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Sunday, October 05, 2008

The New eBay Motors Scam

There's a new scam going around, which is a slightly more sophisticated variation of a fake escrow trick.

Scammers post for sale ads in classified services such as Craigslist or AutoTrader, with a too-good-to-be-true price. Here is one example I found: 2005 Honda Accord.


"Email me for more details : brendapharell@ymail.com .The car is in a perfect cosmetic and engine conditions, and meticulously maintained. No damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects, never been into accidents and it is as advertised. Email me for more pictures at : brendapharell@ymail.com . I cannot get in touch with you if you use the "Email this Seller" option because my email address on autotrader is full so please e-mail me directly at: brendapharell@ymail.com"
The car is a real car--in the sense that they borrowed some photos and a VIN from somewhere, so if you run it through CarFax it will check out as a real vehicle.

If you respond, they send you a fake invoice from eBay Motors, along with a fake "Vehicle Purchase Protection" service email.

Here are examples, cick for larger view:


It isn't a perfect fake, but it may be convincing to someone who doesn't know much about eBay. The real eBay Motors does not operate an escrow service, and they explicitly don't allow MoneyGram payments! Also note the fake eBay email address, "ebay@support-center-vpp.net".

The scammers want you to send a non-traceable payment (MoneyGram, Western Union) to a "payment agent", who is probably some idiot who signed up for a "work at home" job "processing internet payments". That guy cashes the payment, and forwards it on to the scammers.

I tried to make contact with the scammer, but he was being very careful--he wouldn't give me a phone number. He stopped respoding to my emails after I pointed out that eBay doesn't allow Moneygram payments, and asked if he could take a PayPal payment instead.

Update: I am starting to see reports of this scam spreading out into Canada and the UK, using other services such as Moneybookers. The rules are the same. If the price is too good to be true (way below market) or the guy wants you to buy a car without being able to look at it, it's not real.

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Anonymous said...

Ha Ha! Someone is trying to scam me right now on an '01 Corvette Z06 for only 11k...Way too good to be true. The funny part is I've turned then into ebay, but am still playing along like I'm sending the money. I'm going to tell them I sent it and say "Dude, where's my car"...Stupid bastards deserve to be shot!

brettsvipergts said...

RE: 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe - $11000


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From: mariaroland2@msn.com
To: brettvett1@live.com
Subject: RE: 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe - $11000
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:08:06 +0000


Thanks for the info, please reconfirm that you are a serious buyer, you have the money and you will buy it, if the
vehicle is what you have expected. I will open the transaction, and you should get the invoice tomorrow via email (please
check your bulk folder if you have a spam blocker in your email), they will send it via email. You should be confident
about this sale because eBay Motors will supervise the transaction.
Once eBay confirm your payment, the shipping will be started in the next 24 hours.
I want to let you know, that the title is already
signed by me, you need only to complete it with you name and address.
The title, manuals, bill of sale and service records will be shipped with the vehicle.

Thanks
Maria Roland



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From: brettvett1@live.com
To: mariaroland2@msn.com
Subject: RE: Z06
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 00:28:38 -0800

Brett Bennett
17732 sunnyside dr


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From: mariaroland2@msn.com
To: brettvett1@live.com
Subject: RE: Z06
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 07:43:48 +0000

Here are the pics:
http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/Chevrolet_Corvette_Z06_Coupe/
Because I've moved here in Spain and I can't close the deal face to face, I will deal only trough eBay Motors
Spain. I need the following details from you so I can open the case with eBay (Full Name, Full Shipping Address,
Phone number) and they will contact you with further details. You will have to make the payment to eBay Motors
(they will use an eBay Agent to receive the funds), eBay Motors will confirm it and the shipping will be started.
You will receive the vehicle in 3-4 days(including all the papers signed by me). You will have 14 days for inspection
from the moment the vehicle arrives before you confirm the deal and eBay will forward me the money or you can
cancel the deal is the vehicle is not as I have advertised it and eBay will give you a full refund.
In case of a refund, the vehicle will be returned free of charge. It is not a sight unseen deal. I can ship it
knowing that you are a serious buyer and you have enough time to test and inspect it. We are both covered.
Sorry for the long email I have tried to explain the entire process.

Thanks
Maria Roland


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From: brettvett1@live.com
To: mariaroland2@msn.com
Subject: RE: Z06
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 19:05:10 -0800

Hello Maria, my name is Brett and yes I am very interested in your Z06. Is there anyway you can send me more pictures of the car?
Thanks you so much!

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From: mariaroland2@msn.com
To: brettvett1@live.com
Subject: RE: Z06
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 02:43:05 +0000

Hello,

First of all let me introduce myself, so that you know to whom you are talking to. My name is Maria Roland.
My 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is still available, it's in good working condition. I am selling it because I've moved back to Spain after my divorce and importing it here is not an option because of the high taxes involved.This Car is excellent in every way, has no accidents reports,with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, 40,000 miles,clear title and the price is only $11,000.The interior looks great (NO SMOKING).

Let me know if you are still interested and I'll explain you more about the deal.

Thank you,
Maria Roland

I knew this was a scam from the start, but have played these a-holes just to get their mouths watering...LOL! Posting is still on craigslist, so buyer BEWARE!!!

brettsvipergts said...

Your invoice for Craigslist purchase - 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe‏
From: eBay Motors Customer Support (support@ebay-motors-vpp-inc.com)
Sent: Wed 12/02/09 7:24 PM
To: brettvett1@live.com



Your invoice for Craigslist purchase - 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe





Transaction Details:




Transaction ID:
Sale Date:
Item Title:
Item Price:
Payment:
Insurance:
Shipping Fees:
Total:
Shipping Company:
#65B4T138L3213
12.02.2009
2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe
$11,000.00 USD
$11,000.00 USD
YES
$0.00 USD
$11,000.00 USD
Best Auto Shippers


Complete the transaction in 5 easy steps:

1. Buyer and Seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price. Seller contacts eBay Motors with the transaction details;
2. eBay Motors accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the Buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further
action is required from neither Buyer or Seller);
3. The Buyer receives an invoice and sends the payment to eBay Motors. After the payment is verified by eBay Motors Staff,
the Seller will initiate the shipping. The Seller has three (3) business days to provide a tracking number to both the Buyer
and eBay Motors. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer;
4. The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 14 business days to inspect it. If it is as described and as agreed, the Buyer should
accept the vehicle. If he refuses it, the item will be shipped back at the Seller's expense;
5. After the inspection period is over (14 business days), the Buyer must contact eBay Motors with the result of the inspection.
If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, he will receive the refund only after the returned shipment has been started. The Buyer will not
receive the refund while the item is in his/her possession. If the Buyer accepts the vehicle, the payment will be sent to the
Seller within three (3) business days..

Pay for your purchase through Bank Wire Transfer:

We require the payment for this item to be done through bank wire transfer:

Go to your bank office or access your online banking service;
Send the payment using the eBay Motors Bank Account Details;
Confirm the payment to eBay Motors Customer Support;
Fax us the copy of the receipt at fax # : 0034-(935)-507-015

eBay Motors Bank Account Details:



Bank Name:
Bank Address:
Account Holder:
Account Holder Address:
Account Number:
IBAN:
BIC: Caixa Bank
C. Madrid 13, Colmenarejo, 28270, Madrid,Spain
Costinel Neatu
Escalona, C. Escalona 88, 28024, Madrid, Spain
2100-4843-5120-0000-7743
ES23-2100-4843-5120-0000-7743
T11925715




Purchase protection and refund:

Currently, this seller has a $50,000.00 USD deposit in an eBay Motors managed purchase protection account. Transactions with
this eBay Motors seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors. For your safety, this account
was locked today, for 30 days time. 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. This transaction
is supervised by eBay Motors team.



Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $50,000.00 USD or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower.

For any questions please contact support@ebay-motors-vpp-inc.com






This is the fake invoice they will send you...take care everyone!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I almost considered this:
laura.patterson@msn.com
Hello,

Thank you so much for contacting me regarding my 1999 Nissan Maxima SE Limited Edition. The car has 127,000 miles, one owner, it's in perfect condition without any mechanical problems, with no damages or hidden defects, no need for additional repairs, clear title without any accidents, liens or loans. All power equipment are in working order. I have all the car's manual, 2 spare of keys, all the documents and papers. The last price for the car is 2,400.00$. I was fired from my job because the financial crises that affected almost everyone including the company I worked at. I'm in a hurry to find a buyer because I'm in debts with my bank, so now you can see the reason why I'm selling my car at 2,400.00$. I want to make this transaction through eBay's Vehicle Purchase Program. I want eBay because they are the biggest Company and we can close this deal fast and safe for both of us. If you are interested to buy email me your full name and shipping address (street,city,state,zip code,country) so I can open the case with eBay.

PLEASE BEWARE

Anonymous said...

Hey to everyone out there BEWARE, IF IT IS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS.. We have just been scammed out of 4200 bucks. We were buying a truck from Rebecca Logan rebeccalosweet@aol.com, through an ebay agent named David Lambert. We had no idea that they could do something like this. Something needs to be done to stop this.. We didnt know till just now that ebay takes no money through western union and that is how we sent it. Is there any way for us to get our money back? So i just say again, Watch out anyone that tries to claim they will do it through ebay dont do it, no matter how proffesional that it looks. Can someone give some help on where to start to track this stuff..

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Thank you for contacted for my car:2005 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER HSE wich is posted for sale.The car is accurate, corosion free, no scratches, no damage of any kind, was properly serviced and stored, all the manuals and the original documents,only 59,000 km,never been involved in any accident.The car is always garaged and rarely used, is registered in Canada and it has clear title.The problem is that I had to move with my family in United States where I got a new job transfer (i work as a doctor). I brought the car here with me with the intention of driving it but when I found out about the very high import duties and all the restrictions regarding registration and emissions tests here I've changed my mind and I've decided to sell the vehicle.I want to sell it in Canada because is still registered there.Total price with shipping included is $14,300CAD!I know the price is cheaper then normal on the market but I want to sell the car faster then usually and I assume that a lower price will be a good solution. I hope there won't be any argue for the price as this is my bottom .I want to take this opportunity to assure you that this deal is 100% legitimate,the financial part of this deal will be managed by eBay Motors Shipping Company,in this way both of us will be protected! If you are still interested please contact me back so we can start the deal.
Thank you and have a great day.
Dr. Jack F. Mirton

Anonymous said...

Someone is trying to scam me right now.. It is a 2005 Nissan Maxima from TX for 2900 even though they claim they are in England. I know its a big joke.. We may have got scammed once but never again... So watch out for the silver nissan Maxima for 2900..

Cincinnatian said...

I was scammed in July 2007 & my story seems to be similar to others on here. It took two years but I finally got the 'receiver' of my $8,500 before a judge & she is serving time in jail in LA County CA. The 'smoke screened' story used the name of Reid Hudson (a soldier) blah blah blah... I just read a post from * Chris 4:12 am * - he made reference to same bogis name, so are cases are related!!! A lady in Ohio fell victim to similar story, her money went just 10 minutes away from mine, also southern LA. We both have individually collected documents etc.. Her's involve other victims & the women that took her money provided her with much evidence. She has enough info to put her behind bars 'if' the DA will take it on, as they did mine! 'SO' How can I link up with other victims on here ??? Maybe then, the FBI or Secret Service will open an investigation (or I can join in on one?), if we add up our losses as a group. I'd like to compare notes & offer help to victims & one day bring down this network of scammers!

Automotive Recruitment said...

That is terrible I hope not too many people fell for it, thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

hi, i just got scammed out of $6700 by this scam, the name they used was tifiana danson(danson.tifiana@yahoo.ca) used pretty much exactly the same thing, the whole divorce thing and its located in montreal, ebay protection program, moneygram, the whole mess, just thought i would let ya's know so no one else gets scammed by these useless scum of society

Anonymous said...

this just happen to me a listing on MLine.com for BMW x5 2003, for $7300 mil. 54210, the vehicle is real and everything but him wants me to send some ebay motors vvp , rep. $2300 for a deposit moneygram.
i'm like what? so i went on the invonce they send me to i live chat, someone on there telling me that this was all legal and i should go ahead with the deal. but i didn't looked up ebay motors scams and there is was all that he was telling me to do. that was close.

Anonymous said...

Your Post saved me from making a big mistake. I knew it sounded to good to be true. They were selling a 2000 Jeep for $2700. They wanted the payment sent via Western Union to an address in Ft lauderdale.

Is there a way to report the names used?

Anonymous said...

Good thing I found this website.

I was looking in craigslist and saw a car that was way too cheap, an Acura TL, I saw that many people were sent the message for the same car, damn stupid terrorists. well i sent them a message, buy the way e-mail was ptrfaison@gmail.com, and their reply was this.

Hello,

I'm SGT Peter Faison. This 2006 Acura TL is in perfect working condition.
This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical or
mechanical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the
exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has
43,000 miles.

As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal
closed only through eBay's Buyer Protection Program in order for you
to be 100% protected. 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 (for 15 days) eBay will send the money to me; in
this way we are both protected. If the car is not suitable for you
from any reason, your money will be fully refundable and I will take
the car back on my expenses. I'm sure it won't be the case because it's a state of
art looking and working vehicle. I am located in Canada and I was sent
here with my department. One week ago my wife moved here with me and
brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the
US because we can't register it here; it has US specs and
everything, and registering it here in Canada will take forever. My
final price on it is $2,700 USD. 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 your address.

Check this link for more pics & info about the car (copy and paste it in your web browser):
2006acuratl.page.tl


Please get back to me asap if you want to move forward, 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.


Best Regards,
Peter and Laura Faison

I was really enthusiastic about it until i texted my brother. Right off the bat he told me it was a freakin scam. I was like "well it's through ebay's protection program". He still thought there was something really flaky about it especially when i told him it was in canada, his response "There's your Motherf@#!ng driving test!" Thank god for smart bro!

Nikki said...

I just received an email from a scammer on buysell.com. He gave himself away when he felt the need to say he was a doctor twice.Hello,
Thank you for contacted for my car:2006 Bmw x3 wich is posted for sale.The car is accurate, corosion free, no scratches, no damage of any kind, was properly serviced and stored, all the manuals and the original documents,only 57,400 km,never been involved in any accident.The car is always garaged and rarely used, is registered in Canada and it has clear title.The problem is that I had to move with my family in United States where I got a new job transfer (i work as a doctor). I brought the car here with me with the intention of driving it but when I found out about the very high import duties and all the restrictions regarding registration and emissions tests here I've changed my mind and I've decided to sell the vehicle.I want to sell it in Canada because is still registered there.Total price with shipping included is $11,500CAD!I know the price is cheaper then normal on the market but I want to sell the car faster then usually and I assume that a lower price will be a good solution. I hope there won't be any argue for the price as this is my bottom .I want to take this opportunity to assure you that this deal is 100% legitimate,the financial part of this deal will be managed by eBay Motors Shipping Company,in this way both of us will be protected! If you are still interested please contact me back so we can start the deal.
Thank you and have a great day.
Dr.Fernando Norton

Anonymous said...

This is not being used just for cars. Someone I know showed me the same eBay Motors escrow letter, but it was for a sewing machine listed on Craigslist for $3500. Just an fyi.

Anonymous said...

I just heard from Dr. Fernando Norton as well....glad this website was here. I'm going to report it to autotrader.ca, but not sure what they can do as he seems to have been at this a while.

Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Melissa Summers and Paul Caddis ... stay away from these scammers ... they used eBay motor and money mart!

Anonymous said...

i think im cought up on one of these scam. if i im imout of $4000 i wish i had read up on all these scams out there . they the fbi & the police really need to do something about this . lots of peple are keeting screwd for ther hard ernd money .i just email ebay custermer service . i will find out inn 24to48hrs from ebay if i got screwd over or not . so for you all out there do your homework & read up on these scams. ill post my story up as soon i get info from ebay . hope they all get couth .those mamaferrs !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Here is the ad:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/ctd/1566750774.html

Here are the emails I received:

roguechica_16@hotmail.com:

Dear Henry,

I saw your add on craigslist for the Toyota Solara and I am very interested. I recently tried to purchase a Solara from a Toyota dealership and when I came back a few hours later with the money they had already sold it. I have been looking for one ever since and yours seems completely ideal. Would it be possible to go look at it sometime? I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know if it's still available. Many thanks! =)


Most Sincerely,
Danielle


henry75fontes@msn.com:

Hello,

Sorry for the delayed response, but I'm in Scotland (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying the 2006 Toyota Solara Sport Convertible .The car is located in United States right now. Why is the price so low?I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA.So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean. The car has 47,438 miles.It is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch at all and hasn't been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time to my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The price is $3,600.00. THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negotiate the price. Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don't waste my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.

Mileage-47,438
VIN-4T1FA38PX6U105037
Engine-3.3L V6 FI DOHC 24V
Transmission-Automatic
Drivetrain- Front Wheel Drive
For more pictures please click on the link : http://img35.imageshack.us/g/72156944.jpg/


roguechica_16@hotmail.com:

Mr. Fontes,

I am very serious about the car. This is the car of my dreams and the price is perfect. I would like to look at it as soon as possible and if all goes a planned buy it that day. My car recently was totalled by an unexplained engine fire and I need a car now. Yours is perfect. When and where can I come look at it?

Most sincerely,
Danielle


henry75fontes@msn.com:

Hello,

I am sorry but the pick up and the test drive are not available because I am not in the country.As I told you in my first e-mail, I am in United Kingdom. Before leaving I had prearranged the deal with eBay Motors so my presence isn't necessary. The car is in United States at DAS Shipping Department, ready to be delivered. The shipping cost is included in the total price of the car! You have 5 days to test it and inspect the car.So if you want to make this deal I need the following details from you:
full name and address,shipping address,phone #
After I will have all this details I will forward them to eBay Motors and I will proceed the order. eBay Motors 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.

Regards

Anonymous said...

The following are emails from a scammer (jeangekkun@hotmail.com),that I received, while selling a $40K F-35 for $4K, January 24, 2010 (Watch Out!):

Hello,
Thank you for your interest in my 2009 FORD F-350, I need to tell you that the truck is in excellent condition, never raced or abused, no accidents and no smoke inside, no liens or loans, it was very well maintained. The truck is e-tested and certified, runs like new and all services are up to date.
I must sell because I just moved to London, U.K with my work and I can't drive it here because registration and changing the steering wheel on the right side will cost a lot of money so it's easier to sell.
Please e-mail me back if you're really interested.
In search of a good collaboration.

I forwarded your details to eBay and they will contact you with more details about shipping, protection program and payment. Please read carefully the invoice so this can go on well.
I`ll wait your email with updates.
Thank you in advance.

Is it really a 2009 model F-350 for $3,800.00, with 6070 miles.
As i've told you in my previous email i'm in UK and the truck is at the shipping company in Quebec because before i leave the country i visited some friends there and i left the truck at the shipping company. Also i must tell you that shipping and insurance is included in the price of the truck.
I would like to let you know that for the safety of this transaction and for things to go on well, i want to use in this deal the protection and help of eBay Purchase Protection service.
If you are not familiar with this service i'll explain how it works. We agree on the price, you agree on buying, you make the payment to eBay, they hold the money until you receive, test and inspect the truck (you will have 15 days to do that) and after you agree to keep the truck i will receive the money. If for any reason you don't like the truck which i'm shore it won't be the case, you will get a full refund and the truck will remain at the shipping company.
If you agree with this procedure all i need from you is your full name and your full address, for title transfer and your shipping address, this will be the address were you wish to receive the truck. I will also need an e-mail address where eBay can contact you and a phone number. I'm requesting all this, so i can be able to open a transaction record at eBay Safe Harbor and they will send you an invoice with all the details about the payment, shipping and Protection service.

P.S. Once i receive your full name and address we can start talking on the phone too,right now i have too many potential buyers and i can`t talk with all of them,i hope you understand.

I forwarded your details to eBay and they will contact you with more details about shipping, protection program and payment. Please read carefully the invoice so this can go on well.
I`ll wait your email with updates.
Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

Currently emailing this person at clarasvenson@gmail.com and this is the latest email i recieved after replying to a craigslist ad.


