Scammer Database

Scammer – – abuse reported

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 12, 2010

Email address used by the scammer:

Content of scammer’s email:

eBay Motors Payment Invoice #2748229224 Dear victim, This mail is confirmation that you were successfully registered as buyer in transaction # 2748229224. Your transaction manager is Bryan Michaels. You are about to participate in a fast, efficient and secure transaction. eBay Purchase Protection Program is the independent third party that will be overseeing the inspection, ownership transfer, securing and disbursing the funds. Please follow our instructions in order to complete the transaction safely. Primary Vehicle Information: (actual vehicle photo) * Item: 2006 INFINITI G35 AWD * Overall condition: Excellent * Title: Clear * Mileage: 29,984 * Transmission: Automatic * VIN: JNKCV51F46M603578 * Inspection: Inspected Payment Information: As a protective measure for the parties involved in this transaction the funds will be held in a escrow account managed by eBay’s agents until you receive the item(s) ordered. All the details required to successfully transfer the funds to the established account are found bellow. Invoice # Item Title Qty. Price 2748229224 2006 INFINITI G35 AWD 1 $2,900.00 Subtotal: $ 2,900.00 Shipping and handling via Sellers Standard International Rate: $ 0 Shipping insurance (required): $ 0 Total: $ 2,900.00 Seller / Buyer Personal Information: Seller Details: Seller: Daniel Robinson Address: C GRAN VIA 47 Madrid City/State/Zip Code: Madrid 28013 Country: Spain Buyer Details: Buyer: victim Address: xxxx City/State/Zip Code: xxxx Country: United States Delivery Information:  * Buyer: victim * Address: xxxx * City/State/Zip Code:  xxxx * Country: United States * Shipping Company: DAS AUTO SHIPPERS  eBay Escrow Payment Details:  Payment must be submitted via Western Union wire transfer (person to person service) to eBay Motors agent. eBay will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it is the case, eBay will refund the payment to the Buyer. The payment of $2,900.00 will be made using the details bellow:  * eBay Agent’s Name: Angela Reynaga (use this as beneficiary) * Address: Calle Lino 2 * State/Province/Zip: Madrid / Madrid 28020 * Country: Spain To find a Western Union Agent location click here. You have to go at any Western Union office with cash and send the payment to our agent, using his name and address. This transaction is 100% legit and all your funds are fully insured by our company. After the payment is made send us the receipt from Wester Union by FAX or send a scanned copy (e-Mail). Fax us the payment receipt to the following fax number: (+1) 260-846-2433. or Send us the details via email exactly as stated in the Western Union payment receipt ( MTCN – 10 digits control number, Senders details, Receivers details, Total Amount Sent). Additional Instructions: 1) Western Union Money Transfer is designed mainly for sending cash to friends and family in need, so telling them you are sending the money for an auction you will pay a higher fees. 2) When making the payment tell them you are sending money to a relative so you can get a lower service fee. NOTE: Once we receive the payment confirmation, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We will secure the funds for you until you receive the vehicle and we will release the funds only with your approval. If the vehicle will not be as described, you will have to send it back on the seller’s expense and we will give you a full refund. Important Usage Guidelines: After the inspection period is over and if you APPROVE the vehicle, contact us at and enter in the subject line: “Approved Vehicle for Transaction ID# 2748229224” (eBay Motors will contact you to complete the transaction) To ask for a refund contact us and enter in the subject line: “Refund request for Transaction ID# 2748229224” (eBay Motors will refund your deposit in 48 hours) Any complaints must be filed within 30 days from the verification date Wire transfers can be submitted with the help of your closest Western Union agency. Provide your agency with the information we provided you to properly transfer your payment. Please be advised that for international wires, your agency may require and charge you for the use of their services. You should contact your agency and inquire about the possibility of any additional transfer fees. Help If you have an additional question about this transaction, email us at Customer Support or just reply to this email . Thank you, eBay Motors Customer Support Vehicle Purchase Protection Program 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. Julia Henderson said, on January 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    This person tried to sell me an 06 Honda Accord with the same invoice number as the infiniti listed on THIS web page. These jerks need to find something better to do forsure!

  2. Chief said, on January 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Julia, I can assure you that “jerks” is the most positive title I have heard for these criminals. 🙂 I am glad your intuition to check it out worked for you.

