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Scammer selling a 2003 Honda Accord LX

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on April 9, 2010

More correspondence from the scammer we highlighted in an earlier postPlease note that Ebay does not offer Vehicle Purchase Protection Program for any transactions outside its auctions. Ebay does not conduct business via email. It has a very established website. Click here to see the graphic version of the email. Very professionally done and very believable.

From: eBay Financial Department <ebay@safeprogramonline.com>
Date: ____________
Subject: eBay Motors Purchase Invoice # 5721126209 – 2003 Honda Accord LX
To: victim@home.com
eBay Motors Purchase Invoice #5721126209
2003 Honda Accord LX

• Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID #5721126209 between Carlos Arellano as the Seller and Victim as the Buyer.
• Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.
!!! TO COMPLETE THE PAYMENT, You must go with cash in hand and your ID to the Western Union agent closest to you and fill in a simple ” Person-to-Person ” form with your personal information and the details of the eBay Transaction Agent assigned for your transaction which you have below.
Item: 2003 Honda Accord LX
Buyer: Victim
Price: $2,800.00
Status: Payment Pending …

Payment must be submitted via Western Union Service to an eBay Motors Customer Representative 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.

• Seller Information
Name:
Carlos Arellano
Address: 56 Sloane Street
London , SW1X 9NU
UNITED KINGDOM

• Buyer Information
Name:
Victim
Address:
victim’s address
United States

• TRANSACTION DETAILS
Case ID:
5721126209
Sale Price:
$2,800.00
Payment Status:
Payment Pending …
Item :
2003 Honda Accord LX
Item Information:
VIN#: 1HGCM56353A081027, Mileage: 31246, Title: Clear
Quantity:
1
Shipping and handling:
Offered
Insurance:
Offered
* Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays.

!!! HOW TO MAKE THE PAYMENT !!!
• Please find your nearest Western Union Office
• Submit payment using eBay agent’s details as payment details *
• E-mail us the following information from the Western Union receipt:
• a) 10 digit MTCN Number (Western Union Money Transfer Control Number)
• b) Exact Sender’s name on file with Western Union
• c) Your exact address on file with Western Union
• d) Total amount transferred (including fees)
Fax the Western Union payment receipt to our Central Fax Number:
+1 508-632-5667
*We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by both e-mail and fax.

* Note: Once we verify and secure your payment into our accounts , we will instruct the Seller to start the shipping process. We will secure your payment until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the product you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment details to the seller.

• HERE IS THE AGENT INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT THE PAYMENT :
• eBay Motors Customer Representative Agent:
First Name: Allan
Last Name: Kester
Address: 11 Stratford Road
City: London
State & Zip Code: HA2 0AN
Country: UNITED KINGDOM

* The Western Union Transfer will be sent using this name and address.
* The service you have to use from Western Union is a person to person transfer.
• Payment Information:
Invoice # :
5721126209
Subtotal: US $2,800.00
Shipping: $0.00
Sales Tax: $0.00
Down-Payment: $0.00
Remaining Payment: $0.00
________________________________
Total: US $2,800.00

• When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 12 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship merchandise. The seller has three (3) business days to send the buyer and eBay the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the buyer.

• Buyer receives the merchandise and has ten (10) business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise 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 merchandise, the payment will be refunded to the Buyer. If the merchandise is accepted, eBay submits the payment directly to the Seller within three (3) business days.

Help

• For any questions please respond by replying to this invoice. Your email will go directly to our Customer Support Department.

Thank you for using eBay.
Sincerely
eBay Motors Financial Department
Vehicle Purchase Protection Program

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  1. Paula Whyde said, on August 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    This scam is still going on, but he is using a different name and he is now asking only 1800.00 for the car. Buyers Beware!!

  2. paula said, on August 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    He is using the name Mark Walton address 56 sloane st, london, sw1x 9nu, uk and representative agent name is TROY Edmond address 11 stratford st, london, HA2 OAn, uk, dated August 17, 2010. vpp invoice #921126209-2003, HONDA ACCORD EX he asking $1,999 vin # jhmc56633c061306. The letter is almost word for word, buyer will receive merchandise and has it for ten (10) business days and money will be refunded if buyer does not want the vehicle for any reason at seller expenses.

  3. Chief said, on August 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks for posting the criminal’s particulars, Paula. — Chief

  4. Jeff said, on September 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    they are now Paul Cotten and the agents name is Jessie Thomas everything else is the same to a tee. Unfortunately they took my little brother for 1592 for an 2003 maxima

  5. Chief said, on September 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Jeff,
    Ouch! I am sorry to hear about your brother. I plead with you to have him file a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx. There is no real chance of getting his money back, but with his help, the case against the criminal becomes stronger. I know he feels badly, but he has nothing to be ashamed of. These scammers are professionals and know how to push the buttons of an honest buyer.

