Scammer Database

Scammer on Craigslist – judy.antona@gmail.com – 2003 John Deere Compact Tractor

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on February 1, 2010

Judy is a scammer. 100%!

judy.antona@gmail.com has listed this tractor in at least one dozen states:

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  1. E Palmer said, on February 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Also being sold by elizabethpalmer01@msn.com

  2. Chief said, on February 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Judy is emailing via a comcast.net SMTP server. I am working with their abuse team. However, he (she) is probably tunneling into the server from another continent. — Chief

    PS … you can leave a real email address when you post. I release them to no one.

  3. Scott said, on February 1, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I am pretty sure she’s doing this from Czechlosovokia. She send me a link to E-Bay Motors which had a bunch of jibberish.cz

  4. Chief said, on February 1, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Scott, there are a number of webhosts in the Czech Republic who offer free web sites — http://www.webzdarma.cz/ is one of them. These hosts have been very cooperative in killing those spoofed ebay sites.

    Experience tells me that the scammers are in Eastern Europe; Romania has been a hotbed of criminal cyber activity in the past.

    Thanks for dropping by! — Chief

  5. Danny said, on February 3, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Damn, I emailed her about this tractor…too good to be true huh!? Oh well

    Thanks for the site, saved me some problems!

    Danny

  6. Chief said, on February 3, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Danny, thanks for your comments. You sound like a resourceful kind of guy … you would have dug until you found some data on her. — Chief

  7. Al g said, on February 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Craigslist Palm Springs listed on Feb.7th 2010 2 – 2007 Seadoo’s with trailer and included shipping for $5600.

    E-mail me back following :

    Hello my name is Tony,
    The 2007 Pair of Sea-Doo Jet Skis RXP is still for sale. These Jet Ski’s Are in Great Condition and Have Been Very Well Taken Care of, One Jet Ski Has 23 Hours and The Other Ski Has 24 Hours, Speed Reaches up to 70 MPH. I know it’s really cheap but we need cash money to pay the mortgage on my house and during this financial crisis you can’t sell anything for its real value. I will put the Jet Ski’s on eBay at $5,600 buy it now! That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, because I’m member from 2002 and I have 100% positive feedback.
    Please reply me only if you are interested. I welcome you buying this nice Jet Ski’s as it will make you very happy.
    Thanks.
    The last price is $5,600 including shipping and trailer.

    Never did answer my original questions…. Then ask again to see them at his locaton……
    His response …..

    Hi again,
    The Jet Ski’s are already at a shipping company. I took the Jet Ski’s to them to be able to ship it to a potential buyer whilst I’m out of town, working on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. My brother in law works at this small shipping company, and he promised me that it will cost me or you nothing to ship it in the ground us. Like I told you in first e-mail the Jet Ski’s is listed on eBay and that lets me use their secured system. I’m very busy with my job and I’m sorry I can’t meet you in person. According to eBay you have 5 days from the time you receive the Jet Ski’s to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.
    So if you really want it I will give you directions/link to the auction on eBay motors because this is the only way that I’m going to sell this Jet Ski’s.
    Mail me ASAP if you are still very interested in my jet skis because now I have more buyers still interested.

  8. Chief said, on February 10, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Al, thanks for posting the text of the emails. Obviously, scammers do not limit themselves to one type vehicle. — Chief

  9. Al g said, on February 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    His response was from Tony Garay [t.garay@gmx.com]

  10. emily k said, on February 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    my sister-in-law came across the same ad on craigslist for indianapolis for the jet skiis listed above. my sister did no research on the “seller” and purchased the jet skiis for her children. she has alreayd sent the money order and recieved no reply from the email address that she was in contact with before. this was on 08 feb 2010. today she came across the same ad listed for louisville, ky (we live closer to louisville in the southern indiana area so she was looking on there)

    is there anything that can be done???

  11. Chief said, on February 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Emily, the chances of your sis-in-law getting her money back are very near zero. Traceability of funds sent via Moneygram and Western Union is non-existent. However, we would encourage her to report the crime per our suggestions at http://wp.me/PxNmw-dE .

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news 😦 These are criminals, and they are good at their profession. Your sis-on-law has nothing to be ashamed of ….. folks with good hearts are ripped off every day. We would appreciate any updates you can give us. — Chief

  12. Rick said, on March 3, 2010 at 11:17 am

    TonyGaray@gmx.com. is a Scammer He is trying to sell these jet skis in oregon. Thanks to your website I was not scammed. Good Job
    thanks
    Rick

  13. Chief said, on March 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Rick, we’re glad to be a part of the solution. Please spread the word on how these criminals work. If we all tell our friends and families, we can put a dent in these guys’ livelihood. — Chief

  14. Brian said, on April 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Greensboro, NC
    Same Jet Ski’s here..

    Terri Klein
    Hi I’m Terri,
    The 2007 07 Pair of Sea-Doo Jet Skis RXP With Trailer is still for sale. This is an Identical Pair (2) of 2007 Sea-Doo Supercharged Jet Skis,Yellow and Black in Color,RXP Model 215,Which was The Biggest Model Jet Ski for 2007.Speed Reaches up to 70 MPH,One Jet Ski Has 23 Hours and The Other Ski Has 24 Hours,Trailer Included .Included is The Lifetime Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan For Both Jet Skis Which is Transferable to New,and clean title on my name. My final price is $2,900 both with trailer. I know it’s really cheap but we need cash money to pay the mortgage on my house and during this financial crisis you can’t sell anything for its real value, so let me to know if you are still interested. I will put the Jet Skis on eBay at $2,900 buy it now! That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer, because I’m member from 2002 and I have 100% positive feedback.
    Thank you.

  15. Chief said, on April 24, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Thanks for dropping in, Brian. As you see from the postings here, no vehicle type is immune from the scammers’ tricks. — Chief

  16. nick said, on April 29, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Hey yall i found the jet skis listed in greenville nc for 2900 and he sent me the same emails and all. I had thought something was up with it for two 07s for 2900 and then the ebay thing so i figured i would try to find info on him and it brought me here. Thanks for saving me from the scam.

  17. Chief said, on April 29, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Nick, we’re glad you found us. Your intuition paid off for you! Now, we ask that you spread the word to all your friends and family on how these criminals work. We can win this battle. — Chief

  18. Al g said, on April 29, 2010 at 10:42 am

    These people scam , then lay low for a bit , then resurface.
    It must be slow in the scam business , he reduced his price..
    They are now having a SCAMMERS SALE !!

  19. Chief said, on April 29, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Al, the scripts vary little. I have a feeling that all the publicity we are giving them will require some adjustments to their techniques …. we like challenges! 🙂

  20. BRIAN said, on April 30, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    same jet ski story to a “T” was in colorado springs co

  21. Karen said, on May 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Here in Seattle – same jet skis – too good to be true – didn’t fall for it!

