNKBF01A35M100204.The car has 67,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,400 . The Q45 is in Billings , MT , in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Brandon Denham
    Subject: RE: 2005 Infiniti Q45
    To: victim
    Date: Friday, April 16, 2010, 10:32 AM

    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Billings, MT in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

  16. Jhon said, on April 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I sent money to him and after that I found this link. My Gosh!
    Thanks for God, I called MoneyGram and have it hold. So, hope that my loss is the processing fees

  17. Chief said, on April 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Good for you, Jhon, and good for Moneygram! We’re glad you found us. — Chief

  18. Bob said, on April 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Bob sends these emails from a known scammer:

    I am in Great Falls, MT on a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The shipping wont be a problem and I will do it at no cost to you because will be made by the army. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more …Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program .The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of the 5 day inspection time period and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address.
    I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal
    Hope to hear from you soon

    —————-

    Hi,
    I am selling this van because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Apr 22. 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.The van have 105,000 miles, year 2004 and VIN 5TDBA23C84S005845.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4400. The van is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

  19. Chief said, on April 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Bob, thanks for your comment. Every little bit of text for the search engines helps the next potential victim from being fleeced. — Chief

  20. Kurt Franke said, on April 21, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Ran across the same scam on Craigslist w/ the seller listed as Alicia Mahoney.

    The following is the reply to my email:

    Hi,
    I am selling this truck because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Apr 25. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 39,000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 3D3KS29C26G164146.I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4500. The truck is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

    Regards !!

    The CraigsList post:
    2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Mega Cab – $4500 (lynchburg)

    I drive my car almost all of the time, and that is why I am selling it.
    It is a slow economy, doesn’t make sense to pay insurance, and tax on a vehicle
    I just don’t really use.
    It is hard to sell this one..
    I would sell it to any close friend.

    This is listed in Lynchburg VA

    Kurt

  21. Chief said, on April 21, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Kurt, thanks for dropping by and adding the text of the criminal’s email. You’ll help someone else avoid being fleeced. – Chief

  22. Courtney said, on April 21, 2010 at 9:14 am

    This was found on craigslist!

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Apr 25. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 18,500 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# JNKAY01F57M453581. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4500. The car is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!
    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

    Would not give a phone number for contact. And still tells me that ebay handles all her things so I can email them?!

  23. Chief said, on April 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Courtney, as you have suspected, this is a scam — 100% guaranteed. Don’t touch it. Their “Ebay” is a fraud impersonation of Ebay. If you send money to these guys, you lose 😦

  24. Kelly said, on April 22, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I too have ran across this scammer, using the name Alicia Mahoney from Ft Richardson, AK…It’s funny that the person practically uses the same story just changes the vehicle, mileage, etc. How do people get by with doing this???

    My initial Contact:
    Interested in the Dodge Truck you have listed on Craigslist for $4500 ??? Is that price correct? Can you tell me more about the truck? Mileage, etc? Why are you getting rid of it?

    Her Response:

    Hi,
    I am selling this truck because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Apr 26. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 39,000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 3D3KS29C26G164146.I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4500. The truck is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

    My Response:
    Oh, so there is no way to see the truck in person? We would be very interested if you were local. Obviously we are in Charleston, WV.

    Her Repsonse:

    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the truck along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the truck on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

    My response:
    I don’t know, I’m really worried about buying something that I’ve never seen in person and I can’t test drive. I’m sorry to bother you and you are getting ready to go to Afghanistan. You hear so much about people being ripped off all the time. I will have to think about it some more.

    At this point, I am just playing a game of cat and mouse. I found this site before my last response, but I really want to get this persons hopes up that they may have found another sucker!!! : )

  25. Kelly said, on April 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Wow, here is another response to a different vehicle I inquired about on craigslist. At least they switched the scenerio up on this one! And the name on this one is Emma Gordon. I guess my husband and I will have to find a used vehicle the good ole’ fashion way, car lots, which hey, they are crooks too! lol

    Hello there,
    I’m writing you regarding my Nissan Murano. The car is still for sale. My asking price for the car is $3600. The car is currently located in Miami, FL. It is a 2005 model loaded with everything. Currently the car has 69,980 miles, the VIN# is JN8AZ08T75W313161. The car is very well maintained, it has just been completely serviced. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. I’m selling the car because I don’t have time to enjoy it due to my job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) plus that I have some financial problems and I need money very soon. I have to tell you that I’m currently at work and I left the car in Florida at the shipping company, it’s already packed and waiting to be shipped anywhere. If you decide to purchase it, you will receive all the documents of the car (owner’s manuals, keys, clear title, bill of sale) in order to register it under your name. Regarding the payment, I will use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program. If you are interested, this is how eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program works:

    1. You send me your full name, complete address (I need it for shipping) and your phone number.
    2. I open a transaction with eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection.
    3. eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will contact you with an invoice regarding our transaction.
    4 You will send the payment to eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    5. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    Basically, eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will secure the funds until you will receive and inspect the car. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the vehicle is not like described, you will have to ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way, you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you aren’t just fooling around. I will wait your reply.

    Here are some pictures with car:
    http://tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=DzowloLmP85nxyjC%2BNW7aA%3D%3D

    Thank you!

  26. Chief said, on April 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    “How do people get by with doing this???”

    Kelly, thanks for posting. I think the short answer to your question is that we have not applied our resources appropriately. Aggregating all theses cases nationwide for a common investigation is in its infancy (my opinion). There are many ways in which we can report actual cases of fraud, but I have never received any feedback from law enforcement regarding my reporting of attempted fraud.

    I hope I am wrong, but I have no evidence that refutes it.

    Lastly, I do not want to discourage you from “toying” with this criminal, but please do so totally and completely anonymously. Remember, they are criminals. — Chief

  27. Chief said, on April 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Kelly, you can join the fight by sending the entire email (with headers) to abuse at photobucket.com. [photobucket owns tinypic]. They will kill the tinypic album based upon that evidence. Yes, the scammer will create another album, but he will have to endure the wrath of all us users baiting him; “Marmaduke, why is your pictures of the car not showing up on my web machine?”

  28. Stop Scammers said, on April 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Also same posting as above for 2006 Dodge Ram Laramie

    Seller’s name is Alicia Mahoney and listed below are all of her responses in quotes:

    “Hi,
    I am selling this truck because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Apr 26. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 39,000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 3D3KS29C26G164146.I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4500. The truck is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!”

