Scammer Database

Scammer – 2007 John Deere 3520 Tractor

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on January 20, 2010

Since he stated it four times, I think he wants to be contacted at belenfloras@live.com.

Here is the text of his Craigslist ad:

2007 John Deere 3520 Tractor 4×4 75 HR. Fact. Warranty $5800 – $5800

Date: 2010-01-19, 9:33AM EST
Reply to: see below
2007 John Deere 3520 Tractor 4×4 75 HR. Fact. Warranty $5800
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT : belenfloras@live.com

Make: John Deere
Model: 3520
Model Year: 2007
Hours: 77
Drive: 4WD
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Cylinders: 4
Engine HP: 37
Transmission: Hydrostatic
Condition: Used
Factory Warranty: Yes
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT : belenfloras@live.com
2007 John Deere 3520 Hydro 4×4 compact tractor with 77 hours.
Still under factory warranty!!!
Has the hood guard,rear remotes
I ordered it with the Mid. PTO rear light, and cruise control.
Has R4 Industrial tires that are like new.
540 rear PTO
Tractor was used to till my garden and mow part of my lot
I am the only operator
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT : belenfloras@live.com
Comes with these attachments:
John Deere 300CX loader W/ Quick park system
John Deere 673 Tiller (that works awesome)
I Match Quick Hitch
And a Ford bush Hog
Everything works great.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT : belenfloras@live.com

I requested some info on the tractor and got this reply in 8 minutes:


Hello, thank you for your interest in my 2007 John Deere 3520 + Attachments.The tractor is in excellent running condition. I recently moved in Miamisburg, OH and I have the John Deere with me. I will ship it from here on my expense through DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers).The payment will be handled securely through eBay.They will handle the financial part of this transaction, I will only take care of the shipping.If you want to make this purchase, the final price is $5800.I ask a little for this great John Deere since I am passing through a divorce with my husband and I need to get rid of it fast.I can`t afford to waste time on advertising the tractor at the true value. If you’re willing to make this purchase, contact me asap and let’s start the transaction.Send me your name and address so I can start the case with eBay. They will contact you by email with instructions.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Belen

Make: John Deere
Model: 3520
Model Year: 2007
Serial Number: LV3520H359123
Hours: 77
Drive: 4WD
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Cylinders: 4
Engine HP: 37
Transmission: Hydrostatic
Condition: Used
Factory Warranty: Yes
2007 John Deere 3520 Hydro 4×4 compact tractor with 77 hours.
Still under factory warranty!!!
Has the hood guard,rear remotes
I ordered it with the Mid. PTO rear light, and cruise control.
Has R4 Industrial tires that are like new.
540 rear PTO
Tractor was used to till my garden and mow part of my lot
I am the only operator
Comes with these attachments:
John Deere 300CX loader W/ Quick park system
John Deere 673 Tiller (that works awesome)
I Match Quick Hitch
And a Ford bush Hog
Everything works great.

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  1. Kevin Hanson said, on January 31, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Just want to thank you. I stumbled on this scammer database by accident and it confirmed my suspicions as I nearly was taken in by belenfloras@live.com concerning the Jan. 28th posting of a “2007 John Deere 3520 Tractor” for sale on craigslist for $7200. These lowlifes sure seem convincing. He wants me to wait on E-bay to contact me as I sent him my address and phone # so he/she can prepare the case so I can make the payment and prepare the shipping of the tractor from Miamisburg, Ohio. I thought I was older and wiser before. Today… I really am. 😦

  2. Chief said, on January 31, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Kevin, you’re not the first to be fooled by these guys, and unfortunately, not the last. 😦 We’re glad you found our site, but had your suspicions not been raised, you never would have checked it out, so give yourself some credit for good intuition.

    Tell all your friends and family to be on guard when trading on the internet. Never send money to an individual you do not know personally via Moneygram or Western Union. Craigslist is for dealing with traders on a local basis. If you can’t touch the vehicle before you pay for it, save your money for a real seller.

    — Chief

  3. David said, on February 6, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I was a little too curious about an ad I came across on kijiji. But it was good, but not too good to be true. The ad was for 2003 Acura MDX Great Condition $5900 and in 10 mins I got a reply:

    From: “Shawna Rose” Add sender to Contacts
    To: xxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.com,

    Thank you for your interest in my 2003 ACURA MDX 4WD. The car looks exactly as pictured, has 118,470 miles on, has no mechanical flaws and I will agree selling it for $5.700 CAD. I am willing to sell it fast, so get back to me only if you’re ready to make this purchase. This is a very well maintained car, always garaged, clear title under my name and in hand. The reason why I`m selling it at this price is because I need a fast transaction, I`m relocating soon because of my new job and I can`t afford to waste time on advertising the car at the true value. If you’re willing to make this purchase, contact me asap and let’s start the transaction.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,
    Shawna

    I googled his response and up came your john deer scammer. Just thought I would drop a line.

  4. Chief said, on February 6, 2010 at 8:25 am

    David,
    Thanks for your comments and posting the text of the scammer’s email. Every little bit will help the next potential victim avoid being scammed. — Chief

  5. chris said, on February 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    same thing only the name was susan brown.i sent my info but no cash thank goodness.When i began talking about coming to get the tractor in person they stopped talking.

  6. Scott said, on February 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    annette885@msn.com

    On Boston Craigslist.

    Now we have a dead husband

    “My husband died in Iraq 3 months ago and I along with my daughter decided to sell the house and move to my sister. I can’t afford to take days off my work for this sale so i’m trying to sell it online.”

    And trying to use Ebay!

  7. Chief said, on February 22, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Chris, seeing the vehicle in person is key to a successful Craigslist deal! You did well! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! – Chief

  8. Chief said, on February 22, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Thanks for posting, Scott. A new gentle twist on an old swindle, huh? 🙂 — Chief

  9. Scammer ER said, on March 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    First:
    My wife was recently promoted so we had to move in Montana .Besides, there are lot of things which have priority now, so, the tractor has to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $ 3,550 for the tractor for you if you will buy it today or tomorrow .Due to the fact I am very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the tractor is already to the shipping company and will be delivered from there very fast, shipping costs are included in the price.The transaction will be made under eBay’s buyer protection plan.This way you can receive assistance for the purchase, title transfer, etc. So, please reply back with your full name and shipping address if you are really interested in purchasing the tractor so we can start the arrangements!

