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The Craigslist /eBay Car Scam

April 19th, 2009 · No Comments

JalopyUnfortunately, as money gets harder to come by, people sometimes lose sight of what’s real and what’s not. Scammers are pretty sharp and they prey on fear and greed. Their scams are pretty sophisticated and can catch even those who are careful. Here’s one we’ve been seeing more frequently that we wanted to warn you about.

We’ve had several people come to our store or call us lately asking about a car they’re buying online. They’ve found the car on the popular classifieds website, Craigslist. The ad usually offers a very good deal on a car and looks very legitimate. The seller appears to be looking out for your best interest, because they tell you that they would like to insure the transaction through eBay, for both your protection and theirs.

You then receive an e-mail which appears to be coming from eBay’s Transaction Services division (which doesn’t exist), and it even has a Transaction Service ID number for you to reference. The e-mail tells how you will be protected and provides payment instructions using Western Union, or some similar money transfer service. You send the money and waits for the next instruction regarding delivery of their car. That’s where the happy story ends.


Your money is gone. You’ll never see the car. You’ll never be able to reach the “seller” again.

Here are the keys to this transaction:

* eBay and Craigslist are competitors. In fact, they’re suing eachother right now. eBay does not assist with any transactions that are not being peformed on eBay, and especially not with a competitor. GM doesn’t warranty Toyota cars. eBay doesn’t guarantee Craigslist transactions either.

* Any time someone wants you to pay through Western Union or some other money transfer service, that’s a huge red flag. Those services are the next best thing to sending cash through the mail. They’re great if you are sending money to someone you already know and trust, a family member for example. However, they’re immediate and non-cancellable. Once you’ve sent the money, you can’t get it back and the thief knows that too. The thief is using a fake name too, so when they pick up their money (and it is theirs now), it’s gone forever. Do not pay using a money transfer service!

Thankfully, these potential victims have come to us first and asked about this transaction. We’ve been able to stop them before they made the mistake and helped them report these fraudsters. One potential vicitm was very adamant, claiming that this couldn’t be a fake because the person was so nice and polite. We finally convinced her not to send her hard-earned $3000.

If you’ve been approached by someone online and this scenario sounds familiar, run far and run fast from this deal!

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  • 1 Micky Howe // Apr 20, 2009 at 8:50 am

    We were almost scammed out of $4500 from this scam. Because they offered to ship the car at their expense and ship it back if we didn’t want it at their expense I figured we had nothing to lose. I did not know at the time we had to wire the money ahead of time, which supposedly would sit in an escrow account until we were ready to complete the sale. We got an email from ebay stating that the seller had $6,800 on account that they could not have back until we notified them all was well with the sale. Luckily at the very moment (and I mean the exact moment) my husband was about to wire the money a friend told me to call him and not let him send it because it was a scam. Praise God I was talking about this at work, or we would have been victims of this scam as well!

  • 2 Branden // May 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Im glad i saw this. Im going through this right now. I was going to buy a bike that a lady said was her ex-husbands, and that she got it form the devoirce. She said she was a dealer on a cruise ship and that she had the bike at a shipping place in stockton, ca ready to ship. I got the email from “ebay” with the invoice for the bike. Then i found out they wanted me to wire cash somewhere, thats when a red flag came up. I googled ebay scam and came up with this website.

  • 3 corey // Jun 3, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I encountered a scam just recently on a car that I was selling on craigslist. Fortunately it doesnt take much to make me suspicious since my mom was duped by a scam that left her fighting bank of america to be freed from liability for a $4500 check she deposited. She received the money from a work at home opportunity in which she was to be a paid mystery shopper. To get started she had to receive a check for her startup expenses (which she thought was a good thing). The problem was that the check they sent was for $3200 more than her estimated startup expenses. Thats ok they said because she would just forward the extra money to be put in an escrow account to cover future expenses. You know the rest. In my case, I had an old vehicle that needed a motor. I had it posted at $1200 obo. A person responded saying that they would pay full price no questions asked and wanted me to take the ad down so I couldnt receive any more calls on it. These scammers use psychology! I dont do anything unless I can talk to someone and a big red flag arose when he twice ignored my emailed requests for him to call me. After I told him I would nt do any business unless he sent me a number at which I acould call him or he called me, he responded that he was deaf and therefore a phone call would be useless. He then said he was sending me a check for the car. After a day or two he informed me in a “by the way” manner that the check was from his payroll salary at a car dealership and that he had instructed the payroll department to make a check out in my name for the selling price of the car but that they had made a mistake and made it out for (guess what) $4500. It was ok he said because he trusted that I would not do anything illegal with extra money such as keep it and that I should just forward it to his mover which was a local name and address becaue the mover was picking up some “other items” (I guess victims is more like it). After a couple days he informed that the check should be arriving soon and that I should immediately cash the check and do a money transfer for the rest. All types of bells were ringing and alarms were sounding. I felt it was a scam but I figured I would tell him ok and wait for the check to see it. Sure enough the check arrived via ups written on an account in a bank on the west coast. Guess what there was a telephone number and address on the check. I immediately called and they instantly said oh heavens we’re glad you called before attempting to cash that. It was a real bank! they said countless people have cashed those checks and their banks have held them responsible. They said it is a big fraud accross the country!

  • 4 Franck // Jun 3, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    hey guys this is so wrong from this scammers. I just saw a post on craigslist for an incredible offer on a 2006 car with low mileage and the guy was ready for this as well just like you guys described it. So i was kinda suspicious and went around on the net to look for cars scams on ebay and craigslist … turn out i found this but am gonna push him a bit to see what kinda of email he will send to me. no wire no transaction planned to be done.
    thanks guys other ppl be aware!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 Sam // Jun 16, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Im glad to have read this blog as me & my partner were very interesting in buying a BMW 2004 X5 model great condition for $20,000 in which we thought was a too good of a deal to be true! We were seriously considering sending our details when the same thing happened to us, the seller requested our details and said that she’d ship the car at her expense and ship it back if we didn’t want, the car was available from SA and we are located in WA. Also, she said she was so busy that we couldn’t see the car even if we lived 20 minutes away nor could she call us as she was in New Zealand. A bit convenient really! We knew it was dodgy but not until we read this blog although we are still curious as it was on Tradingpost.com.au a, well we thought, secure website for Australia??

  • 6 Derryl // Jun 29, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I was interested in buying a newer truck and spotted this 2008 Tacoma for well below market value and only 7145 klm. It sounded to good to be true and it was. I contcted my son-inlaw who works in the computer business and he found this web site within 1 minuet exposing this scam!
    When something is too good to be true it usually is. Just think of it, they were willing to ship the truck from Northern Alberta to Nova Scotia and if I didn’t want the truck they would just take it back… how stupid do they think I am.
    A big thanks to my son in-law for exposing this scam to me.

  • 7 Joe // Jul 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Hey i got i guy i have been going back and forth with right now .Exact scam how can i turn him in.

  • 8 admin // Jul 30, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Joe:

    There are a few things I would recommend. Forward the e-mail to eBay’s Trust and Safety department at spoof@ebay.com. This group follows up on these problems and works to shut them down.

    Call the FTC at (877) 382-4357 and file a report.

    You can also contact your local police and file a report. Many local agencies have groups that follow up on Internet crime.

    John

  • 9 relieved // Aug 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

    we ran into this by looking at a car on autotrader–when we contacted the seller they said they were in a different location than the listing had provided, and the # didn’t work. Gave us the same story about ebay holding the money and having 3 days to change our minds…and yes it was priced way below market value. Ebay’s website just doesn’t tell enough about what it does and doesnt do because we just backed out because it didnt feel good–not because we knew it was a scam!

  • 10 Josh // Aug 16, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I just today got a response to an email sent out regarding a 99 Jeep Wrangler for $3000. I was supposed to Moneygram the money to the seller and send eBay the confirmation number. The eBay website that sent me an email looked pretty legit. Does anybody know if this is pretty much the same scam?

  • 11 Tammy // Aug 18, 2009 at 6:41 am

    I am going through this right now myself and thank goodness a friend stopped me before I did anything foolish. Beware of “Andrew Johnson” in Guam trying to sell a 2005 Camry for $2900.00. He emailed this morning and I am ignoring him. I am forwarding his emails to spoof@ebay.com and hope they catch him. The “cash only” to someone else’s name in Houston, Texas immediately got my radar up. Plus, if it really is through ebay and is legit, you should always be able to pay through PayPal. Never, ever do cash only.

  • 12 Blake Hammons // Sep 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Beware of thompsonjack31@yahoo.com running the same scam lost 3700.Saw it on Craigslist and purchased thru so called ebay and boom lost money.

  • 13 JT // Sep 8, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Hey, im talking to this guy about a 2006 Dodge Charger for $4,990. he wants to do this through ebay as well, and i thought it was a scam right away and i mentiones that to him. and obviously he was like “no man i wouldnt do that to you im a good christian” and all this other stuff. whats some ways to really find out if this guy is legit?

  • 14 admin // Sep 9, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    eBay does not insure transactions on other platforms (i.e. Craigslist). Unless you’re buying it through an eBay transaction, eBay’s not going to get involved.

    Two things to remember:

    1. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. $4990 for a ‘06 Charger?

    2. The scammer isn’t going to tell you, “you’re right, I’m trying to scam you”. Their business is to make you feel comfortable.

  • 15 Ellen // Sep 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Hey, I’m going back and forth with this guy who posted a 2006 LandRover Range Rover low miles for $15K (way too good to be true, but he does a good job of making it sound legit) on Craig’s list in several cities. He only communicates through email and says it’s because he is in the Navy SEALs, etc. Same scam with wanting me to pay through a secure EBAY transaction and no shipping costs. I really want to cuss him, but I guess I’ll just report him instead. Thanks for this post it saved me all my saving and a possible loan!!!

  • 16 Ellen // Sep 11, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    btw. This guy’s “name” and email was Jason Haring, j.haring@abc-gmail.org

  • 17 mike // Sep 14, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Travel trailer was for sale on craigslist. Sounded like a really good deal. Upon second thought it was too good to be true. They wanted me to put money in a, you got it, Ebay escrow account to protect the buy and seller. The trailer would be delivered to my home and I would have seven days to decide if I wanted it. At the end of the seven days the money would be released to the seller. I didn’t bite, and the listing has been removed from craigslist for now.

  • 18 travis // Sep 14, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I also have been talking to TWO “sellers” for a 2003 CTS (2,900) and a 2004 CTS (3,900) BOTH suppliers replied back stating the same “e-bay” payment method, for OUR security… I asked one what the VIN# is and they replied with a legit VIN# with the miles they told me… and its a clean title, which makes it tempting. But after seeing this im not taking the chance. I asked them how they plan on transferring the title also? Still waiting for a response.

  • 19 Jess // Sep 14, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for this article. I just saw an ad for an 2002 Lexus on craigslist-I knew it was too good to be true. As soon as the seller mentioned that they lived in the Yukon, was going to donate the money to red cross, and wanted ebay as a 3rd party, I became suspicious. I may send the email to ebay, but am not sure what they can do with it, since its obviously an email with fake information. Thanks to all the helpful comments from everyone.

  • 20 James Dappen // Sep 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I was offered a 2000 jetta on craigslist with 47K miles on it for only 2000$ it was from CT but could be shipped to me into Dallas splitting the cost of shipping, the cost of shipping it would be 300$ which would make it 150$ out of my pocket. The car looks great, and I thought wow! My wife will be thrilled to have it.
    He told me that he was going through a bitter divorce and unfortunatly he had to sell it under market value.
    I asked for his phone number which in response he told me he’s in the army and unfortunatly he could not respond over the phone, which at first didn’t jump out to me.
    He told me that I could have and drive this car for 5 days and if I did not like it he could have it sent back and would refund my money, I started feeling appretiative of this kind man…
    I was about to follow the next steps to getting this car sent to me when I told my wife, Hey!Your brother sells things on Ebay.
    Let’s find out if this sounds like a good thing to do. Well when I went to telling him about this, He told me, James! that’s a scammer!!!
    Don’t do it!!! He than sent me this site which when I read through it I realized that my hard earned money would have just said good bye with no “nice low miles jetta” in front of my house.
    Thank you everybody who tells their story about these uncivilized scammers.
    They’re good!
    But as long as you know what they do I think we’re better.
    I will only buy a car if I can talk to the owner,
    If I can go see the car and know that it is real and not some scammer’s car that he probably already made several thousands of dollars off of.
    Good luck friends!!

  • 21 melanie // Sep 19, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I TOO SEEN SOME ADS THAT SOUNDED TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. ONE SAID IT WOULD BE SET UP USING EBAY ACCOUNT. GLAD I LOOKED UP FIRST WITH YOU. THERE ARE QUITE A FEW SCAMS GOING ON CRAIGS LIST RIGHT NOW

  • 22 robin // Sep 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Yes, it is a scam and they just tried to scam me too. Thank goodness for this website!

  • 23 Chas // Sep 22, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    This has happened to me I saw a 2003 Evo Lancer VIII for 2935 I emailed the lady asking if it was a typo and she said no that thats the real cost. I quickly replied with my phone number and if she could call me. She replied saying that she just moved to El Paso and that the car was left behind. It was her husbands. He had passed away she also said she has no use for the car because she had no license and her kids are too young to drive it. Also that it had low miles 57,500. she said to do it thru ebay and she wouldnt get the money till i got the car and that i had 5 days with it to test drive if i didnt like it it would be shipped back at her expenses. I believed it so much till i spoke to some friends at work saying it was a scam n i should read some things about scamming on ebay and craigslist. I read all the stories and i swear mine is just the same!! And now im writing my scam…Hope no one else gets scammed!!

  • 24 Chas // Sep 22, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Also..im worried because I gave her my full name and address…should I report her? Im scared to do that because she has my information…Should i be worried?

  • 25 Amy Richardson // Sep 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    OMG They almost got me too! As I was reading this article I was forwarding the email exchange between me and “Jason Baney USAF SSgt” to my home email so I could send it to local authorities, the whole email chain DISAPPEARED!! It isnt in my sent folder or inbox…no sign of it at all!! How can they do that? So anyways I was trying to get a 2005 Honda Pilot for 4950…should have known better cuz the kelly blue book says 16K! He did say it would all be secure thru ebay etc…Boy am I glad I googled this!!

  • 26 Stephen Gorey // Sep 23, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Ellen:

    This same guy is apparently now advertising a Lexus ES 350 on Craigslist under the name Richard Harris at R.Harris@abc-gmail.org. Claims he is a Navy Seal and needs money immediately. Advertised in Tucson for North Carolina car.

  • 27 Stephen Gorey // Sep 24, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I don’t think these people read English. I sent a couple of emails indicating I knew what they were up to and I still got an email saying, in effect, “Thanks for the reply. I’m in combat training here and the car is there. Here’s what to do. We set up an ebay account.” etc. So my guess is that this is either computer driven or handled by people who don’t speak English. They responded to threats of criminal action by sending me the next email in their set procedure.

  • 28 King // Sep 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I recently was looking at a 2005 Nissan Maxima with 71k miles for only $3500. I thought this would be a good deal so i emailed her. She sounded very legit and since i use ebay regularly, the email i received from ebay looked legit. But she wanted to use moneygram and i always used paypal. This confused me, then a friend told me about scammers so i found this website. I’m glad i did cause i totaled my car and i would have had no car and lost out on $3500! I started to think something was wrong when the lady was being very prodding and saying to pay as soon as i can. There were so many red flags. Good thing i found this website, thanks!

  • 29 Alejandro Rubyo // Sep 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Man Thanks for your info, I almost went through it with a pathfinder for $4,900 The scammer is claiming he is in the airforce Msgt.Erin Butler,USAF. mrv.b11@gmail.com same story as everybody else, send him the info and the payment has to be done through e Bay.
    I’m going to report this jerk and hope they catch him one way or another. Thanks again everyone for your input.

  • 30 Tami // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:19 am

    sale-edab9-1397926712@craigslist.org

    This is a scam for sure!!!! I have already contacted Craigslist. But I received the whole email about sending money to ebay…blah blah blah. Bottom Line…if a deal looks too good to be true…then it is. Always lean on the side of caution.

  • 31 Tami // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Correct Link….***SCAM***

    http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/1397926712.html

  • 32 dale // Oct 5, 2009 at 2:14 am

    this one of the emails from elizabeth clark

    Thank you for the quick reply, because I moved to my mother with my children in El Paso. I had to leave the car behind… The Shipping and all taxes have been payed by me So that’s why the transaction will be made through ebay for our safety protection. You will receive the car and you can test-drive it for 5 days or do whatever you want with it, except ruining of course. If you’re not happy about the smallest thing about the car you can send it back on my expense and you will be refunded. You make the payment to ebay. After they check the payment they will start the shipping process. You will receive the car and see that is ok, you have to announce ebay that you have it and accept it. Only then, ebay will send me the money. I will not receive any money before you will receive the car. In order to start this process I will need your name and address I will send them to eBay and they will contact you with more information after our details are processed by their system.

    If you decide to buy the car ,please include the following information in your next email.

    1. Ship to name and address ( the complete name and address of the person receiving the car ).
    2. Motor vehicle registration name and address needed for title transfer, this would be your complete name and physical address (or if the car is to be registered on someone else’s name the name and address of the registrant is needed).

  • 33 Regan // Oct 6, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Wow! The guy that I have been talking to about a 2006 Scion xB with 30,000 mi for only $4,900 sounded pretty legit to me… He claims he is an Air Force sergeant (Scott Hawks USAF 48 AMS HH-60G) but now that i’ve checked out this site, I know for sure that he is nothing but a scammer. I just emailed him back asking for a VIN number and stuff like that, hoping I can carry on a conversation and pretend I am completely clueless about the fact that he is a scam. This is rediculous, now I feel terrible for the people that went for these scams. All they wanted was a good deal right??

  • 34 Oliver S // Oct 12, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Hello,

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

    I will have the car shipped from the UK by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address or, if you like, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping will take 6-8 days, depending on your location. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address, somebody must be home when the car arrives to sign for the reception. Will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.
    The payment will be done through eBay. You will then give payment details to ebay only. After they verify funds, I will be notified to proceed with the shipping instructions. I will ship the car, you will receive it and you will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork and the option to accept or reject it. The inspection time period will begin as soon as you sign for receiving the car at your requested address. During all this time eBay will hold the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the vehicle before decided to buy it. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you will notify ebay of a sucessfull transaction, so they can release the funds to me. If it’s not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the vehicle and make sure everything is as agreed.

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

  • 35 Sam // Oct 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Just like above….we saw a 06 Land Rover Range Rover with low miles for only $14k. He/She sent us a fake eBay email telling us to wire money to a BOA account. She claims to be in the military and can not talk on the phone. She said she is going to Afghanistan in 2 days so she needs to sell her car asap at a low price. I reported it to spoof@ebay.com also. Her email address is: cristinerobinson76@msn.com although she wanted me to wire money to Felix Molen out of Sun City West, AZ.

  • 36 tristan // Oct 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    this just happened to me today i feel so robbed I was so carefully and it seemed so real but as I read more about this I see a pattern that I fell into and i am out 2950 in these F*dup economic time don’t this people have a soul but I already no the answer to that I wish i could choke my 2950 out of them they can keep the money

  • 37 tristan // Oct 13, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Julie Evans
    Address: 18995 Pinon Pine Ave
    City/State: Reno, NV
    Zip: 89508-6438
    Country: United States
    and Cristina Ghilan are the names used to scam me the funny thing is I checked them out and found they are the same person i hope they fry whoever the hell this is

  • 38 MAK // Oct 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Same email Dale got, I got. Absolutely amazing what people do. Anything from elizabethclark41@gmail.com is not legit. The IP address registers in Utah, although she states that she is in Texas, the car is listed in Denver and if you google it again, it shows previously removed listing from craiglist any where from Austin to Pittsburgh. Refuses contact information for the safety of her family!!!! Told them for OUR safety, would need to see vehicle and speak with her. No response. Oh my spouse would have been pissed!!!!!!!

  • 39 Amber // Oct 26, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    I am so glad I found this website. Same thing. A divorced lady saying she was a dealer on a ship trying to sell a camper to me. She wanted me to use Ebay to pay for item to protect us both (ha). Beware of Diane Stuart diane.stuart35@gmail.com . It is a scam!!

  • 40 Irie // Oct 29, 2009 at 11:22 am

    This is happening to me right now. A woman who says she is divorced an is now in possesion of the car but doesnt need it. When I found the car on Craigslist it was listed in Albany when I emailed her she said the car was in Denver, Calorado at a shipping facility used by ebay, I would have 5 days to inspect the car and if I decided not to keep the car they would come and pick the car up and id get my money back through the secure pay provided by ebay. When I went back on Craigslist to see where the car was listed turns out the listing was removed, so I looked on ebay and I couldnt find anything. I then did some research online about buying cars through ebay and found this website thank God. I would have been out of $2970 and had no 2005 Nissan Altima if I hadnt been suspicious.. beware of Amanda Rolston.

  • 41 Hope // Nov 3, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I went through the same thing as # 33-Regan. I delt with the same person and the same vehicle a week ago. I really feel disgusted already to think some one is trying to scam you but to claim they are a part of our military is just way over board. I hope our military is aware of this and finds someway to deal with these people. Who ever Scott Hawks is I hope you are payed a just reward. I thought I was going to finally get my graduating daughter the car she has wanted for the last 2 yrs. Well thank GOD He protected me or she may not have had much of a graduation either.

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  • 43 Deniseq // Nov 6, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Wow! I’m glad I looked this up. I found an 04 Accord- low miles, perfect condition- only $3,500. My boyfriend said it sounded too good to be true, but I could go ahead and look into it. Well, they e-mailed me saying the car is in MS in the possession of Ebay and that if I send her my name, address, and phone number she will have Ebay set up a case for me. Well, right away this shot a red flag into the air for me. So I searched the internet and found this site. I then- knowing now that this was most likely a scam- sent her back an e-mail saying I have family in MS and could just go out there and pick up the car. Still no response…

  • 44 Kitty Kat // Nov 8, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    My husband & I have been scammed for $12,300! The money is gone, forever….
    We are so trusting we did not know to check the ebay scams. The scammers email is: lisa99w@gmail.com..Lisa Walden. Below is what she sent me in an email:
    Hi,
    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-300 Sport, 4,899 miles,here is the VIN:
    WDDGF54X29R053802 in case you want to check it out. 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 is $12,000. 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 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 wil be sent to them and they will keep the money until you will receive the car and only after you will inspect and drive it they will forward the money to me.If you have other questions feel free to email.
    Regards,
    Lisa

    Sounds good. Liars, liars, liars…. and by the way, the car is still listed on 2 additional websites and in the NY Post. Guess this scum bag is getting plenty of money of unsuspecting people.

  • 45 rhonda // Nov 9, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I was just scammed with this I had people telling me go for it .. it’s a great deal well I did but I was able to get some of my money back but the guy is still e-mailing me wanting to know the track number for western union… I did turn him in to the FTC and spoof I hope they catch him and I printed all of my e-mails which is good. because mine disaperad also

  • 46 tristan // Nov 11, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    i hope everbody that got scammed are persuing them i am go to IC3.gov get them especially if the posting still exists . email the online fbi guys everything you got and IP addresses even pursue westernunion to disclose where the money was picked up from. WU will only allow that law officers are the only ones with authority to find out who picked up the money go get those SOBs

  • 47 Andrew // Nov 12, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you for this website!!! Almost bought my dream car, which remains a dream, but thankfully I Googled eBay car scams and came across the site. Look out for Lauren Taylor selling a 2002 BMW M3 for $6700 on autotrader.ca. BTW – Lauren is from the middle east somewhere (nice Western name!) and although she states she is in Montreal her cell phone area code is in Florida (as is the eBay confirmation number listed in the official eBay transaction email).

    Andrew

  • 48 Kitty Kat // Nov 13, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    We called the local police, filled out the online FBI complaint form, the IC3.gov. I also called the TX attorney general’s office and filed a complaint. That office gave me a number to call to file a complaint in Canada. (That where I sent my money to) I have filled out an online complaint for with the Canadia gov. also. I would love for someone to check these scumballs out! I am still upset about being “bilked” out of my money.

  • 49 JR // Nov 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Email Scam my Dad just received … Hi again,
    As I’ve told you, at this moment I am in WA in a military base, getting ready for Afghanistan (I hope for the last time). I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The shipping will take 3 to 5 days depending on your location and it’s not a problem because i have considerable discount from eBay and I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car 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 coz I already prearranged the whole process with them, using their escrow Safe Pay Program for vehicles not listed on their website. The car is located in their warehouse in WA (ready for delivery). I’ve asked them to allow viewers to go there and inspect the car but their reply was: “We are not a showroom!” In this case, I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it, before I’ll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us.
    The payment will be handled by eBay Escrow, and you will benefit of 5 days inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. 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. Like this you’ll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.
    Regards!!
    Lisa

  • 50 Rob // Nov 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Dang! This is all to familiar. I’m going through a deal right now and was about to close on it but there are far too many similarly “I`m a single mother with 2 children… the car belonged to my late husband, who rarely drove it. I want to sell it asap because it’s useless to me. I don’t have a drivers licence and the kids are too young to drive” word for word. Thank you for this sight helped me make the right choice. By the way the scammers e-mail sandra scada laringreoot@gmail.com

  • 51 Chiropractor in Orange // Nov 20, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Everyone, Watch out for too-good-to0-be-true deals on Craigslist. I saw a bad ass 2005 Ford F150, fully loaded for $4,800. It was offered Kevin Lucius SSgt. USAF luciuskev@gmail.com

    Here is the scam:

    Hi,

    The payment will be made through eBay. I’m under Contract with eBay which states that we can close the deal using their service.Very Important, Only after you will receive the car, eBay will release the money to me.

    The money will be sent per ebay instruction and you will give the payment details only to eBay. They will verify the payment and when the money are confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping process. After you receive and see that the car is the one you want, you just notify eBay to give me the money.

    In order to start the deal I need YOUR FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS so I can register the transaction with eBay. They will let you know what you have to do for the payment.

    This was such an obvious scam but I know there will be someone out there who gets taken. I just hope this can help someone.

  • 52 Kitty Kat // Nov 20, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    lisa99w@gmail.com is now Melissa Down – melissa77d@gmail.com…BEWARE…The money will go to Canada, but by the time zone from the emails, she is in England. I am still so angry about losing my money! It seems all the agencies you talk with or email, just doesn’t have the time to do anything for any of us! Hopefully, something will come from all the time I have been I have put into this.

  • 53 Arvelle // Nov 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    i am so glad i decided to google craigslist scams before i did something stupid like spending 8000 for a range rover that i wouldhv never recieved. all of the stories sound the same this lady was in portugal and couldnt register her car bcuz she bought the car in the us. and that they wouldnt allow her to register it with a us emmisions. so i decided to look up how much it would cost to send a car overseas to the us. it wouldhv been over 2000. that was a red flag that ment she woulhv made less then6000 for her truck. i wouldhv been SOOO PISSSSSSSED!!!!!! beware demille.jessica@gmail.com…… thank god oh also beware of johajox@aol.com… scumbags

  • 54 MPDharley // Nov 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Add this name and email “Helen jenkins ” to the list of scammers. I was in the middle of working this deal, looking for the scam. We hadn’t gotten to the part about how to transfer the money yet and that is the only place I figured the scam could be.

    Thanks to all for confirming this is a scam. Here is the original reply that I received, which is identical to Kitty Kat’s, except for the vehicle itself:

    “Thank you for being interested in buying my 2008 Toyota Highlander, 27,500 miles, Transmision: Automatic, VIN: jteew44a682004094. 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 9,500 $.

    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 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 wil 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,
    Helen”

    This was for a 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited.

  • 55 matt // Nov 23, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Story #51, I got the same exact thing today from the same guy. He said the truck was in the UK and he wanted 4800 for the truck and to ship it here. I thought it was fishy at first, and I googled his name and there is no luscious kevin in the Air Force.

  • 56 Arrius // Nov 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Hello,
    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my Ford F-150 LARIAT. I am selling it at this price ($4.200) because I just finished the divorce with my husband. When the divorce has finished i owned this Ford F-150 LARIAT. Now as a woman i don’t need it. This Ford F-150 LARIAT 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.
    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.
    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 Ford F-150 LARIAT is $4.200US including shipping and handling.
    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 to buy) very soon.

    Thank you!

    Rachel Park (rachelpark2000@msn.com)

  • 57 Arrius // Nov 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Everyone reading this site should take a moment or two to make sure these accounts all get spammed as much as possible. To assist you here is a list of the various emails used so far:

    johajox@aol.com
    mille.jessica@gmail.com
    lisa99w@gmail.com
    melissa77d@gmail.com
    luciuskev@gmail.com
    diane.stuart35@gmail.com
    laringreoot@gmail.com
    elizabethclark41@gmail.com
    cristinerobinson76@msn.com
    mrv.b11@gmail.com
    R.Harris@abc-gmail.org
    j.haring@abc-gmail.org
    thompsonjack31@yahoo.com

    Everyone take a moment to send some nice ecards from and to these addresses. Sign up for some newsletters and trials and and and.. you get the idea.

  • 58 Angi // Nov 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Same thing happen to us sent from rebeccajohnson35@gmail.com

    so glad I checked this!

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2005 HONDA PILOT EX, 47 000 Miles, Automatic Transmission, VIN: 2HKYF18485H545128. 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.

    I have recently moved to Portugal. I was hoping to take the car here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone in the US 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.

    The final price is $3,250. If you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you,
    Rebecca

  • 59 Evie // Nov 29, 2009 at 1:29 am

    I cannot believe how people can do this. This is so horrible. I was about to go ahead with a transaction for a 2006 Honda Odyssey for $3000. I was excited and figured this was a great opportunity.I am so glad that my brother found this website and that i asked him since he uses ebay.

    This was the email from a George hampton

    georgehampton223@gmail.com

    Hello there,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2006 Honda Odyssey. I want you to know that the title is clear and the car has no accidents, 1 owner only. The price I want to obtain for the car is $2,999 US (this price includes shipping and insurance charges).
    The car is like new, completely working, perfect running condition,with no hidden damages or accidents, it has always been garage kept, 46,300 miles,no flood or dents. It will be as if purchased locally.The car is insured in case of damage and you will receive it to your address in 5 working days . It will come with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, warranty documents, user’s manual,insurance etc). The title is clear and you will be able to register the car in your state without any problems.
    I am requesting a $2,999 refundable deposit via eBay’s Buyer/Seller Protection Program. If you are not 100% content with the car, i will have the shipping company come and take the car back, on my expense and i will sell it to the next interested buyer in your area. I am sure this will not happen, because it is a state of the art vehicle and you will have no reasons not to be content with it.
    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 inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. I am located in Barcelona,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes.

    If you agree with these terms, please send me your full name, home and shipping address, so I can register the transaction with eBay.You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    …waiting for your fast answer, Lt. George Hampton.

    PS:
    VIN# of the car: 5FNRL387X6B129780

  • 60 Yeah // Nov 30, 2009 at 4:17 am

    This actually happened to me, so as a reault I lost $3000.00 outta the deal. I live with my cousin and her husband, and we were looking for a used car for me. A friend of her told us he saw a 2004 Dodge Neon on craigslist that was selling for $2800.00. Well, we looked into it, but apparently not good enough. He had pics of it up and everything. Seemed to be legit. I guess we shouldn’t have been so eager to jump on a deal.

  • 61 Yeah // Nov 30, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Here is a look at the email we got. The guy claimed to be leaving for iraq and having to sell the car as quickly as possible. Name he used is below.

    2004 DODGE NEON SRT-4
    Sale price: US $2,800.00
    Shipping & Handling: US $0.00

    Insurance: Included.
    Sales tax: US $0.00.

    Details:
    Item Title: 2004 DODGE NEON SRT-4
    Sale Date: Friday, May 1, 2009
    Seller: Donald Laustrup
    Payment details: Please follow this eBay Purchase Protection invoice to complete the Checkout
    Seller Information
    Full Name Donald Laustrup
    Address Minot AFB
    City / State Minot / ND
    Zipcode 58705
    Country United States
    Status Approved
    Payment Instructions:

    eBay requires the payment of $2,800.00 for this item to be done through MoneyGram transfer service to our representative.

    How to make payment:

    1. Go to the nearest MoneyGram Office:
    2. Make the payment with cash using the following eBay representative information:

    Name Alex Hayes
    Address 2386 Fair Oaks Blvd
    City – State: Sacramento – CA
    Zip: 95825
    Country: United States

    3. After you complete the transfer, fax eBay Motors at +1 (408) 904-5901 or
    +1 (408) 490-2849 the following:
    - MoneyGram receipt(s)
    - Shipping Address

    Note:
    -The only MoneyGram payment service admited is: MoneyGram Money Transfer. Please DO NOT use MoneyGram Express Payment or any other MoneyGram Services.
    -There is no need for the “4-digit receive code”, you only need the information provided above.

  • 62 scam hater // Nov 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Stephanie shepard is a name being used also says she lived in ky and moved to denver b.c of a divorce sends u the emails from ebay offers to let u keep the car for a week at her expince. Too good to be true. Watch out ppl. Its a very sick world theses days with very sick minded nasty people and who ever u ppl are that are doing this, I hope u get paid back big time. This is hard earned money we us ppl work for we dnt steal it from stuid ppl like u. Stephanie shepard.

  • 63 Ken // Dec 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    These scammers are still at it. Honda Pilot 2005 (although picture was later model) for $3,250 on Craigslist. Here was the response to my inquiry:

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2005 HONDA PILOT EX, 47 000 Miles, Automatic Transmission, VIN: 2HKYF18485H545128. 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.

    I have recently moved to Portugal. I was hoping to take the car here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone in the US 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.

    The final price is $3,250. If you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you,
    Rebecca

    When I responded to the email asking to call me, the address came back undeliverable.

  • 64 Gracie // Dec 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    rebeccajohnson35@gmail.com

    told me the same thing than i tried to ask her about deltails and i cant send emails to them! THIS IS A BIG SCAM STAY AWAY FROM IT!

  • 65 mizzcoop // Dec 3, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    He’s at it again….. a guy that claims to be Sgt Kevin Lucius (there really is a Sgt Kevin Lucius, war hero) has an add on craigslist right now. Great deal on a truck, but he has to ship it from the UK…at his cost, just needs your wire transfer! How do these people sleep?

  • 66 NoCarDummyHere // Dec 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I’m working through one now myself, gathering info to forward to authorities and some ‘friends’ I have at eBay.

    The culprit posted an ad on Craigslist for a 69 Camaro SS in great shape and tons of pics for only $6K (being a huge camaro buff I know it’s worth at least $25K). I responded saying I have some cash down and the rest later and got this email back:

    From: Greg Thomas

    “Hi,

    I appreciate your interest for my car. It is still for sale. It has 62000 miles and it is in perfect condition by everything(engine,trans,interior,exterior).You need only gas and you can run it without any problems at all.The vin number is 124379L513697.The title is clear and on my name.Reason of sale is that i moved to Birmingham(United Kingdom) with my new job and i can’t register the car here since it is made for USA, according to USA standards so i guess it is time for my car to get a new home.The price is $6000 and i am sorry but i don’t accept trades.I already have lots of emails that i need to sort them out and i will take in consideration only those persons who are really interested in buying my car to be sure that we don’t waste each other time.Let me know if you want to see more pictures and i will send them to you.

    Thank you.

    P.S. If you decide to buy the car,i will make a private auction just for you on eBay so you can purchase it there. That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer and an extended warranty. They also are guaranteeing purchases up to 50.000 so we will both be protected.

    Greg Thomas

    we can work it out with the pay”

    So I replied saying send me a pic of the title to prove you are the owner and asked where the vehicle is. Here’s the reply I got:

    “Hi,
    The car is already at the shipping company in Richmond-VA but it was listed nation wide on craigslist, so it appeared in local searches too. I took the car to them to be able to ship it to my potential buyer whilst I’m out of town.My brother in law works there,and he promised me that it will cost me nothing to ship it in the Continental US. I also have the car listed on eBay and that lets me use their secured system. I’m very busy with my job and I’m sorry I can’t meet you in person. About the eBay program….they offers a 3 day inspection time with a return policy “no question asked”. So after you receive and inspect the car, if you decide not to keep it, you just return it at my own expense. I strongly doubt that you will find anything wrong, but I agree with these terms.
    So please let me know if you are interested so i can give you the directions to the ebay site so you can check the auction.
    Thank you

    PS:here are more pictures http://s711.photobucket.com/albums/ww117/camarosilverss/camaro/

    Beautiful car, but obviously too good to be true so I just sent another email saying that I have the money and am ready to bid on it now in an eBay auction.

    I’ll post more details if I get a response.

  • 67 Sony // Dec 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I was contacted by the same type of ebay scammer on craigslist. But i wonder how do they have a legit VIN number and the car details?

  • 68 Franco // Dec 7, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Man, I just went thru this ordeal. I thought the offer to buy a good car with low mileages was too good to be true. Then I got the emails from “ebay”, I thought it was all ligit. But then I decieded to check Kelly Blue Book for normal average prices on the type of vehicle I was trying to buy, and red flags went up immidiately. Why would someone desperately wanna sell me a vehicle for so low, and loose thousands of dollars…thanks to this blog, I appreciate everyone’s comments and insights, and on the author or creater of this page!! US Army Hooah…

  • 69 lucy // Dec 7, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Watch out for this email address too- it’s the same scam! nicolesanders7@dialupavailable.net

  • 70 Royce // Dec 8, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Hey am i glad i found this string also beware of i am MasterSgt or LTC or Specialist or LCpl so and so and need to get rid of my vehicle due to being deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan hell i almost bought about 4 of those they r using American loyalties to our soldiers in need as part of their scam as well. Out of all the 10 emails i got two divorcees wanting to get rid of the vehicle they won from their husband in the divorce 4 in the military about to be deployed in 4 different branches of the military just got a reply back from one almost verbatim of a post earlier in this thread about the dealer on a cruise line 1 interstate businessman and still waiting for one reply yet to be sent all wanting to use ebay for my protection as well as theirs. the military ones were offering to have it transpod via military airlift lmao that what got my bells a ringing i mean a MstSgt has some pull in the air force but i dont think he can say hey colonel im sending my f250 supercrew from alaska to texas on the next outbound flight i finally got a buyer for it lol gl and gh to all of u people in the previous threads and god bless our troops….the real ones that is

  • 71 Erin // Dec 8, 2009 at 11:13 am

    #56!! I got the SAME email from someone selling a 2005 Nissan Altima for $2960. Payment over ebay, is a woman and “doesn’t need the car.” She says she live in Baltimore, MD but recently divorced and the car is shipping from Denver Colorado.

    watch out for “Jessica Campbell”

  • 72 Mychel // Dec 8, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    this guy from craigslist is trying to scam me. haha he goes by the name of Justin Pyle from the USAF 48AMS HH60G. I’m going to mess with this guy :P

  • 73 Dillon Murphy // Dec 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    The internet is a burden and a blessing. In this case, I am so glad this site exists to warn me about this scam. I am also glad because if this were not a scam, then the saying, “what seems too good to be true…” would become obsolete. lol

    Thanks everybody!!!

  • 74 carolina // Dec 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

    this is terrible, this same thing happened to me yesterday, we were talking to this Sarah hayes who was trying to sell a Honda Pilot 2006 with 41 thousand miles for $4200, she refused politely to give us the phone number for the contact but the way she told us the story was impossible to think this was a fraude, just to make you the story short they told us we had to send the money to agent Derrick Robinson who works for ebay and that they will keep the money until we received and confirmed the car and then the money was going to be send to Sarah who apparently was in Illinois, they told us we had 50,000 in warranty if we never received the car, this and that, they told us we could only send the money through western union, so mu husband went and made the transfer we prayed so much before sending the money but anyways it was sent out. so i was working but i was not patient about the transaction so i started to do a research with ebay and found out this was a fraudulent email that’s when i found out about this page as well, by the time 4 hours were already passed the people already sent my husband an email saying that the have received the payment details, so i run to call Western union i don’t know how but the transaction was open no body picked up the money and that’s how we could have our money back below some emails sent by those. i hope it doesn’t happen to you, thanks

    From: ebay@safely-trading-department.com [mailto:ebay@safely-trading-department.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 5:05 PM

    Subject: eBay Transaction #KMLW981803155333 – Vehicle Purchase Protection Granted !

    This message originated from eBay. eBay sent this message to confirm the transaction is active.
    To help stop eBay emails being seen as spam, please add us to your address book.

    Congratulations, the vehicle is yours ! Please pay now !

    Dear Diego

    IN CONSIDERATION of the amount of US $4,200.00, all sales taxes included, Sarah Hayes (the ’seller’) SELLS AND DELIVERS to Diego (the ‘buyer’) at the following vehicle (the ‘vehicle’):

    2006 Honda Pilot EX-L

    VIN#: 5FNYF187X6B019254

    Seller User ID: (tayloe2)

    This vehicle is eligible for up to $50,000 in free Vehicle Purchase Protection

    Details For Transaction #KMLW981803155333

    Vehicle title:
    2006 Honda Pilot EX-L

    Sale price:
    US $4,200.00

    Quantity:
    1

    Subtotal:
    US $4,200.00

    Shipping & Handling:
    US $0.00

    Total price:
    US $4,200.00

    Delivery time:
    3 working days

    Sale date:
    Mon, Dec 07, 2009

    As a protective measure for the parties involved in this transaction the funds will be held by eBay’s agent (Derric Robinson) designated to this transaction until the buyer receives the ordered vehicle. For safety reasons the payment details will be dealt with the utmost security and will not be handed to any third parties. We will be in full control of the funds as soon as the payment is confirmed and only the buyer will have access to it. We will release the funds to the seller only after the buyer receives and agrees with the vehicle.

    Payment Instructions:

    Payment method accepted: Western Union Money Transfer.

    Sending the payment by any other method of payment will void this transaction and your right to refund.

    Next step to be taken: The buyer must send the payment.

    It is recommended to send the payment as soon as possible because the Vehicle Purchase Protection is valid for 30 days only.

    Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely:

    1. To submit your payment, go to the Western Union branch, taking some personal identification with you and pay cash. It’s available to everyone and you don’t need a bank account or credit card.

    2. Click here to locate the Western Union Agent near your location: http://www.westernunion.com/info/agentLocator.asp?country=global

    3. Make Western Union Money Transfer To:.

    Receiver’s Name: Derric Robinson

    Receiver’s Address: 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N Las Vegas, NV 89115

    Amount: US $4,200.00

    *We hereby take full responsibility for the security and the confidentiality of the transfer and we would like for you to maintain the same high level of confidentiality in front of the Western Union agent/operator.

    4. Fax the electronic receipt to the following fax number: (408) 404-0845.

    We will confirm the payment and authorize the seller to ship the vehicle. The buyer will receive the shipping information for the vehicle within 48 hours.

    Purchase Protection and Refund:

    An inspection period of 7 (seven) working days will be given to the buyer to inspect the vehicle shipped. The day the vehicle is received is established according to the consignment date indicated by the courier or the transport company. If a refund is requested, the inspection period is ended and the refund request is processed within 3 working days. Should the buyer need a refund for this vehicle transaction, the amount received will be sent back via Western Union Money Transfer – Money in Minutes service. Keep the transaction number at hand when contacting eBay. You have 30 days from the verification date to request a refund.

    eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP)

    eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection program provides protection of up to US $50,000.00 against certain losses associated with some types of fraud. You are automatically enrolled in the program at no charge when you complete the purchase of an eligible vehicle. This protection program reimburses buyers for the following situations:

    Paying for and not receiving the vehicle;
    Paying for and receiving a stolen vehicle;
    Paying for and receiving a vehicle with undisclosed damage;
    Paying for and receiving a vehicle with an undisclosed lien against it;
    Paying for and receiving a vehicle of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller’s listing.

    If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    eBay treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your information. eBay will never ask their users for personal information, such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, pin numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers in an email.

    Copyright 2009 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. eBay Inc. is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

    below the emails sent to my husband

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Sarah Hayes [mailto:sarahsjay@gmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 5:11 PM
    To: Diego
    Subject: Re: FW: 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L – $4,200

    Diego, I am on my way to the carrier, they will let me know the ETA and the partner shipping company from Florida as soon as the delivery arrangements will be made. I will let you know and ebay the name of the carrier and the employee contact as soon as I will finish this. I’ll get back later. Thank you, Sarah

    On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Diego wrote:

    Thanks Sarah, I am waiting any information from you or from eBay regarding the shipping company, because I don’t know what company are you using to the delivery.

    Please not let me alone on this, my wife is very nervous and concern, so we still praying to have a blessed ending, God bless

    Waiting for the arrival of our Pilot.

    Regards

    Diego

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Sarah Hayes [mailto:sarahsjay@gmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 3:15 PM

    To: Diego
    Subject: Re: FW: 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L – $4,200

    Just a short note to inform you that I’ve just received the authorization from ebay to start the delivery arrangements for your new Pilot, so I’ll do that in this afternoon. As soon as I will complete the shipment I will let you know the exact time arrival at destination just for you to be home. Thank you for your promptness in handling this and I will be in touch after I get sent. Sarah

    On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 3:58 AM, Diego wrote:

    Hi Sarah, thanks for your patience. Well here we go, I’m going to provide you my information believing in God and trusting in you.

    My name: Diego

    My address: he provided the full address

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Sarah Hayes [mailto:sarahsjay@gmail.com]
    Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 9:11 AM
    To: Diego
    Subject: Re: FW: 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L – $4,200

    The Pilot was properly serviced and stored; drives faultlessly, very clean in and out, no mechanical problems or leaks of any kind; it is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained. It has no damage, no scratches or dents on paintwork & no rips or burns on interior, no hidden defects. The title, keys, full service history, owner’s manual, all the paperwork needed to register the car under your name including the invoice and odometer check statement will come with the delivery. In few words, this is the process but ebay will explain to you better than me. I prefer the payment to be done to an eBay agent, because it’s fast, trouble free and covered by eBay.

    Look how this works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms which are needed for our deal.
    3. I will send the car to your location and you will send the money at eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle (you have seven days for that) and decide to keep it, eBay will forward the funds to me.
    5. If the vehicle is not as advertised, you will ship it back on my own expenses, after the 7 days period.

    I also want this transaction to be as smooth as possible. The end result is that you receive the Pilot for the price agreed upon and I receive the funds. If you wish to purchase it, please provide me your full name and the accurate shipping address in order to register the deal with eBay. They will provide you further instructions/ information as I said.

    Thanks,
    Sarah

    On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 9:07 PM, Diego > wrote:

    Thanks for your reply Sarah, I reviewed all the information you sent and everything including the carfax looks clean and ready to sell, however we wanted to find out how are we going to work with the title, since apparently we will need to pay all the money first. We just want you to understand that providing the money without having the title on hand is a little difficult, please let us know how we can work this out, we are interested in the car, but are there any repairs to be made? My wife is the one who is going to drive the car she asks me if the car runs smoothly and If it does not have any mechanic or electric problems but I don’t know what to say, can you please let me know about that.

    Also Sarah we are trying to contact you over the phone so at least we can get to meet you over the phone can you provide it so that we can call you? We know you are in Illinois but we can make the call or if you can please give me a call my phone number is xxx Ireally appreciate your time and help on this matter,

    Best regards and God Bless

    Diego

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Sarah Hayes [mailto:sarahsjay@gmail.com]
    Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 7:54 AM
    To: Diego
    Subject: Re: FW: 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L – $4,200

    Hi Diego,

    This Pilot can carry 8 passengers so you can build a very large family :)

    The total price is $4,200 including shipping to your residence. There are no other hidden costs to be paid. If you wish to purchase it, please provide me your full name and the accurate shipping address in order to register the deal with eBay. They will provide you further instructions/ information. Please let me know ASAP, so I can set up all the things on my end. Thanks, Sarah

    P.S. I’ve attached you the carfax report with the VIN# and also the pictures so you can review its condition:

    http://www.carfax.com/viewEmailReport.do?a=rb%2BpWnWsq2op9DooyUeZRmf%2BPetkWXPiZzYz6XCB4ltOBox%2FuRsiB9bDgDaCTSi3&language=en

    On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 8:30 PM, Diego> wrote:

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Diego ]
    Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 2:24 PM
    To: Libreros, Carolina
    Subject: FW: 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L – $4,200

    Hi Sara thanks for replay my e-mail and nice to meet you. Yes I’m very interested in your vehicle, but I’ll like to Know the VIN number of it, and make sure every thing is in order, other than that I have’nt seen the car personally or the opportunity to drive it .We (my wife and I) think it is a great deal and we have the money to buy your car, but we are in Florida, so my concern is about the shipping and handing price.

    I want to make the deal as quick as possible, because I and my wife just got married and we want to build a family soon, and you understand we need a bigger car.

    So waiting for you to provide that information, I know eBay need my full name and my address to send me the invoice.

    I hope we can work together and make possible this deal.

    Thanks,

    Diego

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Sarah Hayes [mailto:sarahsjay@gmail.com]
    Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 8:05 AM
    To: Diego

    Subject: Re: 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L – $4,200

    Hi,

    The selling price for the 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L is four thousand and two hundred dollars. I am located in Lake Forest, IL and the Pilot is in perfect condition, there’s not even a scratch on it. It has recorded 41,700 miles and everything from the motor to the tires and mirrors is shining and looking new, non-smoking environment inside. It has a clear title, no liens or loans and has an accident free history. TITLE IS IN HAND so the transfer of both title and vehicle will provide a smooth transaction. I’ve secured my sale through eBay who acts as a legitimate third party in this transaction. As you know eBay is the best company of online transactions and they hold and insure your payment until receipt of the vehicle in good condition. It is ready to be shipped, as I am looking to sell it in a timely manner for my new investment. You have to decide fast because at this price the black Pilot with a full 3rd row of seats is not going to last on the market for a long time.

    Thank you,
    Sarah

    On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 4:22 AM, Diego > wrote:

    Good afternoon, my name is Diego I saw your car in craig list and my wife and I are interested to see your car and the possibility to buy it. Please let me know if we can make an appointment as soon as possible my phone number is xxx

    Thank you

    Diego

    on that email that says congratulations apparently from ebay they have a contact us email, i reply telling the story and this is what they told me

    Dear Carolina

    Thank you for writing to eBay Customer Support in regard to your purchase. My name is Olivia and I would be happy to assist you with your inquiry.

    We have confirmed the transaction #KMLW981803155333 for the vehicle 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L and it’s valid with the eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection program for a total price of US $4,200.00 (Four thousand and Two hundred US Dollars). This transaction offers full protection because the buyer accepts the vehicle upon inspection and the seller ships the vehicle if the payment is confirmed.

    This seller is ID verified:
    User ID: tayloe2
    Name: Sarah Hayes
    Email: sarahsjay@gmail.com

    Our verifications confirm seller’s contact information and his ability to deliver the vehicle transacted on eBay.

    eBay confirms that you are fully protected when you send the payment to the designated eBay agent (Derric Robinson) and you are fully refunded by eBay in this transaction if something goes wrong. We hereby take full responsibility for the security and the confidentiality of the transfer.