I would like to let you know that this Jeep is priced at: $2900
I also like to tell you that I'm not selling this vehicle for profit or due to a lack of money. The reason for selling is that some recent events in my life made me change my perception of certain things that I considered important in the past. The funds received after this sale will be directed towards charity. Right now I'm traveling with UNICEF as a volunteer.
On the other hand, you shall know few things about the Jeep. The title is clear and is in an excellent condition without any dents or scratches. It was always garaged and the regular maintenance was done in time as well as the oil changes. The Jeep was never involved in any accidents or flood damage. The motor never let me down, look great and run smoothly.
I'm not trying to offend you, but if you intend to apply for a loan or financing, please don't go any further because the Jeep is priced for a fast sale, and I require a cash transaction. The process will be managed by eBay Company and the transaction will be made only through their eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection plan for the safety of both. If you are still interested and ready to agree with my terms, please reply so I can forward you the detailed description of the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Plan.

I am looking forward to your reply.

Thank you,
Clara

Javon Duffey said...

Yea,
I got the same thing with this guy named Charles Royster. He has a Gmail. He's trying to sell me a perfect 95 Toyota Supra with only 27,000 miles on it. I figured it was a scam. Not really sure yet...

Anonymous said...

Thanks people for this blog. I am a first time buyer on e-Bay and almost got taken. It was about a 2004 John Deere tractor (with accessories) I saw on craigslist for $7,700.00. I asked them if I could see it and she said that it was all crated up and sitting on the dock in Oregon. I said that a set-up like she was describing would cost at least $18,000.00. She avoided the question.There were a few differences. They wanted me to wire transfere to a bank and gave me the routing #'s. I asked if I could use Pay-pal but they said that they don,t use it, only wire transfere. Thank you all very much. Signed: Almost

Anonymous said...

This is now on Autotrader.ca

BEWARE!

The though of a BMW 1996 328iC was nice, but the emails are EXACTLY what people are describing here!

Anonymous said...

Adding to the last post, the emial address it was from was;


David Garber
<davidgarber@live.com

Neil R said...

Neil R
thanks
this is what i got sent after responding to a craiglist add
From: eBay <invoice@motors-payment.net

Richard Miller started a new transaction for "2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI" through eBay
We have verified all the details of this transaction and concluded that they are accurate. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $20,000 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower.
Seller Alivia Mathilde
Address:
1122 N Main St Kalispell, MT 59901, US
Hi ,

Thanks for being interested in buying my car ( 2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI ). 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 49,100 miles, clear and clean title, a perfect car. The price is not negotiable , $2,900 . The only thing because i am selling it ,because i divorced with my husband and after the divorce i own this car,now as a woman i don`t need it (i don`t have driver license).
We will use eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection for our safety.I just need your full name and address so i can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees ! )
Thanks !
Item: 2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Buy It Now Price $2,900.00
Item Description: Used
Insurance: YES
Shipping: Check with the seller
Inspection:

eBay Financing Center Agent
First Name: Anthony
Last Name: Dixon
Address: 11 Biscayne Blvd
City: Tampa
State: FL
Zip: 33602
Country
United States
The Western Union Money Transfer will be sent using this name and address.
Subtotal: $2,900,00
Deposit: $2,900,00
Remaining Ballance: $2,900,00


How to make the payment !
1. Find the nearest Western Union office:

2. Send the payment using eBay Financing Center Agent's name and address (found below) as payment details
3. E-mail* invoice@motors-payments.net
the following payment information from Western Union receipt Case ID and Inv Reference Number - 10 digits number found on the payment receipt Sender's Name and Address Receiver's Agent Name and Address Total Amount Sent
4.
Send a scanned copy* of the Western Union payment receipt to eBay Financing Center Department at
invoice@motors-payments.net
We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by e-mail .
All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
Vehicle Purchase Protection program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally.
Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.
If you are not familiarized with Western Union Money Transfer services please visithttp://www.westernunion.com.
When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 24 hours. After payment is secured, DAS Shipping Company is authorized to ship the vehicle. The Seller has 3 business days to send the Buyer and eBay Motors Customer Support the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer.
The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses the vehicle, the Buyer must ship the vehicle back to the Seller within 5 business days.
After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Financing Center Customer Support with the result of the inspection.. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the refund will be sent to the Buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified. If the vehicle is accepted, eBay Financing Center Department submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.

Anonymous said...

It looks like it is now Larry Gaffaney, in the military and from NJ

I'M GLAD I SEARCHED FOR AUTO SCAMS!!!

The 2004 Honda Accord is located in Edgewater, NJ and is still
available. It is in perfect condition, no need for any repairs, no
scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 76,194 miles and the
VIN is: 1HGCM66524A089384. It has a clear title ready to be signed and
notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you
can see them at : http://s905.photobucket.com/home/2004-Honda-Accord/index
The price I'm asking is $2,880 including shipping costs anywhere in the
continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction.
The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we
will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so
I decided to use a service from eBay Motors. To begin the transaction I
just need your consent and a clear decision if you want to buy this or
not and then I will be able to get this started. After that you will
receive a self explanatory invoice from eBay Motors that will tell you
all the details you need to know about our transaction and also will
give you the choice to proceed or not with the deal so basically you can
decide then if you want to buy or not my car by simply answering to
them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you
will have 5 days for inspection.
I will be leaving the country with my work for a very long time and I
simply don't want to leave the car to rust for nothing. I'm not looking
to get rich selling it as I, myself got it for a nice price due to some
favorable circumstances. Right now I just want to find a serious buyer
for it that will drive it and care for it at least half the way I did.
Please get back to me if you are serious about this and we will make
this happen. Also feel free to ask me any questions you may have about this.

Best regards,
Larry Gaffaney

Anonymous said...

I have been lookinf for a car and found 2:

1st on autotrader debbiehsmith@live.com

Hi again ,

Here is the VIN# 1j4g248n4yc315226. The car is located in Smyrna, TN , we will use eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection, so we can both be protected and insured. I just need your full name and full address so eBay can send you the invoice in which you'll see how to make this transaction. I supposed to ship the car to another buyer, then he told me that he found another vehicle so is no longer interested. He already paid the shipping charges, the shipping is paid . I am just waiting your full name and address to complete the shipping papers and start the delivery process.

Here are some more pics: http://img203.imageshack.us/g/55029500.jpg/

Thank you ,
Debbie

2nd on craigslist dianne_baldinelli

Hi,

Thank you for your interest in buying my car. Let me tell you a few words about the car.It's a 2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited DVD 3 screens V6 Moonroof ,mileage:79,200 in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.The price is not negotiable , $3,300.00 US is my last price.I sell the car at this price because I cannot enjoy it due to my job I work on a cruise ship and I'm a single woman and I have nobody close who can use it. All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the car.Also about payment and shipping I will use only eBay vehicle protection program so we can both be protected.I just need your full name and address so i can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees)

Thanks
Dianne

Someone needs to find away to stop this!

Anonymous said...

almost taken.http//:www.recycler.com/detials/97157 has a 1998 goldwing 1500se for sale for the amazing price of 2900.00 including sealed shipping from das shippers.from hellertown pa.same it will be insured and shipped to my address with no extra costs to me with a 5 day inspection etc etc etc. sounds a lot like many of the other comments on this site. Iwent as far as giving him Dennis Herren my full name,shipping address,and ph#no money though sounded to good to be true and was.Sure glad i listened to my senses Be careful.

Anonymous said...

Just came across a 1993 supra which is at least a $20,000 car, guy said it was $4500 in "MINT" condition lol. And just like clockwork i got two ebay motors invoices, definitely pays to look into these things first:)

Anonymous said...

i recently found a 2005 toyota corolla le sedan sith 36000 miles for $2900 posted on craigslist. I am new to the internet and ALMOST GOT SCAMMED! The e-mail address of that dirty #@$#@$& is: lisa64b@gmail.com BEWARE OR BE BROKE!

Anonymous said...

I am currently looking for a vehicle and ran into two of these on craigslist. In both cases, we asked the person to call us and gave our phone #. Instead they responded via e-mail with additional details about the car and told us to e-mail them if interested. In both cases the car was in a different state--even though I was looking at the local craigslist.

Anonymous said...

My son is 19 and coming home from Iraq in 6 weeks. He bought a car and called home and ask me to western union 2900 to some bag in Miami, Fl. I was against it but he insisted that he had ebay buyers protection. He forwarded the "invoice" to me and I sent the money. When he tried to contact the seller, it was ficticious. I did some calling around to find out that it is a scam and my son just lost out on 2 months pay. I contacted Ebay who verified it wasnt their invoice. I called Western Union who filed a fraud claim, which will sit in a box with everyone else who got screwed. I called my local news station and submitted a story on this. Its sad that my son who is in Iraq, tried to buy his first car and became a victim of such a scam. I will push the issue with everyone who will listen because there is a lot of money being stolen from good honest hardworking people.

mike1144 said...

thanks a lot for such a good information.
This scam preys on people who are willing to buy a car sight unseen, which can be risky and dangerous some time as well.
keep tell us more about such frauds so that we get aware.....

Anonymous said...

i gave a scam my name, address and phone number. i don't know what that idiot will do with my details. after i sent my details, i search and see this blog. it helps me to get out from hell. i checked my email, i saw email with invoice from ebay@cgi-ebay-protection.net. the interesting part is, the exact car was put for bidding on ebay and ended on 7th march. i hope the one won the bid will read this post.

here is another story of scam.
==========================
Hi, my name is Antonia. As mentioned in the ad the car belongs to my grandmother and is being sold because she can no longer drive it due to her health condition. I live in the United Kingdom(London) and took grandma to stay with me until she's better. The car is still in Australia at a shipping company's warehouse ready to be shipped anywhere in Australia. The final price is 3900 Australian Dollars and it includes shipping fees anywhere in Australia.
The car is in perfect condition, barely driven and kept in the garrage at all time. It's well maintained and never been involved in any accidents. If you're seriously interested in buying the car email me back so we can get things started.

Details:
Manufacturer: Honda
Registration Number (if currently registered): AOO85Y
Model: Accord
Engine Size: 2.4 litre
Type: Sedan
Doors: 4
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): JHMCL96803C208454
blah blah....

Anonymous said...

some Kelly Peterson is selling a 2004 Mazda RX-8 GT with 66k miles for 2900. Most of what she said looks almost identical to what was posted by most of you. She said the car is in Indiana. I wonder what she would say if i told her i live in indiana? i am going to use my girl friends email and try to see what she says to her. I want to see if she changes her story. Can you scam the scammer? that would be halarious.

Anonymous said...

you dont know who to trust. i actually fell for a scam. they were selling a 350z for only 1200 with 23000 miles. i knew it was too good to be true but i have this body kit for it that my friend gave me. so i decided to work extra shifts for 2 weeks. (im a waitress in Don Pepe in newark nj) i actually made 2300 in tips. and plus 450. so it was a pretty good week. so i had the extra cash to buy it. after going through the ebay process, i did not receive the car. i was upset at first but i still had 1550 from that week so it was ok. And unexpectly after 2months after the purchase, the car came!!!!!!!!! i was soo excited! it was everything the ad promised. so if you think you got scammed, theres still hope!!!

Anonymous said...

UUwweee good thing i did some research i was almost fucked for 10k fuck em im still acting like i want it we will see how it goes fuck em. . .


Hello,
Thanks for your email ! The 2003 Range Rover HSE Supercharge is in excellent condition inside and out , 4X4, Automatic Transmission, never involved in accidents . FULLY LOADED !! Paint shines ,zero dings/dents,no accident. Non-smoker,always garaged and covered. It comes with all the documents needed for registration. The title is clear. Only 37,800 miles, perfect condition in and out. IT IS HARD TO DESCRIBE HOW NICE THIS car IS..IT LOOKS,RUNS & DRIVES LIKE NEW!!!

I'm selling it because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don't want it get old in my backyard.


The price is $10,000 and there are no other costs regarding this transaction.

-FULL NAME AND SHIPPING ADDRESS

As soon as I have them, I'll start the official procedure and eBay service will notify you about this. You'll also receive important guidelines and payment instructions from them . I'll handle the shipping, so this will be free of charge for you. We will use eBay Vehicle Purchase to manage the payment because it is the safest way for both of us and also you will have 10 days to inspect the car before I receive the money.
Also, a refund policy will be included.
Thank you!

Jacquelynn said...

I almost fell for it too.

I saw a nice 2004 Audi A4 on Auto Trader and called the number listed, but I recieved a automoated voice response that said "The Magic Jack customer you are trying to reach is no longer avaliable. To sign up for your own Magic Jack press 1..."

I should have known better right then.

But I gave the benefit of the doubt, thinking that maybe the numbers were transposed or something. I emailed the seller the following:

"Hello. I am interested in this vehicle and tried to give you a call with no luck. I was wondering if you could send more pics of the car as there seems to be a difference in the pics. And is the price correct at 4,400? Please contact me asap. Thanks"

To which an Alan Higher replied:

The car is still available. It has a clear title, it doesn't have any scratches, dents, it never been involved in an accident. The car is in great shape, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged and never smoked in. It is located in Chicago , Illinois , and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. I'm selling this car because I travel a lot with my job and I don't want it get old in my garage so there's no use on keeping it. Yes, the pictures are made in two different days with two set of rims. Would this be a problem?
The price is so low ($4,400.00) because I need to sell it before March 27
If you are a serious buyer please contact me as soon as possible.

Thank you!

Here are some specs:

blah blah blah

Me: So the $4,400 is included in the price to ship the car, correct? I am in Toledo, Ohio and would like to contact you via phone regarding purchase, however the number provided on auto trader did not go through. Is there another number where I can reach you? Thanks!

Him: Yes, $4,400 includes the shipping too.
Unfortunately I have some problems with my personal phone. If you send
my your name and address i can ask eBay to send you the details of
this transaction.

Me: (thinking: "wait a second...")
Would you be opposed to me coming to pick the car up?

Him:No, but I'm in Los Angeles and the car is at the shipping company already.
I will ship the car with DAS( Dependable Auto Shippers ). I think I
can have it at your address in 4-5 working days. I will take care of
the shipping charges as I told you in my first email. The car is
already in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. You will
receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of
sale, user’s manual, insurance etc). I am a member of the eBay buyer
protection program and using this service you will get a 3 days
testing period after delivery.
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 to me.
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. (< giving the shipping and payment information.
I immediately called eBay and they informed me that they would never send an email from a .net address and they won't hold funds for any reason. I decided that this was obviously a scam and did not contact the man again. He emails me back in the evening asking me if ebay contacted me. I let him know that I called eBay myself and told him what they told me. He says that is "impossible" and that he just talked to an agent 5 minutes before and that I must have dialed the wrong number. (yeah right). So, I asked him what number he called. He has yet to get back with me...

....and I thought his phone was not working.

Beware everyone!!

Anonymous said...

Beware of a Katharine Newton...

She also had a similar story with a Nissan Altima for $2690.
I was a little uneasy with the deal through ebay so I contacted them and they said that it was a scam and that they never send emails from those @vpp.com...

She claimed that she was divorced and that she dont have a driver's license. I asked to see the car and I got the message on how the process will work. Then she said she cant meet up because she going out of town.. but she told me that she's busy with work... smh... BEWARE OF THESE SCAMMERS.

P.S Do any one notice that they all have female names? I have not yet see a man name from these emails. Something else to look at.

Joel L said...

I got this email. Man I really wanted that car at that price. Too bad I gave him my home address and name before I figured he is a scum.

And his email is James W [james@connectthewilliams.com]



Hi again,

Please tell me the best time to call you...
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'm sure that won't be the case...After starting up the transaction through MSN Autos, your funds will stay in a safe account until the end of the deal, when depending on your decision to keep or not to keep the vehicle, the funds will be released to me or back to you.
The car will come with all the documents and papers, including the title and a bill of sale signed by me.
Here is how the transaction works:
You make the payment to MSN Autos through bank transfer.
After they've confirmed the payment they will instruct me to start the shipping procedures.
Once you are in possession of the vehicle and verified that everything is in order, you have to confirm that you've received it. Only then, MSN Autos will send me the money. I will not receive any money before you will receive, inspect and decide to keep the vehicle.
In order to begin the deal, I'll need your full name, shipping address and your phone # for starting the transaction.

Best regards,
James W

Anonymous said...

I believe I’m being scammed especial after doing a little research. Here is what I received after searching for a Cadillac cts- v at a price that is unheard of for this model.

Please Read:

_________

Hi,


Thank you for your interest in purchasing my car.First of all I must say you that the car has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage.Flawless exterior/interior condition,no scratches and no dents.It has never been involved in an accident.
The final price that I want for the car is $4900.00

Here you can find more pictures with the car:

http://s799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/tonyThomasto/

P.S(if the link does not work please copy and paste it into your internet explorer browser or Mozilla Firefox browser).

If you are really interested email me and let me know.

Miles : 47000


Thank you

__________
Hi again,

I must inform you that currently I'm locaded in Orlando, Florida and I have to let you know that the car is located at the shipping company in Orlando, Florida.I signed a contract with eBay Company and they will make the transaction for me.
SHIPPING
You will receive the car by DAS Auto Transport Services at your home address. It is insured in case of damage and it will be delivered to your DOOR. I will send you the car with all the papers (title,bill of sale, etc.)The car will be shipped from Orlando, Florida.The price will be $4900 including shipping and handling( I will take care for shipping charges).
The shipping will take maximum 5 days.
PAYMENT
The transaction will be made through eBay motors,they will insure our transaction.
This service allows us to complete this transaction in a manner that is quick and safe for both of us. It acts as a third part between seller and buyer. eBay Motors is responsible to insure that both parties comply to transaction requirements, both parties must submit proof of payment/delivery presented in a legal form (payment/delivery receipt) by the registered payment/delivery service used.The payment will be sent to eBay and they will pay me after you receive the car with all the documents.
RETURN POLICY
As soon as the car arrive to your address, you will test it and if it does not matches 100% to your expectations, you will return it in maximum 5 days since the arrival date. In this case eBay Company will send you the full amount back in 24 hours and you will send the car back to eBay and you don´t have to pay the return shipping.
If you want to start with this deal ,email me your full name,address and phone number for shipping and I will require those forms right now.As soon as I receive these information from you I will forward them to eBay Company along with the rest of the details in order for them to open a case regarding our deal and send you the invoice for payment and more details about the shipping.

I will wait your email.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/1653797302.html

Denise Anderson is the scammer's name. Its a beautiful Yukon for $$2500. She's employed on a cruise liner and can't call is why we are e-mailing. KEEP YA'LLS HEADS UP and EYES OPEN!!

Anonymous said...

I just had the same experience with a BMW 330ix year 2006 for $4,400.00 nice deal!

I spoke this morning with eBay and they specifically encourage people not to use MoneyGram or similar services.

Take in consideration that it is important that the purchase you made, has to be reflected on "My eBay"

Another important thing is that it needs to have an Item Number, which in this scams, doesn't have.

Please also review the extension from where the links come from, ebay just have the extension ebay.com.

The linked I received had the following extension:

ebaymotors.com.xz-34-ww-ab.com/include

Which means that the actual website is: xz-34-ww-ab.com

The way that it works on the websites is that you can put any address before the website address, but not after it.

For instance if you receive an email from eBay, it can be ebaymotors.ebay.com, but not the other way around.

Following I am copying the email received in response to my concern from eBay, you can write them at spoof@ebay.com
___________________________________
Hello,

Thanks for forwarding the suspicious email you received.

The email is a spoof, also known as a "phishing," email. (That's
phishing, as in "fishing" for personal information.) It didn't come from
eBay. Our Trust & Safety team is working to disable any websites it
links to.

Remember that you can always check the My Messages section of My eBay to
see if a message from us is legitimate. Copies of any emails we send you
about the status of your account or a change in your account information
will be displayed in My Messages. This is especially helpful since many
spoof emails try to convince you that your account is in jeopardy.

