Craigslist scams

Scam Alert! I was browsing craigslist the other day looking for a used car. There was a post that seemed too good to be true for a 2001 BMW for 4000 bucks.

I emailed the address listed in the post, albert.lavia@yahoo.com, requesting the mileage. I got this response:

Hello,

I appreciate your fast response to my ad regarding the 2000 BMW 323i.
As you’ve seen from the pictures my BMW is in perfect condition. It has no rust or dents and it’s accident free. If you want to see the CarFax report I can provide it for you. Here is the VIN# WBAAM3348YFP83003. My asking price is $4000(negotiable). I’m only selling it so cheap because I need to sell it asap due to some personal problems. Mileage is 65,600. I serviced the BMW regularly and it’s in perfect condition.
Because I don’t have a lot of spare time I have appointed Vehicle Exchanges (www.vehicle-exchanges.com ) to handle the transaction for me. They will make the title transfer, arrange the money exchange and deliver the car to your location. At this time the BMW is at their office.
The transaction will be made only by using the terms stated above. If you are interested and you have the money available, please register an account with Vehicle Exchanges and get back to me with the e-mail address you used to register (registration it’s free and they won’t ask for sensitive personal details). As soon as I hear from you I will initiate the transaction and after that they will handle everything.
After we agree on the terms they will deliver the car to your house for a 5-day inspection period and if you like it, you can have it.

Thanks,
Albert

Now I know it is too good to be true. I followed the link to the escrow site he sent and although the site looked professional, something was still not right. It didn’t show up in any search engines, and after doing a whois on the domain, I was certain that this is a scam. The site was registered the same day the post was made on craigslist!

So, how the scam works: the unsuspecting victim agrees to sign up for an account at the Escrow site that the SCAMMER OWNS, and then enters their credit card or bank account information. This information is sent to the scammer, and the victim never sees the car that was promised to be delivered.

Be careful of scams like this. If you’re buying something from craigslist, do it in person. Also, remember that even if a site looks professional, it still may be a scam!

632 thoughts on “Craigslist scams”

  1. What do you know, same scam running on washingtondc.craigslist.com, word for word the same, except a different car & sale price, different seller name.

    The scammer emailed me from matheew.a@gmail.com

  2. I received the same EXACT email(different car) but from an escrow company called online-vehihcle-sell (.com). It was a response to my inquiry about a vehicle in Craigslist/Florida. I didn’t like it so I started to investigate. Boy, I’m glad I found this site! Thanks!!!

  3. Is there any guess on this as valid…..as i recieved this ….Hello,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    My 2004 Mazda RX-8 with manual transmission (6 speed!) it is in immaculate condition with 22,299 miles and have the VIN number:JM1FE173340125419, rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is $6,000 USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.So if you are interested please email me back.

    If you like to see additional images with the car please click here

  4. Here is another version in Canada on craiglist.

    Hi,

    I must apologise for the delay in response, but I’m literally overwhelmed by the number of offers. I have recently moved because iv divocerd from my wife. I don`t want her to get my money so this is the reason i am selling it so low. The 2005 BMW 3-Series M3 Blue Beautty is in USA at the shipping company warehouse. I can and will arrange transportation at you shipping address.

    As you probably noticed, the price is rather low. Like i have told you i want to sell it fast because my wife wants half of my money and i am willing to sell it so low so her won`t get any money. Due to amount involved, I only accept bank transfers or third party transaction mediator.

    I am the registered keeper and there is no outstanding finance on the vehicle. The car is in excellent condition, the bodywork is immaculate, no scratches, dents or hidden defects as well as the interior in excellent non-smoking condition. I am willing to let the 2005 BMW 3-Series M3 Blue Beautty go for 9,900.00 USD.

    Please get back to me and let me know if you wish to proceed on this basis.

    Best Regards! !

  5. Here is what we received today:
    —–Original Message—–
    From: Carol Martinez [mailto:martinezkrol@gmail.com]
    Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 7:48 PM
    Subject: Re: 2004 Cadillac CTS for sale

    Hello there,

    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US(Texas), ready for delivery. I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.

    So if you want to make this deal I will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order. The car will arrive to you with a lawyer from WorldPay and he will help you with all the documents.

    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and if I am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details…

    Kind Regards,
    Carol Martinez

    From: Carol Martinez [mailto:martinezkrol@gmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 6:12 PM
    Subject: [Norton AntiSpam] Re: 2004 Cadillac CTS for sale

    Dear Client,

    Sorry for my delayed response, but I’m in Glasgow, Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying my Cadillac. The car is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I am going through a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.

    I will tell you a few words about my car…
    VIN#: 1G6DM577340110541. Miles: 35,000
    It is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing! The title is clear(no liens or loans), it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions, accident free, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. Just ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.

    The price is $5,800 USD. THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price!
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions. This way, I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me!

    Please click here for more photos:
    http://s190.photobucket.com/albums/z222/caddycts2004/?start=all

    Kind Regards,
    Carol Martinez

  6. Hi,
    this website saved my life, literally! I was in dying need to purchase a car for my long commute to work, and needed a low miles reliable car. I was almost scamed twice into sending my entire savings, which I worked really long and hard for. Here are the E-Mails I have recieved, Please BEWARE, reading this may save you from being scamed by these con artists out there.

    E-Mail address: cliffewton@yahoo.com
    Message:
    Hello,
    I appreciate your fast response to my ad regarding the 2000 Honda Accord EX. As you’ve seen from the pictures my Accord is in perfect condition. It has no rust or dents and it’s accident free. My asking price is $3600. I’m only selling it so cheap because I need to sell it asap due to some personal problems. Mileage is 89886. I serviced the Accord regularly and it’s in perfect condition. Because I don’t have a lot of spare time I have appointed Vehicle Sell Online (www.vehicle-sell-online.com) to handle the transaction for me. They will make the title transfer, arrange the money exchange and deliver the car to your location. At this time the Accord is at their office in Houston, TX. The transaction will be made ONLY by using the terms stated above. If you are interested and you have the money available, please register an account Vehicle Sell Online and get back to me with the e-mail address you used to register (registration it’s free and they won’t ask for sensitive personal details). As soon as I hear from you I will initiate the transaction and after that they will handle everything. After we agree on the terms they will deliver the car to your house for a 5-day inspection period and if you like it, you can have it. Thank you.
    continue…..(next E-Mail)
    Hello,
    Let me explain you the process:
    If you register to escrow website and send me your user name I will start a transaction with you on the site.You will have the car for 5 days for inspection.I will pay for the shipping and escrow fees.
    The car is in a very good condition, no flaws or
    dents, no scratches or any kind of damage, no flood or wrecked. In excellent shape and clear title the car passed the test emissions and comes with all the documents you need for registration. If you will like the car you can keep it and you can register it on your name. After that you will give the okay to the Escrow Company to give me the money you sent them .If you will not like the car the Escrow Company will ship the car to another potential client ( but I don’t think that will be the case ), and give you back all the money you sent. So,if you are still interested register and send me your user name. Thank you.

    continue….(last E-Mail, this is where I knew it was a scam)

    hello,
    the car will be shipped in maximum 3 days from the moment that your payment is being secured vy the Escrow Company. i can accept your offer for $3500 only if we settle something today now accept the terms and let’s move forward with the process
    thanks

  7. See below:

    CRAIGSLIST: SALE-361818399@CRAIGSLIST.ORG

    john martins wrote:

    Hello, I appreciate your fast response to my ad regarding the Toyota Camry. As you’ve seen from the pictures my Camry is in perfect condition. It has no rust or dents and it’s accident free. If you want to see the CarFax report I can provide it for you. Here is the VIN Number: 4T1BE32K22U586363. My asking price is $3800. I’m only selling it so cheap because I need to sell it asap due to some personal problems. Mileage is 70253. I serviced the Toyota regularly and it’s in perfect condition.
    Because I don’t have a lot of spare time I have appointed US Used Car (www.us-used-car.com) to handle the transaction for me. They will make the title transfer, arrange the money exchange and deliver the car to your location. At this time the Toyota is at their office in Houston, TX.
    The transaction will be made only by using the terms stated above. If you are interested and you have the money available, please register an account US Used Car and get back to me with the e-mail address you used
    to register (registration it’s free and they won’t ask for sensitive personal details). As soon as I hear from you I will initiate the transaction and after that they will handle everything.
    After we agree on the terms they will deliver the car to your house for a 3-days inspection period and if you like it, you can have it.
    Here are the car’s details and the links for some pics with the car:

    Toyota : Camry LE/XLE/SE
    Year: 2002
    Miles: 70253
    Transmission:Automatic
    Interior: Tan
    Exterior: Tan
    VIN Number: 4T1BE32K22U586363
    Title: Clear
    Engine: 4 CYLINDER 2.4 LITER

    options
    AM/FM, Tape, CD
    Air Conditioning
    Power locks
    Power windows
    Power mirrors

    My response:

    Good morning, I will be calling this morning the BBB in Houston to inquire about the company. I will be calling the police department run a VIN report. I’ve received a phone number verification the 501 area code in Little Rock Arkansas.

    Here’s the report received from the BBB in New York:

    Company ID: 100016263
    Phone Number: 501-423-1314
    Membership Status: This company is not a BBB member
    Type of Business: Auto Dealers-New/Used Cars

    ADDITIONAL FILE INFORMATION

    The Bureau has attempted to contact the company at the following addresses and has received returned mail from each of the addresses listed below as of today:

    US Used Car
    83 McGowan St.,Houston,TX 77002

    VEHICLE EXCHANGES
    203 Varick Street, 11th Floor
    New York, NY 10014

    Phone Number: (501) 423-1314
    Website: http://www.vehicle-exchanges.com
    http://www.us-used-car.com/

    Type of Business: Escrow Service
    Membership Status: This company is not a
    member. The information in this report has either been provided by the company, or has been compiled by the Bureau from other sources.

    Customer Experience Based on BBB files, this
    company has an unsatisfactory record with the Bureau because it failed to discontinue its use of the Bureau’s registered trademark when it was
    asked to do so.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Sam
    _________________________________

    FAILURE RESPONSE FROM YAHOO:

    Subject: failure notice

    Hi. This is the qmail-send program at yahoo.com.
    I’m afraid I wasn’t able to deliver your message to the following addresses. This is a permanent error; I’ve given up. Sorry it didn’t work out.

    :
    216.39.53.1 failed after I sent the message.
    Remote host said: 554 delivery error: dd This user doesn’t have a yahoo.com account (john.martins72@yahoo.com) [-5] – mta109.mail.re4.yahoo.com

    Lesson learned: if it sounds too good, do some research.

    Sam

  8. So they have stuck once again. I am glad that i did my research before wiring someone 2800$ of my hard earned money only to be scammed in the end. be very carefull out there!

  9. 1st email:::::::::::::::::::::::: Beware

    Dear Client,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Glasgow, Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying my SeaDoo. The jetski is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I am going through a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. So all that I want to do now is sell the jetski at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the jetski in the States.

    I will tell you a few words about my jetski… Hours: 20
    Trailer, cover and 2 vest included.
    It is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. This jetski needs nothing! I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The jetski is like new, in perfect conditions, garage kept, fresh water only, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. Just ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.

    The price is $2,850 USD! THIS IS MY LAST PRICE! I will not negotiate the price!
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the jetski, to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions. This way, I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me!

    Please click here for more photos:
    http://s190.photobucket.com/albums/z121/seadoorxpphotos/

    Kind Regards,
    Maria Alonso

    2nd Email:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Hello there,

    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The jetski is in a WorldPay warehouse in US, ready for delivery. I will offer a 5 day period to inspect the jetski from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.

    So if you want to make this deal I will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order. The jetski will arrive to you with a lawyer from WorldPay and he will help you with all the documents.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and if I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details.

  10. Ok Folks,
    I responded to the EXACT same Craig’s list ad for the Sea Doo in the above post. Guess what???? I was officially scammed. I sent the money and also paid $135.00 for the transaction fee and I will never receive the jet ski!! Unfortunately, I found this website a few days too late!!! Everyone, please beware and continue to post and report scams like these so we can stop these monsters in their tracks!!!!!

  11. AUSTIN – JUNE 2007

    2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan with Navigation – $4100

    ——————————————————————————–
    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2007-06-29, 9:42AM CDT

    2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan with Navigation. This one-owner, well-maintained, garage-kept Honda has had ZERO problems. I have never had to take this car into the dealership for anything other than its regularly-scheduled maintenance. Mileage in this car is awesome. The EPA estimated mileage states 29 City/ 37 Highway, and I’ve getten pretty close to that if I drive it conservatively. This vehicle also carries a 5 year/75,000 mile transferrable extended warranty
    The car is clean, with low mileage (less than 17,250 right now). This car has never been in an accident
    No bumper scratches at all. The interior is clean with normal wear-and-tear on the inside. The car is smooth, roomy, drives well, and is great on gas.

    Additional accessories to this car include:
    Navigation System w/ voice activation
    Heated Seats
    Cruise Control
    Power Windows and Door Locks
    Power Driver’s Seat
    Anti-theft system
    Keyless Entry
    This truly is a world-class smooth car that has been well-cared for. I have waxed it often, used top-grade synthetic oil in it and have had it regularly serviced.

    For any other details or to buy it now for $4100 feel free to contact me : profwing@msn.com

    For any other details or to buy it now for $4100 feel free to contact me : profwing@msn.com

  12. I’ve been researching this one for awhile. Sergio Curletto and Angela BRoock are absolute frauds. I’ve been bombarding Sergio with emails. sergio.curletto@gmail.com. i wonder how many times he’s sold that mercedes? he’s listed in in boston, las vegas, DC etc.

    don’t be fooled

  13. Same scam is running now. The e-mails are identical, they even continue to mispell tons in every e-mail. The new email being used is hodlefly@gmail.com. Supposedly a Robert Hodle. The worst thing about it is I like to think that most people are honest. Now this only reinforces that the world is really filled with CRAP.

  14. Yes….I too contacted a Sergio Culleto who is selling a 2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 Kompressor for $5,500 FIRM on Craigslist July 9, 2007. It’s in Florida. He says he’s going through a divorce/other events in his life and at this time he is in Scotland and is unable to come back to the US. He has emailed me twice. Today July 12, 07 he now requires my name, address and tele# for a place I assume is in Florida called World Pay to ship the Benz to me. I have spent so much time looking into every detail about this car and now, I just came across over 12 other people that have the exact same story about this car & and BMW on Craigslist. I am an intelligent gal and I sensed that something was NOT KOSHER about this!This car KBB is $ $12,975. It is to good to be true and I will NOT reply back to this Sergio Culetto. Thanks everyone about this scammer.

  15. Apparently this scam is being posted now in Vegas. My brother in law just responded (July 2007) to a 2000 Honda EX accord for sale for $2,900, and the owner responded she was in Scotland, and did not want to “waist” her time, and car was in great shape, she just had a divorce, etc.

  16. Almost fell prey to a scammer using the name Michael Jarolim, selling a Toyota Camry out of the Baltimore/DC area. Thank God my wife found this site! He used one of the form letters almost exactly word for word. If it’s too good to be true, it just is.

  17. “CRAIGSLIST SCAM ALERT!” These scammers are still up and running on the CL Web Site selling very High End Profile cars for $6,000 US Dollars. Same story. Now, instead of being in Scotland he’s in the U.K. cannot register car in UK, clean title,low milage, going through a divorce, unable to re-enter USA,etc. I just cought them again on July 17,’07 selling a 2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 – $6,000 US Dollars. This Benz is worth $24,560.00 K.Blue Book. Posted on Craigslist: 2007-07-17, 9:04 AM PDT:Posting ID# 375822113. His email addy is: HARTLERICHARD@AOL.COM.

    I have reported for the 2nd time as of today July 18, 07 to “ABUSE AT CRAIGSLIST” with all other email address from 7 days ago. I also “FLAGGED”. Gave all new/recent info re this SCAM RING. EVERYONE… “If it sounds to good to be true, you are being taken.” Be careful! I am so glad to have accidently found this Web Site. BUYER BEWARE!. When buying a car or other products – ALWAYS met the seller, ask for ID/Driver’s License and NEVER WIRE ANY MONIES. This scammer’s make me SICK. Good luck and please be careful. Theses jerks never got this gal.
    SEIZE THE MOMENT –

  18. Here is another one at the Orlando, FL craigslist:

    Hello,
    The 1999 HONDA CIVIC is located in Perryville, KY and it is in perfect
    condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings,
    special marks whatsoever. It has 60,081 miles and the VIN is:
    1HGEM1159XL096604. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized
    on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at:
    http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x126/jntarvin
    The price is $2,900 including shipping costs anywhere in the
    continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction.
    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we
    will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so
    I decided to use a service from Worldpay. To begin the transaction I’ll
    need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of
    our transaction to Worldpay and then you will receive an invoice from
    them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you
    will have 5 days for inspection.
    Best regards,
    Joseph Hensley.
    Josephhnsly@aol.com

  19. That $2900 scam is the one that caught that poor college kid. just remember worldpay does not have warehouses, does not store and does not ship. Sergio Curletto and angela broock are frauds. the scotland divorce is a fraud. just google sergio curletto to see how many places he’s selling that mercedes. if you lokk closely, it’s not even a kompressor. i just keep repeating his name online in the hope that people find out he’s a fraud before they get stuck.

    peace

  20. Same scam for me. Thanks to this site I was able to avoid any further contact with..
    Michelle Hersch”

  21. HERE IS ANOTHER ONE THIS ONE WAS POSTED ON THE MIAMI, FL CRAIGSLIST:

    Toyota LE Corolla [2000] – $2800

    ——————————————————————————–
    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2007-07-19, 7:23PM EDT

    {81055 miles}, ALL SERVICE RECORDS AVAILABLE, NEW BRAKES.NO SCRATHCES,
    A/C: Front, A/C: Rear, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Bucket Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag:automatic transmision; Passenger, Airbag: Side, Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes, Cassette Radio, CD Player, Premium Sound, Power Windows,sedan, exterior/interior tan, 2wd; Rear Window Defroster, Alloy Wheels; POWER EVERTHING, NO DINGS, NO ACCIDENTS ; For question: dora.martinez90@gmail.com

    I RESPONDED TO THIS ONE AND THIS WAS THE REPLY:

    Dear Client,

    I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.
    Why is the price so low?
    I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA , according to USA standards.
    So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car.. My 2000 Toyota Corolla LE with Vin# : 2T1BR12E6YC286791 and 81,055 miles it is in immaculate condition ,rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 2800 USD $ THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will
    not negotiate the price.Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested
    in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!! Dora Martinez

    I ALSO RESPONDED TO THIS ONE AND HERE IS THE REPLY:

    Hello,

    Look how will do this:
    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in
    US isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a warehouse of WorldPay in US, ready for
    delivery. I will offer a 5 day period of
    testing the car from the moment you receive it from the
    shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you
    need to complete this deal and also to see that i am
    covered by them and that i am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Regards!!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING ALL OF THESE I WAS SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING FOLLOWING THROUGH W/ THIS “OPPORTUNITY” AS I’M LOOKING FOR A CAR. I PRAYED LESS THAN AN HOUR AGO THAT IF JESUS DIDN’T WANT ME TO DO THIS THEN BLOCK IT…THEN IN RESEARCHING THIS “WORLDPAY WAREHOUSE IN THE U.S.” I “STUMBLED” UP ON THIS WEBSITE. WELL I DIDN’T STUMBLE I WAS DESTINED TO FIND THIS WEBSITE. THANK YOU JESUS!!!

  22. She tried to get me too:

    Hello there,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Glasgow, Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying my Cadillac. The car is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I am going through a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.

    I will tell you a few words about my car…
    VIN#: 1G6DM577340110541. Miles: 35,000
    It is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing! The title is clear, it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions, garage kept, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. Just ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.

    The price is $2,900 USD! THIS IS MY LAST PRICE! I will not negotiate the price!
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions. This way, I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me!

    Please click here for more photos:
    http://s190.photobucket.com/albums/z222/caddycts2004/?start=all

    Kind Regards,
    Carol Martinez

  23. HERE IS ONE MORE FRAUD MAIL SENT (2-SEP-07)BY tricia.kilroy@gmail.com

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.
    Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA , according to USA standards.So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.
    I will tell you a few words about the car.. My 2000 Toyota Corolla LE with Automatic Transmission,
    Vin# : 2T1BR12E6YC286791 and 74,253 miles( exterior black, interior beige; A/C: Front, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Anti-Lock Brakes, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Alloy Wheels ) it is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great. This car needs nothing, the title is clear, it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 2850 USD $ THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.
    I will not negotiate the price.
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested
    in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.
    This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!! ~ Tricia

  24. Hi i recieved the same type of email. Some idiot trying to scam us. Luckily my husband researched this and we knew it was a scam. An Oliver Kapoor.

    Dear Client,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    It is in imaculate condition ,rust free , no schrach and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 2,850USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE!
    Please click here for more pictures:
    http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z171/2001NissanMaxima/
    VIN#JN1CA31A21T300659
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interesed in buying the car ,to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions.This way,I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!!
    ~Oliver~

    Dear Client,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    It is in imaculate condition ,rust free , no schrach and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 2,850USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE!
    Please click here for more pictures:
    http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z171/2001NissanMaxima/
    VIN#JN1CA31A21T300659
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interesed in buying the car ,to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions.This way,I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!!
    ~Oliver~

    Hello,
    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US, ready for delivery.I will offer a 5 day period to testdrive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will need the folowing details from you:
    full name and address
    shipping address
    phone #
    After I will have all this details I will forward them to WorldPay and I will proceed the order.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and if I am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Respectfully,
    ~Oliver~

    Hello,
    Please send me the info that I need to register you with WorldPay
    They will contact you , and they will tell you everithing else that you need to know about this transaction.
    If I will not recieve the info from you, then i will assume that you are no longer interested in my car, and I will find another buyer.
    Thanks allot, I am expecting for your email with the requested info, and I hope that you are not just wasting my time.
    Respectfully
    ~Oliver~

    Hello,
    I am waiting for you to see the details so that the transaction will get started. I can assure you that if you still have doubts they will all go away after WorldPay will contact you, with the details of the deposit, and my member status. Please send me the details so that I register you at WorldPay. You will e contacted by them and if you will not agree, then there is absolutely no problem.
    Please contact me ASAP with your full name, shipping address (for shipping) and a telephone number so that the WorldPay agent will be able to call you 24 hours before the car will get to you.
    Respectfully
    ~Oliver~

  25. Almost just scamed today!
    Received the identical e-mail as the 2000 Toyota Corolla listed below. Same exact words. Were buying this car for our teenager who has worked for two years saving his money. Went to Western Union yesterday and sent the funds to Worldpay. We kept receiving notice from WorlPay that they were unable to get to the funds and we started to worry. Then I came upon this site thank God. We called Western Union and told them that we thought we were being scammed and they informed us that they too thought it was possibly a scam and that is why they were holding the funds. Thanks to this site and Western Union.

  26. As I was looking into the info sent I came across this site because I knew it was to good to be true.

    Hello there,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in England right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying my Mazda. The car is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I am going through a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.

    I will tell you a few words about my car…
    VIN#: JM1BK123151327203. Miles: 20,418
    It is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing! The title is clear, it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions, garage kept, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. Just ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.

    The price is $2,700 USD! THIS IS MY LAST PRICE! I will not negotiate the price!
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions. This way, I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me!

    Please click here for more photos:
    http://s230.photobucket.com/albums/ee3/mazdamea/?start=all

    Kind Regards,
    Maria Young

    then I asked where car was located and about looking at the car and the response was.

    Hello there,

    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US(Texas), ready for delivery. I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.

    So if you want to make this deal I will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order. The car will arrive to you with a lawyer from WorldPay and he will help you with all the documents.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and if I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details…

    Kind Regards,
    Maria Young

  27. SOMEONE NEEDS TO CATCH THESE PEOPLE,MY SON ALSO A TEENAGER SAVING HIS HARD EARNED MONEY WELL HOPEFULLY THESE IDIOTS DONT GET ANY MONEY!!!

  28. Thank you to everybody who has shared their stories. I decided to google a section of the “seller’s” email and I found this website. The emails I received from a “Bob White” (bobbbbbw@yahoo.com) were almost identical to those above. I was interested in purchasing his Volvo from Kijiji. See below:

    Dear Client,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in England right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in Canada right now and has Canada papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of Canada. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for Canada, according to Canada standards complianced with e-tested and certified. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the Canada. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    It is in imaculate condition ,rust free , no schrach and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    Here are more pics: http://usera.imagecave.com/vvolvo2001/
    Mileage: 116286
    Body Type: Sedan
    Transmission: Automatic
    Number of Cylinders: 4
    Interior Colour: Tan
    Warranty: No
    Year: 2001
    Type of Title: Clear
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 5,500 $ THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interesed in buying the car ,to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions.This way,I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!!

    And then after I contacted him, he wrote back:

    Hello,
    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in Canada isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a WordPay warehouse in Canada, ready for delivery.I will offer a 5 day period to
    testdrive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will need the folowing details from you:
    full name and address
    shipping address
    phone #
    After I will have all this details I will forward them to WordPay and I will proceed the order.
    WordPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and if I am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Regards!!

    Thank you everybody for taking care of each other!

  29. I think we need to join forces and catch these people. They are waiting for my reply as we speak for me to go have the cash wired to WorldPay Representative

    Full Name: Praven Ghadah
    City/State: Glasgow – Scotland
    Postal Code: G3 8BG
    Country: United Kingdom
    Any body whose interested let me know,I dont know how we can exchange information but the criminals already have my adress and phone#,its kinda un nerving.

  30. my teenage son was just scammed.The setup was similar, but this guy’s brother was leaving for overseas. He (my son) was in a car acident was anxouse to get a new car
    didn’t tell us all the information and as alway hard headed and determined. Well they got his money and he didn’t get a car. The poor kid is devastated.

    they used craiglist and worldpay as well. I looked up worldpay and found it real and had him do a car fax report on the car. the man even called my son at work . I guess it wasn’t enough to protect him.
    If anyone has any sugestion, Please!

    cc

    The e-mail address used by scammer
    * support@worldpaytransactionsonline.us

    Name: calixto emillano
    50 w 23rd st
    new york ny
    10010
    fax# 1347-438-2985 : 1 347-287-6967

  31. Yesterday I browsed Atlanta Craigslist and was interested about a car with titled “2000 (1 owner) Toyota Corolla (LE) – $2790” I emailed her and asked for more info. Today I received them and I just searched google giving the VIN of that car. It has alredy listed in several other websites and is a car in Connecticut. Beware of this car ! It’s 100% scam for this price. Here is the mail that I received today.

    Dear Client,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.
    Why is the price so low?
    I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA , according to USA standards.
    So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.
    The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    My 2000 Toyota Corolla LE with Automatic Transmission,
    Vin# : 2T1BR12E6YC286791 and 74,253 miles( exterior black, interior beige; A/C: Front, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Anti-Lock Brakes, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Alloy Wheels ) it is in immaculate condition ,rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 2790 USD $ THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.
    I will not negotiate the price.
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested
    in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.
    This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!! Natasha Preston

  32. Same with me. The deal seemed to good to be true. Those Bastards got my hopes up. I just hate it when that happens! i registered with their website and gave my address. SCARY. I got almost the EXACT same emails and also Emails confirming the transaction ID and everything. They SAY they are gonna have someone help you with the transaction if there is ANY problems. (yea right!!!).

    Here’s my experiance:

    Email # 1)

    Hello,
    I appreciate your fast response to my ad regarding the 1999 Acura TL
    As you’ve seen from the pictures my Acura is in perfect condition.It
    has no rust or dents and it’s accident free. If you want to see the
    CarFax report I can provide it for you. Here is the VIN
    Number:19UUA5648XA012568. My asking price is $3200. I’m only selling it so cheap
    because I need to sell it asap due to some personal problems.
    Mileage is 80080. I serviced the Acura regularly and it’s in perfect
    condition.
    Because I don’t have a lot of spare time I have appointed Best US Vehicle (www.best-us-vehicle.com) to handle the transaction for me. They
    will make the title transfer, arrange the money exchange and deliver the
    car to your location. At this time the Acura is at their office in
    Houston, TX.
    The transaction will be made only by using the terms stated above.
    If you are interested and you have the money available, please register
    an account Best US Vehicle and get back to me with the e-mail address
    you used to register (registration it’s free and they won’t ask for
    sensitive personal details). As soon as I hear from you I will initiate the
    transaction and after that they will handle everything.
    After we agree on the terms they will deliver the car to your
    housefor a 3-days inspection period and if you like it, you can have it.

    Here are the car’s details and the links for some pics with the car:
    1999 Acura TL
    Miles: 80080
    Transmission: Automatic Interior: Tan Year: 1999 Title: Clear
    VIN Number: 19UUA5648XA012568
    Exterior: Green Engine: 6 CYLINDERS 3.2 Liters
    Options Cassette Player CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Cruise Control Air Conditioning Power Seats Power Windows Power Locks

    Email #2-3)

    Congratulations, !

    You started the transaction ID: 266513 and it is now on file.

    Here are the new transaction details:

    Transaction ID 266513
    Starting time 09/11/2007
    Item description Acura Tl
    Item price 3200 USD
    Quantity 1
    Buyer’s email NeftalyCruz@gmail.com
    Seller’s email dylanwhite@inbox.com
    Payment method MoneyGram
    Escrow fee 64 USD
    Shipping company FedEx
    Shipping cost 1000 USD
    Who pays fee Split 50/
    Who pays shipping Split 50/
    Total cost to buyer USD
    Seller receives USD
    Inspection days 3
    Transaction status Seller must agree the terms!

    Please read the above information. If there is something wrong
    you can choose one of the two more options below:

    CHANGE THE TERMS | CANCEL TRANSACTION
    or WAIT FOR THE OTHER PARTY AGREEMENT

    *IMPORTANT: More details about step 2 ( Terms agreement )

    Both parties agree to terms, which includes a description of the merchandise, sale price, number of days for the Buyer’s inspection, and shipping information.
    Either the Buyer or Seller signs in to Best US Vehicle and creates a transaction. If either the Buyer or Seller is not a registered user, they must register with Best US Vehicle. Registration is free.

    The initiating party defines the terms of the transaction and provides information about the merchandise. This information includes:

    E-mail address of the other party
    Length of inspection period
    Party responsible for paying the escrow fee
    Delivery options
    Shipping costs
    The initiating party confirms the information entered, and agrees to the escrow instructions. The other party is notified by e-mail, to sign in and agree to the terms of the transaction provided by the initiating party.

    After both parties have agreed to the terms, the Buyer will be asked to submit payment to Best US Vehicle.

    Email #4)
    Hello,
    I have accepted the transaction with you on the site.You will have the car for 3 days for inspection. I will pay for the shipping and escrow
    fees.
    The car is in a very good condition, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage, no flood or wrecked.
    In excellent shape and clear title the car passed the test emissions.
    It will be shipped to you with all the documents you need for registration. I will start the shipping process immediately after the escrow
    company secure your payment.
    If you will like the car you can keep it and you can register it on your name. After that you will give the okay to the Escrow Company to give me the money you sent them .If you will not like the car the Escrow Company will ship the car to another potential client in U.S. ( but I don’t
    think that will be the case ), and give you back all the money you sent without any charges.
    Now, secure your payment and let`s finish the deal ASAP.
    Thank you

    NOW IM WONDERING IS THERE ANYTHING THAT CAN BE DONE?!

  33. I too have been allmost scmmed a feew times, I even got an email stating it was from the US POSTAL SERVICE ,and they had a money transfer for me, and that all i needed to do was send them the package and tracking number and the money woulod be avialable to me soon after, i called the Post Office , they have no such service .

    I also received a check for 3,600 that i checked out ,it was good, but i believe it was from an un authorized account, I believe people are getting corporate account info, and making there own checks, and using them to buy prodcts,then have the remainder “shipping fees” to the person that is picking up the item. I threw the check away knowing that 3600 for an item that was 200 is too strange, believe it or not they even used a stoled FEEX accoutn to send the check!!!!!Be careful, local resident only, you will notice that the bogus emails allways say the same thing, like greetings,how mych is the item, and what is the final price, and the use cheque instread of check. easy to spot !

  34. They tried to scam me on 9/12/07. I responded to a listing on Washington DC craiglist.

    Dear Client,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    It is in immaculate condition ,rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 3,4000USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE!
    VIN#1N4AL11D04C150476 and miles:34,000
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions.This way,I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!!

    Then after trying to schedue a meeting, before realizing it was a scam, I received this:

    Hello,
    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US, ready for delivery.I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and if I am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Respectfully,

  35. Hello there,

    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US(Texas), ready for delivery. I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.

    So if you want to make this deal I will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order. The car will arrive to you with a lawyer from WorldPay and he will help you with all the documents.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and if I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details…

    Kind Regards,
    Claudia Keans

  36. I have the same email. Thank god my dad found this site. This is what I received.

    Hello there,

    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US(Texas), ready for delivery. I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.

    So if you want to make this deal I will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order. The car will arrive to you with a lawyer from WorldPay and he will help you with all the documents.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and if I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details…

    Kind Regards,
    Claudia Keans

    The email address is: clakea@gmail.com

  37. From: Michael Carrick [mailto:leahcim0123@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 8:53 PM
    Subject: Re: 2004 VW Golf 1.9 Turbo Diesel – $4400

    Dear Client,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in England
    right now and I have been very busy for the last
    couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in
    buying the car. The car is located in US right now and
    has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going
    trough a divorce, and I had to move out of US. I
    cannot register the car here, as it is made for US,
    according to US standards complianced with e-tested
    and certified. So all that I want to do now is sell
    the car at this price, because I need to sell it
    fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely
    no problems to register the car in the US. I will
    tell you a few words about the car..
    It is in imaculate condition ,rust free , no schrach
    and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor
    runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs
    nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    Here are more pics: http://usera.imagecave.com/GolfIV/
    Miles: 38500
    Body Type: Sedan
    Transmission: Manual
    Interior: Gray
    Year: 2004
    Title: Clear
    VIN Number: 9bwfr61j044042585
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am
    caught in the middle of some very important events and
    have little time at my disposal. I already have tones
    of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort
    them out. The car is like new, in perfect
    conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special
    marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a
    genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you
    shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as
    it has already happened to me.
    The price is 4,400 USD $ THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who
    are really interesed in buying the car ,to be sure
    that I’m not waisting my time with endless
    discussions.This way,I’ll be assured of the serious
    intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!!

    Hello,
    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US, ready for delivery.I will offer a 5 day period to testdrive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.but only after you will make the deposit($2800).in this way we are bought protected
    So if you want to make this deal i will need the folowing details from you:
    full name and address
    shipping address
    phone #
    After I will have all this details I will forward them to WorldPay and I will proceed the order. WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and if I am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Regards!!

  38. The same scam is on Chicago craigslist right now,”Car beauty ACCORD 2002 HONDA $6500 Cool Car – $6500″ posted 09/13/2007, http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/car/421822511.html

    be sure not to try to buy this car!

    response from seller (dennis_pith@yahoo.com):
    Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.
    A few words about the car:
    2002 Honda Accord
    1-Owner, 61K Mi, Remote Start, Xenons, 18″ Rims, Tints!
    Miles: 61074
    Body Type: Coupe
    Transmission: Automatic
    Engine: 4
    Interior: Black
    Exterior: Black
    Year: 2002
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is $6500 USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negociate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.So if you are interested please email me back

  39. I JUST found this listing on Craig’s List:
    http://longisland.craigslist.org/car/422414330.html
    and my husband got very excited.. we both thought the price was way too low, but we emailed them anyway, to ask if it was a misprint. this is what we got in response:
    Hi,

    I’m very glad to see how many peoples are interested in my car. If you are interested in my 01 Ford Mustang Gt , it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 33,684 miles and the VIN # is : 1fafp42x61f169726. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.
    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at : http://www.primeimg.com/viewalbum.php?user=philiplouie11. The car is located Lincoln Park Michigan.

    The price is $2,975.00 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my regiment will be deployed to Afghanistan in October.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from WorldPay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to WorldPay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Yours,

    Philip B Louie

    I KNEW right away it was a scam, but my husband was really upset, he fell for it hook, line and sinker – luckily we didn’t send any money and we don’t plan to, but I did email them back asking how we can seal the deal – just curious what they will come up with next.

    Can’t these people be reported to some one? this is grand larceny I would think… I’m sure some people DO fall for these scams often.

  40. So glad I saw this. michelle.hersch@gmail.com
    Hasmultiple listing on craigslitst, Houston, SF,Miami. don’t get suckered in. Like a dope i actually volunteered toset upthe escrow account. If it’s too good to be true then it’s probably not true.
    Beware!!
    Hello,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US in warehouse in VA.
    I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    It is in immaculate condition ,rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    VIN#1hgem21283l001729 and Miles:43456.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 3,000 USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE!
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions.This way,I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

  41. EXACT same story with a ’01 Dodge Caravan in Minneapolis posted on Sept 19, 2007 by Manfredo Nand. It is shocking to me how many times he has done this and how he uses an almost identical ad! Thankfully we found this website just in time!

    Dear Client,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    It is in immaculate condition ,rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    VIN Number: 2B8GP74L01R286166 Year:2001, Miles:56800,Transmission:Automatic!
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 3,650 USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE!
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions.This way,I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.

    Please click here for more pictures of the car:
    http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd107/2001DodgeGrand/

    Regards!!
    ~Manfredo~

  42. OK comrades. . .here is what you do! First, BE SURE TO LIST THE OFFENDERS AND THERE e-mail addresses. That way, those suspecting fraud can search this site for their e-mail address and confirm the fraud.

    Second, go ahead and tell them you want to set up an account. . .but use the local police department address and phone number for the captain of the police department instead of any of your personal information. Or do something else creative. . use the local social security office information – they’ll be on hold forever! USe the info for an old boss you did not like and let him get the call. Whatever it takes to MAKE SURE THESE JERKS WASTE THEIR TIME SENSE THEY HAVE WASTED OUR TIME. I am pissed and since I cannot find these idiots to personally beat the piss out of them, I’m going to fight back the only way I know how!

    By the way, my Scotland offender, listing in Houston, TX is michelle hersch (michelle.hersch@gmail.com). Feel free to e-mail her and let her know that she is a ho and that we are onto her. Good luck and stick together. Sad that these scumbags can’t use this energy and creative spirit in legal endeavors – they would make as much $$$ and might be able to sleep at night.

  43. Hello,Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car.My 2003 GMC Yukon SLT with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 100,000 miles and have the VIN number 1GKEC13Z23J110046, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing, The title is clear, it is not a salvage one.I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions, accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.The price is $2,900 USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negociate the price. I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. So if you are interested please email me back.If you like to see additional images with the car please click here : http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc56/jennashauman10/ Thanks!Jenna Shauman

    Hello again,
    I am sorry but the pick up and the test drive are not available because I am not in the country. Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary. The car is in a warehouse of WorldPay in US, ready for delivery. The the price of car includes all the shipping costs and insurance, so you won’t have to pay any extra charges. In exchange I will offer a 5 day period of testing the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company. If, by any reason, you will not be satisfied with it ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly as described), you can return it and you don’t have to pay anything. If you agree, please provide your full name and shipping address.
    After I will have all this details I will forward them to WorldPay and I will proceed the order. WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and that i am legit seller. The car will be delivered with the title, owner’s manual, 2 sets of keys, service records, and of course the bill of sale notarised and signed by me.Waiting your email with the requested details.
    Thank You!

  44. Same Scammer, glad I found this website! Even though it seemed too good to be true, there was still a little bit of hope to get such a deal. My not-so- brilliant scammer is that Michelle Hersch, michelle.hershc@gmail.com. Here’s her 2nd response:

    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in VA, ready for delivery.I will offer a 5 day period to testdrive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and if I am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.

    My response: THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT. HERE’S MY INFO:
    BONNIE NOIDIOT
    1005 NO SCAMMER DRIVE
    SHAMEFUL, FLA 98875

    Her response: OK,
    I will contact the WorldPay right now and they will contact you with everything you have to do.
    Please give me a email after they will contact you.
    Reply me asap!!

    She’s either not too bright or this thing is pretty much automated. Too bad, but it helps to remember, what comes around, ALWAYS goes around. Be careful!

  45. Hi,
    I was trying to buy a car, and these are the 2 emails I received from two different sources. I wasn’t sure if it was a scam. Can someone please give me some advice?

    Hi,i see from your email that you are interested in the condition of the car
    so you have to know that the car is 100% working and looking very good,no flaws or dents,
    no scratches or any kind of damage,no flood or wrecked and it has a US clear title,the interior
    looks great,is brand new condition because I have took care of it like it was my baby(the car is
    located in Ephraim , Utah ready to be shipped).This is a regretful sale but unfortunately i
    need money for my son , he is in hospital and i really need money for him.This is why i am
    selling the car so cheap.BUY IT NOW for $ 2.980 because i want to close a quick and smooth
    deal with a serious person.About the shipping i can tell you that will be done through TnT express
    and it will take no more than 3 days.The car will be insured at the shipping company for the transport
    and the shipping cost is free because my brother work’s at the shipping company and he has 1
    transportation per year for free.If you are still interested please contact me asap.
    Thanks

    Hello,
    I’m Sgt. Andrew Gibson. This `02 Camry XLE is in perfect working condition. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 16495 miles. VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622
    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://usera.imagecave.com/user5567/
    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 London, United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK. One 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 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 2,950 $. 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,
    Andrew Gibson

    Thank You!

  46. Thank u very much because I was about to buy a car
    and i said to myself ” I must see a car before buying one. I’m very sensitive when it comes to car’so I probably would have went to the end of the world to find that person, just because of the principal of it. well thank u and i’m happy theres someone like yourself that let people know about SCAMS LIKE THIS
    and I will pass on the info. Respecfully
    Carlito

  47. 99 honda civic si
    i was doing research on the car to see if it was stolen or a scam and i came upon this link and seen most of the stories and i was amazed to seee one just like mines with the same civic that i was looking at.
    just shows that craigslist can be risky.

    heres wat the scammer said,

    Hi,

    If you are interested in my 99 Honda Civic Si/Sir, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 52,842 miles and the VIN # is : 1HGEM1153XL095710. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.
    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at : http://s215.photobucket.com/albums/cc187/joemorgan322/. The car is located Mission Viejo California .

    The price is $2,899.00 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my regiment will be deployed to Afghanistan in October.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from WorldPay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to WorldPay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Yours,

    Joe Morgan

    then i send him this…..

    cant i just drive over there instead of shipping it…
    i live in fresno…
    if u do ship it…how much would the shipping cost be???
    is it manual transmission?

    and this is what he said back……

    Hello,

    The transaction will be closed only through WorldPay and this way we will both be protected. My current job doesn’t allow me to do otherwise. I have way to little free time to handle home visits and my phone calls are very limited. As I said before the car is as described and you will be able to inspect the car before a final decision.
    Again all I need to proceed with this is your full name and shipping address. If you are no longer interested let me know as I have several other potential buyers.

    Joe Morgan

    P.S.
    even if the vin # works it doesnt mean that it is true.
    ask for the license plate and if the person dont give it to u then it is a scam.thats what i did.

  48. Frank tried to get me with this one. i think it is new, it was posted on craigslist 10/2/07 but is now gone. This is the response i got.

    emailed to me from : Frank Mayer Coller [franky4ll40@gmail.com]

    Hi,
    Thanks for your interest in my 1997 BMW 3-Series 328I SPORT-PACKAGE The car is in mint condition, it has no flaws or dents, no leaks and never had an accident. The title is clear and I am willing to sell the car fast. The final price is $2900. I am a teacher and for the last 3 month i’m teaching german language in a highschool in Utah. I won’t be able to leave Utah until the middle of octomber, so I will have the car shipped to you for inspection at my expense, because I benefit of various discounts(you may come here to inspect the car if you want). I will also pay the shipping fees and the insurance of the car.
    All the documents will be provided to you along with the car. The price is so low because I really need the money for personal reasons. I’m a serious seller and I prefer to deal only with a serious buyer who understands my situation.
    Anyway, I must remind you that the car will be shipped for inspection and you’ll keep it only if you like it. The bill of sale with your name on it will also be emitted in case you decide to keep the car. So if you are really interested in buying it, please reply. I will wait for your email, so that we can move forward with this deal.
    If you want to see more pictures of the car please ask me that.
    Looking forward to hearing from you, Frank

    (I FOUND THIS SAME EXACT CAR AT A LEGITAMATE CAR DEALER SITE ON EBAY. THE SCAMMER JUST CUT AND PASTED IT TO LOOK LIKE HIS ON THE CRAIGSLIST AD.)
    I THOUGHT IT WAS FISHY WHEN I SAW THAT HE WAS GOING TO SHIP ME THE CAR WITH THE PAPERS.

