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But I thought ebay was safe!! How can I know the difference?

The ebay these scammers offer is nothing but a fraud. Here’s how to identify an ebay VPP scam.

VPP exists, but only inside of eBay

The eBay Vehicle Protection Program does exist, but it is only available to eBay users on eBay Motors. If you are not placing a bid or using the Buy It Now feature on an eBay site, the VPP does not guarantee your transaction.
eBay does not hold or ship merchandise.

The eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection scam occurs outside of eBay. Scammers assert that eBay is holding or facilitating a sale, and send you fake eBay documents via email to back up their false claims. Here are easy ways to identify this scam:
The eBay VPP scammer:

will not let you buy the item on eBay or eBay Motors
will not have an eBay ID number for the item that you can look up
will not let you see the vehicle prior to sale
will tell you the vehicle will be shipped
will ask that you send money using moneygram or another wire service
will advertise his car outside of eBay on craigslist, kijiji or some other site

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  1. Bill Schlegel said, on September 21, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I received this reply from a criaglist ad for a pontoon boat. I then notiiced there were several versions of this ad on craigslist from the scammer website. I did give the person my name and address so we could take the deal further. I have not heard back and want to know if this is a scam and what danger am I in by leaving my name and address. See below the reply I received and haven’t heard anything since: Ther persons name is sophie evans.

    Hi,

    The boat is still for sale and its in mint condition. If you’d like to view
    some additional pictures here is a link:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/116599460884586468852/2005BenningtonPontoonn?feat=directlink . The title is
    clear, the boat is in very good condition, and it runs
    great. The interior is in very good condition. The seats have no holes, cuts,
    or tears. The exterior is in good shape. There are no significant dents, and
    the paint shines all around. My husband was recently promoted so we had to move
    in Montana. Besides, there are a lot of things which have priority now, so
    this pontoon has to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $
    4,900 for you if you will buy it today or tomorrow. Due to the fact I am
    very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the boat is
    already to the shipping company and will be delivered from there very fast,
    shipping costs are included in the price. The transaction will be made under
    eBay’s buyer protection plan. This way you can receive assistance for the
    purchase, title transfer, etc.

    So, please reply back with your full name and
    shipping address if you are really interested in purchasing this boat so we
    can start the arrangements!

    Thanks
    Sophie

  2. Chief said, on September 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Bill, it is a scam. In fact, it is an exact copy of a scam noted by a reader here on Feb. 24.

    This class of criminal typically just wants your cash, so your identifying data should cause you no harm. Just tell the criminal that you changed your mind.

    — Chief

  3. Willow Sierra said, on February 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I just answered an ad on Craigslist for a Jeep Wrangler – price listed is $2700 – but we know that other exact jeeps are selling for $18,000 – $20,000. The email reply was similar to the one above:

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2004 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 6CYL!
    The general condition of my jeep is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title clear,no liens, under my name.
    The car is already at the USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY.
    Price was reduced to $2,700 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this jeep in two weeks becasue I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I’m US amry member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the jeep on my expense.

    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!
    Mileage: 55,600 miles
    VIN: 1J4FA69S64P788451
    Transmission: Automatic
    More pics and the copy of the title bellow :








    Thanks >>

    This “fellow” referred to himself as Charles Moran, and even had a “title” scanned in to show me he was for real. I’m usually good at seeing through scams, but not this time. My daughter suggested I google the US Army – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV and sure enough, there are several websites warning about this being a scam!! Thank goodness, we did not send the money!!

  4. Chief said, on February 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Willow, please post any email addresses of the criminals in another comment. Many potential victims search for the criminals’ email addresses and find our warning that way.

    Chief

  5. A said, on March 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I am writing in responce to the Jeep that Willow wrote about. In fact, the seller emailed me as well. Here is the email address: Moran Charles stanka011@googlemail.com

    Now I also found that the Jeep was listed in a Craigslist Ad in Middle TN.

  6. Rebecca Baker said, on March 13, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Hello again

    Like I said you before the jeep it’s in great conditions !
    At this moment I am England(Europe) in the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The jeep is already at the dep. US Army logistics in NY sealed and ready for the shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the jeep along with all the documents including title, bill of sale .

    If you are interested this is how it works:
    1. I’ll open a transaction with Google Checkout for you using your delivery details as the buyer of my jeep. The jeep is already at the U.S. Army – Military Auto Transport Dept sealed and ready to be delivered.
    2. Google Checkout will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me about the status, USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.
    4. After you will receive and inspect/drive the jeep and decide to keep it, US Army Financial Dept will inform Google Checkout about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    Basically Google Checkout will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the jeep. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the jeep is not like described, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the jeep before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.
    You will wire the money to Google Checkout not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the jeep and send them the confirmation that you want to keep the jeep just after that they will released the money to me.

  7. Rebecca Baker said, on March 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2004 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 6CYL!
    The general condition of my jeep is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title clear,no liens, under my name.
    The car is already at the USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY.
    Price was reduced to $2,700 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this jeep in two weeks becasue I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I’m US amry member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the jeep on my expense.

    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!
    Mileage: 68,224 miles
    VIN: 1J4FA69S64P788451
    Transmission: Automatic
    More pics and the copy of the clear title bellow :








    His email address was

    From: Moran Charles
    Subject: Re: jeep

  8. Chief said, on March 15, 2011 at 9:46 am

    A, Thanks for posting the criminal’s email address.

  9. Bob said, on March 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    This is what I recieved today on this scam!

    Hello again

    Like I said you before the jeep it’s in great conditions !
    At this moment I am England(Europe) in the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The jeep is already at the dep. US Army logistics in NY sealed and ready for the shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the jeep along with all the documents including title, bill of sale .

    If you are interested this is how it works:
    1. I’ll open a transaction with Google Checkout for you using your delivery details as the buyer of my jeep. The jeep is already at the U.S. Army – Military Auto Transport Dept sealed and ready to be delivered.
    2. Google Checkout will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me about the status, USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.
    4. After you will receive and inspect/drive the jeep and decide to keep it, US Army Financial Dept will inform Google Checkout about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    Basically Google Checkout will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the jeep. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the jeep is not like described, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the jeep before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.
    You will wire the money to Google Checkout not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the jeep and send them the confirmation that you want to keep the jeep just after that they will released the money to me.

    If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.

  10. Chief said, on March 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks, Bob. Please add the criminal’s email address in another comment. It will aid future potential victims as they search for our warnings.

  11. Dan Bakovka said, on March 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

    New email address for charles moran moranc78@gmail.com as of March 20th 2011

  12. domenick said, on March 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    just got an email back from the same person, little weary before giving out my info, glad i googled the army depot like u did =)… like mom always said if a deal looks to good to be true it probably is.

  13. Sue said, on March 28, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Looks like ol’ Charles is at it again. Posted the same jeep scam on Craigs list with a new email. Details are all the same as others including the pic of title and same army story.

    Moran Charles wetroap01@gmail.com

  14. Willow said, on March 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Must be makin’ some pretty good money off the unsuspecting people who are not quick enough to check with the army depot to find out the truth? Maybe bein’ a crook does pay?

  15. Chief said, on March 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Willow, I am afraid so. When you have the time, read this article that explains how they are “getting by” with this at present.

  16. katelynn Fisher said, on March 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    i got the same email and i almost just fell for it till now when i found out this!

  17. steven said, on March 31, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I kept thinking this Jeep for $2500 was too good to be true (Clue 1) and I quickly realized I was right. I looked at all the pictures he sent and {deleted so as not to educate the scammers} (Clue 2). Said the Jeep was in Hobbs, NM but the “Scanned Title” was from Mississippi (Clue 3). Jeep wasn’t in Hobbs anymore, now in NY and would ship to me for free!(Clue 4).

    Email came from Charles Moran at this address: stanka011@googlemail.com

  18. Chief said, on March 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Steven, please leave a valid email address for yourself. I am the only person that will ever see it.

  19. Kent said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I was on craigslist and saw the same jeep posted for $2700. This guy will not give me his phone number. That is how i knew it was a scam.

    Like I said you before the jeep it’s in great conditions !
    At this moment I am England(Europe) in the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The jeep is already at the dep. US Army logistics in NY sealed and ready for the shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the jeep along with all the documents including title, bill of sale .

    If you are interested this is how it works:
    1. I’ll open a transaction with Google Checkout for you using your delivery details as the buyer of my jeep. The jeep is already at the U.S. Army – Military Auto Transport Dept sealed and ready to be delivered.
    2. Google Checkout will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me about the status, USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.
    4. After you will receive and inspect/drive the jeep and decide to keep it, US Army Financial Dept will inform Google Checkout about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    Basically Google Checkout will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the jeep. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the jeep is not like described, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the jeep before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.
    You will wire the money to Google Checkout not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the jeep and send them the confirmation that you want to keep the jeep just after that they will released the money to me.

