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securedealings.com – scammer – abuse reported twice

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

securedealings.com is a scammer’s domain. Do not send money to him!

Registrar: Godaddy.com

Host: Google Apps

********** Email from the criminal:

From: eBay <ebay@securedealings.com>

Subject: eBay Safeharbor Department [eBay Motors Purchase Invoice # 4507874137]

eBay Motors Purchase Invoice # 4507874137 eBay member Tara Walker started a new transaction through eBay. We have verified all the details of this transaction and concluded that they are accurate. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $20,000 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower. Item Item Title Qty. Price 2007 Toyota Camry EXL 1 price: US $ 4,300.00. Payment must be submitted via MoneyGram Service to an eBay Motors Agent in charge of this transaction. The eBay Motors Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it is the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer. Seller Information Nancy Ranen 2254 2nd Avenue Great Falls MT 59401 United States Buyer Information [obfuscated] United States Total Amount: $ 4,300.00 Deposit : $ 0.00 Subtotal : $ 4,300.00 TRANSACTION DETAILS Transaction Date: Dec 15, 2009 Case ID: 4507874137 Item Description: 2007 Toyota Camry EXL Sale price: $ 4,300.00 Quantity: 1 Shipping and handling: Check with seller Insurance: Offered Seller ships to: *Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays: [obfuscated] How to make payment Click below to find the nearest MoneyGram office Find Agent Location Submit payment using eBay agent’s details as payment details Send us the following information from the MoneyGram receipt: Reference Number Sender’s Name and Address Receiver’s Name and Address Amount Transferred We strongly recommend that you also fax the MoneyGram payment receipt to our Central Fax Number: (206) 339-6066 IMPORTANT For security reasons please DO NOT submit the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person/corporation.. • The payment details are confidential and will not be released under any circumstances. • Seller is authorized to ship only after eBay verifies good funds. • Upon payment verification, the seller is authorized to ship the vehicle and submit tracking information. HERE IS THE AGENT INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT THE PAYMENT : First Name: Dana Last Name: Kameika Address: Street City/State Postal Code Country 8770 NE 125Th Ave Bronson FL 32621 United States *The MoneyGram Transfer will be sent using this name and address. • Pay for the transfer with cash at a local MoneyGram agent.MoneyGram agent locations are independent businesses that provide money transfer service to their customers on behalf of MoneyGram.MoneyGram agents are primarily banks, post offices, exchange offices or retail locations – grocery stores, mail box centers, drug stores, travel agencies, depots, other retail locations. • When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than three hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship merchandise. The seller has three business days to send the buyer and eBay the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the buyer. • Buyer receives the merchandise.If it is complete and as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise, the buyer must ship the merchandise back to the Seller. • After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Motors Customer Support with the result of the inspection. If the buyer refuses the merchandise, the refund will be sent to the buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified. If the merchandise is accepted, eBay submits the payment directly to the Seller. Please respond by replying to this email. Your email will go directly to our Customer Support Department. Thank you for using eBay. Sincerely, eBay VPAP Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department) Copyright © 1995-2009 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.

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  1. Bryan Armour said, on February 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    —-Original Message——
    > From: Nancy Ranen
    > To:
    > Subject: RE: Harley Davidson 06 – $4800 (Atlanta)
    > Sent: Feb 8, 2010 14:08
    >
    > 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 Feb 13. 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!!!
    From: Nancy Ranen
    Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 15:58:32 +0000
    To:
    Subject: RE: Harley Davidson 06 – $4800 (Atlanta)

    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

  2. Chief said, on February 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for dropping by, Bryan. Potential victims are being served because of your efforts. — Chief

  3. Michele said, on February 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I got the same thing from a “Mary Hotchins”. SCAM.

    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 !!

  4. Chief said, on February 22, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Michele, thanks for posting. You’ll likely help someone else from losing their hard-earned cash! — Chief

  5. Wesley said, on February 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I got the same from Matthew Hill for a Dodge Ram. SCAM!!!

    RE: 05 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi Nice Truck – $4800 (dallas)
    From: Matthew Hill

    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 Feb 28. 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 truck has 24,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,800 . The 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!!!