    BE CAREFULL ALL!!

  49. i ALSO HAPPENED TO FALL FOR ONE OF THESE SCAMS, BUT MADE SURE I LOOKED INTO SOMETHING THAT SOUNDED A LITTLE ODD. I CAME ACROSS AN AD FOR A 2003 TOYOTA CELICA ON CRAIGS LIST ON 10/12/2007 AND SENT AN EMAIL ASKING FOR THE INFORMATION. I LOOKED UP THE WORLDPAY WAREHOUSE WHERE THE SCAMMER TOLD ME THE CAR WAS STORED AND CAME ACROSS THIS SITE. IT WAS WORD FOR WORD SENARIO OF OTHER SIUATIONS EXCEPT THE CAR, AND REASON FOR SELLING THE CAR CHANGED. HERE IS WHAT HE SENT ME.BELOW IS THE FIRST EMAIL I RECIEVED….

    From: Jack Quin
    Sent: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 11:58 pm
    Subject: Re: Toyota Celica

    Hello,

    Thank you for your fast reply.
    I have arranged shipping through WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necesary.In exchange I will offer a 5 days period for testing the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.The car is currently in a warehouse of WorldPay in US, ready for delivery.So if you want to make this deal I will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order.WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and that i am legit seller.The car will be delivered with the title, owner’s manual, 2 sets of keys, service records, and of course the bill of sale notarised and signed by me.I am waiting for your reply a.s.a.p.
    Regards

    below is the first email:

    Hello,

    I am glad to see that you are interested in purchasing my car.
    A few words about the car:
    2003 Toyota Celica GT Auto
    Miles: 46606
    Body Type: Coupe
    Transmission: Automatic
    Engine: 4
    Interior: Gray
    Warranty: No
    Year: 2003
    Title: Clear
    Condition: Used
    Exterior: Blue
    Fuel Type: Gasoline
    First of all I want you to know that you are buying a car who has been babied all it’s life.I know the price $2900, I am asking for it may lead you to think it’s to good to be true but I am in a desperatee need of cash.You see,a year ago my son ,who is now 6 years old got a rare disease who can only be treated in Scotland.The operation is very expensive and I only got a part of the money for it.I am now in Scotland at the Aberdeen Clinic and I am forced to sell my car.The car is currently in the US,it has a clear title,it’s registered there and you won’t have any problems registering it in your name.I hope you are a serious buyer and you are not wasting my time who is now very very short and valuable.
    So, if you have the cash at hand and you are ready to make the purchase let me now a.s.a.p.

    Regards

  50. I have found out that craigslist.org is completely filled with nothing but scammers. How I counteracted the one (which I had a ton of fun with) was, by them telling me the car was in some city in Utah across the country; I told them I had an aunt that lived there and offered to fly in, inspect vehicle and just drive it home! They have yet to respond. Anyone that purchases an item for over a thousand dollars or more on line before seeing an item is just playing with fire anyways. But I wish craigslist.org would just shut down, because there’s too much fraud and no one monitoring it.

  51. i just got the same e-mail for a 2002 honda odyssey foe $3,700 on craigslist miami they said to contact worldpay its in a warehouse in texas and he is in the uk for work with the us armed forces and going through a divorce thats why its so cheap what a jerk all of our armed forces are overseas fighting for real and he is just scamming inocent people

  52. Thank you so much for posting/sharing your experience. My husband almost fall into their (Worldpay scammers) trap. The seller told/emailed him this same story such as: “I’ve moved & currently live in Scottland, having personal problem (divorce), very busy, did not have time to sell the car & wanted to sell his car at $2900US (final), but the car is currently stored in Worldpay warehouse at US, the buyer will have 5 days to test the car, FREE shipping, blah…blah…” At 1st, my husband thought Worldpay is the 3rd party like Ebay who handled the sales/pay transactions via internet. After heard the whole story, I did NOT buy it because it did NOT soound like normal to me & it was very hard for me to believe “this’s too good to be true”. I immediately researched more info about Worldpay & found your web site/stories/comments. I was very “HAPPY” & immediately stopped my husband right away & told him do NOT continue to email back & forth to ask question(s). My purchase principle is when my left hand handle you the money, my right got to get your merchandise at the same time.

  53. Following are three emails that I recvd from Lt. Brian Wilson in the UK. I believed that I was purchasing this vehicle through eBay Motors, even recvd several confirmation emails from eBay Motors, apparently our Craig’s List con artist has gotten better at forging websites. I was leary at first but after send emails back and forth with what I thought was eBay Motors Customer Service I was convinced that it was legit and unfortunately sent this con man or woman $6500! I am a single mom of three thinking that I was finally going to get good reliable transportation, I hope no one else is as stupid as I was! Be careful who you deal with.

    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 Craiglist… So I guess you could be the owner if everything turns out
    all right.

    I’m glad you’re interested in my car. As I already said in my first email the car is currently located in UK.
    I can have it shipped from here by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs.
    Also I can 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 up to 7 days, depending on your location.

    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 final price you will have to pay is $6,500. 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 7 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 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,
    Lt. Brian Wilson

    ——————————————————————————–

    —– Original Message —-
    From: Brian Wilson
    To: briansrwilson@msn.com
    Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 8:57:33 PM
    Subject: 2002 Toyota Camry XLE Non Smoker – $6500þ

    Hi there, I’m glad you’re interested in my car.

    This is a 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE, 2.4L 4-Cyl Automatic, ONLY 16K Miles, VIN 4T1BE32K02U038622.

    It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no s saad_791@yahoo.comcratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident.

    Here you can find more pictures with the car:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/brianrwilson97/car
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    I’m an US Air Force Lieutenant currently stationed in UK. And the car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.

    The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. First of all this is a US model car, with the steering wheel on the left side, as opposed to a UK model, that has the steering wheel on the right side. And second, in order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone back home to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay.

    So how this actually works? Simple: the buyer sends the payment to eBay and they hold the money until the car is delivered; I ship the car to US; I get my money only after the buyer receives the car and makes sure everything is as agreed. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.

    The final price is $6,500 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,
    Lt. Brian Wilson
    briansrwilson@msn.com

    Hello,

    I want to take this opportunity 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 and a good Christian and I do not want to
    be imprisoned. 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, until you
    receive your container.
    Your peace of mind is a lot more important than this deal!!!

    God Bless you!!

    Brian

  54. Dear Client,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the 2004 Honda Civic.The car is located in US(California) right now and has US papers.I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA.I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car.
    It is in immaculate condition ,rust free,no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing.The title is clear.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.

    The price is 3,300.00 USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE!

    VIN# 1HGEM22524L062861 ,Year: 2004 ,Mileage: 43,000 ,Transmission:Automatic,Engine: 4 – Cyl.

    Please click here for more pictures of the car:http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/2004HondaCivicNoReserve/

    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!!

    ****This is a recent one that happened today. 10/21/2007****

    Hello,

    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US, ready for delivery.I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and if I am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Respectfully,

    ****He didn’t even finish copying and pasting this cookie cutter email… anyway, my husband and I are very livid about this….and how this crap is allowed to happen? We are not rich people, and we NEED a car for work! how can people feel okay scamming people??? Eff them…****

  55. Thank you for email me back. Here is how we will do
    this: Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with
    WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary. The car
    is in a WorldPay warehouse in US, ready for delivery.
    I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from
    the moment you receive it at your place from the
    shipping company. First you will pay the deposit of
    $2,900 to WorldPay. After that they will ship the car
    to your address and you’ll have a 5 days testing
    period. The shipping will be free. If you don’t like
    the car (here is not the case) WorldPay will return
    your money back and you will send the car to the
    shipping company on my expense. So if you want to make
    this deal I will need the following details from you:
    Full Name And Address
    Shipping Address
    Phone #
    After I will have all these details I will forward
    them to WorldPay and I will proceed the order. The car
    will be delivered with the title, owner’s manual, 2
    sets of keys, service records, and of course the bill
    of sale notarized and signed by me. The car will
    arrive to you with a lawyer from WorldPay and he will
    help you with all the documents. WorldPay will contact
    you with all the details that you need to complete
    this deal and also to see that I am covered by them
    and if I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the
    requested details. Thanks for cooperate!

    The email was from: kevinkingsbury@yahoo.com

    I’m glad I found this site before sending money. Thanks for your help!

  56. Hi everyone! I too came across this guy via Craigslist. The post was for a nice Mazda6 with only 66k miles for only $2,900. The guy mentioned he was in Scotland at the time but had arranged with WorldPay to get the transaction done if I was interested. Anyway the name he used was David Hoffman hoffmanndvd71@aol.com. He also used photobucket for the pictures and included a VIN and pics of the car.

    I thought this was a scam and did not pursue it but I hope there is a way to catch these crooks.

    Be alert!

  57. same scam on NJ Craigslist.

    Date: 2007-11-12, 10:19PM EST

    You are looking at a 2004 Mazda Mazda6. The exterior is black and in great condition. I walked around the car a few times and do not see any paintwork. The interior is a black leather that has no rips or hole, you can see in the pictures. Mechanically the car runs great and does not need a thing. The remaining 70% of the tires are ready to go wherever you decide to take them. Fully equipped, AC, CD player, power full, automatic trans tiptronic., sedan 4dr, original owner, finally price $2900. Please contact me at Hoffmanndvd71@earthlink.net for details and photos.

    email from scammer:

    Hello,
    The 2004 Mazda Mazda6 is located in Clementon, NJ and it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 66k miles and the VIN is: 1YVFP80C145N54505. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at:
    http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd49/gdnhys
    The price is $2,900 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction.
    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Worldpay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address. I will forward the details of our transaction to Worldpay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.
    Best regards,
    David Hoffman.

  58. Here is one for a RAV4 from Paul Noll,
    We emailed back and forth for quite a long time.
    I offered to drive down to Washington to pick up the vehicle and buy it in person (because it is such a good deal but he said that he is not there)
    I offered to call him to speak in person, but he said that his phone is out of order.
    I asked to know where the vehicle is stored so that I could get my friend to go look at it and he offered to email me a shipping invoice from DAS- which I accepted and he attached it to an email, it has absolutley no details.
    Anyways, here is his ad, and one of his emails.

    1999 Toyota RAV4 L – $3750=
    Miles: 124500
    Body Type: SUV
    Transmission: Automatic
    Engine: 4
    Interior: Gray
    Warranty: Yes
    Year: 1999
    Title: Clear
    VIN Number: JT3HP10V0X7141978
    Condition: Used
    Exterior: White
    Fuel Type: Gasoline
    Inspection: Safety cert and e-tested

    Options
    4-Wheel Drive
    Passenger Airbag

    Hi Tracy,
    Thank you for your interest. I want to use BidPay for our safety so 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 down payment.
    4. eBay will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you
    receive the car you will have 7 days to test, verify and do whatever you
    need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the down 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,
    Paul

  59. Hi Everyone;
    This scam is keep going in craigslist still. Recently I contacted a person in craigslist for a laptop which is priced $500.00; 1/3rd the ebay price!. She emailed me back saying the price of the laptop free shipping from UK with 2day delivery. Too good to be true!. So i searched the service she was using to transact the money and they charge almost $350.00 for shipping from UK. I asked how can she get some money if this is the shipping cost. She never replied to me after that.

    This weekend I was looking for a Car and saw the ads in craigslist. I searched in google with the VIN# and saw your website. I almost fell into a scam.
    Thanks to your website for saving me!!!.

    WHY NOT WE ADVERTISE IN AS MANY WEBSITES AS POOSIBLE ABOUT THIS SCAM. WE DO NOT WANT ANY VICTIMS LIKE TRACY.

    Thanks
    Anonymos

  60. Here’s another from Craigslist Boston, 11/17/07.
    The text is nearly verbatim, down to he misspellings (“tones” of emails, etc.).

    Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in London right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I want to buy same car same price and have Right-hand drive. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. Genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is $4.000 USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negociate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.So if you are interested please email me back.
    A few words about the car:
    1996 MERCEDES BENZ E 320 E320 FLA CAR VERY LOW MILES $4000

    I am sorry but the pick up and the test drive are not available because I am not in the country.Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with World Pay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.The car is in a warehouse of WorldPay in US(Miami), ready for delivery. In exchange I will offer a 5 day period of testing the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.So if you want to make this deal I will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order.WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and that I am legit seller.The car will be delivered with the title, owner’s manual, 2 sets of keys, service records, and of course the bill of sale not a risen and signed by me.Waiting your email with the requested details.

  61. Here’s another from Craigslist NYC/NJ, 11/22/07.
    Hello,

    I appreciate your fast response to my ad regarding the 1998 Toyota : Corolla VE.
    As you’ve seen from the pictures my Corolla is in perfect condition. It has no rust or dents and it’s accident free.
    If you want to see the CarFax report I can provide it for you.
    Here is the VIN# 2T1BR12E0WC063739 . My asking price is $3500. I’m only selling it so cheap because I need to sell it ASAP due to some personal problems.
    Mileage is 105000. I serviced the Corolla regularly and it’s in perfect condition.
    Because I don’t have a lot of spare time I have appointed Car Trade Expert (www.car-trade-expert.com ) to handle the transaction for me.
    They will make the title transfer, arrange the money exchange and deliver the car to your location.
    At this time the Corolla is at their office in Houston,Texas.
    The transaction will be made only by using the terms stated above.
    If you are interested and you have the money available,
    please register an account with Car Trade Expert and get back to me with the e-mail address you used to register (registration it’s free and they won’t ask for sensitive personal details).
    As soon as I hear from you I will initiate the transaction and after that they will handle everything.
    After we agree on the terms they will deliver the car to your house for a 3-day inspection period and if you like it, you can have it.
    Here you have the description of the car and some pictures with the car.

    Thank you.

    1998 Toyota : Corolla VE

    Miles: 105000
    Body Type: Sedan
    Transmission: Manual
    Engine: 4
    Interior: Gray
    Warranty: No Year: 1998
    Title: Clear
    VIN Number: 2T1BR12E0WC063739
    Condition: Used
    Exterior: Purple
    Engine: 4 CYLINDERS 1.8 Liters
    Fuel Type: Gasoline
    Options
    Driver Airbag
    Passenger Airbag
    Air Conditioning

  62. Be careful people, there is a lot of artist out there trying to get money from hard working peoples. I almost went thru the same scam with the cars. Here is the info.

    Hello!

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in England right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days. Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.
    Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA , according to USA standards.So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.
    I will tell you a few words about the car.
    My 2002 BMW X5 3.0i with 82138 miles, ( A/C: Front, A/C: Rear, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Bucket Seats, Leather Interior, Memory Seats, Power Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Airbag: Side, Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes, Fog Lights, CD Player, Premium Sound, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Rear Window Wiper, Tinted Glass, Alloy Wheels, Sunroof/Moonroof ) , VIN #5UXFA53572LP56338, it is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing, the title is clear, it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is $5000 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.
    This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!! ~Paul Collins

    Hello,

    Look how will do this:
    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a warehouse of WorldPay in US ready for delivery. I will offer a 5 day period of testing the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you
    need to complete this deal and also to see that i am
    covered by them and that i am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.
    Regards! ~ Paul Collins

    BE REAL CAREFUL AND DUE SOME RESEARCH BEFORE GOING THRU SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

  63. please people, the cars in questions are way below trade-in value ,you can take your car to carmax and get way more money, of course its a scam!
    you would sell your 2005 lexus for $5000 ? even if you did, you shouldn’t have problem finding buyers in few minutes, locally!

  64. Here is a email i received from this guy selling an audi on craigslist. He switched counties from one day to the next. Uses a company called worldpay. We almost fell for it but thanks to this site postings we stoped any further contact.

    It does not use the common divorce story but the out of town for work version.

    nickwebster7@aol.com wrote:

    Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Glasgow (Scotland) right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am here in Scotland with my new work and I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I already made a deposit here to buy me another).The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.I will tell you a few words about the car..
    My 2000 Audi A4 1.8T quattro with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 89,102 miles and have the VIN number: WAUDC68D7YA135093 , rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well(4 Cylinders).The interior looks great(NO SMOKING).This car needs nothing,the title is clear ,it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out.Here are all the photos of my car.
    The price is $3,490. THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negotiate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions .

    So if you are interested please email me back for next step.
    Regards !!

    Nick

  65. Here’s one from 12/01/07
    Hi there and sorry for the late reply.

    The car is still available for sale. This is a 2005 Honda Accord EX, 2.4L Automatic, ONLY 36000 Miles, VIN 1HGCM56735A061025.

    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.

    Here you can find more pictures with the car:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/mhill126/car
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    I’m an US Air Force Lieutenant currently stationed in UK. And the car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.

    The car is available for sale through a local dealer as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen.
    First of all this is a US model car, with the steering wheel on the left side, as opposed to a UK model, that has the steering wheel on the right side. And second, in order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone back home to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay.

    So how this actually works? Simple: the buyer sends the payment to eBay and they hold the money until the car is delivered; I ship the car to US; I get my money only after the buyer receives the car and makes sure everything is as agreed. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.

    The final price is $8,000 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,
    Lt. Mark Hill

  66. ________________________________________
    From: henrylim65@aol.com [mailto:henrylim65@aol.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 6:29 AM
    To:
    Subject: Re: 2000 Honda Odyssey EX – $3900

    Hello there,

    Sorry for my delayed response, but I’m a soldier detached in England for a long time and I have been very busy for the last couple of days. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying my Honda. The car is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I had to move out of USA because of my job and I am going through a divorce. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The car is fully payed and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.

    I will tell you a few words about my car:
    VIN#: 2HKRL1876YH556110 Miles: 53,134
    Engine: 6 Cylinders Transmission: Automatic
    It is in immaculate condition, no scratch, no need for additional repairs, and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. The title is clear and on my name, it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.

    The price is $3,900 USD! THIS IS MY LAST PRICE! I will not negotiate the price!
    Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I’m not waisting my time with endless discussions. This way, I’ll be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me!

    Please click here for more photos:
    http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/ff314/hndyse4/

    Kind Regards,
    Henry Lim

    Hello there,

    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is locked in a WorldPay warehouse in US(Texas), ready for delivery. I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.

    So if you want to make this deal I will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order. The car will arrive to you with a lawyer from WorldPay and he will help you with all the documents including title.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and if I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details…

    P.S. For security reasons I’m not allowed to speak on the phone and we will communicate by emails!

    Respectfully,
    Henry Lim

  67. Two different scammers as of lately. Knew the deals were to good to be true!
    One of the cars was for a 2003 Nissan Altima S, email address: “Marck Stop”
    The other was a 2003 Nissan Maxima, email address: evghenytomas@aol.com Name: Evgheny Tomas
    Like many others I am glad I researched and read the posts before sending them any information.

  68. This car has like 6,000 miles the guy told me… WAY too good to be true..

    andadon@aol.com to me

    Hello,
    My name is Sgt Henry Jospeh Johnson, I work in US army. First of all I want to thank you for your recent interest in my 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. It is in immaculate condition, no scratches, no damages, no hidden defects. The motor runs smoothly. The car is in Orlando, FL.
    The price for the item is US $6500. There is nothing wrong with the car … I’m selling the car at this price because I opened a new retail business one year ago and it’s taking more money than we expected.
    As a shipping career I will use Samskip, all the shipping/handling and insurance charges are included in the sale price. You will get the package with all the papers, keys, clear title, bill of sale signed by me as well. If you have any questions at all, please let me know and I will be more than willing to help you out! If you like to go ahead with an order right away contact me and I will let you know more about the transaction.

    Thank you

  69. Same story. differnt car BE CAREFUL

    Hello and sorry for the delay,

    The 2004 BMW 5-Series 530i is in perfect working condition. The tested technology of BMW entirely checked this car and gives it a special high estimate, has a CLEAR and CLEAN TITLE a perfect history and mechanically, it has 55950 miles, the VIN# is: wbana735x4b810228, with a fresh service before I delivered the car. The problem is that I had to move with my family in London UK where I obtained a new job as an construction engineer. I’ve brought the car here with me with the intention to lead it but when I discovered the very high import duties and all restrictions concerning the tests of recording and emissions I gathered my spirit and decided to sell the vehicle in US because here I cannot lead or sell it. The amount which you will have to pay in order to have this vehicle is 16.000$ the shipping/handling costs being included!
    Let me know if you are still interested.

    Cheers,
    Robert Willis

  70. This is the first message i recieved from the scammer… I really believed that the car existed.

    Hello!

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in England right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days. Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.
    Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA , according to USA standards.So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.
    I will tell you a few words about the car.
    My 2002 BMW X5 3.0i with 82138 miles, ( A/C: Front, A/C: Rear, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Bucket Seats, Leather Interior, Memory Seats, Power Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Airbag: Side, Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes, Fog Lights, CD Player, Premium Sound, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Rear Window Wiper, Tinted Glass, Alloy Wheels, Sunroof/Moonroof ) , VIN #5UXFA53572LP56338, it is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing, the title is clear, it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is $5000 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.
    This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!! ~Paul Collins

    And his second reply was:

    Hello,

    Look how will do this:
    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a warehouse of WorldPay in Minnesota ready for delivery. I will offer a 5 day period of testing the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you
    need to complete this deal and also to see that i am
    covered by them and that i am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Regards! ~ Paul Collins

    Unfortunately I sent my name, address and phone numbers before finding this site. But Thank God I did find this site.

  71. wow i was just about to make a transaction today and i am so bumbed out cuz i was about too loose the last bits of money i had do to a case like this its a RSX for 3900 unbelievalbe….i am just shocked to hear what has happened and i came so close……. to buying my non-exsistent dream car.

  72. Similiar situation happened to me see email from Thomas Mernit re a 2002 maxima for 2990.00Hi,
    My name is Thomas, i am located in Ephraim,Ut and i sell the car in all the states because i have a problem in family, my son had a motorcycle accident and now is in hospital.
    He needs a surgery at the right leg and this is the reason why i chose to sell this beautiful
    car so low ($2990).
    The car was never been involved in a accident, no damage, no scratch, no rust and i can say
    that the car is in perfect condition and you will love this car if you will decide to move forward.
    The shipping cost will be under my name because my brother work at the shipping company and he have big discounts like a one transportation per year for free.
    If you have any questions or need more photos please e-mail me.
    Thanks

    similiar to other letters above

  73. Thanks for this site. Mine matched the top one except the name was: Mike Stephenson.
    I did report this to fbi site. and Craigslist.

  74. I too contacted a deal too good to be true for a 2004 Mercedes Benz. He wanted $5000.00 for it and the messages going back and forth are almost identical to other sellers on craiglists.com in different parts of the country. Thank you so much for posting. This saved me from being scammed. Below are the e-mail and the seller’s email address is mathewmavy@gmail.com.

    First e-mail:
    Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Leeds,UK right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.
    A few words about the car:
    2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Miles: 31000
    Transmission: Automatic
    Title is clean.
    Engine: 6 Cylinder
    Exterior: Blue
    Interior: Tan
    VIN#: WDBUH82JX4X112038
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is $5,000 USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negociate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.So if you are interested please email me back.

    Happy Holidays!!!

    2nd e-mail:
    Hello,

    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US, ready for delivery.I will offer a 5 day period to testdrive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will need the folowing details from you:
    full name and address
    shipping address
    phone #
    After I will have all this details I will forward them to WorldPay and I will proceed the order.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and if I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Happy Holidays!!!

  75. Let me just add the following to the list as a resent example !!!

    —– Original Message —–
    From: “Mark Roberts” at cloutier33@earthlink.net
    Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:19 PM
    Subject: 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Caravan

    Hello,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Brighton (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy. Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I am here in Scotland with my new work and I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I already made a deposit here to buy me another). The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car.
    My 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Caravan with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 37,000 miles and have the VIN number: 2C4GP44L53R276268 , rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well (6 Cylinders). The interior looks great(NO SMOKING). This car needs nothing, the title is clear, it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. Here are all the photos of my car.
    The price is $2,900 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.

    For more pictures click in the link below:

    http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff222/markroberts_album/

    So if you are interested please email me back for next step.

    Mark Roberts

  76. I recieved a simular scam except I was the one who had the Vehicle for sale, and he wanted me to registar with the Vehicle exchange and he would send me a check for the full asking price + shipping charges and the balance that was left over to send a money order to his kid at college.
    So beware the snakes are everywhere……….

  77. Yea i just came across that David Hoffman guy… i was emailing him back and forth and he wouldn’t give me a number and his post was flagged on craiglist.

    All i did was google his e-mail and i came across this site.

    Here’s the e-mail he sent me:

    David Hoffman.Hello,
    The 2004 Mazda Mazda6 is located in Elma, NY and it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 46k miles and the VIN is: 1YVFP80D745N72516. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at:
    http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd49/gdnhys
    The price is $2,900 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction.
    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Worldpay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address. I will forward the details of our transaction to Worldpay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.
    Best regards,
    David Hoffman.

    He didn’t even change the name… watch out for this one people.

  78. Thanks Kevin,
    My husband was emailing back and forth with David Hoffman as well because he found a 2004 Mazda 6 advertised on craigslist and he got the exact same email response as you:

    David Hoffman.Hello,
    The 2004 Mazda Mazda6 is located in Elma, NY and it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 46k miles and the VIN is: 1YVFP80D745N72516. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at:
    http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd49/gdnhys
    The price is $2,900 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction.
    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Worldpay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address. I will forward the details of our transaction to Worldpay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.
    Best regards,
    David Hoffman.

    I guess a deal like that is too good to be true. I’m glad we found this website!

  79. WorldPay is a legit company, the UK version of PayPal, used by scammers.

    WorldPay is a division of the Royal Bank of Scotland specialised in handling payments over the internet in a safe and secure way (see financial transaction).

    Worldpay first provided internet payment services in 1994, making it one of the first providers of such services in the world.

    WorldPay accepts all major credit cards (including Eurocard, Visa and MasterCard), —all in various currencies and languages.

    The Worldpay service costs upwards of £150 per year.

    Warning: numerous online scams have been initiated using Worldpay as a pseudonym (see Worldpay scam)

    ALWAYS PAY BY CREDIT CARD!!! (They have built in Fruad protection) NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, send a check, or do a cash transfer throught a WorldPay account … USE A CREDIT CARD.

    If they’re scammers, the Credit Card company will go after them!

  80. I saw an ad that looked too good to be true on the NH craigslist site.
    Turns out… it was.
    I AM SO GRATEFUL I FOUND THIS SITE!
    It was an ad for a 2003 Nissan Maxima (36K miles) for only $3300.
    This is the email I got in response:

    Hi,i see from your email that you are interested in the condition of the car
    so you have to know that the car is 100% working and looking very good,no flaws or dents,
    no scratches or any kind of damage,no flood or wrecked and it has a US clear title,the interior
    looks great,is brand new condition because I have took care of it like it was my baby(the car is
    located in Ephraim, Utah ready to be shipped).This is a regretful sale but unfortunately i
    need money for my son , he is in hospital and i really need money for him.This is why i am
    selling the car so cheap.BUY IT NOW for $ 3,300 because i want to close a quick and smooth
    deal with a serious person.About the shipping i can tell you that will be done through TnT express
    and it will take no more than 3 days.The car will be insured at the shipping company for the transport
    and the shipping cost is free because my brother work’s at the shipping company and he has 1
    transportation per year for free.If you are still interested please contact me asap.
    Thanks

    The seller’s name was “David Queen” and his email address was listed as “davidqueenqn@gmail.com”

    ONCE AGAIN, I’M SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS SITE AND DID NOT GET SUCKERED IN!

  81. Got the same “in Scotland” version. Also had one in the UK sent there by the military to improve relations between US and Serbia!

    I wish I can find a legit deal like those though!

  82. Hmm, I got same here in U.S. The english is pretty good. One fact that did jump out was that I don’t believe the military will fly POVs on their transports. With everything going overseas and back, it’ll take weeks. And they’re not FEDEX. I knew it was too good to be true. Here’s what I got:

    Hello,
    I’m SGT Frank Riddle. This `02 Camry XLE is in perfect working condition. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line. The car has 16.495 miles. VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622
    Options:
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof Power Seats
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Anti-Lock Brakes
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/viewpx/
    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 London, United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK. One 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 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 2,960 $. 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,
    Frank and Sarah Riddle

  83. Here’s my response to a Chrysler Town & Country Van for $2900. Thank you for this site.

    Hello,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Brighton (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy. Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I am here in Scotland with my new work and I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I already made a deposit here to buy me another). The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car.
    My 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Caravan with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 37,000 miles and have the VIN number: 2C4GP44L53R276268 , rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well (6 Cylinders). The interior looks great(NO SMOKING). This car needs nothing, the title is clear, it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. Here are all the photos of my car.
    The price is $2,900 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.

    For more pictures click in the link below:

    http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff222/markroberts_album/

    So if you are interested please email me back for next step.

    Mark Roberts
    2003 Chrysler Town & Country
    Search the Web

  84. I am glad that I search before proceed to the next step. This person e-mail the same info and finally this:
    Hello there,

    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.
    The car is locked in a WorldPay warehouse in US(Texas), ready for delivery. I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.

    So if you want to make this deal I will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order. The car will arrive to you with a lawyer from WorldPay and he will help you with all the documents including title.
    WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and if I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details…

    P.S. For security reasons I’m not allowed to speak on the phone and we will communicate by emails!

    Respectfully,
    Mike Stephenson

    His email is mikest656@aol.com

  85. I was also scammed by some named Amber Coton and Andrew Gage. I am in tears right now becasue All of the emails sounds just like the one I fell for I sent my money to United Kingdom $2,900. Will I ever get my money back? Latashia Las Vegas NV.

  86. Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Brighton (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am here in UK with my new work and I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I already made a deposit here to buy me another).The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.I will tell you a few words about the car.. My 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 81,863 miles and have the VIN number: 1N4AL11D52C235388 , rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident.The motor runs very well (4 Cylinders).The interior looks great(NO SMOKING).This car needs nothing,the title is clear ,it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out.Here are all the photos of my car.
    The price is $2,850 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negotiate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions .
    For more pictures click in the link below:
    http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj69/ambercoton/

    So if you are interested please email me back for next step.
    Regards !!
    Amber Coton

  87. Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Brighton (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am here in UK with my new work and I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I already made a deposit here to buy me another).The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.I will tell you a few words about the car.. My 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 81,863 miles and have the VIN number: 1N4AL11D52C235388 , rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident.The motor runs very well (4 Cylinders).The interior looks great(NO SMOKING).This car needs nothing,the title is clear ,it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out.Here are all the photos of my car.
    The price is $2,850 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negotiate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions .
    For more pictures click in the link below:
    http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj69/ambercoton/

    So if you are interested please email me back for next step.
    Regards !!
    Amber Coton
    Hello,

    As I told you in my first e-mail, I am in UK with my work. Before leaving US I had prearranged the deal with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary. The car is in their possession in US ready for delivery.You have 5 days to test and inspect the car. So if you want to make this deal I need the following details from you:

    full name and address
    shipping address
    phone #

    After I will have all this details I will forward them to WorldPay and I will proceed the order. WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and that I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Regards!!
    Amber Coton

    Hi,

    I have received your details and I have already forwarded them to WorldPay for opening a case regarding our deal. Please mail me after you receive the WorldPay notification and confirm if we have a deal in order for me to start the arrangements for the shipping process.
    Don’t worry about shipping cause I’ll pay for it!

    Respectfully,
    Amber Coton
    Dear Customer,

    We have verified all the details of this transaction. We concluded that they are accurate. Please follow our instructions on this notice to complete the transaction safely. We also verified and confirmed the seller’s(Amber Coton) ability to deliver the vehicle and meet the terms described in his listings.

    The car is in our possession and will be delivered with the title, owner’s manual, 2 sets of keys, service records and the bill of sale notarized and signed by seller.

    As the third party, we are not involved only as an observer in this deal, but also our main concern is to supervise and insure the entire procedure.The title and all the papers are in our possession.

    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, on seller expenses;
    After the inspection period is over, the buyer must contact WorldPay 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.

    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. WorldPay 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. WorldPay always tries to fulfill its customer’s needs.Our customer will not know how and when the payment has been received. Once we receive the payment confirmation, we’ll start the shipping process. We’ll hold the payment details until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the product you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment details to the seller.

    Respectfully,
    Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)
    WorldPay Inc

    ——————————————————————————–

    Copyright © 2007 WorldPay, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
    WorldPay and the WorldPay logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of WorldPay
    Dear Customer,

    We have received your payment details. We’ll contact you soon with tracking#. The car will be shipped Wednesday 23 January at 8:00 AM.

    Respectfully,
    Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)
    W

    A WorldPay Seal Member in good standing
    since 11-13-2004 (Amber Coton).

    Identity and/or Contact Information Verified.
    Continues to meet strict Seal Membership Criteria.
    Committed to Dispute Resolution and Mediation.
    Item #NS9AC40I920 is backed by WorldPay’s
    Buyer Protection Policy – up to 10,000.00 USD.
    Please respond to this email with information regarding your case, complaints or payment details contact us

    2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL
    Mileage: 81,863

    Step 1:
    The buyer and seller agree to the terms and details of the transaction. Step 2:
    The buyer sends payment to WorldPay. Payment is verified and deposited into a trust account. Step 3:
    WorldPay ships the merchandise to the buyer, knowing that the buyer’s payment is secured. Step 4:
    The buyer accepts the merchandise after having the opportunity to inspect it. Step 5:
    WorldPay pays the seller after all conditions of the transaction are met.

    WorldPay Purchase Protection Payment Instructions

    Buyer and Seller Agree to Terms
    * Both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes a description of the merchandise, sale price and any shipping information.
    Buyer deposit the money to WorldPay using MoneyGram
    * The Buyer submits a payment, selecting MoneyGram to our WorldPay Agent from Scotland, UK.
    WorldPay Ships Merchandise
    * Upon payment verification, WorldPay web site is authorized to ship merchandise and submit tracking information. WorldPay verifies that the Buyer receives the merchandise.
    Buyer Accepts the Merchandise
    * The Buyer has the option to accept or reject the merchandise.
    WorldPay Pays the Seller
    * WorldPay pays the Seller by cashier’s check, MoneyGram or wire transfer. The transaction is complete. WorldPay web site, an accredited company, acts as a secure third party to protect the Buyer and Seller. Using MoneyGram to pay for your purchase may also expedite your transaction. Payments get there quickly, which means you may get your goods fast. Buyer and Seller will receive email confirmations, when the payment is sent.
    WorldPay SafeHarbor takes several steps to protect both the Buyer and Seller against fraud:
    * All shipments are tracked to ensure the Seller shipped and the Buyer received the merchandise.
    * If the merchandise is fraudulent, it gives the Buyer the chance to return the merchandise before payment is released to the Seller.

    Transaction Details:
    2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

    Sale price: US $2,850.00
    Quantity: 1
    Deposit: US $2,850.00 [PENDING]
    Shipping & Handling: US $0.00
    Insurance: Included.
    Sales tax: US $0.00.

    Buyer Details

    Full Name: Latashia Westbrook
    Address: 311 Mulberry Glen Drive
    City/State: North Las Vegas – NV
    Zip: 89031
    Country: United States
    Status: Approved

    How to make the payment:

    1) Locate the nearest MoneyGram Office.
    2) Make the payment with cash using our agent details as receiver.
    WorldPay Representative

    Full Name: Andrew Gage
    City/State: Aberdeen – Scotland
    Zip: AB24 3PS
    Country: United Kingdom

    3) E-mail us the following details from the payment receipt:
    – Reference Number – 8 digits number from the receipt
    – Sender Name and Address
    – Receiver Name (WorldPay Agent)
    – Amount
    4) Send us the copy of the payment receipt through fax at: +1 (718) 732-2152

    Then wait for the confirmation the payment was received. The seller will have access to the payment once we have received your confirmation. Within 1 business days, you will receive the tracking number for your merchandise.
    Package Information Tracking Number. Pending

    You will receive the Tracking Number after the payment is confirmed and the parcel will be in transit.
    * Once we receive the payment confirmation, we will start the shipping process. We will hold the payment until you will receive and inspect the merchandise. As soon as we will receive your confirmation we will release the payment to your seller.

    If you have any questions please contact us and we will try our best to respond promptly.

    Why Participate in a WorldPay Managed Transaction (STMT)
    Absolutely Free – there is no cost to you.
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  88. Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Brighton (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am here in UK with my new work and I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I already made a deposit here to buy me another).The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.I will tell you a few words about the car.. My 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 81,863 miles and have the VIN number: 1N4AL11D52C235388 , rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident.The motor runs very well (4 Cylinders).The interior looks great(NO SMOKING).This car needs nothing,the title is clear ,it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out.Here are all the photos of my car.
    The price is $2,850 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negotiate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions .
    For more pictures click in the link below:
    http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj69/ambercoton/

    So if you are interested please email me back for next step.
    Regards !!
    Amber Coton
    Hello,

    As I told you in my first e-mail, I am in UK with my work. Before leaving US I had prearranged the deal with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary. The car is in their possession in US ready for delivery.You have 5 days to test and inspect the car. So if you want to make this deal I need the following details from you:

    full name and address
    shipping address
    phone #

    After I will have all this details I will forward them to WorldPay and I will proceed the order. WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and that I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Regards!!
    Amber Coton
    Hi,

    I have received your details and I have already forwarded them to WorldPay for opening a case regarding our deal. Please mail me after you receive the WorldPay notification and confirm if we have a deal in order for me to start the arrangements for the shipping process.
    Don’t worry about shipping cause I’ll pay for it!

    Respectfully,
    Amber Coton

  89. I just received this response after inquiring about a deal that sounded too good to be true! Thank goodness I found this site before it went any further! By the way this guys e-mail is “studman001@hotmail.com”

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 16,495 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622.
    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.
    Options
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Anti-Lock Brakes
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks
    Power Seats Power Windows
    PICS: http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/viewpx/
    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 2,950 $. 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,
    Andrew Gibson

  90. THANK HEAVENS I FOUND THIS WEBSITE!!! I almost spent my (sadly enough) life savings. I was so excited about this opportunity and felt a huge rush of relief that I could have been TAKEN. OMG.

    This was posted on Craigs List for Seattle Tacoma area
    ********************
    ********************

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Scotland right now and I have
    been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car
    is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am
    going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the
    car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I
    want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it
    fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register
    the car in the States.
    A few words about the car:
    2002 Chrysler Town
    Body Type: Minivan/Van
    Miles: 103,277
    Transmission: Automatic
    Title: Clear
    Engine: 3.8L V6 SFI OHV 12V
    Fuel Type: Gasoline
    Exterior: Silver
    Interior: Gray
    VIN Number: 2C4GP54L22R638187
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle
    of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already
    have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out.
    The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no
    special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road
    runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t
    make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is $5,200USD THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negociate the
    price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really
    interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with
    endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.Soif you are interested please email me back.
    Have a nice day!!!

  91. Yet another 1.

    Subject: black camry
    Date: 1/30/2008 11:56:55 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
    From: lrrsnt@aol.com
    Reply To:
    To: ImHerDesire

    Hi ,
    Thank you for contacting me about my Toyota Camry, in excellent condition.
    The price i want to sell it is $5200 .About the car: it is in immaculate condition and has no scratch on and hasn’t been involved in any accident.The motor runs very well.
    VIN Number: 4t1bf32k12u512378
    Miles – 63,036
    Year – 2002
    Transmission – Automatic
    Engine: 6 Cylinder 3.0 Liter
    The car was always garage kept,showroom condition. The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    Please email me if you want to buy or if you have more questions.
    Thank you very much

    Lorraine Suneeta

    P.S. More pictures
    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg63/visfrumos1/3692_3.jpg
    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg63/visfrumos1/3bcc_3.jpg
    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg63/visfrumos1/441b_3.jpg
    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg63/visfrumos1/427c_3.jpg

    MY RESPONSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    do you have a number we can talk on the phone?
    OF COURSE THEY DIDN’T HAVE A NUMBER!

    THEIR RESPONSE……

    Subject: Re: black camry
    Date: 1/31/2008 9:26:42 A.M. Pacific Standard Time
    From: lrrsnt
    Reply To:
    To: ImHerDesire

    Hello
    I must tell you that I`m selling this beautiful car not because I want to but because I have to.
    I’m an US citizen but currently I moved with work to Canada. This has no negative effect on you because shipping is included in the buy it now price and will cost you nothing more.The car has a clear title. No damages, scratches or hidden defects and I have to tell you that the motor runs great.Shipping will be done with DAS insured and will take 3 days to reach your address.Four payment I prefer that our deal to be supervised by eBay.eBay will assign an agent that will receive the money and will place it in a trust account until they have confirmation that you accept the car. After you have received and tested the car and then approved the deal they will release the funds to me.
    Please send me your full name and address so I will let eBay know that you are interested in the car.
    Get back to me ASAP.
    Best regards

    Lorraine Suneeta

    MY RESPONSE!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m not sure if your actually getting theSE emails, or if your account is setup to automatically respond, but SEEMS A BIT FISHY TO ME I need to make sure your a real person, and legit. I will not do this transaction without verification of some sort.

    I have emailed a number of times, and still have not gotten any useful responses. And I will not give a total stranger any personal information or $5,000, just because they posted an ad. so take your scam else where

    Of course I never heard from them anymore, never received a phone call, etc…This person has an ad posted in almost every city. There is also a link that has several other cars they are using as scams nice cars, so be careful..here is the link http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg63/visfrumos1

  92. Here’s my version of the Craigslist car purchase scam. Saw a 1991 Porsche Carrera 911, 10K miles on it, and selling for only $31,000 (which is way too good to be true). I emailed the guy, and similarly as the other scams in this site, the person wanted only WorldPay transaction. Here’s the email I got:

    Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 08:16:25 -0800
    From: myniceporsche@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: Porsche 911 (2001 yr) — question
    To: xxxxxxx@hotmail.com

    Hi ,

    Thanks for being interested in buying my 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe. 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 Cylinder 3.4L H6 SFI DOHC, 10000 miles, clear title, a perfect car. The price is not negotiable , $31000 USD firm. The only thing because i am selling it, is because of my recent divorce…Will use only WorldPay to complete the sale, and i want to use only bank transfer for this deal. If you are intersted and you have the funds available email me your full name and shipping address.

    Thanks.

  93. Oberman Justin
    Try to scam me for a 94 Supra Twin Turbo Thanks to this site i wasn’t scam.
    This is exactly what he email me

    1st letter :
    Dear Client,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Cardiff,Wales(United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy. Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    My 1993 Toyota Supra with manual transmission it is in immaculate condition with 42,912 miles and have the Vin number: JT2JA81L8P0001165,rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 2,997 USD $ THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.So if you are interested please email me back.

    Regards!!

    2nd Email:
    Hello again,

    Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with World Pay so my presence in US isn’t necessary.The car is in a warehouse of World Pay in US, ready for delivery. In exchange I will offer a 5 day period of testing the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company. So if you want to make this deal I will 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 World Pay and I will proceed the order.
    World Pay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and that I am legit seller.The car will be delivered with the title, owner’s manual, 2 sets of keys, service records, and of course the bill of sale notarized and signed by me. Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Regards!!

    Again Thanks to this site. 🙂

  94. Here is the other verison that I just received today. Fortunately, I have seen this website before I send the details. Thanks a lot!

