Scammer Database

Scammer – found on Craigslist – advertising a 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan – $4200

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on March 17, 2010

The vehicle listed does not belong to the scammer. This is a common ploy used by criminals to extract money from your wallet. Here is the reply from the scammer after I inquired:

From: Daniel Maurer <suesornst@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at xx:xx PM
Subject:  2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan – $4200
To: me

Hi,
The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,200. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester MT, with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.

Specs: 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan // Mileage: 59,200 // VIN: 1HGCG16572A053245 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 SFI SOHC 24V // Transmission: 5 Spd Automatic // Color: Black with Gray Leather Interior // Sunroof // CD Player // Interior: Leather Gear Shifter – Leather Seats – Leather Steering Wheel // Air Conditioning // Power Driver’s Seat – Power Locks – Power Mirrors – Power Steering – Power Windows // Garage Kept // NON SMOKER.

Thanks,

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  1. H said, on March 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks for posting, I got exactly the same reply back from a Daniel Maurer for a 2005 Scion XB on Craigslist. At least he is consistent with the name, enabling you to google it!

  2. Chief said, on March 22, 2010 at 8:09 am

    H, thanks for posting. See the latest entry on the blog. We can’t find all the scams on Craigslist, so we appreciate the heads up! — Chief

  3. amanda said, on March 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    He’s doing it again for a Nissan Murano in Portland OR.

  4. Chief said, on March 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Amanda, thanks for commenting. It might be a good idea to include the entire heading of the ad … many of us use those titles to search for and flag the criminal’s advertisements. — Chief

  5. Angela said, on April 27, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Here is the email I just got from Daniel in response to a vehicle for sale on craigslist. It was posted for sale in Saginaw, MI. Thank God I found this site!

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT 4X4 // Miles: 68,430 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 5.3L V8 MPI // Transmission: Automatic // Ext&Int Color: Summit White with Tan Leather Interior // Heated Seat // Homelink System // Moonroof // 12v Power Outlet – Body Side Moldings – Carpeted Floor Mats – Center Arm Rest – Center Console – Child Proof Door Locks – Compass And Temperature Display – Cup Holders – Luxury Seats – Power Adjustable Pedals // Tires & Wheels: BFGoodrich Tires – Tire Size: 265/70/R17 – 100% Tread Remaining – Wheels , 17″ Aluminum Wheels // Roof Rack // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

  6. Chief said, on April 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Angela, thanks for taking the time to respond and post the criminal’s text. Good luck finding the vehicle you need! — Chief

  7. anna said, on April 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    same situation: thank you so much i’m glad i found this site you were so helpful!…..my letters:
    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,200. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe K1500 /// 1 Owner /// Clear Title /// VIN: 1GNEK13Z63R155465 /// Mileage: 68,280 /// Engine: 5.3L V8 MPI OHV /// 4 Wheel Drive /// Transmission: Automatic /// Leather Seats /// Sunroof /// Ext&Int Color: Black with Gray /// Power Windows /// Air Conditioning /// Power Steering /// Cruise Control /// Power Door Locks /// Dual Zone Air Conditioning /// AM/FM Radio /// CD and moore…

    Thanks,

    2.Hi,

    We can deal using eBay.Look how this works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will send us the forms by email – for you about the payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment at eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case because the vehicle is in excellent condition.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will test it and if it does not match 100% to your expectations, you will return it in max. 5 working days since the arrival date. In this case you will send me the vehicle in the same condition you received it.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for shipping because I was pleased with their services. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, with no scratches, it is professionally crated.Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

    3.I have forwarded transaction details to eBay financial department and they should contact us shortly with all further instructions. Ebay will contact us with transaction details, invoice, payment instructions ,buyer’s protection policy.
    Please let me know when you receive the notification from them so I can move forward at my side.

    Regards

    4.eBay Motors sent this message to ******* **** (**************@yahoo.com).
    eBay Motors VPP Transaction Case ID 1831942432 eBay Motors

    eBay Motors member Daniel Maurer (suesornst@gmail.com), as the Seller, initiated a new transaction through eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection program and registered you, ******** **** (**************@yahoo.com), as the Buyer.
    We have verified all the details of this transaction, we concluded that they are accurate and the transaction is approved. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $50,000.00 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower.

    Buy Confidently with our Vehicle Purchase Protection Program
    Vehicle Purchase Protection
    Ensures that you receive the vehicle you paid for, with coverage up to $50,000.00 against fraud or material misrepresentation.

    Condition Guarantee by Seller
    Provides added confidence that the vehicle’s condition is accurately described and protects you if it is significantly different.

    Extended Warranty
    Protects you from unexpected repair bills after the vehicle purchase.

    New eBay Motors VPP Transaction
    Case ID: 1831942432
    Item: 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe K1500
    Price: US $3,200.00

    Seller Verified Profile: Daniel Maurer
    eBay Motors Member in good standing since 2003.
    Registered e-mail address suesornst@gmail.com.
    Identity and Contact Information Verified.
    Continues to meet strict Membership Criteria.
    Committed to Dispute Resolution and Mediation.
    Purchase Protection Coverage up to $50,000.00.

    Complete the transaction in 5 easy steps
    Buyer and Seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price. Seller contacts eBay Motors with the transaction details;
    eBay Motors accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the Buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from neither Buyer or Seller);
    The Buyer receives an invoice and sends the payment to eBay Motors. After the payment is verified by eBay Motors, the Seller will initiate the shipping. The Seller has three (3) business days to provide a tracking number to both the Buyer and eBay Motors. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer;
    The Buyer receives the vehicle and has five (5) business days to inspect it. If it is as described and as agreed, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses it, the Seller will be responsible of shipping back the vehicle;
    After the inspection period is over (5 business days), the Buyer must contact eBay Motors with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the payment will be refunded to the Buyer. If the Buyer accepts the vehicle, the payment will be sent to the Seller within three (3) business days.

    Vehicle Purchase Protection Overview
    Buy with confidence on eBay Motors! The Vehicle Purchase Protection program protects your vehicle purchase against fraud and material misrepresentation. This program is provided by eBay Motors for FREE on all eligible vehicle transactions completed on eBay Motors. There’s no sign-up, opt-in, or registration necessary.
    The following types of fraud and material misrepresentation are covered:

    Paying for a vehicle and never receiving it;
    Sending a deposit for a vehicle and never receiving the vehicle;
    Paying for and receiving a vehicle:
    that was a stolen vehicle at the time of the transaction;
    with an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title;
    of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller’s listing;
    without receiving the title for that vehicle from the seller, if it is impossible for you to obtain a title from the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles;
    whose title is subject to an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt/rebuildable, unrebuildable, reconstructed, scrapped/destroyed, junk, lemon, manufacturer buyback, or water damage title brand at the time of the sale;
    with a model year that is different than the model year described in the seller’s listing;
    with an odometer reading that is different than the odometer reading described in the seller’s listing.
    Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $50,000.00 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower. The program covers Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, ATVs, Go-Karts, Scooters, Mopeds, Personal Watercraft, Snowmobiles, Boats, Buses, Commercial Trucks, Race Cars, RVs and Campers, Trailers.
    Help

    For any questions please contact eBay Motors Customer Support at safeharbour@consultant.com.

    Thank you,
    eBay Motors Customer Support
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program
    This administrative email was sent to braidsbyquetta@yahoo.com from eBay Motors.

    See our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have questions about eBay’s communication policies.

    Copyright © 2010 eBay, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
    eBay and the eBay logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of eBay, Inc.
    eBay is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

    5. eBay Motors VPP Invoice # 1831942432 – Payment Instructions eBay Motors

    Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID 1831942432 between Daniel Maurer (suesornst@gmail.com), as the Seller, and ******* **** (***********@yahoo.com), as the Buyer. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.

    Seller:
    Name: Daniel Maurer
    Address: 14 E Adams Ave
    Chester
    MT
    59522
    United States

    Buyer:
    Name: *******
    Address: *******

    Transaction Details:

    Case ID: 1831942432
    Date: April-28-2010
    Status: Payment Pending
    Item: 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe K1500
    Price: US $3,200.00
    Quantity: 1
    Insurance: Yes
    Shipping: Included
    Shipping to*: ***
    *************
    ***********
    ****
    *****
    United States
    *Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays.

    Payment must be submitted via MoneyGram Money Transfer to an eBay Motors Agent in charge of this transaction. The eBay Motors Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it is the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer.

    eBay Motors Agent*:
    First Name: William
    Last Name: Boston
    Address: 21 12th Ave
    City: San Angelo
    State: Texas
    Zip: 76901
    Country: United States
    *The MoneyGram Money Transfer will be sent using this name and address.

    Payment:
    Invoice # : 1831942432
    Due Date: May-03-2010
    Subtotal: US $3,200.00
    Shipping: 0
    Sales Tax: 0
    Deposit: 0
    Total: US $3,200.00

    How to make the payment
    Click below to find the nearest MoneyGram office:
    Find Agent Location
    Send the payment using eBay Motors Agent’s name and address (found below) as payment details.
    E-mail* eBay Motors Financial Department at:
    safeharbour@consultant.com
    the following payment information:
    Case ID and Invoice #;
    Reference Number – 8 digits number found on the payment receipt;
    Sender’s Name and Address;
    Receiver’s Name and Address;
    Total Amount Sent.
    Fax* the MoneyGram payment receipt to eBay Motors Financial Department at:
    +1 (864) 642-2358.
    *We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by both e-mail and fax.

    Important Notice
    For security reasons please DO NOT release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.

    All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
    Vehicle Purchase Protection program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally.
    Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.

    If you are not familiarized with MoneyGram Money Transfer services please visit: http://www.moneygram.com.
    Pay for the transfer with cash at a local MoneyGram agent. MoneyGram agent locations are independent businesses that provide money transfer service to their customers on behalf of MoneyGram. MoneyGram agents are primarily banks, post offices, exchange offices or retail locations – grocery stores, mail box centers, drug stores, travel agencies, depots, other retail locations.
    Independent MoneyGram agents may impose different limitations on the maximum amount that can be submitted per day. For this reason, in case of a larger amount to be sent, we recommend that you go to more than one agent and submit the total sum in separate transfers.

    When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 48 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship vehicle. The Seller has 5 business days to send the Buyer and eBay Motors Customer Support the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer.

    The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses the vehicle, the Seller will be responsible of shipping back the vehicle.

    After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Motors Customer Support with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the refund will be sent to the Buyer. If the vehicle is accepted, eBay Motors Financial Department submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.

    Help

    For any questions please contact eBay Motors Customer Support at safeharbour@consultant.com

    Thank you,
    eBay Motors Financial Department
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program
    This administrative email was sent to braidsbyquetta@yahoo.com from eBay Motors.

    See our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have questions about eBay’s communication policies.

    Copyright © 2010 eBay, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
    eBay and the eBay logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of eBay, Inc.
    eBay is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

  8. anna said, on April 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    same situation: thank you so much i’m glad i found this site you were so helpful!…..my letters:

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,200. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe K1500 /// 1 Owner /// Clear Title /// VIN: 1GNEK13Z63R155465 /// Mileage: 68,280 /// Engine: 5.3L V8 MPI OHV /// 4 Wheel Drive /// Transmission: Automatic /// Leather Seats /// Sunroof /// Ext&Int Color: Black with Gray /// Power Windows /// Air Conditioning /// Power Steering /// Cruise Control /// Power Door Locks /// Dual Zone Air Conditioning /// AM/FM Radio /// CD and moore…

    Thanks,

    2.Hi,

    We can deal using eBay.Look how this works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will send us the forms by email – for you about the payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment at eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case because the vehicle is in excellent condition.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will test it and if it does not match 100% to your expectations, you will return it in max. 5 working days since the arrival date. In this case you will send me the vehicle in the same condition you received it.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for shipping because I was pleased with their services. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, with no scratches, it is professionally crated.Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

    3.I have forwarded transaction details to eBay financial department and they should contact us shortly with all further instructions. Ebay will contact us with transaction details, invoice, payment instructions ,buyer’s protection policy.
    Please let me know when you receive the notification from them so I can move forward at my side.

    Regards

    4.eBay Motors sent this message to ******* **** (**************@yahoo.com).
    eBay Motors VPP Transaction Case ID 1831942432 eBay Motors

    eBay Motors member Daniel Maurer (suesornst@gmail.com), as the Seller, initiated a new transaction through eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection program and registered you, ******** **** (**************@yahoo.com), as the Buyer.
    We have verified all the details of this transaction, we concluded that they are accurate and the transaction is approved. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $50,000.00 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower.

    Buy Confidently with our Vehicle Purchase Protection Program
    Vehicle Purchase Protection
    Ensures that you receive the vehicle you paid for, with coverage up to $50,000.00 against fraud or material misrepresentation.

    Condition Guarantee by Seller
    Provides added confidence that the vehicle’s condition is accurately described and protects you if it is significantly different.

    Extended Warranty
    Protects you from unexpected repair bills after the vehicle purchase.

    New eBay Motors VPP Transaction
    Case ID: 1831942432
    Item: 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe K1500
    Price: US $3,200.00

    Seller Verified Profile: Daniel Maurer
    eBay Motors Member in good standing since 2003.
    Registered e-mail address suesornst@gmail.com.
    Identity and Contact Information Verified.
    Continues to meet strict Membership Criteria.
    Committed to Dispute Resolution and Mediation.
    Purchase Protection Coverage up to $50,000.00.