  6. Jean said, on February 24, 2010 at 6:52 am

    “Mary Hotchins” sent all of the following correspondence to me about a Sienna Van from Craigslist. THANKFULLY the folks at MoneyGram are now on to this scam and they were the ones who alerted me to it—- I was close to falling prey to this elaborate scheme. There’s a special kind of wicked that not only preys on people, but uses ‘military deployment’ as a facade to hide behind and an excuse for no ‘regular’ contact. P.S. In my last emai I offered to buy the car in person and pay cash (oh, and p.s. I mentioned I was a General and could get on any military base…)

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    The amount that must be received is $4400, and tomorrow is fine by me, thanks.

    > Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:04:36 -0600
    > Subject: Re: sienna van
    > To: n2ssmary@hotmail.com
    >
    > Mary,
    >
    > I got the paperwork from Ebay and I will wire the money tomorrow. I
    > copied the transaction details from MoneyGram and am sending it below
    > to confirm with you:
    > MONEYGRAM
    > Country Sending From : UNITED STATES
    > Country Sending To : UNITED STATES
    > Service : 10 Minute Service
    > Total Amount : 4,400.00 US DOLLAR
    > Fee Amount : 137.00 US DOLLAR
    > Send Amount : 4,263.00 US DOLLAR
    > Receive Amount : 4,263.00 US DOLLAR
    >
    >
    >
    > On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 8:29 AM, Mary Hotchins wrote:
    > > 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.
    > >
    > >
    > >> Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:07:37 -0600
    > >> Subject: Re: sienna van
    > >> To: n2ssmary@hotmail.com
    > >>
    > >> Sounds great. Send it. Sorry for my confusion about the Alaska thing.
    > >> Your price is fair. We will evaluate the van when we receive it and
    > >> put the wheels in motion to get you payment, etc. I don’t want to pay
    > >> any kind of outrageous ebay fees if that can be avoided. I work
    > >> closely with an escrow company here
    > >> and could get them to do the same 3rd party thing for a set fee.
    > >>
    > >> My address is:
    > >>—————————-
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 9:33 PM, Mary Hotchins
    > >> wrote:
    > >> > As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Fort Richardson, AK (Alaska) 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.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >> Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 21:30:03 -0600
    > >> >> Subject: Re: sienna van

    > >> >> To: n2ssmary@hotmail.com
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Mary,
    > >> >>
    > >> >> My wife and I are VERY INTERESTED. If the car is in Arkansas today
    > >> >> then do you have additional photos you could email to me? Do you know the condition of the tires? What wheels
    > >> >> would we have to put in motion to have the car shipped here so that we
    > >> >> could have it checked out by our mechanic, etc. I’ll be awake until
    > >> >> about 10 or so if you wanted to call. I’m a legit buyer and would be
    > >> >> glad to give you personal references, etc. I DO understand that via
    > >> >> email ‘everyone’ seems promising- we’re legit.
    > >> >>

    > >> >>
    wrote:
    > >> >> > It is in Arkansas today or when you ship out?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Mary Hotchins
    > >> >> > wrote:
    > >> >> >> 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 Feb 27. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no
    > >> >> >> hidden
    > >> >> >> defects. It is in immaculate condition, 91000 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 $4400. 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 !!
    > >> >> >> ________________________________
    > >> >> >> Your E-mail and More On-the-Go. Get Windows Live Hotmail Free. Sign
    > >> >> >> up
    > >> >> >> now.

  7. Chief said, on February 24, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Wesley, thanks for posting. – Chief

  8. Chief said, on February 24, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Good for Moneygram! We’re glad they are stepping up to the plate! Also, these guys are criminals, and if they have your real name and address, I would cease corresponding with them. — Chief

  9. Shelby said, on February 25, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I got the same thing this is mine The shipping takes 3 up to 4 working days.

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    To: matthewhill56@msn.com
    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:34:53 -0800

    Ok thanks so much, how long will it take for it to ship here ?

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    From: matthewhill56@msn.com

    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:30:02 -0500

    Ok.I must wait until eBay will confirm the payment.As soon as they confirm the payment I will start the shipping process.

    To: matthewhill56@msn.com
    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:28:28 -0800

    ok I will send it as soon as I get the check in the mail, I just do not wanna miss out on your vehicle !

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    From: matthewhill56@msn.com

    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:15:38 -0500

    You will need to deposit the full ammount and they will notify me about shipping.Let me know when you will be able to make it.