    “As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the truck along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the truck on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.”

    “Thanks for your e-mail. I will have ebay send you all the deal details and after they will contact you, please let me know so we can make the final arrangements. ”

    In conclusion HELP to fight SCAMS and let others know who is out there and always stay safe with your transactions. ALWAYS throw up a red flag when they ask for a different payment method then you care for and also why would someone on ebay be selling on craigslist. Use these sceneraios to help you become more aware. Always google things if you are unsure, never give others the benefit of the doubt and run free with you money.

  29. Stop Scammers said, on April 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Oh by the way the info for the Transfer was:

    Name: Samuel Smith
    Street: 1463 E 3rd St
    City: Salem
    State: OH
    Zip: 44460
    Country United States

    He was the so called Ebay Regional Manager, but remember the transaction didn’t have anything to do with ebay.

  30. Chief said, on April 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks for posting. We can win this battle. – Chief

  31. Kurt Franke said, on April 24, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I ran across 2 more scams while trying to locate a Dodge Ram –

    From:
    Melanie Pike

    Hi,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2007 Dodge Ram, 51,650 miles, Transmision: Automatic, VIN:3D7KS29C87G742279. It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident; the title is clear.
    My final price on it is US 12,600 $.
    I just got divorced and I decided to move closer to my parents. Right now I’m located in Canada and the car is here with me. The car was awarded to me in our divorce. Being a single mother and not having a driver’s license I decided to sell the car. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.
    So don’t get me wrong and don’t take it personally but I would prefer to secure the deal through eBay. Also because the car will be shipped from Canada to US I prefer to work with a third party in order to keep the both of us safe in this deal. I will be assured you will buy the car and you will be assured that you will receive it! Basically the money wil be sent to them and they will keep the money until you will receive the car and only after you will inspect and drive the car they will forward the money to me.

    If you have other questions feel free to email.
    Regards,
    Melanie

    The second one is like the one I originally posted –

    From:
    Tommy McKee

    Hi,
    I am selling Dodge because my unit has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it in one week . It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects, the car is AUTOMATIC It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident.I do have the title clear, under my name.The Dodge has 21,500 miles, year 2005.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,900.
    The Dodge is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Sincerely,
    Tommy McKee


    One of these was listed in Winchester, VA, the other was in Fredrick, MD

    Hope this help prevent someone from getting taken.

  32. Chief said, on April 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks, Kurt. Every submission helps prevent future victims from being burned. — Chief

  33. Kurt Franke said, on April 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I ran across the following posted for several different North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland Cities. I replied and I am waiting on a response.

    2004 DODGE RAM 3500 SLT QUAD CAB – $2905 (Winston Salem)

    ************* For more details please contact me at: andrea.larson@gmx.com ************************

    2004 DODGE RAM 3500 SLT QUAD CAB
    Year: 2004
    Make: Dodge
    Model: Ram 3500
    Transmission: Automatic
    Engine: 6 Cylinder, 5.9 L
    Exterior Color: Silver
    Interior Color: Black
    5.9L L6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL DUALLY
    AUTOMATIC W/TOW HAUL
    POWER WINDOWS LOCKS AND MIRRORS
    POWER DRIVER’S SEAT
    EXTRA FUEL TANK ( 50 GALS. )W/TOOLBOX IN BED
    A/C BLOWS ICE COLD
    TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTH
    BRAKES WORK VERY WELL
    WELL KEPT CLEAN TRUCK

    ************* For more details please contact me at: andrea.larson@gmx.com ************************

    ************* For more details please contact me at: andrea.larson@gmx.com ************************

  34. Kurt Franke said, on April 27, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Here is the reply I received regarding the Dodge 3500 Diesel.

    from andrea larson

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.2004 DODGE RAM 3500 SLT QUAD CAB,5.9L L6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL DUALLY,59699 MILES,COLOR SILVER W/BLACK LEATHER,
    AUTOMATIC W/TOW HAUL,POWER WINDOWS LOCKS AND MIRRORS,POWER DRIVER’S SEAT,AM FM CD STEREO,REAR SLIDING WINDOW,
    A/C BLOWS ICE COLD,TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTH,Engine: 6 Cylinder, 5.9 L,Exterior Color: Silver,Interior Color: Black.
    VIN: 3D7MA48C34G212600
    Here you can find more pictures of the car:
    http://s928.photobucket.com/albums/ad124/doge112/?action=postupload
    (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 Sgt. currently stationed in Alaska.The car is here with me.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in Alaska the buyer would have to pay very high taxes that will double the price.

    The price is $2,900.00 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
    Sgt.Andrea Larson

  35. mike said, on April 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    i ran into 2 of these scammers, the first one was on a 1996 impala for $4500 from a guy named phillip morgan, i knew something was fishy when he emailed me cuz he said the car had 21,500 miles and in the add it said 21,600, heres the emails,

    Hi,
    I am selling this Chevrolet Impala because my unit has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard.
    The price is low because I need to sell it in one week. 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.The car has 21,500 miles, year 1996.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,500. The car is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Thank you,
    Philip Morgan

    Hi,
    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in in Great Falls, MT in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This means that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping won’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the vehicle along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of 5 days inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.
    Thanks,
    Philip Morgan


    i was going to sell my car to come up with the money and then i found you guys, then i decided to look for a different 96 impala, then i found one for $4000, emailed the posting and got this message from a girl named alicia mahoney,

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before May 02. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 65000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 1g1bl52p2tr177326. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4000. The car is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!


    i guess she hasnt gotten my message about my uncle living there and hes going to pick it up in person hahaha you know what they say, if something is too good to be true, it usually is, thanks for having this website, im 17 yrs old with no source of income and i wouldve been screwed if i wouldve sold my car and cashed in my bonds ha thanks again, your helping innocent people out, like me. 🙂

  36. mike said, on April 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    i found yet another scammer im about to be done looking for a 96 impala, this is the email,

    Hi,

    The car it’s still available, has 145,000 miles, automatic transmission. It’s in perfect condition, no engine/electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. Exterior no scratches, never been repainted, interior no rips/tears/stains, 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 19 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 1996 Chevy Impala was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $3,500.
    Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Vehicle Purchase 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.