    Hello,
    The 2004 Mazda Mazda6 is located in East Amherst, NY and it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 46k miles and the VIN is: 1YVFP80D745N72516. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at:
    http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh241/2004mazda6/
    The price is $2,900 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction.
    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Global Payments Inc. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address. I will forward the details of our transaction to Global Payments Inc and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.
    Best regards,
    Damian Ortiz.

  95. hey all,

    I am glad i came to this site. I have the same situation. Here is the e-mail i got.

    Dear Client,

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Cardiff,Wales(United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy. Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about the car..
    My 1997 Honda Accord LX with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 63,133 miles and have the Vin number: 1hgcd5636va249843,rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The car is like new, in perfect conditions,accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so ever. a genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you shall understand and you won’t make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
    The price is 2,588 USD $ THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negociate the price. I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.So if you are interested please email me back.

    Regards!!

    -now doesn’t this sound nice. Guys name is supposedly Steven Nelson. I responded and this was his response:

    Hello again,

    I am sorry but the pick up and the test drive are not available because I am not in the country. Before leaving I had prearranged shipping with GlobalPayments( http://www.globalpaymentsinc.com ) so my presence in US isn’t necessary.The car is in a warehouse of GlobalPayments in US, ready for delivery. In exchange I will offer a 5 day period of testing the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company. So if you want to make this deal I will 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 GlobalPayments and I will proceed the order.
    GlobalPayments will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and that I am legit seller.The car will be delivered with the title, owner’s manual, 2 sets of keys, service records, and of course the bill of sale notarized and signed by me. Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Regards!!

    -and agian..

    Ok…I had sent your info to global payments..They will contact you with all the details that you need (also my info)…Please get back to me after they will contact you

    Thanks

    -is this shit real..and this what i am wondering. i plan on calling the company 2moro..but as you could see his e-mails are paragraph by paragraph like others on this site. so I this nelson dude could just go shit himself if he thinks i falling for this shit.

    and i actually just e-mailed the guy (no worries no transactions)i was acatully serously considering buying the car.

  96. SCAM ALERT! SCAM ALERT! SCAM ALERT!

    These are two emails received from a “Brendon Lamar” who posted a car for sale on Ebay. They are self-explanatory and similar to the other SCAMS already listed on this website. This is the same SCAM posted on Craigs List by someone calling themselves “Lorraine Suneeta”.

    From: brendonlamar@aol.com
    Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 00:37:40 -0500
    Subject: Re: Auto…

    Hi,

    I`m glad you are interested in my 2001
    Volkswagen Jetta with automatic transmission .I would like
    to sell it for $3200 including shipping to buyer.The car is in
    excellent condition with no dents,no scratches, no dings, no accidents and have
    only 51,653 miles on it. I have it’s clear title in hand and it
    will be shipped with the car,signed and ready for ownership transfer. The VIN#
    is 3VWSG69M01M155785 and the engine 6
    Cylinder. I was about to forget the most important thing to tell you
    i’m the first owner .
    Get back to me ASAP if you are
    interested to buy .

    Brendon Lamar

    Hello
    I must tell you that I`m selling this beautiful car not because I
    want to but because I have to.
    I’m an US citizen but currently I moved with
    work to Canada. This has no negative effect on you because shipping is included
    in the buy it now price and will cost you nothing more.The car has a clear
    title. No damages, scratches or hidden defects and I have to tell you that the
    motor runs great.Shipping will be done with DAS insured and will take 3 days to
    reach your address.Four payment I prefer that our deal to be supervised by
    eBay.eBay will assign an agent that will receive the money and will place it in
    a trust account until they have confirmation that you accept the car. After you
    have received and tested the car and then approved the deal they will release
    the funds to me.
    Please send me your full name and address so I will let eBay
    know that you are interested in the car.
    Get back to me ASAP.
    Best
    regards

    Brendon Lamar

    P.S. More pictures
    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg63/visfrumos1/00.jpg
    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg63/visfrumos1/27.jpg
    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg63/visfrumos1/43.jpg
    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg63/visfrumos1/48-1.jpg

  97. Correction on above post. The car listed for sale was on Craigslist but seller wanted money paid through Ebay. SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!

  98. Aha, same again. This one is a car on UK website ‘Auto Trader’, after enquiring by email I received the following..

    Hello there,

    My name is Xandra Willemina , the 2004 VW Touran 1.9 TDI 7-Seater is still available for sale.

    The price is £ 3.600 GBP.

    There is no outstanding finance on the car. 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, it was always kept in the garage. The motor runs awesome. The tires are like new. The car comes with log book, HPI cleared, it is free of encumbrances and liens.

    My problem is that in the meanwhile, i got divorced, and I had to move with my kids in Holland because I got a very good job offer here.

    Due to amount involved and due the fact I am not located in the United Kingdom, I only accept third party transaction mediator. All documents, including V5 log book on your name will be provided along with the car.

    Please email me soon if you want to move forward and let me know if you need anything else.

    All the best!

    For car’s pictures clik on the following links:

    http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/sofie35mm/e.jpg

    http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/sofie35mm/d.jpg

    http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/sofie35mm/c.jpg

    http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/sofie35mm/b.jpg

    http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/sofie35mm/a.jpg

    .. so! Some of the phrases are exactly the same as those shown above; and some same as those quoted in an ebay forum on so-called ‘escrow’ scams. PS the price is about 50% of its UK value.. Tough luck ‘Xandra’ .. good luck everyone else!

  99. WOW! Long story here, but we were almost scammed twice in as many days!! First it was a 2000 Land Rover for $3500.00. I figured it for a scam right away. Then there was this one, to the “T” just a different person…same exact car!!!

    Quote-
    “Here is the other verison that I just received today. Fortunately, I have seen this website before I send the details. Thanks a lot!

    Hello,
    The 2004 Mazda Mazda6 is located in East Amherst, NY and it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 46k miles and the VIN is: 1YVFP80D745N72516. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at:
    http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh241/2004mazda6/
    The price is $2,900 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction.
    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Global Payments Inc. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address. I will forward the details of our transaction to Global Payments Inc and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.
    Best regards,
    Damian Ortiz.”

    In my case the car was located in Mandeville, LA and the persons name was Bryant Johnson. He sent me the exact link to the pictures of this car.

    Ironically enough, I research this time!! Global Payments, Inc is an actual company that provides money services, and DAS is an authentic shipping company for cars! The Vin he gave me is- 1YVFP80D845N89907. I did a carfax report, because we have been in the market for cars so it’s only smart *smirk*, and it says it only has one owner.

    WHY DO THE VIN’S CHECK OUT FOR THESE SCAMMERS?

    Needless to say, I responded with the following e-mail:
    “Hi,

    Thank you for the fast response. Can you send more information about Global Payments Inc? I looked them up on the internet because, of course, I have to ensure my safety in this transaction. Can you send me the link to the website for the company?

    In the meantime, like I said, I have cash…and am very interested. So here is the information you requested.”

    I continued to list my full name (minus middle) and address.

    I added his aol sn to my AIM and tried to message, but got no response. Either way- I know I am going to get an e-mail back…then I can tell him what he can do with himself. HA HA HA!

    FTC HERE I COME!

    Comment by Chuck — February 4, 2008 @ 8:48 am

  100. Here is the one for the Land Rover…similar to others, but the guy “is in England to get married and live there” HA!

    Thank you for email me back.The car is in a warehouse of eBay in Klamath Falls(OR), ready for delivery to a new buyer. If you are still interested continue this process here are the transaction’s steps.
    You have to know that once you receive it you have 2 days to test drive it and to run mechanical tests,and if you find that it is not like I said,you can send it back on my expence…but I’m sure that won’t be the case…(the car is in perfect condition).
    The protection works like this.
    After starting up the transaction at eBay , my money which are deposited in their safe account will be blocked untill the end of the deal, so I won’t be able to withdraw them until we’ve finished the deal.
    You make the payment to eBay you have to send the money to the eBay not to me so in this case i can’t touch your money untill you receive the car.In case you will not receive the car as i described to you,eBay will refund you with 100% from the whole amount which you paid to the eBay agent.Even in case you will not receive the car,they will refund you the money.
    1- I will need to send me your full legal name and shipping address.
    2- This deal will go trough an Escrow company named eBay .You will be contacted by eBay with all the details about the transaction.
    3-You will follow the instruction from ebay.
    After the payment is made eBay will send you the car for inspection along with all the documents( title, a bill of sale). The car will arrive in 2 days at your address.You will have 2 days test period to decide if you keep the car or not.I will put along with the car :keys, title, all the receipts that I have from it, owner’s manual,service manual, and also a bill of sale stating that i’m selling you this car.
    With this bill of sale you can put the title on your name.
    4-If you want to keep the car, you announce them that you have it and that you keep the car ONLY THEN eBay Escrow will release me the money
    If you don’t want to keep it, you will send it back to eBay and i will support the shipping back fees(but im sure is not the case the car is in perfect condition)and eBay will refund you the deposit.
    Let me know if this is ok with so we can move forward with this deal.
    In order to begin the deal please send me your full name and your shipping address so that I will let eBay know that you are interested .
    As soon as I have them I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay Safe Harbor will notify you about this. You’ll also receive important guidelines + instructions from them (please go through them exactly).
    Also, a refund policy will be included.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  101. Hello
    My name is Steven Anderson and i want to say Sorry for the delayed response,
    but I’m in Cardiff (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy.
    Anyway ,thank you for your interest in buying the car.
    The car is located in US right now at the escrow company and has US papers (thei will handle the transaction for me since I’m away)
    All the documents of the car will be provided along with the car.
    Why is the price so low? I’m selling the car at this price because i recently moved from US to United Kingdom with my wife who is from here and we intend to marry in United Kingdom and i sold my house over US and everything owned by me and the only thing left to sell is the car .I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards.
    So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.
    The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.
    I will tell you a few words about the car..
    My 2003 Ford Expedition XLT ,is in immaculate condition with 49,310 miles and have the VIN Number:1FMPU15L93LB25508,rust free ,no scratches and and hasn’t been involved in any accident.The motor runs perfect.
    The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal.
    That’s way i left the car at the escrow company in Klamath Falls,OR and i already paid the the shipping process .
    The price is 3.500 $ .I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.
    This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.So if you are interested please email me back.
    Thank you for email me back.The car is in a warehouse of eBay in Klamath Falls(OR), ready for delivery to a new buyer. If you are still interested continue this process here are the transaction’s steps.
    You have to know that once you receive it you have 2 days to test drive it and to run mechanical tests,and if you find that it is not like I said,you can send it back on my expence…but I’m sure that won’t be the case…(the car is in perfect condition).
    The protection works like this.
    After starting up the transaction at eBay , my money which are deposited in their safe account will be blocked untill the end of the deal, so I won’t be able to withdraw them until we’ve finished the deal.
    You make the payment to eBay you have to send the money to the eBay not to me so in this case i can’t touch your money untill you receive the car.In case you will not receive the car as i described to you,eBay will refund you with 100% from the whole amount which you paid to the eBay agent.Even in case you will not receive the car,they will refund you the money.

    1- I will need to send me your full legal name and shipping address.
    2- This deal will go trough an Escrow company named eBay .You will be contacted by eBay with all the details about the transaction.
    3-You will follow the instruction from ebay.
    After the payment is made eBay will send you the car for inspection along with all the documents( title, a bill of sale). The car will arrive in 2 days at your address.You will have 2 days test period to decide if you keep the car or not.I will put along with the car :keys, title, all the receipts that I have from it, owner’s manual,service manual, and also a bill of sale stating that i’m selling you this car.
    With this bill of sale you can put the title on your name.
    4-If you want to keep the car, you announce them that you have it and that you keep the car ONLY THEN eBay Escrow will release me the money
    If you don’t want to keep it, you will send it back to eBay and i will support the shipping back fees(but im sure is not the case the car is in perfect condition)and eBay will refund you the deposit.
    Let me know if this is ok with so we can move forward with this deal.
    In order to begin the deal please send me your full name and your shipping address so that I will let eBay know that you are interested .
    As soon as I have them I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay Safe Harbor will notify you about this. You’ll also receive important guidelines + instructions from them (please go through them exactly).
    Also, a refund policy will be included.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    I sent your info at them and they will contact you with more information about payment and insurance.
    Please let me know when they will contact you.
    I hope to finish this deal with you.
    Thank’s

  102. BEWARE OF EMAIL ADDRESS studman001@hotmail.com SCAM SCAM SCAM LISTED ON CRAIGLIST!

    “Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2002 Honda Accord is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 78000 highway miles.VIN Number: 1hgcg56702a094180
    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.

    PICS: http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj57/2002hAccordW/
    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 Zagreb,Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Croatia. One 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 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 2,970 $. 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 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,
    Michael Ramsey”

    In return is what I put
    “I wish there was a way to know that this is not a scam because I would really like this car! I just can not risk losing almost 3000 when I have little kids! That would be so stupid of me! If there is anyway you can prove to me that this is real I would for sure purchase the car! Thanks! ”

    In return recieved this
    Hi again,
    “As I said in my first email the car is currently located in Zagreb,Croatia. 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 car is automatic.

    The price for the car is $2,970 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 somethins 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 working day. 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. You will receive all the transaction details from them.
    Hoping to hear from you soon”

    In return was stupid and gave my first and last name and address then decided to do some research on the email addres!

    Now I thankfully I found this webside before I made a stupid mistake even though I knew it was too good to be true and now my last reply to him sent after reading this site:

    “now do with this info what you want. I know this is a scam do you really think I would be so dumb as to fall for this! Your email address is all over the internet as being a scam and fraudulent! That is really low! People sometimes actually trust you! I almost did until your email from craigslist didn’t match up with the one your using now! Good thing for outlook espress being it uncovered this! I knew something was a little strange! So I decided to do some research on you! Pick a dumber person next time! Hopefully you will go to church and ask God or whoever you believe in spirtually to forgive all of the evilness you have did to people! What a shame I hope you never have kids! Have a good life! And God Bless your soul!”

  103. He’s now going by Erik Ford:
    “My name is Erik Ford and i want to say Sorry for the delayed response,
    but I’m in Cardiff (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy.
    Anyway ,thank you for your interest in buying the car.
    The car is located in US right now at the escrow company and has US papers (thei will handle the transaction for me since I’m away)
    All the documents of the car will be provided along with the car.
    Why is the price so low? I’m selling the car at this price because i recently moved from US to United Kingdom with my fiance who is from here and we intend to marry in United Kingdom and i sold my house over US and everything owned by me and the only thing left to sell is the car .I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards.
    So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.
    The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.
    I will tell you a few words about the car..
    2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5!,is in immaculate condition with 85,395 miles and have the VIN Number:JT3HN86R129061823,rust free ,no scratches and and hasn’t been involved in any accident.The motor runs perfect.
    The interior looks great.This car needs nothing,The title is clear ,it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal.
    That’s way i left the car at the escrow company in Klamath Falls,OR and i already paid the the shipping process .
    The price is 3.400 $ .I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.
    This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions.So if you are interested please email me back.”
    Thanks for the heads up everyone! His email address is erikford35@gmail.com for now…

  104. NEW NAME SAME SCAM:(I think — sounds like it)
    Hi there and sorry for the late reply.

    The car is still available for sale. This is a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring, 3.5L V6 Automatic, only 57000 Miles, VIN# 5FNRL388X5B042226.

    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.

    Here you can find more pictures with the car:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/brnelson31/van
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    I’m an US Air Force Lieutenant currently stationed in UK. And the car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.

    The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. First of all this is a US model car, with the steering wheel on the left side, as opposed to a UK model, that has the steering wheel on the right side. And second, in order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone back home to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay.

    So how this actually works? Simple: the buyer sends the payment to eBay and they hold the money until the car is delivered; I ship the car to US; I get my money only after the buyer receives the car and makes sure everything is as agreed. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.

    The final price is $9,600 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,
    Lt. Brian R. Nelson

  105. Thank god my dad was so adamant that this deal was a scam I went so far as to go to the money gram office to make a cash transfer when I got cold feet. The message I received was

    Hi,

    The car is located in Northampton, PA, my car is in perfect condition
    (no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs what so
    ever, it has no accident or any engine problem). It has 93,103 miles
    and the VIN # is : 1HGEJ8245VL045976. The asking price is $2750. To
    complete the payment you must have cash available. We will make this
    deal only under Global Payments Inc protection because is more safe. If
    you already decided to buy my car please send me your full name and your
    full address and I will start a transaction with them.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at :

    http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/gg110/AngieBryant08/

    Thanks,

    Angie Bryant

    I gave my information and she said:

    Hi,

    The car will be shipped trough DAS, they will deliver you the car in
    front of your door in maximum 5 business days. Since my brother in law
    works at DAS he promised me that it will cost me nothing to ship it to
    you so the total price including the shipping fees is $2,750.

    Let me explain you how the Global Payments Inc process works.
    The process works something like this:
    1. You send the payment deposit to an Global Payments Inc representative.
    2. Global Payments Inc will confirm me that you have made the deposit.
    3. I will ship the car so you can Inspect, test and make a decision if
    you will keep it or not.
    4. If you will not get exactly the same car that you have viewed in the
    ad, and also a clean title you will receive all your money back from
    Global Payments Inc.
    5. If everything is ok Global Payments Inc will get the approval from
    you to release me the funds.
    If you agree with this process please let me know your full name and
    address and I will forward the details to Global Payments Inc.

    Thank you,

    Angie Bryant

    What got me is that the car was posted as being in Chicago only for me to later discover it as being in Pennsylvania. Also I was to send payment to a Moises Gonzalez, supposedly a global payments inc. representative. No way im giving my hard earned money to some guy not even a actual company. I just finished high school and am working to save for college and cant believe I came so close to losing almostt tow months pay.
    I hope these bastards burn for their bullshiy.

  106. This website saved me from giving into one of these jerks! someone named David Mosser was trying to sell me a 2003 audi for 3,900 and I didn’t believe it all the stuff he said in his emails was word for word on the above. Thank god, for this website.

  107. Hey, also glad I found this website. Was looking on Craigslist for a used car…found a few that sounded too good…

    Hello,
    The 1998 Honda Accord is in perfect working condition.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 70695 highway miles.VIN# 1HGCG6670WA245238.
    Options
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof Anti-Lock Brakes
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Air Conditioning Cruise Control
    Power Locks Power Windows Power Seats
    pics:
    Here you can find more pictures with the car:
    http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj202/1998haccordGR/
    (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 2,960 $. 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 business 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.
    Cheers,
    Robert Myles

    Unfortunately, I sent our information and this was his reply…

    Hi again,
    !!! 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.
    We have a deal! I forwarded your information to eBay. They will shortly contact you with all the transaction details.
    Please follow their instructions exactly and make the payment. Immediately after they confirm me that they hold your payment,
    I will proceed with shipping the car to you.

    Thanks

    Not long after, we received an email, supposedly from eBay saying how to make the payment and to make it to any Western Union.

    I also got these emails about a Nisaan Altima and a Toyota Camry…the following email addresses are definitely ones to stay away from…

    S W
    Linda Carter
    S D

  108. I just ran across three of these on LA Craigslist. All escrow funds and will deliver. Are there any cops out there?

  109. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    This is what I got
    Hello, The 2000 Acura Integra GSR-T is located in Charleston WV, and it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 39,442 miles and the VIN is: JH4DC2397YS003586. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at: http://s293.photobucket.com/albums/mm48/ACURAINTEGRAGS-R/?start=all The price is $2,900 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Global Payments Inc. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address. I will forward the details of our transaction to Global Payments Inc and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection. Best regards, Loretta Neal.

    I also sent her a reply telling her I sent a copy to the FBI. I will probably never hear from her again!

  110. Thank you for this forum. I was just sending emails to this person and I decided to do a little more research to double check on this ad and it saved me a lot of time and effort.

    Here’s my encounter…

    Hello!

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in England right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of US. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for US according to US standards. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about my car.

    2003 Cadillac CTS with 65,400 miles, 5-speed Automatic Transmission ( A/C: Front; Cruise Control; Power Locks, Steering; Remote Keyless Entry; Bucket Seats; Silver/Black Leather; Memory Seats; Power Seats; Airbag: Driver, Passenger, Side; Alarm; Anti-Lock Brakes; Fog Lights; XENON; CD Changer; BOSE Premium Sound; Power Windows; Tinted Glass; Alloy Wheels; Sunroof/ Moonroof ) , VIN 1G6DM57N530150004, it is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing, the title is clear, it is not a salvage one.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal.The car is like new, in perfect conditions, no accident, no scratches, no special marks.
    The price is $3200 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.
    This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!! ~ Mike

    “Mike Tate”

  111. I got the same email from someone claiming to be in Connecticut, yet he was advertising on Washington DC craigslist. He claimed he would only use Worldpay and could not take any calls or personal visits. BEWARE!!!!!! These scammers are everywhere now.

  112. Well, I am new to craigslist and was looking for a used car, within a reasonable price range. I recieved two exact to the letter e-mails back on the same day from two different people with two different cars. So, I thought it was fishy, but it sounded ok, US miliary, eBay, payment protection for me and protection for him. So I searched online for the car info, VIN number etc. And someone had done the same things to some one else and used a different name. Here are my two identical e-mails. I just want to know how to reply to these jerks.
    “S A”
    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 16,495 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622.
    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.
    Options
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Anti-Lock Brakes
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks
    Power Seats Power Windows
    PICS: http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/viewpx/
    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 2,900 $. 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.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,
    Martin Tippins
    ——————————————————-

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt. Robert Mclean. The 2001 Honda Accord V6 is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 76767 miles.VIN Number: 1HGCG16551A043313
    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great.
    Options
    Sunroof Leather Seats Passenger Airbag Driver Airbag
    Anti-Lock Brakes Air Conditioning Power Windows Power Seats
    Power Locks Cruise Control
    PICS: http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg268/20001haccord/
    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,UK.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 2,970 $. 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. 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.
    Regards,
    Robert Mclean

    CREEPY HUH?!?!?

  113. SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM……… i just got hit with this one. I did not know about these till it was too late. If there is a plus side to this, im glad I only sent half the money. Im not giving up on this here is the ad I received and jumped on.

    Re: 2003 Mercedes Benz E500 – $4399 (Detroit Metro)

    From: Brian Wheeler (briwhee@gmail.com)

    Mileage: 43,645 miles
    VIN: WDBUF70J53A169283
    Hi, I see from your email that you are interested in the condition of the car so you have to know that the car is 100% working and looking very good, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage, no flood or wrecked and it has a US clear title, the interior looks great, is brand new condition because I have took care of it like it was my baby(the car is located in Ephraim, Utah ready to be shipped).This is a regretful sale but unfortunately i need money for my son , he is in hospital and i really need money for him. This is why i am selling the car so cheap. BUY IT NOW for $ 4,400 because i want to close a quick and smooth deal with a serious person. About the shipping i can tell you that will be done through TnT express and it will take no more than 3 days. The car will be insured at the shipping company for the transport and the shipping cost is free because my brother work’s at the shipping company and he has 1 transportation per year for free. If you are still interested please reply me ASAP.
    Thanks
    _______________________________________________________

    If you want we can do this in this way :
    My brother work’s at the shipping company and has one transportation per year for free ,The car will be shipped on my expanse, and will be at your door in 2 max 3 days. If you want to continue, please send me your full name and your shipping address so that I will let eBay Protection Program know that you are interested. You will receive an email from them instructing you about how to send payment and
    they’ll release the funds to me only after you receive and inspect the car. I think that this is a fair way to make business and I hope that you will agree. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car.
    Also, I have to let you know that I want the payment prior shipping since I will ship it in the same day or next days the payment is complete .For the moment I can only accept a wire transfer as a payment method and the fastest is Money Gram .Also you have nothing to worry about because this deal will be done in a secure way if you prefer.
    In case you will not receive the car as i described to you, eBay will refund you with 100% from the whole amount which you paid to the eBay agent. Even in case you will not receive the car, they will refund you the money. But this is not the case.
    You will send the money to eBay Protection Program .I will not see any money until the car is at you.
    After you receive and see that the car is the one you want you just notify eBay to forward to me the payment details in order for me to pick up my money. Let me know if this is ok with so we can move forward with this deal!
    Regards!

    I sent your information at eBay and they will contact you with more information about payment and insurance, also please let me know when they will contact you.
    My# 801-386-7224 ask for Brian.
    Thanks.

    I had several emails with him he sent me his phone number, I did talk to im on the phone. He sent me the title, title was clean, I ran it in car fax everything lined up there too. He was not talking about using an escrow service, {BRIAN} said his brother worked at a trucking company and received 1 free shipping a year.

    I still was not comfortable sending money to Canada, but I was still felt he was telling me the truth. He told me he was not comfortable just sending the car to an unknown place, so I agreed to send him half the funds, that was on the 16th. I haven’t herd from him since he received the confirmation number.

    Im not letting this go I started a hotmail account. Just for this. If you had the same issue or know of anybody who has please passed this along to them. Please writ me I want to compile actual information. I need more evidence to go forward.

    Please email me at briancraiglistscams@live.com

  114. I got the same email that Shannon mentoned on 4/13 from Sgt. Martin Tippins. Same car, vin # and everything. Only difference was the link to view the picts. I see one from her email is no longer active. Someone must have helped to get that account closed. Oh one more difference just noticed. He is now claiming to be in Edinburgh ,Scotland. Said he moved there a month ago but a week ago told her he was in London, UK. The email address he contacted me thru was bundrmooey71@hotmail.com and he was advertising on craigslist in Florida. Everyone please beware & do your research.

  115. I saw the Toyota below on Craigs list, here is the e-mail I got back. Looks like the same above.

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 16,495 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622.
    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.
    Options
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Anti-Lock Brakes
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks
    Power Seats Power Windows
    PICS: http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/campicq/
    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 Scotland . I am located in Edinburgh ,Scotland.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 2,950 $. 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,
    Martin Tippins

  116. Well, well, well leave it to Sgt. Martin Tippins to strike again……

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 89270 original miles.VIN Number: jtdbf30k230134538
    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.
    Options
    Power Door Locks Cruise Control Power Steering
    CD AM/FM Radio Cassette
    Power Windows Air Conditioning 4DR SDN XLE V6 AUTO (NATL)
    FRONT WHEEL DRIVE POWER SEATS Dual Air Bags
    PICS: http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll298/tcamxlev6/
    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 2,980 $. 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,
    Martin Tippins

    ***I have no idea how this person sleeps at night!!

  117. I got a similar mail from ssteph1@hotmail.com!!! SCAM !!!! SCAM !!! SCAM!!!

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 89270 original miles.VIN Number: jtdbf30k230134538
    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.
    Options
    Power Door Locks Cruise Control Power Steering
    CD AM/FM Radio Cassette
    Power Windows Air Conditioning 4DR SDN XLE V6 AUTO (NATL)
    FRONT WHEEL DRIVE POWER SEATS Dual Air Bags
    PICS: http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll298/tcamxlev6/
    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 2,980 $. 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,
    Martin Tippins

  118. This is my story, good thing I knew what was happening,

    q q wrote:
    The car has no scratches or any kind of damage.I am located in Utah.The price is 4300$ Shipping included… All documents will be provided along with it.The transaction will be made through a third company for the safety of both of us ,so we can be sure of the legitimacy of our deal.
    I’m a serious seller and a fair trader and I prefer to deal only with a serious buyer. Anyway, I have to let you know that I want a fast deal because I need the money asap and that is also the reason why I am selling it at a lower price… so if you are really interested in buying it, please reply

    Mileage: 45,144 miles
    VIN: 1N4BA41E95C876178
    Warranty: No
    Vehicle title: Clear
    Condition: Used
    Body type: Sedan
    Engine: 3.5L V6 SFI DOHC 24V
    Exterior color: Gold
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Black
    Price:4300$

    I TOLD HIM I WAS “INTERESTED IN THE CAR” THEN HE SAID

    q q wrote:
    If you are interested in buying the car you have to know that once you receive it you have 2 days to test drive it and inspect it and if you find that it is not like I said,you can send it back on my expence…but I’m sure that won’t be the case…After starting up the transaction at SafePay, my money which are deposited in their safe account will be blocked until the end of the deal, so I won’t be able to withdraw them until we’ve finished the deal.
    You make the payment to SafePay.
    After they check the payment they announce me to start the shipping.
    After you will receive the car and see that is ok, you have to announce them that you have it.
    Only then, SafePay will send me the money. I will not receive any money before you will receive the car.
    In order to begin the deal, I’ll need your full name and shipping address for starting the transaction .
    Best wishes,
    Christopher

    I KEPT THE CONVERSATION GOING, TOLD HIM THAT I HAD THE CASH AND THAT I WAS LOOKING FOWARD ON GETTING THIS CAR
    THEN HE WROTE:

    Well if you want to buy it all you have to do is send me your name and address so I can open a case with SafePay about our deal and then they will contact you with more details about the transaction

    THEN I FINALLY SAID:

    No Thanks, I know this is a scam I kept the conversation going to see how far can I get, but I’ve already notify the authorities… You got caught on your own scam.. loser get a life

    PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THESE SCAMMERS.!!

  119. How’s this for a scaM Ireplied to the craigslist for a 2003 Camry. This is the response I got:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 89270 original miles.VIN Number: jtdbf30k230134538
    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.
    Options
    Power Door Locks Cruise Control Power Steering
    CD AM/FM Radio Cassette
    Power Windows Air Conditioning 4DR SDN XLE V6 AUTO (NATL)
    FRONT WHEEL DRIVE POWER SEATS Dual Air Bags
    PICS: http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/mm295/2003tcamryx/
    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 Croatia . I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,990 $. 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,
    Martin Tippins

  120. I received the exact same email from rundert6322@hotmail.com. I hope this JERK gets nailed!

    “Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 89270 original miles.VIN Number: jtdbf30k230134538
    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.
    Options
    Power Door Locks Cruise Control Power Steering
    CD AM/FM Radio Cassette
    Power Windows Air Conditioning 4DR SDN XLE V6 AUTO (NATL)
    FRONT WHEEL DRIVE POWER SEATS Dual Air Bags
    PICS: http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/mm295/2003tcamryx/
    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 Croatia . I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,990 $. 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,
    Martin Tippins”

  121. My daughter, who is looking for a car, forwarded this too me. My husband said, great deal, let’s move on it. I, who check almost everything on snopes thought, I smell a scam. Thank you to everyone who has put the word out there so I could Google Martin Tippins Camry for sale and get the info. right away.
    Bless you all with good cars!

  122. I’ve seen this one word for word and it came from “Steve Hall” from craigslist:

    Hello Bradley
    >
    > Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Glasgow (United Kingdom) right
    > now and I have been very busy. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying
    > the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the
    > price so low? I am here in UK with my new work and I cannot register the car
    > here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want
    > to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I
    > already made a deposit here to buy me another). The title is clean and you
    > will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.I will
    > tell you a few words about the car..
    >
    > My 2006 Cadillac STS V8 with Automatic transmission it is in immaculate
    > condition with 24,338 miles and have the VIN number: 1G6DC67A360177714, rust
    > free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs
    > very well (8 CYLINDERS). The interior looks great. This car needs nothing,
    > the title is clear, it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go
    > smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events
    > and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope
    > you understand that I need to sort them out.
    >
    > The price is $11,800 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the
    > price. I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really
    > interested in
    > buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless
    > discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
    >
    > You can see the pictures here:
    > http://www.fototime.com/users/hall69070@aol.com
    >
    > So if you are interested please email me back for next step.
    > Regards !!
    > Steve Hall

  123. I inquired about a 2002 Toyota listing on craigslist and this is the response I got from a obvious scammer

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 16,495 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622.
    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.
    Options
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Anti-Lock Brakes
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks
    Power Seats Power Windows
    PICS: http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/campicq/
    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 Croatia. I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,900 $. 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.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,
    Martin Tippins

  124. Seems the Sgt has struck again…thanks for the site….saved my son who wants to put his hard earned money towards med school…not a scam

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 16,495 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622.
    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.
    Options
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Anti-Lock Brakes
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks
    Power Seats Power Windows
    PICS: http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/campicq/
    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 Croatia. I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,900 $. 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.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,
    Martin Tippins

  125. I just got this today. Sounds like Joseph Humes and I are dealing with the same person!

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 16,495 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622.
    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.
    Options
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Anti-Lock Brakes
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks
    Power Seats Power Windows
    PICS: http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/campicq/
    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 Croatia. I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,900 $. 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.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,
    Martin Tippins

  126. Here is another scam so no one gets screwed: Got it off of craiglist chicago.

    2007 ACURA TL Type-S Moonroof & Navigation LOADED!!! – $19000 (Chicago)
    This is your chance to own a low miles luxury 2007 ACURA TL Type-S in excellent condition well bellow the MSRP. No accidents, no dings, no scratches, clear Carfax report (you don’t have to pay for it, I can send it to you). The interior is in great condition with no tears. Leather, moonroof, xenon lights, all pwr, rear camera, diamond navigation, homelink… the vehicle is loaded. The manufacturer basic warranty covers this vehicle for 4 years or 50,000 miles and the powertrain for 7 years or 70,000 miles. The warranty is transferable, so you have plenty of time and/or miles ahead. I still have all manuals. One Owner Non-Smoker!

    Here is his email response:

    Hi,
    Thank you for your interest on my vehicle and please accept my sincere apologize for my late reply, I just arrived in Bangkok, Thailand. The car is in custody of Acequip Cargo shipping company (www.acequiptranscargo.com) in Albany, NY, ready to be shipped with all paperwork.

    The vehicle has 10640 miles and was owned since October 2006.
    All the transaction will go through the ebay’s safe trade program and shipping will take about 2 to 3 days. The machine is in excellent condition, I just need to sell it as I am about to purchase a property and retire to Thailand. The price of the vehicle is $19,000 + shipping expenses.
    If you are interested please reply me with your complete name and shipping address so I can have a case opened with the ebay’s safe trade department and move on. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thanks,
    Andy

    Here you have the Carfax Report:
    http://www.carfax.com/viewEmailReport.do?a=etLA9y%2F30hwgTUFS8ojh8a6zoKXuTBlRKrT9Pr44Qi6hX6ndWRqzR9bDgDaCTSi3&language=EN

  127. I received the same emails as the other ones for the 2002 Camry for sale on Craigslist. Thank God for places to check like Carfax where people also left comments on what a scammer this guy is. Oh, and now Sgt. Martin Tippins is in Croatia. Watch out for scums like this. He will get caught! Also if you get anything from “ebay” about sending payment forward a copy of the email to ebay, I did, and they said that if they send you anything about payment to your email they would also send an email to your email account on ebay. What, does this guy think that no one will check?

  128. Thanks for starting this site, it takes all the time out of catching a scammer in action. I have included all the information from the e-mail.

    from . .
    to
    date Tue, May 13, 2008 at 4:49 PM
    subject 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL
    mailed-by hotmail.com

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 16,495 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622.
    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.
    Options
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Anti-Lock Brakes
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks
    Power Seats Power Windows
    PICS: http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/campicq/
    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 Croatia. I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,980 $. 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,
    Martin Tippins

  129. I responded to this ad as well and at first believed it. I bought a car through the military PX while in Nam and thought (momentarily) that he might have gotten a good enough deal there to warrant the cheap price (honestly, I also got caught up in the lure of the “good deal”). When the payment e-mail came today, however, it had several spelling errors that I was pretty sure eBay wouldn’t have countenanced. The Safe Harbor site (where payment was to be made) was additionally spelled Harbour. So I went back to advice given to me by my father many years ago–if something looks like too good a deal to be true, it probably isn’t true. The asking price of $2900 for this cream puff of a car is a full $9000 under Kelly Blue Book. Nawww…

  130. Thanks everyone for this site! It has saved us from making a bad mistake. Our son was looking on Craigs list for his first car and come across this ad for a Mustang ’69 mint condition. Yes it was too good of a deal to be true, but being a very excited 16 year old, we checked it out. I even went as far as to send her my real name and mailing address. Sure wish I had checked this site before I went that far even. Here is the email we recieved about the car.
    Hi,

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car. I sell at this price($2550) because i just finished the divorce with my husband. When the divorce has finished i own this car. Now as a women i don’t need. 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, 3 months transferable warranty.
    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.
    We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated at eBay and I have a purchase protection account for $10.000 The final price that I want for this car is $2550 including shipping and handling.
    I will wait your answer(if you are interested to buy) very soon.

    Thanks

    My reply:
    Hi again,
    Thanks for your response. I live in Wa. state and hope you live near me? I would love to buy this car is you are within driving distance to see the car and make the purchase in person.
    I too have paypal and I am a verified member for many years.
    So if you are near me do let me know and we can arrange a payday and pickup time.
    Thanks,
    Judy
    Her reply:
    Hi again,

    The car is already at the shipping company in Orlando, Florida 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 and I`m left out of town so I can’t meet you in person, so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the Internet. According with 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 want with the car. If you will buy it, 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

    It does not reply to my questions at all, Red flag!
    Hello, I am just curious who would be paying the shipping and how much is it.
    It looks like its a manual not a automatic?
    We would be interested in buying it if you pay the shipping.

    Thanks
    Judy
    Hello,
    I just noticed that my son responded to your last email ;-). Sorry about that but he did not ask what I wanted him to. I am wondering about how much the shipping will cost to here if you know? I have to know approx. how much money I will need to finish the deal.
    My name is Judy

    Hope this helps in answering my question regarding the shipping. I have dealt with Ebay many times and know that the shipping is not refundable should we decide we do not want the car, so therefore we will not be undecided when we pay. It sounds like a very nice car for our son’s first vehicle. He did want to know for sure though if it is an automatic because it looks as though it is a manual shift. It really does not matter though. I would like to know if it has air conditioning also.
    Thanks for taking the time to help us.
    Sincerely,
    Judy

    Now we get the invoice from Ebay below
    Your invoice for eBay Motors purchase – 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible
    Jessica Parker started a new transaction for ” 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible ” through eBay.
    We have verified all the details of this transaction and concluded that they are accurate. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $20,000 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower.

    Seller:

    Name: Jessica Parker

    Address
    : 200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 2600 Orlando, Florida 32801 , United States

    Buyer:

    Name: Judy

    Address: United States

    Transaction Details:

    Case ID: 65B4T138L3W13
    Date: May.20.2008
    Status: Payment Pending

    Item Description: Used
    Price $2,500.00
    Quantity Sold: 1
    Insurance: YES
    Shipping: Check with the seller

    ——————————————————————————–

    Shipping to*:
    Judy

    United States

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

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

    eBay Financing Center Agent**:

    First Name: John

    Last Name: Adams

    Address: 2145 Hamilton Avenue
    City: San Jose
    State: CA
    Zip: 95125
    Country: United States

    **The Money Gram Money Transfer will be sent using this name and address..
    Payment:

    Invoice #4242327693

    Subtotal: $2,500.00
    Shipping: $0.00
    Sales Tax: $0.00

    Deposit: $0.00

    ——————————————————————————–

    Remaining Ballance: $0.00

    How to make the payment

    Find the nearest Money Gram office:

    Send the payment using eBay Financing Center Agent’s name and address (found below) as payment details.

    Email us at :

    eBay@customer-support-vpp.com the following payment information:

    Case ID and Invoice #
    Reference Number – 8 digits number found on the payment receipt
    Sender’s Name and Address
    Receiver’s Name and Address
    Total Amount Sent

    Important Notice

    For security reasons please DO NOT release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.

    All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
    Vehicle Purchase Protection program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally.
    Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.

    If you are not familiarized with Money Gram Money Transfer services please visit : http://moneygram.com.
    Pay for the transfer with cash at a local Money Gram agent. Money Gram agent locations are independent businesses that provide money transfer service to their customers on behalf of Money Gram. Money Gram agents are primarily banks, post offices, exchange offices or retail locations – grocery stores, mail box centers, drug stores, travel agencies, depots, other retail locations.
    Independent Money Gram agents may impose different limitations on the maximum amount that can be submitted per day. For this reason, in case of a larger amount to be sent, we recommend that you go to more than one agent and submit the total sum in separate transfers.

    When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 24 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship the vehicle.. The Seller has 3 business days to send the Buyer and eBay Motors Customer Support the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer..
    The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses the vehicle, the Buyer must ship the vehicle back to the Seller within 5 business days.
    After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Financing Center Customer Support with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the refund will be sent to the Buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified. If the vehicle is accepted, eBay Financing Center Department submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.

    Help

    For any questions please contact eBay Customer Support (ebay@customer-support-vpp.com)

    Thank you,
    eBay Financing Center Customer Support
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program

    Copyright © 2008. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the eBay User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

    Looks very legit but it is not! I emailed support and even got a very fast response, LOL . It sounds nothing like what ebay would send out and it was like way too fast! Also this transaction is not listed on My Ebay, and it would be if it were real.

    Dear Customer ,

    We want to inform you that in order to get your item you have to make the payment through Money Gram service.You have to go at any Money Gram office with cash and send the payment to our verified agent,using his name and address.Don`t worry this transaction is 100% legit and all your funds are fully insured by our company.In case you won`t be satisfied with your item you can send it back on the seller`s cost and we will send all your money back using the same method.
    After you make the payment please confirm it to us so we can instruct the seller to start the shipping process.

    Sincerely,
    eBay Customer Support

    I recieved several other emails from jessica parker this day but I do not want to bore you any further. One of the last emails trying to rush us along made me stop and take a good pause,

    Hello,

    Thanks for your answer. I want to tell you that you need to find a Money Gram office and make the payment using all details from the invoice by eBay because shipping process is ready. You need to use the option ” money transfer ” You have all details from the invoice by eBay with all details about how you can make the payment . We wait your payment confirmation as soon as possible because everything it’s ready.Asap

    Hope this helps. I will be reporting this scammer to Craigs list and Ebay. As well as changing my password and alerting Ebay to a possible ID theif.
    Thanks everyone for this site!
    Judy
    P.S. My son is heart broken over this deal, but at least he still has his money!

  131. I also saw the scam, but stupaid me I fell for it. I lost out on all my college savings because I needed a car to go to school. The email I got was

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 16,495 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K02U038622.
    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.
    Options
    CD Player Leather Seats Sunroof
    Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Anti-Lock Brakes
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks
    Power Seats Power Windows
    PICS: http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/campicq/
    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 Croatia. I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,980 $. 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,
    Martin Tippins

    Like a dummie I believed it and payed the money… now I know that I wont ever see that money again.

  132. I was looking to buy a car and was interested in a 2004 Honda Civic for an unbelievable 3k. I mailed the chap and got replied to from this email:

    bundrmooey71@hotmail.com

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m sgt Kevin Topping. The 2004 Honda Civic is in perfect working condition.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 38222 highway miles.VIN # 2HGES16384H617351
    Options
    Power Steering CD AM/FM Radio Air Conditioning
    4DR SDN VP AUTO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE Dual Air Bags 4cyl

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/2004hondacpic/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)
    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 Zagreb,Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Croatia . One 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 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 2,990 $. 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.
    Thank you and have a great day,
    Kevin Topping

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

    I couldnt help but notice the funny name of the so called US army sgt, also some glaring grammatical errors and an insistence on Ebay buyer protection. A little bit of searching resulted in the email ID bundrmooey71@hotmail.com being used in a number of craigslist scams…. Watch out !!

    RS

  133. michael morris
    to ——-
    date Thu, May 22, 2008 at 8:14 PM
    subject Re: Honda Ad
    mailed-by gmail.com
    hide details 8:14 PM (6 minutes ago)

    Reply

    Hello,

    Look how we will do this:
    Before leaving i had prearranged shipping with WorldPay so my presence in US isn’t necessary. The car is in a WorldPay warehouse in US, ready for delivery.I will offer a 5 day period to test drive the car from the moment you receive it from the shipping company.
    So if you want to make this deal i will 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 WorldPay and I will proceed the order. WorldPay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that i am covered by them and if I am legit seller.
    Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Michael M.