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    To: matthewhill56@msn.com
    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:49:02 -0800

    Yes I just got the email, from ebay, I’m getting my insurence check in the mail any day now for my car that got totaled so then I can send the full amount. Would it be ok to put a deposite for right now till I get the full amount ? If not I can go get a loan ?

    Thanks so much,
    Shelby

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    From: matthewhill56@msn.com

    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:37:32 -0500

    Please let me know if ebay already contacted you so we can make the final arrangements.

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    To: matthewhill56@msn.com
    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:01:40 -0800

    Ok ! Thank you so much ! What are you in the army or the marines or what ? My brother is in the army he is in Iraq right now = ( I thank you guys so much for doing what you guys do !
    Thanks again,
    Shelby

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    From: matthewhill56@msn.com

    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:51:52 -0500

    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.
    Regards !

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    Subject: Re: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    To: matthewhill56@msn.com

    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 19:50:11 +0000

    Shelby ____________________Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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    From: Matthew Hill
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:16:28 -0500

    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs

    Right now I`m in a military base. we are getting ready for Afghanistan. I don`t have my cell with me. We`ll have to stick to email for now as this is the only way I can communicate.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 handling 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.
    Regards!!

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    Subject: Re: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs
    To: matthewhill56@msn.com
    From: shelby.sue@live.com
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:52:27 +0000

    Thanks so much for getting back to me I would love to purchase your vehicle Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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    From: Matthew Hill
    Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:19:23 -0500
    To:
    Subject: RE: 2004 Lexus RX330 Very Clean – $4900 (colo springs

    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 Apr 04. 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 39,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,900. The suv 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!!!

  10. Chief said, on February 26, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Shelby, thanks for sharing your emails. Remember to play safely with these criminals! — Chief

  11. Derek said, on March 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Matthew has been busy. This listing was in craigslist – orlando

    From: Matthew Hill [matthew_hill20@msn.com]
    Subject: RE: 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Garage Kept! $4800

    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 Mar 18. 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 truck has 24,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,800 . The 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!!!

  12. Chief said, on March 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Derek, thanks for posting. — Chief

  13. Tracy said, on March 16, 2010 at 10:12 am

    From: Matthew Hill [mailto:matthewhill56@msn.com]
    Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 3:19 PM
    To: Tracy A. Finney
    Subject: RE: Toyota Tundra 2003 – $4700 (birmingham)

    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 Mar 21. 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 truck has 57,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,700 . The 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!!!

  14. Mike Krupa said, on March 17, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Matthew Hill. Michigan: Toyota Tundra $4700

    Matthew Hill to me
    show details 1:26 PM (13 hours ago)
    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 Mar 21. 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 truck has 57,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,700 . The 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!!!

  15. Chief said, on March 17, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Mike, thanks for adding the details of the scammer’s email. It will help someone avoid losing their money! — Chief

  16. Ken said, on March 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    From Craigslist: Re: 06 Honda Odyssey LX – $4850 (los angeles)

    From: Matthew Hill

    To me:

    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 Mar 23. 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 has 45,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,850 . The van 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!!!

  17. Ken said, on March 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    His email address is matthewhill56 at msn dot com (matthewhill56@msn.com)

  18. Chief said, on March 17, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Yep, Matt Hill is a scammer! Thanks for posting the text of his emails. — Chief

  19. Jim said, on March 25, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I had the same thing with the Harley. She sent me pictures. I enlarged one of the pictures and the reflection in the gas caps show this person to be a male.

    Good luck

  20. Chief said, on March 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Jim, thanks for stopping by. Is it a good quality photo? It may be a stolen photo.
    — Chief

  21. Greg said, on April 12, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Thanks all for leaving your information. I almost fell into this trap as well. Just getting ready to send the money when I felt I needed to google this Matt Hills name and do a little more research. He tried to get me on a 2003 Toyota Tundra pick up for $4200. Thanks again for all who have replyed to help other avoid a scamer like this. Matt Hill brings a new level to low life for using the Military as a front and trying to scam anyones money for which he did not earn.

  22. Chief said, on April 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Greg, thanks for commenting. Scammers have no rules except “do whatever it takes to get the money“. We’re glad you found us! Be sure to pass along to your colleagues, friends, and family what you now know about these criminals. If we can reach a state in which no one believes these guys, they will have no victims.

