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Three emails from an Ebay-spoofing scammer

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 15, 2010

I received these three emails as a result of agreeing to buy a scammer’s vehicle that was advertised on Craigslist. The emails did not come from Ebay, but from ebay.vpp.payment@gmail.com with a reply-to address of invoice@motors-vpp-payment.com — a scammer’s domain. Remember, Ebay does not conduct business via email, but via their site on the web. The domain, motors-vpp-payment.com was report to Google Apps on Dec. 18, 2009.  I am currently researching its status.

Email #1

From: motors@ebay.com <invoice@motors-vpp-payment.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at xx:xx PM
Subject: Your Invoice From eBay For Item: 2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT
To: xxxx
eBay sent this message to xxxxxxx. Your full name is included to show this message originated from eBay’s Safe Harbor Service… eBay Transaction ID #MML033556411

Dear xxxxx, Thank you for your purchase. The total for your item(s) below is $3,700.00. You should feel confident paying through eBay Escrow. You do not have to worry about ensuring data: access to any confidential information will not be granted. All your personal information is encrypted and will be stored on one of our secure servers . Safe and Secure Payment for our Customers • 128-bit Encryption Your transaction is secured at the highest level. • Privacy Protection We share your information with third parties only to complete the transaction. For other purposes, we specifically request your permission. As a protective measure for the parties involved in this transaction the funds will be held in our 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 will be sent to you shortly. Classifieds Item Title Qty. Price 2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 1 $3,700.00 Shipping & Handling (Includes any seller handling fees): $0.00 Total: $3,700.00 eBay Escrow acts as a third party to protect the buyer and seller All funds remain in an intermediary trust account until the transaction is concluded Deposits & payouts are instant eBay Escrow supports more languages & more than 35 different currencies Complete privacy & secured financial data The seller have an $20,000.00 deposit for buyer protection in our company, and if something goes wrong with your money or with the product, we two way to pay you back: 1.We will pay you the product value plus $1,000.00, 2.We will give you the money back from his deposit. We will hold the funds until you will make the confirmation that you received the item. If you have any questions please reply us only in this case. Important Information eBay Safe Harbor’s protection program guards you against such problems as misrepresentation, hidden damage, undisclosed damage, non-delivery, delayed shipping, shipments damaged and/or stolen in transit. To guard against any such event, you are given a period of 7 days to inspect the contents of the shipment for signs of the above and request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 working days. 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. This eBay invoice was sent from eBay SafeHarbor Team to xxxxx@home.com on behalf of another eBay member through the eBay platform and in accordance with our Privacy Policy Copyright © 1995-2010 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay.

Email #2

From: motors@ebay.com <invoice@motors-vpp-payment.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at xx:xx PM
Subject: eBay Payment Information For Item: 2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT
To: xxxx@home.com

eBay sent this message to xxxxx. Your full name is included to show this message originated from eBay’s Safe Harbor Service. eBay Transaction ID #MML033556411 eBay Transaction Started – Payment Instructions Dear xxxxx, The seller Kaitlyn Brewster started the transaction with eBay protection program eBay requires the payment for this item to be done through Money Gram money transfer service to a verified eBay agent. If you are not familiarized with the Money Gram money transfer services please visit: www.moneygram.com If you want to locate the nearest Money Gram Office in your area please Find Agent Location. You have to pay with cash at any Money Gram Office. NOTE: -The payment details are confidential and cannot be disclosed to anyone. The information and payment details are forbidden to disclose: Seller, Third Party Person and Money Gram. NOTE: -Transfer fees will be deducted from the rest of the total amount when you and the seller will finalize the transaction. -Most of the bank’s are not aware of our eBay privacy and policy so to achieve a smooth and pleasant transaction we suggest you to send the money for a personal business – MML033556411. NOTE: -The service you will have to use from Money Gram is a person to person transfer named Money Order. Important Informations: Once we receive your fax with proof of payment you’ll be notified. As soon as your payment is confirmed by our agent we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. Funds will remain in our agent’s custody untill you receive the item(s) ordered. After we have your confirmation that you received the item(s) and inspected it(them) the funds will be released to the seller. Delivery Information Payment Details First Name: xxxxx Last Name: xxxx Street: xxxx /State: xxxr / xx Zip code: xxxxx Country: United States Buyer: xxxxx Seller: Kaitlyn Brewster Down Payment: $0.00 Remaining Balance: $0.00 Shipping: $0.00 Total: $3,700.00 Congratulations You Are Approved To Buy! Payment is required within 3 business days. If you have any questions please reply us only in this case. Shipping Information Shipping & Handling: $0.00 (Includes any seller handling fees) Item Name: 2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT Shipping Status: Ready to Ship Delivery shall be via DAS – Dependable Auto Shippers track and trace method to the Buyer’s address specified in the payment invoice. eBay Agent Payment Details: How to make payment? First Name: Ashton Last Name: Gordon Street: 555 NE 15th St City /State: Miami / FL Zip code: 33132 Country: United States Payment Instructions: To submit the payment with Money Gram, you have 4 steps: 1. Locate the nearest Money Gram Office. 2. Make the payment in cash using our eBay agent details. 3. Send us the scanned copy of Money Gram payment receipt in attachment by E-mail only to this case or Write the info and give us reply with the following information: – 8 digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN): – Exact sender’s name on file with Money Gram – Your street address on file with Money Gram – City and country where you sent the money from – Amount; 4. Confirm the payment by sending us the Money Gram payment receipt in attachment by E-mail only to this case and by Fax to this number: 1 (408)-457-9438 . *Please do not make any marks on the transfer copy. *The following information must be readable. Marketplace Safety Tips Pay with Money Gram – Money Gram is the fast, easy and secure way to pay on eBay. Protect yourself from spoof (fake) email and websites. Take the Spoof Tutorial to learn about ways to protect your account including Account Guard. 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. This eBay invoice was sent from eBay SafeHarbor Team to xxxxx@home.com.com on behalf of another eBay member through the eBay platform and in accordance with our Privacy Policy Copyright © 1995-2010 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc.

email #3 (written in text [non-html] in an attempt to escape the spam filters)

From: motors@ebay.com <invoice@motors-vpp-payment.com>

Date: Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at xx:xx PM

Subject: Important Notice! eBay-Transaction ID #MML033556411

To: xxxxx@here.com.com

Item Description: 2004 GMS Envoy XUV SLT

Transaction ID#:MML033556411

Dear xxxxx,

Please inform us if you have received the invoice for payment. Once we receive the fax from you that will include the payment details as explained above, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We will hold the payment until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the product you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment to the seller. You will receive further details regarding the shipping process (courier information, tracking method, expected delivery date) after the payment confirmation.

You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy an item over the eBay Motors and your seller requested to use eBay Vehicle Protection Program. The eBay Motors vehicle protection programs offer a set of services that build protection into every step of the vehicle buying process. Some of the elements are automatically included when you buy a vehicle covered by the program element (not all elements are available for all vehicles) while some of the elements are available for a small fee. The eBay Motors vehicle protection program is your safety net in the rare occasion that something goes wrong.

NOTE: The service you will have to use from Money Gram is a person to person transfer named Money Order.

*NOTE: It may occur that your e-mail doesn’t support HTML language and that is why you haven’t received the invoice from us. Please check your bulk/junk/spam/ messages, the invoice may have ended there because of the ever increasing filters of the e-mails now days.

Thank you for using eBay.
eBay Financial Department, eBay Inc.

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Ebay does not conduct business in this manner. Ashton Gordon is not a representative of Ebay.

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