    Thanks for posting.

    — Chief

  6. sonja said, on February 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    thnk god its people like you guys to share there experience with others!!i would have ben out 1200$ i dont have.well i got the same email. exact!!! thank you again.

  7. Chief said, on February 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Sonja, we’re glad you found us. Now, your job is to spread the word to your friends and family regarding how these criminals work. Please drop the scammer’s email address in another comment for the search engines to aid the next potential victim.

    — Chief

  8. Robert said, on February 28, 2011 at 3:52 am

    the scam is still going as of 02-27-2011. Going as a army person Sgt.Ashley Williams and is asking for 1,500 for the car. My sister was just scamed by this person and we are turning things into the law and will over take this issue.

  9. Chief said, on February 28, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Robert,
    As you have observed, the scripts these criminals use have long shelf lives. Be sure to have your sister report it to http://ice.gov so her case can be aggregated with other similar scams. Thanks for dropping a note here.
    — Chief

  10. Aaron said, on March 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    eBay Motors Purchase Invoice #5721126609

    2003 Honda Accord EX

    • Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID #5721126609 between Susan Williams as the Seller and Shampayne Walker as the Buyer.
    • Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.
    !!! TO COMPLETE THE PAYMENT, You must go with cash in hand and your ID to the Western Union agent closest to you and fill in a simple ” Person-to-Person ” form with your personal information and the details of the eBay Transaction Agent assigned for your transaction which you have below.

    Item: 2003 Honda Accord EX
    Buyer: Shampayne Walker
    Price: $1,500.00
    Status: Payment Pending …

    Payment must be submitted via Western Union Service to an eBay Motors Customer Representative 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.

    • Seller Information
    Name:
    Susan Williams
    Address: 296 Frenston Street
    London FG1A 5DH
    United Kingdom

    • Buyer Information
    Name:
    Shampayne Walker
    Ship to:
    1502 S. Sedgwick
    Wichita, KS 67213
    United States

    • TRANSACTION DETAILS

    Case ID:

    5721126609
    Sale Price:

    $1,500.00
    Payment Status:
    Payment Pending …

    Item :
    2003 Honda Accord EX

    Item Information:

    VIN#: 1hgcm66803a050494 Title: Clear

    Quantity:

    1
    Shipping and handling:

    Offered

    Insurance:

    Offered

    * Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays.

    !!! HOW TO MAKE THE PAYMENT !!!

    • Please find your nearest Western Union Office

    • Submit payment using eBay agent’s details as payment details *

    • E-mail us the following information from the Western Union receipt by replying to this email:

    • a) 10 digit MTCN Number (Western Union Money Transfer Control Number)
    • b) Exact Sender’s name on file with Western Union
    • c) Your exact address on file with Western Union
    • d) Total amount transferred (including fees)

    Fax the Western Union payment receipt to our Central Fax Number:

    +1 (484)723-7467

    *We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by both e-mail and fax.

    * Note: Once we verify and secure your payment into our accounts , we will instruct the Seller to start the shipping process. We will secure your payment until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the product you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment details to the seller.

    • HERE IS THE AGENT INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT THE PAYMENT :

    • eBay Motors Customer Representative Agent:
    First Name: Bianca
    Last Name: Brooks
    Address: 345 Tenth Avenue
    City: London
    Zip Code: F31A 3AH
    Country: United Kingdom
    * The Western Union Transfer will be sent using this name and address.

    * The service you have to use from Western Union is a person to person transfer.

    • Payment Information:
    Invoice #:
    5721126609
    Subtotal: US $1,500.00
    Shipping: $0.00
    Sales Tax: $0.00
    Down-Payment: $0.00
    Remaining Payment: $0.00
    Total: US $1,500.00

    • When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 12 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship merchandise. The seller has three (3) business days to send the buyer and eBay the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the buyer.

    • Buyer receives the merchandise and has ten (10) business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise 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 merchandise, the payment will be refunded to the Buyer. If the merchandise is accepted, eBay submits the payment directly to the Seller within three (3) business days.

    Help

    • For any questions please respond by replying to this invoice. Your email will go directly to our Customer Support Department.

    Thank you for using eBay.