  23. Jessica said, on April 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Matt Hill is a scammer!!!! His email address is matthewhill63@msn.com
    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 20. 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 32,000 original miles.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,300. The car 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!!!

  24. Chief said, on April 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks, Jessica. — Chief

  25. Jeff said, on April 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    He changes his email a little, just to keep it interesting… (on craigslist)

    From: matthewhill45@msn.com
    Subject: RE: 06 Honda Odyssey LX – $4100 (raleigh)
    Date: April 14, 2010 3:39:48 PM EDT
    To: ________

    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 20. 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 has 45,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,100 . The van 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!!!

  26. Chief said, on April 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks, Jeff!

  27. justin cosby said, on April 27, 2010 at 9:52 am

    you guys helped me out.

    I received this after contacting someone on craigslist.

    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 27. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, 91000 miles, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident, VIN# 5TDBA22C74S013078. I do have the title , clear, under my name.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4400. 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 !!

    and this:

    Pics attached. 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.

  28. Chief said, on April 27, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Justin, we’re glad you found us, and thanks for posting! — Chief

  29. Chasity said, on April 30, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I was also scammed by Matthew Hill. The problem that I now have is that I actually sent him money so now I am out 4600.00. I hope this helps to catch this person.

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Automatic – $4400 (buffalo)

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    Date: 2010-04-22, 9:52PM EDT
    Reply to: sale-smehz-1705612309@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

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    Its a 2 owners low milage Dodge Ram truck. There is not a single problem with the engine or transmission.

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

    PostingID: 1705612309

    From: Matthew Hill
    To: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Sent: Tue, April 27, 2010 5:11:32 AM
    Subject: RE: truck for sale

    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 May 02. 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 truck has 24,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,400 . The 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!!!

    Did you reply to the invoice received from ebay ? I will contact them and see if they received your email.

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:52:23 -0700
    From: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: truck for sale
    To: matthewhill45@msn.com

    didn’t fax anything i went to walmart and got a money gram. they took care of everything there at the store, then i emailed them a copy of the reciept and money gram form.

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Matthew Hill
    To: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Sent: Wed, April 28, 2010 3:31:07 PM
    Subject: RE: truck for sale

    You should also send the fax confirmation at ebay so they can have the confirmations and as soon as they will confirm that everything is ok I will start the shipping.

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:06:30 -0700
    From: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: truck for sale
    To: matthewhill45@msn.com

    let me know if this attachment opens

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Matthew Hill
    To: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Sent: Wed, April 28, 2010 12:24:40 PM
    Subject: RE: truck for sale

    Please let me know if ebay already contacted you so we can make the final arrangements.

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 06:47:30 -0700
    From: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: truck for sale
    To: matthewhill45@msn.com

    That’s not a problem. I will email you as soon as Ebay contacts me. Thank you so much.

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Matthew Hill
    To: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Sent: Wed, April 28, 2010 9:12:37 AM
    Subject: RE: truck for sale

    It will be shipped by plane with US Air Military Cargo. They will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your home address. It will take around 3-4 days until the vehicle will be delivered to your home address. All documents, title, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the truck.Vin# 1D7HA18D15S129265.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.
    Regards !

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 05:53:00 -0700
    From: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: truck for sale
    To: matthewhill45@msn.com

    disregard that question. I looked it up and it is not a common wealth. we definately want the truck so whatever you have to do to start this deal is good with us. we look forward to hearing from you.

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Matthew Hill
    To: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Sent: Wed, April 28, 2010 8:14:17 AM
    Subject: RE: truck for sale

    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.
    Regards!!

    It will be shipped by plane with US Air Military Cargo. They will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your home address. It will take around 3-4 days until the vehicle will be delivered to your home address. All documents, title, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the truck.Vin# 1D7HA18D15S129265.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.
    Regards !

    From: Matthew Hill
    To: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Sent: Wed, April 28, 2010 12:24:40 PM
    Subject: RE: truck for sale

    Please let me know if ebay already contacted you so we can make the final arrangements.

    From: Matthew Hill
    To: thatgirlchat@yahoo.com
    Sent: Wed, April 28, 2010 3:31:07 PM
    Subject: RE: truck for sale

    You should also send the fax confirmation at ebay so they can have the confirmations and as soon as they will confirm that everything is ok I will start the shipping

    Did you reply to the invoice received from ebay ? I will contact them and see if they received your email.