    From: Terry Cooper [mailto:cooperty@msn.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 2:21 PM
    To: me
    Subject: RE: is the tractor still for sale?

    Hi,
    The tractor is still for sale and is in mint condition. It is in very good condition, and it runs great. If you’d like to view some additional pictures here is a link:
    http://img651.imageshack.us/slideshow/player.php?id=img651/9819/12675513039ty.smil
    Here you have some details:
    NEW (only 47.0 hrs) John Deere 3520 with 4 wd Compact Utility Tractor with factory air pressurized cab including air conditioning, heater and radio system. This cab tractor is a new series for 2006 and this one is including all of the extras that I have for it that are also NEW.

    Then a follow up email:
    As we speak the tractor is already at the shipping company in Montana and was put into a container and now is ready to be shipped. I am located out of the city due to occupational obligations so unfortunately this means we can do the deal only through eBay .

    Since I presume you are not familiar with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program, I have briefly described the eBay transaction steps below:

    1. Buyer, seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions)
    2. Buyer sends money to eBay.
    3. eBay confirms to seller that the amount has been received.
    4. Seller performs the required services (shipping, insurance).
    5. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay about the acceptance.
    6. eBay releases the money to seller.

    As you can see, you will receive the tractor BEFORE any money is released to me. You will get the chance to inspect it, test drive it and everything you like while your money is still safely held in eBay’s account. ONLY after you confirm to eBay that you agree with the tractor, they will release the money to me.

    If, for some reason, you disagree with the tractor (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my tractor is like in the photos and run great ) it will be shipped back to me on my expense and eBay will send you your money back.
    If you wish to proceed further, I will need your complete name, address and phone number so I can start the transaction with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program.
    Thanks, Terry

  10. Chief said, on March 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for posting the text of the scammer’s email. Every little bit helps the next potential victim avoid losing his money! — Chief

  11. Sean said, on March 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    This looks like the same scammer trying to do it again

    Thank you for taking the time to post your story. You saved my son and I almost $3,000.00 and a lot of disappointment. Below are the details of Terrys latest scam. It is posted on Craigs list now. How can these guys get away with this. It really sounds like you are protected by ebay buyer protection plan.

    Craigs List Ad

    Two Yamaha big bear & kodiak with trailer – $2900

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: 2010-03-02, 2:59PM EST
    Reply to: see below

    ——————————————————————————–

    Up for auction are two Yamaha big bear & kodiak with automatic transmission, 400 cc engine size, 4 wd and only 190/197 miles. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $ 2,900 for both atvs ( trailer is included in the price )
    For more info contact me to: trycooper@msn.com

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

    PostingID: 1625246640

    email reply

    Hi,
    The atv’s are 2001 model, 4×4 both, 400 cc engine size both and automatic transmission both. The atv’s still for sale, are in mint condition (very good condition) and runs great. My wife was recently promoted so we had to move in Montana. Besides, there are lot of things which have priority now, so, the atvs have to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $ 2,900 for the both atvs (trailer is included in the price) for you if you will buy it today or tomorrow. Due to the fact I am very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the atvs are already to the shipping company and will be delivered from there very fast, shipping costs are included in the price. The transaction will be made under eBay’s buyer protection plan. This way you can receive assistance for the purchase, title transfer, etc. So, please reply back with your full name and shipping address if you are really interested in purchasing the atvs so we can start the arrangements! Here you can see more pics:

    Thanks

    As we speak the atvs are already at the shipping company in Montana and was put into a container and now is ready to be shipped. I am located out of the city due to occupational obligations so unfortunately this means we can do the deal only through eBay .

    Since I presume you are not familiar with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program, I have briefly described the eBay transaction steps below:

    1. Buyer, seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions)
    2. Buyer sends money to eBay.
    3. eBay confirms to seller that the amount has been received.
    4. Seller performs the required services (shipping, insurance).
    5. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay about the acceptance.
    6. eBay releases the money to seller.

    As you can see, you will receive the atvs BEFORE any money is released to me. You will get the chance to inspect it, test drive it and everything you like while your money is still safely held in eBay’s account. ONLY after you confirm to eBay that you agree with the vehicles, they will release the money to me.

    If, for some reason, you disagree with the atvs (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my atvs are like in the photos and run great ) it will be shipped back to me on my expense and eBay will send you your money back.
    If you wish to proceed further, I will need your complete name, address and phone number so I can start the transaction with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program.
    Thanks, Terry

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Terry Cooper
    To: me – intentionally ommitted
    Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 1:55:36 PM
    Subject: RE: Kodiak & Big Bear

    Hi,
    The atv’s are 2001 model, 4×4 both, 400 cc engine size both and automatic transmission both. The atv’s still for sale, are in mint condition (very good condition) and runs great. My wife was recently promoted so we had to move in Montana. Besides, there are lot of things which have priority now, so, the atvs have to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $ 2,900 for the both atvs (trailer is included in the price) for you if you will buy it today or tomorrow. Due to the fact I am very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the atvs are already to the shipping company and will be delivered from there very fast, shipping costs are included in the price. The transaction will be made under eBay’s buyer protection plan. This way you can receive assistance for the purchase, title transfer, etc. So, please reply back with your full name and shipping address if you are really interested in purchasing the atvs so we can start the arrangements! Here you can see more pics:

    Thanks

    Third reply

    I already signed a contract with eBay and shipping company and I can’t get back so you don’t have to be worried. So, I only ship the atv’s with the trailer. Upon purchase you will receive all the documents (title, bill of sale, atv’s manuals, etc.) required for registration. Both the title and bill of sale will be signed so you legally become the owner of the atv’s and the trailer. As soon as ebay has received payment from you the shipping process starts within one business day and the atv’s will reach its destination within 1-3 business days. If you’re interested send me your details and I’ll inform ebay and after I’ll call you to speak about our deal.
    Thank you, Terry

  12. Chief said, on March 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Sean, we’re glad you found the site in your search for information. These criminals span all types of vehicles, so I appreciate your posting the text of the scammer’s email. While we can’t force potential victims to do a Google search, all of us together can make sure a Google search for details leads those buyers to good, factual information. Thanks for joining the battle. — Chief

  13. christine said, on March 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Thank goodness for this site! Thanks to all of you who have posted this! Be sure to keep posting email addresses and the various emails this scum bag uses!!!! I saw the ad for this tractor on craiglist yesterday (March 27, 2010), but became suspicious when the posting was gone today, and he was still emailing me about shipping it. I googled the name and tractor model and found this website. Thank you! The email address he used was cooperty@msn.com.