    If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.

    Thank you

  20. Chief said, on April 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Kent, thanks for posting. I have spoken with scammers before via phone. Some telecommunication providers are as inept at shutting down criminals as Craigslist is.

    — Chief

  21. Tonya said, on April 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Thank goodness I found these posts as my husband was getting ready to provide all the information to this looser at mrkjhon5@gmail.com. This time the name is:
    SFC Michael “Mack” Bradley
    75th Ranger Regiment
    Rangers Lead The Way

    Sickening and sad these people stoop to such lows as to use the US Military as their disguise.

    Hello again

    Like I told you before the trailer is in great condition !
    At this moment I am in the military base in Hungary (Europe) getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the base or give calls whenever I want.The trailer is already at the US Army logistics dept. in WA sealed and ready for shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the trailer along with all the documents including title and the bill of sale .

    If you are interested here is how it works:
    1. I’ll open a transaction with Google Checkout for you using your delivery details as the buyer of my trailer. The trailer is already at the U.S. Army – Military Auto Transport Dept sealed and ready to be delivered.
    2. Google Checkout will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me about the status while USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.
    4. After you will receive and inspect the trailer and decide to keep it, US Army Financial Dept will inform Google Checkout about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal will be done.
    Basically Google Checkout will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the trailer. You will have the 5 days inspection period. If the trailer is not as in description, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the trailer before committing to buy it and me knowing that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.
    You will wire the money to Google Checkout not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the trailer and send them the confirmation that you want to keep it and just after that they will release the payment to me.

    If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.

    Thank You!
    SFC Michael “Mack” Bradley
    75th Ranger Regiment
    Rangers Lead The Way

  22. Brendan said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you for your interest in my 2007 Harley-Davidson Touring FLHRC!
    The general condition of my bike is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title clear, under my name.
    The bike is already at the US Army – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY
    Price was reduced to $3,200 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this bike in two weeks because I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I’m US army member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the bike on my expense.
    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!

    Thank You!
    MSG Dugann Mark John
    United States Army Corps
    One team, one fight

    Hello again

    At this moment I am in Hungary(Europe) in the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This means that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The bike is already at the dep. US Army logistics in NY sealed and ready for the shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the bike along with all the documents including title, bill of sale .
    If you are interested this is how it works:
    1. I’ll open a transaction with Google Checkout for you using your delivery details as the buyer of my bike. The bike is already at the U.S. Army – Military Auto Transport Dept sealed and ready to be delivered.
    2. Google Checkout will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me about the status, USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.
    4. After you will receive and inspect/drive the bike and decide to keep it, US Army Financial Dept will inform Google Checkout about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    Basically Google Checkout will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the bike. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the bike is not like described, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the bike before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.
    You will wire the money to Google Checkout not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the bike and send them the confirmation that you want to keep the bike just after that they will released the money to me.

    If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.

    Thank You!

    MSG Dugann Mark John
    United States Army Corps
    One team, one fight

    jmdugann@gmail.com (scammer’s email address)

  23. Judd said, on April 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    We just received the same thing!!! Here’s a copy of the newest letter

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2003 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON AUTOMATIC
    TRANSMISSION 6CYL!
    The general condition of my jeep is excellent,very well maintained, no
    damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title
    clear,no liens, under my name.
    The car is already at the USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept for
    POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY.
    Price was reduced to $2,700 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this jeep in two
    weeks becasue I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I’m
    US amry member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF
    RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an
    authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection
    Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will
    benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or
    reject the jeep on my expense.

    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I
    will let you know how we will do this transaction!
    Mileage: 85,000 miles
    VIN: 1J4FA69SX3P338140
    Transmission: Automatic

    More pictures available here:

    http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewAlbum.asp?AID=6345380

  24. Saeed said, on April 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I recently got the same email from john m dungann and it was for a Lexus and it said:

    I am in army too and at this moment I am in Hungary(Europe) in the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This means that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The car is already at the dep. US Army logistics in NY sealed and ready for the shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale .
    If you are interested this is how it works:
    1. I’ll open a transaction with Google Checkout for you using your delivery details as the buyer of my car. The car is already at the U.S. Army – Military Auto Transport Dept sealed and ready to be delivered.
    2. Google Checkout will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me about the status, USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.
    4. After you will receive and inspect/drive the car and decide to keep it, US Army Financial Dept will inform Google Checkout about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    Basically Google Checkout will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the car. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the car is not like described, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the car before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.
    You will wire the money to Google Checkout not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the car and send them the confirmation that you want to keep the car just after that they will released the money to me.

  25. billo said, on April 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Same BS as usual from….
    Alex Bedner

    Thank you for your interest in my 2003 Nissan Xterra SE!
    The general condition of my car is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title clear, under my name.
    The car is already at the USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY
    Price was reduced to $2,800 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this car in two weeks becasue I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I’m US amry member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense.

    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!

    Thank You!
    MSG Alex Bedner
    United States Army Corps
    One team, one fight

  26. Ron said, on May 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Well its really sad that this guy is using the military the way he is. I say this one because I am in the military and currently serving in Iraq. Here is the email I received. Just plain sad.

    scammers email jmdugann@gmail.com

    Hello,
    Thank you for your interest for my bike. I bought this bike for my son but he passed away too soon to enjoy it. He died in Kandahar. The bike will be my gift, my gift in the memory of my son … Money is not a problem, all I want is to find the right person who will love and take care of this bike. You may wonder why I ask this small amount for this bike. Well, the fact is that I decided to ask this amount only as a protest. This is exactly what we received as compensation after my son died serving his country. No more or less!!! This bike is in excellent working conditions, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage in 100% working and looking conditions. The price is not negotiable, $2,700 firm. The bike is in already at the US Army – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 1392 CC
    VIN: JKBZXNC188A005317
    Mileage: 4,086 miles
    Title: Clear
    5.8 GALLON FUEL TANK
    FUEL INJECTED
    6-SPEED

    Thanks,

  27. J. Thompson said, on May 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    We received this email today. It’s almost word-for-word. I’m horrified because we actually responded with our phone number! I’m so glad i also did a google search on the Military Auto Transport Dept in Merrick, NY!

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2004 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 6CYL!
    The general condition of my jeep is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title clear,no liens, under my name.
    The car is already at the USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY.
    Price was reduced to $3,600 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this jeep in two weeks becasue I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I’m US amry member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the jeep on my expense.

    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!
    Mileage: 68,224 miles
    VIN: 1J4FA69S64P788451
    Transmission: Automatic
    More pics and the copy of the clear title bellow :








    Thanks

  28. Chief said, on May 9, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for posting. Be sure to forward the email to abuse[at]phototbucket.com and they’ll delete the criminal’s pics.

    — Chief

  29. Saurabh said, on June 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    MSG Alex Bedner has an ad for toyota camry on craigslist with an identical language as given above. I googled the first thing after getting the email and came across this forum. The ad looks bogus and i thank you all for creating this forum to avoid such fraudulent transactions.

  30. Criss said, on June 13, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    We were looking for a low mileage commuter car and responded to an ad on craigslist for a car near Winston-Salem, NC… This was the scammer’s reply:

    Subject: Re: 2007 toyota

    Thank you for your interest in my 2007 Toyota Camry SE.
    The general condition of my car is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title clear, under my name.
    The car is already at the USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY

    Price was reduced to $4,000 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this car in two weeks becasue I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I’m US amry member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense.
     
    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!
     
    Thank You!
    MSG Alex Bedner
    United States Army Corps
    One team, one fight

    What a shame. Luckily we knew it was a scam and will only buy a car after test driving and title for cash in person.

    The email is: larrat4@aol.com

    Next response:

    Subject: Re: 2003 Toyota Camry

    Hi, Thank you so much for your interest! The car is still available. Has 107,293 miles,automatic trans,1owner.It’s in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked inside.I have all the car’s manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.I’m selling the car because my child of only 24 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.
    He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This Toyota was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.
    The final price is 2,800 shipping to your door. For an accurate shipping cost please include your zip code in your next email.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://www.webshots.com/um?s=nmconfirm-107190969-c8c5a2bd57/all/r/myhome/

    Thank you!

    P.S. Please do not contact me on my work #, leave me your phone # for any further inquires.