-- Important --
*Never* respond to a suspicious email or click any links in the email
message. If you think you may have given out personal information in a
spoof email or website, you need to take steps to protect your identity
right away. For more information about what to do, go to:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/account/protecting-identity-theft.html

If you'd like to learn more about how to spot a spoof email and stay
safe online, go to:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/tutorial/accountprotection/js_tutorial.html

Keep those reports coming -- you're helping protect the global Internet
community! Our Trust & Safety team works closely with Internet Service
Providers to shut down fraudulent sites. We also send your reports to
Web browser companies so that they can develop tools to identify spoof
sites.


Sincerely,
eBay Trust & Safety Team
___________________________________

I also wrote to Autotrader.com providing them with the ID of the car that was an scam.

Following please find the answer from them too:

Dear Esteban,

Thank you for using AutoTrader.com and reporting your security concerns. The listing refrenced below has been removed from Autotrader.com.Please review our Fraud Awareness tips on the homepage of www.autotrader.com at your earliest convenience.

If we may be of further assistance, please contact Private Seller Services at 1-866-AUTOTRADER (1-866-288-6872), Monday through Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday from 9am-7pm Eastern Time.



Thank you for using AutoTrader.com,
Ashley Taylor
AutoTrader.com Private Seller Services

___________________________________

Based on what I read, these scams are cars priced less than $5,000.00 as the FIB doesn't prosecute crimes for less than $5,000.00.

My seller was Anthony Garcia using email address: anthonygarcia002@gmail.com

I hope some of this information helps someone in the middle of this situation.

Be careful!

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Anonymous said...

i seen a bunch of these fukin scams on buysell.com May 2/2010. Mostly trucks and i also seen some too good to be true four wheeler adds. All the ones i emailed came up with the same type of different story if you know what i mean.. all very similar to the cases on this site. One bitch named Maria Portela got me an ebay motors invoice. Never delt wit them so i phone the "operator" who had the shitiest phone (kept cutting out) And he was acting like a real operator. Had my transaction number address name of seller and everything...Wat a loser. Sad part is almost fell for it until i discovered this site...RIGHT ON BLOGGER...WATCH OUT EVERYONE FOR THESE WASTES OF SKIN...!!!

Anonymous said...

hi im curently buying a car but everything sounds to good to be true...is there any way i can contact ebay and make sure directly its not a scam?

Stevevilla said...

Hi guys, first of all Im sorry for my English but I got to write this down its very important, I am from Mexico, these days I was trying to do a purchase on a Toyota truck that I saw on Craigslist in Houston and I was worry about all this kind of service payment with "moneygram" I just look information on google and well here I am writting this down just because I saw this link, and I am 100% that they were trying to defraud me,but thanks GOD I saw this link, all I can say is that well Im in Mexico and in here well its just all ot of trouble to go over there and talk with the police, beware guys because this thiefs they are growing up each day and all ot of buyers here in mexico they have lost all ot of money because they dont know anything of these, I will be tomorroy on a notice TV show in the night talking with the host of the program Live, and I will give all the information that I can and I know that these will help to allot of people, thanks for who made this blogspot it had been allot of help to me.
God bless you all...

Anonymous said...

Almost got scamed today.Ya, the so-called deaf guy said he shipped the car from Victoria,B.C. to St. Johns,Newfoundland to a buyer from E-Bay.Buyers loan fell through...(how did he pay E-Bay?... duh)so now he can ship it to me and I can pay through E-bay Vehicle Protection Program. Oh, he's in the U. K. opening up a Pub, thats why he's using E-mail. This is a condensed version,anyhow,he( Ashton Terrence0ca@gmail.com ) can go to H*** with his 1999 Mint Mustang Conv. with 55,000 km.$3,800

Anonymous said...

"Hello, I'm Sgt. David Walcot.
This Highlander is in perfect working condition. This vehicle engine runs very very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty.. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 48,300 miles on it.
As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBays's Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. 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(for 15 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. I am located in Budapest, Hungary and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Hungary . One month ago, my wife Jannet moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the US because we can't register it here, it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My price on it is US 6,500 $.
If we reach an agreement, I am willing to take care of the shipping to your address. Shipping will take 10 days maximum. I have managed to obtain a low cost shipping, only $600 and I presume it would be fair to split the shipping cost so, we'll pay $300 each. Meaning, that the car and the shipping/handling will cost you $6,800. I think this is reasonable.
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.

Thank you"


i saw this after looking up the ebay motors scam...after i received this email...

Hello, I'm Sgt.Jackson
What can I tell you in a few words is that I am an individual seller, I am not a dealer and this is my first type of auction. I have a 2008 BMW 335i for sale. The car is in great condition it has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects period, it's in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained. The paint is flawless and the exterior is immaculate. I am a non-smoker and my BMW has never been smoked in.
The engine (6 Cylinder 3.0 Liter Turbo) is strong and the transmission (automatic) is crisp and smooth. The tires are in great condition and the brakes work well.
Also the interior is immaculate, the seats, and headliner are in great condition, reflecting the low mileage. The car has 33,748 original miles.
This is a beautiful car...
The location of the car is South Carolina. My price on it is $10,000.00
As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay's Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the vehicle. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 15 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Currently I was deployed in Manchester, United Kingdom and I will be here for the next two years.
If we reach an agreement, I am willing to take care of the shipping to your address. Shipping will take one week maximum. I have managed to obtain a low cost shipping, only $1000 and I presume it would be fair to split the shipping cost so, we'll pay $500 each. Meaning, that the vehicle and the shipping/handling will cost you $10,500.00 I think this is reasonable.
Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and shipping address so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
Regards,
Peter Jackson

Anonymous said...

just to let people know there is another scam out there for a 2008 polaris rzr 800 for only $2900. the seller says shes in london and the ebay motors vpp says to use western union. do not fall for this. be careful.

Anonymous said...

Camry 1997, 116,000 miles.The guy's name is "Martin Smith." He wanted a moneygram, YAH right. Do not fall for it!

Anonymous said...

hey everybody look out for the name randy mitchell of north carolina. he claims to be moving to las vegas and this is a scam. My brother works for homeland security and checked the vin and name and everything is bogus.
this is the cocksuckers email

rmrandym1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I soooo NEARLY FELL FOR THIS!! It seemed too good to be true because it WAS! I even went to the bank to transfer the money...TWICE, but didn't do it.

Imelda said...

Hello,
Sorry for this late reply, the car is still for sale. My name is Diane Pecot and I am the legal owner of this 2000 Toyota Camry Solara.I would like to tell you that the car is in perfect condition, no accidents, never wrecked, non-smoker, great conditions, clear title. I have all the documents and service records.
The engine, drive train, equipment are all in proper working order.The ride is smooth, there are no shakes or pulls in the steering. it has only 95,951 miles and is in excellent running condition.
I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain but I stored the vehicle in to a shipping company warehouse from New York before leaving US.
I posted the car for sale all over the US (nation-wide ad), so you may see it at another location.
I am in possession of this Camry, from my former husband, as he lost it in
our divorce settlement. I do not want to keep it because will be very expensive to ship it from US to Spain and I already made a deposit to buy a convertible here.
I hope the vehicle location has no negative effect on you because shipment is included in the vehicle price ($3,000.00) and will cost you nothing more. Regarding the car transport, will use a reputable shipping company. I've shipped several times with them and have established trust - the car is transported inside and therefore completely protected, It is insured in case of damage and it takes 3-5 days to be delivered at your door.
About the payment, because my current situation is pretty special, for your safety I want the deal closed only through eBay Motors Buyer Protection Program.
If we use the eBay BPP services you will have an 7 days inspection period prior buying the car.
In this way you have the chance to inspect the car before pay me, and I will be comfortable when I'll ship you the car.
Let me know if you want to move forward, in order to open the transaction with eBay
I will need your shipping address in the following format:
Receiver Name-
Street Address-
City, State, Zip Code,
to forward it to the authorized personnel from eBay to start the transaction so you can buy the car from me.
Thank you and have a nice day,
Lt.Diane Pecot


WOw... IM SO GLAD I RESEARCHED! i would have never thought.. i got an email from ebay and everything... i was supposed to sent 3000 tomorrow for a 2000 toyota solara convertible...
and then i got another fraud e-mail from a different lady. saying the same thing..
wooow..
these ppl are super smart.. but not smart enough to outsmart me!

Imelda said...

Hello,
Sorry for this late reply, the car is still for sale. My name is Diane Pecot and I am the legal owner of this 2000 Toyota Camry Solara.I would like to tell you that the car is in perfect condition, no accidents, never wrecked, non-smoker, great conditions, clear title. I have all the documents and service records.
The engine, drive train, equipment are all in proper working order.The ride is smooth, there are no shakes or pulls in the steering. it has only 95,951 miles and is in excellent running condition.
I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain but I stored the vehicle in to a shipping company warehouse from New York before leaving US.
I posted the car for sale all over the US (nation-wide ad), so you may see it at another location.
I am in possession of this Camry, from my former husband, as he lost it in
our divorce settlement. I do not want to keep it because will be very expensive to ship it from US to Spain and I already made a deposit to buy a convertible here.
I hope the vehicle location has no negative effect on you because shipment is included in the vehicle price ($3,000.00) and will cost you nothing more. Regarding the car transport, will use a reputable shipping company. I've shipped several times with them and have established trust - the car is transported inside and therefore completely protected, It is insured in case of damage and it takes 3-5 days to be delivered at your door.
About the payment, because my current situation is pretty special, for your safety I want the deal closed only through eBay Motors Buyer Protection Program.
If we use the eBay BPP services you will have an 7 days inspection period prior buying the car.
In this way you have the chance to inspect the car before pay me, and I will be comfortable when I'll ship you the car.
Let me know if you want to move forward, in order to open the transaction with eBay
I will need your shipping address in the following format:
Receiver Name-
Street Address-
City, State, Zip Code,
to forward it to the authorized personnel from eBay to start the transaction so you can buy the car from me.
Thank you and have a nice day,
Lt.Diane Pecot



haha.. be aware!!!!

Imelda said...

Hey,
I need the following details from you (Full Name, Full Shipping Address, Phone number) so, I can open the case with eBay.
After this, eBay will send you the notification (invoice) shortly after that via email, with all the instructions.
You will have to make a deposit to eBay Motors, once they will confirm it and the shipping will be started in the next 24 hours.
You will receive the vehicle in 4-5 days (including all the papers signed by me). You will have 7 days for inspection from the moment the vehicle arrives before you confirm the deal and eBay will forward me the money or you can cancel the deal is the vehicle is not as I have advertised it and eBay will give you a full refund.
In case of a refund, the vehicle will be returned free of charge. It is not a sight unseen deal. I can ship it knowing that you are a serious buyer and you have enough time to test and inspect it. We are both covered.
Sorry for the long email I have tried to explain the entire process.
Thanks,
Lt. Diane Pecot
Hello again
I just read your email and the I really cant explain this.I don't know what to say.Must be some kind of scam.Someone who I though it is interested in my car steal my email and use it for some king of scam.I am sorry about this.I understand that you don't trust me anymore and you don't want to buy my car.Let me know
Once again I am sorry for all this
Thanks
wooow.. oh my goodness. thank God i found this! again. BEWARE and
this lady was stupid enough to have another ad
Hello there,
Sorry for this late reply, the car is still for sale. My name is Pamella Swaby and I am the legal owner of this Honda. I would like to tell you that the car is in perfect condition, no accidents, never wrecked, non-smoker, great conditions, clear title. I have all the documents and service records.
The engine, drive train, equipment are all in proper working order.The ride is smooth, there are no shakes or pulls in the steering. it has only 91,277 miles and is in excellent running condition.
I am located in London, United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and UK but I stored the vehicle in to a shipping company warehouse from (Atlanta ,GA) before leaving US.
I posted the car for sale all over the US (nation-wide ad), so you may see it at another location.
I am in possession of this Camry, from my former husband, as he lost it in
our divorce settlement. I do not want to keep it because will be very expensive to ship it from US to UK and i already made a deposit to buy a convertible here.
I hope the vehicle location has no negative effect on you because shipment is included in the vehicle price ($4,000.00) and will cost you nothing more. Regarding the car transport, will use a reputable shipping company. I've shipped several times with them and have established trust - the car is transported inside and therefore completely protected, It is insured in case of damage and it takes 3-5 days to be delivered at your door.
About the payment, because my current situation is pretty special, for your safety I want the deal closed only through eBay Motors Buyer Protection.
If we use the eBay BPP services you will have an 7 days inspection period prior buying the car.
In this way you have the chance to inspect the car before pay me, and I will be comfortable when I'll ship you the car.
Let me know if you want to move forward, in order to open the transaction with eBay
I will need your shipping address in the following format:
Receiver Name-
Street Address-
City, State, Zip Code,
to forward it to the authorized personnel from eBay to start the transaction so you can buy the car from me.

Thank you and have a nice day,
Lt. Pamella Swaby
RAF WEST RUISLIP
London, United Kingdom
APO AE 09421


when i asked about another car... from a different lady... same e-mail.. and she claimed it was a scam.. shes the scammer!

DanT said...

Same scam on kijiji.ca.

I even manegd a VIN number out of the scammer on a 2007 Tundra:

VIN 5TFRV54178X061518

This truck sure gets around. Once this page gets indexed again this should help any future scams on this VIN.

I got the same 'divorced and moved to Spain' sob story.

Dan

Anonymous said...

Watch out for Jane at mkup72@aol.com. Trying to sell Jeep Wrangler on craigslist.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/1782387916.html

Claims to have just gotten out of divorce and won Jeep but just got promoted so needs to move and has no license.

I e-mailed spoof@ebay.com and fraudwatch@autotrader.com to report this person. Is there anybody else I can contact?

Anonymous said...

You can also send reports to spam@uce.gov

Ozarks Crescent Mural said...

I'd really appreciate if if someone could tell me if this is a scam and if it is, how does it work?

I've seen two different cars relisted on eBay. Here's the scoop:

One car was listed (see email below) and then it had a winning bidder. And then right after that auction ended, it was relisted again and it had another winning bidder. And a couple months later, it's still for sale but not on eBay. I found it through Craigslist. All I can figure, if it's legit then there were 2 drop-out bidders, which seem like strange odds. And I'm curious why the seller didn't just go to the other bidders and do a second chance offer.

Now, again, another car was listed and it had a winning bidder. Not only that, but the winning bidder and the seller both left positive feedback for each other. Then right after the auction ended, it's relisted and gets another winning bidder; and again, both the buyer and seller leave positive feedback for each other. And now it's for sale a third time a couple of months later. How could a car have two winning bidders, two sets of positive feedback, and now be for sale again? I just don't see the likelihood of two buyers returning a car.

And now I'm the highest bidder on this car's third auction. I, unfortunately, discovered the car was the same one after I placed a bid. I have sent an email to the seller asking about these three auctions and if I don't get a reply, I can retract my bid due to non-communication.

So does anyone have any idea what's going on with this relisting thing? Thanks!

Also, I saw quite a few comments here with the emails you've received and it's eerily similar to one I got about the first car I mentioned above. After I got her email and she mentioned eBay, I went looking for it there and I found it from a couple of months ago. And it's also too good to be true. This is a $20,000 car. And I notice all these emails have a sob story too. This is what the text said:

Hi,

Thank you for being interested in buying my 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle S, 6,700 miles, Transmission: Automatic, VIN: 3VWRF31Y29M403397.
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 $4,190. 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!
Gloria Murphy

When I emailed her back that I wanted to come and buy the car in person, I never heard back!

The question I have is, I don't think eBay holds funds, do they? That's what all these emails keep saying. I clearly read on eBay that they don't have an escrow program.

Ozarks Crescent Mural said...

Hey again, I just posted a long comment. I just now finished reading all 258 comments and I had to add that I can't believe the similarity in the emails. I hope everyone reads this blog post before giving anyone any money. I'll be OK because I'm old-fashioned and I will not do a car purchase unless it's all handled in person. To all the folks out there who lost money, you've got my sympathy. That would be a horrible thing to Have happen. I can't imagine losing that much money. There were a lot of posts wondering about what we can do. I have that same question. If anyone has more info on how to get this stopped, please let us know.

Anonymous said...

Also watch out for Mason Reynolds <mason@balanels.com
He's using the military story, selling a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport - $2600 (west coast) on craigslist.

Ozarks Crescent Mural said...

I figured out the relisting scam on eBay. I emailed the "previous buyers" and this was their responses:

The first buyer:

Good Morning!!! well yes I went to get it. That guy is a jerk, when I got there the "car" was not like he had listed it.He made me put good feedback to get my money back..grrr SO long story short dont get it!!!!

The second buyer:

I did win the bid. I drove up to Ar. and the car was as described, it just was not completely described. The outside looked good, but the inside did not. He did not misrepresent the car, he just did not fully represent it. The description he gave left me with a different picture than the actual car. He was supposed to refund some of the $500.00 deposit back into my pay pal. I have yet to see it appear.

So folks, when you find a car you like, search for it, and make sure it hasn't been bought before.

Watch out for eBay seller: 1691sandra

And email address: gloria.murphy@msn.com

Take care, everyone!

Anonymous said...

Here's another one!
Amanda.Brown53@ MSN.com
Infinity G35 2003 $2,690.00

Same deal guys-craiglist

I just used the old adage:
'if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is!'

I knew something was wrong when she said WESTERN UNION!

Anonymous said...

Here is one I found on craigslist. It proceeded exactly as you described. I just emailed them and called off the deal. Thanks!

http://sarasota.craigslist.org/grd/1783955802.html

Jason said...

Wow another jeep for cheap. ($2940) I don't think Miss Cooper will be getting any of my money. Somehow by fate I was checking this site while I was talking to my bank.

Reported to craigslist and ad was removed within 30 minutes.

Hello,

The car is located in Gambrills, MD and I am selling it at this price ($2940) because i just finished the divorce
with my husband. The divorce is finished and I own this car. I work as a dealer on a cruise ship and i want to
sell it because I need money for other things. This car is in excellent working condition, no scratches, flaws or
any kind of damage, slightly used, in 100% working and looking conditions and comes with a clear title ready for
transfer. From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay, I prefer the payment
to be done using eBay services. Since i am working most of my time, and divorced I want the deal closed only through
eBay's Buyer Protection Program in order for me and you to be 100% protected. The final price that I want for this
car is $2940. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. 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 payment and shipping details from them.
I will wait your answer very soon only if you are interested to buy because i don't have any free time to waste.
Best Regards,
Amanda Cooper

Max Soliman said...

Wow, I am so glad I saw this. I am also dealing with someone that I was emailing back and forth for a 2004 Toyota Corolla for 2300.00. The name of the person is Jane Austin and the email is janeausten37@hotmail.com. Please beware, I just sent her a reply asking if I can use paypal so I will let you all know what the response is.

feeling stupid said...

saraegan@msc.com on Craigs List, selling John Deere tractor is an eBay Motors scam.

They are smooth operators.

Anonymous said...

I just fell for this frickin scam. i just tried to buy a 99 fat boy FOR $2900.00 from a person calling themselves amysutton@gmail.com.I was instructed to send it to Michael Hill in Atlanta GA. if i ever find out who these people really are.... i assure them extreme pain and suffering for years.not minutes but years. i was buying from a mother who just lost her son in the war in iraq and couldnt look at it because it hurt her too much. DONT USE OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS AS A SCAM...YOU WILL EVENTUALLY BE FOUND OUT.AND YOU BETTER HOPE I AINT THE ONE WHO FINDS YOU.

Anonymous said...

Here are two emails I received just today. Are there ANY honest people out there? Not sure how to go about buying a car without getting hosed at the dealership or getting hosed online. Ugh...
Hi there,
How are you doing today? Hope all is well,,,
I apologize for the delay, I'm in the military and now I am deployed in the United Kingdom with the US Marines and that's why I couldn't reply in time. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying the car. Why is the price so low? I am selling it because I am here in UK with my work, and my regiment will be deployed in three weeks in Iraq and I think I'll stay there for a while that's why I'm selling it so cheap, ... $3,500 shipping and handling included.
I intend to buy a new car when I'll get back home. So all that I want to do now is to sell it at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The car is located at my division's HQ in Florida,the car is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever.The interior looks great. It is ready to be signed and notarized on your name .
I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don't waste my time with endless discussions.This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
I'm very busy so it's easier to sell on the internet and using a eBay shipping company is safer.