    What a low life scum bag!!!!!!!!

    Hi,
    The tractor is still for sale and is in mint condition. It is in very good condition, and it runs great. It comes with two sets of wheels and tires. Turf and R2. It has the 200x loader, a 48″ box scraper, 62″ mower deck, and the ballast box. I am relocating and cannot take the tractor with me. This is my favorite yard toy (“tool” as i tell my wife) and i will miss it greatly. It needs nothing, is in excellent condition and runs flawlessly. It have only 67 hours, 23 engine HP, hydrostatic transmission, 4 WD, 3 cylinders, diesel.
    My wife was recently promoted so we had to move in Montana .Besides, there are lot of things which have priority now, so, the tractor has to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $ 5,250 for the tractor for you if you will buy it today or tomorrow .Due to the fact I am very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the tractor is already to the shipping company and will be delivered from there very fast, shipping costs are included in the price.The transaction will be made under eBay’s buyer protection plan.This way you can receive assistance for the purchase. So, please reply back with your full name and shipping address if you are really interested in purchasing the tractor so we can start the arrangements!
    If you’d like to view some additional pictures here is a link:

    Thank you, Terry

  14. christine said, on March 28, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Here is the second email where he tells me how the transaction works:

    The tractor is a JD 2210 model. If you’d like to view some additional pictures here is a link:

    As we speak the tractor is already at the shipping company in Montana and was put into a container and now is ready to be shipped. And yes it can be shipped to Danville PA. I am located out of the city due to occupational obligations so unfortunately this means we can do the deal only through eBay .

    Since I presume you are not familiar with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program, I have briefly described the eBay transaction steps below:

    1. Buyer, seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions)
    2. Buyer sends money to eBay.
    3. eBay confirms to seller that the amount has been received.
    4. Seller performs the required services (shipping, insurance).
    5. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay about the acceptance.
    6. eBay releases the money to seller.

    As you can see, you will receive the tractor BEFORE any money is released to me. You will get the chance to inspect it, test drive it and everything you like while your money is still safely held in eBay’s account. ONLY after you confirm to eBay that you agree with the tractor, they will release the money to me.

    If, for some reason, you disagree with the tractor (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my tractor is like in the photos and run great ) it will be shipped back to me on my expense and eBay will send you your money back.
    If you wish to proceed further, I will need your complete name, address and phone number so I can start the transaction with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program.
    Thanks, Terry

  15. Chief said, on March 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Christine, we’re glad you found us. Thanks for posting the text of the criminal’s email. — Chief

  16. Robert Gray said, on April 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I also about became a victim of this cooper person wityh the same items the atvs and trailer for 2900.00 If anyone needs I have a long run of email converstion with him.

  17. dave said, on May 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Two Yamaha big bear & kodiak with trailer ‘Terry Cooper’ trycooper@msn.com just posted the same atv ad on CL

    Hi,
    The atv’s are 2001 model, 4×4 both, 400 cc engine size both and automatic transmission both. The atv’s are still for sale, are in mint condition (very good condition) and runs great. My wife was recently promoted so we had to move in Montana. Besides, there are lot of things which have priority now, so, the atvs have to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $ 2,900 for the both atvs (trailer is included in the price) for you if you will buy it today or tomorrow. Due to the fact I am very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the atvs are already to the shipping company and will be delivered from there very fast, shipping costs are included in the price. The transaction will be made under eBay’s buyer protection plan. This way you can receive assistance for the purchase, title transfer, etc. So, please reply back with your full name and shipping address if you are really interested in purchasing the atvs so we can start the arrangements! Here you can see more pics:

    Thanks

  18. Bill said, on May 8, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Scammer still at it. I became suspicious for several reasons, the low price of the tractor, the quick response from the seller/scammer and the fact that I can’t put my hands on the tractor before buying.

    Here’s the Craigslist ad:

    2005 John Deere 2210 – $5250
    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: 2010-04-22, 1:23PM EDT
    Reply to: see below
    ——————————————————————————–
    You are looking on a John Deere sub compact tractor in excellent condition. It comes with two sets of wheels and tires. Turf and R2. It has the 200x loader, a 48″ box scraper, 62″ mower deck, and the ballast box. I am relocating and cannot take the tractor with me. This is my favorite yard toy (“tool” as i tell my wife) and i will miss it greatly. It needs nothing, is in excellent condition and runs flawlessly.
    email cooperty@msn.com with pictures and info of sale.

    Here’s the text of the email I received after making an inquiry.

    Hi,
    The tractor is still for sale and is in mint condition. It is in very good condition, and it runs great. It comes with two sets of wheels and tires. Turf and R2. It has the 200x loader, a 48″ box scraper, 62″ mower deck, and the ballast box. I am relocating and cannot take the tractor with me. This is my favorite yard toy (“tool” as i tell my wife) and i will miss it greatly. It needs nothing, is in excellent condition and runs flawlessly. It have only 67 hours, 23 engine HP, hydrostatic transmission, 4 WD, 3 cylinders, diesel.
    My wife was recently promoted so we had to move in Montana .Besides, there are lot of things which have priority now, so, the tractor has to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $ 5,250 for the tractor for you if you will buy it today or tomorrow .Due to the fact I am very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the tractor is already to the shipping company and will be delivered from there very fast, shipping costs are included in the price.The transaction will be made under eBay’s buyer protection plan.This way you can receive assistance for the purchase. So, please reply back with your full name and shipping address if you are really interested in purchasing the tractor so we can start the arrangements!
    If you’d like to view some additional pictures here is a link:

    Thank you, Terry

  19. Bob said, on June 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Hi folks,
    Came across another one this time for a 2007 John Deere 4720 with loader and backhoe for $14,700 on CL. The email reply was almost exactly as you see one’s posted on this site: used a womans name, claimed divorce, busy with her work, can’t meet in person, deal can only be done through eBay, etc. It’s amazing how consistent the script is with these scammers. If you see any of these warning signs when looking at a deal that seems too good to be true be aware of the scam artist lurking behind it.