    Department Reservations
    Website: http://www.fredolsencruises.com
    Tel: 44 (0) 1473 742424
    Fax: 44 (0) 1473 292410
    E-mail address: internet@fredolsen.co.uk
    Postal address: Fred. Olsen House, White House Road,
    Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 5LL
    Representative: Manager – Kim Wright
    Opening hours: 08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday
    09:00 – 17:00 Saturday*
    *Please note there is no representative available on Saturdays for on-line bookings

    The email used is: Kim Wright <kim-wright@verizon.net

  31. B said, on June 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I was on craigslist the other day looking for Jeep Wranglers and I came across the one everyone else has posted about. This “Charles” guy’s new e-mail is charles9910@gmail.comm . Here’s the e-mail I got from him:

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2004 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 6CYL!
    The general condition of my jeep is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title clear,no liens, under my name.
    The car is already at the USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY.
    Price was reduced to $3,000 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this jeep in two weeks becasue I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I’m US army member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the jeep on my expense.

    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!
    Mileage: 68,224 miles
    VIN: 1J4FA69S64P788451
    Transmission: Automatic
    More pics and the copy of the clear title bellow :








    Thanks

  32. Bill said, on June 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    June 2011…

    Thank you for your interest in my 2007 Toyota Camry SE with the VIN: 4T1BE46K87U006122.
    The general condition of my car is excellent, 70,500 miles, 4 – Cyl., very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.Garaged at home and work. All service records kept, consistently and meticuously maintained! Both keyfob remotes included,
    I even have the original window sticker from Toyota.I do have the title clear, under my name.
    The car is already at the USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY
    Price was reduced to $3,000 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this car in two weeks becasue I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I’m US amry member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense.

    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!




    Thank You!
    MSG Alex Bedner
    United States Army Corps
    One team, one fight

  33. Chief said, on June 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Bill, thanks for posting. Of course, Google Checkout does not offer the service proposed by the seller. 100% fraud.

    — Chief

  34. Carrie said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    WOW— I am so glad I researched before making any type of deal….
    June 21st found the 2007 Toyota Camry for $3K deal on craigslst in Indiana— Scammer’s email addy was : Larrat4@aol.com
    I went to Google checkout to see more about it, and then researched the name of the guy “Alex Bedner”. There really is a guy named Alex Bedner, and graduated with a Master in Music from IU—making the scam even more believable, as the ad was for Indiana! Then, I found your site, and look at all the tweaking scammers have done with these emails…. WOW—I’m gald I kept thinking, “This is just too good to be true…there is something wrong with this…”

    Also, it is a shame that the scammers are posing as US Military—that is just wrong…
    Thank you for posting…helped to prove to me that my instincts of “it’s too good to be true” were right!
    –Carrie

  35. Chris said, on July 4, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Yea.. I got somewhat the same stuff…. from me putting my truck on craigslist….

    From a hadaller – First Email…. LMAO
    I saw that you want to sell your car and I supoise that you want to buy another one.If you want to buy a great car I have
    for sale 2004 Jeep Rangler Rubicon with 106,500 miles in great condition and the price that I want is $ 4,000.
    If you are interested please reply so I can give more info and pictures with the car!
    Waiting for your reply!

    Lol!! From a Moran Charles…
    Second email was this one and it had no email. So Lol. I couldnt reply saying; you are full of shit for lieing.

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my 2004 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 6CYL with 86,078 miles!
    The general condition of my car is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.
    The car it’s perfect and don’t need any improvement.I have the title clear, under my name
    Herre you have the pics and VIN of my car :

    VIN: 1J4FA69S64P788451
    pics :







    The car at this moment it’s in Alaska in BP OIL SHIPPING COMPANY storage facility ready for shipping.The car and all the sale documents are into BP OIL SHIPPING COMPANY possession.
    Price was reduced to $4,000 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this car in two weeks because I have troubles with my bank and I need to pay the loan for my house and I prefer to sell my car to resolve the money problems and more of that I will not be in USA for the next 18 months.
    I want to tell you that I work for BP OIL COMPANY( EUROPE DIVISION ) and now I’m in Hungary, Europe on the offshore Oil Rig.
    I tell you all these because I’m not in US and for the moment I’m on the oil rig and this transaction will be done only on Internet because here on the oil rig I don’t have phone access. I hope will not be a problem for you to discuss with me the terms of sale by email .
    If you want to buy my car for my price please email me back and I will let you know how we will done this transaction.

  36. kristina said, on July 30, 2011 at 11:15 am

    omg… i really believed this guy, said his son died in the army and wants to sale the car for 2700 and wants some one to take car of the car… he used some of the exact words.. wow.

    Hello,
    Thank you for your interest for my car. I bought this car for my son but he passed away too soon to enjoy it. He died in Kandahar. The car will be my gift, my gift in the memory of my son … Money is not a problem, all I want is to find the right person who will love and take care of this car. You may wonder why I ask this small amount for this car. Well, the fact is that I decided to ask this amount only as a protest. This is exactly what we received as compensation after my son died serving his country. No more or less!!! This car is in excellent working conditions, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage in 100% working and looking conditions. The price is not negotiable, $2,600 firm. The car is in already at the US Army – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    1999 Lexus LS400 8 Cylinder 4.0 Liter
    VIN: JT8BH28F1X0156384
    Mileage: 68,442
    Transmission: Automatic
    Vehicle title: Clear
    color: White/Tan
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Thanks,

    ————————————–

    Hello again

    I am in army too and at this moment I am in Hungary(Europe) in the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This means that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The car is already at the dep. US Army logistics in NY sealed and ready for the shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale .
    If you are interested this is how it works:
    1. I’ll open a transaction with Google Checkout for you using your delivery details as the buyer of my car. The car is already at the U.S. Army – Military Auto Transport Dept sealed and ready to be delivered.
    2. Google Checkout will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me about the status, USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.
    4. After you will receive and inspect/drive the car and decide to keep it, US Army Financial Dept will inform Google Checkout about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    Basically Google Checkout will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the car. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the car is not like described, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the car before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.
    You will wire the money to Google Checkout not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the car and send them the confirmation that you want to keep the car just after that they will released the money to me.

    If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.

    Thank You!
    MSG Dugann Mark John
    United States Army

  37. Scott Bachman said, on August 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    One of my employees has recently been sucked into this same scam. jmduggan@gmail.com and it has cost them $3200.00. Is there any way to recover their money? Besides this site, to whom do they report this?
    Thanks in advance for any help.

  38. KD said, on August 16, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Found another one on Craigslist yesterday from an Alex Bedner (I don’t see it out there today). Here’s his email to me:

    bedneral3x@gmail.com

    Hello ,
    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2005 Nissan Maxima SE.
    Only 96,934 miles, beautiful condition in and out. Paint shines ,zero dings/dents,no accident. Non-smoker,always garaged and covered.It comes with all the documents needed for registration and clear title.
    The vehicle is located in Detroit, Michigan and will be shipped fromthere.The price that I am asking for the vehicle is US $ 2,000.
    I have recently moved to London UK with my job and my family.I was hoping to take the vehicle here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. I want to sell it in US because is located and still registered there.
    I want to take this opportunity to assure you that this deal is 100% legitimate,the financial part of this deal will be manage by a third
    party.So if you decide to buy my vehicle or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.
    I look forward to hear back from you soon.
    Thank you and have a great day

  39. Chad said, on November 8, 2011 at 12:50 am

    He’s has a new add on Craigs list for a 2005 Yukon Denail, Here it is——Hello,

    This 2005 GMC Yukon Denali, runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, Only 89,200 miles! Transmission is Automatic shifts smoothly and the 4×4 operates perfectly. The interior is all original. The truck has all of its original floor mats, 3rd Row seat, all books, complete set of tools and keys. Everything works in the truck lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc… It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens. I bought it when i was serving in Fort Lesley, U.S. Army base in Washington and now I am deployed in Madrid, Spain . The truck will be delivered from WA, US.

    I have dropped my price to $2,200 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before November 20th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your: Full Name and Shipping address, to open a case with eBay. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by eBay, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the truck. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Sgt. Dugan Mark John
    PS: I have made a photobucket album for the truck: http://s1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff504/dugan441

  40. orlando said, on December 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Hi
    i saw an ad yesterday on craiglist.
    A Must see!!!2003 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab – $2570
    Thank you for contacting me about my 2003 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab that I have for sale. This car is in great shape (83,000 miles, VIN# 5TEGN92N73Z211780, Body type: Crew Cab Pickup, Engine: 6 Cylinders , Automatic Transmission). I’m the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker.My husband and I divorced last year, after the divorce I was awarded the car, I don’t need it and that’s why I’m selling it so cheap. The total price is $2,570 including delivery and handling. It is located in Indianapolis, IN. I recently moved here after I divorced.

    We can use eBay protection program for our safety and for payment I prefer to use a eBay’s buyer protection plan. The financial part will be managed by them. Which means that you will have 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle, a refund policy is included. The deal will go strictly according to eBay rules and policy. There are no other costs on this transaction through eBay. Let me know if you want to buy it.

