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An email from a criminal spoofing Ebay

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on February 11, 2010

When I committed to buy the scammer’s vehicle, she sent this fake ebay email to me:
(Click here for an image of the email including stolen Ebay graphics.)

From: eBay Customer Support <>
Date: Sun, Feb xx, 2010 at xx:21 PM
Subject: Your Invoice for eBay Item Purchased: 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4WD TRD Double Cab

eBay sent this message to victim. Your registered name is included to help confirm this message originated from eBay. eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection granted. Please pay now!

Dear victim, 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4WD TRD Double Cab Seller User ID: (tayloe2) Need help? Live help Price: US $4,000.00 This vehicle is eligible for up to $20,000 in free Vehicle Purchase Protection Arrange payment Click here to locate the Wal-Mart MoneyGram stores near your location. IN CONSIDERATION of the amount of US $4,000.00, all sales taxes included, Heidi L. Marshall (the ‘Seller’), SELLS AND DELIVERS to victim (the ‘Buyer’) at xxxx xxxx Street, Baltimore, MD, 212xx, USA the following vehicle (the ‘Vehicle’): Details for transaction KWLM971244515740 Vehicle title: 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4WD TRD Double Cab Sale price: US $4,000.00 Quantity: 1 Subtotal: US $4,000.00 Shipping & Handling: US $0.00 Sale date: Sun, February 6, 2010 Total price: US $4,000.00 The Buyer has been given the opportunity to inspect the Vehicle or to have it inspected. Further, the Seller disclaims any warranty as to the condition of the Vehicle and the Buyer has accepted the Vehicle in its existing condition. Payment Instructions: Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely Next step to be taken: Payment must be sent by: MoneyGram Transfer. 1. Locate the nearest Wal-Mart MoneyGram office: 2. To submit the payment, provide your MoneyGram office with the information of the eBay agent below to properly transfer the money: Receivers name: Richard Bartley Receivers address: 152 Holton Rd, Barry, CF63 4HL, United Kingdom Amount: US $4,000.00 We hereby take full responsibility for the security of the transfer. If you send the payment by any other method, you lose the right to get a refund. 3. Reply to confirm if the payment has been sent and forward us the payment details (MoneyGram Reference Number, senders name and address, receivers name, amount). 4. Send your copy of the transfer to the fax number 1-270-747-8078 (faxing from the US) or 001-270-747-8078 (faxing from outside the US). We will verify the MoneyGram transfer and if the funds are available, we will notify the Seller to proceed with the shipping of the Vehicle. The Buyer will receive the shipping information for the Vehicle within 24 hours. Once the Vehicle is delivered, the Buyer has 7 (seven) days to inspect it. After the inspection period is over, the Buyer will contact us with the results of the inspection. If the Vehicle does not pass the Buyer’s inspection, it will be returned to the Seller, on Seller’s expense and the payment will be returned to the Buyer. *IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid fees from MoneyGram you will have to declare at MoneyGram agent that the money will be sent for a relative or friend (the transfer commission will be smaller 3~5%). For online payments, you could pay 10~12% transfer commission. Purchase Protection and Refund: For safety reasons the payment details will be dealt with the utmost security and will not be handed to any third parties. We will be in full control of the funds as soon as the payment is confirmed and only the Buyer will have access to it. We will release the funds to the Seller only after the Buyer receives and agrees with the Vehicle. Should the Buyer need a refund for this transaction the amount received will be sent back via MoneyGram Transfer. eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP) eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection program provides protection of up to US $20,000.00 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. Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions. Copyright 2010 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. eBay Inc. is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

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  1. Jeremy Wheaton said, on February 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Please let me know exactly what I should do about something like this please.

  2. Chief said, on February 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Jeremy, I replied via email. If you do not get that email, let me know by messaging here or Twitter @scamsitebuster.

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