Scammer Michael Wilson and his fake ebay invoice
Scammers often use emails such as this one from firstname.lastname@example.org to impersonate Ebay. Ebay does not provide escrow services for non-Ebay auction items. This is all a fraudulent attempt to steal money from you.
Here is a pic of the invoice … the text is posted below. Click image for a bigger version.
———- Forwarded message ———- From: eBay Motors <email@example.com> Date: Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 9:10 AM Subject: Congratulations, You committed to buy the following item! – 2002 Jeep Liberty LIMITED To:VICTIM eBay sent this message to VICTIM Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more. Congratulations, You committed to buy the following item! . Dear VICTIM , the seller Michael Wilson started the transaction over the eBay Vehicle Purchase Program! . 2002 Jeep Liberty LIMITED USD $2,500.00 Quantity: 1 Sale date: 02-JAugust-2010 Buyer: address obfuscated United States Shipping: Included Item description: Never been involved in any accidents, no damages scratches or dents. Clear Title (If the item does not match with the description, you can return it to the seller with no obligations) ________________________________ Five easy steps to complete your eBay transaction: Buyer and seller agree to terms: Both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes a description of the item, sale price and number of days for the buyer’s inspection. Buyer sends payment to our agent, using his name and address: The buyer submits a payment, our agency verifies the payment. Processing time for payments is 24 hours. Seller send item to buyer: Upon payment verification we have the authorization from seller to ship the item and submit tracking information. eBay verifies that the buyer receives the item. Buyer receives item: The buyer has 5 days to verify the item and the option to accept or reject. eBay pays Seller: eBay pays the Seller. The transaction is complete. If the buyer is not satisfied, he must notify our creek bank with the item issues, after the inspection period. A solution to most problems can usually be negotiated between the Buyer and Seller. If this is not possible, the buyer will receive the money from our trust account. In case the buyer refuse to continue the transaction with the seller from other reasons, our agency will return the funds to the buyer in maximum 1 – 2 days depending by his location and also the available payment method. Get your item: Pay now! Locate the nearest Western Union Office.Click here to find the nearest Western Union office. You have to fill out a Western Union sending money form.You have to put into the sender`s box your name and your address and into the receiver`s box our agent details. Give the form, the money(cash), and a proof of identity to the clerk. The clerk will give you a pretty useless receipt which you have to fax it so we can begin the shipping process. Payment must be sent through Western Union service to our verified agent below: First Name: Richard Last Name: Mosan Street: 33 Dexter Avenue City, State: Seattle, WA Zip code: 98122 Country: United States When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 6-12 hours. After payment is secured, the shipping process will be started. The buyer will receive a tracking number of the shipment in maximum 48 hours. The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you have received, inspected and you agree to keep the item. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the seller. ________________________________ Do not forget to inform us by fax that you have sent the payment, and provide all the information required to collect the money: The amount sent (in local currency) MTCN (10 digits number from the payment receipt) Your details (first and last name, address, ZIP code, city and country) Fax the Western Union receipt at: +1-206-337-9593 Marketplace Safety Tip Pay with Western Union. It’s the easy and fast way to pay online, and it lets you shop without shouting obscenities your financial details with sellers. Western Union also offers up to $20,000.00 of free purchase protection on qualified eBay purchases. Notes You can use Western Union services at numerous grocery and drug stores, currency exchanges, and anywhere you see the Western Union sign. If your item does not match with the description mentioned, you can cancel the deal and send it back on the seller’s cost. ________________________________ eBay sent this email to you at zzzzzzz about your transaction with www.ebay.com Copyright © 2010 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. eBay International AG is located at Helvetiastrasse 15/17 – P.O. Box 133, 3000 Bern 6,Switzerland