    Thank you for your interest!
    Tanya and Frank Hugher

    this is my reply, i said i didnt want to do the transaction thru ebay…

    im sorry to hear about your son and his fiancee but im not willing to do any transactions thru ebay, i want proof of the vehicle infront of me so i can see it. this is only because ive ran into many previous scams dealing with purchasing over the internet, out of state etc. where are you located at the moment? also can you send me the vin # and some pictures of the interior, exterior odometer etc?
    thanks,
    mike.


    then they replyed with this,

    Hi Mike,

    Thank you so much for your kind thoughts…The car is located in Augusta, Georgia at DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. You will have 10 days so you can inspect the car. Once you have inspected the car and decided to keep it, you will confirm your decision to eBay and only then they will re-route the money in to my account, but if by any reason, you won’t be satisfied with the car you can return it back for a full refund of your money. I will take care of the shipping, don’t worry. You will receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, insurance etc). Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with more further instructions. Also, I can send you a copy of the title so you can see that I am very serious regarding this transaction.
    Hope to hear soon from you.

    Thanks a lot!
    Tanya and Frank Hugher


    they completley disregarded what i said about ebay.

  37. Chief said, on April 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Mike, we’re glad we could help you. Spread the word to all your friends and family on these “too good to be true” deals. Good luck finding a real car. — Chief

  38. Chief said, on April 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Mike, the scammers work strictly by a script, or pre-formed emails up until the time you commit to sending them money. Until that point, most of them read nothing — they just reply with their standard emails and see if you will bite.

  39. david said, on April 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I got this after inquiring about a 2006 honda for 4100.00

    From: Matthew Hill
    Subject: RE: van
    To: victim
    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, xx:xx PM

    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Billings, MT in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the van along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the van on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.
    Regards!!

  40. Chief said, on April 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    David, it might be a good idea to include the scammer’s email address. We get lots of search engine hits to the email addresses. That makes it easier for a potential victim to discover the truth about those “good deals.”

  41. Jordan Guthmann said, on April 30, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Same thing, though I sniffed it out before payment. Too good to be true…so it probably is. This time they went by Brandon Denham, email address brandonsmith197@msn.com

    “Hi,
    I am selling this Truck because my platoon has been sent back to Afganistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before May 7. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects.Vin#1FTSX21P15EA08145. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.The truck has 75,500 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,500 . The F250 Truck is in Billings , MT , in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!”

    and

    “As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Billings, MT in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the truck along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the truck on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.”

  42. Chief said, on May 1, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Thanks for your submission, Jordan.

  43. Melanie Bonam said, on May 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I ran across the same scam on Craigslist in Kansas City with the seller listed as Alicia Mahoney (alihon5@hotmail.com). She had a HD Springer Softail for $4200 which I thought it was too good to be true. I inquired and got the following response:

    “Hi,
    I am selling this bike because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before May 09. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 12,684 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 1HD1BLY164Y046094. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4200. The bike is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!”

    I e-mailed her back to ask a second time what year the bike is and here is the next response:

    “2004. As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the bike along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the bike on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.”

    I tried to run the VIN she provided and was able to see enough that it belonged to a Honda and not a Harley. Then I got to thinking why would a person put their listing in Kansas City when they live in Alaska. That’s when I googled her name and got this link.
    I won’t respond to her and will block the e-mail address she uses. I went with my gut on this!

  44. dot said, on May 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Hey its a male from Billings MT now selling an acura for 4500.00 If that is his real name then he is from NJ

  45. dot said, on May 5, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Hi,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS, 8,842 miles , Transmission: Automatic, VIN: 5NPET46C69H538014.
    It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident; comes with all the documents needed for registration and clear title.
    My final price on it is 3,990. It is priced to sell fast !
    My husband died one month ago and I decided to move closer to my parents(they are very old) in Canada and the car is here with me. As I am unable to travel in the near future and having no one to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.
    So don’t get me wrong and don’t take it personally but I would prefer to secure the deal through eBay. Also because the car will be shipped from Canada to US I prefer to work with a third party in order to keep the both of us safe in this deal. I will be assured you will buy the car and you will be assured that you will receive it! Basically the money will be sent to them and they will keep the money until you receive the car and only after you inspect and drive it they will forward the money to me.

    If you have other questions feel free to email.
    Thank you!
    Michelle Brewer
    This is the scam I just almost bought. Thanks for this site!!!!
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  46. dot said, on May 5, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Hello again,
    The car is still registered in US. If we reach an agreement, I am willing to take care of the shipping to your address as the vehicle is already at the shipping company in Quebec ready to go anywhere in the United States. Also the car has a clear title and it is free of any lien/loan.

    The sale will be managed by eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part.
    eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program works:

    1. I will contact eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms which are needed for our deal.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    Remember you have 3 days to test it. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case because it’s a state of art looking and working vehicle. I apologize if it seems like I’m pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure everything is clarified before any further steps.
    If you are interested please let me know your shipping details(name and address) so I can open a transaction case.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    This is mine!!!!

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    From: tndeppelmann@maplenet.net
    To: mbrewer79@msn.com
    Subject: Re: 09 Hyundai Sonata GLS Dual Air Bags – $3990 (indianapolis)
    Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 16:16:53 -0400

    Thank you for your response. I am so very sorry to hear about your husband. I have never done anything like this before, but my son just totaled my hyundai yesterday. And as you know now I am in need of a car. How do I get to do this on ebay?? I am very interested in the car. Thanks Dot
    —– Original Message —–
    From: Michelle Brewer
    To: tndeppelmann@maplenet.net
    Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 3:36 PM
    Subject: RE: 09 Hyundai Sonata GLS Dual Air Bags – $3990 (indianapolis)

    Hi,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS, 8,842 miles , Transmission: Automatic, VIN: 5NPET46C69H538014.
    It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident; comes with all the documents needed for registration and clear title.
    My final price on it is 3,990. It is priced to sell fast !
    My husband died one month ago and I decided to move closer to my parents(they are very old) in Canada and the car is here with me. As I am unable to travel in the near future and having no one to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.
    So don’t get me wrong and don’t take it personally but I would prefer to secure the deal through eBay. Also because the car will be shipped from Canada to US I prefer to work with a third party in order to keep the both of us safe in this deal. I will be assured you will buy the car and you will be assured that you will receive it! Basically the money will be sent to them and they will keep the money until you receive the car and only after you inspect and drive it they will forward the money to me.