    — Chief

  3. bryan said, on January 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    i had got a similar email as this one. i have sent the payment to the ebay agent. what if it is fake? then what?! =/

  4. Roxanne Hogan said, on January 13, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Sellers wants to sell her car but I can’t find her profile on eBay?

  5. Chief said, on January 13, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Get to Western Union / Moneygram as quickly as possible and show them this website. Your money is probably in the hands of the criminals now. 😦

    I wish I could offer you other avenues to regain your money, but I am not aware of any. — Chief

  6. Chief said, on January 13, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Seller is a scammer. Walk away from the deal. I encourage you to trade with people in your local areas.

  7. Vincent Stacy said, on January 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    wow I am so glad I listened to my instincts on this one, tried to sell me a 06 acura tsx from the same spain address and same invoice, same shipper, and same ebay agents lol when I went to reply to the ebay agents the link looked off and I copy and pasted it to check it out and hello google sent me here so happy you’re here, otherwise I would have been out hella money. Thanks.

  8. Chief said, on January 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Vincent, credit your instincts for the save. If you had not checked this guy out, you would not have found us. We appreciate your gratitude! — Chief

  9. Erica said, on February 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I was dealing with the same 06 Accura and asked him question after question and he would just keep referring to the first message trying to beat around the bush and then when i got the ebay transaction i Googled as well and found the exact message i first got on a scam alert page and then this with the email address that was suppose to be with ebay vpp. THANK YOU!!!

  10. Chief said, on February 26, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Erica, thanks for taking the time to write. Your comment makes us smile and gives us incentive to continue our quest to throttle these crooks. We’re glad you found us. Be sure to educate your friends and family regarding the techniques of these criminals. — Chief

  11. John said, on February 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Lt. thomas Morrison from spain was selling a 06 Accura, he send me pictures and he speak very friendly, he ask me $3900 for the car but he told me to send the money to spain the page from Ebay was false,, so be careful with samething cheap.

  12. Chief said, on February 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Good advice, John. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Thanks for dropping in! — Chief

  13. Elblinchen said, on March 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Payment must be submitted via Bank Account to an eBay Agent in charge of this
    transaction. The eBay Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and
    accepts the product. Or, if it will be the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer.
    eBay Agent Payment Details:
    Name: xxx
    Address: 1-3 Avenida Garcia Barbon,
    36201 Vigo, Spain
    Bank Name: CaixaNova
    Account Nr: 004xxxxx
    IBAN: ES21 208xxxxx
    *The transfer will be sent using this name and
    Invoice #45WM7901200FD
    Subtotal: EUR 300.00
    Shipping: EUR 0.00
    Sales Tax: EUR 0.00
    Deposit: EUR xx00.00
    EUR 0.00
    How to make the payment?
    Contact your bank and send a money
    transfer using the bank account details
    found below.*
    Send the payment using eBay Agent’s
    Payment Details (found below) as
    payment details.
    The following payment information:
    Case ID #
    Sender Name, Address, City, Postal
    Code, Country
    Name of Bank Sending Payment
    Date of Transfer
    Amount Sent
    E-mail the bank payment receipt to eBay
    Financial Department at:
    *We strongly recommend that you confirm the
    payment by e-mail.
    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
    eBay Buyer Protection security measures
    are constantly reviewed and modified
    given evolving circumstances globally.
    Our main and constant priority is the
    safety of our customers.
    – You can pay money directly from your bank account or if you have internet or telephone banking you can use it to transfer the money from your
    – The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you have
    received, inspected and you agree to keep the item. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the seller.
    When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes
    less than 24 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship the product. The Seller has 3 business days to send the Buyer
    and eBay Buyer Protection the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the
    The Buyer receives the product and has 3 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the product.
    If he refuses the product, the Buyer must ship the product back to the Seller within 3 business days.
    After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Buyer Protection with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the
    product, the refund will be sent to the Buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified.
    If the product is accepted, eBay Buyer Protection submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.

  14. Elblinchen said, on March 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Was denkt Ihr darüber?

  15. Chief said, on March 10, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Elblinchen, thanks for posting. Please see your email for more information. — Chief

  16. Connie said, on April 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for posting.

    Without this posting, I might be another victim.