    Complete the transaction in 5 easy steps
    Buyer and Seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price. Seller contacts eBay Motors with the transaction details;
    eBay Motors accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the Buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from neither Buyer or Seller);
    The Buyer receives an invoice and sends the payment to eBay Motors. After the payment is verified by eBay Motors, the Seller will initiate the shipping. The Seller has three (3) business days to provide a tracking number to both the Buyer and eBay Motors. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer;
    The Buyer receives the vehicle and has five (5) business days to inspect it. If it is as described and as agreed, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses it, the Seller will be responsible of shipping back the vehicle;
    After the inspection period is over (5 business days), the Buyer must contact eBay Motors with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the payment will be refunded to the Buyer. If the Buyer accepts the vehicle, the payment will be sent to the Seller within three (3) business days.

    Vehicle Purchase Protection Overview
    Buy with confidence on eBay Motors! The Vehicle Purchase Protection program protects your vehicle purchase against fraud and material misrepresentation. This program is provided by eBay Motors for FREE on all eligible vehicle transactions completed on eBay Motors. There’s no sign-up, opt-in, or registration necessary.
    The following types of fraud and material misrepresentation are covered:

    Paying for a vehicle and never receiving it;

    Sending a deposit for a vehicle and never receiving the vehicle;

    Paying for and receiving a vehicle:

    that was a stolen vehicle at the time of the transaction;

    with an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title;

    of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller’s listing;

    without receiving the title for that vehicle from the seller, if it is impossible for you to obtain a title from the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles;

    whose title is subject to an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt/rebuildable, unrebuildable, reconstructed, scrapped/destroyed, junk, lemon, manufacturer buyback, or water damage title brand at the time of the sale;

    with a model year that is different than the model year described in the seller’s listing;

    with an odometer reading that is different than the odometer reading described in the seller’s listing.
    Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $50,000.00 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower. The program covers Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, ATVs, Go-Karts, Scooters, Mopeds, Personal Watercraft, Snowmobiles, Boats, Buses, Commercial Trucks, Race Cars, RVs and Campers, Trailers.

    Help

    For any questions please contact eBay Motors Customer Support at safeharbour@consultant.com.

    Thank you,
    eBay Motors Customer Support
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program
    This administrative email was sent to braidsbyquetta@yahoo.com from eBay Motors.

    See our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have questions about eBay’s communication policies.

    Copyright © 2010 eBay, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
    eBay and the eBay logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of eBay, Inc.
    eBay is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

    5. eBay Motors VPP Invoice # 1831942432 – Payment Instructions eBay Motors

    Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID 1831942432 between Daniel Maurer (suesornst@gmail.com), as the Seller, and ******* **** (***********@yahoo.com), as the Buyer. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.

    Seller:
    Name: Daniel Maurer
    Address: 14 E Adams Ave
    Chester
    MT
    59522
    United States

    Buyer:
    Name: *******
    Address: *******

    Transaction Details:

    Case ID: 1831942432
    Date: April-28-2010
    Status: Payment Pending
    Item: 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe K1500
    Price: US $3,200.00
    Quantity: 1
    Insurance: Yes
    Shipping: Included
    Shipping to*: *******
    *******
    United States
    *Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays.

    Payment must be submitted via MoneyGram Money Transfer to an eBay Motors Agent in charge of this transaction. The eBay Motors Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it is the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer.

    eBay Motors Agent*:
    First Name: William
    Last Name: Boston
    Address: 21 12th Ave
    City: San Angelo
    State: Texas
    Zip: 76901
    Country: United States
    *The MoneyGram Money Transfer will be sent using this name and address.

    Payment:
    Invoice # : 1831942432
    Due Date: May-03-2010
    Subtotal: US $3,200.00
    Shipping: 0
    Sales Tax: 0
    Deposit: 0
    Total: US $3,200.00

    How to make the payment
    Click below to find the nearest MoneyGram office:
    Find Agent Location
    Send the payment using eBay Motors Agent’s name and address (found below) as payment details.
    E-mail* eBay Motors Financial Department at:
    safeharbour@consultant.com
    the following payment information:
    Case ID and Invoice #;
    Reference Number – 8 digits number found on the payment receipt;
    Sender’s Name and Address;
    Receiver’s Name and Address;
    Total Amount Sent.
    Fax* the MoneyGram payment receipt to eBay Motors Financial Department at:
    +1 (864) 642-2358.
    *We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by both e-mail and fax.

    Important Notice
    For security reasons please DO NOT release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.

    All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
    Vehicle Purchase Protection program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally.
    Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.

    If you are not familiarized with MoneyGram Money Transfer services please visit: http://www.moneygram.com.
    Pay for the transfer with cash at a local MoneyGram agent. MoneyGram agent locations are independent businesses that provide money transfer service to their customers on behalf of MoneyGram. MoneyGram agents are primarily banks, post offices, exchange offices or retail locations – grocery stores, mail box centers, drug stores, travel agencies, depots, other retail locations.
    Independent MoneyGram agents may impose different limitations on the maximum amount that can be submitted per day. For this reason, in case of a larger amount to be sent, we recommend that you go to more than one agent and submit the total sum in separate transfers.

    When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 48 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship vehicle. The Seller has 5 business days to send the Buyer and eBay Motors Customer Support the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer.

    The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses the vehicle, the Seller will be responsible of shipping back the vehicle.

    After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Motors Customer Support with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the refund will be sent to the Buyer. If the vehicle is accepted, eBay Motors Financial Department submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.

    Help

    For any questions please contact eBay Motors Customer Support at safeharbour@consultant.com

    Thank you,
    eBay Motors Financial Department
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program
    This administrative email was sent to braidsbyquetta@yahoo.com from eBay Motors.

    See our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have questions about eBay’s communication policies.

    Copyright © 2010 eBay, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
    eBay and the eBay logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of eBay, Inc.
    eBay is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

  9. Chief said, on April 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks, Anna. We’re glad you found us! And we appreciate the text of the scammer’s letters. It’ll help someone else avoid some misery. — Chief

  10. Robyn said, on May 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    He is now running this scam in bellingham WA here is the email that he wrote me and my response.

    RE:2002 Acura TL Type S Sedan – $3800

    From:
    Daniel Maurer

    Add to Contacts
    To: *********
    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,800. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house.Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Acura TL Type S Sedan /// 86,320 miles /// Clear Title /// Non-Smoker /// Garage kept

    From:
    **********

    Add to Contacts
    To: Daniel Maurer

    When can you bring the car to bellingham. I will not give any money until the vehicle is in front of me and I can see the title. Also why is the ad listed as a dealer?

  11. Jet said, on May 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    He’s at it again:

    2004 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT 4X4 – $4,700

    Here is the email response from Daniel Maurer, entilevi@gmail.com :

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT 4X4 // Miles: 68,430 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 5.3L V8 MPI // Transmission: Automatic // Ext&Int Color: Summit White with Tan Leather Interior // Heated Seat // Homelink System // Moonroof // 12v Power Outlet – Body Side Moldings – Carpeted Floor Mats – Center Arm Rest – Center Console – Child Proof Door Locks – Compass And Temperature Display – Cup Holders – Luxury Seats – Power Adjustable Pedals // Tires & Wheels: BFGoodrich Tires – Tire Size: 265/70/R17 – 100% Tread Remaining – Wheels , 17″ Aluminum Wheels // Roof Rack // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

  12. Amber said, on May 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I recieved the same exact response from Daniel Mauer for a 2004 Yukon.

  13. Dave Tilly said, on May 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Glad I found your blog. I’ve got an update on the same scammer. He changed his name, no doubt to protect the inocent.
    New name Mark Wilford, same address 14 E Adams Ave, Chester, MT
    same MO down to wire even had the same “eBay motors” case ID number.
    Started as a non local add on Craigs list then was flagged. email was markyzul21@gmail.com
    Thank God for that little voice and search engines.

  14. Smiity said, on May 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    He tried it on a 2004 kaboda tractor. This sight saved me Thanks!

  15. Lisa said, on May 18, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Also posting in Kalamazoo — http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/ctd/1739085043.html

    From: Daniel Maurer
    Sent: Mon, May 17, 2010 6:12:01 PM
    Subject: RE: 2002 Toyota Camry LE Sedan – $3600

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,600. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Toyota Camry LE // 81,380 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 2.4L L4 FI DOHC 16V // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Super White with Stone Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Cloth Seats // Overhead Console Front Bucket Seats,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front center armrest: w/storage,Front cupholders,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Split folding rear seat,Bumpers: body-color,Bodyside moldings // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  16. Lisa said, on May 18, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Addendum — the email address he’s using for this ad is abfestivalqueen@gmail.com

  17. Nubs said, on May 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Found him at it again:

    His first reply back to me:

    “Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,200. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan // Mileage: 59,200 // VIN: 1HGCG16572A053245 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 SFI SOHC 24V // Transmission: 5 Spd Automatic // Color: Black with Gray Leather Interior // Sunroof // CD Player // Interior: Leather Gear Shifter – Leather Seats – Leather Steering Wheel // Air Conditioning // Power Driver’s Seat – Power Locks – Power Mirrors – Power Steering – Power Windows // Garage Kept // NON SMOKER.”

    My response to him:

    “Ok, so is this one big those “send money and I’ll ship the car” deals?”

    His reply back:

    “Hi,

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks”

    So, I guess this fella has become quite an internet sensation at trying to scam buyers.

  18. Nubs said, on May 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I also wanted to add the E-mail he is using now:

    mickinerse@gmail.com

  19. Abraham said, on May 24, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for the info. See below for an identical scam from Craigslist:

    From: Daniel Maurer

    Re: 2002 Toyota Camry LE Sedan – $3600

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,600. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Toyota Camry LE // 81,380 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 2.4L L4 FI DOHC 16V // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Super White with Stone Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Cloth Seats // Overhead Console Front Bucket Seats,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front center armrest: w/storage,Front cupholders,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Split folding rear seat,Bumpers: body-color,Bodyside moldings // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thanks,

  20. Zubby said, on May 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Here is the recent one from Daniel
    Hi,

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it,  they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

  21. Jag said, on May 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    also going by Jessica Armstrong , email is catteator@gmail.com
    this was over an 02 Tahoe.. I told them I was coming to Montana and would pay cash..LOL scumbags, i hope some one catches them!

  22. Ray Kultgen said, on May 28, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    The scam goes on see below what I received. It ended pretty quickly after asking where he lived

    To confirm who you are and if this is a scam or not?

    If this is what you say it should be easily sold?

    Or should I forward this to the police determine what you are up too?

    If this is real you should not have any issue telling me where you lived and offering a reference for me to call?

    If your going to now do it through Ebay list it now? and I will look at it there?

    My request is purely to verify if this is legit or not?

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Daniel Maurer
    To: Ray Kultgen
    Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 4:27 PM
    Subject: Re: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Z71 4×4 – $3700

    for?

    On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Ray Kultgen wrote:

    So can you offer a name in Sheboygan or not?
    —– Original Message —–
    From: Daniel Maurer
    To: Ray Kultgen
    Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 4:24 PM
    Subject: Re: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Z71 4×4 – $3700

    Hi,

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

  23. Bill said, on May 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    The******* a thief. stay away from him, he posted about a 1997 Chevy silverado in hartford CT for $3700 on craigslist. Yet again he gave the speil about the moving to MT. for work and that DAS shipping will do the transportation and western union will be used. Craigslist specifically states do not deal with shipping vehicles or western union money wires, so watch out.

  24. Marc said, on May 30, 2010 at 10:46 am

    ringldogr@gmail.com Another email address being used.

  25. Marc said, on May 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

    The names Steven Dolgren and Melissa Destman.

  26. ww said, on May 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Oh,my God, I narrowly escaped cheating by the guy! The following is the letter.

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,300. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house.Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan /// 63,320 miles /// Clear Title /// Non-Smoker /// Garage kept

  27. ACR said, on May 31, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks for the heads up. This the reply I recieved;
    Hi,

    The tractor is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $5,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages , it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the tractor before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the tractor with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the tractor under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 Kubota L3830 Diesel tractor 4×4 Front end loader is a LA723 and box blade, 39 hp, engine cylinders: 3.
    The tractor has 259.5 hours on it. The tractor runs really good. The tractor has a Hydrostatic transmission, Serial Number: 30412.

  28. stan said, on May 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    hes got a 99 chev on spokane craigslist just got the same spiel about chester mt, im mailing him back to ask him if he still has any of the other cars mentioned in these other posts, i may be intrested

  29. Tori said, on June 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I got the exact same email about the Civic. Bummer. I was recently in an accident in my trusty old 98 Pontiac Grand Prix and I’ve been looking for another car. This was PERFECT for me, so it sucks that it’s a fake.

  30. Eugene said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I got the same email today about a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. I just checked craigslist and I can’t find his ad today.

    Here is his e-mail:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester MT, with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe /// VIN: 1J4FY49S1XP435300 // miles: 67,326 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 4.0L L6 FI // 4 wheel drive // transmission: Automatic // it has a soft top // Air Conditioning // Tires & Wheels: Hankook Tires, Front Size: 35/12.5/R15, Rear Size: 35/12.5/R15 , Wheels: 15″ Premium Wheels // Ext&Int Color: Black with Green Cloth Interior // NON-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  31. no name said, on June 12, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT 4X4 // Miles: 68,430 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 5.3L V8 MPI // Transmission: Automatic // Ext&Int Color: Summit White with Tan Leather Interior // Heated Seat // Homelink System // Moonroof // 12v Power Outlet – Body Side Moldings – Carpeted Floor Mats – Center Arm Rest – Center Console – Child Proof Door Locks – Compass And Temperature Display – Cup Holders – Luxury Seats – Power Adjustable Pedals // Tires & Wheels: BFGoodrich Tires – Tire Size: 265/70/R17 – 100% Tread Remaining – Wheels , 17″ Aluminum Wheels // Roof Rack // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

    the name is now Jessica Armstrong ,catteator@gmail.com, and sorry to say he/she got me.

