Scammer Database

How do we apprehend these criminals?

The best answer I can give you is that by our continued reporting of such fraud, we help build aggregated cases for law enforcement to investigate these criminals. Why such a vague answer?  One reason is that the criminals in question are almost never located in the U.S.   If each reported case of fraud is treated as a singular case, then crossing international lines of jurisdiction to apprehend a criminal who stole only $5000 appears very daunting to a local officer of the law. Reporting to http://ic3.gov draws the concentrated attention of U.S. law enforcement.

See this very enlightening article on a village in Romania in which these scammers thrive.

Arrests for this type scam are infrequent, but here are a few news reports of arrests => Ohio Missouri Idaho

More indictments on 01March2011 Read about it here.

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  1. R DAVIS said, on March 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I just sent 4700.00 to this guy , tell me this is not a scamm.
    I am very nervous.

  2. Chief said, on March 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Davis, I am not sure I understand. Which guy? — Chief

  3. R DAVIS said, on March 4, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I sent 4700.00 via money gram to Terry Lewallen in oldsmar florida this was suppose to be a ebay transaction for a 2006 lexus. the seller was a Sharon Sullivan 2254 2nd ave great falls mt.

  4. Chief said, on March 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Davis, 100% of the deals you read about here are scams. Run to Moneygram. If the scammer has already picked up the money, it is lost. I am sorry. These guys are pros and feed off the honesty of folks like you. We give some hints of what you might do here => https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/faqs/i-have-been-scammed-what-do-i-do/

    — Chief

  5. CR said, on March 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    My transaction was done over the weekend, I thought I was buying a 2004 Range Rover for $4900, too good to be true. Ebay sent me an eMail asking to change the agents name and that’s when I decided to look for ebay@securedealings.com online and found this website…thank GOD for you all because I was able to go to Money Gram first thing Monday morning (today) and as the customer service rep was on the phone with Money Gram in Florida the agent (Douglas Chong) was waiting to receive his money or my money I should say but they stalled him and were able to stop the transaction. I am one of the lucky ones but unfortunately not everyone is so lucky. Money Gram refunded me all my money including their fees of $146. I do believe this is all happening in the United States and that these scammers can be caught. Here is the information I have on them (if it helps anyone):
    Nicholas Jenkins
    170 Glen Wood Ave
    Satellite Beach, FL 32937

    Matthew Hill
    4210 State Ave
    Billing, MT 59101

    Douglas Chong
    12300 SW 84th Ave.
    Miami, FL 33156

  6. Chief said, on March 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Carla, your note caused large smiles here. Your success is exactly the outcome that we desire. It is also quite evident that Moneygram is stepping boldly up to the plate to protect innocent victims from these criminals. If you can relay any information on the disposition of “Douglas Chong”, I will dance at your next wedding. One of our goals is to highlight such cases to law enforcement officials so we can build upon it and begin putting a dent in this scamming activity. We appreciate the time you’ve taken to describe your situation. Stay in touch and if you are able, join forces with us to iradicate these pests. — Chief

  7. Ndb said, on March 11, 2010 at 4:49 am

    they tried to get me too just yesterday:
    James

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available. I am located in Maumelle, AR.The price is $2,699 and it includes shipping. It has no scratches or any kind of damage.It has no loans or liens on it.
    The vehicle never had accidents and it comes with a clear title.
    As I travel a lot and I can’t do this transaction personally, the transaction will be made through eBay for the safety of both of us.
    If you are interested in buying the vehicle you have to know that once you receive it you have 3 days to test drive it and inspect it and if you find that it is not like I said, you can send it back on my expense….but I know you will love it from the first moment.
    If you want to find out more details or wish to move forward with this deal please send me your full name, shipping address and ph# so I can open a case with eBay and declare you as my final buyer. As soon as I have your contact details I will ask eBay to contact you with further information regarding payment and shipping.
    I have to let you know that I want a fast deal as I have some financial problems right now so please reply me asap if interested…..

    2006 Honda Accord EX

    Mileage: 56,000
    Body Style: Sedan
    Exterior Color: Gray
    Interior Color: Gray
    Engine: 6 Cylinders
    Transmission: Automatic
    Drivetrain: FWD
    Doors: 4

    Regards,
    James Hall

    Me:
    James,
    I promise I will, and I pray that this will be an honest transaction,seeing as how we are both miles apart. I am really exciteed because this will be my first car purchase and my daughter is happy because this is a new car compared to the old beat up Neon.lol! And again I highly appreciate the contact and may you be blessed throughout.ttys
    Ndb

  8. Chief said, on March 11, 2010 at 9:28 am

    NDB, thanks for the posting. Who would have thought that Maumelle, Arkansas would be the center of the universe this week? 🙂

    We’re glad you found the site. Spread the word to all your friends and family on how these scammers work! — Chief

  9. Heath Noffsinger said, on March 14, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I sent $4800 to Fernando Ortega in Florida in Lake Mary, Fl also for a sell on a motorcycle with the seller Sharon Sullivan with the same address.

  10. Heath Noffsinger said, on March 14, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    If they stopped him I hope it is the same guy that took me on May 5, also in Florida for $4800 from the seller Sharon Sullivan. I would like more information if possible.

  11. Heath Noffsinger said, on March 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    If I could get more information about the people caught in Florida I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

  12. Heath Noffsinger said, on March 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Chief or Carla if they caught the guy in Florida did the police arrest him and if so I need to get his name or in touch with the MoneyGram agent for more information. Thank you.

  13. Chief said, on March 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Heather, I am unaware of any activity regarding the apprehension of this criminal. What information can you share with us? — Chief

  14. Leo R said, on March 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Hey Chief,
    I received the same exact email from Demoria Perkins at “supposedly” [5194 State Route 654 Williamsport, PA 17702] and i looked this address up and its a farm hahaha!

  15. Leo R said, on March 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hey Chief,
    i currently got the same email from Demoria Perkins about a 2004 Nissan Maxima SE for $2,910 and i was just wondering i got a email from ebay with my address and name (like i sent her) and her “supposed” address at “5194 State Route 654 Williamsport, PA 17702″ and i never paid them but does this mean i am still at risk of loosing money even though i never sent them money through moneygram? idk what to do. i am 18 and my dad was going to buy me a car for my 19th birthday and i was trying to help him out and find a cheap one and i came accross this eye popping deal. i dont want to have my dads name and address out there just floating around but what im really worried about is if just that can be enough to loose money from his account even though we didnt supply our SSN or account number of any sort???? PLEASE WRITE BACK ASAP!! MY DAD CANT GO THROUGH THIS!! :”(

  16. Chief said, on March 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Leo,

    I’m glad you discovered that it is a scam. Just ignore them and they should go away. If not, just tell ’em you had unexpected bills and can’t buy it right now. I am not clear on what you mean by your Dad’s account. — Chief

  17. Leo R said, on March 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    ok man thanx much..
    yea well my dad told me to put his name and his address and i dint know if they could gather his info just by putting where he lives and his full name.. but im sure this is settled now.. thanx its good i found out about this site:)

  18. Chief said, on March 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    No problem. These scammers do not want your info. They want you to send them money via Western Union or Moneygram. Good luck in your hunt for a local vehicle.

  19. MS. Morgan said, on April 11, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Chief,
    This is the e-mail response I got about a 2004 Nissan Maxima for $2807.00 from this Demoria Perkins person:

    Hello, i’m Demoria Perkins . I am a 49 years old chemist recently divorced with no children.I was married for 15 years when suddenly he told me that he wants a divorce and that he wanted it 10 years ago. Of course I’m devastated, I thought WE WERE HAPPY…WE NEED COUNSELING NOT A DIVORCE!!! Now, all i want is to get rid of many things that were his and belong to me now. I want to sell my car as soon as possible, it connects me many memories of this car. In fact, i don’t have any drive license. The final price for the car is $2,800, i’m pretty sure it is a reasonable price and i want to let you know that he didn’t drive it to much and when he did, he kept it clean and never had any accidents with it. The engine it is running in perfect condition, the exterior it has no scratches or any flaws of any kind. I’m fairly confident that it will be very hard to find any car that it is as nice as this one for cheaper.Any way, here are some details about the car so you can make an idea about it.
    2004 Nissan Maxima SE VIN: 1n4ba41e34c808845 Mileage: 93.000 miles Transmission : AUTO

    I live in Philadelphia PA and here is the car too. The price $2,800 it is the total price including title transfer. I have worked a lot with eBay so i’m going to sell my car through eBay. It’s the only thing that i can put my trust into it, 100%.
    I’m very busy with my divorce process that is why i will be out of town for couple of days, taking care of it, so i can’t meet you in person. I know that the best deal it is to meet you in person, but believe me, i don’t have time to meet every potential buyer during this divorce process, it is very important for me to win it. Also, i can’t trust anybody in this moment to give my phone number, i don’t want somebody to take advantage of being a weakness, just because I’m in the middle
    of divorce process. According with the eBay you have 5 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not. Let me explain you how it works, if you are not popular with this process. First of all I will be needing the following details from you: your Full Name, your Address and your Phone Number. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay. They will process your info and will send both of us an invoice. The invoice will come to you with the details on how to make a refundable payment. As soon as you send the money and fax the payment information to eBay, i will receive an email with the payment confirmation in order to ship you the car. You will receive the car in 4-5 working days and you will have 5 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. As you can see,
    you will receive the car BEFORE any money is released to me. About the shipping fee, it is included into the final price, $2,800, including also the title transfer. If, for some reason, you disagree with the car (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my car is in IMMACULATE condition inside and out) it will be shipped back to me on MY EXPENSE and eBay will send your money back. You will receive the title of the car with the car, with your name on it. All you need to do is to sign for it. I hope things are clear for you of the process it is working and I’m waiting for your email.

    MORE pictures can be found at : http://img20.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=7yugfcx5re.jpg
    Have a blessed day!

    Ms. Perkins

  20. Ms. Clark said, on April 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    This site is a God send!!! I received the following email from a Michelle Brewer while trying to purchase a car.

    Hi,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2007 Lexus LS460 Red, 38,200 miles, Transmission: Automatic, VIN: JTHBL46F575020193.
    It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident; comes with all the documents needed for registration and clear title.
    My final price on it is US $4,900. It is priced to sell fast !
    My husband died one month ago and I decided to move closer to my parents(they are very old) in Canada and the car is here with me. As I am unable to travel in the near future and having no one to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.
    So don’t get me wrong and don’t take it personally but I would prefer to secure the deal through eBay. Also because the car will be shipped from Canada to US I prefer to work with a third party in order to keep the both of us safe in this deal. I will be assured you will buy the car and you will be assured that you will receive it! Basically the money will be sent to them and they will keep the money until you receive the car and only after you inspect and drive it they will forward the money to me.

    If you have other questions feel free to email.
    Thank you!
    Michelle Brewer

    They wanted me to send the money via MoneyGram. I was sent a fake email from ebay after agreeing to buy the veichle. It has her address listed as:

    Michelle Brewer
    16 Troisieme Rg
    St-Antonin, QC G0L 2J0
    Canada


    I surely hope this helps someone.

  21. Chief said, on April 19, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Ms. Clark, thanks for you kinds words and for posting the text of the criminal’s email. Your posting will help someone else! Good luck in your search for a vehicle. — Chief

  22. Scott said, on April 20, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I’m actually in a conversation right now about the possible purchase of a pontoon boat for $4800.00 from what I believe is the same people. Now that I’ve found this site I obviously won’t be purchasing the boat. but is there anyway I can help catch these criminals? I don’t think they know I’m onto them yet.

    Below is the name and response I had gotten regarding my question about more pics.

    Re: pontoon boat‏
    From: Justin Schetter (SchetterJustin@gmx.com)
    Sent: Mon 4/19/10 1:55 PM

    Hello I’m Justin, sorry for my delay in response. The 2006 pontoon boat is still for sale. It has 130 hours and 90 hp, four stroke, length: 23.0 feet, there are NO problems and come with a two years transferable warranty. Also I’m not interested in any kind of trade and the last price is 4,800 dollars with trailer included. The reasons of this sale are financial problems!

    Regards.

    For more pictures click here: http://picasaweb.google.com/116114588342378050268

  23. Andrea said, on April 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    The scammer is currently Jerry Eubanks “in a military base” in Great Falls, MT, “getting ready for Afghanistan.”
    The vehicle in question (I’m still stringing “Jerry” along) is a Kawasaki Mule.
    I don’t think Jerry counted on anyone (he listed in Coeur d’Alene, ID) being willing to drive to Great Falls and pay cash.

    RE: Mule 3010 Trans Diesel 4×4 many top-quality upgrades – $3500 (Coeur D Alene )
    Hi,
    I am selling this mule because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before April 26. 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.The mule has 100 hours, year 2007.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $3500. The mule is with me in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!
    (Jerry Eubank)

    Jerry, this sounds like it might be a great fit for us. Unfortunately
    we’re heading out of town on Sunday, and Great Falls is 6 hour drive
    one-way.

    How would you feel about meeting us in Missoula on Saturday? We could
    bring our flat bed.

    Assuming everything checks out, we could pay you and transfer the
    vehicle. In Washington, UTVs are not titled, but my understanding is
    that they are in Montana. Do you have the title for this machine?

    Finally, can we get the serial number of the vehicle?
    Andrea

    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Great Falls, Montana in a 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 shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the mule along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more …Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only by using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 10 days inspection time period and the option to accept or reject the mule on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

    Hope to hear from you soon
    Thanks
    Jerry Eubank

    We really need the mule for next week, so we’ve rearranged our driving
    schedule so we can come all the way to Great Falls. We can meet
    Saturday or Sunday, whichever is best for you. We’ll bring cash, so no
    worries on the shipping or the third party.
    Thanks,
    Andrea

    If you wish to move forward with this deal and in order to open a case at eBay about our deal, please send me your full name and the address where you want to receive the mule. eBay will contact you with everything you have to do to get in possession of the mule.
    I hope that I will hear from you as soon as possible.
    Thanks!
    Jerry Eubank

    Andrea sends name and address

    I have received your info and I have used them to open a case at eBay about our deal. They will contact you soon with everything you have to do to get in possession of the mule.
    Thanks!
    Jerry Eubank

    Andrea receives
    eBay Safeharbor Department [eBay Motors Purchase Invoice # 4507874110]
    with “Agent” listed as:
    Raymond Holman
    4611 Sonora Creek Ln
    Spring, TX 77388

    Andrea receives
    [eBay Motors Purchase Protection – Case ID: 4507874110]

    Have you received the notification from eBay?
    Thanks
    Jerry Eubank

    Andrea writes “Jerry” back
    No, I haven’t. What gives?
    I’d really like to pick this up this weekend.
    Which day works best for you?
    It seems like the best thing is for us just to bring cash and do the sale on the spot.
    Andrea

  24. Chief said, on April 24, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Thanks, Andrea. Remember to play safely with these criminals. If you can, report the abuse to the webhost that hosts his fake ebay account. Let me know if I can assist you. — Chief

  25. Petardo said, on April 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    People, read the BIG LETTERS in Craigslist: Offers to ship a vehicle are 100% FRAUDULENT. Just for fun, I got to talk to this scammer: zat4565@gmail.com

    Here is the trail of emails:

    First email he sent me:

    Hello there,

    Car specs: the VIN# of the car is: 1HGCM56376A112119 – clear title – actual mileage of my car: 74,000, Transmission: Automatic, A/C: Front, A/C: Rear, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Airbag: Side, Anti-Lock Brakes, CD Changer, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Tinted Glass, Alloy Wheels.

    My car is in great shape, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects, 50% of miles are highway miles.. It was always garaged and never smoked in.It has no scratches or any kind of damage.
    I’m a pilot on cargo flights. My wife broke up with me recently because I’m always away from home. We just sold our house and split the money. This is the last thing I need to sell and split the money with her.Because I’m away most of the time I will not be able to deal in person But I’ve already arranged the shipping and the title transfer anywhere in the US.
    At this point I am in London, United Kingdom at my parents due to my father’s situation, he’s going through a hard time with his illness.
    The car is located in Milford, NH, if you want to buy it. Also i can ship you the car for free anywhere in USA.I will have the car shipped from Milford by DAS (the car has been crated and is ready for shipping because the loan of my previous buyer didn’t get approved) so there won’t be any additional shipping costs.

    Full price is $2,500, shipping included, and all the documents will be provided along with it.The car will arrive at your door in 4-5 days.I want the payment to be handled by eBay Financial Department. They will keep the money until you will receive and inspect the car. You will have 10 days of inspection period. If the car is not like described you will have to ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way, you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you aren’t just fooling around. I want to tell you that I do not sell my car in payments and I do not trade.

    Giving the nature of this transaction please note that my sale terms are final and nonnegotiable. In order to move forward I will need your full name, address and phone number so i can register the deal at eBay Financial Department.After that eBay will send you the payment instruction.

    Thank you,
    Justin Wisbey

    —–

    I replied: “Hey, I live very close to where the car is!!! I want to see it!!!”

    His response:

    -The car is already at the shipping company .As I told you, I’m not in Milford for the moment , so we can’t meet tomorrow or during next week, that’s why I choose eBay to handle the transaction for me.
    Please send me your details so eBay can send you the email with all the details that you need to buy the car.
    I am waiting for your reply.
    Regards
    Justin Wisbey

    ——

    Then I replied:

    What’s the name of the shipping company?

    I need to see the car first

    And why eBay will contact me? You mean Paypal, right? I can pay you with Paypal no problem.

    Their reply:

    Hi,
    About PayPal,please see http://www.paypalsucks.com .I was one of the paypal victims
    and please understand that I can no longer accept it.Let me know if you
    still want to buy it.
    Regards!

    ——-

    So, I expect that kind of treatment, YOU CAN NEVER SEE THE CAR BECAUSE THERE IS NO CAR!!!

    Just be careful. Never buy a car or a boat or a motorcycle that you can’t test drive first and meet the seller in person. Otherwise, if the vehicle is for sale on eBay, make sure the seller has good reputation and a history of transactions available.

    For Money Gram or Western Union, NEVER EVER pay for a car with a money order, especially to some guy you cannot meet and is away and will not let you see the car first.

    USE COMMON SENSE!

    Good luck!!!

  26. Chief said, on April 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Petardo,
    Your advice is all good. However, the elusive, “too good to be true”deal often blows away the victims’ skepticism. These criminals are professionals and play on the honesty in our culture.

    The paypalsucks excuse is a new one on me. I’ve never had a scammer use that line on me before. It might be a good idea to inquire about the details of the “seller’s” bad experience with paypal so that he can help all his internet neighbors not get scammed by paypal. 😉
    — Chief

  27. Petardo said, on April 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Yeah, unfortunately I already told “the seller” that I have no interest “in the car” anymore. Wonder if I can still retake the conversation and find out more

  28. Chief said, on April 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Sure, just rebait him from another free anonymous email address that hides your location. If you are not sure what that means, drop me an email at q2fred on gmail.com.

    Alternatively, tell him your evil ex-wife stole your email password and sent that email. Or some other equally lousy excuse. 😉

  29. Mutt said, on May 25, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Hi and Great site.
    Just thought I’d alert you to this. we are in the market for a pontoon boat. This was on Craigslist (Pittsburgh PA) last week.

    This is the scammers Email:
    dyane huston (dyane.huston@gmx.com)


    and his email to us:

    Hi,Thank you for your interest in my boat.This is a 1991 Sun Tracker PARTY HUT PONTOON
    Condition: Used ,
    Type: Pontoon,
    Engine type: Single outboard
    Use: Fresh water
    Length (feet): 30.0,
    Engine make: Johnson Primary,
    fuel type: Gas
    Beam (feet): 8.0 ,
    Engine model: 115 hp,
    Fuel capacity (gallons): 51-75
    Hull material: Aluminum ,
    Trailer: Included
    Here you can find more pictures of the boat: http://s880.photobucket.com/albums/ac8/ponton123/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).
    The boat has been well taken boat of, always kept in the garage.Flawless exterior/interior condition,no scratches and no dents.It has never been involved in an accident.The engine starts and drives like new and the paint looks great.It comes with US clear title which will be signed and notorized in the buyer’s name.Have original manuals and all keys.I’m an US Air Force Sgt. currently stationed in Hawaii.The boat is here with me.The boat is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this boat here inHawaii the buyer would have to pay very high taxes that will double the price.The price is $4,900.00 including shipping from Hawaii and delivery to your home address.So if you decide to buy this boat or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.Thank you

    I asked for more info, Like why would you have a freshwater boat in Hawii:
    he replied

    Hi,
    The reason I’m selling this vehicle way below market value, is because I would like to help ease the burden of my sisters medical expenses, which she has acquired do to a serious illness.