    They act like a real seller, which make it harder to tell whether it’s a scammer or not.

    The person’s name is
    Paul Dortan

    (watch out!!!!!!!!!!!)

    He even wrote me like that:

    “OK . I will contact eBay and they will send you all the details that you need to complete the transaction! Upon purchase I will send all the documents (title, bill of sale, car manuals, etc.) required for registration. Both the title and bill of sale will be signed so you legally become the owner of the car. As soon as Ebay will receive payment from you the shipping process starts within one business day and the car will reach its destination within 1-3 business days. Email me back and let me know if you have received the invoice from eBay.

    Thank you,

    Luckily I double check the e-mail address:

    eBay VPP Invoice # 3951432679 : 2006 Acura TL

    eBay Departament

    The content just like the above posting.

    Be careful…..

  17. Chief said, on April 19, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Connie, we’re glad you had the intuition to check this guy out and find our web site. Thanks go to the many anonymous contributors who were in the same situation as yourself. Thanks for posting and good luck finding a real vehicle. — Chief

  18. Anon said, on July 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Person posed as a widow (Husband passed away in Iraq). Name and email was Alison Miller

    Tried to sell me a 2005 MasterCraft X2 Wake Board Boat for $5,500 – HA!! These things go for $40K +

    Bogus payment instructions sent to me from with fake Ebay trading assistant. Wanted me to Western Union the money.

  19. Chief said, on July 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm


    Thanks for posting that information. Your internet neighbors would appreciate your sending the entire email (with headers) to — they are the hosting firm for the domain, Just indicate that the criminal is violating their Acceptable Use Policy found at and request them to cease hosting the domain. And, …. tada …. you will have become a scam-site-killer! Thanks in advance!

    If you have questions, reply here, or at q2fred[at] — Chief

  20. Doug said, on August 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Unfortunately my friend just got taken by this scam using the I sent the entire email to abuse@jumpline as you requested. Hopefully this will help others.

  21. Chief said, on August 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Doug, I have attempted to reach you via email . I have spoken with Jumpline and need very specific information to follow up. Jumpline indicates they will investigate.

    =– Chief

  22. Chief said, on August 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Doug, encourage your friend to report this fully at the Internet Fraud Complaint Center and other agencies at

  23. Anon said, on August 6, 2010 at 10:07 am

    —–Original Message—–
    From: eBay Departament []
    Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 06:50 PM
    Subject: eBay VPP Invoice # 3951432629: 2005 Mastercraft X2 Wakeboard Boat

    Congratulations, the item is yours!
    Title : 2005 Mastercraft X2 Wakeboard Boat
    eBay VPP Invoice # 3951432629

    This transaction is made under the following programs

    Vehicle Purchase Protection
    Ensures that you receive the vehicle you paid for, with coverage up to $20,000 against fraud or material misrepresentation.
    Condition Guarantee by Seller
    Provides added confidence that the vehicles condition is accurately described and protects you if it is significantly different.
    Roadside Assistance
    Drive your collector car home with confidence with 30 days of roadside assistance coverage by the agency Collector Network.

    Purchase Protection

    You have committed to buy this eBay item from Alison Miller.

    2005 Mastercraft X2 Wakeboard Boat

    Sale price: $5,500.00
    Quantity: 1
    Total: $5,500.00
    Estimated delivery: 3-5 days
    Shipping & Handling: DAS Shipping Co.
    Insurance: (Vehicle Purchase Protection Insurance)

    Per your request, we have verified all the details of this transaction. We concluded that they are accurate. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Pay for the transfer with cash at a local Western Union agent. Click here to locate the agents in your area. Go to one of them and send the payment to the eBay representative.

    Payment Details

    Sale price: US $ 5,500.00

    Quantity: 1

    Subtotal: US $ 5,500.00
    Deposit: US $ 0.00
    Shipping & Handling US $ 0.00

    Standard flat rate shipping service (included)

    Insurance per item: (included)

    Item location: United States*

    Send the money to eBay Cash Agent via Western Union Money Transfer:
    eBay Agent Name: Rogelio Ramos
    eBay Agent Address: 2877 Paradise Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89108

    Seller Info:
    Seller Name: Alison Miller
    Seller Address: 1381 Buffalo Rd
    Helena, MT 59601

    Payment Instructions :

    Western Union Money Transfer is the only service that has ultimate authentication of the identity of the receiver of funds. Several IDs and utility bills are required before the funds are paid. Therefore, no one else but our representative can pick up the money. Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks.