    If you have other questions feel free to email.
    Thank you!
    Michelle Brewer

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  47. Geo said, on May 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Car actually sold on eBay on 5/4/2010

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Acura-TL-/260577119858

    http://janesville.craigslist.org/cto/1732614097.html

    2005 Acura TL 3.2 Sedan – $4500 (janesville)

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    Date: 2010-05-09, 8:06PM EDT
    Reply to: sale-etwac-1732614097@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

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    2005 Black on Black LOADED Acura TL.The car has power seats, windows and programmable door locks, auto climate control, NAVI, AM/FM/XM cassette cd changer, and power moonroof.
    The car is in excellent shape inside and out. It has NEVER been involved in an accident. Plenty of room in the back seat for car seats or other adults. The car gets excellent gas mileage and is very comfortable. The car is fully loaded. Black leather heated power seats, carbon fiber trim, CD Changer and Cassette. Xenon headlights, sunroof, keyless entry, dual climate control, XM Radio Option, Auto with manual shift option, BLUE Tooth, and Navigation with the 2008 dvd update. Additionally, the rear windows were professionally tinted 35% in TN in 2007 with no fading or peeling whatsoever.

    Location: janesville
    it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

    PostingID: 1732614097

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Brandon Denham [mailto:brandond1979@hotmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 11:12 AM
    To:
    Subject: RE: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 Sedan – $4500 (janesville)

    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Billings, MT in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Brandon Denham [mailto:brandond1979@hotmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 10:25 AM
    To:
    Subject: RE: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 Sedan – $4500 (janesville)

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afganistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before May 16. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects.Vin#19uua66255a068596. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.The car has 53,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,500 . The Acura is in Billings , MT , in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

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  48. ALR said, on May 12, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    RE: Black 2007 Lexus RX 350 AWD – $4500 (fort smith )

    From:
    Alicia Mahoney [Chat now]

    Add to Contacts
    To: amielrector@yahoo.com
    Hi,
    I am selling this suv because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before May 18. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 37,000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 2T2HK31UX7C036760. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4500. The suv is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  49. Gary Brown said, on May 20, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Here is the latest from ole'”Melanie” on Craigslist, and my response, to which there has been no reply.
    “Melanie,

    Your situation matches the primary footprint for a standard EBay /Craigslist Scam. Your ad (on craigslist BTW) says Norfolk, and is listed in the Hampton Roads listing. It appears that you are not being honest at the start. I asked about mileage and towing ability. It looks like I got a form letter, again matching the standard scam.

    I drive to upstate NY regularly so depending on where in Canada you really are (IF you really are) that might be an easy transaction. However, driving to Canada is way different from driving to the other side of Norfolk, like by 12 to 40 hours worth. As I believe in the EBay / Craigslist process, I will be reporting you to them so they can verify your ad, location, and intent. If you indeed got this vehicle in a divorce it is equally odd that you have placed a fixed price.

    So if you would be so kind as to send me the towing capacity (from the owner’s manual), I will continue looking for a vehicle, perhaps yours, but since I have cash, buying something ACTUALLY in Norfolk will make the sale much more likely.

    Gary

    G (snip) Brown
    Video Systems Engineer
    (snip)Portsmouth, Virginia 23704-2135
    (snip)
    From: Melanie Pike [mailto:melanie12pik3@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:52 PM
    To: BROWN, GARY
    Subject: Re: 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe HYBRID – $11500 (norfolk)

    Hi,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, 29,401 miles, Transmision: Automatic, VIN:1GNFC13578R208678. It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident; the title is clear.
    My final price on it is US 11,500 $.
    I just got divorced and I decided to move closer to my parents. Right now I’m located in Canada and the car is here with me. The car was awarded to me in our divorce. Being a single mother and not having a driver’s license I decided to sell the car. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.
    So don’t get me wrong and don’t take it personally but I would prefer to secure the deal through eBay. Also because the car will be shipped from Canada to US I prefer to work with a third party in order to keep the both of us safe in this deal. I will be assured you will buy the car and you will be assured that you will receive it! Basically the money wil be sent to them and they will keep the money until you will receive the car and only after you will inspect and drive the car they will forward the money to me.

    If you have other questions feel free to email.
    Regards,
    Melanie

  50. td577 said, on June 3, 2010 at 10:40 am

    From: Brandon Denham
    Date:
    To: me

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afganistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before June 9. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects.Vin#19uua66255a068596. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.The car has 53,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $5,200 . The Acura is in Billings , MT , in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

  51. D said, on June 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/1772469277.html

    another scammer post by this person. sent me an email with the same as above

    Hi,
    I am selling this Truck because my platoon has been sent back to Afganistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before June 10. 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.Vin#1N6AD07W35C432636.The truck has 32,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $5,000 . The Frontier is in Billings , MT , in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

  52. Dave L said, on June 4, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Same 2005 Acura TL advertised on Craigslist in Baltimore. I knew something didn’t look right.

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afganistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before June 10. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects.Vin#19uua66255a068596. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.The car has 53,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $5,200 . The Acura is in Billings , MT , in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

  53. Jade1970 said, on June 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE Navi/Leather – $5300 (rhode island)
    Date: 2010-06-06, 8:32PM EDT
    Reply to: sale-kbaxr-1778733924@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    Super White.4.0ltr. V6 with 270 horsepower, Automatic transmission, 4 wheel drive w/ traction control. Driver and Passenger front and side airbags, Anti- lock brake system, adjustable pedals, automatic headlamps and seating for seven. Equipped with DVD player – running boards, dual zone front climate control and separate rear air. Power front seat w/ lumbar, carbon fiber accent package, power windows /door locks/ and side mirrors. Bose sound system 6 CD changer, 9 speakers and steering wheel controls; Power glass moon roof, rear view mirror compass with home link, fog lamps and keyless entry with security system. Cruise control, remote hatch release and tilt wheel. Fuel economy is estimated at 15 city and 21 highway. Low mileage.

    Brandon Denham [brandond1979@hotmail.com]
    Hi,
    I am selling this Nissan because my platoon has been sent back to Afganistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before June 13. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects.Vin#5n1ar18wx5c752444. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.The Suv has 25,500 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $5,300 . The Pathfinder is in Billings , MT , in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

  54. Gaurav Basu said, on June 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Same scenario… This scammer needs to be caught and put behind bars…
    He was trying to scam me.. When I e-mailed him about an ACURA TL 2006 listed at $5200.. This is what he said.. He goes by the name Brandon Denham

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afganistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before June 14. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects.Vin#19uua66255a068596. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.The car has 53,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $5,200 . The Acura is in Billings , MT , in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

    BEWARE!!! Don’t be Scammed…

  55. ME said, on June 9, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Thank you guys for spreading the word

    look at this :::: i was thinking to buy it but too good to be true right?