    I will have the boat shipped from Hawaii by an US Air Force boatgo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the boat to your home address or, if you like, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping will take 3-5 days, depending on your location.Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,somebody must be home when the boat arrives to sign for the reception.The boat will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

    The payment will be done through eBay.You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the boat, you will receive it and you will have 5 days for inspection, both the boat and the paperwork and the option to accept or reject the boat.The inspection time period will begin as soon as you sign for receiving the boat at your requested address.During all this time eBay will hold the money into a trust account.So, this is not a blind transaction,you can see the boat before decided to buy it.If you are satisfied with the boat and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the boat is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the boat will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the boat and make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the boat to be delivered to and I will initiate the transaction with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

    I told him my brother was stationed at Hickam Air-Force Base in Hawii, and could he look at it first. ( I don’t have a brother-in-law 🙂 )

    His Reply : sorry but you took too long…its sold

  30. Tremeka said, on June 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Hi,

    I just got scammed out of 2300 dollars for an Acura TL 2000. My dad said that it was a good idea, so i sent the money thru moneygram and the scammer picked up the money right away. I lost out on money that I took a loan out on. 😦

  31. Chief said, on June 8, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Tremeka,
    I’m sorry the scammer took your money. These guys are professionals and took advantage of your honesty. Be sure to report the scum.

    Chief

  32. DEE said, on July 25, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Hello there,

    Car specs: the VIN# of the car is: 1HGCM65516A035773 – clear title – actual mileage of my car: 78,985, Transmission: Automatic, A/C: Front, A/C: Rear, Cruise Control, Navigation System, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Bucket Seats, Leather Interior, Power Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Airbag: Side, Anti-Lock Brakes, Fog Lights, CD Changer, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Alloy Wheels, Sunroof/Moonroof.

    Heated front seats, XM Radio with subscription, trunk pass through, back seats fold down giving direct access to trunk, rear seat tether anchorage points for car seats, 2-Remote Entry keys with 1 Valet key

    My car is in great shape, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged and never smoked in.It has no scratches or any kind of damage.
    I’m a pilot on cargo flights. My wife broke up with me recently because I’m always away from home. We just sold our house and split the money. This is the last thing I need to sell and split the money with her.Because I’m away most of the time I will not be able to deal in person But I’ve already arranged the shipping and the title transfer anywhere in the US.
    At this point I am in London, United Kingdom at my parents due to my father’s situation, he’s going through a hard time with his illness.
    The car is located in Campbell, CA, if you want to buy it. Also i can ship you the car for free anywhere in USA.I will have the car shipped from Campbell by DAS (the car has been crated and is ready for shipping because the loan of my previous buyer didn’t get approved) so there won’t be any additional shipping costs.

    Full price is $2,400, shipping included, and all the documents will be provided along with it.The car will arrive at your door in 4-5 days.I want the payment to be handled by eBay Payment Department. They will keep the money until you will receive and inspect the car. You will have 10 days of inspection period. If the car is not like described you will have to ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way, you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you aren’t just fooling around. I want to tell you that I do not sell my car in payments and I do not trade.

    Giving the nature of this transaction please note that my sale terms are final and nonnegotiable. In order to move forward I will need your full name, address and phone number so i can register the deal at eBay Payment Department.After that eBay will send you the payment instruction.

    Thank you,
    Steven Leese

    He tried to get me to but im not stupid the deal was tooooooooooo good to be true

  33. ron said, on August 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    this is some info from a scammer in spain saying he is in the army and going to iraq and lives in montana, but actually send a spain address, these scammers are dumb.
    THEY USE A FAKE SITE CALED SAFE-DEALINGS.COM WITH THE EMAIL EBAY@SAFE-DEALINGS.COM

    On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM, scott steven wrote:
    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before August 02. 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.The car has 58,000 miles, year 2006 and VIN 19UUA65596A018099.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $5000. The car is now with me in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

    then

    On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 5:34 PM, scott steven wrote:
    As I’ve told you at this moment I am in Great Falls, Montana in a 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 shipping can’t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive it along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more …Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only by using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 10 days inspection time period and the option to accept or reject it on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.
    Hope to hear from you soon
    Thanks

    THEN

    teven wrote:
    I have received your info and I have used them to open a case at eBay about our deal. They will contact you soon with everything you have to do to get in possession of the car.

    Thanks!

    THEN THEY MAKE A FAKE EBAY ACCOUNT
    eBay Motors Purchase Invoice for Case 4507874110
    Hi Chuc——,

    We hope you enjoy your latest purchase. The next step is pay the seller. Don’t wait. Pay now to get your item as soon as possible.

    Payment must be submitted via Western Union Service to an eBay Motors Agent in charge of this transaction. The eBay Motors Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it is the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer.

    Item Description: 2006 Acura TL
    Sale price:

    1st Transfer:

    2nd Transfer:

    $5,000.00

    $2,500.00

    $2,500.00

    Quantity: 1
    Status: Payment Pending
    Transaction Date: July 31 2010
    Insurance: Offered
    Case ID: 4507874110
    Shipping and handling: Check with seller

    Payment Instructions:Payment must be submitted via Western Union in two different transfers of $2,500 each.In order to speed up the shipping process,please use the “Money in Minutes” service.

    SELLER INFO AKA THE SCAMMER THAT NEEDS TO BE LOCKED UP AND GET ANAL RAPED.

    Curro Mendez
    Calle de Atocha 50
    28012 Madrid
    Spain

    United States

    Scott Steven
    2254 2nd Avenue
    Great Falls MT 59401
    United States

  34. Chief said, on August 3, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Ron, thanks for posting the text of the scammer’s email. The site, SAFE-DEALINGS.COM, has been killed due to an abuse report by another scamfighter. But we all know that the scammer will reuse some of his text for a later scam, so your info is valuable!

    Some favorite quotes from your post:

    1. The next step is pay the seller. Don’t wait. Pay now to get your item as soon as possible.
    2. Payment must be submitted via Western Union in two different transfers of $2,500 each.

    — Chief

  35. Mad About Scammers said, on August 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Found good deal on a Jeep only to find out this is a scam.
    Hi, I’m Demoria Perkins. I’ll start off by telling that I’m from Orlando, I’m 33 yrs old, one child and was married for 6 years when my husband told me he wanted a divorce. I want to sell my car as soon as possible because it connects me to many memories of him. The final price for the car is $2,800, I’m pretty sure it is a reasonable price and i want to let you know that I didn’t drive it much and when I did, I kept it clean and never had any accidents with it. The engine it is running in perfect condition, the exterior it has no scratches or any flaws of any kind. I live in Orlando , FL and here is the car too. The price $2,800 it is the total price including title transfer. I have worked a lot with eBay so I’m going to sell my car through them. It’s the only thing that i can put my trust into, 100%. I’m very busy with my divorce and that is why i will be out of town for couple of days, taking care of it, so i can’t meet you in person. I know that the best deal it is to meet you in person, but believe me, i don’t have time to meet every potential buyer during this divorce process, it is very important for me to win it. It’s important to me to get my son’s custody. Also, i can’t trust anybody in this moment to give my phone number, i don’t want to be taken advantage of just because I’m in the middle of my divorce.

    Let me explain you how it works, if you are not popular with this process. First of all I will be needing the following details from you: your Full Name, your Address and your Phone Number. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay. They will process your info and send both of us an invoice. The invoice will come to you with the details on how to make a refundable payment. As soon as you send the money and fax the payment information to eBay, I will receive an email with the payment confirmation in order to ship you the car . You will receive the car in 3-4 working days and you will have 5 days to test and verify it. As you can see, you will receive the car BEFORE any money is released to me. If, for some reason, you disagree with the car it will be shipped back to me on MY EXPENSE and eBay will send your money back. You will receive the title of the car your name on it.

    I hope things are clear for you of the process it is working and I’m waiting for your email.

    Here are some pics of my car :

    http://img84.imageshack.us/g/90367210u.jpg/

    More details:

    Price: $2800

    2003 JEEP WRANGLER X 4WD-33″ TIRES-2″ LIFT

    Mileage: 33,381 miles

    VIN: 1J4FA39S83P323733

    Body type: Coupe Engine: 4.0L L6 MPI Exterior color: Black

    Transmission: Manual Fuel type: Gasoline Interior color: Gray

    Drivetrain: Four Wheel Drive

    2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport X 4WD. Let me take you on a personal tour of this beautiful off-road vehicle. The vehicle features a Black exterior, along with a Slate Gray cloth interior. The Jeep comes equipped with a High Output 4.0L 6 Cylinder engine along with a 5-speed manual transmission. It has a manual Black soft top convertible roof with Rollover Protection, full metal doors with roll up windows and factory Air-conditioning. This Jeep has a 2-inch Rubicon Express Lift, 15 x 8-inch Pro Comp Wheels and 33 X 12.50 Goodyear Wrangler tires. It also has an 8,000 lb Warn Winch, a full Sport Roll Cage, extra bikini top, a 4.56 differential with Detroit Lockers, Airaid air filter, Midland CB transceiver, and an Alpine CDA-9884 AM/FM stereo with ipod plug.

    Thank you,

    Demoria

    Sounds like the same person from someone elses posting

  36. Garrett Timmerman said, on August 11, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    this is the 2nd scam i’ve run into about a wakeboard boat that’s at an ebay shipping center waiting to be shipped to my house. i wish i could catch this guy..
    he writes:

    Before I left the city I had prearranged the deal with eBay Motors so my presence in town isn’t necessary. The boat is in their possession in New York, NY, ready for delivery. You will have 5 days to test drive and inspect the boat. So if you want to make this deal I need the following information:
    Your full name and address
    Shipping address (street, city, zip code)
    Phone #
    Then I will forward them to eBay Motors and I will precede the order. eBay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and that I am legit seller.
    Here is how this deal will work:
    1. I will forward the details of our transaction to the eBay Buyer Protection.
    2. They will process the paperwork and will email you the Payment Invoice and the transaction details.
    3. You will have to submit the payment so you can prove that you are a serious buyer, as instructed to one of the eBay agents.
    4. The payment will be verified and if everything is OK, eBay will deliver the vehicle to your address on my own cost. The vehicle will be shipped insured to your location with Dependable Auto Shippers.
    5. After you receive it, you will have 5 days to inspect and test drive the vehicle (you will receive the boat and title within 2 days right at your address).
    6. If you accept the boat by confirming to eBay, they will release me the money (if not you will receive the full refund of the amount sent before shipping). They will then FedEx overnight the signed title to you and all the boat documents that you need to register it under your name. If you decide to NOT accept the boat for any reason, they will refund your full payment price within 48 hours.
    They will then make the necessary arrangement to have the boat picked back up by the transport company.

    This is the fake email he sent me from ‘ebay’..

    Congratulations, the item is yours!
    Title : 2005 Mastercraft X30 Canadian Blue metal flake
    eBay VPP Invoice # 3951432651

    This transaction is made under the following programs

    Vehicle Purchase Protection
    Ensures that you receive the vehicle you paid for, with coverage up to $20,000 against fraud or material misrepresentation.

    Condition Guarantee by Seller
    Provides added confidence that the vehicles condition is accurately described and protects you if it is significantly different.

    Roadside Assistance
    Drive your collector car home with confidence with 30 days of roadside assistance coverage by the agency Collector Network.

    Vehicle
    Purchase Protection

    Dear Garrett Timmerman you have committed to buy this eBay item from Scott Tondar.

    2005 Mastercraft X30 Canadian Blue metal flake‏
    Sale price: $5,000.00
    Quantity: 2
    Total: $5,000.00
    Estimated delivery: 1-3 days
    Shipping & Handling: DAS Shipping Co.
    Insurance: (Vehicle Purchase Protection Insurance)

    Per your request, we have verified all the details of this transaction. We concluded that they are accurate. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Pay for the transfer with cash at a local Western Union agent. Click here to locate the agents in your area. Go to one of them and send the payment to the eBay representative.

    Payment Details

    Sale price: US $ 5,000.00

    Quantity: 1

    Down Payment: US $ 5,000.00
    Balance ( after the item is inspected and agree with it ): US $ 0.00
    Shipping & Handling US $ 0.00

    Standard flat rate shipping service (included)

    Insurance per item: (included)

    Item location: United States*

    Send the money to eBay Cash Agent via Western Union Money Transfer:
    eBay Agent Name: Victor Bubuioc
    eBay Agent Address: 189 Sullivan Street,
    New York, NY, 10012

    The merchandise must be sent to buyer:
    Buyer Name: xxxxx xxxxxxxxx
    Shipping Address: xxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx
    North Augusta, South Carolina
    Seller Info:
    Seller: Scott Tondar

    Payment Instructions :
    Western Union Money Transfer is the only service that has ultimate authentication of the identity of the receiver of funds. Several IDs and utility bills are required before the funds are paid. Therefore, no one else but our representative can pick up the money. Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks.

    However, Western Union Money Transfer is designed mainly for sending cash to friends and family in need, so telling them you are sending the money to an friend will prevent your money transfer to go through and you will be unable to complete this transaction.

    All you have to do now is to find local Western Union agent. Click here to locate the agents in your area. Send the money to eBay Agent via Western Union Money Transfer. Send us confirmation payment. We will check the money transfer and within 24 hours. After that the vehicle will be delivery in maxim 3 days.The seller won’t receive the money until you receive and confirm the product is the one you paid for.

    Once the payment has been sent with US 5,000.00 $ , reply to this email or fax eBay Safe Trade Assistant the following information:

    Fax : (206)-600-7855 or (206)-350-8685

    Western Union® Receipts
    OR
    – MTCN # 10 digits number from the payment receipt
    – Sender’s name and address
    – Receiver’s name and address
    – Amount you sent
    We will check the money transfer and within 24 hours, you will receive the tracking number for your merchandise.
    The seller won’t receive the money until you receive and confirm the product is the one you paid for.

    Purchase protection and refund:
    Currently, this seller has a US $6,800.00 deposit in an eBay managed purchase protection account.
    Transactions are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors. For your safety, this account was locked today, for 30 days time period. The seller is unable to withdraw any money from it, within this period.
    Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be taken from the seller’s purchase protection account and sent to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your choice. You have 30 days from the above verification date to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days.
    The insurer of this transaction is eBay Inc., located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, United States of America
    The account is managed by eBay’s Square Trade center.
    This transaction is supervised by eBay’s Safe Harbor team.
    Conditions to be met before you may ask for a refund:

    Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:
    1. If the item doesn’t arrive and/or the seller stops communications after the payment was received;
    2. If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the ones you agreed on;
    3. If your merchandise arrives in a much longer period than the one you agreed on (more than 15 days from the payment clearance day);
    For cases 2. and 3. you have to send back the merchandise to the seller prior to ask for your refund. If you did not pay the seller by payment method required by us, your refund request will be declined.

    Important Usage Guidelines:

    1. The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to eBay. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
    2. This transaction is protected by eBay services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
    3. You may buy and sell with confidence in all transactions with this eBay member.
    4. Should you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting eBay. Any complaints must be filed within 90 days from the verification date.

    This e-mail message was sent to you from eBay Safe Trade Assistant, with the full support of the Square Trade center. The seller has been informed about this transaction being started and is awaiting your payment. It is recommended to send the payment as soon as possible, because your purchase protection is valid for 30 days only.
    If you encounter any problems with this transaction, please contact us. When contacting our support team, use the reply feature so that all previous correspondences are included in your email. Otherwise, we will not be able to process your request.
    eBay treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your information. eBay will never ask their users for personal information, such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, pin numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers in an email.

  37. Chief said, on August 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Mad Hatter,

    Yes this scamming is quite a business. Fortunately, we can spread the word to our friends, neighbors, and family so that everyone understands:

    If the deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.

    — Chief

  38. Jesse said, on August 17, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Hello, I am so glad I found this website. I too almost became a victim of this scam.
    I seen the 2005 Nissan Maxima for $4000. I agreed to buy it. I got the exact same story as Andrea, and same fake eBay requests to pay via Safeharbor Department.
    Seller’s name was Scott Steven
    Address 2254 2nd Avenue
    Great Falls MT 59401

    his email address scottsteven99@msn.com

  39. Chief said, on August 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Jesse, thanks for posting. Feel free to post the email address of the fake ebay company. That email address is good for, er, uhm, …. RESEARCH!

    — Chief

  40. cory said, on September 6, 2010 at 11:12 am

    latest scam, I found

    Name: Carla P. Herron
    Address: 4161 N 61st St.
    Omaha NE 68104-2622

    2002 4 wins majestic rv
    $2800

    see web link; https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/winnebago-follow-up/

    same exact scam, only different vehicle.

  41. ng said, on September 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    A “Jane” in Bangor, ME is trying to sell me a jeep wrangler right now for $2900. It looks a lot like one of these cases. Is there any way to report this activity?

  42. Chief said, on September 14, 2010 at 7:27 am

    ng,

    Even if you have not been scammed, you may report this to the Internet Crime Complaint Center … see this and more links here -> https://scammerdatabase.wordpress.com/faqs/i-have-been-scammed-what-do-i-do/

  43. LDay said, on October 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    WOW! I am so glad I just happened to check the email I received from a “lady” on Craigslist, Greenville, SC. The EXACT email response that was posted here we what I received with the exception of where she was living for a while (Bar Harbor ME) and the vehicle (2002 Camry) I cannot believe I was almost duped by her, but I had to go with my gut and it was saying that this was just too good to be true! Thank you for this website. I just wish more people would take the time to research and listen to their intuition before taking advantage of something that truly is too good to be true! Here is my email and the email address from which I received the email:

    Sarah Entilevi [entilevi@gmail.com]
    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,950. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Toyota Camry LE // 81,380 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 2.4L L4 FI DOHC 16V // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Super White with Stone Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Cloth Seats // Overhead Console Front Bucket Seats,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front center armrest: w/storage,Front cupholders,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Split folding rear seat,Bumpers: body-color,Bodyside moldings // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  44. Chief said, on October 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Lday, it just goes to show you that your gut feel is usually right! We’re glad your search skills and gut feel combined to protect you.

    Thanks for posting.

    — Chief

  45. mike said, on October 11, 2010 at 11:46 am

    the reply i got from….
    entilevi@gmail.com, Sarah Entilev

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,940. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT SUV // Miles: 78,773 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // Engine: 5.3L V8 FI Flex Fuel // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Color: Summit White with Light Cashmere Leather Interior // Air Conditioning // Memory Seat Position // Power Driver’s Seat // Roof Rack // Tow Package // NON smoker // Garage Kept // Perfect condition.

    Thank you,

  46. Chief said, on October 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks, Mike.

    — Chief

  47. Clancy said, on October 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    OMG.. THANK GOD I GOOGLED HER!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH

    from: entilevi@gmail.com

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,870. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 BMW 323i // 79,320 miles // Clear Title // Transmission Automatic // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  48. Chief said, on October 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Clancy, thanks for posting. Be sure to leave the criminal’s email address in a later comment so future potential victims can find your warning.

    — Chief

  49. Steve said, on October 16, 2010 at 5:37 am

    the reply i got from….
    entilevi@gmail.com, Sarah Entilev

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,910. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe /// miles: 67,326 /// Engine: 4.0L L6 FI /// 4 wheel drive /// transmission: Automatic /// it has a soft top /// Tires & Wheels: Hankook Tires, Front Size: 35/12.5/R15, Rear Size: 35/12.5/R15 , Wheels: 15″ Premium Wheels /// Ext&Int Color: Black with Green Cloth Interior.

  50. Chief said, on October 16, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Thanks for posting the text of the criminal’s email, Steve.

    — Chief

  51. Catherine said, on October 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Watch for Sarah Entilevi–“she” is still out there, trying to scam. Spread the word!

    My response to her ad, like the others posted before…

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,960. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Toyota RAV4 // 67,320 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 2.0L L4 SFI DOHC 16V // ext&int color: Black with Gray // Air Conditioning,Climate Control,Clock,Cruise Control,Digital Information Center,Moonroof,Tachometer,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Steering,Power Windows,Anti-Lock Brakes,Driver’s Air Bag,Fog Lights,Intermittent Wipers,Keyless Entry,Passenger Air Bag,Rear Defogger,Security System,Side Air Bags,Cloth Seats,AM/FM,Anti-Theft,CD Changer // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  52. Rodrigo said, on October 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I received the next message from a seller on craiglist web page. She never shared me your phone number…(I followed the game) But the true is a scammer…!!!
    I have a emails with the e-bay payment intructions. Be carefull..!!!

    Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:19:45 -0700
    Subject: RE: 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER SE – $2920
    From: mickinerse@gmail.com
    To:

    Hi,
    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,920. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Nissan Frontier SE Truck Crew Cab Short Bed // 74,260 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 12V // Automatic // Color: Black ext with Gray int // Air Conditioning // Climate Control // Cruise Control // Power: steering,windows,locks // CD Changer // CD Player // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker.
    _____________________________________________________________________

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THE SECOND MESSAGE^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    eBay Motors sent this message to
    eBay Motors VPP Invoice # 2155124191- Payment Instructions

    Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID 2155124191 between Michaela Nerse (mickinerse@gmail.com), as the Seller, and , as the Buyer. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.