HERE PHOTOS http://img24.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=99843287.jpg
P.S So if you are interested please email me back , all i need from you is your full name and your full address, for the title transfer and your shipping address, this will be the address were you wish to receive the car.

Thank you very much for your consideration,
Sgt. Thomas Thompson
US Marine Corps
2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Hello,

I have received your email regarding the 2005 Toyota Camry XLE with only 36,000 miles.The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title.The price for the car is $3,400 with shipping included.The car was my husband`s as he loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he died in a IRAQ 3 month ago. It brings very bad memories to me, I want to get rid of it.The buyer will receive the car with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it to his name.Shipping will be done whit DAS and it will take no more then 2-3 days. I have a friend there who will manage me a low price shipping and I assumed that it is my duty to pay for shipping it.It will be delivered directly to your address.Anyway, I have to let you know that I want a fast deal so if you are really interested in buying it,please reply with the following information's:
-Your full name;
-Your shipping address.(street,city,state,zip code)
The transaction will close only through eBay so we both will be protected.
I want eBay because as they are the biggest company on the internet I think that we can close this deal fast and safe for both of us. Also I am not very familiar with the internet transactions and eBay is the only one I know.I will look for your email,so that we can move forward with this deal!
Let me know.
Regards,
Brianna Smith

Anonymous said...

It's sick how they'll use some lie about being in the military to get our guard down. Here's the one I got.

"Hello,

Sorry for this late reply, the car is still for sale. My name is Kathryn Gibbs and I am the legal owner of this NISSAN MAXIMA 3.5 SE 4DR. I would like to tell you that the car is in perfect condition, no accidents, never wrecked, non-smoker, great conditions, clear title. I have all the documents and service records.
The engine, drive train, equipment are all in proper working order.The ride is smooth, there are no shakes or pulls in the steering. it has only 82,432 miles and is in excellent running condition.
I am located in London, United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and UK but I stored the vehicle into a shipping company warehouse from New York before leaving US.
I posted the car for sale all over the US (nation-wide ad), so you may see it at another location.
I am in possession of this NISSAN MAXIMA 3.5 SE 4DR, from my former husband, as he lost it in
our divorce settlement. I do not want to keep it because will be very expensive to ship it from US to UK and i already made a deposit to buy a convertible here.
I hope the vehicle location has no negative effect on you because shipment is included in the vehicle price ($4,000.00) and will cost you nothing more. Regarding the car transport, will use a reputable shipping company. I've shipped several times with them and have established trust - the car is transported inside and therefore completely protected, It is insured in case of damage and it takes 3-5 days to be delivered at your door.
About the payment, because my current situation is pretty special, for your safety I want the deal closed only through eBay Motors Buyer Protection.
If we use the eBay BPP services you will have an 7 days inspection period prior buying the car.
In this way you have the chance to inspect the car before pay me, and I will be comfortable when I'll ship you the car.
Let me know if you want to move forward, in order to open the transaction with eBay
I will need your shipping address in the following format:
Receiver Name-
Street Address-
City, State, Zip Code,
to forward it to the authorized personnel from eBay to start the transaction so you can buy the car from me.

Thank you and have a nice day,
Lt. Kathryn Gibbs

RAF WEST RUISLIP
London, United Kingdom
APO AE 0942"

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Sorry for this late reply, the car is still for sale. My name is Kathryn Gibbs and I am the legal owner of this NISSAN MAXIMA 3.5 SE 4DR. I would like to tell you that the car is in perfect condition, no accidents, never wrecked, non-smoker, great conditions, clear title. I have all the documents and service records.
The engine, drive train, equipment are all in proper working order.The ride is smooth, there are no shakes or pulls in the steering. it has only 82,432 miles and is in excellent running condition.
I am located in London, United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and UK but I stored the vehicle into a shipping company warehouse from New York before leaving US.
I posted the car for sale all over the US (nation-wide ad), so you may see it at another location.
I am in possession of this NISSAN MAXIMA 3.5 SE 4DR, from my former husband, as he lost it in
our divorce settlement. I do not want to keep it because will be very expensive to ship it from US to UK and i already made a deposit to buy a convertible here.
I hope the vehicle location has no negative effect on you because shipment is included in the vehicle price ($4,000.00) and will cost you nothing more. Regarding the car transport, will use a reputable shipping company. I've shipped several times with them and have established trust - the car is transported inside and therefore completely protected, It is insured in case of damage and it takes 3-5 days to be delivered at your door.
About the payment, because my current situation is pretty special, for your safety I want the deal closed only through eBay Motors Buyer Protection.
If we use the eBay BPP services you will have an 7 days inspection period prior buying the car.
In this way you have the chance to inspect the car before pay me, and I will be comfortable when I'll ship you the car.
Let me know if you want to move forward, in order to open the transaction with eBay
I will need your shipping address in the following format:
Receiver Name-
Street Address-
City, State, Zip Code,
to forward it to the authorized personnel from eBay to start the transaction so you can buy the car from me.

Thank you and have a nice day,
Lt. Kathryn Gibbs

RAF WEST RUISLIP
London, United Kingdom
APO AE 0942

Anonymous said...

Another one..listed on Craigs list:
Suburban 2008 for $12500..

persons email is lisa.green07a@gmail.com

Single divorced mother..blah blah blah..posts ad in Dallas for selling car that is registered in Florida...that was supposively driven to some small town in Alberta and using ebay to secure transaction. Here is the ebay email they provided in the fake invoice: ebay@vpp-securepayment.com

Here is the Bank Account information they wanted me to wire the money to:
Bank Name: BANK OF AMERICA
Bank Address: 2467 E. MAIN ST., SNELLVILLE , GA 30078, UNITED STATES
Routing Number: 026009593
Account Holder: A'SHUG HAYUH FINANCIAL
Account Number: 334025630849
Company Address: 4002 HIGHWAY78 SUITE 530-116, SNELLVILLE GA 30096, UNITED STATES

Anonymous said...

I got an offer like that Honda CRV from this email address antoniow2010@msn.com. He says his name is Antonio. Will not give his number and is from Tampa. I look for a car in Houston Texas. Why is someone from Tampa listing a car on Auto Trader in Houston Texas. It is 100% a scam. I guess they

Anonymous said...

I received a similar email...I told the seller that I had a friend who worked in Ebay Motors and that I wanted to verify the inspection period prior to making the transfer of funds. When I told her that I also wanted to run the Vin number and title standing through my dad who "works at the DMV" I suddenly received an email that the car had miraculously been sold.

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural said...

I was over on the moneygram.com site, and down in the lower right-hand corner is a link that reads, "SCAM ALERT! Buying a vehicle"

How cool is that!

Anonymous said...

I'm from Ottawa Ont. Canada,

This is from autotrader regarding a Harley Davidson
The first response was this:

Hi again,
I am glad that you are really interested in my bike.
As I allready said in my first email the bike is currently located in United States(Las Vegas,Nevada) but still registered in Canada, so you won't have to pay any custom fees.For a major safety and insurance for this transaction we will use a eBay Motors Shipping Company which also manages the payment. Here's how it works:
-You will give me your full name,address and phone number
-I will open the case id to the eBay Motors company
-You will need send 35%from price to eBay Motors Company
-You will received along whit the bike the bill of sale and the bill of lading,title and keys
- You will have 7 days to inspect the bike, if you will lake the bike , you will keep if not you will received the money back all the money and the bike will be ship back in the same day.After you receive this info, you will have to make the payment to one of their agents so I can be sure that you are serious about buying and I am not shipping the bike for nothing. The agent will keep the money in a trust fund until you receive the bike and are satisfied with it.If the bike is not exactly as described, you can send it back at my expense, and get a full refund of your payment. If everything checks out and you decide to keep it, you will pay the rest of the money to the eBay Motors company.If you wish to go on, please mail me back with your full name,phone number and shipping address so I can open the deal .I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have
Thank you for the great day
Dr.Jack Darison

After we asked for more pics, vin # and where it was registered and that we are set up with pay pal, this is the next response:

Hi again,
I am glad that you are really interested in my bike.
As I allready said in my first email the bike is currently located in United States(Las Vegas,Nevada) but still registered in Canada, so you won't have to pay any custom fees.For a major safety and insurance for this transaction we will use a eBay Motors Shipping Company which also manages the payment. Here's how it works:
-You will give me your full name,address and phone number
-I will open the case id to the eBay Motors company
-You will need send 35%from price to eBay Motors Company
-You will received along whit the bike the bill of sale and the bill of lading,title and keys
- You will have 7 days to inspect the bike, if you will lake the bike , you will keep if not you will received the money back all the money and the bike will be ship back in the same day.After you receive this info, you will have to make the payment to one of their agents so I can be sure that you are serious about buying and I am not shipping the bike for nothing. The agent will keep the money in a trust fund until you receive the bike and are satisfied with it.If the bike is not exactly as described, you can send it back at my expense, and get a full refund of your payment. If everything checks out and you decide to keep it, you will pay the rest of the money to the eBay Motors company.If you wish to go on, please mail me back with your full name,phone number and shipping address so I can open the deal .I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have
Thank you for the great day
Dr.Jack Darison

Anonymous said...

July 15, 2010
Reply that was sent today about a Volkswagon Toureg V10......

It is currently listed on Autotrader.ca

Hello,
Thank you for contacted for my car: 2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG V10 TDI wich is posted for sale.The car is accurate, corosion free, no scratches, no damage of any kind, was properly serviced and stored, all the manuals and the original documents,only 58,000 km,never been involved in any accident.The car is always garaged and rarely used, is registered in Canada and it has clear title.The problem is that I had to move with my family in United States where I got a new job transfer (i work as a doctor). I brought the car here with me with the intention of driving it but when I found out about the very high import duties and all the restrictions regarding registration and emissions tests here I've changed my mind and I've decided to sell the vehicle.I want to sell it in Canada because is still registered there.Total price with shipping included is $14,300CAD!I know the price is cheaper then normal on the market but I want to sell the car faster then usually and I assume that a lower price will be a good solution. I hope there won't be any argue for the price as this is my bottom .I want to take this opportunity to assure you that this deal is 100% legitimate,the financial part of this deal will be managed by eBay Motors Shipping Company,in this way both of us will be protected! If you are still interested please contact me back so we can start the deal.
Thank you and have a great day.
Dr.Victor Jhonson

Total Scam if I've ever seen one!!!!! As soon as I read the email, it sounded weird.

Anonymous said...

i was luck i saw ur post this moring and was able to recive my money back from western uinion by doing a fraud stop payment on my transaction i was luck but will never use it again

Duct Tape said...

Damn it! I wanted my 06" Acura TSX for 3500...

Anonymous said...

I just got this e-mail in a response I had sent via craigslist. A 2005 Honda Odyssey for 5,500... TGTBT... sadly :(

Hello,

Thank you for being interested in buying my honda odyssey, 83,000 miles, VIN: 5FNRL387X5B089036.
First of all I would like to tell you that I recently moved in Canada, my husband died one month ago and I decided to move closer to my parents(they are very old).
I have no use for car the anymore so I have to sell it below the market value because the registration fee to use it in Canada is expensive. The full price is $5,500.00 US dollars with shipping included to your location. 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.
I have a clean title ready to be signed. The vehicle has no electrical or mechanical problems, never been involved in any kind of accidents.
If you have other questions feel free to email.
Thank you!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

I almost got popped for this as well
the email went like this

The car is already at the shipping company in CO,Denver (i just moved here with my new job) sealed and ready for the shipping.My time is limited and as much as I'd like to meet you and close the deal in person or sell it locally, this is impossible for me. That's why I have decided to sell the car over the Internet. 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.
I will briefly describe the eBay Buyer Protection Program transaction steps so I can make things clear for both of us:

1. Buyer and seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions)
2. Buyer sends money to an eBay Motors Agent.
3. eBay Motors confirm to seller that the amount has been received.
4. Seller performs the required services (shipping, insurance).
5. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay Motors about the acceptance.
6. eBay Motors release the money to seller.

They will hold and insure your money until you will receive and test the car.

I need your full name and shipping address so I can reserve the car for you and register the transaction with eBay and they will contact you with all the instructions step by step on how to complete the transaction.

Thank you

her name was Rebecca Simcoe

DONT belive it

Anonymous said...

WOW I am so glad that I checked this out before sending 2,000.00 via Western Union to this "agent" from Ebay. He said the price was so low because he was going back to Afganistan for the army, and needed to get rid of his car and posted it on craigslist.I knew it was a scam because the fucker would'nt give me his number and lowered the price right away when I said I could send him the money. People need to not rush into things and check "too good to be true" listings more carefully!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I was looking for an Audi, BMW or Benz and came across a 2008 BMW M6 Convertible for less than $13k. Seller's phone number was actually a fax line. I had a feeling that this is a scam but I still wanted to get some proof from these guys and here we go, I got below email. Now I can report him to authorities and law enforcement. :-)

I hope they catch these guys. Thanks God for this and similar blogs to help us identify fraud and spread the word.

===================
SCAMMER'S EMAIL
===================

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Chief
To: 'AutoTrader.com'
Sent: Tue, Jul 27, 2010 6:53 pm
Subject: RE: AutoTrader.com Alert - Someone is interested in your 2008 BMW M6 for sale on AutoTrader.com

Hi there,

First of all, please let me introduce myself. It's always nice when you can know the person you are dealing with. My name is Thomas Chief.
Sorry for the late response; something came up and I had to leave urgently. I wanted to let you know that my 2008 BMW M6 Convertible is still available and looks like new with only 7,779 miles on board. I had a buyer offering $12,571 but his loan didn't get approved. I can say that it does not drip, leak, lean, smoke, pull to one side, vibrate, or make funny noises and on top of everything it's a non smoker car. The car is in great condition inside, outside and mechanically. It has never been in ANY wreck, has never hit a curb, was never hit while parked, the alignment is perfect, it tracks smooth at any speed. There is no previous collision damage to this vehicle. The interior of the car is free of cracks, rips, tears or any other damage. The vehicle's undercarriage is free of rust, leaks, or mechanical damage. The vehicle's electric is working perfectly. So I'm willing to let it go for $12,571.

I will make this deal only through eBay Motors due to the fact that I travel almost all the time with my job. Before leaving I prearranged shipping with eBay Motors and Dependable Auto Shippers so my presence isn't necessary. As I explained, my buyer changed his mind after I have made the arrangements to ship the car; The trucking company would not refund me but they can ship my car to anywhere within continental US (NOT Canada). Hope you understand that is the most safety purchasing system. Also, this purchase protection guarantees that the car is exactly as I described. In exchange, I will offer a 5 day trial period from the moment you receive the vehicle from the trucking company, in which you will have time to test-drive and inspect the car and review all the documents. This way you're not buying something sight unseen. Smooth transaction, fast, safe and secure; The shipping and handling costs are included in the price .. You don't have to pay for anything else; No hidden fees or taxes of any kind. It will come with a clear title, bill of sale signed by me as well and all the papers (including the original manuals and keys) that you will need to register it under your name. If you agree with this transaction I will need the following details from you:

full name and address:
shipping address:
phone #:

I know it can be hard to buy a vehicle that you can't see in person, so I will do my best to present it as well as I possibly can through pictures and accurate description.
If there is ANYTHING at all I can do to help you make your decision, please just let me know.

Here is a link to the website where I uploaded some photos of the car:
http://s835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/2008_BMW_M6_Convertible//?start=0

Regards,
Thomas Chief

Anonymous said...

2006 BMW 750Li - $14500‏~LOL
This is wat this chick (Susan Rese - susanrese@gmail.com) replied in my inquiry

Hi,

Thank you for being interested in buying my 2006 BMW 750Li with 33,604 miles, Automatic Transmission, VIN: WBAHN83566DT63475. 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; the title is clear.
My final price on it is US 14,500 $.
I just got divorced and I decided to move closer to my parents. Right now I'm located in Canada and the car is here with me. The car was awarded to me in our divorce. Being a single mother and not having a driver's license I decided to sell the car. As I'm unable to travel in the near future and I don't have anyone to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through a third party. 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 a third party. 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 will receive the car and only after you will inspect and drive the car they will forward the money to me.
If you have other questions feel free to email.
Regards,
Susan

Anonymous said...

Got another one: RE: 2008 Audi A4 20T‏ for $7,000. The sellers name is sharon_thompson02@yahoo.com


Hi ,
Thanks for being interested in buying my car. 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 2.0L engine, 28500 miles, clear title.The price is not negotiable ,US $7000 firm. The only thing because i am selling it,because i divorced with my husband and after the divorce I own this car, now as a woman I don`t need it(i don`t have driver license)...we will use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection to complete the sale. Let me know if you are interested and you have the funds available. $2900 Deposit and the rest after you receive it.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have found that it is not limited to just cars, but to Motorhomes as well. trentdonovan10@live.com is the scamming seller, and he left this email regarding payment:
Hi again,

I must inform you that I live in Churchill,Manitoba and I have to let you know that right now I'm out of country with some business and the RV is garaged at the shipping company in Churchill,Manitoba.The web site listed the RV in the most important cities because I payed them to sell the RV as soon as possible.
Time is really an issue and we have to move fast,the low price is for a fast deal.

Here is all the details about this transaction.

PAYMENT
I signed a contract with eBay Company and they will make the transaction for me.They have a program called eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program.This service allows us to complete this transaction in a manner that is quick and safe for both of us. It acts as a third part between seller and buyer.eBay Motors is responsible to insure that both parties comply to transaction requirements, both parties must submit proof of payment/delivery presented in a legal form (payment/delivery receipt) by the registered payment/delivery service used.The payment will be sent to eBay Company and they will hold your payment until you receive the RV with all the documents.There will be a down payment and the rest of the balance after you receive the RV with all the documents.


SHIPPING
You will receive the RV by shipping through DAS Company.The RV will be insured in case of damage and it will be delivered to your DOOR.
I recently had a buyer and I went ahead and made the arrangements for the shipping and payed all the fees, but unfortunately, my buyer’s loan was not approved so I was not able to complete the transaction with him and I still have it ready to ship anywhere in Canada for free.( I will pay all the shipping taxes.)
I will send you the RV with all the papers (title, bill of sale,etc.)
The title is clear and clean,no lien,no loan on it.

RETURN POLICY
As soon as the RV arrive to your address, you will inspect it and if it does not matches 100% to your expectations, you will return it in maximum 5 days since the arrival date. In this case eBay Company will send you the full amount back in 24 hours and you will send the RV back to eBay and you don´t have to pay the return shipping.

If you want to start with this deal ,email me your full name,address and phone number for shipping and I will require those forms right now.As soon as I receive these information from you I will forward them to eBay Company along with the rest of the details in order for them to open a case regarding our deal and send you the invoice for payment and all the details about shipping.

buyer beware I guess.

Marianne said...

I just filed a complaint with autotrader and IC3 ... here is the beginning of my 1st and better be only scam:

Hi, sorry for mailing you so late.

Thanks for inquiring about my 2006 Honda Civic.
The car has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It has a clear title and it is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn't been involved in any accident.

The price is $2900 shipping included (only in US) because I recently moved back home in Canada and I don't have time to travel back in US to manage the sale. The delivery will take approx 3 to 5 working days (with insurance and 7 days return policy).
The sale will be managed only through eBay since they offer the highest rate of safety and reliability during online transactions, and only after you will receive the car, I will receive the payment; in this way we are both 100% protected.
To begin the transaction I just need a clear decision if you want to buy this or not and your complete name and shipping address. After that you will receive an invoice from eBay Motors that will tell you all the details you need to know about our transaction and also will give you the choice to proceed or not with the deal.

Here you can find more photos of the car:

http://pixagogo.com/7692874127
(if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

Thank you,
Audrey Parr

***
I thought I asked all of the right questions and homework, but I just got to emotional and sucked in and have been screwed out of $3055 (including moneygram fees)

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/no_cars_found.jsp?atc_id_error=y&atc_id=AT-10E41F3B

Seller:

Name: Audrey Parr
Address: 151 Yates Street
Victoria
BC V8W 3M9
Canada



eBay Motors Agent*:

First Name: Rusty
Last Name: Fowler
Address: 153 Groveland Ave
City: Nashville
Zip: TN 37141

Country: United States

Anonymous said...