    We have received your payment details from Mr. Diego and we have already instructed the seller to start the shipping process. Within 48 hours, you will receive the tracking number for your vehicle. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund will be sent to the buyer. You have 7 days to inspect it and contact us with the result of the inspection. If you reject the vehicle, the seller will arrange for its return and the entire amount will be refunded to you within 3 days.

    The amount of US $4,200.00 is refundable with a written email request for the following situations:

    1. Paying for and not receiving the vehicle.
    2. Paying for and receiving a stolen vehicle.
    3. Paying for and receiving a vehicle with undisclosed damage.
    4. Paying for and receiving a vehicle of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller’s listing.
    5. Paying for and receiving a vehicle with an undisclosed lien against it.
    6. Paying for a vehicle and not receiving the documents to it if the Motor Vehicle Departments in both the buyer’s and the seller’s state require a certificate for that vehicle.

    Always remember to complete your transactions on eBay – it’s the safer way to trade. I trust this information is helpful and wish you all the best for your future trading on eBay. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further queries or require assistance.

    It is my pleasure to assist you. Thank you for choosing eBay.

    Sincerely,

    Olivia R.
    eBay Customer Support
    ________________

    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective
    owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc

    i finally asked ebay and send them the complete letter this people sent me before and this was the response

    Hello,

    Thanks for telling us about the suspicious message you received.

    That message is not a genuine Second Chance Offer, Best Offer, Want It Now, or Buy It Now message. It’s a fraudulent email from someone who’s trying to sell you an item outside of eBay.

    You can always tell by checking the My Messages section in My eBay. If an offer is legitimate, you’ll find a copy of it there. Also, genuine offers never tell you to email the seller at a different email address.

    Tips for Staying Safe Online

    - Make sure your user ID is completely different from your email address. Often, the way crooks obtain a member’s email address is by guessing that it’s similar to the member’s user ID.

    - Be suspicious of emails with the subject line “Message from eBay Member.” We don’t use that subject line.

    - Never use a link in an email to log into your eBay account.

    - Don’t respond to any email that asks you to complete a purchase outside of eBay. Off-eBay transactions pose a serious risk of fraud, and they’re not eligible for eBay services such as Feedback, requests for contact information, or PayPal Buyer Protection. For more information, go to:

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/rfe-spam-non-ebay-sale.html

    - Be careful about buying high-priced items, especially if the price seems too good to be true.

    - Don’t pay for items with cash or cash wire transfers, such as Western Union or MoneyGram. If something goes wrong, it’s hard to get your money back. For more information on paying confidently, go to:

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/methods.html

    Thanks again for reporting this email and helping us keep eBay and PayPal safe.

    i hope you find this information to be useful, for your business in the future, let’s be careful on what we see on internet.

    thanks

  • 75 carolina // Dec 9, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    my husband just received the two emails below

    From: ebay@safely-trading-department.com [mailto:ebay@safely-trading-department.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 12:20 PM
    To:
    Subject: GS=D44712 Shipping Pending [US 01] (#KMLW981803155333)

    Dear Diego

    Unfortunately we weren’t able to verify the payment you have submitted. Even the Western Union system put the transfer on hold due to the fact that you haven’t maintain the same high level of confidentiality in front of the Western Union agent/operator as we maintained with the sale information, even the sender took the money back. In order to authorize this transaction, please go to the same Western Union agent and activate the transfer back and confirm to us in order to verify the payment. Right after we will instruct the seller not to cancel the shipping which has been organized today at 03:30 PM and has the ETA on Saturday at destination. .

    If you have other questions please reply to this email.

    Thank you for using eBay!

    Kind regards,

    Olivia A.
    eBay Customer Support
    ________________

    Copyright © 2009 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective
    owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc.

    and the other one from the the apparent seller

    From: Sarah Hayes [mailto:sarahsjay@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 12:26 PM
    To: Diego
    Subject: Re: FW: 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L – $4,200

    Just returned from the carrier with the relevant information regarding shipping and when I forward them the status of the delivery I received a strange email back saying that your payment has not been confirmed yet. Please email me as soon as possible. What’s going on??

  • 76 Samuel // Dec 9, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    If any body knows what these emails look like could you send me a link of a pic?
    Thanks

  • 77 62 I'M WITH YOU // Dec 10, 2009 at 1:31 am

    SAME EMAIL REBECCAJOHNSON35@GMAIL.COM, SAME TOYOTA TRUCK, SAME DEAL, SENT THE $3,200 VIA MONEYGRAM – NEVER AGAIN, EVER, FILED THAT INTERNET CRIME COMPLAINT IC3.GOV, CONTACTED EBAY WHO WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT BUT GAVE NUMBER FOR MONEYGRAM, WHO FILED COMPLAINT IN PORTUGAL WHERE THE SCUMBALLS PICKED UP THE CASH AN HOUR AFTER IT WAS SENT. THERE ALWAYS IS THAT SHOW ‘7 ON YOUR SIDE’ – I’M GOING PUBLIC THIS HAS TO STOP.

  • 78 Michael Andropolous // Dec 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    My fiance was taken this past year for $2400. I think we’re going to spin this around on these guys. They are obviously greedy, and greed makes people do stupid things. Please send any email address you have associated with a scam to terry@drawnshades.com and I’ll keep everyone posted.

  • 79 Alan // Dec 14, 2009 at 11:54 am

    We were tempted, but Googled ebay scam first, thank god.

    This guy’s email is comatts@gmail.com.

    ______________

    Here was his email reply to me:

    Hi,

    The selling price for the 2008 Honda Accord EX-L is three thousand and six hundred dollars. I am located in Blythewood, SC and the Accord is in perfect condition, there’s not even a scratch on it. It has recorded 23,000 miles and everything from the motor to the tires and mirrors is shining and looking new, non-smoking environment inside. It has a clear title, no liens or loans and has an accident free history. TITLE IS IN HAND so the transfer of both title and vehicle will provide a smooth transaction. I’ve secured my sale through eBay who acts as a legitimate third party in this transaction. As you know eBay is the best company of online transactions and they hold and insure your payment until receipt of the vehicle in good condition. It is ready to be shipped, as I am looking to sell it in a timely manner for my new investment. You have to decide fast because at this price the white Honda is not going to last on the market for a long time.

    Thank you,
    Matt
    _________________

  • 80 Anastasia // Dec 17, 2009 at 11:34 am

    This is after I sent the person asking for Pay Pal, because EBAY DOES NO ACCEPT MONEY GRAM TRANSFERS>
    The site they sent to my email at first LOOKED SO REAL to ebay. But I made sure to snoop around to see if this was a scam and then went along with it to see where it went::

    Thank you for writing eBay in regard to the transaction for 2007 Honda Civic SI.

    I understand your concern about the transaction and I can confirm that this is
    NOT a fraudulent deal. The transaction for 2007 Honda Civic SI is registered
    with the ID #KMLW974150147121 and it’s valid with the eBay Vehicle Purchase
    Protection program for a total price of US $4,650.00 (Four Thousand Six
    Hundred Fifty US Dollars). The payment must be sent by MoneyGram transfer
    and PayPay is not an option.

    Seller: Tracy Gammon (tgammon31@aol.com)
    Item title: 2007 Honda Civic SI
    Sale price: US $4,650.00
    Quantity: 1
    Subtotal: US $4,650.00
    Shipping & Handling: US $0.00
    Total price: US $4,650.00
    Payment method accepted: MoneyGram Money Transfer

    Our verifications confirm seller’s contact information and her ability to deliver the
    vehicle. There is a limited group of sellers on eBay which we can recommend
    and Tracy Gammon is one of them. This seller is highly recommended by
    eBay as a reputable seller in our community and you should definitely complete
    the transaction. This is safe and you are eligible to claim under the eBay
    Vehicle Purchase Protection program. We confirm that you are fully protected
    when you send the payment to the eBay agent in the United Kingdom
    (Christine Mallinson) and you are fully refunded by eBay in this transaction if
    something goes wrong.

    I have provided steps below for you to complete safely this eBay transaction:

    1. Make MoneyGram transfer to:

    Receiver’s Name: Christine Mallinson
    Receiver’s Address: 104 Elm Grove Road, London SW13 0BS, United Kingdom
    Amount: US $4,650.00

    We hereby take full responsibility for the security and the confidentiality of the
    transfer.

    2. Forward us the reference number from MoneyGram.

    3. Fax your copy of the receipt to the fax number (408) 824-1309.

    Please don’t make any marks on the copy of the transfer. All the information
    must be readable and your payment is confirmed within 24 hours.

    Once we receive your payment details, we will instruct the seller to start the
    shipping process. Within 48 hours, you will receive the tracking number for your
    vehicle. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund will be sent to the buyer.
    You have 7 days to inspect it and contact us with the result of the inspection.
    If you reject the vehicle, the seller will arrange for its return and the eBay agent
    will send the entire amount back to you within 3 days.

    The amount of US $4,650.00 is refundable for the following situations:
    1. Paying for and not receiving the vehicle.
    2. Paying for and receiving a stolen vehicle.
    3. Paying for and receiving a vehicle with undisclosed damage.
    4. Paying for and receiving a vehicle of a make and/or model that is different
    than what was described in the seller’s description.
    5. Paying for and receiving a vehicle with an undisclosed lien against it.
    6. Paying for a vehicle and not receiving the documents to it if the Motor
    Vehicle Departments in both the buyer’s and the seller’s state require a
    certificate for that vehicle.

    Always remember to complete your transactions on eBay – it’s the safer way to
    trade. I trust this information is helpful and wish you all the best for your future
    trading on eBay.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further queries or require
    assistance.

    This transaction is protected by eBay services such as insurance and dispute
    resolution. Should you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction
    number at hand when contacting eBay.

    Don’t forget to confirm your payment in order to complete this transaction.

    We value your business and thank you for using eBay.
    http://www.ebay.com/

    Sincerely,

    Jonathan Norton
    eBay Customer Support

  • 81 ALICIA "SAVED BY HER MOM" LEWIS // Jan 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    JUST YESTURDAY I WAS ON CRAIGSLIST LOOKING FOR A CAR. I WAS VERY EXCITED WHEN I CAME ACROSS AN OFFER FOR A 2005 HONDA ACCORD EXL FOR ONLY $2,900. SO I FIGURE YOU CAN NOT BEAT THAT, SO I QUICKLY E-MAILED THE SELLER LEAVING MY NAME AND NUMBER.
    WELL, TODAY I RECEIVED AN E-MAIL BACK FROM THE “SELLER”, LETTING ME KNOW THE DETAILS OF THE CAR, VIN #, ETC. EVERYTHING SEEMED GREAT. HE STATED HE WAS IN THE MILITARY, DOING TRAINING IN EUROPE AND HIS WIFE IS UNABLE TO USE THE CAR SINCE IT USA REGISTERED. IF I ACCEPTED HIS OFFER HE WOULD SHIP IT TO ME THROUGH THE MILITARY CARGO TO THE NEAREST AIRPORT IN MY CITY, BUT HE WANTED TO DO THE PAYMENT THROUGH EBAY. AS HE STATES, “FOR BOTH OF US TO BE PROTECTED.”
    I WAS SO EXCITED; THE CAR WAS BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN, LOOKED BRAND SPACKING NEW.

    BUT THANK GOD FOR MOTHERS. I FORWARDED THE E-MAIL TO MY MOM, HOPING WE COULD GET THE PROCESS STARTED TODAY. GUESS WHAT? DIDNT HAPPEN SHE STOPPED ME IN MY TRACKS AND IMMEDIATELY INSTRUCTED ME TO RESEARCH EVERYTHING. SHE KNEW IT WAS SCAM. LOW AND BEHOLD, I FOUND THIS WEBSITE AND IT COMFIRMED IT WAS INDEED A SCAM.

    THANK YOU MOMMY, AND THANK YOU SIMPLY SOLD STORE.

    I WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT OF $3000, OR SHOULD I SAY MY MOM WOULD HAVE.

    BE CAREFUL PEOPLE!

  • 82 Esther // Jan 12, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Hey people i was very interested in buying this truck, everything seemed good, THE PRICE TOO. let me show you their techniques.
    Me:
    Hi i am interested in your truck.
    How many miles does it have, is it salvage title? Please reply back to this number XXXXXXX

    They:Thank you for being interested in buying my 2005 HONDA PILOT EX, 47 000 Miles, Automatic Transmission, VIN: 2HKYF18485H545128. 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.

    I have recently moved to Portugal. I was hoping to take the car here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone in the US 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.

    The final price is $3,250. If you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you,
    Gina

    ME AGAIN:
    Hi Gina
    My name is Esther, your car looks nice and for a good price. Actually I saw the add on CRAIGLIST.COM. I don’t have paypal, I want to see the truck, and If i like it, just pay in cash!. The add mentioned that the truck is somewhere in Orange County. What can i do?

    They:
    Hello,

    The car was listed on both eBay and craigslist. The shipping arrangements have already been made before moving to Portugal. The car is at the shipping company in Texas, ready to go anywhere in the United States. It will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

    The final price you will have to pay is $3,250. The payment will be done through eBay. They will act as a third party in this transaction. You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car, you will receive it and will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork. During all this time eBay will hold the money. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.

    Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered 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. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have.

    Thank you,
    Gina

    ME AGAIN!!!:
    hi, i am very interested in the car. i dont have paypal account, let me ask to my friend who has a paypal accnt if she can help me with this. she has bought many things on ebay. i will talk to her tonight to see if she can help me. i will let you know, thank you.

    THEY:
    There is no need to have an eBay account. I need your full name and address.I will initiate the transaction through eBay and they will contact you with the details(terms,buyer protection,payment instructions,invoice,etc.) I am confirming that the car is in excellent condition and everything runs as it should. Before accepting the car you will be able to inspect it and its documents any way you want, have a mechanic look at it etc… It’s all up to you. Only after you are satisfied you can accept the car and give eBay your OK to release the payment to me. If you’re not satisfied (must specify exactly what’s not right) you will have no obligation and you will get your money back.
    Please get back to me as soon as you can so we can work out the details.

    Thanks,
    Gina

    ME AGAIN!!!!!:

    No Thanks to God…i found this web page where i can see what is really happening!
    BE CAREFULL!!!!!!!!! ADVICE YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY ABOUT THIS

  • 83 Robb // Jan 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    This site confirmed my suspicion. Found a 2002 Explorer for 3100 on CraigsList (San Diego). Pictures of car on PhotoBucket.

    Seller’s name is Natasha Lomas. Same exact deal as everybody else through Ebay (allegedly to protect both of us!).

    Thanks to everyone for posting.

  • 84 Pablo // Jan 18, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    HI,same situation here. in this case it is with
    Sonya_ Schaeffer@msn.com.
    The car is in great condition, no accidents, clear title, Vin#: 1HGCM56316A090537. Is already at the shipping company in Atlanta, 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 and I’m out of the country so I can’t meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the internet. As I said the price is $3200 USD, shipping included, no hidden fees. According with the eBay you have 10 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 that, they will process your info and send us the invoices. The invoice will also contain 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 the car you will have 10 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. I look forward to hear from you.
    Thanks for your time.
    Sonya Schaefer

  • 85 LaTi. // Jan 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I knew it was a scam, this is the exact response from the email the scammer sent me:

    Hello,
    I have received your email regarding the 2003 Toyota Corolla LE Sedan with only 8,737 miles.The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title,and six months warranty.The price for the car is $2,500 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 years 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,
    Alison Brant

  • 86 edu // Jan 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks, I was just offered a Toyota Avalon 2005 for $5300.00. After doing a little research on the VIN# provider by the seller “SCAMMER” I found several links to various site warning me of the cars scam on both ebay and Craigslist.

    I appreciate all the comments. Phew! You guys saved me a lot of money and grief.

  • 87 Rebecca // Jan 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Wow! My brother called my husband immediately when he found a 2007 Honda CRV for $3,800 on Craigslist (my husband owns a CRV and was once a Honda salesman). Feeling it to be “too good to be true”, we did some research and found that the person attempting to sell the vehicle had listed it in several cities.

    We searched the VIN# the seller provided and found the CRV on a GMC official dealership website, so that was our second tip that this could be a scam. Finally, I found this page and we are glad that my brother made the call!

    Here is the e-mail from James V
    (gotbeb@gmail.com)

    Hello,

    My 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L is in great shape, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects, clear title, never been involved in any accidents. It was always garaged and never smoked in.
    The price for the car is $3900 US dollars with shipping included. I am selling this vehicle because I am in the military and my unit will be sent back to Iraq. I don’t want it get old in my garage. Also, the car is too big for my wife so there’s no use on keeping it. The price is low because I need to sell it before February 2nd. The vehicle is in pristine condition, no accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches. Always adult driven and garaged, never abused or raced.
    The vehicle is in Logan, Utah and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping.
    eBay will manage our deal, that way this deal will be very easy and safe.

    Let me know if you are interested.
    Thank you!

    Here are some specs:
    48,000 miles
    Exterior Color Black
    Interior Color Tan
    Engine 4 Cylinder Gasoline
    Transmission 5 Speed Automatic
    Drive Type All Wheel Drive
    Navigation
    Fuel Type Gasoline
    Doors Four Door
    VIN JHLRE48747C035525

  • 88 DT // Jan 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Folks should know that if it sounds too good to be true, then it’s not. Don’t need a website to tell you this. Why are folks so easily tricked?

  • 89 Ernie // Jan 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Watch out for this guy, same scam as all the above. Roland Nye pypsik00@yahoo.com Feel free to spam the heck out of him…

  • 90 mommyof2 // Jan 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Same deal….. Watch out for this email frans223@yahoo.com, his name was Francisco Javierson. Same as above good deal on 06 jeep cherokee Laredo….. lol dont be stupid… Nice and expensive things that you want are usually too much to afford….

  • 91 mommyof2 // Jan 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I sent my emails to the spoof@ebay.com but I want to do all I can to stop this what else can I do? Who else can I send the emails to and have them investigate?

  • 92 Question // Jan 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    If you have already given your contact information (name, number, address), can the fraud do anything with that? I gave them my contact info, and I’m not sure if I should be worried about that…

    Thanks

  • 93 Phil // Jan 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Damn,
    I thought I was getting a good deal on a motorhome. I asked for information on two motorhomes and exactly two days later I recieved email replies from both. First e-mail:

    Hi my name is Yolanda,
    The 1994 GEORGIE BOY CRUISEMASTER is still for sale. The condition is from very good to excellent,only 39,000 miles, diesel,4600 watt kohler lp generator,19.5 chrome wheels,sofa bed,drvers door,samsung front television. Here are some pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/elizabethjhn60/CRUISEMASTER?authkey=Gv1sRgCOar2eDOr4WDNQ#
    The title is clear and on my name.
    My final price is $4.900. I already has tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. I will take in consideration only those who are really interested in buying the rv, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions that will lead to nothing. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.

    Thank you.

    P.S. I will make a private auction just for you on eBay at the buy it now price of $4,900 so you can purchase it there.That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer and an extended warranty, knowing that eBay insures this purchase up to $ 10.000 . After I will make the auction I will give you the directions, let me know if you are interested in my offer.

    Here is the second motorhome I requested info about:

    The price is $4800.
    This vehicle will make you proud, it is in excellent condition,never been involved in accidents, with 71,000 miles,clean and clear title,no mechanical problems,no scratches,flaws or any kind of damage,all functional and it will need nothing in the near future.
    VIN: 1fdle40s8vha79803
    I have the camper sealed at DAS terminal in Philadelphia,PA ready to be shipped out will take 4-5 days through DAS and it will be free,my previous buyer(his loan did not get approved)already paid for it and DAS didn’t want to refund him the shipping fee.
    I cannot meet face2face I have a new job in Tucson, AZ I would like to use Autotrader Vehicle Purchase to take care of this deal, smooth and safe. Let me know if you have any other questions, hope i didn’t miss anything.
    More pictures here: http://picasaweb.google.com/erpechere/1997GulfStreamUltra30ClassC?authkey=Gv1sRgCJaBrdzTz6yh2wE#slideshow/5403274755748228290

    Thank you, Harold.

    Seems both use picasaweb as the photo uploader.

    Oh well the search goes on. Can’t trust anyone.

  • 94 Phil // Jan 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    P.S

    Both were listed on craigslist in multiple cities.

  • 95 Luisa // Jan 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    BECAREFUL ON CRAIGSLIST WITH THE AD OF A 2008 GMC ACADIA FOR $3.700 Sellers name is STEVEN MONTOGOMERY

    Im so glad my friend told me to google this. Me and my husband where about to deal this car. The guy emailed me telling me that his was promoted and is now in London. We emailed back and forth about this car. WOW they make it sound so true. IM WORRIED BECAUSE I GAVE HIM MY NAME AND ADDRESS. What should I do?? Should I report this to the police or to Ebay? Thanks for youre help.

    This was his first email:

    The 2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 is still available for the price of $3,700. The SUV has 37,250 miles and it’s in excellent plus overall condition; no accidents and no mechanical problems, very clean in and out and well kept. The car is paid off and it has CLEAN TITLE AND READY, so the transfer of both title and vehicle will provide a smooth transaction.
    I am selling it under market value, because I was recently promoted and had to move to the London, UK. The Acadia is ready to be shipped in Marlboro, NJ and it’s my responsibility to deliver it to your home at no extra charge.
    I’ve secured my sale and I’ll use eBay to close the deal, because it protects both buyer and seller. As you know eBay is the best company of online transactions and they keep your money until you get/test drive the vehicle and check the documents. The SUV will be delivered to your residence in 3 days since your payment has been sent to eBay. You’ll be given 7 Day Inspection Period and I get paid after you make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you want to buy it, just send me your FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS to register the deal with eBay.

    Thank you,
    Steve

    TOTAL SCAM !!

  • 96 bwheat // Jan 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I love messing with these scammers. Gotten five of them to bite and the best part is they never read what you send them. They sure dodge meeting in person with every escuse they can have. I am starting to get quite a list of their e-mails. One was stupid enough to use Comcast!!! He tried to switch in mid deal but I had already caught him. One has given me his fax number. One tried to give me a fake address to look at the car. Didn’t like it when I caught it. I have seen everything from “I am a divorced woman who can’t drive,” to “I am in another country improving military relations as a LT.” Being a veteran that one was fun to play with. Watch out for one thing. They are starting to get a little smarter and now want you to fax them the Moneygram number and information. Many are no longer putting it on the fake e-bay page. When I find those, I just make up a number and mess with them. Like sending them a 10 digit number when Moneygram is 8 and after the second or third complaint from them I suddenly remember that I sent it through Western Union and change the number just a bit so it still won’t work. Had one running all over for a week. Damn it is fun. Have all the fun you want with these clowns. They are a blast to send chasing all over trying to find their money and they get really mad. Try using the administrative assistant trick on them too. Just as fun.

    Here is a list of some of the e-mails that I have captured for your enjoyment:
    robert2h@live.com
    browjl49@gmail.com
    noedaniel73@gmail.com
    danielnoe@comcast.net (This one was really dumb)
    michael.wright89@msn.com
    annasmith902@gmail.com
    craigslist@online-safe-payments.com (one of the ones used to make the e-bay page look official. Now why the hell would Craigslist send an E-Bay statement when they are suing each other)

    Have all the fun you want with these people. They are great enjoyment. Make sure you have a great fake name and address to send them also. Just make something up.

    My address is:
    21 Buttcrack Rd
    and they fall for it!

    I will keep leaving e-mails and such as I find them. Mess with them and have fun.

  • 97 RNH // Jan 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I almost got scammed by this guy today. I feel so stupid. The follow-up e-mail was a huge red flag and luckily I figured it out. The bank had already approved our loan, however, and I had to eat crow and tell them I was an idiot. I really want to report him. The listing was on Craigslist. What do I do?

  • 98 Darren // Jan 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    hi all,watch out for kangalu1@yahoo.com. i had my ute for sale for $2600 buy it now. this clown offered me $3000. wanted my details address,paypal account, etc so his agent could pick up the car. said he’s on a ship at the moment and could transfer money.i told him to deposit $2000 into my paypal address and your not getting any details until you do.havnt heard from him since.goes by the name of rachel.

  • 99 MeMe // Feb 1, 2010 at 1:18 am

    So many scammers out there. How do they sleep at night? Anyways, I had “Beatrice” on craigslist run the same game on me after she accepted my low offer for $2,000 for a 2002 Honda Civic. I’m going to post “her” bull ish emails below.
    (1st email)
    Hello,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2002 Honda Civic EX, 109,689 Miles, Automatic Transmission ,Engine: 4 Cylinder , Coupe . 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.

    I have recently moved to London , Uk. I was hoping to take my car here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone in the US 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.

    The final price is $2,000. If you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you and sorry for delay,
    Beatrice M.
    (2nd)
    Hello,

    The shipping arrangements have already been made before moving to London , Uk. The car is at the shipping company in Pennsylvania , ready to go anywhere in the United States. It will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

    The final price you will have to pay is $2,000. The payment will be done through eBay. They will act as a third party in this transaction. You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car, you will receive it and will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork. During all this time eBay will hold the money. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.

    Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered 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. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have.

    Thank you,
    Beatrice M.

  • 100 MeMe // Feb 1, 2010 at 1:20 am

    (3rd)

    Hello ,

    I spoke with eBay and I think they already send you the notifications of the payment to finish this deal with me. If you receive the notifications from them, please make the payment of $2.000 to eBay agent name and address and send the info to them so they can check the transfer and immediately they will start the shipping to you.

    Thank you!
    Beatrice M.

  • 101 MeMe // Feb 1, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Here’s the bogus email from ebay.
    (The images that accompany this email such as fake ebay logos do not show up when pasted on this comment section)

    This is a confirmation mail regarding authenticity of Beatrice Mailor Vehicle Purchase Protection membership.

    Seller Name: Beatrice Mailor

    A Verified Member in good standing.

    Identity and/or Contact Information Verified.

    Continues to meet strict Membership Criteria.

    Committed to Dispute Resolution and Mediation.

    Item 2002 Honda Civic EX is backed by Vehicle Purchase’s Buyer Protection Policy – up to $20,000.00.

    The criteria for Vehicle Purchase Protection Membership.

    The Vehicle Purchase Protection Membership, along with other factors, can substantially lower the risks of buying online. The Membership is a guarantee of a successful transaction or of a Seller’s performance.
    Contact the Seller beatrice00mailor@gmail.com

    Certified by Vehicle Purchase Protection and eBay

    Superior Selling Track Record
    History of Resolving Disputes
    Disclose pricing, shipping and return policies
    Address all customer issues within two business days

    Important. Please read.

    Currently, the seller can provide a Vehicle Purchase Protection Coverage up to US $20,000.00. Transactions with this eBay seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors. For your safety, this account was locked today, for 30 days time period.
    Complete your eBay transaction in 5 easy steps:
    1) Buyer and seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price. Seller contacts eBay with the transaction details;
    2) eBay accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from either the buyer or the seller);
    3) The buyer receives an invoice and complete the money transfer to Vehicle Purchase Protection Program Department. After the payment is received by eBay Vehicle Purchase department and approved the seller will initiate the delivery. The seller has three business days to send the buyer and eBay the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the buyer;
    4) Buyer receives the merchandise and has five days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise, the buyer must ship the merchandise back to the seller within three business days.The seller will pay for shipping back the merchandise.
    5) After the inspection period is over ( 5 business days ), the buyer must contact us with the result of the inspection. If the buyer refuses the merchandise, the refund will be sent to the buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified.
    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, or by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your choice. You have 30 days from the above verification date to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days…
    The insurer of this transaction is eBay Inc., located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, United States of America.
    The account is managed by eBay’s SquareTrade center. This transaction is supervised by eBay’s SafeHarbor team.
    CONDITIONS TO BE MET BEFORE YOU MAY ASK FOR A REFUND
    Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:
    1) If the item doesn’t arrive and/or the seller stops communications after the payment was received;
    2) If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the ones you agreed on;
    3) If your merchandise arrives in a much longer period than the one you agreed on (more than 15 days from the payment clearance day);
    For cases 2) and 3) you have to send back the merchandise to the seller prior to ask for your refund. If you did not pay the seller by payment method required by us, your refund request will be declined.
    Important Usage Guidelines:
    ****************************** ******
    1. The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to eBay. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
    2. This transaction is protected by eBay services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
    3. You may buy and sell with confidence in all transactions with this eBay member.
    4. Should you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting eBay. Any complaints must be filed within 30 days from the verification date.
    Seller will use DAS door to door delivery.

    The seller is going to use DAS Auto Transport Services to deliver the car to your door. The delivery will take maximum 5 days. The vehicle will be insured and will have a 30 days return policy.

    EBAY PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

    The seller, started the transaction over the eBay Vehicle Purchase Program. eBay requires the payment to be done through Money Gram money transfer service to a Vehicle Purchase Protection Program verified agent.
    You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy an item over the eBay Motors and your seller requested to use eBay Vehicle Protection Program. The eBay Motors vehicle protection programs offer a set of services that build protection into every step of the vehicle buying process. Some of the elements are automatically included when you buy a vehicle covered by the program element (not all elements are available for all vehicles) while some of the elements are available for a small fee. The eBay Motors vehicle protection program is your safety net in the rare occasion that something goes wrong.

    Instructions for payment.

    If you are not familiarized with the MoneyGram money transfer services please visit: http://www.moneygram.com . If you want to locate the nearest MoneyGram Office in your area please click http://www.moneygram.com . You have to pay with cash at any MoneyGram Office.
    The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you have received, inspected and you agree to keep the item. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the seller.

    Item Information

    2002 Honda Civic EX
    Item Price: $2,000.00 (shipping included)
    Item Description: Like new condition. Never been involved

    in an accident, no damages, scratches

    or dents. Clear Title.

    Payment Details

    Buyer:
    Amount: $2,000.00
    Deposit: $0,000.00
    Balance: $0,000.00
    Total: $2,000.00

    Delivery To Information

    Vehicle Purchase Program Agent Details

    2002 Honda Civic EX
    Name: David McDonald
    Address:
    3294 Perry Hwy
    Hadley, PA 16130
    United States

    How to complete payment?

    1. Locate the nearest MoneyGram Office; MoneyGram agents are primarily banks, post offices, exchange offices or retail locations – grocery stores, mail box centers, drug stores, travel agencies, depots, other retail locations.
    2. Make the payment with cash using the above Vehicle Purchase verified agent details;
    3. Fax the MoneyGram payment receipt to the following fax number: 206-337-7177

    *IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid fees from MoneyGram you will have to declare at MoneyGram agent that the money will be sent for a relative or friend (the transfer commission will be smaller 3~5%). For online payments, you could pay 10~12% transfer commission.

    *Note: Do not make any marks on the transfer receipt copy. The following information must be readable:

    – Reference number – 8 digits number from the payment receipt;

    – Sender Name and Address;

    – Receiver Name;

    – Amount.

    Once we receive the payment confirmation, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We will hold the payment until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the vehicle you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment to the seller.

    Important Notice!

    The payment details are confidential and will not be released under any circumstances. Our customer chose this payment method in order to speed up the transaction. Vehicle Protection Program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally, drawing on both internal assessments and the support of government agencies. Our constant priority is for the safety of our people, our customers, and the general public. Vehicle Protection Program always tries to fulfill its customers needs.
    Regards,
    Trust and Safety Department eBay Inc

  • 102 meghunny // Feb 1, 2010 at 9:34 am

    #59-I just found the EXACT same guy on Craigslist this weekend. It was the exact same email. I knew it was too good to be true, so I started googling everything I could think of…and found this website. Praise the Lord we didn’t fall for it! Thank you for sharing.

  • 103 Rosalind // Feb 3, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I am also a victim of this scam beware of castillomichele@gmail.com she claimed to have a 2004 Yukon Denali for 2950 I thought it a deal that I could not resist since this was the vihicle that I was looking for. She was so detailed about the vehicle she said she was awarded this truck in a divorce and it was to big for her I hate I didn’t research a little more now I have nothing my car was stolen in June and was never found so I saved to buy something else and this is what I get I hope these people are caught people work to hard and someone just take from you I don’t what I am going to do thanks gor your support.

  • 104 NeverAloof // Feb 3, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I was targeted three times from Craigslist scammers, especially by the “military sergeant”. The scammer was expecting $2800 for a car purchase that he “would send via military air cargo. I even went to the extreme and sent a $2.80 money transfer just to anger the scammer and see how far things would have gone in one instance. Even after a report, and trying to find out which location the money was picked up from, I don’t know if he was ever caught. Notice to the people listing email address warnings!! These are only temporary, fake email addresses that these scammers are making just for false transactions, so the warnings are futile! However, ANYONE out there, never send any type of money transfer. If you’re not able to see a vehicle and a clear title, or unable to verify VIN information confirming the seller’s claims-for long distant purchases, then you shouldn’t attempt to purchase any vehicle, especially through Craigslist. I bet if you offer to write a personal check, you’ll get various excuses from these scammers. Unlike money transfers, checks cashing usually require bank deposit, verifiable id, bank visits, fingerprints, pictures, or some other method of check cashing that is traceable. Plus, you have proof of the fraudulent transaction if you’re still adamant about making the purchase. Ebay item purchases can be made and transactions paid for via Ebay’s secure site . An email from who knows is a long way from the Ebay site. Pass the word because after reading all of these complaints, I’m not sure these scammers are facing any legal repercussions and are just waiting to prey on someone’s naivety or lack of business savvy-Never Aloof to a Spoof.

  • 105 Maria // Feb 3, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Yes I was one of the ones that was scam out of 4,500 not knowing that this wasn’t for real. But whoever this person is they will pay for what they are doing to the hard working folks that are trying to have something.But I guess out all of this I have learn my lesson just be aware of Christine Robinson!!!! PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS PERSON HAS BEEN STOP !!!!

  • 106 del // Feb 3, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Everybody please be aware of jesse pierpoint and Lisa Scott both used the same story said they were selling their cars for cheap because they were being sent back to Afghanistan and they had to sell their cars by Feb 15th and February 17th. Jesse was selling a 2006 Ford Explorer wit low miles for 3500 and lisa was selling her 2005 trailblazer for 4700 low miles as well. Both tried to get me to wire money to ebay but my gut plus it was just to good to be true feeling made me research and here I am. This is so sad but its life still got my money im good! B careful all…..

  • 107 Jen // Feb 4, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    My husband and I luckily figured out this scam, but after I had given up our address and phone. :( These guys had the gall to tell me that they were a widow whose husband died in Iraq 3 months ago, and she just wanted to get rid of the car and move on……SERIOUSLY? Pretty low…the email was Christina Siemens (ch.siemens22@msn.com) and the car was a 2003 Range Rover for $5100….I reported it to ebay, not sure what to do now!

  • 108 Myriam // Feb 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    a 2008 acure mdx TECHNOLOGY…
    for $4,800 from a Sgt that is going off to afghanistan….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    i hateeeee wasting time!!!!

    ———-
    Hello ,

    I’m selling a beautiful, well maintained Acura MDX because my platoon have been mobilized for deployment to Afghanistan. After we complete our training, we will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The price is low because I need to sell it before Feb. 15 .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. It is gently used with only 26,000 miles and is ready for road trips or leisurely cruises to dinner!

    I’m asking $4,800.00 this price includes door to door shipping, handling and insurance fees for shipping within the continental US. You will have 7 days for inspection and possibility for a refund policy. The vehicle is located in Santa Clarita, CA.

    Please click here to view more pictures ( If the link doesn’t work,copy and paste it into a new browser page ) :

    http://cid-2d3692289f650cd6.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/2008%20Acura%20MDX%20Technology?uc=1

    The transaction will be fully under eBay’s surveillance, I will post the SUV on eBay and I will give you the URL link to press ”buy it now” option .
    Please get back to me if you’re interested in buying it.

    Sgt. Ray Sanchez
    4th Combat Engineer Battalion
    United States Marine Corps
    One team, one fight

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: bubbleyum_21@hotmail.com
    To: ray.sanchez@msn.com
    Subject: Acura MDX
    Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 21:45:19 -0600

    Hi,

    I am assuming that the $4,800 is the price of the down payment?

    thanks

    ——————————————————————————–
    Hotmail: Powerful Free email with security by Microsoft. Get it now.

  • 109 nice try mikey // Feb 7, 2010 at 10:46 am

    michael.wright89@msn.com is at it again. Posted an ad on craigslist in the dallas area for a 2003 Murano for way too cheap. Played the “need money to save my house” card. Did the “we’ll do it thru ebay to make it safe” thing. Sent the fancy looking ebay email message with a *gasp* link to Moneygram. Then followed up telling me to not tell moneygram this was for an internet purchase cuz they would charge us fees… and omg who wants to pay extra?!?

  • 110 Darren // Feb 8, 2010 at 1:41 am

    i just had another wanker scammer try and get details off me for my ute that i relisted.watch out for bondi8988 on ebay,goes by the name of helen.johnson@hotmail.co.uk i said yes the cars still for sale but your gonna have a hard time driving it in London.idiot wanted my house address and email address,so i used one that i only use to abuse these dickheads.take care people,theres alot of arseholes out there.

  • 111 robin // Feb 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad 4,200. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Etna CA, with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions: Specs: 2003 NISSAN MURANO SL/SE , VIN: JN8AZ08W83W200889 // 60,773 miles // ALL WHEEL DRIVE // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 6 Cylinder 3.5 Liter // Ext&Int color: Blue with Tan // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Standard equipment: Power Windows // Air Conditioning // AM/FM Radio // CD // Power Steering // Cruise Control // Power Door Locks // Dual Zone Air Conditioning //Rear Spoiler // Garake keept // NO accidents // NON smoker // Perfect condition.

    THIS IS WHAT HE SENT TO ME BY EMAIL…THANKS TO AN ADD AS I LOOKED TO SEE IF HE WAS TAKING IT OFF I FOUND THIS ADD ON THE SCAM…THIS GUY EVEN WENT DOWN TO $2500.00 I EMAILED HIM BACK AND SAID THANK U VERY MUCH!!!!!

  • 112 Cat // Feb 9, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Add my daughter to the list of prospects. 2009 charger $3900.
    She’s so disappointed It’s a pity we can’t believe in people anymore…
    Beware of Samuel Thomas..

  • 113 Veronica // Feb 10, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I wish I would have heard of this before they got me. I actually fell for it and the scammers got away with $2500 dollars of my hard earned money and now I have no vehicle. I didn’t catch on that it was a scam until after I had wired the money. They were asking for another $1200 for shipping costs after they had already told me that all shipping costs were included so I told them that I was not going to send them another $1200 and wanted my money back as promised. I havent heard from them since. I did make a report with the Miami FLorida police dept and my local police dept and made reports to western union and ebay as well as craiglists in the event these people still have it posted on craiglists. The thing was thier were two individuals involved in this scam. One by the name of Christine Wilson and the ebay agent Scott Garman. Everything they did looked 100% percent legite. They really did a number on me. I just hope that these individuals are caught and charged. I know I will never get my money back but I will continue to follow up with police dept. until they are caught. Thier are some greedy people in this world and I am shocked to know that they have the audacity to take advantage of people like me.

  • 114 TAYSHA // Feb 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Yea i ran across a car scam twice. I received a reply back about a 2005 Nissan Murano for 3800.00. My boyfriend and i were thought that this was a great deal! But we both had a feeling it was a scam. So to ease our minds we sent them an email back asking how many miles were on the car and where can we see it. A day later i received a response that the car had about 50,000 miles and the reason why they were selling the car is because her husband passed away, the car was his and it brings back bad memories. She wanted us to use ebay vehicle transaction program. And today we received another reply about a murano same story but this time the son passed away and the murano brings back bad memories.

  • 115 Kelly // Feb 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    WOW, it was too good to be true! I also seen the ad on craigslist for the 2003 Nissan Murano for $4200. I thought that maybe it was my lucky day, lol. I was thrilled at the prospect of putting my hard earned money towards a quality vehicle. I should have figured it out sooner, I was naive` enough to really get my hopes up. The old addage still rings true, if it sounds to good to be true well then it probably is! I guess I am luckier still, to have found out before this schmuck stole my money! Honestly, how do people like him sleep at night?! I will take all the necessary precautions to see that michael.wright89@msn.com doesn’t get away with this again in Oklahoma, my next post will be on Craigslist! I will also follow the advice from another post on here and do the following:

    Forward the e-mail to eBay’s Trust and Safety department at spoof@ebay.com. This group follows up on these problems and works to shut them down.

    Call the FTC at (877) 382-4357 and file a report.

    You can also contact your local police and file a report. Many local agencies have groups that follow up on Internet crime.

    This was the first email that I got from this crook, I guess he has it saved on his computer, looks familiar to Robin, lol.

    RE: 2003 NISSAN MURANO SL/SE – $4200
    Fri, February 5, 2010 7:23:26 PM
    From: Michael Wright

    ——————————————————————————–

    Hi,

    The vehicle is still available for sale, price as stated in the ad 4,200. It’s in perfect working order, no damages or scratches, it wasn’t involved in any accidents. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. I temporarily moved in Etna CA, with my work and I have the vehicle with me. All shipping costs and insurance during transportation are included in the price because I won a promotion at DAS auto shippers (1 free shipping+$500). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank or they will take my house. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2003 NISSAN MURANO SL/SE , VIN: JN8AZ08W83W200889 // 60,773 miles // ALL WHEEL DRIVE // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 6 Cylinder 3.5 Liter // Ext&Int color: Blue with Tan // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Standard equipment: Power Windows // Air Conditioning // AM/FM Radio // CD // Power Steering // Cruise Control // Power Door Locks // Dual Zone Air Conditioning //Rear Spoiler // Garake keept // NO accidents // NON smoker // Perfect condition.

    Thanks, Michael
    ________________________________________

    And this was the second. I asked for pics of the vehicle since he had removed the listing from Craigslist, he sent 20 pics of someones Nissan Murano!

    RE: 2003 NISSAN MURANO SL/SE – $4200
    Tue, February 9, 2010 4:31:24 PMFrom: Michael Wright Add to Contacts
    To: knichols6577@yahoo.com

    20 Files Download All
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    ——————————————————————————–

    Hi,

    I attached more pics to my email.We can deal using eBay.Look how this works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will send us the forms by email – for you about the payment.
    3. I will send the vehicle to your location and you will send the payment at eBay.
    4. After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, they will transfer the money into my account.

    RETURN POLICY:
    If by any reason the vehicle is not as described, or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case because the vehicle is in excellent condition.
    As soon as the vehicle arrives, you will test it and if it does not match 100% to your expectations, you will return it in max. 5 working days since the arrival date. In this case you will send me the vehicle in the same condition you received it.

    I prefer to use DAS Auto Shippers for shipping because I was pleased with their services. The estimated time of delivery is 5 days, with no scratches, it is professionally crated.Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Please provide me with your full name and shipping address so I can register the deal with eBay.

    Thanks

  • 116 Cinda // Feb 12, 2010 at 8:30 am

    So thankful for this site. I work for an equipment company and received email from one listed above. They said to wire money through Paypal and it would not be transferred until we saw the equipment.

    We have bought many items online and big purchases but am very careful to research first.

  • 117 Munhu // Feb 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Can somebody help to stop these scammers. I was just about to fall for it. I was so excited because the deal seemed pretty legit and the seller was very cunning, and convincing. I am still communicating with him right now, he still thinks i am going to buy the car. Can someone tell me how i can trap this guy so that he gets caught. I saw an email from craigslist and it really looks legit. somebody please stop these people.

  • 118 Munhu // Feb 12, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    lol, i juss realized, the email i received is phrased exactly the same way as the one Kelly received. I am so frustrated right now, i had my hopes high.. this is really sad. :(

  • 119 Ryan // Feb 13, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I’m in the process of dealing with a similair situation. Found a 2002 Lexus es300 on craigslist for 3000. A third of kbb. I was really stoked till I came across this site. Thank god I didn’t send out the money. Still waiting for an email regarding payment info.

  • 120 RLO // Feb 14, 2010 at 12:39 am

    SCAM 2oo3 Murano $2900, $4200, $5800 (and various odd dollar amounts)

    EMAIL ADDRESSES
    misslinda19@live.com
    companie1@comcast.net michael.wright89@msn.com

    Copy of email I received today:

    Hello!

    The car is still for sale and in excellent condition. I’m the first and only owner!
    It has only 55,255 miles and it has never been involved in accidents, even more it has no scratches, dents or hidden problems.
    The car was always garaged, never smoked in, is NOT under liens or bank liabilities and it comes with a clean title!
    The reason I’m selling the car cheaper is that I just got divorced and it’s the only asset that can be turned fast into cash.
    Unfortunately, I’m on a business trip right now that’s why I’m selling the car by eBay’s service.
    My final price is $2,900 including shipping and handling costs.
    So, if you’re interested in buying the car please let me know asap because at this price it won’t last too long!

    Thank you!
    Linda

  • 121 john // Feb 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: “Antonio P.”
    Date: February 14, 2010 6:14:46 PM EST
    Subject: Re: Owner 65011423: AutoTrader.com: Vehicle Lead 2008 Infiniti M35

    Hello,
    no dents, or damage.
    If we decide to proceed with this transaction, i will have to contact eBay and provide them all the necessary information, so they can start the process right away. I will be needing your full name and address for that. You will receive a notification from eBay shortly after that, together with all the instructions to follow and the invoice as well.
    Regarding the payment, you will be instructed to deposit the money to an eBay account. They will hold and insure your money until receipt of the car in good condition. That is how their buyer protection policy is working. As far as the seller concerns, i will be glad to know that ebay has the possession of the money during the delivery period. That is my insurance.
    As soon as i will have the confirmation from ebay that the funds have been deposited to their account, I will immediately start the shipping process. The car will be delivered to your address in no more than 5 days. You will be given 5 days as inspection period from the day you receive the car at home. If you decide to keep the car, then you will have to authorize ebay to release the funds to me, and the transaction will be completed. If you will not be satisfied with the car, you will be able to send the car back through the same shipping company, and ask ebay to return the funds to you.
    Though i am sure you will love the car and will not want to return it, it is good to know that you do have this second option available. If you wish to proceed with the purchase,please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through ebay right away.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Best Regards

    On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 1:16 PM,
    I’m a little leary about paying and getting the car by shipment. Ideally, i’d like to drive the car first, then pay you for it if we like it. Any damage to the car? Dents, etc? All electronics and mechanical work well? If i were to go to Tampa, I test drive there and send funds through ebay while i’m there, obtain the title and bill of sale and drive home? Please advise. Thanks!
    ———-
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless mobile phone

    ——Original Message——
    From: Antonio P.
    To:
    Date: Thu, Feb 11, 7:31 PM +0100
    Subject: Re: Owner 65011423: AutoTrader.com: Vehicle Lead 2008 Infiniti M35

    The title is clear.

    It is in Tampa , Florida

    I am in Haiti right now, I will be return in about a week. Leave a phone
    number.

    I had two potential buyers : one didn’t show up and the other called saying
    he lost the money, so I can’t afford to take more
    days off my work for that, that is why I gave to a shipping company that
    will ship it to the next owner, it is sealed in a container,
    so I’m trying to sell it on-line, if I don’t get lucky selling in about a
    week you can come pick it up.
    So if you want to buy it, I will ship it to you and deal trough eBay (since
    i had it on their site for a while).

    In order to get this started you would have to send me your full SHIPPING
    ADDRESS,PHONE NUMBER AND NAME. If you do that you can consider it yours.

    You will buy under these therms :

    - You deposit the money at eBay and they will transfer the funds to me only
    after you get the car ;

    - You are given a 5 days as inspection period to decide if want to keep it
    or ship it back at my expense.

    You pay ebay the deposit, I will ship the car , you get it within 5 days,
    inside the car you get the bill of sale,
    the title and a “car affidavit” – a document that you will fill up with your
    decision and than get it notarized at a law office or notary for 40
    dollars,depending on your decision in that affidavit ebay will transfer the
    funds to me or refund it to you (in case you do not agree with it’s
    condition) and ship the car back to me at my expense.

    If you have any questions about the process call me at : 901-871-0275

    Regards,

    On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 2:04 PM, wrote:

    > Thanks for the response. I’m in atlanta but interested. Where is the car
    > located? I would love to drive it. Does it have a clear title?
    >
    > ———-
    > Sent from my Verizon Wireless mobile phone
    >
    > ——Original Message——
    > From: Antonio P.
    > To:
    Date: Wed, Feb 10, 4:08 AM -1200
    > Subject: Re: Owner 65011423: AutoTrader.com: Vehicle Lead 2008 Infiniti M35
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I appreciate that you contacted me. First let me say that the Infiniti M35
    > is available for $11,000.
    > Probly the cleanest Infiniti M35 for sale anywhere. With only 31000 miles.
    > A
    > Infiniti M35 with Dual Power Mirrors Push Button Start, Automatic
    > Transmission, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Climate Control, Bluetooth,
    > Driver
    > Airbag, Leather Upholstery, Passenger Climate Control, Steering Wheel
    > Controls, Traction Control and a lot more. If you have been waiting on a
    > real clean enthusiast owned Infiniti M35 you have found it. A Totally Rust,
    > Corrosion And Flood Free Vehicle. Absolutely no issues with the car.
    > Where are you located?
    > The reason why I’m selling it’s my divorced settlement…..
    > If you have any further questions please do not hesitate ask
    > Don’t let this beauty go away !
    > Best Regards
    >
    >

  • 122 Steve // Feb 16, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Add this one to the “Too Good to be True” category. Same scam different name, different vehicle, same insanely low price…

    Hi,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2008 Acura MDX, 17,100 miles, Transmision: Automatic, VIN: 2HNYD28618H541085. 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 11,100 $.
    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 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 wil 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 Perkins

  • 123 Un-Fooled // Feb 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I am going through the same thing with some idiot that wrote the following:

    “Hi,
    I am selling this Jeep because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before February 24. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title , clear, under my name.The Jeep has 38,000 miles, year 2005 and VIN# 1J4FA64S85P354976.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4500. The Jeep is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

    Regards!!! ”

    To pay him back I think I am going to post his IP on a few hacker forums. Here is how you obtain IP address’s of people that mail you from a few popular email clients.

    http://www.addictivetips.com/internet-tips/how-to-find-the-ip-address-of-the-sender-in-windows-live-mail-gmail-or-yahoo-mail/

    Good luck and godspeed guys. This dude really pissed me off because I am ex-military and my whole unit is at war atm.

    BTW here is my scammers IP: 65.55.116.7

  • 124 masimuseebtay // Feb 17, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/cto/1596354585.html
    this deal is too good to be true…fake. I am talking to him through email and I will try to offer him more money and find out where they live as soon as I’ll get an address i’m calling FBI.