  134. Here is a scam that I, luckily, did not fall for run by the alias Kelly Smith:

    Hello there,
    How are you doing.Hope everything is going fine on your side. As a matter of fact the deal is on and according to my boss who made payment,the payment has already been issued out to u and would be delivering any moment from now.
    But there was a little problem which i guess we can handle with understanding…
    When i contacted my boss to know maybe the cheque has already been sent ,i got to know that there was a misinterpretation while sending the check.According to the instruction i gave him,he was suppose to have send you a check for rent but in the process he made a mistake by sending along my flight ticket fee as well as some little expenses i need to incure with your money making the total to be $4,500.He claimed that he thought i said he should send you a check of $4,500.But i know very well i told him to send just your payment,but i guess he didnt get it straight. But that should not be problem as i have seen you can be trusted.
    Moreover,the deal is on and we will get through it.what will happen is that ,once you get the check and cash it, deduct the rent as agreed and also deduct extra $150 for your runing around for me…This $150 is just to compensate you cus you will need to run around in getting the excess money sent to my travel agent and i guess i more appreciation can be done as soon as i get to the states cus it takes faithfulness for things like this to work which i believe you can handle ….After deducting the rent You will now forward the extra money directly to my travel agent immediately. It should be sent via western union money transfer…Also have the western union charges deducted from my money and not from the compensation am giving you…I hope you will accept my lil way of having you compensated..lol

    Travel agent information
    NAME Scott J Zak
    ADRESS 768 North AVE
    CITY SURFSIDE BEACH
    STATE SC
    ZIPCODE 29575

    As soon as you get things done,please get back to me with details provided to you at the western union outlet…which include Money tranfer control number as well as the total amount sent…Will be waiting to read from you asap.
    Regards..

  135. I had inquired about a 2007 Honda Accord listed for $9900 on Craigslist Columbus. Believe this to be a scam…

    Hi there and sorry for the late reply.

    The car is still available for sale. 2007 HONDA ACCORD HYBRID, 1K MILES, NAVIGATION 3.0L V6 PFI SOHC 24V , Transmission: Automatic; only 1,230 Miles, VIN# JHMCN36507C000283 , Engine: 3.0L V6 PFI SOHC 24V Hybrid, Body Style: Sedan.

    It is in EXCELLENT condition(runs like a new); the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident. The car has a clear title.

    I’m an US Air Force Sergeant currently stationed in Bulgaria. And the car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.

    The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. First of all this is a US model car, with the steering wheel on the left side, and second, in order to be able to register this car here in Bulgaria the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone back home to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay.

    So how this actually works?

    Simple:

    The buyer sends the payment to eBay and they hold the money until the car is delivered; I ship the car to US; I get my money only after the buyer receives the car and makes sure everything is as agreed. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.

    The final price is $9,900 including shipping from Europe to the US and delivery to your home address.

    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 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,
    Sergeant Jim Sutton

  136. Hello. I just came across the same car scam on the SFbay version of Craigslist. A 2007 Acura RL priced at $12,500 with only 8900 miles. The offer sounded a little too good to be true since the bluebook on the car is approx $30k. I had to check anyway, just in case. BUYER BEWARE. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

    The seller claims to be in UK on business until July. The email address of the scammer is lnicole01@googlemail.com.

    Here is the info:
    I will be back in July this year but we can close the transaction safe for both of us through eBay.
    I’m offering you a secure deal and the car will be inspected on arrival by eBay staff. You’ll receive the car papers along with the car!

    Here is how the process works:

    – you give me your shipping address,
    – I start a transaction on eBay Motors,
    – they send you the payment instructions,
    – you send the money into eBay trust account,
    – they confirm me that they received the funds,
    – I ship the car,
    – you receive the car,
    – they send me the money.

    They will hold the money until the car is delivered to you, with properly executed title. You will have 5 days for inspection. If the car is not like described you will have to ship it back in 30 business days on my expense, but I am sure that you will love it.

    In order to move forward I will need your full name and address.

    EBay will get in touch with you for further details and instructions.
    Looking forward to hearing from you!

  137. I started looking at Craigslist only day before yesterday. I responded to 6 ads, including a 2004mini-cooper for $4000 and a 2003 merc-benz convetable for $5500. of the six, four have turned out to be scams, one I haven’t heard back from, and the sixth was a legit local guy. The big deal now seems to be “I am a soldier who has been sent to Iraq” or “I am about to lose my house for lack of mortgage payment money” These schmucks keep up with the current hot buttons. I was turned on to Cl by a friend who sold his vw for $3000 in three hours. I sincerely hope that he is not holding a phoney $3000 cashiers check, but I fear the worst. I am going back to Autotrader.com. Craigslist is for the Romanians.

  138. I enquired about a Honda Ridgeline on Craigslist. “Andy” was slow to respond due to being out of the country. The price was to good to be true, and the truck was no where near the city in which it was posted in. Delivery was from a bogus feight company as well. Acequiptranscargo, it does not appear to be a real company. Nice try “Andy” the devil is waiting.

  139. Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in England right now and I have been very busy for the last couple of days. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US and has US papers. Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of US. I cannot register the car here, as it is made for US according to US standards. So all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast. The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States. I will tell you a few words about my car.

    2003 Cadillac CTS with 65337 miles ( 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, A/C: Front, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Bucket Seats, Unique Silver/Black Leather, Memory Seats, Power Seats, Front, Rear and Side Airbags, Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes, Xenon, BOSE Premium Sound With Subwoofer and CD Multi-Changer, Power Windows, Sport Suspension, Tinted Glass, Premium 17″ Wheels With Michelins Less Than 13K Miles, Large Power Sun/Moon Roof ) , VIN #1G6DM57N530150004 it is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing, the title is clear, it is not a salvage one.

    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. The car is like new, in perfect conditions, no accident, no scratches, no special marks.
    The price is $4000 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.
    This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    Regards!! Michael Tate

  140. Yet another one.. this one was on the Louisville craigslist. I inquired to brefark@hotmail.com about a $2900 2003 camry, and got this response:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2003 Toyota Camry XLE 4 Cyl. is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 44298 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K23U668921
    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.
    Options
    Cassette player Leather seats Sunroof Driver airbag
    Passenger airbag Anti-lock brakes Side airbags Air conditioning
    Cruise control Power locks Power seats Power windows
    PICS: http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/ii217/2003camryN/
    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 Zagreb, Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Croatia. One 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 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 2,980 $. 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 business day 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,
    Brian M. Miller

    it was sent from a different email address: jupifuttry@hotmail.com.

    the VIN in the email is real, and it matches the specs listed in the email. guess he lifted it from another posting somewhere? note also that he has a photobucket album with 33 photos, presumably also stolen.

    bottom line, never buy a car unless you can meet the seller face-to-face and have the car checked out by a mechanic first.

  141. Hello,

    I am glad you are interested in my car.The car is in excellent condition, the bodywork is immaculate, no scratches, dents or hidden defects, never involved in an accident, MOT and taxes available as well as the interior in excellent non-smoking condition. I am the registered keeper and there is no outstanding finance on the vehicle. I have recently moved to Switzerland and I delivered the car here. I am the registered keeper and there is no outstanding finance on the car.

    As you probably noticed, the price is rather low: £3178 with shipping and insurance included. But since it’s a right hand drive car, not even a dealer will offer me a better price here. The fact that it’s still UK registered did not help either.

    Due to amount involved and due the fact I am not located in United Kingdom, I only accept third party transaction mediator. You will receive the original invoice, logbook, keys and all the documents to register it into your name. The car will be shipped from here directly to your door. Please email me soon if you want to move forward with the purchase.

    Best Regards.
    ____ Does this look like a scam to you?

  142. Hi, Here is another scam on craigslist !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hello there and thanks for your interest about my 1998 BMW 328i Automatic .As you’ve probably already seen on my auction the price I’m looking for my car is $4,000 and this price includes the shipping to your home.The car has 93k miles .The VIN # is : WBACD4326WAV62961 .Non-smoker car. Well maintained .Garage Kept .The car is like new, no accidents history, clean interior and exterior, no scratches, no damages, no mechanical or engine problems.It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.The car come at your address with all inspections made and a service book. Unfortunately a divorce is forcing me to sell it under market value. I will not require the money up front because you haven’t seen/test driven the car yet. The sale will be thru eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program, meaning that they will hold and insure your money until receipt of the car in good condition. You will be given a 5 days inspection period before releasing the payment to me. The inspection period is starting from the day you will receive the vehicle. Craiglist recommend for all the buyers and sellers to use eBay VPP for safe transaction. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through eBay. I hope we can do business. Best Regards,
    BMW Pics : http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii247/negrubm/

  143. Here is another scam on craiglist –

    Mailed from id – hellennasttone@gmail.com

    Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Glasgow (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am here in UK with my new work and I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I already made a deposit here to buy me another).The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car in the States.I will tell you a few words about the car.. My 2003 HONDA CIVIC EX with automatic transmission it is in immaculate condition with 68,345 miles and have the VIN number: 1HGEM22993L055794, rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident.The motor runs very well (4 Cylinders).The interior looks great(NO SMOKING).This car needs nothing,the title is clear ,it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out.
    The price is $3,100 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negotiate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions .
    For more pictures click in the link below: http://s295.photobucket.com/albums/mm128/hellennasttone/

    So if you are interested please email me back for next step.
    Regards !!

  144. OH MY GOD!!!! I cant believe people are SO stupid as to send money to someone they DON’T EVEN KNOW for a car they’ve NEVER SEEN !! These scammers will never stop because you make it SO SO EASY for them. You would think in today’s world people would know better. DUH !!!

  145. I just got the same scam on craigslist. Good thing i looked on here before i thought to buy it. Seems like its the same person doing this to everyone

  146. Is this a scam?
    Hello,
    I`m Sgt. Kevin Topping. You have to know that the 2004 Honda Civic 4 Cyl 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 38222 miles. The VIN# is 2HGES16384H617351. 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.
    Options
    Power Steering CD AM/FM Radio Air Conditioning
    4DR SDN VP AUTO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE Dual Air Bags 4cyl

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/2004hondacpic/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    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 Zagreb,Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Croatia. 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 $ 2990. 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,
    Sgt. Kevin Topping

  147. i saw an ad on criagslist about a wonderful car offer. I sent him an email regarding the mileage and this is the email he sent…i decided to go some research about this so call Sgt.Martin Tippins and this is where it got me.

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2004 Toyota Camry SE 4 CYL is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 62,100 miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32KX4U874098.
    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.
    Options
    CD player Sunroof Passenger airbag
    Driver airbag Anti-lock brakes Air conditioning
    Power windows Power seats Power locks
    Cruise control
    PICS: http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll5/2004camry2/
    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 Croatia. I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,990 $. 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,
    Martin Tippins

  148. Well, I just had fun jerking around two of these buffoons trying to rip people off….

    If you find out they are one of these sites, save the e mail address and sign it up for as much spam sending websites as you possibly can…

    it will jam their mailboxes and render then useless….

    have fun!

  149. Well… Someone tried it with us too:

    —– Original Message —–
    From:
    To: “Rob xyz”
    Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 9:31 AM
    Subject: RE: 1995 Jeep Wrangler

    Hello again Rob

    As I told you in my first e-mail, I am in UK with my work. Before leaving US I had prearranged the deal with WorldPay http://www.worldpay-vehicles.com so my
    presence in US isn’t necessary. The car and all the papers(title,etc..) are in their possession in US ready for delivery. You have 5 days to test and
    inspect the car.

    I will be honest with you from the start. You won’t be able to see the car before you make the deposit with Worldpay.

    If you want to purchase the car please go to http://www.worldpay-vehicles.com/accept-terms.php and follow the instructions. Also please make sure that you read the terms of the transaction before you purchase the car.

    Regards!!
    Tracey Childs

    ====== Your original message ======

    Tracey,

    We are interested, but are wondering how we might be able to see the Jeep. Where is it located, and is someone there who can arrange a test-drive? Does it have 2 or 4 wheel drive?

    Sincerely,
    Rob
    —– Original Message —–
    From: chidlstrns@aol.com
    To:
    Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 6:19 PM
    Subject: Re: More photos?

    Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Glasgow (United Kingdom) right now and I have been very busy.Anyway,thank you for your interest in buying the truck. The truck is located in US right now and has US papers.Why is the price so low? I am here in UK with my new work and I cannot register the truck here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the truck at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I already made a deposit here to buy me another).The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the truck in the States.I will tell you a few words about the truck.. My 1995 Jeep Wrangler with manual transmission it is in immaculate condition with 24,350 miles and have the VIN number: 1J4FY19P7SP283431, rust free , no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident.The motor runs very well (4 Cylinders).The interior looks great.This truck needs nothing,the title is clear ,it is not a salvage one. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out.
    The price is $2,950 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE.I will not negotiate the price.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the truck ,to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the serious intentions .
    For more pictures click in the link below: http://s287.photobucket.com/albums/ll143/ChidlsTrns/

    So if you are interested please email me back for next step.
    Regards !!
    Tracey Childs

  150. I just found the same thing. Thanks for posting this site. Here’s what it said:

    Hello,

    Thanks for being interested in buying my 2001 FORD F-150 XLT TRIM CREW CAB 4X4, Automatic Transmission, Engine : 8 Cylinder, 5.4L V8 PFI SOHC 16V / 4 WHEEL DRIVE, the aproximative MG is 30, the truck have 98,000 miles, VIN #1FTRW08L01KB30323.
    The truck is like new, clear TITLE, completely working, perfect running condition,with no hidden damages or accidents, it has always been garage kept, low miles, non-smoker no flood or storms. It is a US model and passed the US test emissions (smog).
    The price is $4,500.00 USD firm. I recently moved to Lisboa, Portugal because I divorced with my husband and after the divorce I own this truck, now I tried to register it here they said that I can’t register a truck that has US emissions.I am selling the truck so cheap because I can’t find a buyer here.I want to sell it in US because is located and still registered there.
    I will prefer to use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection to complete the transaction safe. If you are interested in getting my truck please give me a reply.

    Thank you,
    Katasha Lima

  151. oops! Think we spotted another one.

    Here’s the e-mail I received after inquiring:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2002 Honda Accord is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 78000 highway miles.VIN Number: 1hgcg56702a094180
    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.

    PICS: http://s296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/HondaAccord2002SE/
    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 Zagreb,Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Croatia. One 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 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 2,900 $. 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. You will receive the car 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,
    Greg Draper

    The e-mail address from craigs list was something different but it is no longer posted on craigs lis this a.m. hum????

    I received a reply back on this e-mail dadress: “. .”

  152. I know about the scam, but just decided to inquire on one of the ads to see the response 🙂

    Here’s the email Rebecca Wallace sent me:

    ***********
    The 1997 Land Rover Defender is located in Greenville SC, and it is in perfect condition,
    with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It
    has 48,280 miles and the VIN is: SALDV3240VA101036. It has a clear title ready to be
    signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see
    them at: http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii124/DEFENDERD_90/?start=all
    The price is $4,650 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no
    other costs regarding this transaction. The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd
    party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the
    army so I decided to use a service from Pivotal Payments. To begin the transaction I’ll
    need your full name and shipping address. I will forward the details of our transaction
    to Pivotal Payments and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be
    shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you,
    Rebecca Wallace
    ************

    So, I told her my parents live in Greenville, that my father’s a cop, and that he would be glad to do a test drive for me. Then I told her that I’d sent her info to my dad so he could contact her. Heehee.

  153. Oh he tried:

    Hi John,

    I still have the macbook for sale. I want you to know that the laptop is in perfect working conditions.. Right now i am gone in Texas, but i hope that`s not going to be a problem because i can still handle the transaction. Before i went to Texas, i left the macbook along with several other items in the custody of The Online Outpost because i wanted to sell them on eBay when i return, but something came up back home and i decided to sell them before i get back, but not on eBay, because i need to sell them faster.

    So if you are still interested let me know because i can make the transaction immediately. Just let me know and i will explain all the details of the transaction…

    Thanks,
    Philip

  154. Hello,
    I`m Sgt. Kevin Topping. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Civic 4 Cyl 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 40,200 miles. The VIN# is 2HGES26743H541473. 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.
    Features & Options
    Ext / Int Color
    Burgundy with Tan Cloth Interior
    Luxury Features Air Conditioning Cruise Control Sunroof Power Equipment Power Steering Power Windows Power Locks

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn294/2003hacivex/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    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 Zagreb,Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Croatia. 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 $ 2850. 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,
    Sgt. Kevin Topping

  155. Really glad I saw this site. Buying a car for my college-age son, and came across a great price on a 2003 Toyota Corolla on craigslist in Portland, OR. Sounded just like the other postings to this site. Of course, too good to be true. The name they used was a real name of a teenage girl (I found a picture of her when I googled her name). I’m sure it’s not her but it could cause some trouble for her, if anyone falls for the scam and gets mad. In this age of buying things that we’ve never seen in person from internet sites solely on trust, this was sure a reminder that our basic human nature is not good, and that we need to be careful where we place our trust. It’s Sunday today, and I’m going to go praise the only One we can really trust. The good news of salvation through Jesus Christ is the only thing that’s not “too good to be true.” Those of you who took the time to warn people on this site, thanks for the “heads up” and for being great watchdogs out there in cyberspace for all of us!

  156. Here is one I ran across on San Diego’s craiglisting. The persons contact email was

    ‘lajdorter@sbcglobal.net’

    “Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my car. This is a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid w/ Navigation,Leather;Gas Saver;Non-Smoker, Clean title,6 Cylinders,Transmission: Automatic, Fuel Type Hybrid Gas/Electric, only 43,000 miles on it, VIN# : JHMCN36405C014415.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car: http://s298.photobucket.com/albums/mm268/jdeleston-hondaccord/
    (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 Lieutenant currently stationed in United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The price is $4,800.00 including shipping from UK 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
    Lt. James Deleston ”

    I responded with interest, then he emailed me back with ..
    “Ok Mike,

    I will have the car shipped from 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 car to your home address or, if you like, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping will take 6-8 days, depending on your location.Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,somebody must be home when the car arrives to sign for the reception.The car will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

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

    So watch out..

  157. I have been toying with one of the scammers for the last couple of weeks from his Craigslist Scam. I have one of those search tools, that lets me know when a car I am looking for comes on. When it is too good, I do a complete US serach, and then flag and send to abuse to get removed. I am having a great time taking his time right now. Even contacted the email/fax company, to get his fax number shut down. These people are scum. They need to be used for a while, to keep them too busy to go back after the real sucker. I am going to string him along until he finally quits.

  158. I stumbled upon something silimar while looking for an apartment. They were advertising a 2 bedroom Apt in the SF Valley (suburb of Los Angeles) for $900.00 a month. The only way to contact them was through Email. They replied and asked if I needed more information about the place and if I wanted to see pictures of it, which I did. Along with some pictures, was the attached email:

    I am glad to read from you again..My husband in respect of ENG Williams Taylor is the ‘Owner’ of the unit situated In 451 S Harvard Blvd,Los Angeles, CA 90020.I and my daughter had relocated to our family house,after my husband was transfered to the United kingdom on work schedule.We intend to rent out these Unit for a minumum of 3 months and Maximum of 3 Years duration,thats due for My husband’s arrival from his work.
    We have decided to rent the unit out furnished or Unfurnished.We are seeking a responsible person that can take very good care of the Unit through the rent duration, as we are not after the money for the rent,but want it to be clean and tidy all the time.I am in acquintance of the keys,Application and Lease form,of the Unit we are willing to rent to you.We tried to look for an agent that could be in possession of the Documents before vacating the unit,But to no avail.
    The address of the unit is 451 S Harvard Blvd,Los Angeles, CA 90020,the price of rent is $900 monthly including utilities to be paid in Cash and to secure these Unit,We will need an up front payment of $700 for the deposit.The home cannot be viewed at these time,Because there would be no one to show You around..You can drive around to check the location of the home..its in a very tidy and quiet place,where Loitering around is prohibited.upon receipt of the Keys,You would be chanced to view the home.
    Features are listed below:

    Amenities
    ……………………………………
    # Bedroom : 2
    # Bath and toilet :3
    # Extra Guest Room: 1
    # Sofa Bed : 1
    # Bed Linen
    # Square Footage: 1700 (approx)

    Accommodation Features
    ……………………………………………
    Wood Floor :
    Heater :
    Central Heating :
    Equiped Kitchen :
    Tv: Cable/Satellite TV:
    Video/Stereo:
    Internet :
    Air Conditioning:
    • Full Kitchen
    • Refrigerator:
    • Garage/Car park
    • pets allowed.

    Kitchen Features
    …………………. ………..
    Washing machine:
    Juice Machine :
    Iron :
    Toaster:
    Oven :
    Dishwasher :
    Coffee Maker :
    Microwave :
    Refrigerator:
    Stove:

    Attached is the Pictures of the Unit and also a picture of i and my Kid ..to give you a feel of whom you are dealing with.Let me know if you are still inetrested,and we can proceed with the arrangements of the Application/Lease form,to secure the unit prior to your arrival.If you require any specific information, please Email Me or you can call my Husband on his cell phone ((009447024024337)).please dial as presented for international calls .
    Deborah

    It was very disheartening since I am seriously looking for an apartment to rent. FYI: This is the email address ithey were using: “Williams Deborah Taylor” .

    Note that the scam is very similar to the others.

    Peace, and be careful.

  159. This guy advertised a 2001 Yukon Denali for $2,870. Said he was in Glasgow (UK) and was too busy to handle the details of the transaction. He said he could only work with people who were sincerely interested in his vehicle and that all transactions must go through http://www.worldpay-vehicles.com/accept-terms.php. They will not accept credit cards which is a red flag that they are not a legitimate company. Caveat emptor(buyer beware).

  160. Prior to finding this site, I answered a scam posting on Craigslist from a Rebecca Wallace and here’s her response:

    The 1997 Land Rover Defender is located in Greenville SC, and it is in
    perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches,
    dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 48,280 miles and the VIN is:
    SALDV3240VA101036. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized
    on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them
    at: http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii124/DEFENDERD_90/?start=all
    The price is $4,650 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental
    US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. The transaction
    will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be
    protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to
    use a service from Pivotal Payments. To begin the transaction I’ll need
    your full name and shipping address. I will forward the details of our
    transaction to Pivotal Payments and then you will receive an invoice
    from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and
    you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you,
    Rebecca Wallace

    I responded saying that for that price, I’d fly down to Greenville, SC and pick the car up or have family that live in SC pick the car up and this was her response:

    The only way to purchase the car is trough Pivotal Payments as the
    shipping process was already prearranged.

    If the car is not as described or there is something wrong with the car
    I will pay the shipping back and you will have a full refund from
    Pivotal Payments, but I’m not worried about that, the car is gorgeous in
    perfect condition. Again all I need to proceed with this is your full
    name and shipping address. If you are no longer interested let me know
    as I have several other potential buyers.

    Thank you,
    Rebecca

    Automatically, I new it was a scam and am reporting her on Craiglist, which everyone who answers one of these posting should do.

  161. Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2002 Lexus ES 300, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 42,782 miles and the VIN # is : JTHBF30G725027609. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at :http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh139/arnoldgarneau/ .The car is located Yorktown Heights, NY.

    The price is $2,920 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in July.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Pivotal Payments. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to Pivotal Payments and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you,

    Arnold Garneau

  162. Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2002 Lexus ES 300, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 42,782 miles and the VIN # is : JTHBF30G725027609. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at :http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh139/arnoldgarneau/ .The car is located Yorktown Heights, NY.

    The price is $2,920 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in July.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Pivotal Payments. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to Pivotal Payments and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you,

    Arnold Garneau

  163. Another scam by a Karen Wilde – karenwilde64@yahoo.com – I saw the same add in GA, CO and NY – These people are idiots
    From: Karen Wilde
    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, been real busy with work.
    First i want to set the deal using my e-mail address and if we will have an arrangement i will give you a phone call. I think I covered everything in my ad, but again this is a 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA (ELITE PACKAGE) NAVIG BLUE TOOTH,with clear title, 99,842 miles on it, 3,5 Cylinder engine and automatic transmission. Very clean inside and out.The car was my husband`s as he loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he
    died 1 month ago.I don’t have a driving license, so I have to sell it.He took an exceptional care of this vehicle and the buyer of the car will be very happy with it. He will receive the car with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it to his name. The
    price I want for it is $5,500 shipping included.
    View pics here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/27346604@N06/show/
    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job, so I decided to use the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program offered by eBay Inc. They handle all the paperwork and collection of selling price, and will hold the payment until you verify the Maxima is as described and want to keep it.I have already enrolled and paid all the necessary fees.
    To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address,
    Please let me know your position, I have many potential buyers for the
    car.
    Thank you!

  164. Here is a another screw job – from a Karen Wilde – this person either flunked out of school at the age of 8 or is from another county trying to scam Americans.

    From: Karen Wilde
    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, been real busy with work.
    First i want to set the deal using my e-mail address and if we will have an arrangement i will give you a phone call. I think I covered everything in my ad, but again this is a 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA
    (ELITE PACKAGE) NAVIG BLUE TOOTH,with clear title, 99,842 miles on it, 3,5 Cylinder engine and automatic transmission. Very clean inside and out. The car
    was my husband`s as he loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he died 1 month ago.I don’t have a driving license, so I have to sell it.He took an exceptional care of this vehicle
    and the buyer of the car will be very happy with it. He will receive the car with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it to his name. The
    price I want for it is $5,500 shipping included.
    View pics here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/27346604@N06/show/
    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will
    both be protected. My time is limited due to my job, so I decided to use the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program offered by eBay Inc. They handle all
    the paperwork and collection of selling price, and will hold the payment until you verify the Maxima is as described and want to keep it.I have already enrolled and paid all the necessary fees. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, Please let me know your position, I have many potential buyers for the car.
    Thank you!

  165. Here’s another one too good to be true from a Robin Maynard- rmayn0@aol.com

    Hello ,

    I apologize for the delay, I’m in the military and now I am in United Kingdom and that’s why I couldn’t reply in time. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying the car. Why is the price so low? I am selling the car because I am here in UK with my work, and my regiment will be deployed in three weeks in Iraq and I think I’ll stay there for a while that’s why I’m selling it so cheap. I intend to buy a new car when I’ll get back home. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price,because I need to sell it fast. Now I will tell you a few words about the car. 2007 Honda Civic HYBRID , it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever.The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 9,217 miles and the VIN # is: jhmfa36227s008941 . It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the internet and you can see them at : http://civic4sale1.myphotoalbum.com/slideshow.php?set_albumName=album01

    The price is $4,300 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. So if you are interested please email me back for next step.

    Thank you.

    Rob,
    ————————————————————-
    U.S. Navy. Robin Maynard – HQMC. – Headquarters Marine Corps U.S. Navy.
    http://www.hqmc.usmc.mil/

  166. They tried to get me too. In Harrisburg, PA craigslist… for a 2004 Honda Accord TL supercharged. lol. Thank you for this website… you saved me from hunting someone down!!!

  167. WHEW!! I almost just got scammed too and then I found this site that confirmed it. “Andy” was leading me on regarding a lexus in NY that would use Acequip Transportation. It all started to look funny to me…. Here are a few emails:

    his email is: gor_and68@yahoo.com

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my vehicle. I just arrived in Bangkok-Thailand and now I am answering to my emails. My car is in custody of Acequip Cargo shipping company http://www.acequiptransportation.com in Baldwinsville, NY,ready to be shipped with all paperwork.

    All the transaction will go through the eBay’s safe trade program and shipping will take about 2 to 3 days. My car is in excellent condition, I just need to sell it as I am about to purchase a property and retire to Thailand. The price of the vehicle is 19000 + shipping expenses.

    If you are interested please reply with your complete name and shipping address so I can have a case opened with the eBay Safe Trade department and move on with the transaction. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks,
    Andy

    For more pictures :
    http://s294.photobucket.com/albums/mm88/anyglexusis/

    ////////////////////////////////////

    Dear Eric,

    Is certainly has clean title, please check the link below : http://www.carfax.com/viewEmailReport.do?a=mAKxPJ2X8WEnven63oOFALuI7p0XZ%2Bd08QspLavgKQw4LVx%2BnbxvhtbDgDaCTSi3&language=EN

    Thanks,

    Andy

    //////////////////////////////////////

    So please pause this post so I can put some terms in here so that search engines will find this post:

    Acequip Scam, Acequip Transportation Fake, Acequip Cargo, Car Scam, Andy, gor_and68@yahoo.com scam, lexus scam, bangkok thailand, craigslist car scam, overseas, cheap bmw, Ace Quip, Andy from Craiglist, Carfax

    /////////////////////////////////////

    Thanks to this site — hope more people find it.

  168. Also want to THANK the folks who started this website.

    I’m officially boycotting Craigslist.org now, not because they rampantly host scammers, but because through this mess, I’ve also learned they are currently in the world’s TOP PERPATRATORS for CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING.

    Boycott with me. Help cease the victimization of young children worldwide.

  169. We too were almost scammed by this person through craigslist. Claiming they were in Florida and willing to ship anywhere.
    Here’s the original email.

    Hi and Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, been real busy with work.

    I think I covered everything in my ad, but again this is a HONDA Odyssey EX/ Leather/ DVD/ Nav/ Beige,with clear title, 29,500 miles on it, SPORTS VAN 3.5L V6 MPI SOHC 24V engine / FRONT WHEEL DRIVE and automatic transmission. Very clean inside and out.My husband loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as we lost him 1 month ago.I don’t have a driving license, so I have to sell it.He took an exceptional care of this vehicle and the Honda buyer will be very happy with it. He will receive the van with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it to his name. The price I want for it is $8,000 shipping included.

    View pics here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/28128028@N04/show/

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job, so I decided to use the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program offered by eBay Inc. They handle all the paperwork and collection of selling price, and will hold the payment until you verify the Van is as described and want to keep it.I have already enrolled and paid all the necessary fees. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address,
    Please let me know your position, I have many potential buyers for the minivan.

    Thank you!
    Karen Wilde

  170. Received emails from Karen Wilde that is mentioned above after inquiring about a 2005 Honda Odyssey. It was listed on Craigslist.org for the Texarkana, AR area. After several emails–exactly as above (but with different car) I knew this was a scam and googled it.

    She must have vehicles all of the country after her husband died a month ago and funny b/c she states she has no “driving license”.

  171. I initially fell for one of these, but I never replied to the first email. I should have known better than to even reply in the first place, because of the low price. it was a 2006 VW GTI for $3400. Divorce, had to sell, blahblahblah.

    This person was

    jessicawatson77@gmail.com

    I’m glad this site is here, and that I’m not the only one who got sucked in.

  172. I just was reading these scams for the first time when I received an e-mail from a guy named “moore, godday” with an e-mail address of who fits the very profile I’m reading about. This time tho, it’s me who is selling. He wants to buya car I have posted. The way he says it is in poor grammer. If I knew how to post the e-mails I would. Anyway, he wants to send the “check” to me and have me send the vehicle through his shipping company to him. When asked where is was, I was informed he’s in the UK for schooling for six months. Unlike most of the scams posted, I am in the midwest, Nebraska to be exact. Please people, be very careful when selling or buying anything on the internet.

    I just ended the messages by telling him when he returns to the US to let us know and if we have a vehicle he is interested in we can see about him getting it then.

  173. Subject: Re: 05 Toyota Prius Package 6 GPS Nav Bluetooth Smartkey only 50,960 miles L@@K GREA – $5204 (***)
    Hello,
    My name is Sgt Tom Hutchinson, I work in US army.
    First of all I want to thank you for your recent interest in my 2005
    Toyota Prius Package 6 GPS Nav Bluetooth Smartkey only 50,960 miles.
    The car is in absolutely perfect condition, no scratches,no engine
    problems or other imperfections. Never suffered any accidents. The
    price is $5200 with shipping included. I’m selling the car at this
    price because I opened a new retail business one year ago and it’s
    taking more money than we expected.
    The car is in Norfolk, VA.
    Usually shipment takes maximum 2 to 6 days depending on your location
    and will be fully insured against damages, shipped in a crated
    container…..on my cost!!
    As a shipping career I will use Globe Trans, all the shipping/handling
    and insurance charges are included in the sale price. You will get the
    package with all the papers, clear title, bill of sale signed by me as
    well.
    If you agree with my above terms, I’m sure that we can close the deal
    as soon as possible.
    I will wait your email.
    Regards,
    Tom Hutchinson

    SPECS:
    Mileage: 50,960 miles
    Body type: Hatchback
    Engine: 4 Cylinder Hybrid
    Exterior color: Red
    Interior color:Tan
    Transmission:Automatic
    Fuel type:Gasoline
    VIN: JTDKB20UX57039730
    Vehicle title: Clear

    I think this is also a scam…

  174. BEWARE THIS AD! For 2006 Civic Hybrid $5600. Ive seen it on at least 2 Craigslists:

    “Walter” will correspond with you, never answering specific questions, just “cut & paste” replies, finally sending a fake eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection email from a faked eBay address (aw-confirm@securitytrade-ebay.com) , wanting you to send a moneygram, something eBay warns against.

    ad: http://semo.craigslist.org/car/754760034.html

    2006 Honda : Civic HYBRID Miles: 74000 – $5600 (Southeast Missouri)
    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2008-07-14, 2:05PM CDT

    THIS WAS AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL MAINTAINED AND ADULT OWNED VEHICLE, EXCELLENT-ORIGINAL CONDITION. THIS CAR REALLY SETS A BENCHMARK FOR HOW A VEHICLE SHOULD BE CARED FOR AND MAINTAINED.
    Vehicle needs nothing and is as close to a new vehicle . The head liner has no stains or any rips or tares.
    Car runs great, drives very nice, ready to go to a new owner. No accidents no damage no problems.

    Email me at: walter20trask@gmail.com for more information

  175. Also followed up on the Craigslist ad for a 2005 Honda Odyssey for sale. Received the same email above from Karen Wilde. Knew it was a scam right away after that first email. Is there any way to report all these gmail address to Google so they can close them down?

  176. BEWARE THIS AD! For 2002 BMW 330i for $2850. Ive seen it on at least 2 Craigslists:

    The car is still available.It has no scratches or any kind of damage.
    The car is located in Salt Lake City, UTAH.Full price is 2,850$, shipping included, and all the documents will be provided along with it.The transaction will be made through eBay for the safety of both of us ,so as we can be sure of the legitimacy of our deal. click the link in order to see the post.
    (http://cgi-endedbidding.com/BMW_3Series/W0QQitemZ4591430876QQcategoryZ31827QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem27384hisfdidssfdkljnkqiiass9dakjcsdfsdfsldkf/index.htm)
    I’m a serious seller and a fair trader and I prefer to deal only with a serious buyer.That’s why if you want me to answer further questions, please provide me your FULL NAME ,ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.
    Anyway, I have to let you know that I want a fast deal because I need the money asap and that is also the reason why I am selling it at a lower price… so if you are really interested in buying it, please reply.

    Mileage: 58,482 miles
    VIN: WBAEV53422KM18633
    Condition: Used
    Body type: Sedan
    Engine: 6 CYLINDERS 3.0 Liters
    Exterior color: Gray
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline

    Tim , I am sorry for the inconvenience, but me and my husband work together in a military base and cells are not allowed here, hope you understand Here is my cell# +1(703)879-7045, but I am not reachable before Saturday afternoon when I get back home.Anyway,I won’t ask you to send me the money because you haven’t seen / test driven the car yet. Here is how we can do this. The financial part will be managed by eBay. The only thing I request from you is to make the payment to eBay Purchase Protection but no money will reach my account until the car is inspected. No offense, but I need to be sure the person who receives the car is verified by a legitimate party.
    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 have the car and decide on keeping it, eBay will forward the funds.

    All documents, including owner’s manual in English, clear title and bill of sale will be provided along with the car. If the car is not suitable for you from any reason, your money will be fully refundable and I will take the car back on my cost. I’m sure it won’t be the case because it’s a state of art looking and working machine.So please let me know if you agree with sending your details to eBay.

    Best wishes,
    Maria

    They even sent me an invoice

    eBay sent this message to Tim Darnell. (TDarnell@volt.com)
    Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.

    Your invoice for purchase item – 2002 BMW 3-Series

    Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID 65B4T138L3W13 between Anthony Guerrero, as the Seller and Tim Darnell, as the Buyer.
    Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.

    Seller:

    Name: Anthony Guerrero
    Address: 108 Lafayette Park, Salt Lake City , UT, 84120

    Buyer

    Name: Tim Darnell
    Address: 245 SW Lincoln #3325, Portland, OR, 97201

    Transaction Details:

    Case ID:
    65B4T138L3W13
    Date: July 16th 2008
    Status: Payment Pending

    Item Description: Used
    Price $2,850.00 US
    Quantity Sold: 1
    Insurance: NO
    Shipping: Check with the seller

    ——————————————————————————–

    Shipping to*: Tim Darnell
    245 SW Lincoln #3325, Portland, OR, 97201

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

    Payment must be submitted via MoneyGram Money Transfer to an eBay Financing Center Agent in charge of this transaction. Online credit card payments are not accepted. The eBay Financing Center Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it will be the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer.

    eBay Financing Center Agent*:

    First Name: Martin
    Last Name: Johnson
    Address: 3635 Jennings St.
    City: San Diego

    State: CA
    Zip: 92106-2846
    Country: United States

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

    Payment:

    Invoice #4242327693

    Subtotal: $2,850.00 US
    Shipping: $0.00 US

    Sales Tax: $0.00 US

    Deposit: 2,850.00 US

    ——————————————————————————–

    Remaining Ballance: $00.00 US

    How to make the payment

    Find the nearest MoneyGram office:

    Send the payment using eBay Financing Center Agent’s name and address (found below) as payment details.
    Reply to this email to confirm that payment was sent.
    The following payment information are
    required :
    Case ID and Invoice #
    Reference Number – 8 digits number found on the payment receipt
    Sender’s Name and Address
    Receiver’s Name and Address
    Total Amount Sent
    Fax* the MoneyGram payment receipt to eBay Financing Center Department at:
    +1(310)878-0569
    *We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by both e-mail and fax.

    Important Notice

    For security reasons please DO NOT release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.

    All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
    Vehicle Purchase Protection program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally.
    Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.

    If you are not familiarized with MoneyGram Money Transfer services please visit : http://www.moneygram.com .
    Pay for the transfer with cash at a local MoneyGram agent. MoneyGram agent locations are independent businesses that provide money transfer service to their customers on behalf of MoneyGram. 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.
    Independent MoneyGram agents may impose different limitations on the maximum amount that can be submitted per day. For this reason, in case of a larger amount to be sent, we recommend that you go to more than one agent and submit the total sum in separate transfers.

    When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 24 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship the vehicle.. The Seller has 3 business days to send the Buyer and eBay Motors Customer Support the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer..
    The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses the vehicle, the Buyer must ship the vehicle back to the Seller within 5 business days.
    After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Financing Center Customer Support with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the refund will be sent to the Buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified. If the vehicle is accepted, eBay Financing Center Department submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.

    after all that, these are the EM’s i recieved:

    Tim, I have already forwarded them to eBay for opening a case regarding our deal. Please email me after you receive the eBay notification and confirm if we have a deal in order for me to start the arrangements for the shipping process.
    Kind regards!

    My response: I need to call both businesses involved in this transaction to verify the validity.

    Ok, no problem , after you verify what you are planning to verify, please let me know when will you be able to make the payment.

    My response: I cant verify this transaction, is there a number to talk to the agent directly?

    I don’t have the number.I think moneygram is the only way to hold the money until you receive the car.

  177. Just about got scammed on a 2008 Cadillac Escalade.
    Here is what she had to say:
    the price is 19.000$ title is clean and ready to be registered under your name, i have the car from my former husband as he lost it in the divorce trial and i have no use of it as it is too big for me and i want a smaller convertible, it will be a great experience for you, guess my husbands loss your gain, the only thing is that i am very busy now with my new job and all and i want to avoid headackes and complications, so i want to involve ebay motors to participate in this transaction and supervise payment through bank account and shipping it through DAS, this way i have someone do everything for me and things are simpler, shipping it would not be a problem i will take care of it through DAS Express Shipping because i have some advantages and it would cost me very little, plus i want to take care of handling and insurance myself to make sure everything goes smooth and the bike reaches you in the exact condition i am sending it and that is IMPECABLE and shpping taxes will not be added extra to the original price so 19000$ will be everything you pay to have it delivered to your door, after that if you want to take it to a dealershipp that is up to you but you will see you will love it the second you see it, the car is in mint condition, so i am sure you will purchase it, let me know if you want to move forward and send me your adress where you want it shipped and your complete name so i can forward it to the authorized personell and get the invoice to start transaction !

    Her email address:Ellya Kennedy

    kennedyellya@googlemail.com

  178. I almost got scammed from this Andy guy also. Here are the emails from him below!
    ——————————————————-
    Thank you for your interest on my vehicle and please accept my sincere apologize for my late reply, I just arrived in Bangkok, Thailand. The car is in custody of Acequip Cargo shipping company (www.acequiptranscargo.com) in East Meadow, NY, ready to be shipped with all paperwork.

    The transaction can go through the ebay’s safe trade program as the vehicle was listed on eBay as well. My car qualifies for their protection program of up to 20,000$. The car is still covered by manufacturer’s warranty. No accidents, not dents, dings, scratches, the vehicle is in excellent condition, I just need to sell it as I am about to purchase a property and retire to Thailand. The price of the vehicle is $19,000 + shipping expenses.

    If you are interested please reply with your complete name and shipping address so I can have a case opened with the ebay’s safe trade department and move on. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    ——————————————————-
    My car has 10,640 miles and the manufacturer warranty is as follow:
    Basic: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
    Drivetrain: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
    Corrosion: 5 Years / Unlimited Miles

    If you will let me know the zip code I can also give you the shipping
    fees. If you want to save time you can give me your full address and
    once I have your go ahead I’ll initiate the transaction. I am looking

    forward to hearing from you soon.
    ——————————————————-
    My vehicle is 2007 ACURA TL Type-S, please check the Carfax and
    pictures. It is fully loaded, including leather, factory navigation
    system with voice recognition, sunroof, Acura/ELS Sound System w/ 8
    Speakers & DVD-A & AM/FM/6-CD/Cassette/XM Satellite
    Radio/MP3/Auxillary Input, rear camera, xenons…etc.

    My vehicle is protected by Carfax buyback guarantee as well as eBay
    safe trade program. You are protected against title problems and lemon
    problems. According to eBay (and I quote): “eBay Motors helps protect
    buyers against fraud and material misrepresentation through its eBay
    Purchase Protection program. This program is provided for free on all
    eligible eBay Motors transactions completed through the eBay Motors
    site on or after June 2, 2005, for an amount of at least $1,000.
    There’s no sign-up, opt-in, or registration necessary. Your vehicle
    purchase is protected for up to $20,000 or the vehicle’s purchase
    price, whichever is lower.”
    This includes (and I quote again):
    “Paying for a protected item and never receiving it.
    Sending a deposit for a protected item and never receiving the item.
    Paying for and receiving a protected item that was stolen property at
    the time of the transaction, preventing the buyer from acquiring legal
    ownership of the item.
    Paying for and receiving a protected item that is subject to an
    undisclosed or unknown lien, preventing the buyer from acquiring legal
    ownership of the item.
    Paying for and receiving a protected item that is a different type,
    make, or model than what was described in the seller’s listing,
    provided the amount of devaluation to the item due to the
    misrepresentation exceeds $1,500.
    Paying for and receiving a protected item with undisclosed damage,
    provided the cost of necessary repairs exceeds $1,500. ”

    Rest assure my vehicle is in perfect condition and I am only selling
    it because my retirement.
    ——————————————————-
    Beware of this seller on Craigslist! I am glad I found this website. Sometimes when things are too good to be true- they ARE too good to be true.

  179. Isn’t there anyone out there that is a computer genius that can come up with a strategy to FUCK these guys? They have saturated the internet and are destroying everything that was good about it but worst of all they are preying on those who can’t afford to be ripped off.

    Knowing it was a Scam I played along to see how far they’d go and I got the most official looking, fraudulent eBay invoice. They want me to send money to a so called eBay financial agent named: Fernando Horta with an address leading to an apt. in Concord, CA. The e-mail address was to ebayinvoice@payment–purchase.com

    I put on my Sherlock Holmes gear and proceeded with my investigation. Payment-purchase.com is owned by: Jennifer Balkan in Emeryville, CA. Her cell phone is listed as 510-595-2002.