  22. Gloria said, on May 6, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Same “pair of Sea-doos” in Avon Park FL. from Tony.garay@gmx, t.klein2002@gmx.com and tkln24@gmx.com……….
    Hi I’m Terri,

    The 2007 07 Pair of Sea-Doo Jet Skis RXP with Trailer is still for sale. This is an Identical Pair (2) of 2007 Sea-Doo Supercharged Jet Skis, Yellow and Black in Color, RXP Model 215, Which was The Biggest Model Jet Ski for 2007.Speed Reaches up to 70 MPH, One Jet Ski Has 23 Hours and The Other Ski Has 24 Hours, Trailer Included .Included is The Lifetime Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan For Both Jet Skis Which is Transferable to New, and clean title on my name. My final price is $3,200 both with trailer. I know it’s really cheap but we need cash money to pay the mortgage on my house and during this financial crisis you can’t sell anything for its real value, so let me to know if you are still interested. I will put the Jet Skis on eBay at $3,200 buy it now! That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer, because I’m member from 2002 and I have 100% positive feedback.

    Thank you.

  23. Lee said, on May 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I found the same Sea-doos on Craigslist in the Florida Keys. The ad read,

    “Hi I’m Terri,

    The 2007 07 Pair of Sea-Doo Jet Skis RXP with Trailer is still for sale. This is an Identical Pair (2) of 2007 Sea-Doo Supercharged Jet Skis, Yellow and Black in Color, RXP Model 215, Which was The Biggest Model Jet Ski for 2007.Speed Reaches up to 70 MPH, One Jet Ski Has 23 Hours and The Other Ski Has 24 Hours, Trailer Included .Included is The Lifetime Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan For Both Jet Skis Which is Transferable to New, and clean title on my name. My final price is $3,200 both with trailer. I know it’s really cheap but we need cash money to pay the mortgage on my house and during this financial crisis you can’t sell anything for its real value, so let me to know if you are still interested. I will put the Jet Skis on eBay at $3,200 buy it now! That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer, because I’m member from 2002 and I have 100% positive feedback.

    This was also from t.klein2002@gmx.com. I initially wrote “Terri Klein” about my interest and cc’d my wife (I’m a geographical bachelor) just to see if she was interested. She suggested I check it out further and that led me to your website. Thanks for saving me a pile of money. I’ve learned to always do your “DD” (due diligence” when buy stuff from the internet.

    Thanks again,
    Lee

  24. Al g said, on May 10, 2010 at 9:58 am

    It’s fortunate for us to realize scam , unfortunately there are some people that get caught up in some of these supposed great deals that keep fuelling these low life scum bags.

  25. Andy Gail said, on May 27, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Yupp same scam using 2 different emails.

    tkln24@gmx.com & t.klein@gmx.us

    Hi I’m Terri,
    The 2007 07 Pair of Sea-Doo Jet Skis RXP with Trailer is still for sale. This is an Identical Pair (2) of 2007 Sea-Doo Supercharged Jet Skis, Yellow and Black in Color, RXP Model 215, Which was The Biggest Model Jet Ski for 2007.Speed Reaches up to 70 MPH, One Jet Ski Has 23 Hours and The Other Ski Has 24 Hours, Trailer Included .Included is The Lifetime Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan For Both Jet Skis Which is Transferable to New, and clean title on my name. My final price is $2,900 both with trailer. I know it’s really cheap but we need cash money to pay the mortgage on my house and during this financial crisis you can’t sell anything for its real value, so let me to know if you are still interested. I will put the Jet Skis on eBay at $2,900 buy it now! That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer, because I’m member from 2002 and I have 100% positive feedback.
    Thank you.

  26. Bobbie said, on June 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    The ads are in South Jersey Craigslist now for the Jet skis. Thanks for all the posts on this one!

  27. amber said, on June 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    i was just about to buy these skis but decided to do some research on the internet on terri first. good thing i did. the e-mails are exactly the same. new it was to good to be true.

  28. Andrew said, on June 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

    showing up here in Boston

    http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/tls/1794530629.html

  29. Anna said, on June 20, 2010 at 12:20 am

    same ‘terri’ jet ski story. he was selling them for 2900. who could be pathetic enough to do that?

  30. Chris said, on June 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I found the same Add for the jet ski’s on craigslist for Lake Ozark Mo. a few days ago. I emailed her and got a responce a few days later. I live in Lake Ozark so I thought I would go check them out in person. This seemed to be difficult to set up so I did some research. The wave runners should sell for about $11000.00. My research led me here. I knew it was too good to be true.

  31. RD said, on July 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Same found in Stockton, CA and Chicago.

  32. Dan said, on July 9, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Found the tractor on Craigslist for 2800.00 for Wichita, KS emails come from – Anderson Smith [biggreenmonster@comcast.net] to bad people are like this.

  33. Andre Stockhusen said, on July 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I read this site with great interest, having reseached the Name Tony Garay. The very same Tony Garay seem to be operating in South Africa at the moment, trying to sell big ticket items for ridiculously low prices with very much the same wording as the jet ski adverts. He could be specialising in motor home adverts. Also has a website for campers etc. in the UK. He even wants to sell the website. This fraudster or the accomplice could be in the UK at Plaistow. The name of the account holder waiting for the extorted money in the UK is George Mihai Teodoroi. This name sounds Romanian.

    I can forward details of a scam he tried to pull on the week-end of 10, 11 July 2010.

    Hope someone catches this bastard soon. I didn’t fall for it but still livid!

    Regards

    Andre

  34. Al g said, on July 12, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I would assume many people fall for these scams . Thats what keeps them ticking.

  35. Andre Stockhusen said, on July 13, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Hi Al and everyone else interested in nailing this conman down. Tony Garay pretends to be eastern European but I read between the lines. My suspicion is that Anthony Garay is a highly polished operator and probably a prominent person in society. He may have been in South Africa for the FIFA WC, hence him trying to con people here. Have a look at this website. http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Anthony_Garay. Is this perhaps our man? He could be bold enough to operate his scams under his own name. I have found several other links. This Anthony Garay admits he wants to get rich from Internet transactions. I will submit other links on this person. He is probably on linkedin.com, facebook and twitter because he needs to network.
    Regards
    Andre

  36. Andre Stockhusen said, on July 13, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Hi Everyone, Tony Garay is on the move again. This is one of his many websites for wealth creation on the Internet that is up for sale. http://shopdomains.net/. Rolling stones gather no moss. I think he creates these sites for more scam income.
    Regards
    Andre

  37. Drew said, on July 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    t.nick@gmx.com,
    another scam email address. Story exactly like the jet skis scam listed above except with a boat too good to be true. I emailed, and got the same email of a guy woking in the gulf of Mexico, boat already at the shipping company. Listed it all over Craigslist.