Hello ,
As I told you in my first e-mail, I am in Scotland leaving I had
prearranged the deal with eBay Motors so my presence isn't necessary.
The car is in Columbia,SC at the shipping company,ready to be
delivered.The shipping cost is included in the total price of the
car!You have 5 days to test it and inspect the car. So if you want to
make this deal I need the following details from you:
full name and address
shipping address
phone #

After I will have all this details I will forward them to eBay Motors and I will proceed the order. eBay Motors 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.

Anonymous said...

I am so grateful for all of this information. My husband and I just recently got married and were looking into buying a car. We saw a posting on Craigslist that was "too good to be true". We were just about to make a payment when I researched the "VPP program" details and also came across this website. Everything stated in the example email was so similar to what this guy was telling us. So we thank you.

Anonymous said...

Below is email response to inquiry on Volvo XC90, disappointing someone would use war & death to benefit financially:

"Hi, I am emailing you regarding the 2004 Volvo XC90 T6 that I have for sale.The suv is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, specialsu marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (no smoking). It has 72,100 miles, automatic transmission, 4 Wheel drive. I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name. 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) !!! As you probably noticed, the final price that I want for this suv is $2890.
I'm located in Palm Bay, FL (the suv is here with me) right now because I got a new job here. 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 5 days testing period after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I won't 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 and phone number) so we can get things started.
Thank you,
Natalie Campbell"

Anonymous said...

This is happening on craiglist too I have emailed this person twice trying to get a contact number I even gave my number but he will not call he has sent a previous email with a vin number the vin checks out to be the vehicle listed but it also says its msrp is 58000 and this guy is selling it at 5000 here is a copy of the last email he sent
RE: 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT heated seats, xenon lights, backup sensors - $5000
Tue Aug 17th, 2010 7:09 AM CDT
Hi,
At this moment I am in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The truck is already at the shipping company in Great Falls,MT sealed and ready for the shipping.The shipping can't be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the truck 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 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the truck 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.


Regards!!
Kevin Barton

Anonymous said...

I have one of these as well and contacted the ISP as well as eBay with the sender's information. I also did some digging and got the IP Address of the sender. Anyone know if this is something that should be sent to the FBI Internet Fraud Division?

Anonymous said...

i had a lady named nina damron try to sell me a 2003 yukon denali that is all tricked out for only $2800. when i asked her where she lived she said what i put below even though it said on craigslist its a car in san francisco.

Hello again ,
Right now i`m in Augusta, ME (the car is here with me ) because i got a new job here . We will use eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection , so we can both be protected and insured . I just need your full name , full address and phone number so eBay can send you the invoice in which you'll see how to make this transaction . I supposed to ship the car to another buyer, then he told me that he found another vehicle so is no longer interested . He already paid the shipping charges . The shipping is free i will take care of it and i will send the car with all the papers( title , vehicle registration, warranty papers,transfer papers etc ) . You will get a 7 days testing period after delivery . During that 7 days testing period I will not be getting any money . I am just waiting your full name , full address(street,city,state,zip) and phone number to complete the shipping papers and start the delivery process.

Thank you,
Nina

KCinHouston said...

Here is my email trail... I knew it was a scam from the first reply.
Craigslist ad disappeared in hours.

kimberly.m.jespersen@comcast.net to ****
Aug 20

Hello ,
Thank you for your interest in buying our jet ski. I'm selling it for $2,700. I wanted to keep the jet ski but me and my husband left the city for a better job in L.A., so we decided to sell it. The jet ski is in showroom condition, no mechanical problems, never been in salt water, always winterized and it has 230 hours.It has a clear title and it will come with covers, trailer and 3 life jackets.We will use eBay Vehicle Purchase protection to secure this transaction.

Here is a link with the pictures:
http://s895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/2009_Yamaha_FX_SHO/?albumview=slideshow

If you are interested please email me back.

:)

*********************

ME:
- Show quoted text -
Those pictures are beautiful.
Just wondering what happened to your ad on craigslist?

Are you local to the Houston area? Can the waverunner be seen?
I would prefer a cash transaction - but I need to be able to see it in person first.

Let me know if you are still interested.

Thanks.

****************

Never expected a rely but this morning

Hi again,
Thanks for replying.Because we are unable to meet with you we will be using eBay's VPP for our protection.The jet ski is at the shipping company in Omaha NE with all the paperwork.I can ship you the jet ski and you can keep it for 5 days to inspect it.If you like it, then i will get your money if not i am sure i will find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship it back.Your money will be held safe by eBay during this transaction and i won't be able to touch them until you decide that you want to keep the jet ski and you sign all the paperwork.The shipping fee will be paid by me.
If you want to buy it you will have to send me the following information :
Your full name,Shipping address (street, city, zip code),Ph #.
eBay will need this information from you so they can send you an invoice with all the instructions and all the terms on how to complete this transaction.Looking forward for your reply.

Yes, I am sure you are...


They need to have a report scam button on all the email clients...

Anonymous said...

About the same thing happened to me recently with two adds.
One was from a lady who claimed have moved from Memphis TN (where the car is) to Portugal with family. 2003 Honda Accord (about $10K value for $1800. I almost fell for it till I decided to do a resarch and found posting like yours. The other was from someone who claimed had the same car, but his was $2880. I replied to this latter one saying I would like to see the car and pay right there and then. He then stated he is from El Paso, TX (where teh car is) and would like to deal through eBay. He probably was thinking I would not travel there from Massachusetts. I emailed back saying that "coincidently, I scheduled to go to El Passo within two days in business that I would like to make arrangements for us to meet where I would see the car, probably pay for it and take it from there. He was responding to my mails right way, but never ansewred to my last one.
Something needs to be done to these scum bags.

Graham said...

I ran across a similar add on Autotrader.ca so it is moving up to Canada.

Here is the first response to my ad:
Hello,
First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car.
The car is still available,I sell it at this price because i just finished the divorce with my husband.
When the divorce has finished i own this car. Now as a women i don't need it because i don't have driver license,
This car is in excellent working conditions, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions.
From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request ONLY secure pay, I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services so both of us can be protected.
We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated at eBay and I have a purchase protection account for $20.000.
The final price that I want for this car is $9.689 CAD including shipping and handling.
You will make a 50% deposit directly to eBay motors and they will hold the money secure until you receive and inspect the car for 5 days. The shipping will start right after eBay will receive your deposit, and it is paid by me!
I will wait your answer(if you are interested to buy) very soon!
Thank you

And the second response after I asked to go and view the car:

Hi again,
The car is already at the shipping company in Montreal because i moved here after divorce. The car is sealed and ready for the shipping.
I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them. I'm very busy with my job so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the internet. 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.
Here is how it will work:
1. First of all I will need the following details from you:
- Full Name
- Full Shipping Address
2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices. The invoice will send you the details on how to make a refundable payment.
4. eBay will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive it you will have 5 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car.
If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
5. If you will decide that you will not buy the car, eBay will refund the money and I will have the shipping company come pick up my car.
If you wish to make the transaction, please send me the necessary info so that we can proceed.
Thank you,

Graham said...

I ran across a similar add on Autotrader.ca so it is moving up to Canada.

Here is the first response to my ad:
Hello,
First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car.
The car is still available,I sell it at this price because i just finished the divorce with my husband.
When the divorce has finished i own this car. Now as a women i don't need it because i don't have driver license,
This car is in excellent working conditions, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions.
From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request ONLY secure pay, I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services so both of us can be protected.
We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated at eBay and I have a purchase protection account for $20.000.
The final price that I want for this car is $9.689 CAD including shipping and handling.
You will make a 50% deposit directly to eBay motors and they will hold the money secure until you receive and inspect the car for 5 days. The shipping will start right after eBay will receive your deposit, and it is paid by me!
I will wait your answer(if you are interested to buy) very soon!
Thank you

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! Almost fell for it. Craiglist ad for a 2002 Ford F-150 in mint condition via ebay VPP program for $2700! Thats $15,000 below blue book! "You get the truck at your home for 5 days to inspect/test drive at my expense".... BS!caution his name is Larry Jordan
(larry.jordan@ymail.com)

AngryJarHead said...

If this post still exists, try googling ic3 to complain about these scams. Fry these f***ers

Anonymous said...

All scams and fraud attempts should be reported to the FTC (Federal trade commission).

Anonymous said...

I was almost scammed as well, here is my e-mail.

The vehicle is still available for sale and the asking price is US $ 1,800.Shipping is already paid and the vehicle is ready to go anywhere in the United States.The shipping arrangements have already been made before moving to Portugal.
The payment will be done through eBay. The financial part of this deal will be managed by them. They will be the 3rd, objective party involved in the transaction. This way you will actually pay for the vehicle after you will receive and test it, because eBay will hold the funds and release it to me only after you accept and confirm the delivery.
After the vehicle reaches your address you will have 5 days to test it. Within this period you have to decide if you purchase it or not. If you decide to take it you will have to contact eBay and let them know that, so they can release the payment to me. If you won't like it you will have to ship it back to me within the 5 days and eBay will refund you. The shipping back will be done on my own expense, but I am sure this will not be the case.
Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the vehicle and make sure everything is as agreed.
If you decide to buy the vehicle please provide me me your full name and the address where you want the vehicle to be delivered and I will initiate the transaction with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.
Looking forward to doing business!
Regards,

Jane

Anonymous said...

I also ran into the same scam. I found a post about a 2004 Nissan Maxima for $2900 on craigslist. I knew something was wrong when I seen that it was supposively located in Raleigh , but when he sent me information through a email, he said he lived in Arkansas, and then on the EBay Invoice it said the car would be shipped from New York. His big mistake was in his email he told me he was currently in the US Air Force. My son is in the Air Force and when he did a national AF search on this so called "Jason Banks" he wasn’t in the records at all. On his fake invoice he actually put his real name and address as the eBay Motors Agent, who the money was supposed to be getting sent to. Be careful , watch out for Simon Tapia. Who claims he's someone named Msgt Jason Banks, in the US Air Force , currently stationed at the Little Rock Air Force Base in AR . His email is jason.banks@nwcable.net

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Yes that scam as made it's way to canada. i found a 4wheeler on kijiji wich is a stie like graigslist or close to it. I have replied and now the girl got divorce and selling the 4wheeler at about 1third of its value. i also found the same pictures while looking for some more detail about the model on Google. Now i am going to see how long i can make her think that i am still a sucker for her 4 wheeler . lol Carefull there seem to be alot of scams going on.

Pierre said...

thanks for the post! I knew something was fishy, but now I know for sure. Any ideas on how to mess with the scammers?

70caligurl said...

I had emailed a lady named claudia Tapipan about a 2006 Honda Accord that she was selling for $2500 I was asking and asking about how this deaL worked and after A couple of emails I informed her that I was not interested in the car because I thought it was a scam. She emailed me under the name Michell Rose from the ebay buyer protection plan program and told me she has a reserve with ebay of $10,000 and it all looks legit except for one thing the price of the vehicle compared to Kelly Blue book price in Kelly blue book the price is $14,000. Buyers beware always trust your first instinct wnd do not trust these people. I would like to know if there is a way to forward these emails to ebay to investigate or the police dept.

Anonymous said...

Here is another name to beware of: I just about got taken as well. Thought the deal was too good to be true so I googled scams on Craigslist and found this site. This is what he told me:

"The car is already at the shipping company in Largo ,FL and is ready to go.I have a contract with eBay Motors so this deal must go through them. I'm very busy with my job and I'm out of the town so I can't meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the internet.
Shipping will be done by DAS and it will take 3 to 5 days top straight to your location.
Here is how it will work:
1.First of all I will need the following details from you:
- Full Name
- Full Shipping Address
2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay Motors.
3. After they will process your info, they will send you the invoice and the details on how to make the refundable payment.
4. eBay Motors will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 10 days to test, verify and do whatever you need with the car. If you will buy, then eBay Motors will release the money to me.
5. If you will decide that you don't want the car, eBay Motors will refund you the money and I will have the shipping company come pick up my car. If you wish to make the transaction, please send me the necessary info so that we can proceed. I look forward to hear from you.

Thank you,
Matt Steele"

Anonymous said...

The man selling the Nissan Aramda SE fully loaded for 3680 isays he is from a srgnt in the airforce his name is Scott Heise.

Ridge Runner said...

Think I am being scammed also. Answered an add about a truck in auto trader. Got an email back that he just put it on ebay auto and I should hurry and buy at the price. He said the truck is in Indianapolis as he is based in quantico. I emailed back and said I am in Virginia and could meet him Have not heard back. Gave him my phone number and said to call me. No call. Deal is to good to true but was hoping as my truck has just been totaled and need a replacement.I even had to sign in to my ebay account to purchase. Have not sent any mony asw it said to do a bank to bank transfer. Could it be legit?? or how can I tell?

Anonymous said...

wow I almost just spent $2,970 to have a mustang mach 1 sent from Alaska.....that would have sucked.

Victoria - Shift the Scene said...

Watch out for ellentendell@hotmail.com

This person hacked my Craigslist account and was posting ads for too-good-to-be-true prices on new SUVs.

I Googled that email and there's cars listed all over the country for ridiculous prices.

Beware again.

Victoria - Shift the Scene said...

People are asking all the time on here what they can do, who they can report this to. I was just on CL and I found this list:

Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?

* New! FTC Video: How to report scams to the FTC
* FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
* FTC online complaint form
* Canadian PhoneBusters hotline: 888-495-8501
* Competition Bureau Canada: 800-348-5358
* Internet Fraud Complaint Center
* Software Piracy ( http://www.siia.net/piracy/report/)
* Non-emergency number for your local police department.

If you suspect that an item posted for sale on craigslist may be part of a scam, please email the details to "abuse@craigslist.org". Be sure to include the URL (or 10-digit post ID number) in your message.

Here's the URL: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

rodriguez_tati7 said...

Almost made the biggest mistake today. Good thing I came across this blog before it was too late. I was almost scammed I had sent the money and everything but I called quickly and thank god I was in time and I'm getting a full refund. Definitely was too good to be true but seeing myself in a hot car was all I was thinking about. I should've known something was up when in the second email I received, the scammer had wrote a different name at the end of the message lol honestly I was lucky. Search at a nearby dealership never ONLINE

Anonymous said...

Thank God for this info. I was feeling great about a 1999 F150 I found for $2950. It had everything I wanted, but the deal seemed to good. These scammers are really making it hard to to trust your fellow man. Oh well, back square one.

Anonymous said...

We Were scammed too i cant believe these scammers they need to do something about them. we lost 2600 to a Laura Paxton with an Agent named Kevin Rawland. I purchased a 2000 Chevrolet(Black) which was in W.Virginia and the stupid agent p/u the money in San Antonio TX. hope they didnt do that to anyone else...what kinda freaks would take someones $ get a life!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I'm a petroleum engineer and I'm currently located on an oil rig and as much as I'd like to meet you and close the deal in person or sell it locally, this is impossible for me. That is why I decided to sell the car over the internet. In order for us both to feel comfortable with the transaction, I propose we close the deal through Ebay Motors, since they are the biggest and the most trustworthy online market place, under their Vehicle Purchase Protection Program (they will work like a third party in this transaction). Basically, it's similar to buying a car locally, the money will be sent to their holding account, and they will keep the money until you will receive the car. The price of car $4,000.00 includes all the shipping costs and insurance, so you won't have to pay any extra charges. The car is located right now in my garage in Bismarck, ND. I have a friend who works for DAS auto, so there won't be a problem arranging for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address. I've planned to take a flight over to ND and start the shipping as soon as ebay will confirm me that the payment is in their custody. Otherwise I can not risk my job until I have a serious deal cause I've already passed through a bad experience last week. I will briefly describe the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program transaction steps so I can make things clearer for both of us:

1. Buyer and seller reach an agreement (price and delivery condition).
2. Seller sends all the details of the transaction to Ebay for registration.
3. Ebay will email us the forms on how to complete the transaction (invoice, payment details, buyer and seller protection policy)
4. Buyer sends the money to the eBay Motors holding account.
5. eBay Motors confirms to seller that the amount has been received.
6. Seller performs the required services (shipping, insurance).
7. Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 days to inspect it.
8. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay Motors about the acceptance.
9. eBay Motors and eBay releases the money to seller.

If you won't like the car or if it is not as described, which I can assure you it won't be the case because it's a state of the art looking and working vehicle, it will be returned to me at my expense and you will receive a full refund from Ebay. I tried to be as clear as possible to be sure we are on the same page, I have to cover my side as well.

I need your agreement as well as your name and shipping address, so we can register the transaction with Ebay in order to receive their instructions step by step on how to complete the transaction safely. If you have other questions feel free to email me, I hope we can do business together.
Sincerely appreciative,
Kevin Barnes

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I'm a petroleum engineer and I'm currently located on an oil rig and as much as I'd like to meet you and close the deal in person or sell it locally, this is impossible for me. That is why I decided to sell the car over the internet. In order for us both to feel comfortable with the transaction, I propose we close the deal through Ebay Motors, since they are the biggest and the most trustworthy online market place, under their Vehicle Purchase Protection Program (they will work like a third party in this transaction). Basically, it's similar to buying a car locally, the money will be sent to their holding account, and they will keep the money until you will receive the car. The price of car $4,000.00 includes all the shipping costs and insurance, so you won't have to pay any extra charges. The car is located right now in my garage in Bismarck, ND. I have a friend who works for DAS auto, so there won't be a problem arranging for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address. I've planned to take a flight over to ND and start the shipping as soon as ebay will confirm me that the payment is in their custody. Otherwise I can not risk my job until I have a serious deal cause I've already passed through a bad experience last week. I will briefly describe the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program transaction steps so I can make things clearer for both of us:

Anonymous said...

THANKS to this site and ppl writing down what had happend them or atleast was about to...i almost got my self in that scam today fucking scamers gotta get caught they all say thtat they have a divorce and the car is in this state and they aint even there.

Anonymous said...

I almost just fell for the same scam on craigslist. It was for a 2005 Jeep Rubicon white so do not fall for it. This is the email i recieved.

Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but because I received too many emails, I will explain all the details about the jeep and the transaction.
At the moment I'm stationed in Alaska, making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy.
The jeep is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Belvoir, U.S. Army in MD, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the jeep to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the jeep 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 jeep is in their custody.Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the jeep.
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 jeep and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the jeep. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the jeep before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 10 days to inspect the jeep . 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 you'll receive important guidelines + instructions from them. You ll be contacted by ebay in the next 24 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 eBay instructed you.
PLEASE NOTE!
If the jeep is not how I've described it, you have the unequivocal right to refuse acceptance of the jeep (return postage on my expense) and you are entitled to a full and complete refund of the jeep'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!


The email that sent this to me was alex_beane@comcast.net.

Buyers beware!!

Anonymous said...

I recntly sold a car on ebay and the buyer "Mike Scott"sent me fake money orders.One good thing was i took them inside the bank to cash and they said they werefake and I then called money gram who confirmed it.I do not trust anyones promise of anything on ebay or craigslist Iwould rather sell my car to the junk yard than put up with phony buyers and sellers. Even if you are a legit seller of something.I posted mt car on craigslist amd have someone wanting me to download a video sit to see a car simular and tell tnem if it is the same as the one Iam selling.I will not go out of my way for anyone and do this kind of stuff. What they are doing gets them nowhere and it is all senseless. bt as the saying goes "There's a sucker born every minute"

Anonymous said...

I recntly sold a car on ebay and the buyer "Mike Scott"sent me fake money orders.One good thing was i took them inside the bank to cash and they said they werefake and I then called money gram who confirmed it.I do not trust anyones promise of anything on ebay or craigslist Iwould rather sell my car to the junk yard than put up with phony buyers and sellers. Even if you are a legit seller of something.I posted mt car on craigslist amd have someone wanting me to download a video sit to see a car simular and tell tnem if it is the same as the one Iam selling.I will not go out of my way for anyone and do this kind of stuff. What they are doing gets them nowhere and it is all senseless. bt as the saying goes "There's a sucker born every minute"

Anonymous said...