    However, Western Union Money Transfer is designed mainly for sending cash to friends and family in need, so telling them you are sending the money to an friend will prevent your money transfer to go through and you will be unable to complete this transaction.

    All you have to do now is to find local Western Union agent. Click here to locate the agents in your area. Send the money to eBay Agent via Western Union Money Transfer. Send us confirmation payment. We will check the money transfer and within 24 hours. After that the vehicle will be delivery in maxim 3 days.The seller won’t receive the money until you receive and confirm the product is the one you paid for.

    Once the payment has been sent, reply to this email or fax eBay Safe Trade Assistant the following information:

    Fax : (206) 337-5871

    Western Union® Receipts


    – MTCN # 10 digits number from the payment receipt

    – Sender’s name and address

    – Receiver’s name and address

    – Amount you sent

    We will check the money transfer and within 24 hours, you will receive the tracking number for your merchandise.
    The seller won’t receive the money until you receive and confirm the product is the one you paid for.

    Purchase protection and refund:
    Currently, this seller has a US $6,800.00 deposit in an eBay managed purchase protection account.
    Transactions are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors. For your safety, this account was locked today, for 30 days time period. The seller is unable to withdraw any money from it, within this period.
    Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be taken from the seller’s purchase protection account and sent to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your choice. You have 30 days from the above verification date to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days.
    The insurer of this transaction is eBay Inc., located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, United States of America
    The account is managed by eBay’s Square Trade center.
    This transaction is supervised by eBay’s Safe Harbor team.
    Conditions to be met before you may ask for a refund:

    Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:

    1. If the item doesn’t arrive and/or the seller stops communications after the payment was received;
    2. If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the ones you agreed on;
    3. If your merchandise arrives in a much longer period than the one you agreed on (more than 15 days from the payment clearance day);
    For cases 2. and 3. you have to send back the merchandise to the seller prior to ask for your refund. If you did not pay the seller by payment method required by us, your refund request will be declined.

    Important Usage Guidelines:

    1. The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to eBay. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
    2. This transaction is protected by eBay services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
    3. You may buy and sell with confidence in all transactions with this eBay member.
    4. Should you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting eBay. Any complaints must be filed within 90 days from the verification date.

    This e-mail message was sent to you from eBay Safe Trade Assistant, with the full support of the Square Trade center. The seller has been informed about this transaction being started and is awaiting your payment. It is recommended to send the payment as soon as possible, because your purchase protection is valid for 30 days only.
    If you encounter any problems with this transaction, please contact us. When contacting our support team, use the reply feature so that all previous correspondences are included in your email. Otherwise, we will not be able to process your request.
    eBay treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your information. eBay will never ask their users for personal information, such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, pin numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers in an email.

  24. Anon said, on August 6, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Above is the ebay transaction I received.

  25. Phil said, on August 19, 2010 at 6:09 am

    THEY TRIED TO Scam me too! but you cant out smart someone smarter then them
    The deal sounded Great deal of the century 1998 toyota camary 67,000 miles he was a lt in the army about to divorce his wife.. car was located on a base cargo area & car would be delivered to my door & I would have 5 days to check out car or I would get my $ back. he wanted me to send $1600.00 he would not call me to talk in person which was odd. he could not tell me what army unit or base he or the car was @ So the first thing I did was run the VIN# IT came to a 1998 camry on a dealers lot in RI which was the dealers Then I looked up the adress to where they wanted the $$$ sent & found you!!

    Thanks! you saved me $$$ I hope they go to jail & there cell mate takes his anger & frustration out on him & bends him over like he tried to do to us!! what come around goes around!!

  26. Chief said, on August 19, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Yep, you are curious enough to figure out the criminal’s scheme. Unfortunately, I hear from victims every day who are taken by the scammers’ wares. Feel free to post any names, email addresses, or entire emails here (in a comment is fine) to help future victims avoid being taken.

    Thanks for dropping by.