    2007 Sea Ray 185! One Owner! $2900 (Chico and surrounding areas)

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: 2010-06-07, 2:21PM PDT
    Reply to: see below

    ——————————————————————————–

    Replay to : t.nick@gmx.com

    Title: 2007 SEA RAY 185! ONE OWNER!
    Hull ID Number: SERV73450707
    Condition: Used
    Type: Bowrider
    Engine type: Single inboard/outboard
    Use: Fresh water
    Length: 19.8 feet
    Engine make: Mercury Primary
    fuel type: Gas
    Beam: 7.3 feet
    Engine model: MERCRUISER 3.0 LITER
    Fuel capacity: 21-30 gallons
    Hull material: Fiberglass
    Trailer: Included

    2007 Sea Ray 185! One Owner!
    This boat is in EXCELLENT CONDITION!. Great family boat or ski boat! ONLY 24.7 HOURS!!!!!!!

    HERE ARE THE SPECS. ON THE BOAT.
    3.0 liter mercruiser inboard/outboard w/ 135 horsepower!
    24.7 engine hours
    oil gauge
    fuel gauge
    trim gauge
    temp. gauge
    mph gauge
    bilge blower
    rpm gauge
    nav. lights
    ski storage/cooler
    anchor light
    horn
    swivel seats
    8-person capacity
    galvanized single axle trailer
    bimini top
    clarion am/fm/cd player
    marine speakers
    the buyer of this boat “will not” be disappointed!!!!! Please email for more pics and details.

  38. Jamie said, on July 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I got the same line of BS about not being able to pay there mortgage and to think I felt sorry for the sick careless people. I’m glad I read this! Thanks for posting!

  39. Chief said, on July 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Glad to be of service, Jamie. We all do what we can to help the honest folks.

    Wanna do your part? Warn your friends and family on the techniques of these scammers.

    Chief

  40. Lauren Smith said, on July 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Another scam being done about jet skis. Response from email:
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2 SeaDoo 2007 GTX Limited SUPERCHARGED Jet Skis. The skis are in perfect condition – like new! If you decide to buy them, you’ll receive all the papers, owner manuals, keys,trailer, a buy-sell contract already signed by me and the clear titles. For this transaction I want to use ebay because I want to provide you a fast and very secure way. They will handle the transaction for me. You will make the payment to ebay and they will hold the money until you receive and inspect the 2 skis.ONLY AFTER you receive and you inspect them (you have 5 days for inspection) ebay will release the payment to me. The inspection time period will begin as soon as you receive the skis to your address. Meanwhile eBay will hold the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the skis with trailer before you decide to buy them. This way we are both protected : i will know that i have a serious buyer who has the money to pay me and you will be able to see and inspect the 2 skis before buying them .
    The skis with trailer are priced to sell quickly and the final price that I’m asking for them is $4,000 including shipping and handling costs. My husband died 3 months ago and I along with my daughter decided to sell the house and move to my parents. I can’t afford to take days off my work for this sale so i’m trying to sell them online.
    If you are really interested in purchasing the 2 skis with trailer please send me your full name, shipping address and your phone number. Ebay will give you all the details regarding the shipping and payment.

    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

    Regards!

    Alexa Matheny

    Hello again,
    The jet skis are at eBay’s shipping center in Las Vegas,NV and from there they will be shipped to my buyer’s address. They have been listed for sale in an auction on eBay but I have removed the add because of some ‘serious’ buyers . They promissed they will buy it from me but they proved not to have the money to pay for them.I have registered the jet skis with eBay’s Vehicle Protection Program and they work only with das auto
    shippers, so a local pick-up is not an option.Thistransaction is covered by ebay’s purchase protection
    program up to 20,000 USD and if something goes wrong in this transaction you will be fully refunded. In
    the invoice you will have the details on how to make a refundable payment
    and shipping back the jet skis will be my concern. I strongly assure you it will not be the case for a
    refund. I have used the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection in the past and all my transaction ended succesfully. You pay to eBay and they will transfer the funds to me only after you get the jet skis. Shipping will be door to door, to
    your home address, somebody must be home when the jet skis arrive.
    I apologize if it seems like I’m pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure that everything is
    clarified before any further steps. Please let me know if some of the terms don’t fit you or if you have other
    questions. I’m a serious seller and I prefer to deal with a serious buyer.
    If you wish to proceed with the purchase, please let me know so I can initiate the deal
    I am looking forward to hearing from you

  41. Kim said, on July 23, 2010 at 10:01 am

    This person is trying to sell them on craigslist in Modesto California. I asked to see them and he hasn’t yet responded but I’m sure he/she will. Thank you for all these postings or I might have been taken too. Emily, I hope you get your money back. If not, know that this person WILL pay for what he is doing and God will restore what the enemy takes away!

  42. Chief said, on July 23, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Kim, we’re glad you found the site. Now, I’ll ask you to spread the word on how these scams work to your family, friends, and those in your organization. These criminals are professionals … there is no shame in being taken (or nearly being swindled) by these scammers. — Chief

  43. Kim said, on July 24, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I want to know why this person cannot be stopped? If purchases are made via ebay, why can’t someone track those transactions and find the person making them?

  44. Kayla said, on July 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    2 SeaDoo 2007 GTX – $4000 (New Alexandria)

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: 2010-07-24, 11:29AM EDT
    Reply to: see below

    ——————————————————————————–
    This is the newest scam here in PA. My husband and I were going to purchase these. Thank god he did his research before

    2 Sea-Doo GTX Limited SUPERCHARGED Jet Skis / Waverunners with Triton Trailer!! YES, the Trailer is included!! LOW HOURS – one has 51 Hours the other has 62 Hours!! Maintence has been kept up with and they are flushed after every use before being placed in Garage!! These Jet Skis have 215 HP and are really fun! I have had no problems with either jet ski and they start and run like new!! The skis have forward, neutral, and reverse!! They are a 3-Passenger Style Personal Watercraft -PWC- equipped with an 1494cc, Liquid Cooled, Longitudinal In-Line, SOHC, 4-Stroke Engine. It has a 4-blade Stainless Steel impeller and puts out 215HP. The GTX Limited has a Direct Drive Transmission. This GTX PWC weighs 805 lbs. and has a payload capacity of 600 lbs. CONTACT ME AT: alexa.matheny@gmx.com

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

  45. Al g said, on July 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Here is something interesting on this scammer . Copy and paste the ads word for word and enter them into GOOLGE search. It will show his ads post on many other advertising sites.

