Scammer Database

Top 5 Most-Read Articles at the ScammerDataBase

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on March 13, 2012

Here are the postings most frequently visited in the past year:

How do we apprehend these criminals?

I lost my money to scammers! How do I get it back?

How does the typical vehicle sale scam work?

Scammer, Craigslist : 2006 Pontoon Boat with 90 hp Yamaha

I have been scammed; what do I do?

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Scam – Horse Trailer Queen strikes again

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on October 5, 2010

This ad appeared today on Craigslist: [see follow-up post here]

2006 Exiss ES200 Sport Gooseneck Horse Trailer – $2400
All Aluminum Construction including floor. Only steel is a few cross members in gooseneck area, hitch assembly, jack and axles.I towed this trailer over 300 miles this week with no problems whatsoever. It pulls straight, all the lights and brakes work. It is super light. I drove 80 mph on the freeway and didn’t even know it was there. You could easily tow this trailer with a 1/2 ton pickup truck. Of course being all aluminum there is no rust or rot. The dressing room is clean. All the doors and windows shut properly. Gooseneck hitch is adjustable. Comes with big RV style light plug with flat blades as most late model trucks have from the factory. If you have any questions just send me an email : eliza.55sw@yahoo.com.

100% scam

More Lies Scammers Will Tell You

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on April 8, 2010

After corresponding with a criminal attempting to defraud me during the sale of a vehicle,  the scammer Puckett Rich <puckettsgt@hotmail.com> from Romania IP 92.80.233.161 emailed this text to me:

PS: TIP : Usually WesternUnion or Money Gram takes higher fees for purchases of goods.To avoid these fees,in case the operator from WesternUnion(Money Gram ) ask you what is the reason you make this payment,you can tell them you make this payment for personal reason(eg:to send money to a relative) and in this way you will pay normal fees,not higher. This is just a tip to help you pay less to make this payment.

I will wait for the payment confirmation from eBay.
If it confirms today I will start immediately the shipping
and the shipping will take maxim 3 max. 4 business days.

I’m glad that we did business together.
Keep me posted with everything.
Thanks

I cannot find an ounce of truth in any of the above. It is all a lie.

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scammer domain – motors-security-payment.com – parked domain

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on February 2, 2010

http://motors-security-payment.com

Registrar: Melbourneit.com.au (reseller = Lycos)

Host: Lycos

image of http://motors-security-payment.com :

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Scammer domain – ebay-secure.com – abuse sent

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on February 2, 2010

Domain: ebay-secure.com

Registrar: 1 & 1 INTERNET AG

Host: 1and1.com

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Scammer – ebay@ebay-secure.com

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 31, 2010

Advertises on Craigslist; has nothing to sell but lines of BS.

domain: ebay-secure.com

email: ebay@ebay-secure.com

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Anatomy of an Ebay spoof site

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 26, 2010

I encounter a few brave scammers who develop fake ebay websites to convince victims that they really are Ebay. Below is an example of the work of the criminals. Since the site below has been reported for abuse, they will disappear soon, so I made screenshots of the pages. I’ll start with the typical progression:

(1) The buyer responds to the advertisement
(2) The scammer will reply with a scripted answer along the lines of:

sorry for my delay in response. the vehicle is still for sale. it has no liens or other major problems. also i`m not interested in any kind of trade

(3) to which you reply:

Dude, you must have confused me with someone else. I have nothing to trade. I have cash. Where is the vehicle located?

(4) Scammer then follows his script and replies:

The vehicle is already at a shipping company my brother in law works for. He promissed me he will deliver it at no cost in all the US cities while I`m out of town. I also list it on eBay for a secure transaction using their VPP (vehicle purchase protection) program. If you are still interested in buying the vehicle I can give you the link to my auction. It`s a buy it now auction so you won`t have to bid. thank you for your time and God bless

(5) And the buyer writes back:

Well, duh! Yes, the link would be helpful.