Now there are buy it now auctions on eBay motors that state in the description "do not hit buy it now" and "do not try to contact me through ask a question". It states to only contact through an outside email address. They use the same photos of the same few cars all the time in different states using different eBay id's. Pretty sure some are other peoples accounts they have hacked into and some are new id's they set up for the scam. I keep busting them.

nardo_nolan said...

anyone knoe if you can get your money back through the wu refund system because i still have the receipt and everything

Anonymous said...

My wife and I were just scammed out of $2850 the same way by Christine Frown from Michigan. We feel like fools that we didn't research this before we sent the money. Tough lesson learned.

Michael said...

This is the email from a seller on Atlanta Craigs List Ad after I requested more information: Hello,
Thank you for your interest in buying my car. Let me tell you a few words about the car.It's a 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE, in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 72,103 miles . It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.The price is not negotiable , $2,360.00 is my last price.I sell the car at this price because I cannot enjoy it due to my job(I work as a dealer on a cruise ship) and I'm a single woman and I have nobody close who can use it.
All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the car.Also about payment and shipping I will use only eBay vehicle protection program so we can both be protected.I just need your full name and address so i can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).

Amanda Camden

Is this a scam???

Anonymous said...

omg I almost got scammed but after reading this I didn't go through with it Thank you so much for this post

Angel McGee said...

The email address they used was

They claimed to be a woman who lost her husband in the war and that she was selling the car for $2650 on craigslist. Here is the email I received from them last:

Hi again,

Visit my web page for more photos with the car (you can also view there, the carfax report): http://2005hondaaccord.shutterfly.com/pictures/9
Right now I'm in the process of moving (actually I already relocated), and for personal reasons I need to make a quick sell (although I know the price is under the market).The car belong to my dead husband, he died while serving in Afghanistan, but I have all the documents needed for the sale (of course I'm the rightful owner).

Because I can't be there for you, I left the car at the shipping company's warehouse, sealed, ready to be shipped. The car is enlisted in the eBay VPP program so this deal must go through them. In accordance with eBay Vehicle Purchase Program terms, you have 5 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide whether you want to keep it or not. The car will be shipped free of charge (assured by the army) along with all documents, clean and clear title with my signature on it, owner's manual and keys.


Here is how it will work:

1. I will inform eBay that I have a buyer and ask them to start a new transaction with you.
2. They will ask you for the shipping details. After they process your information, they will send you an invoice with all the details on how to make a refundable payment.
3. After the refundable payment is made, eBay will contact me to authorize the shipping. The shipping will last maximum 4 days. From the moment you receive it, you will have 5 days to test and verify the car. All this time, your payment will stay with eBay in a non-interest account. If you decide to buy it, I will receive the payment from eBay. Otherwise, the car will be shipped back free of charge on your side and you will be fully refunded. If you wish to start the transaction, please reply so we can proceed.
I'll wait your response.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

a scammer on Craig's list is: MitchellJakes@aol.com

Offer is for a: 2006 Lexus IS 250Leather Interior,Automatic - $2949
email to me:
I am located in Iraq with my work. Before leaving my the city I had prearranged the deal with eBay Motors so my presence in San Francisco, California ( where is the car) isn't necessary. The car is in their possession in US San Francisco, California ready to be delivered .You have 10 days to test it and inspect the car. So if you want to make this deal I need the following details from you:

full name and address
shipping address
phone #

After I will have all this details I will forward them to eBay Motors and I will proceed the order. eBay Motors 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.

Regards!!

Mitchell Jakes

about2flip said...

WoW. I was tempted. but did some research before sending a payment for a 2002 Honda Accord seen on craigslist. Here is the email I got from Major Alicia Irwing.

Thank you for your interest in my car.

This is a 2002 Honda Accord EX, 4-cyl engine, 47,300 miles, Automatic, VIN 1HGCG66812A056231 , clean title.

Here you can find more pictures with the car: http://picasaweb.google.com/alicia.irwing/MyHonda?feat=directlink

The vehicle is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are immaculate, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in any kind of accident. The A/C is working very well.

I'm an US Air Force Maj. currently stationed in United Kingdom and the car is here with me. It was brought from US and it still has US registration documents, because I didn't register it here in UK, taxes are extraordinary high because the car has US specs. It makes more sense buying a used car from here, they are very cheap.
The shipping will take up to 7 business days and you will also have 10 days to inspect and test drive the vehicle from the moment it arrives at your place. I will handle shipping, we have military cargo planes leaving every week. There will be no extra or hidden taxes for you to pay since the car is still registered in US. In case you decide not to keep the car I'm responsible for shipping back costs.

As I'm unable to travel in the near future and I don't have anyone available back home to help me with the sale I decided to sell this car through eBay or craigslist. The transaction will be made entirely through eBay Motors escrow services and we'll both be covered.

"The final price is $1,200 including shipping from Europe to the US and delivery to your home address. You will have to pay some eBay taxes too, about $80, so it will come to about $1280 total. 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 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 and have a great day

P.S. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases"

Here are the pictures of the so called car for sale:

http://picasaweb.google.com/alicia.irwing/MyHonda?feat=directlink

Again this was on craigslist. I was tempted, but I'm glad I found this forum. Thanks to who ever runs this!!!

about2flip said...

WoW. I was tempted. but did some research before sending a payment for a 2002 Honda Accord seen on craigslist. Here is the email I got from Major Alicia Irwing.

Thank you for your interest in my car.

This is a 2002 Honda Accord EX, 4-cyl engine, 47,300 miles, Automatic, VIN 1HGCG66812A056231 , clean title.

Here you can find more pictures with the car:

http://bit.ly/ehmKye

The vehicle is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are immaculate, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in any kind of accident. The A/C is working very well.

I'm an US Air Force Maj. currently stationed in United Kingdom and the car is here with me. It was brought from US and it still has US registration documents, because I didn't register it here in UK, taxes are extraordinary high because the car has US specs. It makes more sense buying a used car from here, they are very cheap.
The shipping will take up to 7 business days and you will also have 10 days to inspect and test drive the vehicle from the moment it arrives at your place. I will handle shipping, we have military cargo planes leaving every week. There will be no extra or hidden taxes for you to pay since the car is still registered in US. In case you decide not to keep the car I'm responsible for shipping back costs.

As I'm unable to travel in the near future and I don't have anyone available back home to help me with the sale I decided to sell this car through eBay or craigslist. The transaction will be made entirely through eBay Motors escrow services and we'll both be covered.

"The final price is $1,200 including shipping from Europe to the US and delivery to your home address. You will have to pay some eBay taxes too, about $80, so it will come to about $1280 total. 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 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 and have a great day

P.S. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases"

Here are the pictures of the so called car for sale:

http://bit.ly/ehmKye

Again this was on craigslist. I was tempted, but I'm glad I found this forum. Thanks to who ever runs this!!!

about2flip said...

WoW. I was tempted. but did some research before sending a payment for a 2002 Honda Accord seen on craigslist. Here is the email I got from a Major Alicia Irwing.

http://bit.ly/dTeCBd

(I had to provide a link to the letter because its to long to post on here)

Again this was on craigslist. I was tempted, but I'm glad I found this forum. Thanks to who ever runs this!!!

Here are the pictures of the so called car for sale:

http://bit.ly/ehmKye

Anonymous said...

Avoided this by seeing this website, mine said

Hello there,


My name is Michelle Garcia and I'm glad to see your interest in purchasing my car. What I can tell you in a few words is that I am an individual seller, I am not a dealer and this is my first type of action on internet. I have a clear title and it is on my name.
It is still available and the price is $2,550.00 not negotiable. You should know that it has never been wrecked or damaged, the car is in excellent condition with only 32,000 miles. Non-smoker.The inside is clean, like new. Runs great, very smooth, meticulously maintained and it always has been garaged. All the manuals, and the original documentation comes along with the car.It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.
I sell it at this price because I cannot enjoy it due to my job (I work on a cruise ship as a casino dealer). All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the car. I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don't waste my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. So if you are interested please e-mail me back for more details about the transaction.
Thank you!
Michelle Garcia

Anonymous said...

I responded to an email like this but caught on as soon as the person mentioned the ebay deal. Only problem is now the person has my phone number, name and address. A few days ago I got a phishing phone call for more info but I didn't give them anything else. What can they do with just the info I gave them?

Jun Pil said...

i already paid through western Union.

and contact ic3

any chance to get money back ?

Zander said...

You must go and google "ebay motor scams" and you will find a lot of victims that have been scammed because they payed a deposit for a vehicle through ebay motors.the scammers use a false ebay motors they people say they are selling through ebay and they phone you sounding very legit. they even email you a "buyer protection email" to assure you that you are not being scammed. and when you pay your deposit you never hear from them again. Here is the email i received from the man "selling" a 2006 Corsa Utility for onlyR24000:

"Before I left South Africa I had prearranged the deal with eBay Motors so my presence isn't necessary. The car is in their possession in South Africa , ready for delivery.You will have 10 days to test drive and inspect the car. 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 proceed 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 deposit ( 50% from the total amount 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 DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers www.dasautoshippers.com ).
5. After you receive it, you will have 10 days to inspect and test drive the vehicle (You will receive the car in 2 days).
6. If you accept the vehicle 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 car documents that you need to register it under your name. If you decide to NOT accept the vehicle for any reason, they will refund your full payment price within 48 hours. They will then make the necessary arrangement to have the vehicle picked back up by the transport company"




His email address: dawiealberts@yahoo.com

IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT PROBABLY IS!

Anonymous said...

Here is another scam. We found this truck online on the Southwest Florida Wheels Web Site for the Naples, Fl. Newspaper. It is a 2001 Ford F-150 Black Super Crew Cab Harley Davidson Edition with 28,000miles for $4,800.00. This person and me talked by email and she wanted to go through the Ebay Vehicle Protection Plan so both of us was covered for safety. So she kept wanting our full name and address but before I went for it I found this website and figured I should look up Ebay and see how to find out if it was a good transaction. Ebay advised me to ask for a Sellers ID# and to see the Vehicle History page on Ebay but I couldn't find the truck at all on ebay. So I emailed her back and requested the ID# and also mentioned I couldn't find the truck on Ebay or the Vehicle History page anywhere on there. I heard nothing back so I went to email her again and my computer was attacked withen 5 seconds with 21 virus'. The email she put the virus on and is also the sellers name is pamela-walker1@hotmail.com DO NOT OPEN THAT WEBSITE!!
So THANK YOU TO ALL FOR SHARING YOUR STORIES SO I WAS ABLE TO BE SMART AND FIND OUT FIRST THAT IS WASN'T FOR REAL. LESSON TO BE LEARNED...INVESTIGATE AND IF IT'S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT IS.
Take Care Everyone!

Deaf1 said...

This came from a recent ad from Craigslist


Hello,

Thanks for replying to my ad. I'm in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell it before February 5th. My name is Miguel. I'm an Air Force Technical Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The vehicle is here with me.

I'm the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn't been involved in any accident...I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage (see pics).

This is 2005 Audi A6 3.2 quattro has 66,808 miles, Silver with Ebony Interior, Automatic,Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Side Air Bag, Side Head Air Bag, Climate Control, Dual Zone A/C, A/C, Auxiliary Pwr Outlet, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel ABS, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Rear Defrost, All Wheel Drive, Electronic Stability Control, Front Floor Mats, Rear Floor Mats, Fog Lamps, Gasoline Fuel, Child Safety Locks, Driver Vanity Mirror and more...

Here you can find more pictures of the car: http://s1109.photobucket.com/home/audiA6_A6/recentuploads?view=slideshow
(if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $3,200. If you want to buy this vehicle I will take care of shipping. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address and I will offer 5 days to inspect the vehicle from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense), before I'll have your money. So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.


I look forward to hearing from you,
Sgt. Miguel Duarte

Deaf1 said...

After asking about purchase terms and leaving my phone number......


Hi again,

As I've told you, at this moment I am in Alaska in a military base. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or call whenever I want. 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 due to a serious illness.

The shipping will take 3 to 5 days and it̢۪s not a problem because I will have the vehicle shipped by an Air Force cargo plane so there won't be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address. You will receive it along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, 2 set of keys, full service records and more. Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like eBay because I already prearranged the whole process with them. The vehicle is located in their warehouse in Anchorage (sealed and ready for delivery). The money must be sent first to an eBay agent and will be kept safe until the buyer receives and inspects the vehicle. I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the vehicle from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense), before I'll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info to eBay and they will notify you about our deal. They will let you know what you have to do for the payment. Like this you'll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.

Regards

Deaf1 said...

After providing my shipping info....


I have to inform you Anthony, that during next week my Squadron will be deployed to Spain. I just found out today. I'll be stationed on a military base in Sevilla, for the next month with my training program. So i would very much appreciate if you could send the payment to the ebay agent from Spain. I'll be leaving to Spain next week and this way i would be able to receive the money there. The vehicle will still be shipped from Alaska, so nothing has changed. The price is still the same. If you do that for me, I will also help you by sending the car as Gift and no tax/customs will apply on your end.

I already informed ebay about my deployment. They opened a case for us and they will let you know what you have to do for the payment. Get back to me as soon as you receive their invoice. You should hear from them within 48 hours.

Thank you!

Deaf1 said...

I then received an email from eBay Motors (support@cgi3buyerprotection.com) with a semi-legit looking invoice with a followup email from the seller.


From: duartmg@aol.com
To: xxxxx@juno.com
Sent: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 10:00 PM
Subject:Re: Craigslist Posting ID 2185701934 - 2005 Audi A6


I've asked ebay to send the invoice to xxxxx@juno.com. Can you please check your email. It may occur that your
e-mail doesn't support HTML language. So please check all folders,junk messages too, the invoice may have ended
there because of the ever increasing filters of the e-mails nowadays.Get back to me once you receive it to let you
know what the next step is.If you don't hear from them in 5 hours let me know and i'll ask them to resend it.

Thanks

PS Check your junk folder for the invoice


I haven't responded yet. I found out it was definitely a scam before receiving the invoice from browsing the net. The sad part is this person is actually using a real person's identity. I googled "Sgt Miguel Duarte" and came across the actual person working out of the Air Force base mentioned in the add.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your interest in my car:2007 Audi A6 3.2 V6 Automatic CVT Transmission .The car is accurate, corosion free, no scratches, no damage of any kind, was properly serviced and stored, all the manuals and the original documents,only 46,500 km,never been involved in any accident.The car is always garaged and rarely used, is registered in Canada and it has clear title.The problem is that I had to move with my family in United States where I got a new job transfer (i work as a doctor). I brought the car here with me with the intention of driving it but when I found out about the very high import duties and all the restrictions regarding registration and emissions tests here I've changed my mind and I've decided to sell the vehicle.I want to sell it in Canada because is still registered there.Total price with shipping included is $10,900CAD!I know the price is cheaper then normal on the market but I want to sell the car faster then usually and I assume that a lower price will be a good solution. I hope there won't be any argue for the price as this is my bottom .I want to take this opportunity to assure you that this deal is 100% legitimate,the financial part of this deal will be managed by eBay Motors Shipping Company,in this way both of us will be protected! If you are still interested please contact me back so we can start the deal.
Thank you and have a great day.
Dr.Fernando Olanski


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Hi again ,
I am glad that you are really interested in my car.The total price for you with shipping included is $10.900 CAD(you don't have to pay any taxes or duties).This is the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): WAUAH74F67N113319 (is registered in BC)
As I already said in my first email the car is currently located in United States(Jacksonville, Florida) but still registered in Canada, so you won't have to pay any custom fees.For a major safety and insurance for this transaction we will use a eBay Motors Shipping Company which also manages the payment. Here's how it works:
-You will give me your full name,address and phone number
-I will open the case id to the eBay Motors company
-You will need to deposit only 29% from price to eBay Motors Company
-You will received along whit the car the bill of sale and the bill of lading,title and keys
- You will have 7 days to inspect the car, if you will lake the car , you will keep if not you will received the money back all the money and the car will be ship back in the same day.After you receive this info, you will have to make the payment to one of their agents so I can be sure that you are serious about buying and I am not shipping the car for nothing. The agent will keep the money in a trust fund until you receive the car and are satisfied with it.If the car is not exactly as described, you can send it back at my expense, and get a full refund of your payment. If everything checks out and you decide to keep it, you will pay the rest of the money to the eBay Motors company.If you wish to go on, please mail me back with your full name,phone number and shipping address so I can open the deal .I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have
Thank you for the great collaboration!
Dr.Fernando Olanski

alex said...

No offense but who would go for this? Is it greed that drives people to unbelievable deals? The best thing I think we can all do is what I have been doing for years. I lead them on thinking they have a fish on the hook and in this case even emailed them telling them I sent the money! I love getting them excited then when they email me asking where the payment is I swear I sent it Etc After I have wasted as much of there time as possible I sent the a Jokes-on You email. They get real nasty at that point and I just laugh having given them a dose of there own con job. If everyone did this we could drive these jerks nuts!!!!

Anonymous said...

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You can post all the letters, all names and pictures and everything,we will do it again, otherwise,more reliable ... you know that in this way,you help us very much,we will be more, more power ...more ruthless...Sorry Is too late, beausewe are among you in the USA....when will you wake( maybe In 2050) We move on to real crimes where we are experts! What can I say ...without anger...you are too stupid and you know why??? Because "you" Mother America, you have created this gun for suicide,weapon which is called Internet! This Is your destiny!!!!
BE BLESS AMERICA..:))))))))))))))

Anonymous said...

Been looking at some jet ski's, now have had a guy from Florida and from Canada try to do the same thing. Original postings were on Craigslist! Don't believe it!

Lusinda said...

I've come across two of these on junkmail, one mini cooper for R30 000 and one nissan micra for R20 000. in both cases the owner claimed to suddenly have gone overseas after i asked to collect the vechile and pay them in cash in a police station of their choice.

Anonymous said...

I was interested in a 2003 Bmw Trike which was posted as $4,000 on motorcycle oodle.com. I was told to send $2,000 for a refundable deposit before they could ship the bike. He said he had PURCHASE PROTECTION thur eBay and had a $20,000 deposit on an eBay purchase protection account. It all looked legit even got to chat with an eBay sales rep. on the details of the deal. They said to Western Union the money and gave the address of an ebay agent. The guy selling the item was named Andrew Q. Leckner and he said he was in the Air Force in NJ
THIS IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happend to me on craigslist. Same exact story as everyone else. Luckily I didn't pay before I realized scam. The "name" on the email address I was corresponding with was Bruce McLean. Hopefully this will help someone from getting ripped off.

Anonymous said...

I am a research freak thank god everything is on the internet. I got this email and almost fell for it. To Good to Be true

Hello,

Sorry for the delayed response, but I'm in Florida, right now and I have been very busy. Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car.Why is the price so low? I
am going trough a divorce, and I had to move in FL. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast (I already made a deposit
here to buy me another).The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car.The car have 68,852 miles and automatic transmission.It is in
immaculate condition ,rust free ,no scratch and hasn't been involved in any accident.The interior looks great(NO SMOKING).This car needs nothing.I want this transaction
to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you
understand that I need to sort them out. The price is $2,350.THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who
are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don't waste my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.So if you
are interested please email me.

Regards!
Lavinia

and then


As I told you in my first e-mail, I am in Florida. Before leaving I had prearranged the deal with eBay Motors so my presence isn't necessary.They will not give me any money until you receive and test the car .The car is at the shipping company,ready to be delivered.The shipping cost is included in the total price of the car!You have 5 days to test it and inspect the car. So if you want to make this deal I need the following details from you:
full name and address
shipping address
phone #
After I will have all this details I will forward them to eBay Motors and I will proceed the order. They 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.

Regards!
Lavinia
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE SCAMS ARE EVERYWHERE.

Anonymous said...

I saw an ad for a boat on craigslist too good to be true, and an obvious scam I didnt lose anything thanks to a little research and people posting on sites like this.

Terry in FL

Maria said...

Responding to a Craigslist post today I wrote to: carter.daniell@yahoo.com
and received replies from: danielcarter1980@gmail.com

I have forwarded the following to Fraudwatchers, and am pasting for all of you to see:

Me: Is this car still available? The price seems incredibly low. What is the catch?