  46. Jody said, on July 27, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Having found several postings of same items in different areas, I got suspicious of a craigslist ad for jet skis. Doing some quick searching on the email address I found this site. The addresses from gmx.com are popping up quite regularly on CL, always associated with an outrageously low price on a desirable item. The funny part is if you look at different items you will often get a return email with the exact same wording only different items substituted for the subject. All scams. If someone will not let you inspect an item in person you can be almost absolutely certain it is a scam.

  47. Chief said, on July 27, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Well said, Jody!

    If someone will not let you inspect an item in person you can be almost absolutely certain it is a scam.

    — Chief

  48. Steve Huisman said, on July 29, 2010 at 9:43 am

    The 2007 Sea Doos are made it to Zeeland Michigand. I am currently emailing with a “Terry Klein” at about a purchase. I was hoping that there was someway to catch this guy.

  49. Chief said, on July 29, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Steve, there is a way to catch the guy, but the process is long and convoluted. I suggest reporting the scammer via http://www.ic3.gov/ . Only if we aggregate these claims will we see action by the authorities. Thanks for posting! — Chief

  50. Drew said, on July 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Funny additional information about t.nick@GMX.com. It seems like the real t.nick@GMX.com has found out that their email address has been hijacked. They went onto one of the craigslist postings and added this to the listing.

    Replay to : t.nick@gmx.com
    I am a theif who stole someones email account to post this ad.So you probably do NOT want to deal with me as obviously I am NOT honest or trustworthy!(I guess this Jackass forgot,as he used my account,and that I would be privy to alter this ad:) Any one know this theif?Let me know 🙂
    Title: 2007 SEA RAY 185! ONE OWNER!
    Hull ID Number: SERV73450707
    Condition: Used
    Type: Bowrider
    Engine type: Single inboard/outboard
    Use: Fresh water
    Length: 19.8 feet
    Engine make: Mercury Primary
    fuel type: Gas
    Beam: 7.3 feet
    Engine model: MERCRUISER 3.0 LITER
    Fuel capacity: 21-30 gallons
    Hull material: Fiberglass
    Trailer: Included

  51. James said, on July 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Here is the text of my neighbor on the next island over from me.

    Pair of 2004 RXP Seadoos – $2700 (Denman Island)
    Date: 2010-07-08, 12:59PM PDT
    Reply to: see below

    Pair of 2004 RXP Seadoos

    they are very powerful and fast. they come with two keys each. one of those keys is called a learning key and it does about 35 mph for the safety of the kids. they come with 4 gas cans, 2 life jackets, spare tire on the 2004 zieman trailer. as you can see the trailer is black, zieman, the spare is attached on the bottom of the utility box. they are very clean. they have about 170 hours each. garaged kept. no ocean water/salt. always lake. docked for the most part. no scratches or chips, other than the normal wear and tear. newer batteries on the jet skis. they start right away. they go reverse and nutral. they are 4 stroke, 4tech super charged engines, do about 70-80 mph if you can hold on long enough. everything works perfect and is in a great condition. you won’t make a mistake buying these Doos.
    You can email me at : mike.lennard@gmx.com
    ———————————————————————————

    Too bad there are no palm trees (shown in the picture) on Denman Island!

    Frikkin Bastards!

    JT

  52. Chief said, on July 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    James, thanks for the text of the scammer’s email. I visited the state just south of you earlier this month …. I was *sure* I saw a palm tree. Oh — perhaps it was in the hotel lobby 😉 — Chief

  53. valery said, on August 8, 2010 at 1:25 am

    scammers that haCKED IN MY CRAIGSLIST AND POSTED ITEMS tony.a@gmx.com AND thomas.lewis@gmx.com

  54. Scott Stofan said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Another in South Carolina.

    Emails: banfield@gmx.us & mban312@gmail.com

    Hi I’m Michael,
    I want to apologize because I had some problems at my office and I couldn’t check my e-mails lately.
    The 2007 07 Pair of Sea-Doo Jet Skis RXP with Trailer is still for sale. This is an Identical Pair (2) of 2007 Sea-Doo Supercharged Jet Skis, Yellow and Black in Color, RXP Model 215, Which was The Biggest Model Jet Ski for 2007.Speed Reaches up to 70 MPH, One Jet Ski Has 23 Hours and The Other Ski Has 24 Hours, Trailer Included .Included is The Lifetime Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan For Both Jet Skis Which is Transferable to New, and clean title on my name, the buyer will receive it with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it so if you buy it you don’t have to worry about the paperwork. My final price is $2,400 both with trailer. I know it’s really cheap but we need cash money to pay the mortgage on my house and during this financial crisis you can’t sell anything for its real value, so let me to know if you are still interested. I will put the Jet Skis on eBay at $2,400 buy it now! That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer, because I’m member from 2002 and I have 100% positive feedback.
    Thank you.
    Here are some photos with my jet ski`s : http://photobucket.com/jet-skis-2007

  55. Chief said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks for posting, Scott. Join the fight and report that photobucket album! Just forward your email to abuse[at]photobucket.com … feel free to include the URL of your comment above as additional evidence. Photobucket admins have begun to scour this blog looking for active albums involved in criminal activity.

    — Chief

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  57. JW said, on October 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Same Jet ski add appearing in Fredericksburg, VA with email mban312@gmail.com

    http://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/tls/1960383159.html

  58. Edison said, on October 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2 jet skis with trailer. The 2 jet skis is in perfect working condition, garage kept, with nothing mechanically wrong – like new! If you decide to buy it, you’ll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys, a buy-sell contract already signed by me. For this transaction I want to use Yahoo Autos because I want to have a smooth and fast transaction .
    The 2 jet skis is at the shipping company warehouse in New York, NY and from there it will be shipped to buyer’s address. You will have to make the payment to Yahoo Autos and they will hold the money until you receive the 2 jet skis. ONLY AFTER you receive the 2 jet skis and you inspect it (for 5 days) they will release the payment to me. The inspection time period will begin as soon as you receive the 2 jet skis at your requested address. During all this time Yahoo Autos will hold the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the 2 jet skis before decided to buy it. In this way we are both protected.
    The final price is $2,850 with shipping costs and insurance included. The price is low because I want to sell the 2 jet skis very quickly. My husband died 2 months ago and I along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and move to my sister in Brooklyn, NY. I can’t afford to take days off my work for this sale so i’m trying to sell it online.
    If you are really interested in purchasing the 2 jet skis please send me your full name, shipping address and your phone number. Yahoo Autos will notify you all the details about the shipping and payment.

    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible .

    Best Regards!

