Scammer Database

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: Michelle Furlong and her spoof of ebay

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

I replied to ebay@ebay-secure.com (a scammer) requesting some info of a technical nature regarding the “contract” they sent. Here is their response for the search engines:

From: eBay <ebay@ebay-secure.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at xx:xx PM
Subject: eBay Note!
To: victim@here.com
Hello Victim,
We have received your concern and we are gladly to help you solve this matter.

Our company assign a unique agent to bring speed for every transaction. In your case Dejan Krkelijas is the agent from financial department that takes care of your transaction with Mrs.Michelle Furlong.

eBay security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally, drawing on both internal assessments and the support of government agencies. Our constant priority is for the safety of our people.

eBay confirms that you are fully protected in the transaction with Mrs.Michelle Furlong.
Protection covers buyers who complete a vehicle transaction through our company for the following types of deliberate and material misrepresentation by the seller:
-Paying for a vehicle and never receiving it.
-Paying for and receiving a vehicle:
*that was a stolen vehicle at the time of the transaction;
*with an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title;
*of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller’s listing;
*without receiving the title for that vehicle from the seller (restrictions apply); or
*whose title is subject to an undisclosed salvage,rebuilt/rebuildable, unrebuildable, reconstructed, scrapped/destroyed, junk, lemon, or water damage title brand.

Second, the Program also covers paying for and receiving a vehicle with undisclosed engine, transmission, or body damage.
You have 7 days from the reception date to request the refund. The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your discretion.
Our duty is to make sure both seller and buyer is satisfied with our services, and in order for that to happened we need both parts to cooperate.
We hope we have managed to answer your inquires. If there is anything else you need to know, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
eBay Customer Support

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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 – 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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Be Wary of Links to Fake Ebay Sites

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 29, 2010

Some emails from scammers ask you to visit their fake ebay sites to “complete the sale.”  Watch the URL address window of your browser to make sure you are on the site you planned to be.  Since many webmail interfaces are flagging the scammers links as bogus, some have begun to use a redirection service.

For example, the scammer may ask you to click on a link that looks similar to http://path.to/myebaycamper/ .  This is a redirection link and was redirected to http://pre-approved-ebay.wz.cz/2009….(yadda…yadda) — a very fake ebay site. The folks at http://path.to/ have been very cooperative in removing those redirection links — but only after we reported them.  Note: all the above links are now dead; scammers move around frequently.

Ya’ll be careful out there!

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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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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.

Scammer – checkoutebay-inc.com – abuse sent

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 21, 2010

checkoutebay-inc.com

registrar: Godaddy

host: Google Apps

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Scammer – 2003 4117 John Deere 4×4 Compact Tractor

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 20, 2010

Lisa has this posted in numerous regions on Craigslist:

2003 4117 John Deere 4×4 Compact Tractor – $4900
Date: 2010-01-05, 11:10AM EST
Reply to: see below
John Deere
Model: 4710
Model Year: 2003
Hours: #450.1
Serial Number: LV4710H170681
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Cylinders: 4
Engine HP: 46
Transmission: Hydrostatic
Please contact me at lisatlr75@gmail.com
2003 John Deere 4710 Compact Tractor with Deere 460 Loader.
Hydrostatic transmission so no shifting, just a pedal for forward and one for reverse.
Runs great, one of the nicest tractors you’ll find for the age/hours.
Cat 1 hitch with 2500 lb lift capacity.
Loader has 73″ wide bucket with 2300 lb capacity and can haul a lot of snow, dirt, sand, etc.
It’s been stored indoors .
Seat is new (I poked a hole in the old one with a screwdriver in my back pocket), paint is good with light scratches where you would expect them… on the loader, etc.
Starts easily even in the coldest weather, and runs like a champ.
Has kit so exhaust goes out the bottom instead of in your face.
Can be used for farm work, landscaping, general construction, a very versatile machine. Around 4500 lbs, so its light enough to transport on a small trailer or car trailer, but heavy enough to do what need to be done.

We’ve used it for the storage busines we run to move snow and dirt, spread and level gravel, move round and large square hay bales, move campers and boats from building to building, and pull trucks/cars from the ditches along our road and driveway.

we have a 7′ snow blower (included) that we use when the snow gets too deep and this tractor powers it great.
I also have a bale spear for the loader.
Takes up less space than many cars, only 74″ wide so it can easily be stored anywhere
This tractor has turf tires so it won’t tear up your yard, plus they have great traction. They clean out well and work great in snow/mud, and have superior traction on ice. Tractor has 450.1 hours currently (loader has only about 228 hours)

A follow-up email from lisatlr75@gmail.com, the scammer:

Hi , The John Deere 4710 4×4 Compact Tractor with 460 Loader is still for sale. The condition is simply excellent,engine cylinders 4, engine hp 46, transmission hydrostatic, diesel, has 450 hours loader has 228, instruments included in the price snow blower mower loader. Here are some pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/lisatlr75/2003JohnDeere4710 .The title is clear and on my name. My final price is $4.900. I already has tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. I will take in consideration only those who are really interested in buying the tractor, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions that will lead to nothing. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. Thank you. P.S. I will list the tractor on eBay at the buy it now price of $4,900 so you can purchase it there. That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer and an extended warranty. They also are guaranteeing purchases up to $ 10.000 so we will both be protected.

A Craigslist / Ebay scam – how it works

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on January 19, 2010

There are multiple methodologies employed by Craigslist / Ebay scammers.  I ran across this well-documented posting on cockeyed.com which describes a scam where the criminal employs a spoofed Ebay web site.  My experience is that most of this type of scam are hosted in the Czech Republic on a “free” web site hosted by Webzdarma.cz.  Google will translate that URL for you [click here].  Ya’ll be careful out there.