    For reference, here’s the email I recieved when I asked to meet in person. The scammer used the name Jessica Forker.

    Hi again,

    The tractor is already at the delivery company in Miami, Florida sealed and ready for delivery. I’m very busy with my job and I`m left out of town so I can’t meet you in person, so this is the reason why I chose to sell my tractor over the Internet. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them. This is how it will work. First of all I will need your full name and full delivery address. After I will receive the info, I will forward them to eBay. They will process your info and will send us both invoices. eBay will send you all the details on how to make a refundable payment. They holds the funds until the tractor is delivered to buyer, inspected and the buyer confirms that he received the tractor in the described condition. According with the eBay you have 5 days from the time you receive the tractor to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not. If you for any reason will not like the tractor (but I assure you that will not happening) eBay will refund the money and I will instruct the delivery company to store the tractor until I will find a new buyer. Is not necessary to delivery the tractor back. If you wish to make the transaction, please send me the necessary info so that we can proceed.
    I look forward to hear from you.

    Thank you,
    Jessica

  20. Brent said, on October 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I recently saw an ad on Craigslist for a tractor for sale so I emailed with interest. “Barbara” replied to me with the email you see below. Some people are just plain SICK!!

    Hope this helps save some one some grief!

    Brent


    from: “Barbara Anderson”, anderson_barbara@comcast.net or anderson.barbara23@yahoo.com.
    My name is Barbara Anderson,
    I am emailing you regarding the 2003 John Deere 5105 that I have for sale.My tractor is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. It has 2,800 hours,Horsepower:50 ,green exterior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name.I’m selling my son’s tractor, who died in Iraq four months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great .Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the tractor of your dead son, no offence)As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this tractor is $2,300.00 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .

    Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    My best wishes,

    Barbara

  21. Chief said, on October 15, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Yes, they are sick people who have turned to crime for a living.

    — Chief

  22. Brent said, on October 15, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Below is the next comunication I have recieved from “Barbara” in regard to payment through ebay. You may want to consider putting this into the original post chief.

    Hello again,
    I`m located in Atlanta, GA(the tractor is here with me) right now because i got a new job here,the thing is i`m very busy and i don`t have time to stay and meet with all my potential buyers, that is why i gave to a shipping company that will ship it to the next owner(on my cost). I will make the deal only to eBay. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 5 days testing period after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay ( full name, full address and phone number ) so we can get things started.

    Thank you,

    Barbara

  23. Corine said, on October 20, 2010 at 11:45 am

    2 Messages from “Barbara regarding a 2008 Harley. Im kinda pist now. Thank goodness I researched the name and came up on your site.

    Hello and sorry for the delay,

    I want to thank you for your interesting buying my 2008 Harley-Davidson Touring Road King with 3,591 miles.

    To see the pics click on the link:
    http://s1113.photobucket.com/albums/k509/HarleyDavidsonTouringRoadKing/?albumview=slideshow

    I hope I will not bother with this story. Because of my handicap (I am deaf-mute) internet is the only place where I can try to sell the bike. I hope I will be able to answer all the questions you might have by email as any other type of communication will be impossible. Unfortunately my son passed away in Kandahar last year. Now as I have no family left, the bike will be my gift, my gift in the memory of my son…Money is not a problem! All I want is to find the right person who will love and take care of this bike. The price I am after is $2,600. You may wonder why I ask this small amount for this bike. Well…the truth is that I decided to do this only as form of protest. This is exactly what I have received as compensation after my son died serving his country. Nothing more, nothing less!!! It is very clean, garaged all the time, and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. This is already arranged as I have had it listed elsewhere, had it prepared for shipping, Let me know if you are interested, email back.

    Regards,
    Barbara Anderson

    2nd email regarding payment:
    Hello again,
    The bike has been meticulously maintained by my son, is in excellent condition , has never been wrecked or damaged. This bike was a present for my son, I have the title still registered under my name paid in full ready to be signed over. I am located in Atlanta,GA and the bike is at the shipping company,ready to be shipped at your place. I will pay $200 when I will start the shipping and you will pay $60 when you get the bike delivered to your address. I chose eBay as our third party because they offer protection both of us, they save me lot of time, they handle all the paperwork and collection of selling price, and will hold the payment until you decide to keep the bike. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and full shipping address. The selling plan is very easy and safe. First eBay will send you the invoice via e-mail, then you have to make the payment. Right after eBay will check the payment as available, they will confirm me and I can ship the bike to your address. You will have 5 days to inspect the bike, if you like it we have a deal. The lawyer and the notary from eBay will take care of all needed papers. Otherwise eBay will refund you the money immediately and the bike will be taken from your place, on my cost. But I am sure the second situation will not happen because the bike looks and runs great as it was new. I know you will simply fall in love with this bike once you will drive it first. Please let me know your decision about this deal.

    Thanks for your cooperation!
    Barbara Anderson

  24. Chief said, on October 20, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Corine, it’s better to be pissed than broke, huh 😉

    We’re glad you found us. Now to pay us back, your job is to be sure to let all your friends and family know how these scams work. We want no one else to be ripped off.

    — Chief

  25. Ron said, on November 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Hi all . . . Just got this reponse today from an inquiry about a 2003 Toyota 4Runner for sale.

    Hello,
    My name is Anderson Barbara,
    I am emailing you regarding the 2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 that I have for sale.My suv is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. It has 96,187 miles,engine: 4.0L V6 ,black exterior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name.I’m selling my son’s SUV, who died in Iraq four months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great .Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the suv of your dead son, no offence)As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this suv is $2,700.00 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .

    Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    My best wishes,

    Barbara

  26. marc said, on November 11, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Barbara is listing a toyota pickup for sale now. Here is her response to my inquiry. Watch out!

    My name is Anderson Barbara,
    I am emailing you regarding the 2004 TOYOTA TACOMA DOUBLE CAB 2WD that I have for sale.My truck is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. It has 59000 miles,engine: 6 Cylinder ,wite exterior and Gray interior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name.I’m selling my son’s truck, who died in Iraq four months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great .Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the truck of your dead son, no offence)As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this truck is $2,800.00 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .

    Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    My best wishes,

  27. Rick said, on November 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Barbara is listing a 2003 Volvo XC90 SUV for sale now in San Fransico South Bay area. Here is her response to my inquiry. Watch out! Here is a hard working criminal that works on Thanksgiving! I almost believed it but I remembered the old “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.”

    from: anderson_b​arbara@comc​ast.net

    Hello,
    My name is Anderson Barbara . Thanks for being interested in buying my 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 . The suv is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 85,329 , automatic transmission , 2.9L I6 engine size , gasoline , Blue exterior and Black interior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name … The price is $2,800.00 if you want to buy it today or tomorrow.
    I’m selling my son’s suv , who died in Iraq two months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great . Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the suv of your dead son, no offense)

    Here are the pictures with the suv: http://s1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc439/2003_Volvo_XC90_T6_look/?albumview=slideshow

    I can provide VIN # to check on your own, also I can send you more details too . Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .
    Thank you,

    Barbara

    Have a nice Thanksgiving all!
    Rick

  28. Kevin said, on November 30, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Sorry, I can’t close a face to face deal as I’m not in the country. That’s the reason I’ve chosen to use eBay in order to close the deal.

    Let me explain you the process..

    It will be shipped from Madison and I’ll pay the shipping to your location.

    You will send the funds to eBay Int. I will start the shipping in the same day with the payment confirmation. When you’ll receive the tractor you’ll have 3 days for testing. If it’s ok then they will release the money to me. If the tractor is not as I described eBay will refund you 100% and I will pay the shipping return.

    Tell me your decision and I will contact eBay Int. regarding our transaction. after that they will send you the information of the purchasing.

    Thanks

    Gary Weber

  29. Tom said, on November 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Here is another scam from Barbara Anderson

    Hi,
    Thanks for being interested in buying my truck!It`s in perfect condition,no scratches,damages and never been implicated in any accidents.It has only 114400 km and the price is $4,800 CAD.It comes with a new set of winter tires and it has never been smoked in.Because of my divorce settlement,i own this truck and as a woman without driver`s license i don`t need it so i`m trying to get rid of it as soon as possible(that`s why i`m selling it so cheap).We will use eBay`s Vehicle Purchase Protection plan for our both safety,i want only legit transactions..Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    Have a great day!

  30. Jonathan Lunsford said, on January 31, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I replied to this same Craigslist ad but had different email and location. Same scam though-FYI BEWARE.

    2007 John Deere 3720 with Cab and Lots of Attachments for $5,700.00

    I live in Regina, SK, Canada and the tractor is here with me. It has clear title cleared of any obligations or fees (no lien) and it it registered in US, I’ve just moved here. It will be shipped from Regina and I’ll pay the delivery costs.

    I want to close this deal through eBay. They will keep the amount paid until you’ll receive, inspect and agree with the tractor. I’ll start the delivery process in the same day with the payment confirmation. It will arrive at your address in 5-7 days. I will give you 3 days for inspection.

    Tell me if you are still interested and I will contact eBay regarding our transaction. Then they will send you the information about the purchasing.
    Thanks!

    chris.brown48@msn.com


    Also, this one about a John Deer 3320:

    Re : 2007 John Deere 3320 for $5,300

    I live in Regina, SK, Canada and the tractor is here with me. It has clear title cleared of any obligations or fees (no lien) and it it registered in US, I’ve just moved here. It will be shipped from Regina and I’ll pay the delivery costs.

    I want to close this deal through eBay. They will keep the amount paid until you’ll receive, inspect and agree with the tractor. I’ll start the delivery process in the same day with the payment confirmation. It will arrive at your address in 5-7 days. I will give you 3 days for inspection.

    Tell me if you are still interested and I will contact eBay regarding our transaction. Then they will send you the information about the purchasing.
    Thanks!

    edwin.collins@msn.com

    Thanks,
    Jon

  31. Chief said, on January 31, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Jonathan, thanks for posting the text of the criminal’s emails. It will help someone avoid being taken.

    Chief

  32. tony desimone said, on February 24, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    hi i came across this website looking for an for apurchase of a 2006 bob cat with attachsments has anyone know if this is a scame please help me thanks tony

  33. Chief said, on February 24, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Tony,

    If your search led you here, there is a 99% chance it is a scam.

    Is the seller shipping the vehicle to you “free”? -> SCAM … no seller pays for shipping
    Did the seller advertise in your area, then tell you the vehicle is somewhere else? -> SCAM
    Did the seller give some sob story about needing to sell fast? -> SCAM

    If you have sent the criminal money, RUN to Western Union to stop the process. Then, if you have an email from the scammer, feel free to post it in a comment. Please include the criminal’s email address with that email.

    — Chief

  34. tililiah said, on February 25, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Hello,
    My name is Anderson Barbara. Thanks for being interested in buying my 2001 BMW 325i. The car is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 131,656, manual transmission , 2.5L I6 engine size , gasoline , rear wheel drive ,gray exterior and interior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name … The price is $1,700.00 if you want to buy it today or tomorrow.
    I’m selling my son’s car, who died in Iraq two months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great . Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the car of your dead son, no offense)

    http://s1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb396/2001_BMW_3-Series_325i/?albumview=slideshow

    I can provide VIN # to check on your own, also I can send you more details too . Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .
    Thank you,
    Barbara

  35. tony desimone said, on February 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    chief thank you i really though this was areally deal i have never dealt with craigs list so i was un sure his e mail is i was in contact with him up until two weeks ago and he hasnt responded to my calling to purchase he was very convincing but this scum should be burned in hell for doing this. i thank you for your honesty. let me know thank tony

  36. Rick said, on February 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Yea got me, too. Well I’m not that gullible. I could tell something didn’t sound right when he started talking about shipping a vehicle and eBay. LOL I got the story of MY SON JUST DIED IN IRAQ. That one really pisses me off. Just one of the most disrespectful things I’ve seen in a while. Just give me five minutes with this guy. Well, guess I could just post the e-mail here. Funny thing is, this guy says in the e-mail,”Put yourself n my shoes…..” I wish we could literally put him in the shoes of the American Soldiers or the shoes of the American soldiers parents that have actually LOST their sons or daughters. Hooah!
    HERE IT IS:

    Hello,
    My name is Anderson Barbara. Thanks for being interested in buying my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 89,699, automatic transmission , 6 Cylinder 4.0L engine size , gasoline , 4 wheel drive , white exterior and saddle interior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name … The price is $2,850.00 if you want to buy it today or tomorrow.
    I’m selling my son’s SUV, who died in Iraq two months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great . Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the SUV of your dead son, no offense)
    I`m located in Great Falls,MT (the SUV is here with me) right now because i got a new job here,the thing is i`m very busy and i don`t have time to stay and meet with all my potential buyers, that is why i gave to a shipping company that will ship it to the next owner(on my cost). I will make the deal only to eBay. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 10 days testing period after delivery. During that 10 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay ( full name, full address ) so we can get things started.

    http://s1089.photobucket.com/albums/i349/1998_Jeep_Grand_Cherokee/?albumview=slideshow

    I can provide VIN # to check on your own, also I can send you more details too . Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .
    Thank you,
    Barbara

  37. Chief said, on February 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Rick,
    Thanks for posting the text of the criminal’s email. Please send another comment with the criminal’s email address. Emails are commonly-searched-for items that lead potential victims to our warnings. If you want to some reading that lends some insight into the difficulty of catching these guys, read this article.
    – Chief

  38. Jessie said, on March 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    The below is the email I received when I contacted this so called Jessica Forker about a 2007 Tahoe… So ridiculous what some people will do for money. Get off your lazy butt and and a real job!

    From: jessica forker
    To: {obfuscated}
    Subject: Re: tahoe
    Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ(61,170 miles). Is in absolutely perfect condition and well maintained. I sell it at this price ($3,800) because I just finished the divorce with my husband. When the divorce was finished I owned this car. Anyway in this situation I can only watch it. I have some financial problems right now so I want to sell it asap and a fast sale can be done only at a low price. Unfortunately for me my daughter is in hospital and I can’t do this transaction personally, the transaction will be made through eBay protection program for the safety of both of us. The total price is $3,800 and it includes delivery to your address. If you want to buy it I just need your full name and address so I can open a case. You must know that eBay will contact you without any obligation to buy it or fees.
    Please reply me asap if interested.

    For more pictures Click the link bellow.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/115387954423397362641/2007ChevroletTahoe?authkey=Gv1sRgCKelroqL67Kr6AE#

    Jessica Forker

  39. Chief said, on March 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Jessie, thanks for posting. The criminal’s butts are likely in Eastern Europe. See this article and then this one.

  40. s and s said, on March 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    below are emails back and forth with someone who said they had a tractor forsale. im pretty sure this is a scam. he didnt want to talk on the phone and didnt want us to see it b4 percussing it. and like said in the emails we find it hard to believe that a tractor like that someone is selling for that cheep just cause of money problems but then wants to ship it to you by the time the person ships something like that they would have spent the money they would have made on it. so everyone watch out for this guy too which he sounds alot like the others prob the same person. we found this add on Craigs list

    Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:52:17 -0500
    From: frank_47cole@verizon.net
    Subject: RE: 2007 JOHN DEERE 3720 COMPACT UTILITY TRACTOR WITH ATTACHMENTS
    To:

    Hi,
    I appreciate your interest regarding my John Deere. I will sell it for $5,900 and the price includes the delivery costs.
    Let me know if you are still interested.
    Thanks!https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/scammer-2007-john-deere-3520-tractor/

    we are very interested in the tractor. is there a number i can call you on to talk about things just a little more info on it. and where are u located at. we are in big rapids. or if you wanna give me a call after 230 thats when i get out of work my number 231 598 **** thanks s~~~~~.

    From: frank_47cole@msn.com
    To: ~~~~~~~
    Subject: Re: 2007 JOHN DEERE 3720 COMPACT UTILITY TRACTOR WITH ATTACHMENTS
    Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011

    I live in Regina, SK, Canada, I’ve just moved and the tractor is here with me. It has clean title, cleared of any obligations or fees (no lien) and it is registered in US.

    I want to close this deal through eBay. It will be shipped from Regina and I’ll pay the delivery costs. It will arrive at your address in 5-7 days, then you’ll have 3 days for inspection. I’ll start the shipping process in the same day with the payment confirmation. eBay will keep the paid amount until you’ll receive, inspect and agree with the tractor. This is their policy regarding this type of transactions.

    Tell me if you are still interested and I will contact eBay regarding our transaction. Then they will send you the information about the purchasing.
    Thanks!


    I have a passport and my own truck and trailer i would rather come pick up the tractor my self as i am leery about purchasing something from the internet. If this is a possibility for you then please send me a contact number and or adress so i can plan my time off work and travel route

    From: frank_47cole@msn.com
    To: ~~~~~~~
    Subject: Re: 2007 JOHN DEERE 3720 COMPACT UTILITY TRACTOR WITH ATTACHMENTS
    Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011

    It will be shipped from Regina, SK and I’ll pay the delivery costs. After they will receive your amount, they will give me the OK to start the shipping process and I’ll do it in the same day if possible. You’ll have three days for inspection. Only after you’ll receive, inspect and agree with the tractor, eBay will release the money to me.
    eBay has a Return Policy available for the transactions, if the tractor is not as I described it or you’ll find something wrong with it (which I don’t think so), the total amount will be refunded by eBay and I will pay the shipping back.

    Tell me your decision and I will contact them regarding the sale. Then they will send you all the information about the purchasing.
    Thanks!

    I am having a hard time believing that the tractor is as you described and is only 5,900 dollars. I have seen similar tractors sell for over 25,000. I am not interested in buying anything that someone is not willing to show me themselves. If you are not interested in the terms i suggested then i am not going to be able to purchase the tractor.

    The price is way below the market value because I’m selling it due to my financial problems I have.

  41. Kaila said, on March 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Yep, this sounds all to familiar! Exactly the same I can’t believe these LOW LIFE’S can actually con so many people just to make some money, and even referencing our troops! Now that is down right disrespectful!!! I have a cousin in Iraq and I thought we could share a nice little sob story, but she or as I call her IT!!! Cause she’s nothing but a piece of shit to me!!! Didn’t respond to my heartfelt response, she continued with send money through WESTERN UNION… I told this to my boyfriend, and his brother told me that it is a nation wide scam, so I googled all I could, and was shocked to see the exact same writing… needless to say I ripped them a new one! Haven’t heard back, figures the pussies are to stupid to stand up for themselves. And targeting a 22 year old who is just looking for her very first rig, thank god your site was here or I would have been screwed! I am very thankful that there are still decent people out there who care about others, and not just themselves. So although I can’t thank you enough…..well THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

  42. Chief said, on March 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    We’re glad you found the site. Thanks go to the hundreds of contributors that have submitted the criminals’ emails.