    Maria Marshall

    P.S.: Below you will find a full desription and the pictures i have taken for this sale. Please take a closer look before you decide.

    2005 SeaDoo RXP and RXT both in good running condition. The RXP is a 2 seater and has only 80hrs and the RXT is a 3 seater and has only 85hrs. They have 215hp Supercharged four-stroke, three-cylinder Rotax™ SOHC with Intercooler, closed-loop cooling. I have a new ppu impeller on the RXT that helps a lot. I purchased these ski from the orginal owner and they have been garage kept. They both run very fast and can get up to 70 -75 mph. The hull is in good condition. The trailer, 2 protective covers, 6 life jackets and a tube are included with your purchase. If you are looking for a great way for you and your family to have loads of fun on the water you have found it!

    MANUFACTURER Sea-Doo
    MODEL YEAR 2005
    MODEL RXP
    DIMENSIONS
    LENGTH 120.9 in.
    HEIGHT 42.9 in.
    WIDTH 47.2 in.
    WEIGHT 790 lbs.
    ENGINE
    ENGINE Supercharged four-stroke, three-cylinder Rotax® SOHC with Intercooler
    Closed-loop cooling system
    HORSEPOWER 215 hp
    DISPLACEMENT 1494 cc
    BORE X STROKE 100 mm x 63.4 mm
    COMPRESSION RATIO 8.5:1
    CARBURETION Multi-port fuel injection
    FUEL CAPACITY 15.9 gal. (incl. reserve)
    IGNITION Digital inductive
    STARTER Electric
    LUBRICATION Dry sump, pressure oil system
    OIL CAPACITY 4.5 L
    DRIVETRAIN
    TRANSMISSION Direct drive with forward / neutral / reverse and electric VTSTM (Variable Trim System)
    PROPULSION SYSTEM Bombardier Formula water jet pump
    IMPELLER Stainless steel, 4-blade
    PUMP Comp / alum, axial flow, single stage, large hub with 10-vane stator
    ELECTRICAL
    BATTERY 12 volt
    BODY
    HULL MATERIAL Fiberglass
    HULL TYPE Modified Vee
    STORAGE 10.7 gal.

    MANUFACTURER Sea-Doo
    MODEL YEAR 2005
    MODEL RXT
    DIMENSIONS
    LENGTH 130.9 in.
    HEIGHT 44.4 in.
    WIDTH 48.2 in.
    WEIGHT 869 lbs.
    ENGINE
    ENGINE Supercharged four-stroke, three-cylinder Rotax™ SOHC with Intercooler, closed-loop cooling
    HORSEPOWER 215 hp
    DISPLACEMENT 1494 cc
    BORE X STROKE 100 mm x 63.4 mm
    COMPRESSION RATIO 8.4:1
    CARBURETION Multi-port fuel injection
    FUEL CAPACITY 15.9 gal.
    IGNITION Digital inductive
    STARTER Electric
    LUBRICATION Dry sump, pressure oil system
    OIL CAPACITY 4.5 l dry engine
    3.0 l after first oil change
    DRIVETRAIN
    TRANSMISSION Direct drive, forward/neutral/reverse
    PROPULSION SYSTEM Bombardier Formula water jet pump
    IMPELLER Stainless steel, 4-blade
    INTAKE Rotary valve
    PUMP Aluminum, axial flow, single stage, large hub with 10-vane stator
    ELECTRICAL
    BATTERY 12 volt
    BODY
    HULL MATERIAL Fiberglass
    HULL TYPE Modified Vee
    STORAGE 52.6 gal.

    Yahoo! Finance Buyer Protection (Case ID: 62B4T158L3W17)

    Maria Marshall as the Seller, initiated a new transaction through Yahoo! Finance and registered you, Edison Canizares, as the Buyer. We verified all the details of this transaction and we concluded that they are accurate and the transaction is approved. Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $50,000.00 US or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower.

    You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy a vehicle over the Yahoo! Autos and your seller requested to use Yahoo! Finance Vehicle Protection Program. The Yahoo! Finance vehicle protection programs offer a set of services that build protection into every step of the vehicle buying process.

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    The Yahoo! Finance program provides protection of up to $50,000 against certain losses associated with some types of fraud. You are automatically enrolled in the program at no charge when you complete the purchase of an eligible vehicle through Yahoo! Finance.
    Item: Two 2005 RXP & RXT Supercharged Sea-Doo Jet Skis

    Price: $2,850.00
    Date: Oct 09, 2010
    Title: Clear
    Insurance: Yes

    Transaction Details:

    Seller’s information:
    Full Name: Maria Marshall
    Address: 15 Spencer PI
    City/State: Brooklyn, NY
    Zip: 11216
    Country: United States

    Buyer’s information:
    Full Name: Edison Canizares
    Address: 891 Guelph Stree Unit# A 109
    City/State:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Zip: N2H-5Z2
    Country: Canada

    Payment Details:
    Invoice #: 920991022
    Price: $ 2,850.00
    Deposit: $ 2,850.00
    Balance: $ 0.00
    Shipping: $ 0.00
    Total: $ 2,850.00

    Email us Help

    Any complaint about our service should be directed to us via our online:

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    Situations for Which Protection is Offered:

    Yahoo! Finance Buyer Protection offers protection only for losses associated with eligible transactions for qualifying vehicles in the following situations:
    1. You pay for a vehicle and never receive it.
    2. You send a refundable deposit for a vehicle and never receive it.
    3. You pay for a vehicle and receive it but suffer losses because:

    The vehicle has an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title.
    The vehicle make, model or year is different than what was described in the Seller’s listing at the time you placed your offer.
    A title is required for the vehicle by your state and the Seller’s state but you did not receive a title from the Seller and it is not possible to obtain a title from the appropriate DMV.
    The vehicle has a title with an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt/rebuildable, unrebuildable, reconstructed, scrapped/destroyed, junk, lemon, manufacturer buyback or water damage brand.

    Payment Instructions:

    The payment must be sent with cash through Western Union® Money Transfers directly to our Yahoo! Finance escrow agent. The agent will hold the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Click Here to locate the Western Union agents in your area. Go to one of that locations and send the payment to our Escrow agent. When the money will be in our possession, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. The payment details are confidential and will not be released under any circumstances. The seller is authorized to ship and send the tracking number only after Yahoo! Autos verifies the transfer.
    Please make the transfer using the following information:
    Yahoo! escrow agent: David Delgado
    Address: 588 7th Ave,
    City/State: New York, NY
    Zip: 10036
    Country: United States
    Payment Method Western Union® Money Transfers
    *Note: Most of the Western Union agents are not aware of our privacy and policy so to achieve a smooth and pleasant transaction we suggest to send the money for a personal business. Please send us the following payment information:
    MTCN – 10 digits number found on the payment receipt
    Sender’s Name and Address
    Receiver’s Name and Address
    Total Amount Sent

    * Fax* the Western Union payment receipt to Yahoo! Autos at : (206) 202-9963 or (206) 202-0301
    * We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by both e-mail and fax.