    BEWARE of a website http://www.kikimotorsinc.com They are also big time scammers…

  • 125 Aleisha // Feb 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I have been looking for a car on craigslist and two different cars caught my eye. The first was a 2002 Altima priced at $2900. The second was a 2005 Acura priced at $2950. I sent them both an email stating that I was interested in the cars and if they were still for sale. Each person sent me an email back with the same story line basically. The altima person stated that she was getting a divorce and she needed to sell the car and didn’t have a driver’s licence. Who doesn’t have a driver’s licence now a days? I’m in Houston and she says she is in Pennsylvania. So I offered to go to Pennsylvania because I can fly for free. She then stated that it’s not a convenience for her and still was trying to do it through ebay. Afterwards, the person with the Acura sent me an email. Same exact story line, but not the same story. The email included details about the car and how he is in the Army and he is being sent to the U.K. for eight months and his wife has no “driver’s licence”. He then states that he is in Montana. I’m thinking why are these people posting ads for Houston and they are no where near Houston. I immediately was like these are nothing but scams. I looked up the blue book value for the Acura and got 16,000. Why would you sell a good car for 2950 if it wasn’t a scam? I then went to google and put in ebay car scams and ran across this site thank GOD!! Everyone look out for williamsbrittany319@comcast.net and egeon377@gmail.com. .

  • 126 Aleisha // Feb 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    By the way, if you are on Craigslist, on the upper right hand side of your computer screen, there is a link that says AVOID SCAMS AND FRAUD that you can click on. There it will tell you what to look out for. It lists actual emails that were sent from scammers to potential buyers.

  • 127 Sheila // Feb 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I just came across a Cadillac CTS from florida that they were asking 3700 for, including shipping! This person has even kept up writing to me, but when I told her my grandpa lived in Florida and would come and look at the car for me, “she” said that it was already in the shipping place and that it was ready for delivery. I just kept thinking of that old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

  • 128 Jamie // Feb 18, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I was almost duped our of 2900.00 for a dodge pickup. Same situation as above, a craigslist transaction payed through ebay via western union. So glad I followed my gut and allowed myself to see the red flags waving all over this transaction. Why is this scam not going public????

  • 129 Alyssa // Feb 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Hey guys! I almost got caught in one of these scams because it all is so legitimate. I found a blog with examples of these fraudulent email offers and immediately stopped contacting the seller. Since then, I have found 8-10 more of these scammers…. how do you report them? I did contact Ebay to verify the first one was fake and they had me submit the original Craigslist post and my emails that I had sent them for their own records to try to help their case against Craigslist. But where can I report these scammers to try and rid Craigslist of them?

  • 130 D // Feb 23, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Today I was to puchase my 2002 Nissan Altima from Brittany Williams who stated that she was getting a divorce and that the car was her ex husband and she did not have license. Brittany stated that she was 49 and had no kids was married for 15 years, i felt the sympathy but i was a bit curious, whenever i ask her to call she always gave me another story about she was out of town. today i received the invoice and did some reseaching only to find this was a scam. I immediately advise the seller i will be notifying FBI and comcast of her/his actions. This is very sad GOD will have the last say so. Some people can be cruel, I hope they are all bought to justice….remember PPl ebay never sends to to a wire tranfer watch out for these morons
    williamsbrittany319@comcast.net

  • 131 Andy Almostasucker // Feb 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    They are still at it on Craigslist with a 2008 Avalanche. They are using this e-mail now lisa.ocallaghan30@gmail.com They want the money sent to Canada!

  • 132 Chicago // Feb 25, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Hah! I just came by one today…
    lorretta.hunter@gmail.com

    She said the car was in Westmont IL ready for shipment. I work 5 minute from Westmont IL. I said I could stop by anytime to see it and I keep getting a standard message:

    “Hello,

    The shipping arrangements have already been made before moving to London, UK. The car is at the shipping company in Westmont, Illinois, ready to go anywhere in the United States. It will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.
    The final price you will have to pay is $2,500. The payment will be done through eBay. They will act as a third party in this transaction. You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car, you will receive it and will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork. During all this time eBay will hold the money. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.
    Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.
    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered 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. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have.
    Thank you,
    Lorrette H.”

    Buyer Beware!

  • 133 Bo // Feb 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Just got emailed on this today. 2008 F150. They are supposedly in Canada and want to handle the transaction through EBay and the truck was on Craigslist.

  • 134 Trenah H // Mar 1, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    ‘Susan Perkins’ strikes again. How can we stop these people? I saw the same technique by Scott Garmen above. I googled Susan Perkins and saw that her and Scott were named in a suit back in the 80s or something related to a ‘work from home’ scam. Can’t believe they would still use the same names. How bizarre? We were looking for a Honda Odyssey and inquired about an ad I saw in craigslist by this Susan Perkins. Identical to the scenario above. She replied

    “From: susan.perkins10@gmail.com
    Subject: Re: 2008 Honda Odyssey Touring Navigation LCD/DVD – $11500
    Date: March 1, 2010 3:29:12 PM CST
    To: trenah@mail.utexas.edu
    Hello,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2008 Honda Odyssey, 29,550 miles, Transmision: Automatic, VIN:5FNRL38798B416692. 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 11,500 $.

    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 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 wil 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”

    If someone tells me what i can do to help, let me know.

  • 135 Trenah H // Mar 1, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Beware of Susan Perkins

  • 136 Morg // Mar 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Both of these sellers (lindayoung29@gmail.com, misslinda19@live.com) from craigslist wished to purchase through PVV ebay…received same email as RLO above…but almost a month later. It pays to search their email address!

  • 137 Emily R. // Mar 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    My husband and I thought we had found a GREAT Jeep Liberty for only 2,500. The lady sent us emails and everything but she stated that she would go through ebay when her add is on craiglist..SHE IS SORRY FOR THIS..these are the emails she sent:

    Hello,
    My name is Dianne Collins , I am emailing you regarding the 2002 Jeep Liberty that I have for sale.
    The car is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 112,800 miles , automatic transmission , 6 Cylinder 3.7L engine size , gasoline , All Wheel drive , black interior and exterior . 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 car , 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 car of your dead son, no offence) !!!
    As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this car is $2500 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .

    Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    Thank you,
    Dianne

    ***tHIS IS THE SECOND ONE

    Hello again,
    I`m located in Great Falls,MT (the car is here with me) right now because i got a new job here,the thing is i`m very busy and i don`t have time to stay and meet with all my potential buyers, that is why i gave to a shipping company that will ship it to the next owner(on my cost). I will make the deal only to eBay. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 7 days testing period after delivery. During that 7 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay ( full name, full address ) so we can get things started.

    Thanks and have a great day !

    ****THIS IS HER EMAIL:
    diannecollins33@gmail.com

  • 138 Jim // Mar 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Beware of Nicole Floom at nicolefloom@aol.com, attempting to use the same scam on AutoTrader.com! (In this case a 2005. Saleen Mustang listed below market value. Someone must have reported it as fraud, as the ad is now gone one day later).

  • 139 Sean // Mar 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Providing all these names is useless. Just beware of the “too good to be true” deals and anybody that makes it obvious that he or she does not want you to see him/her or the car in person. Also, I’ve noticed that the pictures are usually a lot nicer. Usually taken at a beach and has some aesthetically pleasing background.

    These scammers are good. It’s important to know that these ARE real people, so they can act as such.

  • 140 stephanie // Mar 10, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    This was the email i got today, very suspicious…..if it wasnt for my loving bf i woulda went though with it….Hi there,

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car.
    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,Miles:121400.
    This is the second time when I try to sell this car. First time I tried eBay.
    Because all the time I use only 100% safe methods I sent the car through eBay Protection Program to a buyer from Indiana.
    I paid all the shipping fees from my money and when the eBay have requested the payment the buyer have refused to pay because he didn’t have the full amount.
    Now I have the car in eBay hands and is ready to be delivered to the next buyer.
    I am in Miami,FL. i would like to use eBay to handle our transaction, cause i trust them more then i trust my best friend.
    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 $2800 including shipping and handling.
    If you are interested please let me know.

    Thank you for your time!…

  • 141 stephanie // Mar 10, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    oh and when they dissapear from ur email its because most of them are hackers from other countries and they have expiration times from when u open the email. ex….if i opened it today the time would start and it would only be there a couple of days and it expires and deletes itself

  • 142 tiffany tucker // Mar 11, 2010 at 11:40 am

    almost got caught up! I thought since it was through ebay i’d be ok but after reading this if i can’t talk to someone forget it!

    From: godsblaaster@earthlink.net
    Subject: RE 2007 Acura TL

    Hi,

    Thank you for your enquiry regarding my 2007 Acura TL at the price of $ 4.500! The Acura is in mint condition, as new with 1 NON-Smoker owner, no childs or animals to scratch the interior. The TL is fully loaded and here are some specs: 20,200 miles, Light Gray leather, 6 Cylinder Engine, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering , Moon Roof , Power Windows , Air Conditioning , Navigation System and much more. Also here are some pics http://s495.photobucket.com/albums/rr311/godsblaaster/07%20Acura%20TL%20Type%20S/
    My Acura TL is located in MORROW, OHio keept in a garage. I am out of country with some business. I am the registered keeper and there is no outstanding finance on the vehicle. The car is in perfect condition, the bodywork is immaculate as I`ve always keep it in garage, no hidden defects as well as the interior in excellent non-smoking condition.
    Due to amount involved and due the fact I am not in States for the moment, I only accept third party transaction mediator … and I am talking about eBay. Please let me know if you are interested to buy my TL.
    THX Veronica Rayne

    Natalie Askren (natalie_askren@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 V6 engine, 3.2L, 83580 miles,clear title.The price is not negotiable ,US $2900 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.
    Thanks.
    Now i’m seeing them all over the place! it makes me sick to my stomach that ppl ready do this without a conscience!

  • 143 kevin // Mar 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    criaglist scam this emmail address is a scam his name is micheal wright wanted me to buy a car and he told me he moved bla bla free shipping and told me wire the money tru ebay … ye rite

  • 144 Stephen // Mar 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Found another one. This is white sienna van 06 for $4100.

    Here is the email I got back:

    Hello,

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my 2006 Toyota Sienna LE. I am selling it at this price ($4100) because I just finished the divorce with my husband. When the divorce has finished i owned this car. Now as a woman i don’t need it. This car is in excellent working condition, Automatic, 85,000 miles, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions and comes with a clear title. 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. 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 $4100 including shipping and handling. 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 to buy) very soon.

    Thank you,
    Sharon Collins

  • 145 stacy // Mar 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    THESE ARE THE FOLLOWING EMAIL TRANSACTIONS. SOUNDS LIKE A SCAM TO ME.. AND WHEN I ASKED HIM IF I COULD USE PAYPAL HE SAID HIS ACCOUNT IS ONLY AUTHORIZED FOR MONEY TRANSFER.MAYBE I SHOULD SEND MY SS ALONG WITH IT. LOLOL….SCAMARTIST!!

    Thank you for your interest in my 2007 Tundra CrewMax SR5 4×4. I have recently divorced my wife, this Toyota used to be her truck. This Tundra is in excellent condition, it has no engine problems, no cosmetic damage or hidden defects. All power equipment works perfectly.
    The truck has 41,471 miles, it’s an automatic transmission, it has a clear title with my name written on it. My asking price is $2900, I have no need for this truck and want to sell it fast. The truck was dropped at a local shipping company in Pine Bluff, AR and it will be shipped from there if necessary for inspection and test drive before you buy it. I really need to sell it ASAP as I am undergoing special military training, getting ready to be shipped to Iraq.
    Get back to me if you are interested in purchasing and we might have a deal.
    Here are the link to some pictures of the car:

    Hi again,

    Right now I’m on a military base, getting ready for Iraq. The car is already at the shipping company warehouse in Pine Bluff, AR, 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 3 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 GA title with my signature on it, owner’s manual and keys. It has never been involved in any accident, there’s no body damage or mechanical problems. Here is how it will work:

    1. First of all, I will need your details: Full name, shipping address and phone #.
    2. Once I receive the details from you, I will forward them to Ebay VPP for processing.
    3. After they process your information, they will send you an invoice with all the details on how to make a refundable payment. Basically, you will have to issue a MoneyGram payment to a verified eBay VPP Agent and the payment will be secured with them. Only you will have access to the payment.
    4. Ebay will contact me and I will ship the car. After you receive it you will have 3 days to test and verify the car. 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 make the transaction, please send me the necessary information so we can proceed.
    I’ll wait your response.

    Thanks
    Hello,

    I signed a contract with them and the only avaiable payment method for my transaction is MoneyGram Wire transfer. If you are still interested please send me your details so i can initiate the process.

    Thanks

  • 146 John // Mar 17, 2010 at 12:40 am

    2005 accord: $4350
    The car is already at a shipping company in New York, NY. I took the honda to them to be able to ship it to a potential buyer while I’m out of town. My brother in law works there, and he promised me that it will cost me nothing to ship it to your address. I also have listed the car on eBay and that lets me use their secured system. I’m very busy with my job and I’m sorry I can’t meet you in person. According to eBay you have 5 days from the time you receive the honda to inspect it, and decide if you want to keep it or not.
    I’ve included the link to the auction, you can check my feedback and you will see that my intentions are serious

    I received this email and the attached link looked like an actual eBay website and auction service. Has anyone else experinced this? I’m having a hard time believing it or not.
    Thank you

  • 147 Sarah // Mar 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Don’t buy cars that seem way to cheap for them to actually be real. ESPECIALLY IF they want you to use moneygram, or some other money wire transaction service. Even if they send you an eBay confirmation email, it is probably fake. If you didnt find the car listen on eBay, then they cant use shipping through eBay.

    Here is one “story” my boyfriend got from a scammer just the other day…

    Hi ,

    The truck is still for sale. Thanks for being interested in buying my 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty. It is in a good condition, no scratches, no damages, never been implicated in any accidents, no problems at the engine, runs very well. It has an 8 Cylinder 7.3 Liter Turbo Diesel engine, 81,500 miles, clear title, a perfect truck. The price is not negotiable , $7,000.00 firm. The only thing because I am selling it, because I divorced with my husband and after the divorce I own this truck, now as a woman I don`t need it…

    I can provide vin # to check on your own. Also, I can send you the pictures and more details too. Just let me know if you are still interested.

    Thank you,
    Donna Hart

    Listen to me. DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THESE PEOPLE SAY! This truck was listed at such a low price it was ridiculous. DONT SEND MONEY THROUGH THE MAIL THROUGH MONEYGRAM OR WESTERN UNION. ONLY EXCHANGE MONEY IN PERSON.

    After reading this email on this certain truck, he got another one from a Donna Hall. It seemed strange that two completely different people from two different sites, (cars.com and craigslist) would have such similar names. Here’s the story from the other Donna….

    First of all I would like to tell you that I recently moved in Quebec, Canada since my husband died last year.
    I have no use for the truck anymore so I have to sell it below the market value because the registration fee to use it in Canada is expensive and I have one of my sister’s SUV here. The truck is still US registered and it is in perfect condition, no scratches, no dents, no engine issues, have a clean title in hand, now is located at eBay`s shipping center in Atlanta, GA.
    For our protection I choose to sell the truck only under eBay supervise, secured and insured by them for both of us.

    Here are the details of the truck :
    2005 Harley Davidson Ford F-250 (diesel)
    Transmission: Automatic, 4 wheel drive
    VIN: 1FTSW21PX5EC32047
    Mileage: 76,000 miles
    Price: $4,900 USD (shipping included in price, front to buyer`s door)
    Click here to view more pictures:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48470783@N08

    The full price for Ford F-250 is $4,900 US dollars with shipping included in price to your location in about one week, so if you wish to buy it, send me your full name and address so I can initiate the car sale through eBay with you.

    Thank you,
    Donna Hall

    We googled the address, and it was the address of a hotel. We also waited for the letter from eBay, and it ca,e back with an eBay agent address in Atlanta. We google earthed it and it was an empty lot in the middle of nowhere.

    There are scammers everywhere. Make sure you have legit proof if something is real or not before you do anything. And dont send cash. there is no way to get it back!

  • 148 Andy // Mar 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I just started searching for cars on Craigslist. I email a couple of ‘too good to be true’ offers for Nissan Altima (for $3650 and $2690). I got a reply from both of the owners saying they were divorced and got their cars out of divorce settlement. Whoa what a coincidence! Thankfully it got me searching for car frauds with the divorced theme…and thank God I did follow my instincts! Please be warned against:

    Katharine Newton

    Flores Mellisa

    Here’s a transcript of the email communication with one of them. Can’t anything be done against these scams/fraudsters? And another thing, its apparent that they are from a time zone (GMT +1.00 hrs) that is half of Africa and Europe. That’s their safety net i suppose. Well even if we should make ebay/craigslist publicize these ‘common themed’ scam stories so that innocent buyers can put 2+2 together when they seem something similar.

    ——————————-
    Re: Nissan Altima

    From:
    Flores Mellisa

    View Contact
    To: ME
    I have some problems with the phone i think or the problem is from them..i don’t know for sure. I just moved here and i don’t yet have another phone.Until then please understand the situation and carry on with this by e-mail cause i don’t have any other way yet.

    —————-
    From:ME
    To:Flores Mellisa

    Thats ok. Can I have a number so that we can speak before the payment of $3650 is made?
    AB

    —————–
    From: Flores Mellisa
    To: ME

    Subject: Re: Nissan Altima

    Hello.The car is at the shipping company,in Atlanta,crated and waiting for delivery.You will have 5 days, from the time you receive the car, to inspect and test drive it and decide if you want to keep it or not.If by any reason, you will not be satisfied, you will return the car to shipping company with no expense.You will receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, insurance etc) I can open a transaction case at eBay and move forward with this deal. Once that is done, you would probably be informed in the next 24 hours upon all the details of the transaction (terms, buyer protection coverage, payment instructions, invoice for the purchase).Let me know if u want to go forward whit this transaction,because i have a few more offers and i want to finish the sell

    ——–
    From:ME
    To:Flores Mellisa

    Mellisa,
    So sorry to hear about your divorce. Is it possible to test drive the car before buying it/making a payment?
    AB
    ___________________

    From: Flores Mellisa
    To:ME

    Subject: Re:Nissan Altima

    Hi,
    I’m Mellisa,let me know if you’re still interested.My car is 2005 Nissan Altima SL,51,000 miles,never been involved in a accident, no damage, no scratch, no rust and i can say that this car is in perfect condition and you will love this car 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 car. The price is not negotiable $3650 firm,I sell at this price because I just finished the divorce with my husband. Since the divorce was finished I own this car,but i don’t have a driver license and i don’t need it.We will use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection to complete the sale. If you are interested and you have the funds available email me your full name and address.

    Thanks.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car:
    http://tinypic.com/a/1xdzm/4
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).
    Thanks

  • 149 ch // Mar 21, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I think dav333r@gmail.com is a scammer!!! He told me the same kind of story like the ones I’m hearing about on this website. Thanks for this website!!! Saved me lots of money!

  • 150 ch // Mar 25, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I think dav333r@gmail.com is a scammer!!! He told me the same kind of story like the ones I’m hearing about on this website. Thanks for this website!!! Saved me lots of money!

  • 151 Vinny // Mar 28, 2010 at 5:58 am

    He thinks I am falling for it I will post step by step
    Hello,

    I ended the auction on eBay because another buyer wanted to buy it and in the end he told me he will need a loan and need more than 3 weeks to have the money in hand. I am not willing to wait for him that long, especially he didn’t told me that from the beginning, this means that he is not an honest person. I don’t like to do business with that kind of people…. and that s why I ve listed on Craigslist… So I guess you could be the owner if everything turns out all right.

    If you will send me a shipping name and address then eBay will send you a proforma invoice and further instructions. After that you will understand all you need.Let me know.

    Thanks again,
    Denzel Jenkins

  • 152 Vinny // Mar 28, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Hello,


    The info’s that I requested was all I need.I will prepare the shipping and then I will contact eBay to start the transaction between us,from what I know in maximum  12 hours from the moment I start the transaction they will contact you by email and will let you know all the transaction terms.
    Keep me update with any news from eBay.

    Thank you for the great collaboration!

    Denzel Jenkins

  • 153 Cam // Mar 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Don’t even try to buy a CR-V on Autotrader right now… every private sale is BS!!..I just had one in Yukon from Judith and John Ny Nygueen and one in Toronto but live in UK due to divorce.. I hate crooks…

  • 154 World's Biggest Sucker // Mar 31, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Yeah, I fell for it. Lost $12,200 for a fake BMW 5-series! I’m totally devestated and know that I will never see the money again. Actually, I wanted to back out of it at the last minute but because of miscommunication between my husband and I, he went ahead and wired the money over and those b*stards are long gone!

    Same thing. Beware of Jessica Burns who emailed me from the addresses jessica.burns07@gmail.com and jessica.burns07@hotmail.com.

    Beware of this listing:
    ********************
    BMW 530i Excellent color combo! Incredible condition
    Date: 2010-03-03, 7:29PM

    2006 BMW 530i sedan in Black Sapphire Metallic with Auburn Leather. It’s an incredible vehicle, it has been well maintained /garaged and never wrecked/damaged. It has heated seats, rear window shades, dynamic auto leveling xenon headlights, rain sensing wipers, sun/moon roof, bluetooth connectivity, hd radio with six-cd changer, navigation package, parking distance control, sport-a-matic trans., input for ipod, auto-dimming mirror, leather seating, winter mats, ski tube, cold weather package, tool kit, rear seat climate control, all weather tires (excellent condition), tire pressure monitor, cruise control, alarm system, ambiance lighting, and more.

    *****

    Same freaking divorce B.S. and I just cannot believe that this still happened. I cannot believe it. I hate these worthless slimebags! They take trusting, good, hardworking people for all they’re worth. Scum of the earth.

  • 155 jerry // Apr 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I was just scammed through craigslist. The same story as above about having an account on eBay and using their purchase protection plan. My fault was that I went for the scam and used my college funds. I’m not too worried about the money. I just hope that these guys get caught and I get rewarded. I will pray for these poor people that can’t make a honest living.

  • 156 Terri Lee Pocernich // Apr 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    This sounds kinda familiar, glad I checked!

    elsa Rodriguez

    Hi,

    Nice to meet you, yes is sell my 2002 GMC Yukon Denali is in very good condition! It has never been wrecked. Transmission – Automatic, Exterior Color – Black, Interior Color – Gray, Mileage – 129,300, Fuel Type – Gasoline, Engine – 8 CYLINDERS 6.0 Liters, Body Type – SUV, Vehicle Title – Clear . Options – Anti-lock brakes, Third Row Seat, Safety, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, Anti-Lock Brakes, Drive-train,All Wheel Drive, Interior – Front Seats, Rear Seats, Carpet, Headliner, Dash, Electronics, Exterior – Paint, Hood, Right Front Fender, Left Front Fender, Right Doors, Left Doors, Right Rear 1/4, Left Rear 1/4, Trunk Lid, Front Bumper, Rear, Bumper, Grille, Glass, Frame, Mechanics – Engine, Transmission, Exhaust System, Tires, Brakes, Steering, Air Conditioning . Vehicle is in beautiful condition, The mileage on this vehicle is accurately represented. There are no signs that this vehicle has ever been smoked in. This vehicle looks new, with no signs of prior damage. The transmission is tight shifting and smooth. There is a properly functioning engine in this vehicle. All electrical and optional equipment on this vehicle have been checked and are in perfect working condition. There are no known defects – past or present on this vehicle. This vehicle has a clean exterior that almost looks new. My wife was recently promoted so we had to move in Montana . We brought the truck with us. Besides, there are lot of things which have priority now, so, this truck has to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low 4,200 Dollars for you if you will buy it today or tomorrow .Due to the fact I am very busy with my work and I don’t stay too much at home, the truck is already to the shipping company and will be delivered from there very fast, shipping cost is included in price.The transaction will be made under eBay’s buyer protection plan. So, please reply back with your full name and shipping address if you are really interested in purchasing this truck so we can start the arrangements!

    Since I presume you are not familiar with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program, I have briefly described the eBay transaction steps below:

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

    As you can see, you will receive the truck BEFORE any money is released to me. You will get the chance to inspect it, test drive it and everything you like while your money is still safely held in eBay’s account. ONLY after you confirm to eBay that you agree with the vehicle, they will release the money to me.

    If, for some reason, you disagree with the truck (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my GMC Yukon is in IMMACULATE condition inside and out) it will be shipped back to me on MY EXPENSE and eBay will send you your money back.

    If you wish to proceed further, I will need your complete name and address so I can start the transaction with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program.

    Let me know if we can get the ball rolling.

    Regards, God bless you!

    Sent from my Verizon BlackBerry

  • 157 MEIKA // Apr 9, 2010 at 7:41 am

    PLEASE BE AWARE OF DENZEL JENKINS. HE OFFERED TO SHIP ME A 2008 ACURA MDX 3.7L V6, 4×4, ONLY 21,900 Miles FROM THE UK FOR FREE AND I HAVE 10 DAYS TO INSPECT IT AND HE WILL SHIP IT BACK FOR FREE IF I CHANGED MY MIND, I WAS GETTING READY TO DO THE WHOLE TRANSACTION TRU E BAY LIKE HE SAID WE WILL BOTH BE PROTECTED. I GOGGLED HIS NAME AND ADDRESS and SAW THIS SITE AND RD EVERYONE AND THE SAME MONEY TRANSACTION TRU E BAY FOR A CRAIGSLIST SALE. THANKS A BUNCH FOR THIS WEBSITE AND EVERYONE WHO SHARED THE EXPERIENCE I SAVED MY HARD EARNED MONEY.

  • 158 adam // Apr 11, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Beware of susan simmons. Susan27simmons@gmail.com. She was trying to sell me a 08 f150 for 10900 on craigslists. I knew it was to good to be true, and after finding this site, there was no doubt. Same story, I am in canada and the truck is here with me. Awarded the truck in the divorce, you know the story. I feel so bad for the many people she has scammed. What a terrible way to make a living.

  • 159 Mo // Apr 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Wow, I knew it was too good to be true, I googled (ebay transaction) and I came across this site, I am so glad I did.

    I was currently in the process of awaiting ebay’s directions (hahaha).

    I knew a 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton for $4000 was tooooooo good to be true.

    Christine Gabel says ”
    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in buying my car. Let me tell you a few words about the car.It’s a 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton, in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents.It has 122,245 miles. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.The price is not negotiable , $4,000.00 US(Shipping Included) 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).

    Thanks, ” (hahaha)

    I then sent her another email expressing my concerns abouts scams over the internet and she replied (”Hi again,

    I want to assure you that there is nothing to be worried about this deal.I would never cheat you or swindle you!I have a reputation to protect.You have my word and good faith on the fact that I’ll keep my end of the bargain.I have never lied and cheated anyone and I will not risk my career, my freedom and my future for anything in the world!I would rather close this deal with other person than to know that you’ll be very stressed hoping that I am a honest person.

    Thanks and God bless you,”)

    I sent my name and address, but that will be the only she gets from me (WOW) thanks every one.

    The said thing is they are everywhere, because I’ve had this to happen to me 3 other times, twice from autotrade (for a 2003 Grand Jeep Cherokee with 69k miles for $4150, and a 2008 Volkswagen Passat with 46k miles for $5400)

    Then there was some other site I forgot the name, but someone wanted to sell a 2002 Toyota Avalon with 79k miles for $2450.

    The one thing they all had in common was they all wanted to use the ebay transaction, and the reason I decided to go along with it this time was because I figure this is how it’s supposed to be done, but I see now (NO).

    So for everyone, just be aware.

  • 160 SUCKERED // Apr 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I found this GREAT deal! You feel so stupid afterwards…this is what I fell for and he used the guise of a soldier to earn my trust>>>>

    Hello,

    You have to know that the 2006 ACURA TSX White Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 41,835 miles. The VIN# is JH4CL96986C035521.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.

    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 inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 2900. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Here are the pics of the car:
    Thank you and have a nice day,
    Lt. Raymond Millen

  • 161 dbs // Apr 16, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    2999 for a 2004 bmw 330.seller said he is in the military in spain and could ship the vehicle by military cargo.sounds good……except that it is all a scam.You should see the email i received from ebay it looks like the real deal.http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/ctd/1695772725.html this is the link.contact them and see how professional these scammers are

  • 162 Mariah // Apr 20, 2010 at 7:20 am

    WOW..am I an ididot….2008 honda accord for 4100…brenda smitth….said something about her husband dying and she needed to get rid of the car ….luckly while i was getting the loan the loan officer told me he didn’t like the sound of this…checked up on it…and found this website….wow…

  • 163 Mike Pune // Apr 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Add another to the Craiglist scammer’s list – “Barbara Crowell” with email barbara.c37@oil-expert1.org. Posted Craiglist ad in TX even tho car is supposedly in AR. Then claims to be in Middle East on work. Sends a fake eBay “invoice”. There is no such thing if you don’t it directly on eBay itself. Tried to scam me for 14grand. Requested a bank transfer (!!) direct to Karmay Group Trading, with address at 38E 27th St, New York, NY10010. And apparently has a Standard Chartered Bank Acct at Madison Ave in NYC; acct number 41300670638. If there are any policemen reading this, why don’t you run a check to see how many other poor souls’ $$$ have they taken into this bank account …

  • 164 Saint // Apr 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I had the exactly the same message a Lt from Madrid and stuff. This was an 06 Honda Accord for $2900. Hope the FBI or someone can stop this soon. I read another article about this guy reporting an spammer to FBI and they only advised him to avoid that kind of transaction. I mean they dont want do anything about it since its not much money. But you have to imagine how many people these ##### have fooled. I am sure they have made a lot of money and nobody is doing anything to stop them.

  • 165 lala // Apr 21, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    BEWARE OF THIS LADY HERE
    SHE STATED THAT HER HUSBAND DIED AND SHE WANTED TO GET RID OF HER CAR CAUSE IT WAS USELESS TO HER
    ritaroy45@ymail.com
    also watch out for this one
    jessica.vierra@live.com
    she claims she works at a ship in a casino and has financial troubles and is selling a Nissan Altima for 3500

  • 166 Afman309 // Apr 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Hi,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2007 Ford Mustang, 4,500 miles, Transmission: Manual, VIN: 1ZVFT82H375258574. 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 $4,400. 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!
    Amanda Bradford

    Amanda.Brad@hotmail.com

    This is the e-mail I got after responding to a post on craigslist for this vehicle. I asked if this really was the price. This is then what she wanted me to do:

    Hello again,
    The car is still registered in US. If we reach an agreement, I am willing to take care of the shipping to your address as the vehicle is already at the shipping company in Quebec ready to go anywhere in the United States. Also the car has a clear title and it is free of any lien/loan.
    The sale will be managed by eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part.
    eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program works:

    1. I will contact eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms which are needed for our deal.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    Remember you have 3 days to test it. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case because it’s a state of art looking and working vehicle. I apologize if it seems like I’m pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure everything is clarified before any further steps.
    If you are interested please let me know your shipping details(name and address) so I can open a transaction case.

    Looking forward to hear from you!
    Amanda

    I e-mailed her asking for her phone number and I was willing to fly to Canada to pick it up since I’m from Michigan and would just drive to see my family (i’m in the Air Force). Fortunately I’ve been trained to pick up scams (it’s my job) and I’m in the process of reversing this back on the person responsible for even attempting to scam me. This one is for the good guys!

  • 167 MJ // Apr 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Here’s another Honda Accord for you to avoid:
    2006 Honda Accord EX $2,900 from
    Pamela Williams
    wilms.pam@gmail.com
    Claims she recently moved to Portugal.
    Known scam for over a year…how do they still find the poor people who fall for it?

  • 168 V Norway // Apr 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    watch out for mitchell.a@hotmail.com, “Mrs. Anna” is also scamming on craigslist & ebay

  • 169 Toni // Apr 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Thank God I am suspicious by nature. We were looking for a car for our 17 year old son. He was telling us about an Ebay Scam concerning cars. I found a car for sale on the NJ.com website selling cars and e-mailed the person. She e-mailed me back that the car was in excellent condition yadda yadda, also offered me a CARFAX report. Then I e-mailed we were interested and would like to speak with her. She e-mailed back the EBAY scam. I am glad I am a googler. Good Luck to everyone. See e-mails below: Hi!
    Title is clear and free of liens. If you want to see the CarFax report I can provide it for

    you.
    This is my dream car so it is in perfect shape
    There is a crash report at carfax but it was nothing serious.
    The front fender was changed,you can see this in carfax report
    The structural shape is not affected
    This bmw drives like new
    I garage kept it,never used in the winter!The roof is in perfect shape!
    I am selling this because I got promoted and I can hardly wait to get the new 3 series

    convertible
    I am asking $5800!!!! Just what I need to start my new car payments!
    About This 325:
    It is located in Chantilly, VA
    Mileage: 68,000
    Body Style: Convertible
    Exterior Color: Silver
    Interior Color: Gray

    Engine: 6 Cylinders
    Transmission: Automatic
    Drivetrain: 2WD
    Doors: 2
    Features: A/C: Front, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry,

    Bucket Seats, Leather Interior, Memory Seats, Power Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag:

    Passenger, Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes, Fog Lights, CD Player, Premium Sound, Power Windows,

    Rear Window Defroster, Rear Window Wiper, Tinted Glass, Alloy Wheels
    Condition: THe car is in a very good condition

    Here are some Pics:

    http://tinypic.com/a/2030h/4

    If you like it please don’t hesitate and reply for more infos!

    Hello,
    let me explain to you the process:
    I’ve decided that the payment should be completed by using eBay security, because I want to
    take this opportunity to assure you that this deal is 100% LEGIT but you must know that
    this way eBay will require you to send a deposit ($2900) and they will have to
    verify both me and the car and you as well before we can close this deal through their service.
    Your money will be kept by the eBay agent until you will receive the car and send them the
    confirmation that you are satisfied with the product received. In case you don’t want to
    keep the car all you will have to do is ask them for a refund and you will be totally
    refunded in 5 days.
    REMEMBER: for the delivery fees I am responsible .
    So if you are interested I will need your full name,shipping address and your phone#
    as soon as possible in order to send your details to the eBay
    agent to make the arrangements for delivery.After that I can call you to discuss.
    Thanks

    Name on e-mail is Cheryl Robinson e-mail cherylrobinson18@hotmail.com

  • 170 Connie // Apr 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Beautiful 73 Camaro!! $4800. Yes to good to be true. Her email address nancywbauer@msn.com. We question her about coming and paying cash. This was her response. The car is already at the shipping company in Jacksonville, FL ready for shipping. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through eBay Vehicle Protection Program. I’m very busy with my job and I’m out of town(i`m doctor in US Army,curently in Afghanistan) so I can’t meet in person ,
    with you 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 the car 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. I look forward to hear from you.

    Thank you

    Yes, she is nice and full of it!!! Again, disgracing our military. I don’t understand why something can be done about these nuts!!! I have reported her to ebay spoof, not sure where else. It is so sad!!!!

  • 171 shay // Apr 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I too have had a run in with this Brenda Smith character. She claimed to be selling a 07 chevy silverado 2500 for only $4000. The miles were extremely low and so it was a red flag after a few emails. Then we found this site and everything made sense.!! I will include all the email posts from her so watch out for her brenda.smith@msn.com!! Luckly we never sent her any money or anthing like that. Hope this helps someone!

    –EMAIL 1–
    Hi,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2007 CHEVROLET C2500HD SILVERADO, 24,083 miles, Transmission: Manual, VIN: 1GCHC29D27E109004.
    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 $4,000. 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!
    Brenda Smith

    –EMAIL 2–

    Hello again,
    The car is still registered in US. If we reach an agreement, I am willing to take care of the shipping to your address as the vehicle is already at the shipping company in Quebec ready to go anywhere in the United States. Also the car has a clear title and it is free of any lien/loan.
    The sale will be managed by eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part.
    eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program works:

    1. I will contact eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms which are needed for our deal.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    Remember you have 3 days to test it. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case because it’s a state of art looking and working vehicle. I apologize if it seems like I’m pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure everything is clarified before any further steps.
    If you are interested please let me know your shipping details(name and address) so I can open a transaction case.

    Looking forward to hear from you!
    Brenda

    http://kenai.craigslist.org/cto/1709930376.html <—–((–SCAM–))

  • 172 NotASucka // May 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Don’t you people read. It says at the top of the cars and trucks section on craigslist:

    [ OFFERS TO SHIP CARS ARE 100% FRAUDULENT ]

    They put that up there for you morons, and you just ignore it, and send your money anyway

  • 173 Kayanne // May 5, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I got scammed!!!!! I wish I found out about website before sending the money. Can any tell me what I can do to get my money back or at least to stop all this???

  • 174 Eric // May 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I decided just yesterday to start shopping on Craig’s List for a used truck. So far I’ve encountered not one, but TWO of these scammers.

    I’d never heard of this scam before but the first one yesterday set off alarms in my head so I Googled it and found this blog post.

    Seriously…the Feds need to get involved in this and start tracking down these lowlifes.

  • 175 Carol // May 12, 2010 at 8:15 am

    About the 2007 Harley Davidson Janette Shaws email address is janetteshaw1@hotmail.com

  • 176 Bri // May 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I found a 2000 Toyota Celica GT mint condition on craigslist for only $2,400. I thought “Oh my gosh it sounds too good to be true. I have to get it!” I emailed them right away and got a response back the same night. I didn’t check my email for 3 days after and when i finally emailed them back. They said the car was still available which shocked me because I thought a deal that good they would take the fastest bid. The pictures looked great and the woman told me she wanted to do the sale through ebays vehicle protection program. I know nothing about ebay so i looked up on their website about the VPP. The woman had told me that i would have to send them the money and ebay would hold my payment until I recieved the car and had 15 days to decide whethere I wanted to keep it or not. On ebays VPP information page it states for one that they dont cover cars found on craigslist, so I looked for their car on ebay but it wasnt there. And it also says they will not cover your sale if you send it through western union or money order. My grandmother told me “Red Flag!” So I started to think about it. One thing that had already drawn my attention is that this woman refused to call me. I had sent her my first email saying i was interested and to call me asap. Then my second email i gave my phone number again and her response to that was, ” As I said before, I want to do this through the ebay protection program.” So my last email I sent to her said what I had read on ebays website and that they say to try and work things out with the seller first so in order for us to complete this transaction she would have to call me. I am waiting on her response. In the meantime, I am contacting my local police departments about this!

  • 177 Zenon // May 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I asked for the VIN number and this is what Janice sent.
    VIN: 1FTZR45E24PA94209

    i will wait for eBay to confirm that the payment has been submitted so i can start the shipping.A little advise..when you go to make the payment don’t tell to the western union operator this is eBay transaction because they will ask you to pay more fee then regular.Thank you!

  • 178 kadi // May 13, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Im so glad i saw this website im 19 and am not very familar with ebay, i saw an ad on on dallas craigslist for a 2002 lexus rx 300 suv with 70 thousand miles for 3500 which i thought was an awesome deal and it is my dream car, i got a response saying her son died in a drunk driving accident and it was his car and brings her to many bad memorys she gave me the same bull crap and sent me a very legit looking email from ebay saying all the same things. if it seems too good to be true…it probably is these people make me sick her email is jennyandtomwillson67@msn.com

  • 179 paul // May 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I got scam on 2006 harley davidson white for $4500. In Great Falls MT. By Sharon Sullivan
    and Ebay regional manager Rodney Fellner in Ohio.I have invoice #4507874137 and Vin# 1hd1bwb106y074955.I hope they get cought, because I worked hard in 2 jobs to save this money. If any one can help catch this persons please do. thanks

  • 180 Mj // May 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    My son was looking at an AWESOME ~ too good to be true~ Honda Accord 2006 for $2,400. I was “thinking” of going to look at it since it was advertised locally. Well it was in CO but would ship to us free. A friend just had a car shipped across country and it was $1,000!

    Sure enough the guy sends all the info and uses the ebay financial escrow bit. All I did was Google “car scams eBay” and I had my proof. I know it was a Western Union type scam. And of course the guy is out of the country…sick parent…recently divorced…travels alot.

    By the way, I did report it as a scam to Craigslist but these folks have nothing but time on their hands!

  • 181 Laura // May 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Wow I am sure glad that I researched this a little I was about to buy a great car at way to good to be true of a price. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 182 Laura // May 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    ASK FOR COPY OF THE TITLE OR NO DEAL!!!

  • 183 McRunner // May 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I had a woman (Angela something) that had posted an unbelievable ad for a 2003 Nissan Murano for 3900. We emailed back and forth and she sounded so legit, up until she told me to send my money to a man in Texas, over a money gram, even though we were “using an ebay transaction account.” RED FLAG. Not to mention that she ignored my requests for her personal information. ANOTHER RED FLAG. It was ridiculous. I then emailed her and told her my bank advised me against it. She never has replied. Oh well. BUT BE CAREFUL.

  • 184 John // May 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Be aware of a 2007 Dodge ram 1500 with 100,000 miles on it. the veichle is in canada waiting to be shipped to you. the selling price is $3900. (SCAM)!!!!!!!

  • 185 Almost Got // May 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I was almost got… This was for a 2009 challenger for $4950. It is exactly the same emails and everything as Post 171 by SHAY, Just a different vehicle. and by the same brenda.smith@msn.com. So don’t get scammed by this person. There are things that are too good to be true, but just do your research. I spent 2 hours trying to figure this out. I work too hard for my money, to just throw it away.

  • 186 Willy // May 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    WOW – this site just saved me money…I just felt like it was too good to be true…and well…it is…I was really starting to feel bad, like maybe the deal was soo good that i was taking advantage of this poor fellow shipping out to Afganastan soon and just wanted the cash instead of the car sitting there doing nothing…hmmm…boy what a sucker i almost was!!!

  • 187 Jennifer // May 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Beware of Sally Jordan or mitchellbrt40@gmail.com

    Got this email from a craigs list inquiry:

    Hi
    I am selling this SUV because my brigade will deploy for one year to Afghanistan. I’m under enormous time pressure cause I need to sell it fast, before May 29th that being the reason for selling it so low. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name.The SUV has 44,842 original miles VIN#1GNEK13T65R188190.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,300 The SUV is in Camp Atterbury, IN ,and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back. Below is the car details and also link with more photos.
    You can find more pics at:http://picasaweb.google.com/tahoe

    ENGINE: VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI, Transmission: Automatic, consumption City 15 MPG / Highway 19 MPG, 4 WHEEL DRIVE, It is LOADED with equipment including Power Moonroof, TV/DVD Rear Entertainment System, Dual Power / Bose AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio with 6-Disc In-Dash CD Changer & Steering Wheel Radio Controls, Towing Package, OnStar, Homelink, Power Adjustable Pedals. I have all the original owners manuals, BOTH keys, BOTH remotes, BOTH wireless headphones, the TV/DVD remote

    Thank you
    SGM. Sally Jordan ( 86th BCT )

  • 188 Jennifer // May 19, 2010 at 6:57 am

    And when I requested a phone #… I got this…

    Hi again,
    As I’ve told you, at this moment I am in IN state in a military base, getting ready for Afghanistan (I hope for the last time). I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The shipping will take 3 to 5 days depending on your location and it’s not a problem because i have considerable discount from eBay and I can do it at no cost for you. As long as I’m dealing with eBay and they can ship the vehicle anywhere in the US,I listed the car in several states because it increases my chances to get it sold much faster. I want to mention that the vehicle was inspected by eBay and fulfills the CO2 Emission standards from all the 50 states so it wouldn’t be a problem for you to register it in your state. You will receive the car 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 coz I already prearranged the whole process with them, using their Escrow Safe Pay Solutions for vehicles not listed on their website. The car is located in their warehouse in IN (ready for delivery). In this case, I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the car from the moment you`ll receive it, before I’ll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us. The payment will be handled by eBay Escrow, and you will benefit of 5 days inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. 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. This way you’ll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.
    Regards!!
    Sally Jordan

  • 189 mark // May 23, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Still going on. My son amost got scammed with the same thing. Another person claiming to be in the military training for Afghanistan. Offered to ship the car from Alaska to Colorado for free. I thought it was a scam so got bids for the shipping, which are more than what he’s asking for the car. The email addresses and names do not matter. They just do new addresses and names all the time.

  • 190 Janice // May 25, 2010 at 9:30 am

    This sounds all to familiar. Got this today:

    From:
    helen bullock [

    Hello,

    I have received your email regarding the 2003 Nissan Murano SL with only 102,000 miles.The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title.The price for the car is $3,900 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,
    Helen Bullock

  • 191 nancy // May 31, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I have been looking for a car for my son who is coming back from Afgan in July; he is in the Army, ground clearance. He sends me emails of cars to look at. I have had 2 so far. One was coming from the west coast and in a shipping cart. How can you seel a vehicle that is already boxed up and where did it come from if it was even for real. The the latest was Diane.Leavy@ mmsn.com who states due to a divorce and her being female she does not dirve and got he car in her divorce settlement,,,,,,,,yeah right,,,,,,I emailed back and then told about the transaction with ebay and shipping and their protection plan to make it safe for both of us,,yeah right,,,,then she, well, if it is a she, who knows,it is just a name and an email address, tells me that she moved to Indianpolis and has the car with her. Why would anyone do that if they supposedly do not drive?? Makes no sense to me. She said the whole thing about money transaction and nothing will be completed until I see the vehicle and agree to complete the transaction, beware,,,,,,,if you can not view the car or whatever it is you are wanting to buy it is most likely a scam. Ebay, craigslist should be shut sown and these people that are taking advantage of innocent people should be placed in jail. I emailed both the people that I contacted about a vehicle for my son and told them exactly what I thought about them and their scam. How dare they1 My brother even said that you do not even know if these people live in this country. The 1st vehicle he said that car, if already in a shipping crate, where is it comuing from or going to, or if it was to be shipped somewhere that fell through,,,,,he even made a comment that it may be coming from Asia. I would reccomend not to buy anything on ebay or craigslist. Just my opinion. and I tld my son in Afgan,,,,,,he agrees, site unseen do not go for it,,,a scam in the making.

  • 192 nancy // May 31, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I have been looking for a car for my son who is coming back from Afgan in July; he is in the Army, ground clearance. He sends me emails of cars to look at. I have had 2 so far. One was coming from the west coast and in a shipping cart. How can you seel a vehicle that is already boxed up and where did it come from if it was even for real. The the latest was Diane.Leavy@ msn.com who states due to a divorce and her being female she does not dirve and got he car in her divorce settlement,,,,,,,,yeah right,,,,,,I emailed back and then told about the transaction with ebay and shipping and their protection plan to make it safe for both of us,,yeah right,,,,then she, well, if it is a she, who knows,it is just a name and an email address, tells me that she moved to Indianpolis and has the car with her. Why would anyone do that if they supposedly do not drive?? Makes no sense to me. She said the whole thing about money transaction and nothing will be completed until I see the vehicle and agree to complete the transaction, beware,,,,,,,if you can not view the car or whatever it is you are wanting to buy it is most likely a scam. Ebay, craigslist should be shut sown and these people that are taking advantage of innocent people should be placed in jail. I emailed both the people that I contacted about a vehicle for my son and told them exactly what I thought about them and their scam. How dare they1 My brother even said that you do not even know if these people live in this country. The 1st vehicle he said that car, if already in a shipping crate, where is it comuing from or going to, or if it was to be shipped somewhere that fell through,,,,,he even made a comment that it may be coming from Asia. I would reccomend not to buy anything on ebay or craigslist. Just my opinion. and I tld my son in Afgan,,,,,,he agrees, site unseen do not go for it,,,a scam in the making.

  • 193 nancy // May 31, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    oh my God, I have been reading posrts on here and it sounbds exaclty like this Diane person; same email with a different story,,,,it most likely is not a female, but could be and just changing up a bit and playing on people thinking if it is a female and what she is going thrugh people will be tender hearted and believe the scam. Somehting has to be done,,,call your congressman, states atty, comissoner, better business bureau as this has got to be stopped.

  • 194 Chuck // Jun 2, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I saw Pauls post and this person is still running the same scam. I almost fell for it too. Thanks for posting Paul, sorry for your lost. I hope you get the Harley you want. It really sucks that people do things like this to each other. The seller is still using the same VIN, 1HD1BWB106Y074955. That’s how I found this posting and website.

  • 195 Jonathan // Jun 2, 2010 at 11:30 am

    This literally JUST happened to me. Lady says shes selling a 2005 Nissan Maxima fully loaded for $2900, pictures look believable. I ask her why, she says she just had a divorce and is sticking it to her husband by selling his car cheap. Then she does the whole ebay secure account mumbo jumbo, told me originally that the car is local to me, I ask to look at it, she refuses saying shes out of town on business, so flags are raised, but i figure lets see how far this plays out. The “Ebay customer email” I get lists her in Indiana, she said she lived in So Cal. Thank god for my noisy know it all dad or I woulda been out 3k. Too bad he gets to say i told ya so though. thank you for this article though, dead on with the scam for sure.

  • 196 DJ // Jun 3, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Thank you guys so much for posting these!! Watch out for an Amanda Anderson on Craigslist -amanda.a21@comcast.net in California selling a 2004 Toyota Highlander for $2850 . We thought it was too good to be true but emailed anyways. We received the exact email-WORD FOR WORD as one of the parties above that her son had died in Iraq etc. I noticed that the photobucket account that was attatched to the email already had 400 hits. I told my husband something must be wrong if that many people had looked at it & it still wasn’t sold. I knew it was a scam & now you guys have confirmed it for me. They haven’t responded with the “wire the money” crap yet but where can I report her when they do???

  • 197 Dave // Jun 3, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    On Columbus (OH) Craigslist, there is a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan that is part of a scam. I just swapped emails with the “seller”.

    zateleti371@gmail.com, under the name Melissa Zataleti.

    Claimed to have moved to Chester, MT for work. But Chester has a population of 871. Not likely.

    Claimed that the car is to be sold so cheaply because the bank will take their house if they can’t pay. At this point my scam-o-meter was bending the needle on the peg.

    I asked how I was to inspect the car as I am in Columbus. I was then given the instructions listed (more or less) in this article. The response came back so fast that it was obviously a form email.

    They even listed an “trusted” auto shipper (DAS Auto Shipping) and claimed that they could ship the car because they won a contest for free shipping.

    Buyer beware!

  • 198 Dave // Jun 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Sorry… the above name should have been “Melissa Zateleti” not “Zataleti”.

  • 199 Toni // Jun 4, 2010 at 6:34 am

    As stated before craigs list/ebay scam. There are 2 cars listed in the Dayton/Springfield OH adds. Wanda Williams [wanda1w@msn.com] selling a 2002 Nissan and Carla Eveleth [carlaeveleth@gmail.com] selling a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. They are both SCAMS!!! Stay away.

  • 200 Jim // Jun 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    This below is a scam.like mentioned in comments above.. stay away…

    Hello,

    My name is Kathryn Barnard, I am emailing you regarding the 2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4WD that I have for sale.
    The car is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 166,600 miles , automatic transmission , 8 Cylinder , gasoline , black exterior and tan interior . 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 car , 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 car of your dead son, no offence) !!!
    As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this car is $2780 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .
    Here are the pictures with the car:
    http://s927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/2000_tundra_SR5/

    Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    Thank you,
    Kathryn

  • 201 Menda // Jun 6, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I was looking for a Murano. I wanted an awesome deal and found a couple of them. I have received information from all of these excellent deals and all of them want me to go throught eBay to send my money. One of them is going into the kuwit and needs to sale his 2007 Murano for $4,890. Another just got divorced and doesnt drive and doesn’t need the car. Both of them are willing to ship it to me. I also have another one telling me that they work as a dealer on a cruise ship and will send me the car. I was so happy and it sounded so good. Thank God I started researching scams on ebay/craigslist. I would have been out of some real money. Thank you all so much for posting your information. The email address I have are the following:
    Melissa Dykes- mellydykes@gmail.com
    Frank Mullins- frankmullins66@msn.com
    Kimberly Robbins- kim.robbins@msn.com

    Be carefull of these individuals. I am a wondering what is going to happen because I did give one of them my home address. MAN!!!