    Regards,
    Jessica.
    jesseb094@gmail.com

    i google her email address and i found out that is on Scammers Addresses list i was about to send her the money using ebay because i thought it was safety im posting this so other people dont make the same mistake i was about to do.

  41. Chief said, on December 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Glad you found us. Now,your role is to tell all your friends and family how these criminals work. Word-of-mouth education is the best way to thwart these guys.

    — Chief

  42. Marsha said, on December 15, 2011 at 2:40 am

    My son answered an ad on craigslist for a 2003 Toyota Tacoma for $3100. Same sad story about her son dying 4 months ago in a car accident on the way home from his little brother’s birthday party. I decided to google her email and found it on this website. judyhbb@gmail.com

    Thank you for all the work you do. It is invaluable.

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your interest! The car is still available. Has 59,541 miles, automatic trans, 1owner.It’s in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked inside.I have all the car’s manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.I’m selling the car because my child of only 24, died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This 2003 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.The price is $3,100.
    Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://www.use.com/2a4e9ca88c5288f5fa5a

    scammers email: judyhbb@gmail.com
    using the names: Judy and Tom Hubbard

  43. Chief said, on December 15, 2011 at 10:07 am

    We’re glad you found us, Marsha. Please spread the word to your friends and family regarding how these criminals prey upon honest potential customers.

    — Chief

  44. Margo said, on January 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    We are very happy that we looked up DAS in Great Falls MT when the “too good to be true” price felt suspicious with so many photos attached. And the tone of “Tiffany” changed dramatically when we offered sympathy (ha) for the recent death of her son, who was killed by a drunk driver with his fiancee while coming to his younger brother’s birthday party…I will stop there, as the story has been told again, and again.

    DAS says they started this scam a year ago, to their knowledge. Here are the emails we received. No money sent, thank goodness. And we did respond to “Tiffany” to say we were no longer interested, but Dateline or 20/20 might be…

    .Hi,
    The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I’m selling this car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $2,400. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    Here are some pictures:
    http://s1139.photobucket.com/albums/n559/toyotacamry5/

    2004 Toyota Camry XLE
    Mileage: 34,866
    VIN: 4t1be32k04u365394
    Interior color: Black
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 4 Cylinder 2.4 Liter

    Thank you for your interest!

    Tiffany and Dean Parker

    Her/Their email address is: parkertiffany653@gmail.com

    Follow-up email (they all came in around 1-2 a.m. as well, confirming other countries times perhaps….?)

    Thank you, the car is located in Great Falls MT at DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. You will have 5 days so you can inspect the car. Once you have inspected the car and decided to keep it, you will confirm your decision to eBay and only then they will re-route the money in to my account, but if by any reason, you won’t be satisfied with the car you can return it back for a full refund of your money. I will take care of the shipping, don’t worry. You will receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, insurance etc).

    I have received your shipping some information and already sent to eBay. They will contact you soon and let you know more details about how to end this transaction.
    Please let me know after they have contacted you.

    Thanks,Tiffany

    We responded with a lack or interest and a DO NOT contact us again.

    I could not figure out why Ebay was involved when I found them on Craigslist.
    Chalk one up for another TV show following the “personal” ads that were taken down after a killer was caught.
    Thanks for this illuminating website. Not sure why $5,000.00 has to be lost, in order to take action, but thanks again for heightened awareness around the Internet.

  45. Chief said, on January 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks for posting, Margo. I recommend that anyone running across even an attempted scam should report it to http://ic3.gov. I’ve done so dozens of times myself. It only take a couple of minutes and could be the key to an arrest.

    — Chief

  46. Ann Dipple said, on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This is a scam on Craigslist for a Range Rover!

    Hello,
    My name is Rachel , I’m emailing you regarding the 2003 Range Rover HSE that I have for sale. The car is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (smoke-free). It has automatic transmission , V8 engine size ,89,000 miles,still under warranty. It has a clear title with no loans or liens on it. I’m selling the car because my 21’s years old son died 2 months ago in a car accident. A drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiancee’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday. It was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it as soon as possible. The price that I’m asking is $2,700.00

    Here are the pictures with the car :
    http://s1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg491/rrhse2003/

    I can send you more details too . Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .
    Thank you,
    Rachel

  47. Ann Dipple said, on January 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    This is the email I received after saying I was interested in the vehicle and wanted to meet in person to discuss the vehicle in person.

    Rachel,
    I am extremely interested in your Range Rover and I will give you my number, and will talk to my husband some more and show him the pictures you sent since they are clearer and show more of the car and then will get back to you by email and then maybe we can set something up to meet in person and discuss the car in further detail.
    Thank you,
    Ann Dipple
    Hello again,

    Right now i`m in Augusta, Me (the car is here with me ) because i got a new job here. I had to leave the car in the custody of eBay and they will handle the delivery, It will be delivered with all the papers and you will receive the title along with the car. The Shipping and all taxes have been payed by me So that’s why the transaction will be made through eBay for our safety protection. You will receive the car and you can test-drive it for 5 days or do whatever you want with it, except ruining of course. If you’re not happy about the smallest thing about the car you can send it back to eBay on my expense and you will be refunded. You will send a deposit to eBay. After they check the payment they will start the shipping process. You will receive the car and see that is ok, you have to announce eBay that you have it and accept it.Only then, eBay will send me the money. I will not receive any money before you will receive the car. In order to start this process I will need your name and address I will send them to eBay and they will contact you with more information after our details are processed by their system.
    P.S: If you decide to buy the car ,please include the following information in your next email.
    1. Ship to name and address ( the complete name and address of the person receiving the car ).
    2. Motor vehicle registration name and address needed for title transfer, this would be your complete name and physical address (or if the car is to be registered on someone else’s name the name and address of the registrant is needed).

    thank you,
    Rachel

  48. Ann Dipple said, on January 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    This response came after I was searching for another bulldog puppy and found that the website familybullies.webs.com is just a sham and their are no bulldogs puppies and they aren’t located in Fairhope Alabama and that they aren’t shipping the dog that I was interested in from Eudora Ar.

    Hello,
    I am happy to know that you are interested in providing a home for a
    bulldog puppy. We still have 3 puppies available so please
    see them on our web page http://www.rahabulldogs.com Jack, Jerry and
    Brendy are the last three i have left,
    Jack is very sweet,laid back and cuddly.He has been hand raise
    with children and has a great energy to play from AM to PM.He is thick
    and has a beautiful walking style.His vaccinations are all up to date
    & he is health guaranteed. On most occasions he would rather sit in
    the lap of his owner than join in the play of other dogs. If a price
    where to be awarded for companionship, the winner would surely be
    Jack. He is totally forgiving and loving when it comes to humans. He
    is actually a great boy.
    Jerry is outgoing,playful and happy to make friends.More than with
    any other puppy dog, his character and personality is often
    misunderstood. Even his intelligence is sometimes questioned. His
    natural protectiveness is probably most manifest in his behavior
    towards small children or animals. His natural Propensity to defend
    the smaller ones makes him sometimes intervene even when any of my
    kids get told off by me or my partner. Of course, like in all litters,
    individual pups differ greatly, he is not lazy couch potatoes of
    breed. His faithfulness, his stubbornness, his protectiveness and
    devotions to his loved ones is what you will like him for.
    Brendy is not only from a home where she is very use to kids but she
    is also extremely healthy and has a great nature lovely
    personality.She has great conformation with her rose ears,low
    set,spike tail,beautiful shape head,flashy coat and wonderful thick
    body type.It’s no doubt that her excellent quality and type is a
    result of her outstanding personality which stands the best of all our
    puppies. she tend to be a little aloof or disinterested with other
    dogs but crave the attention and approval of her owner and family.
    Part of her charm is that she looks so tough but aren’t at all. She is
    brave to the extreme and will try to guard and defend her owner if she
    thinks he/she is being threatened.
    There are a few issues which I will like to make you understand
    before we proceed;
    1st. I do NOT place our puppies in homes where they will just be
    breeding and making money without love and care giving to them like
    what I do or even more.
    2nd. We do NOT let our puppies go to homes where they would live outside!
    3rd. We will NOT place our puppies with anyone who has any history of
    child or animal abuse!!
    4th. All of our new puppy owners must take time to educate themselves
    on how to properly care for their unique new puppy.
    5th.Last but not the list, we will probably turn down homes that have
    a large number of other dogs. As long as you can make us understand
    that you will share the love in your homes with these puppies, we will
    consider placing the puppy of your choice to your home, regardless of
    your location, even if you are not located within a driving
    distance,we do consider shipping as an option.
    About the general temperament of all three puppies They Conveys
    impression of determination, strength and activity. Alert, bold,
    loyal, dependable, courageous, fierce in appearance, but possessed of
    affectionate nature. Courageous (not vicious or aggressive), and
    demeanor should be pacific and dignified. These attributes should be
    countenanced by the expression and behavior. Please get back to me
    with your choice of puppy amongst all three and i shall advice you on
    the next step to take towards getting the puppy
    in your home as soon as possible.The are all 11-12 weeks old.Each
    puppy will cost $420.00.Where you located as well.Thank you once again
    and have a wonderful time.