    These are the emails that where sent to me. I also have the actual ad from craigslist saved to my computer and I would be happy to email that as well. I tried to paste it at the top of this comment but it did not sent the picture of the truck. Please help me catch this person.

  30. Alycia said, on May 4, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I almost fell for it also on a 2005 Acura TL for $4300.00. I knew it was to good to be true when the other 05 Acuras on that page were going for 12000 – 15000….What a jerk..I hope he is caught!!!

  31. Joy said, on June 2, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Craigslist had an ’07 RX330 for $4900…I knew it was too good to be true, so I emailed to inquire about the vehicle… I received this as my response
    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 June 07. 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 39,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,900. The suv 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!!!

    It had SCAM written ALL OVER IT!!!! I immediately googled his email and found this website!!! I hope he gets caught!!! And using Afghanistan and the military like this just makes me ANGRY!!!

  32. Andrew said, on June 9, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Thank you so much for all your help! I began to correspond with “Matthew Hill” and soon found out this was a scam. Additionally, I had a similar situation (Army story and all) with an “Adam Smith” (smithadam99@aol.com), hopefully this info can help raise awareness.

  33. Todd said, on August 21, 2010 at 6:23 am

    I am sooooo glad I just read these blogs. I was getting ready to send this guy $4600 dollars today. He was going by the name of Andy Robinson. I found the truck on craigslist, next thing I know im buying the truck through ebay. Here is the first email I recieved from him. Looks familiar huh….
    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 Aug 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 car has 68,720 miles, year 2003 and VIN : 2GCEK19N431398424.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4600. 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.
    Regards!!!

  34. Chief said, on August 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Todd, we’re glad you searched before sending your hard-earned cash. And thanks for posting the text! — Chief

  35. Matthew Hill >> SCAMMER said, on October 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

    From: Matthew Hill [mailto:matthewhill63@msn.com]
    Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 3:18 PM
    To: david.@gmail.com
    Subject: RE: Convertible 06 Mini Cooper Beautiful Car – $4765 (reno)

    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 .Vin# WMWRH33526TF89858.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.

    ________________________________________
    From: david.@gmail.com
    To: matthewhill63@msn.com
    Subject: RE: Convertible 06 Mini Cooper Beautiful Car – $4765 (reno)
    Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 14:59:58 -0700
    What’s the VIN #

    From: Matthew Hill [mailto:matthewhill63@msn.com]
    Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 2:39 PM
    To: david.@gmail.com
    Subject: RE: Convertible 06 Mini Cooper Beautiful Car – $4765 (reno)

    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 Oct 14. 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 4,000 original miles.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,765. The car 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!!!

  36. Fatima Watson said, on November 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    This same Matthew Hill was attempting to sell a 2002 Escalade for $4450. His emails contained the same lingo as ALL the previous emails. HE IS A SCAM, THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM, DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THIS SCUMBAG! Good thing I decided to google his name, along with the location, or I would not have known of the deceitful nature of this awful person. This email is to make you aware, never purchase anything through a blind purchase! Always do your research, use google or any other search engine, to look up the name, parts of the add, etc. You can even contact the 3rd party to verify if it is legitimate. So now, even if this person changes his name, the scam will remain the same or similiar. So glad I am beast with my computer skills, and I thank God for my intuitive nosey nature.. women are investigators by nature, so if ever in doubt, ask a nosey woman!!

  37. Steve said, on November 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    LOL, I think this guys trying to scam my bro.
    Whats weird is that he had the Vin off the car.
    Then I googled the vin and came up with a site with someone trying to sell the car back in 2008.
    My question to you guys.
    1.) I tried to read over all of these, who has actually been scammed by him?
    2.) How has he not been arrested for pretending to be a US military person.
    3.) How does he continue to get away with this at all?

  38. Chief said, on November 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Steve, feel free to browse around the site for more complete answers. Here are my short answers:

    1) I hear from victims every week — and remember, those who have been duped are typically embarrassed to admit it.
    2) “He” is not a singular person, but dozens — perhaps hundreds — of criminals from across the globe, mostly in Eastern Europe.
    3) see # 2

    — Chief

  39. Salem said, on November 27, 2010 at 5:04 am

    From: “Matthew Hill” <matthewhill59@msn.com

    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 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 car has 64,500 original miles.Vin#- YV1SZ58D811008369
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,835. The car is in Billings, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

    Thank You!!

    http://www.carfax.com/cfm/FSBO.cfm?report=96526198C43EE5FB389C8BE07BCA00F0

  40. jon said, on December 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    from orlando craigslist, 12/7/10 now using matthew_hill20@msn.com

    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 Dec 11. 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 64,500 original miles.Vin#- YV1SZ58D811008369
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,835. The car is in Billings, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

    Thank You!!