    Seller:

    Name: Michaela Nerse

    Address: 64 W Eden St
    Bar Harbor
    ME
    04609
    United States

    Buyer:

    United States

    Transaction Details:

    Case ID: 2155124191
    Date: October-21-2010
    Status: Payment Pending

    Item: 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER SE
    Price: US $2,920.00
    Quantity: 1
    Insurance: Yes
    Shipping: Included

    ——————————————————————————–

    Shipping to*:
    *Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays.

    Payment must be submitted via WesternUnion Money Transfer to an eBay Motors Agent in charge of this transaction. The eBay Motors Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it is the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer.

    eBay Motors Agent*:

    First Name: Elizabeth Anna
    Last Name: Allen
    Address: 72 Athens Dr
    City: Albany
    State: Georgia

    Zip: 31701
    Country: United States

    *The WesternUnion Money Transfer will be sent using this name and address.

    Payment:

    Invoice # : 2155124191
    Due Date: October-26-2010

    Subtotal: US $2,920.00
    Shipping: 0
    Sales Tax: 0

    Deposit: 0

    ——————————————————————————–

    Total: US $2,920.00

    How to make the payment

    Click below to find the nearest WesternUnion office:
    Find Agent Location
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  53. Buck said, on October 25, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I received the same email with the exact wording from mickinerse@gmail.com today. I told them I wanted to fly up and look at the car in person. Haven’t heard back from them yet.

  54. Mic said, on October 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I just got this email about an ad on craigslist, watch out for this person it supposedly from a Sarah Entilevi:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,970. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe 4×4 // Miles: 82,570 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // engine: 4.0L L6 MPI // color: White with Green Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Clock // Cruise Control // 6 Speaker System // Tow Package // city mpg: 16/Hwy mpg: 19 // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

  55. L.B. said, on October 29, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Ad for 2002 jetta tdi posted 10/27/10 on fayetteville, arkansas craigslist.

    Asked specific questions and wanted to set up a time to look at the car. here is “jerry’s” reply. sounded strange/too good to be true, so i googled “jerry eubanks afghanistan” and this site came up from a previous post in april. this is his email address that he used: jerry.euban@msn.com

    Hi,
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before November 02. 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.The car has 85,000 miles, year 2002 and VIN : 3VWSP69M22M142389. It is still available for sale if interested, price was reduced to $2900. The car is in Montana, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!

    flagged it and it is removed and put a post on there as a warning… hope karma takes care of this guy…such a low life…

  56. Chris said, on October 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    There is a scam for a 1999 Chevy Silverado and I got the same email. This one is from Michaela Nerse, mickinerse@gmail.com. Do not fall for this scam!

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,900. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 4×4 // 89,320 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 5.3L V8 MPI OHV // Transmission Automatic // Ext&Int Color:Tan with Tan Leather Interior // Air Conditioning // Tilt Steering Wheel // Power Steering – Anti-Lock Brakes – Driver’s Air Bag – Passenger Air Bag //Leather Seats – Factory System – AM/FM //Tires: Front Size:/18 Rear Size:/18 // Non-Smoker // Garage Kep

  57. robert said, on November 4, 2010 at 10:27 am

    mickinerse@gmail.com michaela nerse, ugly made up name.

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $4,950. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 Wrangler Sahara with hard top 33 inch wheels // Miles: 68,430 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // stereo system includes a navigation.There is also a Bluetooth system // engine: 4.0L L6 MPI // Automatic // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // color: black ext with gray cloth int // air conditioning // cruise control // Tires & Wheels
    BFGoodrich Tires – Tire Size: 33/50/R15 – 85% Tread Remaining // The jeep runs, shifts, and drives excellent // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

    then i sent:

    hi! im really interested in the car, but how can i inspect it if its in another state! heres my phone number xxx-xxx-xxxx, robert. call me to discuss the details. tnx

    they sent:

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay if you have the funds available.

    Thanks

    i sent:
    heres the deal, i need pictures and a phone number i can contact you by. i am interested in the car, but it sounds too good to be true, and with so many identity thefts and hackers i dont trust the internet alone, understand? if i can talk to you and see pictures of the car, then we can make business, otherwise im sorry to have taken ur time.

  58. Chief said, on November 4, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for posting, Robert.

    — Chief

  59. p0dagee said, on November 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    BELOW ARE FAKE PEOPLE POSTING FAKE ADS ABOUT SELLING NICE CARS FOR REALLY CHEAP. I AM POSTING THIS TO HELP THE KEEP THE AWARENESS OF ALL THESE SCAMS! ENJOY, AS IT MAY GET INTERESTING.

    -I WROTE:

    Aloha,

    How much is your Mini S going for?

    **”LAURA TURNER WROTE”:
    Hello,

    This 2006 Mini Cooper S Automatic Limited,looks like it just came off Mini`s showroom floor. Silver with Black Interior, and Black Glass Roof. CERTIFIED Mini Cooper-S with extremely low miles{46,000}!!! This MINI is extremely clean and is fully loaded. It has many non-standard options and factory upgrades. Options include: Upgraded Harmon Kardon sound system, Xenon LIghts, CD player, Chrome inserts both inside and outside, dual Panorama moonroof, IPod/MP3 adaptor, Automatic Transmission w/paddle shifters, 100% Soft British Leather seating (NOT Pleather/Vinyl) PW/PL, 17 inch MINI/BBS sport rims with near new Dunlop Tires and a lot more. It has a beautiful color combination which is very sporty and classy. This MINI also comes with the remaining factory warranty, PLUS it is CERTIFIED by MINI which means you get another 6yrs/100k mile full warranty directl from MINI. It is like driving off the lot with a new car, at a fraction of the cost of a new one with the same options. This MINI Cooper is as good or better than a new one at a huge discount. NO accidents, incidents or mechanical problems at all. It has always been garaged and it looks and runs great. This vehicle is fast, clean, economical and extremely fun to drive. Always garaged and detailed. It is also great on gas. I drive it sparingly as i use a second car for everything else. I love this car and I hate to see it go. Please contact me anytime with questions. SERIOUS inquiries only.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car:http://s1080.photobucket.com/home/43678963587/index
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    I’m a US Air Force SSgt. currently stationed in Alaska.The car is here with me.

    The price is $3,000 including shipping from Alaska and delivery to your home address.
    So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you

    Staff sergent Laura Turner

    —-NOTICE SHE SPELT “Sergeant” WRONG!

    -I WROTE BACK:

    Aloha,

    I am going to be honest with you. This car sounds to good to be true. I have family that live in Alaska and I was wondering if they could take a look at it before I decide to purchase it. But to clarify things this Mini Cooper is $3,000 and that $3,000 will pay for shipping from Alaska to Hawaii where I live?

    -Interested Buyer!

    –I DIDN’T LEAVE MY REAL NAME. I USED “Interested Buyer” AS MY NAME, AND IN THE END I’M GLAD I USED SOMETHING OTHER THAN MY REAL NAME. THIS POST WAS POSTED IN THE OAHU SECTION AND THEN WHEN I EMAILED THIS PERSON THEY TOLD ME THEY ARE IN ALASKA!! SO I WAS THINKING WHAT THE HECK WAS THE POST DOING IN THE OAHU SECTION!!!!!!

    “LAURA TURNER” REPLIED:

    Hi,
    The SUV is located in their warehouse in Anchorage, Alaska (ready for delivery). I’ve asked EBay to allow viewers to go there and inspect the SUV but their reply was: “We are not a showroom!” So that’s why I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it.

    I will have the car shipped from Alaska by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the car to your home address or, if you like, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping will take 6-8 days, depending on your location.Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,somebody must be home when the car arrives to sign for the reception.The car will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

    The payment will be done through eBay.You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car, you will receive it and you will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork and the option to accept or reject the car.The inspection time period will begin as soon as you sign for receiving the car at your requested address.During all this time eBay will hold the money into a trust account.So, this is not a blind transaction,you can see the car before decided to buy it.If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered to and I will initiate the transaction with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.

    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

    Thank you

    I WROTE BACK:

    Wow, this sounds like a long process. My brother who is also in the military stationed in Alaska would like to meet up with you and possibly pay in cash? I am sorry if you feel I am giving you a hard time but releasing personal information via email is very risky and hard to trust. You seem true to your word. $3,000 is just in my price range and a MINI S Cooper is a perfect car for me. Is it okay if you meet with my brother to see if you are a actual person and not some kind of scam?

    -Interested Buyer.

    “LAURA TURNER” REPLIED:

    I really dont have time for this.I am very busy with my deployment and I really need to sell the vehicle asap.

    I WROTE BACK:

    Well hello there Ms. Full of FairyTales. I did some research on my own and I found out you really are a SCAM!! There is no such thing as an ebay pay policy or whatever. Shame on you for trying to trick me and impersonating a soldier let alone a Staff Sergeant. I hope no else falls for this. Take care and have a safe deployment!! haha. But by the way you spelt “Sergeant” wrong in your first email. I bet your going to check now.. Next time be a little more slicker and not use the same thing as everyone else, because your process and so called formal email is a duplicate of the one on google. WHAT A JOKE. Like mother’s would say “if it’s too good to be true, IT REALLY IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!”

    -LAUGHING Interested Buyer (hahahahahaha) (:

    –THIS “LAURA TURNER” LADY NEVER WROTE ME BACK. BUT I JUST HAD TO RESEARCH CRAIGSLIST SCAMS. AND I’M GLAD I DID. I AM A FIRST TIME BUYER AND IT WAS SHAME AND VERY SAD ON WHAT PEOPLE WOULD DO JUST TO GET MONEY. I ALSO READ/HEARD THAT THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO SCAM OTHERS ARE NOT EVEN FROM THE U.S. THEY ARE LIKE FOREIGNERS. I DON’T KNOW HOW TRUE THAT IS BUT “A SCAM IS A SCAM”. ALSO I SEEN THIS SAME EXACT POST ON CRAIGSLIST IN THE SAN FRAN AREA. SO PLEASE PEOPLE BEWARE. I TRIED TO FLAG IT BUT IT SAYS IT NEEDS 15 DIFFERENT FLAGGERS TO REMOVE THE POST. BEWARE SCAMMERS ARE EVERYWHEREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HERE IS ALSO ANOTHER SCAM ARTIST!

    “SARAH ENTILEVI”

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad $2,950. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Bar Harbor, ME with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Toyota Tacoma XTRACAB // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // 84,300 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Transmission: 4 Spd Automatic // Engine: 3.4L V6 FI DOHC 24V // Ext & Int color: Black with Blue // Cloth Interior // Power Locks // Power Steering // Power Windows // Air Conditioning // SPECTOR Tires , Front Size: 31/10.5/R15 , Rear Size: 31/10.5/R15 , 90% Tread Remaining , Wheels 15″ Alloy Wheels // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

    Thank you,

    –BECAUSE I KNEW THIS WAS ANOTHER SCAM I WROTE BACK:

    how do you want the payment?

    “SARAH ENTILEVI” WAS VERY QUICK TO REPLY:

    Here’s how I would like to handle the sale.
    The financial part will be managed by ebay, so we can both be protected.
    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal .
    2. They will send us an invoice by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment to eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.
    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case, but this is ebay’s policy.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will have a 5 day inspection period, so you can get to know the vehicle better.
    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for the delivery because they have a lot of positive feedback. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay if you have the funds available.
    Thanks

    –YES I KNOW! HOW SAD, IT’S VERY SIMILAR TO LAURA TURNERS POST! HOPE THIS POST HELPS YOU ALL. BE INTERNET SMART AND USE A FAKE NAME AT FIRST. DON’T BUY NOTHING YOU CAN’T SEE.

    MAHALO!!

  60. Charlie Noble said, on November 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I almost got taken. Gave the guy my name, etc., and got the “invoice” email from “eBay” today. But I noticed the return email address wasn’t eBay, it was ebay@payment-support-department-inc.com A quick Google search brought me here. So it’s a SCAM. Glad I checked!!!

    # +1(651) 691-0287 was the fax number I would send the Western Union MTCN to.

    And to add to p0dagee’s closing comment re fake name, you can give a fake email address too: use mailinator, make up a name like boygeorge@mailinator.com. You can check via their website if you’re expecting a reply, but if you don’t the email disappears after a day or so.

    And doesn’t “Mahalo” mean “trash can?” I saw that on every trash can in Hawaii …

  61. p0dagee said, on November 9, 2010 at 12:04 am

    @Charlie Noble; “Mahalo” means “Thank You” so when you had seen Mahalo on the trash cans in Hawaii they were thanking you for throwing away your rubbish. Mahalo can also mean Goodbye. But I’m glad you did not get tricked. It pays to use your brain!

  62. K&B said, on November 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Matthew Hill from Billings, MT is also on Craigslist – beware! He has a false ad posted to sell an 02 Cadillac Escalade Sport. I contacted to see if he was a scammer, and it is true – he sent the EXACT same wording as everyone else on this website who has been scammed: platoon in ___ ready to ship out to Afghanistan, etc…
    DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT buy this item. This “Matthew Hill” has committed multiple scams according to this website; shouldn’t that be enough to have him reported and sought after for punishment?

  63. Lica said, on November 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Hi! My husband was looking for a car and sure enough that guy from spain showed up with his Jetta TDI. There is his letter already on this page posted by somebody else, the only difference is he wants to sell the car before November 21 now. I included his letter here :
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before November 21. 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.The car has 85,000 miles, year 2006 and VIN 19UUA65596A018099.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2900. The car is now with me in Montana in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Regards!!!
    Isn’t it amazing? He is still trying to rip somebody off!

  64. tony said, on November 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    good lookin everybody for yall info, i almost fell victim to Sarah Entilevi. just like CLANCY i googled her and this page came up. everything looked legit until i got da email from ebay motors and it said western union, so i said let make the transaction through paypal and tha response i got was “i had a bad experience,its not safe” right there i knew sumthin was wrong cause i done made plenty of purchases using paypal, so i started researching and i’ll be damn it was a scam

  65. renee watson said, on November 28, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    i almost got taken to.by tamara potery (supposed name) email tampoteryp@gmail.com. people be aware of this ive seen alot with the address she gave us bar harborme .if it sounds to good to be true it is .this was on craigs list.

  66. Michael said, on December 13, 2010 at 1:05 am

    here’s another name to add to your list:

    Ernest Medina – ermed98@yahoo.com

    He’s offing a 2007 Honda Civic for $2900. Here’s his story:

    At this moment I am in a military base getting ready for Iraq. 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 our Military Logistics base located approximately 35 miles east of Philadelphia, PA ready to be delivered.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, full service records and more. Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of 10 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense.

    I am glad we can move on,I have already forwarded your information’s to eBay buyer and seller protection program and i am hoping that after receiving their notification we’ll go to the next step. Please after receiving their notifications just mail me back and confirm if we have a deal in order for me to start the arrangements for the shipping process.
    Please check your email tomorrow morning and let me know if you received the invoice from eBay.
    If you have question regarding the deal after the invoice is in your e-mail you can reply and send your question at eBay and they will answer you back for sure.

    I just checked back and his original Craigs list ad has been removed, but he’s already posted a new one.

  67. Chief said, on December 13, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Michael,

    Craigslist depends soley upon readers to flag suspicious ads. My analysis concludes that the team at Craigslist burns zero calories preventing readers from becoming victims to this type scam.

    — Chief

  68. Bill said, on January 31, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder – 350 // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  69. Chief said, on January 31, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Thanks, Bil. Please submit the email address of the scammer in another comment. It helps future potential victims find your warning more readily.

    – Chief

  70. Michael said, on February 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I almost fell for a similar scam from a “Michaela Nerse”, mickinerse@gmail.com. She supposedly had an ’02 Grand Cherokee Laredo (87,000 miles on it) for sale (~$2900) and was trying to sell it via Google Checkout. Here are the emails we sent back and forth:
    Me:

    Hello,

    I saw your ad on Craigslist for the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I was wondering what kind of gas mileage it gets and what maintenance you had on it at 70K?

    Thanks,
    Mike

    ======================

    Her:

    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches.I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SUV // 87,320 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 4.7L V8 MPI SOHC // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Graphite Metallic Clearcoat with Dark Slate Gray Leather Interior // Air Conditioning // 12v Power Outlet,Body Side Moldings,Center Arm Rest,Center Console,Child Proof Door Locks,Compass And Temperature Display,Cup Holders,Rear Wipers,Vanity Mirrors,Roof Rack,Tow Package // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    =================================

    Me:

    Hello again,

    Just to confirm, you are not currently in Ohio? I am a student at Ohio state, in Columbus, Ohio. I am very interested in this car but unfortunately traveling such distances this time of year (being in the middle of a quarter) is difficult. However, if there was any other way we could work something out, I would much appreciate any effort.

    Thanks for your time.

    Sincerely,
    Mike

    =================================

    Her:

    I am in Montana, read my first email.I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the Google Checkout works:

    1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    Thank you for this website or else I may have become another victim.

  71. Chief said, on February 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Michael, please see your email.

  72. Amy Jager said, on February 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Anyone who has been a victim of this criminal or other criminals of the same nature, Please report it to the FBI through IC3.gov website and file a complaint and the FTC. Also file a complaint with the company whom the scam was supposedly the third party..enough voices may cause these legit companies to also research and inform the public of these scams. After all Ebay, Google and Cars. com are all some of the largest co. in the World, they need to have follow through too, since they are trusted names. Don’t let what happen to you happen to others.

  73. Bożena Ceglarek said, on February 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    GDZIE MOGĘ SPRAWDZIĆ CZY NIE JEST OSZUSTEjAM SPRZEDAJĄCY MI AUTO ,ON NAPIAŁ MI ,ŻE JEST W TEKSASIE A AUTO W LONDYNIE? JA JESTEM Z: POLSKI.

    TO ~~~~~:

    Richard Olaf [richolaf@gmail.com]

    Hi again, thought i should explain further. The car previously belonged to my cousin, he bought the car from Germany from a dealer as he needed a car in England during his working contract, he also got a house with a garage in Stansted, rental of course. Few months ago he was diagnosed with a severe tumor and a short time to live, he asked me to come to Stansted to help him … he also had some debts he wanted to clear, i’ve helped him and in return he sold me the car so i may eventually recover my money latter. At that time the car was already unregistered by my cousin, he even paid the polish excise as he wanted to register the car in Poland, he didn’t knew he was sick. Two weeks before his death i took him with the car to his mother in Poland. We tried to sell the car for it’s market price so we placed this announcement in polish but got no offers there, just after my cousin’s funerals i got an offer from a french guy living in London, took the offer and i got the car back to London, planning to also clear my cousin’s rented house .. but the french guy didn’t keep his promise, i’ve waited for him almost 4 days. In the end i had to return to my family in Texas.
    To return to the subject, the car is in Stansted in the rented garage, i have to clear the rented house by next month and i’ve decided to sell the car for this price to at least recover my money and close this chapter, i don’t want to end up paying for the house rent because of a car living there, this car represents for me only bad memories but i’m sure that if you decide to buy my car you will appreciate it.

  74. Deb said, on February 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I was on craigslist looking for a car and then I got this email. I assumed it was from someone I emailed regarding a vehicle, I was also surfing and searching so not sure it’s origins. But I emailed them back and forth then realized because they would not answer my questions just tell me to hurry and send money via ebay sellers. I will let you read perhaps that is not how but I didn’t do it. Actually I had replied I had a sis in law in Montana so the last time I emailed them to send me their address since they wanted mine to send me invoice. I told them my sis in law is close to them and could come see it, funny but I haven’t gotten a reply since. lol.
    First email from “Paula”

    Hello,
    My name is Paula Grennier. Thanks for being interested in buying my 2000 Ford Explorer . The suv is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents . It has 72,508 miles , automatic transmission , 4.0L V6 engine size , Spruce Green Metallic exterior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name … The price is $1,900.00 if you want to buy it today or tomorrow.
    I’m selling my son’s suv , who died in Iraq two months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great . Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the suv of your dead son, no offense)

    Here you can find more pictures with the suv:
    http://s1176.photobucket.com/albums/x333/2000_Ford_Explorer/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    I can provide VIN # to check on your own, also I can send you more details too . Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located
    Thank you,
    Paula
    second email from Paula
    Hello again,
    I`m located in Great Falls,MT (the car is here with me) right now because i got a new job here,the thing is i`m very busy and i don`t have time to stay and meet with all my potential buyers, that is why i gave to a shipping company that will ship it to the next owner(on my cost). I will make the deal only to eBay. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 10 days testing period after delivery. During that 10 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay ( full name, full address ) so we can get things started.