  • 202 Trista // Jun 8, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Sally Jordan (Jordan.sally42@gmail.com) is now using google checkout and google safepay solutions. W hen I emailed I was no longer interested due to her name being tied in with scams, she wrote back please send me your info so I can have a google agent contact you about the shipping. The money would be placed in an escrow account till I released it. All her emails have been word for word the same as what everyone else has received about being sent to Afghanistan and needing to sell fast, cant leave the special training to make phone calls blah blah blah….Its horrible that the military is being tied into all of this!

  • 203 Marissa // Jun 9, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I was looking at a 2006 Acura TSX . it is listed on craigslist right now for 2900. Luckily i came across this sight. I received an email from a man claiming his name is Lt. Raymond Millen and he is in Madrid Spain and would ship the car to me via army cargo flight and it would get delivered to me. the email goes …… Hello,
    You have to know that the 2006 ACURA TSX White Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 41,835 miles. The VIN# is JH4CL96986C035521.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line. 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 inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 2900. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Here are the pics of the car:
    Thank you and have a nice day,
    Lt. Raymond Millen

    Then i again contacted him asking how i would know that this was not a scam as i have read alot about them and his response then was….Hi again,
    As I said in my first email the car is currently located in Madrid,Spain. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.
    The price for the car is $2,900 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees. eBay will hold the funds until you receive and accept the car. I will have access to the funds only after you test and inspect the car (you will have 10 days to do that) and in case something goes wrong or the car is not as advertised you will be fully refunded. Anyway i am sure if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. Ebay will guarantee for that. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 business days. Also the car will arrive with all the documentation’s required for registration and the keys. I will send you all the papers and documents (clear title, bills of sale, car’s manual) to prove the ownership and to be able to register it with no problem. The clear title and the bill of sale will be both signed so you can become owner of the car on spot. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.
    Please reply with your full name and address, and I will start the process with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.

    Thanks

    On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 7:43 PM,
    ME:

    If i do decide to take it and make the payment before receiving the car. The money will not be given to you until the car is in my possession and proven to be in good condition as you state? only because these type of things can be very risky being that you are out of the country and it is alot of money to spend and lose if I do not get the car as you state I will. Please contact me back with a little more information on how the purchase would go. Thank you again

    Then i began to google Lt. Raymond Millen and online it states he is currently in PA. then i typed in Lt Raymond Millen in Madrid Spain and this sight popped up showing the EXACT same email i just had with this man. I am so glad i found this sight because i was begining to think i finally got lucky and was going to get this gorgeous car so cheap and easy.. Thank you to all of those that have posted.!!! Hiss email is lt.raymond.millen1@gmail.com
    This just happened to me today!

  • 204 Dave // Jun 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    There are many hucksters out there slimy enough to pose as soldiers or the family members of fallen soldiers in order to hustle you out of a buck. I recently contacted someone about a car on craigslist, and the fraudster responded via email saying “she” was the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq and needed to sell his car ASAP. Google this and you’ll find that it’s very common. Here’s the text of the email we received. I’m sure if we had followed up, we would have been given instructions about where and how to wire the money.

    Hello ,

    My name is Amy Ryan I am emailing you regarding the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T that I have for sale.My car is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 49,601 miles , automatic transmission , 2.0L L4 FI TURBO Engine, gasoline , Gray exterior and Tan interior . 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 car, who died in Iraq four 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 car of your dead son, no offence)As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this SUV is $4,200.00 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .

    Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    My best wishes,

    Amy

  • 205 Eduardo D Vivanco // Jun 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Melissa Zateleti is a scammer!!! I just talked to a ebay representative and they told me to beware of craiglist transactions involving “Ebay Motors.” Do not make Western Union payments since ebay does not reccomend/ protect.

  • 206 Alyssa // Jun 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I just got approached with a scam similar to this. here is the first e-mail:
    be on the lookout for donna_taylor_222@msn.com

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in buying my car. Let me tell you a few words about the car.It’s a 2004 Acura TL, 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 72,500 miles . It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.The price is not negotiable , $2,730.00 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).

    Donna Taylor

  • 207 Victoria // Jun 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Josh, yes it’s the same scam.

    JT, do the deal in person. When you offer to do that, if it’s a scam, you’ll never hear back from them again.

    Kitty Kat, sounds like you’ve followed through with the right authorities. Good for you because if you’re out $12,300, the FBI will prosecute for over $5,000. A few folks have had these scammers put in jail. Don’t give up. It can be a long drawn-out process, but you may recover some money and have the satisfaction of having the person locked up. And World’s Biggest Sucker, I’d follow up with the FBI and police regarding your loss of $12,200. That’s a lot of money. Kayanne, you can contact the police and your state’s attorney general for any amount of loss, and the FBI if it was for more than $5,000.

    MPDharley and Trenah H, that’s hilarious. That’s the exact same email I got from gloria.murphy@msn.com for a different car. The only substitute was death for divorce and she threw in a “her parents were very old.” Everything else was identical. The thing I notice about all these emails is that they look so “formatted,” it’s not like how “real people” exchange email.

    Luisa, yes, you can email the scam email to: spoof@ebay.com.

    John, it’s not a legit eBay site at all. eBay will verify that for you.

    Un-Fooled, hey, thanks for the link for how to find an IP address of an email. I always wondered how to do that.

    Watch out for eBay seller 1691sandra. Cars are totally misrepresented.

    Folks, remember there are legit deals out there. I bought a church school bus with a great engine for $1,500. It was found on eBay. But know this: I did not give them any money until I was there in person and saw the bus and the title and met the people. Always do transactions involving lots of money in person. Do not ever give a deposit, unless you’re willing to risk losing it. And never ever wire money.

    And if you must have a car shipped, only go through a reputable car dealership, not a private party, and use a well-established escrow service.

    Always RESEARCH before parting with a penny!

  • 208 Will // Jun 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    THIS WEBSITE SAVED MEEE! I CAN’T BELIEVE I ACTUALLY FELL FOR THIS! AND NO I DIDN’T SEND THE MONEY LUCKLY! HE WAS SO BELIEVABLE AND HAD THE EXACT SAME STORIES THAT ALL OF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED!! HE EVEN TOLD ME HE HAD THE TITLE ALL SIGNED AND READY TO GO WITH THREE SETS OF KEYS IN THE GLOVE BOX!! WOW! EVEN DOWN TO THE SMALLEST OF DETAILS!! DON’T GIVE IN!! ONLY BUY SOMETHING YOU CAN SEE, FEEL, AND TESTDRIVE!!!!

  • 209 Jackie // Jun 11, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Another scam artist on Dallas Craigslist, I can’t believe these people do such a thing!

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/1780321510.html

    Hi,
    The car has 93,110 miles,automatic trans,1owner.It’s in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked inside.I have all the car’s manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.I’m selling the car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This 2004 Lexus RX330 was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.The last price is $4,100.
    Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://s879.photobucket.com/albums/ab357/2004-LEXUS-RX330/

    Thank you for your interest!
    Debra and James Smith
    deb1047@hotmail.com

  • 210 Lena // Jun 11, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Beware of any emails from rosacastelanos21@gmail.com this is a scam. Below is the actually email that I received from the seller. However, I told them that I was flying into Texas to pick the car up personally and haven’t gotten a reply yet.

    Hello there,

    I’m writing you regarding my Honda Pilot. The car is still for sale. My asking price for the car is $3400. The car is currently located in Pearland, TX. It is a 2003 model loaded with everything. Currently the car has 59,951 miles, the VIN# is 2HKYF18573H564484. The car is very well maintained, it has just been completely serviced. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. I’m selling the car because I don’t have time to enjoy it due to my job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) plus that I have some financial problems and I need money very soon. I have to tell you that I’m currently at work and I left the car in Texas at the shipping company, it’s already packed and waiting to be shipped anywhere. If you decide to purchase it, you will receive all the documents of the car (owner’s manuals, keys, clear title, bill of sale) in order to register it under your name. Regarding the payment, I will use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program. If you are interested, this is how eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program works:

    1. You send me your full name, complete address (I need it for shipping) and your phone number.
    2. I open a transaction with eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection.
    3. eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will contact you with an invoice regarding our transaction.
    4 You will send the payment to eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    5. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    Basically, eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will secure the funds until you will receive and inspect the car. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the vehicle is not like described, you will have to ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way, you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you aren’t just fooling around. I will wait your reply.

    Here are some pictures with car:
    http://tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=M%2Fc53Kpvae%2BdDDzAofeX0Q%3D%3D

  • 211 jess // Jun 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!! I just about entered the same situation with the “Melissa Zateleti”
    Thanks to you all of you guys, I am not kicking myself!!!!!

  • 212 Dev // Jun 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Does this look familiar to anyone?!?!?

    Hello,

    You have to know that the 2006 ACURA TSX White Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 41,835 miles. The VIN# is JH4CL96986C035521.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.
    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 inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 2900. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Here are the pics of the car:

    Thank you and have a nice day,
    Lt. Raymond Millen

  • 213 Devin // Jun 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks so much.. this website saved me as well, there was a very nice 2004 dodge ram that i fell in love with. when i leaned it was $2980 i was thrilled! the guy claimed to be in the USAF so i figured maybe its possible and i didnt want to pass up the deal.. so i emailed the guy and he gave me the details.. …which were almost WORD FOR Word in all the emails!!! I was about to go for it when i thought i would look it up cause it sounded to good to be true and found this. These guys are assholes and need real jobs!!

  • 214 nancy // Jun 14, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I submitted a complaint to spoof@ebay.com and I recieved a response stating that they are trying to shut down the scammers. I encourage that noone sends any money to anyone when you can not see and inspect the merchandise. These people are preying on the good and honest people in this world.

  • 215 Monifa Imhotep // Jun 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    This almost happened to me if it wasnt for this website I LOVE YU man cuz i would of killed them it was for a 2002 black mustang on craigslist….the persons name was clara tyler…email clara.clara11@yahoo.com harass that bxtch

  • 216 Jaims // Jun 14, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Thank god for you all! Watch out for Janet in Canada with an 07 Pontiac Solstice. Same story. Thank you all for your posts and good luck to those of you who need for these people to be caught. They are horrible people!

  • 217 Melissa // Jun 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Man same thing here 2007 Ford Explorer with 47000 miles for $4450 I thought man thats cheap and orginal located only about a half hour away same thing got it in a divorce from husband deployed in Iraq when i asked to test drive it before she told me where she was is was O its in Philli and i will pay to ship it to you so i had to look it up as a scam came up with this web site thanks alot yall stay clear from Charollet W Hill she is a liar

  • 218 Alissa // Jun 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    This happened to me too!!! The lady “melissa zateleti” had a 2002 Honda Civic Sedan for 3700. miles were 89,000. i wanted the car so badly- even talked to my banker!! she told me she was in Bar Harbor, ME because she got a promotion there for her job. I am emailing her right now as we speak about the car ! she told me to send the money to this account number from “ebay” GOOD THING my mom googled her email. I would have done it and lost all of that money. I thought for sure it was an awesome deal. she sent me pictures of the honda, in great condition. When i asked her for her phone number she told me she was deaf. what an idiot. that girl is worthless.

  • 219 usckitty // Jun 19, 2010 at 12:43 am

    I found a craigslist listing advertising a 2004 Accord with only 64,000 miles for only $2900. That raised a red flag, because no matter how desperate that woman claimed to be, she would maybe sell it a $500-$1000 below KBB’s guideline which suggested $12,000.

    “Up for sale is this beautiful 2004 Honda Accord EX-L .

    This car was my toy but, I am selling it because of some family problems…”

    I told the lady that I would be more than happy to meet a representative of hers in the Dublin/Pleasanton/Livermore area where the listing was supposedly filed under. Predictably have not heard a reply. I thought it was too good to be true, and I went to my dad to confirm it. He told me it was a scam, while my friend told me it may have been a typo $2900 instead of $12,900…Then I googled this and I found this website.

  • 220 JK // Jun 20, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    After I clicked on the Craiglist for a Acura TL for sale, a pop up window showed up asking for my name and e-mail address. Then I received the following e-mail.
    After several attempts asking her to let me test drive the car, she always replied the similar e-mail. I became suspicious. I am glad I checked this site out to learn that this was a scam.

    From: Jane Rasso
    Subject: Re: 2006 ACURA TL $2,950
    To: “my e-mail address”
    Date: Friday, June 18, 2010, 1:36 PM

    Hello JK
    Thanks for being interested in buying my 2006 Acura TL 3.2 ,automatic transmission,white,VIN # 19UUA66276A060629.Only 47,000 miles, beautiful condition in and out. Paint shines ,zero dings/dents,no accident. Non-smoker,always garaged and covered. It comes with all the documents needed for registration and clear title.
    The vehicle is located in Atlanta,GA and will be shipped from there.The price that I’m asking for the vehicle is US $ 2,950.
    I have recently moved to Portugal with my job and my family. I was hoping to take the vehicle here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. I want to sell it in US because is located and still registered there.
    I want to take this opportunity to assure you that this deal is 100% legitimate,the financial part of this deal will be manage by a third party.So if you decide to buy my vehicle or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.
    I look forward to hear back from you soon.
    Thank you and have a great day,
    Jane Rasso

  • 221 Thankful in Pasadena // Jun 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I just went through this with a BMW M3, I happened to be going to where the car was warehoused next weekend and offered to check out the car to save the seller the shipping costs of sending it to me. When she said the shipping yard could only send it somewhere and I couldn’t take a look at it, I did some Googling and found this site. Thanks for saving me $25K. Don’t buy from Priscilla Perez on AutoTrader.

  • 222 Pattycake // Jun 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

    OMG! I was just about to purchase a 2006 Acura in perfect condition for $2,900 from a “soldier” who was being shipped off to Iraq! My greed was getting the best of me, but I smelled a rat, because every car I checked out had some long, convoluted story about living in a far-off country or being divorced or in Iraq. Thank God for this site!!!!!!

  • 223 Amy E // Jun 26, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I saw a few of these “deals” on Craigslist and knew down deep they were too good to be true. The curious cat that I am I sent a couple of emails thru Craigslist.

    One replied that she had moved to Portugal and it would be too costly to have the car shipped and tagged over there. Oh and she went by the name Hailey Johnson. Explained how the car was on Ebay, etc. I did a quick search on Ebay..nada. I replied back to her (still digging) and she claimed the car to be in NY and would be shipped. Proceeded to explain how Ebay would keep us both safe in the transaction.

    Another email regarding a different vehicle was sent and I heard from a Dr. Rose Wilson.
    Here is her email:
    Hi,
    First of all i would like to give you some additional information about my situation. I am selling this car because my battalion has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before July 5. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. The Honda has 28.274 current miles VIN#JHLRE38797C002658.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4800. The car is in Seattle WA, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back. Below are the car details and also link with more photos,if the link doesn’t work,copy and paste it into a new browser page.
    Regards!!!
    2007 Honda CR-V EX-L 4WD
    Body type: SUV
    Engine: 2.4L L4 MPI DOHC 16V Gasoline
    Exterior color: Green Tea Metallic
    Transmission: 5 Spd Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Tan

    You can find more pics at:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/109991974150885537203/HondaCRVEXL#

    Dr. Rose Wilson

    The car Hailey was “selling” was located in NY adn the one Rose was “selling” is located in Seattle. Let me tell you, I live nowhere near either of those places. The sheer fact that they are advertising nationwide adds to the fact its a fraud.

    If these were REAL listings then both of those cars would have sold in their local areas without a problem for the prices listed. I mean they would have sold within HOURS at those prices.

    I hope noone falls for these scams. If its too good to be true..well it probably is.

    Best of luck all

  • 224 Tim // Jun 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Well unfortuntly I went of craigslist looking for my sister a car found a Jetta in great condition. So unknowingly we wired the money and got frauded and now my sister in not only out a car she has no money left for her 1st car. But there about 5 guys I’ve figured out and they all use excused that they have moved. The guy I got scrued at is doing the fake eBay thing, I have the actuall frauder guy phone number and he is doing all of his work off it. And says it customer support. But if anyone wants to private your call and just let him know some words because I just want to let you all know he isn’t buying a nice car with all this money its a terrist. What he does is he takes the money and sends it to the actual terrist I know this becuase he had enough balls to tell us this. And he talked all about how we were dumb *fn* american. But the # is
    (*67)773-273-8093 and tell him what you think. Hey if we dont let him know what we think and don’t let the American people know they will keep doing this and doing it. But we contacted the police department. And there is nothing they can really do or more so they don’t want to. But the guys are doing all of there work out of a landline is Chicago. And he will tell you that he has no problem blowing up America. He told us thats why he works around the clock. But if you call I promise he will have a terrist sounding voice and when he picks up the phone he will say eBay customer support. But if we don’t do nothing about it all Im saying is America might be in for it in a few years. Because he was basically mocking me becuase you got to think he has stolen all of my sisters money so Im oviously pissed and he told me on the phone that in the last half of the month he has made over 4,000,000 (4 million) so you do the math America. His email that he is doing all of his dirty work is on michaeladcock12@msn.com so for your sake and my sake and for all America watch what you are doing. I hope that this post will help 1 person if it does that it will be totally worth it. But he has them posted all over the world. If this has happend to you with a different car or something will you please email me at timduncan92696@yahoo.com becuase we have been in contact with the police department and I will let them know. Also one last thing everyone who has gotten screwed please try to Better Buisness Brueo it so it can mabe avoid someone from getting scamed, its http://www.bbb.com. Okay American if we dont do something about this who will?

  • 225 Yung Wolf // Jun 29, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I almost fell for this scam myself, Nissan Altima for $2930. Even the price looked dodgey! $2930?? really?? I knew something was fishy though when i asked her to show me the Carfax and she said “Car flaps? yes, it has car flaps.” I said “ha funny, no really show me the Carfax.” She said “Car maps? yes, i’ll put some in the glove box for you.” I told her to get lost

  • 226 Elena // Jun 29, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you for your interest in my 2006 Honda Odyssey, with automatic transmission that i have for sale.
    The car is in perfect working condition , great looking as you can see from the pictures , no accidents , no flaws or dents. The car has clear United States title and 48,085 miles. VIN: 5FNRL387X6B129780. The car is in flawless condition as you will see in the pictures.
    The engine runs very smooth and has no problems whatsoever. Always garaged and very well maintained.
    Here are the pics of the car: http://s864.photobucket.com/albums/ab206/ryanatkinson223/?start=all
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    If you want to purchase the car , you must know that the transaction will be closed using eBay’s Buyer/Seller Protection Program in order for both of us to be 100% protected.
    The payment will be made to eBay and they will keep the payment in escrow until you notify them that you received and want to keep the car.
    You will have 10 days of inspection after you receive the car in which you can take it to your mechanic , drive it and decide if you want to keep it or not.
    In case you are not satisfied by the car and don’t want to keep it , you will have to notify eBay and a total refund will be sent in maximum 3 business days and i will sell the car to the next interested buyer in your area ( there is no need to ship it back because i want to sell it in United States since the car has clear US title).

    I am currently in the military and i am located in Barcelona, Spain. The car is here as well. I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain.
    The final price for the car is $2999. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 -7 days depending in your location.
    I am selling the car because i have made a loan back home to buy a new house and now i am forced to sell it asap because i have to pay the bank. It seems that the financial crisis affected us all.

    Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in 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 and have a nice day.
    Lt. Ryan Atkinson.

  • 227 AJ // Jul 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I was just about to buy a car from someone doing the same exact thing. I did not transfer the money to the ebay account and will not now that I have read this email (thanks). But, I did give him my address so he can “set up” the ebay account. If I have not given him any credit card info, social security info, etc. but I gave my email, phone number, and address, do i have to worry about it???

  • 228 Marcia M. // Jul 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    WOW…I feel like an idiot! I am so glad my husband told me to check Google for e-bay car buying scams. I was going to wire money tomorrow afternoon for the following ad, so please be careful! I believed it even more because she says her husband died 3 months ago in Iraq and the memory is too much…what a bunch of BS…the comment listed on May 25th by Janice has word for word of the scam I almost fell for:

    From: cindy burnett
    To:
    Sent: Wed, Jun 30, 2010 00:55:06 PDT
    Subject: RE:2005 Nissan Altima SE-R

    Hello,

    I have received your email regarding the 2005 Nissan Altima SE-R,with 33,000 miles 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,
    Cindy Burnett

    You should really be ashamed you b*tch!!!

  • 229 haley // Jul 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Please read this horrible lie I was sent!
    These people are using emotions and scamming others.

    “Hello ,

    My name is Pamela Burtonn I am emailing you regarding the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T that I have for sale.
    My car is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 49,601 miles , automatic transmission , 2.0L L4 FI TURBO, gasoline , Gray exterior and Black interior . 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 car, who died in Iraq four 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 car of your dead son, no offence)As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this car is $2,850.00 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .
    Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    My best wishes, “

  • 230 S Horn // Jul 5, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    This add was for a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder 41, 869 miles, excellent condition. The email was kim44jenner@aol.com. I read this add and the price is $10000 under blue book so my husband and I were suspecious. I looked on ebay first and did not find the car listed which was my first clue. Why would ebay secure a purchase that wasn’t even listed through their own site? They wouldn’t. I emailed the “owner” asking for the real price. Here is the email I recieved back.

    Yes, the car is still available for sale and the selling price for the car is correct – it’s priced for a quick sale. I would like to tell you that the car I’m selling is in excellent condition, no damage, no engine problems, garage kept and has a clean title.
    The selling price for the car is $2,700.00 with all the delivery and handling costs included. I want to tell you that I am not selling this car for profit or due a lack of money. All I can say is that some recent events in my life made me change my perception of certain things, things that I’ve considered important in the past. I will donate all the money to charity after I sell this car. I am currently on a trip for UNICEF. I don’t want to offend you but the car is priced for a fast sale so please if you intend to apply for a loan or financing do not reply. I want to be sure that we do this transaction in the safest mode possible for both of us. I recommend we do the transaction using eBay because they offer the highest rate of safety and reliability during online transactions. I’ve already included the car into the eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program, so I will only sell it through eBay. If you want to buy the car and you agree with my terms please reply so I can give you a detailed description of the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program.
    Will wait to hear from you.
    Thank you, Kimberly Jenner

    Beware and shop safely!

  • 231 greg // Jul 7, 2010 at 12:10 am

    yea i just was on craigslist and found a 2005 acura tl type-s with 50k miles for only $2700. i knew this was too good to be true but decided to contact the seller/scammer. she said that it was her 19 year old son’s car that just died. and that the car brought bad memories so she wanted to get rid of it fast. she said she wanted to do the transaction through ebay buyer protection program… i looked this up and ebay does not affiliate with craigslist at all. so i knew this was a scam haha. i asked if i could come look at the car and she never emailed me back.

  • 232 Stephanie // Jul 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Thank God my friend told me to google craigslist car scams. I saw a 2004 toyota sienna in perfect condition for $4600 and I emailed the person about it. I was so excited because I have wanted a sienna for a long time. She emailed me back with milage and stated that is was that price because she was trying to sell quickly because her army batallion is being sent back to Afghanistan. I fell for it even though my gut feeling told me it was too good to be true. She mentioned the ebay protection and that she would ship the car and I could return it if I didn’t like it. I am worried because I gave her my name and address but I did not give her any money. I told my best friend about it and she told me it was a scam and that her other friend had the same thing happen. Thank God she stopped me although I would not have sent the money w/o having the vehicle b/c I don’t trust that method. Her email address is palmerjess4@gmail.com.

  • 233 Fishman // Jul 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I got one on the line now. She (or he) thinks I am serious about buying this way too good to be Toyota. I have done a reverse look up through the email and IP adress. I love to waste their time and then send them a “how do you live with yourself” letter. Sure makes me feel better.

  • 234 Wandy // Jul 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Beware they almost had me thank God for my brother in law that told me to google scams from craigslist /ebay scams I knew it was too good to be true I have attached my emails and responses just read how clever this guy is. Stay away from Lt. Spinner from Alaska he is a scam artist. here is his email address he was selling a 2004 Navigator with 57,000 miles on it for 3700.00 yeah right. martinspiner@comcast.net
    ello,

    I’m SGT Martin Spiner. I am emailing you regarding the 2004 Lincoln Navigator that I have for sale. The vehicle’s 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 57,700 miles.
    As I know that my current situation is pretty special and since the car was also listed on eBay I prefer closing the transaction trough their Buyer Protection Program system because we are both protected. If you don’t know how does the eBay Buyer Protection Program works please let me know so I can help you. I used it several times and everything was perfect.
    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 $3,500 US Dollars. 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 receive it at your address.

    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,
    Martin and Vanessa Spiner

  • 235 Wandy // Jul 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Here’s another scamer… email address: jam902@gmail.com> Mr. Paul Jameson
    Please read….
    The total price for 2004 Lexus ES 330 is $3,200. The car has 94,500 miles and it’s in excellent overall condition; no accidents and no mechanical problems, very clean in and out and well kept. I’m the 3rd owner and the car is paid off. It has CLEAN TITLE IN HAND, so the transfer of both title and vehicle will provide a smooth transaction. The car is located at my residence in Kansas City, KS and it’s my responsibility to deliver it to your home at no extra charge.
    I’ve secured my sale through eBay, because it protects both buyer and seller. As you know eBay is the best company of online transactions and they act as a legitimate 3rd party. So, no funds exchange hands until you inspect/test drive the vehicle.
    If you agree moving forward with the deal through eBay, please reply ASAP.
    At this price it’s not going to be on the market for a long time.
    Thanks
    Paul
    -The total price for the Lexus is $3,200 and the shipping cost to your residence is included in the total price. There are no other hidden costs to be paid. I have to tell you that I have other serious potential buyers that I have to consider and I will make a decision regarding this sale function of time. If you wish to purchase it before anyone else does, please forward me your full name and the accurate shipping address to register the deal with eBay. They will provide you further instructions/ information in order to close the deal.

  • 236 Jason // Jul 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I got this one, yesterday. I wanted to see what happened. Even ran the carfax cameback clean with great info.

    “On Jul 8, 2010, at 7:08 AM, Debbie Matthews wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > Thank you for being interested in buying my dodge magnum, 19,000 miles, VIN: 2D4GV77387H717926.
    > 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 $4,300.00 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!
    > Debbie”

    So i asked for a phone number, this is what i got.

    “Hello again Jason,
    The car is still registered in US. If we reach an agreement, I am willing to take care of the shipping to your address as the vehicle is already at the shipping company in Quebec ready to go anywhere in the United States. Also the magnum has a clear title and it is free of any lien/loan.The sale will be managed by eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    How it works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms which are needed for our deal.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location..
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    Remember you have 3 days to check and test drive the vehicle and the documents. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case because it’s a state of art looking and working vehicle. I apologize if it seems like I’m pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure everything is clarified before any further steps.
    If you are interested please let me know your shipping details(name and address) so I can open a transaction case.

    Looking forward to hear from you!
    Debbie”
    Told her this was to good to be true, i wanted to talk to her. Here is her answer.
    “Hello,

    I was hoping to avoid this embarrassing situation for me, but you leave me no choice. I would love to talk to you on the phone, but I suffered an accident a long time ago which left me with a hearing disability, and I’m unable to use the phone. I hope my disability won’t affect your decision in buying the car.
    Debbie”

    The email address she is using are debbiemamatthews@gmail.com and debbiemattew@msn.com

    Just wanted to give everyone a heads up for the new one.

  • 237 Jane Lynch // Jul 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

    My experience was typical of those described here. Way below realistic price, car was out of state, free shipping, seller in military so no phone contact, “eBay Buyer Protection program” and an “eBay Customer Support Agent” who will receive the Moneygram. I loved that all links to Ebay were in reality links to “support@buyer-protection-program-departament.com” with department spelled incorrectly. Also, phone numbers were European format ( +1(512)493-0430 ), money was also ($3400,00), this from a US soldier. Plus the VIN he provided was for a car listed at a dealership 2000 miles from him. Also, his ex-wife had the good sense never to *race* this Dodge Durango! I reported it to the FTC, but I plan to string this guy along if I can just to waste his time. Lesson is buy locally or take a road trip to see a car if the seller seems legit and it’s a good deal.

  • 238 Dana Patton // Jul 13, 2010 at 1:14 am

    We just about fell victims to the same car buying scam through Craig’s List. It seemed too good to be true, as we founf this great Ford Escape SUV for our twin daughters, email conversastions began. The price was crazy low and the mileage for a 2002…88,000??? the conversations seemed true and genuine, but she wanted to have money to go through eBay and that seemed odd, but we had never done this before so didn’t know otherwise. She told us once the funds were sent by Western Union by us to eBay, they would ship the vehicle to our home address. we would have 15 days to inspect then decide. We would then let eBay know that the transaction could go through, they would send the seller our money. We unfortunately told her we would be out of town the following week and would not be here for delivery, she said if we sent her our payment the next day that would guarantee her that we would buy the car when we got back into town. She needed to know she had a sale since she would be holding the car for 2 weeks, because if we didn’t buy it, she could be getting another buyer. We started researching and found all of these sights plus more saying that eBay DOES NOT work with Craig’s list or hold funds. And read many replies of others being taken with the exact story we experienced. I hate that we were so deceived and were excited about this car for our daughters to only be let down and felt like idiots!!! Be careful and Cautious car buyers.

    dorothym73@gmail.com is the scammer to beware of….

  • 239 Nick // Jul 16, 2010 at 8:22 am

    *sigh*

    So I am also in the middle of a similar scam. Found a deal for a 2003 Jeep Wrangler for $2150, the emails below and pretty close to the rest posted.

    Hello,

    My 2003 Jeep Wrangler is in great shape.This car has never had any accident. It was always garaged and never smoked in.
    Never been damaged. It has no scratches, dents or something like that.
    No mechanical or electrical problems, no accidents. Clean title in hand. It does not need anything additional to function,
    has only 73,300 miles. I work in the army and i got divorced so i don’t need the car anymore because it was my wife’s car.
    The last price is $2150.

    Thank you!

    Ryan Martin.

    ——–

    I told him I was interested and wanted to set up a time to meet and check out the vehicle… I got the following response.

    ———–

    My time is limited because i`m in mission right now for a two weeks 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.

    The sale will be managed through eBay under their eBay Buyer Protection program since they offer the highest rate of safety and reliability during online transactions. They act as a neutral third party. 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.

    Best regards

    —————

    I emailed him back telling him that was not doable for me, and I want to inspect the vehicle prior to any money transaction, and that I’d wait until he returns from his two weeks. I wonder what his next email will say.

  • 240 Duce // Jul 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    ( this is what I got at Craiglist response for a jeep wrangler) RED flag :-)

    Hi,
    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car. I sell it at this price ($ 2,750 ) because i just finished the divorce with my husband. The divorce has finished 6 months ago and the car 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 decided to sell the car. This car is in excellent working condition, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used, in 100% working and looking condition and comes with a clear title.
    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 (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 eBay and I have a purchase protection account. The final price that I want for this car is $2,750. I will pay for shipping and handling.
    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 to buy) very soon.
    Thank you,
    Amber Mitchell

  • 241 Allison // Jul 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    The craigslist seller with email: “martinkennet@aol.com” is a scammer. He is offering multiple bikes and motorcycles on craigslist now in San Diego, Miami and Houston but it is most definitely a scam! He will ask for your eBay info and says he is stationed for deployment to Iraq and will ship the bike to you first. BUYERS BEWARE! This is a guaranteed scam so please don’t send him any of your information! We contacted him and tried to meet up in Houston to see the bike but when he replied asking for my eBay information, I googled around and found many other examples of similar scams.

  • 242 Norm // Jul 20, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    we also were dupped by similar stories using eBay Motor Protection – which obviously does not exist. Cannot get in touch with eBay to even report this scam. Guess they are a part of it or just really don’t care who is using their logo to scam innocent people. Reportedto FBI guess have to call BBB next. Just avoid anything with a connection to eBaY!!!!!!!

  • 243 Marti // Jul 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    BEEN SCAMMED THRU eBAY MOTOR PROTECTION, WHICH I ASSUME DOES NOT EXIST. BOUGHT A TRUCK FROM CRAIGSLIST 7 SELLER TOLD US WOULD USE eBAY TO PROVE IT WAS LEGIT -IT WAS NOT -NOW OUT $2,700 AND CAN GET NO ONE AT eBAY TO ANSWER PHONE OR FAX TO REPORT THIS.

  • 244 Lilian // Jul 22, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Ok. I’ve been trying to find a good car for the longest time now and no joke I’ve emailed about 30 people trying to get really good deals on really good cars…. so far to me all of them have turned out to be some kind of scam….I’ve acquired all of their emails… here are a few that you can be aware of ….

    vdcritser@gmail.com
    chrispenton@msn.com
    sandra.nixon47@gmail.com
    kevis412@gmail.com
    belanas@live.com
    sandra.young@msn.com
    detat2080@gmail.com
    john.s100972@gmail.com
    gregory.crowell@comcast.net
    rock9611@gmail.com
    alicebrown33@hotmail.com
    loretasmith@msn.com
    vdcritser@gmail.com

    they commonly like to use gmail or hotmail ….
    and they all have some kind of sob story or a kind of story that would make you seeing the car in person inconvenient……these people are ridiculous and it pisses me off that they do this to innocent people just trying to get a car…..they’re price ranges as I have seen by average is around 2,800-2,900 on really good cars…BEWARE of these people just because everything looks legitimate it does not mean that it is real !

    My best regards to all of you,

    p.s. I’ve emailed some of these back just to see how far these stories go and ALL of them have wanted the money wired!

    here are some examples of these emails:

    ex. 1

    Hello,
    Thanks for being interested in buying my 2003 Jeep Wrangler 4×4 Rubicon. 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 6 CYLINDERS, 18,100 miles, clear Title, a perfect jeep. I was recently promoted and had to move to the Bangor, ME and from here will be shipped. The price is not negotiable $2,900.00. The only thing because I am selling it because I divorced with my husband and after the divorce I own this jeep, 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.
    If you are interested and you have the funds available email me your full name and shipping address.
    Thank you for your time!

    Have a nice day!
    Jane

    ex.2
    Hello,

    This 2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4×4 with 17,037 miles, runs and drives excellent. This car has been extremely well maintained with a full service history. Free of any liens or loans. This car is in excellent working conditions, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions. I bought it when i was serving in Fort Belvoir, U.S. Army base near Bethesda, MD and now I am in United Kingdom. I have dropped my price to $2,900.00 USD (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before 28 July, when I will be deployed in Iraq with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home. If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner I will open a case with eBay and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 5 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction. 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.
    Here you can find more pictures with the car: http://sheacaplice.com/jeep/

    Thank you and have a great day,
    Corporal Christopher Caesar

    ex.3

    Hello,

    I have received your email regarding the 2004 Toyota Corolla S with 103.000 miles on it.
    The car is in perfect condition, no scratches on it, no damage, clear title.
    The price for the car is 2300$ with shipping included. I’m selling the car at this price because I can’t enjoy it due to my job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) and I left the car in Miami/Florida at the shipping company. I’m a single woman and I have nobody close who can use it. The car was my husband`s who loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he died in IRAQ 3 months 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:
    -Your full name;
    -Your shipping address (street,city,state,zip code)
    -Your phone number

    The transaction will be done 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

  • 245 Licha // Jul 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Oh my goodness I am so thankful my husband and I found this sight before we got suckered into one of these awful scams! Watch out for Linda Rambert claiming to be a widow of an Iraq soldier.. that’s so low!!! Also watch out for Darius Semerian and Carolina Brown!

  • 246 Kim // Jul 29, 2010 at 9:45 am

    This website helped me avoid a scam and I wanted to share some more scammers emails so hopefully other people can avoid them.

    julia1cannon@gmail.com
    appfoste@hotmail.com
    Brandon47McLean@aol.com
    nicole.campbell09@hotmail.com

  • 247 Eric // Jul 29, 2010 at 10:25 am

    These people suck…the following is an email today from:

    susan.humphrey@msn.com.

    Hello,

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 1997 National Dolphin 533S, 28,300 miles , VIN: 3FCMF53G1VJA11794.
    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’m looking for a fast sale, I have no use for the RV anymore and there are some debts I must cover so I have to sell it below the market value. Also, the RV is still registered in the US and the canadian registration fee is very high.
    The full price is $4,800.00 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 it 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!

    Susan

  • 248 APRIL // Jul 30, 2010 at 2:57 am

    THIS IS AN EMAIL I GOT TODAY AFTER RESPONDING TO AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST BATON ROUGE ASKING IF IT WERE ASCAM. i SENT HIM AN EMAIL AFTER i GOOGLED THE CARS VIN NUMBER AND IT IS FOR SALE AT A TEXAS DEALERSHIP.
    BEWARE.BEWARE BEWARE. THE AD HAS BEEN REMOVED.
    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2005 Honda Accord LX 4 Cylinder Engine, Automatic Transmission. What a nice Honda! This Accord has Low Miles, Only 31,314 Original Miles. Is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line. It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.
    VIN Number: 1HGCM56455A104401
    Year: 2005 Fuel Type: Gasoline
    Standard Equipment:
    CD Player Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/honda2005_2009/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent here with my department to improve the military relations between our country and UK. I am located in London,United Kingdom.1 months ago, my wife moved here, with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,650 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place.From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me ASAP if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Thank you and have a great day,
    George Jameyson

  • 249 imran // Jul 30, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Hello ,

    Thank you so much for your prompt response.

    Regarding the price, to be honest with you…this was my brother car but he is not…anymore.I don’t want to get rich by its selling, just want to give it to someone who will take good care….
    It s difficult for me to talk about this…As I already said in my first email, the vehicle is currently located in UK but still registered in US, so it doesn’t cost you anything since it has a clear US title and no lien.

    I can have it shipped from here by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs for you. Also I can arrange for a truck to transport it to your home address or you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping takes up to 7 days, depending on your location. The vehicle will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. You’ll get the US clear title and the bill of sale signed by me.
    The entire price you have to pay is $5,000 US. The transaction will be fully under eBay’s surveillance, giving us both security and insurance that nothing will go wrong.

    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 10 days to inspect the car. You will have to inform the eBay Service about the decision to keep it. eBay will forward the payment to me and the transaction is complete. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it (I’m sure this will not be the case) eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back of the vehicle is be my concern. I consider it’s fair for both of us.

    Please take into consideration that I get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is exactly as you expected.
    If you decide to buy the car, please include the following information in your next email.
    s needed for title transfer, this would be your complete name and physical address (or if the car is to be registered on someone else’s name the name and address of the registrant is needed).

    Please get back to me at
    1. Ship to name and address ( the complete name and address of the person receiving the car ).
    2. Name and addresyour earliest convenience.

    Maj. Amanda M. Weger

  • 250 Cinder // Aug 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Liberty Consignment Store at http://www.libertyconsignmentstores.com is part of the new scam.

    They post a for sale ad for a great deal on an item. When buyer inquire, you get the usual, I am away because of wedding or something else and they left the item with an ebay seller business similar to Simply Sold on Ebay.

    The site they refer you to at http://www.libertyconsignmentstores.com is setup to collect personal/financial information.
    There is no pickup if you bought it via craigslist. Transactions must be done via their website through an ebay/paypal link or submitting credit card information. This is what they want.

    Store locations are not real, no phone number to call and to no links to ebay auctions.

    Don’t fall for it.

  • 251 Another scam found // Aug 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Beware of the following:

    Angela Brown

    Same story, overseas, divorced, military, etc…

    Amazing that so many of us have experienced this.

  • 252 Ben // Aug 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    After something like this happened to me over the weekend I was amazed to see how common it was. I’m a BMW enthusiast. I am obsessed with looking at BMW listings and I pointed out one that looked fishy. I was looking at the Indianapolis craigslist, and saw a 2000 3 series BMW with 69,000 miles for $2800. I immediately thought there was no way, but i figured i would follow through with an email just to see what would be said. A few things looked fishy right off the bat. All of the other cars listed had the exact city in the Indianapolis area where the car was located. This particular ad didn’t. It didn’t say the name of the seller but the email was varOma21@msn.com, and I thought that was a weird email also, for someone who seemed obviously well-off enough to sell a beautiful car next to nothing. I sent her an email saying I was interested and she replied a few days later which seems unusual compared to the other stories I’ve read on this site. This is what she said.

    Hi, I apologize for the delayed answer. the car is still available for sale. the price for the car is $2,800, destination charges are included in the final price, which means that the shipping is included. As you’ve probably already seen on my CL ad, I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.
    few words about the car: 2000 BMW 328i 4 DR 6CYL 2.8 liter engine, Automatic Transmission, only 69,710 miles. in great shape, no engine problems, oil changed properly. NO accidents. The car has always been stored inside. I have a clear title for it and car VIN is WBAAM5344YFR20479.
    Anyway, I want to tell you that I am currently on a trip for UNICEF, that’s why I chose to sell my car over the internet and suggested using ebay for completing this deal. I’ve already included the car into ebay vehicle purchase protection, so I will sell ONLY through this. If you want to buy the car, I can give you a detailed description of the ebay vehicle purchase protection. Thanks, Sara

    So, I found out her name was Sara Penfold. This is a new name to look out for. Once I saw her name and saw it didn’t resemble her email what-so-ever I knew it was fake. I immediately replied back that I wanted to see the vehicle and the title tonight, and that I will drive wherever she might be. While I was waiting for a response I looked up scams on craigslist and couldn’t help myself. I replied:

    Actually, I don’t even want to know what you might reply to that last email. Nice try “Sara”. Be on the lookout. I’ve already contacted the FBI.

    I doubt I’ll be hearing from her

  • 253 gusgus // Aug 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Found the same as all of you above on Fresno Craigslist. We never sent money, finding you first but thought we could add another name and another story to your list:

    All from: paljam1@gmail.com, and this one listed on Craigs list: quinonesm112@gmail.com

    Hi,
    I see that you are interested in purchasing my car: 2004 Honda CR-V 4WD EX AUTO
    You must know that the car is in showroom condition, always garaged, it has never been involved in any accident and has neither scratches nor rust. The engine runs perfect and the interior is immaculate since nobody has ever smoked in the car. There are no further investments required. The title is clear and there are no loans on it. I have all the legal documents by which I can transfer the title to your name.I`m a single mother with 2 children because I divorced my husband. After the divorce I got this car but I don`t need it and that`s why i`m selling it so cheap. The total price is $4.000 including shipping and handling. The sale will be through eBay’s Protection Program for our safety. I have recently move to Canada after the divorce and I took the car with me, that is why i am sending it from here.I just need your full name, address and phone number so i can open a case.After ebay will contact you with the rest of the details.If you agree let me know a.s.a.p.

    We were almost fooled.
    Here are a few pictures:

    http://s881.photobucket.com/albums/ac14/jantenos/hondacrv/

    Have a nice day
    Pamela
    The car is already at the shipping company in Toronto Canada sealed and ready for 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.
    Here is how it will work:
    1. First of all I will need from you is the following details:
    - Full Name
    - Full Shipping Address
    - Phone Number
    2. After I will receive the info, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. They will process your info and will send us both invoices. eBay will send you the details on how to make a refundable payment.
    4. They holds the funds until the car is delivered to buyer, inspected and the buyer confirms that he received the car in the described condition. 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.
    5.If you for any reason will not like the car (but i assure you that will not happening) eBay will refund the money and I will instruct the shipping company to store the car until I will find a new buyer.Is not necessary to ship the car back .
    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.
    Remember that time is an issue for me and I received many emails regarding the car, so please contact me ONLY if you are interested.
    Thank you
    then another response:

  • 254 Dale // Aug 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Glad I saw this post,

    Almost made the mistake of my life…

    Not for a car but a John Deere Gator 4×4, sellers name Lisa Gill

  • 255 Britta // Aug 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    So far, this is the dialogue i have had with “Kevin”…same ebay garbage. luckily i have enough sense to know when something is too good to be true and notice that he keeps avoiding my questions and just wants the money sent thru eBay…i googled his email address kevis412@gmail.com and found this site!! less than 24 hours after i found his ad, it was flagged for removal on craigslist! BEWARE!
    ***********************************

    Kevin,

    How come you don’t answer the rest of my questions??

    Also, I just went to try and find the posting again to look at photos, and I couldn’t find it by searching. I used the link that I had saved and it said that the posting/ad had been flagged for removal. Is there a reason it was flagged for removal? Also, the ad was posted under a Wisconsin location and you say the car is in Sterling Heights, MI? Please elaborate why.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Britta

    - Hide quoted text -
    On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 2:59 PM, Kevin Miller wrote:

    Thanks for reply and the pics are attached. The total price for the Camry is $2,850 including shipping to your home. It has nothing wrong, no pets, non-smoker, everything works, all maintenance was done on time, engine runs perfect and clean. The title comes with the car and the delivery service has power of attorney to sign over the clean title to the car. Look how this works:
    1. I register the sale with ebay.
    2. You receive the payment details from them and send the money to ebay.
    3. They confirm your payment and I ship the car. You have 7 days to inspect/test drive it and if you decide to keep it, you have to inform ebay to release the payment. If you want to return it, I arrange to ship it back and you are refunded by ebay.
    If you wish to purchase it, please let me know your full name and the delivery address to start the ebay transaction. Let me know ASAP, so I can set up all the things on my end.

    Thanks,

    Kevin

    On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:02 AM, B Nelson wrote:

    Thanks for the quick response Kevin.
    I just have a couple of more questions.
    - Has the car ever been smoked in?
    - Have pets ever been inside the vehicle?

    Also, I just went to try and find the posting again to look at photos, and I couldn’t find it by searching. I used the link that I had saved and it said that the posting/ad had been flagged for removal. Is there a reason it was flagged for removal? Also, the ad was posted under a Wisconsin location and you say the car is in Sterling Heights, MI? Please elaborate why.

    For some reason this deal seems almost too good to be true?!?! I am just in the market for a good camry and a really good price….this is the best deal I’ve seen!

    Any chance you could send photos again?

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Britta

    On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 3:51 AM, Kevin Miller wrote:

    The car is still available and the price for 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid is $2,850. It’s black with beige leather interior, 36,500 miles, automatic, single owner, extremely clean car, powered windows, locks and seats, JBL premium sound system, clean title, no accidents. I’m the owner and the car is paid off. I worked for Toyota and had access to the employee store. I bought the car for a very low price and that’s why I can sell it now so cheap.
    I recently got promoted and moved to the UK. I’m in London and the car is located in Sterling Heights, MI. It’s prepared for shipping and the delivery costs are included in this price. We will use ebay to secure our deal because they hold the payment until the car arrives. You have 7 days to inspect it and I get the money after you make sure everything is ok and decide to keep it. If you don’t like the car and want to return it, I will arrange to ship it back and you will be 100% refunded by ebay.
    If you want to buy it, please reply with your full name and the shipping address to register the sale with ebay.

    Many thanks,

    Kevin

    PS. The VIN# is 4T1BB46K17U019898, if you want to check the carfax report.

  • 256 Jonnie // Aug 25, 2010 at 5:33 am

    #228!! OMG i have a similar story! i am so happy i found this website! today i was going to western union money to the “agent” of the ebay motors place and the lady pretty much warned us. I look at her as a sign, because i tried doing it twice before and she wasn’t there. It was until I got there that she talked me and my mom out of it. My mom thought something sounded fishy and it was too good to be true!
    Im going into senior year and i need a car soon for college and all that stuff…
    The lady was going to sell me a car for 2,500 bucks! a 2004 mazda 3 with 40,000 miles fully loaded, no scratches; no dents; no accidents; non smoker; all that stuff…. ! soo i told her to bring down the price and she brought it down to 1,500 with no problem! thats when i was like wtf? how do you say oh yeah fine you can take 1,000 off. THEY OBVIOUSLY JUST WANT MONEY … i thought she really just wanted to get rid of the car because she said her son died two months prior in iraq! isnt that low? like how can you come up with that? SHe seems soooo real and legite. Like she had me going for 2 days. She said the shipping cost was on her and that to send the money to the “agent a.s.a.p so that i could get the car sooner. yeah…. thank god for the lady in the currency exchange!! she had the money in her hand, and me and my mom were shitting our pants scared we wouldnt get the car or our money back. Now we have our money…. but im sure after reading all these i would have never gotten a car. Ill go to the dealership. Thank you for this site!! it helped so much… and yeah sometimes innocent people like us need to read other peoples stories to hear what they went thru and relate it completely to our story! those scammers are convincing! It was way to good to be true

  • 257 Lynn Lattanzio // Aug 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Beware of this scammer too –

    RE: 2002 Chevrolet Suburban LT – $4199 (Seattle)
    Hi,

    The car has 84,968 miles,Automatic trans,1 owner.It’s in perfect
    condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no
    scratches,never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked
    inside.I have all the car’s Automatic,2spare of keys,title,documents.I’m
    selling the car because my child of only 19 died 4months ago in a car
    accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance’s
    car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This
    2002 Chevrolet Suburban LT was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s
    the reason I want to sell it.The last price is $4,000.Me and my husband
    travel a lot with our 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.We
    hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo
    http://s1000.photobucket.com/albums/af125/2002-Chevrolet-Suburban-LT/

    Thank you for your interest!

    Christina Holcomb

  • 258 Allison // Aug 28, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Oh man! I am so glad that I found this site. There was a posting made on this site that I had just read and it was made back in July. It was about a lady wanting to sell her car because her son had just died in Iraq four months ago and she wanted to get rid of it asap because she couldn’t stand looking at it anymore.
    Well I was looking on Craigslist yesterday morning and had found this 2003 Nissan Murano for $2800. I was talking to my dad on the phone about it, and he was really suspicious but he told me to email her and see what was up. I did and she told me the story about her son dying in Iraq four months ago and how she just wanted to get rid of this car asap. Well me and my dad were still suspicious, so that’s when I decided to google her name and try to figure out if she was a scammer or not. And when I did that there was several links to several different craigslist pages with her trying to sell other types of cars in other states. When I went to go click on both of the links they both sent me to craisglist site but the page said that it had been removed because it was thought to be a fraud. And then I went back to google and found this site. Thank the Lord that I had searched her name, and the one she used on this craigslist posting was Beatrice Mille.
    But it really disgusts me how people can use the excuse of someone passing away because they were fighting for their country just to get money out if.
    Well thanks for this site because its showed me several cases of scamming going.

  • 259 Sean // Aug 31, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Here we go people. Another scammer claiming to be in the service, this time selling a Jeep Liberty and providing the buyer a Purchase Protection Program. This protection plan does not exist. Please read this email I have attached, sounds like very poor english. The scammers name is and by the way who says reguards, this is not a American term! Zack Powell /email address is: zack.powell@msn.com
    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 suv 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 suv 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 suv 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!!

  • 260 Diana // Sep 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Here is another one scammer!!

    donna.flint28@gmail.com
    donna.l.flint99@comcast.net

    show details Aug 31 (2 days ago)

    Hello Diana,

    Thank you for your interest in buying our boat. I’m selling it for $2,600. I wanted to keep the boat but me and my husband left the city for a better job in L.A., so we decided to sell it. The boat is in showroom condition, no mechanical problems, never been in salt water, always winterized and it has 94 hours.It has a clear title and it will come with covers, trailer and 8 life jackets.We will use eBay Vehicle Purchase protection to secure this transaction.