  32. Jim said, on June 14, 2010 at 8:08 am

    He’s doing it in Little Rock, AR. with a 99 jeep wrangler, With the exact same add except jeep.

  33. Mark said, on June 14, 2010 at 8:41 am

    from Daniel Maurer
    to
    date Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 7:27 AM
    subject RE: 2000 Nissan Frontier SE – $3700
    mailed-by gmail.com
    signed-by gmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Chester, MT with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Nissan Frontier SE // 1 Owner // Clear Title // VIN: 1N6ED27Y9YC392338 // Mileage: 76,461 // Engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 12V // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // Color: Gold with Tan Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Tilt Steering Wheel // Power Equipment // Power Steering // Power Windows // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thanks,

  34. agreen said, on June 14, 2010 at 9:22 am

    He is using the name Mark Wilford in Ohio – selling a 2002 F-150 4×4 for $3,500

    Hi,

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

  35. Dylan said, on June 14, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    He did it for a 1970 cutlass

  36. Murphy said, on June 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Posted in Mansfield, OH

    from :Melissa Zateleti zateleti371@gmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house.Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Ford F-150 /// 89,320 miles /// Clear Title /// Non-Smoker /// Garage kept

  37. Kenny said, on June 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I found the same thing in St. Louis, 1999 Honda Accord V6, $4,200

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,200. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan // Mileage: 59,200 // VIN: 1HGCG16572A053245 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 SFI SOHC 24V // Transmission: 5 Spd Automatic // Color: Black with Gray Leather Interior // Sunroof // CD Player // Interior: Leather Gear Shifter – Leather Seats – Leather Steering Wheel // Air Conditioning // Power Driver’s Seat – Power Locks – Power Mirrors – Power Steering – Power Windows // Garage Kept // NON SMOKER

  38. Ed Halajcsik said, on June 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    He is now posting a 1970 camaro from Hickory, NC. and stating basically the same description on June 22, 2010. I guess this guy travels alot and cant keep a house. His new address is in Bar Harbor, ME if anyone is looking to buy a car at a great price with no shipping cost!

  39. kindred_heart said, on June 23, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2001 Lincoln Navigator // 89,380 miles /// Clear Title /// Non-Smoker /// Garage kept /// NO RUST

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.
    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it,  they will transfer the money into my account.
    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.
    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.
    Thanks

  40. Tam said, on June 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Hi,

    We received the same info only for a Honda Civic, posted on June 25th, 2010. Please do not fall for this ****!

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Honda Civic LX Sedan ## VIN: 1HGES165X2L070598 ## Mileage: 89,380 ## 1 Owner ## Clear Title ## Engine: 1.7L L4 PFI SOHC 16V ## Transmission: Automatic ## Color: Black with Gray Cloth Interior ## Air Conditioning ## Climate Control-Clock-Cruise Control-Digital Information Center-Tilt Steering Wheel ## Power Locks-Power Mirrors-Power Steering-Power Windows ## Driver’s Air Bag-Intermittent Wipers-Keyless Entry-Passenger Air Bag-Rear Defogger-Security System ## Cloth Seats-Factory System-AM/FM-CD Player ## Non-Smoker ## Garage kept.

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

  41. Brian said, on June 28, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I’ve been to Bar Harbor… Very nice this time of year! I can see why Daniel Maurer has chosen this for his most recent relocation. He’s got one up in New Orleans for a 1970 Malibu. Thanks for starting this thread… It saved me a whole lot of heartache. here’s my email and the link to the posting…

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,900. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // 64,380 miles /// Clear Title /// Non-Smoker /// Garage kept /// NO RUST

    http://neworleans.craigslist.org/ctd/1813414099.html

    I flagged it even though it doesnt seem to slow him down.

  42. Hate Scammers said, on June 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

    He is working Indianapolis now … same name Daniel Maurer with email address of usopenthebest@gmail.com – here are the emails I received from him:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Nissan Frontier SE // 1 Owner /// Clear Title // VIN: 1N6ED27Y9YC392338 // Mileage: 76,461 // Engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 12V // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // Color: Gold with Tan Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Tilt Steering Wheel // Power Equipment // Power Steering // Power Windows // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

    I had sent him an email wanting to see pictures of the truck before I knew this was a scam and he did send me a follow-up email with pictures of the truck.

    Thanks to everyone posting information here, I was all about getting this truck until I googled the VIN number.

  43. Edward said, on June 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    This guy is a ***hole. He is now “selling” a 1970 Chevelle for $3900 out of Bar Harbour, ME. I last told him that I was driving out to get the car in person to “save” him the shipping cost and to pay him in cash so he could get the money quicker to save his house . . . For that price I am still money ahead doing the road trip. Funny thing he would not give me a phone number and . . . the emails back and forth stopped.!?!?

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,900. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder – 350 // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thanks,

  44. Edward said, on June 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Addendum — the email address he’s using for this ad is: Steven Dolgren

    This is quite a scam . . . One that I almost fell for. . . The scammer sent all of the pictures that I asked for – quite a trick! Thank you for this site !!

  45. Mario Parrelli said, on July 2, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Thank God for this site. I was about to buy the vehicle below when I decided to do a Google search for this bastard. Your site came up and saved me a lot of aggravation and $3,700. I owe you a BIG one!!!

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass HARDTOP // VIN: 336870M316420 // 94,200 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Fully Loaded // Body type: Coupe // Engine: 8 Cylinder // Ext&Int color: Green with White // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,
    Steven

  46. Roger said, on July 2, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Someone else is doing it too…
    How does this actually pay off for them?

    On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Melissa Zateleti wrote:

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

  47. Roger said, on July 2, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Oh yeah… I forgot the original…

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe /// VIN: 1J4FY49S1XP435300 /// miles: 67,326 /// Engine: 4.0L L6 FI /// 4 wheel drive /// transmission: Automatic /// it has a soft top /// Tires & Wheels: Hankook Tires, Front Size: 35/12.5/R15, Rear Size: 35/12.5/R15 , Wheels: 15″ Premium Wheels /// Ext&Int Color: Black with Green Cloth Interior.

  48. mario p. said, on July 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you for this site…I was about to purchase the 1970 Cutlass for $3700 when my wife said look this guy up on Google. Thanks again for saving me a lot of aggravation and money.

  49. Gary Cooper said, on July 3, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I had the same scam happen to me several weeks ago. This is the ad. He was operating in Maine by the email address of suellensornest@gmail.com.

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,800. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1996 BMW 3-Series 328i Sedan // 87,320 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 2.8L L6 FI DOHC – Transmission: Automatic // Color: Black with Tan Leather Interior // Air Conditioning // Climate Control-Clock-Cruise Control-Digital Information Center-Heated Seat-Sunroof-Tachometer // Power Driver’s Seat-Power Locks-Power Mirrors-Power Passenger Seat-Power Steering-Power Windows // Anti-Lock Brakes-Driver’s Air Bag-Intermittent Wipers-Keyless Entry-Passenger Air Bag-Rear Defogger-Traction Control System // Leather Seats-Leather Steering Wheel-Tire Size: 225/60/R16 // Audio / Video: Sony System-AM/FM-Aux. Audio Input-Cassette-CD Player-iPod Input // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thanks,

  50. Rob said, on July 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    He is now posting a 2000 Nissan Frontire, in Ohio and stating basically the same description Check it out
    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 NISSAN FRONTIER XE/SE // 1 Owner // Clear Title // VIN: 1N6ED27Y0YC391594 // Mileage: 76,461 // Engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 12V // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // Color: Gold with Tan Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Tilt Steering Wheel // Power Equipment // Power Steering // Power Windows // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you, Steven

  51. Joe Askew said, on July 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,300. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2005 Mercury Mountaineer PREMIER AWD SUV // VIN: 4M2DU86K55ZJ20998 // Miles: 48,173 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 4.0L V6 FI // ALL WHEEL DRIVE // Transmission: Automatic // Ext&Int Color: Midnight with Gray Leather Interior // Leather Seats // 3rd Row Seats // It is loaded with Power Everything // Garage Kept /// Non-smoker.

  52. ellen jannol said, on July 4, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Just got the same response from Daniel Maurer today in regards to a 2004 Suburban posted in the LA California craigslist.

    “Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT 4X4 // Miles: 68,430 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 5.3L V8 MPI // Transmission: Automatic // Ext&Int Color: Summit White with Tan Leather Interior // Heated Seat // Homelink System // Moonroof // 12v Power Outlet – Body Side Moldings – Carpeted Floor Mats – Center Arm Rest – Center Console – Child Proof Door Locks – Compass And Temperature Display – Cup Holders – Luxury Seats – Power Adjustable Pedals // Tires & Wheels: BFGoodrich Tires – Tire Size: 265/70/R17 – 100% Tread Remaining – Wheels , 17″ Aluminum Wheels // Roof Rack // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.”

  53. ellen jannol said, on July 4, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    here is the posting title and number btw:

    Passenger Air Bag!!2004 Chevrolet Suburban – $4700 (los angeles)
    Date: 2010-07-03, 9:46AM PDT
    Reply to: sale-bybkm-1824092861@craigslist.org

  54. Anthony said, on July 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Doing the same thing in tri-state area with 2002 Ford F-150 for $3500 — 10 digit craigslist account #’s 1786356109 / 1796326262 / 1825572576 / 1802851817

  55. Chief said, on July 7, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Roger,

    The scammer does not have a vehicle. The email addresses he uses are not of the ebay domain (@ebay.com). The ebay agent does not work for ebay. Does that make any of this any clearer?

  56. Diz said, on July 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Well Im Glad That I Googled this Piece Of Shit. They obviously cant get a real job and make money honestly and I feel bad for the people who fall for this, but come on if it sounds to good to be true it probably is. This is what happened…
    I sent an email asking the mileage and if the price was right and this was the response…

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,500. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT // Miles: 78,570 // Clear Title // Transmission: Automatic// Garage Kept // NON-Smoker

    This was on craigslist in rhode island with pics of a very nice looking escalade. These people make it difficult to trust anybody who’s selling something, and a pain in the ass for people like me to sell stuff. Its to bad that there are laws that protect these people lol.

  57. Diz said, on July 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I also asked if they had the title in hand and I got this…

    Yes Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

    Im not familiar with this ebay protection plan crap cause most of my sales are locally but if I live in Mass and this persons in Bar Harbor, Maine, why are they so against me driving up there to look at it infront of them. Duh Red Flag. Ill be posting more scamers here so people dont get screwed, and maybe they can be tracked down and taught a lesson.

  58. Lindsey said, on July 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    A similar posting for a 2003 Ford Escape was posted in Decatur, IL dealing with the same shipping company DAS with one free shipping. Here is the follow-up e-mail I recieved from Steven:

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,800. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Ford Escape XLT // VIN: 1FMYU93173KD46714 // Miles: 84,570 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 FI DOHC // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Blue with Gray // Air Conditioning // Power Driver Seat, Bucket Seats, 2nd Row Bench Seat, Adjustable Steering Wheel2nd Row Bench Seat,Bucket Seats,Power Driver Seat // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  59. Chief said, on July 8, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Diz,

    His is a real job for the folks in the Romanian underground. There are hundreds if not thousands of these guys using similar scripts.

  60. Suzanne said, on July 8, 2010 at 11:09 am

    email I received from a Mark Wilford markyzul21@gmail.com :

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/ctd/1829787874.html

    From: Mark Wilford
    Sent: Thu, July 8, 2010 11:09:35 AM
    Subject: RE: 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $5100

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $5,100. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 Wrangler Sahara with hard top 33 inch wheels // Miles: 58,430 // VIN: 1J4FA49S74P793811 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // stereo system includes a navigation.There is also a Bluetooth system // engine: 4.0L L6 MPI // Automatic // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // color: black ext with gray cloth int // air conditioning // cruise control // Tires & Wheels BFGoodrich Tires – Tire Size: 33/50/R15 – 85% Tread Remaining // The jeep runs, shifts, and drives excellent // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

    Wed, July 7, 2010 10:46:52 AM

    |*|Jeep Wrangler Year’04 |*| Sahara Coupe, Exterior Original Paint!! – $5100 (new york )
    To: sale-mbgnv-1829787874@craigslist.org

    2nd reply:

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

  61. Jason said, on July 10, 2010 at 9:08 am

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT-10, $5300, 57,000 miles. Way to good to be true. I googled the name in the responses and got to this site. Thanks for all who post what they have run into on the web! All my emails have been the same wording, just different vehicle. I checked the VIN# that was sent to me and the vehicle description didn’t even match. It was an SRT-10, just not the one in the craigs list ad.
    Its too bad people are like this!!
    My emails were from Melissa Zateleti, zateleti371@gmail.com

  62. James said, on July 11, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Found a scammer under the name of Yvonne Lensky sell on AutoTrader
    Here are the two emails, even included fake pics, i new it was fishy when i ran the carfax and it was for a truck with 240,000 miles.