  41. big al said, on January 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm


    THIS IS WHAT WAS SENT TO MY FAMILY MEMBER, THEY HAVE SCAMMED US.

    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 Jan 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 $5400. 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!

    eBay sent this message to ~~~~~~~~
    Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.

    Your invoice for eBay Motors purchase – 2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail

    Invoice for Safe PayTransaction Case ID 4507874137 between April Smith, as the Seller and ~~~~~ as the buyer.
    Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.

    Seller:
    Buyer:
    How to make the payment :

    Name: April Smith

    Address: 2254 2nd Avenue
    Great Falls MT 59401
    United States

    Name: ~~~~~

    Address:

    United States

    Click the image below to find the nearest Western Union office:

    Pay for the transfer with cash at a local Western Union agent.

    Fax* the Western Union payment receipt to eBay Safe Pay at:

    +1 (206) 222-1873

    The following Western Union form specimen is indicated to use in your transaction. Please click on the image below to see the form specimen.

    Purchaser must use this form to complete transaction.

    *We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by sending the both documents (Western Union Receipt and Copy of the completed form) either by FAX or E-MAIL.

    Yes i will wait your reply and eBay confirmation for shipping

    thanks

    On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:25 AM wrote:

    I am in process of going to western union. ebay is telling me to pay half and send the other half after recieving purchase. Let me know if that is ok with you and will procede. thanks

    I have asked eBay about this and they told me you have to go whit cash and ask them to wire the payment to the eBay agent.

    On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Western union would not let me send more than 500 dollars. I am on way to my bank and get money order and send to paypal overnight mail.

    Transaction Details

    2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
    1HD1BWB106Y074955
    Vehicle title:Clear
    Item location: Great Falls, MT

    Item Description: Used
    Price: $5,400.00
    Quantity Sold: 1
    Insurance: YES

    ——————————————————————————–

    Shipping to :
    United States

    ——————————————————————————-
    *Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays.

    Important Notice:

    For security reasons please DO NOT release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.

    All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.

    Safe Pay program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally.

    Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.

    —————————————————————————-
    If you have any other questions please reply this email or click below:
    E-mail us.

    Payment must be submitted via Western Union to a designated Regional Manager in charge of this transaction. eBay Safe Pay will secure the payment until the buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it will be the case, eBay Safe Pay will refund the payment to the buyer.

    eBay Regional Manager *:

    Payment:

    Name: Chris Herman
    Street: 2707 Cole Ave
    City: Dallas
    State: TX
    Zip: 75204
    Country United States

    ——————————————————————————–

    *The Western Union transfer will be sent using this name and address.

    PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING THE PAYMENT

    For security reasons, eBay does not accept payments in full, so make sure that you are paying only %50 of the total amount for the vehicle that you’re purchasing.

    Invoice #4507874137

    Subtotal:

    $5,400.00 US

    Deposit:

    Remaining balance

    $2,700.00 US

    $2,700.00 US

    Shipping:

    $0.00 US

    Sales Tax: $0.00 US
    ——————————————————————————–
    Total: $5,400.00 US

  42. big al said, on January 27, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    THEY GOT US ON CRAIGSLIST

  43. Chief said, on January 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Al,
    I’m sorry these crooks took your money. As you now know, they are professionals and feed off the honesty in our culture. If you have not already done so, RUN to Western Union to see if the criminal has picked up the money.

  44. john k. said, on April 9, 2011 at 11:19 am

    was going to buy a 2001 volvo v70 xc from a craig walker. it was a craigslist listing in buffalo,ny and figured out it was a scam using the same military routine as i have read above with the ebay garuntee. his email address is robofex@gmail.com.

  45. Travis Troutman said, on April 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    This same clown is still active on craigslist, trying to sell a CBR in houston right now. Thank god for this site and that I am skeptical enought to not fall for BS.
    Same exact response from seller.

    Thanks,
    2LT Troutman


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