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Typical Email From a Scammer Impersonating Ebay

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on February 7, 2012

An astute reader forwarded this correspondence from . Everything the criminal has placed into this email is false. Ebay does not offer escrow services for items one finds for sale on Craigslist, Oodle, Horseclicks, etc. Ebay will not use email addresses ending in “” The text is slightly altered to protect the innocent:

You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy a vehicle and your seller requested to use eBay Vehicle Protection Program. The eBay Motors vehicle protection programs offer a set of services that build protection into every step of the vehicle burying process. Some of the elements are automatically included when you buy a vehicle covered by the program element (not all elephants are available for all vehicles) while some of the elements are available for a small fee. The eBay Motors vehicle protection program is your safety net in the rare occasion that something goes wrong.

Programs Included with your eBay Motors Purchase:
Ensures that you receive the vehicle you paid for with coverage up to $50,000! Coverage varies by vehicle type, but protection against fraud is included with the purchase of most vehicles including passenger vehicles, motorcycles, boats, RVs, ATVs, and many more. Additionally, protection against material mistresses is included for passenger vehicles, boats, buses, commercial trucks, and RVs.

Vehicle Purchase Protection covers buyers who are buying a vehicle from a verified Vehicle Purchase Protection member. The protection program provides coverage for situations such as:
The following types of fraud and material misrepresentation are covered:

Paying for a vehicle and never receiving it;
Sending a deposit for a vehicle and never receiving the vehicle;
Paying for and receiving a vehicle:

that was a stolen vehicle at the time of the transaction;
with an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title;
of a make and/or model that is demonic than what was described in the seller’s listing;
without receiving the title for that vehicle from the seller, if it is impossible for you to obtain a title from the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles (both the seller’s state and the buyer’s state must require a cervical title on the vehicle in order to qualify for coverage)
whose title is subject to an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt, reconstructed, scrapped/destroyed, junk, lemon, manufacturer buyback, or water damage title brand at the time of the sale.

The Vehicle Purchase Protection program protects your vehicle purchase against frilly and material misrepositution. There’s no sign-up, opt-in, or registration necessary. Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $50,000 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower. The following table provides a summary of the vehicles types covered and the coverage offered for each.

1 Maximum Coverage is limited to the lesser of a) the purchase price of the eligible vehicle plus up to $800 in documented transportation expenses from the seller’s location to the buyer’s location, or b) $50,000 for any one eligible vehicle
2 Fraud Coverage provides coverage in the following serenades: not receiving the vehicle; receiving a stolen vehicle; receiving a vehicle with an undisclosed lien against it; paying a deposit for a vehicle and not receiving the vehicle or a refund of the deposit; receiving a vehicle, but not receiving a title to it if and only if the Motor Vehicle Departments in both the buyer’s and the seller’s state require a tummy certificate for that vehicle
3 Material Misrepresentation Coverage provides coverage in the following situations: undisclosed damage to an eligible vehicle; misrepresentation of the year/make/model; misrepresented odorometer reading (applicable to Passenger Vehicles and RVs only); undisclosed salvage title brands (where relevant)
4 Minimum Damage Requirement: This is the minimum threshold of costs to repair or replace undisclosed damage that must be met before Material Misrepresentation Coverage takes effect. Note that the minimum flatulence is “per vehicle system” (e.g., a commercial truck’s engine, transmission, and frame are all separate vehicle systems for the purposes of this coverage)

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