    Thanks and have a great day !
    Third email from Paula
    Hi,

    In order to buy my car you have to make the payment to eBay,they will hold your funds until you receive the car and you inspect it,after that,in case you won`t like it you can send it back on my cost and eBay will send all your money back.If you decide to keep you have to announce eBay,and they will release the funds to me.You will get the car with all the paperwork and the bill of sale which will be already signed and notarized onto your name.Send me your full name and address so eBay can complete the invoice onto your name and send it to you by email.Don`t worry in case you won`t like this transaction you can cancel it whenever you want and you will be charged with nothing.
    Fourth email from Paula
    If you really want to buy my car please send me your full name and address so eBay can complete the invoice onto your name and send it to you by email.Don`t worry in case you won`t like this transaction you can cancel it whenever you want and you will be charged with nothing.
    Thanks!

    FUNNY BUT PAULA JUST IGNORED ANYTHING I ASKED HER ABOUT CAR. ALSO MY COMMENT ABOUT MY SIS IN LAW. AND THE FACT I HAVE NO MONEY TILL FRIDAY. JUST SEND MONEY NOW.
    Hope you all get your money back. Do business in person and take a friend along.

  75. Chief said, on February 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    sprzedający jest przestępstwem. karnego nie jest właścicielem pojazdu, który jest na sprzedaż. To nie jest czynność prawna jest.

    Chief

  76. Melvin said, on February 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I am looking for a Jeep Wrangler – to buy this week. Heck found a deal to good to be true – after one reply with this person – i decided to google the name “Michaela Nerse” and luckily found this site – as i just set up a google checkout account thinking this may be a great steal. Stupid me was thinking maybe this micaela chick just got divorced and is selling her ex’s jeep at cost or something….well Thanks to today’s technology – i’m saving my $$ and still shoppin for my jeep. Here’s the email thread – looks alot like the others.

    “Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe /// miles: 67,326 /// Engine: 4.0L L6 FI /// 4 wheel drive /// transmission: Automatic /// it has a soft top /// Tires & Wheels: Hankook Tires, Front Size: 35/12.5/R15, Rear Size: 35/12.5/R15 , Wheels: 15″ Premium Wheels /// Ext&Int Color: Black with Green Cloth Interior. ”

    —– I THEN GREW CURIOUS AND ASKED IF THIS WERE A SCAM ————— HERE’S THE REPLY….

    This is not a scam.I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the Google Checkout works:

    1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  77. Chief said, on February 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Melvin, thanks for dropping by.

    I love it: “This is not a scam.” Haha

    Please send another comment with the criminal’s email address. Emails are commonly-searched-for items that lead potential victims to our warnings.

    Chief

  78. montreal canadiens tickets said, on February 24, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Greetings,

    This is a question for the webmaster/admin here at scammerdatabase.wordpress.com.

    Can I use part of the information from this blog post right above if I provide a backlink back to this site?

    Thanks,
    Peter

  79. Chief said, on February 24, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Sure. Are you having a problem with scammers selling hockey tickets? And why are you using a proxy in the Netherlands, Peter?

  80. Deb said, on February 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    We could do what I saw one person did on Craigslist. He posted a warning on the ad who tried to scam him making it similar by listing the item but said beware is scam so when someone searches they also see his scam warning along with the other ad from the scammer, thought was great idea.

  81. Jacob said, on March 3, 2011 at 12:46 am

    I had received a similar message from Michaela Nerse, and the e-mail was also mickinerse@gmail.com. I’m going to report her on craigslist.com now.
    Here are the messages I received about a 2003 Honda Civic

    FIRST MESSAGE:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Honda Civic EX Sedan // miles: 78,320 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 1.7L L4 PFI SOHC 16V // ice cold AC, CD player, power Windows, power locks, power mirrors, tinted windows, rear defrost, remotes keyless entry with alarm, good tires // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    SECOND MESSAGE:

    I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the Google Checkout works:

    1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    THIRD MESSAGE:

    You will send payment to Google Checkout agent and not to my account. They will hold payment until you will confirm that you are in possession of the vehicle. Only after you will tell them that everything is ok they will send payment to my account. So, as you can easily see, you are fully protected in this transaction. Also after Google Checkout will confirm that they received payment to their agent, I will ship the vehicle the very next day . With the vehicle you will also receive all it’s papers, including a bill of sale and title.After you will receive the vehicle and see that is ok, you have to announce them that you have it.Only then Google Checkout will send me the money. I will not receive any money before you will receive the vehicle.
    Please reply with full buyer’s name and shipping address

    Thanks

  82. Chief said, on March 3, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Thanks for the submission, Jacob. I fear the report to Craigslist will result in nothing. Flagging the ad is the best action there. Feel free to report this attempted fraud to http://ic3.gov

    — Chief

  83. Jeff said, on March 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    WOW, I got taken awhile back also but it was on Autotraders.com. The thief sent me an official looking email from Autotraders.com. I had two field reps look into it and they said it looked good. It wasn’t and the head office of Autotraders.com said that many hackers can duplicate their site. I was appalled at the lack of security on their site but still out some money. Live and learn!!!

  84. Ted said, on March 20, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Exact craigslist words From A Michaela Nerse,52 aberdeen St , Glasgow Montana 59230 for a 2001 ford ranger XLT. Price is $2870.00. Wants me to wire the money to a Google checkout Agent Named Ashlee Sharlanne Seals at 58 Dallas Ave, Decatur Georgia, 30030, USA. I just happened to google this info and was almost to support his fraud scheme.

  85. Ted said, on March 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Just discovered this fraud information. He used the same information from a craigslist.org sale advertisement #174525DFA. He sent me pictures of the truck from “www.bluemelon.com/bluemelon12/2001fordranger” because the ad on craigslist suddenly dissappeared and I wanted one more look at the vehicle before I bought it. Then I find him as Michaela Nerse selling bogus stuff on this very helpful website.

  86. Omar said, on March 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Hey guys,

    can anyone help me out! I’m freaking out. I was talking to this person off of craigslist and they asked me to send them my name and address in order to open a Google Checkout for the purchase of a Ford. I came upon this before sending anymore information or money but I’m still worried. What can they do with my name and address?

  87. Chief said, on March 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Omar, this class of scammer only wants your cold, hard cash. Just tell him you changed your mind and he will go away.

    Chief

  88. francisco said, on March 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    to my they also swindled me I sent for wu 2870 dls for an escape 2003 and I was swindled despicably by prostitute’s children that make this me alone wanted to improve my vehicle and now worse and more indebted wrong ebay handling that cannot be am that they don’t realize this and they have not made it I publish in their place.

  89. Chief said, on March 31, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Francisco, you do not help your case with this entry. I am sorry you lost your money. After you have reported the criminal, please take the time to submit a well-constructed comment.

  90. Petardo said, on April 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Sometimes the scammers are just blatantly stupid. I just saw this ad on craigslist:

    – 2003 caterpillar 252 skid steer loader bobcat cab+heat NR LOOK +che – $3000

    Very well taken care of machine. This cat 252 is a big powerfull machine. Similiar in size to a bobcat 300 series. The motor has started right up everytime this winter which is always a good thing . The machine runs and drives just as good as it looks . The joystick controls are super nice,easy for any one to drive. Left hand drives and right controls boom and bucket . Hand and foot throttle controls,aux hydraulics for pretty much any attatchment. Regular quick attatch fits most any skid steer attachment. Self leveling bucket, I have driven differant brand skid steers and cat is the nicest running and driving machine in my opinion. FOR ANY QUESTIONS: caterpillar525@msn.com

    — Obviously it is a scam. And the funny thing? It is advertised in San Francisco and the photos of the machinery are {obfuscated – let’s not educate the scammers :)}.

    So, this one is obvious, but watch out for deals that sound too good to be true.

    The rule is: if at any moment there is a request to transfer money via Moneygram or Western Union, no matter if the email looks like ebay, or google or a reputable company, it is 100% fraudulent and you will end up losing your money.

  91. Chief said, on April 6, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Petardo, good advice! Thanks for your comment.

  92. JS said, on April 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Sarah Entilevi is still out there. Posting our email correspondence for all to be aware of. She/He doesn’t know I’m on to her/him, however I haven’t heard back since I told her/him that I will have a friend pick up the vehicle from Glasgow, MT. I guess the scam now is thru Google Checkout…

    First Response from Sarah:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transport (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2001 NISSAN PATHFINDER LE // Miles: 93,675 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.5L V6 SFI DOHC // Transmission: Automatic // Ext&Int Color: White with Tan // Leather Seats // Power Glass Sunroof // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

    Thank you,

    My response:

    I am in Los Angeles and inspecting the vehicle prior to purchase may be difficult. Are there pictures of engine, interior, exterior, any service log you can provide? I used to own a 2001 Pathfinder as well and was able to get the service records from my mechanic without a problem.

    Also, if I were to pickup the vehicle from Montana myself, will there be a discount since you won’t have to use your free promotion? I can always use a road trip..

    2nd Response from Sarah:

    I attached more pics to my email.
    I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
    This is how the Google Checkout works:
    1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Looking forward to hear from you

    THIS WAS WHEN I GOOGLED HER NAME>>> Thank you Chief for this site !!

  93. Chief said, on April 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    JS, thank you for submitting the criminal’s email. Please tell all your friends and family how these scammers can defraud us so easily.

    — Chief

  94. Olu said, on April 25, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Hello,

    i am currently dealing with a scammer who wants to sell me a 2002 C-320 Mercedes Benz wagon in California for $2920 with 94,134 miles so I am playing along to waste his time because they thinks everybody is a fool. Today he sent me the supposed mail from ebay protection asking for payment so they can ship.
    How can I inflict serious damage on this guy to get him arrested?

    Thanks

  95. Chief said, on April 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    You can report the attempted fraud to http://ic3.gov.

    — -Chief

  96. KG said, on May 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    My daughter and myself just received a suspected scammer who claims to be in the military. Here is a new name for you: Kristen Johnson. This was received on Memorial
    Day (Decoration Day), 2011. This is for a 2003 Honda Accord EX. They got our name
    from Craig’s List. Here goes:

    From:
    “Kristen Johnson”
    To: (private)
    Re: ’03 Honda Accord EX
    Monday, May 30, 2011 10:48

    “Hi,

    I want to be honest with you, the car is in perfect condition and runs great has 100,xxx miles, Automatic, 4 Cylinder, title clean. No damage, no scratches, never involved in an accident, clean title, never been wrecked and is in the same shape as the pictures show. The point is, its been well cared for, never abused, and needs nothing. Runs excellent! This car has been extremely well maintained with a full service history. Bought it while i was serving in U.S. Naval base near Jacksonville, FL.
    I have dropped my price to $2,400 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before 11th June when I will be deployed in Iraq 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 Complete 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 them, which means that you will have a 7 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,
    1st Lieutenant nurse Kristen Johnson”

    “PS: for more pictures of the car, see my album: http://accordex.jalbum.net/Accord/

    My daughter, who is 20 years of age, believed it. I didn’t. I then sent a response
    to this imposter/fraudster. Here is what I said:

    ’03 Accord cpe EX
    Monday, May 30, 2011 3:04 PM
    From:
    “KG”
    To:
    kristenjohnson76@gmail.com

    “Hello Kristen….I’m afraid you are not who you say you are. I’m sure that
    law enforcement will catch up to you, whoever you are.
    You have no phone number listed. You list no current address. Me and my
    daughter have no idea where you are…somewhere in cyberspace, and that’s
    about it. I live in upstate NY, my daughter in Pennsylvania. Are you in
    either location? Or in Jacksonville?
    Why no phone number listed? Why? I’ll tell you why. You are a fraud, and
    for you to attempt to con me or my daughter..by telling them you are a
    second Lt and shipping out to Iraq June 11th..is despicable.
    How many other people got the mass-email blast this morning? I betcha hundreds. Someone will bite.
    I hope law enforcement catches up with you and your ilk..and put you out
    of business, permanently.”

    -KG”

    Oh, by the way…there was NO response from this individual through today. None.
    After I discovered your website, I wanted to share my experience. Just be on the
    alert for this individual using this name. I did happen to get rank wrong, but other
    than that, the real Kristen is probably getting mud thrown on her good name. It is
    someone else USING her good name, and it very well could be a man or a group of
    people using her name. I did a google search, and her name does turn up…as an
    honorable person serving in the military. I hope the imposter gets caught at this.

  97. Chief said, on May 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    KG, yes, most of the military ID’s are stolen. Military officers whose IDs have been “used” have contacted me in the past. It just goes to show us that these scammrers do not limit the type nor depth of lies they will tell to separate us from our money.

    — Chief

  98. Bruce Nelson said, on June 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I just ran into the scammer using the name of Sarah Entilevi as well through a posting on the Spokane, WA craigslist for vehicles sold by owner. She/he said in response to my inquiry:

    “Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 Honda Odyssey EX-L Van with DVD // Miles: 79,320 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // engine: 3.5L V6 pfi sohc, tan ext with tan leather int, automatic, cd player, am/fm, air conditioning, climate control, cruise control, leather seats, power: mirrors,windows,locks,steering // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,”

    When I replied asking how I could inspect the vehicle when she lived so far away she replied:

    “I attached more pics to my email.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
    This is how the eBay works:
    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Looking forward to hear from you!”

    When I checked on eBay and found that there is no such escrow type of service for purchases and that the reimbursement protection they do have is for transactions done on eBay I figured something was wrong and found her other scams on this web site. Wish we could track down the scum and shut him/her down!

  99. Petardo said, on June 8, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Hi Bruce… Petardo here,

    It is very little you can do to catch the scammer, since they mostly operate from overseas (usually Romania but it could be anywhere, including the US) and they profit on the buyer’s good faith (a bona fide transaction) and also, let’s be honest, the rush of making a “hell of a good deal”, even if that defies logic or common sense, considering how “too good to be true” the deal might look.

    At least they didn’t take your money away and disappeared. The purpose of this site that Chief maintains so diligently is to help “would-be victims” to use caution, common sense and find this forum in order to avoid being scammed.

    Best regards, Petardo, from San Jose, CA

  100. Didn't_Fall_For_The_Scam said, on June 24, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I ran across this person as well. The deal smelled of total BS. Glad I found this site. The scam artist is now trying to sell a supposed Toyota 2002.

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Toyota Camry LE Sedan // 81,380 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 2.4L L4 FI DOHC 16V // Transmission: Automatic // Color: Super White with Stone Cloth Interior // Air Conditioning // Cruise Control // Cloth Seats // CD Player // Keyless Entry // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  101. Didn't_Fall_For_The_Scam said, on June 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Following the format. I also received this:

    I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  102. Hooover said, on June 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Watch out for this one I got today from a Mr. and Mrs. Glover

    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 $2,125. 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.

    Here you can see some pictures with the car: http://s1140.photobucket.com/albums/n576/04_jetta_album/

    Details about car :
    VIN: 3VWSE69M94M106854
    Mileage: 45,900 miles
    Title: Clear
    Body type: Sedan
    Engine: 4 Cylinder 1.8 Liter Turbo
    Exterior color: Gray
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Gray

    Thank you for your time,
    Lisa and Dustin Glover

  103. J said, on July 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Yes, I have been shopping for a car and I recently replied to an ad on Craigslist for an Acura that seemed like a “steal.” I was already suspicious because the asking price was $3991. Why would anyone list it at such a random number? I emailed anyway just to find out details and when I got the reply, I googled the name of the “seller.” Sarah Entilevi. I then found this site, confirming what I had already deduced: scam! I am struck by how similar the details of my email are with those you have posted. She even puts in the same grammar mistakes. Here is the reply I received:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Acura TL Type S Sedan // Miles: 76,560 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.2L V6 PFI SOHC 24V // Automatic // Ext&Int Color: Anthracite & Ebony Leather int // Navigation // Heated Seat // Leather Seats // Homelink System // Sunroof // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

  104. Connie G. said, on July 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    We have been looking for a motorcycle for my husband to commute to work on…and holy moly the scams! Some are incredibly obvious, but this one was clever. The website is here: http://florida.findanycycle.com/motorcycles/2001-ducati-monster-750-low-miles.html
    So I emailed the guy. and this is the email he sent back, along with a fake ebay email to follow. Good grief! I would LOVE to catch this jackwagon-if only, if only!

    From thomascollinsworth1970@gmail.com
    Hello and thanks for your interest,

    The bike is still for sale and is in excellent condition as you can see from the pictures.
    Some minor scratches,no accidents or any kind of damage and it has a clear title.
    If you are interested in buying it, the price is $2,500 and this is with shipping costs to your location included. I’m selling the bike because I can’t use it due to my new job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) and I don’t have anyone in the US to whom I can give it.
    All documents, including owner’s manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the bike.
    Also about payment and shipping I will use only eBay Vehicle Protection Program so we can both be protected.
    If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    I am looking forward to hear from you.

    Thank You,

    Okay, so I gave him a name from a headstone, and the address of said headstone’s resting place.
    This is the fake email from ebay: email addy is: buyerprotectionverified@accountant.com

    eBay Motors Protection Order Details – #772345ZUI oodle.com Online Vehicle Purchase

    All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.

    Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.

    Qty Item Price

    1 2001 DUCATI MONSTER 750-LOW MILES US $2,500.00

    Shipping & handling (USA) Paid by Seller

    Deposit US $2,500.00

    Total: US $2,500.00
    Shipping and Tax are included .

    Transaction details

    Transaction ID# 772345ZUI
    Sale Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2011
    Item price: US $2,500.00
    Insurance: Yes
    Shipping fees: Paid by Seller
    Total: US $2,500.00

    Buyer:
    Name: Mattie Rhodes
    Address: 4900 E Truman Rd
    City: Kansas City
    State: MO
    Zip: 64127
    Country: United States

    member Thomas Collinsworth, as the Seller, initiated a new transaction through eBay Motors Protection program and registered you, Mattie Rhodes, as the Buyer.
    We verified all the details of this transaction and we concluded that they are accurate and the transaction is approved. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Your eBay Motors Protection purchase is protected for up to $20,000.00 or the vehicle price, whichever is lower.
    Seller:
    Name: Thomas Collinsworth
    Address: 1420 Lenape Dr
    City: Miami
    State: FL
    Zip: 33166
    Country: United States

    How to send the money to eBay Motors Protection

    Payment must be submitted via Western Union to a designated Regional Manager in charge of this transaction. eBay Motors Protection will secure the payment until the buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it will be the case, eBay Motors Protection will refund the payment to the buyer.

    If you are not familiarized with the Western Union money transfer services please visit: http://www.westernunion.com
    If you want to locate the nearest Western Union Office in your area please Find Agent Location.
    Make the payment in cash using our eBay Motors Protection agent details (check bellow for the agent details) .
    Confirm the payment to eBay Motors Protection.
    Fax us the copy of the receipt at fax #:+1 (206) 337-8612

    Where to send the money

    eBay Motors Protection Agent Details:
    Name: Paul Logan
    Address: 901 Sherman St
    City: Denver
    State: CO
    Zip: 80203
    Country: United States

    The following WesternUnion form specimen is indicated to use in your transaction. Please click on the image below to see the form specimen.

    Purchaser must use this form to complete transaction.

    *The Western Union transfer will be sent using this name and address.

    *We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by sending the both documents (Western Union Receipt and Copy of the completed form) by FAX and E-MAIL.

    For security reasons please DO NOT release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.
    Once the payment is done, Fax the Western Union payment receipt to eBay Motors Protection at:+1 (206) 337-8612

  105. John said, on July 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    First off, I want to thank everyone for this website because I almost got scammed by this “sarah entilevi” person. I was really bummed when i found out it was a scam because it was to be my first car, and a 1970 chevelle at that :(. I knew that it had to be too good to be true, and thankfully i was able to back out before I was scammed.
    the following email:

    “Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder – 350 // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,”

  106. jamie said, on July 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I received the same scam emails today too. I was searching over craig’s list and emailed the seller and she responded with these emails.

    Hi,
    I have a low price on my 2004 Honda Accord Lx because I want to sell the car very quickly.The price is $2,100 including delivery to your home address.
    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 $2,100. 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.

    2004 Honda Accord LX
    Details about car :

    VIN: 1HGCM56384A111591
    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 64,566 miles
    Transmission: 4 Spd Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 4 Cylinder 2.4L 16-valve i-VTEC
    Exterior color: White
    Interior color: Tan
    Title: Clear
    Body type:Sedan

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://s1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/hondaaccordd/2004%20Honda%20Accord%20Lx/

    Thank you for your interest!

    My Response: I am sorry to hear about you son, that is absolutely horrible. I saw the car on craig’s list so I was wondering if I could come see the car and test drive it? I am extremely interested. Thank you.

    Hi,
    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 10 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).
    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.
    Hope to hear soon from you.
    Thanks a lot!

    The exact same wording as someone else. All the information i received about this seller is within this post. Hope someone can catch these scammers.