    Hi,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS, 9,200 miles, Transmission: Automatic, VIN: 5NPET46C69H538014.
    It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident; comes with all the documents needed for registration and clear title.
    My final price on it is US $4,500. It is priced to sell fast !
    My husband died one month ago and I decided to move closer to my parents(they are very old) in Canada and the car is here with me. As I am unable to travel in the near future and having no one to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.
    So don’t get me wrong and don’t take it personally but I would prefer to secure the deal through eBay. Also because the car will be shipped from Canada to US I prefer to work with a third party in order to keep the both of us safe in this deal. I will be assured you will buy the car and you will be assured that you will receive it! Basically the money will be sent to them and they will keep the money until you receive the car and only after you inspect and drive it they will forward the money to me.

    If you have other questions feel free to email.
    Thank you!
    Wanda Bender

  56. Jared said, on June 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Whoever is posing Brandon Denham should be shot….forget throwing him behind bars. Anyone who poses as one of the brave american soldiers that do risk their lives doesn’t deserve free food and a bed. I have recieved the same emails as many others before me but i did want to put a few key words up:

    Scammer
    Salt Lake City
    Utah
    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    I wanted to thank everyone before me for putting up their information.

  57. ann said, on June 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    now it is a 2003 or 2004 Harley Springer for $4500 on craigs list Using the same story about troops tp Afghanistan

  58. C said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Another one:

    Same VIN as offered by ‘Melanie’, the divorcee in Canada… apparently ‘her’ name is now Steven and he is headed to Afghanistan…

    Hi,
    I am selling this SUV because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it getting old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before June 25. 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.The SUV has 30,500 miles, year 2008 and VIN 1GNFC13578R208678.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the add $14,000. The SUV is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    P.S. Please do not reply if you don’t have the money or If you need a loan.
    Thank you!
    Steven Williams

  59. Dave said, on June 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I ran into the same scam attempt – this time on a 2007 Crownline boat listed on Craigslist for sale at $5,800 – normal value on this boat is about $30,000. I recd the exact same email regarding his unit going to Afghanistan, the EBay 5-day protection plan, free transportation of the boat, etc.

    The boat was listed on Craigslist – Richmond, VA, but the boat was located in Great Falls, MT. Also, on one of the photos of the boat, the registration sticker was from Missouri. SO….we have a boat listed for sale in VA, registered in MO, but the owner in MT?

    When I asked “Philip” for the physical location of the boat and that I would hire my own independent appraiser in Great Falls to inspect the boat for me – I stopped receiving emails from him.

    AMAZING!

  60. Sharon said, on June 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Just got this, in response to an ad for an Acura on craigslist (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5 V-6, Hight-Hawk – $4600 (toledo)); sender was “Alicia Mahoney ”

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before June 23. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 24,777 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 19UUA76597A009103. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4600. The car is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  61. andrea said, on June 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    i found a 06 rang rover same type as others going overs sees $4800 its in Ft. Richardson, AK her email address is Alicia Mahoney [alihon4@hotmail.com]
    said it has 20,000miles all this stuff, this vehicle for over $30,000 being an 2006 with that low miles she states she doesnt want it sitting getting old while she is over seas and wants it sold by ending of this month and she will ship it for free…

  62. cheryl said, on July 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    email from a craigslist ad regarding a 2005 murano for 3600. SCAM!

    Hello there,

    I’m writing you regarding my Nissan Murano . The car is still for sale. My asking price for the car is $3600. The car is currently located in Miami, FL. It is a 2005 model loaded with everything. Currently the car has 69,906 miles, the VIN# is JN8AZ08T75W313161. The car is very well maintained, it has just been completely serviced. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly.
    I’m selling the car because I don’t have time to enjoy it due to my job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) plus that I have some financial problems and I need money very soon. I have to tell you that I’m currently at work and I left the car in Florida at the shipping company, it’s already packed and waiting to be shipped anywhere.
    Shipping/delivery is included in this price as I almost closed the deal with another customer but he was unable to take the loan from the bank. I’ve already prepared shipping for him as he was out of state.
    Because Craiglist does not support this type of payment services I prefer that the transcation to be handled through the eBay secure payment system.

    Here are some pictures with car:
    http://tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=DzowloLmP85nxyjC%2BNW7aA%3D%3D

    I will wait your reply.

    Thank you!

  63. cheryl said, on July 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    funny thing is i got same email and then i facebooked her name angela cutler and she has a full blown account on fb and she says she works for expedia cruise ship. so i thought for sure she was legit…then i called the dealer online that had that vehicle last and he told me this is a fraud and he will report it.

  64. cheryl said, on July 9, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    hahaha just this morning that tinypic ilnk worked with allt he pictures, they sent that link to me in an email this mroning. link worked then, until i sent them an email telling them they were full of it and im on to there scam! loosers!

  65. cheryl said, on July 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    i called them out on there scam and they erased the photos on the link they provided in this email and it did work this morning! lol LOOSERS

  66. Jim said, on September 18, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I’m currently communicating with this same scammer even though craigslist pulled the ad. She insists on doing the transaction through ebay. Thankyou for this database or we might have been scammed. Here are the emails...

    From: Sharon Sullivan [mailto:sullivansharon10@msn.com]
    Sent: 09/17/2010 11:51 AM
    To: Jim
    Subject: RE: 06 Harley Davidson – $4700 (Colorado Springs)

    Hi,
    I am selling this bike because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Sep 25. 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.The bike have 13,058 miles, year 2006 It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4700. The bike is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Thanks!