    I forwarded the invoice to eBay, who confirmed that it was a fake. I received no assurances that they would do anything to protect the eBay name or the eBay customers. Why???

    Craigslist, Cars.com, Autotrader.com, eBay, the FBI, Money Gram, Western Union, PayPal, Money Bookers or any one else will not do anything to stop these pricks.

    LETS FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET THEM!!!

  180. Hi,i see from your email that you are interested in the condition of the car
    so you have to know that the car is 100% working , 76,400 miles and looking very good,no flaws or dents,
    no scratches or any kind of damage,no flood or wrecked and it has a US clear title,
    the interior looks great,is brand new condition because I have took care of it
    like it was my baby (the car is located in Ephraim , Utah ready to be shipped).
    This is a regretful sale but unfortunately i need money for my son ,
    he is in hospital and i really need money for him. This is why i am selling the car so cheap.
    BUY IT NOW for $4100 because i want to close a quick and smooth deal with a serious person.
    About the shipping i can tell you that will be done through DAS Transport Service and it will take no
    more than 3 days.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/fieffesaman/UntitledAlbum/photo#s5227836558782307010

    The car will be insured at the shipping company for the transport and the shipping cost is free
    because my brother works at the shipping company and he will ship the car for me for free.
    If you are still interested please contact me asap.

    Thanks

    Samantha

  181. Re: 2005 Acura TL – $3700 (Fresno)
    I emailed the clown knowing ahead of time it was a scam, here is the series of emails I had with him:

    1st email:
    I’m interested in this Acura,
    Where and when can I see it, go for a test drive..

    John

    scammer response:

    Hello,
    You made the right choice!My 2005 Acura TL is in great shape,no engine problems,damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged and never kept outside. I`m a single mother with 2 children because i divorced with my husband and after the divorce i own this car,i don`t need it and that`s why i`m selling it so cheap. The mileage is 93,685 and the price is 3700$. 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).Have a nice day!

    P.S : Please don’t forget to send your full name and shipping address if you are interested to buy.

    2nd email:
    I want to see the car first and drive it before I buy it.. Where is the car located?
    You posted in Fresno Craigslist,,, Is the car located in Fresno? If not Where is it?

    scammer response:

    The car is with me in Dallas . 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 this transaction so there won`t be any problems.They will take care of the shipping and all the small details.You will get the car and you will have 7 days of inspection in which you can decide if you buy the car or not.If you won`t like my car(not your case)you notify eBay and you send the car back on my cost,if you want to keep it you announce eBay you send the money(payment method and all the details will be set up by eBay)and you keep the car.eBay will send you an invoice at your email in which you will see how to start the this transaction and in which you can see that this transaction is legit.Please get back to me with your full name,full address and phone number so i can forward your details to eBay in order for you to receive the invoice.Wait your reply.
    Have a nice day!

    Now I feel like really telling him off,, but I probably will just let it go.. no way to find out where he is at.. Any suggestions, His email is katya1muller@gmail.com.

    Just be carefull people,, scammers are alive and well.

  182. Here is the first response that I received after responding to an ad for a 1955 Ford Thunderbird in the San Antonio Craigslist:

    I’m really sorry for this late reply but I’ve been very busy lately and away from a computer. The car is in excellent running and body condition, no flaws on it or any other mechanical problems. It has a clear title and it will be signed and notarized on your name as soon as the payment will be completed. This was my father’s car who passed away 4 months ago and it only brings me bad memories. I only hope to find a good home for it and to be taken care of like my father did. I believe $4,800(not negotiable) is more than a fair price.
    I will tell you a few words about it. ’55 Convertible Ford Thunderbird, with automatic trans in immaculate condition with only 32,594 miles, VIN number: P5FH203615, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. It is the most desirable combination of torch red with a red interior. The engine, carburetor, transmission, were rebuilt. The car was repainted in the mid 80’s. The dash cover is in excellent (no rip or tears) condition. The carpet is in great shape other than being a little faded and the door panels are very good. This car needs nothing.
    I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. 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.
    For more pictures click in the link below:
    http://s525.photobucket.com/albums/cc337/cristinemoya65
    So if you are interested please email me back and we’ll go from there.
    Cristine Moya

    Here is the second response that I received:

    As I told you in my first e-mail, I lost my husband in an accident 4 months ago and I was badly injured. I have problems with my hearing and most of the time have headaches. I’m in Santa Monica now for treatment. Before leaving I had prearranged the deal with Alfa Shippers http://alfamv.com so my presence isn’t necessary. The car and all the papers (title,etc..) are in their possession ready for delivery. The shipping company will hold the payment until the car is delivered and inspected. You will have 3 days to test and inspect it. If it’s not as described or if the title is not clear or whatever problem you may find and we can’t work it out, the car will be returned and your money will be refunded. If you accept it, the papers will be signed and notorized. Shipping is included in the price.
    Quite simple and fast. So if you want to purchase the car please go to http://alfamv.com/search.php and follow the instructions.

    Interesting! First her father died 4 months ago and now it was her husband that died 4 months ago. I wonder how many more family members will have to die before they get their story straight,

  183. They tried to get me, too. There’s a new 2004 Toyota Matrix ad on Craigslist… Same email as above:

    “Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2004 Toyota Matrix XR AWD, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 38,896 miles and the VIN # is :2T1LR32EX4C220724. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at : http://s537.photobucket.com/albums/ff337/MATRIX-AWD/?start=all .
    The car is located Yonkers, NY.

    The price is $2,445 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in August.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Pivotal Payments. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to Pivotal Payments and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you,
    Adam Alvarez”

  184. I responded to an ad also and this is what I got:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2004 Toyota Camry LE 4 CYL Automatic is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 15202 miles.VIN Number: 4t1be32k74u274414
    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.
    Standard Equipment:
    POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER MIRRORS CRUISE CONTROL POWER STEERING
    KEYLESS ENTRY AM/FM RADIO CASSETTE POWER WINDOWS
    AIR CONDITIONING LE POWER SEAT DRIVER
    AIR BAG 4 CYLINDER 2.4 LITER
    PICS: http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f143/2004camrr/
    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 Croatia. I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,950 $. 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,
    Martin Tippins

  185. Andy is one busy dude in Bangkok! This came through COLUMBUS OHIO Craigslist. A super deal on a 2007 Honda Ridgeline.

    from: agorm1974@yahoo.com “Andy”

    Thank you for your interest on my vehicle and please accept my sincere apologize for my late reply, I just arrived in Bangkok, Thailand. The car is in custody of Acequip Cargo shipping company (www.acequiptranscargo.com) in Myrtle Beach, SC, ready to be shipped with all paperwork.
    The transaction can go through the ebay’s safe trade program as the vehicle was listed on eBay as well. My car qualifies for their protection program of up to 20,000$. It has 12,094 and was owned since August 2007. The car is still covered by manufacturer’s warranty. No accidents, not dents, dings, scratches, the vehicle is in excellent condition, I just need to sell it as I am about to purchase a property and retire to Thailand. The price of the vehicle is $19,000 + shipping expenses.

    If you are interested please reply with your complete name and shipping address so I can have a case opened with the ebay’s safe trade department and move on. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thanks,
    Andy
    For more photos of the vehicle please visit this link:
    http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/mm288/gorman1974/
    For Carfax Report :
    http://www.carfax.com/viewEmailReport.do?a=rCDWlfc5JFw6%2B0pVha5YBRISb6%2F81lHl2Bur2cXI40noh8yPkGwOq9bDgDaCTSi3&language=EN

  186. My daughter was selling a coffee table,got an offer…Check mailed to her for way over the amount of sale..Check was drawn on medical supply company. Buyer said I know you guy’s are honest so deposit it and just wire me the difference…Well the check bounced and the address to wire this money couldn’t be traced..Moral of the story..wit until the check clears..even better a money order and let it clear!!!Don’t get bitten..These people took a young family for $1,500.00..SHAME ON YOU

  187. This Guy Has Postings for the same fake car all over the US. His email is tom4watson@gmail.com and the listings are deleted as soon as someone replies to it!! Watch out!!

    THIS IS WHAT HIS EMAIL SAYS:
    Hello,

    My name is Tom Watson and and I’m glad to see your interest in purchasing my car ( 2007 Toyota : Camry XLE V6 1 OWNER, NON-SMOKER, MOONROOF, BLUETOOTH, Miles: 32059 – Engine: 3.5L DOHC MPFI VVT-i 24-valve V6 engine)

    What can I tell you in a few words is that I am an individual seller, I am not a dealer and this is my first type of auction on Craigslist. The car that I have for selling is mine , it is personal property and I am going to sell it because I was promoted to my work and in the same time they gave me a new car for work and moving for my needs. In conclusion, I don’t need two good cars for the moment and I decided, after a discussion with my wife (sometimes is very difficult to be persuasive, you know what I mean) about selling my car, because it is sensles to keep the car only to occupy the garage.In the above I told you I was promoted at work (extraordinary thing) but I had to move with my family in another location (we must do sacrifices all the time) and now I live in Edmonton ,Canada .It hasn’t been involved in any accident or anything of this type.

    My final price on it is US $ 5600 . As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’sBuyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected.You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it ( for 15 days ) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. I know you need a bill of sale and the original title and it will be no problem, once you receive the car, you will receive them as well so you can register the car on your name.You will have along with the papers that you need for the registration a bill on your name with the price and short description to confirm that you have already bought the car.

    Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your FULL NAME and FULL ADDRESS where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Best Regards.

    Tom Watson

  188. ANOTHER SCAM ALREADY??? WATCH OUT FOR THIS ONE!!

    2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan Low Miles – $2980 (Knoxville)
    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2008-08-05, 11:24PM EDT

    This vehicle is in EXCELLENT CONDITION and has been well maintained. The motor runs 100% does not knock, leak or burn oil. The electrical system is in perfect working order. The headlights, taillights and directional lights all work. The brakes do not squeak or grind, the air conditioner blows very cold. This is a perfectly fine running car and is ready to be driven by its new owner….ANYWHERE.

    # 3.5Liter 6 Cylinder Engine
    # 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
    # Premium Sound With CD Changer
    # Sunroof
    # Air Conditioning
    # Climate Control
    # Heated Seats
    # Telescoping Steering Wheel
    # Tilt Steering Wheel
    # Traction Control
    # Clock
    # Cruise Control
    # Homelink
    # Leather Shifter
    # Leather Steering Wheel
    # Power Driver’s Seat
    # Power Locks
    # Power Mirrors
    # Power Steering
    # Power Windows
    # Steering Wheel Radio Controls
    # Tachometer
    # Wood Trim
    # ABS Brakes
    # Driver Airbag
    # Fog Lights
    # Intermittent Wipers
    # Keyless Entry
    # Passenger Airbag
    # Rear Defogger
    # OnStar
    # Security System
    # 12v Power Outlet
    # Body Side Moldings
    # Carpeted Floor Mats
    # Center Arm Rest
    # Center Console
    # Child Proof Door Locks
    # Compass and Temperature
    # Cup Holders
    # Power Adjustable Pedals
    # Rear Spoiler
    # Remote Trunk Lid
    # Side Curtain Airbags
    # Alloy Wheel Package
    This vehicle was well kept,always garaged. This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. All power equipment on this vehicle is in working order. There are no known defects in this vehicle. The exterior of this vehicle is clean. It has a clean, well-kept interior. The remaining 90% of the tires are ready to go wherever you decide to take them.
    If you need more information or have questions about this vehicle, please contact me at Marymertens@tblmail.us

    * This item has been posted by-owner.
    * Location: Knoxville
    * it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

    PostingID: 784878453

  189. YET ANOTHER SCAM LISTED BY Hrimra@aol.com. Do people really fall for this? I inquired about a truck on Craigs and this is the response I received …

    (EMAIL)
    Hello,
    You made the right choice! My 2000 GMC Sierra CK1500 Z71 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 truck was my husband`s as he loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he died in a work accident. It brings very bad memories to me, I want to get rid of it.I`m a single mother with 2 children and i don`t need it i don`t have driver license ,that`s why i`m selling it so cheap.The mileage is 58,430 and the price is $4300.We will use eBay`s protection program for our safety. I just need your full name and shipping address so i can open a transaction(with no further obligation or fees).The truck is located in Indiana i just moved here with my new job i will ship it from here,I will support all the shipping fees.
    Have a nice day!
    Erica

  190. THESE GUYS ARE BUSY THESE DAYS!! ANOTHER LISTING!!

    email this posting to a friend knoxville craigslit > cars & trucks – by owner
    please flag with care:

    miscategorized
    prohibited
    spam/overpost
    best of craigslist
    Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving Western Union, Moneygram, wire transfer, cashier check, money order, shipping, escrow, or any promise of transaction protection/certification/guarantee. More info
    2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Remote Keyless Entry,Leather,GAS SAVER – $4850 (Knoxville)
    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2008-08-06, 10:51AM EDT

    2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Remote Keyless Entry,Leather,GAS SAVER

    The condition of the body is Excellent.
    Car runs great, drives very nice, ready to go to a new owner. No accidents no damage no problems.
    2005 Honda Accord Hybrid. 6 Cylinder, automatic, always garage kept, Cruise control with lighted controls on steering wheel. Non-smoker, Auto-off headlights, service records, alarm system, keyless entry, remote start, premium sound, DVD/TV, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, A/C, heated seats, power everything.

    Please contact me church.gunner.sgt@gmail.com

    Thank you!

    * This item has been posted by-owner.
    * Location: Knoxville
    * it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

    PostingID: 785290928

    No contact info? if the poster didn’t include a phone number, email, or
    other contact info, craigslist can notify them via email.

    Copyright © 2008 craigslist, inc. terms of use privacy policy feedback forum

  191. I’ve gotten 3 from craigslist in the last week…all of them insisting we would use ebay buyer protection…I’m pretty sure it’s the same person all 3 times

  192. My story follow the same lines as all of the above, except that “Sgt. Kevin Topping” accidentally called himself “Sgt Kevin Martins” by the end of the email! The email address from the ad was lecliptax43@hotmail.com, but his reply came from mantan28@hotmail.com

    I’d say that these sort of scams are run by an organized group, though we tend to speak of all of this as though one person is behind it. Just as with the UK Lottery scams, there is likely a room fill of computers used to create dummy sites and issue phony ads and emails.

    Here’s the text of my email:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m sgt Kevin Topping. The 2004 Honda Civic 4 Cyl is in perfect working condition.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 38222 highway miles.VIN # 2HGES16384H617351
    Options
    Power Steering CD AM/FM Radio Air Conditioning
    4DR SDN VP AUTO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE Dual Air Bags 4cyl

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/2004hondacpic/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)
    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 Zagreb,Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Croatia . One 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 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 2,950 $. 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.
    Thank you and have a great day,
    Sgt Kevin Martins

  193. Just ran across this one tonight. I had one other a few months ago for a 2003 mustang Cobra.

    Hello and thank you for your interest in my jet skis. These jet skis are in
    excellent working condition, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage,
    slightly used in 100% working and looking condition and each jet ski comes
    with a clear title. I will sell at this price because in the past few months
    we’ve tried to develop a family business but unfortunately the things didn’t
    work the way we’ve expected and now I really need cash because I am at one
    step from losing my market, so I’ve decided to sell the jet skis. The jet
    skis are located in Ephraim, UTAH, at the shipping company ready to
    be shipped to your place. We will use a safe payment method because I am
    affiliated at http://www.world-wide-shippinglines.tk Worldwide Shipping
    Vehicle Purchase Protection and I have a purchase protection account for
    10,000. *The final price( price includes the 2 jetskis and the trailer) that
    I want for this jet skis is $ 5,800 including shipping and handling.*Please
    contact me only at e-mail because I will not have a phone number for 2 or 3
    weeks

    After asking where they were located and that I would like to drive out and pick them up, this response….

    Hi again,
    The jet skis is already at the shipping company
    http://www.world-wide-shippinglines.tk Worldwide Shipping in Ephraim, UTAH,
    was put in to a container and now is ready to be shipped (the shipping taxes
    are already been paid by me), the title comes into in your name and address.
    I am the first owner and the title is clear.
    Let me tell you how we will make this deal:
    1. You will have to give me your:
    *Full name:*
    *Address:*
    *City/State/Zip:*
    *Phone#:*
    2. I will open a transaction record with Worldwide Shipping Vehicle Purchase
    Protection and they will contact you with all the details regarding the
    payment.
    3. You will be contacted by Worldwide Shipping Vehicle Purchase Protection.
    4. You will make the down payment of 2,900 US and balance $ 2.900 cash on
    delivery.
    5. You must send the money on one of Worldwide Shipping Vehicle Purchase
    Protection agent for a better security.
    6. I will start the shipping process after you complete Worldwide Shipping
    Vehicle Purchase Protection instructions.
    7. You will have seven days to inspect the jet skis.
    After you get the jet skis and if you decide to keep it they will release
    the money if NOT will refund your money and the shipping company will take
    the jet skis back and keep it until I find a new buyer. The shipping will
    take maximum 1-3 working days. The payment you make will be kept by
    Worldwide Shipping Vehicle Purchase Protection agent until you will receive
    and inspect the jet skis. There is no risk in this deal. If this is
    agreeable with this please e-mail me with the following information in order
    to get this deal arranged with Worldwide Shipping Vehicle Purchase
    Protection and also the shipping ready and here is the tracking# JE53283SDWD81523E
    You can go to http://www.world-wide-shippinglines.tk and enter the tracking# so you can see the jet skis there. The tracking# will be updated after the deposit payment is made. Email me ASAP if you are still very interested in my jet skis because now I have more
    buyers still interested.
    Thank you for your time!

  194. First I just want to thank David in Taxas for writing on this site.. other wise me and my boyfriend actually might be considering buying this “great deal” …

    I knew there was something a little fishy when first the guy didnt answer any of the questions we asked.. and it seemed like a generic e-mail that he is sending to a lot of people .. another tip off was like David said he used two different names in the e-mail… so I googled first the name Sgt Kevin Martin .. ya that poor guy died like 3years ago.. and thats when I typed in Sgt Kevin Topping which lead me to this website … so0o THANK YOU VERY MUCH DAVID FROM TEXAS ..
    Date: Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 5:39 PM
    Subject: 2004 Honda Civic 4 Cyl

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m sgt Kevin Topping. The 2004 Honda Civic 4 Cyl is in perfect working condition.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 38222 highway miles.VIN # 2HGES16384H617351
    Options
    Power Steering CD AM/FM Radio Air Conditioning
    4DR SDN VP AUTO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE Dual Air Bags 4cyl

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/2004hondacpic/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)
    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 Zagreb,Croatia and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Croatia . One 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 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 2,950 $. 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.
    Thank you and have a great day,
    Sgt Kevin Martins

  195. Andy agorm1974@yahoo.com.

    Ran the same scam for a 2007 Acura TL in Charleston, SC network. Had replied, but now emailed him back calling him out and blocked this email. I hope other people can find this before getting into that fake escrow crap. Used same wording like Carfax, scratch free, moonroof, bluetooth that he uses in all the scams. BUYER BEWARE!

  196. Please report any future email addresses he uses (if they are yahoo) to: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/abuse.html

    I sent this email to them:
    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest on my vehicle and please accept my sincere apologize for my late reply, I just arrived in Bangkok, Thailand. The car is in custody of Acequip Cargo shipping company (www.acequiptranscargo.com) in East Meadow, NY, ready to be shipped with all paperwork.
    The transaction can go through the ebay’s safe trade program as the vehicle was listed on eBay as well. My car qualifies for their protection program of up to 20,000$. The car is still covered by manufacturer’s warranty. No accidents, not dents, dings, scratches, the vehicle is in excellent condition, I just need to sell it as I am about to purchase a property and retire to Thailand. The price of the vehicle is $19,000 + shipping expenses.
    If you are interested please reply with your complete name and shipping address so I can have a case opened with the ebay’s safe trade department and move on. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thanks,
    Andy
    For more photos of the vehicle please visit this link:
    http://s297.photobucket.com/albums/mm239/agorm1974/
    For Carfax Report :
    http://www.carfax.com/viewEmailReport.do?a=etLA9y%2F30hwgTUFS8ojh8a6zoKXuTBlR2Bur2cXI40noh8yPkGwOq9bDgDaCTSi3&language=EN

  197. Just got this response to an email request about the car – and we seriously asked why he’s trying to sell it so cheap – of course, no answer to that question!
    I copied the address to this site and responded to him with it telling him he’s been exposed!

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Eric Briscoe. The 2004 Toyota Camry LE 4 CYL Automatic is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 15202 miles.VIN Number: 4t1be32k74u274414
    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.
    Standard Equipment:
    POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER MIRRORS CRUISE CONTROL POWER STEERING
    KEYLESS ENTRY AM/FM RADIO CASSETTE POWER WINDOWS
    AIR CONDITIONING LE POWER SEAT DRIVER
    AIR BAG 4 CYLINDER 2.4 LITER
    PICS: http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f143/2004camrr/
    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 Croatia. I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.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 2,960 $. 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,
    Sgt. Eric Briscoe

    rundert6322@hotmail.com – another email address.

    Wait, it’s supposed to be a Camry! Seriously, why isn’t Craig’s List able to do something! Thank you for this site!

  198. SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27346604@N06/

    —– Original Message —-
    From: Karen Wilde
    To:
    Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:03:16 PM
    Subject: Re: Fw: Your eBay invoice purchases on CraigsList for item – 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA

    Hi Mitch,
    I give you a promise that as soon as I will have some free time I will give you a call.
    All you have to do is to find an open Money Gram office, and with cash in your hands you will have to submit the payment, as instructed to one of the eBay agents, details you’ve been received along with your receipt.As soon as you will confirm the payment to ebay, the payment will be verified and if everything will be OK, ebay will contact me and I will start shipping the car to your place on my cost.It is required not to specify that the wire transfer is being sent as a payment for an eBay transaction for buying a car in order to avoid the extra charges that the Money Gram Money may apply. This will also help ebay verify the payment information much faster because the wire transfer will be registered as a personal one instead of a commercial one.I will wait for your reply asap!
    Thank you, Karen

    —– Original Message —-
    From: Karen Wilde
    To:
    Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:16:44 PM
    Subject: Re: Fw: Your eBay invoice purchases on CraigsList for item – 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA

    Mitch,
    I must confess you that my time is limited due to my job.I have had such crazy days last ones.I am in a team-building and unable for making phone calls.Please understand me,if you will need something, i will try to answer you asap, or maybe to give you a phone call, but i can’t give you a promise.
    I must inform you that all the original papers are already at the shipping company ready to be provided to your location,along with the vehicle.I will send it to your shipping address,you will receive it within 3 working days,and have 7 days for inspection.You must submit the payment to ebay.They will hold the funds until you will receive and inspect it.
    If you will not like it, it will not be the case, as it is in 100% mint condition, you will send it back on my expenses.
    I think my terms are more than acceptable
    Thank you..
    Karen

    SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM

  199. Response when I worte that I was interested…..

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.This is a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Remote Keyless
    Entry,Sedan 4 DR 3.0L V6 PFI SOHC 24V ,6 Cylinders,Automatic Transmission,Exterior Color
    Charcoal,Interior Gray Leather,non-smoker, clean title, only 31,500 miles,VIN#
    JHMCN36415C018277.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car:
    http://s529.photobucket.com/albums/dd332/2005HondaAccordHybrid/
    (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 Sgt. currently stationed in United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It
    was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here,
    the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are
    slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in UK the
    buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I
    decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The price is $4,850.00 including shipping from UK 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
    Sgt.Church Gunner

  200. Response when I worte that I was interested…..Greensboro, NC craigslist

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.This is a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Remote Keyless
    Entry,Sedan 4 DR 3.0L V6 PFI SOHC 24V ,6 Cylinders,Automatic Transmission,Exterior Color
    Charcoal,Interior Gray Leather,non-smoker, clean title, only 31,500 miles,VIN#
    JHMCN36415C018277.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car:
    http://s529.photobucket.com/albums/dd332/2005HondaAccordHybrid/
    (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 Sgt. currently stationed in United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It
    was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here,
    the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are
    slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in UK the
    buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I
    decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The price is $4,850.00 including shipping from UK 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
    Sgt.Church Gunner

  201. I have been searching for a car for my 16 year old. We have only $2,000 to spend and are trying to stretch our money as far as possible. She fell in love with a 2001 Toyota Tacoma on the Los Angeles Craigslist website. Thinking it was too good to be true, I was pretty skeptical from the beginning. But, 16 year old girls can be pretty convincing when they beg! So, I continued with the email. Here is the first email I received from the “seller”:
    Hi,

    If you are interested in my 2001 TOYOTA TACOMA, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 118,200 miles and the VIN # is: 5TEGN92N71Z749280. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at : http://s535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/Kippmoine . The price is $2,650 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in Luton, United Kingdom and I cannot register the car here, because is United States standards.The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job here so I decided to use a service from AUTORIZE PAYMENTS. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to AUTORIZE PAYMENTS and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you very much for your time,

    Kipp Moine

    So, we asked for more info and got this.

    Hi,
    The car is already at the shipping company in United States sealed and ready for the shipping. I have a contract with AUTORIZE PAYMENTS so this deal must go through them. I’m very busy with my job here in Luton, United Kingdom 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 AUTORIZE PAYMENTS you have 5 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not. It will come with the title, bill of sale signed by me, and with the power of attorney for escrow manager that will accompany the car to sign all the papers that you need to register it under your name. If you want to buy it please email me your FULL NAME AND ADDRESS for shipping so I can initiate the transaction through AUTORIZE PAYMENTS. After that they will contact you with all necessary information about this transaction(terms,buyer protection,payment instructions,invoice,etc.)
    Thank you,
    Kipp Moine
    PS : Don’t forget to send me your full name and address.

    So, I sent them my name and email and got a pretty professional email from autorizeinc.net:

    Motor vehicles Buy the car of your dreams with 100% fraud protection
    Certified professionals providing unparalleled merchant service & support
    Authorize.Net eCommerce delivering fast, secure and reliable payment solutions.
    Leader in E-Commerce Solutions
    Authorize.Net is a long established full service Merchant Services Provider to restaurants, retailers, chain stores, franchises, hospitality and lodging establishments, direct marketers as well as ecommerce and mail order/telephone order businesses. We provide nationwide credit & debit card processing, clearing and settlement, gift/loyalty/stored value card programs, terminal management solutions and electronic check processing. Transaction details:
    2001 Toyota Tacoma
    Sale price: US $2,650.00
    Quantity: 1
    Deposit: US $2,650.00
    Shipping & Handling: US $0.00
    Insurance: Included
    Sales tax: US $0.00

    How It Works: 5 Easy Steps
    Item #AP40381608

    VIN Number:
    5TEGN92N71Z749280
    Mileage:
    118.200
    Buyer and Seller Agree to Terms

    Both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes a description of the merchandise, sale price and any shipping information.
    Buyer deposit the money to Authorize.Net using Money Gram.

    The Buyer submits a payment, selecting Money Gram to our Authorize.Net representative from Sunderland, UK.
    Authorize.Net Ships The Vehicle

    Upon payment verification, Authorize.Net ship merchandise and submit tracking information. The buyer will have 5 days inspection period. Authorize.Net verifies that the Buyer receives the merchandise.
    Buyer Accepts the Merchandise

    Authorize.Net Pays the Seller

    Authorize.Net pays the Seller by cashier’s check, Money Gram, Western Union or wire transfer. The transaction is complete. Authorize.Net web site, an accredited company, acts as a secure third party to protect the Buyer and Seller. Using Money Gram to pay for your purchase may also expedite your transaction. Payments get there quickly, which means you may get your goods fast. Buyer and Seller will receive email confirmations, when the payment is sent. Authorize.Net SafeHarbor takes several steps to protect both the Buyer and Seller against fraud :
    All shipments are tracked to ensure the Buyer received the merchandise.
    If the vehicle is fraudulent, Authorize.Net will take back the vehicle and the Buyer will be full refunded in 24 hours.

    How to make the payment:
    Authorize.Net Representative:

    Full Name:
    Brian Solis
    Address:
    22 Villiers St
    City/State:
    Sunderland – England
    Zip:
    SR1 1EJ
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Locate the nearest Money Gram office.
    Make the payment with cash using our agent details as receiver.
    E-mail us the following details from the payment receipt:
    Reference Number – 8 digits number from the receipt
    Sender Name and Address
    Receiver Name (Brian Solis)
    Amount $2,650.00
    Send us the copy of the payment receipt through fax at: +1 (718) 732-2152.

    Further instructions

    The service you have to use from MONEY GRAM is a person to person transfer.
    Package Information Tracking Number. Pending
    You will receive the Tracking Number after the payment is confirmed and the parcel will be in transit.
    Once we receive the payment confirmation, we will start shipping AND WE WILL LET YOU TO KNOW ALL SHIPPING DETAILS IN MAX 24 HOURS. We will hold the payment until you will receive and inspect the merchandise. As soon as we will receive your confirmation THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP THE VEHICLE we will release the payment to your seller. IF YOU NOT AGREE THE VEHICLE WE WILL REFUND YOUR MONEY IN 24 HOURS AND THE SHIPPING BACK WILL BE OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
    If you have any questions please contact us at support@autorizeinc.net and we will try our best to respond promptly.
    Why Participate in a Authorize.Net Managed Transaction (PPMT)
    Absolutely Free – there is no cost to you.
    Unbiased and Neutral – Authorize.Net is an objective third party. Highly effective in completing a successful transaction.
    Simple and Quick – most transactions settle within 5 days with less than 2 hours of total time from you.

    I looked up Authorize.net and they are an internet payment acceptance company. So, why would an internet payment company instruct you to use Western Union to complete a transaction…

    It just doesn’t add up
    I can’t believe I almost sent my money to some scammer! My daughter would be stuck without a car, and I would have lost our hard earned money that we’ve saved.
    thanks for listening!
    Vanessa

  202. Here is another scam and he even used the military the car is so cheap if he was in the military he could have sold it in a day to any service memeber

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.This is a 2003 Nissan 350Z Stunning, Leather, Nav, Bose, Mods, MINT!,6 Cylinder 3.5 Liter,Manual Transmission,Exterior Burgundy with Black interior,Non-Smoker,clean title,only 17,200 miles on it,VIN# : JN1AZ34E03T006520.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car: http://s523.photobucket.com/albums/w354/2003-Nissan-350Z/
    (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 Sgt. currently stationed in United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The final price is $5,000.00 including shipping from UK 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
    Sgt.Taylor Burton

  203. Here is a scam for a trailer on the Austin Craigslist. What the dumb shit didn’t know is that there are no drop-off points for a trailer that size in his “supposed” area. Nice grammer too.

    http://austin.craigslist.org/rvs/797069706.html

    From: Tomy Clark [mailto:tomy.the.engineer@gmail.com]
    Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 8:50 PM
    To: Hap
    Subject: Re: 48′ Gooseneck Enclosed Trailer by United Expressline – $2900 (Austin)

    Hello there,

    The unit is in great working condition, has no scratches or dents, never been involved in any kind of accidents. I can assure you that the product is full operational.
    Unfortunately for the moment i am outside of my state for the next 3 months due to my new working contract ( i am a construction engineer ). When i have
    received this working contract, i have decided to close the transaction using a Third Party Agency (This type of agency will take care of all the
    transaction details)
    A transaction closed through this agency will assure safety for both buyer and seller at the same time. The name of the agency that i
    prefer to use is The OnLine OutPost. This is a company provided by eBay for transactions closed over the Internet. It is very safe, recommended by eBay and also by Craigslist. At this moment the product is located into The OnLine OutPost custody. I have left it there because in case we will understand to close the transaction they will take care of all the arrangements.
    If you are interested to purchase the product please feel free to mail me for more information regarding the transaction terms.

    Thank you in advance!

  204. OK THIS IS DEFENTLY A SACAM…LOOK OUT FOR THIS ONE!

    I WROTE: Hello Robert, I was looking at the 2002 Camry that you have up for sale and I am very interested if you still have it. Please contact me and let me know. My house number is ………… If no answer please leave a message

    HE WROTE: Hi and first of all I want to thank you for your interest for my 2002 Toyota Camry ad. It has a clear title registered on my name and ready to be signed and notarized on your name. ( it’s titled in TX ). I’m selling it at this price because I just bought a 2008 Jetta and I’m out of cash. The has 86,899 miles, automatic transmission and it’s in excellent condition, never been involved in any kind of accidents or something like that. You won’t find any electrical problems with this vehicle. This vehicle has no defects. The VIN # is: 4t1bf32k42u501102 and the price I want to obtain is $3,200. From the beginning you have to know that I want to finalize this deal only in person, (distance is not a problem) if you like, you can also perform a technical inspection of the car. If decide to buy it please let me know asap because I will need to take some extra time off from work over the sick-leave, I’m currently in, to finish this transaction. Actually I’m working in Canada for 3 months and this transaction will take some time (3-4 days) because I need to come back in US to finish our transaction; the car is in TX. For pics with the car, please visit: http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?folder_id=2019202 . I will not negotiate the price. I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. So if you are interested please email me back for next step. Thank you, Robert

    I WROTE: Hi Robert…I do want the car. I had a truck but i got pregnant and couldnt afford the note anymore and had to get rid of it. Now i have 2 children and i really need a car. All i need is a little time to come up with the money. I am back working (dancer) and I am not pulling your leg about me wanting the car. It wouldnt take me long at all to come up with the money. If you can do this please let me know and i will start working on getting every thing set up on closing the deal. Thanks! Angel

    HE WROTE:Hi Angel, I preferred to talk all the details over the phone, but, unfortunately, 5 days ago I had a vocal chords surgery and my doctor recommended me not to speak for a while. As we talked before, we will complete the deal in person in US. For this I will have to return in the states to bring you the car with all it’s papers. I don’t want to be rude or something like this, but to be sure that I don’t come back for nothing in the states and that you are going to buy it for sure and you have the money to do this, my proposal is, that you need to make the payment of $3,200 (the price is including shipping and handling), NOT TO ME, but to a 3rd party service. I would like to use eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program like a 3rd party for the payment because eBay will protect us. I paid them fees for that and now I am enrolled in this program.
    Look how they work:
    1. Both parties agree to terms of the transaction sale price and number of days for the Buyer’s inspection.
    2. They will draw up a Payment invoice, send it to you approved by their legal
    representative and me the seller.
    3. You will have to submit the payment, as instructed in the Payment Invoice, to their agent in US in maximum 48 hours after you will receive the payment details. The money will remain at them until you receive, inspect and accept the car.
    4. Right away after ebay notify me that the payment has been sent, I’ll start the shipping arrangements to you and you’ll have a number of 3 days for an inspection, take it to a mechanic to check and the option to accept or reject the vehicle.
    5. If you accept the vehicle, they will forward the payment to me after you inform them to do so.
    If you dislike the vehicle for any reason, they will refund you in FULL in maximum 48 hours and I will take back the car. If we start this now we can finish in 3 days top.
    If you are interested to go ahead with the deal, please reply with your complete name and full shipping address so I can ask eBay to open a case! After I will have your info I will forward it to eBay and I will proceed the order.
    Please note that the car was listed on craigslist and not on eBay! I am just using the eBay Protection Program offered by eBay. Waiting your email with the requested details.

    Have a great day! Robert Davis

    “”””SO YES I DEFENTLY THINK THIS IS A SCAM. HE SAID HE WANTED TO MEET IN PERSON AND THEN NOW ITS EBAY CAN HANDLE IT BUT YET HE STATES THAT HE WOULD STILL HAVE TO COME HERE. WELL WHY IN THE HELL WOULD HE HAVE TO COME HERE IF EBAY DEALS WITH IT…..SOUNDS FISHY????? I WOULD HAVE TO SAY YES. PEOPLE ARE SO RETARDED, WE HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS IN OUR LIVES AND NOW WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE LOW LIFE SCAMMING SCUM THAT WE CALL FELLOW AMERICANS””””””

  205. I found the same douche Anthony Guerrero trying to sell a 2003 BM 325i for 3600. I new it was to good to be true considering the miles on but I said what the hell why not email them. After later finding out they wanted to use moneygram. That is when it all ended.

    Boy did i feel silly considering I was so excited about the car

  206. Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2001 Audi A4, it is in perfect condition,
    with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks
    whatsoever. It has 58,430 miles and the VIN # is :WAUDC68D31A003471. It
    has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at
    :http://mynetimages.com/album/audi/Audi_A4/.

    The car is located in Holtsville, NY.

    The price is $2,460 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental
    US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling
    the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to
    Afghanistan in September.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we
    will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so
    I decided to use a service from ProPay. To begin the transaction I’ll
    need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of
    our transaction to ProPay and then you will receive an invoice from
    them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you
    will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you
    Scott Hamilton

    Here is just one more to watch out for

  207. ——————————————————
    EMAIL #1
    Hi,First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car. I sell it at this price ($4300) because i want a fast sale,i just finished the divorce with my husband and i want to start a new life.
    The car is in excellent working condition, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used in 100% working with a clear title.
    From the begining you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay, I prefer the payment to be made 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 $4300 including shipping and handling costs.If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    I will wait your answer(if you are interested to buy) very soon.Thanks
    ——————————————————
    EMAIL #2
    The car is already at the shipping company in Orlando, Florida sealed and ready for the shipping,wich will take about 2 days. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them. I’m very busy with my job and I’m left out of the town so I can’t meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the internet. According with the eBay you have 3 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.
    Here is how it will work:
    1.First of all I will need the following details from you:
    – Full Name
    – Full Shipping Address
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices. The invoice will send you the details on how to make a refundable payment.
    4. eBay will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 3 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
    5. If you will decide that you will not buy the car, eBay will refund the money and I will have the shipping company come pick up my car. If you wish to make the transaction, please send me the necessary info so that we can proceed. I look forward to hear from you.
    Thank you
    ——————————————————
    EMAIL #3
    Yes,all the shipping costs are included in the 4300$ price.
    I got your info and already sent it to eBay hoping they will contact you soon with all the details.
    After you will hear from them please email me back because I need to know for sure if this is a done deal!
    Hoping to hear from you soon .
    ——————————————————

    Luckily I suspected somthing and gave her wrong information

  208. Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2004 Nissan Maxima SE, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 41,187 miles and the VIN # is: 1N4BA41E34C810109. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at : http://s466.photobucket.com/albums/rr22/schrdrjhn/
    The price is $3,000 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in Luton, United Kingdom and I cannot register the car here, because is United States standards.The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job here so I decided to use a service from AUTORIZE PAYMENTS. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to AUTORIZE PAYMENTS and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.Thank you very much for your time.

    John Schroeder.

    I received this email upon showing my interest in a Nisson Maxima. Most definitely a scam.

  209. Here is the letter I sent one of these scammers:

    Dear Sir,

    You are so unbelievably full of s**t, and next life you will come back as a maggot, you scumbag, who needs to go back to school to learn English so he can be a better scammer. All your listings are being removed around the country that you placed for all kinds of cars and motorcycles that only exist in your empty rip-off head. Do you know black magic? It will get you (or maybe a knife blade!), don’t you think we have ways of finding out the internet shop or IP address (your home address)? You better be looking over your shoulder, you scumbag, because we are coming to get you!

  210. Here’s the reply that I got after emailing the seller of a 2002 Audi A6 for $2,900.00 listed on craigslist>austin. This is the third offer I’ve this week to buy a car through an “escrow” company. None of the vehicles have been in Texas.

    The car is still available.It has no scratches or any kind ofdamage.The car is located in Salt Lake City, UTAH.Full price is2,900$, shipping included, and all the documents will be providedalong with it.The transaction will be made through eBay for the safetyof both of us ,so as we can be sure of the legitimacy of our deal.click the link in order to see thepost.(http://www.cgi-endedbidding.com/Audi_A6/W0QQitemZ4591430876QQcategoryZ31827QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem27384hisfdidssfdkljnkqiiass9dakjcsdfsdfsldkf/index.htm).It has ended bidding. I’m a serious seller and a fair trader and Iprefer to deal only with a serious buyer.That’s why if you want me toanswer further questions, please provide me our FULL NAME ,ADDRESS ANDPHONE NUMBER. Anyway, I have to let you know that I want a fast dealbecause I need the money asap and that is also the reason why I amselling it at a lower price… so if you are really interested inbuying it, please reply.

  211. After receiving a few emails like the ones described above, I have started having fun with the scammers. Whenever I see a deal that sounds too good to be true, I email and always come up with a way that I can pick the car up in person ( I tell them I have family or live in the area), no need to ship. They NEVER write back. Here’s a recent example, although I do live pretty close to Orlando and if this were true I could have gone pick the car up myself .

    Hello,
    My name is Alicia Silverstone and I’m glad to see that you’re interested in purchasing my 2005 Audi A6 3.2 QUATTRO, VIN: WAUDG74F75N070302 . 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. It has not been involved in any collisions or has it undergone any repairs.
    More pics here: http://s445.photobucket.com/albums/qq180/sddsgerge/?albumview=slideshow
    What can I tell you in a few words is that I am an individual seller and this is my first type of sale on Craigslist. I was recently promoted and was required to move to Orlando,FL where I am staying now and where the company I work for is providing me with a vehicle, there by rendering the other unnecessary. This will be my first time selling anything over the internet.
    My price is $5,200.00 USD including shipping and handling.
    The car is already at the shipping company in Orlando, Florida sealed and ready for shipping.
    The deal will be closed through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program (which protects us both 100%). You’ll make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money for you initially.
    After payment is done eBay will contact me and I will ship the car to you.
    The payment will be released to me ONLY AFTER you have received the car and had 5 days to inspect and test it.
    The original registration and the bill of sale will be sent to you along with the vehicle. The bill of sale is the final confirmation that you have bought the car and will include our names, the amount paid and a short description of the vehicle. You will then be able to register the car in your name.

    Please get back to me via email ASAP if you decide to go through with the purchase as I have other potential buyers. Please include your FULL NAME and FULL SHIPPING ADDRESS so I can pass it to eBay. You will receive all the payment and shipping details from them.
    Note that the car was listed on craigslist and not on eBay! I am just using the eBay Protection Program offered by eBay.
    I look forward to hear from you.
    Thank you,
    Alicia Silverstone

    My response:

    Hi Alicia!

    Well, this is my lucky day! I live in Orlando, FL as well so hopefully we can close this deal soon, no need to ship. Would it be possible for us to meet anytime soon? I am very interested and have cash in hand to pay for it. I can buy your car right now if you want to. Thanks!

    *As you might expect, Alicia Sliverstone dissapered. I guess she’s filming Clueless 2 🙂

  212. Another giveaway: Try searching the vehicle (item) in different cities. I searched a Lexus 2003 LS 430. The price was between about $4150 give or take $20. The vehicle is always located in the city that your are searching but the pictures and specs are the same.
    Anyone else notice this too. SCAM!!!

  213. Here’s one from Portland Oregon Craigslist:

    Hello,
    Thank you for your interest in my car. This is a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring Super Clean Top of the line.
    – Sunroof Leather seats Cassette player
    – CD player
    – Anti-lock brakes Driver airbag Passenger airbag
    – Side airbags
    – Air conditioning Cruise control Power locks
    – Power windows Power seats
    – The interior is in great condition
    – Mileage: 57,600 miles
    – Body type: Minivan/Van Engine: 6 Cylinder
    – Exterior color: White
    – Transmission: Automatic
    – Fuel type: Gasoline
    – Interior color: Tan
    Rear brakes and rear tires are good. Near mint condition. No dings, dents, scratches. Leather is perfect. Looks, rides and drives almost new.
    VIN# : 5fnrl38855b008968.
    Here you can find more pictures of the car: http://s422.photobucket.com/albums/pp307/2005HondaOdyssey/
    (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 manual.
    I’m an US Air Force Sgt. currently stationed in United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.
    The final price is $4,950.00 including shipping from UK 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
    Sgt.Robert Thomas

    Posting the emails are helpful. I didn’t want to read through all of them but did a search for air force and sure enough, I found one almost word for word. Different car and name of Sgt., but same scam.