  107. Chief said, on July 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks, Connie. I’ll check out the classified ad site you mentioned.

  108. Chief said, on July 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    John, your warning will be greatly enhanced by including the scammer’s name and email address. That’s how many potential victims find our warnings. Feel free to reply to this comment with the data.

  109. Chief said, on July 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Jamie, thanks for posting. Your warning will be greatly enhanced by including the scammer’s name and email address. That’s how many potential victims find this site. Feel free to reply to this comment with the data.

  110. Sayed said, on August 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Hi,
    Found the ad on craigslist.
    2005 Nissan Maxima, 47610 Miles and the price is $2050. Just buy it right?
    Then my fren told me and then I started e mailing the lady about the wherabouts of the car and she was not up to the point of wat am askin. She was reluctant to gimme the location I had to ask her 3 times. I actually wanna continue this to see what all I can get outta it. I knew it was a scam fr when I realized yr 2005 and $2050, may be the scammer jus switched number. And same old place billings, MT.

    My question is cant we play catch them. Make a complaint before and then play them into it?
    If anyone has an idea lemme know. Becas tis has to stop some day. As its not a golden tradition to walk the world.

    I wanna rep and her and see tat I am on vacation tis weekend and would like to stop by. Lets see..

  111. DS said, on September 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    HERE’S THE FRAUDULENT LETTER BY “Nick Johnson” from Great Falls Montana who was selling a Honda scooter via Craigslist:

    “As i told you i am stuck here in the military base and i have restrictions in communicating due to the medical and physical exams that i have to complete. If you are really interested in buying it I have to let you know that I want a fast deal.
    The transaction will close only through eBay so we both will be protected.
    I want eBay because as they are the biggest US company and I think that we can close this deal fast and safe for both of us. I don’t have to much time and also I am not very familiar with the internet transactions and eBay is the only one I know.
    Please let me explain how this transaction works. In order to complete this deal the payment must be sent to eBay. As soon as they receive the payment will notify me to start with delivery. After that you will receive all information about delivery. eBay will hold your payment until you receive and inspect the scooter (you have 3 days for inspection) If you will find the smallest problem with the scooter you will ship it back on my expense and eBay will make you a full refund.
    If interested I need your contact info for eBay, full name and shipping address so we can proceed.
    Thanks”

    HERE’S MY REPLY: “I’d like to believe you, but I have some reservations and proceeding according to your plan. Your vague explanation about your inability to communicate also heightens my concerns. One more cause for concern…. You’re not listing it in the same city where you reside. That is abundantly odd.

    I think reasonable purchases should include:

    (1) Have it inspected at a local shop (I’d pay costs).
    (2) Pick it up from the shop upon payment to you and title is received.

    What do you think?”

    HIS RESPONSE: None

    RESULT: Fraud averted

    MY RESPONSE: Flagged his Craigslist listings in two cities

  112. isral said, on September 11, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks for this, all of you. This is the email i received in response to my own inquiry about a car on Craigslist. It also came from “Sarah Entilevi” entilevi@gmail.com

    —-

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan // Mileage: 84,260 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 SFI SOHC 24V // Transmission: 5 Spd Automatic // Color: Black with Gray Leather Interior // Sunroof // CD Player // Interior: Leather Gear Shifter – Leather Seats – Leather Steering Wheel // Air Conditioning // Power Driver’s Seat – Power Locks – Power Mirrors – Power Steering – Power Windows // Garage Kept // NON SMOKER

  113. Jackeline said, on September 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I CAN’T BELIEVE I ALMOST FELL FOR THIS!!!!

    THE SCAMMER’S NEW INFO POSTD ON CRAIGSLIST!!!

    Melissa Zateleti
    zateleti371@gmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Nissan Frontier SE Truck Crew Cab Short Bed // 74,260 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 12V // Automatic // Color: Black ext with Gray int // Air Conditioning // Climate Control // Cruise Control // Power: steering,windows,locks // CD Changer // CD Player // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker.

    HERE IS THE EBAY INFO WHICH CAME FROM THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: vppsafetransaction@accountant.com

    Seller Name: Melissa Zateleti
    Address:52 Aberdeen St
    Glasgow, MT 59230
    United States

    eBay Motors Agent*
    First Name: Allan Lawrence
    Last Name: Page
    Address: 4205 Orchard Ln
    Columbus, Ohio, 43207
    United States

  114. sad&confused said, on September 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Sarah Entilevi Add to contacts
    To ilonghair@hotmail.com
    From: Sarah Entilevi (entilevi@gmail.com)
    Sent: Tue 9/13/11 4:37 PM
    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2001 Ford Ranger XLT *** 3.0L V6 FI OHV *** Automatic *** City MPG: 17, Hwy MPG: 22 *** 87,320 Miles *** 1 Owner *** Clear Title *** Air Conditioning *** Cruise Control *** Power: Mirrors,Windows *** Color: Bright Island Blue Metallic with Dark Graphite Cloth Interior *** CD Player *** 12v Power Outlet, Carpeted Floor Mats, Center Arm Rest, Center Console, Cup Holders, Vanity Mirrors *** MAXXIS Tires, Size: 225/70/R15, 15″ Chrome Wheels // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker.

    My response
    I am confused, the description below states automatic, the craigslist ad and picture is for a standard, which is it?
    How does uship work, they will ship it to St. Louis and if I something happens and I don’t like it they ship it back as you say “You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made”?

    I thought it was a standard, thanks anyway..

    Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:01:59 -0700
    Subject: Re: 2001 Ford Ranger XLT – $3870
    From: entilevi@gmail.com

    Its automatic.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
    This is how the eBay works:
    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Looking forward to hear from you!

    BGood luck out there…..

  115. charles nestell said, on September 15, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Well cheif it looks like the scam is hitting new heights your website saved m hard earned money.

    the email i recived:

    On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM, vanessa parker wrote:
    Hi,
    I have a low price on my 2007 Nissan Altima because I want to sell the car very quickly.The price is $3,000 including delivery to your home address.
    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 $3,000. 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.

    2007 Nissan Altima
    Details about car :

    Mileage: 60,756 miles
    VIN: 1N4AL21E37N459043
    Vehicle title: Clear
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Tan
    Body type: Sedan
    Engine: 4 – Cyl. Cylinder
    Exterior color: Black

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://www.use.com/c8f636bcc1f0fb3aaaec

    Thank you for your interest!

    My responce:
    On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 12:23 AM, Charles Nestell wrote:
    id love to buy this car from you its absoulty beauyiful and id take great care of it i have to be honaest im not a tech wiz so if theres any way to sechdual a in person meet thatd be great im waiting on my financial aid but as soon as its in i could have that in cash. i dont do much in ebay my bro got scamed into debt. i really really love the car and hope you still sell it to me you can text me any time 806 300 5427 ill try to make things go quickly i fell in love witht hat car when i saw it my condalances to your son ill keep him in my prayers
    charles
    hope to hear a reply soon:)

    i never started the trans action thank you for you help heres the last part of the scam:

    On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 12:28 AM, vanessa parker wrote:
    Hi,
    Thank you, the car is located in Great Falls MT at DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. In 2-3 days after you make the payment the car will arrive to you. You will have 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

  116. tonyb1 said, on September 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I asked a question on a “to good to be true deal) on craigslist and this is the response I got. New it was a scam!

    Re: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass HARDTOP – $3940Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:36 PM
    From: “Sarah Entilevi” Add sender to ContactsTo:
    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass HARDTOP // VIN: 336870M316420 // 94,200 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Fully Loaded // Body type: Coupe // Engine: 8 Cylinder // Ext&Int color: Green with White // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

  117. dinu said, on September 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    One More here…

    Hey,
    This is Steven. I received your e-mail about my Toyota Camry . First of all, thank you for your interest. I am selling it because I will soon go on a second tour in Afghanistan and I don’t want it getting old in my garage. I will be gone for the next 12 months. The price is low because I need to sell it before we deploy, at the middle of October. The car is in great condition and runs great. It only has 67,700 highway miles on it. It has never been wrecked and never smoked in. I had serviced it only at the local dealer. Maintenance records are available. Clear title in hand. You can see more pictures of the car here
    :http://s1104.photobucket.com/albums/h330/toyotacamrydsa/
    If you decide to buy it I will be paying for the shipping charges. The total price is $2,690.00 with no other hidden taxes. Please email me back if you are interested in buying it.
    Thanks again!

    Right now I’m in a military base of Nevada Army National Guard. Due to military security reasons I’m restricted from leaving the unit’s facility under any purpose and have strictly limited phone access. I hope you can understand that we will have to stick to email for now. The vehicle is here with me at the base but I’ve already made all the arrangements with DAS to pick it up from the base. DAS will also handle the title transfer for an extra $75.00. I think the car will be in 3-5 days to your address. As I said in my first email will take care of shipping charges. I will send all necessary paperwork (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, pink slip etc). Regarding the payment I want to use eBay protection program. You’ll get 5 days to inspect and test drive after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. Once you inspect and decide to keep the car, will confirm your decision with eBay and only then they will re-route me the money. In this way we are both protected.
    I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. I have to fill out a form on eBay and I need the name that will go on the title and an address where you want the car delivered. Once I do it, eBay will email you all the details on this transaction and we can get the ball rolling

  118. Dave said, on October 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Still at it!! This time they copied an ad my father had posted online to sell his motorcycle and re-posted it on several ‘classifieds’ boards (as always, at a insanely low price), complete with all the photos. An astute buyer alerted my father to the fake ad, and he told me. Now, I’m having fun messing around with the idiots and shutting down the ad every time I find it online. But I must say, they are persistent buggers…. have to file complaints on new listings almost every day.

    But… jerking the jerks around is a bit of pay-back. While I’m only a minor frustration for them, if I can tie them up for even a few minutes, maybe that’s a few minutes delay for someone else to save their money.

    OF NOTE: If any phone or fax a seller provides has the designation {obfuscated so as not to educate the scammers}, it’s 99.999% guaranteed it is a scam. That should be an IMMEDIATE flag for you.

    If its too good to be true, IT IS!!! But it makes me smile giving them the run-around!!!

    My scammers fax for reference: +1 – 206-337-8612

  119. jennifer said, on October 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Sarah Entilevi entilevi@gmail.com to me
    show details 8:25 AM (5 hours ago)

    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2001 NISSAN PATHFINDER LE // Miles: 93,675 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // 4 WHEEL DRIVE // Engine: 3.5L V6 SFI DOHC // Transmission: Automatic // Ext&Int Color: White with Tan // Leather Seats // Power Glass Sunroof // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

  120. Chief said, on October 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Dave, yes, the scammers are professionals and persistent. This is their vocation, so they don’t give up easily.

  121. Jaclyn Robinson said, on October 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I saw one of these on Craigslist last night for a 2004 Chevy Suburban ($3995).
    Here is the email that was sent to me:

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2004 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT 4X4 // Miles: 78,430 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 5.3L V8 MPI // Transmission: Automatic // Ext&Int Color: Summit White with Tan Leather Interior // Heated Seat // Homelink System // Moonroof // 12v Power Outlet – Body Side Moldings – Carpeted Floor Mats – Center Arm Rest – Center Console – Child Proof Door Locks – Compass And Temperature Display – Cup Holders – Luxury Seats – Power Adjustable Pedals // Tires & Wheels: BFGoodrich Tires – Tire Size: 265/70/R17 – 100% Tread Remaining – Wheels , 17″ Aluminum Wheels // Roof Rack // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

    I knew this was a scam but decided to “play” along. I sent an email reply advising my husband was in MT on business and would be willing to meet to handle all paperwork and purchase. She immediately emailed back that she wanted to handle everything via eBay for protection. I then requested a jpeg of the title or the VIN number to run a check. SHE SENT ME A VIN!!! Unfortunately, when checking the VIN did not come back on a Suburban and she was unwilling to tell me the state where the vehicle was titled so I could check.

    These scammers are getting bolder. I still can’t believe she sent me a VIN. Please beware!!!

  122. Ashley Liedke said, on October 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Knew it was too good to be true! I inquired on a 1999 Lincoln Navigator today on Craigslist- Sheboygan, WI

    From: Tamara Potery
    Subject: Re: 1999 Lincoln Navigator SUV – $3870
    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1999 Lincoln Navigator SUV // 87,430 miles // 1 owner // clear title // engine: 5.4L V8 SFI DOHC // color: black with tan leather interior// transmission: automatic // air conditioning // full leather interior surface // power windows // non-smoker // garage kept.

    **After my reply to this asking if it were 4wd and if they would take 3500 instead of the asking price of 3870 I got this reply-**

    I will take $3500, its 4wd.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    Can’t believe it- and very glad that I searched the name and e-mail and found this site!- Thank You!

  123. redkeeper said, on October 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Same name, same tricks!

    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD // miles: 86,400 // 1 owner // clear title // engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 16V // color: green with grey cloth int // automatic // air conditioning // cruise control // power: locks, mirrors, steering, windows // CD player // CD changer // roof rack // NON-smoker // garage kept.

  124. Brian said, on October 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    from a craigslist ad i replied to… Thanks Google!!!
    sarah entilevi@gmail
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2001 Ford Ranger XLT *** 3.0L V6 FI OHV *** Automatic *** City MPG: 17, Hwy MPG: 22 *** 87,320 Miles *** 1 Owner *** Clear Title *** Air Conditioning *** Cruise Control *** Power: Mirrors,Windows *** Color: Bright Island Blue Metallic with Dark Graphite Cloth Interior *** CD Player *** 12v Power Outlet, Carpeted Floor Mats, Center Arm Rest, Center Console, Cup Holders, Vanity Mirrors *** MAXXIS Tires, Size: 225/70/R15, 15″ Chrome Wheels // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker

  125. fhm113 said, on November 16, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Looks like Sarah got a new last name…

    From: H Morgan [mailto:hmorgan315@gmail.com]

    Hi again,

    This is the vin WBSEG9326RCD00068

    and here you can see some pics. http://s1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff409/1994BMW8-Series850CSi/

    Right now I’m in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. I can have the car to your address in 2-3 working days. I will take care of the shipping charges as I told you in my first email. You will receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, pink slip, keys etc).

    Because it is a large transaction, I want the transaction to be performed using eBay. You will get 3days to check and test the car after delivery and the option to accept or reject the car at my own expense. Once you have inspected it and decided to keep it, you will confirm your decision to eBay and only then they will re-route me the money.

    I need to know if you are interested so I can ask eBay to send you the transaction details. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay (full name, address, shipping address, and phone number), so we can get the ball rolling.

    Sarah Morgan

  126. Trina said, on November 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Still going by Sarah Entilevi

    From: Sarah Entilevi
    Sent: Tue, Nov 22, 2011 7:34 am
    Subject: Re: 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER SE – $3970
    Hi,
    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 Nissan Frontier SE Truck Crew Cab Short Bed // 74,260 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.3L V6 SFI SOHC 12V // Automatic // Color: Black ext with Gray int // Air Conditioning // Climate Control // Cruise Control // Power: steering,windows,locks // CD Changer // CD Player // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker.

    There is also another one I received from an add I had listed for sale. Sorry I deleted email.

    Guy asks if vehicle is still available. After replying then advised he is interested in the vehicle and will pay full price. However he is a seaman and does not have online banking and wants to do everything through paypal and if I do not have an account I can set one up only take a couple of minutes. He advise using paypal is the best and safest way for both of us. Then advises after transcaction is done he will then have an agent come to pick up vehicle.

    I also google it and there are few different versions from electronics to vehicles.

    Becareful be cuase these people just want your money or mechandise and have no shame. Especially during the holidays. If it sounds to good to be true ite probably is.

  127. Amanda said, on November 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    An ad was posted on Craigslist for a truck, I replied asking for more details this was their reply:

    Sarah Entilevi entilevi@gmail.com

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 4X4 // Miles: 82,570 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // 5.3L (325) SFI V8 (Vortec) engine // It is LOADED with equipment including Dual Power / Heated Front Bucket Seats with Driver’s Side Memory, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tilt Steering Column, Cruise Control, Locking Rear Differential, Bedliner, Chrome Nerf Bars, Chrome Brush Guard, Sony AM/FM CD Player, and much, much more // The truck runs, shifts, and drives excellent // Garage Kept // NON-Smoker.

    I then asked for pics of truck and I received 22 pics of truck and this response

    I attached more pics to my email.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    Let me just say the truck is beautiful in pics nad I can see how easily people get scammed! Thank you for your website!

  128. Andrew said, on December 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Just recieved this from “Sarah Morgan”

    Hello,

    You asked me about my 2003 Ford Expedition EDDIE BAUER.5.4L V8 engine. Is top loaded and has leather, power glass sunroof, power 3rd row seat, etc. Has a clear title, doesn’t have any scratches, dents, never been involved in any accident. It is in great shape, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. Was always garaged and never smoked in. Underside is clean and dry. No fluid leaks at all.

    I am looking to obtain $4,400.00 The reason I am selling this amazing vehicle so low, I work as a dealer on a cruise ship and I get back in two months, but until then I have to sell the vehicle. The vehicle is located in Wilmington Delaware at the shipping company, and if you want to buy I will take care with delivery to your door and I can offer you 3 days to inspect the vehicle(and the option to accept or reject it). So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you very much for your interest,
    Sarah Morgan

  129. aczodda said, on January 16, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I Almost did this.

    i looking for a bike and found an amazing price for a ducati, a bike that usually goes for 7k this guy is selling i for 29000…

    i was reading around the email trying to find out if the email was legit, but to my deception, was not 😦 i am extremely that i found this Blog.

    the initial email goes like this.


    Hello and thanks for your interest,

    The bike is still for sale and is in excellent condition as you can see from the pictures.
    Some minor plastic scratches,no accidents or any kind of damage and it has a clear title.
    If you are interested in buying it, the price is $2,900 and this is with shipping costs to your location included. I’m selling the bike because I can’t use it due to my new job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) and I don’t have anyone in the US to whom I can give it.
    All documents, including owner’s manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the bike.
    Also about payment and shipping I will use only eBay Vehicle Protection Program so we can both be protected.
    If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    I am looking forward to hear from you.

    what can we do to track this people….?

    the ebay template email, comes from this address

    buyerprotectionprogram@net-shopping.com…. i was checking online and i could find any reference about this email even existing…

    the domain is register under this information.

    Registrant:
    World Media Group, LLC
    ATTN Domain Inquiries
    90 Washington Valley Rd., #1128
    Bedminster, NJ 07921
    US
    Phone: +1.9089030200
    Email: domains@world.com

    Registrar Name….: Register.com
    Registrar Whois…: whois.register.com
    Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com

    Domain Name: net-shopping.com
    Created on…………..: 1996-03-09
    Expires on…………..: 2018-03-10

    Administrative Contact:
    World Media Group, LLC
    ATTN Domain Inquiries
    90 Washington Valley Rd., #1128
    Bedminster, NJ 07921
    US
    Phone: +1.9089030200
    Email: domains@world.com

    Technical Contact:
    World Media Group, LLC
    ATTN Domain Inquiries
    90 Washington Valley Rd., #1128
    Bedminster, NJ 07921
    US
    Phone: +1.9089030200
    Email: domains@world.com

    DNS Servers:
    pdns2.ultradns.net
    pdns3.ultradns.org
    pdns1.ultradns.net
    pdns4.ultradns.org

    everybody be careful out there… pay more for your stuff

  130. Chief said, on January 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Yep, I worked a scam with the same lyrics over two years ago.

    Thanks for posting!

    — Chief

  131. Bethany Ballas said, on January 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Hi there,

    The 2003 Honda Accord EX it is in perfect condition, there’s not a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear title with no liens or loans. I’m selling it low as my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on February 5th for a 2 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. If you are interested email me back.

    A few words about the car:
    Price $2,150
    – 2003 Honda Accord EX
    Mileage: 50,300
    Body Style: Sedan
    Exterior Color: White
    Interior Color: Tan
    VIN: 1HGCM66553A099213
    Fuel: Gasoline
    Engine: 3.0L V6 24V MPFI SOHC
    Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
    Drivetrain: FWD
    Doors: 4
    Pics available at: http://s1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg630/1honda2003/

    Best Regards,
    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Alexander McBride

    Right now I’m in a military base of Alabama National Guard. Due to military security reasons I’m restricted from leaving the unit’s facility under any purpose and have strictly limited phone access. I hope you can understand that we will have to stick to email for now. The vehicle is here with me at the base but I’ve already made all the arrangements with DAS to pick it up from the base. DAS will also handle the title transfer for an extra $75.00. I think the car will be in 3-5 days to your address. As I said in my first email will take care of shipping charges. I will send all necessary paperwork (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, pink slip etc). Regarding the payment I want to use eBay protection program. You’ll get 5 days to inspect and test drive after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. Once you inspect and decide to keep the car, will confirm your decision with eBay and only then they will re-route me the money. In this way we are both protected.
    I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. I have to fill out a form on eBay and I need the name that will go on the title and an address where you want the car delivered. Once I do it, eBay will email you all the details on this transaction and we can get the ball rolling.