Daniel: The car is available to sale and the price is $1,600. The VIN # is JN1DA31D93T503548 and you can verify yourself on carfax, the title is clean. The car have 121,635 miles. My current location is in Portugal, my wife and I just moved here due our jobs. It might seem a low price and it is but for me is a good price because I cannot use the car anymore in the current location and the best option for me is to sell it where it belongs. So my lost will be your gain.The car is in Eastlake OH at the shipping company ready to be shipped anywhere. If you need more info about engine, pics, etc. just ask me. So if you're still interested, just let me know asap and we will discuss the transaction procedure.

Me: Wow, I live in Eastlake. Can I see the car today?

Daniel: Let me show you how this works:
1. -After you'll give me your full name and shipping address(where you want to receive the car),I'll initiate the transaction
2. -eBay will contact you with all info you need regarding shipping and payment instructions
3. -You will confirm the payment to ebay
4. -I will contact the shipping company to start the shipping(I'LL PAY THE SHIPPING COSTS)
5. -You'll receive the cars in front of your door with the bill of sale received from eBay.
6. -You'll have 5 days inspection period; after inspection period,if you are not satisfied,contact ebay and send the cars back,you will not be charged for shipping it back!
7. -If you decide to keep it ,just contact ebay to release me the funds, I will not receive any money until you have received and inspected the cars. This is the process.If you agree with these terms send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered and I will initiate the transaction with eBay. They will send you the payment instructions and shipping details.

Anonymous said...

Anne Bell from alaska 98 eclipse gsx beware

Joshua said...

my wife was going to buy a car off craigslist and this is exactly what happened
it was a nissan altima from a mark tudel claiming to be a sgt and deploying soon

farahsidd said...

I got the exact same long email describing everything. Listing on craigslist, buy it through ebay motors, etc etc. saying send me your name and info so i can proceed. from a person "jane" . def fraud. thanks for this post!!!

Anonymous said...

this is the email I got today after responding to a craigslist ad for 2002 VW Passat gls $1500- if you can believe that!! I replied telling them that I Do Not just send money or my info, and I would Never buy a car without driving it. BEware of these bastards!!

RE: 2002 VW Passat GLS 1.8

Hi,


Before buying please read the descriptions thoroughly and view all pictures.

Very Clean 2002 VW Passat GLS 1.8 with only 100k original miles….very fast and furious.All 100% factory original Paint.Features: 4 Cylinder 1.8 Liter Turbo , Automatic, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Cassette AM/FM Radio , CD, Power Steering, Cruise Control, Power Door Locks, Air bag, Dual Air Bags,

I'm the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn't been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage.

I'm selling this car because my son of 21 years old died 6 months ago, he was hit by a drunk driver that went thru a red light. Now this Passat brings me bad memories and I really can't drive it anymore...hope you understand my pain in this moments.If you are really interested in buying the car please do take care of it as we and my son did because it's a beautiful car and it would be ashamed not to...The last price is $1500.
Me and my husband travel a lot with our personal business and we want to make this deal through eBay's Vehicle Purchase 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 find more pictures of the car: http://photobucket.com/careypassat
(if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).


Thank you for your interest!
Olivia & Mark Carey

LizzyP said...

I am glad this came up in my Google searches. I found a 2006 Honda Goldwing for sale on UsedVictoria for the unbelievable of $2500!!! I was leary, but thought I should check it out. Sure enough, they are wanting me to send payment through a verified western union agent. The emails that the I got aren't exactly the same, but similar and eBay support says they don't use Western Union...so I have sent the emails to their 'spoof' department to check out. But really, if I had won a bike such as this, in a divorce settlement, why would I not try and get full price for it...even $10,000 would have sounded better. Thanks again for having this posted.

Anonymous said...

Looks like I am getting scammed the same way. 2003 Honda Goldwing for 2800.00 should be 10 to 20K they want to get my info and have ebay email me. I am waiting on the invoices now.

adrienne said...

lmao these tools are not very cleaver (or maybe the people that fool for it are not smart )they tried it on me but if you go to the link you can not click any thing (not to mention that ebay.com is the correct address not all that rubbish they put on )Hello,

I confirm that the car is immaculate technically and aesthetically speaking.
I'm forced to sell it because I've just moved in Madrid, Spain with my job for a three years contract.
The car is located at a warehouse in Darwin,NT and from there will be delivered on my expenses. You will have 5 days inspection period, while you'll be able to get an independent report and further mechanical inspection.
The car was advertised on eBay as well and I will run the transaction only under their terms and conditions for our own protection.

If you want to know more about the eBay Purchase Protection Program read this link:
http://ebay-buyer-protection-program.eb-inform.com/australia/


Kind regards,
Melinda Smith

P.S. The price may be less as this is a regretfully sale in need of money.

Garnetgirl said...

Inquired yesterday (May 8th 2011) about a car on Craigs list. Today, I received this email:

Hi, first of all I want to thank you for your interest in my 2007 Honda Accord LX. I sell it at this price $ 2.900, because i have just finished a divorce. I have it in Middletown,NJ because i live here. It has only 16000 miles. The car is paid off,clean title,i have the title in hand. The divorce finished 6 months ago and the Honda is mine now. After the divorce I was forced to buy a new house. Following the financial crisis I can't afford to pay the bank and i have decided to sell the car. My ex-husband bought it and has only been garage kept. As you can see from the pictures it is in excellent condition. It has many extras including a/c,cruise control, am/fm, trunk liner, spare is brand new, all manuals are included,2 keys, one of them has the remote buit in. I had the oil changed about 2 weeks ago. This Honda runs as good as a new one and has no dings, dents, or scratches. From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay. I prefer the payment to be done using e Bay services (I will receive the payment only after you receive and inspect the car and only if you agree to buy it). We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated at e Bay and I have a purchase protection account. The last price for this is $2,900, no trades, only cash and only with ebay, because I cannot sell otherwise. I will pay for shipping and handling(the loan of my previous buyer didn't get approved and he paid the shipping costs) so there won't be any additional shipping costs).
If you are interested in buying it please let me know so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
I will wait your answer (if you are interested to buy) very soon.

Lisa Miller,Middletown,NJ

THEN THIS:

The car is at the shipping company and you will receive all the info from ebay.The shipping is free because was paid by my ex- buyer but he didn`t get the loan to buy my Honda, I will receive your money only after you test the car. You don`t have to pay any return shipping fees even if you don`t like the car.
please let me know if you are interested so ebay can send you the email with all the details that you need to buy the Honda.
i am waiting for your reply.
Thank you,Lisa


When I asked about this being a scam because I have no time for games because I really needed a car................guess what? Haven't heard anything since.

Beware.

gush70 said...

May 2011 - I had been looking online and found a 2003 Honda Civic Lx for $1300 & 81K miles with the PennySaver. I was puzzled with the email response:

Hello,
Thanks for the Email in Regards to my Vehicle and my Vehicle is still available on sell,i am Mr Pedro Presently located in a country Call Cameroon for a Business project over here Why is the price so low?i am here for a business project and my Company has already propose for another Vehicle for my personal use so i wont be needing the car any longer.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.My 2003 Honda Civic EX Civic with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 81,000 miles and have the , no scratch and hasn't been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great(NO SMOKING)This car needs nothing,the title is clear ,it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough.So the car is Presently in New York at eBay motors shipping Company ready for delivery so they will have to be the ones handling the transaction since i am out of town but only if you shall understand and you won't make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
Here are all the photos of my car in the attachment below. The pictures are recent, and they were taken right before preparing the car for sale. The car is exactly as shown in the pictures The price is $1300.00 USD I will not negotiate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don't waste my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions so get back to me asap .for the Next Step.

Now, even I know that a car shipped across the ocean gets rust and banged around on board a ship. Even the story doesn't hold ... er .. um .. water. A car from Africa? No problem registering? Yea, right. "... waste my time with endless discussions?" Red flags here big time.

So, I Googled "New York at eBay motors shipping Company" and found your site. I've reported this to the PennySaver, but would like to know what is the procedure in contacting the local police to investigate further ... if there is anything that is done for this at all?

Matt Garner said...

Hello Matt,
Thanks for your interest in buying my Town&Country.It is a 2008 model, and the
price that I want for it is $16,000 with shipping free included.As you
can see in pictures it is in perfect condition, looks like new, it
has never been scratched or wrecked was never been abused or raced. I
always garaged it and serviced it, kept very good care of it.I m in
Savannah,Ga right now and planning to open a business here and I don't
think I can come sooner then next month to Pleasant Grove.However I can
arrange for the paperwork's from here and I can talk to a shipping
company to deliver the vehicle to your address.Since the transaction
worth's a lot of money I suggest that we close this transaction only
through eBay(you can also check my auction on eBay) so both of us can
fell comfortable about this.Closing the deal through eBay we will be
able to use the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program which covers
all the transactions up to $50,000.So,if you agree please provide me
your full name and the eBay id.
Thank you,
Marisa

Anonymous said...

Here's another one for your list. Look out for Monica Graves monica.graves2000@gmail.com selling 2004 Toyota Prius $2700.

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Hello,

First I want to thank you for question about the 2004 Toyota Prius.The car is in perfect condition, no damage, perfect shape.It has all the papers and document and I am also the owner.The price is CAD $2,700 including shipping to your address (only in Canada).The car is located in Canada but currently I am located in Detroit,United States, because I just finished the divorce with my husband and i have moved here to my parents for a while. The transaction will be made only through eBay vehicle purchase protection program also the payment will be made through eBay and only after you will receive the car, I will receive the payment.
PS: If you are interested in buying it please provide me your FULL NAME and FULL ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
I will wait your answer (if you are interested to buy) very soon and i will also explain you all terms for this transaction.

Thank you,
Monica

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Sean Tolan said...

Thank you soooooo much! I had no idea what I was getting myself into until I came across this blog. Totally helpful! My scammers name was "Pedro Armand" so, watch out for him! He was very convincing and knows how to work a trusting person into handing over the money. just be careful folks!

Anonymous said...

Hi, we came across the same thing from gumtree.com.au
Hi Tim,

Thank you showing interest in my 2002 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GXL (4x4)!
The general condition of the car is excellent, very well maintained, no damages, no mechanical problems and no electrical issues. I have all the paperwork and the registration expires December this year. It has 151,000 km and the price is $6,400.
Because of my divorce settlement, i own this car 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.
Let me know where are you located, maybe we can meet to organize an inspection.

Thank You!

Hi Timothy,
I just moved in Perth, as I got a new job there 2 weeks ago and the car is here with me. Don't worry about the distance because we can use eBay's buyer protection to complete this sale, i used their services many times and i never had a single problem with it.
Don't worry because i am able to ship you the car,on my cost, and you can keep it for 5 days to decide if you want to keep it or not. If you are interested in buying get back to me with your full name and address so i can forward your info to eBay. After that they will contact you with all necessary information about this transaction(terms,buyer protection,payment instructions,invoice,etc.).

P.S. You can call and confirm it with eBay Motors by calling at: (03) 9010-5745 just mention my reference code: "G99854831" so they know which car you are asking about. Please email me back and let me know if you got in touch with the people from eBay. They can also confirm the perfectly good shape of the car as I described it. Don't forget to send me your full name and address if you want to buy the car.

Regards

Anonymous said...

I got the same thing but it was about a 2007 YAMAHA 4X4 GRIZZLY 700 EFI W/EPS 422 KMS" Ad on Kijiji. the "lady" was selling it for $2500 and it was in mint condition.

Anonymous said...

This is a Blady fucking SCAM


Hello,
My name is Vijay Mukhi and I want to thank you for your interest in my
2007 Honda Accord . The car has a clear title and it is in excellent
condition. The unit condition is great, no damage, no scratches or
dents, no hidden defects, never been wrecked and no accidents of any
kind. I am located in USA but the car is in India at a shipping
company.The car is register in India. I will ship it to you door on my expense . The payment will be
handled securely through eBay . They will handle the financial part of
this transaction, I will only take care of the shipping. If you want to
make this purchase, the final price is RS.1,30,000.

PS: Here is a brief description of this car:

2007 Honda Accord -Manual Gearbox,Individual Tax Paid, 45946 KM's
Interior:Power Steering,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Cruise Control,AM/FM
Stereo,CD Player,Power Windows,Heated Seats,Climate Control
Exterior:Heated Mirrors,Power Door Locks,Powered Mirrors,Silver
Color,Rain sensor Windscreen,16" Alloy Wheels.

Thank you,
Vijay Mukhi

None- said...

http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Volvo/XC60/TORONTO/Ontario/19_4067833_/?ms=trucks_vans

Scam

Anonymous said...

Scam still going around.....July 1, 2011..... We too found a deal to good to be true on auto trader....and the email received is almost identical to those posted here.....

Anonymous said...

Here's another for y'all. Thanks for the info, glad i found this website. Almost had me going.

Here is the link with the pics:

http://s1085.photobucket.com/albums/j427/2007chevrolet1/

Hello,
My 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE LTZ 5.3L V8 SFI with 54,569 miles, runs and drives excellent. This Tahoe has been extremely well maintained with a full service history. It's in perfect condition without any mechanical problems, with no damages or hidden defects, no need for additional repairs, clear title without any accidents.It is equipped with Automatic transmission.This Tahoe runs and drives excellent. I have all the SUV manuals, all the documents and papers.

I have dropped my price to $5,600.00 USD (purchase price) since this is an urgent sale I'm selling the Tahoe at this price because I can't enjoy it due to my job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship).The Tahoe is located in Alaska, and the shipping will be done from Alaska directly to your address have no worries. The shipping is free anywhere in USA and the Tahoe will be at your address in 3 days. I will have the SUV shipped from Alaska by DAS (the Tahoe 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.

To conclude this deal in a timely manner, the financial part will be managed by eBay's Buyer Protection Program.They are acting like a third party in our deal. Which means that you will have 7 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the Tahoe.

ONLY AFTER you receive the Tahoe and inspect it (for 7 days) eBay will release the payment to me, this way we are both protected.If you are still interested and need more details, get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your FULL NAME and FULL 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.
Let me know your thoughts,
David Walsh

Anonymous said...

Thank god I looked at this blog, I was almost scammed here are the e-mails I received. Very similar wordings:
HIThere, I'm asking $17,000 for this '07 Acura MDX TECH SUV with 87,851km's in black color. It's a Canadian vehicle and is in an excellent condition(Clear Title in Hand). I just got divorced and I decided to move(along with my daughter) closer to my parents. Right now I'm located in South Carolina and the vehicle is here with me. The car was awarded to me in our divorce. Being a single mother and not having a driver's license I decided to sell it. I am not in a position that allows me to travel and, because I wish to sell it as fast and easy as possible, I decided that the best way to let it go was online. I am not interested in taking a trade in with me to the dealership because I knew that would be a hassle. Because it's such a large transaction, and because the vehicle will be shipped from US to Canada, I will complete the deal only using an authorized 3rd party. I'm currently signed up for a protection program offered by eBay motors and I would like to close the deal through them. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it's the right way to do this. Basically eBay motors will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the car. This way you will be able to inspect the vehicle before I receive any money from you and I know that you have the money and you are not just fooling around, hope you understand me.

If you like to receive more information about the suv, more details about the deal and hopefully if you want to continue please contact me.

Thank you for your time,
donna

Anonymous said...

Hey,
I have run into the same thing twice on Autotrader. monica.graves2000@gmail.com
as well as
selena.thompson@live.ca
have tried to take me for a scam. They have both posted unreal prices for newer cars. They then send you a fake "eBay invoice." They say to go down to western union and make the payment two a "safe eBay certified 3rd party." Don't do it. Its a scam. They say the car is perfect, and your money is held for a number of days for you to look at the car. The email address might be different, but if the story is the same you can bet it is a fake.

family sleuth said...

We also avoided a scam through research and seeing so many red flags it got windy in here!
ATTN: sent by Vanessa Mathis (vanessamathis12@yahoo.com)
FYI: There is not a DAS warehouse in Helena Montana.
1st contact:
I am glad to know you're interested on my 2005 Honda Accord EX-L, I wanna get rid of this car as fast as possible.
I inherited the car from my husband who died in Afghanistan. He was a soldier in the army corps peacekeeping detached.
The Accord has been sitting in the garage ever since, collecting dust, didn't move it an inch.
My asking price is $3400. The car is in perfect condition though, 56000 miles and running great but each time I try to drive it it kills me and makes me cry...knowing how much he loved it and how much he babied it all the time makes me want to sell it even more.
You may think I'm a terrible person but right now I'm pregnant in 6 months and I've been forced to relocate... moved back to Dell City, TX.
I'm in no condition to travel, every time she moves my belly hurts and now my back is hurting.. I can barely walk..I was told this was coming and just before leaving Helena, MT I left the car with the shipping company (DAS) to be stored in their warehouse, sealed, ready to be delivered with all documents, clean and clear title signed by me, owner's manual and all the service records I could find with both sets of keys.
I've arranged so that shipping is free on your side, it's paid with a voucher issued by my insurance company to help me move but didn't use it because i didn't really have much to carry..
Get back to me if you are interested in purchasing and we can have a smooth deal.
Bellow you can find the options and features of the car together with more pictures:

http://hondaaccord2oo5.shutterfly.com/pictures/27

2005 Honda Accord EX-L
Mileage: 56,000 miles
Title: Clear
Engine: 2.4L I4 MPI
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel type: Gasoline

Thank you!

We then requested to have someone look at the car in Helena.

Reply:


Hi again,

Let me explain more about this:
The car is already at the shipping company warehouse ready to be shipped. It's enlisted in the eBay VPP program so this deal must go through them. In accordance with eBay Vehicle Purchase Program terms, you have 5 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide whether you want to keep it or not. The car will be shipped free of charge along with all documents, clean and clear title with my signature on it, owner's manual and keys. Here is how it will work:

1. I will inform eBay that I have a buyer and ask them to start a new transaction with you.
2. After they process your information, they will send you an invoice with all the details on how to make a refundable payment through bank transfer.
3. After the refundable payment is made, eBay will contact me to authorize the shipping. The shipping will last maximum 4 days. From the moment you receive it, you will have 5 days to test and verify the car. All this time, your payment will stay with eBay in a non-interest account. If you decide to buy it, I will receive the payment from eBay. Otherwise, the car will be shipped back free of charge on your side and you will be fully refunded. If you wish to start the transaction, please reply with your full name, full shipping address and a phone# so we can proceed.
I'll wait for your response.

Thanks

I would like to know how to expose and prosecute these people for just setting up a scam. Misspellings are always a major flag.

Anonymous said...

Thanx for the info, i was interested o buy a second hand car and googled 2ndhandcars4u.com website, i was interested in VW Polo that was advertised, I called the number that was given, number does not exist. I sent her mail enquiring about the car. She responded that she recently moved to UK, just got divorced, she is a verified trader the transaction will be done through Ebay. she needed my full name and address s she can start the procedure and also that there is a 10 day refund policy, that if i dont like the car i wil receive my money back. I replied requesting if it was possible to view the car, she said no as she is out of the country and that the car is in Port Nolloth which is in South Africa, where i am. I submitted my name and address and i received an invoice from e.bay-confirmation@live.com. I did some research and i asked if i can pay through Paypal, they responded that "the seller has a £10,000,00 deposit in an eBay purchase protection account and a 10 days refund policy is included. The car comes with insurance, keys, RWC, 8 months rego, full service history, logbooks, transfer of ownership, road and delivery insurance. You will easy transfer the car on your name. The car comes with the rego papers, clear title and there is no finance on it. No money owing on the item. The transaction is 100% safe ! Next step is to complete the payment via Money Gram ! You must go further and send the payment to our seller. The car will be delivered to your address in 2/3 days after the payment has been done". Can this be legit?

Anonymous said...

Watch out for anything coming from jeffmilner72@yahoo.ca. He's trying to pull scams on autotrader up here in Canada. The same old story... Ebay Motors.. buyer protection... and of course Western Union money transfer!!

Anonymous said...

