Scammer Database – scammer – dead

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on December 18, 2009

This is a typical letter from a scammer posing as an Ebay representative. I responded to an ad on Craigslist for a vehicle and the criminal arranged this very nice process whereby he can steal your money from you.

Never send money to a stranger via Moneygram or Western Union.



Host: Kudos! Within 27 minutes of my issuing an abuse report, Netfirms deaded the criminals’ account!

———- email from the scammer ———-

To: {obfuscated}

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:22:08 -0500 (EST)

Subject: Transaction Verification – Case ID #57211262009 – 2006 Nissan Maxima SE

From: “eBay Financial Department” <>

To: {obfuscated}

Dear {obfuscated},

We hereby confirm that the seller: Mark McCormick uses our services for the following transaction: eBay Motors VPP Transaction – Case ID #57211262009 and that you and the seller are FULLY COVERED.

Prior to opening your transaction with Seller: Mark McCormick, our team inspected all the documentation for Item: 2006 Nissan Maxima ES. Upon verifications, we acknowledge that the vehicle has a CLEAR TITLE, and the TITLE in on the Seller`s name: Mark McCormick. You will receive the vehicle together will all the documentation you need for registering it under your name. The TITLE will be already signed by the Seller: Mark McCormick, so you can take it to your local DMW and easily register it under your name.

As explained in the eBay Transaction Invoice issued to you, you are fully covered by our Vehicle Purchase Protection Program in your transaction with Seller: Mark McCormick. The Vehicle Purchase Protection program protects your vehicle purchase against fraud and material misrepresentation.

Your payment will be held and secured into eBay account. We will ONLY release it to the Seller AFTER you receive and accept the merchandise from him. The Seller will not have access to your payment until you contact us and confirm us that you accept the vehicle. In case you reject the merchandise the eBay Trust Fund Team will refund you by a method of your choice.

We want to make your experience safe with the knowledge that will become a satisfied customer thus you will not hesitate in using eBay for further purchases.

Mark McCormick is a verified eBay member:

Seller is Certified by eBay:

Identity Verified

Superior Selling Track Record

History of Resolving Disputes

Seller is Committed to Good Selling Standards:

Address all customer issues within two business days

Disclose pricing, shipping and return policies

Participate in mediation, if buyer requests

eBay confirms that you are fully protected in the transaction with Mark McCormick. You should feel confident purchasing from this eBay Member. We have researched in our database and found no problems with this member. Mark McCormick has been verified by eBay and is committed to customer satisfaction and resolving disputes via mediation.

Our Department must inform you that we constantly encourage our members NOT to disclose sensitive documents and information (e.g.. title, bills of sale, car’s manual, VIN – Vehicle Identification Number, etc.) about their vehicles.

We accurately verify all vehicle information and documents before launching a transaction.

Concerning your transaction in particular we confirm that the vehicle and all documents involved have been cautiously verified and we guarantee it is genuine.

We have verified all the details, of this transaction and we concluded that they are accurate. Our verifications confirm seller’s contact information and his ability to deliver the vehicle.

The transaction is covered under eBay Motor Vehicle Purchase Protection program.

The following types of fraud and material misrepresentation are covered:

Paying for a vehicle and never receiving it;

Sending a deposit for a vehicle and never receiving the vehicle;

Paying for and receiving a vehicle:

that was a stolen vehicle at the time of the transaction;

with an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title;

of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller’s listing;

without receiving the title for that vehicle from the seller, if it is impossible for you to obtain a title from the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles;

whose title is subject to an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt/rebuild able, unreadable, reconstructed, scrapped/destroyed, junk, lemon, manufacturer buyback, or water damage title brand at the time of the sale;

with a model year that is different than the model year described in the seller’s listing;

with an odometer reading that is different than the odometer reading described in the seller’s listing

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