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    Yahoo! Finance provides the Buyer and the Seller the assurance that the transaction will be handled to their specifications. The Buyer deposits the funds into a trust account prior to the Seller releasing the vehicle for inspection. Once the Buyer has accepted the vehicle the funds are disbursed according to the Yahoo! Finance instructions.
    Step 1: The Buyer and the Seller agree to terms
    Both parties agree to terms, which includes a description of the vehicle, sale price and number of days for the Buyer’s inspection.
    Step 2: The Buyer pays Yahoo! Finance
    The Buyer completes the payment to Yahoo! Finance. When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. After payment is secured, the Seller will be notified to start the shipping process.
    Step 3: The Seller ships vehicle to the Buyer
    After the payment verification, the Seller is authorized to ship the vehicle. Yahoo! Finance verifies that the Buyer receives the shipment. The inspection period will begin when the vehicle is delivered.
    Step 4: The Buyer accepts the vehicle
    When the Buyer accepts the vehicle or the inspection period expires (at which point, the Buyer automatically accepts), the disbursement of payment will begin. Please note that Yahoo! Finance may perform additional verification before funds are released.
    What happens if the Buyer refuses the vehicle?
    If the Buyer refuses the vehicle during the inspection period, the Seller is responsible for paying the return shipping costs. In this case, Yahoo! Finance will refund the Buyer the full amount.
    Step 5: Yahoo! Finance pays the Seller
    Yahoo! Finance pays the Seller after all conditions of the transaction are met.

    Thank You,

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  59. Chief said, on October 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Excellent, Edison. Thanks for putting that post together. You can be sure it’ll help someone in the future.

    — Chief

  60. Kitts said, on November 16, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Was on Craiglist the other day and happened apon a awesome deal, Two ATV’s 2005 Honda Rincons with a Trailer. Who in their right mind would first these machines for this much. Thought it was a scam from the beginning, so I played along with it. Alot of red flags went up during the whole process. Really bad english through out responses, excuses as to why I couldn’t contact the seller on the phone, Same Yahoo! Case ID number as another reported Item. and the list goes on.

    Yahoo! Finance Buyer Protection (Case ID: 62B4T158L3W17)

    Item: Two ATV’s 2005 Honda Rincon with Trailer
    Price: $2,700.00
    Date: Nov 16, 2010
    Title: Clear
    Insurance: Yes

    The seller used this email address, sheila2v@gmail.com, which after reading this they probably hijacked it.

    I guess It pays to do a little research!!!!!

  61. Chief said, on November 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Kitts, yes, you have found a criminal. Shelia did not need to hijack an email address; they are free at gmail.com.

    — Chief

  62. Jim said, on December 20, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Another Craiglist scam!

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2 jet skis with trailer. The 2 jet skis is in perfect working condition, garage kept, with nothing mechanically wrong – like new! If you decide to buy it, you’ll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys, a buy-sell contract already signed by me. For this transaction I want to use Yahoo Autos because I want to have a smooth and fast transaction . The 2 jet skis is at the shipping company warehouse in New York, NY and from there it will be shipped to buyer’s address. You will have to make the payment to Yahoo Autos and they will hold the money until you receive the 2 jet skis. ONLY AFTER you receive the 2 jet skis and you inspect it (for 5 days) they will release the payment to me. The inspection time period will begin as soon as you receive the 2 jet skis at your requested address. During all this time Yahoo Autos will hold the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the 2 jet skis before decided to buy it. In this way we are both protected.
    The final price is $2,900 with shipping costs and insurance included. The price is low because I want to sell the 2 jet skis very quickly. My husband died 2 months ago and I along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and move to my sister in Brooklyn, NY. I can’t afford to take days off my work for this sale so i’m trying to sell it online.
    If you are really interested in purchasing the 2 jet skis please send me your full name, shipping address and your phone number. Yahoo Autos will notify you all the details about the shipping and payment.

    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible .

    Best Regards!

    Diana Briehn

    Diana Briehn

    P.S.: Below you will find a full desription and the pictures i have taken for this sale. Please take a closer look before you decide.

    2007 SeaDoo RXP and RXT both in excellent running condition. The RXP is a 2 seater and has only 100 hrs and the RXT is a 3 seater and has only 96 hrs. They have 215 hp Supercharged four-stroke, three-cylinder Rotax™ SOHC with Inter cooler, closed-loop cooling. I have a stage 1 Riva kit on the RXP. I just had both impellers redone. I also did a complete service to both skis(receipt will be given with sale).I purchased these skis from the dealer and I am the original owner both skis have been garage kept, blown out every time I took hem for a ride, and winterized every winter. They both run very fast and can get up to 67 -72 mph. The hulls are in great condition.The trailer is a karavan trailer it also has been serviced. The trailer and the 2 skis are included in this sale.

  63. Robert said, on January 6, 2011 at 10:33 am

    This is a scam again new color same trick and emails! New name too!

    Using email Diana Briehn [diana.briehn@gmail.com]

    Also the 2 jet skis will arrive with all the documentation’s required for registration and the keys. I will send you all the papers and documents (clear title, bills of sale, jet skis’s manual) to prove the ownership and to be able to register it with no problem. The clear title and the bill of sale will be both signed so you can become owner of the 2 jet skis on spot.
    Hello again,

    The 2 jet skis was listed for sale but I have removed the add because of some ‘serious’ buyers. They promissed they will buy this 2 jet skis from me but proved not to have the money. The 2 jet skis is already at the shipping company in Houston, TX. I have registered the 2 jet skis with Yahoo’s Vehicle Protection Program. This transaction is covered by Yahoo’s Vehicle Protection Program up to 50,000 USD and if something goes wrong in this transaction you will be fully refunded. In the invoice you will have the details on how to make a refundable payment and shipping back the 2 jet skis will be my concern. I strongly assure you it will not be the case for a refund. I have used Yahoo’s Vehicle Protection Program in the past and all my transaction ended succesfully. You pay to Yahoo! Finance and they will transfer the funds to me only after you get the 2 jet skis. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address, somebody must be home when the 2 jet skis arrives.