    Hi,
    The truck is still for sale. Thanks for being interested in buying my 1999 Ford F250. It is in a good condition, no scratches, no damages, never been implicated in any accidents, no problems at the engine, runs very well. It has an 8 Cylinder , 120,000 miles, clear title, a perfect truck. The price is not negotiable , $3,150.00 firm. The only thing because I am selling it, because I divorced with my husband and after the divorce I own this truck, now as a woman I don`t need it…
    I can provide vin # to check on your own. Also, I can send you the pictures and more details too. Just let me know if you are still interested.
    Thank you,

    Hi ,
    Here is the VIN# 1FTNX21F4XED11783. The truck is located in Atlanta, GA (I just moved here with my new job), we will use eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection, so we can both be protected and insured. I just need your full name and full address so eBay can send you the invoice in which you’ll see how to make this transaction. I supposed to ship the truck to another buyer, then he told me that he found another vehicle so is no longer interested. He already paid the shipping charges, the shipping is paid I will send the truck with all the papers ( vehicle registration, warranty papers,transfer papers etc ) I am just waiting your full name and address to complete the shipping papers and start the delivery process.
    In this e-mail you have some pictures with the truck, i hope that you will like it.
    Thank you ,

    Hope this helps others.

  63. James said, on July 11, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Forgot the email, it is yvonnelensky@hotmail.com and the ebay transaction name being used is Brent Trampel,

  64. Jeff said, on July 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    He’s back with a tractor this time 7/13/2010

    Subject: RE: 2004 Kubota L3830 Diesel Tractor 4×4 – $5700

    Hi,

    The tractor is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $5,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages , it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the tractor before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the tractor with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the tractor under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 Kubota L3830 Diesel tractor 4×4 Front end loader is a LA723 and box blade, 39 hp, engine cylinders: 3. The tractor has 259.5 hours on it , runs really good, has a hydrostatic transmission.

  65. Mario Parrelli said, on July 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    This guy is still on Craigs List trying to sell that 1970 Cutlass…why don’t they ban him?
    Oldsmobile Cutlass HARDTOP, buy with confidence – $3700

    Date: 2010-07-15, 1:24PM EDT
    Reply to: sale-cj8yv-1844527085@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    I love this vehicle but I need something bigger for my growing business!
    1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass HARDTOP // fully loaded // Body type: Coupe // Engine: 8 Cylinder //
    Ext&Int color: Green with White // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline.
    I love this vehicle but I need something bigger for my growing business!

  66. Thomas said, on July 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I just found a listing for a 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 for $5300 on Craigslist. After going to Google to look for this guys email address I found this listing for this page. He even sent more pix with the third response. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Response #1
    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $5,300. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 /// 57,320 miles /// Clear Title /// Non-Smoker /// Garage kept

    Response #2

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

    Response #3

    VIN: 2HNYD18643H511548 I attached more pics to my email.We will use a wire transfer as a payment method.You will send payment to eBay’s agent and not to my account. They will hold payment until you will confirm that you are in possession of the vehicle. Only after you will tell them that everything is ok they will send payment to my account. So, as you can easily see, you are fully protected in this transaction. Also after eBay will confirm that they received payment to their agent, I will ship the vehicle the very next day . With the vehicle you will also receive all it’s papers, including a bill of sale.After you will receive the vehicle and see that is ok, you have to announce them that you have it.Only then eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will send me the money. I will not receive any money before you will receive the vehicle.
    Please reply with full buyer’s name and shipping address
    Thanks

  67. Chief said, on July 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Thomas, thanks for posting. I, too, am baiting the “triple slash scammer” {see the /// he uses to separate characteristics of the vehicle}. He is using the name Jonathan Woods. — Chief

  68. Matt said, on July 18, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Hey! Thank you very much for posting this…found the same emails coming from the same guy!

    I’ve forwarded most of the emails to eBay’s spam department and I posted a msg @ craigslist to warn other people about the issue.

    Is there anything else I can do to possibly get these guys caught/punished? I’d hate to have them continue to do this.

  69. Chief said, on July 19, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Matt, it is not clear to me if the authorities react to reports of attempted fraud. While I have never personally been defrauded, I have reported a few to the links listed here, but I have never received any follow up on any of them. Please read the FAQ’s (in the right column of the homepage) for other general information. — Chief

  70. S said, on July 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I received the same message for a 2003 Toyota Corolla. I am glad i googled it. It seems that dealer is real sob who cant be trusted.

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,700. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Toyota Corolla LE Sedan 84,380 miles 1 Owner Clear Title Engine: 4 Cylinders Transmission: Automatic Air Conditioning Color: Blue with Leather Interior Leather Seats Factory System Garage Kept NON-Smoker NO RUST.

  71. Chief said, on July 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    S,
    There is no dealer. He is a scammer behind a computer screen. Good for you, and thanks for posting the details of your email. — Chief

  72. ja said, on September 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Lookout for a similar scam for a Honda Ridgeline:

    Hi
    Thank you for your interest in my 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL. The truck is in excellent condition. It is 3.5L V6 PFI, black with gray interior. It has 42500 miles, automatic transmission, 4 wheel drive, gasoline. It has Navigation system, heated and cooled front seats, tire presure monitor system, dual zone automatic temperature control, bluetooth hands-free phone system, voice recognition, 6disc CD MP3, all scheduled maintenance, GPS system, new tires, no accidents, non-smoker vehicle, one owner, runs and drives great, very clean. Right now it is located in Dayton, OH and from here it will be shipped by DTD transport.
    I am flight attendant and I am always away from home. Because of that I have just went through a divorce. I have sold the house and split the money with my husband. The truck is the last thing I have to sell and split the money with him. Due to my personal problems I am willing to let it go for $7800. I’ve already arranged shipping and the title transfer anywhere in the US. Shipping and handling fees to your address will be $400 so the total price for you to receive the truck will be $8,200.
    Due to amount involved and the fact we can’t deal in person, I only accept third party mediator. If you are still interested in the truck please let me know and I will provide more details about the transaction.
    Thank you,
    Tara

    I’d divorce her too if she scammed me.

  73. Chief said, on September 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    JA, thanks for posting. Every tidbit of info is more ammunition for the search engines to help a future potential victim. — Chief

  74. WB said, on September 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Check this out, Here is yet another scammer from a listing replied to on craigslist.

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,800. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Nissan Frontier SE Truck Crew Cab Short Bed // 74,260 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 12V // Automatic // Color: Black ext with Gray int // Air Conditioning // Climate Control // Cruise Control // Power: steering,windows,locks // CD Changer // CD Player // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker.
    ———————————

    This is the same as so many others on this posting.

  75. WB said, on September 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Beware, when something is too good to be true it generally is. This is another response I got from someone on craigs list when asking about the listing. I replied back asking for details pertaining to where i can view it and verifying the title details etc and a phone number. When someone doesn’t post their number it is very suspect. Just make sure you do your home work, I also asked them if I use any type of ebay buyer protection program i want to see the ebay listing b/c it should be in the ebay store as well.
    ————————————-

    Hi,

    The truck has 79,900 miles,automatic trans,1owner .It’s in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked inside.I have all the truck’s manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.I’m selling the truck because my child of only 24 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This 2000 Nissan Frontier was his truck and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.The last price is $2,950.
    Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    Thank you for your interest!
    Lana and Michael Jameson

  76. Chief said, on September 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    WB, thanks for the text. Feel free to post names & email addresses of scammers and phone numbers of their fake escrow companies. These are the bits of data that most often lead potential victims to us, and consequently reduce the scammers’ ability to defraud the public.

    — Chief

  77. Rich Bowser said, on September 18, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Craigs List Scamers doing business by the name of Jonathan Woods email address: usopenthebest@gmail.com and Anthony Sawyer posing as an eBay VPP representative. Which is probably the one and same. Same stories and listing ads as above but listing a 1970 Chevy Chevell/Malibu, blue on blue. I did not Western Union/Money Gram money because I knew that eBay prohibited such transactions and suggested to always use Pay-Pal but it won’t be long until they come up with a plan on how to modify this as well.

    Thanks.
    Rich

  78. Chief said, on September 19, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Rich, I have seen in recent days some scammers using imitations of other escrow companies. Feel free to post the email addresses and phone numbers of the fake ebay companies. It’ll help future potential victims from being scammed. — Chief

  79. Micah Shields said, on September 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    i got the same emails, except for a ford f150… but i am a cautious person so i kept trying to get a # out of her before i gave my information. SHE SAID SHE WAS DEAF! thats just ignorant to say– so i googled her email address and bam, scammer=]

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $3,800. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Ford F-150 XLT // VIN: 1FTRW08L12KD58915 // 82,300 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // 4 Wheel Drive // Air Conditioning // Sunroof // Power Windows // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker.

    then..

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.
    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.
    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.
    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.
    Thanks

    yep, nice try haha

  80. Pete said, on September 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    tractor is back on craigslist. Now using the name Sarah Entilevi
    Same exact message
    scam

  81. Chief said, on September 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks, Pete. — Chief

  82. John H said, on September 26, 2010 at 8:49 am

    They’re still scamming:

    Olivia Roness Olivia Ronessronessoliv@gmail.com

    Send e-mail
    Find e-mail
    View detailsTo jh06415@hotmail.com
    From: Olivia Roness (ronessoliv@gmail.com)
    Sent: Sun 9/26/10 8:58 AM
    To: jh06415@hotmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,940. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass HARDTOP // VIN: 336870M316420 // 94,200 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Fully Loaded // Body type: Coupe // Engine: 8 Cylinder // Ext&Int color: Green with White // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  83. EAGLES said, on September 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    THANKS H, THIS PERSON IS AT IT AGAIN HE OR SHE CHANG THE NAME I WAS LOOKING AT THIS CHEVY CHEVELLE 1970. THEY PUT THE SAME THING ON MY EMAIL ALSO. THIS PERSON NEED TO GO TO JAIL SOON.

  84. WB said, on September 30, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I had posted something back on Sept 17, Here is the email with the names. I also did research from the DAS auto shippers that you all should read. http://www.dasautoshippers.com/i-found-this-great-used-car-online.html this talks exactly why they set the price below 5k etc.

    Also did research on this email and another scam email and you will see postings all over the US. SCAMS BEWARE!!

    I ended up finding a truck but I could see it, smell it (and it did smell bad), and drive it which i found it to be a great deal despite the smoker smell.

    ———————————————————————————-
    From: lana jameson [mailto:lanajameson@msn.com]
    Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:51 PM
    To:
    Subject: SPAM-LOW: RE: 2000 Nissan Frontier 4×4 – CraigsList

    Hi,

    The truck has 79,900 miles,automatic trans,1owner .It’s in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked inside.I have all the truck’s manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.I’m selling the truck because my child of only 24 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This 2000 Nissan Frontier was his truck and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.The last price is $2,950.
    Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the truck’s photo gallery:




    Thank you for your interest!
    Lana and Michael Jameson

  85. Chief said, on September 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    WB, thanks for posting. I appreciate your sense of humor 🙂 Excellent link — good for posting here on the blog.

    You can disrupt the scammers day by forwarding that email with headers to abuse[at]photobucket.com (photobucket runs tinypic) and they’ll kill the pics.

  86. LDay said, on October 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Just received my follow up email from scammer “Sarah Entilevi, entilevi@gmail.com
    this was in regards to a 2002 toyota Camry for $2905, yea right, that was my first red flag right there!! It was quite fun to let “her” know I had already googled her name and found the whole thing to be a scam and was reporting it (although I already had).

    I have the title.Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.
    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.
    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.
    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.
    Thanks

  87. LDay said, on October 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    My scammer had to move to Bar Harbor, ME with work as well. And was also in jeopardy of losing her house! But her “name” was Sarah Entilevi. Needless to say, I called her on the carpet after finding this site and have heard nothing back. It’s also for a 2002 Camry, for $2950….so be aware!

  88. Honda said, on October 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    i have been looking for a truck and sent a email to 5 people and out of 5, 4 were scammers. This is horrible everyone says go to craigslist and look for a truck this is a JOKE!!! I put a motorcycle on craigslist to sell only to get an email from Craiglists telling I was a scam. Not sure how they rule out the scammers but I am not a scammer. I want to purchase a truck now that I sold my motorcycle at a dealer. The ebay buyer protection is a joke. I got 4 emails back like this from 4 different email address’s probably the same person. It kills me when they say to protect everyone with the buyer protection. THere is a way to track them based on IP address’s and they should go to JAIL without BAIL. I dont want to give my address to these people they may come and rob my house. Kind of scary the world we live in.

    Sarah Entilevi THIS IS THE PERSON (SCAMMER)

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

  89. Chief said, on October 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Honda, I agree that Craigslist is becoming a haven for criminal scammers. The volume of scams from advertising there is skyrocketing. And I don’t make a habit of correcting my readers, but it is not a joke — it is criminal fraud. I perceive that you can tell a scam when you see one. Many other potential victims are trusting and have not developed the “gut feel” of when they are being taken for a ride. Lastly, yes, they can be tracked via IP, but the majority of the IP I track are in Eastern Europe — primarily Romania. That’s good news and bad news. Good? They are not likely to burglarize your home from Bucharest. Bad news? The International cooperation needed to put these guys away is difficult to achieve. With that said, sometimes the good guys win: https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/bad-news-for-scammers-good-news-for-buyers/

    Thanks for posting — please post a followup comment with the email addresses of the criminals. It helps future potential victims find these posts and comments.

    — Chief

  90. cameron said, on October 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    olivia roness is doing it again with a 1970 chevelle for $2950 right now on craigslist

  91. Chief said, on October 8, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Yup, Olivia is pretty busy. See some of her ads here. Can you pick them out?

    Be sure to post her email addy in another comment. It helps the next potential victim from being defrauded!

    — Chief

  92. R Skraba said, on October 9, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I am in Houston and have been communicating with Sarah Entilivi (entilevi@gmail.com) about her “vcinj1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU – $2950” on craigslist
    First email from her:

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,950. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder – 350 // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept

    Second email:
    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.
    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.
    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.
    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay

  93. Kingpen said, on October 14, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Here it is Oct & the scammers are using the same scripts.