    Here is a link with the pictures:
    http://s1229.photobucket.com/home/2006-Bass-Tracker-190TX/recentuploads?view=slideshow

    If you are interested please email me back.

  • 261 Shira // Sep 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    WOW! @Britta, I’ve just been having the identical correspondence with “Kevin”. It’s just amazing that this guy is still scamming people. Why doesn’t Craig’s List remove his listing and block him from being able to post new listings??

    So glad I did a Google search and found this article and blog. I had just sent him another e-mail requesting more info. After reading this I shot him off another quick e-mail that said:

    “Sorry, Kevin, if that’s your real name. Just did a search and found that you are a major scam artist. I don’t know if you’re really in the UK, but wherever you are, I hope you get caught.

    NO DEAL!”

    Thanks to everyone for sharing. You just saved me a bunch of money. But I think this has to go further so that more people are aware of this type of scam.

    Back to my car search, a penny richer and a pound wiser. :-)

  • 262 Sean // Sep 2, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Buyer Beware Nigerian Car Scam
    Buyers beware of car ads that are too good to be true. Anyone claiming to be in the Military and deploying or claiming they are leaving for Afghanistan. They will try and arrange payment through EBay and claim to use eBay motors. Please be advised that Craigslist and EBay are not affiliated in any way, and an EBay motor does not exist. Please help me close these people down! Below are two examples of emails I received when asking where they are located? One scammer said he was stationed in Alaska. I put his address in Google Earth and found a Wall Mart parking lot. Sample emails bellow.
    Example #1
    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.
    Example #2
    My name is Charles. I’m an US Air Force Master Sgt. currently stationed in Alaska. The car is here with me. The price is $2,900 including shipping from Alaska and delivery to your home address .So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you.
    MSgt. Charles Gibson

  • 263 not scammed // Sep 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I knew this one was too good to be true but I emailed them anyways. What sleazebags:

    From: ramerbill@hotmail.com
    To: xxxx
    Subject: RE: Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI – $2800 (richmond)
    Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 08:46:27 +0000

    Hi,

    The car it’s still available, has 152,500 miles , automatic transmission. It’s in perfect condition, no engine/electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. Exterior no scratches, never been repainted, interior no rips/tears/stains, never smoked inside. I have all the car’s manuals, 2 spare of keys, title,documents. I’m selling the car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident, a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. This 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $2.800.00
    Me and my wife travel a lot with our 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.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://s1046.photobucket.com/albums/b462/2002-Volkswagen-GLS/

    Thank you for your interest,
    Bill and Susan Ramer

  • 264 Artsy Stacey // Sep 4, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I responded to an ad on craigslist that was supposedly “local”, but lo and behold I get this:

    Hello,

    I’m SGT Martin Lobek. I am emailing you regarding the 2005 Honda Accord EX-L that I have for sale. The vehicle’s 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 83,000 miles.
    As I know that my current situation is pretty special and since the car was also listed on eBay I prefer closing the transaction trough their Buyer Protection Program system because we are both protected. If you don’t know how does the eBay Buyer Protection Program works please let me know so I can help you. I used it several times and everything was perfect.
    I am located in Canada and I was sent here with my unit. 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 US Dollars. 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 receive it at your address.

    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,
    Martin and Vanessa Lobek

    I knew it was too good to be true, but if it were real I wouldn’t want to pass that opportunity up. Unfortunately, you simply can’t get something nice for so cheap. Working hard and saving money is the only way.

  • 265 xena // Sep 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    these people were trying to sell me a 99 acura that was their dead sons car. they wanted 950.00 and would not send me a link and I told them I cant use W.U. because it’s not safe and I cant afford it. they assured me it’s legit and whatever and i’m going to try to report them to whoever I can.

  • 266 Hardeman // Sep 7, 2010 at 2:15 am

    My husband and I just came across another scam. She had it own Graigslist, it was a red Jeep for 2700. We have been emailing back and forth with a lady named “Amber Mitchell” and her e-mail is mitchell.a@hotmail.com. I kinda feel for her story, but then she started sending red flags. I am listing the e-mails below from her. I PRAY no one gives these people money. They should be in jail.
    EMAIL#1
    ‘04 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Automatic, 43,900 miles – $2,700

    Hi,

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car. I sell it at this price ($ 2,700 ) because i just finished the divorce with my husband. The divorce has finished 6 months ago and the car 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 decided to sell the car. This car is in excellent working condition, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used, in 100% working and looking condition and comes with a clear title.
    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 (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 eBay and I have a purchase protection account. The final price that I want for this car is $2,700. I will pay for shipping and handling.
    Here is how it will work:
    >First of all I will need the following details from you, so I can forward them to eBay:
    -Full name and shipping address.
    I’m waiting your reply (if you are interested to buy) very soon.
    Kind regards, Amber

    *** EMAIL #2Then we replied, and this is what she sent back***
    Hi,
    And thank you for your fast reply. The car is already at the shipping company. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them. I’m very busy with my job and I’m out of 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. According with the eBay you have 3 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 and 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 more informations about how we can complete this transaction. They will contact you regarding the shipping process and the arrival time.
    4. eBay will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 3 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment through eBay.
    5. If you will decide that you will not buy the car, 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,
    Amber Mitchell

    **** So, we found this website, and sent her another e-mail claming we have the money now in Pay Pal to see what she says. We only lived 20 min. away, and she said she was out of town. Anyways, I hope no one falls for this!!

  • 267 Dani // Sep 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Yep, just got scammed myself. Glad I didn’t bite. Here’s a couple more names for ya’ll.

    treasw@msn.com
    SSG. Allen Parker

    annapgordon@gmail.com
    Maj. Anna P. Gordon

  • 268 Breanne // Sep 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Shaun.clark244@gmail.com and adampbradshaw@hotmail.com are the two scammer email addresses I’ve been emailing tha past few days. I had never heard of eBay motors before but when I found it on the eBay site I thought “hey this seems pretty safe.” I feel bad now for yelling at my boyfriend when he kept telling me I was being scammed. Well I decided to google the keywords ‘craigslist’ ‘ebay’ ‘car scam’ together and now I know just how it works. Thank god I haven’t applied for a loan yet!

  • 269 Ann // Sep 8, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Thanks for putting this info out. But, as the old saying goes, if it sounds to good–then it probablly isn’t real/honest.
    We were just offered the following, although it was listed in the Craigslist for Knoxville, TN
    Beware of the email addresses that were used:
    bussenja@gmail.com; on behalf of; Paloma Marks

    Hi,
    I see that you are interested in purchasing my truck: 2003 Toyota Tacoma V6 Auto Double Cab 4×4 trd Black
    You must know that the truck is in showroom condition, always garaged, it has never been involved in any accident and has neither scratches nor rust. The engine runs perfect and the interior is immaculate since nobody has ever smoked in the truck. There are no further investments required. The title is clear and there are no loans on it. I have all the legal documents by which I can transfer the title to your name.I`m a single mother with 2 children because I divorced my husband. After the divorce I got this truck but I don`t need it and that`s why i`m selling it so cheap. The total price is $4.000 including shipping and handling. The sale will be through eBay’s Protection Program for our safety. I have recently move to Canada after the divorce and I took the truck with me, that is why i am sending it from here.I just need your full name, address and phone number so i can open a case.After ebay will contact you with the rest of the details.If you agree let me know a.s.a.p.

    Here are a few pictures:

    http://s755.photobucket.com/albums/xx198/kules/tacoma/

    Have a nice day
    Paloma

  • 270 Maddie // Sep 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Hi,

    Right now I’m located in Naples, Italy. I work in the army and my time is limited.
    The reason of selling it, is that the registration of a vehicle with US standards in an European country will cost me up to $5000 on inspections, motor modifications and paper work.

    I am not so familiar with online sales and I decided to use a service from an business-specialized company, eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP).
    The payment will be completed to eBay Motors. After you receive the car, inspect it (for 3 days) and register it on your name, eBay will release the payment to me. If, by any reason, you won’t be satisfied with it ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly as described), you can refuse the car and ask for a full refund of your deposit, no questions asked. You will keep the car for few days until i will find another buyer in your area, and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I will handle the shipping. The car will be shipped via US Air Military Cargo, so i will not pay shipping fees. You will get the car in 3-4 days.

    The deal WILL BE MADE UNDER THE eBay Motors RULES AND POLICIES. Both of us will be protected. I WILL NOT DEAL OUTSIDE EBAY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!

    If you want to move forward, I will need to know your full name, shipping address and phone number. Once I will receive your details, I will forward the details for our transaction to eBay Motors, and after that, they will send us all the instructions of the transaction.

    I have my US cell phone with me so if you want to call me, you can find me at +1 (209) 732-5458

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Lt. Kyle Frampton
    +1 (209) 732-5458

    IS THIS A SCAM?

  • 271 dblo7 // Sep 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks for this website watch out for this one
    “A seller is being deployed into Iraq and had to sell fast a 06 Honda Accord for 2,800.”
    What tip me off is no troops are being deployed to Iraq (officially) their going to Afghanistan! He is stationed in Alaska! (LOL) and the car is in Fort Belvoir and it’s you cannot access but rest assured Uncle Sam will ship it to me.

    Then mentioned he E-bay handling the transaction which I thought was odd since Craigstlists is competitor.

    So I followed my gut and googled craigslist/ebay scam and here I am. So thanks for the headsup.

    Watch out for this seller
    Joseph Minio – josephminio@msn.com

    “If it’s too good to be true, it prolly is”

  • 272 Enrique // Sep 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Sandra.buckner@hotmail.com

    SCAMMER! She is using the story that the 2005 Acura TL belonged to her son that passed away 4 months ago.

  • 273 Husky // Sep 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    You can report an e-mail address used for fraudulent purposes to the service providers for that e-mail domain.

    See http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/reporting_to_ISPs.php

    As previous posters have stated, the scammers can simply make up new names and new e-mail addresses, but by reporting it and having the service providers shut the e-mail addresses down, you can at least help slow the scammers down and possibly prevent some transactions from going through.

  • 274 FLORY - MN // Sep 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I almost fell for it too !! yes it was too good to be true!! From Minneapolis CraigList i asked for how many miles the car had ! 2005 Cadillac this is the story i got :I have received your email regarding the 2005 Cadillac Deville DTS with only 37,626 miles. The car is located in Frisco, Texas at the shipping company. The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title. The engine is a 8 Cylinder. The transmission is automatic. The price for the car is $2,800 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.
    Thank God for my suspicious nature !! I told my husband I wanted to look up her husband that died in Iraq and this is what i found !!hugh !i hope they get caught !! email address: linda.ramber@gmail.com watch out for this dude !!

  • 275 mf // Sep 11, 2010 at 7:57 am

    ADD Amber.Richardson33@gmail.com to the list. This time a low miles Pilot for $3400 in Texas. Says she is a casino dealer on a cruise ship BEEEEEEWAAAAARE

  • 276 Ben // Sep 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Here is a fresh SCAM i found on Craigslist…09-17-2010

    Hello Ben,

    Sorry for this late reply, the 1999 Jeep Wrangler is still for sale.
    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 93,000 miles and is in excellent running condition.
    You can see the jeep photos here: http://s915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/loriburk/
    I am located in London, United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and United Kingdom
    but I stored the vehicle in my ex-base warehouse from Grand Forks, ND 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 jeep, 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 another car here.
    I hope the vehicle location has no negative effect on you because shipment is included in the vehicle price ($2,500.00) and will cost you nothing more.
    Regarding the car transport, i will use a military cargo to move it to the near base from you, and from there a tow-truck to be delivered at your door, the jeep will be
    transported inside and therefore completely protected.
    It is insured in case of damage and it takes 3-5 days to arrive 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 VPP 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. Lori Burk

    Building 671/RAF Alconbury
    Unit 5570 Box 60
    Cambridgeshire, England.
    APO AE 09470

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Ben
    To: lori_burk@netzero.com
    Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:57 PM
    Subject: Jeep

    I asked if this Lt. Burk would contact me via telephone and she still hasn’t replied back, but as always similar situation, items is posted on Craigslist and the sneaky low life on the other end has made it sound good my saying, “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 VPP 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.”

    So there ya go, be careful all you hard working Americans out there, Don’t fall Victim to these low life scum of the earth individuals who prey on the honest….

  • 277 Rob // Sep 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Hello Rob,

    I’ve attached you the pictures. The car will be shipped from California. The shipping arrangements have already been made before moving here. The car is at the shipping company, ready to go anywhere in the United States. It will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

    The final price you will have to pay is $1,600. The payment will be done through eBay. They will act as a third party in this transaction. You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car, you will receive it and will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork. During all this time eBay will hold the money. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered 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. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have.

    Thank you,
    Rebecca

  • 278 Rob // Sep 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I forwarded this to spoof@ebay.com
    I hope the catch this Nut-Job!!!

  • 279 wantastang // Sep 18, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Here’s another one: 2001 Mustang for $2900 There sob story is a friend was hit in the car, and it brings them bad memories. They claim they travel for their job and want to go through ebay. Check things carefully my friends!

  • 280 gary // Sep 22, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Advertising on Denver’s craiglist now – Jospeh Minio 2006 Accord with 11,000 miles for $2900….

  • 281 Mohsin // Sep 24, 2010 at 7:32 am

    HERE IS ANOTHER SCAM EXAMPLE, THANKS GOT & TO THIS WEB SITE THAT I HAVE NOT DONT ANY THING YET.

    Frank Carpenter

    dateThu, Sep 23, 2010 at 7:12 AM
    subjectRE: Like Brand New Honda Accord from 2007 – $4768 (central nj)
    mailed-byhotmail.com

    hide details Sep 23 (1 day ago)

    Hi,here is some more info.
    I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before 1st of october. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.The car has 38,500 miles,year is 2007 and VIN is 1HGCM66447A104723.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4768. The car is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
    Thanks,
    Frank.

  • 282 Mohsin // Sep 24, 2010 at 7:36 am

    HERE IS HIS RESPONSE!!!

    As I’ve told you , I am in Great Falls, MT in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The shipping wont be a problem and I will do it at no cost to you because it will be made by the army. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more. Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program .The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of the 5 day inspection time period and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address.
    I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal
    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Frank.

    HERE IS MY RESPONSE
    oh I thought you are located in NJ area as I have seen this add in Central NJ region.
    Can I ask why you put your vehicle in central NJ region on craig list as you are located in MT?

    please give me some more detail of the car regarding model which model of honda 2007 accord you have? EX or LX etc…

    also give me your ebay account ID I also have an ebay account and my ID is mohXXXXXXXX

    thanks

    Mohsin

  • 283 Mohsin // Sep 24, 2010 at 7:37 am

    HERE IS HIS RESPONSE
    Hello,
    The car is a LX and it was listed on several sites by a friend that i requested it’s help in selling the car.
    Frank.

    HERE IS MY LAST EMAIL AND DID NOT HEAR ANY THING YET ABOUT HIM

    Hi Frank,

    You did not get back to me with your ebay information.

    As you have mentioned that the shipping is free and you can take the car back if I don’t like it.

    Would you please send me the car first so that I can look in to this and then decide to buy it or not? you are totally secure that you have free ARMY shipping!!!!!!

    let me know if you want to move forward?

    Mohsin

  • 284 april // Sep 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Here is a couple of them for you all to read.. The bottom one is the best – they use the death of US soldiers as a way to scam us.

    From: Anne Clay
    To: April Simon
    Sent: Fri, September 24, 2010 1:13:26 AM
    Subject: Re: Craigslist ad

    Thanks for inquiring about my 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 S.
    The Nissan has been well taken care of. It has no damage, no accidents. It has a clear title and it is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accidents.
    The price is $2500 shipping included (only in US) because I recently moved back home in Canada and I am not able to travel back in the US to manage the sale. The delivery will take approx 1 to 3 working days (with insurance and 7 days return policy).
    The sale will be managed only through eBay since they offer the highest rate of safety and reliability during online transactions, and only after you will receive the Nissan, 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.

    Details about the car:
    Mileage: 60,677 Miles
    Body Style: Sedan
    Exterior Color: Bronze Shimmer
    Interior Color: Frost
    Engine: 2.5L I4
    Transmission: AUTO W/OD
    Drivetrain: FWD
    Doors: 4
    Wheelbase: 110 Inches

    Thank you,

    ——————–NEXT————

    From: pattricia simson
    To: aprilocala@yahoo.com
    Sent: Thu, September 23, 2010 1:30:30 PM
    Subject: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6

    My name is Patricia Simson,
    I am emailing you regarding the 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 that I have for sale.My suv is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 88,403 miles , automatic transmission , 2.9L I6 , gray exterior and black interior . 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 four 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 offence)As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this suv is $2,800.00 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .

    Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
    My best wishes,

    Patricia

    ———–Follow up——–

    RE: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6
    From:
    PATRICIA simson
    Add to Contacts
    To: aprilocala@yahoo.com
    Hello again,
    I`m located in Indianapolis,IN(the suv is here with me) right now because i got a new job here,the thing is i`m very busy and i don`t have time to stay and meet with all my potential buyers, that is why i gave to a shipping company that will ship it to the next owner(on my cost). I will make the deal only to eBay. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 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. 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,

    ——Thank you for making this post!! I thought i had found some really nice cheap cars online- I was desperate and almost fell for it

  • 285 jrock // Sep 25, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Also almost fell for a too-good-to-be-true car deal on craigslist. The response sounded those I’ve been reading on this website… and these guys did not answer any questions about test-driving the car, etc.

    The only thing I’m worried about now is my email signature contains my full name and address. They do not have my phone number, though. This is the first time I’m dealing with what I suspect to be a scam. What do I do next? Do I just not respond to the email or do I simply let them know I won’t do business with them, or what’s the proper thing to do?

  • 286 Cheri DeMucha // Sep 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    My husband and I came across three different ads that were listing a car well below market value (all for $2900, interestingly enough). When I emailed each one, asking to meet them in town, they were all mysteriously in the military and out of the country.
    We were suspicious and weren’t going to do business with them, but now thanks to this site, I’ve reported them to eBay so they can be hunted down. Thanks to all for their comments. I hope they get the greedy @#$% jerks!!!

  • 287 John // Sep 27, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Here is another one to be aware of>>>>

    I have done a search on this scam and have found several simularities between these scams and what you are telling me, ie military and can’t talk and leaving in X days, ebay transactions for a CL item and trial for x days with all the supporting documentation, just send address and name, free shipping, etc…

    As a service member, I see you as one of the lowest pieces of shit that walks this earth and hope that nothing but pain and suffering comes to you and your family. The only thing that would make it better would be if I were the one turning the vice on your nuts to keep you from ever propagating on this earth. I am reporting you for this scam and hope that you wake up one day with one of your victims standing over you, holding a sledge hammer, and laughing that wicked laugh that only revenge can produce. Die like the coward that you are…

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: paulholman75@hotmail.com
    To: jrpiperiii@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: 1995 Toyota Tacoma
    Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:39:36 +0000

    If you are interested in finding more details about the whole process please send me your full name and shipping address so I can open a case with ebay.As soon as I have your details I will ask ebay to contact you and let you know what you have to do regarding this deal.

    Regards!!!

    Paul Holman

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: jrpiperiii@hotmail.com
    To: paulholman75@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: 1995 Toyota Tacoma
    Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:17:32 -0400

    Paul,

    I am buying this truck for my son, who is at Fort Benning and currently in AIT. I am a newly retired 1SG and my wife works at Atterbury as a unit readiness NCO. I have never completed an ebay transaction for an automobile so I am a bit uneasy about the process. With all of the scams going on out there, I am overly cautious about too good to be true deals. This truck looks outstanding, sounds outstanding, and with free shipping seems to be something that I want to jump at. I just need to feel a little better about the security of this whole process. What are the odds of you shipping the truck here to Indiana and then we can do a cash deal? You said you have to leave the 4th of Oct so I understand that time is short. My AKO address is if you want to check me out. I really want to make this deal happen so let me know if you can do this.

    Thanks,
    John

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: paulholman75@hotmail.com
    To: jrpiperiii@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: 1995 Toyota Tacoma
    Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 22:43:22 +0000

    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!!

    Paul Holman

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: jrpiperiii@hotmail.com
    To: paulholman75@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: 1995 Toyota Tacoma
    Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:26:11 -0400

    are you at atterbury? i am interested and would like to talk to you about it. how are you shipping the truck and how long will it take? i have the cash and am very interested. my number is 3176973310. thanks john

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: paulholman75@hotmail.com
    To: jrpiperiii@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: 1995 Toyota Tacoma
    Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 17:04:39 +0000

    Hello,

    The general condition of this truck is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, the engine runs and sounds awesome, with no cosmetic complaints really worth comment.Counted a few stone chips.The alloys are all presentable and originals the fronts having a few marks, all tires in good condition with plenty life remaining. Clean carpets, seats, roof, boot and plastics.Both remote keys are present and they are working, no electrical issues.I do have the title , clear, under my name.The truck has 132,374 miles, year 1995 and VIN#4TAVN73F6SZ027679.The truck is in Great Falls,MT and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping.

    Price was reduced to $2,950 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this truck before October 04 when I will leave with my platoon back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard.

    The pics speak for themselves,you can see here: http://s1021.photobucket.com/albums/af337/1995ToyotaOtherSR5LX4WD/

    Hope to hear from you as soon as possible

    Thanks,

    Paul Holman

  • 288 Tamara // Sep 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    from blanche harrison
    to tmomp187@gmail.com
    date Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 2:47 AM
    subject RE:2005 Nissan Altima SE-R
    mailed-by googlemail.com
    signed-by gmail.com

    hide details 2:47 AM (16 hours ago)

    Hello,

    I have received your email regarding the 2005 Nissan Altima SE-R,with 33,000 miles miles.The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title.The price for the car is $3,330 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,
    Blanche Harrison

  • 289 Cindy // Oct 1, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Please be aware of Jennifer Wagner . She is trying to sell a 2007 Yukon and the same thing happened to me. She was divorced and the Yukon is only 7,800.00 to good to be TRUE!! It is the same thing that everyone above said. They will ship, clear title, blah, blah.

  • 290 DaMarcO // Oct 1, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I also have experienced the scams a so call lady name Jane Smith is saling a 94 Acura Integra On craigslist for 1901 i paid my money through western union and i never recieve the car or my money back but let me let yall know what she said that convinced me to buy it…This is her email……Hello,

    I have received your email regarding the 1994 Acura Integra with 16,000 miles on it.
    The car is in perfect condition, no scratches on it, no damage, clear title.
    The price for the car is $1,900 with shipping included. I’m selling the car at this price because I can’t enjoy it due to my job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) and I left the car in Miami, Florida at the shipping company. I’m a single woman and I have nobody close who can use it. The car was my husband`s who loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he died in IRAQ 3 months 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:
    -Your full name;
    -Your shipping address (street,city,state,zip code)
    -Your phone number

    The transaction will be done 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.

  • 291 amy // Oct 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I was checking out a 2003 suburban on craigslist and she wanted 2783.00 for it so I told her i wanted it and the transaction goes through ebay so ebay sent all the information to me and said to send the money to a ethan young through ebay he is in charge of the transaction.They said i had to gho to western union to pay for it which i did and also 150.00 to just send it. Then once they got the money they would’t answer any emails from me at all and told me the car would be here on wednesday and never showed up.So now i am out of almost 3,000.00 and no car either a big disappointment. I think these people posing to be ebay and the people who sell these cars need to be stopped somehow. so they do this to anymore people.

  • 292 Neely // Oct 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Same thing happened to me. Way too good to be true, so I did some searching and happened upon this article – definitely saved me $2700! Now I’m just sad because the Mazda6 the Air Force officer Johny Myers was selling before he gets deployed in Iraq was so cute! Interesting how all the scams stick to the same ’script’, guess its working.

  • 293 Deb Foster // Oct 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Hmmm Sound familiar?

    Hello there,

    I’m writing you regarding my Honda Pilot. The car is still for sale. My asking price for the car is $3400. The car is currently located in Pearland, TX. It is a 2003 model loaded with everything. Currently the car has 59,951 miles, the VIN# is 2HKYF18573H564484. The car is very well maintained, it has just been completely serviced. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly.
    I’m selling the car because I don’t have time to enjoy it due to my job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) plus that I have some financial problems and I need money very soon. I have to tell you that I’m currently at work and I left the car in Texas at the shipping company, it’s already packed and waiting to be shipped anywhere.
    Shipping/delivery is included in this price as I almost closed the deal with another customer but he was unable to take the loan from the bank. I’ve already prepared shipping for him as he was out of state.
    Because Craigslist does not support this type of payment service I prefer that the transaction to be handled through the eBay secure payment system.

    Here are some pictures with car:
    http://s815.photobucket.com/albums/zz76/honda_pilot_2003/
    I will wait your reply.

    Thank you!

    Hello again,
    I’m on a cruise ship working as dealer.
    I’m out of the country for 6 months right now and eBay will take care of the payment details since I can’t use the phone for the moment and my only method of talking with my buyers is email.
    This is how ebay VPP works:
    Basically, eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will secure the funds until you will receive and inspect the car. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the vehicle is not like described, you will have to ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way, you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it and I also know that you have the money.
    If you decide to purchase it, you will receive all the documents of the car (owner’s manuals, keys, clear title, bill of sale) in order to register it under your name. Regarding the payment this is how eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program works:

    1. You send me your full name, complete address (I need it for shipping) and your phone number.
    2. I open a transaction with eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection.
    3. eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will contact you with an invoice regarding our transaction.
    4 You will send the payment to eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    5. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    Thank you
    Let me know
    Amber

  • 294 james // Oct 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I saw this deal on a Toyota Tacoma on Craigslist. Way below book value!!! I contacted the email given and sure enough it was the old i got it in my divorce and i dont need it, shipping included let get your information so i could send the bullshit in the mail. No phone calls and no email back when i told her that her scam is old and she needs to figure out a new story.
    Oh yeah i saw the same exact ad on there like 3 months ago which was just another red flag.

  • 295 Coco // Oct 20, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Unfortunally, my husband and I faled in to this scam earlier this year. . . We lost all of our tax refund money, I don’t know why I didn’t research it before, I gess that I just don’t want to see how the world is changing.
    The very sad thing is that local police will not help at all, Banks, Wester Union and Ebay are very understanding and cooperative with victims like us, but the police did nothing about it. . . Any way I just wanted to share this awful experince with you guys. I hope that everyone get to this before giving money to some thief

  • 296 Harris // Oct 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Yep this is what i saw and wanted to check 1st for a scam! i knew if it sounds to good to be true it is! i glad i checked online 1st

    Re: =)= 2004 Infiniti FX35 =)= – $4000 (los angeles)

    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

  • 297 Travis // Oct 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I seen this one coming a mile away. This scammer is even paying for an ad in a national magazine.

    “Before we go forward with this sale I want to tell you that I`m here in Detroit , Michigan (the car is here with me) right now because i got a new job here,the thing is i`m very busy and i don`t have time to stay and meet with all my potential buyers, that is why i gave to a shipping company that will ship it to the next owner(on my cost as the distance is not great). It’a Canadian Vehicle and that is practically the base reason I am selling it back home not here (safety certified and E-tested)
    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 will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay ( full name, full address ) so we can get things started.Let me know as soon as you can . Also please include your phone so we can talk ”

    Geeeeee… Sound familiar….

  • 298 WhatsOldIsNew // Oct 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    you can add “Sgt. Carol Rossetti” to the list of scammers- and it was an autotrader add !!
    SO GLAD i found this site even if i REALLY wanted that car :(
    its better to keep my dollars and dreams (i will play lotto tonight!!)
    thanks again!!

  • 299 Careful car buyer // Oct 29, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Warning

    I recently had one with an email address of
    melanie iverson
    melanie.iverson@msn.com

    it was a Nissan in Murano for cheap.. Maybe we should all send a ton of email to this person ?

  • 300 Katie // Nov 1, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I just ran across this same thing on craigslist… I’m a college student so the deal sounded great…a 2004 Nissan Murano with 70,xxx miles on it for a mere $3900….I emailed the person via craigslist because there was no mention on the original posting of the mileage or the year, I didn’t think anything about it because I know people are forgetful, and I’ve actually done something similar when posting on craigslist. Anyways, he emailed me back the next day saying the following.

    “Hi,
    The car has 70,455 miles,Automatic fuel,1 owner.It’s in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked inside.I have all the car’s Automatic,2spare of keys,title,documents.I’m selling the car because my child of only 19 died 4months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This 2004 Nissan Murano SL AWD was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.The last price is $3,900.Me and my wife travel a lot with our 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.We hope to hear soon from you.For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo http://s1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee473/nissanmurano5/
    Thank you for your interest!”

    I’d never heard of using ebay for transactions, but at first thought was thinking it made him more legit. Until I googled it. Another thing that I thought was odd was that I went back to the craigslist post to show a friend, and it had been flagged for removal!

    Now that I know this is a scam, I’ve written him back asking some questions…we’ll see what he replies!

    JOHN ANDREW was the name of the guy, not that it means much because I’m sure they change their name crazy often.

  • 301 stefanie // Nov 4, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    omg i almost went through with this. this guy scott campbell was going to sell me a 04 acura tl for like 3500 and he sent me like the car fax and the pictures and everything he even gave me his phone number, but i noticed there was a diff email in the carmax i looked that up on facebook and it brought me to this the email was
    melly dykes@gmail.com
    oh and it seems like all of these people that are doing it, are in the air force! wierddd

  • 302 Dodge charges // Nov 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    There is a lady out there trying to sell a 2007 dodge charger for $5700.00 that she saids she is working on a crusie ship. This is a scam. She also is trying to use ebay scam also. She said that she is from jamestoen ND.

  • 303 Mike // Nov 7, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I almost fell for this, but I googled the vin prior to sending the payment to him. It was a 2004 Maxima for $2900 and it was pristine with 50*** miles on it. The VIN came up at a dealership in Flordia and it was the same pictures that he sent me! Here is his contact
    brandonadams31@gmail.com He said his brother died and he inheirited this car and wants to just git rid of it. He said he was in the ARMY as a master Sargent Brandon Adams. I googed him and it came up as killed in the line of duty?

  • 304 vaniah // Nov 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    NOTICE THE SCAMMER’S POOR ENGLISH, LACK OF PROFESIONALISM??
    WELL, WATCH OUT FOR ROBERT CHARARA 584 Bearcamp Rd. Louisville – KY 40272
    FAX # (408) 890-4791
    IT IS A SCAM!!! HOPE THE POLICE CAN CATCH THIS SCAMMER

  • 305 Elisa // Nov 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    This from a guy named Patrick Bryan:

    My car is in great Condition, super clean, no DINGS, no accidents, ALWAYS garage kept, service records up-to-date, clear title no loan or lien on it.

    My final price is $2,900, I am selling my car because at the present moment I’m in combat training at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and I am do to leave for Afghanistan, on the 18th of November.

    I have the car here with me in Corpus Christi, TX because I had the car for sale on eBay a few weeks ago and I managed to sell it to a person from your area. I’ve sent him the car, but when it reached the destination he was unable to pay for it because he didn’t got a loan. So the car was send back to me.

    Since my previous transaction failed I asked eBay to help me solve this issue. In case you buy my car I offer you free shipping (because I am seeding it to same area). I will have it shipped with DAS Auto and I think I can have it delivered in 2-3 working days max. And this is not all, after you receive my car, you will get a 3 days testing period, before you buy it.

    To make this deal happen I must ask eBay to send you the terms and conditions of the Buyback Protection Program, but before I can do that I need your approval. If you agree please give me your full name, address and contact number(s) so that eBay can register you as a potential buyer and sent you the terms and conditions.

    Thanks for contacting me,

    Regarding my 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4×4 3.5L, it has about 50,000, a 6 Cylinder Gasoline Engine, Automatic Transmission and AWD. Very clean interior. Super clean, no DINGS, no accidents, ALWAYS garage kept, service records up-to-date, clear title no loan or lien on it.

    You can find the rest of the pictures at this web address:

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2010-10/1361180/2144427

    The transaction will go like this: If you decide to buy my car you will have to send the payment to eBay, I can deliver it at your home address along with all the necessary documentations required for registration and this will include the keys. The documents will include bill of sale, car’s manual, clear title, to prove the ownership and to be able to register car. The clear title and the bill of sale will be both signed, by me, so you can become owner of the car on spot.

    After the shipping company delivers the car, you will have between 1-3 days to test it. The testing period will start after you receive the car. I think that 3 days will be more than enough to test it.

    If you like my car and you decide to keep it, the deal is done. If you don’t like it, eBay buyer protection will give you a full refund in the next 24 hours and after that the shipping company pick up the car and will sent it back to me. The return shipping is also covered.

    I can assure you that the car is as described and it’s in perfect working condition, because I wouldn’t go to all this trouble if the car has problems.

    So if you’re still interested please give me your full name, address and contact number(s) so that eBay can register you as a potential buyer and sent you the terms and conditions.

    Thanks!

    I sent him an email with this link and said No deal!!! How sad is it that people can do this to hard working people needing a car. Sad.

  • 306 lisa // Nov 9, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Hmm..now they are using Google checkout. One was a cruise ship dealer and 2 of them are being shipped to Afghanistan because they are in the service. Really! using our soilders in order to scam really sickens me. Thank gah I saw this article. This is the most recent reply:
    Hi again,
    As I’ve told you, at this moment I am in IN state in a military base, getting ready for Afghanistan (I hope for the last time). I`m doing a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The shipping will take 3 to 5 days depending on your location and it’s not a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. The vehicle was inspected by Google Checkout and fulfills the CO2 Emission standards from all the 50 states so it wouldn’t be a problem for you to register it in your state. 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 Google Checkout coz I already prearranged the whole process with them, using their Google Checkout Escrow. I thought you might want to see it there, so I’ve asked them to allow viewers to inspect the car; but their reply was: “We are not a showroom!” No worries cause I’ll grant you a 5 days inspection period (to test drive it) from the moment you receive it, before Google Checkout escrow releases your money to me. The car is located in their warehouse in IN (ready for delivery). The payment will be handled by Google Checkout. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and the official transaction will be started and you will be contacted by Google Checkout agents.
    Regards
    Cindy

  • 307 K Brown // Nov 11, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I have just within the last hour discovered I was about to be scammed. I was meeting with the bank in the morning for the loan for a 2006 BMW 530I for $4999. How crazy could I be? Really……Anyway, a friend alerted me to this scam and I started doing research. I even checked several states on craigslist and foud his listing in 8 cities so far. I have reported him on all 8 listings to craisglist. BEWARE: Marcello Zito was the name he was using with payment going through eBay Escrow, which the BBB had never heard of. Glad I checked tonight before sending the money Western Union in the morning.

  • 308 Kevin // Nov 16, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Hi,

    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 December 5th. My name is Emily. I’m an Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The truck 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 2003 Toyota Tundra Access Cab SR5 has 68,275 miles, White with Beige Interior, Automatic, 4 wheel drive, 4.7 Liter, 8 Cylinder Gasoline. Alloy Wheels, CD, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise Control, AM/FM, Fog Lights, Tow Package, Power Mirrors, Air Conditioning, Tinted Windows, 4×4, Passenger Airbag, Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Brakes, Alarm System, Power Steering, Extra Keys and more…

    Here you can find more pictures of the truck: http://s1202.photobucket.com/home/pics_tnd/index
    (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 $2,990. If you want to buy this truck 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 truck 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.
    SSgt. Emily Dickinson

  • 309 Martin // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Going through this right now, knew it was a scam from the beginning but wanted to see how far she would take it. Here is her first email.

    http://orlando.craigslist.org/ctd/2052058009.html

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2005 Cadillac CTS (67,582 miles, Transmission: AUTOMATIC). Is in absolutely perfect condition and well maintained, no damage, never involved in accidents and has a clear title, no liens. I am selling it at this price ($2,682) because I just finished the divorce with my husband. When the divorce was finished I owned this car. I have some financial problems right now so I want to sell it asap and a fast sale can be done only at a low price. Unfortunately for me my daughter is in hospital and I can’t do this transaction personally, the transaction will be made through eBay protection program for the safety of both of us. The total price is $2,682 and it includes delivery to your address.
    If you want to buy it e-mail me with any questions you have.

    Diane Taylor

    Here is my last reply, using another scam they try to pull, I’m waiting for her response.

    Diane,
    I need you to supply me with the name of the shipping company, their address and person to contact to set up delivery. I realize you are busy with your daughter so I will handle it for you. Also, my secretary mistakenly had the certified check made out for $8900 so if you could subtract $2683, the amount for the car, shipping, and $1000 for your troubles and send the rest back to me Western Union, I would appreciate it.
    Thanks,
    Martin

  • 310 Aaron Cardoso // Nov 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I just saw this sweet jeep on Craigslist and I emailed and received a response from them and this is is

    Hello,

    This 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with 62,590 miles, runs and drives excellent. This jeep has been extremely well maintained with a full service history. It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens.I bought it when i was serving in Fort Belvoir, U.S. Army base near Bethesda, MD and now I am in Alaska.

    I have dropped my price to $2900 usd (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before November 30, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your; Full Name and Shipping Address to open a case with eBay they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
    The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Corporal Alexander Beane

    it sounded fishy so I googled some things and your site came up, thank you for saving me!

  • 311 Terry // Nov 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Looks like same scam.

    Bewae of Sgt. Kevin Turner – When I questioned why on earth he would be selling a 2003 Camry for $2600 and paying shipping he answered…

    Hear me out!

    Shipping, insurance and ebay fees have been paid since the previous transaction. I am in Camp Pendleton MC Base in training, getting ready for Afghanistan. The car and its documents are in the DAS auto shipping warehouse from Washington, waiting to be delivered. My wife just gave birth to my forth kid, I need all the money I can get to leave to her. Also, I hope to sell the car before we deploy to Afghanistan. The car is fully paid for, fully functional, the title is clean and clear. You can contact me at 206-338-4485, ask for Sgt. Kevin Turner. If nobody answers, please leave a message with your name and phone number and I will get back to you. I had the car listed on eBay and the auction ended at $2,600.00. I opened a transaction with the winning bidder, he was from Alaska. I’ve arranged the shipping and I waited on him to complete the payment to eBay. He could not complete the payment and eBay could not ask me to deliver to Alaska. In the meantime I had to return to the base to start the training for Afghanistan. The car remained with the shipping company, the eBay transaction remained opened for the transaction amount of $2,600.00 and I have no buyer for it. What I want to do is register you as the buyer to the existing eBay transaction and have the vehicle and its documents along with a notarized bill of sale delivered to you for inspection. eBay will request that you deposit the payment with them before I start the shipping procedures to your location. Before being requested to deposit the money, eBay will send you all terms and conditions that must be accepted in order to move on with the transaction. At that point you will decide if you wish to engage in this transaction or not. Your decision to buy the vehicle or not will come ONLY after you have performed a detailed inspection of the vehicle at a mechanic of your choice. Reply with your full name and shipping address so ebay can contact you regarding the payment and shipping process.
    Many thanks!

    Here is the VIN for the carFax report: 4T1BE32K73U144888

  • 312 G // Nov 19, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Man almost got me talking about selling a 1996 Impala for 2,930 named Jonathan Woods on craiglist luckily thanks to my bro I wasn’t scammed.

  • 313 seth // Nov 21, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Brandon McLean is another one on craigslist. Said he’d sell me a four wheeler for 2850 dollars when this thing retails for 8000. I would like to get my hands on one of these bastards. Worthless individuals …

  • 314 larry // Nov 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Still going on. Here is a sample:

    Why does this sound like a scam? I pay $3k, car is not shipped and you sit pretty in the sun on a island off Portugal enjoying coctails I bought. hmmm

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Rebecca Thompson
    To: mamontone
    Sent: Mon, Nov 22, 2010 8:09 pm
    Subject: Re:

    Hello,
    The shipping arrangements have already been made before moving to Portugal. The car is at the shipping company in Alabama, ready to go anywhere in the United States. It will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.
    The final price you will have to pay is $2,960. The payment will be done through eBay. They will act as a third party in this transaction. You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car, you will receive it and will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork. During all this time eBay will hold the money. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.
    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered 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. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have.
    Thank you,
    Rebecca

    On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 2:13 AM, wrote:

    Where is the car located? I am very interested in the car.

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Rebecca Thompson
    To: mamontone
    Sent: Mon, Nov 22, 2010 6:54 pm
    Subject: Re:

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA, automatic transmission, 24 600 miles, VIN : 1NXBR32E75Z371421. 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.

    I have recently moved to Portugal. I was hoping to take my car here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone in the US 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.
    The final price is $2,960. If you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.
    Thank you,
    Rebecca

  • 315 faith 0 // Nov 22, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    thank God i found this website before going forth with my purchase….smh at these fools that have no soul and nothing better to do than to rob innocent people in a difficult time like this in America.

  • 316 Gus // Nov 24, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I looked at 2 offers that turned out to be scams.
    Here’s wghat I did. I took the VIN number and went to car fax and found out the car was in Texas and had a title. The seller told me the car was in Miami. The seller tried to have me supply info through a western union account. Finally the seeler called me in broken English and had a Skype number which I couldn’t return a call. When I told the seller I had family in Florida and would like to look at the vehicle they hung up.
    The second deller said they were in Alaska in the Air Force. I told them I was a retired military officer and requested their military address and military email. You have the right to talk to their commanding officer if you feel they are conducting unethical business. This person did not reply with the info.

  • 317 Joe // Nov 27, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Another One :

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Miguel Duarte
    Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 8:29 PM
    Subject: Re: Audi A6 on CL
    To:

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

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

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

    Thank you!

    —–Original Message—–
    From:
    To: Miguel Duarte
    Sent: Sat, Nov 27, 2010 4:09 am
    Subject: Re: Audi A6 on CL

    Thanks Miguel. Do you have a VIN # for the vehicle?

    I don’t think I could buy a car without driving it but would consider if there is a clear history and title, given the great price. Where in Alaska are you? Do you plan on driving/shipping the car back to the continental U.S. any time soon or is buyer shipment a must? Do you have any estimate on how much that would be and have you shipped a car to/from AK before?

    Also, had you thought about how payment would be arranged? I would prefer payment on delivery via paypal or money order if we were to go through with the deal.

    Thanks for the info. Hope you are staying warm up there as the nights get longer and longer.

    Joel

    On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 6:50 PM, Miguel Duarte wrote:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my car. This is 2005 Audi A6 3.2 quattro. Fuel Consumption: City: 19, Highway: 26, Remote Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Cruise Control, 4-Wheel ABS Brakes, Front Ventilated Disc Brakes, 1st And 2nd Row Curtain Head Airbags, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag, Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity, Audio System Security, Am/Fm/Satellite-Capable Radio, Radio Data System, Remote 6-Disc CD Changer, Remote CD Changer In Glove Box, Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control, Surround Audio, Total Number Of Speakers: 10, Braking Assist, ABS And Driveline Traction Control, Stability Control, Privacy Glass: Light, Silver Alloy Rims, Wheel Diameter: 16, Wheel Width: 7.5, Front Fog/Driving Lights, Rear Fog Lights, Leather Steering Wheel Trim and more…

    Mileage: 66,808

    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).

    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 engine starts and drives like new and the paint looks great.It comes with US clear title which will be signed and notorized in the buyer’s name.Have original manuals and all keys.

    I’m an US Air Force SSgt. currently stationed in Alaska.The car is here with me. The price is $2,970 including shipping from Alaska and delivery to your home address.So if you decide to buy this car or
    need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you!
    Sgt. Miguel Duarte

    —–Original Message—–
    From:
    To: duartmig
    Sent: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 10:10 pm
    Subject: Audi A6 on CL

    Hello,

    I’m writing to ask a few questions about the Audi A6 advertised on Craigslist. Can you provide the:

    Mileage:
    Damaged/Replaced Parts (Date):
    VIN #:

    Thank you!

    Joel

  • 318 Lee Jones // Nov 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    WATCH OUT FOR THIS PERSON!
    I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD DEAL BUT SOUNDED A LITTLE SKETCHY SO I WENT I SEARCHED ONLINE AND FOUND THIS ARTICLE.

    HERE IS THE EMAIL HE SENT TO ME

    From: marfer07@msn.com
    Subject: 2000 Honda Accord EX
    Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:25:05 -0500

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m SSgt. Tom Rochleaw. The 2000 Honda Accord EX 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 67,550 miles.
    Transmission: Automatic
    Comfort & Convenience Options
    Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Tilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
    You can see more pics here:
    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff435/lxk45/2000%20Honda%20Accord%20EX/

    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 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid, Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the 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 final price is $1,200 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 the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 3 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Best Regards,
    Tom Rochleaw
    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA
    Maintenance Analysis
    DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794.

    Here is how it works:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you: full name, shipping address and telephone number.
    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 (email forms).
    4. After you will make the payment in an eBay trust fund account and confirm it to them they will contact me and the shipping process will begin. After you receive the car you will have 10 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 the car is not as I told you or have some problems, or is not as described, they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as planed. If you will decide that you will not buy the car there will be no need to ship it back because I will surely find a buyer in your area.
    Thanks in advance!
    Tom

  • 319 Stephanie Veglia // Dec 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    WOW! I am so glad I read this because I would have been scammed out of $3000. Wanted to buy a car from Craigslist. Found an awesom deal of a Toyota Solara 2006 for $3000. Too good to be true and it was indeed, a scam. They sent me a very realistic email from ebay asking for a western union transfer to an “Agent” from ebay. DON’T FALL FOR THIS. I was so close to falling for it and I am a very educated person. So glad I put my gut feeling to the test and looked up Craigslist car scams.

  • 320 Mrs Blessing John // Dec 3, 2010 at 2:25 am

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  • 321 Dylan // Dec 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    this website save me from losing 2,800 but i should’nt have been so nieve. well i was looking on the las vegas craigslist and i saw this amazing pro street 69 camaro, so i emailed the girl selling it and she had said her son had jus died in iraq and could not stand seeing it and wanted it gone ASAP well long story short this was grade-A bull heres the emails, only had to read the second one till i knew this was a lil fishy.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Hello,
    My name is Anderson Barbara . Thanks for being interested in buying my 1969 Chevrolet CAMARO PRO-STREET . The car is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents . It has 65,485 miles , automatic transmission , 8 Cylinder engine size , black exterior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name … The price is $2,800.00 if you want to buy it today or tomorrow.
    I’m selling my son’s car , 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 car of your dead son, no offense)

    Here are the pictures with the car: http://s1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/1969_Chevrolet_CAMARO_PRO_STREET_superbcar/?albumview=slideshow

    I can provide VIN # to check on your own, also I can send you more details too . Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .
    Thank you,
    Barbara

    and this is email #2:

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

    Thanks and have a great day !

    add was in las vegas nv but she was in ” great falls MT ” daam and that camaro was so fresh.. :(

  • 322 Susan // Dec 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Same thing happened to me tonight – add this one to your list of SCAMMERS !!!!
    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Hailey Johnson [mailto:magnum6633@gmail.com]
    Sent: Sat 12/4/2010 10:12 PM
    Subject: Re: Lexus for sale on craigslist

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2006 LEXUS IS 250, automatic transmission, 57 000 miles, VIN : JTHBK262662015394. 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.

    I have recently moved to Portugal. I was hoping to take my car here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone in the US 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.

    The final price is $3,400. If you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you,
    Hailey

  • 323 Frank // Dec 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Here is another example of the Craigs list/EBAY scam:

    we asked a question on Craigs List – Hartford, CT, here is their responce:

    From: Jesica Beko
    Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 06:19:26 -0800
    Subject: Re: Accord

    Hi,
    I am emailing you regarding the 1999 Honda Accord EX. The vehicle looks and works perfect. As you see it has a lot of options. No hidden problems and never involved in any kind of accidents, ONLY 62,086 miles. 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(that`s why i`m selling it so cheap) so the first one came is the first one served. The sale will be managed by eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. This is the second time when I try to sell my vehicle…First time I tried eBay because every time I only use 100% safe methods and I’ve sent the vehicle through the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program to a buyer from Alaska. I paid the shipping and insurance costs and when eBay requested the payment he refused to pay. Why? … because he agreed to purchase the Vehicle in the first place, but typically didn’t had the necessary amount to do so. …if you don’t have the funds available, you can’t get the vehicle. For the time being, my vehicle is on eBay’s hand and it’s ready to be delivered to the next buyer. My price on it is $1,600. The eBay auction ended last week and the guy from Alaska was the winning bidder. He could not pay for it. I need a new buyer to register to my eBay transaction. The vehicle and its documents are in the DAS auto shipping warehouse waiting to be delivered. It’s fully paid for, fully functional, the title is clean. Shipping, insurance and eBay fees have been paid since the previous transaction. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 15 days testing period after delivery. The transaction will be made only through eBay. eBay will be the third party that will hold the money till you will receive and inspect the car. If the car meets your expectations and you want to keep it you will have to tell them to release me the payment details so I can get paid. Reply me with your full name and shipping address so eBay can contact you regarding the payment and shipping process.
    Let me know your thoughts,

    Thanks,

    *******************************************
    I at this point did not know it was a scam so told them I was interested,

    From: Jesica Beko [mailto:jesica.beko@gmail.com]
    Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2010 9:22 PM
    Subject: Re: FW: Accord

    The car is garaged at DAS Company. eBay will make the deal for me. You will receive the car by shipping through DAS Autovehicle Transport Services. It is insured in case of damage and it will be delivered to your DOOR. I will pay all the shipping costs of the car, and you won’t have to pay any additional taxes when it arrives to your address. I will send you the car with all the papers (title, bill of sale.., etc.)The title is clear and clean,no lien,no loan on it. The shipping will take maximum 5 days. You have 15 days to test it. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case because it’s a state of art looking and working vehicle. If you wish to proceed with the purchase,please provide me your full name, address (street,city,zip,state) and phone # so I can initiate the deal through eBay right away.

    On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 1:10 PM, wrote:
    Jesica,

    I am Kristen’s father and I have 100% rating on ebay and We live in Bethel, CT, I am very interested in you 1999 Honda Accord EX for $1,600. We can come to check the car out tomorrow Sunday Dec 5th if your available, I can pay it with no issue.

    Please let me know

    Frank

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

    As I slept on it, I was thinking this was sounding TOO good to be true so I did a search on Googl and sure enough found this website , Thank You!

    I since reported it to Ebay, local Police, DAS Trucking, Craiglist and the FBI.

  • 324 roy // Dec 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Almost just scamed today, but a good friend sent me this website http://www.tradersafeguard.com that help you to verify if the other party you are deal with is a scammer or not, and help me saved $2900.00 . the best part is that my friend used tradersafeguard.com to trace the scammer, and even if the scammer ip was from US, they provided him the real scammer ip that was from West Europe.