    God gets all the credit in my life so PRAISE THE LORD I FOUND THIS WEBSITE!!

  214. Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 11:41:27 -0500
    From: christinaconroy68@gmail.com
    Subject: Re: 2004 CHEVROLET Silverado K2500 CREW CAB – $4395 (Mobile)

    VIN : 1GCGK23U64F198654
    http://picasaweb.google.com/ChristinaConroy068/SilveradoK2500/photo#s5241155908106709698
    I decided that the payment to be completed using Ebay security because i want to
    take this opportunity to assure you that this deal is 100% LEGIT but you must know that in
    this way eBay will require you to send a ($ 4.400) prior shipping and they will have to
    verify me and the truck and you as well before we can close this deal through their service.
    Your money will be keep by eBay agent until you will receive the truck and send them the
    confirmation that you are satisfied with the product received. In case you don’t want to
    keep the truck all you will have to do is to ask them for a refund and you will be totally
    refunded in 2 days.REMEMBER: i will take care of the shipping !
    P.S. You must know that if you decide to buy the truck i will need your full name and shipping
    address as soon as possible in order to send your details to the shipping company and to ebay
    agent to make the arrangements for shipping.
    Thanks !

  215. same thing happen with a guy his name is sargent robert thomas he says that righ now is is working for the usa forces in UK HE HAVE AN 2005 HONDA ODDYSEY 53000 MILES LIKE NEW FOR $ 4950 IS SO GOOD TO BE TRUTH SO WATCH UP WITH THIS GUY IS NAME SARGENT ROBERT THOMAS USA FORCES WORKING IN UK

  216. Here is another one that I flagged soon after I responded to it. Going to toy with this one for a while:) No name on the ad, though.

    Hi,

    Thanks for taking a part of your time and visiting my ad 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra SVT . I sell it at this price ($4,800) due to a change in circumstances of health i have had sciatica for 6 months and it impossible for me to drive it.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 clean title.The car has 20,840 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 donʼt want the car, you can return it to me for a full money refund!From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay, I prefer through ebay.
    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.

  217. Here’s another one:

    THE FIRST RESPONSE WAS THIS:

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car(2000 Honda Odyssey, Automatic, 123,156 Km’s) I sell at this price($2,300) because i just finished the divorce with my husband and because I have recently moved in US. This car is in excellent working conditions, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage,hasn’t been involved in any accident and comes with a clear title. The car is still Canada registered so you will not have to pay any custom taxes. 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. The final price that I want for this car is $2,300 including shipping and handling. In this moment i’m in Washington(US) and the car will be shipped from here. If you want to buy it please email me your full name and address for shipping so I can initiate the transaction through eBay. After that they will contact you with all necessary information about this transaction(terms,buyer protection,payment instructions,invoice,etc.)

    I will wait your answer(if you are interested to buy) very soon.

    Paula Cote

    I RESPONDED ASKING FOR VIN AND PROVIDED A FAKE ADDRESS AND THIS WAS THE RESPONSE:

    Hi,

    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.)

    Paula

    “She” then sent an invoice with a return email for “payment-purchase.com”, where Ebay’s scam detection url should have been.

    Also, a moneygram transfer was requested in the name of the following individual:

    eBay Financing Center Agent*:
    First Name: Greg
    Last Name: Abbott
    Address: 300 W. 15th Street
    City: Austin
    State: TX
    Zip: 78701
    Country: United States

    I hope this helps someone.

  218. ok I am selling a car on graigs list… I should say was.. guess what!!one of the names is George williams wanting me to give info so they could send money and have their shipper pick up car asap… too long to go into but you get it I even warned them that I would be turning them in and the still e-mail other name used willams dorcas he was also in a different county.. I am reporting names

  219. 3. Hello, Here is another example of the 2005 Honda Odyssey scam. BEWARE!

    Thank you for your interest in my car. This is a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring Super Clean Top of the line.
    – Sunroof Leather seats Cassette player
    – CD player
    – Anti-lock brakes Driver airbag Passenger airbag
    – Side airbags
    – Air conditioning Cruise control Power locks
    – Power windows Power seats
    – The interior is in great condition
    – Mileage: 57,600 miles
    – Body type: Minivan/Van Engine: 6 Cylinder
    – Exterior color: White
    – Transmission: Automatic
    – Fuel type: Gasoline
    – Interior color: Tan
    Rear brakes and rear tires are good. Near mint condition. No dings, dents, scratches. Leather is perfect. Looks, rides and drives almost new.
    VIN# : 5fnrl38855b008968.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car: http://s422.photobucket.com/albums/pp307/2005HondaOdyssey/
    (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 manual.

    I’m an US Air Force Sgt. currently stationed in United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The final price is $4,950.00 including shipping from UK 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
    Sgt.Robert Thomas

  220. One from Chicago craigslist “2003 HONDA ACCORD LX – $2980 (Chicago)”, response:
    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2003 Honda Accord is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just
    came off the assembly line.The car has only 46749 original miles.VIN Number: 1hgcm66803a050494
    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.
    Transmission: Automatic
    Year: 2003 Fuel Type: Gasoline
    Standard Equipment:
    CD Player Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag Air Conditioning
    Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows
    PICS: http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll31/2003HondaAccordSedan/
    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 Bosnia-Herzegovina . I am located
    in Sarajevo,Bosnia-Herzegovina.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 2,980 $.
    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,
    Robert Thomas

    symtex000@hotmail.com was provided for contact
    replied from brefark@hotmail.com

    SCAMMERS!!!

  221. I just got it with on of these as well. The following was the email that I received after my inquiry into a “2005 Acura RSL ASAP”

    Linda Evans
    date Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 7:37 PM
    subject Re: 2005 Acura RL ASAP
    mailed-by yahoo.com
    signed-by yahoo.com

    hide details 7:37 PM (2 hours ago)

    Reply

    Hi sorry for the delay,
    I sell it cheaper because i don’t have time for a meeting right now. I’m not so great about cars.
    It belonged to my husband and it brings to many bad memories. I decided to overcome this incident… I don’t want to see every single day things that remind me of him and I really need some money fast to catch up my bills.
    It has only 71605 miles on it, no scratches, no damages, no hidden defects. It has a clear title and is in immaculate condition and has never been involved in any accident.
    The price is $4,900 including shipping.
    It will be delivered at your door, and you will have 15 days for inspection. About the payment, we will go through a secure way, and we will make the deal through eBay.
    Here is a photo album of the car: http://s415.photobucket.com/albums/pp238/krnnkgnns/
    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.
    Thank you for your time,
    Linda Evans

  222. These scum-artists are getting around…. This one appeared in the Craig’s list in the San Francisco-Bay Area (California). Here is the response I received when I inquired (I actually emailed to find out if the price quoted was misspelled):

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my car. This is a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring Super Clean Top of the line.
    – Sunroof Leather seats Cassette player
    – CD player
    – Anti-lock brakes Driver airbag Passenger airbag
    – Side airbags
    – Air conditioning Cruise control Power locks
    – Power windows Power seats
    – The interior is in great condition
    – Mileage: 57,600 miles
    – Body type: Minivan/Van Engine: 6 Cylinder
    – Exterior color: White
    – Transmission: Automatic
    – Fuel type: Gasoline
    – Interior color: Tan
    Rear brakes and rear tires are good. Near mint condition. No dings, dents, scratches. Leather is perfect. Looks, rides and drives almost new.
    VIN# : 5fnrl38855b008968.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car: http://s422.photobucket.com/albums/pp307/2005HondaOdyssey/
    (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 manual.

    I’m an US Air Force Sgt. currently stationed in United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The final price is $4,950.00 including shipping from UK 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
    Sgt.Robert Thomas

  223. A day or two later after the 2005 Honda mini-van ads by “Sgt. Robert Thomas” showed up on Craigslist all over the country, by a miracle, another 2005 Honda showed up on many Craigslist sits by *another* military guy in the UK:

    Hello,
    Thank you for your interest in my car. This is a 2005 HONDA ODYSSEY TOURING MODEL.
    Mileage: 32,100 miles
    Transmission: Automatic
    Engine: 6 Cylinder
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Exterior color: Green
    Interior color: Gray
    Options: CD player, Sunroof, Leather seats
    Safety features: Side airbags, Passenger airbag, Driver airbag, Air conditioning, Power windows, Power seats, Power locks, Cruise control
    VIN# : 5FNRL38625B094674
    Here you can find more pictures of the car: http://s369.photobucket.com/albums/oo134/HONDATOURINGODYSSEY/
    (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 manual.
    I’m an US Air Force Sgt. currently stationed in United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The final price is $4,850.00 including shipping from UK 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
    Sgt.Killjan Anderson

    The email address he used in the various Craigslist ads is Sgt.Killjan.Anderson@army.com and responds via a similar address@gmail.com. (Isn’t it a scream how someone purportedly in the USAF has an @army.com email address?)

    Just for grins, I ran the VIN he gave for his Honda through CARFAX, and it does indeed show a mileage of 32,100 or so, but the problem is that was the mileage when the vehicle had its last service 16 months ago at a dealership near Atlanta. So then, he had the vehicle serviced, shipped to he UK, and hasn’t driven it in 16 months.

    I’ve played along so far, and this is how he wants to handle the transaction, with eBay as the escrow holder:

    Hi,

    I will have the car shipped from 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 car to your home address or, if you like, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping will take 6-8 days, depending on your location.Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,somebody must be home when the car arrives to sign for the reception.The car will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

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

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

    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

    Thank you

    Now, I don’t know about you, but I think the USAF has better things to haul around on their C5s and C17s than the personal vehicles of their personnel. He also said (when I asked) that he was selling the vehicle at this low price because his sister has some serious medical problems and they need the money for her car.

    Try Googling “sgt.killjananderson@gmail.com” and see how many hits you get for Craigslist, and how almost all of those ads have been removed. I think there’s one ad in SFO that still works, but it shows a different Honda that “mine” in the ad I responded to.

    Googling just the name “Killjan Anderson” also produced hits for an apparently real military guy mentioned in some stories on Iraq. I wonder if he knows that scammers are using his same. Maybe the real Sgt. Killjan Anderson can get a heavily-armed squad together and hunt down the scammers and let them have it… (Wishful thinking mode)

  224. I have also come across this scam. They are now using Ebay Vehicle Protection Program making them sound more legit. One add was for a beautiful 4runner and the sindyramson@yahoo.com claimed to be a single mom who needed cash so she could move. The next one was for a very nice Honda Accord and this guy was way more far-fetched. He claimed to be an sergeant in the British military here in America to improve relations. He said that his wife shipped her car here but they would have to pay outrageous fees to register here so they needed to get rid of. The car was going to be shipped via the military (which they don’t do by the way) and therefore free to both of us.

    Here’s the deal. They claim that once we deposit our money, they will ship the car. You then have 7-10 days to test drive it (how odd?) They don’t release the money to the seller until we give them the ok. At first it sounds like an ok deal, but who in their right mind would ship their car to someone they don’t know to test drive? And another thing, ebay doesn’t hold on the money, they will just set up the auction. I called sindy out on the scam and her response was, “this isn’t a scam you F#$*ing NIGERIAN SCAMMER!” I’m not sure what on earth that meant.

  225. I’ve been notifying email providers of the scams using their email services. What I want to see is a class action lawsuit against the email providers for not blocking these users….whether it’s blocking their IPs or their ISPs.

    Once these folks are notified thier services are being used for scams….and they fail to block these low-lifes…..then they become complicit (and liable?) for the losses people suffer.

    We need a good attorney to get hold of this. It’s the same low-lifes doing this over and over. I’ve been notifying the email providers of these scams for a while. And these same folks keep signing up for more and more email accounts. It’s time for a class action suit against the providers for failing to block these folks from access to their services.

  226. I have received a possible scam on Craigs list- selling a 2000 beetle for $ 2995 This has postings all over the U.S. on craigs list and most of them have been flagged.
    This email says he’s being deployed but other listings of the same vehicle says must sell have to buy a house, one says brand new tires other spot says tires have used 3/4 of their life… beware!

    Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2.0L
    Automatic, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional
    repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 69,156
    miles and the VIN # is :3VWCC21C1YM436922. It has a clear title ready to
    be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at :
    http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/rr244/newbeetlewhite/?start=all
    The car is located Gaithersburg, MD.

    The price is $2,499 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental
    US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling
    the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to
    Afghanistan in October.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we
    will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so
    I decided to use a service from ProPay. To begin the transaction I’ll
    need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of
    our transaction to ProPay and then you will receive an invoice from
    them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you
    will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you,

    Hello again,

    Let me explain you how the ProPay process works.
    The process works something like this:
    1. You send the payment to an ProPay representative.
    2. ProPay will confirm me that you have made the deposit.
    3. I will ship the car so you can Inspect, test and make a decision if
    you will keep it or not.
    4. If the car is not as described or there is something wrong with the
    car I will pay the shipping back and you will have a full refund from
    ProPay.
    5. If everything is ok ProPay will get the approval from you to release
    me the funds.
    If you agree with this process please let me know your full name and
    address and I will forward the details to ProPay.

    Thank you,

  227. Reply to: see below
    Date: 2008-09-22, 12:00PM MDT

    Like new! Low miles! This car drives excellent and is a good example, that in itself is hard to find. This vehicle looks and feels like new. I just put two new tires on it last week. I love this car and have to sell it due to buying a home. has never been in an accident.

    Very nice 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS, One owner, Low miles. Engine and Transmission are perfect and great on gas. A/C is ice cold. All electronics work as they should on the car. Tires are very good. No smoke. Everything is fine on the car. It drives super straight with no vibrations, funny noises or issues at all at any speed or under braking.

    this car is very nice. the miles you see are the actual miles on this vehicle. carfax.com report is crystal clear and our inspection found no any collision damage present, or even a single door ding on this car!
    Contact me about this vehicle : johnny@drusmail.com
    Thanks for looking & good luck

    2000 VW New Beetle GLS Automatic One Owner Good condition – $2499 (Southern Maryland)

    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2008-09-21, 2:28PM EDT

    The engine is perfect with plenty of power. This car runs very smooth & is very responsive. A pleasure to drive! The stereo system is fine. Updated service records from the dealer in hand. Drives like a dream!!! I know you will like this vehicle-it’s a nice one.

    Very nice 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS, One owner, Low miles. Engine and Transmission are perfect and great on gas. A/C is ice cold. All electronics work as they should on the car. Tires are very good. No smoke. Everything is fine on the car. It drives super straight with no vibrations, funny noises or issues at all at any speed or under braking.

    This vehicle is clean and in excellent condition inside/out and everywhere you look, it has been thoroughly inspected and there is no known problems with This car and everything on this car is in proper working order as it was designed and there is no problems!
    Please send me any question at : johnny@drusmail.com
    Thank you for interested

    2000 VW New Beetle GLS Automatic One Owner Good used vehicle – $2499 (Southern Maryland)

    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2008-09-22, 2:18PM EDT

    If you can find a nicer, well maintained. This vehicle is absolutely immaculate! major service just completed including new tires, brakes, oil, filter and complete inspection! this vehicle came with the floor mats and master keyless and the manuals.

    Very nice 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS, One owner, Low miles. Engine and Transmission are perfect and great on gas. A/C is ice cold. All electronics work as they should on the car. Tires are very good. No smoke. Everything is fine on the car. It drives super straight with no vibrations, funny noises or issues at all at any speed or under braking.

    It is a very, very, very sharp driver. It has beautiful paint and is a gorgeous color. It runs great and drives great, looks great and is very reliable, with loads and i mean loads of power. The new interior is in very good condition. It is a very slick driver. This car is very nice.
    Please ask questions at : johnny@drusmail.com
    Thank you for considering.
    2000 VW New Beetle GLS Automatic One Owner Low price – $2499 (North Dakota)

    Reply to: see below
    Date: 2008-09-22, 11:44AM CDT

    This is a beautiful vehicle that has truly been well maintained. The miles you see are the actual miles for this vehicle. Clean smell throughout, appears to have never been smoked in. There is not a door ding on this vehicle. This vehicle’s exterior is very clean. Clean interior that is in great shape. The engine is functioning perfect. This vehicle runs like the engine was very well taken care of. Overall, this vehicle’s exterior is very clean. This is a clean vehicle with a beautiful interior. These tires have about 3/4 of their life span left.

    Very nice 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS, One owner, Low miles. Engine and Transmission are perfect and great on gas. A/C is ice cold. All electronics work as they should on the car. Tires are very good. No smoke. Everything is fine on the car. It drives super straight with no vibrations, funny noises or issues at all at any speed or under braking.

    Very clean inside & out. I have more pictures available. The exterior of this vehicle is clean. This is a clean vehicle with a beautiful interior. The tires on this automobile are not new, but they are in very good condition.
    Please ask questions at : johnny@drusmail.com
    Please email us with any questions or concerns you may have.

    No accidents! Non-smoker! Car is immaculate inside and out, top to bottom, you would be hard pressed to find an equivalent car in this condition, car drives smooth and solid, needs nothing. Windows have been professionally tinted, but am happy to have professionally removed at no additional charge.

    Very nice 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS, One owner, Low miles. Engine and Transmission are perfect and great on gas. A/C is ice cold. All electronics work as they should on the car. Tires are very good. No smoke. Everything is fine on the car. It drives super straight with no vibrations, funny noises or issues at all at any speed or under braking.

    The exterior condition on this vehicle is extra clean, paint is smooth and glossy with deep luster shine. The interior is clean and in good condition, free of any odors, and has no evidence that it’s ever been smoked in. All of the electrical and optional equipment on this vehicle work like new.
    Email for more pics at : johnny@drusmail.com
    If you are serious about this car, please email me anytime if you have any questions.
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  228. thankyou for taking the time to alert everyone re: this scam. this happened to us when we payed 5000 for a brand new 4 wheeler, never saw it , never got our money back . (too bad your warning came late) but so appreciate non the less. and know it will help other unsuspecting fools out there!

  229. Hi,

    Thanks for being interested in buying my 2001 FORD F-150 XLT TRIM CREW CAB 4X4, Automatic Transmission, Engine : 8 Cylinder, 5.4L V8 PFI SOHC 16V / 4 WHEEL DRIVE, the truck have 98,000 miles, VIN #1FTRW08L01KB30323.
    The truck is like new, clear TITLE, completely working, perfect running condition,with no hidden damages or accidents, it has always been garage kept, low miles, non-smoker no flood or storms. It is a US model and passed the US test emissions (smog).
    The price is $4,500.00 USD firm. I recently moved to Lisboa, Portugal because I divorced with my husband and after the divorce I own this truck, now I tried to register it here they said that I can’t register a truck that has US emissions.I am selling the truck so cheap because I can’t find a buyer here.I want to sell it in US because is located and still registered there.
    I will prefer to use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection to complete the transaction safe. If you are interested in getting my truck please give me a reply.

    Thanks,
    Tracey McKinzie
    staplesz1@msn.com

    Here is another one

  230. Hi this is another one!!! Very fresh from Montana!!!
    You can find same one abowe but from Chicago.

    #1
    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2003 Toyota Camry XLE 4 Cyl. is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 44298 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K23U668921
    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.
    Options
    Cassette player Leather seats Sunroof Driver airbag
    Passenger airbag Anti-lock brakes Side airbags Air conditioning
    Cruise control Power locks Power seats Power windows
    PICS: http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk22/2003ToyotaCamryXLE4cly/
    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 Sarajevo,Bosnia-Herzegovina and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Bosnia-Herzegovina. One 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 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 2,980 $. 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 business day 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,
    Ryan Leonard

    #2
    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 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 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!

  231. I got the same bullshit over an 03 Nissan Altima. Here is a copy of the convos we had. My husband and I even went as far as getting a carfax on the car, checking the “shipping” through the shippers they wanted and taking out a small loan to cover what we didn’t have. But after no response when I asked for a contact number or a phone call, we started researching. Glad we caught it before it was to late.

    To:carlosmnns@gmail.com

    Hi, I am contacting you about the 03 Nissan Altima you have listed on Craigslist. I was wondering what the mileage on it was and if it had ever been wrecked. If you could send me as many details on it as possible it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

    From:carlosmnns@gmail.com

    Hello,

    You made the right choice! My 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 S is in great shape, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged and never smoked in. 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, so there’s no way on keeping it (the car is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania,). If you are interested, it’s still available for sale and the price, as stated in the ad, is $3800 (the price is low because I need to sell it before 30 September).
    In case it gets sold I will take care of shipping and i can tell you that will be done through DAS Auto Transport Services and it will take no more than 3 days. eBay will manage our deal , that way this deal will be very easy and very safe . Let me know if you are interested.

    For more pictures please go to: http://picasaweb.google.com/carlosmnns/Nissanaltima#slideshow

    Have a nice day!

    P.S Here are some details about my car.

    86,174 miles
    VIN: 1N4AL11D33C157730
    Vehicle title: Clear
    Body type: Sedan
    Engine: 4 Cylinder
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline

    To:carlosmnns@gmail.com

    alright so how do we do this and what guarantee do we have that we will get the car and this isnt some rip off we need some type of guarantee before we get into this and you said ebay, so how do we need to do it we have the money.

    From:carlosmnns@gmail.com

    Hello,

    I am in a military base now. We are training, getting ready for Iraq. Like I already said, the delivery process will be managed by me.

    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.

    This is how the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program 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 of $3800 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 wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address and phone number so I can initiate the deal through eBay.

    Thank you

    To:carlosmnns@gmail.com

    Is there any way you can give me a contact number to get a hold of you? I am thinking that would probably be an easier way for us to communicate. We are also military and stationed in Hawaii on a normal basis. That is how I found your listing on craigslist, the Molokai Island, Hawaii listings. But my husband is also in theater in Iraq right now. So, I understand the training and all of that making you busy. In fact, I believe you all might be the ones that are coming to replace them, as they are to leave Iraq early next year and the unit that is replacing them is the Pennsylvania National Guard.

    We are very interested in the car and are checking out loans right now. We are just waiting for them to get the LES on Monday when they go back into the office and hopefully everything will be set from there.

    As far as the shipping goes, where are you willing to ship the car to? I know that shipping to Hawaii, is close to $2,000.

    I am going to give you my number. If it is easier to communicate that way, then you can just give me a call.

    It was fishy when it was listed in Hawaii and then he said the car was in Pennsylvania. You don’t train that far away from your base, but yeah okay. We talked it over and shit and decided to pursue. But after we asked for a phone number to contact him, we recieved nothing from him. Oh well, at least they didnt take our money. It really pisses me off that they are using the military issues. Cuz as I had stated to “carlos” my husband is in Iraq right now. Ahhhh I just want to curse at the computer screen when this crap happens.

  232. Below was a reply i received for a ridiculously underpriced 2007 Camry on autotrader.
    I want to thank this forum because I was duped for split second before i copy/pasted one line from this email into a search and came back down to earth!
    I went ahead and spammed this dude’s inbox with porn.

    Hi there and sorry for the late reply.

    This is a 2007 Toyota Camry LE, 26,000 miles, VIN: 4T1BE46K67U025073, automatic transmision. 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.

    I’m an US Air Force Lieutenant currently stationed in Portugal. And the car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US. The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in Portugal the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone back home to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay. So how this actually works? Simple: the buyer sends the payment to eBay and they hold the money until the car is delivered; I ship the car to US; I get my money only after the buyer receives the car and makes sure everything is as agreed. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.

    The final price is $7,500 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,
    Lt. Jake Bradshaw

  233. Yet another. My daughter just had her car crashed…so was looking for a good deal–she had just got cash from the insurance, so was ready to buy. I have to admit when she called me, I was a bit fooled by the E-bay Byers Protection Program until I searched it. No protection–like my daughter said, I want to look someone in the eye, see the car behind them and shake their hand! Deanna C–NY What goes around will come around!!!!

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m sgt Kevin Topping. The 2005 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl is in perfect working condition.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 39,860 miles.VIN # 1HGCM56725A098356
    Options
    Luxury Features Air Conditioning Cruise Control Tilt Steering Wheel Clock Tachometer Power Equipment Power Steering Power Windows Power Locks
    Power Mirrors Power Driver’s Seat

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s449.photobucket.com/albums/qq218/2005haccorcc/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)
    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 London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK . One 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 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 2,990 $. 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.
    Thank you and have a great day,
    Sgt Kevin Topping

  234. Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2003 Toyota Camry, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 33,888 miles and the VIN # is: 4T1BE32K03U250938. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at :
    http://mynetimages.com/album/spencer1819/
    The car is located in East Brunswick, NJ and the shipping is my responsibility.

    The price is $2,500 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in November.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from ProPay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to ProPay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you very much for your time.
    Anthony Barnes.

    WATCH OUT!!

  235. From:
    “c c”
    Add sender to Contacts
    To:
    undisclosed-recipients

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m sgt Todd Watson. The 2004 Honda Civic 4 Cyl is in perfect working condition.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 38222 highway miles.VIN # 2HGES16384H617351
    Options
    Power Steering CD AM/FM Radio Air Conditioning
    4DR SDN VP AUTO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE Dual Air Bags 4cyl

    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/2004hondacpic/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)
    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 London, United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and UK . One 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 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 2,980 $. 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.
    Thank you and have a great day,
    Todd Watson

  236. I got the exact same email from a “soldier” for a 2005 Toyota Camry for the same price. We did a carfax report and when it came up wrecked we attempted to ask a few more questions and that must have scared the scammer because they did not respond.

  237. Hi, i found another one in autin, tx……as soon as he asked for my full name and shipping address i was certain this was a scam…..and i found ya’ll to confirm it……what jerks…!…anyway this dude’s email address is jeremy.fuerst@yahoo.com. he is selling a blue ford sport trac for 3900 because he’s “getting divorced”. if anyone knows the proper steps to take against this guy……please take them. i’m afraid i just don’t know where to begin with this, and i’m not familiar enough with craigslist yet to alert whoever it is i’m supposed to alert….but anyhoo….perhaps these guys will get their come-up-ins…

    dan.

  238. if you see anything for a 2004 camry from someone named Sgt.Eric Briscoe in bosnia, its a scam. it has to be the same person who has written some of the descriptions ive read here tonight. some of the sentences are word for word! stick to what mama told you as a child, if it sounds to good to be true, IT IS!!!!!

  239. Motorcycle scam: 2006 Yamaha YZF-R BLUE / BLACK

    Found here: http://newyork.kijiji.com/c-Cars-vehicles-Motorcycles-scooters-2006-Yamaha-YZF-R-BLUE-BLACK-W0QQAdIdZ81016624

    Fraudulent website: Ebayshipping.us

    Fraudulent Email:
    My bike is in perfect condition. The amount you will have to pay in order to own this bike is $2,800. The bike is located at eBay shipping center from Miami/FL. Its sealed and ready to be shipped. Since it is at eBay I have to make the transaction through them. They will handle the transaction for me. I don’t have the bike listed on eBay, I only have the bike at eBay shipping company.

    Shipping to your location will be made through eBay shipping company, its free and will be take 3 days. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you will receive the bike. ONLY AFTER you will receive and test for 10 days the bike, eBay will release the money to me. This way we are both protected. You will also receive all the papers and documents.

    I just finished the divorce process with my husband and as a single woman I don’t need this bike. I am living now at my parents in Portugal/Europe. Right now I am in Lisbon .
    I am in a wheel-chair. It was an accident two years ago. In fact this is the divorce reason. My husband told me that he want a young and healthy woman because I am 35 years old and he don’t need me anymore. I know that the price is soo cheap but I need money asap for an operation in China because I have a chance to walk again and I don’t want to lose it.

    I’ll wait your decision regarding my bike as soon as possible. I will give you the eBay shipping company web site and there you can start the transaction.

    Looking forward to hear from you,
    Florencia Veladez
    Rua das Janelas Verdes, 47 1200-690, Lisbon , Portugal

  240. My husband is looking for a car, and we came across a craigslist add. That looked like most of these except for a different car. I slept on it and decided to do some research. The guys name was Eric Briscoe. and here’s the emil he sent me:

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Eric Briscoe. The 2004 Toyota Camry LE 4 CYL Automatic is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 15202 miles.VIN Number: 4t1be32k74u274414
    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.
    Standard Equipment:
    POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER MIRRORS CRUISE CONTROL POWER STEERING
    KEYLESS ENTRY AM/FM RADIO CASSETTE POWER WINDOWS
    AIR CONDITIONING LE POWER SEAT DRIVER
    AIR BAG 4 CYLINDER 2.4 LITER
    PICS: http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f143/2004camrr/
    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 Bosnia. I am located in Bosnia-Herzegovina.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 2,940 $. 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,
    Sgt. Eric Briscoe

  241. Hello ,
    Thanks alot for your prompt response.well every thing sounds good to me.Regarding your asking prices of $140 its ok with me,i will be very willing to offer you an extra $30 on it if you could keep all other intending buyers off and also delete the advertizement from the site.
    Concerning the payment,i will instruct my mamager to to issue out the money order to your location.secondly you have no reason to worry about shipping,i have a shipping agent who will be responsible for handleing the pick up of the{ 31 Set Incredible/Rare Collection of Non-Sport Cards}at your location and shipping of it after you must have received my payment.I will therefore need the following information of yours to forward to my manager before he sends the payment. your name as it should be written on the check,your home address or postal address and your cell phone#.please get back to me immediately,so i can make arrangement on you receiveing my payment before the week runs out.
    I await you urgent response.
    Warmest regards.
    Stephen Brown…

    — On Fri, 10/10/08, perrinecourt@comcast.net wrote:

    From: perrinecourt@comcast.net
    Subject: Re: 31 Set Incredible/Rare Collection of Non-Sport Cards – $140
    To: amazingstephen101@yahoo.com
    Date: Friday, October 10, 2008, 4:39 PM

    Stephen,
    This is a beautiful card collection in their own individual boxes and in pristine condition. The cost is $140 once I receive your payment I will gladly ship them up to you.

    Thanks,
    Jack Roberts
    Lead Investigator
    Consumer Fraud Division
    11921 E. Mansfield
    Spokane Valley, WA. 99206

    ————– Original message ————–
    From: stephen brown
    Hello,
    I am Mr Stephen Brown and i reside in Canada.I saw your advertizement on the item above. and i am intrested in purchaseing it from you. Do get back to me if you still have it available for sale and also let me know the present condition and also your final asking price.If its ok by me i will send you usps money order for my payment.I look forward in hearing back from you soon.
    Best regards
    Stephen Brown..

  242. here’s another one for you guys. i was wary, nibbled, but didn’t fall for it. his email address is sgt.frankgirdauskas@gmail.com

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.This is a 2005 TOYOTA PRIUS Hybrid,GPS NAVIGATION,NON SMOKING VEHICLE,Body type: Hatchback,Engine: 4 Cylinde,Exterior color: Silver,Interior color: Gray Transmission: Automatic,Fuel type: Hybrid-electric VIN: JTDKB20U053039839 65,500miles Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car:
    http://s434.photobucket.com/albums/qq63/PRIUSHybrid_2005/
    (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/interiorcondition,no scratches and no dents.It has never been involved in an accident.The engine starts and drives like new and the paint looks great.It comes with US clear title which will be signed and notorized in the buyer’s name.Have original manuals and all keys.
    I’m an US Air Force Sgt.currently stationed in the United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in the UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The price is $4,850.00 including shipping from the UK 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
    sgt.Frank Girdauskas
    followed by this email:
    I will have the car shipped from 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 car to your home address or, if you like, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping will take 6-8 days, depending on your location.Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,somebody must be home when the car arrives to sign for the reception.The car will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

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

  243. I saw the ad for a Honda Accord for just $2900 on Craigslist for the Daytona Beach area. Got the same reply as shown above, except the James Parker (!?) was in Sarajevo!
    Thank goodness for sites like this to put these schemes in the open.
    thanks!
    Lee

  244. Here is another version. It did sound great but l checked out the state that he said the boat was located and he did not have it listed there. It was on Craigs list in every state but the one that it was housed in. I thought that was unusual so we never responded back. Here is is letter to me.

    Hello there,

    The 2002 Premier Majestic Pontoon Boat 250BTI WITH 5.7 325HP.You should
    know that it has never been wrecked or damaged, the boat is in excellent
    condition. All the manuals,a clear title and the original documentation
    will come along with the boat. The total price that I’m asking for the
    her including shipping and insurance fees will be $4,800.(The shipping
    will be free because my brother in law work for DAS and he will help me
    with shipping process).
    The boat is located in Anderson,SC.

    Some details and options:

    Reported Engine Range: 301 – 350 HP (5.7L – 8.1L)
    Power Boat: ELECTRONICS ,Depth Sounder Power Boat: ENTERTAINMENT Stereo
    – am/fm CD player w/4 speakers
    Power Boat: GALLEY Bar / Console Fish Box – Insulated 10 cu. ft. Power
    Boat: MISCELLANEOUS
    OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    Docking Lights External Steering – Single Hydraulic Fuel Injection
    Propeller / Stainless Steel (4-Blade)
    Swim Step – Fiberglass Trim Indicator Power Boat: PONTOON BOAT Bimini
    Top Hydraulic Steering System with Tilt Wheel
    Lifting Strakes – 6″ Ski Tow Bar Triple Pontoon – 24′ Boat

    There is no previous collision damage to this boat. The boat is in great
    condition inside, outside and mechanically. The interior is free of
    cracks, rips, tears or any other damage. The boat’s undercarriage is
    free of rust, leaks, or mechanical damage. The boat’s electric is
    working perfectly.The boat is in a warehouse of DAS, ready for delivery.
    In exchange I will offer a 7 days period of testing the boat from the
    moment you receive it from the shipping company. If you want to make
    this deal I will need the following details from you:

    full name and address
    shipping address

    Thank you,
    Robert Bryce

  245. Hello and sorry for the delay,
    I want to thank you for your interest in buying my 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 is in great shape, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. All power and
    optional equipment work perfect. The mileage is 64741, the transmision is automatic, the VIN# is 4jgab54e3xa141789 and the price is $3,900. To see the pics
    just click on the link:
    http://s511.photobucket.com/albums/s353/1999ML320MercedesBenzML320/
    I`m a single mother with 2 children and i have problems with money, that`s why i`m selling it so cheap. I need to sell the car quickly because I will move
    from town. We will use Bay`s Protection Program for our safety. If you are interested in buying my car, e-mail me. Thanks for your interest!
    Lavinia.

  246. Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2001 Lexus IS300,it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 65,700 miles and the VIN # is : JTHBD182510010371. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at :http://mynetimages.com/album/jamess/Lexus_IS300/.

    The car is located in Arlington, TN.

    The price is $2,505 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in November.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from TrialPay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to TrialPay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you,
    James Wolberg.

  247. Here was our “TrialPay” agent…

    TrialPay agent details

    Full Name:
    Earl Washington

    Address:
    41 East 11th Street

    City/State:
    New York – NY

    Zip:
    10003

    Country:
    United States

  248. I recently came across this on Craigslist in Montana.

    From: jupifuttry@hotmail.com
    Subject: 2003 HONDA CIVIC EX
    Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 03:15:42 -0400

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2003 HONDA CIVIC EX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it
    just came off the assembly line.The car has only 81.681 original miles.VIN Number: 2HGES26713H552852
    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.
    PICS: http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll274/2003_honda_civic_ex/
    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 Bosnia-Herzegovina . I am
    located in Sarajevo,Bosnia-Herzegovina.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 2,950 $. 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,
    Greg Gavin

    He continued to send me emails disguised as Ebay security. It is very convincing. I contacted Ebay and was told they have NO record of such. Any money wired would be unrecoverable. I hate these people.

  249. Sadly here is another one – especially the part where she doesn’t need a car because she is a woman!! I was hopeful that it might be real (2005 Toyota Matrix) but was glad I found this site so when I received the following email I knew it was fake:
    Jennifer Norton
    “First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car. I sell it at this price($3,930.00 ) because i’m in a divorce with my husband. Now the car is in my property and as a women i don’t need it. 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 for $20,000.00
    The final price that I want for this car is $3,930.00 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 very soon.

    Jennifer Norton”

  250. same scam here is what is got

    Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2003 Honda Pilot EX-L, I’m his first owner, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 43,790 miles and the VIN # is :2HKYF18573H620973. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at : http://s388.photobucket.com/albums/oo330/Honda-Pilot/?start=all

    The car is located Waco, TX and the shipping is my responsibility.

    The price is $2,494 and there are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in December. I will buy a new one when I’ll back to home so this car need to go.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from ProPay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to ProPay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you,
    Dobbs Henderson

    -jerks

  251. Does anybody know if this is a scam b/c it sounds too good to be true.If you’ve seen it please let me know. This is the email I received in response to a personal chef ad:Hello,
    > thanks for your response and My name is Mr Scotch and my wife name is
    > Mrs Pat Scotch.i am glad to tell you that i ‘am okay with your
    > resume/interest as regards the
    > Cook/Chef job,also for accepting the offer.I have contacted my wife
    > concerning the job and for other purpose which she might need you
    > for,which she told me is okay by her,i believe you are fit for this
    > position in as much you will prove yourself a reliable and and good
    > person.We would expect your service to commence by the middle of this
    > November, as
    > such our expected arrival date would be middle of this November, in
    > order for you to be around and available to assist in the setting up
    > of the house on that day, being that our belongings and furniture
    > which are in charge of the shipper are bound to arrive soon. Stated
    > below is what we would be offering for your services and the
    > duration.Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday, 9am-5pm (price 500)Thursdays
    > and Friday, 9am-5pm (price 150).However, i will like to inform you
    > that your sincere support towards the receipt of our belongings and
    > furniture that are to arrive soon in the State will be highly appreciated
    > as you have a role to play on these(all you need do is just help get
    > to our new home and see that the items are delivered there, as we have
    > arranged).Myself and my Wife have concluded to pay an upfront 1
    > week payment to you over this job, so that you may be contended with
    > us.For your transportation, we would work out something worthwhile and
    > make provision for transport allowance, which will be paid together
    > with your wages, regardless of your distance.You are to evaluate your
    > total cost of transportation from your destination to our new resident
    > and provide me with the cost,that it could be brought together with
    > your chosen remuneration from what we are offering.
    > Please note that our preference is in an individual (Cook/Chef)
    > with extremely good conduct, well mannered,considerably accommodating
    > and hygienic. If you are ready to accept this offer,it will be mostly
    > appreciated if you can respond to the questions below onece again,
    > 1) How old are you?
    > 2) What is your marital status?
    > 3) What is your religious background?
    > 4) What qualifications do you posses?
    > 5) Have you certificates portraying your Cook
    > career?
    > 6) Do you have a valid means of identification?
    > 7) Do you have any criminal records?
    > 8) Do you have extra-ordinary habits
    > 9) How temperamental are you?
    > 10) Do you have a guarantor?
    > 11)Where are you located
    > Urgent reply will be duly appreciated.And if you have any question
    > to ask me i will be happy if you can state it in your response to this
    > offer.We look forward to having you as one of the family member.
    >
    > Thanks and please get back to me asap
    > Regards
    > Paul Scotch
    > +447024025640
    > p.scotch231@gmail.com
    Then I responded and they emailed this:
    I just received a correspondence from Our Financier some minutes
    ago,he notified me that he would prefer making the payment of
    traveling expenses along with your charges. To this reason i will
    want to know if after you get the Payment with you and Deduct your
    Part Payment you can help in sending the balance of the Funds to the
    Traveling Agent,However, my financier and i have decided to send you
    some money for the Traveling expenses of my family and your charges as
    we have some confidence and trust in you than dealing directly with
    the furniture
    agent. This is as result that you and my family will still be to work
    together, therefore it is more preferably sending money to you than
    the traveling agent.
    So i will confide in you after the traveling agent had gotten the
    Funds they will confide in you after the traveling agent had gotten
    the Funds they will begin quick arrangements of our coming into the
    States.
    You should however take note that as soon as you received the money ,
    you should remove your two weeks all front charges and send the
    remaining balance to the agent, so that we can arrive to the States
    within the scheduled time.
    I will so much appreciate it if you can help me out on this and if so
    we will like you to forward us with the following information to make
    you get the money as soon as possible:
    1 FULL NAMES
    2 FULL ADDRESS AND ZIP CODE
    3 YOUR PHONE NUMBER FOR FURTHER CONTACT
    And here are the answers to your question.
    yes i have 2kids
    no pets
    you will start as soon as the Agent get his money and get all the
    paper work done hopefully by middle of Nov.yes there is life
    insurance.This is nono uniform job.
    Thank you very much for your anticipation towards helping my family
    and may God bless you, hoping to read from you soon.
    Regards

  252. 1st email
    Hello,
    Thank you for your interest in my car and please accept my sincere apologize for the late reply, my name is Jennifer White and I just arrived in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. The car is in absolutely perfect condition,the engine works in perfect conditions. It is located in North Dakota.The price that i ask for the car is $6,100 + shipping expenses (depending where in USA). I want to make the transaction through eBay program as I am not in the country and i can`t come back in USA to complete the transaction face to face.You will have 3 days for inspection (you will be able to test drive it before i will get any sort of money) and if you are NOT satisfied with the car it will be shipped back at my expanse. This way I am sure that you are serious and you are satisfied with the car.
    Thank you!
    P.S: down to my email are some information’s about the car.
    P.P.S: For more photos please reply me back.
    ——————————————————————————-
    2006 Acura TL A-Spec
    Miles: 12835
    Body type: Sedan
    Transmission: Manual
    Engine: 6 (3.2L V6 PFI SOHC 24V)
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior: Black
    Exterior: Black
    Warranty: Existing
    Title: Clear
    Year: 2006
    VIN Number: 19UUA65586A048694
    Comfort & Convenience Options:
    AC, Auxiliary Pwr Outlet, Child Safety Locks, Climate Control, Clock, Cruise
    Driver Lumbar, Dual Climate Control, Dual Heated Exterior Mirrors, Dual Heated Seats
    Dual Power Seats, Heated Driver Seat, Heated Exterior Driver Mirror, Homelink
    Leather Shifter, Leather Steering Whl, Moonroof, Navigation, Power Driver/Passenger Seat
    Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Vents, Tachometer, Telescoping Wheel
    Tilt.
    Safety Options:
    Anti-Lock Brakes, Drivers Front Airbag, Dual Front Airbags, Fog Lights, Keyless Entry
    Passenger Air Bag On/Off, Rear Defroster, Side Airbags, Side Head Air Bag
    Tire Pressure Monitoring, Traction Control, Variable Wipers, Xenon Headlights

    Safety Notes
    ORIGINAL FACTORY EQUIPMENT – Childproof rear door locks, Phosphorescent emergency trunk release, Front/rear 3-point seat belts, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags w/passenger occupant height & position sensors, Front seat belt height adjusters, Side-curtain airbags, Rear child seat tether anchors (LATCH), Front/rear crumple zones, Dual stage/threshold driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system, Pedestrian impact protection.

    Here is a listing from Acura of the A-Spec options: I specify what options were chosen for the car.
    High performance, track-tuned shocks and springs (No)
    Lightweight 18×8″ alloy wheels (Yes)
    High performance Yokohama 235/40VR18 95W tires (Yes)
    Performance brake pads (automatic transmission-equipped models) (6-Speed cars come with Brembo front brakes)
    Aero kit featuring front air dam, chin spoiler, side skirts and choice of deck lid or rear wing spoiler (Yes)
    A-SPEC steering wheel (No)
    A-SPEC badging (Yes)

    2nd email
    Hi, you have to know that I want to sell it for this price because I am relocating here in Canada.I have already sold my other properties and now we need to get rid of this car so i can buy a new one here and registered in Canada.Since my husband divorced me iv got the house and this car and i don`t need it so i just wanna get rid of it. As I told you that it is already in a cargo container at the shipping company so, let me know what you decide and if you want it reply with you full name and address so that I can open the case with eBay.They will send you an invoice with all the details.As soon as eBay confirms your down payment or the full payment, the shipping will be started.You will receive the car in 3-4 days.From the moment you receive it the 3 days period for inspection will start.In the 3 days inspection period you will have the car, title and all the car documentation, you will be able to test drive it before eBay will release me the money. After this period eBay will contact you regarding your final decision. If you refuse to keep the car, the down payment will be fully refunded and I will take the car back on my expense.I suggest we deal through eBay because under the giving situation is the most secure way for us both.
    I will be waiting for your reply!
    For more photos you can check my album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31993968@N03/
    Thank you,

    3rd email
    Hi Again, the shipping will cost 591$ and i am able to pay 291$, so you will have to pay for the shipping only 300$. Let me know if you received the invoice from eBay and if you agree for the shipping fee.