    From: Sharon Sullivan [mailto:sullivansharon10@msn.com]
    Sent: 09/17/2010 1:44 PM
    To: Jim
    Subject: RE: 06 Harley Davidson – $4700 (Colorado Springs)

    As I’ve told you , I am in Great Falls, MT on a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The shipping wont be a problem and I will do it at no cost to you because will be made by the army. You will receive the bike along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more …Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program .The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of the 5 day inspection time period and the option to accept or reject the bike on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address.
    I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal
    Hope to hear from you soon

    From: Sharon Sullivan [mailto:sullivansharon10@msn.com]
    Sent: 09/18/2010 3:57 AM
    To: Jim
    Subject: RE: 06 Harley Davidson – $4700 (Colorado Springs)

    The pics are current and the bike is in perfect condition.The only way to close the deal is through eBay

    Thanks

  67. Chief said, on September 19, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Jim, I’m glad your research led you here. Please use every opportunity you have to spread the word to friends and family so that they are not scammed.

    — Chief

  68. Anthony said, on September 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Craiglist Boston — derek.powell77@gmail.com SCAM

    I’m writing you regarding my Honda civic. The car is still for sale. My asking price for the car is $3500. The car is currently located in Great Falls, Montana. It is a 2007 model loaded with everything. Currently the car has 53,000 miles. The car is very well maintained, it has just been completely serviced. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. I’m selling the car because I don’t have time to enjoy it due to my job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) plus that I have some financial problems and I need money very soon. I have to tell you that I’m currently at work and I left the car in Montana. at the shipping company, it’s already packed and waiting to be shipped anywhere. If you decide to purchase it, you will receive all the documents of the car (owner’s manuals, keys, clear title, bill of sale) in order to register it under your name. Regarding the payment, I will use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program. If you are interested, this is how eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program works:

  69. Chief said, on September 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Yes, the criminal center of the world is Great Falls, MT. Thanks for posting. — Chief

  70. Smite said, on September 29, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Here’s another one, selling a 2005 Nissian Murano for $3100.00. Claims to be David Garcia from Portland. Says he’s on mission for the Army. Got the vin number and ran it, VIN:JN8AZ08T75W313161, it is a Murano but different color. Very adamant about using the EBAY scam.

    As Daddy always said, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is!

  71. Chief said, on September 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Smite, I appreciate the time you’ve taken to post the data from the criminal’s email. You can be sure it will save someone a bit’o’money in the future. — Chief

  72. Peter said, on October 7, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Still at it on craigslist in Boston . After I saw a great deal, I searched randomly on craiglook.com and saw another identical listing in Appleton ca. Thanks for this site to confirm my suspicions.

    from: shacross3@hotmail.com Sharon Crossman

    Hi,
    I am selling this van because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Oct 12. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 50,413 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $5350. The van is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  73. Chief said, on October 7, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Peter, feel free to post the criminal’s email address, fake ebay sites, etc. in another comment. It will help future potential victims find your data more quickly.

    Thanks for posting.

    Chief

  74. omitch said, on November 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Hi,
    I am selling this suv because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Nov 11. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 37,000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 2T2HK31UX7C036760. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4800. The suv is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

    Sharon Crossman

    _______________________________________________________

    Got the above in response to a posting on CL http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/2043786869.html . Price was not posted, so it wasn’t evident that it was a scam until the response. Invoking the military makes this even more disgusting than normal. How can these people be caught and jailed?

  75. Chief said, on November 6, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Omitch, thanks for posting. Browse around and I think that you will find that most of these criminals are in Eastern Europe. All the cooperation that is necessary across international boundaries can be daunting. Be sure to report it to http://ic3.gov. Sometimes the efforts of perceptive individuals result in arrests.

  76. K said, on November 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Oh My… My mom was about to buy a 2007 Maxima. The money gram folks told her it was a scam and they refused to take her money. Thank you Money Gram in SF!

  77. K said, on November 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    The email thread below is from Good Ole mrs Sharon Crossman. I can’t believe this is able to happen.

    From: Sharon Crossman

    Sent: Fri, November 5, 2010 2:08:46 PM
    Subject: RE: 07 Nissan Altima Silver – $4600 (san francisco)

    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

    Subject: Re: 07 Nissan Altima Silver – $4600 (san francisco)
    To: shacross5@msn.com

    Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 18:06:46 +0000

    My mom is interested and she is in san francisco ca. It will have to be shipped there. Is that ok?
    From: Sharon Crossman
    Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 18:02:23 +0000

    Subject: RE: 07 Nissan Altima Silver – $4600 (san francisco)

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Nov 11. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 51,000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 1N4BL21E97C149334. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4600. The car is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  78. Dave N. said, on November 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Found this on Wyoming Craigslist – Did a search on name & Address and ended up here.
    Look Familiar???

    From: Sharon Crossman
    To: *******
    Sent: Mon, November 8, 2010 12:07:42 PM
    Subject: RE:07 Infiniti M35x AWD iPod, Nav-XM-Bluetooth – $4550 (wyoming)

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Nov 14. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 18,500 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# JNKAY01F57M453581. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4550. The car is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  79. Vegas said, on November 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I just found the same deal but a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 for a low price of $4700.
    The truck was posted in Vegas but the same response that everybody else gets…..
    being in the military and going over seas..blah blah blah..
    Thanks to everybody that has added value to this site!! It will eventually save a lot of people from making this mistake.

  80. Husker Tom said, on November 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    My stepdaughter recently was enticed by Sharon Crossman on the Denver Craigs List. Here is the posting and response.

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Nov 14. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 40,000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4650. The car is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

    At this point my stepdaughter asked for a test drive and is the car still in Denver. Here is the reply.

    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

    OK, so off that car and then she finds another Craigs List posting for a car. Perhaps I am just skeptical but this is way too much information of why someone would sell a car. Please read on and give me your thoughts.

    Hello,

    The car it’s still available, has 91,000 miles, automatic transmission. It’s in perfect condition, no engine problems (8 Cylinder Gasoline), no accidents/liens/loans. Exterior no scratches, never been repainted, interior no rips/tears/stains, never smoked inside. I have all the car’s manuals, 2 spare of keys, clean title, documents. I’m selling the car because my child of only 19 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 Toyota Camry(2003) was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The price is $3,600.
    Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Vehicle Purchase 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://s1125.photobucket.com/albums/l600/2003-Toyotaa-Camry-XLE/
    Thank you for your interest!
    Theresa and John Heather

    P.S: Here’s the VIN # 4T1BF30K13U041773 so you can run a CARFAX Report just to make sure you know exactly what you’re buying!!!