(6) To which the scammer replies:

click on thel ink to be redirected to my ebay auction: http://path.to/antonaauction/ after you send the down payment of 2,100 dollars to the ebay representative you will receive the tractor (with attachements, all manuals, bill of sale) within 4 days right at your doorstep. you will have a 5 days trial for test driving then you must send the remainder. If you don`t like the tractor you will recieve your deposit back with no extra fees. Thanks and God bless

In the event you do not wish to click the link above and put fictitious data there just to see what happens, I made screenshots of the four fake ebay pages.  These links are safe and are just pictures. Page 1 is the congratulations page.  Note that the Marketplace safety tips vary from what you might see on a real Ebay page.  Clicking on the payment button leads the victim to page 2 — the spot where your information is placed. The scammer really doesn’t need that info; it’s part of his game to convince you of his authenticity. He’s going to have you pay via Western Union which does not require your personal info.

Now that you’ve shared your personal information with the scammer, he takes you to his checkout page 3. If you click the “Confirm Your Payment” button, you are led to page 4.

Unfortunately, victims send the money via Western Union and it is gone forever. You who have been scammed can attest to that. 😦

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More Graphic Craigslist Ads – Rover, Acura, Benz

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on January 22, 2010

These are all from scammers.  If you send money to them, it will be lost. Craigslist is designed as a medium for trades in a local area. Never send money via Moneygram or Western Union to a stranger.

2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE
Mileage 43,161
Body Style Sport Utility
Exterior Color Gray
Interior Color Beige
Engine S Cylinder Gasoline
Transmission Automatic
Drive Type 4 wheel drive
Fuel Type Gasoline
Doors Four Door
Installed Options
Driver Air Bag
Anti-Lock Brakes
Air Conditioning
Alloy Wheels
AM(FM Radio
Cruise Control
CD Changer
CD Player
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Window Defroster
AMIFM Stereo
Leather Seats
Power Door Locks
Power Mirrors
Power Windows
Power Steering
Power Seats
Side Air Bag
SunrooUMoonroof
Tinted Glass
Tilt Wheel
Fully loaded, extras include Luxury Interior Package (premium leather seats, heated front and rear seats,
heated front wind screen, heated washer jets, adaptive front lamps, wood trim, cooler box,
personal telephone integration system, satellite radio-Serius satellite radio tuner, towing package.
Looks new outside and inside. Meticulously maintained, always garaged, always serviced at dealership,
never any accidents, never smoked in, never dnven in snow or salt and still under factory warranty.
For more details and pics contact me at: valfew981@gmail.com

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2008 Acura TL w/Navigation System
Mileage 14426
Body Slyle Sedan
Exterior Color White
Interior Color Oflwhite
Engine 6 Cylinder Gasoline
Transmission 5 Speed Shiftable Automatic
Drive Type 2 wheel drive – front
Fuel Type Gasoline
Doors Four Door
Installed Options
Driver Air Bag
Anti-Lock Brakes
Air Conditioning
Alloy Wheels
Navigation System
Cruise Control
CD Changer
CD Player
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Window Defroster
Heated Seat(s)
Leather Seats
Power Door Locks
Power Mirrors
Power Windows
Power Steering
Power Seats
Side Air Bag
Sunroof! Moonroof
Tilt Wheel
2008 Acura TL NAVI. Brand new condition. There s not a scratch or a door ding on this vehicle. 3.2L,
SOHC 24-Valve
VTEC V6 Engine,14,426 miles.White Diamond P. Exterior1 Taupe Interior. Driven by one non-smoking female who
has keptthis car in impeccable condition. The floor mats have never been touched by shoesI
This car has been garaged since new. Never driven over 70 miles an hour. The oil has been changed more
often than specified and the tires have been rotated twice. Even the inside of the rims have been coated with
Wheel Wax.AIl manuals, discs, keys, and window sticker go with the vehicle. Includes brand new car cover.
FOR MORE DETAILS AND PICS CONTACT ME AT: cindabuell674@gmail.com