    Mr Raha

    On 1/22/12, Ann Dipple
    >
    > I am very interested in your female bulldog puppy and would like more info
    > on her.

  49. Ann Dipple said, on January 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    After I replied to the person with these concerns they no longer corresponded with me and the more checking I have found that these people don’t exist and this is a complete sham. The website that they have on the internet to make them look safe and trustworthy was started 2days before I started contact with them. They were advertising these dogs for sale on OODLE Marketplace in Fairhope Alabama. They no longer have their info on this site and now when you inquire about the dogs they have available you are contacted by someone name Mr. Raha.

    We would like for our own safety reasons because we have never used a pet carrier service or purchased an animal without meeting face to face with the owner and because my husband is very uncomfortable with any purchases made over the internet we would ask, your name, address, phone number and we also would like the name of the pet carrier service that you will be using along with the address and telephone. I am thrilled to take the puppy Della and would also love to have as much contact info so that we can correspond not only on the internet but so that we can communicate by mail and phone also. I hope that we can correspond through out this entire transition so that we both may feel comfortable. I hope you don’t think that we are being rude its just that we want to make sure that we aren’t being scammed and to also put your mind at ease with us, also so that you can feel that you are allowing us to provide your puppy with a forever home. My husband just wants to verify all of your info and wants you to also be able to verify all of our info before any money is exchanged and before the puppy is sent to us. Thank you for all of patience and I look forward to hearing from you very soon. Thank you Ann Dipple

    Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 07:22:23 -0800
    From: morgankim88@yahoo.com
    Subject: RE: Englisg Bulldog Puppies
    To:

    Hello Dear

    We are very happy to read again from you so soon. we are sure you are going to loves and spoil her with love ,cuddle , attention and provide her with all her needs. We need this puppy to go into a lovely and caring and a forever home. firstly let me tell you about her, She is veterinary checked and vaccinated and have all health records till date and all papers. So we are giving her to a good home and for ever home. she is very sensitive and possesses the following qualities:

    -she is home Trained and Potty.
    -she eat 2 times daily .
    -she is socialized with kids and other house hold pets
    -she is a portable baby.
    -she is to be carried a lot and be spoiled.
    -she loves to be kissed .
    -she gets angry when you shout at her, so don’t do that.

    She will be coming with all details of vaccination , de-wormed and microchip. Since we have made up our mine to let this baby into your home, since you have promise us that the puppy will be well look after and you guys will keep us up dated with monthly pictures so we can know how the puppy is doing with you .Since you guys are not so close to us , we shall use the Pet Delivery Carrier and they will get the puppy delivered at your home address that you will provide to us. Also we shall require all your details to do the change of ownership papers and arrange for the delivery as well, and the details are as follow

    Your Names………………………Home Address……………………City……….State…………
    ZIP code……..House phone number if any……………………….Mobile phone number………..Nearest Airport to you.

    As soon as we have the details, we shall prepare the change of ownership papers before we do the delivery registration with the Carrier. Do get back to us with the details so we can prepare the change of ownership papers and do the delivery registration with the Carrier. please get back to us with that and also note that it will cost you a total of $390 for the female puppy including her delivery and re-homing fee, and you will be making the payment directly and upfront to the delivery agency, So please if that is okay with you just get back to me so that first thing this morning, i get the puppy register for your home delivery before i go for work.
    Best Regards.

    — On Sun, 1/15/12,

    From: Ann Dipple
    Subject: RE: Englisg Bulldog Puppies
    To: “Morgan(Bull dog puppies)”
    Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 6:24 AM

    We live in Spanish Fort Alabama and have 3 kids (13,13 and 15), I’ve never owned this breed before but ever since I was little have loved these dogs because of their temperment, they are so easy going and loving and are very good natured dogs. We are interested in the Female. My only concern is since you live in Arkansas now and that is such a long distance from where we are at and the cost of transporting the dog. We were actually hoping to make arrangements to meet some where here in Alabama to pick up the dog so that we could suprise the kids when they got home from school.

    Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 04:09:46 -0800
    From: morgankim88@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: Englisg Bulldog Puppies
    To:

    Hello Dear,
    You have the general information’s about the puppies and the picture of the female puppy you have asked for named Della.
    Thanks so much for the mail and interest regards the puppy, we have a male and female puppies now available and they are 8 weeks old, they have very good temperament with kids and other pets,they are very playful love to play around with toys and kids,they are health guaranteed and A KC registered, they are up to date on all their shots and they will be coming along side with their health papers and vet records, First i wish to let you know that we are given these puppies out because my wife just died. She was located in Eudora,AR, and all of us are there now ..She was the owner of this cute little babies. Since she is now late , We can’t keep the puppies here in such condition because each time we see them , we keep thinking of her .So we want to given them out to pets loving and caring homes ,where they can be treated as such and keep us up dated on monthly progress.These puppies will be coming from Eudora,AR, But if you would be able to come over here for the pick up, we shall be very grateful, but if you can’t come ,don’t worry OK,life has been made easier here in the U.S.A, we can make arrangement for home delivery with the animals delivery service and they will get the puppies delivered at your doorstep. Below are just some few question i will like to ask;

    Where are you located?
    Do you have any kids ?
    have you ever own this breed before?
    why do you love this breed?
    what sex are you interested in having?
    How soon do you need this puppy(s) over?

    Sorry for all the question , but we just want to be sure that the puppies are going to the right home and they will be having all the love and attention they need .We are given them out for $300 each, So please if you are interested, just get back to me, so that we can proceed with the necessary arrangement for the puppies, attached to e-mail is the pictures of the puppies,they are called Marley(male) and Della(female) and her pictures are bellow.
    Waiting to Read Back From You Soonest

    — On Sat, 1/14/12, Ann Dipple

    From: Ann Dipple
    Subject: puppies
    To: morgankim88@yahoo.com
    Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 3:28 PM

    I am extremely interested in this pup and would like information on it. If you could tell what sex, age, price and if you still have this pup for sale it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Ann Dipple

  50. Ann Dipple said, on January 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    rhilgert00@gmail.com this person is trying to sell her 03 Range Rover on Craigslist and it is listed numerous times in all different cities. There are multiple listings for this vehicle in Austin, Cedar County Iowa, Phoenix, and Alabama

  51. Pablo said, on January 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I recently saw on craigslist a Yukon 2005 for $2200 from the same Sgt. John Duggan. It’s crazy how the email’s all sound the same. This time the Sgt. is being deployed to Afghanistan from Fort Lewis. Here’s the exact email from duggan75@comcast.net:

    Hello,

    This 2005 Gmc Yukon Denali, runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, Only 89,200 miles! Transmission is Automatic shifts smoothly and the 4×4 operates perfectly. The interior is all original. The truck has all of its original floor mats, 3rd Row seat, all books, complete set of tools and keys. Everything works in the truck lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc… It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of liens. I bought it when i was serving in Fort Lewis, U.S. Army base in Washington and now I am deployed in Madrid, Spain. The truck will be delivered from WA, US.

    I have dropped my price to $2,200 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before February 14th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your: Full Name and Shipping address, to open a case with Google Checkout. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the truck. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Sgt. John Duggan
    PS: I have made a photobucket album for the truck:
    http://s1172.photobucket.com/albums/r571/john4412/?start=all

  52. chuck said, on February 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    maryrose2060@msn. com pontoon scammer i have found many more email adds.for this scammer

  53. Chief said, on February 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks, Chuck. Every little bit of info helps a future potential victim!

    — Chief

  54. Christine Floyd said, on March 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Add this one to the list of scammers.. In reply to a sharp looking 2005 Nissan Maxima:
    The price is $2,500 including the delivery fees to your destination.
    At this moment I am in the military base here in England as I told you getting ready for US Forces Japan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The car is already at the Military Vehicle Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in Chicago, IL sealed and ready for shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, and full service records.
    You can’t go there to take the car because you don’t have access in the Army base for security reasons, I can use only the Military Vehicle Transport Dept to deliver the car at your location.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 10 days inspection period (test/drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense.

    Contact me back if you want to buy my car and I will give you more details.