    My stepdaughter asked for a test drive. The response follows:

    Hello again,

    I appreciate your serious intentions in making the deal on the spot, however we have decided to sell it on-line because we are working as flight attendants and also decided to post the car on several cities so we can sell it faster. I also choose to use the services of eBay Purchase Protection Program (Buyer Protection Plan) as they provide the most reliable assistance in which regards the on-line sales.
    Let me tell you that my car is located in Miami, FL and eBay Purchase Protection offers you a 10 days inspection period and also an Agent who will assist you during our transaction. The shipping will be made by DAS-Auto Shippers in a sealed container with their 3 days door-to-door Program. Also you will have to decide if you want to keep the car only after your 10 days inspection period. I will have to pay for the shipping prior to get my car shipped and also if you decide that you don’t want to keep my car I will have to make arrangements so I can get my car back. You will receive the car with the clean title already signed on your name, bill of sale, two spare of keys, & all the paper work.

    So let me know if you would like to register you as my client and start the process asap! If so, I will need your full name, full shipping address along with your home/cell # so we can get the ball rolling.

    Very respectfully,
    Theresa and John Heather

    I have not found a blog on Theresa and John Heather. Are they part of the scam? Regards,

  81. Chief said, on November 11, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Tom,

    It is with certainty a scam. Ebay does not offer escrow services for this type transaction.

    I have been following such scams for three years. The script never changes — just the actors.

    The 2003 Toyota Camry has a private trade value of $6800 per http://www.edmunds.com/tmv/used/2003/toyota/camry/index.html — a source I trust. If a car is being sold at a price substantially less than what edmunds indicates as the private party market value, it likely has other problems, or as in this case, it is a scam.

    — Chief

  82. Pam said, on November 16, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Still at it on craigslist in Detroit . Decided to google the name and city to see what I could find out. Lo and behold…I found your site and the many postings! Thank-you!

    Here was her email response upon asking for further information regarding a vehicle on Craigslist Detroit–

    Hi,
    I am selling this suv because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Nov 21. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 82,233 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 3GYFK66N15G234431. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4550. The suv is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  83. Richard Frost said, on November 18, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I got the same emails as listed above when I inquired about a Chrysler Mini Van.

    This scam started in Dec 09 ???

    Has anybody been caught yet ?? Will they ever be caught ? How do they actually collect the money without getting caught ??? Money has to change hands here in the states ??
    They are still blatantly using this scam ! Unbelievable !!!!!!!

  84. Bdavius said, on November 18, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Sharon is currently trying to scam, I mean sell, a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring on Craigslist for $4450. Provides a false VIN of 2C4GP54L95R601867.

    I have posted the van in several cities in order to get a fast deal and that’s why you found the van placed in a different location. As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the van along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the van on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

    Hi,
    I am selling this van because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Nov 24. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 62000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4450. The van is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  85. Chief said, on November 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

    The scam started long before December, 2009. And there is not just a single criminal — there are likely dozens, maybe hundreds. Some get caught, yes. Look around the database site. The money does not have to change hands here in the states, but if it does, it is done by mules.

  86. Sandra Maze said, on November 24, 2010 at 9:36 am

    well, she is still at it… I almost fell for it!!!! Until I got smart and google’d her name.Thank you all so much for saving me this problem. This ad came through Lexington KY ads on craigslist. It makes me sick that someone would do this…but now using the military to do it, make me even more sick!

    I am selling this van because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Nov 29. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 62000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2875. The van is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  87. steff said, on November 24, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    there is one up from her for a road king on craigslist now.
    Hi,
    I am selling this bike because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Nov 30. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 3917 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4250. The bike is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  88. steff said, on November 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Sharon Crossman

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/mcy/2074567379.html

    Hi,
    I am selling this bike because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Nov 30. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 3917 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4250. The bike is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  89. satish said, on November 27, 2010 at 5:35 am

    rom: Sharon Crossman (shacross3@hotmail.com)
    Sent: Fri 11/26/10 6:48 PM

    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the suv along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the suv on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

    To: shacross3@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: 2005 Cadillac Escalade ESV Mint condition – $4550 (grand rapids )
    Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 04:53:01 +0000

    yes i am intrested

    From: shacross3@hotmail.com

    Subject: RE: 2005 Cadillac Escalade ESV Mint condition – $4550 (grand rapids )
    Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:55:41 +0000

    Hi,
    I am selling this suv because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Dec 01. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 82,233 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4550. The suv is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  90. Bernie said, on December 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Nearly bought Sharon Crossman’s bike…the price was too good to be true, so I entered the info she(?) gave me into a web search and found this page.
    I sent an email to the authorities at Ft. Richardson in AK , in case someone there has had their identity stolen. Am also sending a copy of the email to federal authorities.
    Regards, B

  91. homero said, on December 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Oh my gosh. I just realized i got scammed too. Is there anything to do?

  92. Chief said, on December 7, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Homero,
    I am sorry these crooks took your money. I suggest reporting the crime to the links listed in the FAQ: https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/faqs/i-have-been-scammed-what-do-i-do/

  93. Clayne said, on December 7, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Here she is again, this time with a “Dodge Sprinter Flawless 2005 – $4350” that was posted in a bunch of major cities (phonenix, LA, Tucson, LV, etc). Wow.

    Hi,
    I am selling this van because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Dec 13. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 50,413 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4350. The van is in Fort Richardson, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

  94. dick said, on December 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Same story as of: 12/9/10 This time is a Mercedes Sprinter, same description to the word!!!! I found it on craigslist sf,ca.

  95. brawn said, on January 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Here’s another one:

    Mark Delaney to me
    show details Jan 7 (3 days ago)
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.
    This is a 1999 Honda Civic SI, 1.6 Liter engine, Manual, ONLY 116,133 miles, VIN 1HGEM1150XL069257. Clear title, no lien or loan.

    Here you can find more upgrades info and pictures with the car: http://luxury4auto.webng.com/data/
    The vehicle is in EXCELLENT condition; WITH ONLY MINOR BLEMISHES.

    I’m an US Air Force SSG. currently stationed in the Alaska and the car is here with me. It still has NJ registration documents, because I didn’t register it here in Alaska.

    The shipping will take up to 5 business days and you will also have 10 days to inspect and test drive the vehicle from the moment it arrives at your place. I will be responsible for shipping. There will be no extra or hidden taxes for you to pay. As you may know we can ship a car from home to the base and back, one time in a year for free..
    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone available back home to help me with the sale I decided to sell this car through eBay or Craigslist.