    “Melissa Zateleti”
    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,930. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1996 Black Impala SS Chrome OEM rims and moonroof // miles: 87,326 // Engine: 8 Cylinder 5.7 Liter // Color ext/int: Black & Gray // Transmission: Automatic // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  94. Jon Riddle said, on October 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I have the EXACT same email response for the same car listed in the DC area. I also offered to drive up to ME to pick it up….emails stopped. My son was really looking forward to getting a project car to work on with dad. a clean 70′ Chevelle for under $3000 I thought had to be too good to be true. And of course it was.

    http://smd.craigslist.org/ctd/2004629034.html

  95. Chief said, on October 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks, Jon. Be sure to submit another comment with any email addresses of the criminals. It helps the next potential victim find our warnings more quickly.

    — Chief

  96. Mary Cook said, on October 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    This site saved me! Going by the name of Jessica Armstrong, the scammer is trying to sell a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SUV for $2800

    Here’s the email I got:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,800. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SUV // 87,320 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 4.7L V8 MPI SOHC // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Graphite Metallic Clearcoat with Dark Slate Gray Leather Interior // Air Conditioning // 12v Power Outlet,Body Side Moldings,Center Arm Rest,Center Console,Child Proof Door Locks,Compass And Temperature Display,Cup Holders,Rear Wipers,Vanity Mirrors,Roof Rack,Tow Package // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  97. Mary said, on October 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    P.S. Do not pity this scammer. They claim to be deaf in order to avoid talking on the phone with you.

  98. Chief said, on October 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Mary, we’re glad you found us. The scammer won’t talk to you because he is probably in Eastern Europe. Be sure to tell us his (her) email address in a later comment. It helps future victims find our warnings.

    — Chief

  99. Vince said, on October 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Looks like this person is pretty busy. If it looks too good to be true…

    Asked for more pictures and a picture of the pink slip with her name on it.

    NO RESPONSE.

    Re: 2002 Toyota Camry – $2950Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:46 AM
    From: “Sarah Entilevi”

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

    Sarah Entilevi

    Thank goodness for this website!!!!

  100. Chief said, on October 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Vince, thanks for posting. The data you submitted will help someone else avoid being scammed.

    Look here if you want to know how it would play out if you continued to correspond with Sarah.

  101. Leroy Bram said, on October 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Now they are selling a 2004 Jeep for $4950. This person needs to be stopped

  102. Aspen said, on October 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I got the same exact letter from a Sarah Entilevi. She is selling a 2000 Cheverolet Silverado 1500 4×4 for 2910$. Emailed asking about mileage and a phone number and got a message exactly like the others. She was selling it cheap because she needed to pay the bank or they were gunna take her house. Also that she had the truck with her in Bar Harbor, ME. I messaged her a second time asking if i could talk to her over the phone. I got another email telling me how she would like to handle the financial part, using ebays to do the deal, ect…

    I googled her name and sure enough i found this site. Thank god!

    If they will not give you a phone number, there is something very wrong….
    Also, when i went back the next day to see if it was still on there, it was removed. Apparently someone flagged it. Thank you

  103. Dont believe eveything you read said, on October 26, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    And still the Chevelle as of today Oct 26 2010 (with my for fun replies):

    His (apparently automated) response to the original inquiry:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,950. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder – 350 // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

    My response:

    Hi, why would you advertise a car on Criagslist Hudson Valley NY if the car was not here in the first place? Even if it was here last night you would have known you would not be here the next day. If this is not a scam, you can ship it COD, with all papers signed and notorized and I will verify them when they get here, then I would be glad to purchase the car and send you the money upon reciept. But there is no way in hell I am going to hand any money over without the car in my hands, which is whats likely to be contained in the next emails. Sorry and (not so) good luck with your variation on the now very old Nigerian scam.

    His response:

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

    My last response:

    Why bother with ebay? I hate them. Since you seem so trustworthy I will send a check out in the morning with all my information and when you get it I you can just send the car. OK? I really dont want third parties involved anyway, you know, its not like this cash is from proper sources if you know what I mean. wink wink.

    I havent received another email back yet…

  104. GW said, on October 28, 2010 at 11:08 am

    They are still at it on craigslist/OHIO. “Sarah Entilevi”
    Re: 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $2970

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,970. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.

    DO NOT FALL FOR THIS!!!
    I’ve repllyed that I’m not interesed and notified local authorities.

  105. Marko said, on October 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Same story with Impala ss -96 price 2930$ in several states on craigslist. Mrs or Mr Roness is very active.

  106. spyderwebb said, on October 31, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    this same ad is posted on craigslist orange county ca. only the name is olivia roness, tha place is bar harbor, Me. the car is a 1970 Chevelle for under 3,000 $ exact same ad as others. I suspected a scammer as soon as i saw the ad.Im going to tell them im going to be in town and will see the car in person,HAHA!!!WHAT STUPID JERKOFFS. I hope thay get busted someday!shouldent we have laws against these ripoffs?

  107. Danielle said, on November 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    OMG…almost fell for it…but something was telling me it wasn’t above-board:

    From: Mark Wilford [mailto:markyzul21@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 4:53 PM
    Subject: RE: 1999 BMW 323i – $2870

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,870. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 BMW 323i // 79,320 miles // Clear Title // Transmission Automatic // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  108. B. Mag said, on November 6, 2010 at 7:14 am

    I can’t believe people are this evil!!! I am so glad I googled her name.
    Thanks to all of you that have posted for everyone’s protection.
    Olivia is still up to no good!

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,950. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Toyota Camry LE // 81,380 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 2.4L L4 FI DOHC 16V // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Super White with Stone Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Cloth Seats // Overhead Console Front Bucket Seats,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front center armrest: w/storage,Front cupholders,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Split folding rear seat,Bumpers: body-color,Bodyside moldings // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  109. steph said, on November 7, 2010 at 1:22 am

    We got the same scam by a Jessica Dawson selling a Honda Accord EX…

    http://www.bayareacarfinder.com/cars/used_san_bruno_2006_honda_accord_ex_59114.html

    It’s SO frustrating and unfortunate!

  110. Juliet said, on November 7, 2010 at 1:26 am

    SCAM for car :
    jessicadawson2011@yahoo.com

    Also here:

    2006 Honda Accord Ex

  111. Justin said, on November 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you so much I almost bought a 2,900 dollar silverado from this jessica armstrong from Bay Harbor, ME. I thought this deal was a steal but turns out it was a scam.

  112. Heidi and Tom said, on November 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Thank heavens for google….This person is using the name Olivia Roness, and was selling a 2000 Jepp Wrangler. Verbeage the same as all the above…they are not even intelligent enough to change their emails! Don’t be scammed by these folks…if it seems to goo to be true….it probably is. Whomever started this website…THANK YOU for saving us from this obvious scammer.

  113. Melissa said, on November 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    i was looking for a truck with my husband last night and found a posting in Grand Rapids, MI for a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado for $2910 she said she is living in Bar Harbor, ME with work and has the vehicle with her. Needless to say my good friend is computer savvy and said google her first b/c the vehicle is much under KBB and sounds fishy, also how she didnt ever call just email contact.
    Thanks to this site I saved myself alot of money and not wanting to hurt someone!

  114. Melissa said, on November 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    i think it was the same silverado i almost bought! But it was from a Olivia Roness in Bar Harbor, ME too. Thank God for internet and some good people!

  115. Melissa said, on November 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Also their/her email address is ronessoliv@gmail.com

  116. Marissa said, on November 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Man, am I glad my husband thought to look this up, because the truth is I’m getting so desperate for a new car, I probably would’ve eventually gotten sucked in! The response I got was also from a Jessica Armstrong at catteator@gmail.com. I live in Fresno, CA, and I can’t believe this person has been doing this for this long and in this many cities/states! Below is the string of emails I sent/received from this person:

    From “Jessica Armstrong:”

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,850. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle BEFORE the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SUV // 87,320 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 4.7L V8 MPI SOHC // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Graphite Metallic Clearcoat with Dark Slate Gray Leather Interior // Air Conditioning // 12v Power Outlet,Body Side Moldings,Center Arm Rest,Center Console,Child Proof Door Locks,Compass And Temperature Display,Cup Holders,Rear Wipers,Vanity Mirrors,Roof Rack,Tow Package // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

    Me:

    Hi,

    I am interested, but would like to know if it would be possible to take a look at the vehicle this week sometime? I gather from your email that you’re in Maine, is that right? I found this posting on Craigslist in the local section, for Central California. I’m just confused about how I would get to inspect the vehicle if you have it with you and you’re 3,000 miles away?? Please let me know if I have this wrong, and thank you in advance!

    From “Jessica:”

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay if you have the funds available.

    Thanks

    And finally, my last response, which has not received a reply (I wonder why?!):

    Nice try. My husband found your email (word-for-word except for the price and the name) on scammerdatabase.wordpress.com. I’m blocking your email address now. You’re despicable; you try to take advantage of nice, honest, hard-working people like me, rather than going out into the world and making a living for yourself. I realize the economy sucks these days, but isn’t working at McDonald’s better than trying to run scams on the internet? At least with McDonald’s, you KNOW you’re guaranteed a paycheck every 2 weeks. Honestly, I’d like to know, how many times has this internet scam paid off for you?? Not many, I’d wager. Now, if you want my advice, get off your ass and get a job, you slovenly layabout.

    Again, I am so grateful that my husband is more wary of these things than I am; I guess I really am just too trusting. 😦

  117. Korie said, on November 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    This asshole tried to tell me she was deaf. I can’t believe people these days.
    this is the message recieved.

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,910. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 4X4 // Miles: 82,570 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // 5.3L (325) SFI V8 (Vortec) engine // It is LOADED with equipment including Dual Power / Heated Front Bucket Seats with Driver’s Side Memory, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tilt Steering Column, Cruise Control, Locking Rear Differential, Bedliner, Chrome Nerf Bars, Chrome Brush Guard, Sony AM/FM CD Player, and much, much more // The truck runs, shifts, and drives excellent // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

  118. Concerned Buyer said, on November 23, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Jeep for sale for $2970 is a fake on either ebay or criagslist. Olivia Roness in ME Bar Harbor she only emailed no phone contact. Said the truck would be shipped and to use western union. Western Union on ebay and craisglist = fraud. Most likely the person might not know that her identity is being used for fraudulent sales.

  119. Chief said, on November 24, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Marissa, thanks for posting. Look around the site — I think you’ll find that your scammer is in Eastern Europe.

    Chief

  120. Chief said, on November 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Agreed. Western Union + ebay or craigslist = fraud. The scammer does not need to steal an identity. He or she can simply invent one.

    Chief

  121. Ed Dillard said, on January 23, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    These scammers are still at it! I got the below response regarding a 1970 Chevelle. I was already suspicious because you can’t even buy a rusted out Chevellle from a junk yard for less than 3 Grand. The person’s name this time was Dianna Perez; email address was peredidins@gmail.com.No doubt another alias.

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,950. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  122. Robert Boucher said, on January 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Here is the latest ad by this scammer posted in the wausau, WI craigs list

    RE: 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – $2910

    Mark Wilford [markyzul21@gmail.com]

    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches.I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 4X4 // Miles: 82,570 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // 5.3L (325) SFI V8 (Vortec) engine // It is LOADED with equipment including Dual Power / Heated Front Bucket Seats with Driver’s Side Memory, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tilt Steering Column, Cruise Control, Locking Rear Differential, Bedliner, Chrome Nerf Bars, Chrome Brush Guard, Sony AM/FM CD Player, and much, much more // The truck runs, shifts, and drives excellent // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

  123. DD said, on January 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    TALKING TO ‘OLIVIA RONESS’ RIGHT NOW
    FOR A 2003 Ford Escape XLT SUV – $2870 (ocala) IN FLORIDA

    HER EMAIL: ronessoliv@gmail.com

    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.

    . THANK GOD FOR THIS SITE.

  124. Havoc said, on January 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Jeep for sale for $2970 – Same as stated above

  125. a said, on January 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Mark Wilford sent me those exact emails for a 2000 chevy silverado. $2910

  126. Chief said, on January 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Please drop Mark’s email address in another comment. It will help future potential victims find our warnings more quickly.

    Thanks!

    Chief

  127. anthony d said, on January 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    He’s got a 2000 silverado for $2910 in Montana. Got the same emails as everyone else. Sent to me by Mark Wilford Markyzul21@gmail.com

  128. SUE BAKER said, on January 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I just found a SUV for sale out of Glasgow, MT by Melissa Zateleti and of course it was all to good to be true. Same MO as the first comment on here.

  129. Chief said, on January 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Sue, Melissa is the most-oft-searched-for name on my website. If you have a valid email address for her, please post it in a comment. This will help other potential victims find your warning more quickly.

    Chief

  130. SUE BAKER said, on January 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Melissa’s email address is zateleti371@gmail.com her address she sent me (and I am sure its fake) is 42 3rd Ave Glasgow, MT she gave me Helena, Mt #……..

  131. Mario said, on January 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    This jeep was posted in San Marcos TX Craiglist and she replied with this.

    Olivia Roness ronessoliv@gmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe // miles: 67,326 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 4.0L L6 FI // 4 wheel drive // transmission: Automatic // it has a soft top // Air Conditioning // Tires & Wheels: Hankook Tires, Front Size: 35/12.5/R15, Rear Size: 35/12.5/R15 , Wheels: 15″ Premium Wheels // Ext&Int Color: Black with Green Cloth Interior // NON-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  132. Chief said, on January 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks, Mario.

    — Chief

  133. Ryan said, on February 2, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Found another vehicle for sale from Melissa. “Her” email address is zateleti371@gmail.com, like above. Here is “her” email to me.