    I FELL FOR IT, AND I’M $2150 POORER. JUST FIGURED IT ALL OUT TODAY, ALREADY HAVE FILED POLICE REPORTS AND FBI REPORTS.

  132. Chief said, on January 23, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Bethany, I’m sorry these criminals took your money. As you now see, they are professional thieves and prey upon the honesty of innocent folks like you. Thanks for posting the text of the criminal’s email. If you have the name and address of the “Ebay Representative”, please post it also. It will help warn someone else. I and future victims appreciate the time you took to comment here.

    — Chief

  133. Rikki said, on January 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This website is a BLESSING! I know Craigslist warns you about ebay purchases so after he said it will be done through ebay I started googling the name, address and even army bases in Spain and found you guys! Thank you so much! just saved me a down payment on a LOCAL car!

    The email address for that scumb bag scammer is janecapwell@gmail.com

    Hello and sorry for my delay, I was at work and had no internet access.
    The 2006 Nissan Maxima SE is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 54,612 original miles. Vin #: 1N4BA41E46C834227. The car is in perfect condition inside and out. This car always passed emissions tests. The tires are almost new and the oil is changed. The water pump and the brake disks have been replaced. The timing belt has been serviced. This car needs nothing but a new driver.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :

    this is the link: https://picasaweb.google.com/107745798559869835403/Maxima

    You can also see there the Carfax report and the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department to improve the military relations between our country and Spain. I am located in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,800 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    SSG. Jane Capwell

    my address is:
    Calle Gran Vía, 47
    Zip: 28038, Madrid
    SPAIN

    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

  134. Ken said, on January 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Hi, thank you for this website. Almost fell for scam still waiting to here back from this scumbag email is daniel. Olson72@gmail.com here is first email he sent and then second. haha too good to be true is right…..

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in purchased my 2003 GMC Yukon Denali 4DR AWD, I am selling this vehicle because I am in the military and my unit will be sent back to Afghanistan. The price is low because I need to sell it before February 21th and I don’t want it get old in my garage. Also, the car is too big and too fast for my daughter so there’s no use on keeping it.
    The vehicle is in pristine condition, no accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches. Always adult driven and garaged, never abused or raced. If you are interested, it’s still available for sale and the price, as stated in the ad, is $2480. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Exterior color: Black
    Mileage: 134,078 miles
    Engine: 8 Cylinder

    Thank you !

    P.S. Please do not reply if you don’t have the money or If you need a loan

    Hello again,

    Right now I`m in a military base, getting ready for Afghanistan. I prefer to be contacted via e-mail, I will not have access to the phone the next few days because of my work schedule. Please understand I can’t use a military phone line for my personal or private phone calls. Hope you can understand. Like I already said, the delivery process will be managed by me. The vehicle is in Fort Belvoir, MD and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. I think I can have it there at your home address within 2-3 working days. It will come with a clear title and reg. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 7 days testing period after delivery. During that 7 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested so I can ask eBay to send you the details on this deal.
    If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay (full name, shipping address and phone number), so we can get the ball rolling

  135. Brian McLaren said, on January 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

    My son David talked to me about a too good to be true car for sale and I did some digging.

    The car is supposedly in a container at Great Falls, MT at DAS headquarters – DAS is HQ’ed in TX and has no operations in MT. The KBB value is at least $11k if it were in fair shape. The photos in the link show a perfect car. The photos show the GPS to be mapping Deerpark, FL. The Shipping cost would be at least $750 to deliver to the DC area. That taken from the $2500 deal would net them only $1750 for a $15000 car.

    Below is a copy of the emails he forwarded to me. Cindy did all the emailing so the “David’s” are my son. If we get an address we’ll add it later.

    ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Cindy Baker <bakercindy22@gmail.com …

    Dave,

    I can't help but feel your pain. The nasty "what if it's legit" is the source of a great many losses. Like I said, if you want to proceed, use extreme caution. Contact with Ebay should be direct to their site (aka type in the URL) and find the numbers/pages that way… to avoid false pages.

    Perhaps you might ask where she is, why the car is in MT, where the pictures were taken. In that order and perhaps in several emails…sort of chatty. The photos were taken in Florida according to the maps.

    Relax and enjoy your day.

    Love, DAD

    caveat emptor

    On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM, David wrote:

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Cindy Baker
    Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 04:05:29 +0100
    Subject: Re: Navigation – 2005 Toyota Avalon XLS
    To: David

    Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get
    everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with
    further instructions.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://s1062.photobucket.com/albums/t495/Toyota2oo5AvalonXLS/

    Hope to hear from you soon
    Thanks a lot!

    On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 2:32 AM, Dav wrote:

    > Cindy,
    > What area do you live in? I’d like to check the car out in person
    > before we proceed. No money involved. I’m a bit of a do-it-yourselfer,
    > so I really like checking things out before I buy. I’m equally aware
    > of internet fraud, so I’d really like to pay cash. Again, no money
    > involved at this point. You don’t even have to be present when I look
    > at the car. It’s just to satasfy my own skepticism. I look forward to
    > hearing from you.
    >
    > David
    >
    > On 1/27/12, Cindy Baker wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > > I have a low price on my 2005 Toyota Avalon XLS because I want to sell the
    > > car very quickly.The price is $2,500 including delivery to your home address.
    > > 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 $2,500. 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.
    > >
    > > Navigation – 2005 Toyota Avalon XLS
    > > Details about car :
    > >
    > > Mileage: 62,594 miles
    > > VIN: 4T1BK36B75U058325
    > > Body type: Sedan
    > > Engine: 3.5L V6 Cylinder
    > > Exterior color: Silver
    > > Interior color: Gray
    > > Transmission: Transmission Automatic w/ Manual Mode
    > > Fuel type: Gasoline
    > >
    > > Cindy and David Baker
    > >
    >
    >
    > —
    > Semper Paratus
    >

  136. Eric Kirscher said, on February 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Here is what almost happened to me yesterday. I was leary the whole way through. I ended up responding in a profane fashion cursing them for sullying the military name but I did not post that response here:) I noticed this has been flagged in LA, DFW and NY.

    Subject Re: yukon
    Sender Sheila Heikens
    Recipient Eric K******
    Date Today 18:52

    It`s not insured.. The truck it`s registed in my name on NY.

    On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM, Eric K****** wrote:

    I understand about the documents. I still need to know what state it’s registered in and whether or not it’s insured, though. If it is insured, I also need to know with whom.

    On 11.02.2012 17:58, Sheila Heikens wrote:

    All the documents you need for ownership; title, manuals and the bill of sale, etc.. will be provided along with the vehicle.

    On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM, Eric K****** wrote:

    So far so good Sheila. Now I just need a picture of the title and, in the meantime, what state it is registered in and the insurance company it is registered with, if any.

    On 11.02.2012 17:11, Sheila Heikens wrote:

    I`m sorry for that..
    Sure, here is the vin number 1GKEK63UX5J154383

    On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Eric K****** wrote:

    I will purchase this immediately if all is true but forgive my skepticism. I have been burned via web purchases before and I am much more careful now. I need the VIN# so I can do a lookup and I would need a clear photo of the title. After that, I will get you the information you need and complete the purchase. Satisfactory?

    On 11.02.2012 16:52, Sheila Heikens wrote:

    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the truck and the transaction.
    At the moment I’m stationed in Alaska, making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy.
    The truck is already at our Military Logistic Department in Alaska, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the truck to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the truck 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 truck is in their custody.
    Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 5 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the truck.
    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 truck and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the truck. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the truck before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 10 days to inspect the truck . 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 – Required by eBay (You’ll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
    – Your Shipping Address and Phone Number – Required by the Logistic Department (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to receive the truck)

    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!

    On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM, Eric K****** wrote:

    What does Ebay have to do with this? I don’t see your vehicle on there. I have a friend in Anchorage that can look at it. I can pay cash for it now if you are interested.

    On 11.02.2012 15:54, Sheila Heikens wrote:

    Hello,

    This 2005 GMC Yukon Denali runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history (only 57.750 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. At the moment I’m stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy. The truck is here with me…

    I have dropped my price to $2,350 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before February 27th, 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 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. Sheila Heikens

    Exact same post in New York flagged for removal. Scammer! Why can’t something be done about these people!

  137. Chief said, on February 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for posting, Eric. Take a look at the FAQ’s regarding the nature of these scams. It is not a few individuals — it is an industry.

    — Chief

  138. Javonne said, on February 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

    This is my story I was interested in buy a car for my son when I came across a car too good to be true. I emailed the seller to see if the car is still available. That is when it started please see the below:

    From: xxxx, Javonne
    Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:24 PM
    To: ‘mjc4k-2852558818@sale.craigslist.org’
    Subject: GET IT BEFORE ITS GONE!!!!!! – $2500 (BALTIMORE)

    Good afternoon,
    I am interested in your car. Can you please contact me at your earliest convenience, my son desperately needs a car.
    I can be reached at 443-5xx- xxxx
    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/2852558818.html

    From: parkertiffany653 [mailto:parkertiffany653@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:46 PM
    To: xxxx, Javonne
    Subject: RE:2004 Toyota Camry XLE

    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 $2,136. 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://www.use.com/39f3a70920c6a187ae38

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

    On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 8:11 PM, xxxx, Javonne wrote:
    Sorry to hear about your son. Where are you located?

    From: Tiffany Parker [mailto:parkertiffany653@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:29 PM
    To: xxxx, Javonne
    Subject: Re: 2004 Toyota Camry XLE

    Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

    Hope to hear soon from you.

    Thanks a lot!
    Thank you for your interest!

    On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:27 PM, xxxx, Javonne wrote:
    Javonne xxxxx
    xxxx Ritchie Hwy
    xxxxx Mad xxxxx.

    I just want to clarify that I will have 10 days to test the car here in MD and if my son does not like it for ANY reason I could send it back at no cost to me and get a full refund?

    What kind of tags will it have for him to test drive?

    From: Tiffany Parker [mailto:parkertiffany653@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:59 PM
    To: xxxx, Javonne
    Subject: Re: 2004 Toyota Camry XLE

    Hi again,

    I have received your data. I will initiate the transaction through eBay and they will contact you with all necessary information about this transaction (terms, buyer protection, payment instructions, invoice, etc.) As soon i will have the confirmation from ebay you will receive further details regarding the shipping process (courier information,expected delivery date) Please look in INBOX,BULK,JUNK and SPAM folder and after tell me if you get all info from eBay.Asap
    From: xxxx, Javonne A
    Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:40 PM
    To: ‘Tiffany Parker’
    Subject: RE: 2004 Toyota Camry XLE

    Hello are you going to answer my questions. I am really interested and I don’t want to lose out on this car. My son saw the pictures and is really excited.

    From: Tiffany Parker [mailto:parkertiffany653@gmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:22 AM

    To: xxxx, Javonne A
    Subject: Re: 2004 Toyota Camry XLE

    Javonne did you received the invoice from the company? you can see in the invoice how to make the payment with the agent who is handling our transaction.Please get back to me asap and inform me when you will be able to make the payment so I can start the delivery to your home address.
    Regards.
    Tiffany
    Then I received this:
    From: ebaybuyersprotection@gmail.com [mailto:ebaybuyersprotection@gmail.com] On Behalf Of eBay Motors
    Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:22 PM
    To: xxxx, Javonne
    Subject: Your invoice for eBay purchases : 2004 Toyota Camry XLE

    eBay sent this message to Javonne xxxx..
    Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more.

    Your invoice for eBay purchases : 2004 Toyota Camry XLE

    .
    Dear Javonne xxxx, the seller Tiffany Parker started the transaction over the eBay Vehicle Purchase Program!
    .
    2004 Toyota Camry XLE
    $2,136.00
    Sale date: 15-Feb-12
    Buyer Name: Javonne xxxx

    Buyer’s postal address: xxxx Ritchie Hwy
    xxxxx MD xxxxxx,United States

    Shipping: Paid by seller
    Item description: Never been involved in any accidents, no damages scratches or dents. Clear Title
    (If the item does not match with the description, you can return it to the seller with no obligations)

    ________________________________________
    Five easy steps to complete your eBay transaction:
    Buyer and seller agree to terms: Both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes a description of the item, sale price and number of days for the buyer’s inspection.
    Buyer sends payment to our agent, using his name and address: The buyer submits a payment, our agency verifies the payment. Processing time for payments is 24 hours.
    Seller send item to buyer: Upon payment verification we have the authorization from seller to ship the item and submit tracking information. eBay verifies that the buyer receives the item.
    Buyer receives item: The buyer has 10 days to verify the item and the option to accept or reject.
    eBay pays Seller: eBay pays the Seller. The transaction is complete. If the buyer is not satisfied, he must notify our agency with the item issues, after the inspection period. A solution to most problems can usually be negotiated between the Buyer and Seller. If this is not possible, the buyer will receive the money from our trust account. In case the buyer refuse to continue the transaction with the seller from other reasons, our agency will return the funds to the buyer in maximum 1 – 2 days depending by his location and also the available payment method.
    How to make the payment !

    Locate the nearest Western Union Office.Click here to find the nearest Western Union office.
    You have to fill out a Western Union sending money form, which you can find it at the Post Office.You have to put into the sender`s box your name and your address and into the receiver`s box our agent details.
    Give the form, the money(cash), and a proof of identity to the clerk. Transfer fees can be deducted from the amount your are sending. The seller agreed and signed this clause into the contract so there won`t be any problems.

    The clerk will give you a payment receipt which you have to fax it so we can begin the shipping process.
    Payment must be sent through Western Union service to our verified agent below:
    First Name: Matthew
    Last Name: Strohm
    Street: 105 Railroad Street
    City: Hamilton
    State: Indiana
    Zip code: 46742
    Country: United State
    * Note: THIS IS THE AGENT AVAILABLE FOR THIS TRANSACTION !

    When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 6-12 hours. After payment is secured, the shipping process will be started. The buyer will receive a tracking number of the shipment in maximum 48 hours. The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you have received, inspected and you agree to keep the item. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the seller.
    ________________________________________
    Do not forget to inform us by fax that you have sent the payment, and provide all the information required to collect the money:

    The amount sent (in local currency)
    MTCN (10 digits number from the payment receipt)
    Your details (first and last name, address, ZIP code, city and country)
    Fax the Western Union receipt to eBay Customer Support at: +1-(678)-928-0446

    Marketplace Safety Tip
    • Pay with Western Union. It’s the easy and fast way to pay online, and it lets you shop without sharing your financial details with sellers. Western Union also offers up to $50,000.00 of free purchase protection on qualified eBay purchases.

    Notes
    • You can use Western Union services at all United States Post outlets, numerous grocery and drug stores, currency exchanges, and anywhere you see the Western Union sign.
    • If your item does not match with the description mentioned, you can cancel the deal and send it back on the seller’s cost .
    • Most of the bank’s are not aware of our eBay privacy and policy so to achieve a smooth and pleasant transaction we suggest you to send the money for a personal business
    • When sending funds to our agent you won`t need any city or state code (4 digits) as payment must be completed to a person directly which is our agent , not directly to our company . You also need to ask the clerk to use money transfer, not money order to make the payment . Use the Western Union Individual Option when you send the funds.
    • We will hold the payment until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the product you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will make the payment to the seller. Until then the seller won’t be able to access the money you sent and in any case you decide not to continue with the deal you will receive a full refund.
    ________________________________________

    From: Tiffany Parker [mailto:parkertiffany653@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:47 PM
    To: xxxx, Javonne
    Subject: Re: 2004 Toyota Camry XLE

    Please look in INBOX,BULK,JUNK and SPAM folder and after tell me if you get all info from eBay.Asap
    On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 3:22 PM, xxxx, Javonne wrote:
    Tiffany,

    Yes, I got it. Sorry for the late response. There is a Western Union across the street from my job. I cam be there in five minutes. But, once again I asked you a few questions and you still have not replied to those questions. Now, are you going to answer them or not.
    I just want to clarify that I will have 10 days to test the car here in MD and if my son does not like it for ANY reason I could send it back at no cost to me and get a full refund?
    What kind of tags will it have for him to test drive?

    From: Tiffany Parker [mailto:parkertiffany653@gmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:46 AM
    To: xxxx, Javonne
    Subject: Re: 2004 Toyota Camry XLE

    Javonne yes you will have 10 days to test drive the car after you received it and if by any reason you don`t like the car i will take care of the shipping don`t worry.i will wait for eBay to confirm that the payment has been made. After they will confirm that everything is OK with the payment i will immediately start the shipping and reply with instructions regarding the shipping.

    Thank you
    MY FINAL RESPONSE:

    That is great. Sounds too good to be true.
    I have one last question.
    Do you know the Glovers it seems like you guys have a lot in common. They lost their son also.
    See below:
    1. 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 $2,125. 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.
    Here you can see some pictures with the car: http://s1140.photobucket.com/albums/n576/04_jetta_album/
    Details about car :
    VIN: 3VWSE69M94M106854
    Mileage: 45,900 miles
    Title: Clear
    Body type: Sedan
    Engine: 4 Cylinder 1.8 Liter Turbo
    Exterior color: Gray
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Gray
    Thank you for your time,
    Lisa and Dustin Glover

    NO REPLY YET
    Please be careful, this all started on craigslist. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do some research before sending your hard earned money to scammers.
    I hope this helped someone

  139. Chief said, on February 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Javonne,
    Thanks. You can be sure it will help someone avoid being fleeced.
    — Chief

  140. lupee said, on March 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    i was talking to a tiffany parker and she was selling a 2004 toyota camry for 1836.. i just say this and i dont want them to steal my mo
    so i let here k ow i didnt want to buy the car anymore.. i have a question the sent me a email for ebay but i javent paid for it… can they do anythibg with my name amd address??? pleAse let me know

  141. Chief said, on March 19, 2012 at 8:11 am

    lupee,

    Yes, it is possible that the criminals could use your name and address on fake ID’s to retrieve money at Western Union from the next victim. I’ve previously experienced this in a 419 scam, but have yet to see it with fake escrow scams.

    My advice? File a report at http://ic3.gov so that law enforcement can know about this fellow.

  142. Laura said, on April 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    From: zeniatanner@gmail.com
    To: ?/?
    Sent: Tue, Apr 3, 2012 8:09 AM CDT
    Subject: Re: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $3,910

    I attached more pics to my email.I would like to handle the sale using eBay
    for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep
    the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection
    policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the
    vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay
    will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance
    you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have
    the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping
    back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address
    so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business
    approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    MY DAUGHTER ASKED HER FOR HER CONTACT INFO….

    From: zeniatanner@gmail.com
    To: ?/?
    Sent: Tue, Apr 3, 2012 12:12 PM CDT
    Subject: Re: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $3,910

    Zenia Tanner
    20 4th Ave W
    Williston
    ND
    58801

    MESSAGE I SENT TO HER…

    Hello,

    You have been emailing my daughter, Bailey LaRue, regarding the Jeep. We are VERY interested in purchasing it. If at all possible, we would like to come see it & test drive it. If it all works out, we could do the ebay transaction right then. This would save you from having to ship it anywhere, also. I would like to talk to you more about it. Please call me at XXXXXXXX or send me your contact info & I will call you.

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you

    Laura

    THEN I RECEIVED….

    I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me.I am looking for a fast sale.I am selling the vehicle because I need to pay the mortgage, so if tomorrow a potential buyer will accept the transaction via eBay I will start the shipping to his location.I can not guarantee that the vehicle will be here when you will come.
    eBay is the best solution, but it’s your call, let me know it

    TOTAL SCAM – DON’T FALL FOR IT

  143. Dustin said, on April 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Sell on CriagsList for an ’05 Gray Corolla in Southern Illinois. Emailed them and this was the initial reply. Hope this helps anyone else out who see this.

    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 fiancé.
    He was with his fiancé’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 $1,936. 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://photobucket.com/tcorolla2005

    2005 Toyota Corolla LE
    Mileage: 7,855
    Body Style: Sedan
    Exterior Color: Gray
    Interior Color: Gray
    VIN: 2T1BR30E45C399522
    Fuel: Gasoline
    Engine: 1.8L 4CYL DOHC 16V VVTi SFI
    Transmission: Automatic

    Thank you for your interest!

    Sharon and Bryan Jennings

  144. William Crow said, on May 1, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Thank you for posting this scam…..I’m amazed at how long this has been going on. Is ANYONE doing anything about it?? My e-mail and reply from today follow. I am looking for a car for my daughter….and (of course) this one just looked too good to be true!! Check out the link to see the photos of this beautiful car. I then Googled the type car under photos, and found the exact same photos listed in half a dozen other ads. These jerks are starting to get better at their scamming…..at least the photos look nice.