    Thank You!
    SGT Mark Colbert
    U.S. Army – USAR
    One team, one fight

  55. AEggleston said, on March 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    PLEASE LETS GET THE WORD OUT TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM GETTING SCAM BY THESE LOSERS

    HERE IS ANOTHER ONE

    Hello FAKE SCAMMER Kyle Adams, You should be ashamed of yourself posing as a soldier and like I said before and you didn’t never reply. THE MILITARY DON’T HOLD AND SEAL VEHICLES WAITING ON THEM TO BE SOLD FOR ANYONE AND THEY DON’T DO IT FOR SOLDIERS JUST TO BE DOING IT AT NO COST. I hope you have a hard life from this point and when you meet your maker he will deal with you as well scammer/loser.

    > Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:14:32 +0000
    > From: sgt.kyleadams@comcast.net
    > To:
    > Subject: RE: My red 2005 Nissan Maxima for 6k
    >
    > The price is $6,000 including the delivery fees to your destination.
    > At this moment I am in the military base here in England as I told you getting ready for US Forces Japan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The car is already at the Military Vehicle Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in Springboro, OH sealed and ready for shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, and full service records.
    > You can’t go there to take the car because you don’t have access in the Army base for security reasons, I can use only the Military Vehicle Transport Dept to deliver the car at your location.
    > Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 10 days inspection period (test/drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense.
    >
    > Contact me back if you want to buy my car and I will give you more details.
    >
    > Thank You!
    > SGT Kyle Adams
    > U.S. Army – USAR
    > One team, one fight

  56. AEggleston said, on March 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Here is another SCAM/LOSER plus the vehicle is not on craigslist.com now

    March 12, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    From: Daniel and Mildred Hobby (hobbys@feribots.net)

    Hey,

    The car is located in Sunbury, PA at DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. I`m sure you may wonder why i`m selling the car so cheap. I’m selling my sons car because he died 3 months ago in Afghanistan, when the assault force he was with triggered an improvised explosive device. Hope you understand my pain in this moments.If you are really interested in buying the car please do take care of it as me and my son did because it’s a beautiful car and it would be ashamed not to. Once again the last price is $ 1.400.

    Because me and my wife travel every day with our personal business we can`t close this deal in person. We want to make this deal through eBay`s Buyer Protection Program. I just need your full name, full shipping address, home/cell # so i can open a case. eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need. The shipping will be paid by us thru our company so don’t worry.Please send me a text with your info along with the email where you want to receive the invoice @ 360-657-4690

    Best Regards
    Daniel and Mildred Hobby

  57. AEggleston said, on March 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    HERE ANOTHER SCAMMER

    Ninja 250r for 1,400 owner died in Afghanistan.parents selling. does this sound like a scam? what do you think?
    okay on craigslist i found a bike .. messaged the person if bike was still available and heres what they replied

    RE: 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250r

    Hello,

    The bike has 2,131 miles, 250 cc, never been raced, ridden hard, or laid down..It’s in perfect condition,no electric/engine problems,no accidents/liens/loans.No scratches,never been repainted.I have all the bike’s manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.

    Here you can view some pictures with the SUV : http://photobucket.com/08kawasaki250r

    Once again the final price is $ 1.400. Let me know where are you located.

    Best Regards
    Daniel and Mildred Hobby

    Hello Daniel and Mildred, This is a very nice bike and i am very interested.. I am located in Melbourne i am trying to sell my Grand Am to probably purchase this bike if not sold yet, is there any financing available? I am 16 and currently working at Wendy’s and i do make enough to make payments but not full cash unless i save for a couple months, i need transportation to work, i have researched the 250r to the fullest extent and i like what i see. and i will have the help of my Father with the papers i can not sign (title, and financing if available) Thank you very much – matt

    Hey,

    The bike is located in Sunbury, PA at DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. I`m sure you may wonder why i`m selling the bike so cheap. We are selling our son’s bike because he died 3 months ago in Afghanistan, when the assault force he was with triggered an improvised explosive device. Hope you understand our pain in this moments.If you are really interested in buying the bike please do take care of it as we and our son did because it’s a beautiful bike and it would be ashamed not to. Once again the last price is $ 1.400.

    Because me and my wife travel every day with our personal business we can’t close this deal in person. We want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program. I just need your full name, full shipping address, home/cell # so i can open a case. eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details that you will need. The shipping will be paid by us thru our company so don’t worry.Please send me a text with your info along with the email where you want to receive the invoice @ 219 ** ****

    Regards,
    Daniel and Mildred Hobby

    If you can call me at 863-** **** matthew cheek so we can speak through phone , and i am very sorry to hear about your son, i give my condolence , I will admit i am a little skeptical about this deal, having been scammed from buying another motorcycle last year, i would be much comfortable with a call so i can run the vin number and such to be more comfortable.. thank you – matt

    and i ended up callin their number and they texted me saying they do not have calling only texting what does this sound like?

  58. james said, on April 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    he is now calling himself SFC Robert Cowan, and he is trying to sell a skid loader

  59. james said, on April 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my 2007 BOBCAT S300 with only 1983.5HRS !
    The general condition of my bobcat is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title clear, under my name.
    The bobcat is now at the US Army – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in Fort Lewis, WA.
    Price was reduced to $4,500 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this bobcat in two weeks because I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US. I’m US army member and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.

    Because it’s a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handled by Google Checkout and you will benefit of a 5 days inspection period and you will have the option to accept or reject the bobcat.

    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!

    Thank You!
    SFC Robert Cowan
    75th Ranger Regiment
    Rangers Lead The Way

  60. james said, on April 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Hello again

    Like I told you before the bobcat is in great condition !
    At this moment I am in the military base in Hungary (Europe) getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the base or give calls whenever I want.The bobcat is already at the US Army logistics dept. in WA sealed and ready for shipping. The shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the bobcat along with all the documents including title and the bill of sale .

    If you are interested here is how it works:
    1. I’ll open a transaction with Google Checkout for you using your delivery details as the buyer of my bobcat. The bobcat is already at the U.S. Army – Military Auto Transport Dept sealed and ready to be delivered.
    2. Google Checkout will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me about the status while USArmy – Military Auto Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.
    4. After you will receive and inspect the bobcat and decide to keep it, US Army Financial Dept will inform Google Checkout about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal will be done.
    Basically Google Checkout will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the bobcat. You will have the 5 days inspection period. If the bobcat is not as in description, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the bobcat before committing to buy it and me knowing that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.
    You will wire the money to Google Checkout not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the bobcat and send them the confirmation that you want to keep it and just after that they will release the payment to me.

    If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.

    Thank You!
    SFC Robert Cowan
    75th Ranger Regiment
    Rangers Lead The Way

  61. james said, on April 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Hi,

    I used it at my farm. I bought it new in 2007.
    So we can start this transaction you need to give me your full name and shipping address.
    After that Google checkout will send you the payment invoice with the information where to send the money !
    You will send the money to google checkout and after that the bobcat will be shipped to you.
    You will have 5 days to inspect the bobcat ! After you will inspect the bobcat you must to send the confirmation to Google Checkout that you agree to keep the bobcat and after that Google Checkout will give me the money.
    If you don’t want to keep the bobcat Google Checkout will refund all your money.
    If you want to start the transaction email me back your full name and shipping address so I can open the transaction !

    Thank You!
    SFC Robert Cowan
    75th Ranger Regiment
    Rangers Lead The Way

  62. este said, on June 15, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Scam from Maya crav ( maya.crav@gmail.com)
    I almost just fell for it untill I found this site

    Maya crav wrote:

    Hello, sorry for mailing you so late!
    Thank you for inquiring about my 2009 BMW X5. The car has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage and it has only 61.000 km. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no finance. It have all the papers and documents and it is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The price is R65,000 including the shipping to your address (only in South Africa). The car is registered (and located) in South Africa but currently I am located in United Kingdom because I just finished the divorce with my husband and I have moved back home. I’ve already arranged the shipping and the papers transfer anywhere in South Africa and the delivery will take approx 1 to 3 working days (with insurance and 7 days return policy).
    The sale will be managed only through eBay since they offer the highest rate of safety and reliability during online transactions, and only after you will receive the car, I will receive the payment; in this way we are both 100% protected.
    To begin the transaction I just need a clear decision if you want to buy this or not and your complete name and shipping address. After that you will receive an invoice from eBay Motors that will tell you all the details you need to know about our transaction and also will give you the choice to proceed or not with the deal.
    Kind Regards,
    Maya Crav
    PS: Here is a photo album of the car:
    http://photobucket.com/2009×5
    (If the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window.)

    So I asked for the vehicle’s registration number and this is the response I got:

    Hi again Este,
    The car is for the moment at the shipping company in Port Shepstone, sealed and ready for shipping. I have a contract with eBay so this deal will be made through them.