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Toyota Tacoma XTRACAB // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // 84,300 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Transmission: 4 Spd Automatic // Engine: 3.4L V6 FI DOHC 24V // Ext & Int color: Black with Blue // Cloth Interior // Power Locks // Power Steering // Power Windows // Air Conditioning // SPECTOR Tires , Front Size: 31/10.5/R15 , Rear Size: 31/10.5/R15 , 90% Tread Remaining , Wheels 15″ Alloy Wheels // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

    Thank you,

  134. Chief said, on February 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Thanks, Ryan.

  135. Ann Noyed said, on February 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    2-2-2011
    Melissa Zateleti

    @ just for it @2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE- $2900 (eugene)

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 SUV // 82,300 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 5.3L V8 VORTEC // Automatic // Color: Black with Gray Leather Interior // Cruise Control // Sunroof // Leather Seats // CD Player // Roof Rack // Tow Package // City MPG: 14 // Hwy MPG: 17 // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker.

    Thank you,

  136. Chief said, on February 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Ann,

    If you have a different email address for the scammer, please include it in another comment.

    Thanks for your data.

    — Chief

  137. Michelle said, on February 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    from Melissa Zateleti
    date Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 4:45 AM
    subject RE: 2000 Toyota Tacoma XTRACAB – $2950

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Toyota Tacoma XTRACAB // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // 84,300 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Transmission: 4 Spd Automatic // Engine: 3.4L V6 FI DOHC 24V // Ext & Int color: Black with Blue // Cloth Interior // Power Locks // Power Steering // Power Windows // Air Conditioning // SPECTOR Tires , Front Size: 31/10.5/R15 , Rear Size: 31/10.5/R15 , 90% Tread Remaining , Wheels 15″ Alloy Wheels // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

    Thank you,

  138. Chief said, on February 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Michelle,
    If you have a different email address for the scammer, please include it in another comment.

    Thanks for your data.

    – Chief

  139. lin said, on February 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    jERK IS NOW GOING BY THE NAME WIILIAM PODOLSKY IN GLASGOW MT . same address he/she used with sue baker on Jan 28th comment.

    HIS EMAIL IS wpodolskyw@gmail.com …. he wants the money sent western union to Sara jessica Booker at 12 Evanston Ave, Grayson, Georgia. probably one of the other alias’.

    He is trying to use google checkout now to get his money through western union. everything looks pretty professional until you do research and come across this website!!

    here is the ad he had posted. it is the same car he has used several times in other posts on this site.

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches.I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  140. Rachel said, on February 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    This “Mark Wilford” almost got the best of us with the exact truck, the 2000 toyota tacoma, thankfully we googled his name and stuff and found all the informationa that you all have posted. THANK YOU ALL!! The email address is : markyzul21@gmail.com

  141. Chief said, on February 7, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Rachel,
    We’re glad you found us! I, too, am grateful for the 1000 users who have posted the text of these scam emails. Good Neighbors + Google = No Problems! Now, your role is to tell everyone you know how these scammers work. Let’s negate the need for this blog.

    Chief

  142. John said, on February 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Found another one selling a 2002 Ford Ranger in the Detroit Metro Area. Listed as dealer with no real contact information. I sent an email asking about the truck here is the response I got back.

    Goes By “Dianna Perez” who just moved to Glasgow, MT

    Email: perepidins@gmail.com

    ——————
    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Ford Ranger XLT Truck Extended Cab Standard Bed // Miles: 86,750 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 FI OHV // Color: Toreador Red Metallic with Medium Graphite Cloth Interior // Transmission: Automatic // Air Conditioning // Cruise Control // CD Player // Bedliner // City MPG: 19 & Hwy MPG: 22 // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,
    ————————


    Well just goes to show ya, if it’s too good to be true…

  143. John said, on February 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Just for fun I continued with the email. I asked if there was any way to see the car since I was in the area.

    I got:

    I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the Google Checkout works:

    1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    ——————-

  144. Chief said, on February 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    John, thanks for your contribution.

    — Chief

  145. Chief said, on February 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks for your data, John.
    — Chief

  146. Rachel said, on February 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    We did the same thing and and sent multiple emails back and forth and he would not at all agree to let us meet with him to get the truck. We recieved the same email back, towards the end he tried telling us that we were not legit…..LOL please.

  147. Wes Hammer said, on February 9, 2011 at 4:31 am

    they have a 02 z71 tahoe for sale on buffalo ny craigs list and they would not give me a vin and this is what came up when i googled the name in the email address?

  148. Chief said, on February 9, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Don’t touch it. If a search led you here, you can be assured he is a fraudulent seller.

  149. Robert said, on February 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer SUV // 84,540 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // engine: 4.6L V8 SOHC 16V FI // transmission: automatic // Color: Blue with Tan Leather Interior // City MPG: 15-Hwy MPG: 20 // Heated Seat // Moonroof // Leather Seats,Leather Steering Wheel,Wood Trim // CD Player // Running Boards // Roof Rack // Tow Package // Non-Smoker // Garage kept.

    Thank you,

    This is the email that I got. I got a little suspicious when I told “Olivia Roness” that I would fly to Montana to test drive the vehicle and most likely purchase it. This is the email that I got in return…….

    I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
    This is how the Google Checkout works:
    1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Looking forward to hear from you!


    That is when I started doing research and found this. Thank you good faith for leading me in the right direction.

  150. Trisha said, on February 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Received an email back from Olivia Roness, EXACT SAME response, moved to montana advertising a Nissan Frontier thousands below bluebook value in chicago. I thought it was strange shed use her own gmail account on something that wreaked of scam. Thanks for this post!

  151. Rebecca Bass said, on February 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I as well had on the 2003 Ford Escape and a 2005 Ford Expedition. Both saying they wanted to use Google Checkout and are using the name Angelia and Sarah. I found this when I was doing a search for the email on facebook and this came up so I figure I know it’s a scam. Even after asking if they were trying to scam me I got no response back.

  152. Jamarcus said, on February 19, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Wow, Boy am I glad I came across this!! I see that Olivia stays trying to scam people! She almost got me with an 2003 Honda Accord for $2990. She said she needed to pay the bank and had moved to MT and had the car with her. I thought it was sort of fishy when she wanted to use the Google Checkout and when asked if I could come to her she didn’t agree to it!! Thanks guys!!!!!

  153. danny cariaga said, on February 20, 2011 at 1:13 am

    got the same email fromsarah entilevi from glasgow montana
    using google checkout
    will contact google checkout all the info about this deal
    email us forms about buyers protection,policy
    send payment to googl checkout
    inspect/drive vehicle and if not satisfied will return andrefund and vehcle will be pckup
    and have 5 days to test and drive

    thank you for postin this pos

  154. heather said, on February 21, 2011 at 8:52 am

    This person is also on the Cleveland Craig’s List as Dianna Perez they have 4 listings for 02′ Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer listed for $2455, $2500, $2940, and $2920. all in Cleveland. see the email response I received below.

    From: Dianna Perez
    Sent: Sun, February 20, 2011
    Subject: RE: 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer SUV – $2920

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer SUV // 84,540 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // engine: 4.6L V8 SOHC 16V FI // transmission: automatic // Color: Blue with Tan Leather Interior // City MPG: 15-Hwy MPG: 20 // Heated Seat // Moonroof // Leather Seats,Leather Steering Wheel,Wood Trim // CD Player // Running Boards // Roof Rack // Tow Package // Non-Smoker // Garage kept.

    Thank you,

  155. heather said, on February 21, 2011 at 9:21 am

    The email they are now using is perepidins@gmail.com.

  156. Tim said, on February 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    This one is Mark Wilford in Glasglow, MT. 1970 Chevelle for $2970 on Toledo’s craigslists.

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  157. Chief said, on February 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Tim, thanks for the data. Please send another comment with the criminal’s email address. Emails are commonly-searched-for items that lead potential victims to our warnings.

  158. perkele said, on February 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Hi. I found scammerdatabase when googling Malibu`s VIN#. There`s 188 ads of the Malibu on Graigslists all over the country. Olivia Roness ronessoliv@gmail.com

  159. not buying said, on March 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

    This is another email about it in the Atlanta area. This time she’s divorced and needs the cash. Also from Glasgow, MT.

    wht.crl@gmail.com

  160. not buying said, on March 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

    here is the email:
    Hi,
    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car (2005 Honda Accord EX-L V6). I sell it at this price ($2,000) because i just finished the divorce with my husband. It has only 53,400 miles!!! The car is fully paid off, clean title. I have title in hand. I bought it since new and has only been adult driven and garage kept. I just had it serviced and put in a new battery a couple of months ago.
    This car runs as good as a new one and has no dings, dents, or scratches. The divorce has finished 6 months ago and the car is mine now. After the divorce I was forced to buy a new house. Following the financial crisis I can’t afford to pay the bank and I decided to sell the car. As you can see from the pictures, it’s in excellent condition.
    I’m very busy with my job and I’m out of town right now so I can’t meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the Internet. From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay. I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services (I will receive the payment only after you receive and inspect the car and only if you agree to buy it). We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated with eBay and I have a purchase protection account. The last price for this car is $2,000 I will pay for shipping and handling (the loan of my previous buyer didn’t get approved, so, there won’t be any additional shipping costs). If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address for shipping so I can initiate the deal through eBay. I will wait your answer (if you are interested to buy) very soon.
    Kind regards,
    Carol White

    Also:
    Selima Butness is using butnesses@gmail.com to sell a Honda from Glasgow because of her new job.

    Two in one day. Super fun.

  161. Sucker said, on March 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I wish I would have seen this before I got scammed by Mark Wilford.

  162. Chief said, on March 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Us, too, S. Please report it to your local police and to http://ic3.gov. It will not likely help get your money back, but it can help prevent the next victim.

    I am sorry this happened to you. These crooks prey on the honesty of folks like us. You have nothing to be ashamed of.

    — Chief

  163. Sucker said, on March 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Hopefully they catch the sob!!!!!!!

  164. Not this time said, on March 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I ran across this scam today on Craigslist in Houston, TX from “Olivia” with the exact same line, except I did not get any further than the initial e-mail from her. My husband new immediately it was a scam. Thanks.

  165. ya girl said, on March 11, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I fell for this exact craigslist ad and now I’m out of money and car. You can file a report with FBI c3. I’m in a financial crisis as is.

  166. Chief said, on March 11, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I am sorry these criminals took your money.

    http://ic3.gov is the site for reporting internet crime.

  167. k. chestre said, on March 13, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    We got the exact same response when we inquired about a 1970 Malibu!!

  168. Chief said, on March 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Thanks, K. If you have the text of the ad, I would appreciate your posting it in another comment. This is a common scam which I have not researched.

  169. DJ said, on March 16, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Yep the new scammers name is Sara, maybe this low life thinks a female name will be more trusting. Same scam on my end, “CL” she`s selling a 2002 Jeep for a crazy low price, shipping included. Said that the car is in Glasgow MT blahblahblah, so my reply was “Great my sister lives there, I`ll fly up and pay you personally, and so on, just going try to string this one along as I track the ip. If I could physically get my hands on one of these scammers, that would be Great!

    Hey folks if you can`t see or touch before you buy, pass. Take care, be careful!

  170. Chief said, on March 16, 2011 at 7:27 am

    DJ,

    Scammers are impartial. There are no boundaries for their creation of lies. Please drop the criminal’s email into another comment — that’s how most searchers find our warnings.

    — Chief

  171. Spoon said, on March 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Hi,
    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car (2005 Honda Accord EX-L V6). I sell it at this price ($2,000) because i just finished the divorce with my husband. It has only 53,400 miles!!! The car is fully paid off, clean title. I have title in hand. I bought it since new and has only been adult driven and garage kept. I just had it serviced and put in a new battery a couple of months ago.
    This car runs as good as a new one and has no dings, dents, or scratches. The divorce has finished 6 months ago and the car is mine now. After the divorce I was forced to buy a new house. Following the financial crisis I can’t afford to pay the bank and I decided to sell the car. As you can see from the pictures, it’s in excellent condition.
    I’m very busy with my job and I’m out of town right now so I can’t meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the Internet. From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay. I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services (I will receive the payment only after you receive and inspect the car and only if you agree to buy it). We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated with eBay and I have a purchase protection account. The last price for this car is $2,000 I will pay for shipping and handling (the loan of my previous buyer didn’t get approved, so, there won’t be any additional shipping costs). If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address for shipping so I can initiate the deal through eBay. I will wait your answer (if you are interested to buy) very soon.
    Kind regards,
    Carol White

  172. Chief said, on March 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Of course, LTC Carol White is no longer active in the military. See a note from Carol White here.

    Thanks for sending the text. If you have the criminal’s email address handy, please post it in another comment.

  173. tina said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Watch Out !!!! This was posted on Craigslist San Francisco Bay Area

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer SUV // 84,540 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // engine: 4.6L V8 SOHC 16V FI // transmission: automatic // Color: Blue with Tan Leather Interior // City MPG: 15-Hwy MPG: 20 // Heated Seat // Moonroof // Leather Seats,Leather Steering Wheel,Wood Trim // CD Player // Running Boards // Roof Rack // Tow Package // Non-Smoker // Garage kept.