    If you decide to go ahead with the transaction please email me your full name and shipping address in order to proceed with Yahoo’s process.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you,
    Diana

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2 jet skis with trailer. The 2 jet skis is in perfect working condition, garage kept, with nothing mechanically wrong – like new! If you decide to buy it, you’ll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys, a buy-sell contract already signed by me. For this transaction I want to use Yahoo Autos because I want to have a smooth and fast transaction . The 2 jet skis is at the shipping company warehouse in Houston, TX and from there it will be shipped to buyer’s address. You will have to make the payment to Yahoo Autos and they will hold the money until you receive the 2 jet skis. ONLY AFTER you receive the 2 jet skis and you inspect it (for 5 days) they will release the payment to me. The inspection time period will begin as soon as you receive the 2 jet skis at your requested address. During all this time Yahoo Autos will hold the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the 2 jet skis before decided to buy it. In this way we are both protected.
    The final price is $2,900 with shipping costs and insurance included. The price is low because I want to sell the 2 jet skis very quickly. My husband died 2 months ago and I along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and move to my sister in El Paso, TX. I can’t afford to take days off my work for this sale so i’m trying to sell it online.
    If you are really interested in purchasing the 2 jet skis please send me your full name, shipping address and your phone number. Yahoo Autos will notify you all the details about the shipping and payment.

    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible .

    Best Regards!

    Diana Briehn

    P.S.: Below you will find a full desription and the pictures i have taken for this sale. Please take a closer look before you decide.

    2007 SeaDoo RXP and RXT both in excellent running condition. The RXP is a 2 seater and has only 100 hrs and the RXT is a 3 seater and has only 96 hrs. They have 215 hp Supercharged four-stroke, three-cylinder Rotax™ SOHC with Inter cooler, closed-loop cooling. I have a stage 1 Riva kit on the RXP. I just had both impellers redone. I also did a complete service to both skis(receipt will be given with sale).I purchased these skis from the dealer and I am the original owner both skis have been garage kept, blown out every time I took hem for a ride, and winterized every winter. They both run very fast and can get up to 67 -72 mph. The hulls are in great condition.The trailer is a karavan trailer it also has been serviced. The trailer and the 2 skis are included in this sale.

  64. Lena said, on January 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    My husband and I were talking to this “Michael” about a 2006 John Deere tractor. It was up on craigslist GA for a day or so and then taken down. Here is the e-mail response from this guy:

    Hello and sorry for delay,
    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2006 John Deere 4520 Tractor LOW HOURS 35hrs, The tractor is still for sale and it is as good as it looks. I have decided to sell it for $5,000 and the buyer will receive it with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it so if you buy it you don’t have to worry about the paperwork. Also you will have 5 days to inspect and test after you receive it.
    It was my father’s but unfortunately he can’t use it anymore as he died 3 month ago. I moved back where I was born in Coral Springs, FL and now it will be shipped from here. Please get back to me only if you are serious and want to buy also please email me your phone # and I will call you ASAP.
    Thank you
    Michael Banfield

    Here are some photo with my tractor : http://picasaweb.google.com/mban312/2006JohnDeere4520TractorLOWHOURS35hrs

    I tracked to this site using the Google account used for the pictures….and someone else had posted mban312@gmail.com as one of the accounts they were using.

  65. Sam Herkelman said, on January 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I found the 2006 John Deere 4520 listed on craig’slist Springfield Missouri today. Started doing some checking because the tractor and associated attachments should have cost $25,000 or more and was listed for sale at the amazingly low price of $5000.00 I will go back to craigslist and flag the ads for removal right now.

    Sam

  66. Jeff said, on February 8, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Michael Banfield had an ad on Craigslist- Erie PA, but it is down now. Maybe get a bunch of farm boys (would only take one though as he is probably a pathetic little wimp) and take him to the woodshed!! Sounded WAY too good to be true, so I researched and found the tractor ad in NY, FL, GA, MO. Must be he moves around a lot!!!

  67. RJ said, on February 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Different day same ole crap. Get burned once by these people/organizations and red flags go up immediately! Text from email below.

    “Hello and sorry for delay,
    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2006 John Deere 4520 Tractor LOW HOURS 35hrs, The tractor is still for sale and it is as good as it looks. I have decided to sell it for $5,000 and the buyer will receive it with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it so if you buy it you don’t have to worry about the paperwork. Also you will have 5 days to inspect and test after you receive it.
    It was my father’s but unfortunately he can’t use it anymore as he died 3 month ago. I moved back where I was born in Niverville, NY and now it will be shipped from here.
    Please get back to me only if you are serious and want to buy also please email me your phone # and I will call you ASAP.
    Thank you
    Michael Banfield

    Here is some photo with my tractor : http://picasaweb.google.com/mban312/2006JohnDeere4520TractorLOWHOURS35hrs

  68. Chief said, on February 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Jeff, thanks for dropping by. This article may explain why we farm-boys may have difficulty locating the criminal. 🙂

    Chief

  69. Chief said, on February 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    RJ, Thanks for the text. Please drop the scammer’s email address in another comment. It helps potential victims find your warning more readily.

    — Chief

  70. Mike Crowley said, on February 9, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Hi, my name is Mike. I responded to “Michael” as well about the tractor. In response from him, I got the very same email as the one above. He would not let me come over and see it for myself though! Suspecting this was a scam I tried to find him through tax records and people searches, but of course never found him. I thought I had a good deal, but as it was too good to be true, I got to “Googling” and ran some eBay checks too. I found he changed his eBay name just over 30 days ago from “carlwilley” to “hcare1111”. I also Googled the title of his Craigslist ad and got countless pages of the same ad from all over the United States. He bounced around answering me when I confronted him about it. I Googled his banfield@gmx.us & mban312@gmail.com addresses and they took me to this blog. His email address today (Feb 8, 2011) is mbanfield@gmx.us and I have him ready to accept my payment…he has made the arrangements to go through eBay to seal the deal. Since I’m that close to sealing the deal, does anyone know of a way to set him up for capture? Back in December when he had the eBay ad running he got bidders up to $20,500 and then claimed someone hit the By Now key by accident and stopped the bidding. Now he’s accepting $5000.00??? Please, everyone use your search engines to thier fullest potential for these “To good to be true” ads.

  71. Chief said, on February 9, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Mike, I appreciate your posting. Yes, using a search engine helps the savvy buyer, but these crooks continue their fraud. Why can’t we catch them? Perhaps this excellent article will shed some light on it.

