Scammer Database

Be Wary of Links to Fake Ebay Sites

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 29, 2010

Some emails from scammers ask you to visit their fake ebay sites to “complete the sale.”  Watch the URL address window of your browser to make sure you are on the site you planned to be.  Since many webmail interfaces are flagging the scammers links as bogus, some have begun to use a redirection service.

For example, the scammer may ask you to click on a link that looks similar to http://path.to/myebaycamper/ .  This is a redirection link and was redirected to http://pre-approved-ebay.wz.cz/2009….(yadda…yadda) — a very fake ebay site. The folks at http://path.to/ have been very cooperative in removing those redirection links — but only after we reported them.  Note: all the above links are now dead; scammers move around frequently.

Ya’ll be careful out there!

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  1. Autumn said, on January 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I have come across what I beleive to be a scammer. I sent two diiferent emails today about two different vechiles. a 2001 Lexus and 2008 Ford Focus…now even though I sent two different emails to two different address heres what i got back from a completely different email
    .Re:
    Fri, January 29, 2010 6:25:36 PMFrom: “kmmetz1@comcast.net” Add to Contacts
    To: Autumn Bruggen

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    Hello and sorry for the late response,

    My name is Julia Parker and I’m glad to see your interest in purchasing my car.(2001 Lexus LS 430 – price : $ 2,900 )
    What can I tell you in a few words is that I am an individual seller, I am not a dealer and this is my first type of posting using Craigslist. The car that I have for selling is mine , it is personal property and I am going to sell it because I was promoted to my work and in the same time they gave me a new car for work and moving for my needs. In conclusion, I don’t need two good cars for the moment and I decided, after a discussion with my husband (sometimes is very difficult to be persuasive, you know what I mean) about selling my car, because it is sensles to keep the car only to occupy the garage.
    The final price that I want for this car is $ 2,900 , so let me know if you are interested so i can provide more details.

    Here are some details you may want to look over :

    Mileage:127,640 miles
    VIN:JTHBN30F110027255
    Transmission:Automatic
    Engine:8 CYLINDER 4.3 LITER

    For more pictures click link:

    http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/colasicafea123/2001LexusLS430/………

    and here’s the second with the same story and email just different first name…..
    Hello and sorry for the late response,

    My name is Karla Madison and I’m glad to see your interest in purchasing my car.(2008 Ford Focus SE – price : $2,900.00 )
    What can I tell you in a few words is that I am an individual seller, I am not a dealer and this is my first type of posting using Craigslist. The car that I have for selling is mine , it is personal property and I am going to sell it because I was promoted to my work and in the same time they gave me a new car for work and moving for my needs. In conclusion, I don’t need two good cars for the moment and I decided, after a discussion with my husband (sometimes is very difficult to be persuasive, you know what I mean) about selling my car, because it is senseless to keep the car only to occupy the garage.
    The final price that I want for this car is $2,900.00 , so let me know if you are interested so i can provide more details.

    Here are some details you may want to look over:

    Year: 2008
    Make: Ford
    Model: Focus SE
    Mileage: 34753
    Transmission: Automatic
    Engine: 4 Cylinder, 2.0 L
    Exterior Color: Blue
    Title: Clear

    For more photos:
    http://s968.photobucket.com/albums/ae162/kmmetz2/Ford%20Focus/?albumview=slideshow

    Thanks and have a nice day,
    Karla

    SO BE CAREFUL OUT THERE

  2. Chief said, on January 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Autumn,
    Thanks for posting your emails. It will save someone their hard earned money. We want to encourage you to play safely with these criminals. — Chief

  3. david said, on March 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    the scammer ! franha566@yahoo.com 06 cadillac Dts $ 4,500 franck hampton 22 kensington high blvd london,w8 4pt united,kingdom . but the car is in helena, Montana .website use support@craiglist-vpp-motors-auto.com. email me


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