    Thank you,

  174. Desiree said, on March 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    3 or 4 postings in Phx with wht.crl@gmail.com as e-mail address.
    Hi,
    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car (2005 Honda Accord EX-L V6). I sell it at this price ($2,000) because i just finished the divorce with my husband. It has only 53,400 miles!!! The car is fully paid off, clean title. I have title in hand. I bought it since new and has only been adult driven and garage kept. I just had it serviced and put in a new battery a couple of months ago.
    This car runs as good as a new one and has no dings, dents, or scratches. The divorce has finished 6 months ago and the car is mine now. After the divorce I was forced to buy a new house. Following the financial crisis I can’t afford to pay the bank and I decided to sell the car. As you can see from the pictures, it’s in excellent condition.
    I’m very busy with my job and I’m out of town right now so I can’t meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the Internet. From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay. I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services (I will receive the payment only after you receive and inspect the car and only if you agree to buy it). We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated with eBay and I have a purchase protection account. The last price for this car is $2,000 I will pay for shipping and handling (the loan of my previous buyer didn’t get approved, so, there won’t be any additional shipping costs). If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address for shipping so I can initiate the deal through eBay. I will wait your answer (if you are interested to buy) very soon.
    Kind regards,
    Carol White

    Thanks to this page for popping up when we searched it!

  175. Jp said, on March 28, 2011 at 11:48 am

    This was posted on Craigslist Durham NC 3/27/11 1970 Chevelle for $2970
    From: Dianna Perez

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transport (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  176. Jp said, on March 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    IP Address 1: 127.0.0.1 PRIV noehlo.host
    Country: *** Region: *** City: reserved

    IP Address 2: 74.125.82.195 mail-wy0-f195.google.com
    Country: usa Region: il City: chicago
    Here is the Email adress and IP of (Dianna Perez)

  177. Annette James said, on March 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Does anyone have an ip address for Mark Wilford? I would love to track down the sob!!!

  178. DJ said, on March 29, 2011 at 8:28 am

    This a reply for Annette James.
    Someone from this web site passed this ip address presumably from the scammer.
    Please go get him or here, mess up their life if you can, they deserve it!

    This was posted on Craigslist Durham NC 3/27/11 1970 Chevelle for $2970 From: Dianna Perez

    Hi, The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping […]

    IP Address 1: 127.0.0.1 PRIV noehlo.host
    Country: *** Region: *** City: reserved

    IP Address 2: 74.125.82.195 mail-wy0-f195.google.com
    Country: usa Region: il City: chicago
    Here is the Email adress and IP of (Dianna Perez)

  179. DJ said, on March 29, 2011 at 8:30 am

    PS. Mark Wilford is probably not the real name, they change daily.
    Good luck!

  180. Chief said, on March 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

    DJ, if the scammer is using Gmail, the source IP is masked by Google. I encourage you to continue posting here if it aids your communication.

    — Chief

  181. DJ said, on March 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Thanx Chief, we`ll do.

  182. Scott said, on March 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Olivia Roness [ronessoliv@gmail.com]
    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transport (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe /// miles: 67,326 /// Engine: 4.0L L6 FI /// 4 wheel drive /// transmission: Automatic /// it has a soft top /// Tires & Wheels: Hankook Tires, Front Size: 35/12.5/R15, Rear Size: 35/12.5/R15 , Wheels: 15″ Premium Wheels /// Ext&Int Color: Black with Green Cloth Interior.

  183. Scott said, on March 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Don’t understand how i could inspect the vehicle before payment when it’s way out there lol.

  184. ED said, on March 30, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    SCAM! perepidins@gmail.com NAME SAYS DIANNA PEREZ

    Hi,
    The tractor is well maintained, no damages. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the tractor here with me.You will inspect the tractor before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transport (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the tractor under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 Kubota L3830 Diesel tractor 4×4 Front end loader is a LA723 and box blade, 39 hp, engine cylinders: 3. The tractor has 259.5 hours on it , runs really good, has a hydrostatic transmission.

  185. ED said, on March 30, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    it gets better, here’s another response from her… I hope to take this as far as I can just to screw with her… I’m open to ideas… lol Her last sentence is priceless.

    I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the tractor.
    This is how the Google Checkout works:
    1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send a 50% deposit to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the tractor to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the tractor and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Looking forward to hear from you!

  186. Chief said, on March 31, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Ed, there is no limit to the scope or number of lies these criminals will make.

    — Chief

  187. mattgamer said, on April 13, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Had almost been scammed before with a fake camera site, I looked to the internet to see if this email was real:

    Olivia Roness
    date Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:34 AM
    subject RE: 2002 Toyota Camry – $4900

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transport (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Toyota Camry LE Sedan // 81,380 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 2.4L L4 FI DOHC 16V // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Super White with Stone Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Cruise Control // Cloth Seats // CD Player // Keyless Entry // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you all for posting this and making it viewable on a search engine. I will be more wary about scammers on CL. Hope they catch this culprit and no one else gets scammed. Cheers!

  188. Gary said, on April 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Melissa Zateleti to me

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transport (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 Honda Odyssey EX-L Van with DVD // Miles: 79,320 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // engine: 3.5L V6 pfi sohc, tan ext with tan leather int, automatic, cd player, am/fm, air conditioning, climate control, cruise control, leather seats, power: mirrors,windows,locks,steering // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    second email after I asked questions:
    VIN: 5FNRL18024B056960 I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the Google Checkout works:

    1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send a 50% deposit to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    – I’m glad I came across your forum. I almost fell for their scam!!!

  189. MT said, on May 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I ran across Melissa Zateleti today 5/13/11 about the 2004 honda odyssey in Cincinnati Ohio i kept asking for a contact number and she gave me this reply…

    I am deaf.As I told you in my first email I am in Glasgow,MT with the vehicle.I am looking for a fast sale.I am selling the vehicle because I need to pay the bank, so if tomorrow a potential buyer will accept the transaction via eBay I will start the shipping to his location.I can not guarantee that the vehicle will be here when you will come.
    eBay is the best solution, but it’s your call, let me know it

  190. e c said, on May 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Scammer posted on Phoenix craigs list yesterday Altima too good to be true. Glasgow MT

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Nissan Altima SE Sedan // 78,420 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.5L V6 MPI DOHC 24V // Automatic // Color: Super Black with Frost Leather Interior // Air Conditioning // Cruise Control // Tinted Windows // Leather Seats // AM/FM // CD Changer // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept

  191. GT500Kobra said, on May 26, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Here is Victoria Robertson’s response to my inquiry about an 03 ford escape. I responded saying I just so happen to have a nephew in Glasgow who will look at the vehicle for me. Using the email address dictickhar@gmail.com.

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Ford Escape XLT // Miles: 84,570 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 FI DOHC // Transmission: Automatic // Sunroof // Color: Blue with Gray Leather interior// Air Conditioning // Cruise Control // Power Driver Seat, Bucket Seats, 2nd Row Bench Seat, Adjustable Steering Wheel2nd Row Bench Seat,Bucket Seats,Power Driver Seat // NON-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  192. CB said, on June 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Here he is again in Atlanta GA. on Craigs list with a 2005 mini van

  193. David said, on June 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Hi guys,
    I found this scam just now. I inquired about a 2003 Honda Civic and this is the reply I got:

    “The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.

    Specs: 2003 Honda Civic EX Sedan // miles: 78,320 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 1.7L L4 PFI SOHC 16V // ice cold AC, CD player, power Windows, power locks, power mirrors, tinted windows, rear defrost, remotes keyless entry with alarm, good tires // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.”

    Don’t fall for this one and a few weeks ago I encountered another scammer named dianne flipp who was selling a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. I will reply above to the Honda Civic 03 scammer above and see what happens.

  194. David said, on June 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    So I replied to her/him and got this message almost immediately:

    “I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
    This is how the eBay works:
    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Looking forward to hear from you!”

    That’s pretty much it. Don’t fall for this.

  195. XYZ said, on June 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Here is another one

    from Dianna Perez perepidins@gmail.com

    subject Re: 2003 Honda Civic EX Sedan – $3890

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Honda Civic EX Sedan // miles: 78,320 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 1.7L L4 PFI SOHC 16V // ice cold AC, CD player, power Windows, power locks, power mirrors, tinted windows, rear defrost, remotes keyless entry with alarm, good tires // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  196. 123SOS said, on June 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Now they have a 2000 Frontier Nissan

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. Lubbock TX

  197. Hollis said, on June 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I asked if I could call to speak in person and she told me she was deaf. there is nothing wrong with that but then when she emailed me the photos she forgot to block the dealer plate on it ha. so i googled her naturally and found this. Great save everyone!!

  198. Natasha said, on June 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    The scammer is going by Dianna

    Dianna Perez

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 4X4 // Miles: 82,570 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // 5.3L (325) SFI V8 (Vortec) engine // It is LOADED with equipment including Dual Power / Heated Front Bucket Seats with Driver’s Side Memory, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tilt Steering Column, Cruise Control, Locking Rear Differential, Bedliner, Chrome Nerf Bars, Chrome Brush Guard, Sony AM/FM CD Player, and much, much more // The truck runs, shifts, and drives excellent // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

  199. solarfleck said, on June 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I just had a dealing with this scammer when I saw an ad for a Toyota Camry. I received an email from “Selima Butnes” at butnesses@gmail.com.

    Selima Butnes to me

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.

    Specs: 2002 Toyota Camry LE Sedan // 81,380 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 2.4L L4 FI DOHC 16V // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Super White with Stone Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Cruise Control // Cloth Seats // CD Player // Keyless Entry // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    —————–

    I immediately recognized this as bogus so I decided to get as much information as I could in case the authorities ever wanted to look into it.

    So I sent the following:

    Sounds great… can I see the car – how do we precede? Do you want my text number?

    (I was going to use a texting app if she/he answered wanting my text number.)

    —————-

    Selima Butnes to me

    I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.

    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    ——————————————-

    Selima Butnes to me

    I have forwarded transaction details to eBay financial department and they should contact us shortly with all further instructions. Ebay will contact us with transaction details, invoice, payment instructions ,buyer’s protection policy.

    Please let me know when you receive the notification from them so I can move forward at my side.

    Regards

    ——————–

    Selima Butnes to me

    Any news from eBay? check your SPAM folder too

    ——————–

    I received an eBay motor invoice showing a picture of a white Toyota Camry with Selima Butnes as the seller and me as the buyer. She listed a sending address of 52 Aberdeen St Glasgow, MT 59230, United States.

    There was a message to send money via Western union to the eBay Motors agent listed below. I read the bottom and saw this… First Name: Frank Patrick Last Name: Clarks Street: 3317 School Rd City: Louisville State: Kentucky Zip: 40291. The WesternUnion Money Transfer will be sent using this name and address.

    ——————–

    Selima Butnes to me

    I have forwarded transaction details to eBay financial department and they should contact us shortly with all further instructions. Ebay will contact us with transaction details, invoice, payment instructions, buyer’s protection policy.

    Please let me know when you receive the notification from them so I can move forward at my side.

    Regards

    ————————

    Before writing back I contacted the authorities in Glasgow Montana to make sure they were aware of the scam. They were, and (as I suspected) nobody at 52 Aberdeen Street has any idea about a car for sale.

    So I responded with the following:

    Selima,

    This car sounds perfect, and I know eBay will back the purchase, but I would prefer seeing the car before sending money. I have a buddy in Billings that has family near Aberdeen – is there a good time for him to stop by and check it out real quick? His brother (Jess) said he could run by after work (after 5:30 PM) – is that an okay time? I’d feel a little better having a friend taking a look at it before shipping.

    Thank you,
    Jim

    ————————

    Selima Butnes to me

    That’s great, my address is 52 Aberdeen St. Glasgow, Mt 59230

    ———————–

    I suppose the scammer hopes I will say oh, nevermind… I’ll just send the money. I was expecting a little push on her part for me to act quickly or something, but I didn’t hear anything back. I wrote back suggesting a time of 6:00 PM and Selima said that sounded great!

    After 6:00 I wrote my friend was at the address but nobody was there…

    That was the last I heard from Selima. This final email happened on 6/13/2011 at 6:00 PM PST.

    Buyer Beware!

    Jim

  200. Paul said, on June 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Another one to add to the list, this time in Virginia, Roanoke, this is a copy of the emails that supposed Diana Perez was trying to sell a 2003 ford escape with 84,000 miles for $3,920.00 Its easy to spot a scammer with bad grammatical errors and wording along with to good to be prices on low mileage vehicles. I’m not sure why this scammer hasn’t been stopped when she is still using the email address that she has been using previously.

    Re: 2003 Ford Escape XLT SUV – $3920‏
    Dianna Perez Dianna Perezperepidins@gmail.com

    From: Dianna Perez (perepidins@gmail.com)
    Sent: Wed 6/15/11 10:57 AM
    To:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Ford Escape XLT // Miles: 84,570 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 FI DOHC // Transmission: Automatic // Sunroof // Color: Blue with Gray Leather interior// Air Conditioning // Cruise Control // Power Driver Seat, Bucket Seats, 2nd Row Bench Seat, Adjustable Steering Wheel2nd Row Bench Seat,Bucket Seats,Power Driver Seat // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    second email:

    Dianna Perez Dianna Perezperepidins@gmail.com

    I am deaf.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!


    I wish that someone could report and catch the person responisble for trying to committ fraud on craigslist.

  201. Chief said, on June 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Paul, thanks for posting. Please read the article at https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/faqs/i-lost-my-money-to-scammers-how-do-i-get-it-back to see why these guys are difficult to catch. Be sure to visit to the link http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/01/ff_hackerville_romania/all/1

    — Chief

  202. John said, on June 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Here is another crook – Melissa Zateleti

    Melissa Zateleti
    zateleti371@gmail.com

    She is using the same e-mail and now offering to sell a Ford Escape using e-bay. Watch out !!