    Good luck finding a “real” vehicle.

  43. darrel said, on March 19, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    frank_47cole@verizon.net is selling a motorhome on portland or craigslist. a $50k for only $5900, sounds too good to be true but thought id investigate it

  44. Jeanette said, on March 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Frank_47cole@msn.com selling a motorhome on Spokane craigslist. a $50k for only $5900. Checked into item and saw that it is a item for sell on ebay for over $33,000 right now and reserve is not met. His email communication was the same as the one for John Deere listed above. Right down to his location and desire to sell through ebay.

    Also checked google for Jayco Greyhawk – $5900 craigslist and found item posted in just about every state.

    Sorry for correction to location – noticed that I had left the “portland” location from previous email and not “Spokane”. I was looking in the Spokane, WA craigslist.

  45. Mathew Robison said, on March 23, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I got the same post but about a Jeep Grand Cherokee!

    Hello,
    My name is Anderson Barbara. Thanks for being interested in buying my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 89,699, automatic transmission , 6 Cylinder 4.0L engine size , gasoline , 4 wheel drive , white exterior and saddle interior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name … The price is $1,700.00 if you want to buy it today or tomorrow.
    I’m selling my son’s SUV, who died in Iraq two months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great . Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the SUV of your dead son, no offense)
    I`m located in Great Falls,MT (the SUV is here with me) right now because i got a new job here,the thing is i`m very busy and i don`t have time to stay and meet with all my potential buyers, that is why i gave to a shipping company that will ship it to the next owner(on my cost). I will make the deal only to eBay. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 10 days testing period after delivery. During that 10 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay ( full name, full address ) so we can get things started.

    http://s1089.photobucket.com/albums/i349/1998_Jeep_Grand_Cherokee/?albumview=slideshow

    I can provide VIN # to check on your own, also I can send you more details too . Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .
    Thank you,
    Barbara

  46. Mike C. said, on March 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    This same guy is now advertising a Jaco camper on Craigslist using the same email addy.

  47. Daniel said, on March 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I too found frank_47cole@msn.com on Craig’s list selling:

    FOR SALE 2005 Jayco Greyhawk camper for $5900

    I live in Regina, SK, Canada, I've just moved and the RV is here with me. It has clean title, cleared of any obligations or fees (no lien) and it is registered in US.

    I want to close this deal through eBay. It will be shipped from Regina and I'll pay the delivery costs. It will arrive at your address in 5-7 days, then you'll have 3 days for inspection. I'll start the shipping process in the same day with the payment confirmation. eBay will keep the paid amount until you'll receive, inspect and agree with the RV . This is their policy regarding this type of transactions.

    Tell me if you are still interested and I will contact eBay regarding our transaction. Then they will send you the information about the purchasing.
    Thanks!

  48. Christine said, on March 29, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Email from him when I asked to look at the RV. He was offering for $5900 – NADA value is about $35,000.

    I live in Regina, SK, Canada, I’ve just moved and the RV is here with me. It has clean title, cleared of any obligations or fees (no lien) and it is registered in US.

    I want to close this deal through eBay. It will be shipped from Regina and I’ll pay the delivery costs. It will arrive at your address in 5-7 days, then you’ll have 3 days for inspection. I’ll start the shipping process in the same day with the payment confirmation. eBay will keep the paid amount until you’ll receive, inspect and agree with the RV . This is their policy regarding this type of transactions.

    Tell me if you are still interested and I will contact eBay regarding our transaction. Then they will send you the information about the purchasing.
    Thanks!

  49. Chief said, on March 30, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Christine,
    The under-market prices are a common theme. However, it is also what draws in those victims looking for a great deal. The English is different in this one. I’m surmising that there are hundreds — if not thousands — of these scammers.

    Thanks for posting the text of the criminal’s email.

    — Chief

  50. todd williams said, on March 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    came across this same anderson_barbara@comcast.net about a jeep grand cherokkee and saidly i got scammed out of 1555 dollars. the police say they are working on it. i sent the money to tampa fl. western union. anyways, i find it really sickening that after i contacted craigslist about this issue they still haven’t responded or taken the listings for this person off the site.

  51. Chief said, on March 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Ouch, Todd. I am sorry this criminal took your money. You now know that these guys are professionals and do this all day – every day. They play upon the honesty in our culture. Please be sure to report it to the internet crime center at http://ic3.gov. That’s the law enforcement site that combines all the data together to enable them to see the commonalities among the cases and go after these fellows.

    Craigslist? It’s a cesspool. I never receive replies nor see any attempt at a countermeasure to abuse reports. The best you can do is flag it as spam.

    Thanks for posting. I regret we met this way.

    Chief

  52. String said, on March 31, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Hi there,
    I ran into this scam also, I relized it when I ask to see the rv and he said he is in Canada. and will pay the shipping. Who will ever sell something so cheep and pay a lot of money to have it shipped thousands of miles away. So I am in the process of screwing with him by going back and forth in emails saying I have family that lives there and they will come see it. but he still insists on shipping it. It is funny but wrong.

  53. Chief said, on March 31, 2011 at 9:30 am

    String,

    Feel free to amuse yourself by baiting the criminal, but remember — it’s not so funny to those who have lost thousands of dollars.

    Also, please play carefully. Remember, these individuals are criminals and emails sent from your email address — if not used behind a proxy — will identify your IP address to the receiver. Ask if you have questions.

    Chief -> horzluber[at]gmail.com

  54. Brad said, on April 3, 2011 at 1:48 am

    2007 yamaha YZF-r6 on craigslist for $2900

    Last email I sent was for this guy to contact me through phone before we go through with the transaction…. Haven’t heard from him since. Then I came across this website. Thanks! Please beware.

    Please read emails below:

    OK. Deal for 2,700.
     
    In order to step forward, I have to register the transaction with eBay. They will provide you right away with all the details (delivery and payment information). So please tell me if I can contact them regarding the purchase.
    Thanks!
     
    From: Brad
    To: Frank Cole
    Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Subject: Re: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6

    I appreciate the info. Would you be willing to take $2700 without the tank and saddle bags? Please let me know. Thanks. 

