Scammers – Allen and Maria Dawson – 2006 Nissan Maxima
I replied to the scammer’s ad on Craigslist and received this:
email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello and sorry for my delay,
I’m Sgt Allen Dawson. The 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 6 Cyl Automatic is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 39,203 miles.VIN Number: 1N4BA41EX6C842610
Comfort & Convenience Options
Cruise Control Front Power Outlet
Remote Trunk Release Retained Accessory Power Steering Wheel: Tilt and Telescopic Storage: Cargo Net
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Audio Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Cruise Controls Multi-Function Remote Power Steering
Here are the pics of the car :
As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,960 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
Allen and Maria Dawson
How do I know that it is a scam?
- The UK and the US are military allies. “Improving the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom” is not a valid claim.
- Ebay does not conduct deals by email.
- As stated clearly on the Craigslist site, OFFERS TO SHIP CARS ARE 100% FRAUDULENT
- Sellers do not sell vehicles for 1/3 of their value and ship them to you for free.