  • 325 matt // Dec 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I was scammed last week with the same type of scam. I WISH THAT I WOULD HAVE CHECKED OUT THIS SITE BEFORE LOSING $3,000. BEWARE OF RAYMOND MILLEN WITH AN E-MAIL ADDRESS OF RAYMONDMILLEN1@AOL.COM
    Hi again, The car is still available,
    As I said in my first email the car is currently located in Madrid,Spain. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.
    The price for the car is $2,900 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees. eBay will hold the funds until you receive and accept the car. I will have access to the funds only after you test and inspect the car (you will have 10 days to do that) and in case something goes wrong or the car is not as advertised you will be fully refunded. Anyway i am sure if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. Ebay will guarantee for that. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 business days. Also the car will arrive with all the documentation’s required for registration and the keys. I will send you all the papers and documents (clear title, bills of sale, car’s manual) to prove the ownership and to be able to register it with no problem. The clear title and the bill of sale will be both signed so you can become owner of the car on spot. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.
    Please reply with your full name and address, and I will start the process with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.

    Thanks

  • 326 matt // Dec 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I almost fell for this one. BEWARD OF SARA HESTER AT THE ATTACHED E-MAIL ADDRESS:
    From: Sara Hester [mailto:sarahester5@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:10 PM
    To: Green, Matthew T
    Subject: Re: ~~~Honda Accord EX-L 2008~~~ – $4899 (city of chicago*)

    Thank you for being interested in buying my 2008 Honda Accord EX-L. The VIN # is 1HGCP26858A002027,with automatic transmission and 52,700 miles on it. 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.

    I have recently moved to Portugal. I was hoping to take my car here but when I found out how much shipping and registration would be I’ve changed my mind. As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone in the US 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.

    The final price is $4,899. If you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you,
    Sara

  • 327 Arthur // Dec 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks everybody!
    The scam is thriving. This time it is 2006 jetta TDI for $2900 (50 k miles only!)

    The same story: got the car after divorce and (poor woman) does not even have a driving license… Here how it looks like:

    http://motors.shop.ebay.com-cars-trucks-67165.vehicles-bill-secure.com/?Body%252520Type=sedan&_dmpt=US_Cars_Trucks&_mqf=0&_qfkw=1&_fpos=95616&_lsbx=0&_fspt=0&_flso=0&Make=Toyota&_trksid=p1695235.m724&pid=jet2006

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  • 329 Brandy // Jan 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    If anyone ever tells you they are in the military ask for their military email address (AKO, DKO, etc) they all have one and they are all allowed to give it out. Don’t do business with a person that claims to be a soldier without this even if they tell you they are deployed or about to deploy This information is verifiable!!!! I was a military spouse.

  • 330 Laurie // Jan 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    BE AWARE of – julia_myers@frontier.com she is trying to sell use a 2003 Monaco LaPalma 36 foot motorhome in perfect condition for only $12,000. She said it only has 7,950 miles on it.

    SCAM if I ever saw one.

    She uses the same verbage as all the other ones. The motorhome is in Maine right now, but she currently lives in Spain and can’t afford to ship it there, but somehow can afford to ship it to me in California. BE AWARE!!!!

  • 331 Jag // Jan 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Here are two emails from what appears to be a scam.. REALLY SAD WHEN YOU READ WHAT IS SAID BY “PREGNANT WAR WIDOW”.

    Hello,
    I have received your email regarding the 2004 Chevrolet Impala SS with only 71,040 miles. The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title. The price for the car is $2,800 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. Being pregnant,i need money for my unborn girl so i chose to sell my car.
    We will use eBay`s protection program for our safety. I just need your full name and address so I can open a case .(with no further obligation or fees).If you are still interested email me for picture and details.
    Have a nice day!

    VIN: 2G1WP551449131991
    Mileage: 71,040 miles
    Warranty: No
    Vehicle title: Clear
    Condition: Used

    Features
    Body type: Sedan
    Engine: 3.8L 3800 V6 SFI
    Exterior color: Black
    Interior color: Medium Gray
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://s1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc466/hudson491/Impala%20SS/

    Thank you for your interest!

    Hello,

    The car is located in Chicago at the shipping company (I just moved here with my new job), we will use eBay Purchase Protection Program so we be both protected and insured. The price for the car is $2,800 with shipping included. The car it’s in perfect condition, there’s not even a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from the motor to the tires and mirrors is shining and looking brand new. I have a clear title for it, no liens or loans and never smoked in. The transaction fits the Vehicle Protection plan and will be covered by eBay. eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection reimburses buyers who are involved in a vehicle transaction through their program. The program provides reimbursement for all the situations that can appear in a transaction. The money will be sent to an eBay agent. After the payment is confirmed and secured by eBay I will start the shipping. The car will be in front at your door in max 3 days. From the moment you receive the car you have a 5 days inspection period. After the 5 days you have to decide if you want to keep the car or not. If you’ll keep it, the payment will be released to me. In case you will not like the car and decide not to keep it, you will have to ship it back and you will be fully refunded.
    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name, address and telephone number 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.

    Thank you!

  • 332 Josh // Jan 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

    One from Cars.com

    From: Rita Buckles
    Date: January 4, 2011 9:45:02 AM CST
    To:
    Subject: RE: Cars.com used car lead for Rita Buckles – 2001 Ford F150

    Josh,

    I had listed the truck in various locations with in auto trader but the truck is located and registered in Clifton Heights, PA. I’m a flight attendant at American Airlines and because I’m away most of the time I will not be able to deal in person. Before leaving I had pre-arranged the deal with Ebay so my presence is not necessary. The truck is in their possession ready to be delivered. Ebay will handle this transaction for me. The truck is insured in case of damage and it takes 7 days to be delivered at your door. It will come with all the necessary paperwork (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, insurance etc). You will receive all the original documents and keys with the truck. I signed all the paperwork and the clear title is ready to be transferred to the new owner.

    If you are interested to buy my truck, please send me your full name, shipping address and phone number so I can register the transaction with Ebay. Ebay will reply you with more details and information about this transaction.

    Thank you,
    Rita

  • 333 Maria // Jan 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    The same scam now appears to be on carsales.com.au in Australia. My husband’s father showed us this great deal and when we looked into it, my alarm bells went off. Here’s the email we received from the seller.
    ________________________________

    Happy New Year,

    I confirm that the car is immaculate technically and aesthetically speaking.
    There is no outstanding finance on the car, also the car comes with a full service history and RWC.
    The last price, including door to door delivery, is $15300.
    I love this car and I am very upset at having to sell it.
    It has served me well but I just moved to High Wycombe, WA and I can’t afford to keep it and I need the money fast so I can pay off some debts.
    The car was advertised on eBay as well and I will run the transaction only under their terms and conditions for our own protection.

    A deposit of $8500 is requiered to buy my car and reserve it for you.
    We will use eBay Buyer Protection Program (BPP) which will hold the deposit until you receive the car.
    Your funds will be 100% insured by eBay.
    You will have 5 days inspection period, so you’ll be able to see and inspect the car before buying it.
    If you don’t like the car after inspection or is not as I’ve describe it, you can reject the deal.

    If you need more information regarding the transaction just visit the following web page from eBay ’s website :

    http://ebay-buyer-protection.bppaustralia.com/Buyer-Protection-Program/AU895734597384

    If you are interested in this car please provide me the following details in order to start the transaction through eBay :

    -Your Full Name and Shipping Address
    -Your eBay ID
    -Any negative feedback and if so …. for what reason .

    Kind regards,
    William Kneipp

  • 334 Dwayne // Jan 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Absolutely amazing! Watch out for the name Cindy Burnett (cindyburnett32@gmail.com). This individual listed a 2005 Honda Accord LX for $2956 via Craigslist with payment completed through EBay and had the audacity to use the death of a military member in Iraq to reinforce their scam. What filthy trash did these people crawl out from under?

  • 335 Toni B // Jan 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    here is my story as of today and he has been reported

    Right now I’m in a military base, and my time on the phone is limited, I

    have only a number of minutes that I use to speak with my family. we
    will have to stick to e-mail for now as this is the only way I can
    communicate. We have Internet connection here and will check my e-mail
    very regularly so if you need to get in touch with me for anything you
    can shoot me an e-mail.
    I only use ebay as a third party to this transaction, for our both
    protection, If you want to learn more about this system please send me
    your full name, shipping address and phone # so I can open the case at
    ebay. After they process your information, they will contact you with
    all the details you need to make this transaction.
    Richard

    From: Richard J Lund [mailto:richard.j.lund@cfl.rr.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 9:36 AM
    To: Blackston, Antoinette
    Subject: Re: 2003 Honda Acord – $2500 (hahaha)

    Hello, It hurts having taken the decision to sell but I’m passing through harsh financial times since my wife passed away nearly 5 months ago. Right now I’m in greater need of money than the car, my asking price being $2500 since I expect to sell it fast. The car is already at the shipping company warehouse in Kaneohe/HI sealed and ready to be shipped. I have a contract with eBay VPP so this deal must go through them. According with eBay Vehicle Purchase Program you have 7 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not. The shipping will be on my expense directly at your home address.If you are a real buyer and if you want to move forward with this transaction please forward me your further details so i can open the case with them:

    -your full name
    -shipping address
    -phone #

    After the case is opened they will contact you with all information about the shipping and payment. Looking forward to hear from you,
    Richard J Lund

    PS: photos: http://carsl.dphoto.com/#/album/8705dg/

  • 336 Garrick // Jan 9, 2011 at 8:17 am

    My parked car was hit and declared a total loss in December 2010. I found a GREAT deal on a car on Craigslist.com. I originally thought that maybe my luck was turning around and that it was fate that I found this vehichle. After I inquired about the car, I received a detailed email from “the seller”. I received a story that the seller was a U.S. Air Force Major. When I became a little suspicious about the deal I googled the seller’s name and email and came across a list of websites reporting internet car scams. I’m glad I checked before I progressed further.

    BEWARE of Martha Robins, martharobins44@gmail.com or any variation of the the email. Below are the emails I received:

    EMAIL #1
    Thank you for your interest in my car.
    This is a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE , AUTOMATIC, ONLY 23,413 Miles, VIN 4T1BK46K07U050561. Clear title, no lien.

    Here you can find more pictures with the car: http://picasaweb.google.com/107993708389631273587/Gedsx2#
    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.
    I’m an US Air Force Maj. currently stationed in the UK and the car is here with me. It was bought from USA and it still has US registration documents, because I didn’t register it here in UK.
    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 pay for shipping. 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 and we both will be covered.
    The final price is $5,000 US including shipping from Europe to the US and delivery to your home address. So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.
    Thank you and have a great day
    Maj. Martha Robins

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases
    _____________________________

    EMAIL #2
    Thank you so much for your prompt response.
    Regarding the price, to be honest with you…this was my brother car but he is not…anymore.I don’t want to get rich by its selling, just want to give it to someone who will take good care….
    It s difficult for me to talk about this…As I already said in my first email, the vehicle is currently located in UK but still registered in US, so it doesn’t cost you anything since it has a clear US title and no lien.
    I can have it shipped from here by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs for you. Also I can arrange for a truck to transport it to your home address or you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping takes up to 7 days, depending on your location. The vehicle will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. You’ll get the US clear title and the bill of sale signed by me.
    The entire price you have to pay is $5,000 US. The transaction will be fully under eBay’s surveillance, giving us both security and insurance that nothing will go wrong.
    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 10 days to inspect the car. You will have to inform the eBay Service about the decision to keep it. eBay will forward the payment to me and the transaction is complete. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it (I’m sure this will not be the case) eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back of the vehicle is be my concern. I consider it’s fair for both of us.
    Please take into consideration that I get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is exactly as you expected.
    If you decide to buy the car, please include the following information in your next email.
    1. Ship to name and address ( the complete name and address of the person receiving the car).
    2. Name and address needed for title transfer, this would be your complete name and physical address (or if the car is to be registered on someone else’s name the name and address of the registrant is needed).
    Please get back to me at your earliest convenience.

    Maj. Martha Robins

    PS– I ll attache a carfax report to this email

  • 337 Peter // Jan 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    It saden’s me to know that people really do exist and put their efforts on stealing from people to work so hard to make what they do..
    Here is an idividual I was cooresponding with regarding a Lexus 400..

    richard37brown@gmail.com

    Hello ,

    You have to know that the 1994 Lexus LS400 I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 104,635 miles, automatic transmission, leather and many options. This vehicle engine runs very very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line. 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 inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. I am located in London, United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and United Kingdom. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we are unable to register this car here because i would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 1500. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Thank you and have a nice day,
    Richard Brown

    P. S : You can view the pictures here : http://s1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc466/1994LexusLS400V8/

  • 338 Sade // Jan 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I’m emailing an Army Sergeant currently about a 2008 Toyota Camry and she wants 5000 she agreed to pay shipping cost and have the car delivered to my address but she wants to deal through eBay, she sent the car fax and also the car title I’m not sure if this is a scam but it sounds too good to be true…. what do you thinks
    she’s located in Europe smells a little fishy!!!

  • 339 Becca // Jan 18, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Here’s a new one ……….BUYERS BEWARE!! her email is, katherineprtr@dsl-amtelecom.net
    Hello,
    My White 2003 BMW 5-Series 525i Sedan is still for sale, I’m a private seller and my asking price is $5700. The car is in original condition all the way through, 102100 miles mostly on highway, good tires and lots of other extras. The title is clear registered under my name and has no liens. The car is tidy and mechanically in mint condition, is reliable, cheap to run and ready to go. It has never been involved in any accident. I own this car as an inheritance from my uncle. I want to sell it because my uncle took advantage of my disability..I’m deaf-mute, and abused me sexually in my childhood. I hope I will be able to answer all the questions you might have by email as any other type of communication will be impossible. The car is priced for a fast sale, so it would be better if you have the need it money for deposit. Also, please let me know where are you located. I’m not interested in any trades only to sell it! Payment plan is available, with $2000 deposit and $230 by month until you pay it off!

    Here are some words about the car:

    To see the pics click on the link
    http://www.use.com/a7b30d89b1288b4e0f8a

    Very nice 2003 BMW 525i Sedan. Rare color White with Tan Leather interior, You don’t see that many around. The paint has a showroom shine. This vehicle is fully-loaded. With just 102100 miles, engine 6 Cylinder 2.5 Liter, this car is as new. Very clean interior! This vehicle is owned by a non-smoker. Superb mechanical condition, absolutely gorgeous and clean. Performs 100%. No known problems whatsoever! Runs like new, everything works fine. This vehicle is in very nice condition both inside and out! Nicely equipped with: Leather, Glass Sunroof, CD, Automatic Transmission, and MUCH MORE!

  • 340 Stacey // Jan 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I cant believe I almost fell for this .. guess I will always remember the old saying “if it looks too good to be true, It probably is ” Here is a copy of all of the email correspondence, … BUYER BEWARE !!!!!

    If you want to pick up the car in person you must pay a tax of $1200 for unsealing and unpacking the car. This method is used by all the shipping companies because of some clients who went to see the car and didn’t have the money to buy and this caused loses for the shipping companies because after unsealing, the car was sealed again on the shipping company`s costs. If you want to go to pick up the car in person you must have $3800 + $1200. If you choose to use eBay services you pay just $3800 and you have the possibility to return the car in 5 days of inspection and testing and the money will be returned to you.

    Thank you
    Sandra

    Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:26:57 +0000
    From:
    To: sandra.nixon@msn.com
    Subject: Re: dodge charger

    Hi Sandra,

    I am very happy you said the car is in Boise, I have family there. Is there anyway my cousin could come by and see the car ???

    Thanks
    Stacey
    —– Original Message —–
    From: “sandra nixon”
    To:
    Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:13:14 AM
    Subject: RE: dodge charger

    Hi,

    The car is now located in Boise ID I’m really sorry for you but we can’t meet face to face because I’m moved to my parents here in Boise,ID because i just finished the divorce with my husband and i have moved to my parents for a while. Like I told you the delivery process has been paid for by me and I want to finish this deal through eBay because they are the best company when it comes to this kind of transactions. This way we can both be protected and insured. As you can see, you will receive the car in max 2-3 days and you will have the chance to inspect it for 5 days. In the inspection period you can test the car or go with it at your local mechanic for inspection, but do not put more than 200 miles on it.The car will be delivered directly to your requested address as soon as I will have the payment confirmation from eBay. In case you won`t be satisfied, you can cancel the payment and ship the car back on my expense.

    If you’re interested to purchase just email me with your full name,shipping address and your phone number,so I can notify eBay that you are selected as my buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

    Thank you
    Sandra

    Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:23:50 +0000
    From:
    To: sandra.nixon@msn.com
    Subject: Re: dodge charger

    This is the first time I am trying to purchase a vehicle online .. I assumed you lived in xxxxxxxx, xx but I have since realized you may not… Can you please explain to me the ebay protection program as I am not familiar with it. Thanks :)

    —– Original Message —–
    From: “sandra nixon”
    To:
    Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:29:03 PM
    Subject: RE: dodge charger

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my 2006 Dodge Charger. It is in absolutely perfect condition and well maintained. I am selling it at this price ($3,800) because I just finished the divorce with my husband. When the divorce finished I remained the owner of this car. Anyway in this situation I can only stand and look at it. I have some financial problems right now so I want to sell it asap and a fast sale can be done only at a low price . The transaction will be made through eBay protection program for the safety of both of us. The total price is $3,800 and it also includes the delivery to your address.
    If you’re interested to purchase just email me with your full name,shipping address, so I can notify eBay that you are selected as my buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
    Thank you,
    Please reply me asap if interested.
    Sandra Nixon

    For more pictures Click the link bellow.
    http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk77/Kylem127/2006%20Dodge%20Charger/

  • 341 max // Jan 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Hi everybody… how is it possible that they are still trying to make fools of us??
    I was looking for the new used car for me on craiglslist and after I found and wrote to four different persons I received those emails, beware of those people:

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2005 Acura TL (56,816 miles). Is in absolutely perfect condition and well maintained. I sell it at this price ($2,900) because I just finished the divorce with my husband. When the divorce was finished I owned this car. Anyway in this situation I can only watch it. I have some financial problems right now so I want to sell it asap and a fast sale can be done only at a low price. Unfortunately for me my daughter is in hospital and I can’t do this transaction personally, the transaction will be made through eBay protection program for the safety of both of us. The total price is $2,900 and it includes delivery to your address. If you want to buy it I just need your full name and address so I can open a case. You must know that eBay will contact you without any obligation to buy it or fees.
    Please reply me asap if interested.

    Amanda Hollowell
    For more pictures Click the link bellow.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/amanda.hollowel/2005AcuraTL#

    Hello. I want to thank you for the interest you have shown in my car. I’ll to start off by telling you that I’m from Atlanta, GA, I’m 33 yrs old, one child and was married for 6 years when my husband told me he wanted a divorce. I want to sell my car as soon as possible because it connects me to many memories of him. The final price for the car is $2,820, I’m pretty sure it is a reasonable price and i want to let you know that I didn’t drive it much and when I did, i kept it clean and never had any accidents with it. The engine it is running in perfect condition, the exterior it has no scratches or any flaws of any kind.
    Year: 2005 Mileage: 75,208 miles VIN: 19UUA662X5A031740 Exterior color: White Transmission: Automatic
    MPG: Great gas mileage: Highway – 34 MPG, City – 28 MPG, Combined – 31 MPG (*Fuel economy.gov). Perfect for the city.
    Oil was changed every 3,000k miles. Transmission was serviced aprox 2 oil changes ago and is in perfect condition. Tires were replaced about 8 months ago. Tires are only 10% used.

    The price, $2,820, it is including title transfer. I have worked a lot with eBay so I’m going to sell my car through them. It’s the only thing that i can put my trust into, 100%. Let me explain you how it works, if you are not popular with this process. First of all I will be needing the following details from you: your Full Name, your Address and your Phone Number. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay. They will process your info and send both of us an invoice. The invoice will come to you with the details on how to make a refundable payment. As soon as you send the money and fax the payment information to eBay, i will receive an email with the payment confirmation in order to ship you the car. You will receive the car in 3-4 working days and you will have 5 days to test and verify it. As you can see, you will receive the car BEFORE any money is released to me. If, for some reason, you disagree with the car it will be shipped back to me on MY EXPENSE and eBay will send your money back. You will receive the title of the car with the car, with your name on it. I have a free Carfax if you want to take a look, copy of the original title of the car and eBay car inspection.
    I hope things are clear for you of the process it is working and I’m waiting for your email.
    Here are some pics of my car:

    Hey,

    I am selling this car because my unit will be sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it getting old in my garage. The price is low because I need to sell it before January 28th. The car is in great condition and runs great. No damage, no scratches, never involved in an accident. It is still available for sale if interested, the final price is US $2750 .The car is in North Dakota; in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping.

    I will ship it with DAS. I will take care of the shipping charges, like I said. I think I can have it there in 3-4 working days. I am a member of the Autocheck Buyback Protection and using this service you will get a 3 days testing period after delivery.
    During that 3 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can Autocheck to send you the details on how this works. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for Autocheck (name, address and #) so we can get things started.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery :http://s1082.photobucket.com/home/peteeeeeer79

    Thanks!

    Hello,
    You have to know that the 2005 Acura TL Navigation P I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 93,023 miles. The VIN# is 19UUA66255A014375.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.
    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 inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 2900. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Thank you and have a nice day, Claudel
    Lt. Claudel Johnson
    4th Combat Engineer Battalion
    United States Marine Corps
    One team, one fight

  • 342 Justin // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    chalk me up as another who found this page before I was out of money. Found a truck I was looking for on craigslist. Buyer stated they recently moved to Canada but it was still titled in NY. I kept offering to to take the drive up with a trailer to look at it as I wasn’t comfortable with the whole so called ebay agent BS and they never really even addressed the issue as to why they didn’t want me to drive up with cash in hand!

  • 343 alma // Jan 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I almost believe this lady but i read here it sounds to good to be….

    what she send was:

    “Kehn, Jennifer TSgt. Elmendorf AFB” Add to Contacts
    ——————————————————————————–

    Hi again,

    The truck is in excellent condition, no mechanical or electrical problems, it drives very very smooth. It is paid in full, no lien/loan or any outstanding debts. It has only 68,275 miles.

    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 it’s not a problem because I will have the truck 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 truck 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 truck 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
    Jennifer

    1st email

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: “Kehn, Jennifer TSgt. Elmendorf AFB”

    Subject: 2003 Toyota Tundra Access Cab SR5

    Hi,

    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 25. My name is Jennifer. I’m an Air Force Tech. Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The truck 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.

    This 2003 Toyota Tundra Access Cab SR5 has 68,275 miles, White with Beige Interior, Automatic, 4 wheel drive, 4.7 Liter, 8 Cylinder Gasoline. Alloy Wheels, CD, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise Control, AM/FM, Fog Lights, Tow Package, Power Mirrors, Air Conditioning, Tinted Windows, 4×4, Passenger Airbag, Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Brakes, Alarm System, Power Steering, Extra Keys and more…

    Here you can find more pictures of the truck: http://s1178.photobucket.com/home/tnds_pics/index
    (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 $2,999. If you want to buy this truck 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 truck 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.
    TSgt. Jennifer Kehn

  • 344 alma // Jan 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    God i am glad i did not purchase the car

    Re: 2000 Toyota Tacoma XTRACAB – $2950
    From:
    Melissa Zateleti
    Add to Contacts

    The title is clear, its 4×4.I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
    This is how the Google Checkout works:
    1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Looking forward to hear from you!

  • 345 gloria // Jan 29, 2011 at 11:36 am

    watch out for this one:

    cindy burnett [cindyburnett32@gmail.com]

    Hello,

    I have received your email regarding the 2004 Acura TL Navigation with only 28,100 miles.The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title.The price for the car is $2,960 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,
    Cindy Burnett

  • 346 Ashley Smith // Feb 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I was just talking to this lady about a car. I was about to believe it until she said she will “SHIP” it to me. These might be my first time getting a car but I’m no fool. Heres the email:

    Hello,

    The car is still available. 2004 BMW 5-Series 545iA SPORT*CHROME*BLACK ON BLACK(Mileage: 98,250), Engine: 545i, Automatic Transmission, Automatic climate control, Cruise control, Rear View Camera, DVD/Navi/6-CD-Player, Air suspension, Front and rear heated seats, Electric Windows/Mirrors and much more. It has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage. Flawless exterior/interior condition, no scratches, no dents, accident-free, full service history.

    The vehicle is located and can be seen/inspected in Great Falls, MT. Also, I will be taking care of the shipping and the car will be delivered within 3-4 days, depending on your location. I am a medical nurse in the US Cadets Army and reason for sale is that my father will go through a kidney operation and the health insurance won’t cover the expenses of this surgery. The time is short and that’s the only reason I dropped the price on the car.

    Full price is $2,900, shipping included, and all documents will be provided along with it. Being a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, because it protects both buyer and seller. The payment will be handled by eBay and you will benefit of 7 day inspection period and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. The payment is going to be sent to one of eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection agent, funds will be placed on hold until you receive and inspect the car. The BMW is paid off and comes with a clear title which will be signed and notarized in the buyer’s name.

    If you wish to proceed please reply with full name, complete shipping address, phone number, so i can register the deal with eBay.

    Kind Regards,
    Tina Adams

    PS: With no disrespect, please consider taking a loan before proceeding, if you don’t have the available funds for the vehicle. For extra pictures, follow the link:http://s1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/tina7900/ .

  • 347 Holly // Feb 2, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Thank god i found this! i replied to 3 different postings and they ALL said the same exact thing, out of the country, run it through ebay! crazy crazy!

  • 348 Steve // Feb 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Hey, I’m so glad I found this website because I almost got scamed and this is what I got from him, an email that was just to good to be true.
    After I thought it out, I googled his name and (guess what?) It was all a scamm not only that he aka FRANK CARPENTER had it down to the t he also had a carfax and it looked all real and stated the owners,miles,service,etc… I couldn’t believe it I was almost ready to do this thank god i didnt persue it because I would of been beat over $3600. If it sounds to good to be true then (guess what?) it is. Don’t be fooled ALWAYS get more info even google helps you and this was done on craigslist and just so you know ebay and craigslist DO NOT DO ANY TRANSACTION WITH EACHOTHER. They are in the middle of sueing each other so they cant and WILL NOT partner with each other. they are competing with each other so theyv don’t work together. This is the email that he wrote back, you can see how well is was planned.
    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 5. My name is Frank. I’m an Air Force Master Sergeant stationed at the Elmendorf AF Base, Anchorage, Alaska. The vehicle is here with me.

    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.

    This is a 2005 Audi A6 4dr Sdn 3.2L quattro its in like new condition.It has 69,301 miles and it comes with clear title.ALL WHEEL DRIVE,PREMIUM PACKAGE,XENON HEADLIGHTS,BOSE PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEMM,COLD WEATHER PACKAGE and much more.

    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle and the full Carfax report:

    http://s1191.photobucket.com/albums/z480/a6audi05/?start=all
    (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 $3,400. 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,
    Carpenter, Frank, USAF. MSgt

  • 349 Michal // Feb 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I just encountered two of these in NY Area craigslist, both Craigslist links were taken down by the poster within 24 hrs of the original post. They move quick:

    Hi,
    Thanks for getting back with me,
    The SUV is at the shipping company in Miami, FL, ready for the shipping. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them, being the safest for both of us. Let me explain how it works:
    First of all I will need your full name and shipping address so I can register the transaction with eBay. Once you receive the details from eBay, the SUV will be reserved for you until you read the details and decide if you want to proceed or not. You will have a 5 days inspection period, after the SUV arrives at your address to make sure it is as shown in the photos and in good working order. If by any reason the SUV is not as described or if you find any problems with it, I will arrange to ship it back on my cost.
    eBay will hold the funds until the inspection period is over and you decide if you’re going to buy it or not. This way you’re not going to pay for something you haven’t seen and with the inspection period you can make sure it’s as described.
    If you agree with this terms please reply with your full name and address so we can get the ball rolling.

    Thank you

    On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 10:53 PM, XXXX wrote:
    Are you available in the area for me to swing by and take a look at the car?

    On Feb 5, 2011, at 1:47 AM, martin williams wrote:

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest in my 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 7 4×4. I just moved to Miami, FL and there are a lot of things that have priority now, so this SUV has to go. It looks exactly as pictured, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. Hasn’t been involved in any accident. The SUV has a clear title, no liens. Transmission is automatic and has 84,213 miles and I will agree selling it for $2.400. I am willing to sell it fast, so get back to me only if you’re ready to make this purchase. This is a very well maintained SUV, clear title no liens, under my name and in hand. Due to the fact that I am very busy with my work I need a fast transaction, and I can`t afford to waste time on advertising the SUV at the true value. If you’re willing to make this purchase, contact me asap and let’s start the transaction.

    2002 Land Rover Discovery SE7
    VIN: SALTW12402A756645
    Mileage: 84,213 miles
    Vehicle title: Clear
    Body type: SUV
    Engine: 8 Cylinder
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Drivetrain: 4 Wheel Drive
    Interior color: Bahama Beige

    On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 4:23 PM, XXXX wrote:
    Hi,
    Is the Land Rover still available? If so what is the mileage on the vehicle and any issues that you know of.

    Thanks for your time

    Here is the other one:

    Hello there,

    I’m writing you regarding my 2003 Infiniti FX AWD. This Suv is still for sale. My asking price for the car is $2900. The car is currently located in Alexandria, VA . It is a 2003 model loaded with everything. Currently the car has 80,370 miles, the VIN# is JNRAS08W53X203548. The car is very well maintained, it has just been completely serviced. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. I’m selling the car because I don’t have time to enjoy it due to my job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) plus that I have some financial problems and I need money very soon. I have to tell you that I’m currently at work and I left the car in Alexandria, VA at the shipping company, it’s already packed and waiting to be shipped anywhere. If you decide to purchase it, you will receive all the documents of the car (owner’s manuals, keys, clear title, bill of sale) in order to register it under your name. Regarding the payment, I will use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program. If you are interested, this is how eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program works:

    1. You send me your full name, complete address (I need it for shipping) and your phone number.
    2. I open a transaction with eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection.
    3. eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will contact you with an invoice regarding our transaction.
    4 You will send the payment to eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
    5. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    Basically, eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection will secure the funds until you will receive and inspect the car. You will have 5 days inspection period. If the vehicle is not like described, you will have to ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way, you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you aren’t just fooling around. I will wait your reply.

    Thank you!

  • 350 jewels // Feb 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Beware of Keith Brown this is another name being used to scam car buyes on craigslist.

  • 351 joelle // Feb 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    this is the actual e-mail i received when i replied to a car i saw on craigslist…..

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car 2004 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan It has 52,400 miles. VIN: 1HGCM665X4A078469. . I am selling it at this price ($ 2.000 ) because I just finished the divorce with my husband. The divorce has finished 6 months ago and the car is mine now. After the divorce I was forced to buy a new house. Following the financial crisis I can not afford to pay the bank and I decided to sell the car. This car is in excellent working conditions, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions and comes with a clear title.
    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.
    We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated at eBay and I have a purchase protection account. The final price that I want for this car is $2.000. I will pay for shipping and handling.
    The car is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, if you want to buy it. Also i can ship you the car for free anywhere in USA.I will have the car shipped from North Dakota by DAS (the car has been crated and is ready for shipping because the loan of my previous buyer didn’t get approved) so there won’t be any additional shipping costs.

    The car will arrive at your door in 2 days.I want the payment to be handled by eBay Financial Department. They will keep the money until you will receive and inspect the car You will have 5 days of inspection period. If the car is not like described you will have to ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way, you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you aren’t just fooling around.

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

    Thank you

    i was telling my fiance last night it sounds to good to be true. when the seller replied to my first e-mail of interest, i thought…why is this person telling me their personal business. they told me so much because they want me to trust them and be comfortable sending my money no questions asked. i’m glad i came to this site first, because the car is beautiful for $2,000. shame on these scammers for getting my hopes up and stealing from people who work hard for their money.

  • 352 joelle // Feb 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    i mean really the seller is so particular it almost sounds like a ransom note..LOL!!! But really this is wrong and this scam won’t last long, they always get caught. Unfortunately the innocent people who trusted these retards are out thousands of dollars.SMH….

  • 353 Jim // Feb 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Just an update, “Amber Richardson” has apparently been promoted. She no longer claims to be a casino dealer on a cruise ship but a full-fledged OCEANOGRAPHER. Congratulations, Amber!

  • 354 Melissa // Feb 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Thank God for this website. Here is an email I received. Sounds very familar to another email listed on this website.

    Hi,

    The car has 109,240 miles,automatic trans, 4×4, 1owner.It’s in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked inside.I have all the car’s manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.I’m selling the car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.The last price is $4,000.00.
    Me and my husband travel a lot with our 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.We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery: http://s1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/silverado022500/

    Thank you for your interest!
    Tracy Dwyer
    tracydwyer@hotmail.com

    2nd email from her~
    The car is here with me in Augusta,GA! You will have 10 days to inspect the car, test drive it and go to mechanic with it and also one agent will assist you during the 10 days period. This is a door-to-door program and for me is very easy because like I told you I really don’t have time because of my job! You will receive the car with clear & clean title , bill of sale , insurance & plates and 2 keys. This car meets all Environmental Regulations in the USA ( DOT , EPA ). It has a clear title issued in US and it can be registred anytime under your name without a problem. It’s never been repaired , never been involved in any type of accident or had any paint or body work done! Also the price is with all the fees included!
    Let me know after ebay has contacted you,
    Tracy

  • 355 Melissa // Feb 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Yet another scam within the same week~

    Hi,

    Up for sale is a perfect 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. I want to be honest with you, the truck is in perfect condition and runs great has 172,000 miles, title clean. No damage, no scratches, never involved in an accident, clean title, never been wrecked and is in the same shape as the pictures show. This truck has always been kept inside the garage through the winter months. This truck has been extremely well maintained with a full service history. Bought it when i was serving in U.S. Army base near Bethesda, MD.
    I have dropped my price to $2,700 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before 10th March when I will be deployed in Iraq with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your Complete Name and Shipping Address to open a case with eBay they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
    The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 7 days inspection period before committing to buy the truck. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Sergent nurse Gloria Doris

    PS: for more pictures of the Truck, see my photobucket album: http://imgur.com/a/WC1aE

    gloria.doris1970@gmail.com

  • 356 Troy // Feb 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Damn near almost fell for this one, good thing i did my research haha.

    2007 Ford F-150-$5800
    Thank you for still being interested in buying my truck, I will respond your inquires, but first let me explain you how the whole process for this transaction will work:
    All truck papers and manuals, the keys, the title and a notarized bill of sale signed by me will come with the truck in a green paper case under the drivers seat.
    The truck will be shipped from Halifax,
    I want to tell you that we will use eBay in this transaction in order for both of us to be 100% protected and insured by them, eBay will supervise over our transaction. They will take care of the shipping (The truck is already at the shipping company with all papers and documents ready to be shipped) and all the small details. You will get the truck and you will have 5 calendar days return-policy in which you can decide if you will buy the truck or not. In the inspection period you can test the vehicle, go with the vehicle at your local mechanic for inspection.
    After your inspection period (5 calendar days) In case you won’t like the truck (not your case) you will notify eBay and you will send the truck back on my expense, if you want to keep it you will also announce eBay, you will send the funds (payment method and all the details will be set up by eBay) and you will keep the truck.If you agree with these terms, please send me your full name, shipping address and phone number, in order to start the transaction!

    Thank you
    Lillian

    yea right Lillian, i’ll get right on that lol

  • 357 bryan // Feb 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Hey looks like Diane Singh is selling a jeep in AK, I got an email from Jason.c.baney on behalf of Diane Singh.
    I found her facebook and sent a message to see if she was really selling this jeep.
    Look at the email I got.

    From: jason.c.baney@gmail.com [mailto:jason.c.baney@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Diane Singh
    Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:25 PM
    To:
    Subject: Re: 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport

    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 28th. My name is Diane. I’m an Air Force Staff 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 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport has 90,800 miles, White with Gray Interior, Automatic, 4 wheel drive, 4.0 Liter, 6 Cylinder Gasoline. Alloy Wheels, CD, Power Locks, Cruise Control, AM/FM, Fog Lights, Tow Package, Air Conditioning, 4×4, Passenger Airbag, Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Brakes, Alarm System, Power Steering, Extra Keys and more…

    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/j338/Jeep2001WranglerSport/
    (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 $2,990. 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,
    Staff Sgt. Diane Singh

  • 358 Kim // Feb 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Almost got scammed by julia_Myers@frontier.com. Same story as the girl above but she told me she moved to England.

  • 359 Kiara // Feb 22, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Hey guys! My sister almost got caught by this one. The only reason I even found out about it was because she couldn’t open the attachment and asked me to open it on my computer and read it to her. I read the email, and alarms IMMEDIATELY went off in my head. The guy claimed to be a soldier in need of selling his car because of impending employment. He said that he was doing the transaction through Ebay motors. I went to their website and lo and behold, this scammer had tried every trick in the book.
    The scammer is on Craigslist and goes by the name of Sgt. Steven Grote. He’s claiming to be selling a 2009 Nissan Altima and is claiming that the car is being held at a military base (Yeah, right). Here;s a copy of the email:

    Hello,

    This 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S, automatic with 26,000 miles, runs and drives excellent(VIN: 1N4AL21E49N522850). This car has been extremely well maintained and it is fully paid. No accident, clear title, free of liens.
    I have dropped my price to $2900 since this is an urgent sale and I need to sell it before 12 March, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan replacing the troops scheduled to come home.

    I have decided to use ebay for this sale (the car isn’t listed on ebay, only the payment process will be done through them). The car is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Bliss, TX, packed for shipping to a new owner. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home address in 3 days and the shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can’t go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it. I will offer a 10 days period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it, before I will have your money.

    If you agree with my price $2900, I need your FULL NAME AND COMPLETE ADDRESS, so I can inform ebay motors that I have a buyer! I will forward your details to them and then you will receive an invoice(with no further obligations or fees). Like this you’ll be able to talk with them directly and ask all you want to know.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Sgt. Steven Grote

    HERE’S ANOTHER EMAIL FROM HIM

    Hi there,

    Ebay will supervise our transaction and will insure that everything is safe. They will shortly contact you with all the necessary information (invoice, payment, purchase protection, inspection period, etc.). Please let me know after they will contact you to confirm we have a deal.
    The total price of the car (including ALL taxes and shipping) is $2900.

    Please let me explain you better: You will have to send the payment to ebay first and reply to them the payment details. I will start shipping and you will receive the car in 3 days. In this time they will hold the payment and they will not release it to anyone under no circumstances. When you receive the car you will have 10 days to inspect it and see if everything is as described. If you decide to keep it, you will confirm them the sale and they will send the money to me. If your answer is negative, you can ship it back on my expense, for a full refund! So you don’t lose any money!

    If the car is not as described, you have the right to refuse the car (return shipping on my expense) and you are entitled to a full refund of the car’s purchase price.
    *Note that this is a QUICK SALE, who pays for it – gets it, no questions asked, my terms are clear and if you have the money you can have your car!

    Respectfully,
    Sgt. Steven Grote

    Be careful people…Even if you have bad credit, GO TO A DEALERSHIP!!! I know you’ve worked hard for your money, and it’s not right that these people are trying to steal it from you. Make sure you don’t give them your address or phone number!!!!!

  • 360 Kiara // Feb 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Oh, and the email is

    Chvent3@aol.com

  • 361 Angel // Feb 23, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Hi guys I am curreently dealing with some similar I saw this car on craigslist and also on ebay.
    I would like you advice, it looks like a good deal but I just dont feel good about this. When I emailed the person this is what they emailed back.

    The car is still available and the price for 2007 Honda Civic SI is $2,900. I’m the owner and the car is paid off. It’s white with SI velour interior, 2.0L engine 197hp, 39,500 miles, manual transmission, navigation, 18″ enkei wheels, remote keyless entry with security system, power windows, locks and mirrors, sunroof, cruise control, sport suspension, non-smoker, engine runs perfect and clean. I worked for Honda and had access to the employee store. I bought the car for a very low price and that’s why I can sell it so cheap.
    I got promoted and moved to South Lyon, MI and the car is with me. It’s prepared for shipping and the delivery costs are included in this price.
    We will use ebay to secure our deal because it protects both buyer and seller. You send the money to ebay and they hold the payment until the car arrives. You have 7 days to inspect it and I get the money after you make sure everything is ok and decide to keep it. If you don’t like the car and want to return it, I will arrange to ship it back and you will be 100% refunded by ebay.
    If you are interested and you have the funds available you can buy it on ebay by hitting buy it now button and complete the process:

    http://motors.shop.ebay.com-cars-sedan-72619.vehicles-bill-online.com/?Body%252520Type=sedan&_dmpt=US_car_utility&_mqf=0&_qfkw=1&_fpos=95616&_lsbx=0&_fspt=0&_flso=0&Make=Honda&_trksid=p1695235.m724&pid=civ

    Many thanks,

    Jane

    PS. The VIN# is 2HGFA55587H703166, if you want to check the carfax report.

  • 362 RONDA // Feb 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    THANKS TO THIS I DIDN’T GET SCAMMED BY SOME CHICK NAMED “SARA HESTER” HER EMAIL IS SARAHESTER5@GMAIL.COM LOOK OUT FOR HER SHE TRY TO SELL ME A 2008 HONDA ACCORD EX-L FOR 4899. SHE SAID SHE WAS IN PORTUGAL AND THE REASON SHE WAS SELLING IT IS BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST TO MOVE IT WHERE SHE IT.
    THANK YOU FOR INFORMING ME BEFORE I GOT SCAMMED AN THANK ME FOR DOING SOME RESEARCH BEFORE SENDING MY MONEY.

  • 363 Mason // Mar 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Watch out for CRGML8@aol.com he posts this scam on craigslist all across the nation. will setup a fake ebay “vehicle protection” page and ask for money to be wired western union. Same story about being in the airforce with a sick sister, etc.

  • 364 Bre // Mar 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I just replied to an add on craigslist as well! Here’s the reply email, obviously a scam.

    Hello,
    Thanks for being interested in buying my 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5 4×4 V6. 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 6 CYLINDERS ,126,626 miles, clear
    Title, a perfect car. The price is not negotiable , $2,860.00. 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 a 3rd Party To complete the sale.
    If you are interested and you have the funds available
    Email me your full name and shipping address.
    Thank you for your time

    P.S. For pictures please use this link :
    http://s1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb393/toyotapics00333/
    Have a nice day!
    Julia

  • 365 Clover // Mar 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    My sister almost got scammed by this one.
    Hi,
    The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I’m selling this car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $2,850. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    Thank you for your interest!
    Diane and Ben Martin

    P.S. Here’s the details for my car:
    Mileage: 40,500 miles
    Warranty: No
    Vehicle title: Clear
    Condition: Used
    Features
    Body type: Coupe Engine: 6 – Cyl. Cylinder Exterior color: Red
    Transmission: Automatic Fuel type: Gasoline Interior color: Tan
    Disability equipped: No =

  • 366 Bea // Mar 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I rushed home today to see if anyone had responded to my 6 inquiry e-mails on Craiglist. My two sons always say, “Mom you are suspicious of everyone.” I reply saying, “If it walks like a dog, barks like a dog, then it’s a dog not a duck.” I went trait to Ebay Motors and spent time clicking on everying including fraud. Also, I googled “buying cars on ebay” and the fraud and scams came up.

    All of this people pretended to be in the military. The one that touched my heart was a mother having lost her son 4 months ago in a car accident involving a drunk driver. I wasn’t interested after she mention that b/c of my own children. Why would a mother want to sell that one thing that reminded her of her child? No REAL mother would get rid of a deceased child’s belongings after 4 months.

  • 367 Grace // Mar 7, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 whitegreat price 4 Cyl power options – $2934 (ELIZABETHTOWN)

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: 2011-02-24, 3:01PM EST
    Reply to: see below

    ——————————————————————————–

    Fully payed, No lease or payments! No missprint, Clear title! Urgent Sale!

    Car in Excellent Condition, selling due to upcoming significant event. Excellent MPG with 4 cylinder engine., push button ignition, audio input jack, Xenon, tire pressure monitoring system, all mats. Lots of space for the family and very large trunk. Love this car. Goes to the first buyer at this great price. NOT a dealer. Real person here selling a great car.
    Excellent condition inside and out. Very well maintained. One careful owner. Primarily just driver most of the time so inside very clean.

    contact me : chvent3@aol.com

    Here is the latest scam:

    Hello,

    This 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S, automatic with 26,000 miles, runs and drives excellent(VIN: 1N4AL21E49N522850). This car has been extremely well maintained and it is fully paid. No accident, clear title, free of liens.
    I have dropped my price to $2900 since this is an urgent sale and I need to sell it before 22 March, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan replacing the troops scheduled to come home.

    I have decided to use ebay for this sale (the car isn’t listed on ebay, only the payment process will be done through them). The car is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Bliss, TX, packed for shipping to a new owner. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home address in 3 days and the shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can’t go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it. I will offer a 10 days period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it, before I will have your money.

    If you agree with my price $2900, I need your FULL NAME AND COMPLETE ADDRESS, so I can inform ebay motors that I have a buyer! I will forward your details to them and then you will receive an invoice(with no further obligations or fees). Like this you’ll be able to talk with them directly and ask all you want to know.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Sgt. Steven Grote

    BEWARE!!!

  • 368 lustucru // Mar 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    i believe some people who trusted those fake ads must be jerks or morrons …its pretty clear those are scammers.how can people fall into it ? huhhhh

  • 369 Daysi // Mar 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    We were just about to send 2400.00 for a car, the scam all sounds the same, a sad story why they wanted to get rid of the car, a son who died in another car accident…they just copy the one above and sent it to us…a friend was sent by God and told us to be cautious, I started questioning the seller and she avoided me…her e mail is debra.harper@1970gmail.com. I called the dealer where supposely the car was waiting to be shipped and they told me they didnt have any cars with that purpose, we were in the Western Union to send the money…and almost did, but started questioning the Agent’s telephone number…she sent me a strange number…I was amazed when I found this website and read the same story, thank God for protecting us from such Scam.

  • 370 Kim // Mar 12, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Lookin at all these stories is breath takin has anyone that was takin by the scumbags on this scam ever retrieve there money?

  • 371 Paul // Mar 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Almost totally fell for the exact same scammers as above!!! Just name change and different vehicle. The low life scum its SOOO WRONG!!

    email to look out for is alison072@msn.com

    Looked later at the craigslist listing was flagged for removal. Car seemed to good to be true/miss! The thing that waved the red flag was the so called use of Ebay buyer protection and then western union agent in georgia for a car in houston!!!!!

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for your interest! The car is still available. Has 81,600 miles miles,automatic trans,1owner.It’s in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked inside.I have all the car’s manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.I’m selling the car because my child of only 24 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.This 1999 Ford Explorer 4×4 XLS was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.The last price $1,800.

    Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://s1178.photobucket.com/albums/x364/mypics3881/

    Thank you!
    Alison and Tom Cruz

  • 372 Brandi // Mar 15, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Let’s all remember to pray for Susan Hartford. The poor dear lost her husband in Iraq last year and just cries and cries when she sees his camper. She’s pregnant and left it with the shipping company in Denver so she could relocate to be closer to family in Texas. She can ship it for free with an insurance voucher she has but didn’t use. I feel so sorry for her. I think I’ll make a red, white, and blue quilt for the baby and mail it to her.

  • 373 ERICK // Mar 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Here is the website where I found this scam and this is the e-mail I was sent.

    http://tucson.craigslist.org

    Hello there,

    The truck is still available.2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 4×4 (Mileage:53.800) Engine: 5.4L Triton V8, Ext: White /Int: Tan, Transmission: Automatic, Leather Seats,Power Seats,Air Conditioning,Dvd System,Tow package ,Power windows,Rear Park Assist,Power Pedal Adjustment,2 Wireless Headphones,Homelink,Sirius Satellite Radio, MP3,6-disc CD and much more.The vehicle has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage. Flawless exterior/interior condition, no scratches, no dents, accident-free, full service history, no outstanding finance.The truck is paid off and has a clear title.

    I am a Sergeant in the US army and my battalion has been transferred to United Kingdom for a 11 months experience change program.The vehicle is located in Helena, MT and my wife will be taking care of the shipping and it will be delivered within 3-5 days, depending on your location.Also i can ship you the vehicle for free anywhere in USA.This is our second family vehicle and must be sold in order to pay the house mortgage.The time is short and that’s the only reason I dropped the price on the truck.

    My last price is $2,950, shipping included, and all the documents will be provided along with it.We will use eBay to secure our deal because it protects both buyer and seller. You send the money to eBay and they hold the payment until the vehicle arrives. You have 7 days to inspect it and I get the money after you make sure everything is ok and decide to keep it. If you don’t like the vehicle and want to return it, I will pay the return shipping and you will be 100% refunded by eBay.

    In order to move forward I will need your full name, address and phone number so i can register the deal at eBay.After that eBay will send you the payment instruction.

    Thank you,
    Erick Wakem

    P.S. With no disrespect, please consider taking a loan before proceeding, if you don’t have the available funds for the vehicle.If you need more pictures, just let me know.
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  • 374 Joy // Mar 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    We were very dubious about the offer we saw by a certain person named “Sgt. Tom Buttram” in craigslist…he said he was being deployed to Afghanistan and so he needs to sell the car ASAP. He told me to pay via ebay and all these free shipping etc. Praise God we talked to somebody and was warned. So be careful with this “Sgt”. His email is tom1100@comcast.net.

    I hope these scammers get caught

  • 375 S D // Mar 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    My family and I fell for this last weekend now we are out $3,000. We were desperate to get a car and did not do the research first. The scammers are offering a;
    2001 Honda Civic LX for $2,880 if you see this green car for your own sake run far away.
    I don’t want others to suffer the loss our family is dealing with.

  • 376 Tonio // Mar 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Thank God for his wisdom, knowledge and his love for me… I was preparing to this Honda accord and had gotten the money in place to make the transaction, but this morning as I was leaving home to go to work, I set in the driveway and prayed that God protect me and show me if the devil was out to use me… and he lead me to this site… Praise the Lord and all of his glory!!!

  • 377 BRAZE // Mar 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Here is an example of the email:

    Hello,

    Before buying please read the descriptions thoroughly and view all pictures.
    Very Clean 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with only 43k original miles….very fast and furious.All 100% factory original Paint.Features: Premium Wheels, Sun/Moon Roof, Air Conditioning, Power Mirrors, Power Seats, Tilt Steering, Tinted Windows, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Trip/Mileage Computer, Antilock Brakes, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag,Power Windows, 4-Wheel ABS Brakes,Intercooled Turbo, Privacy Glass: Light, Silver Alloy Rims, Wheel Diameter: 17, Wheel Width: 8,Leather Steering Wheel Trim, Manufacturer’S 0-60mph Acceleration Time (Seconds): 5.1,Drivetrain: AWD,Transmission: MANUAL 5SPD,Engine: 2.0L I4,Mileage: 43,490.

    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.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car: xxxx

    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    I’m an US Air Force Sgt currently stationed in Alaska. And the vehicle is here with me.The price is $3,300 including shipping from AK and delivery to your home address.The price is reduced for an immediate sale.If you decide to buy this vehicle and need further information please get back to me as soon as you can.

    Thank you!

    Staff Sgt. Joshua Garcia

    YOU ARE NOW AWARE. DO NOT LET THIS EMAIL DISCREDIT MILITARY PERSONELL OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU.