    -Bill

    ________________________________________
    Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:12:55 -0700
    Subject: Re: 2005 Nissan Altima SL
    From: vanesathomson@gmail.com
    To: XXXX@HOTMAIL.COM

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2005 Nissan Altima SL!I have a low price on my car because I want to sell the car very quickly.The price is $1,921 including delivery to your home address.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 $1,921. 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/delivery details you will need.We will take care of the delivery so don’t worry.

    If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

    2005 Nissan Altima SL Details:
    VIN: 1N4AL11D65C283423
    Mileage:51,000
    Engine:4 – Cyl. 3.5 L
    Transmission:Automatic
    Exterior color:White
    Interior color:Black
    Title: Clear

    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle: http://www.use.com/3f98698dfbee4de0b872
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    Thank you for your interest!

    Vanesa and Dean Thomson
    ————————————————————————————————————————————————-
    On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 1:39 AM, William wrote:
    Thanks for the quick reply, and I’m sorry to hear of your family tragedy.

    I notice you stated delivery…..I thought this a local ad. Where is the car located?

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————-
    From: Vanesa Thomson [mailto:vanesathomson@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 6:11 PM
    To: William
    Subject: Re: 2005 Nissan Altima SL

    Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

    Hope to hear soon from you.
    Thanks a lot!

  145. Keith said, on May 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Sharon Jennings, on Craig List April 28 same EXACT thing…

    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 fiancé.
    He was with his fiancé’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 $1,936. 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://photobucket.com/tcorolla2005

    2005 Toyota Corolla LE
    Mileage: 7,855
    Body Style: Sedan
    Exterior Color: Gray
    Interior Color: Gray
    VIN: 2T1BR30E45C399522
    Fuel: Gasoline
    Engine: 1.8L 4CYL DOHC 16V VVTi SFI
    Transmission: Automatic

    Thank you for your interest!

    Sharon and Bryan Jennings

  146. Danielle Veras said, on May 3, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Anne Stewart 2005 Nissan Murano $2130.00 on Craigslist.
    She gave me the same exact story about her son and finance. Same as Keith above. It’s like she copied the email. These Scammers are apparently still at it and getting better and better. I actually went onto eBay and they have a FBI link for you to register a complaint. So I filled that out and gave as much info as I had on this particular person (which isn’t much). Here’s the email that I received when I sent an email inquiring about this SUV.

    From: Anne Stewart
    To: “dveras@chubb.com”
    Date: 05/02/2012 06:51 PM
    Subject: RE: 2005 Nissan Murano SL 2WD
    ——————————————————————————–
    Hi,

    The SUV is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the SUV manuals, title,documents. I’m selling this SUV 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 SUV coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The SUV belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $2,130. 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.

    Details about SUV :

    VIN: JN8AZ08TX5W310948
    Mileage: 84,378
    Body Style: Sport Utility
    Exterior Color: Gold
    Interior Color: Beige
    Engine: 6 Cylinder Gasoline
    Transmission: Automatic
    Drive Type: 2 wheel drive – front
    Fuel Type: Gasoline
    Doors: Four Door

    Here you can see some pictures with the SUV :
    http://s1152.photobucket.com/albums/p500/2005NissanMuranoSL2WD

  147. Alawndus Davis said, on May 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I am so glad that I found this website as I fear tha I would have made a grave mistake. I thought I would do some checking on this sale because I a firm believe in if it sounds too good to be true then it probable is. The email I recieved below is very similar to one previously posted. I do not know if this is a for sure scam but I figured maybe someone else might know??
    Hi,
    I have a low price on my 2005 Acura TL because I want to sell the car very quickly.The price is $1,932 including delivery to your home address.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 $1,932. 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.

    Navigation – 2005 Acura TL
    Details about car :

    VIN:  19UUA66275A018850
    Mileage: 63,255  miles
    Body type:  Sedan
    Exterior color:  White
    Interior color:  Tan
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: V6 Cylinder Engine
    Title: Clear

    Cindy and David Baker

  148. Mike said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Hello,

    I’d like report this email address – frnk2gz@gmail.com, to this blog because while doing a search, this website had it within it database as a fraudulent email address that has been reported doing scams. The ad was in Pensacola, Florida’s area Craigslist for a 2005 Infinity G35 for $3550.00. When I inquired about it, this is the response I received:

    Hi there,

    The Infiniti it is in perfect condition, there’s not a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear title with no liens or loans. I’m selling it low as my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on May 30th for a 2 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. If you decide to buy it I will be paying for the shipping charges. The total price is $3,550.00 with no other hidden taxes. Please email me back if you are interested in buying it.
     
    A few words about the car:
    – 2005 Infiniti G35
    – Mileage 65,200
    – Body Style Sedan
    – Exterior Color White
    – Interior Color Gray
    – Engine 6 Cylinder
    – Transmission Automatic
    – Drive Type 2 wheel drive
    – Fuel Type Gasoline
    – Doors Four Door
    – Vin: JNKCV51EX5M218743
    – Pics available at: http://s1158.photobucket.com/albums/p601/infiniti351/

     
    Best Regards,
    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Frank Gonzales

    Red flags went up for the “shipping” statement and within the photobucket, the images contained {redacted by Chief}. The email has the vin number, so I did a Google search and found the vehicle in West Hollywood, California within a Carsforsale adsite for $14,990.00. The site had a phone number that I called and spoke to someone with a foreign accent who claimed not to know of Sgt. Gonzales or the Pensacola Craigslist ad. After speaking to the individual, I explained to them that I would report it as fraud. After the conversation I searched the email address and you. Therefore I am adding my own experience to your database.

    If it’s too good to be true, most likely it is. So be cautious how you communicate and always read and research before making any transactions.

    Question, are this scammers hijacking the email addresses of the people they communicate with? Have you heard anything like this. I ask simply because I’d hate to see them hijack mine.

    Thank you for blogging this.

    Sincerely,
    Michael

  149. Chief said, on May 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Michael,

    This class of scammer is simply after your cold cash. He *could* attempt an ID theft, but not likely. If you had submitted your full name and address, it is possible that he could use some or all of your data for a future scam attempt. Thus far, the only use of ID’s to conduct fraud that I have encountered has been those of retired military officers. [search for “military imposters” on this blog]

    Regarding hijacking of email accounts, my advice is to avoid viewing attachments from people you do not know. Some attachments *can* contain scripts which can execute all manner of malicious activity.

    The thanks go to the hundreds of contributors like yourself. I could not have possibly provided all this data single-handedly.

    Chief

  150. Mike said, on May 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you Chief for your response. When you state attachments with scripts, would this include the likes of the link that was provided within the text of the email to view the pictures in the photobucket site? I’m thinking it would. What should I do at this point? I’ll do a virus scan but I’m not too sure it’ll find anything that could a data script though. Also, I’d like to report this to law officials, what should I do?

    Thanks again for your diligence Chief.

    Regards,
    Michael

  151. Michelle Peed said, on May 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    OMG, I am so glad I researched this tonight, as I am posting the following that I received while responding to a craigslist ad: The above stories are almost all identical to what is stated below:

    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 $1,836. 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://imageshack.us/g/853/15320771t.jpg/

    2004 Toyota Camry XLE
    Mileage: 34,058
    VIN: 4t1be32k04u365394
    Interior color: Silver
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 4 Cylinder 2.4 Liter

    Thank you for your interest!

    Tiffany and Dean Parker

    *****What do we have to do to apprehend these people or find a way to stop them?????????

  152. Michelle Peed said, on May 8, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    HERE IS A RESPONSE I GOT FROM THE ALLEGED SELLER TO DO THE DEAL….. WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THIS… MY POSTING FOR THE CAMRY THAT I REPLIED TO IS ALREADY GONE OFF OF CRAIGSLIST, AS I JUST TRIED TO RELOCATE IT….

    Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

    Hope to hear soon from you.

    Thanks a lot!

  153. Felicia Rios-Elk said, on May 8, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I need to know if anyone has paid for the Nissan Altima that is mentioned on the first???

  154. Chief said, on May 12, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Mike,

    Apologies for the delayed response. Links to photobucket are normally safe. Links to an obviously bogus domain may not be. If you computer is acting infected, I would use Malwarebytes as a countermeasure. Feel free to report fraud or attempted fraud to http://ic3.gov.

    — Chief

  155. Chief said, on May 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Michelle, thanks for your comment. Browse around the FAQs of this blog to see why it is difficult to catch these guys.

    — Chief

  156. Jeimy Torres said, on May 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I JUST GOT THE EXACT SAME THING! thank goodness i checked everything out first!
    It is on craiglists for the boston area
    It is for a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta.Black, with tan interior

    Mileage: 58,845
    Body: Sedan
    Exterior color: Black
    Interior Color: tan
    Fuel Gasoline
    Engine: 2.5L I5 20V MPFI DOHC
    Transmission: 6 speed automatic
    Drivetrain: FWD
    Doors: Four Door

    I emailed her and she said

    “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 $1,975. 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.

    Details about car :

    VIN: 3VWRF71K05M636210
    Mileage: 58,845
    Body Style: Sedan
    Exterior Color: Black
    Interior Color: Tan
    Fuel: Gasoline
    Engine: 2.5L I5 20V MPFI DOHC
    Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
    Drivetrain: FWD
    Doors: Four Door

    Here you can see some pictures with the car :
    http://s1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii618/2005VolkswagenJettaBlack/

    Thank you for your interest!”

    I wanted her information to see how far she was so i could pick up the car myself if it turned out my dad and i approved of it. and she said….
    “Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks a lot!”

    thats when i decided to search around and see since she didnt just give me some contact info right away.

    the email adress she is using for this car is Anne Stewart

    I hope you guys can catch this person.

    Again it is a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta on Craigslist

  157. Arturo nava said, on May 14, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I tray to make a deal whit a old lady who she said he’s son daied w he’s fiancé in a car and she trade of forget the accident and the car remember to much to his son so she sell the car it’s a Nissan maxima 2005 for 2136 USD and I never get the car also y buy this car for eBay protection plan program and they never say nothing about this I’m pretty sad for this tracsaccion

  158. Heather said, on May 14, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Now they are trying to play on our emotions… I can’t believe these people can actually sleep at night… I almost fell for it, but decided to look it up and thanks to this website I did not proceed… Instead, I reported them to the FBI… May justice be served upon these a*holes!!!!!!!

    -Heather

    I would like to report this email address:
    anne32stewart@att.net

    “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 $1,975. 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.

    Details about car :

    VIN: 3VWRF71K05M636210
    Mileage: 58,845
    Body Style: Sedan
    Exterior Color: Black
    Interior Color: Tan
    Fuel: Gasoline
    Engine: 2.5L I5 20V MPFI DOHC
    Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
    Drivetrain: FWD
    Doors: Four Door

    Here you can see some pictures with the car :
    http://s1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii618/2005VolkswagenJettaBlack/

    Thank you for your interest!”

    and another email hours later:

    “Hi again,

    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 10 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 data. I will initiate the transaction through eBay and they will contact you with all necessary information about this transaction (terms, buyer protection, payment instructions, invoice, etc.) As soon i will have the confirmation from ebay you will receive further details regarding the shipping process (courier information,expected delivery date) Please look in INBOX,BULK,JUNK and SPAM folder and after tell me if you get all info from eBay.Asap

    Hope to hear soon from you.

    Thanks a lot!

  159. Matt said, on May 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I received the exact e-mail a few other people have gotten. Good thing I was suspicious and did a little homework first. Below is the e-mail I received.
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    From: Sharon Jennings sharonjennings74@gmail.com

    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 fiancée.
    He was with his fiancé’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 $1,936. 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 number 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://photobucket.com/tcorolla2005

    2005 Toyota Corolla LE
    Mileage: 7,850
    Body Style: Sedan
    Exterior Color: Gray
    Interior Color: Gray
    VIN: 2T1BR30E45C399522
    Fuel: Gasoline
    Engine: 1.8L 4CYL DOHC 16V VVTi SFI
    Transmission: Automatic

    Thank you for your interest!
    Sharon and Bryan Jennings

  160. Chief said, on May 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Jeimy,
    Feel free to report the incident to http://ic3.gov. That database is what fuels the various investigations.

    — Chief

  161. Chief said, on May 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks, Heather. To frustrate the scammer, forward the email to abuse {at} photobucket.com. Yea, he will create another one, but it will make him look stupid to any potential buyers he has on the hook. Also keeps him busy doing administrative work rather than scamming innocent people.

    — Chief

  162. Aleta Peer said, on May 16, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    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 $2,249. 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://s1064.photobucket.com/albums/u379/O6nissanaltima/
    2006 Nissan Altima SE-R
    Mileage: 92,085
    VIN: 1N4BL11D36N386146
    Exterior color: Black
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 3.5L V6

    Thank you for your interest!

    Thomas and Karen Harrell.

    Followed by:

    Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks a lot!

  163. John said, on May 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I’ve got one.

    “Karen:” 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 $2,249. 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.
    Thank you for your interest!

    Thomas and Karen Harrell.

    Me: I’m sorry to hear about your son, and I can see why the car could give you bad memories. Although, I am a little skeptical about you shipping me the car, as this is my first time doing this, and Craigslist has a warning stating to be wary of ads offering to ship the car. What state are you located in, because I can travel to pick up the car.

    “Karen”: Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks a lot!

  164. Quinn said, on May 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Richard and donna monroe but mainly donna monroe was doing the talking, their also scam artist and i know their names are fake due to other postings i see on here with the same veichele they were tryna sell me

  165. Dixie said, on May 23, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Looks like there still at it!!! Gosh these people make me so angry.

    Hi,
    I have a low price on my 2005 Acura TL because I want to sell the car very quickly.The price is $1,932 including delivery to your home address.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 $1,932. 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.

    Navigation – 2005 Acura TL
    Details about car :

    VIN:  19UUA66275A018850
    Mileage: 63,255  miles
    Body type:  Sedan
    Exterior color:  White
    Interior color:  Tan
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: V6 Cylinder Engine
    Title: Clear

    Cindy and David Baker

  166. Vern said, on May 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

    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 $2,249. 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://s1064.photobucket.com/albums/u379/O6nissanaltima/
    2006 Nissan Altima SE-R
    Mileage: 92,085
    VIN: 1N4BL11D36N386146
    Exterior color: Black
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 3.5L V6

    Thank you for your interest!

    Thomas and Karen Harrell

    ***These people are still out there as of today; 5.25.12…..Below is a response. Beware!

    Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks a lot!

    ****They responded within 24-Hrs

  167. Chris Puckett said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

    William, I got the EXACT same email reguarding the EXACT same car with the EXACT same story. But the names were just a little bit different.

  168. eagledrwe47@gmail.com said, on May 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

    So I got the same exact email. Wouldn’t ya know it, the names are different. And I would like to know if there is any way I can help you catch these scammers. Here is the convo so far, should I not reply or what should I do next?

    I SAID:

    Hi,

    I’m interested in the 2005 Nissan Maxima you posted to craigslist and I had a few questions about it.

    1. Have there been any engine issues while you have had it?
    2. What is the VIN number?
    3. Any concerns or reacurring isssues?
    4. Why such a low price?
    5. Where is this car located so I can come look at it?

    Thank you for your time.

    THEY SAID

    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 $2,136. 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://s1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj551/nissanmaxima005/

    2005 Nissan Maxima SL
    Mileage: 43,100
    VIN: 1N4BA41E85C860053
    Exterior Color: Black
    Interior Color: Frost
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 3.5L V6 24V MPFI DOHC

    Thank you for your interest!

    Kelly and James Heavey


    I SAID

    Thank you for responding to my email. I would very much like a phone number through which I can contact you. I would like to talk more about the car and so forth.

    Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    THEY SAID

    I’m really sorry but I have some problems with the phone. For some reasons when I receive a call, the fax machine is connecting in the same time. I’ve talked with the phone company and only the next week they can send someone to fix the problem…We must communicate by email if is not a problem.

    AT THIS POINT IM SMELLING A FISH BUT I CONTINUE

    That’s fine then. Can I have an adress where the car is located please? Of course it close to where I live I would love to come see it. Also, what kind of payment terms are you looking for here?

    Thanks.

    AND THEY I HAVE NOT YET REPLIED TO THEIR LAST ONE

    Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks a lot!


    SHOULD I REPLY AND WHAT SHOULD I SAY/DO! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!

  169. David said, on May 29, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Moving on over to RVs. I answered two adds Craigslist Houston asking for more info, and within hours received the following two replies:

    From: Angela Hobart angelahobart474@gmail.com
    Sent: Monday, May 28, 2012 1:25 PM
    Subject: Re: 1973 13′ ECO Trailer – $1900

    Hello, My name is Angela Hobart, I am emailing you regarding the camper 1973 ECO Travel Trailer that I have for sale. The camper is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name ( pics http://claspics.com/273picy4/h2c3hr6s ) I’m selling the camper because my 21’s years old son died 2 months ago in a car crash. A drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. They were with her car on their way to his little brother’s birthday. It was his camper 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 1.900$ Just let me know if you are interested and where are you located

    From: Sandra Griffin sandragriffin9@gmail.com
    Sent: Monday, May 28, 2012 7:27 PM
    Subject: Re: 2006 Jayco Jay – $1900

    Hello, My name is Sandra Griffin, I’m emailing you regarding the 2000 Jayco Eagle 12 FSO that I have for sale. The camper is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (smoke-free). The camper has a king and queen bed, roof top Carrier air conditioning, bathroom with shower and toilet and privacy curtain, slide out dinette that goes into a sleeping area that is 6’X4′ , city water hookup and 15 gallon fresh water capacity, sink with faucet that has electric water pump, 3 burner stove that can be used inside or outside. It has a clear title with no loans or liens on it. I’m selling the camper because my 21’s years old son died 2 months ago in a car accident. A drunk driver hit him and his fiancee coming to our home at his little brother birthday. It was his camper 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 $1,900.00 Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .

    Thank you, Sandra and Michael Griffin

  170. David said, on May 29, 2012 at 8:13 am

    And another one received today:

    http://houston.craigslist.org/rvd/3014756762.html

    On May 29, 2012, at 7:07 AM, Simone Taylor simone648taylor@gmail.com wrote:

    Hi,

    I want to be honest with you, the camper is in perfect condition and looks
    great. Its been well cared for and needs nothing.
    This 2007 Fleetwood Pioneer has been extremely well maintained .
    Bought it when i was serving in U.S. Army base near Bethesda, MD.
    I have dropped my price to $2,500 (purchase price) since this is an
    Urgent Sale! a5nd I need to sell it before 10th June when I will
    be deployed to a US Forces Japan ( http://www.usfj.mil ) base for an entire year.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email
    me your Complete 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 them, which means that you will
    have a 7 days inspection period before committing to buy the trailer. In
    this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of
    this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Sergeant nurse Simone Taylor

    PS: for more pictures of the trailer, see my album: http://2007fletwoopioneer.shutterfly.com/pictures/8

  171. Chief said, on May 29, 2012 at 8:15 am

    No, of course not. You smell a fish. It is a fish.

    — Chief

  172. Jasmine Coleman said, on May 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Hi, Thank you for your interest in my 2005 Nissan Altima SL!I have a low price on my car because I want to sell the car very quickly.The price is $1,921 including delivery to your home address.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 $1,921. 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/delivery details you will need.We will take care of the delivery so don’t worry.

    If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

    2005 Nissan Altima SL Details:
    VIN: 1N4AL11D65C283423
    Mileage:51,000
    Engine:4 – Cyl. 3.5 L
    Transmission:Automatic
    Exterior color:White
    Interior color:Black
    Title: Clear

    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle: http://imgur.com/a/yfut1#0

    Thank you for your interest!

    Vanesa and John Thomson
    —-
    Hi again,

      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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions. 

    Hope to hear from you soon.
     
     Thanks a lot!

    They tried to get me to but I had a feeling it was a scam so I never went thought with it. Thank u guys so much.!

  173. Rex said, on June 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Love this stuff. 2nd car I have gotten a similar email from. But, I would never consider buying a car via ebay or send money orders in the first place as I get similar scams from solicitors to my business. It is too obvious and I am surprised people actually fall for it.

    I just reply that. “I pay in person with cash while signing the title in person while being able to touch the car.” I never hear back after replying with that.