    On Mar 31, 2011, at 5:10 AM, “Frank Cole” wrote:

    It’s in perfect optical and mechanical condition, it has never been involved in an accident. Runs like new.
    I’m selling it due to my financial problems I have.
    Also the bike it’s stock.
     
    I live in Regina, SK, Canada, I’ve just moved and the bike is here with me. It has clean title, cleared of any obligations or fees (no lien) and it is registered in US.
     
    I want to close this deal through eBay. It will be shipped from Regina and I’ll pay the delivery costs. It will arrive at your address in 5-7 days, then you’ll have 3 days for inspection. I’ll start the shipping process in the same day with the payment confirmation. eBay will keep the paid amount until you’ll receive, inspect and agree with the bike. This is their policy regarding this type of transactions.
     
    Tell me if you are still interested and I will contact eBay regarding our transaction. Then they will send you the information about the purchasing.
    Thanks!

    From: Brad
    To: frank_47cole@msn.com
    Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Subject: Re: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6

    It is a good looking bike. Anything wrong with it? Has it had regular maintenance done? Ever been layed down? Scratches? Can I ask why you’re selling it? What are you including with the bike? Any customizations done to it? Where is the bike at? When would be a good time to look at it? 

    Thanks, 
    Brad 

    On Mar 30, 2011, at 7:00 PM, Frank Cole wrote:

    Hi,

    I appreciate your interest regarding my Bike. I will sell it for $2,900 and the price includes the delivery costs.

    Let me know if you are still interested.

    Thanks!

  55. Glenn said, on April 18, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Below is a brief e-main exchange between me and some cat named Andrew Parker. This exchange just happened today 4/18/11. He is still active scamming. BTW, The same ad is on Craigs List!!!

    Glenn

    From: poi-dog
    To: andrew.park@msn.com
    Subject: Re: 2007 John Deere 3720 with Cab and Lots of Attachments
    Date: Apr 18, 2011 5:19 PM
    Hi Andrew,

    I live in CA I don’t know where yo might be shipping it from But you say your price includes shipping & ins? Is that correct?

    Glenn

    From: Andrew Parker
    Sent: Apr 18, 2011 4:03 PM
    To: Undisclosed recipients@null, null@null
    Subject: Re: 2007 John Deere 3720 with Cab and Lots of Attachments

    Hi,

    I appreciate your interest regarding my John Deere 3720 .
    I will sell it for $5,700.The price includes shipping and insurance to your address.
    Let me know if you are still interested.

    Thanks.

    Andrew Parker

  56. Kelly said, on June 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I found anderson_barbara@comcast.net. Doing ANOTHER SCAM!!!

    She is selling a BMW this time, via kijiji

    Hi,
    Thanks for being interested in buying my car !It`s in perfect condition,no scratches,damages and never been implicated in any accidents.It has only 146,921 km and the price is CAD2,000 .It comes with a new set of winter tires and it has never been smoked in. Because of my divorce settlement,i own this car and as a woman without driver`s license i don`t need it so i`m trying to get rid of it as soon as possible(that`s why i`m selling it so cheap).We will use eBay`s Vehicle Purchase Protection plan for our both safety,i want only legit transactions.Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    Have a great day!

    talk about annoying. I found another one too

    louisgraham311@gmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2500.It’s in perfect working order, no wear and tear, no scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents.I moved to the United Kingdom with my work but I left the vehicle at a shipping company in Thunder Bay, Ontario.All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price, I won a promotion(1 free shipping).You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase.Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.

    Thanks

  57. jesus said, on July 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    THIS IS AN EMAIL I GOT AFTER SEEING A 540I 1998 BMW for sale…

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4000.It’s in perfect working order, no wear and tear, no scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents.I moved to the United Kingdom with my work but I left the vehicle at a shipping company in Thunder Bay, Ontario.All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price, I won a promotion(1 free shipping).You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase.Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Thanks

    IT’s the 3rd time i went to buy a car and I got this kind of scammer…

  58. Chief said, on July 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    J, it just goes to show you that the scammers are targeting those who look for bargains. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

  59. Judy said, on November 25, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Hi Chief,
    I have been inquiring about a 2006 tractor for 2600.00 I keep getting red flags going up. But not sure it is a scam. I have email Google Checkout. I am suppose to send the money to some agent in FL by Western Union. Google check out is suppose to hold the money until I get my merchandise and have 5 days to inspect it. If it doesn’t get here or isn’t what was advertised my money is to be sent back and sell has to ship it back if it isn’t right and Google agent sends my money back. What do you think? I have email Google Check out and asked a few question and I went on their site to email them as well as replied to the one I got. The next posting will be the emails I got from Amy.

  60. Judy said, on November 25, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Hi, and thank you for contacting me regarding my tractor I am a 28 years old single mom with 2 kids, recently divorced and I want to sell this tractor as I don’t need it anymore and I really need some money for my kids.
    I just moved to Binghamton, NY and the tractor is here with me.
    The tractor is in perfect condition, year: 2006, 4WD, 37 horsepower with only 850 hours and I can even ship it to any location if you can’t come to NY to make the deal. My brother is in the military and he can have this vehicle shipped to you with no charge.
    I want to deal With a SERIOUS buyer .I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the tractor, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions. Let me know if this sounds good to you.

    Please reply,
    Amy

  61. Judy said, on November 25, 2011 at 2:52 am

    I’ve posted the tractor in another state because I can take care of the shipping for free.
    The transaction will be fully under Google’s surveillance, giving us both security and insurance since they offer the highest rate of safety and reliability during online transactions. They act as a neutral third party. Look how this works: I will contact Google Checkout and give all the info about this deal. They will email us the forms which are needed for our deal (invoice, payment instructions, buyer’s and seller’s protection policy).You will send the money to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google Checkout will forward the funds to me once you have approved them to do so. They will hold and insure your money until you will receive and test the tractor.
    I need your name, shipping address and cell # so I can reserve the tractor for you and register the transaction with Google Checkout and they will contact you with all the instructions step by step on how to complete the transaction.

    Thanks,
    Amy
    (210) 544-5474

    I did call and talked to her. She reasured me that Google Checkout is safe for the both of us.

  62. Judy said, on November 25, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Serial Number: LV3520H258972

    okay Judy, I opened the transaction at the Google Checkout Program and they will send you an invoice soon.
    please let me know when you’ll received it.

    Amy

    I have not sent money yet I wanted to check out my question before I send money.


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