    The car is in great condition, you will not have any problems with it, and it has no exterior&interior scratches or scuffs. It drives like new and it have no any mechanical or electrical problems.
    You will receive the car along with all the papers and documents that you need so you will not have any problem when you receive the car to register it in your name. It has rego, I own the car after the divorce, I have the court’s decision regarding this matter.
    I will briefly describe the eBay Buyer Protection Program transaction steps so I can make things clear for both of us:
    1. Buyer and seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions)
    2. Buyer sends money to an eBay Motors Account.
    3. eBay Motors confirm to seller that the amount has been received.
    4. Seller performs the required services (shipping, insurance).
    5. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay Motors about the acceptance.
    6. eBay Motors release the money to seller.
    They will hold and insure your payment until you will receive and test the car for 7 days.

    If you want to buy it please email me your full name and shipping address so I can reserve the car for you and register the transaction with eBay and they will contact you with all the instructions step by step with how to complete the transaction.
    Kind regards,
    Maya

  63. Genneille Efram said, on June 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Here it is again, same scam, new equipment….

    Hello,
    Thank you for your interest in my concession Trailer 2008 Custom 7.5 x
    16 Catering.
    The general condition of my trailer is excellent, very well
    maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems.The alloys are all
    presentable and original;all tires in good condition with plenty life
    remaining;has all tests passed.
    The TITLE is CLEAR, registered under my name, no lien or loan.The
    trailer is in Chicago, IL and in case it gets sold I will take care of
    delivery.For more pictures and details,please reply me.

    Price is $4,900 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this trailer before I
    will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US, now I am in
    the military base from Hungary (Europe) where I do some special
    trainings. I will be deployed to a US Forces Japan base for an entire
    year.
    MORE PICS HERE: http://imageshack.us/g/546/17406878.jpg/
    Features Include:Diamond Plate Aluminum Flooring,All Stainless Steel
    Counter Tops *Two 8′ Twin Bulb Fluorescent Light Fixtures*Full Size
    G.E. Chest Freezer*Frigidaire 18.2 Cu.Ft Refrigerator*Two Heat Bulb
    Warming Fixtures *Cheese Sauce Warmer/Dispenser,trailerrier Rooftop
    Air Conditioner – 13,500 BTU and more.Also I’ll give you the
    generator,the fryer and the grill on this price.

    His e-mail address is rvan4007@gmail.com, and he’s going by Robbie Vansen. Found the ad on Craigslist for Portland, OR.

  64. Max said, on June 18, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Robert Cowan is now using the email address r4cowan@gmail.com. I replied to a craigslist post for a bobcat and received the same scam reply that’s listed above… stating that he’s in the army and that the bobcat is in WA state, and google checkout will protect the transaction. I wonder if he ultimately tries to get you to pay in some other fashion other than google checkout, otherwise you would think that google would kick him to the curb. I’d also think that craigslist would be able to police his posts better.

  65. Genneille Efram said, on June 19, 2012 at 2:18 am

    I actually received the “Google Checkout” e-mail…he has a fake set-up, so while you think you are paying through Google, you are not. Here’s the e-mail:

    Google Checkout – 2008 Custom 7.5 x 16 Catering / Concession Trailer – Invoice # 370623
    Sent By: kanaa010@gmail.com On: Jun 06/17/12 11:45 AM
    On Behalf Of: “Google Checkout Ltd.”

    Google Checkout – 2008 Custom 7.5 x 16 Catering / Concession Trailer – Invoice # 370623

    Dear customer,
    After verifying the trustworthiness of the Seller and the availability of the Vehicle for immediate shipping, we have approved your transaction and offered you, as the buyer, full purchase protection for the amount you agreed on with the Seller.
    The Seller Robbie Vansen, started the transaction over the Google Checkout. Google Checkout requires the payment to be done through Bank-to-Bank wire transfer service to Google Checkout Merchant Center.
    You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy a Vehicle and your Seller requested to use Google Checkout as payment processor. Google Checkout Service offers a set of services that build protection into every step of the Vehicle buying process. Google Checkout Service is your safety net in the rare circumstance that something goes wrong.
    Google Checkout overview ::: How Google Checkout works

    Step 1: Buyer and Seller Agree to Terms
    Both parties agree to terms, which includes a description of the merchandise, sale price, number of days for the Buyer’s inspection, and shipping information.
    Step 2: Buyer Pays Google Checkout
    The Buyer submits their payment to our Google Checkout Services. Each of the payment options has a different transaction fee – payment option assigned for this transaction is Bank-to-Bank wire transfer. When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. After payment is secured, the Seller is notified by Google Checkout to ship the merchandise to the Buyer.
    Step 3: Seller Ships Merchandise to Buyer
    The Seller ships the merchandise to the Buyer’s address listed on the Google Checkout invoice. The Seller ships the merchandise using the method agreed with the Buyer and insures the item for the full value. The Seller must initially pay for the shipment of the merchandise. If the Buyer is responsible for paying the shipping costs and a dollar amount is named in the shipping field, then Seller will be reimbursed that amount when the transaction is complete. After the Seller has shipped the merchandise must contact Google Checkout and provide the tracking information. The inspection period will not begin until Google Checkout has confirmed delivery of the merchandise or the Buyer confirms the merchandise as received to the Google Checkout.
    Step 4: Buyer Accepts the Merchandise
    When the Buyer accepts the merchandise or the inspection period expires (at which point, the Buyer automatically accepts), the disbursement of payment will begin. Please note that Google Checkout may perform additional verification before funds are released. Payment is sent to the Seller with Google Checkout fees and shipping costs deducted, if applicable.
    Step 5: Google Checkout Pays the Seller
    Upon the merchandise being accepted, Google Checkout verifies the transaction information and releases funds per the Seller’s instruction. The default method of disbursement to Seller is an Google Checkout check mailed to the address in the Seller’s profile.
    The Seller may expedite payment from Google Checkout by selecting an alternate method of disbursement for an additional fee. The Seller is asked to choose the disbursement method after they agree to the transaction terms.
    Google Checkout Service acts as a secure third party to protect the Buyer and the Seller. Protection for both Buyer and Seller. Buyers receive and inspect the merchandise before the Seller is paid. Sellers receive their money if the Buyer accepts the merchandise.
    Primary Vehicle Information :

    * Item type:
    Vehicle
    * Overall condition:
    Guaranteed – No Problems Found
    * Title:
    2008 Custom 7.5 x 16 Catering / Concession Trailer
    * Sale Price:
    $4,900.00
    * Delivery & Insurance Fees:
    $0.00

    Seller request for a special Shipping ( U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport ) at no cost for the Buyer.
    Seller agreed to pay for the transportation and any additional handling charges.
    Total:
    $4,900.00

    (Delivery & Insurance Fees included)

    Delivery Information :
    * Buyer:
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    * Address:
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    * City/State/Zip Code:
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    * Country:
    UNITED STATES (US)
    * Shipping Company:
    U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport
    U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport have built one of the best Vehicle Shipping Services in the country for US Army, Navy, Marines, Air force, Coastguard or military veteran members with full support of U.S. Army Transportation Department. We know how important it is for each delivery to be on time. We are open every day of the week 24 hours a day. The second thing that stands out about us is we do have our trucks as well as full support of U.S. Army Transportation Department. We know what it takes to move a Vehicle properly because we do it ourselves. One more important point about us is that you pay for the Vehicle using Google Checkout and they will pay the Seller after the Vehicle is delivered. This is keeps us and Google Checkout in control. We do not do C.O.D.’s.
    Payment Details :

    Bank-to-Bank wire transfer is the safest international payment method. Bank-to-Bank wire transfer is the only service that has ultimate authentication of the identity for the receiver of funds.Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks.
    Go in person to one of your bank location and transfer the funds into the Google Checkout bank account using the details below, available in Hungary. It is required, in order for us to confirm the payment in time, to select the following Bank-to-Bank wire transfer type: Express Transfer
    International transfers take from about 4 days to 7 days, depending also whether they are sent as express or normal. This is why we request you to make an express transfer. Bank charges for international transfers are higher than for domestic ones, and are levied at both ends. It is important for you to select to pay all fees.
    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 Vehicle. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the Seller.
    1.
    The payment must be sent by Bank-to-Bank wire transfer service to one of our agent representative. To speed up the transaction you need to ask the bank employees to make the payment using Express Transfer type. We suggest you to send the money for a personal business ( GC-370623 )

    Google Checkout Bank Payment Details:
    Bank Name:
    K&H Bank Zrt.
    Bank Address:
    1095 Budapest, Lechner Odon 9, Hungary

    Acct. Owner:
    G Financial Europe

    IBAN :
    HU74 1040 3363 8675 5656 8149 1003

    BIC/SWIFT:
    OKHBHUHB

    Country :
    Hungary

    If you’re changing your bank account information, you may experience a delay of up to two days before you start receiving payouts in your new account.
    2.
    After the payment is made send us the receipt from your Bank by Fax or email.
    Fax the payment receipt to the following fax number : +1 (888) 539 6552 , you can also send a copy of the receipt by email here: Contact us
    3.
    After payment is secured, the Seller is notified by Google Checkout to ship the Vehicle to the Buyer address listed on the invoice.
    What happens if the Buyer rejects the merchandise?

