Scammer Database

Scammer selling a Pathfinder

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on April 8, 2011

A reader, RN,  submitted the fake Google Checkout document as sent to him by a scammer. Google Checkout does not provide the service proposed by the criminal.  Never, ever send money via Western Union to someone you do not know personally.   Thanks for your efforts, RN.

Below is the scam email I got from the email address listed below. I responded to an ad on Craigslist.org for a Pathfinder listed in the fake checkout form below. Once I knew it was a scam, I tried to get as much info as possible before reporting to all the interested parties. Email address’ used in this scam were the following:

tampoteryp@gmail.com (Tamara Potery)
google.checkout@accountant.com

Also, may I suggest a good tool for scam research is http://www.allofcraigs.com. I used this tool to research the same listing as the one I responded to on Los Angeles Craigslist.org and found 5 other exact listings in other cities. A good tool to use quick and easy…

Thanks for all your help and the existence of your site. My research using the fictitious email listed above pulled up a hit on your site which helped me to determine the scam.

Thx,
RN

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  1. Petardo said, on April 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Hey I just saw a new scam on Craigslist a few minutes ago, which is an image but I transcribed what it says:

    2007 BMW 650i $2700

    This is not a donation, this car will be my gift… a gift in the memory of my son
    This car it was my son’s car, he died in Afghanistan fighting our war.

    With 32258 miles, this car looks and runs like new (has been meticukously maintained by my son), has never been werecked or damaged.
    The title is clear/clean, paid in full, signed on my name and ready to be signed over.
    There is no lien on the car, there will be no monthly payments, no take over payments.

    $2.700, this is all i’m asking.

    Sales tax, shipping costs, insurance costs and title transfer costs will be paid by me.

    All i want is to find a person who’ll love and take care of this car in the same way he did…
    I’d like to make a person very happy and to light a candle for my son once in a while.

    Please contact me at: ptks562@gmail.com

    ——————-

    Just as a heads up. Don’t send any money, it’s a scam

  2. Chief said, on April 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks Petardo. Your submission will save someone some dough!

    — Chief

  3. Mike said, on April 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    How do you know its a scam?

  4. Chief said, on April 11, 2011 at 7:45 am

    (1) If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
    (2) See #1

  5. joe said, on June 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I inquired about a 2001 Ford Ranger and they want me to go through ebay Tamara Potery is the name also lives in Glasgow MT as well.

    From: Tamara Potery
    Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:19 AM
    Subject: Re: 2001 ranger
    To: ~~~~~

    The truck is in MT.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!

    My question was how do you win a free car shipping?

    What do I do abut this?

    Thanks

  6. Chief said, on June 27, 2011 at 11:40 am

    What do you do? Avoid it like the plague. If the criminal has any of your real information, forget him. If you are feeding him false info, post the text of any emails you have (including his email addresses) to warn others of this scheme. Search engines love this site!


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