    The transaction will be made entirely through eBay Motors and we both will be covered.
    The final price is $1,800 including shipping from Alaska 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 and have a great day…
    SSG MARK DELANEY
    66 Training Squadron
    Eielson Air Force, Base, Alaska
    One team, one fight

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases

    ————————————————————————————

    Reply
    Mark Delaney to me
    show details 1:10 PM (1 hour ago)

    Thank you so much for your prompt response.
    I can have it shipped from here by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs for you. Also I can arrange for a truck to transport it to your home address or you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping takes up to 5 days, depending on your location. The vehicle will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. You’ll get the NJ clear title and the bill of sale signed by me.
    I intend to use the security provided by eBay Safe, because they have a great exchange program. The transaction will be fully under eBay’s surveillance, giving us both security and insurance that nothing will go wrong.

    This way you will actually pay for the vehicle after you will receive and test it, because eBay will hold the funds and release it to me only after you accept and confirm the delivery. After the vehicle reaches your address you will have 10 days to inspect the car you will have to inform the eBay Service about the decision to keep it. eBay will forward the payment to me and the transaction is complete. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it (I’m sure this will not be the case) eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back of the vehicle will be my concern. I consider it’s fair for both of us.

    Please take into consideration that I get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is exactly as you expected.
    If you agree with these terms and you wish to proceed, please send me phone number,your full name and the address where you want the vehicle to be delivered and I will initiate the transaction with eBay right away. You will receive all the transaction details from their service.
    I would appreciate an answer as soon as possible.
    I confirm again the total price is $1,800 with shipping included.

    Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have.

    SSG MARK DELANEY
    66 Training Squadron
    Eielson Air Force, Base, Alaska
    One team, one fight
    —————————————————————————————————————–

  96. Elicia said, on February 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Hi,

    I am selling this van because of my disability, being deaf and not able to drive it. It belonged to my husband, who passed away not long ago.The price is low because I need to sell it before Feb 17. The van is in perfect condition, as I had a mechanic look over it before placing the ad. I do have the title , clear. The van has 62000 miles on it. It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2875. The van is in Sitka, AK, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards !!

    Because of my disability I am able to ship it very cheap for me and at a no cost for you. For this transaction and due to my situation, I am willing to make this deal only using ebay, meaning that you will send the payment to them, they secures the money and will keep it until you receive the van. If you are ok with this and wish to make the deal with me, I will need you name and shipping address so we can start the transaction with ebay.

  97. EG said, on February 17, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Ok, no problem. The info’s that I requested was all I need. I’ll prepare the shipping and then contact eBay Safe to start the transaction between us. From what I know in maximum 24 hours from the moment I start the transaction they will contact you by email and let you know all the transaction terms. I don’t have anything else to mention…just test the car (10 days), check the papers and if you want, you can buy it, if not I will offer a full refund, upon the return of the car in original condition (return shipping fees at my expense).

    Please let me know after you will be contacted by them, and if you agree the terms,
    when will you be able to confirm the payment, so I know when to start the shipping process..
    Ssgt. Mark Delaney
    Eielson Air Force,Base, Alaska

  98. daniel said, on February 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you for your interest in my car.
    This is a 1999 Honda Civic SI, 1.6L B16A VTEC DOHC 4-cyl engine, Manual, ONLY 116,133 miles, VIN 1HGEM1150XL069257. Clear title, no lien or loan. It still has NJ registration documents available.
    The vehicle is in EXCELLENT condition; WITH ONLY MINOR BLEMISHES. My car has some litle scratches in the hood and the engine was completely rebuilt, oil is also changed to 110,000, all the filter (gasoline and oil) full review . It has a pioneer audio video sistem. No electrical problems. It was tuned on hondata s300 jeff evans from evans tuning in Pa. I have lots of pictures available. If you like to see more photos, I will gladly provide them to you.
    I’m an US Air Force Ssg. currently stationed in the Alaska . The car is already at our Military Logistic Department in our military base in Eielson Air Force Base ( is a United States Air Force base located approximately 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska ) crated and ready to go.

    You can either come pick it up yourself or I can take care of the shipping for you. I had another customer who said it will buy and after I made all the necessary arrangements in advance and paid for all shipping & handling fees, changed his mind because didn’t have all the money. This is why I need to ship it since all transportation charges have already been paid by me. Shipping may take anywhere between 4 to 6 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, title, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone available back home to help me with the sale I decided to sell this car through Craigslist because my company will be sent back to Afghanistan. The last price is $1,400 because I need to sell it before February 28th.

    The transaction will be made entirely through eBay Safe and we both will be covered. If you want to complete the purchase please send me your; Phone Number, Full Name and Shipping Address and I will notify eBay that you are selected as my buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

    So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.
    Thanks,
    Ssgt. Mark Delaney
    Eielson Air Force, Base, Alaska

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all base

    Here you can find more upgrades info and pictures with the car: http://luxury4auto.webng.com/data/
    Thanks,
    Ssgt. Mark Delaney
    Eielson Air Force, Base, Alaska

  99. Larry said, on May 4, 2011 at 9:50 am

    The same scammer ran similar ads on craigslist offering a low mile Cadillac for $2840 to be shipped from Sitka AK. Husband deceased, she was deaf and couldn’t drive. The ad was run in Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland & Salem OR.

  100. Cristian Saldarriaga said, on July 12, 2012 at 1:33 am

    You gotta be kidding me i recieved one of these as well.
    i was on craigslist looking for carss for my father and saw this 2005 acura tsx brand new looking condition , and he was selling it for 1,871$$.. so i emailed him and this is wa he said

    i recieved this email from jacobcole444@aol.com

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for your prompt response.

    The total price which you will have to pay is $ 1.871 US. Regarding the price, to be honest with you…this was my brother car but he is not…anymore.I don’t want to get rich by its selling, just want to give it to someone who will take good care….It s difficult for me to talk about this…

    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the car and the transaction. At the moment I’m stationed at Salem Air Force Base. making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy.

    The car is already at our Military Logistic Department in Salem Air Force Base, in OR , crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car is in their custody. Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car .

    For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the car . So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 10 days to inspect the car . If you decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about this. If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
    – Your Full Name – Required by eBay (You’ll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
    – Your Shipping Address and Phone Number – Required by the Logistic Department (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to receive the car)

    Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afghanistan this sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.

    Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

    Thank you !
    Corporal Jacob Cole


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