    — Chief

  72. RD said, on February 16, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Re: 2006 John Deere tractor‏
    1:51 AM
    Michael Banfield Michael Banfieldmban312@gmx.us

    From: Michael Banfield (mban312@gmx.us)
    Sent: Wed 2/16/11 1:51 AM
    To:

    Hello and sorry for delay,
    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2006 John Deere 4520 Tractor LOW HOURS 35hrs, The tractor is still for sale and it is as good as it looks. I have decided to sell it for $5,000 and the buyer will receive it with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it so if you buy it you don’t have to worry about the paperwork. Also you will have 5 days to inspect and test after you receive it.
    It was my father’s but unfortunately he can’t use it anymore as he died 3 month ago. I moved back where I was born in Niverville, NY and now it will be shipped from here.
    Please get back to me only if you are serious and want to buy also please email me your phone # and I will call you ASAP.
    Thank you
    Michael Banfield

    Here is some photo with my tractor : http://picasaweb.google.com/mban312/2006JohnDeere4520TractorLOWHOURS35hrs

    This is now circulating in Treasure Coast area in Florida.. I will flag on Craigslist

  73. David said, on March 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I was recently came across this guy. Hope someone can catch these idiots.

    From: David Melton
    To: David M. Smith
    Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:37 PM
    Subject: Re: tractor for sale

    Hello and sorry for delay,
    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2006 John Deere 4520 Tractor LOW HOURS 35hrs, The tractor is still for sale and it is as good as it looks. I have decided to sell it for $5,000 and the buyer will receive it with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it so if you buy it you don’t have to worry about the paperwork. Also you will have 5 days to inspect and test after you receive it.
    It was my father’s but unfortunately he can’t use it anymore as he died 3 month ago. I moved back where I was born in Niverville, NY and now it will be shipped from here.
    Please get back to me only if you are serious and want to buy also please email me your phone # and I will call you ASAP.
    Thank you
    David Melton

    Here is some photo with my tractor : http://picasaweb.google.com/113784605079307773756/2006JohnDeere4520TractorLOWHOURS35hrs

  74. JR said, on March 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Here’s a latest one in Florida: http://gainesville.craigslist.org/tid/2289258531.html

    2000 John Deere 445 Garden Tractor LAWN GARDEN MOWER AND BLADE – $2220

    I emailed saying I wanted to arrange a time to see it. The response doesn’t even acknowledge my request and the 2 a.m. response time had me skeptical from the start. I emailed back anyway wanting to arrange a time to see it and have yet to and don’t ever expect to get a response.

    Hello,
    My name is Charles Hannon I am emailing you regarding the 2000 John Deere 445 Garden Tractor LAWN GARDEN MOWER AND BLADE that I have for sale. My tractor is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs. The tractor don’t have any rust, 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 $2,220.00 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,
    Charles Hannon
    charles_hannon@yahoo.com

  75. Chief said, on March 30, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    JR,
    Obviously, the scammer is just working from a script. The first 3 or 4 emails exhibit little variation. Once the scammer has you ready to send money, he’ll depart from the script (a bit).

    — Chief

  76. jean said, on March 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I have a new twist on t.klein@gmx.us. I received an inquiry from an individual to one of my craigslist postings. When I replied, the above address appeared in the “to” line, instead of the real person’s email.
    Anyone know anything about this?
    Unfortunately I had already replied before I noticed.

  77. Carl Hagens said, on April 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    THIS IS A POST ON CRAIGSLIST THAT MY HUSBAND AND I FELT WAS A SCAM AND STARTED LOOKING INTO THE NAME AND EMAIL..LEAD US TO YOUR SITE.

    Re: 2009 yamaha atv 2500 both
    TO:recipient

    Hi, the 2009 YAMAHA Grizzly 350 I R S 4X4 pair is still for sale and my final price is $2500 both.
    Both have the same spe cs : 350, 4X4, WA R N Yamaha winch, front / rear racks, independent suspension (I R S).

    The green one has 95 mils and the black one has 93 miles on it.
    The black one has custom purple rims and racks (can be painted if you don’t like purple).
    The pair of atv work without any problems and never has been damaged.
    The pair of atv will come with all papers and receipts that you need to register it on your name.

    My wife was recently promoted so we had to move to Malta , MT.
    besides, there are a lot of things which have priority now, so this pair of atv has need
    to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $2,500. Due to the fact
    that I’m very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the pair of atv
    is already at the shipping company and will be delivered with “express delivery”,
    shipping costs are included in the price.

    The transaction will be made under Google Checkout buyer protection plan. This way we can receive assistance for the transaction, title transfer, etc.

    If you like to see more photos please follow: http://imgur.com/a/Hyecl#0
    If the link don’t work copy and paste in your browser.
    Please let me know if you want to reserve the pair of atv for you and I will give you more info.

    Regards,
    Mike Granados

  78. Mary Ellen said, on May 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

    How convenient this tractor is a location so remote! I just hope everyone will do a little research before sending momey to the scammers.

    Scammer reply address is: mban312@gmail.com

    Hi, the 2006 John Deere 4520 Tractor LOW HOURS 34hrs is still for sale andmy final price is $2600.This is a 2006 John Deere 4520 Tractor with only 34hrs on it. It is like*NEW* with many extras.36 HOURS, 45.00 HP/ENG, 4 Wheel Drive, Hydro Static Transmition, 400x Loaderw/Hood Guard 73″ BucketFrontier 72″ Rotary Brush Hogger/Cutter, Frontier 2072 Box Blade Grader, 4th& 5th SCV Diverter KitThe tractor work without any problems and never has been damaged, tractorwill come with all papers and receipts that you need to register it on yourname. It was my father’s but unfortunately he can’t use it anymore as he died 3month ago.As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $2,600. Due to the factthat I’m very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, Thetractor is located in Malta, MT in my garage. My brother is a DAS employeeand can deliver the tractor anywhere in the US. The shipping is already paidfor. If you like to see more photos please follow: http://imgur.com/a/Qj9OqIf the link don’t work copy and paste in your browser. Please let me know if you want to reserve the tractor for you. Regards,Amanda Jones

  79. Malcolm Petty said, on May 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    there is an ad for a john deere 4520 for 2600.00 from amanda jones mban312 @gmail.net location Malta, montana. Does anyone know anything about this one—— fake or not?

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  81. Chief said, on August 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Dewd, it’s black & white. Sheesh.

  82. Marvin Swanson said, on August 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I was recently promoted and we had to move in Houston, TX and the tractor is here with us and now there are a lot of things that have priority now, so this tractor has to go.
    Due to the fact that we are very busy with our work and we don’t stay too much at home, the tractor is already at the shipping company and it will be delivered with “express delivery”, free of charge for the buyer.
    We would like to use Google Checkout for this transaction. I use it before and it’s a good service and very safe from what i can tell. They have buyer & seller protection plan and no hidden fees or other costs.
    If you are still interested in buying the tractor, I can give you the link to my Google Checkout auction page. It’s a buy it now auction so you won’t have to bid.
    Also there will be assistance from Google, if you wanna check out yourself.

    Thanks,
    Wendy

    above is from ashtabula oH online ad for 2004 Deere tractor for 2400


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