Scammer Database

Scammer Selling Harley Motorcycle

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 27, 2011

A reader submitted these emails from a scammer. Thanks, Rick

From: Linda Fermin <LindaFermin1@gmx.com>
Subject: Re: softtail
To: ~~~~~~~
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011

The price of bike $2,850.00USD includes all the shipping costs and handling.
The bike is located in Dallas,TX at a shipping and storage company. The sale will be managed through eBay under their Vehicle
Purchase Protection Program since they offer the highest rate of
safety and reliability during online transactions.Here is how it works :
– you give me your full name and shipping address
– I start a transaction with eBay,
– they send you the payment instructions,
– you send the money into eBay trust account,
– they confirm me that the payment was received,
– I ship the bike,
– you receive the bike in 3 days,
– they send me the money.

The payment type will be establish by eBay after start the transaction. They will hold the money until the bike is delivered to you, with properly executed title. You have 5 days for the inspection period. If the bike is not like described you will have to ship it back in 30 business days on my expense, but I am sure that you will love it.

In order to move forward I will need the following info from you so I can set up a new transaction case through eBay:
1. full name
2. shipping address
3. fax number

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From: Linda Fermin <LindaFermin1@gmx.com>
Subject: Re: softtail
To: ~~~~~~~
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011

First of all I want to tell you that I am not selling this bike for profit or due a lack of money. All I can say is that some recent events in my life made me change my perception of certain things, things that I’ve considered important in the past. I will donate all money to charity after I sell this bike. I am currently on a trip for UNICEF.
The bike has a clear title, is in an excellent condition, no dents or scratches, it was always garaged and regular maintenance and oil changes were done in time. Hasn’t been involved in an accident or flood damage. The motor runs very well. I don’t want to offend you but the bike is priced for a fast sale so please if you intend to apply for a loan or financing do not reply.
The transaction will be made through eBay company for the safety of both. I’ve already included the bike into eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection, so I will sell only through this.
If you want to buy the bike, and you agree with my terms please reply so I can give you a detailed description of the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection.

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The scammer proposed use of The eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection(VPP) program — which eBay does not offer for this type transaction. The fake eBay representative is Darius Baton, 180 Mitchell Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30315 with a fax number of (206) 338-8296 and an email address of: ebay-vehicle-protection@Safe-mail.net .  For reference the  eBay Transaction number is #65C4T128L3W14.

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Remember, Ebay will never ask you to use Western Union. It owns Paypal. Vehicle Purchase Protection is only for Ebay items appearing on their website and sold at auction or Buy-it-now. Ebay will not use email addresses such as user@safe-mail.net. Ebay is not and would not be involved in this transaction.

Never ever send money via Western Union or MoneyGram to someone you do not know personally.

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  1. Bill Burnett said, on March 9, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Buyer beware. I received the same email only the scammer used a different email alias as you can see below……..

    From: Celia Bagley [mailto:CeliaBagley1@gmx.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011
    To: ~~~~
    Subject: Re: 2005 HARLEY-DAVIDSON

    First of all I want to tell you that I am not selling this bike for profit or due a lack of money. All I can say is that some recent events in my life made me change my perception of certain things, things that I’ve considered important in the past. I will donate all money to charity after I sell this bike. I am currently on a trip for UNICEF.
    The bike has a clear title, is in an excellent condition, no dents or scratches, it was always garaged and regular maintenance and oil changes were done in time. Hasn’t been involved in an accident or flood damage. The motor runs very well. I don’t want to offend you but the bike is priced for a fast sale so please if you intend to apply for a loan or financing do not reply.
    The transaction will be made through eBay company for the safety of both. I’ve already included the bike into eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection, so I will sell only through this.
    If you want to buy the bike, and you agree with my terms please reply so I can give you a detailed description of the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection.

    Waiting for your reply.

    Thank you,

  2. Chief said, on March 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Thanks, Bill. UNICEF, huh? That is a story I had not heard before.

    — Chief


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