  203. RAMSUMARE said, on June 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Re: 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $3990‏
    From: Dianna Perez (perepidins@gmail.com)
    Sent: Sat 6/18/11 8:28 PM
    To: )

    52 Aberdeen St Glasgow, Mt 59230

    On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM, dharmendra ramsumare wrote:

    What is the address that the Jeep is at, so I can have someone check it out. I am in a special club that is located all over the US, tripple AAA, they will have a Mechanic to look it over and insure it before it is shiped. THANKS

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:03:51 -0700

    Subject: Re: 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $3990
    From: perepidins@gmail.com
    To: ramsumare@hotmail.com

    I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
    This is how the eBay works:
    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

  204. stew said, on June 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I’ve run across this deal today in Oklahoma City with a Ford Ranger.
    I screen shot the conversation i had with them. Heck i even sent them a link to this blog.
    Here’s the screen shot : http://cl.ly/2P2f0p3v46351r0a1a2E
    the email is: aststatch@gmail.com
    I think i’m going to go sign them up for tons of porn and news letters as that would be rather funny. Altho I assume they are only using this email for scamming. Thanks for all the links and info guys. I posted an add on the OKC craigslist with a link to this page, the screen shot and a lil run down of the whole thing.
    I hate these scammers.

  205. Chief said, on June 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Stew, thanks for the energy you’ve spent giving this guy some unwanted publicity. The site has had 50 over 100 visitors due to your posting on Craigslist. Kudos on looking out for your internet neighbors!

  206. Sean said, on July 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Found an ad similar to these in Colorado Springs CL, emailed, this is what I got back.

    This was sent from this email address: aststatch@gmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  207. Nate said, on July 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    from a scammer:

    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Ford Ranger XLT Truck Extended Cab Standard Bed // Miles: 86,750 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 FI OHV // Color: Toreador Red Metallic with Medium Graphite Cloth Interior // Transmission: Automatic // Air Conditioning // Cruise Control // CD Player // Bedliner // City MPG: 19 & Hwy MPG: 22 // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    She did the same thing to me, the lady is a bitch i’d kill her if i could

  208. Chief said, on July 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Nate, I’m sorry you got caught up in this. These guys — yes, she is probably a guy — are professionals and feed off the honesty in our society. Please report this to http://ic3.gov for law enforcement to add your case. It doesn’t matter what country in which you live … you can still report it.

    — Chief

  209. Mir said, on July 10, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Nissan Frontier SE // 1 Owner /// Clear Title // Mileage: 96,461 // Engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 12V // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // Color: Gold with Tan Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Tilt Steering Wheel // Power Equipment // Power Steering // Power Windows // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  210. hdc said, on September 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

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  211. Chief said, on September 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    How very kind of you. I don’t like brussels sprouts, either.

  212. marisol_fuentes@yahoo1986.com said, on September 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    damn he/she tried selling me a 2003 expedition fully loaded badass for 3,000 i knew something was up so i google the email adress and sure enough it was here

  213. Jules-CO said, on October 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    From: William Podolsky [wpodolskyw@gmail.com]
    Re: 2002 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD – $3950

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD // miles: 86,400 // 1 owner // clear title // engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 16V // color: green with grey cloth int // automatic // air conditioning // cruise control // power: locks, mirrors, steering, windows // CD player // CD changer // roof rack // NON-smoker // garage kept.

    Thank you,


    Sent to me today (10/4/11) from answering an ad yesterday (10/3/11) on Craigslist

  214. Val said, on October 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Here is what I got from him today. This was listed in Spokane, WA Craigslist.

    Re: 2002 Ford Explorer XLT SUV – $3760
    William Podolsky (wpodolskyw@gmail.com)

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Ford Explorer XLT SUV // 81,380 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: V6 4.0 Liter // Transmission: Automatic // Color: White with Tan Leather Interior // Air Conditioning // Moonroof // Leather Seats // CD Changer // Roof Rack // Tow Package // Running Boards // Remote Start // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  215. Val said, on October 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    This is one I received a couple days ago. This got pretty ugly.

    Re: 2007 Tahoe
    Lynda Giffords [lynda.giffords@gmail.com]

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ �(68,600 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/101278318425413339474/2007ChevroletTahoeLTZ

    Lynda Giffords

    After I explained that I will only purchase a vehicle I can go to and check out personally and said that this one seems like that won’t work for me, she wrote the following:

    The car is already at the delivery company in Miami, Florida sealed and ready for delivery. I’m very busy with my daughter so I can’t meet you in person, so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car 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 car is delivered to buyer, inspected and the buyer confirms that he received the car in the described condition. According with the eBay you have 5 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not. If you for any reason will not like the car (but I assure you that will not happening) eBay will refund the money and I will instruct the delivery company to store the car until I will find a new buyer. Is not necessary to ship the car 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,
    Lynda

    I wrote back that ebay doesn’t ship and forbids transactions outside of ebay. Also, “she” listed it in Oregon when the car is in Florida. I told “her” I was flagging her ad as it is a scam and and would notify people of this scam. The reply I received was when it got personal:

    “Please believe me you are very stupid B****. Go f*** your self, go to report me and do not contact me again stupid B****.” (The words were spelled out, of course.)

    So, I couldn’t help myself. I had to write back. I wrote, “No, I’m a smart —– because I caught you. People like you are trying to scam others and you are mad because I’m not stupid and caught you in numerous lies and a big scam. How many times have you “sold” this car? You resort to four letter words and call me names because I’m not stupid enough to fall for your scam. If it’s not a scam, scan a copy of the pink slip showing the vin number and your name as the registered owner or even a DMV registration. If you can’t do that, then you need to not call me names for discovering you and reporting you. If you can provide that, then i will retract my complaints against you and purchase the vehicle. But, I’m sure you will have some excuse as to why you can’t provide that!”

    Well, did I get a DMV or Pink slip registration? No! Of course not! Instead I got the following note, “F*** you B****, i have already told you do not contact me again.”

    My reply, “Sensitive, aren’t you!”

    That ended the replies.

  216. BH said, on October 12, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    This was a reply for a 1999 Lincoln Navigator in Reno, NV

    Victoria Robertson dictickhar@gmail.com to me

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Lincoln Navigator SUV // 87,430 miles // 1 owner // clear title // engine: 5.4L V8 SFI DOHC // color: black with tan leather interior// transmission: automatic // air conditioning // full leather interior surface // power windows // non-smoker // garage kept.

  217. Art Gonzalez said, on October 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe /// miles: 87,326 /// Engine: 4.0L L6 FI /// 4 wheel drive /// transmission: Automatic /// it has a soft top /// Tires & Wheels: Hankook Tires, Front Size: 35/12.5/R15, Rear Size: 35/12.5/R15 , Wheels: 15″ Premium Wheels /// Ext&Int Color: Black with Green Cloth Interior.

    As I told you in my first email I am in Glasgow,MT with the vehicle.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  218. Jason Edington said, on November 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for posting… I saw a similar ad for a Pathfinder just yesteday. This is the response I got back from the same email address:

    HI

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2001 NISSAN PATHFINDER LE // Miles: 93,675 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // Engine: 3.5L V6 SFI DOHC // Transmission: Automatic // Ext&Int Color: White with Tan // Leather Seats // Power Glass Sunroof // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

  219. jasonedington said, on November 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

    THIS IS THE RESPONSE BACK FROM MY EMAIL:

    I found your listing under Texarkana, AR/TX – How can I inspect the vehicle if it is Hundred of miles away. I also found your email listed as a scammer at scammerdatabase.wordpress.com

    RE:

    I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  220. Craigslist accord said, on November 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Scammer – found on Craigslist – advertising a 2002 Honda Accord …Mar 17, 2010 … Thanks for posting, I got exactly the same reply back from a Daniel Maurer for a 2005 Scion XB on Craigslist. At least he is consistent.

  221. Rich said, on November 18, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Now the scammer goes by Melissa Zateleti

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Ford Explorer XLT SUV // 81,380 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: V6 4.0 Liter // Transmission: Automatic // Color: White with Tan Leather Interior // Air Conditioning // Moonroof // Leather Seats // CD Changer // Roof Rack // Tow Package // Running Boards // Remote Start // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  222. Trina said, on November 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Now going by Sarah Entilevi

    From: Sarah Entilevi
    Sent: Tue, Nov 22, 2011 7:34 am
    Subject: Re: 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER SE – $3970
    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Nissan Frontier SE Truck Crew Cab Short Bed // 74,260 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 12V // Automatic // Color: Black ext with Gray int // Air Conditioning // Climate Control // Cruise Control // Power: steering,windows,locks // CD Changer // CD Player // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker.

    There is also another one I received from an add I had listed for sale. Sorry I deleted email.

    Guy asks if vehicle is still available. After replying then advised he is interested in the vehicle and will pay full price. However he is a seaman and does not have online banking and wants to do everything through paypal and will then have an agent come to pick up vehicle.

    I also google it and there are few different versions from electronics to vehicles.

    Becareful be cuase these people just want your money or mechandise and have no shame. Especially during the holidays. If it sounds to good to be true ite probably is.

  223. chris said, on November 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I got scamed by the person with the o2 explorer. being stupid and not researching. but they said the same thing and had a fake ebay thing and they went by the name of angela hoover . I think craigslist should be banded because 90% is scams and i know it tells ya on scams but it sucks i got caught up. it sucks that no one can help ya when they get scammed.

  224. Sue said, on November 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I got it too, received Nov 23, 2011 in response to a craigslist inquiry:
    From: William Podolsky
    Subject: Re: 2003 Honda Civic EX Sedan – $3890
    Date: November 23, 2011 8:50:10 AM PST

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Honda Civic EX Sedan // miles: 78,320 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 1.7L L4 PFI SOHC 16V // Color: Blue with Gray // Automatic // cloth seats, ice cold AC, CD player, power Windows, power locks, power mirrors, tinted windows, rear defrost, remotes keyless entry with alarm, good tires // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  225. jeffery said, on May 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

    she ripped me off a while back on a 2002 toyota tacoma

  226. Corinne Cluck said, on May 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Thanks-a-mundo for the article. Really Great.

  227. Chief said, on June 1, 2012 at 3:24 am

    You are welcome-a-mundo.

  228. Tony said, on June 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    This is from ‘Kevin Inman’ regarding a 2004 Toyota Sienna LE Van – $3950 on craigslist… The shipping part threw a flag for me… I googled ‘won promotion uship’ and found almost exact wording on several other scam pages. Here was his response to my inquiry about the car.

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 78,958 miles, a clear title, 3.3L V6 FI DOHC 24V engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions.

  229. Chris said, on July 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Re: 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $3990
    From Elizabeth Sanders elizabeth.sanders71@gmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 76,382 miles, a clear title, 4.0L L6 MPI engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions..

    Thank you,

    I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have it here with me.I attached more pics to my email.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  230. Omri said, on July 12, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Still going on, now with a 2005 Mini S soft top on Boston CL:

    Natalie Anna Entilevi entilevi@gmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 60,344 miles, a clear title, 4 Cylinder Supercharg engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions..

    Thank you,

  231. Dave said, on July 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Subject: Re: 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $3990

    I’m ashamed to tell you this. I can’t be reached by phone due to a throat infection. Actually it’s very hard for me to speak right now. Please, feel free to ask me everything you want to know about the purchasing by email. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
    You will send the payment to the eBay agent and not to my account. eBay will hold the payment until you will confirm that you are in possession of the vehicle. Only after you will tell them that everything is ok they will send the payment to my account. As you can easily see, you are fully protected in this transaction. Also after eBay will confirm that they received the payment to their agent, I will ship the vehicle the very next day . With the vehicle you will also receive all it’s papers, including a bill of sale and title.After you will receive the vehicle and see that is ok, you have to announce them that you have it.Only then eBay will send me the money. I will not receive any money before you will receive the vehicle.
    Please reply with full buyer name and shipping address

  232. Doug said, on July 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Text of email received from a scammer:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 76,382 miles, a clear title, 4.0L L6 MPI engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions..

    Thank you
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————-

    I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!
    ————————————————————————————————————————————

    I’m ashamed to tell you this. I can’t be reached by phone due to a throat infection. Actually it’s very hard for me to speak right now. Please, feel free to ask me everything you want to know about the purchasing by email. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
    You will send the payment to the eBay agent and not to my account. eBay will hold the payment until you will confirm that you are in possession of the vehicle. Only after you will tell them that everything is ok they will send the payment to my account. As you can easily see, you are fully protected in this transaction. Also after eBay will confirm that they received the payment to their agent, I will ship the vehicle the very next day . With the vehicle you will also receive all it’s papers, including a bill of sale and title.After you will receive the vehicle and see that is ok, you have to announce them that you have it.Only then eBay will send me the money. I will not receive any money before you will receive the vehicle.
    Please reply with full buyer name and shipping address

  233. Beau said, on July 27, 2012 at 6:15 am

    So the truck I was set on, a 2000 Chevy Silverado, I found it on craigslist, but I had been emailing the person about 4/5 times back and forth. For no apparent reason, I googled there email address, first thing to pop up was: SCAMMER ON CRAIGSLIST. So I clicked it. And was reading emails of someone they had scammer and saying how they had moved to somewhere for work and would ship the vehicle to me since they won a free shipping from some company. Anyway, that is the same damn stuff they said to me. So Im pretty computer smart and they said there job is in Williston, North Dakota. In emails I know how to get the IP address and I ended up getting there IP Address and I googled it and theyre located in Mountain View, California. If anyone would like to know more of this to stop this person, shoot me an email @ bjmbeau20@aol.com

  234. Chief said, on July 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Beau,

    Mountain View is the home of Google (and GMail). I am suggesting the IP you found is not the physical location of the criminal.

    — Chief


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