    Regards

  253. Here’s a series of emails from “Jennifer White” in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada??

    Hi, you have to know that I want to sell it for this price because I am relocating here in Canada.I have already sold my other properties and now we need to get rid of this car so i can buy a new one here and registered in Canada.Since my husband divorced me iv got the house and this car and i don`t need it so i just wanna get rid of it. As I told you that it is already in a cargo container at the shipping company so, let me know what you decide and if you want it reply with you full name and address so that I can open the case with eBay.They will send you an invoice with all the details.As soon as eBay confirms your down payment or the full payment, the shipping will be started.You will receive the car in 3-4 days.From the moment you receive it the 3 days period for inspection will start.In the 3 days inspection period you will have the car, title and all the car documentation, you will be able to test drive it before eBay will release me the money. After this period eBay will contact you regarding your final decision. If you refuse to keep the car, the down payment will be fully refunded and I will take the car back on my expense.I suggest we deal through eBay because under the giving situation is the most secure way for us both.
    I will be waiting for your reply!
    For more photos you can check my album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31993968@N03/
    Thank you,

    Hello,
    Thank you for your interest in my car and please accept my sincere apologize for the late reply, my name is Jennifer White and I just arrived in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. The car is in absolutely perfect condition,the engine works in perfect conditions. It is located in North Dakota.The price that i ask for the car is $6,100 + shipping expenses (depending where in USA). I want to make the transaction through eBay program as I am not in the country and i can`t come back in USA to complete the transaction face to face.You will have 3 days for inspection (you will be able to test drive it before i will get any sort of money) and if you are NOT satisfied with the car it will be shipped back at my expanse. This way I am sure that you are serious and you are satisfied with the car.
    Thank you!
    P.S: down to my email are some information’s about the car.
    P.P.S: For more photos please reply me back.
    ——————————————————————————-
    2006 Acura TL A-Spec
    Miles: 12835
    Body type: Sedan
    Transmission: Manual
    Engine: 6 (3.2L V6 PFI SOHC 24V)
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior: Black
    Exterior: Black
    Warranty: Existing
    Title: Clear
    Year: 2006
    VIN Number: 19UUA65586A048694
    Comfort & Convenience Options:
    AC, Auxiliary Pwr Outlet, Child Safety Locks, Climate Control, Clock, Cruise
    Driver Lumbar, Dual Climate Control, Dual Heated Exterior Mirrors, Dual Heated Seats
    Dual Power Seats, Heated Driver Seat, Heated Exterior Driver Mirror, Homelink
    Leather Shifter, Leather Steering Whl, Moonroof, Navigation, Power Driver/Passenger Seat
    Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Vents, Tachometer, Telescoping Wheel
    Tilt.
    Safety Options:
    Anti-Lock Brakes, Drivers Front Airbag, Dual Front Airbags, Fog Lights, Keyless Entry
    Passenger Air Bag On/Off, Rear Defroster, Side Airbags, Side Head Air Bag
    Tire Pressure Monitoring, Traction Control, Variable Wipers, Xenon Headlights

    Safety Notes
    ORIGINAL FACTORY EQUIPMENT – Childproof rear door locks, Phosphorescent emergency trunk release, Front/rear 3-point seat belts, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags w/passenger occupant height & position sensors, Front seat belt height adjusters, Side-curtain airbags, Rear child seat tether anchors (LATCH), Front/rear crumple zones, Dual stage/threshold driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system, Pedestrian impact protection.

    Here is a listing from Acura of the A-Spec options: I specify what options were chosen for the car.
    High performance, track-tuned shocks and springs (No)
    Lightweight 18×8″ alloy wheels (Yes)
    High performance Yokohama 235/40VR18 95W tires (Yes)
    Performance brake pads (automatic transmission-equipped models) (6-Speed cars come with Brembo front brakes)
    Aero kit featuring front air dam, chin spoiler, side skirts and choice of deck lid or rear wing spoiler (Yes)
    A-SPEC steering wheel (No)
    A-SPEC badging (Yes)

  254. Publishing names/email addresses of recent Craig’s List jewelry scammers in case someone (smartly) Googles their names before commencing business with them: Barry Wood – cdulf1234@bestmail.us, Heather Freret – newslady68@gmail.com, Teresa Perez – healmax003@gmail.com, service@paypal.com – this is a bogus address: shipment_status@accountant.com. Most of these are part of the Nigerian Craig’s List jewelry scam. Don’t fall for the fake payment/shipment authorization emails “from PayPal”. Report emails immediately to spoof@paypal.com and press@craigslist.org. Hope this all helps!

  255. I was almost caught by this! I did everything except register for Paypal. Oh man, I am so freaked out… Thank you. 🙂

  256. Response for an ad I found on Dallas craigslist yesterday for 2005 GMC Danali for $5000 from a Felicia Mitchell.

    Hi,
    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 this transaction so there won`t be any problems.They will take care of the shipping and all the small details.You will get the vehicle and you will have 5-7 days of inspection in which you can decide if you buy it or not.If you won`t like my vehicle (not your case) you announce eBay and you send the vehicle back(the shipping back is insured by the shipping company),if you want to keep it you announce eBay you send the money(payment method and all the details will be set up by eBay)and you keep the vehicle. eBay will send you an invoice at your email in which you will see how to start the this transaction and in which you can see that this transaction is legit. If you wish to go on please get back to me with your full name, full address so i can forward your details to eBay and open a case with no further obligations or fees. eBay will send you an invoice at your email in which you will see how to start the this transaction and in which you can see that this transaction is legit. The invoice will contain all the details of the transaction. Wait your reply.

  257. Corey, I received almost the same exact email as you did with the same phone number on it. It was about a nannying position they had posted on craigslist and they also gave me the same phone number. I wasn’t sure what country it was from so I googled it and this site was the first thing that came up.

  258. Same scam for a 2007 Honda Ridgeline in Michigan craiglist. Guy said he retired to Thailand. Everything thing else is very similiar to what everyone else is saying. The tip-off for me was that he was always sending emails at 6:00am, might to O.K. for Thailand, but when I asked for informaiton from the shipping company, the President of the company send me a response at 4:00am, apparently from South Carolina. I don’t know any company President that works those hours. The refused to let me see the car, and require a bank transfer for payment. Thank goodness for this site.

  259. I just got caught with one of these scams, and they are still out there lurking for more victims. I just made a report to the Internet Cyber Complaint center. Don’t know if they can or will do anything. Can’t this activity be reported to the police who can follow up with their counterparts in various cities from which these crooks are operating from? They actually give out real telephone numbers that you can call them at.

    I know the best defense is to do the homework, but there are still a lot of unsuspecting people who fall victims to this type of crime.

  260. I have been in contact with at least 5 people running similar scams on Craigslist. My husband keep shopping and wanting me to email. One was in the UK and another I just found out is in PA.
    Here is her email after I told her I wanted to see the car in a local parking lot so I could test drive it. Sheila Cammon is the name email sheila.cammon@yahoo.com writes like a man though so I know its not a woman.

    Hello,
    The car is located in Collegeville, PA (i just moved here with my new job), like i told we will use eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection, so we can both be protected and insured. Everything needs to be clarified and I do my best to take this sale to an end and I have a selective way to do this. I hope you understand. The payment will be made safely under eBay’s vehicle purchase protection program. Look how this works:
    1. I will contact eBay and give them all the info about this deal.
    2. They will accept the transaction and will offer their vehicle purchase protection.
    3. You will send the money to eBay and once the payment is received, they will confirm to me your transfer, and I will start the shipping process.
    4. You will receive your car in maximum 2 days and after you’ll inspect/test drive the car and decide to keep it, you’ll notify eBay and they will forward the money to me.
    5. If by any reason the car is not as described or if you find any problems with it, it will be shipped back (on my costs) and you will be 100% refunded. I’m sure it won’t be the case because it’s a good vehicle.
    You will have 7 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not. I apologize if it seems like I’m pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure everything is clarified. Please don’t misunderstand it. I’m not forcing you to complete the deal in any way. If you don’t agree with the terms stated there you can withdraw from this transaction, but if you do, I am waiting for your full name and full address so the eBay sends you the deposit form via e-mail. Thanks for cooperation!

  261. I’m glad I saw this site. It confirmed my suspicions about the following email received in response to a Craigslist ad for a 2005 Honda CR-V. The grammar is a bit off and the punctuation. Looks to me like this is an overseas scam. Basically if you can’t put your hands on the car don’t buy it.

    From: Anna Greene” annggrn847@ymail.com

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car. I sell it at this price($3,950.00 ) because i’m in a divorce with my husband.

    Now the car is in my property and as a women i don’t need it. 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 for $20,000.00. The final price that I want for this car is $3,950.00 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 very soon.

    Anna Greene

  262. Hi, guys, I’m the latest sucker. I sent in the money before discovering that this was a scam. Here’s the scammer’s post:
    “Hello,
    Thank you for your interest in my car.This is a 2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 engine,Sedan, ALL WHEEL DRIVE,6-speed “Tiptronic” automatic transmission-inc: dynamic shift programming (DSP), auto shift lock, “sport mode” setting ,Fuel type: Gasoline,Exterior Gold with Tan Leather Interior ,Non-Smoker,clean title,only 20,000 miles on it,VIN: WAUDG74F25N097441.Xenon,Bose,Warranty.
    Here you can find more pictures of the car: http://s486.photobucket.com/albums/rr221/audia6_album/
    (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 United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.
    The final price is $4,950.00 including shipping from UK 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

    SSgt. Matthew Reihle”

    I hope this helps someone else avoid a similar experience. Jim

  263. I have also fell for a scam and I want to know if anybody has ever been able to do anything about it, it would help.

  264. From: Dustin Hendrix (DustinHendrix@aeroemail.biz)

    Hello, If you are interested in my 2003 Toyota Corolla S, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 41,557 miles and the VIN # is : 2T1BR32E73C124561. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at : http://s492.photobucket.com/albums/rr281/Dustinhendrix/?albumview=slideshow. The car is located in Columbia, CT. The price is $2,497 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in December. The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Business Pay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to Business Pay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection. Thank you very much for your time. Dustin Hendrix

  265. Since I lost so much $$ in this type of scam last week, I am making point of looking for these on craigslist. Here’s one I found today. As soon as I responded to the ad, it was pulled from craigslist. I did, however, record the ad number and will report it to abuse@craigslist.org. Here’s the reply I received from the phisher:
    “Hello,

    My 2008 Honda Fit Sport (VIN JHMGD38628S029320) is in great shape, no engine problems,damages or hidden defects. Hasn’t been involved in any accident. It was always garaged and never kept outside. I`m a single mother with 2 children because I divorced with my husband and after the divorce I own this car. I really don`t need it and have bad memories about it and that`s why I’m selling it so cheap. The car has a clear title, no liens. Transmission is Automatic and has only 4,900 miles. The vehicle is already at a shipping company in Miami, Florida ready for shipping. All documents, including owner’s manual, clear title and bill of sale will be provided along with the car. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them. The total price is $3,240 including shipping and handling. I’m very busy with my job and I’m often out of town so I can’t meet in person with you and this is the reason why I opted to sell my car over the internet. I want to use eBay protection program for our safety and for payme
    nt I prefer to use an eBay Safety Purchase Service so that they can act as a 3rd party for the payment. You make the payment to one of their agents and after that I send the car to your location. If you accept it they will forward the payment to me. If you reject it, the vehicle will be shipped back on my expense, but I assure you that it won’t be the case. According with eBay you have 5 days from the moment you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not. If you are still interested in buying this car I will need your full name and shipping address so I send them to eBay and open a transaction case for us.

    Thank you,
    Donna Higgins

    More pictures you can find here:
    http://s435.photobucket.com/albums/qq76/donnahiggins55/

  266. Please, never arrange to make a payment to anyone unless you met them yourself and they give you the item in hand. There are a lot of scams like this on craigslist.com its really sad that someone would try to scam an innocent person out of some much money especially in these troubling economic times. I found a posting for an apartment and this “landlord” wanted me to wire money to them and they would send the key in the mail. Crazy! Can you imagine?

  267. I had a craigslist scammer trying to take me for a ride with a 2007 Camry with low mileage for 4700.when i asked if I could call her she claimed she was deaf lol.Her so called name was lauren lauritano and the car went from North Jersey to Oregon in a matter of minutes after I wanted to meet to view the car.

    Her initial email went like this :

    Hi,

    The car is still for sale. It is in perfect shape. It has no scratches, dents and it was never involved in an accident or something like that. You can check the carfax yourself, the VIN is 4T1BB46K67U012039 . It has 1,410 miles.
    Here are some more pics http://s477.photobucket.com/albums/rr138/Lauren_Lauritano/ . I have a clear title and it is on my name. I am forced by a bank loan to sell it so I need the money and I must do that. Dont worry, the loan does not involve the car.
    My final price is $4700. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. 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.
    Thank you.

    P.S. If you are decided to buy it, I can 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 20.000 so we will both be protected.

    Lauren Lauritano

    These people are full of it.

  268. I had a craigslist scammer trying to take me for a ride with a 2007 Camry with low mileage for 4700.when i asked if I could call her she claimed she was deaf lol.Her so called name was lauren lauritano and the car went from North Jersey to Oregon in a matter of minutes after I wanted to meet to view the car.

    Her initial email went like this :

    Hi,

    The car is still for sale. It is in perfect shape. It has no scratches, dents and it was never involved in an accident or something like that. You can check the carfax yourself, the VIN is 4T1BB46K67U012039 . It has 1,410 miles.
    Here are some more pics http://s477.photobucket.com/albums/rr138/Lauren_Lauritano/ . I have a clear title and it is on my name. I am forced by a bank loan to sell it so I need the money and I must do that. Dont worry, the loan does not involve the car.
    My final price is $4700. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. 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.
    Thank you.

    P.S. If you are decided to buy it, I can 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 20.000 so we will both be protected.

    Lauren Lauritano

    -These people are full of it.

  269. Ashley,
    “I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in December. The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from Business Pay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to Business Pay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection. Thank you very much for your time.”

    This is pretty much word for word what I received in an email from the guy who scammed me. Only he used the name Joseph Fowler.He was “selling” a 2003 Toyota Camry. I lost $2,490 –which was pretty much my whole savings. I graduate from college in May and am in desperate need of a vehicle –I am disabled and use a service dog for balance –I was really hoping that this was real.
    I wish I had seen all this sooner.

  270. Keep an eye out for Sgt. William Cole selling a BMW X3 from the UK, same as the audi- didn’t want to pay registration and import fees, selling X3 for $4800. Thank god I didn’t fall for it. Is there such thing as an escrow account with Pay Pal. I hope nobody was taken by this guy. How dare they use the a military title, the fighters of our nation to represent such bullshit. That is very disrspectful. Good luck and deal local

  271. I was hit with the same scam. I found an ad for a very inexpensive Toyota Camry. Check out the emails I was sent. Almost an exact replica of what others who posted here have gotten.

    Hi,
    I’m Ken Morris, you inquired about my 2006 Toyota Camry XLE (VIN: 4T1BE32K86U651299).
    I apologize for the delay, I’m in the military and now I am in United Kingdom and that’s why I couldn’t reply in time. If you are still interested in buying it, I’m asking $5,400. It has a clean title, very well maintained, always garage kept, no rust, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. All power and optional equipments are working perfect. I have to sell this car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be in Iraq and I think I’ll stay there for a while that’s why I’m selling it so cheap. I intend to buy a new car when I’ll get back home. If you want to buy the car, I can ship for free within US with one of our military airplanes so you don’t have to worry about the distance. If you are interested we can use a third party escrow broker, SpartaPay (http://spartapay.co.uk/personal_secure.shtml), to secure the transaction and to handle this whole process for us. Using a reputable E-Commerce third party escrow company will secure the transaction and you will receive the car before I’ll get paid and of course I’m also covered because the funds will be kept safety into the escrow account. This is the best way for me even if I’ll have to pay some extra money for their services. I’ll cover the broker’s fee and like I’ve explained, the shipping will be free because I can use one of our airplanes here and I don’t have to pay anything. Let me know if you are interested. You can see some pics on the following link from my personal page: http://picasaweb.google.com/k3nm55/Camry
    You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that!

    The car is here with me at the base, in UK.The title is clear.The car is in showroom condition and it has not been involved in any accidents.It is paid in full and all you have to pay is the price of the car.You will have 7 days to test it and inspect it.It will come with the title, bill of sale signed by me and all the papers that you need to register under your name.The shipping process can take up to 4-5 days.If you want to buy it please email me your full name and address and I will contact SpartaPay.They will contact you with all the informations that you need to complete this deal.

    Best Regards, Ken

  272. This is what I keep getting when I’m trying to sell my car. This is so obvious that its a scam. At least speak good english.

    I am very much interested in purchasing of this item advertised on craigslist and would like to know if its still available for sale…….I am quite ok with your asking price for it and would like to go ahead with the purchase if its still available.I can make payment with Cashier check so please do let me know if thats ok with you get back to me with your full name and address so that the payment can be get to you at your home address. I would have the item picked up after payment has being recieved and cleared .Please do get back to me as soon as possible Expecting your reply and oblige. Thanks.

    Then…theres the Western Union…

    thank for your respond answer these question below before the payment issue to you respond back asap
    1. can we trust u with the money?
    2. will u be able to wire transfer the excess the same day u receive the check to the shipping company for the pick up of the item ?
    3. will u be available when the shipping company will be coming for the pick up?
    4. is the working condition of the item okay?
    5. can we take u for ur words?
    6. How long is western union distance to your house?
    7. How old are you?
    we look forward to your reply.
    Regards

  273. Namaste Y’all,
    within two hours of posting [01/21/09 1PM] an advert for a used dishwasher i received this email:

    ‘Hello,

    I’m interested in the posted item above, is it

    still available for sale?

    Olivia’

    I responded with an email that yes it was still for sale and then today [01/22/09] received this:

    ‘Marix Owen’

    To:
    w…@yahoo.com
    Thank you very much for the response, Anyways, I’ll be mailing a check via my Bank to you due to my job transfer and shortness of time. However, to ease the pick up, I’ll be engaging the services of a mover to do that after the check has been cashed. I’ll need this details below to mail out the payment to you asap…

    • The Full name on the Check
    • Mailing address be it residential or office
    • Cell phone # and
    • Final Price of the item

    I’ll appreciate it if the item is kept for me. Thank you for the understanding.

    Regards,
    Oliver.’

    Man, not only is there the blatant gender discrepancy between Olivia and Oliver it has Nigerian syntax smothered all over it: ‘regards’ and crap…

    Here are the various combinations of names and emails [certainly hijacked] used:

    ‘Marix Owen’ ” ‘Oliver’

    ‘reg.gills002’ ” ‘Olivia’

    F these guys! How do i report this to Craigslist?

    gracias,
    Ricardo en Flagfstaff

  274. Ireceived the same response about a car and the sender wanted me to use Spartapay

    Hi,
    I’m Tim Taylor, you inquired about my 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 (VIN: WVGEM77L04D075150).
    I apologize for the delay, I’m in the military and now I am in United Kingdom and that’s why I couldn’t reply in time. If you are still interested in buying it, I’m asking $5,680. It has a clean title, very well maintained, always garage kept, no rust, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. All power and optional equipments are working perfect. I have to sell this car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be in Iraq and I think I’ll stay there for a while that’s why I’m selling it so cheap. I intend to buy a new car when I’ll get back home. If you want to buy the car, I can ship for free within US with one of our military airplanes so you don’t have to worry about the distance. If you are interested we can use a third party escrow broker, SpartaPay (http://spartapay.co.uk/personal_secure.shtml), to secure the transaction and to handle this whole process for us. Using a reputable E-Commerce third party escrow company will secure the transaction and you will receive the car before I’ll get paid and of course I’m also covered because the funds will be kept safety into the escrow account. This is the best way for me even if I’ll have to pay some extra money for their services. I’ll cover the broker’s fee and like I’ve explained, the shipping will be free because I can use one of our airplanes here and I don’t have to pay anything. Let me know if you are interested. You can see some pics on the following link from my personal page: http://picasaweb.google.com/ttt477/Touareg
    You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that!

  275. Oh yes, am familiar with the craigslist/cheap car/divorce scam. Just ran across one the other day. However, these guys are so dumb they don’t realize that I am on to them even after I had given them my name “Georgia B. Ureau” and of course the address and phone number that goes along with the internet fraud division. Have fun with that.

  276. here is one I received in Cleveland Ohio

    They are here to.

    Hi,
    I’m John Burris, you inquired about my 2006 Honda Accord EXL Sedan (VIN: 1HGCM56826A129129).
    I apologize for the delay, I’m in the military and now I am in United Kingdom and that’s why I couldn’t reply in time. If you are still interested in buying it, I’m asking $5,400. It has a clean title, very well maintained, always garage kept, no rust, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. All power and optional equipments are working perfect. I have to sell this car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be in Iraq and I think I’ll stay there for a while that’s why I’m selling it so cheap. I intend to buy a new car when I’ll get back home. If you want to buy the car, I can ship for free within US with one of our military airplanes so you don’t have to worry about the distance. If you are interested we can use a third party escrow broker, SpartaPay (http://spartapay.co.uk/personal_secure.shtml), to secure the transaction and to handle this whole process for us. Using a reputable E-Commerce third party escrow company will secure the transaction and you will receive the car before I’ll get paid and of course I’m also covered because the funds will be kept safety into the escrow account. This is the best way for me even if I’ll have to pay some extra money for their services. I’ll cover the broker’s fee and like I’ve explained, the shipping will be free because I can use one of our airplanes here and I don’t have to pay anything. Let me know if you are interested. You can see some pics on the following link from my personal page: http://picasaweb.google.com/jbrrs3/Accord
    You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that!

  277. I received this one today about a 2005 BMW 5 series for $4200. Not only did the email seem suspicious, but I searched the VIN number and it was linked to a dealer site that had the exact same car (same pictures, mileage, etc) that had been sold the same day as the craigslisting.

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my 2005 BMW 5-Series 545i (VIN# WBANB33565B115932). No door dings or scratches on this baby – it is immaculate. The exterior shines like it just came off the showroom floor. The interior of this car is in absolutely mint condition and still has the new vehicle smell. Only 29955 miles, drives better than new. It comes with all the documents needed for registration. The title is clear. This car is looking like new, never been involved in any accident, no damages and is not under leasing or bank liabilities.
    Here you have the pictures hosted: http://album673.synthasite.com/2005_bmw_545i

    I am in a wheel-chair and I am living now at my parents in Salt Lake City/UT. My husband died two years ago in an accident between he’s car (1995 Toyota Supra) and a BMW X5.
    The book value for this vehicle is more than what I’m asking for it now, but I need money asap for a surgery because I have a chance to walk again and I don’t want to lose it.

    I think it’s impossible to buy a vehicle for such amount without having an inspection first. So I had a look on eBay and I saw they could help us with this. Since the transaction worths a lot of money they’ve suggested to make the deal only through eBay so that we won’t have any problems.
    The price that I’m asking for the car is $4200. The car is located at eBay Shipping Cargo from Salt Lake City/UT. The shipping will take 2-3 days through eBay Shipping Cargo and it will be free because my previous buyer already paid for it and eBay Shipping Cargo didnt want to refund him so I have the car sealed at eBay terminal ready to be shipped out.
    You will have 10 days for inspection and possibility for a refund policy.

    You will send me the money only after you will receive and test the car for 10 (ten) days.
    I’ll wait your decision regarding my car as soon as possible and if you want to make the deal, eBay will send you a letter with all instructions.

    Looking forward to hear from you,
    Angela Watson
    2651 E Valley View Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

  278. If it sounds to good to be true…..then it is. I almost fell for this one. Thank you for all of you that posted on this site. I found out by googling the car that is was posted all over the US on Craigslist.

    Here was the email to my response inquiring about the vehicle:

    — On Mon, 2/2/09, Allen Norris wrote:

    From: Allen Norris
    Subject: Re: 2005 Toyota Highlander 4×4 V6 7-Passenger – $3850
    To: lb55@ymail.com
    Date: Monday, February 2, 2009, 3:47 AM

    Hi there,Thank you for your interest in buying my 2005 Toyota Highlander.The car is in excellent condition, runs great, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. All power and optional equipment work perfect. It has 88,000 miles on it,clear title, the VIN# is JTEEP21A950128843, the price is $3,850 and the transmission is automatic.It is right now located in Crisfield, MD at the shipping company , also 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 right now in a military base,we are getting ready for Iraq and since I got divorced I don`t need it anymore,it was my wife’s car. Please get back to me if you are serious interested in the purchase and we can have a deal!

  279. From: ssgt.fergusonbrian [mailto:ssgt.fergusonbrian@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 3:32 PM
    Subject: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.This is a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 4 DR. WAGON/SPORT UTILITY 4.0L V6 SFI DOHC 24V,ALL WHEEL DRIVE,LE luxury package. Avalanche White over tan leather interior with luxurious wood trim. Factory tinted glass, Dual AC, Front and side airbags, Power heated seats. Power moonroof, seats seven. Four Wheel Drive and traction control,270 horsepower,gets over 20 mpg. Non-Smoker, No accidents,All scheduled maintenance, Very clean interior,Engine 6 Cylinder,Transmission Automatic,VIN 5N1AR18W45C739477,Mileage 40,200.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car:

    http://s610.photobucket.com/albums/tt185/patfinder_2005/

    (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/interiorcondition,no scratches and no dents.It has never been involved in an accident.The engine starts and drives like new and the paint looks great.It comes with US clear title which will be signed and notorized in the buyer’s name.Have original manuals and all keys.

    I’m an US Air Force Sgt.currently stationed in the United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in the UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The price is $4,900.00 including shipping from the UK 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
    Ssgt. Brian Ferguson

  280. Appreciate all the postings everyone. I ran accross this guy yesterday, and it looked to good to be true (and kind of fishy). After reviewing this site, I found what I was looking for, and it saved me $4000. Thank you everyone!
    ==========================================
    ***** 2007 Toyota Camry XLE ***** – $4000
    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/ctd/1020373687.html
    I responded to sale-1020373687@craigslist.org
    Here was his response.
    ==========================================
    From: jgarrison1965@hotmail.com
    To: brozovsky@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: ***2007 Toyota Camry XLE*** – $4000
    Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:51:54 +0000

    Hi there,
    Thank you for your interest in buying my 2007 Toyota Camry XLE SEDAN.The car is in excellent condition, runs great, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. All power and optional equipment work perfect. It has 54,000 miles on it,clear title, the price is $4,000 and the transmission is automatic. It is right now located in Crisfield, MD at the shipping company , also 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 right now in a military base,we are getting ready for Iraq and since I got divorced I don`t need it anymore,it was my wife’s car. Please get back to me if you are serious interested in the purchase and we can have a deal!

    For more photos please visit my photo bucket album.
    http://s621.photobucket.com/albums/tt299/JGarrison1965/?start=all
    Regards,
    Lt.Jimmy Garrison

    “When God blesses you, you don’t
    question the origins of that
    blessing.” “You should just thank
    God, and enjoy the blessing.”
    E.Overton

  281. omg i was on craigslist and found the same scam for 1999 bmw 323i for 2700 the response was exactly like yours. thanks for your post because your just saved me from making a mistake

  282. This is still going on with craigslist (dallas). Found 2 different people doing it. One says he’s overseas in the military selling his Honda, Lt. Jimmy Watson. The other is Emily Denman. Trying to get you to pay thru EBAY. Ebay verified they are scammers. Craigs list warns to never buy a vehicle from anyone you can’t meet face to face. Sound advice!!!

  283. Hi there,
    Thank you for your interest in buying my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder.The car is in excellent condition, runs great, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. All power and optional equipment work perfect. It has 55,500 miles on it,clear title, the VIN# is 5N1AR18U65C757672, the price is $3,750 and the transmission is automatic.It is right now located in Crisfield, MD at the shipping company , also 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 right now in a military base,we are getting ready for Iraq and since I got divorced I don`t need it anymore,it was my wife’s car. Please get back to me if you are serious interested in the purchase and we can have a deal!

  284. Hi again,

    The car is already at the shipping company warehouse in Crisfield, MD sealed and ready to be shipped. I have a contract with Ebay Motors 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.I will ship it from here on my expense through DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers).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.
    3. After they will process your information, they will send you an invoice with all 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 7 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you decide to buy it, then I will receive the payment details from Ebay so I can pick up the money.If you wish to make the transaction, please send me the necessary information so we can proceed.I will wait to hear from you.

    Thanks

  285. I’m looking for a camry and queried one of these
    though I knew it hand to me a scam… Below is the
    response and my response to that:

    — On Mon, 2/9/09, S A wrote:

    > From: S A
    > Subject: 2003 Toyota Camry XLE 4 Cyl
    > To:
    > Date: Monday, February 9, 2009, 12:25 AM
    > Hello and sorry for my delay,I’m Sgt Peter Loranty.The
    > 2003 Toyota Camry XLE 4 Cyl. is in perfect working
    > condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like
    > it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 44298
    > original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K23U668921It 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. Options Cassette player
    > Leather seats Sunroof Driver airbag Passenger airbag
    > Anti-lock brakes Side airbags Air conditioning Cruise
    > control Power locks Power seats Power windows
    > PICS:
    > http://s408.photobucket.com/albums/pp161/2003ToyotaCamryXLE_album/
    > 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 Toronto,Canada and I was sent here to
    > improve the military relationships between our country and
    > Canada. 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 $ 2960. 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 2 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,Peter and Maria Loranty
    >

    this is great. lets do this. I too have a special
    situation in that I am heir to a baby oil fortune, but
    due to my past drug addition my wise elders restricted
    my access to the family moolah. (I’m totally clean
    now as I have found Jesus.) As part of the conditions
    of my trust I can only make payments once the family
    attorneys have verified my purchases are sensible so
    I have to ask that you send me the car first. But
    I’m loaded and a reborn Christian so you’ve nothing
    to worry about! Once I have the car and the family
    lawyers get under the hood to make sure its a good
    deal they will hand deliver the $2960 in a leather
    briefcase which you get to keep too. Bonus!
    Just send that car to Shenandoah Valley Regional
    Airport and shoot me an email to say when its arrived.
    I’ll have the old stiffs check it out and get your
    dosh to you pronto.

    ____________________________________________________________

  286. Lol Im new to craigslist and I was feeling the site was full of scams…. i responded to a few car for sale postings and they all are bs asking for me to send $ to somewhere… totally avoiding my questions I ask about the dam car…. Ive gotten duplicate responses as i sent 2 totally different questions from separate emails…. I think craigslist needs to do some kind of check to put a post… Its kinda messed up there will be dumb ones that fall into these scams.

  287. Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt. Michael Ramsey.The 2003 Honda Civic LX is in perfect working condition.This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has 36736 highway miles.VIN # 1HGES16573L035356
    Options
    CD Player Anti-Lock Brakes Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks Power Windows
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg273/2002hCivicA/
    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 Toronto,Canada and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and Canada. One 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 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 2,900 $. 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. 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.
    Thank you and have a great day,
    Michael and Maria Ramsey

  288. Re: honda pilot‏
    From: Brian Carrisal (brianc@llsmail.com)
    Sent: Mon 2/09/09 6:48 AM
    To: charisma smith (charisma-smith@hotmail.com)

    Hello, If you are interested in my 2003 Honda Pilot EXL Automatic, one owner, it is in perfect condition, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 41,790 miles and the VIN # is :2HKYF186X3H540091. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at : http://s639.photobucket.com/albums/uu116/HHpilot/?start=all The car is located Kansas City, MO and the shipping is my responsibility. The price is $2,491 and there are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan next month.. I will buy a new one when I’ll be back home so this car needs to go. The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party because this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from PayByCash which will serve as our 3rd escrow party in this transaction. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to PayByCash and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection, I will pay for shipping. Thank you,Brian Carrisal

  289. I cannot believe these ppl and their scams, when I read this email, I knew right awy it was a scam…I searched for craigslist scams and I found this site…wow they all sound the same…

  290. Flag this message
    Re: 2004 monte carlo ss
    Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:14 PM
    From:
    “Barbara Linn”
    Add sender to Contacts
    To:
    leesv34@yahoo.com
    Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 24,000 miles and the VIN # is : 2G1WX12K149126642. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at : http://s733.photobucket.com/albums/ww331/linnbarbara/ .

    The car is located in Warrington, PA.

    The price is $2,550 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in March.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from TrialPay. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to TrialPay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.

    Thank you,
    Barbara Linn.

    Hello again,

    Unfortunately the transaction must be finalized only through TrialPay. Like I said my current job doesn’t allow me to do otherwise. I have way to little free time to handle home visits. If you are no longer interested let me know as I have several other potential buyers.

    Thank you,
    Barbara Linn

  291. I got the same scam yesterday as #304, word for word except the name was changed to “Sgt. Martin Farres”. Heads up out there folks!

  292. Hello,

    If you are interested in my 2004 Nissan Maxima SL Automatic Tranmission, one owner, it is in perfect condition, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 38,608 miles and the VIN # is: 1N4BA41E64C880333. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.

    I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at: http://s734.photobucket.com/albums/ww344/MaximaSL/?start=all

    The car is located Ozone Park, NY and the shipping is my responsibility.

    The price is $2,491 and there are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan next month.. I will buy a new one when I’ll be back home so this car needs to go.

    The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party because this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from PayByCash which will serve as our 3rd escrow party in this transaction. To begin the transaction I’ll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to PayByCash and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection, I will pay for shipping.

    Thank you,
    Robert Lindner
    replied OK… I accept 2,400
    he replied Hello,

    I forwarded the details about our transaction to PayByCash. I hope that everything works out fine and we are done in this week. Please let me know when will you be able to make the deposit so I know when to prepare the shipping.

    I personally advise you that when you will go to send the money, tell to the Money Gram agent that you send the money for a friend of yours because they will charge you more money if you tell them that you will send the money for a car purchase.

    I’ll look forward to close this deal with you successfully and in the best possible manner.

    Best regards,
    Robert Lindner
    he replied Hello again,

    My current job does not allow me to call you because right now I’m a computer specialist in the Army and I am not allowed to make or receive phone calls. Once you send the money to PayByCash, I will call you when I get back home to ship you the car.
    Please tell me if you really want the car, because I have another two clients waiting for this Nissan but I need your agreement to sell it to someone else.
    Best regards,
    Robert
    Hello,

    The shipping process will start as soon as I will have the payment confirmation from PayByCash. Once with the car you will receive the title, the keys, a bill of sale in your name and signed by me, all the service reports, the owners manual and also all the receipts available.

    Thanks, Robert
    I’m waiting for your deposit confirmation. Have you sent it?

    Best regards, Robert
    ,, THIS IS A SCAM HE WOULDNT EVEN CALL

  293. I recived this email toda 2-25-09 from a guy….

    Hi there,
    Thank you for your interest in buying my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder.The car is in excellent condition, runs great, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. All power and optional equipment work perfect. It has 55,500 miles on it,clear title, the VIN# is 5N1AR18U65C757672, the price is $3,750 and the transmission is automatic.It is right now located in Crisfield, MD at the shipping company , also 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 right now in a military base,we are getting ready for Iraq and since I got divorced I don`t need it anymore,it was my wife’s car. Please get back to me if you are serious interested in the purchase and we can have a deal!

  294. Hello,
    I`m Sgt. Kevin J Loranty. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord LX 4 Cyl 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 92,858 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56393A012115 .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.
    Options
    Power Door Locks Cruise Control Power Steering CD AM/FM Radio Air Conditioning Power Windows Options CD player Safety features Passenger airbag Driver airbag Anti-lock brakes
    Power Options Air conditioning Power windows Power locks Cruise control
    Here are the pics of the car :
    http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp219/2003hondaaccca/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    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 $ 2970. 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,
    Kevin and Maria Loranty

  295. My wife and I received two calls from people in Florida wanting to know about a 2004 Nissan Maxima. We do not own such a car and we live in Colorado. After doing some digging, after talking with these folks in Florida, found out there is a listing on Craigslist and if you respond to the seller will send you to EBAY about the costs, shipping, etc. Problem is, when u get to Ebay, there was MY mailing address in Colorado. The two Florida women did a reverse lookup in the white pages and found our phone number. Unfortunately, one of the women sent 4000.00 to an address in N.Y. My only concern for me and my family is if someone sends money and gets scammed then he/she has my mailing address and may try and come after my family for the money thinking I was behind all of this. I have been searching and searching on both Craigslist and EBAY but have not been able to find my mailing address on any posting. Hopefully the listing has been yanked. The two women from Florida are from Lakeland and Jacksonville. I am only concerned about people losing their money and the fact that the “seller” appears to be using my Home mailing address. Just wanted more people to know about this.

    P.S Who and why was this message deleted.I am trying to receive more info on this type of scam–You have my e-mail address. The least you could do was give me an explanation.

  296. interesting, im glad i read this website. i contacted this peson for a audi a4 and the price was untrue. but its def a scam sigh* well this is what the person wrote.

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for contacting me regarding my 2003 AUDI A4 1.8T Quttro Tiptronic.The car has 57,000 miles,one owner,it’s in perfect condition without any mechanical problems,with no damages or hidden defects,no need for additional repairs,clear title without any accidents,liens or loans.All power equipment are in working order.I have all the car’s manuals,2 spare of keys,all the documents and papers.The last price for the car is 4300$.I was fired from my job because the financial crises that affected almost everyone including the company I worked at.I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I’m in debts with my bank, so now you can see the reason why I’m selling my car at 4300$. I want to make this transaction through eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Program. I want eBay because they are the biggest Company and we can close this deal fast and safe for both of us.If you are interested to buy email me your full name and shipping address so I can open the case with eBay.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car photo gallery:
    http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu326/2003-AUDI-A4-1-8T-Quttro-Tiptronic/

    Thank you,
    Donna Freeborn

  297. New eBay Motors VPP Transaction
    Case ID: 11NXT138L3W13
    Item: 2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    Price: $2,900.00 US
    Thank you,
    eBay Financing Center Customer Support
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program

    Dear Customer,

    Please tell us if you have received the invoice for payment. Once we receive the payment details as explained above, 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 product you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment to the seller. You will receive further details regarding the shipping process (courier information, tracking method, expected delivery date) after the payment confirmation.

    *NOTE: It may occur that your e-mail doesn’t support HTML language and that is why you haven’t received the invoice from us. Please check your bulk/junk/spam/ messages, the invoice may have ended there because of the ever increasing filters of the e-mails now days.

    Sincerely,

    eBay Financing Center Customer Support
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program

    I never made any deal with this seller. I just wanted to see the car in person and for 2,900 dollars for a practicaly new car who the heck would not.But things just got so fast with her e-mails it would have been so easy to get scammed, I sure as heck almost did. I would never send money to anyone though with out driving and testing the car out first. Never send MoneyGrams or Wire money to sellers. It say’s that on EBay Motors and Craigslist. The bad thing is they have my husbands email address and phone number which we will be changing. I want to say the EBay emails lookked so real.

  298. I found few more on DC Craigslist..

    Hello,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in Dawsonville right now and I have been very busy. Anyway,thank you for
    your interest in buying the car.Why is the price so low? I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move in CA. So
    all that I want to do now is sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast (I already made a deposit
    here to buy me another).The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car. I will tell
    you a few words about my 2004 Honda Civic LX
    Mileage: 41,038
    VIN: 2HGES16574H536441
    Transmission: Automatic
    It is in immaculate condition ,rust free ,no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor runs very
    well(4 cylinders).The interior looks great(NO SMOKING).This car needs nothing.I want this transaction to go smoothly
    enough as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already
    have tones of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The price is 4,200 USD .THIS IS MY LAST
    PRICE. I will not negotiate the price.Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in
    buying the car ,to be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be assured of the
    serious intentions.
    So if you are interested please email me.

    P.S. You can see more pictures here: http://tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=ql13P3NsKASNF3R35j3L%2Fw%3D%3D
    Regards!
    Erika Sandoval

  299. Here’s the email I received:

    Hello and sorry for my late reply,
    Thanks for being interested in buying my 1997 240sx SE. This 4 Cyl. 2.4 Liters engine with 5spd manual transmission has only 59500 original miles (about 95750km) and runs very, very smooth. This is a 240sx that starts, stops and drives with absolutely no problems. In addition to driving like a dream, this car is loaded with options. A clean car, e-tested and saftied, non-smoker owned, always garaged and very well babied. It was never raced or abused and it looks like it just came off the assembly line. Clean/clear title, no liens and no accidents history.
    Here you can find a lot of pics with the car: http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh74/mjim452/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)
    One other important thing in our deal is that I’m selling it because I’ve just finished the divorce papers with my husband and after the divorce I own this car. Now as a single woman with no driver license I have no use for it and I need to sell it. My final price on it is $3370 (there is no typo). After the divorce I moved back at my parents in Houston, TX and the car is here with me, but don’t worry because I am willing to pay for the shipping taxes and I can send the car to you.
    So if you will decide to buy the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection. 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. Please get back to me asap and include in your next email your full name and complete 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 very nice day!
    Sincerely, Elizabeth Morris

  300. NEW SCAMMER NAME: Mike Clement

    Mike Clement
    to me

    show details 12:04 PM (49 minutes ago)

    Reply

    Thanks for the swift response to my mail,
    I am very happy to read from you and i will want you to consider it sold to me because i am okay with your stated price.

    Moreso, i have negosiated with my shipper{bliss shipping company} who will take care of the shipment from your door step to me.This is the shipping company have been using for 5 years and they are just good for the job.
    Moreover,i have made an arrangement with my client who will issue out the payment to you.The cheque is ment for the shipment and payment of the advertised for sale,the cheque is 100 % okay and wil surely clear fine for the full amount written on it.As soon as you have the cheque cash it and deduct your selling price from the funds then the balance is to be transfer to my shipper for the shipment via western union money transfer or moneygram.
    Finally, Kimdly get back to me with your full details as requested below:
    Full Name
    Full Adddress
    City
    State
    Zip Code
    Country
    Phone Numbers.
    I am waiting on the details if you are okay with the content of my letter to you.
    Thanks.

  301. Hi again,
    The trailer is already at a shipping company in Las Vegas, NV. I took the trailer to them to be able to ship it to a potential buyer whilst I’m out of town. My brother in law works there, and he promise me that it will cost me nothing to ship it in the US or Canada. I also have the trailer listed on eBay View item 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 trailer to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.

    So if you really want it click on Buy it now on eBay and after you complete the payment let me to know your:

    -Full name:

    -Full shipping address:

    -Phone number:

    to send my trailer. You will receive this along with the trailer all papers and receipts that you need to register it in your name. You will receive the TITLE,keys,owner manual…It has a Clear Title and all are in Showroom Condition.

    After you get the trailer you have 5 days to test and if you decide to keep it eBay will release money to me if NOT they will refund your money and the shipping company will take the trailer back on my expense and keep it until I find a new buyer.
    Regards Carrie.

    Barbara&Carrie RYDER

  302. Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.This is a 2005 honda odyssey touring,Mileage: 37,800 Body Style: Minivan Exterior Color: Silver Interior Color: Gray Engine: 6 Cylinders Transmission: Automatic Drivetrain: 2WD Doors: 4 A/C: Front, A/C: Rear, Cruise Control, Navigation System,TV/VCR, Leather Interior, Memory Seats, Power Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Airbag: Side, Sunroof/Moonroof, Third Row Seats
    VIN:5FNRL38855B022837
    Here you can find more pictures of the car:

    http://s682.photobucket.com/albums/vv183/you_are_connected/
    (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 Sgt. currently stationed in Alaska.