    “From: Diana Kohler [mailto:kohlerdiana1@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:26 PM
    Subject: Re: Acura TL

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2006 Acura TL, I am selling this vehicle because I am in the military and my unit will be sent back to Afghanistan. I don’t want it to get old in my garage. The price is low because I need to sell it before June 13th. The vehicle is in pristine condition, no accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches. Always adult driven and garaged, never abused or raced and never smoked in. If you are interested, it’s still available for sale and the price, as stated in the ad, is $3,800. I bought it when I was serving in Fort Belvoir, VA (the car is still there) and in case it gets sold I will take care of delivery. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Black
    Exterior color: Gray
    Mileage: 44,723 miles
    Engine: 6 Cylinder 3.2 Liter

    Thank you!
    Corporal Diana Kohler. “

  174. Jeff Stephens said, on June 10, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Hey, me too!

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2005 Honda Accord ExL !I have a low price on my car because I want to sell the car very quickly.The price is $1,936 including delivery to your home address.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 $1,936. 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.

    If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

    Details about car :

    VIN: 1HGCM56855A002552
    Year: 2005
    Mileage:96,778 miles
    Transmission: 4 Spd Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine:4 Cylinder 2.4L 16-valve i-VTEC
    Exterior color:Gray
    Interior color:Gray
    Title: Clear
    Body type:Sedan

    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle: http://www.use.com/913aefab2564954aa623

    Thank you for your interest!

  175. Van Pittsenbargar said, on June 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Antonia Harris is the name given to me and here is her email:
    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

  176. Diane said, on June 25, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Thank god I found this site. Just had someone try to scam me and when I asked to come see the car they told me “it was in Great Falls MT at DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers)” so I googled and this came up, now they have a 2006 Toyota Avalon Limited for $3650, the person told me that she was getting rid of the car because it was her 19 year old sons car who passed away in a car accident and it is just too hard for them to keep it.

  177. Chris said, on June 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    FYI Everyone…I contacted a seller about an Escalade for sale in Salinas, CA…The response I got just reeked of a scam. Come to find out, the email address Allison.brown943@gmail.com was used across the country selling different cars.

    Here is the response I was sent, obviously some idiot’s fill in the blank form:

    Hello ,

    I’m sorry for the delay,the SUV is still for sale. Thanks for being interested in buying my 2010 Escalade AWD Luxury. It is in a good condition, no scratches, no damages, never been implicated in any accidents, no problems at the engine, runs very well. It has an 8 Cylinder, 6.2 L engine,28,824 miles, clear title, a perfect SUV. The price is negotiable , $31,200.00. The only thing I am selling its because I divorced with my husband and after the divorce I own this SUV, now as a woman I don`t need it…

    I can provide VIN # to check on your own. Also, I can send you the pictures and more details too. Just let me know if you are still interested.

    Thank you very much,
    Allison Brown

    Hope this will help anyone who comes across “her”.

    Here is the ad to the autotrader link:

    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?zip=92806&endYear=2013&modelCode1=ESCALA&showcaseOwnerId=66713429&startYear=2010&makeCode1=CAD&listingType=used&searchRadius=500&maxPrice=32000&listingId=324763825&Log=0

  178. Kathy Peluso said, on July 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I was looking for a car on craigs list and thought I found a good deal, so I e-mailed the person about the car and this is what I got back:
    The exact same letter as Jasmine Coleman got on May 31, 2012 from “Vanesa and John Thomson. It was word for word the same letter. I decided to look up the shipping company first before I did anything and I found this website, thank God. I usually would never buy a car without seeing and driving it in person, but they made it sound so safe involving e-bay. I just had a bad feeling about it so I did nothing to get the car and was not ripped off. I don’t know how these people sleep at night! Some people make me sick!!! Thanks, Kathy

  179. Chris said, on July 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Re: 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $3990
    From Elizabeth Sanders elizabeth.sanders71@gmail.com

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 76,382 miles, a clear title, 4.0L L6 MPI engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions..

    Thank you,

    The first clue…the vehicle was supposed to be in ID, not ND they then sent me 25 photos and this email

    I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have it here with me.I attached more pics to my email.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  180. R said, on July 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Here’s the latest I received

    Re: 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $3990‏
    From: Kevin Inman (inmkevin@gmail.com)
    Sent: Sun 7/15/12 6:54 PM

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 76,382 miles, a clear title, 4.0L L6 MPI engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions..

    Thank you,

  181. mike p said, on July 17, 2012 at 3:18 am

    here is another scammer ,my next step is to call the Army Criminal investigative command and report this loser for impersonating a senior NCO

    justin.stewart47@gmail.com

    I am in a currently stationed at Nevada Army National Guard. We are getting ready for Afghanistan. We are in the final stage of our training and we are not allowed to use the phone during this period. This is supposed to keep us focused on our trainings. I am only allowed to check my email few times a day. I hope you can understand that we will have to stick to email for now. The vehicle is here with me at the base but I’ve already made all the arrangements with DAS to pick it up from the base. DAS will also handle the title transfer for an extra $75.00. Being in the army has some advantages and one of them is the fact that I can ship it very cheap. I will pay for the shipping charges, as I’ve said in my first email. I think I can have it there in 3-5 business days.
    I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will give a 5 days testing period after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. I have to fill out a form on eBay and I need the name that will go on the title and an address where you want the car delivered. Once I do it, eBay will email you all the details on this transaction and we can get the ball rolling.Hi there,

    The Altima it is in perfect condition, there’s not a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear title with no liens or loans. I’m selling it so low due the fact that my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on July 30th for a 2 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. If you are interested email me back.

    A few words about the car:
    – 2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE
    – Mileage: 96,700
    – Price: $2,750
    – Transmission: Automatic
    – Engine: 3.5L V6 24V
    – Pics available at: http://s1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh565/2002NissanAltimaSeBlackonBlack

    Best Regards,
    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Justin D. Stewart

  182. os2al said, on July 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Alas, the latest attempt: (July, 2012):

    From: Antonia Harris
    To: [email address removed]
    Subject: RE: 2005 Honda Accord ExL $1,936
    Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:50:35 -0700

    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
    $1,936. 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.

    Details about car :

    VIN: 1HGCM56855A002552
    Year: 2005
    Mileage:96,778 miles
    Transmission: 4 Spd Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine:4 Cylinder 2.4L 16-valve i-VTEC
    Exterior color:Gray
    Interior color:Gray
    Title: Clear
    Body type:Sedan

    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle:
    http://www.use.com/913aefab2564954aa623

  183. Chief said, on July 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Mike, I appreciate your vigor. You can report the attempted fraud to http://ic3.gov to assist law enforcement in aggregating these cases and finding the locations of these criminals.

    — Chief

  184. kaitlyn said, on July 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    They sent me this exact same message about the Nissan. Can’t believe it! I knew it was to nice of a car for to cheap!

    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 $1,936. 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://www.use.com/daef73dc6048c603169a

    2005 Nissan Altima SL
    Mileage: 51,000
    VIN: 1N4AL11D65C283423
    Interior color: Black
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 4 Cylinder 2.5 Liter
    Transmission: Automatic

  185. Mike said, on August 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

    My wife was searching on craigslist in Orlando and got this and then I replied to them and they replied back to me today Aug 7 2012, This is the email..

    susan walker [susan.wlk111@gmail.com]

    Hi again,

    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 10 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).

    Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks a lot!

    On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM, DXXXX, Michael wrote:
    Hi Susan this is Jamie’s husband Mike, we are interested in the car but would like to meet up to see it and inspect it and we would like to pay cash.
    We can meet at a public location like the Toyota dealership on colonial or not to far from John Young or we can meet in the parking plaza at John Young and Colonial next to Orange county sheriff office, where in Orlando are you from?
    We will not operate in any other type of money transaction, I have dealt in craigslist for a while.
    Please contact me thank you, sorry for your lost.

  186. serhs said, on August 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Email from a scammer:

    Hello,

    This 2005 Volkswagen Jetta runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, Only 95,465 miles! The transmission is Automatic, shifts smoothly. The interior is all original. The car has all of its original floor mats,all books, complete set of tools and keys. Everything works in the car lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc… clear title free of liens. I bought it when i was serving in Fort Lewis, McChord AirForce Base in Washington and now I am deployed in Athens, Greece. The car will be delivered from WA, US for free.
    I have dropped my price to $2,100 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before September 09th, 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 car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    SSG Victor Sullivan

    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 in Athens, Greece making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan.
    The car is already at our Military Logistic Department in Fort Lewis, McChord AFB, 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 it is in their custody. Shipping will take 3-4 business days to the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.
    For the payment I would like to use Google Checkout 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 it. 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 it. If you decide not to keep it Google Checkout will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. But I assure you won’t be the case. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I’ll start the official procedure, and Google Checkout will contact you about this you’ll receive important guidelines + instructions from them. You ll be contacted by Google Checkout in the next 4 hours. So just e-mail me and tell me if you received the payment invoice and how long will take till you proceed with the payment as Google Checkout instructed you.

    PLEASE NOTE!
    If the car is not how I’ve described it, you have the unequivocal right to refuse acceptance of the car (return postage on my expense) and you are entitled to a full and complete refund of the car’s purchase price. It will be insured during transportation and will be delivered in front of your door.
    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.

    Hope to do business with you soon!

  187. serhs said, on August 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Payment request from a scammer:

    Payment must be sent through Western Union service to our verified agent below:

    Name: Ernest Sam Nassif

    Street: 1350 Cherokee St

    City/State: Denver, CO

    Zip Code: 80204

    Country: United States

    This is the info where they want me to sent the Money, I Hope this info helps to arrest these criminals

  188. DEBBY said, on August 29, 2012 at 10:09 am

    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 $1,980. 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://s1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj551/nissanmaxima005/

    2005 Nissan Maxima SL
    Mileage: 43,100
    VIN: 1N4BA41E85C860053
    Exterior Color: Black
    Interior Color: Frost
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 3.5L V6 24V MPFI DOHC

    Thank you for your interest!

    Donna and James Harrison

    SOUNDS LIKE THIS ONE IS A SCAM TOO!!!

  189. Christian Braden Fontaine said, on September 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Hello, and thank you for showing interest in my 1997 Toyota Tacoma extra Cab 4X4!

    The general condition of the truck is excellent, very well maintained, no damages, no mechanical problems and no electrical issues. It has a clear title free of any liens or loans and a clean carfax, free of accidents. This beauty has only 134,660 miles on it and the final and last price is $1,980. Because of my divorce settlement, I own this truck and as a woman without driver’s license I don’t need it so I’m trying to get rid of it as soon as possible. Now I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship. All documents, including owner’s manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the truck. Also about payment and shipping I will use only eBay vehicle purchase protection so we can both be protected. I look forward to hear from you. Please tell me what other information would you be interested in and I will try and provide it to you.

    http://s1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/taco97masale/

    Thank you,
    Theresa Newman

  190. Christian Braden Fontaine said, on September 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Hello again,

    Please give me a little time to explain you the process of this transaction,

    As I told you in my first email, I divorced, now I work like casino dealer. I can’t call you due the casino policy. The dealers have prohibited to use the phone.The car is already at the shipping company in CO created and ready for shipping.The car will arrive at your address in 3-5 working days. The shipping cost is included in the total price of the car! You will have 5 days to test it and inspect the car prior to make any purchase. So if you want to make this deal I need the following details from you:

    full name and shipping address

    phone #

    After I will have all this details I will forward them to eBay and I will proceed this transaction. eBay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and that I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Thank you,

    Theresa Newman

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  192. Anonymous said, on September 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Natalie Anna Entilevi entilevi@gmail.com

    8:48 AM (10 hours ago)

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 75,900 miles, a clear title, 2.4L L4 PFI DOHC engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions..

    Thank you,

    Picture of CR-V in ad:

  193. Anonymous said, on September 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I am still in conversation with this particular person for the past few days. This truck was advertised in Kansas, now in Helena Mt. but the idiot blocked out the licence plate No. but was able to read the logo on the plate which is from a province at Ontario, Canada.

    jessie castillo jessie.castillo46@gmail.com
    Sep 25 (1 day ago)

    to me
    Thank you for your attention and interest in my sale.

    The 2008 Ford F150 4×4 SuperCab Lariat is in flawless condition with 41090 miles , non smoker, clean tile, lady driven, all functions are working, all maintenance records
    available only from authorized dealer. No known problems, leaks, dents or dings.
    My final price is $16,200.
    Mail me back if you are interested and with any questions you may have. I can also provide photos and extra details on how the sale will take place.

    Thanks

  194. Billie Jo said, on October 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    My daughter was almost scammed today.

    From: patricialane72@comcast.net
    Sent: Monday, October 1, 2012 9:22:56 PM
    Subject: Re: 01 Honda Accord

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my 2001 Honda Accord that is for sale. The car is in great shape, no engine problems or hidden defects. It was always garaged. It has no scratches or any kind of damage. The interior looks great. It has 91,000 miles, automatic transmission. It comes with a clear title with no liens on it. I have a low price, $950 including delivery to your home address. There is a reason for selling it for such a low price. I just finished the divorce with my husband and I need to get rid of it fast. Looking forward for your reply if you are interested in the car and I will send you more details about the deal or car as well.

    Here are more photos with my beautiful car: http://s1165.photobucket.com/albums/q585/my_2001_honda_accord/

    Thank you,
    Patricia Lane

    I am nervous that my daughter sent her information (name, address and phone number) but thankfully no money.

  195. Kelley said, on October 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Hi there,

    The Wrangler it is in perfect condition, there’s not a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear title with no liens or loans. I’m selling it so low due the fact that my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on October 30th for a 1 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. If you are interested email me back.

    A few words about the Sahara:
    – 2000 Jeep Wranlger Sahara
    – Mileage: 131,000
    – Price: $1,545
    – Transmission: Manual
    – Engine: 4.0 6Cyl 5 Speed
    – Drive Type: 4×4
    – Pics available at: http://s1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh635/david_scrolll/

    Best Regards,
    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Davis Asrolle

    Follow Up

    I am currently stationed at Nevada Army National Guard. We are getting ready for Afghanistan. We are in the final stage of our training and we are not allowed to use the phone during this period. This is supposed to keep us focused on our trainings. I am only allowed to check my email few times a day. I hope you can understand that we will have to stick to email for now. The vehicle is here with me at the base but I’ve already made all the arrangements with DAS to pick it up from the base. DAS will also handle the title transfer for an extra $75.00. Being in the army has some advantages and one of them is the fact that I can ship it very cheap. I will pay for the shipping charges, as I’ve said in my first email. I think I can have it there in 5 business days.
    I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will give a 5 days testing period after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. I have to fill out a form on eBay and I need the name that will go on the title and an address where you want the car delivered. Once I do it, eBay will email you all the details on this transaction and we can get the ball rolling.

  196. Valentina said, on November 5, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I going to take some time to share this because I wouldnt like anyone to be scam. This is a mini cooper 2003, this is the email the person sends.:

    Hi, my name is Joana Tugwell
    > >
    > > 2003 MINI Cooper S with very low mileage has 63,400 miles, 4 Cylinders, is in excellent condition, no liens or loans,it has been very well maintained, with a clean title and no accident history.I am selling it at this final price of $1,950 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and it 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 so we moved to my brother in Deltona, FL trying to start a new life.
    > >
    > > I want to use eBay services for the safety of both of us so if you’re interested in purchasing this car just email me with your full name, address including the zip code and phone number, so I can notify eBay that you are selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
    > >
    > > Here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:http://imgur.com/a/O82b7
    > >
    > > I am waiting for your reply.

    Key Words: First too good to be truth.
    Its from a family member that had past away recently.
    Bring bad memories (yea right)
    Scammers always ask for your full name, adress with zipcode and phonenumber

    I REPLY TO THEM:

    Sure but Instead can you just let me know where are you located so I can go check out the car and give you the money in person. Thank you.

    THIS IS WHAT THEY REPLY BACK TO ME .. HAHA .

    Hello again ,
    > Please give me a little time to explain you the process of this transaction .
    > As I told you in my first e-mail,we just moved to my brother in Deltona, FL. Before leaving I had prearranged the deal with eBay services so my presence isn’t necessary. The car is now located in Deltona, FL, at the shipping company, ready to be delivered.It will arrive at your address in 2-3 working days. The shipping costs are included in the total price of the car! You will have 10 days to test and inspect the car prior to make any purchase. So if you want to make this deal I need the following details from you: full name, address including the zip code and phone #.
    > After I will have all this details I will forward them to eBay and I will proceed with this transaction. eBay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and that I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details.
    >

    ,,, sURE IM GOING TO BELIEVE THIS.
    THIS IS THE PERSON’S EMAIL ADRESS joanatugwell@reagan.com . Regan?? for real i google it and guess what it came up.
    Regan:

    Unlike some of the largest email service providers like Google, Yahoo, AOL, and Hotmail, @Reagan.com will not copy, scan, or sell a single word of your email content. Your “Private” email will stay “Private”!

    THIS REGAN EMAIL ACCOUNT ITS 40$ HAHA THESE PPL INVEST THEIR MONEY TO SCAM OTHER PPL TOO BAD BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL GOOGLE @REGAN.COM AND AFTER READING THAT NO ONE SHOULD TRUST THE SELLER.

    HOPE THIS HELPS, FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS LIKE ME. 😉

  197. Kristin said, on November 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I received an email from a Natalie Entilevi just like the ones from Sarah for a 2004 Nissan Maxima for $2870. Too good to be true so I came across this website & I’m glad I did

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 69,182 miles, a clear title, 3.5 V6 engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions..

    Thank you,

  198. Anonymous said, on November 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Found this one on Craigslist. Took them 2 weeks to answer me, but they did:

    from Derrick Lamont derlam4@gmail.com

    Hi, thanks for your interested in our Range Rover.

    For more pictures with the suv use the link below: http://goo.gl/bWzNt

    First of all I would like to inform you about the location of the vehicle Great Falls, MT. This suv has 31,816 miles and never been in a wreck, never been painted on and has no dings, dents or scratches, also no mechanical problems. It has been garaged so the factory paint is spotless and shiny, even on the roof. This is my personal vehicle, title in my name/hand and there are no liens or loans on it.
    I was fired from my job and now we are in a hurry to find a buyer because we are in debts with the bank. My husband is a Dependable Auto Shippers employee and he can deliver the car for a small fee anywhere in the US.

    The transaction will be managed by eBay, so everything will go smooth. You will receive the suv for inspection before you make any payment to us. If you want me to reserve the car for you, just let me know. Final Price $2,700 (shipping included).

    Thanks,
    Anne and Derrick

  199. G Giest said, on November 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I found another Great Falls Ebay pay Scam:
    Re: CLEAN HD Cvo Road Glide Ultra Fltruse – $17000 (denver)
    yetter334@gmail.com; on behalf of; Amanda, Hall L TSgt USAF ANG 176 MXS/MXMCE
    Hi,

    Thanks for taking a part of your time and visiting my ad 2011 Harley-Davidson Cvo Road Glide Ultra Fltruse.
    The BUY IT NOW price is $17000, due to a change in circumstances of health I have had sciatica for 6 months and it’s impossible for me to use it. I am also financially strapped due to medical bills, and in rapid need of this sale. This bike is in excellent working conditions,slightly used. The bike has 3,300 miles. This bike may be purchased with money back guarantee. In summary you are permitted to buy and test this bike for 10 days or 300 miles. If you dont want the bike, you can return it to me for a full money refund but im sure will not be the case! From the begining you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay, I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services.
    It is simple and is great for both parties so that any lack of trust is eliminated. The bike is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping.I will wait your answer(if you are interested to buy) asap.

    Thanks
    Amanda

  200. Juan said, on November 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I just reported this clown on Craigslist…too good to be true…it always is.

  201. Juan said, on November 29, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 64,380 miles, a clear title, 8 Cylinder – 350 engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions..

    Thank you,

  202. Juan said, on November 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I attached more pics to my email.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  203. T'keyah said, on December 1, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Wow! (Laura on April 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    From: zeniatanner@gmail.com
    To: ?/?
    Sent: Tue, Apr 3, 2012 8:09 AM CDT
    Subject: Re: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe – $3,910)
    I just looked on Craigslist for a cute Mini Cooper! I emailed “ZeniaTanner@gmail.com” And once I emaile them I felt it was a scam and had to research!
    MY CONVO:
    “Hello There! College Student Who’s VERY interested in your Mini Cooper with low miles for $2899! Please email me back ASAP! I am from Rochester but I can come up to buffalo to see the beauty! Need something for the winter and for my birthday gift this will be GREAT! Email back please!

    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/ctd/3412240780.html

    THERE REPLY!
    “Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, never been damaged and it has 60,344 miles, a clear title, 4 Cylinder Supercharg engine and is loaded with options. You will inspect it before the payment will be made, I moved to Williston, ND with my job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip(1 free shipping). You will also receive all the papers(title, bill of sale etc) in order to finalize the purchase with the vehicle. Email me back if you are interested and have further questions..

    Thank you,”

    YOU SEE that couldn’t even send a NAME! Nor did this sound correct! Really?! “you’ll inspect it before the payment is made” but you only can ship it ONCE?! -_-
    This website is the BEST! Thanks! Look out for these “gmail’s” also!


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