  • 378 BRAZE // Mar 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    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 it’s not a problem because I will have the car 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 Attorney and will be kept safe until the buyer receives and inspects the vehicle. I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the car 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.

    Thank you

  • 379 Ramiro // Mar 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Wow!!! I would just like to thank everyone on this website…I found a 98 civic with 105k for just $1500 (too good of a deal). I got a conformation email stating that ebay motors would require the transaction to be completed through western union. The guy’s name is Kevin Smith he supposedly divorced his wife and moved to the UK so i could’t test drive the vehicle…I’m so thankful i found this site!

  • 380 Ryan // Mar 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I ran into the same thing on a georgeous ‘07 Chevy Tahoe with big rims on it, navigation, the works for $2500. I knew it was a scam, but my job tends to get a bit boring, so I am seeing how far I can push on this one before she asks for the transaction then I am going to blow her up. Worst part of this is she is claiming that the vehicle belonged to her son who was killed in Iraq. As a veteran, it is insult to injury that she would use the sympathy that we as Americans have for our fallen to scam innocent people out of money. I’ll get her, don’t you worry.

  • 381 Amy // Mar 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    What I’d like to know is WHY is Craig’s list going after these people? If they know this is such a problem why do they allow so many of these ads? You would think they would have someone dedicated to be a pretend buyer, investigating and turning over to the police those that are trying to scam.

  • 382 olivia // Mar 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I am a college student who has worked way too long and hard to be scammed for a car. I praise God I came across this website. I was about to electronically wire money for a 04 Honda Civic for $60,000- wayyyy to good to be true. But I’m a young girl, I thought I just hit the jack pot. Thank you all for your posted- saved my day!

  • 383 Mike // Mar 24, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I almost got scammed by this as well. It was a 2003 Grand Cherokee for $1900.

    Thanks for helping me not make a huge mistake.

    If this scam is this big, how have the FBI or someone not gotten to the bottom of this?

  • 384 Paola // Mar 25, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I accidentley almost fell for it I did give ky address … should I be worried the scammers have my address ??
    Should I report it to the police

    The scammers email address jne44raymd@gmail.com

    Same story .. it wad too good to be true so I kept asking around .. me and my husband didny send the money but haven’t responded to last email ..

  • 385 moody // Mar 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I was also looking for used cars and found there are a bunch of ads on craigslist with similar stories. Buyers beware!!! Here is one email among others I have found to be scams. Hello again,

    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully. I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the car and the transaction. At the moment I’m stationed at United Kingdom.Making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy. The car is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Belvoir, U.S. Army base near Bethesda, MD, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home.The shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car is in their custody.Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the car. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 7 days to inspect the car. If you decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us. I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about this. If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
    - Your Full Name – Required by eBay (You’ll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
    - Your Shipping Address and PHONE NUMBER – Required by the Logistic Department (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time
    schedule work best for your to receive the car)
    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.

    Also Here you have pictures with my car: http://2003hondaaccordexl.myphotoalbum.com/slideshow.php?set_albumName=album01

    Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!
    Corporal Jonna Alverson

  • 386 Callieco // Mar 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Yet another scammer trying to sell an Airstream trailer via an Ebay escrow account….here is the posting: http://jackson.craigslist.org/rvs/2272072367.html
    She is in Mississippi, but trailer is “packed and ready to ship” in St. Louis….
    Scammers email is evasilverman@gmail.com

  • 387 Erica // Mar 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Wow Im so glad I did my research before I gave in to this scam! The add is for a 2003 Infiniti G35 with 55,600 miles on Craigslist.

    Hello,

    The shipping arrangements have already been made before moving to Portugal. The car is in Massachusetts at the shipping company ready to go anywhere in the United States. It will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

    The final price you will have to pay is $1,800. The payment will be done through eBay. They will act as a third party in this transaction. You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car, you will receive it and will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork. During all this time eBay will hold the money. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you decide to move ahead, send me your full name and full shipping address(where you want the car to be delivered )to initiate the transaction and for shipping reservation and you will be contacted by eBay with all info you need regarding shipping and payment instructions.

    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have.

    Thank you,
    Carolin

  • 388 Unon // Mar 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I was about to be scammed with $2,300 for a car on craigslist, the scamer was using the name brithany.dominguez82@gmail.com wanted to do the transaction through ebay supposably and i even received the confirmation but she wanted me to send the money through western union or moneygram.

  • 389 Pete // Mar 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    My soon to be stepdaughter who just turned 18 just got scammed from an ad on ebay. I wish she would’ve told me about this prior to her making this costly mistake. She wired 2400.00 to someone and of course she did not get the low milage Honda Accord as promised. What pisses me off the most is that she said she was working with her school teacher who was helping her with the process. The teacher should’ve known better and have spotted the scam sooner. I feel so bad for her because she’s worked very hard and long hours on the weekend at Chuck-e-cheese and other random jobs to save up that much money and now it’s all gone. She is devastated. She’s filed a police report but I’m not sure if anything will ever be done. It’s a costly mistake for her to learn. I see these types of scams coming a mile away and had I have known sooner, she would not be in this predicament.

  • 390 Prime // Mar 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    From: “Brian Perez”
    Scam selling 2003 mazda 6 on craigslist wants to usr ebays buyer protection.

  • 391 Katie // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I recently was on craigslist and found an 07 jeep cherokee for 3800, the pics looked really good so emailed the lady whose name is Darlene Culver. I then went and checked kelly blue buck on it and found that she was selling the vehicle for about $15,ooo less than what it was worth. Strange I thought so I investigated and saw that she as many cities posting the same vehicle on craigslist. I am currently still emailing her and seeing how far I can go with her and then report her with all my info.

    Beware of Darlene Culver <darlene.culver@gmail

  • 392 cathy wilson // Apr 6, 2011 at 3:01 am

    This is the letter I recieved from a craigslist car offer: From: “rimaok@aol.com”
    To: me@yahoo.com
    Sent: Tue, April 5, 2011 9:48:19 AM
    Subject: Re: Honda

    Hello,

    This 2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 Coupe, automatic with 11,200 miles, runs and drives excellent(VIN: 1HGCS12369A000145). This car has been extremely well maintained and it is fully paid. No accident, clear title, free of liens.
    I have dropped my price to $2900 since this is an urgent sale and I need to sell it before 22 April, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan replacing the troops scheduled to come home.

    I have decided to use ebay for this sale (the car isn’t listed on ebay, only the payment process will be done through them). The car is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Hood, TX, packed for shipping to a new owner. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home address in 3 days and the shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can’t go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it. I will offer a 10 days period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it, before I will have your money.

    If you agree with my price $2900, I need your FULL NAME AND COMPLETE ADDRESS, so I can inform ebay motors that I have a buyer! I will forward your details to them and then you will receive an invoice(with no further obligations or fees). Like this you’ll be able to talk with them directly and ask all you want to know.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Sgt. Randy Bark

    Glad this site is here to keep us all safe. Thanks yall!

  • 393 Does it matter? // Apr 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    2003 Lancer Evolution, $3,300. They are desperate to scam someone as they post this everyday. and the whole army story, it’s in a warehouse in alaska, ship to your door and alot of other BS that has been spoken of military base, but this has a pay for sisters suffering story and the carfax is legit for this car. eBay attorney will take care of money, 43k miles, red, the specs that can be found anywhere on the internet, and the legit owner trying to sell the real car years ago on a forum by using the vin #. if you ask enough questions they just stop replying altogether

  • 394 ashley // Apr 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    so im looking to buy a car. i went on craigslist and found an ‘03 nissan altima with 105k miles on it. the location says its in my area. i emailed the woman and this is her exact words:

    “Thank you for your interest in buying my Nissan Altima SL. Let me tell you a few words about the car. It’s a 2003 Nissan Altima SL, in perfect condition, 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 105,368 miles . It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. The price I want for it is $2,370. I took an exceptional care of this vehicle, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. 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 eBay 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).
    If you’re willing to make this purchase, contact me asap and let’s start the transaction.”

    does that sound shammy to you guys?

  • 395 Michael // Apr 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    its unbelievable these scumbags get away with this, there should be a way to prosecute and go after these losers. almost fell for a Sgt in the airforce on craigslist selling a VW jetta GLI for 10000 below KBB stay away from this idiot !

  • 396 Justin Matteson // Apr 10, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I just about got scammed thank God for this website. The seller was trying to sell a 2009 Ford King Ranch for $12,000 The sob story was that it belonged to her son who died in a car accident, and it brought back bad memories.

    Here is the latest email:

    Hi again,
    Right now i`m in Providence, RI (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 find out how to make this transaction. I was supposed to ship the car to another buyer, but he told me that he haven’t been approved for a loan. 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 inspection period after delivery. During that 7 days inspection period I will not be getting any money. If you want to buy it, please send me the necessary information so we can proceed.
    Thank you,
    Janice

    The email is Jharvey85@yahoo.com

  • 397 Opie // Apr 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    SCAM Silverado Amanda Hamilton SCAM
    Hi there,
    This truck has never had any accident. It was always garaged and never smoked in. Never been damaged. It has no scratches, dents or something like that. No mechanical or electrical problems, no accidents. Clean title in hand. It does not need anything additional to function, 35,800 miles.
    I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. It will take 3 days to get the truck in front of your house.
    Please let me give you all the details about this transaction and how do they work.
    First you have to make the payment to eBay Motors Representative. Once they check the payment if everything is alright, they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. Once you receive the truck, you got 15 days for inspection. After 15 days if you agree to keep it you will have to notify eBay to release the payment to me, if you don’t like the truck, the shipping agency will take the truck back on our costs and eBay will refund you, but I am sure you will love the truck and this won’t happen. This way you will see and inspect the truck before we get paid. eBay actually holds the money until the buyer is satisfied with the merchandise.
    It’s also a fair way to complete online deals.

    To see more pictures click on the following link:
    http://s1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd405/amanda7322/

    To start this transaction please e-mail me your complete delivery address and full name.
    I will forward them to eBay and they will contact you after they open a case.

    Many Thanks,
    Amanda Hamilton

    PS. The shipping will be made using DAS Auto Shippers insured by my brother from Augusta, Maine. and will come with all the documentation’s required for registration.

  • 398 Ion // May 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I have ran into this same scam on Craigslist yesterday. “Seller” claiming to have a 2007 Honda Accord Lx, 16k miles, and only wanting 2900.00 Sends an email back explaining that “she” has had financial hardship since divorce, and needs to sell the car quickly. Also states that all transactions will be performed through eBay. Upon further communication, “eBay” sends two emails, that appear to be legit, including transaction numbers and states that this person has a 20,000 protection plan in place.
    It is an absolute scam. Scammers’ name Lisa Miller, stating that she is from Middletown, NJ. email address using: copierfixer@gmail.com
    Hope this helps someone else avoid losing money.

  • 399 Amazed! // May 14, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I came across a 1993 Mazda rx-7 advertised on Craigslist for $3000. At first glance I became pretty excited, (I assumed it was wrecked or damaged pretty badly in some way) but, as it turned out, the car was in flawless condition! Now, I’m a pretty big petrol head, so I knew this was a scam right off. Nonetheless, I decided to pursue the car and emailed it asking the price and location of the vehicle. Pretty promptly, but not too fast.. a few hours or so, I got a response. Here is that response:
    “Hello,

    This 1993 Mazda RX-7 with 74,575 miles, has no leaks or drips and it has never been smoked in. This car has been extremely well maintained with a full service history.I am the second owner of this car.I bought it when I was serving in Fort Belvoir and is slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens.I have dropped my price to $2,000.00 since I need to sell it before May 25th,when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops schedule to come home.If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your; FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER to open a case with eBay’s Buyer Protection Program and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 7 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Corporal Jonna Alverson”

    Then I decided to search for this person on Facebook, but to no avail, clearly. I assume that her name is somewhere on this page, because it (this sites like) popped up after searching the name on facebook.
    A note to scammers… I feel like it’s a pretty good system you’ve got going, ya know… People shouldn’t use money grams or buyer accounts to transfer funds to strangers anyway… but You disheartened mongols should at least make the scam seem buyable! ‘93 rx-7s’ don’t go for 3000. All I’m sayin’ is, if you’re going to rob people… make it count.

  • 400 Josh // May 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Their is a scam I see right now on craigslist you have to look under bronx ny and put in lancer evolution . They are trying to put a price 3200 on a 2003 evo with about 45000 miles and it says for sale by dealer. It is a scam because the car is worth about 18000 and this is the second one I have seen. A blue and a red it’s all the same info

  • 401 Cait // May 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I found a 2005 Audi A4 online for $2800 (too good to be true) and got almost the exact same response as Arrius above.
    The seller’s name on the website (oodle.com) was Melissa G., but the email I received in response to my query was from Amanda J. Morgan.

    Her response: On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 5:59 AM, Amanda J. Morgan wrote:
    “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 woman 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 $2.800 including shipping and handling.
    The vehicle is certified and e-tested.
    I will wait your answer(if you are interested to buy) very soon!
    Thank you”

    I had no intention to send money online, but I’m glad I came across this site. Look out for pasen29@msn.com!

  • 402 Forray1 // Jun 2, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Same scam almost verbatum as you can see.
    Right now I`m in a military base. we are getting ready for Afghanistan. I don`t have my cell with me. We`ll have to stick to email for now as this is the only way I can communicate.I hope you can understand me and won’t be a problem if we can close the deal.
    I’ve received a letter from ebay that they have sent you the invoice for the car.
    Just wanted to be sure, that you received it and if you understood how to make the payment , and how to confirm it.
    Now I will wait the confirmation from eBay that you have
    made the payment, and i will start the delivery of the car.I will tell you for sure when to be home to receive it once i start the shipping.
    The car will be inssured at the shipping company for the transport. All the documents,title and paperworks will be sent along with it.
    I have one request for you when you are going to make the payment. Please inform the WesternUnion agent that you are sending the money to a relative or a friend of yours in Utah cause otherwise when i will receive my payment i have to pay 15% from the amount to the state here. I really appreciate if you can do this for me. It will help me a lot.
    Thank you and look forward to doing business with you.

  • 403 Taryn // Jun 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    almost fell for this myself…2007 honda civic si, taffeta white 39K miles on craigslist…”Jane Williams” worked for honda so she got the car at a discount and that’s why she can sell it for $2600…
    I even went so far as to agree to buy it on the fake ebay website before she all of a sudden stopped responding to my emails. Later, I logged into my ebay account directly and saw no history of the car anywhere…
    Suspicious, I googled the VIN number (2HGFA55587H703166) and found 3 pages worth of other used car listing and various craigslist location postings (ohio, virginia, texas, florida) for the same car all with different aol email addresses…

    meanwhile this chick is still trying to get me to send her the money…. yeah right

  • 404 Jaleesa // Jun 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Here are the emails I got:

    (1st response)

    “Hello,
    My name is Cindy Scott, I am emailing you regarding the 2004 Nissan Murano AWD that I have for sale.
    The car is still for sale, I’m a private seller and my asking price is $2,700. The car is in original condition all the way through, 119,000 miles mostly on highway, non smoker, it just had a recent full service and oil change, good tires and lots of other extras. The car is tidy and mechanically in great condition,is reliable, cheap to run and ready to go. Always garaged, regularly serviced, has never been involved in any accident It has no leaks or drips. I’m selling the car because we don’t need it anymore. E-mail me soon where are you located and if you want to move forward, let me know if you need anything else.” yadda yadda…

    (2nd response after asking to meet up to check out the car)

    “Hello again,
    I would like to know from the beginning if you are really interested in buying my car because I work like a dealer on a cruise ship and it’s not hard to imagine that I don’t have much free time and because of that I choosed to handle the sell online through eBay. I decided to use their services as I have a 50000$ insurance with them which covers all costs for both parties.

    Therefore, if you are committed in making the deal, we will be working in a number of steps:
    1. You have to send me your full name,full shipping address and phone number so I can forward it to eBay.
    2. As soon as the transaction gets started, you will receive an invoice from eBay in your email along with the instructions that you have to follow in order to complete the payment. You will pay the funds to eBay and they will hold them and transfer the funds on my behalf only if you decide to keep the car after 10 days of inspection.(the 10 days of inspection begin after you will receive the car)
    3. Right after I receive the confirmation from eBay that you completed the payment, I will start the shipping process. The car will arrive at your shipping address in 2 to 3 days, depending on weather and traffic. Inside the car you will get the title which is clear, the maintenance records all the papers and two sets of keys.

    The car is in Seabrook,NH in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping.”

    emails from: dean.scott217@yahoo.com

    …Fortunately I never went through with this unbelievable deal. I found this “car” on bestcarfinder.com Be careful guys!

  • 405 Shannon // Jun 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    ROBERT NEWTON IS A SCAM!!! Email:
    ~I fell for this scam and have no idea what the hell to do now. The money has already been transferred through Western Union….?????

    Hello there,
    Thank you for your email.My name is Robert and I’m an US Air Force Lieutenant currently stationed in Utah at a military base.I’m selling it cause I will be sent back to Afghanistan and also my wife and I just had a new baby girl and we need the cash to built a larger room for our children right away.I must sell it before June 15th.Here are some details about the car (2006 Toyota Camry LE Sedan 4D):

    Miles:95,550 Engine: 4 – Cyl. Cylinder Transmission: Automatic

    ABS brakes, power everything, tilt wheel, traction control, cruise control, CD player,
    AM/FM radio, dual airbags, power steering and alloy wheels and much more…

    It has been never wrecked or damaged.It will be shipped directly to your address.
    The asking price is $2600US, shipping included. All the manuals and the original documentation come along with the car. You will receive it in 4-5 working days at your home address. It is insured in case of damage.
    The payment is fully refundable. If for any reason you do not accept the car or if it has scratches, hidden defects, or it is not as
    advertised I will even pay for the shipping back to my location if you reject it but i’m sure that it won’t happen cause it works and
    looks perfectly.
    I believe it’s a large transaction and would like to conduct the deal using an authorized third party as eBay using their Purchase Protection Program , so that should eliminate any trust issues.ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected.
    If you are a serious buyer and still interested in this car please reply with your full name and shipping address so we get the ball rolling. I will forward your details to ebay and they will notify you regarding our deal.
    Thank you,
    If you need more pics just ask.
    Thanks.

  • 406 Shannon // Jun 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Here is his email address:
    muncisleor@gmail.com

  • 407 James // Jun 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Helpful hints. Copy and paste the text from the ad that seems to good to be true and do a good search on it.. You can come up with the original ad or ebay listing and usually multiple ads placed by the same scammer all accross the us.. Never a phone number cause then you will know they are in Nigeria, China, Russia or some other place. Never send money Wester Union.

  • 408 James // Jun 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Helpful hints. Copy and paste the text from the ad that seems to goodto be true and do a GOOGLE search on it.. You can come up with the original ad or ebay listing and usually multiple ads placed by the same scammer all accross the us.. Never a phone number cause then you will know they are in Nigeria, China, Russia or some other place. Never send money Wester Union.

  • 409 peter // Jun 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    me also I was about to be scammed with $2800 for a car on craigslist, the scamer was using the name of david Harrison with email davidharrison287@gmail.com
    i was very close to get scammed till i read this line at my search on the official ebay site : ((((((((Note: Never use instant money transfer services, like Western Union or Moneygram, to pay for a vehicle.)))))

  • 410 Im not fish // Jul 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Someone tried to scam me with this scam. I now understand that if something is too good to be true, it probably not real. The thought of having a new car is nice since I need it so but I am not a dumb person who can afford to lose money.

  • 411 Kevin // Jul 5, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Here is the exact email from what I received in South Africa.
    The Add:
    2005 Toyota RunX 1.6i Sport. Leather Interior, 6
    R33 550

    2005 Toyota RunX 1. 6i Sport. Leather Interior, 6 Loader CD Tape, Mag Wheels, AC, Electric windows and doors. Power Steering, ABS-breaks, Tow bar, Service Plan, Immobilisers and alarm. In perfect shape…

    The email from Seller: Multejukari12@aol.com

    Hello,
    The price is R33,500. The car looks and runs great. I am selling the car so cheap because I am in United Kingdom with my new job and I just finished a divorce. I am a VerifiedTrader so the transaction will be done through eBay. If you’re ready for this purchase, I need to know your full name and address, as soon as I have them I will start the official procedure, and eBay will notify you about this. eBay will send you an Invoice with all the info you will need to complete the transaction. Also a 10 days refund policy will be included so if you will not like the car you will receive your money back. Thanks

    The mail from ebay:
    The seller require the payment for this item to be done through Money Gram money transfer because it is his only way to receive the money in United Kingdom. Click here to locate the agents in your area. You must go to a Money Gram office with cash and make a Money Transfer to the name and address of the seller for the amount of ZAR 33,500.00. You must complete a form there. You must write there the seller’s name, location, amount. You must declare it a personal transfer ( you will tell to the agent from Money Gram that you are sending money to a friend of yours ) at the Money Gram office, otherwise you will not be able to send the money. Because the fee to send a Money Gram Money Transfer is high, compared to other methods of payment, we have arranged with the seller and he will pay the fee (i.e., if it costs you ZAR 1000 to send the payment, take ZAR 1000 from the amount and send the balance). Once the payment was sent, email to the seller at multejucari12@aol.com the following information : Reference Number; Exact sender’s name on file with Money Gram; Your street address on file with Money Gram; City and country where you sent the money from; Amount sent.
    Payment details: Sarah Mair; Howard Rd 39/12; SE25 5DD; London; United Kingdom.
    Currently, the seller has a £10,000,00 deposit in an eBay purchase protection account. After you have made the payment you will receive the item in 3 days. After the item is received, you have ten days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, you should accept the item. If not, you have 10 days from the reception date to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 24 hours. The insured amount of the transaction will be taken from the seller’s purchase protection account and refunded to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your discretion. You are buying from an eBay seller so if something goes wrong or you are not satisfied with the item you will receive your money back in maxx 24 hours.

  • 412 J // Jul 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    One from martha_odoyle@gmail.com

    from the UK claiming to sell an Infinity G35 for $13,000 shipped from Yukon Territories in Canada. Post was on craigslist toronto

  • 413 khacz // Jul 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    There’s a scam right now for a Smart car on Yahoo autos. Here’s the email from the guy:

    The car is at the shipping company in Austin, Texas sealed and ready to ship it,as I got a new job and moved here to start over.
    The car is in excellent working conditions, no scratches or any kind of damage,clean title and it was always garaged ,I had prearranged the deal with eBay Motors so my presence isn’t necessary. The car is at the shipping company,ready to be delivered to your home address.The shipping cost is included in the total price of the car .You will receive the car in 24-48 hours and you have 5-7 days test trial, In the inspection period you can test the car, go with the vehicle at your local mechanic for inspection,but do not put more then 200 miles on it .If you decide not to keep it you will get refunded in 24 hours and the same delivery courier will pick up the car and you don´t have to pay the return shipping . I am sure you will love the car and will not want to return it, but it is good to know that you do have this second option available.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. you will receive invoice from ebay 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. You can accept or decline the transaction, ebay will provide you all the support you need and you can ask for all the details of this transaction.
    Waiting your email

    Guy is using this name paul.mcmanus33@yahoo.com

  • 414 Robert // Jul 11, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Same thing, a great deal on totyota camper. Selling it because duaghter getting married and he’s out of town helping with wedding. Don’t worry we can use CAS services to complete the transaction. So, CAS service is a new twist to an old scam.

  • 415 Eddie // Jul 16, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Smamers with this approach must think we are stupid and not verify anythin with eBay. This is the email received.

    Hello,
    My name is Willma York. Thanks for being interested in buying my 2004 Lexus IS 300. The car is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents . It has 92,570 miles, automatic transmission, 3.0L I-6 EFI engine size , White Crystal Pearl exterior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name … The price is $1,900.00 if you want to buy it today or tomorrow.

    I’m selling my son’s car , who died in a motorcycle accident 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 car of your dead son, no offense)

    I can provide VIN # to check on your own, also I can send you more details too . Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .
    Thank you,
    Wilma

    Scamers e=mail

  • 416 Dude // Jul 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I’m talking with a guy right now that’s selling a 2006 Honda for $2800 on craigslist. Fortunatelly I made researches and I found this site! He said is getting rid of his car because it was his son’s car who died in Iraq!!! Can you believe that?? Certain people don’t show respect even of the deads…
    Anyway the name is David Harrison. Beware of him people.

    Thank you guys for the advice

  • 417 john // Aug 11, 2011 at 7:57 am

    my daughter n I were victims to these criminals trying to purchase her first car. sent $6000.00 to liberty reserve than transfered to what we thought was google check out to hold the money till we checked out the car. I i’m devastated feel really stupid n feel so bad for my daughter. I will do anything to see that these people are caught. I filed complaints with FTC, IC3,LIBERTY RESERVE AND MY LOCAL POLICE DEP. but I don,t think thats going anywhere anyone know how these criminals can be traced threw the internet possibly threw there e-mail or some other way also did anyone else here about liberty reserve I don’t hear anyone talking about it. please help very frustrated that these criminals are getting away with these scams and keep scamming every day !!!

  • 418 jin // Aug 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    hey there i saw a 2001 chevy silverado for sale and i was intristed and i paid it and that was the lkast message i recived from this person laura green who said she was selling it for 2,220 cuz she was geting deployed to Afghanistan in Fort Belvoir,,,this is what she said…Hello,

    This 2001 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 with 98,000 miles, has no leaks or drips and it has never been smoked in.This truck has been extremely well maintained with a full service history.I am the second owner of this truck.I bought it when I was serving in Fort Belvoir and is slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens.I have dropped my price to $2,220.00 since I need to sell it before August 25th,when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops schedule to come home.If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your; FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER to open a case with eBay’s Buyer Protection Program and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 7 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Corporal Laura Green

    it is when i relized when i paid the payment she never wrote back….this is her email green9011@gmail.com i hope that she/he gets caught cuz i belev i lost all my money…

  • 419 jin // Aug 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    and when i checked craigslist it was marked as scam and i was too late when i saw it,, if anybody knows who this might be please let me know…. and beware to all …never fall for this even if you are buying on the internet for the first time on the like my self…

  • 420 Gene // Aug 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    hey guys first of all you need to ask yourself WHY that person posted on craigslist and leftthe country / state / or city and trying to deal out of nowhere, second IF that person in hospital / army etc WHY is he/she trying to sell. If i want to describe my item – at least i will post , so if i want to sell something i will talk to REAL person right. So if the person somewhere or CAN”T CALL or CAN”T TALK, I’m need to ask myself WHO are this guy who want to deal with me. And do I want to deal with nobody from nowhere

  • 421 karen // Aug 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    The vehicle is already at the shipping company in KY sealed and ready to go. My FINAL PRICE is $2,700. Shipping is included in the final price as I had a buyer before for it but his loan didn’t get approved and I found out after I made the shipping arrangements. The shipping company would not refund me but can ship my car to anywhere within continental US, so I’ve left it at their warehouse and it’s ready to ship at anytime. The car is in a sealed container and will be shipped insured.
    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 and 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 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!

    i want to know does this sound like a scam!!??

  • 422 paul // Sep 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

    here’s another one.

    Hi there, thanks for e-mailing me. My name is Kayla Smith and I would like to inform you about the location of the vehicle Augusta/Maine. The Jeep is still available and it’s in excellent shape inside-out, no accidents, always garage kept, never smoked in. It has 69,990 miles and no mechanical problems, dings, dents or scratches. There are no liens or loans on the Jeep and it has a clean title. I’m selling the Jeep below the market price because my husband passed away 1 week ago and the Jeep it’s the only asset I have that can be turned fast into cash to pay off the house mortgage as soon as possible. My brother is working for DAS shipping company and he can make arrangement’s to deliver the Jeep at a very low cost everywhere in the US. The shipping will be $200.

    The transaction will be managed by eBay Motors, so everything will go smooth and you will be 100% protected. You will receive the Jeep for inspection before you make any payment to me. If you want me to reserve the Jeep for you, just let me know.

    Final Price $2,700.00 ( shipping included )

    All the best to you and your family,
    Kayla Smith

  • 423 dawn bishop // Sep 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    there are people advertising cars on there at unbelievable prices and when you contact them they say the transaction will be dealt with via ebay send then you name address and phone number and email add they will get ebay to contact you directly. when the email arrives from ebay it say you send them money via western union and they will ship the car to you for a trial of 7 days. I have reported them to ebay but buyers beware of this scam the lady who supposed to own the car sara lopez says she is disabled and need the money to be able to have an operation to walk again so needs to sell the car it is a scam and dont be fooled

  • 424 AT // Sep 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! You are exactly right that the seller seems to “have you best interest in mind” by going through eBay. I’m thankful I saw this post.

    I was a little skeptical at first when a 2002 honda accord was listed for $3780. I e-mailed the seller for more information and with low miles it was too good to be true. Then the seller wanted to go through E-Bay because it was the best solution. But then I did my research!

    Do not do deals with zateleti371@gmail.com via Craigslist. It is a scam and she has been involved in other car scams as well posted by others.

  • 425 Lowe // Sep 18, 2011 at 12:24 am

    parker.maya22@gmail.com is a scammer.

    2004 Chevrolet Impala SS
    VIN: 2G1WP551449131991

  • 426 goes with the name limen dex dex20066@yahoo.com // Sep 18, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Thanks very much for the interest you have in buying my 2005 Honda Accord For Sale .The car is still in a very good condition and has never been involved in an accident.The title is clean,the interior looks great and the Mileage 94214.Body style Sedan and the Engine is 6 Cylinder Gasoline with 5 Speed Automatic .This car is still like a new one and it is accident free.The price of the car is $1000 and that is my last price.I am a USA citizen.The reason why i want to sell the car at this price is because my husband was transferred to work in (Australia,Cameroon) and he took me along with him and that is where i am presently living and that is why i want to sell the car at this price because i want to sell it fast since i could not take the car along with me.So before i left USA,i had already arranged shipping and also the payment with the shipping company in the USA. So the car is presently at the USA in a shipping company.I have already made all arrangements with them so that they can help me to sell the car fast.So if you are really interested in buying this car then get back to me immediately.Thanks

  • 427 goes with the name limen dex dex20066@yahoo.com // Sep 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

    —FOLLOW–
    OK thanks very much for getting back to me so soon.This really show some seriousness and i believe you will be the one to buy my car The car is automatic.It is registered for 2011 and everything is still current and the car is still like a new car OK.The car is currently located in New York at the eBay motors and the car will have to be shipped to you from New York and you will only have to pay for a deposit to to me and once i receive the money i will send your address to the shipping company immediately and they will bring the car to you then when you receive the car you can complete the rest of the money.The deposit will be $500 then when you receive the car you can complete the rest of the money that is $500 but if you wish you can just send the complete $1000 at once so that everything will move on fast .So all what you will have to do now is just for you to get back to me with your full shipping address which i will forward to the eBay motors and they will contact you shortly and let you know when they will ship the car to you and if you pay for the deposit today then you will get the car tin the next 42 to 72 hours right at your address.When the car is shipped to you will have to test drive it for 5 business days before you complete the rest of the money to be sure that you like the car and if in case you do not like the car then your 500 dollar deposit will be refunded back to you and the car taken back from you,but i promise you that you will love the car because it is still like a new one.The car will be shipped to you with all the documents that is the title,owners manual,service records,two sets of keys,pink slip and also with the bill of sales notarized and singed by me.This car is still in a very good condition and it is still like a new car so if you are really serious in buying this car then you should get back to me with your full shipping address which i will forward to the shipping company and they will contact you shortly to confirm shipment and delivery.I will be needing your full address as follows
    ——————–
    Hello,thanks for getting back to me with your full information which the shipping company will be using in delivering the car at you address.So i want to let you to know that i have already sent you full delivery information to them and they will contact you shortly to let you know the exact time that the car will be arriving at your address.All what yu will have to do now is to pay for the deposit of the car which is 500 USD.You will have to use western union money transfer in getting the money over to me because it is closer to my location and it will be easier for me to pick up the money and proceed.Below is my full address which you will have to take to the western union money transfer store and send the money:

    Receivers Names…………….Mr Chumbroc Princely Mbuchu
    Country…………………………Cameroon
    State/city……………………….Douala,Diedo
    Zip Code……………………….00237
    Test Question ………………..When
    Test Answer…………………..Today

    So above is my full information which you will take to the western union to send the money and immediately you send the money do get back to me with the MTCN# and the full senders names so that i can pick up the money and proceed I have also attached 2 pictures of me and my family so that you can know me better and i will also like that in your next email you should also get me your pictures so that i can know who am dealing with.Waiting!!!!!!!
    yes the car is having an alarm system
    ——————————-
    I have already contact the eBay motors and the car will be delivered in your address as given to me so all you have to do now is pay me the deposit of the car and they will be delivered in your destination within 24 to 48 hours that is what the eBay motors told me.Thanks and waiting for your reply have a nice day.

    —i fell for this scam but lucky i got my money back from western union….please people be careful i learn my lesson the hard way!!

  • 428 goes with the name limen dex dex20066@yahoo.com // Sep 18, 2011 at 9:27 am

    also this email be aware

    dex20066@yahoo.com
    ebaymotors23@gmail.com
    nellydex16@gmail.com

  • 429 Chey03 // Sep 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I have the Same story as everyone else. I was looking for a cheap car so I do a search on Crraigslist and find a 2005 Honda Accord w/39,000 miles, one owner car in clean great condition. The thing that got me was they wanted $2,900. SO I email the person who was calling herself Monica and asked what was wrong w/it? She gave me a sad story about it being her sons car and that he recently passed away. She said the car had to many memories for her and her husband and they just wanted to be rid of it. They weren’t trying to make money off of his death. SO I was thinking to myself this gotta be true who would tell such a sad story. I just was on craigslist looking to see what people had. I told her i’d love to buy the car because my vehicle just broke down but I only had 1/2 of the asking price. She proceeded to tell me that what I had was enough for now and we could hammer out the rest of the details. She said she was handling all the money transactions through ebay motors. She needed my name, address, and phone numbers to give to them. She said once they get in touch w/me and I pay them I’ll have 10 days to decide if I wanted to keep the car. If I said yes then they’d put the money into her account. If I said no I’d get my money back in full. She also told me she’d pay for the shipping and not to worry about it. I so believed her and I was ready to jump all over it. After I said yes I get an email from ebay motors. There telling me to go and western union the money to them and then my car will be delivered to my home. It was currently sitting in Las Vegas at ebays storage. I live in California. ONce I realized they wanted my money first I had all kinds of red flags go off. I’m not rich so $1, 400 + dollars to me is a lot to come by.So to wire it to someone on good faith is a bit much for me. So I emailed ebay and said NO. If this was a real deal I should get the car the same day I pay. And besides who takes 1/2 a fricken payment from a complete stranger! only a dum ass if you ask me. I ain’t no fool. Needless to say I haven’t heard anything else from “ebay” or the grieving mother Monica Hernandez and her make believe husband Terry. There email address for this scam is hernandez.monica06@gmail.com Don’t be moved by there sob story. If this was true why is she trying to get rid of it on craigslist using ebay motors? Now thinking of it it makes no sense. Ebay has there own website and custormers and ways to sell it w/out craigslist! Why do all the leg work yourself and then pay ebay for what reason? You already found a buyer don’t go through ebay. I wish I could report this possibly scam to someone!! Please people reach scams before every buying anything on line.

  • 430 John // Sep 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Haha watch out for cheryl.hopkins@msn.com
    Selling her 2001 BMW 330 ci for 2871$
    Because her husband died of a heart attack and she sold her home in 2 months in la and is living in new York now.. Total BS
    Everyone be careful. Anything that has you paying thru western union or money gram is a fraud.. Use those methods for your families only …

  • 431 Dani // Oct 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    OMG!! I’m going through it right now!! But I didn’t give this guy any of my info. I did my research and found out it was a scam…. so I told me to ship the card so I can test drive and I will pay him in PERSON. Never heard back from him.

    Here are the messages he sent me, hope it helps

    1st Message
    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 the car before October 11th.
    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’m the registered owner with the title in hand. The vehicle is paid off and there is no lien on it. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage (see pics).Non-smoker.
    This 2000 Honda Accord EX V6 has 145k miles, Automatic Transmission, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Locks, Safety Features, Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver’s Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, FWD, CD Player, Leather Interior, Sunroof/Moonroof.
    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle: http://s1184.photobucket.com/albums/z339/davisaccordv6/#
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $1,800, including delivery to your home address. I will not consider trading it for other product because I need cash, the price is not negotiable so please don’t email me if you don’t have all the money avail or if you’re looking for a trade.
    So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.
    I look forward to hearing from you,
    USAF, SSgt. David Gibbson.

    2nd Message
    Hi again,
    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 car is with me in Anchorage, AK at Elmendorf AFB where I am currently deployed.
    The shipping will take 3 to 5 days and it’s 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 sealed and ready for delivery. The money must be sent first to an eBay attorney and will be kept safe until the buyer receives and inspects the vehicle. You’ll have a number of 5 days for an inspection, take it to a mechanic to check and the option to accept or reject the vehicle. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the vehicle and make sure everything is as agreed.
    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.
    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.
    Regards
    USAF, SSgt. David Gibbson.

    3rd Message
    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,
    David Gibbson

    Please be aware of this “guy” names David Gibbson davson32@gmail.com

  • 432 juggy // Oct 7, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    HERE IS ONE EMAIL FROM A SCAMMER.

    Hello,
    My name is Wilma York . Thanks for being interested in buying my 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser . The suv is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents . It has 149,894 miles , automatic transmission , 4.5L L6 FI DOHC 24V engine size , gray exterior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name … The price is $1,800.00 if you want to buy it today or tomorrow.
    I’m selling my son’s suv , who died in motorcycle accident two months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great . Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the suv of your dead son, no offense)
    Here are the pictures with the suv: http://s1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa476/bulee12/?albumview=slideshow
    I can provide VIN # to check on your own, also I can send you more details too . Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .
    Thank you,
    Wilma

  • 433 Vgal // Oct 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Hello All,
    Elisabeth Nason is a SCAMMER on Craig’s list and Auto Finder. Watch out! The email address is: rick.elisa77@gmail.com

    2010 4 Runner really took pics from Landers Toyota in
    http://www.landerstoyota.com/certified/Toyota/2010-Toyota-4Runner-6a6ef2550a0d06490141fedbc3a5df71.htm

    Elisabeth Nason
    at rick.elisa77@gmail.com
    Hi,

    Thank you for your email concerning my vehicle : 2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5, 20,345 miles .
    It has a clear title and it is in perfect working condition, non smoker..

    My final price on it is $17,300.00

    I just got divorced and I decided to move (along with my daughter) closer to my parents. Right now I’m located in Valencia, Spain and the vehicle is stored in South Carolina.. The vehicle was awarded to me in our divorce. Being a single mother and because of my situation 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.
    Don’t get me wrong but I would prefer to secure the deal through eBay. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this. Also because the vehicle will be shipped 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 vehicle and you will be assured that you will receive it! Basically the money will be sent to ebay and they will keep it until you will receive the vehicle and only after you will inspect and drive it they will forward the funds to me. If you like to receive more information about the vehicle, more details about the deal and hopefully if you want to continue please contact me.

    Thank you for your time,
    Elisabeth

  • 434 Steve // Oct 10, 2011 at 10:49 am

    ** SCAM ALERT **

    REF: http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/fud/2641488696.html

    jess D ( lois079@gmail.com ) to me
    show details 10:49 AM (58 minutes ago)
    Hello there,

    Thank you for your interest in my 1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5

    The truck is in immaculate condition and hasn’t been involved in any accident..
    Clear title, it has :71,694 miles, automatic transmission,Cruise Control,Power Door Locks, Power Steering,Air
    Conditioning and much more..

    As you probably noticed, the price is rather low 1.600 bucks, that’s because my parents house was destroyed by the Joplin tornado and I want to help them rebuild their house so, this truck has to go asap .This is my third car and rarely drive it anyway.

    I live in Grand Forks ,ND also the truck is here with me but in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping.
    For more pictures, and details don’t hesitate to ask

    Jessica

    PS i will take 1250

    pics: http://s1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb451/lois079/

    The sale will be managed by Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part.
    Google Checkout will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
    This is how the buyers protection Program works:
    1. I will contact Google Checkout and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms which are needed for our deal.
    3. You will send the payment ($ 1600) to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the truck to your location.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the truck and decide to keep it, Google Checkout will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    Remember you have 5 days to test it. If by any reason the truck is not as described or if you find any problems with
    it I will pay for the returning fees. I’m sure it won’t be the case because it’s a state of art looking and working
    vehicle. I apologize if it seems like I’m pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure everything is clarified
    before any further steps.
    If you wish to proceed further, I will need your:

    -complete name,
    -shipping address
    - Show quoted text -

  • 435 Tobias Wood // Oct 11, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Add Julie Larkin to the list of spam/scam.

    Buyer beware.

  • 436 Dan // Oct 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I guess I was sure it was a scam before I sent an email, but I had to ask……it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, ****s like a duck…..

    Here’s the spiel I got today:

    I am in a currently stationed at Nevada Army National Guard. We are getting ready for Afghanistan. We are in the final stage of our training and we are not allowed to use the phone during this period. This is supposed to keep us focused on our trainings. I am only allowed to check my email few times a day. I hope you can understand that we will have to stick to email for now. The vehicle is here with me at the base but I’ve already made all the arrangements with DAS to pick it up from the base. DAS will also handle the title transfer for an extra $75.00. Being in the army has some advantages and one of them is the fact that I can ship it very cheap. I will pay for the shipping charges, as I’ve said in my first email. I think I can have it there in 3-5 business days.
    I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will give a 5 days testing period after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. I have to fill out a form on eBay and I need the name that will go on the title and an address where you want the car delivered. Once I do it, eBay will email you all the details on this transaction and we can get the ball rolling.
    Richard

    I suppose it’s wrong for me to keep this guy strung along asking him questions about the truck, vin number for carfax, etc…..but I’m enjoying picturing him “sure” that I’m only one email away from sending money.

  • 437 Kevin // Oct 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Have fun with these losers. I email them back with unfinished info request and waste their time with useless questions. I wish there was a site we could send their address’ to and report them.

    I love to tell them I sent the money already VIA Ebay and why do they keep bugging me. I then find a picture of the same car they were scamming me with and tell them how much I love it. Lead these idiots on and have as much fun with them as possible.

  • 438 Holly // Oct 19, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    ok well i saw this 05 jetta for 2400 and thought wow too good to be trur right? so i emailed sarahmiller@msn.com and she said she was moving out of her house and selling the car for so little because her husband passed away and it was his car. is this the same scam?

  • 439 jonathan // Oct 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Another SCAM email:

    2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged SUV 4×4

    Hello ,

    I’m selling my beautiful, well maintained 2008 Range Rover Supercharged Sport because my brigade have been mobilized for deployment to Afghanistan. After we complete our training, we will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The price is low because I need to sell it before 4th of November. 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 (no lien). It is gently used with only 16.716 miles !

    I’m asking $19,900.00 this price includes door to door shipping, handling and insurance fees for shipping within the continental US. The vehicle is located in Thousand Oaks, CA.

    Giving the nature of this transaction we can escrow the payment with eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP) program and this way you’re not buying something sight unseen. This program covers only vehicle transactions that are completed ON eBay.com so I will post the vehicle on eBay and I will give you the URL link to press ”buy it now” option .

    I’ve attached 50 photos. Please click here :

    https://picasaweb.google.com/113882601912828976955/RangeRover?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNWTiPWYvMmVEQ&feat=directlink
    Please get back to me if you’re interested in buying it.
    Sgt. Michael Ryder
    4th Combat Engineer Battalion
    United States Marine Corps
    One team, one fight

  • 440 Matthew Kauffman // Oct 22, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Hello all.

    My name is Matthew Kauffman and I’m a reporter with the Hartford Courant newspaper in Hartford, Connecticut. Our website is at http://www.courant.com and my official bio is at http://bio.tribune.com/MatthewKauffman.
    I’m working on a story about used-car scams involving Craigslist and Western Union and often eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection program, and would like to interview people who were victimized by these scams or who nearly fell victim. If you would be willing to share your story, please email me at mkauffman@courant.com or give me a call at 860-241-6741. (And if you fear THIS is a scam, please Google my name or email address or phone number and you’ll see I am who I say I am!)

    Thanks,

    Matthew Kauffman
    The Hartford Courant
    285 Broad St.
    Hartford, CT 06115
    860-241-6741
    mkauffman@courant.com

  • 441 Sonya // Oct 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

    BEWARE OF Another scammer posing as a military personnel person.
    ******************************************

    Hi,

    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 November 3rd. My name is Amanda. I’m an Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. The SUV is here with me.

    I’m the original owner. This 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT has 115,160 miles, Silver with Beige Leather Interior, Automatic 4SPD, 4 wheel drive, 5.3L V8. 3rd Row Seat (7 Pass), Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Heated Seats, Tow Package, Traction Control and more… It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained… The title is clear without any accidents, liens or loans. Non-smoker.

    Here you can find more pictures of the SUV: http://s1001.photobucket.com/home/taho_pictures/index

    The price is $2,470. If you want to buy this SUV I will take care of the delivery to your door (with an AF cargo plane to the nearest AF Base) and I will offer 5 days to inspect the vehicle and take it to your machanic from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject it), 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.
    SSgt. Amanda Gibson

    ******************************************
    Luckily, I knew better than that! Sonya

  • 442 Brett // Nov 1, 2011 at 6:25 am

    I’ve got a good one that I just encountered on Kijiji. Thinking the days of car scams were long gone I found a classic car online for a decent price. It seemed too good to be true, but I e-mailed the guy in good hopes. I’d recently passed up on a really good deal that was legit and didn’t want to strike out again. Hell, it even had a youtube link. Sure enough I got that typical reply. The seller was “in Spain for work” and the car was “in the custody of a shipping company” way across the country. Not to mention they chose to use eBay VPP.

    So I started my own little investigation and went hardcore with it. You see, classic cars are easily identifiable, and the people that own them like to show them. So I started out googling that car and the area it was from. Which ended up with me finding the ACTUAL eBay auction that had it listed for more then twice it’s false price on Kijiji. Only with this ad there was another youtube link, this is where I got really into it. This video had the performance shop listed so I went back to the net and found them, gave’em a call and showed them how someone was stealing their add to try and scam others across the country.

    It’s truely sad that these scams exsist and still go on to this day.

  • 443 Yet another // Nov 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Hi,

    The car has 85,653 miles,automatic transmission. It’s in perfect condition, no engine/electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. Exterior no scratches, never been repainted, interior no rips/tears/stains, never smoked inside. I have all the car’s manuals, 2 spare of keys, title,documents. I’m selling the car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident, a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. This 2004 Audi A4 was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $3.650.00
    Me and my husband travel a lot with our 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.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car’s photo gallery:
    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/2004-audi-a41/

    Thank you for your interest,
    Janie and Carol Taylor.
    ——————————-

    Hi,

    The car is located in Indianapolis,IN at DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. You will have 10 days so you can inspect the car. Once you have inspected the car and decided to keep it, you will confirm your decision to eBay and only then they will re-route the money in to my account, but if by any reason, you won’t be satisfied with the car you can return it back for a full refund of your money. I will take care of the shipping, don’t worry. You will receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, insurance etc). Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with more further instructions.

    Thanks a lot!

  • 444 Dru Jorgensen // Nov 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Same thing here. The check I received was drafted from SunTrust, a bank I know is real. I called the bank and did a funds verification and the bank said that the ACCOUNT HAS FUNDS in it to cover the check. I took it to a SunTrust branch but they wouldnt cash it because I had written “for deposit” on the back, becuase i had tried to do a deposit-at-home procedure through USAA. The app couldnt read the check numbers because there was a part of the check border went through the top of the routing number.

    My question is: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DO MANAGE TO CASH THE CHECK?

  • 445 melissa // Nov 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Hey Dan i got the same one except it was a 2002 jetta for 2500.he told me this and almost scammed me till i read this site.

    I am in a currently stationed at Nevada Army National Guard. We are getting ready for Afghanistan. We are in the final stage of our training and we are not allowed to use the phone during this period. This is supposed to keep us focused on our trainings. I am only allowed to check my email few times a day. I hope you can understand that we will have to stick to email for now. The vehicle is here with me at the base but I’ve already made all the arrangements with DAS to pick it up from the base. DAS will also handle the title transfer for an extra $75.00. Being in the army has some advantages and one of them is the fact that I can ship it very cheap. I will pay for the shipping charges, as I’ve said in my first email. I think I can have it there in 3-5 business days.
    I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will give a 5 days testing period after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. I have to fill out a form on eBay and I need the name that will go on the title and an address where you want the car delivered. Once I do it, eBay will email you all the details on this transaction and we can get the ball rolling.

    Bret walles.

    be aware of this email
    walles.bret@gmail.com

  • 446 A newer one // Nov 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Wilma York is a scammer. Here’s the email:

    Hi,
    Thanks for being interested in buying my 1999 BMW 323I !It`s in perfect condition,no scratches,damages and never been  implicated in any accidents.It has 92,501 miles , automatic transmission , 2.5L I-6 engine size , blue exterior .I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name … The price is $2,200.00 if you want to buy it today or tomorrow.It comes with a new set of winter tires  and it has never been smoked in.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(that`s why i`m selling it so cheap).Let me know where are  you located and any other details you need about it.
    Have a great day!

    Be aware of this email:
    willma.york@gmail.com

  • 447 John // Nov 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    ya i wanted to buy a nissan murano and came up with a $3500 2005 and $2460 2003… sounds legit both 2 different people.. started talking to them… one said they had to pay their mortgage and the other just wants money asap. clearly… i didn’t know they were scams… thought it over then a red flag came up… why would i pay threw eBay first… rather then seeing the car first and THEN paying eBay for they “money transaction”.. played along with them a lil for some fun. told them how about i come to you ( im in MA they are in FL) then i got no response.. end of the day, i sent them an email telling them that i called the cops on them and they are on their asses.. no more scams for me

  • 448 Susan // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I currently have a vehicle posted on craigslist and I have received an email from a supposed interested buyer who isn’t in the states and wants to conduct this transaction via paypal. She is wanting my paypal info and personal address, says it would be hard to call because she is not in the states so she is sending email. She says she wants to buy this vehicle and have it delivered to her dad as a surprise, sight unseen. This sounds suspicious to me, yet in my case she is the one sending money and I am the seller. Is this a sort of reverse scam?

  • 449 yamahamama // Nov 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Add these names to the list I encountered on cars.com:

    Erica Ryan erica2011ryan@msn.com
    Gloria & Albert Miller gmiller27@googlemail.com
    Donald Burkett donbur73@aol.com

    Good ol’ Don offered to set up a “Buy It Now” auction on ebay just for me so that I could buy it that way & take advantage of the Buyer Protection Program. Interesting take on the use of ebay. Even someone like me who uses ebay once in a while could be fooled by this approach. (I don’t really understand “Buy It Now” anyway.)

    I need a car pretty badly, being a grandma with foot & ankle problems who walks 1 mile each way to a minimum wage retail job. For me, each dollar is like gold & to lose it to such criminals is tragic.