    The price is $4,400.00 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
    Ssgt. Bennie Davis

  303. Hi,
    This one was posted on OODLE,
    “2005 Honda Odyssey Touring URGENT!!!!.”

    Hi,

    I am glad to hear that you are interested about my van.The van is in perfect conditions,slightly used,never been wrecked,damaged,scratched or has had any paint repairs,without any scratches or other mechanical problems.For the moment I’m out of the country taking care of my divorce so it will be impossible to meet in-person to complete this transaction but the van is located in Boise, Idaho . The van will be shipped directly to your door and payment will be done using a trusted third party,a worldwide recognized company in dealing with online trading.The price I`m looking to obtain for this van is $4,500 .Please let me know what is your location for shipping quote . We will split the shipping charges so your full price with shipping included will be arround $4,600. I`m also in a hurry to get a quick deal since I`m passing through a divorce ,so if you really want this van please email me as soon as possible.

    Thank you!
    Karen Parker.

    PS:I will attach here several pictures and specs of the van so you can have your own record:

    Due to the big distance and large amount involved in this transaction I choose a third party to supervise this online transaction.Payment will be done by wire transfer and will be supervised by Ebay .Total cost with shipping included is $4,650 ,no other taxes or hidden fees.First you will have to transfer the money to ebay.They will keep the payment until you receive and test the van.As soon as ebay receive the money, the shipping procedure will be started.After you receive and inspect the van,if you are satisfied with it,you will have to send a confirmation email to ebay and tell them that everything it`s ok.Then ebay will transfer the money to me.If the car is not in the condition as described and/or documents are not legitimate, and/or for any reason you are not satisfied with the van, ebay will refund you 100% .As you see eBay is acting like a third party in this transaction .They will keep the money until you receive and inspect the van.Please take into consideration that I will get paid only upon satisfactory inspection of both the van and the related legal documents.You will have 5 days to inspect the vehicle ,the 5 days inspection period will start from the moment you receive the vehicle.
    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the van to be shipped and i will be more than glad to start to complete the transaction with you.

    My best wishes and I’m waiting your response so we can move forward with this deal,
    Karen Parker.

    PS:My phone is currently off I am disputing my past bill so the only way we can get in contact is by email, at least for the moment.I apologize for this inconvenient and I hope this will not be an obstacle in this transaction.

    03-24-2005I apologize for the delay in responding to your email. Here is the VIN# 5FNRL38815B077916 . Geneva, IL registered under my name Karen Parker.

    Thank you!
    Karen.

  304. HERE IS ANOTHER:

    Hello there,
    Thanks for your email !

    First of all I would like to tell you that the car is located in Quebec, Canada as I recently moved here. I received a good job here and along with the job I received a new car. I have no use for the vehicle anymore so I am forced to sell it below the market value. The full price is $4,900.00 US dollars with shipping included to your location. I have a clean title ready to be signed. The car has no electrical or mechanical problems, never been involved in any kind of accidents. For our protection we can use eBay Motors to complete the transaction. The deal will go strictly according to eBay rules and policy. I want you to know that I’ll handle the shipping, so this will be free of charge for you. We will use eBay Motors to manage the payment because it is the safest way for both of us and also you will have 10 days to inspect the car before I receive the money. Also, a refund policy will be included.

    2005 Honda Odyssey EXL
    VIN: 5FNRL387X5B089036
    Mileage: 73,000 miles
    SPORTS VAN 3.5L V6 MPI SOHC 24V
    FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
    Body type: Minivan/Van
    Engine: 6 Cylinder
    Exterior color: Blue
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Gray
    The car is immaculate inside and out! No smokers, no pets!
    Click here to view more pictures :
    http://picasaweb.google.com/honda44odyssey/HondaOdyssey

    You can really see this beauty from all angles!
    Thank you!
    Larry Anderson

  305. Hello,

    This is a 2007 INFINITI G35, 6 Cyl / FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, Automatic,
    ONLY 8,950 Miles, VIN JNKCV54E67M903451.

    Here you can find more pictures with the car:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/picasaweb3/2007InfinitiG35?authkey=GO6PXJ9WfNo#
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web
    browser window)

    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.

    I’m an US Air Force Sgt. currently stationed in UK and the car is here
    with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was
    never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the
    US.

    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. 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.

    I must say that this is a US model car, with the steering wheel on the
    left side, as opposed to a UK model, that has the steering wheel on
    the right side.

    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone
    back home to help me with the sale I decided to sell this car through
    eBay or craigslist.

    Our transaction will be entirely through eBay Motors and we both will
    be covered.

    The final price is $5,000 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,
    Sgt. James B. Lucas
    http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-090107-005.jpg

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases.

  306. Can somebody tell me if this is a scam??

    Hi there! I’m glad that you contact me. If you are interested in my 2004 ACURA TL , please read the next details about it.
    It has 47,344 miles, with no accidents, so the car it’s like new. It has a clean title It is fully loaded, looks & runs great. Maintenance records available, never smoked in it.
    Still smells like a new car! Tires and brakes are in good condition. I service every 3K with Castrol oil. This is not a flood vehicle.
    Overall, the physical condition of the car shows that it was well maintained down to the tires and it was mostly highway driven.
    This is a garage kept vehicle. The engine on this vehicle is running properly. Absolutely no rips, dents, odors or abuse.
    I recently moved here in North Dakota, for studies. And the car is here with me. I’m selling it only for $4400 because I need money very quick to pay my college fees.
    I can ship it to you if you want, anyway the shipping fees are included in this price.
    Please contact me ASAP if you are a serious buyer.
    Thanks.

  307. First of all I would like to tell you that I`m located in Quebec, Canada as I recently moved here. I received a good job here and along with the job I received a new car. I have no use for the vehicle anymore so I am forced to sell it below the market value. The full price is $4,900.00 US dollars with shipping included to your location. The car was mainly used as our second vehicle and was driven very little. The price is so low because I need to sell it fast, my new company car will arrive in a few days and I need the space. The biggest offer I got from a local dealer here in Canada was $3,000, they said they cannot offer me more for a US registered car.
    I have a clean title ready to be signed. The car has no electrical or mechanical problems, never been involved in any kind of accidents. For our protection we can use eBay Motors to complete the transaction. The deal will go strictly according to eBay rules and policy. I want you to know that I’ll handle the shipping, so this will be free of charge for you. We will use eBay Motors to manage the payment because it is the safest way for both of us and also you will have 10 days to inspect the car before I receive the money. Also, a refund policy will be included.In order to start the official transaction.

    Chekc here some more photos of the car:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/acuratl6mt/Acura

    2006 ACURA 3.2 TL

    VIN: 19UUA65586A043351
    Mileage: 36,442 miles
    SEDAN 4 DR 3.2L V6 PFI SOHC 24V
    FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
    Body type: Sedan
    Engine: 6 Cylinder
    Exterior color: White
    Transmission: Manual
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Tan
    The car is immaculate inside and out! No smokers, no pets!
    Thank you!
    George Turner

  308. Here’s another one. This Larry Anderson guy. I emailed him back and asked for a phone number. He said his phone wasn’t working. Of course!

    Hello there,
    Thanks for your email !

    First of all I would like to tell you that the car is located in Quebec, Canada as I recently moved here. I received a good job here and along with the job I received a new car. I have no use for the vehicle anymore so I am forced to sell it below the market value. The full price is $4,900.00 US dollars with shipping included to your location. I have a clean title ready to be signed. The car has no electrical or mechanical problems, never been involved in any kind of accidents. For our protection we can use eBay Motors to complete the transaction. The deal will go strictly according to eBay rules and policy. I want you to know that I’ll handle the shipping, so this will be free of charge for you. We will use eBay Motors to manage the payment because it is the safest way for both of us and also you will have 10 days to inspect the car before I receive the money. Also, a refund policy will be included.
    Please find below the details of the car:

    2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI

    VIN: 3VWXJ71K86M797539
    Mileage: 33,516 miles
    SEDAN 4 DR 2.0L L4 FI
    FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
    Body type: Sedan
    Engine: 4 Cylinder
    Exterior color: Silver
    Transmission: Automatic
    Fuel type: Gasoline
    Interior color: Gray
    The car is immaculate inside and out! No smokers, no pets!

    Click here to view more pictures :

    http://picasaweb.google.com/jettavwgli/Jetta

    You can really see this beauty from all angles!
    Thank you!
    Larry Anderson

  309. Hi,
    Thanks for taking a part of your time and visiting my Range Rover.
    I sell it at this price ($4,800) 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 SUV 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 suv has 73,000 miles. This suv 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 suv, 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 ebay.
    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.

    Thanks,
    Maria

  310. Here’s another one to add to the list:
    Hello and sorry for the late reply. I hope you haven’t already purchased another car. I saw that you are interested in my 2007 Toyota Prius Hybrid. It is like new (31,500 miles), automatic transmission, 50+MPG, no scratch, rust free, it hasn’t been involved in any accident. This is one of the best cars I have owned so far, the interior looks great (never smoked in, no pets etc). I am the original owner, and it has never been in any sort of accident. It has a clean and clear title. I need this car to be sold before April 16-th and I believe $3,500 is more than a fair price considering everything it has. You can email me back if you are interested in buying it.

    P.S. More pictures of the car here: http://s564.photobucket.com/albums/ss88/jms_anderson11/Toyota/

    Thank you,
    Lt. James Anderson

  311. Here is a new twist? involving autotrader.com

    The Porsche in question was listed about $15k below book. It had many pictures.

    Martin.Quechenberger@msn.com

    Hi,
    I am sorry for the delay but I was very busy these last days.
    I am glad that you are interested in my Silver 2006 Porsche 911.
    The car looks and runs like new.
    It has NO scratch, ding or dent and has never been involved in any accident, not even minor.
    The title is clear, in hand with no loans or any other bank debts.
    It has only 15500 miles and a lot of extras…
    All leather… Like new… Excellent condition… Non smoking car… Very well taken care of… Never raced…
    The price for the car is US$ 28999.
    I know that this is not a very good moment to sell my car, but…
    Get back if you are interested, Martin Q.

    and then the response:

    Hello,
    I am along with the car in Boulder,CO.
    The VIN# is WP0AA299X6S715427 but if you want I can fwd you the full car description with pictures and CARFAX report.
    I want to tell you from begin that we are selling the car as we need money for a bigger house and our family is waiting another member.
    First we tried to sell the car locally but we had no luck. Decided to post it online and last week I almost closed the deal with someone out of state, prepared the shipping, paid for it, but in the end the deal didn’t succeed as the buyer wasn’t able to take his loan.
    So we ended up with the car unsold and with a paid shipping of almost US$ 700.
    As shipping and delivery are already paid decided to list the car in a more populated area than ours in order to attract more interested persons and have a quick sale.
    It was not my intention to confuse you to think the car is near your location and if you feel this way I am sorry about it.
    So if you are interested in the car you should know that I will not ask for any other shipping taxes (if you require shipping) and the total cost for you to pay would be the one that is showed on my ad, US$ 28999.
    Regards, Martin Q.

    I stopped pursuing it at this point, and reported it to autotrader.com and the FBI

  312. Hello and sorry for the late reply. Hope I’m not too late and you didn’t already purchased another car.
    I saw you are interested in my 2005 Mazda 3S.The car has 58,254 miles – i gotta sell it fast because of my job, it’s rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident.
    This is one of the best cars I have owned so far, also comes with a CLEAN title.I want this transaction to be smooth and I don’t have much time at my disposal to waste with endless discussions. I believe $3,900 is more than a fair price for this car.
    You can reach me at (352) 397-2659 or you can email me if you are interested.

    Thank you,
    Lt. Kevin Stanford

    P.S. More pictures here:
    http://s668.photobucket.com/albums/vv48/kevinsfr/mazda3/

    ** unfortunately we did get dooped out of $2,000.00. We have reported it to local, state and federal agencies.

  313. Here is a new one I came accross in Seattle Craig list, while looking for a used car.

    Hello,
    I have received your email regarding the 2006 Honda Civic only 26,821 miles.
    The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title.
    The price for the car is $4500 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 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’s:
    -Your full name;
    -Your shipping address.
    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,
    Amanda

  314. Guys are still at it. Several ads in general area with price differences of a couple $.

    Hello and I am really sorry for the late reply. Hope I’m not too late and you didn’t already purchased another truck.
    I saw you are interested in my 2005 Ford F-150 XLT.The truck has around 29,000 miles ( I have to sell it fast because of my job ), it’s rust free, no scratches and hasn’t been involved in any kind of accident. No water / flood or storm damage. I always drive it carefully so the engine, transmission and electronic parts work flawless. I just had the oil changed, 1 week ago so there is no need to worry about that as well.
    This is one of the best trucks I have owned so far, also comes with a CLEAN title. I want this transaction to be smooth and I don’t have much time at my disposal to engage in endless discussions. I believe $3,900 is more than a fair price for this truck. I will be very busy today and I will reply probably later tonight. Again I apologize for this first late reply.

    Sincerely,
    Lt. John Anderson

    P.S. You can see more pictures here:
    http://s709.photobucket.com/albums/ww99/jandford/

  315. Here is a new one for the list. Glad I did some research. from NYC craigslist:

    Hi,

    The car is still for sale. It is in perfect shape. It has no scratches, dents and it was never involved in an accident or something like that. You can check the carfax yourself, the VIN is 4T1BE32K34U909502. It has 21,000 miles. I have a clear title and it is on my name. Why is the price so low? I’m
    in Glasgow (United Kingdom) with my new work and I cannot register the car here, as it is made for USA, according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast(I already made a deposit here to buy me another). My final price is $2,480. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. 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.

    P.S. If you are decided to buy it, I can 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.

    Adrian Royer

  316. Here is what I found a jeep on LSN.COM. This is the email I received when I asked about it. So glad I looked this up and found this site. Thank you!!

    Hello there,
    First of all I want to thank you for your interest in my 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.Recently I had to move in London, United Kingdom.My ex-husband left me the car throw the divorce but I can’t use it here because cars from here are with the steering wheel on right so for me this car is useless.The price I want to obtain for it is $5,700.It is located at a shipping company in US and is ready for shipping.I will take care of all shipping and insurance charges.If you want to buy it I would like to use an escrow company (because I am out of country), SpartaPay (http://spartapay.co.uk/personal_secure.shtml) to secure the transaction and to handle this whole process for us.Using a reputable E-Commerce third party escrow company will secure the transaction and you will receive the car before I’ll get paid and of course I’m also covered because the funds will be kept safety into the escrow account.Let me know if you are interested.
    Pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/r33d88/Wrangler

    Best Regards, Linda
    Linda Hurt”

  317. i know were one of these thief live at. here in texas at the metroplex but had no luck from the mesquite police dept. helping out. Acts as she has been divorce needs to sell car but its in Florida. So, dummy me sends the money through moneygram. But, I decided to act. I acted like him and call moneygram to see were i p/u the moneygram and had luck. I also hired a private investigator to trace the emails. and got results. and gave it to the police dept. but they are to slow for anything like this. I link the names close to walmart close by. and with the really emails given to me he works at so company call KPMG FINANCE. CALL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT 682-559-0158 NAME GILBERT .

  318. Also watch out for this guy. If you post an item to sell they will email you about it send you a check which you are suppose to cash and wire some money to their shipping company so they can arrange pickup of your item, but they only want the cash. Once you wired them the money the bank will come back to you in several weeks and debit your account because the check is not valid. These Goof Balls sent me two checks totalling $7,000 for a puppy I was selling for $350. I’m amazed how anyone can miss some of these scams. Beaware of the above instructions and this email address: jamesplc1500@gmail.com goes by the name of William James.

  319. I had the same thing happen on a vehicle I was looking at on Craig’s List. They sent me the same email regarding person problems and just needed to sell the car quickly. Then I dealt with the escrow company, professional site . . . one would never know with the exception it did not show up on a search. I then called and spoke to a middle eastern gentleman who explained everything. On this one you could only use cash or cashier’s check go figure. I went so far as to have them send over their contract and then stopped the deal. I was just playing with them and had not intention of giving them anything. Be very careful – if it sounds to good to be true it is!

  320. Here is a similar email response I received two days ago. It is for sure a scam. Just want to let people know it’s still going on.

    Hello and sorry for the late reply. Hope I’m not too late and you didn’t already purchased another truck.

    For sale is my ’05 GMC Yukon XL with the SLT package in immaculate condition with only 79,682 miles, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. Engine is a 5.3L V8 MPI with an atomatic trans. The interior looks great (never smoked in). This truck needs nothing and comes with a CLEAN title.
    I want this transaction to be smooth and I don’t have much time at my disposal to waste my time with endless discussions. I believe $4,300.00 (not negotiable) is more than a fair price.
    You can reach me at (701) 212-1126 or you can email me if you are interested.

    Thank you,

    Lt. Robinson, Gregg

    P.S. More pictures here: http://s653.photobucket.com/albums/uu254/grggrobinson

    Here is the second e-mailed response from the scammers.

    The truck is at Minot AF base, North Dakota, where I am currently stationed, until May 10, when I will be deployed to Afghanistan. This is why I must sell it before that. Shipping won’t be a problem for me. I will take care of that, with no costs on your end.
    This is a large amount and I would like to conduct the deal using an authorized third party like eBay using their Purchase Protection Program, so this should eliminate any trust issues. They will keep a deposit until the purchase is final, and you test and accept the truck. If you will not get the truck as described, and also a clean title you will receive your money back.
    To be able to use this program you need to qualify. I have been approved 3 years ago and I was very satisfied. So, if you are interested in buying my truck just let me know your name and shipping address.
    I will forward them to eBay’s protection program and wait for the approval.
    The ad generated a great deal of interest and people have been calling me non stop and the line was down for a while.

    And yet here is the alleged “approved” ebay motors e-mail. Note below for the money transfer directions.

    Congratulations, You are approved to buy. Please pay now!

    Dear Marco,
    Congratulations! You are approved to buy this eBay item from Gregg Robinson.

    2005 GMC Yukon XL
    Sale price: US $4,300.00
    Deposit: US $2,000.00
    Shipping & Handling: US $0.00

    Insurance: Included.
    Sales tax: US $0.00.

    Details:
    Item Title: 2005 GMC Yukon XL
    Sale Date: Friday, April 24, 2009
    Seller: Gregg Robinson
    Payment details: Please follow this eBay Purchase Protection invoice to complete the Checkout
    Seller Information
    Full Name Gregg Robinson
    Address Minot AFB
    City / State Minot / ND
    Zipcode 58705
    Country United States
    Status Approved
    Buyer Information
    Full Name Marco
    Address 123
    City / State 123
    Zipcode 123
    Country United States
    Status Approved

    Payment Instructions:

    eBay requires the deposit of $2,000.00 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 deposit with cash using the following eBay representative information:

    Name Damian Lewis
    Address 9471 Ridgehaven Court
    City – State: San Diego – CA
    Zip: 92123
    Country: United States

    3. After you complete the transfer, fax eBay Motors at +1 (408) 490-2779 or
    +1 (408) 516-9323 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.

  321. Wow, these scams are all scarily similar. I am so glad I found this website before I lost $2200. Here is the scam I encountered a few days ago.

    BEWARE!!! THESE SCUMBAGS ARE GOOD AT WHAT THAY DO AND THEIR SCAMS LOOK VERY LEGIT!!!!

    I found a craigslist ad for a 2005 Suzuki GSXR for $2200. When I replied to the ad this is the email I recieved.

    (1st email)
    Hello and sorry for the late reply. Hope I’m not too late and you didn’t already purchased another bike.
    For sale is my 2005 Suzuki GSX-R 600 in immaculate condition with only 18,000 miles, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. It has an 600cc engine. This bike needs nothing and comes with a CLEAN title.
    I want this transaction to be smooth and I don’t have much time at my disposal to waste my time with endless discussions. I believe $2,200.00 (not negotiable) is more than a fair price.
    You can reach me at (701) 347-2120 or you can email me if you are interested.

    Thank you,
    Lt. Col. Park, William

    After I responded I recieved the second email.

    (2nd)
    The bike is at Minot AF Base, North Dakota, where i am currently stationed, until May 10, when I will be deployed to Afghanistan. This is why I must sell it before that. Shipping won’t be a problem for me. I will take care of that, with no costs on your end.
    This is a large amount and I would like to conduct the deal using an authorized third party like eBay using their Purchase Protection Program, so this should eliminate any trust issues. They will keep a deposit until the purchase is final, and you test and accept the bike. If you will not get the bike as described, and also a clean title you will receive your money back.
    To be able to use this program you need to qualify. I have been approved 3 years ago and I was very satisfied. So, if you are interested in buying my bike just let me know your name and shipping address.
    I will forward them to eBay’s protection program and wait for the approval.
    The ad generated a great deal of interest and people have been calling me non stop and the line was down for a while.

    I then recieved a few emails from a fake ebay site that didn’t appear in search results on yahoo, one of the sponsors listed on the fake site’s email. I find it quite appauling how this scam artist pretended to be a U.S. military Lt. Col. to gain added trust.

    AGAIN,BEWARE!!! THESE SCUMBAGS ARE GOOD AT WHAT THAY DO AND THEIR SCAMS LOOK VERY LEGIT!!!!

  322. Here is another vehicle scam………. watch for name Eva Samson. email address is evasamson10@yahoo.com. This was a 2007 Cadillac Escalade which we found on Autotrader website, they also had indicated it was in a warehouse in Vancouver held by Ebay. They almost got me but I decided to do some more research. My concern was they were not answering any of my questions when I asked about the vehicle. Also the thing about “a women doesn’t need it” during her divorce explanation also threw up a red flag. Unfortunately this is what our world is coming to people ripping innocent people off, I am very annoyed, but relieved we didn’t complete this transaction.

  323. IT SEEMS I FELL FOR THE SCAM!!!! I RECENTLY COMPLETED A TRANSACTION WORTH $4000 FOR A 2007 HONDA CIVIC THAT WAS SUPPOSEDLY OWNED BY A PERSON CLAIMING TO BE LT. ANDREW BARNES OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. HE CLAIMED TO BE DEPLOYING TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND HAD TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION BY 4/29/09. I DID AS I WAS INSTRUCTED FROM AN EBAY WEBSITE AND NOW I HAVEN’T SEEN A CAR AND “LT. BARNES” IS NOT ANSWERING MY EMAILS. THIS IS JUST AWFUL…THIS CAR WAS FOR MY SON AND I BORROWED MONEY TO DO THIS TRANSACTION…IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY RECOURSE I MAY HAVE PLEASE EMAIL ME RIGHT AWAY!!!!! I ASSUMED THE CAR WAS SO INEXPENSIVE SINCE HE HAD TO DEPLOY AND THIS WAS PROBABLY HIS PAY-OFF AMOUNT…HOW STUPID COULD I BE?????

  324. 1st — Call the wiring service you used. The money may not have been picked up yet and you can cancel it.

    2nd — contact your local police department and file a complaint (nothing may come of it, but at least you filed a complaint)

    3rd — report this to the FBI Internet scams division (you can find the website on Ebay regarding scams)

    4th — file a report with the Attorney General’s office of the state you live in.

    I almost fell for this type on scam also. When I contacted the shipping company with the shipping number, I found out it was not one of their numbers and contacted Western Union ASAP and got the transfer cancelled.

  325. I received this email today. I’m glad I got on here and found Lt. John Anderson selling the exact same truck. LOL. Hopefully, someone will catch these people some day.

    Hello and I am really sorry for the late reply. Hope I’m not too late and you didn’t already purchased another truck.
    I saw you are interested in my 2005 Ford F-150 XLT.The truck has around 29,000 miles ( I have to sell it fast due to my job ), it’s rust free, no scratches and hasn’t been involved in any kind of accident. No water / flood or storm damage. I always drive carefully so the engine, transmission and electronic parts work flawless. I just had the oil changed, 1 week ago so there is no need to worry about that as well. The truck also comes with a set of 24″ rims along with the stock ones.
    This is one of the best trucks I have owned so far, also comes with a CLEAN title.I want this transaction to be smooth and I don’t have much time at my disposal to engage in endless discussions. I believe $3,900 is more than a fair price for this truck.

    Sincerely,
    Lt. John Taylor

    P.S. You can see more pictures here:
    http://s626.photobucket.com/albums/tt343/jtaylor65/ford150/

  326. Lt. Kevin Yorke in Austin, San Francisco, Sacramento, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, etc., with a 2007 Honda Fit for $2900-ish:

    From kevin.yorke.us@gmail.com:
    Hello and sorry for the late reply.
    I hope you haven’t already purchased another car.
    I saw that you are interested in my 2007 Honda Fit. It is superb, garage kept, like new (37,000 miles), 5 speed automatic transmission, AC, power everything, 31 city MPG city, 37 highway MPG.
    No scratch, rust free, it hasn’t been involved in any accident.
    This is one of the best cars I have owned so far, the interior looks great (never smoked in, no pets etc).
    The car has a clear title and clean carfax history.
    I need this Honda Fit to be sold before May 15-th and I believe $2,900 is more than a fair price considering everything it has.
    Just contact me back if you are interested in buying it.

    Some pictures of this car can be seen here: http://s725.photobucket.com/albums/ww254/kevin_yorke_us/Honda/

    Thank you,
    Lt. Kevin Yorke

  327. 6th May, 2009.

    I was looking for cars and came across this scam myself and I was lucky enough to escape before transferring the money. I just googled and found it be a scam, so saved my money.
    NOTE: YOU WILL ALSO GET A FREE CARFAX REPORT OF THE CAR WITHOUT ANY ISSUES AS I HAVE RECEIVED ONE. REPLY BACK TO THIE INVOICE EMAIL AND YOU WILL RECEIVE FAIURES.

    Here is the Scam Email and final Invoice sample FYI:

    Michael

    I received this email from eBay MOtors. I see a typo mistake in the Total amount showing $6.7000.00 instead of $6,700.00. One Zero is extra.

    Can you correct it.
    I will goto bank sometime today and make the necessary transaction.

    Thanks
    Arun

    —– Forwarded Message —-
    From: eBay Motors
    To: arunbabu_2000@yahoo.com
    Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 1:39:52 PM
    Subject: Your invoice for eBay Motors purchase – 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan

    eBay sent this message to Arun Babu Muthe (arunbabu_2000@yahoo.com)

    Your invoice for eBay Motors purchase – 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan

    Invoice for Vehicle Purchase Protection Transaction (VPP Case ID: KMM26236980V740) between Michael Berry, as the Seller and Arun Babu Muthe, as the Buyer. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.

    Congratulations! You have committed to buy the following vehicle:

    2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan
    Sale price: $6,700.00
    Quantity sold: 1
    Subtotal: $6,7000.00
    Postage & Packing: $00.00
    Sales tax: (none)
    Total: $6,7000.00

    Details for Item: 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan
    Payment procedure: 1. Transfer the funds to the designated bank account listed below.
    2. Reply to eBay Motors Support to confirm that payment was sent.
    3. Fax the bank transfer receipt to the following fax number: +1 (718) 228-9812

    *We strongly recommend to confirm the payment by both e-mail and fax.
    Item Information
    Item Price: $6,700.00 (shipping included)
    Item Description: Like new condition. Never been involved
    in an accident, no damages, scratches
    or dents. Clear Title

    Shipping to*: Arun Babu Muthe
    40 Sweetberry Court, Building#24
    Alpharetta, GA 30005
    United States

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

    Buyer:
    Name: Arun Babu Muthe
    Address: 40 Sweetberry Court, Building#24
    Alpharetta, GA 30005
    United States

    Seller:
    Name: Michael Berry
    Address: 930 Prince Phillip Dr.
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    United States

    Payment must be sent by: Bank Transfer
    Next step to be taken: Our department requires to transfer the funds to our non-interest bearing trust account managed by our eBay Agent “Timothy Mark Harron”

    Please make payment to the following account:

    Bank Name: Bank Of America
    Bank Address: 1100 N.Green Valley Prky. Henderson, NV, 89074, United States
    Acct. Manager: Timothy Mark Harron
    Acct. Manager Address: 2713 Duck Pond Ct. Henderson, NV, 89074, United States
    Acct. Number: 5010 0826 5210
    Routing#: 122 400 724

    Important Notice

    The nominated account is the eBay bank account for this transaction. It is not Seller’s personal account, and is totally controlled by our account manager. As a protective measure for the parties involved in this transaction the funds will be secured into a non-interest bearing trust account until you receive the item(s) ordered.

    A payment verification process usually takes up to 48 hours. After the payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship the vehicle. The Seller has 3 business days to start the shipping process. The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses the vehicle, the Buyer must ship the vehicle back to the Seller within 5 business days on Seller’s expense and the refund request is processed within 3 business days. After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Motors Support with the result of the inspection. If the vehicle is accepted, eBay will submit the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.

    For security reasons, do not release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person. All the transactions, payments and personal information are considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances. Vehicle Purchase Protection program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally. Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.

    Vehicle Purchase Protection Overview

    Buy with confidence with eBay Motors! The Vehicle Purchase Protection program protects your vehicle purchase against fraud and material misrepresentation. There’s no sign-up, opt-in, or registration necessary.
    The following types of fraud and material misrepresentation are covered:
    Paying for a vehicle and never receiving it;
    Sending a deposit for a vehicle and never receiving the vehicle;
    Paying for and receiving a vehicle:
    That was a stolen vehicle at the time of the transaction;
    With an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title;
    Of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller’s listing;
    Without receiving the title for that vehicle from the seller, if it is impossible for you to obtain a title from the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles;
    Whose title is subject to an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt, reconstructed, scrapped/destroyed, junk, lemon, manufacturer buyback, or water damage title brand at the time of the sale;
    With a model year that is different than the model year described in the seller’s listing;
    With an odometer reading that is different than the odometer reading described in the seller’s listing.
    Your vehicle purchase is protected for $6,700.00 which is the vehicle purchase price. The program covers Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, ATVs, Go-Karts, Scooters, Mopeds, Personal Watercraft, Snowmobiles, Boats, Buses, Commercial Trucks, Race Cars, RVs and Campers, Trailers.

    Help

    For any questions, please contact eBay Motors Support

    Thank you,
    eBay Motors Support
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program

    Copyright © 2009 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the eBay User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

    Infact 2 emails of the same scam.

    Arun,

    I have attached the carfax report below. I have your details and I will register the transaction with Ebay. Once the transaction is registered, they will contact you with all their instructions step by step on how to complete the transaction safely. Let me know when you receive the details form them o we can move forward with the transaction.

    I will be waiting for your reply.
    Sincerely,
    Michael

    On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 5:19 PM, wrote:

    I am waiting for your response on the below and let me know when are you going to ship it. If not, I will look at other options.
    Thanks
    Arun

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    From: Arun [mailto:arunbabu_2000@yahoo.com]

    Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 7:31 AM
    To: Michael Berry; Snu Arun (GFB9DYV)

    Subject: Re: dsveer -2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan – $6700

    Michael

    I just noticed that the carfax report data after the summary and before the details section is not visible. Could you send me full details again?

    When replying also mark a copy to asnu@ups.com as I will be in the office during daytime.

    Thanks
    Arun

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    From: Arun
    To: Michael Berry ; asnu@ups.com
    Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 7:15:26 AM
    Subject: Re: dsveer -2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan – $6700

    Michael

    Thanks for providing all the information. All is clear.
    Please proceed with the transactin rocess.

    Please scan and send me a copy of the current vehicle title, registration & bill of sale.
    Also, let me know what is the mode of payment they will be accepting, so that I will make the necessary arrangements.

    Thanks
    ARun

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Michael Berry
    To: Arun
    Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:33:28 PM
    Subject: Re: dsveer -2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan – $6700

    Arun,

    I have your details and I will register the transaction with eBay. Once the transaction is registered with eBay, they will contact you will the details of the transaction. Let me know when you have the details form them. I have attached the carfax report below.

    I will be waiting for your reply so we cam move forward.
    Sincerely,
    Michael

    On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:51 AM, Arun wrote:

    Herer is my shipping address and please send me the carfax report before moving to next step. If you want to reply back now, I will be awake for another 15 minutes and will be going to sleep. I will check emails and confirm or else will reply tomorrrow morning.

    My shipping address:
    ATTN: ARUN BABU MUTHE
    40 SWEETBERRY COURT,
    BUILDING#24
    ALPHARETTA
    GA – 30005
    404-405-7823

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Arun

    To: Michael Berry
    Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 8:42:11 PM

    Subject: Re: dsveer -2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan – $6700

    Hi Michael

    I am ok with the deal hoping there are no complications and issues with it, in which case, I will return it back.

    I wanted to know why you are not selling it to deal to make money. Any specific reason?
    Do you have a carfax history of the vehicle and which state is it currently registered?

    Can you provide your number to talk to you directly? My number if 404-405-7823.

    Thanks

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Michael Berry
    To: Arun
    Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 8:18:10 PM
    Subject: Re: dsveer -2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan – $6700

    Hi Arun,

    I have attached the pictures below. I need your agreement as well as your 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.

    I will be waiting for your reply so we can move forward with the deal.
    Sincerely,
    Michael

    On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 2:03 AM, Arun wrote:

    that sounds fine. I wanted to see the complete vehicle pictures internally and externally for my clarify.

    Please send them.

    Thanks

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Michael Berry

    To: Arun

    Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 7:15:22 PM

    Subject: Re: dsveer -2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan – $6700

    Hi ,
    Thank you for your swift response. Here is the VIN# 1HGCP36828A072610. The have attached a picture of the odometer showing 7,300. 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. 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 releases the money to seller.

    If you won’t like the car or if it is not as advertised, which I can assure you it won’t be the case because it’s a state of the art 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 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,
    Michael Berry

    On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 12:33 AM, Arun wrote:

    you can reach me on my cell: 404-405-7823

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Arun
    To: asnu@ups.com; maberry33@gmail.com
    Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:26:11 PM

    Subject: Re: dsveer -2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan – $6700

    Do you still have this and what is your contact number?

    Thanks
    Arun

    hi

    Can you send me the link to this ad again..I cannot find it in my list. Is it 7,300 miles showing on the odometer. Please confirm.
    And do you have the carfax report?

    Is there a way to pay someone whom you know here at Alpharetta, after I receive the car?

    Thanks

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Arun [mailto:arunbabu_2000@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 4:36 PM
    To: Snu Arun (GFB9DYV)
    Subject: Fw: dsveer -2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan – $6700

    —– Forwarded Message —-
    From: Michael Berry
    To: Arun
    Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 2:22:33 AM
    Subject: Re: dsveer -2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan – $6700

    Hi Arun,
    Thank you for your interest in my Honda Accord. The car is available and here is the info : it has 7,300 hwy miles on the clock, a clean title, perfect like new condition inside and out, accident free, always garaged when not used, the engine runs perfectly, no mechanical difficulties, non-smoker, the car is paid off and there is no lien on the car, I’m the registered owner with the title in hand. You will receive it with all the documents and the title signed over to your name.

    I’m going through a divorce right now, which turns out to be a financial disaster for me, and we have to split everything. I wouldn’t want to be forced to just give her the car if I can make something out of it, anyone who went through a divorce knows what I’m talking about! Therefore, the selling price is $6700, but I have to sell it fast.

    The car is in my garage in Virginia Beach, VA. I’m a regional consultant for children with hearing loss, and I travel a lot with my work. I’m unable to deal in person, that’s why I have decided to sell the car over the Internet, but I have a friend who works for DAS auto, so there won’t be a problem arranging for a truck to transport the car to your home address or, if you prefer, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. Depending on your exact location I can estimate a timeframe for transportation. It will be made door to door, to your home address, so 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, and you will also have a 5 days inspection period. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me. If you are in the market for a nice and reliable car, this is the one to buy! Let me know in time, I have to decide soon.

    If you are interested in buying my car and you would like to go over the transaction steps, email me back ASAP, I’m in a time crunch and I have to decide.
    Sincerely appreciative,
    Michael Berry

    On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 4:13 AM, Arun wrote:

    hi

    I wanted to discuss on the mileage on this car and condition of the vehicle.
    also do you have the carfax history of this car and any major accidents or damage in the past.

    Let me know and I will confirm of buying.

    Thanks

  328. Yet another one to add to the list!!! Hope this saves someone.

    Hey James,

    I am sorry but my father in law is not an option anymore. He could not get any free days from work and acctualy it would be very complicated to get the noterized document from my attorney. So, at this moment my only option would still be through eBay.

    Let me know…
    Derick

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: jimzeeman@cogeco.ca
    To: derick.langham@msn.com
    Subject: RE: 2004 Acura TL NAV – $3800 (niagara)
    Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 13:20:15 -0400

    Hi Derick,

    How would the payment process go?? The reason I ask is because I would prefer to do a car in hand, payment in hand transaction. Old fashioned I guess.

    Let me know as soon as you can about your father in law and the proposed method of transaction/delivery.

    Talk to you soon,

    James

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Derick Langham [mailto:derick.langham@msn.com]
    Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 12:41 PM
    To: jimzeeman@cogeco.ca
    Subject: RE: 2004 Acura TL NAV – $3800 (niagara)

    Hey James,

    I am trying to get my father in law to fly down from Ottawa and meet with you but I can’t promise anything yet. I also don’t know if he can sign over and transfer the papers in your name. I think I need to get him a legal document from my attorney in order for him to be able to act in my name…it’s pretty complicated this way. I prefered to choose a good shipping company to handle everything in my place because they do have a legal department that can handle the ownership transfer, delivery, insurance, etc…

    Anyway, I will contact you back as soon as I get word from my father in law.

    Thank you,
    Derick

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: jimzeeman@cogeco.ca
    To: derick.langham@msn.com
    Subject: RE: 2004 Acura TL NAV – $3800 (niagara)
    Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 08:34:44 -0400

    Hello again Derick,

    Everything looks good so far. The good news is that I only live in Niagara so I can come and check the car out and pick it up if I decide to go ahead and purchase it, so delivery is not needed.

    Is there a spouse/family member or neighbour that you could entrust with the keys and sale of the vehicle while you are out of town and I can meet up with him/her??

    This would probably be the quickest most economical way for both of us to proceed with the purchase. Let me know.

    Other then that I’m good to go on my end.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks,

    James

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Derick Langham [mailto:derick.langham@msn.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 5:56 PM
    To: jimzeeman@cogeco.ca
    Subject: RE: 2004 Acura TL NAV – $3800 (niagara)

    Hey James,

    Thanks for getting back to me. The problem is that at this moment I am traveling a lot and for the next couple months I will be out of town because I’ve just started a new business with my brother.

    Anyway, we can still close a deal even if I am not here for the moment. To complete this transaction I can offer you only one way:

    I can deliver the car to your home address with a cargo trailer truck. The delivery time is 2-5 days (depending on your location) and the taxes are around $300 up to $600 (depending on your location). All delivery taxes will be covered by me and you will not have to pay anything extra. Also I understand that you would need to see the car and test it before you decide to buy it or not so an 15 days inspcetion period would be provided from the day the car reaches your location. Also I will use a third party company so we can both be protected.

    I will wait for your decision.

    Thank you,

    Derick

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: jimzeeman@cogeco.ca
    To: derick.langham@msn.com
    Subject: RE: 2004 Acura TL NAV – $3800 (niagara)
    Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 20:42:39 -0400

    Thank you for getting back to me. If you could please mail me the full specs I would greatly appreciate it. My main question is the amount of km’s on it.

    Once I have that information I’ll be able to better make my decision. So far looks like a good car.

    Please let me know,

    Thanks,

    James Zimmermann

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Derick Langham [mailto:derick.langham@msn.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 6:30 PM
    To: jimzeeman@cogeco.ca
    Subject: RE: 2004 Acura TL NAV – $3800 (niagara)

    Hello,

    I am glad you are interested in my car. It is still available for sale and it is curently located in Ancaster, Ontario. This car is in excellent condition, the body is immaculate, no scratches, dents or hidden defects as well as the interior in excellent non-smoking condition. I am the registered owner and there is no outstanding finance on the vehicle. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low: $3,800 because it was bought from an auction of our local Bank and I need some cash asap for a new business I am trying to develope together with my brother.

    Please email me soon if you want to move forward with the purchase.

    Thank you,
    Derick

    PS: If you require any additional information (photos/details) regarding my car before you proceed, just mail me back and I will mail you full specs.

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: jimzeeman@cogeco.ca
    To: sale-esr8c-1154572800@craigslist.org
    Subject: 2004 Acura TL NAV – $3800 (niagara)
    Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 16:23:20 -0400

    ** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY — AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
    ** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
    ** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
    ** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

    Hello,

    Saw this on Craigslist and was wondering what kind of km’s are on it??

    Other then that was wondering if I could come by and take a look at it.

    Thanks,

    James Zimmermann

  329. Hello,

    This is the G35 S with SPORT and TECHNOLOGY packages. I have it by one year, just 15,404 miles, excellent condition, clear title, one owner, non-smoker. The vehicle is loaded! Everything you may want from a luxury vehicle, including navigation, sunroof, XM Radio, rearview camera and a hard drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic and digital music storage capability. Also heated seats, driver-position memory, Bluetooth, xenon headlights, power seats, power windows, power mirrors, Bose premium audio system with a six-CD changer and a dedicated iPod interface. Plenty of manufacturer’s warranty ahead, this is a great vehicle in excellent condition with all the add-ons available from Infiniti. NAVIGATION, SUNROOF, BACK UP CAMERA, HEATED SEATS, HARD DISK DRIVE…etc. CLEAR TITLE, Never involved in an accident, no scratches, dents or dings – PERFECT CONDITION.

    THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH THE SPORT PACKAGE AND TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE!! More pictures you may find here:
    http://photobucket.com/ar80

    I just need to sell it as I retired to Thailand and the car makes no use to me anymore. The price of the vehicle is 19,990$ to which I will add the shipping expenses. Currently the car is in custody of Acequip car shipping company (www.acequiptranscargo.com) in Stafford, VA, ready to be shipped with all paperwork. If you are interested in a shipping quote please email me your zip code or contact the shipping company directly. The transaction may go through the eBay’s safe trade program and shipping will take about 2 to 3 days.

    If you are interested please reply with your complete name and shipping address so I can have a case opened with the eBay Safe Trade department and move on with the transaction.. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks,
    Andy

  330. DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A SCAM TO ANYONE??? AND HOW CAN I TELL?????
    HERE IS THE EMAIL I JUST RECEIVED…

    http://picasaweb.google.com/jessyerway/2005ChevroletSilverado2500#slideshow/5334333763706814226

    I decided that the payment should be completed using Ebay security because i want to
    take this opportunity to assure you that this deal is 100% LEGIT but you must know that in
    this way eBay will require you to send a ($ 4.000) prior shipping and they will have to
    verify me and the truck and you as well before we can close this deal through their service.
    Your money will be keep by eBay agent until you will receive the truck and send them the
    confirmation that you are satisfied with the product received. In case you don’t want to
    keep the truck all you will have to do is to ask them for a refund and you will be totally
    refunded in 2 days.REMEMBER: i will take care of the shipping !

    P.S. You must know that if you decide to buy the truck i will need your full name and shipping
    address as soon as possible in order to send your details to the shipping company and to ebay
    agent to make the arrangements for shipping.
    Thanks !

  331. Hello and I am really sorry for the late reply. Hope I’m not too late and you didn’t already purchased another truck.
    I saw you are interested in my 2005 Ford F-150 XLT.The truck has around 29,000 miles ( I have to sell it fast due to my job ), it’s rust free, no scratches and hasn’t been involved in any kind of accident. No water / flood or storm damage. I always drive carefully so the engine, transmission and electronic parts work flawless. I just had the oil changed, 1 week ago so there is no need to worry about that as well. The truck also comes with a set of 24″ rims along with the stock ones.
    This is one of the best trucks I have owned so far, also comes with a CLEAN title.I want this transaction to be smooth and I don’t have much time at my disposal to engage in endless discussions. I believe $4,000 is more than a fair price for this truck.

    Sincerely,
    Lt. Jack Craighton

    P.S. You can see more pictures here:
    http://s675.photobucket.com/albums/vv115/jackcraig63/ford/