    Sincerely
    eBay Motors Financial Department
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program

    i just recieved this from craigslist on a car i was going to buy thank you for warning me hope you catch this ahole

  11. Chief said, on March 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Aaron,
    We’re glad you found the site. Thanks for posting the text of the emails.

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

    Thank you so much for posting this, I had $1,500.00 in hand and heading to Western Union when I decided to look on ebay for this Ebay Motor VPP Transaction Case #B15721126609 for a 2003 Honda Accord EX. I have bought things from ebay with my pay pal account and never was asked to go Western Union. Again thank you for posting this.

  13. Chief said, on March 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Mike, I appreciate your dropping a comment. Good luck finding a “real” vehicle.

    — Chief

  14. James C said, on April 6, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I too was about to send for the same car, vin number and all the same.

    The person was this time a “SSgt. Williams USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794”

    With the same “eBay Motors Purchase Invoice # 5721126609 – 2003 Honda Accord EXWednesday, April 6, 2011 2:44 PMFrom: “eBay Financial Department” ”

    eBay Motors Purchase Invoice #5721126609

    I just wanted to make sure about the location, when I tried to Google Map her HOME address it could not be found, tried Bing and even Yahoo, when this page came up…

    Here is the Seller Information
    Name: Ashley Williams
    Address: 296 Frenston Street
    London FG1A 5DH
    United Kingdom

    And the “eBay Motors Customer Representative Agent: ”
    First Name: Linda
    Last Name: Nordby
    Address: 345 Tenth Avenue
    City: London
    Zip Code: F31A 3AH
    Country: United Kingdom
    * The Western Union Transfer will be sent using this name and address.
    * The service you have to use from Western Union is a person to person transfer.

    I have known others that have been TOLD, not to bring their vehicles over, and the cost would be on them to ship it, so the story of her being willing to cover the shipping back to the USA, started to ring some bells.

  15. Sandra Bowers is another name. said, on December 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    eBay Motors Purchase Invoice #8738460547296

    2003 Honda Accord EX-L

    • Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID #8738460547296 between Sandra Bowers as the Seller and VIctim as the Buyer.
    • Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.
    !!! TO COMPLETE THE PAYMENT, You must go with cash in hand and your ID to the Western Union agent closest to you and fill in a simple ” Person-to-Person ” form with your personal information and the details of the eBay Transaction Agent assigned for your transaction which you have below.

  16. Chief said, on January 17, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Erica, thanks for posting. The scammer’s photoshopped title is quite interesting.

    — Chief

  17. Belinda Morales said, on February 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    He just got me for 1,500. I cant believe it just didnt happen to me.

    Hello, I`m SSgt. Megan Graham. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 6 -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 47,597 miles. The VIN# is 1hgcm66803a050494 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

    Leather Seats

    CD Player

    Anti-Lock Brakes

    Driver Airbag

    Passenger Airbag

    Side Airbags

    Air Conditioning

    Cruise Control

    Power Locks

    Power Windows

    Power Seats

    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 Madrid, Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. 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 3 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. Respectfully, SSgt. Megan Graham SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  18. Chief said, on February 16, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Belinda,
    I am sorry these crooks took your money. First, try to contact Western Union 1-800-448-1492 — NOW!

    Then, I encourage you to report to the Internet Crime Complaint Centerit at http://ic3.gov and your local police.

    — Chief

  19. LeLe said, on March 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Hello,

    I`m SSgt. Megan Graham. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 6 – 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 47,597 miles. The VIN# is 1hgcm66803a050494 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 Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning

    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats

    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 Madrid, Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. 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 3 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.

    Respectfully,

    SSgt. Megan Graham

    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  20. LeLe said, on March 21, 2012 at 12:14 am


    * I ASKED COULD WE TALK ON THE PHONE. HER RESPONSE WAS

    We don’t have a contact number yet, we just bought a new house. We’ve been in our new house for almost 2 weeks now and things are finally settling into place. We unpacked most of the boxes, got most of our utilities setup but it would take one more week with the phone.

    Megan

  21. Chief said, on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Lele, obviously, he forgot to buy a good script! That is a lame excuse!

    — Chief

  22. Traci said, on May 13, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I knew that this was too good to be true!!! This is the newest emailer’s name…I am so glad that I researched this!

    Hello,
    I`m SSgt. Simone Newman. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 6 – 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 47,597 miles. The VIN# is 1hgcm66803a050494 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 Leather Seats CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Side Airbags Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    Here are the pics of the car:
    http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t423/2003HondaAccordEXSS/
    (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 Madrid, Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here with me and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,500 $. 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 3 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.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Simone Newman
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 339-1794 Comm 434-1794


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