    If for any reasons the Buyer doesn’t want to keep the vehicle, Google Checkout will give the Buyer all the money back and U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport will take back the vehicle at no extra cost for the Buyer!
    The Buyer has 10 days to ship the merchandise to the Seller’s after they reject the merchandise. The Seller is responsible for paying the Google Checkout fee and return shipping/insurance costs. The same method of shipping must be used for return shipment that was used to deliver the merchandise.
    After the Buyer has shipped the merchandise, they must contact Google Checkout and send the shipping company and tracking information. Google Checkout will e-mail the Seller indicating that the merchandise has been shipped. The e-mail will include all shipping information to allow both parties to track the return shipment.
    Upon delivery of the shipment, the Seller must accept the returned merchandise within 5 days or the inspection period will automatically expire.
    If the Buyer agreed to pay the Shipping Fee:
    On closing, Google Checkout will reimburse the Buyer the purchase amount less Google Checkout and original shipping fees. Google Checkout will pay the original shipping fee collected in the transaction to the Seller. The Buyer is responsible for return shipping fees.
    If the Seller agreed to pay the Shipping Fee:
    On closing, Google Checkout will reimburse the Buyer the purchase amount. The Seller is responsible for return shipping fees.
    If the Seller rejects the merchandise, Seller will e-mail the Buyer indicating the Seller’s decision to reject the returned merchandise. The transaction will be considered to be in dispute. Google Checkout will hold the funds in secured account until the dispute is resolved. Google Checkout assist in dispute resolution. The Buyer and Seller are to come to a mutual agreement of terms within 30 days or start the arbitration process within 60 days.
    **********************************************************************************************************************
    The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to Google Checkout. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
    This transaction is protected by Google Checkout services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
    If you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting Google Checkout service. Any complaints must be filled within 10 days from the inspection date.
    This e-mail message was sent to you from Google Checkout team, with the full support of the U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport center.
    **********************************************************************************************************************
    NOTE: Penalty for False Statements
    The U.S. Criminal Code (Title 18 U.S. Code Section 1001) provides that whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully – (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
    If you need answers to your questions : Contact us
    Privacy Policy – Terms of Service – Google Home
    Google Payment Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United States as an electronic money institution.
    Google Payment Ltd.’s FSA Register Number is 462517.
    2012

    As you can see, this e-mail is clearly not from Google. The sent from address is kanaa010@gmail, the e-mail itself is poorly written and fraught with typos…. And the instructions to do a bank-to-bank transfer are a joke. Google cannot be held liable because Google has nothing to do with this fake e-mail.

  66. mary stark said, on August 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    another scam:

    Is still available and it has 93,257 miles and automatic transmission.2003 Jeep Wrangler is excellent in every way, has no accidents reports,with no need for additional repairs and clear title.Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying the car. I am selling it at this final price $2,000 because my housband died 2 months ago (he had a heart attack) and brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it asap.I along with my daughter decided to sell the house and we moved to my sister in Denver trying to start a new life.I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out.Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. So if you are interested please email me.

    Best Regards!

    Here are the pics of the car : 2003 Jeep Wrangler
    http://minus.com/mOZJMOS7L/1g

  67. petra said, on September 2, 2012 at 12:44 am

    SCAM WE ALMOST FELL FOR

    If you are interested this is how it works:

    You have to send me your full name and complete address (for delivery purpose).

    Next I’ll open a transaction with eBay Payment using your delivery details as the buyer of my car. The car is already at the U.S. Army – Military Vehicle Transport Dept from Nashville, TN sealed and ready to be delivered.

    eBay Payment will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.

    You will send the payment to eBay Payment and they will notify me about the status, also Military Vehicle Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.

    Basically eBay Payment will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the car. After you will receive and inspect/drive the car and decide to keep it, Military Vehicle Transport Dept will inform eBay Payment about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal is done. You will have 10 days inspection period. If the car is not like described, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the car before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.

    You will wire the money to eBay Payment not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the car and send them the confirmation that you want to keep the car just after that they will released the money to me.

    If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your Full Name and your complete address (Street, City, State and Zip Code) where you want it delivered and we can start the transaction.

    Thank You!

    SGT Mark Adams

    U.S. Army – USAR

    One team, one fight

  68. Anonymous said, on September 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    alcurston@gmail.com

    BEWARE of this person also…selling cars under the guise that he bought for his son that died in the war. So sick!

  69. Anonymous said, on September 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I just went through a very similiar process – except the woman told me it was her sons vehicle and he had died recently and twisted in some part about a fiance and 14 year old brother – then the VPP eBay thing…I called her out and never heard back…

  70. John Staniszewski said, on October 22, 2012 at 10:29 am

    This is one from a Tiffany Parker as someone posted earlier last year. email is parkertiffany653Agmail.com.
    This was in Craigslist and showed up for the eastern CT area.
    I’m glad for your interest.
    It’s a 2004 Acura TL with 42k miles,in perfect condition,with no need for repairs,no scratches, never has accidents and no engine problems. Has 6-cyl and VIN: 19uua66294a045742. The clear title is ready to be signed on your name. The price is not negotiable, $1936 including delivery to your address. I sell it at this price because I cannot use it due to my job as an oceanographer and also I need money for my research. I’m on sea at this moment and I don’t have anyone in the US to help me with the sale(the reason i posted on internet)
    I decided to sell it online through Google Checkout because this protects both: buyer&seller. Also they will give you 10 days inspection period (test drive). If the car is not like I described they will ship it back on my expense and you will get a full refund. All documents, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will come along with the car.

    Let me know your decision!

  71. Paul Gleason said, on November 22, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I got one, said they were deploying to Afganistan and offering a 2008 Nissan Atima foe 2 grand. Even gave me the VIN. See Emails below:

    From:
    To: Dudley Farquaher
    Subject: Re: 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Automatic.
    Date: Wed 11/21/12 3:17 AM
    Hello,

    Thank you so much for your prompt response.
    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the car and the transaction.

    At the moment I’m stationed at Fort Devens, MA, making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy.
    The car is already at our Military Logistic Department in Fort Devens, MA, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car is in their custody. Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals, title and bill of sale will be provided along with the car .

    For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the car . So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 10 days to inspect the car . If you decide not to keep it, eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about this. If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with your full name and full address.

    Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afghanistan, this sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.

    Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

    Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 13:46:25 +0000
    From: marb377@comcast.net
    To: Drfenster@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Automatic.

    Hi,

    This 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Automatic, VIN: 1N4AL21E58N435697, runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history and 89,000 miles! Transmission is automatic and works smoothly.

    It has no leaks or drips, it’s in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens. The car will be delivered from Fort Devens, Devens, MA and the shipping is free for you !

    I have dropped my price to $2,000 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before December 10, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.

    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your: Full Name and Shipping address, to open a case with eBay. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by eBay, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Maj. Maria Bart

    PS : More photo here: http://www.myalbum.com/Album=K3SO6HJP
    Carfax: http://www.carfax.com/cfm/FSBO.cfm?report=2E708CE98FA2EDC403C5F8CE6A8E3E49

  72. G said, on December 14, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I saw a vehicle listing on Craiglist Dubai and I sent an inquiry mail. This was the reply. ANOTHER SCAM

    Thank you for your interest in my Used 2006 Honda Odyssey 6-Cylinder 3.5L V6 MPI SOHC 24V 5 Speed Automatic,used MiniVan, Miles:95892,Fuel:GasolineCenter Console, Cruise Control, Dual Climate Control, Folding Rear Seat, Heated Seats, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Air Conditioning, Rear Defrost, Removable Third Row, Tilt Steering, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, DVD Player, Information Center, Memory Seats, Navigation System, Trip/Mileage Computer, Backup Sensors, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag..I do have the title clear, under my name. The car is already at the UAE-Army – Military Auto Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) United Arab Emirate
    Price was reduced to 4,500AED (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this car in some days because I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside UAE.I’m UAE army member,and now UAE Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
    Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like International Cargo/Export Shipping Co, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by
    the International Cargo/Export Shipping Co and you will benefit of 2 weeks inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car if not as describe,i will pay the transportation back fees on my expense.

    I’m waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!

    Thank You!

    MSG:Hussian Rukh Khan
    Al Dhafra Air Base,Dubai(UAE)
    Dubai, United Arab Emirate
    27°57’22″N 45°33’05” E
    Corps One team, one fight


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