    Oh, btw, my daughter & I were each seperately almost victims of a housing rental scam very much like this one. We each found a rental on craigslist in different towns which the owner needed to rent because he was a minister transferred to Africa. We were instructed to fill out attachments providing a ton of info that would probably have been used to defraud us. When he informed us that he would send the lease and keys to the house/apartment after we wired (or sent somehow, I forget) the money, I knew it was bogus.

    Generally, I’m a trusting Christian soul, but I won’t be taken advantage of.

  • 450 Daniel // Dec 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I tried email someone of craigslist that showed it was in tampa florids. I got this email back. “Hi there, thanks for e-mailing me. My name is Cindy Trevor and I would like to inform you about the location of the vehicle Ambler, PA. The jeep is still available and it’s in excellent shape inside-out, no accidents, always garage kept, never smoked in. It has 71,528 miles and no mechanical problems, dings, dents or scratches. There are no liens or loans on the jeep and it has a clean title. I’m selling the jeep below the market price because it’s the only asset I have that can be turned fast into cash to pay off the mortgage as soon as possible. My brother is a DAS shipping company employee and he can deliver the jeep at no costs for me everywhere in the US.
    The transaction will be managed by eBay, so everything will go smooth. You will receive the jeep for inspection before you make any payment to me. If you want me to reserve the jeep for you i need your full name and full shipping address and ebay will contact you shortly with all the information you need.
    Final Price $2,500.00 (shipping included)
    All the best to you and your family,
    Cindy Trevor
    P.S. Here you can see more pictures: http://img151.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=42950038.jpg

  • 451 Maddy // Dec 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    This is the scam I almost fell for this morning. “Maj. Helen Adams” contacted me from a gmail address (helenadams11@gmail.com) with literally the same story I’ve seen over and over again on this site: I’m being deployed to Afghanistan and need to sell the car ASAP at a ridiculously low price. Sounded too good to be true and it was.
    WATCH OUT!

    Hello,

    This 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 3.5L V6 FI DOHC 24V, VIN: 4T1BK46K17U510519, runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, Only 46,602 miles! Transmission is Automatic shifts smoothly.

    It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens. I bought it when i was serving in Mitchel Air Force base in New York and now I am deployed in Spain . The car will be delivered from NY, US.

    I have dropped my price to $1,900 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before December 10th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your: Full Name and Shipping address, to open a case with eBay. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by eBay, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Maj. Helen Adams
    PS: I have made a photobucket album for the car : https://picasaweb.google.com/picasaweb3/2008ToyotaCamry?authkey=Gv1sRgCKLIp_-Dw-HykAE#

    Here is also the carfax report: http://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory/p/Report.cfx?vin=4T1BK46K17U510519&partner=CDM_U

  • 452 Chris Romero // Dec 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I just found a deal on Craiglist for a 2004 VW Passat and the supposed LT Nicholas Hamilton was being deployed to Iraq and needs to sell the car ASAP by 12/19 and was asking us to use google fund transfer to send the funds and they would ship the car and we had 10 days to inspect and could send back if we were unhappy at his expense, (too good to be true) luckily we found this website before even taking the next step….so thank you everyone for posting! much appreciated,really saved us!

  • 453 Fern // Dec 7, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    another scam…below is my email trail for a 2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited for 2700…wish it were true.

    Sorry not interested. I’ll keep looking on Craigslist.

    From: Phillip Jenkins [mailto:pj09872@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 3:22 PM
    To: me
    Subject: Re: 2002 Toyota Sequoia

    Hey,
    I am in a currently stationed at Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center. 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 twice a day. I hope you can understand that we will have to stick to email for now. The vehicle is here with me at the base but I’ve already made all the arrangements with DAS to pick it up from the base. DAS will also handle the title transfer for an extra $75.00. Being in the army has some advantages and one of them is the fact that I can ship it very cheap. I will pay for the shipping charges, as I’ve said in my first email. I think I can have it there in 5-7 business days.
    I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will give a 3 days testing period after delivery. During that 3 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.
    Phillip
    On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM,
    I am in dallas so I can just come by and see it in person.

    From: Phillip Jenkins [mailto:pj09872@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 3:08 PM
    To: Me
    Subject: Re: 2002 Toyota Sequoia

    Hey,
    Thank you for your interest in my Toyota Sequoia. I am selling it because I will soon go on a second tour in Afghanistan and I don’t want it getting old in my garage. I will be gone for the next 12 months. The price is low because I need to sell it before we deploy, at the end of December. The vehicle is in great condition and runs great. It only has 119,000 miles on it, mostly highway miles. It has never been wrecked and never smoked in. I had serviced it only at the local dealer. Maintenance records are available. Clear title in hand. You can see more pictures of the car here:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/100476029979383723358/Sequioa?authkey=Gv1sRgCKXP1parxunXkQE
    If you decide to buy it I will be paying for the shipping charges. The total price is $2,700.00 with no other hidden taxes. Please email me back if you are interested in buying it.
    Phillip
    On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Me> wrote:

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/2739723491.html

    Is this vehicle still for sale? If so can you tell me where I can see it and what price you’re selling the vehicle for.

  • 454 Cherry // Dec 10, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Thanks found this site, I know something fishy so I search about craiglist scam. Here’s the email msgs from the low life scammer. Happened yesterday.

    Hi there,

    The Ford it is in perfect condition, there’s not a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear title with no liens or loans. I’m selling it low as my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on December 20th for a 2 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. If you decide to buy it I will be paying for the shipping charges. The total price is $2,750.00 with no other hidden taxes. Please email me back if you are interested in buying it.

    A few words about the car:
    - 2002 Ford Mustang GT
    Mileage: 74,843
    Price: $2750
    Body Style: Coupe
    Exterior Color: Silver
    Interior Color: Graphite
    VIN: 1FAFP42X82F188344
    Fuel: Gasoline
    Engine: 4.6L V8 16V MPFI SOHC
    Transmission: 5-Speed
    Drivetrain: RWD

    - Pics available at: http://s1093.photobucket.com/albums/i423/gsadsa/

    Best Regards,
    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Harrell

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

    Beware !!!

  • 455 Rob // Jan 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I am not upset about this guy trying to scam people but more upset about him pretending to be a national hero as a Sgt. 1st Class. Someone needs to hunt this guy down give him a quick lesson on breaking legs. Anyway, here is an email that I received from this coward in response to a craigslist add. I looked this guy up on the web and found him on this website.

    Hi there,

    The toyota it is in perfect condition, there’s not a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear title with no liens or loans. I’m selling it low as my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on January 25th for a 2 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. If you decide to buy it I will be paying for the shipping charges. The total price is $2,640.00 with no other hidden taxes. Please email me back if you are interested in buying it.

    A few words about the car:
    - Toyota Camry 2004 XLE
    Mileage: 55,600
    Price: $2640
    Body Style: Sedan
    Exterior Color: Black
    Interior Color: Tan
    VIN: 4T1BF30KX4U077785
    Fuel: Gasoline
    Engine: 3.0L V6
    Transmission: Automatic
    Drivetrain: FWD

    - Pics available at: http://s1062.photobucket.com/albums/t483/njbds/

    Best Regards,
    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Harrell

  • 456 Rob // Jan 13, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Wow, This guy has many adds to scamm people and his emails are all the same….
    This Time it is a Ford Explorer! Here it is…. This is a new email address.. Spam the crap out of this guy..

    Sgt. Joseph Harrell josp34@gmail.com

    Hi there,

    The Ford it is in perfect condition, there’s not a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear title with no liens or loans. I’m selling it low as my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on January 25th for a 2 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. If you decide to buy it I will be paying for the shipping charges. The total price is $2,840.00 with no other hidden taxes. Please email me back if you are interested in buying it.

    A few words about the car:
    - 2003 Ford Explorer Limited
    Mileage: 82,525
    Price: $2840
    Body Style: Suv
    Exterior Color: White
    Interior Color: Tan
    VIN: 1fmzu75k63za40089
    Fuel: Gasoline
    Engine: 4.0L V6
    Transmission: AUTO
    Drivetrain: 4X4

    - Pics available at: http://s1099.photobucket.com/albums/g397/sdsdesexploresd/

    Best Regards,
    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Harrell

  • 457 Teresa // Jan 18, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    This is the letter I just received that made me look into the possibility of a scam, I found a car on craigslist and I emailed this lady and this is the email i get in return…………………………………………………………………………………..Hi, first of all I want to thank you for your interest in my 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S. I sell it at this price $ 1.850, because I just finished the divorce, and I am very glad that I took the car, because it was my ex husbands most precious thing.I don’t ask to much for the car because I just want to get rid of it ASAP, since the bastard cheated on me in this car. It is bad memory and I should get rid of it. I have it in Marysville, OH because i live here right now. It has only 65100 miles. The car is paid off,clean title,i have the title in hand. The divorce finished 6 months ago and the Nissan is mine now. After the divorce I was forced to buy a new house.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 automatic transmission,a/c,cruise control, am/fm, trunk liner, spare is brand new, all manuals are included,2 keys. I had the oil changed about 2 weeks ago. This Nissan 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 ( i hope you saw this then you contacted me ). The last price for this is $1,850, no trades, only cash and only with e bay, because I cannot sell otherwise. I will pay for shipping and handling(the loan of my previous buyer didn’t get approved and he already paid the shipping costs) so there won’t be any additional shipping costs).
    If you are interested in buying it please email me your FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS so i can get the ball rolling
    I will wait your answer (if you are interested to buy) very soon.

    Thank you, Jennifer Rogers
    Marysville,Ohio

  • 458 Chris H // Feb 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I’m glad I ran into this site with all the feedback. My wife and I are looking to buy a car and when checking out cars online we ran into a deal that seemed to good to be true… here’s what the scammer told me:

    Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2005 Volkswagen Jetta with automatic transmission and only 93,256 miles. The car is in perfect working condition, garage kept, with nothing mechanically wrong – like new! If you decide to buy it, you’ll receive all the papers, the clean title, owner manual, keys and a bill of sale signed by me.
    For this transaction I want to use eBay because I want to have a smooth and fast transaction. The car is at the shipping company warehouse in Great Falls, MT and from there it will be shipped to buyer’s address. You will have to 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 5 days) they will release the payment to me. The inspection time period will begin as soon as you receive the car at your requested address. During all this time eBay will hold the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before decided to buy it. In this way we are both protected.

    The final price is $2,350 with shipping costs and insurance included. The price is low because I want to sell the car very quickly. My wife died 2 months ago and I along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and move to my sister in Cleveland, OH. I can’t afford to take days off my work for this sale so i’m trying to sell it online.

    If you are really interested in purchasing the car please send me your full name, shipping address and your phone number. eBay will notify you all the details about the shipping and payment.

    Here are some features on the car: Leather Seats, Power Front Seats w/ Driver’s Memory Positions, Heated Front Seats, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Cruise Control, In-Dash 6-disc CD Changer Audio System, Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, etc… I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible .

    I’M SO GLAD I DIDN’T FALL FOR THIS EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A SWEET DEAL AND CAR!

  • 459 THAT WAS A CLOSE ONE!! // Feb 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I came across a 2004 Nissan Maxima for $2400 on craigslist. I knew it was too good to be true. I messaged danyjson@gmail.com and received an email back within an hour saying this:

    Hi,

    Thanks for taking a part of your time and visiting my ad 2004 Nissan Maxima SL – $2,400
    I’m selling it due to a change in circumstances of health I have had sciatica for 6 months and it impossible for me to drive it.I am also
    financially strapped due to medical bills, and in rapid need of this sale.This car is in excellent working conditions, no scratches, flaws or
    any kind of damage, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions and comes with a clear title.The car has 45,000 miles.This car may be
    purchased with money back guarantee.In summary you are permitted to buy and drive this car for 5 days or 500 miles. If you don’t want the car, you can return it to me for a full money refund!From the begining you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay, I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services.
    It is simple and is great for both parties so that any lack of trust is eliminated.I will wait your answer(if you are interested to buy) very soon.

    Have a better than expected day!

    BTW- the name that he goes by is John Martens. SMH ‘ i almost fell for it! until i seen this website. I hope that sick person gets some time in prison! Some people work HARD for the their money… and some don’t. Its a cold world folks!

  • 460 Judy // Feb 10, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Well sad it has not stop here a recent one

    I’m currently involved in a military program, temporarily based in Alabama Army National Guard. Due to military security reasons I’m restricted from leaving the unit’s facility under any purpose and have strictly limited phone access. I hope you can understand that we will have to stick to email for now. The car is here with me in the base. I thought you might want to see it, so I’ve asked them to allow viewers to inspect the car, but their reply was: “We are not a showroom! That’s why, I’ve taken the liberty to prearrange things and the only way that I can sell it is with a shipping company help. I chose DAS  to do that and I’ve already made all the arrangements with them to pick up the car from the base. The shipping won’t be a problem because military has a considerable discount, so I can handle it by myself, with no charges whatsoever on your account. DAS will also handle the title transfer. I think the car will be in 3-5 days to your address. The car will be sent along with all its documents including title, bill of sale, 2 sets of keys, full service records and everything else you’ll need.
     Regarding the payment I want to use eBay protection program because I’m eBay member since October 2007. You’ll get 5 days to inspect and test drive after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. Once you inspect and decide to keep the car, will confirm your decision with eBay and only then they will re-route me the money. In this way we are both protected.
     I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. Please send me an email with the name that will go on the title and an address where you want the car delivered. I will send to eBay the transaction mentioning the car details, the price etc. After the transaction is processed, they will contact you.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Frank

  • 461 debbie // Feb 13, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I recently found a 01 Mustang GT for $3,500.00, 42k miles. Clean. Too good to be true. She said he worked for DAS Auto Shippers, they were having their first baby. Several red flags when up. Also she stated they were in Miami, Florida. If your going to scam and say your in Florida, at least make sure the pictures have palm trees and not oaks or sweetgums. Started looking for “Gloria and Albert Miller.” Found your website. I may be dumb, but I ain’t stupid. THANKS!!!!!

    I hate liars.

    Gloria and Albert Miller
    Email was gmiller295@gmail.com
    Photos were at:
    http://s1123.photobucket.com/albums/l558/gloriamustang/

  • 462 Mike // Feb 13, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Wow, in a way I am glad I wasn’t the only one who fell for this. Same situation here, an “Army soldier” who was about to deploy in a matter of days needed to get rid of his nissan, very nice car, and again very low miles. As a conman, he sounded very honest and convincing. He told us ebay would hold the money for 5 days until we decided to keep it. He would ship the car to our door step and if we weren’t happy DAS would pick it up for free. No strings attached. Yeah right. We just got scammed out of $2500, we learned our lesson though. Like the old saying goes: if it sounds too good to be true… it is!

  • 463 Dan // Feb 25, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Thanks to this website I’ll delete the response I got from an craigslist add: Here is a copy.
    Re: 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE
    Inbox
    x
    SSgt, Lauren Thompson USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 622-1734 Comm 824-1194 lauren.thompson38@gmail.com

    5:38 PM (12 hours ago)

    to me
    Hello,

    I’m SSgt. Lauren Thompson. Before we proceed any further I want to thank you for for being interested in buying my 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE, automatic transmission, 65 600 miles, VIN: 1N4BA41E66C805036. As you can see from the pictures the car is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents, always garaged overnight ; the interior is clean, never smoked inside; it has never been involved in an accident; the title is clear.

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I decided to make this transaction through eBay. They will act as a third party in this transaction. You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car, you will receive it and will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork. During all this time eBay will hold the money. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    I am located in Madrid, Spain; I was sent here to improve the military relationships between the United States and Spain. One months ago, my husband moved here and brought the car with him, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take forever. The final price you will have to pay is $1,900. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. The shipping will take up to 3 days.

    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. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have.
    Respectfully,
    SSgt. Lauren Thompson

  • 464 Wh0Ar3YoU // Mar 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    haha Im glad I googled craigslist/ebay scams after seeing a great deal for a 2003 VW Passat 1.8 turbo 5 speed for $2,000!! The seller claims he/she is in another country and he/she needs to sell the vehicle fast. They also said that they would like to use ebay as a third party meaning that Im going to have to make a transaction with ebay and they will ship the car to me. After reading this post I now know its a scam. All Im doing now is emailing the person selling this car back and forth to see how far they will go with the scam. Playing mind games,haha.Thnx for this post!!!

  • 465 Wh0Ar3YoU // Mar 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Wow,I just read the post above mine (Dans) and it seems very similar to what I got!!! I will post a copy of what I got as well below by email from the scammer.>>

    Hi,

    Sorry for delay please.I want to be honest with you, the car is in
    perfect condition and runs great has 148,000 miles, Gasoline,6 Cylinder
    engine, title clean. No damage, no scratches, never involved in an
    accident, clean title, never been wrecked and is in the same shape as
    the pictures show. The point is, its been well cared for, never abused,
    and needs nothing. Runs excellent! This 2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan has
    been extremely well maintained with a full service history. Bought it
    when i was serving in U.S. Army base near Bethesda, MD.
    I have dropped my price to $2,000 (purchase price) since this is an
    Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before 30th March when when I will be
    deployed to a US Forces Japan (http://www.usfj.mil) base for an entire year.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email
    me your Complete Name and Shipping Address to open a case with eBay they
    will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
    The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will
    have a 7 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In
    this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of
    this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Sergeant nurse Laura Simpson

    PS: for more pictures of the car 2003 Volkswagen Passat , see my album:
    http://s1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/vw031/?start=all

    ((They then sent me this next email after I told him/her that I only do business in person.))>>

    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 car and the transaction.
    At the moment I’m stationed in Bethesda, MD. making final preparations before deploying with the U.S. Convoy.
    The car is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Belvoir, U.S. Army base near Bethesda, MD, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car is in their custody. Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.
    For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party.They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the car. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 7 days to inspect the car. If you decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.
    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your Full Name and Shipping Address to open a case with eBay they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about this. You’ll receive important guidelines + instructions from them in the next 24 hours.

    Scam much eh??haha

  • 466 alex // Mar 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I just received this email today. I was looking for a used car in craigslist in NJ and saw this unbelievable price. A 2005 AcuraTL for $1935!!! WOW..I google the VIN# given and found out that the car is in California and was sold 2 weeks ago for $17,995.
    These dumb scammers thought they can outsmart us?
    Just beware!!!

    From: Barbara Steeves
    Date: March 26, 2012 12:15:08 PM EDT
    To:
    Subject: 2005 Acura TL – $1935

    Hi,
    The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I’m selling this car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $1,935. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    Here are some pictures:
    http://s1151.photobucket.com/albums/o637/acura2oo5tl/

    2005 Acura TL
    Mileage: 56,337
    VIN: 19UUA66295A011396
    Exterior color: White
    Interior color: Beige
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 3.2L V6 EFI

    Thank you for your interest!

    Kevin and Barbara Steeves

  • 467 Anna // Mar 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Here’s the email:

    Hi, first of all I want to thank you for your interest in my 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S.
    I sell it at this price $ 1.850, because I just finished the divorce, and I am very glad that I took the car, because it was my ex husbands most precious thing.
    I don’t ask to much for the car because I just want to get rid of it ASAP, since the bastard cheated on me in this car.
    Just want to erase a bad memory and I should get rid of it. The car is in Columbia,MO because i live here right now. It has only 64810 miles.
    As you can see from the pictures it is in excellent condition. It has many extras including automatic transmission,a/c,cruise control, am/fm, trunk liner, spare is brand new, all manuals are included,2 keys. I had the oil changed about 2 weeks ago. This Nissan runs as good as a new one and has no dings, dents, or scratches.
    The car is paid off,clean title,i have the title in hand. The divorce finished 6 months ago and the Nissan is mine now.
    After the divorce I was forced to buy a new house.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 (I will receive the payment only after you receive and inspect the car and only if you agree to buy it).
    I will pay for shipping and handling (my ex buyer did not received his loan buy he already paid for shipping ) so there won’t be any additional shipping costs for you.
    If you are interested in buying it please email me your FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS so i can get the ball rolling.
    I will wait your answer (if you are interested to buy) very soon.

    Thank you,Michelle Palmer
    Columbia,Missouri

    PS: If you want to see more pictures here is a link : http://i.imgur.com/aVu9H.jpg

    She almost got me but thanks to this site, it saved me $1850.

  • 468 Jonna // Apr 20, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Hi there,

    The Escape it is in perfect condition, there’s not a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear title with no liens or loans. I’m selling it so low due the fact that my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on May 15th for a 2 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. If you are interested email me back.

    A few words about the car:
    - 2003 Ford Escape XLT
    - Mileage: 66,216
    - Price: $2,380
    - Transmission: Automatic
    - Engine: 3.0L V6
    - VIN# 1FMYU93143KA40179
    - Drive Type 4 wheel drive
    - Pics available at: http://s1170.photobucket.com/albums/r537/wallesbret8734/

    Best Regards,
    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Brett Walles

    Beware!!! This ad was listed in bowling green KY on craigslist. When I asked to come look at it, this was his response:

    I’m involved in a military program currently located in Joint Base Lewis-McChord,WA due to military security reasons i’m restricted from leaving the unit’s facility under any purpose and have strictly limited phone access. 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 in 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 and the $75.00 fee for title transfer.The financial part of this sale will be managed by eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The estimated time of delivery is 3 to 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Looking forward to hear from you!

    What a scam. Plus I googled his name and it asks if I meant to type Sgt. 1st Class Brett Walden. It turns out he is a fallen officer who died in 2005.

  • 469 Jodi // Apr 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I saw the same thing on craigslist for a 2000 Land Rover Range Rover. She said she was a sales person on a cruise ship. Her name is Pamela Moore (allegedly) and requested the same ebay payment.

  • 470 Lori // Apr 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I just got this exact same email as alex above except the car was a 2005 Toyota Corolla for $1935 and seller was Sharon Jennings. I knew it sounded too good to be true so I started doing some searching. Glad I found this article and a few others.

  • 471 Marilyn // May 1, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I responded to a craigslist post in Tucson and got this response:

    Hi,
    The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I’m selling this car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $2,135. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.
    Here are some pictures:
    http://s1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/T0T0TAVAL0N/
    2004 Toyota Avalon XLS
    Mileage: 83,804
    VIN: 4T1BF28B24U352905
    Exterior color: White
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Engine: 3.0L V6

    Thank you for your interest!

    Kevin and Barbara Steeves
    ~~~~~~~~
    obviously a too-good-to-be-true deal… this scam persists!! Glad I found this page, which confirms my suspicions and explains how the whole thing works. Be safe out there, folks!

  • 472 Marilyn // May 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    and one more:

    http://tucson.craigslist.org/ctd/2981355760.html

    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. The car has a clear title, is a perfect car. The price is not negotiable $3800 firm. It is a 2002 model loaded with everything. The car has 47,130 miles. I’m an oceanographer and I’m on sea at this moment, so I left the car in Lisle, IL at the shipping company, it’s already packed and waiting to be shipped anywhere. Shipping/delivery is included in this price as I almost closed the deal with another customer but he was unable to take the loan from the bank. I’ve already prepared shipping for him as he was out of state.

    Details about my car:
    Engine: 3.0L V6 PFI DOHC 24V
    Transmission: Automatic
    Exterior Color: Tan
    Interior Color: Tan
    Drive Type: 2 wheel drive – front

    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle :
    http://s1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh537/2002Avalon/

    Let me know if you are still interested.
    Regards,
    Rebecca Taylor

    ~~~~~~

    my response:

    Sorry, Rebecca – I lived in Chicago for 10 years and I KNOW for a fact they don’t have palm trees in Lisle, IL!

    Real nice car, tho!

  • 473 Robert // May 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    This scam also being tried for pinball machines on craigslist. Mine was a Sgt. Denise Harris in Anchorage..using yahoo escrow account.

  • 474 Emma // May 3, 2012 at 10:15 am

    i’m glad i saw this website but ugh i’m so mad that this is a scam. i got so excited because i was going to get a deal from Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Brett Walles for a Ford Escape for 2300…it pisses me off that he is pretending to be in the army or whatever. when did people lose their respect?

  • 475 Yvette // May 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Was looking for a car on craigslist and found a car to good to be true. Answered e-mail and left my number asking seller to contact me. Two days went by & I thought someone may have already bought it, meanwhile I was still looking for cars and notice this same vehicle listed two more times with different mileage (Low still, reduced price of $2,200.00 as well) and listed as a manual than automatic. Same e-mail Address Debra7812@gmail.com, at this point I knews it was a scam. Two dys later I was contacted via e-mail from seller saying she recently had lost her job and was not actually in my state ( but in Minot, ND.) but could ship the car for me at a low price of $170.00, because her husband worked for a car dealership and could ship anywhere in the states for a low price. I just had to send all my info to them and e-bay would contact me about how I would go about securing payment for myself and for them in-case I want the car. If I were a trusting person this would of sounded great, but I’m not a believer in people and knew already it was a scam, so I tried to bate them and asked again they call me, I’m willing to fly down and look at vehicle ( which I had no intentions of doing) they stopped all communication for a week, than suddenly today 5/03 they sent an e-mail thanking me for my response and said they were out of town, but to send all my info, so that they can start the procedures from their end. I want so bad to catch people like this; so I will play along and see where I get with them, because it upsets me that people can be so heartless especially when people are struggling in todays economy as it is. I hope that ebay can find away to put a stop to this along with craigslist.

  • 476 Yvette // May 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for all your postings, because this is the first step in stopping these scams.

  • 477 Harry // May 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    walles.bret@gmail.com is another “supposed military” scammer about to be shipped off and selling his car thru craigslist using ebay motor details which doesn’t exist and wanting money western unioned and held for 5 days for inspection.

  • 478 KellyRose // May 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Please beware of wonderful cars for very low prices. Here are the responses that you will receive to their emails.

    Hi,
    The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I’m selling this car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $1,836. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.
    We hope to hear soon from you.

    I responded to this seller and received this message in return:

    Thank you, the car is located in Great Falls MT at DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. You will have 10 days so you can inspect the car. Once you have inspected the car and decided to keep it, you will confirm your decision to eBay and only then they will re-route the money in to my account, but if by any reason, you won’t be satisfied with the car you can return it back for a full refund of your money. I will take care of the shipping, don’t worry. You will receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, insurance etc).I have received your data. I will initiate the transaction through eBay and they will contact you with all necessary information about this transaction (terms, buyer protection, payment instructions, invoice, etc.) As soon i will have the confirmation from ebay you will receive further details regarding the shipping process (courier information,expected delivery date) Please look in INBOX,BULK,JUNK and SPAM folder and after tell me if you get all info from eBay.Asap

    Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle:
    http://www.use.com/005ac23c2b8a28cb6c19

    Thanks
    cindy and david baker

    Beware of this one as well:

    Hi,
    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car (2006 Nissan Altima SE-R). I sell it at this price ($2,300) because i just finished the divorce with my husband. It has only 40,000 miles!!! The car is fully paid off, clean title. I have title in hand. I bought it since new and has only been adult driven and garage kept. I just had it serviced and put in a new battery a couple of months ago.
    This car runs as good as a new one and has no dings, dents, or scratches. The divorce has finished 6 months ago and the car 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 decided to sell the car. As you can see from the pictures, it’s in excellent condition.
    I’m very busy with my job and I’m out of town right now so I can’t meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the Internet. 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 (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 with eBay and I have a purchase protection account. The last price for this car is $2,300. I will pay for shipping and handling (the loan of my previous buyer didn’t get approved, so, there won’t be any additional shipping costs). If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address for shipping so I can initiate the deal through eBay. I will wait your answer (if you are interested to buy) very soon.
    ———————————————————-
    These were sent to me yesterday from three different sellers which is why it was so easy to spot out the scam. I didn’t purchase the cars but beware, the stories are convincing at first.

  • 479 Sal // May 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I saw this car and price in a CT CL add. I knew it was a scam off the bat. Then I emailed the “owner” She gave me the whole military and ebay deal via email.

    Heres a copy of her email canned response…

    Loreine Hamilton

    Thank you for your reply. This Mustang don’t need restoration, Here’s a link for details and pictures

    http://69mustangmach1.shutterfly.com

    As I said, my last price is $2500, right now I’m in a military base in Missoula, MT, and we are getting ready for Afghanistan. I cannot leave the base and I’m not able to talk on the phone (at least for the moment). The main reason for selling the car is that I need to pay for my father’s accommodation, he’s staying in a retirement home, so since I’ll stay away for a while, I figured I had this aspect figured out.

    To make things easier I registered the car in the eBay Vehicle Purchase Program. Because the deal must be sealed through them, as you may already know, in accordance with their terms you’ll be given 5 days to inspect and test drive the car before making a final decision and title transfer takes place.

    The car (along with all documents, clean and clear title with my signature on it, owner’s manual and keys) will be shipped by DAS shipping company based on a contract the army has with DAS. This makes the shipping is free on your side.

    Here is how it will work:

    1. If it’s ok with you, I’ll need your full name, phone number and shipping address, so I can inform ebay that you are my buyer

    2. After they process your information, they will send you an invoice with all the details on how to make a refundable payment.

    3. When the refundable payment is made, eBay will contact me to authorize the shipping. The shipping will take an approximate 4 days.

    This hole time your payment will stay with eBay, including the day you receive the car plus the 5 days of tests and inspection.

    If, for some reason, you find that the car does not meet your expectations, you’ll get fully refunded and the car gets back to the shipping company, free of charge on your side.

    I’ll wait your response.

    Thanks.

    Loreine

    hloreine@gmail.com

  • 480 SCatrow // May 14, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Here’s the email I got today from Bret or Brett Walles. I figured the deal was too good to be true but had to check into it. I kind of thought something was weird when his signed name didn’t match the email address so I googled his military name and BAM! Here I am with you guys! I would’ve never sent money, but still, good to know to keep looking.

    Hi there,

    The Escape it is in perfect condition, there’s not a scratch or any dents on it. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear title with no liens or loans. I’m selling it so low due the fact that my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on May 25th for a 2 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. If you are interested email me back.

    A few words about the Escape:
    - 2003 Ford Escape XLT
    - Mileage: 66,216
    - Price: $2,380
    - Transmission: Automatic
    - Engine: 3.0L V6
    - VIN# 1FMYU93143KA40179
    - Drive Type 4 wheel drive
    - Pics available at: http://s1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj596/wallesbreat4312/

    Best Regards,
    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Bret Walles

  • 481 SCatrow // May 15, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Low & behold here is the reply message I got from him. Love this part, “Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.” I was happy to reply with “go f- yourself!”

    I’m involved in a military program currently located in Joint Base Lewis-McChord,WA due to military security reasons i’m restricted from leaving the unit’s facility under any purpose and have strictly limited phone access. 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 in 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 and the $75.00 fee for title transfer.The financial part of this sale will be managed by eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The estimated time of delivery is 3 to 5 days, they will deliver the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
    Looking forward to hear from you!

  • 482 Cristal // May 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    EVERYBODY BE AWARE OF THIS CAR SCAM ela.clarke99@gmail.com

  • 483 JJ // Jun 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Here are things to look for:
    If the seller uses a yahoo or gmail accout – run away because you have no way of tracking them down.

    If the seller wants you to use Western Union – dead give away.

    If the seller gives you too much personal information about why they need to sell their vehicle. For example, I’m getting a divorce, had a death in the family, relocated because of job etc…..

    If the seller advertises on Craigslist, but wants to do business through Ebay. Don’t fall for the excuse of wanting to protect both parties bull.

    If you want to purchase a vehicle, go to a car lot and do it the old fashion way because you have scammers on Craigslist and Ebay waiting and preying on gullible people.

    Good Luck

  • 484 john // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    gloria miller gloriamiller97@gmail.com has a great deal on a Mako boat looks like the same scam

  • 485 Vashati // Jun 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Scam. Nicole & John Jones names used from Minot North Dakota, he supposedly works for DAS transport. Was told to send the money to Ana K. Arias in Bronx New York to her Chase Account. I Contacted the Chase (customer service and local branch) provided them her name and account name to flag the account. I contact abuse@gmail.com, abuse@chase.com, ebay motors and fraud dept. and the FBI on internet crime.

  • 486 Charly // Jun 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    This 2001 VW New Beetle, runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, and has not been involved in any accidents. Only 45,681 miles! Exterior color: Green Interior color: Gray, Model:New-Beetle WV
    The Transmission Automatic Fuel type: Gasoline shifts smoothly and the engine runs 4 Cylinder 1.8 Liter Turbo.Title is clear and free of liens.
    I bought it when i was serving in RAFB San Antonio, Texas but i was promoted and transferred to RAF Elmendorf in Anchorage Alaska for a 2 years period, so I do not want to let it ruin in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer.
    The car is already at our Military Logistic Department from RAFB San Antonio, U.S. Army, crated and ready to go. The shipping will be free for you because I will transport it using the internal logistic department! The Logistic Department will deliver the car to the nearest Us army base from your area and from there I will use a tow-truck to have it delivered at your door. The whole shipping process will take 3-4 days.
    The financial part will be managed by eBay, which means that you will have a 7 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.
    If you agree with my price $1,700.00 and you are interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your: Full Name and Shipping address , so I can inform eBay that I have a buyer! I will forward your details to them and then you will receive an invoice (with no further obligations or fees). Then you will be able to talk with them directly and ask all you want to know.
    If there are any questions left please don’t hesitate to ask. I can provide you more photos & details if you are interested to buy it.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Thanks,
    Lt.Clara Barton

  • 487 T // Jun 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

    MARTI.CROWELL@GMAIL.COM…DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM HER.

  • 488 Sam // Jul 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I was almost losing my hard money but western union just made me suspicious and did not go through. Guys be aware of “Hilary Spencer”. When I did not go through the deal, they are now calling me back n forth with different numbers.

    Please be aware of “amyandrichardstone@hotmail.com”

  • 489 Liz // Jul 4, 2012 at 9:31 am

    We were almost taken in by scammers using the Ebay/cheap car scam. Let me tell you, they are GOOD at their game. I am a skeptic by nature yet they almost had me convinced. They offered a truck for $10,000 UNDER the usual price. They would ship it to me for free even! Beware, if it sounds too good to be true, IT’S A SCAM.

  • 490 Liz // Jul 4, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I would like to add one more tip. The fake “seller” tends to pose as a woman-I guess they assume that females wouldn’t be as apt to scam someone. Please be smart and do not let a well written scam pull you in.

  • 491 symile4me // Jul 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Another one of their scams!!! thanks to this website and the comments we were saved from being scammed.

    Email Correspondence below

    On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 3:39 PM symile4me wrote:

    Car still for sale?

    From: Patricia Stewart ;
    To: symile4me
    Subject: Re: Interested in car on Craig’s list!
    Sent: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 10:33:57 AM

    Hi,

    This 2004 Mini Cooper S, runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, and has not been involved in any accidents. Only 96,188 miles!
    The Automatic Transmission shifts smoothly and the engine runs perfect (1.6L, 4 Cylinder). Title is clear and free of liens.
    I bought it when i was serving in RAFB San Antonio, Texas but i was promoted and transferred to RAF Elmendorf in Anchorage Alaska for a 2 years period, so I do not want to let it ruin in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer.The car is already at our Military Logistic Department from RAFB San Antonio, U.S. Army, crated and ready to go. The shipping will be free for you because I will transport it using the internal logistic department! The Logistic Department will deliver the car to the nearest Us army base from your area and from there I will use a tow-truck to have it delivered at your door. The whole shipping process will take 3-4 days.
    The financial part will be managed by eBay, which means that you will have a 7 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    If you agree with my price $1,500.00 and you are interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your: Full Name and Shipping address , so I can inform eBay that I have a buyer! I will forward your details to them and then you will receive an invoice (with no further obligations or fees). Then you will be able to talk with them directly and ask all you want to know.
    If there are any questions left please don’t hesitate to ask. I can provide you more photos & details if you are interested to buy it.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Thanks,
    Lt. Patricia Stewart

    On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM, symile4me wrote:

    Can you please send me more photos

    Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android

    — On Thu, 7/5/12, Patricia Stewart wrote:
    From: Patricia Stewart

    Subject: Re: Interested in car on Craig’s list!

    To: symile4me
    Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012, 11:19 PM

    Hello again,

    As I said in my first email i was promoted and transferred to RAF Elmendorf in Anchorage Alaska,for a 2 years period, shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.

    The price for my car is US $ 1,500.00. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees.
    eBay Buyer Purchase Protection will hold the funds until you receive and accept the car.
    I will have access to the funds only after you test and inspect the car (you will have 7 days to do that) and in case something goes wrong or the car is not as advertised you will be fully refunded. Anyway I am sure if you will don’t be satisfied about the car I will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back. eBay will guarantee for that. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 business days.
    You will also receive all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale.
    The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.

    Please reply with your full name and address, and I will start the process with eBay Buyer Purchase Protection.
    You will receive all the transaction details from them.

    Thank you,
    Lt. Patricia Stewart

    On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Symile4me wrote:

    Hello Lt. Patricia Stewart

    I am very interested but before I send you my address and confirmation I want to have someone take a look at the information you provided to assure myself that this is a safe and protected service. Would you happen to have a contact # so I can confirm with you via telephone.

    Thank you,
    Symile4me

    I would love to talk to you but for the moment where i am right now in the military base i dont have access to a phone number,i have access just to a computer,so we have to make this via mail,if that is not a problem.

    Thanks for understanding.

    ^^^^their last responce^^^^ after we had already discovered it was a SCAM!!!!

  • 492 Maria // Jul 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Hi,
    I am so happy I discovered this website before I rushed into the deal. There were just too many things that made me rethink.
    So, I recieved the same emails you all did. Every detail is the same:
    A person with this email trevicry@aol.com
    claims to be a Staff Sgt in Alaska wanting to sell a Honda Pilot 2005 for 2700 USD.
    It is soooo obviously a scam!
    Another email from a scammer is this one:
    Paige Armstrong

    paige.armstrong02@gmail.com
    He wants to sell the nonexistent Nissan maxima from 2005 for 2.200 USD via craigslist and money transfer via ebay. It is all the same so please be aware!!!!!

  • 493 Amanda // Jul 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    This scam is still going strong! My husband and I were inticed by a beautiful 2002 Chevy Silverado with low mileage for $3999, much less than the retail value! It sounded like she was going out of her way to make sure the car was to our liking, even accepting the risk of having to ship it back to her if we decided to cancel the transaction. I’m so glad this site is here as warning. There are MANY of these scams out there! Be careful!!

    One of these scam artists is Karen Butler, her email is karenbutler76@gmail.com. This is what she wrote to us:

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

  • 494 Lee // Jul 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Just inquired about a 2001 VW Beetle this morning and got the same thing.

    When I inquired, (to rbeve3@gmail.com)
    I received this first email, from bvd32@att.net

    Reid Beverdige bvd32@att.net
    10:10 AM (3 hours ago)
    to me

    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 the car before August 4th. 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 2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL with 99,862 miles, Automatic, Air Conditioning, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Gasoline.
    Pics: http://s1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj606/2001VWBeetle/
    It is still available for sale if interested, my last price is $2,350, including delivery to your home address.
    So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    *NOTE* I am not available for trades, monthly payments or financing!
    I look forward hearing from you,
    SSgt. Reid Beverdige

    I then asked “SSgt Beverdige” where the car was located in my home state of South Carolina. I received this:

    Reid Beverdige
    10:50 AM (3 hours ago)
    to me

    Hi again,
    Sorry for not providing my phone# I usually do business by talking directly to the other party but since I am in the middle of a special exercise with my squadron we are not allowed to use outside communication, though you can text me at: (404) 913-3452 and I will get back to you ASAP! 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 car is with me in Hawaii at Hickam Air Force Base where I am currently deployed.
    The shipping will take 3 to 5 days and it’s 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 car 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 sealed and ready for delivery. The money must be sent first to an eBay attorney and will be kept safe until the buyer receives and inspects the vehicle. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the vehicle and make sure everything is as agreed. You will have 5 days to test the vehicle and if you are not satisfied you can reject it and I will take it back.

    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.
    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

    Regards,
    SSgt. Reid Beverdige

    I then responded with “Ok, thanks for the info! Not interested in a car I can’t inspect first.” and this is what I received back:

    Reid Beverdige bvd32@att.net
    12:17 PM (1 hour ago)
    to me

    Hi,
    The payment will be made through eBay. I’m under Contract with eBay which states that we can close the deal using their service.Very Important, Only after you will receive the car, eBay will release the money to me.
    The money will be sent per ebay instruction and you will give the payment details only to eBay. They will verify the payment and when the money are confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping process. After you receive and see that the car is the one you want, you just notify eBay to give me the money.
    In order to start the deal I need YOUR FULL NAME,HOME NUMBER and SHIPPING ADDRESS so I can register the transaction with eBay. They will let you know what you have to do for the payment.

    Thanks!

    In my final email, I advised him to not contact me again. BE WARNED.

  • 495 derek // Jul 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

    this is a huge scam. glad i looked on here before going thru with the purchase. they said the exact same thing about eBay and blah bla bla….

  • 496 david // Aug 11, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my 2002 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 SR5 TRD (71,320 miles). It is in absolutely perfect condition and well maintained. I sell it at this price ($2,600) because I just finished the divorce with my husband. When the divorce was finished I owned this truck. Anyway in this situation I can only watch it. I have some financial problems right now so I want to sell it asap and a fast sale can be done only at a low price. Unfortunately for me, my daughter is in hospital and I can’t do this transaction personally, the transaction will be made through eBay protection program for the safety of both of us. The total price is $2,600 and it includes delivery to your address. If you want to buy it I just need your full name and address so I can open a case. You must know that eBay will contact you without any obligation to buy it or fees.
    Please reply asap if interested.

    For more pictures Click the link bellow.
    http://s1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/tacoma2002_photo/

    Thank you,
    Nicole Spear

  • 497 david // Aug 11, 2012 at 1:06 am

    The truck is already at the delivery company in Miami, Florida sealed and ready for delivery. I’m very busy with my daughter so I can’t meet you in person, so this is the reason why I choose to sell my truck over the Internet. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them. This is how it will work. First of all I will need your full name and full delivery address. After I receive the info, I will forward it to eBay. They will process your info and will send us both invoices. eBay will send you all the details on how to make a fully refundable deposit. They hold the funds into a non-interest trust account until the truck is delivered to the buyer, inspected and the buyer confirms that he received the truck in the described condition. According to eBay you have 5 days from the time you receive the truck to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not. If for any reason you will not like the truck (but I assure you that will not be happening) eBay will refund the money and I will instruct the delivery company to store the truck until I find another buyer. It is not necessary to ship the truck back. If you wish to make the transaction, please send me the necessary info so that we can proceed.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thank you,
    Nicole

    On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM, HUASCAR PEñA wrote:

    Nicol how about i see the care before i buy it ? would that be posible ?

  • 498 Ian // Aug 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I am going through this right now. Contacted an email through Craigslist that had two Kawasaki jet skis for sale. Everything seemed fine, and I got the email from “eBay”…which looked legitimate to me. The shipping company was in Denver, CO, and I looked into them. Then I started asking about serial numbers, so that I could quote registration prices and plates. The answers I got in return were a bit odd. I map quested the addresses of both the seller and the “agent”, and they both appeared to be legit addresses. I did a lot of research on this after the funny answers. I replied to the Ebay page, and asked if it was real, and in return got an email from a different Ebay email, supposedly Customer Support for the Buyer Protection program. I was almost convinced by everything I had seen. Upon reading all the emails again, especially the invoice from Ebay, I noticed a significant amount of grammatical errors throughout each email. I even emailed back, asking why there were so many errors. The respone?; everyone makes mistakes. So after this I asked questions that I already knew the answers to; such as how can Ebay provide protection when the items weren’t listed on the site, and asked about the surrounding neighborhoods of the seller’s address. It has now been almost one hour since sending my last emails, and I have yet to hear anything in return. I have forwarded each of the emails to car@ebay.com, in order to help find these scammers.

    I see that many of you have caught the scam before giving out any details. I however, was not so fast. I’m hoping that it was used solely to send that “eBay” email and nothing more.

  • 499 Ian // Aug 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    The scam came from the name of Anne Brasher; email brasheranne@gmail.com

  • 500 Jackie // Sep 26, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I just got scammed for 2459.00 from somebody posing as: Amanda Hall, Malmstrom Air force Base, MT. Here’s Her e-mail:

    To: Jackie Johnson
    Subject: Re: 2004 Nissan Maxima

    Hi again,
    As i told you, at this moment I am in MT state at Malmstrom AFB, getting ready for Afghanistan (I hope for the last time). I do a special training program everyday day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or make calls whenever I want. The shipping will take 5 to 10 days depending on your location and it’s not a problem because i have considerable discount from the shipping company and I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, 2 set of keys, full service records and more. The transaction will be fully under eBay’s surveillance, giving us both security and insurance that nothing will go wrong. They will be the 3rd, objective party involved in the transaction. This way you will actually pay for the car after you will receive and test it, because eBay will hold the funds in an escrow account and release it to me only after you accept and confirm the delivery. After the car reaches your address you will have 10 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.The car is located at US Air Army Cargo (ready for delivery). I asked them to allow viewers to go there and inspect the car but their reply was “We are not a showroom!” and also we have a special training here and is hard to get acces in the base. 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. Like this you’ll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.
    Sorry for the long emails I have tried to touch all bases.
    Regards!!
    Amanda!

  • 501 Jackie // Sep 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Be careful on Craig’s List with someone posing as Amanda Hall, selling a 2004 Nissan Maxima for 2650.00 It’s a SCAM.
    I got SCAMMED.

  • 502 chris // Oct 10, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Yeah we got the exact same email, only on a Dodge truck from the bvd32@att.net, a SSGT Reid Beverdige. I see that the name is a real guy but sure that someone is just using his name.

    Our email was exactly the same as the one above- needing to sell before ____, for an emergency, etc, etc.

    We figured it was SPAM and I know we’ll get the same answer back when we asked where to view the truck, etc.

  • 503 Bob // Nov 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    There is a another scam with a 2001 Lexus for sale on craigslist. Person uses the email address of sandraclark333@gmail.com in the picture of the vehicle.

  • 504 Ashlee // Nov 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve got a few recently. All from Craiglist. They all seem wayyyy too good to be true (great cars for under $2000 – including free shipping) so I did some research. Turns out so many people have been scammed through things like this! Below are the initial emails I received from three different people. Pretty similar stories. The car had already been crated up in preparation for shipping so no one could see it, pay through “eBay”, I can test drive and inspect it when it arrives and if I decide I don’t want it, they ship it back at their own cost and return the money. Bullshit!!

    1. From anthonyc1861@gmail.com
    “Hi,
    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car. I bought this car for my son but he passed away too soon to enjoy it. He died in Kandahar. The car will be my gift,my gift in the memory of my son… Money is not problem,all i want is to find the right person who will love and take care of this car. You may wonder why I ask this small amount for this car.Well…the trust is that i decided to ask this amount only as a protest.This is exactly what we received as compensation after my son died serving his country. No more or less!!! This car is in excellent working conditions, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions. I am in New Rockford and the price is not negotiable, $1.900 firm.

    I had two potential buyers : one didn’t show up and the other called saying he lost the money, so I can’t afford to take more days off my work for that, that is why I gave to a shipping company that will ship it to the next owner, so I’m trying to sell it on-line, and beside that I have the transaction under contract with eBay and I have to respect the terms from the contract.
    Unfortunately for me my I can’t do this transaction personally. I look forward to hear from you.
    Thanks, Anthony”

    2. From judyholst@gmail.com
    “Hello there,

    My 2002 Nissan Altima with 66,353 miles is in excellent condition, never raced or abused,no accident,no loans,it has been very well maintained.I am selling it at this price ($1,900 last price) because I just went through a divorce with my ex-husband and when it has finished, I remained the owner of this car. I have some financial problems right now, so I want to sell it asap and a fast sale can be done only at a low price.

    The transaction will be made through eBay protection program for the safety of both of us.
    If you’re interested to purchase just email me with your full name and shipping address(street address,city,state and zipe code), so I can notify eBay that you are selected as my buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car photo galler: http://s1158.photobucket.com/albums/p605/2002-Nissan-Altima-Photos/?start=all

    Sincerely,
    Judy Holst”

    3. marb377@comcast.net
    “Hi,

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

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

    I have dropped my price to $2,000 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before December 18, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.

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

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Maj. Maria Bart

    PS : More photo here: http://www.myalbum.com/Album=K3SO6HJP

  • 505 Almost screwed over // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Below is an email I received in response to my interest in a car on Craigslist. I googled the email address that the person used (hmason2002@gmail.com) after reading some of the stories on here and the first thing that came up was her email involved in a Craigslist scam with an almost identical story. BEWARE!

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in purchased my 2004 Honda Civic EX Sedan, I am selling this vehicle because I am in the military and my unit will be sent back to Afghanistan. I don’t want it get old in my garage.The price is low because I need to sell it before December 17th. The vehicle is in pristine condition, no accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches. Always adult driven and garaged, never abused or raced. If you are interested, it’s still available for sale and the price, as stated in the ad, is $2179. The car is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Belvoir, U.S. Army base crated and ready to go. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Gray
    Exterior color: Blue
    Mileage: 59,950 miles
    Engine: 4-Cylinder 1.7L

    Thank you !
    Corporal Helen Mason

  • 506 jess // Jan 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    This same thing happened to me just now. Me and my husband were going to buy a 2005 Honda Accord for 1900 bucks she said she wanted 950 now and 950 in a month. She sent the same emails i seen above and got the trasactions from ebay to send money. It says western union… no online payments. But ebay excepts online payments. Ugh
    Monica Dixon SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794 ;

  • 507 Julie // Feb 10, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Up for sale is a white 2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe , with 69,302 miles that runs and drives excellent.

    It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history. The 3.5L V6 engine on this G35 is running properly and like new.The exterior of this white coupe is extra clean.The interior is clean also.The mileage represented is accurate and up to date. It has a smooth shifting automatic transmission.And all power equipment is functioning properly. Everything works in the car lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc…

    It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens.

    I bought it when I was serving in Fort Belvoir, U.S. Army base from Virginia and now I am in Elmendorf in Anchorage Alaska but the car will be delivered from VA, USA.

    I have dropped my price to $2,200 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before February 27th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home (Even if the war is over, we still have to maintain the peace there until they have a democracy).

    If you’re interested to seal this deal in a timely manner email me your: Full Name and Shipping Address to open a case with eBay.They will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

    The financial part will be managed by eBay, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle.

    Thus both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Corporal Stephanie Holman

    PS: please visit my photo album with the pictures of the car: http://imgur.com/a/ELRoT

  • 508 Derrick Sharp // Mar 20, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Hey guys. I think I just ran into one of these scams today. Seen what looked to be a great deal on craigslist for a 2004 nessan altima for $1812.00. Seller gave me this sad story of her a loss in her family and that she needed to part ways with car due to memories. I asked to see it but she doesnt even live in my state. Said she would send the car to me to inspect for 5 days as I send my money to an ebay buyer protection program. If I dont like it she will pay for me to send it back. Im like that is way to expensive and this is to much of a deal. I was already suspect when I found out she wasn’t even in the area for my craigslist search.
    Name attached was: Martha Harper
    Email: martha.harper92@gmail.com
    criags list email:2mj9m-4380957497@sale.craigslist.org

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