Craigslist Scammer – Honda Accord LX Sedan – $2800
Example ad: Philadelphia
Ad can be found in dozens of Craigslist regions across the U.S.
Text of the ad above:
Honda Accord LX Sedan – $2800 (Philadelphia)
Date: 2010-04-06, 9:04AM EDT
Reply to: see below
Child Proof Door Locks
Keyless Entry Passenger
Child Proof Door Locks
Here is the scammer’s reply to a potential victim:
From: SSgt USAF1 SOMOS MXOOA <email@example.com>
Subject: 2003 Honda Accord LX 4 Cyl Automatic
Hello, I`m Sgt. Carlos Arellano. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord LX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 31246 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56353A081027. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. Options Sunroof CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Here are the pics of the car : http://s909.photobucket.com/albums/ac297/2003haccdter6/ (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window) As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. I am located in London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and United Kingdom. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 2800. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them. Thank you, and have a nice day, Carlos and Maria Arellano SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794.