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2007 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI
Mileage 30,000
Body Style Sport Utility
Exterior Color Tan
Interior Color Tan
Engine 6 Cylinder Diesel Tur
Transmission 7 Speed Shiftable Automatic
Drive Type 4 wheel drive – rear
Fuel Type Diesel
Doors Four Door
VThT 43GBF22E97A2 12472
Installed Options
Driver Air Bag
Anti-Lock Brakes
Air Conditioning
Alloy Wheels
Cause Control
CD Changer
CD Player
PassengerAirBag
Rear Window Defroster
AMiFM Stereo
Leather Seats
Power Door Locks
Power Mirrors
Power Windows
Power Steering
Power Seats
Side AirBag
Sunroof.TMoonroof
Tilt Wheel
Very Rare Diesel,Fully Loaded,Leather Interior,Otiginal Owner,Nav. System, Rear Back Up Camera,
Hands Free Voice Control, Rear Seat Entertainment, 6-CD Chager,Appearance Package, Remote
Keyless Entry, Heated Front & Rear Seats,Heated Stearing Wheel,2 Sunroof’s,Rear Climate Control w/ 6 Vents,
Brand New Perelli Tires, 19” Wheels, Merecedes Benz Maintained,Electric Folding 3rd Row Seats,Height
Adjustable Push Button Suspension, Rain Sensor, Roof Rails, Trailer Hitch (Never Towed), Emergency
Caflng Aid,Down Hill Speed Regulator, BIll Start Assist,Power Fold In Mirrors,Power Lift Gate,Harrnon Kardon
Sound System, Tire Pressure Monitor, Satelite Radio Ready
For more details and pics contact me at: erimaize829@gmail.com


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New trend among Craigslist Scammers – ads that are 100% graphics

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on January 22, 2010

Reminds me of ye old .gif spam of days gone by. The ad thumbnail is next (click to enlarge).  Subjecting the image to an OCR yields the text below the image. Interestingly, viewing the source of the Craigslist url tells me the image is
http://meeks.nerusx.com/2179292/1264198875.jpg

Throw that in a browser and it is forwarded to http://174.133.228.75/~xumberco/default.css?921264198875

WHOIS nerusx => Heart Internet Network,  [more reseach later]

Subjecting the image to an OCR yields this text:

raleigh craigslist > for sale/wanted> cars & trucks by dealer email this posting to a friend
Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving Western Union, M oneygrast, wire transfer, cashier check, money order, shipping, escrow, or any protriis e of trans action
protectiorilcertificationlguarantee. More info please flag with care:
miscategorized
YQEF 2007 Cadillac Escalade AWD Luxury YQEF. $10800 (Raleigh) _____
prohibited
Date: 2010-01-22, 5:22PM EST spasnlovetpost
Reply to: see below best of craigslist
2007 Cadillac Escalade AWD Luxury
Mileage 67,200
Body Style Sport Utility
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Black
Engine 8 Cylinder Gasoline
Transmission 6 Speed Shiftable Automatic
Dnve Type All wheel drive
Fuel Type Gasoline
Doors Four Door
Installed Options
Driver Air Bag
Anti-Lock Brakes
Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
CD Changer
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Window Defroster
AJvIiFM Stereo
Leather Seats
Power Door Locks
Power Mirrors
Power Windows
Power Steering
Power Seats
Sunroof)Moonroof
Tinted Glass
Tilt Wheel
Beautiful Black on Black Escalade fblly loaded! 22” Factory Chrome Rims, On Star GPS System,
Activated life time Satellite Radio, Bose Sound System, Large Screen Factory DVI) Player,
Power Folding Mirrors, Captains Chairs with Seat Warmers, Highway miles, Looks & runs great,
Non-smoker, Very clean interior, Power everything, Well maintained.
For more details and pics contact me at: vumakin216gmail.com
• Location: Raleigh
• it’s NOT okto contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingiD: 1565732151
No contact info?
if the poster didn’t include a phone number, email, or
other contact info, craigslist can notifj them via email. Send Note!
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Scammer – financialdepartmentebay.com – domain deaded; thanks Enom.com !

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 22, 2010

financialdepartmentebay.com
registrar: Enom.com
host: google apps
email from the scammer, support@financialdepartmentebay.com :

Dear victim,
Your payment of US $5,800.00 pursuant to our invoice, has not been received until today.
If you already made payment for your transaction please disregard this notice and send us the payment details.
Contact* eBay Motors Financial Department by replying to this e-mail the following payment information:
-Invoice #;
-Tracking # of the wire transfer;
-Sender’s Name;
-Total Amount Sent.
Fax* the bank payment receipt to eBay Motors Financial Department at: (+1) 631-967-1543
Thank you,
Customer Support
Safety Department
eBay Inc.