Here is another one, so buyer beware it is still going on out there!
Others people kids! Man!!! If I could just get my hands on this guy
htttp://www.ebay.ca/itm/2008-Audi-TT-3.2l-Quattro-/15062428184547?pt=CA_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3f0c923691#ht_500wt_1156

You have to click the Buy It Now option to initiate the transaction with eBay.

Anonymous said...

Here is another, it's still going on....


htttp://www.ebay.ca/itm/2008-Audi-TT-3.2l-Quattro-/15062428184547?pt=CA_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3f0c923691#ht_500wt_1156
You have to click the Buy It Now option to initiate the transaction with eBay.

Anonymous said...

I was scammed and after i make a resport and i got all my

scammed money back, so i am advicing you to contact the

INTERPOL POLICE AT , email at (interpol-europe@europe.com) ,

to have your money back.

Lenni said...

Thank you for saving me $13000.00 on a new 2011 Toyota Tacoma I found on Craigslist. Same story as all above this thread. Can't believe I almost got suckered out of that much coin, their almost as bad as a regular dealership lol

Jari said...

Thanks for having this blog up. I was pretty sure I was encountering a scam but I was thinking about sending my name and address knowing if they asked for money to be sent it was a scam.

Then I decided to save myself that step by doing the simple search on a word combination in the email and found this blog which confirmed my suspicion.

Mine was on craigslist. Being they are near my town I asked if it was possible for us to do the deal in my credit union. Their response totally ignored my question and lacked a personal feel which was tip off #1. I guess I'll report this to craigslist so someone one more eager and gullible takes the bait. Although I wish I could send it to someone to sting these people.

Perhaps I'll inform my local news station. But they probably have already done a story on this issue. Mine looked the same as most above except they were name-dropping AutoCheck.

I'll put it here just to add to the "Database" of sorts so if someone does a search on terms as I did the words they search may lead them here to learn the truth.

Anyway here it is:

Hello,

Thanks for being interested in buying my 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6.The truck is available and here is the info: It is a 4X4 very rare truck super clean,non-smoker, no damages,no accidents,clear title,the engine runs very well, only 127,000 miles, engine 3.4L V6 EFI, manual, gasoline..
The price is not negotiable $2200 with shipping included.The financial part of this deal will be manage by AutoCheck.So if you decide to buy my truck you just need to send me your full name and shipping address so i can open a case (with no further obligation or fees)
Thank you for your time

P.S. For pictures please use this link:
http://s1100.photobucket.com/albums/g401/riccking2/?albumview=slideshow
Have a nice day!
Richard C. King

Anonymous said...

I was set too. The same words. The same Ebay Motors protection Program. Putting the key words so if someone search, they should get this site.

Email Id used:
wmrentals@gmail.com
samanthargers@gmail.com
ebay@motors-shop-support.com

VIN: JN8AZ08WX3W204233
2003 Nissan Murano

Seller: Samantha Rogers
Ebay Financial Person Name: Gary Mook.

They ask for Transfer money in minute through western union.

Thanks to this site. I saw it in time and was able to investigate more and came to know the pdf sent to me was done through an online html to pdf converter site http://pdfcrowd.com/.

Anonymous said...

Nicolle Shack using a craig's list add with an ebay purchase agreement...total scam. http://s1190.photobucket.com/albums/z458/2007HondaCivicexwhite/

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the blog! My husband and son are looking for an atv and we received this reply when we responded to an ad (the ad said it was in St Louis and since we are only 2 hours away, we asked if we could pick it up):

I'm in New Jersey due to my work (i'm an Air Force Msgt.) and i have the ATV here with me. I can deliver it to your shipping address (i will pay for the shipping and insurance fees) and i will agree to let you test and inspect it for 5 days just to be sure. In this 5 days you will test the conditions of the ATV. If something won't be like you expected to be you can return it without any expense. It will come with all the paper work.

The payment will be made after you will test and inspect the ATV.

The deal will go through eBay Motors. In this way both of us will have the required assurance that the deal will take place well. A refund policy will be included.
If you agree with these terms please reply me with your full name, shipping address and phone# so that i can forward them to eBay. They will send you a complete list with instructions.

I`m waiting for your reply as soon as possible.

Thanks
--
Air Force Msgt. Michael Q Warren
Air National Guard
McGuire New Jersey
--------------
When we showed interest, we received this 2nd email:

I will contact eBay personaly with your information.When everything is ready, eBay will contact you with all the information.The deal will go strictly according to eBay's rules and policy and both of us will be protected, a full refund policy + insurance will be included so neither of us should worry about it.I'll handle the shipping, so this will be free of charge for you .

Thank you for understanding!
-------------------
We then received the email from "ebaymotors" which looked very convincing and then these emails:

You have received the instructions from eBay- please follow the payment procedure exactly as describved there.All you have to do is to send the payment to ebay (ebay agent).Payment is verified and deposited into a trust account.After you will receive and inspect the item ebay send me the payment.

Shipping will be made in 12h after the payment is confirmed and you will receive the atv in max 4 days.
The atv will be insured for the total amount that we are dealing and you will have 5 days Return Policy.In this 5 days you will test the conditions of the atv .If something won't be like you expected to be you can return the atv without any expense and you will receive all your money back, immediately.

Also i will pay for the MoneyGram transfer fees so when you'll send the payment don't mention that you are paying for an online transaction, the fees for online transactions are with 30% higher than the fees for sending money to friends and relatives.You can tell them that you send the money to a friend. In this way we avoid to pay some extra fees. Please don't forget to fax the MoneyGram receipt to ebay fax # (469) 675-6217

Air Force Msgt. Michael Q Warren
Air National Guard
McGuire New Jersey
--------------------
I felt suspicious of the whole thing, especially when he wanted a money order. I still feel like a total fool for even sending him our name and phone and hope nothing comes of that. Thanks again for saving us from this scam.

Anonymous said...

I inquired about a car 2 days ago from "Cars.com" and the seller agreed too fast to ship at their own expense. Also, the Ebay email was recieved before I agreed to purchase. So I got suspicious and tried to Google all the information provided and found nothing!!!! Needless to say I got to additional emails for 2 other cars willing to pay for shipping too fast. Here is the email so buyers beware!! Thanks for this blog, it was very helpful.

Hi,
I'm Natalie, let me know if you're still interested my 2001 BMW X5, never been involved in a accident, no damage, no scratch, no rust and I can say that this vehicle is in perfect condition and you will love it if you will decide to move forward. All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale will be provided along with the vehicle. The price I'm looking for is $2900.
I'm selling this BMW because my child of only 23 died 2 months ago in a car accident, a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it.
I travel a lot with my business and I want to make this deal through eBay Motors. 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. I will take care of the shipping so don't worry.

If you have any questions or need more photos please e-mail me.
Thanks and have a good day,
Hi again,
I'm really sorry for you but we can't meet face to face because I'm at my son's house in Dallas Texas, trying to sell his stuff and eventually the house. The car is located here in Dallas at eBay headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. You will have 5 days so you can inspect the car. Once you have inspected the car and decided to keep it, you will confirm your decision to eBay and only then they will re-route the money in to my account, but if by any reason, you won't be satisfied with the car you can return it back for a full refund of your money. You will receive the bmw 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.)
(Natalie Hale is this person's name)

2)Message body
$2795 is the total price shipping included from Medford OR,i have my own trailer to deliver the car to you.It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.
Runs great,never been wrecked,no accidents,garage kept only.
More pics attached here:
http://s1084.photobucket.com/albums/j418/costumsignal/

Thanks
Lara Williams
3)Message body
Hi, thanks for emailing us. First of all we would like to inform you about the location of the vehicle Dallas, TX. The general condition of the car is excellent, very well maintained, no mechanical problems and no electrical issues. The car has 105,xxx miles, a clear title free of any liens or loans and a clean carfax, free of accidents. We are selling it so we can support our family in these tough economic times. My husband is a DAS Auto Shippers employee and he can deliver the car for free anywhere in the US.

The transaction will be managed by eBay, so everything will go smooth. You will receive the car 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 $2900.00 (shipping included).

All the best to you and your family,
Gloria & Albert
Gmiller276@googlemail.com

Greetings from Nicaragua said...

Thanks for the post! Someone tried to pull this crap on me with this ad for a Toyota Tacoma:

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=79092308&listingRecNum=1&criteria=prMx%3D4000%26sf1Dir%3DDESC%26prMn%3D0%26mkId%3D20088%26stkTyp%3DU%26mdId%3D22250%26rd%3D150%26crSrtFlds%3DstkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId-pseudoPrice%26zc%3D28607%26rn%3D0%26PMmt%3D1-1-0%26stkTypId%3D28881%26sf2Dir%3DASC%26sf1Nm%3Dprice%26sf2Nm%3Dmiles%26isDealerGrouping%3Dfalse%26rpp%3D50%26feedSegId%3D28705&aff=national

Matt said...

Hi I just recently was got by this scam and now am out the hole $4500.. I need legal advice? someone please help me

Anonymous said...

Is this an autotrader scam??: RV: 2008 Nu-Wa 339 RSB in COURTENAY, BC - $14,800

Hello Angela,
I'm happy to see that you are interested in my RV. The price is $14,800 and is not negotiable. The RV is absolutely perfect, never got any repairs and it has never been involved in any type of accident or had any paint or body work done. Also, tires are 90%. The RV is located in Lethbridge, AB and it will be sent from here. I can send you the pictures and more details. For the payment we will use eBay protection program for our safety and also, for the transaction I prefer using eBay Safety Bank Account.
If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
I will wait your answer(if you are interested in buying it) very soon.
Thanks email reply to me:

Anonymous said...

I responded to a "too good to be true" ad on cars.com here is the "sellers" reply.


Hi, thanks for emailing us. First of all we would like to inform you about the location of the vehicle Miami, FL. The general condition of the car is excellent, very well maintained, no mechanical problems and no electrical issues. The car has 111,xxx miles, a clear title free of any liens or loans and a clean carfax, free of accidents. We are selling it so we can support our family in these tough economic times. My husband is a DAS Auto Shippers employee and he can deliver the car for free anywhere in the US.

The transaction will be managed by eBay, so everything will go smooth. You will receive the car for inspection before you make any payment to us. If you want me to reserve the car for you, just let me know. Price $2,700 (shipping included).

All the best to you and your family,
Gloria & Albert

More photos with the car: http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g473/hcvr1/

My reply was,
Just a few questions,

Can you send me a copy of the title?

Can you produce and send me the CARFAX?

Has there been water damage?

Are you the titled owner? I will need to verify the ID of the actual seller.

What happens if we reject the vehicle once we see it?

How can I reserve this vehicle at $2700?

You do not have this listed on Ebay. Do you plan to handle payment through PayPal?

Can I have a contact phone number?

Now 2 days later we have heard nothing. We will report this so the authorities can nab these bastards

Anonymous said...

This is happening in Australia as well but not only on ebay but through gumtree and local paper free adverts that are also advertised on the net, they only contact by email, best thing is to delete the message immediately.

Anonymous said...

This guy responded to our inquiry from Autotrader.ca and below is what we got from this guy...his email is: David Daniel They sent me account info and said to wire transfer it and fax confirm to him, then he would release truck to be delivered

From: David Daniel [mailto:daviddm83@hotmail.com]
Sent: December-26-11 12:17 PM
To: cleeannc@telus.net
Subject: RE: 2006 Ford F-150
Importance: High

I have sent all your personal details to eBay and they should contact you shortly.
Please mail me back after you receive the transaction details from them and confirm that all is OK.
Waiting for your reply...

Thanks!
David Daniel
PS.Please check your bulk/junk/spam/ messages, the messages may have ended there because of the ever increasing filters of the e-mails nowdays.

________________________________________

Jeffrey Hilton said...

Thanks for this.Great post. These and other scammers need to be in jail without access to a PC. Internet fraudsters are evil people that leave a trail of destruction and heartbreak in many peoples lives.I know because I was the victim of an inheritance scam and lost a lot of money. I also have posts on my blog about internet fraud. Thanks again.

c11f129e-3bc8-11e1-af15-000bcdcb471e said...

Exact same scam on boatsdepot.org
Watch out for a seller named Bircel Johnson.

unknown said...

found a 2000 nissan pathfinder on craigslist the otherday and was so stoked that it was only 2315.00! email goes as follows....."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." that emial deff. got me thinking SCAM ....we got the ebay massage and just as described, we where asked to ONLY send a money gram!
Mand "name" is harold coleman and his "ebay agnt's" name was Erol Humbleton. we looked up the address listed for both and found out that the "ebay"agnt's address was an apartment complex...then we saw this handy warning! so keep an eye out on harold coleman.....and again where can i report him!((btw we found our add on craigslist)

Justyboy27 said...

I almost got scammed as well. They been doing this since 2008, today is February 20th 2012 and the scam is still going on! I cant believe they cant put a stop to this... I had the same story about shipment same format as all the others i just read. The only difference with my experience is that i actually talked to the guy on the phone!! He was a foreigner with a thick accent. I ended up calling him back and questioning him but it lead to him hanging up on me and never to be heard from again. sorry for the people who spent money and enabled these con artist.

scardoza said...

We almost got scammed yesterday on a to good to be true deal on a boat. The emails they sent were so similar to all the ones posted. The person claimed to be in the airforce and selling the boat so he could have money to finish his house. He refused to let us have a look at the boat, did not answer my questions about it and insisted we "start the process for shipping." We knew it was a scam almost immediately as they refused to let us have a look in person. This was on oodle (boat classifieds). I reported it to the company but have not heard back yet. I pray no one falls victim to this.

krukel said...

Hi folks, just want to warn you about buying a motorhome dethleff for 9.000 euro's from a guy in London who's mom works at a shippingcompanyso he can transport the vehicle for free. You can look at it for three days and in the meantime a invoice is send fom ebay motor excord services. Well just gladly found out that this must be a scam. So please be warned!!!

creatureunlimited said...

Here is how EBAY Buyers abroad get FREE STUFF

International Shipping Scam tolerated by EBAY BUYER PROTECTION

Here is how the Scam works

Seller place item on EBAY
International Buyer wins item and pays for item plus S&H
You print international postage and custom forms from EBAY and get a tracking number starting with two letters and followed by numbers
You Ship item thru USPS

LOOK AND BEWARE

USPS accepts item
Item makes it all the way to Jamaica NY, 11430 USPS Origin Sort Facility
NOW USPS Tracking number stops here
Tracking numbers that starts with letters do not require scanning or tracking by destination Country Postal Service
Item is now en route to destination

HERE IS THE SCAM

Buyer waits a couple of weeks
Buyer place a claim to EBAY RESOLUTION CENTER stating he did not receive item
even if they did receive the item in question
EBAY Resolution Center contact Seller to provide USPS Tracking Number
Tracking Number shows final destination as Jamaica, NJ USPS Origin Sort Facility
EBAY Resolution Center will never receive a tracking confirmation from destination and will never receive proof of delivery even if item has arrived to destination.
Case is closed in FAVOR of Buyer because tracking number can not be accounted for after Jamaica, NJ , USPS Origin Sort Facility
Buyer gets back FULL amount they paid plus S&H

Buyer Gets Items for FREE and All Money Back

Seller is out of Item and Money

EBAY Resolution Center answer to this is that Seller should have had the item insured and registered
EBAY Resolution Center do not control any part of the shipping process that is “ conveniently” located on it's website.
Tracking number is absolutely USELESS
EBAY BUYER PROTECTION will close claim on BUYERS FAVOR knowing this SCAM is HAPPENING
USPS do not have any mechanism in place for you to file a CLAIM for stuff sold internationally

Seller is SCREWED

Creatureunlimited Lost $39.45

DO NOT BE THE NEXT VICTEM

Erica Christy. said...

I just fell victim to this nonsense this week. I sent the invoice email to Ebay and they informed me that it is in fact a spoof email. Then I contacted Western Union and found out the person already picked up the cash. I'm out $2000 and this was money given to me by my mother to buy a car.

I saw an ad on craiglist for a 2004 Nissan Altima. I checked the carfax and thought "wow this is amazing and this person can't be lying about the state of the car." Three days later I decided to come online and search if this could be fraud since I was expecting the car yesterday. Now I need to contact the authorities and see what happens next. I'm beyond pissed at myself at the moment.

The emails were from Amanda and Joey Peterson. Don't trust them!

Erica Christy. said...

I just fell victim to this nonsense this week. I sent the invoice email to Ebay and they informed me that it is in fact a spoof email. Then I contacted Western Union and found out the person already picked up the cash. I'm out $2000 and this was money given to me by my mother to buy a car.

I saw an ad on craiglist for a 2004 Nissan Altima. I checked the carfax and thought "wow this is amazing and this person can't be lying about the state of the car." Three days later I decided to come online and search if this could be fraud since I was expecting the car yesterday. Now I need to contact the authorities and see what happens next. I'm beyond pissed at myself at the moment.

The emails were from Amanda and Joey Peterson. Don't trust them!

Stanislav Georgiev said...

Hi there,

Thank you for the good advises. It happened to me with a Toyota Prius 2009 for 10,850$ offer posted on Kijiji Montreal. The guy said this in two emails.

Email 1:
"Hello,

This vehicle has absolutely no mechanical problem, the exterior has no scratches, rust or dents and
the interior is like new, no accidents.
The price includes shipping and handling . I am selling it because I've
relocated in Europe and it is too expensive to import it here. It is still in Canada at a warehouse,
in Whitehorse YT ready to be delivered to its buyer with all the documents.
Because I am not able to close the deal myself, I want to use a third party to handle the sale. This
way we are both protected.
Let me know if you're interested and if you have questions.

Thank you"

Whitehorse in is Yukon, 5600km away from Montreal and when I told him that I want to see the car before purchasing it, Email 2:

"Hi,

Let me explain how everything works:
You have to make the payment to eBay Motors through Bank Wire Transfer. They will hold the money until you receive and inspect the vehicle. Once
your payment is confirmed, the shipping will be started in 24 hours, and will last 3-4 days until it gets to your address. You will have 14 days
for inspection from the moment the vehicle arrives at your address. If it is not like I have described it eBay will refund your payment in maximum
3 working days and the vehicle will be returned at my expense.
This way I know that you have the money and you have time to inspect it before committing to buy, knowing that I don't have access to the money. We
are both covered.
In order to initiate the transaction with eBay Motors, I need your full name, shipping address and phone number. They will contact you with further details.

Let me know
Thanks"

I reported the offer as Scam via Kijiji's website and they pulled it off.

There are such offers for smart phones as well, so be aware and buy only when you see what you want to buy!

Cheers,
Stan.

Stanislav Georgiev said...

Hi there,

Thank you for the good advises. It happened to me with a Toyota Prius 2009 for 10,850$ offer posted on Kijiji Montreal. The guy said this in two emails.

Email 1:
"Hello,

This vehicle has absolutely no mechanical problem, the exterior has no scratches, rust or dents and
the interior is like new, no accidents.
The price includes shipping and handling . I am selling it because I've
relocated in Europe and it is too expensive to import it here. It is still in Canada at a warehouse,
in Whitehorse YT ready to be delivered to its buyer with all the documents.
Because I am not able to close the deal myself, I want to use a third party to handle the sale. This
way we are both protected.
Let me know if you're interested and if you have questions.

Thank you"

Whitehorse in is Yukon, 5600km away from Montreal and when I told him that I want to see the car before purchasing it, Email 2:

"Hi,

Let me explain how everything works:
You have to make the payment to eBay Motors through Bank Wire Transfer. They will hold the money until you receive and inspect the vehicle. Once
your payment is confirmed, the shipping will be started in 24 hours, and will last 3-4 days until it gets to your address. You will have 14 days
for inspection from the moment the vehicle arrives at your address. If it is not like I have described it eBay will refund your payment in maximum
3 working days and the vehicle will be returned at my expense.
This way I know that you have the money and you have time to inspect it before committing to buy, knowing that I don't have access to the money. We
are both covered.
In order to initiate the transaction with eBay Motors, I need your full name, shipping address and phone number. They will contact you with further details.

Let me know
Thanks"

I reported the offer as Scam via Kijiji's website and they pulled it off.

There are such offers for smart phones as well, so be aware and buy only when you see what you want to buy!

Cheers,
Stan.

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