    — Chief

  27. Emilio R Escorcia said, on September 14, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Case # 9345457684.
    Very courious about this case but,its same seller to tried to sale same vehiculo 1998 toyota camry.I been send to him via western union $1.500.
    The seller sent email starting.I need to pay a customs fee of$1.070.I was not informed of this prior to send money via western union.
    I can not pay this i told seller i need a full refund of my money sent.($1.590).

  28. Emilio R Escorcia said, on September 14, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I can provaid you whole my information about this incluid of agent name in madrid spain.
    Plase keep me informed.

  29. Chief said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Emilio, run to western union and attempt to get your money back. RUN!

  30. Chief said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I have hundreds of emails from these criminals. The end result is that these guys are criminals. Send no more money. Report this to the Internet Crime Complaint Center => .

  31. NLhball said, on October 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I have recently seen, and been in talks with someone selling a Nissan Altima at a very low cost. The vin checks out on carfax and is all true with what they stated besides the difference of 17,000 miles not accounted for.
    I was sent an invoice in the form of a “google checkout” invoice. I was still really curious about this transaction seeing how they wanted to send a Western Union transaction. I then went into google transaction and sent myself an invoice that one should get if you were to actually buy a legitimate item. They do not look anything alike. Is anyone familiar with google checkout? and possibly the different ways this email/invoice looks like? I have not made a deal with them yet.
    Something else that was suspicious was that when I sent the fake invoice to myself the return address from google was where as the seller’s invoice’s return address was … and when I checked out “” it appeared to be an amateur site that was created through google.
    What does anybody think about this? It sounds fishy…. And where do I report these @..holes if it turns out to be a scam?

    HELP PLEASE!!!!!

  32. Chief said, on October 11, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I have used google checkout — once about 2 years ago. I know it exists. Yours smells like a scam. is a google sites or google apps based domain. Please see your email.

    — Chief

  33. carolina said, on October 11, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Carolina wants to sell me an altima 2006 54k miles for 2900. So it sounded to good to be true but i Iwas still kind of interested. He says he has the car crated and everything that is in a basa in atlanta georgia. So i Idecided to look him up through the army websiteeand there is no sign of him. That pretty much got me scared. And today i Ireceive a fake email from him saying its ebay contacting me. He says he is in the uk and he is being deployed to iraq total bullshit. I hope this helps guys .Well I am so glad I came across this website. This guy supposably Corporal Swen Michaels

  34. Chief said, on October 11, 2010 at 12:41 am

    We’re glad you found us, too. Thanks for posting.

    — Chief

  35. Lacey dyess said, on October 19, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Ha funny thing happened with me too ya guys! I’m 17 years old and looking for my first car and he tried to dick me over on an 05 Acura TL for $2200! The Dude seriously underestimated how smart I am. Found this website, thank god!, and told that dude what I thought about him! I bet he’s ab ugly stupid lonely obese guy that’s too lazy to get a job so he made up fake aliases to steal money! Ugh! I’m so disappointed now ! Thank you for this website chief whoever you are, you saved me from getting screwed! I want to press charges and contact the proper authortities, would you happen to know who they might be?

  36. Chief said, on October 19, 2010 at 8:27 am


    We appreciate your accolades, but the thanks go to all the folks who have submitted the hundreds of emails that serve to feed the search engines, and in turn, result in warning potential victims.

    It is probable that the crook is in Eastern Europe. The most impactful move would be to submit your case of attempted fraud to .

    Thanks for posting! — Chief

  37. betty ann said, on November 28, 2010 at 1:07 am


  38. Chief said, on November 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Betty Ann,

    As you have probably ascertained, a criminal has taken your money. I am sorry this happened to you. These guys are professionals and do not operate to the same standards as you and I. Please report the crime to the links listed here.

    — Chief

  39. RDJ said, on March 18, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    We have been had! They really look legit. We purchase a pair of Polaris Snowmobiles w/trailer from a Bradley Hubbard. Payments were to be made via Western Union to Brian Johnston, London, England. Bradley Hubbard uses a Great Fall MT address. STAY AWAY.

  40. Thomas said, on May 25, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I had that same thing almost happen to me..some had a 2004 Mustang SVT cobra for sale in Detroit with 31,000 miles but the car is actually in Maryland selling $4,270.00?? Than I got the ebay motors transaction emails…I know it was a scam shortly after,plus got a phone call which if you do the reverse lookup you will get a idea..came from Cali..

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