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Craigslist Vehicle Scam.
Beware of what appears to be a great deal on a vehcle on Craigslist. These people make it sound like a great deal and they are just stealing your money. I was not taken on the scam, but I want to alert others that if it sounds to good to be true it is. They promise everything, but deliver nothing.
I want to mention the name of the person that tried to get my money. (Jennifer Ambers) If you see this name run from the deal.
The vehicle that I was looking at was a 2005 Chevy Tahoe with 67,000 miles for 5450.00. I also found this vehicle being displayed on the Oklahoma City Craigslist.
I e-mailed this person and told them that I would come and pick the vehicle up and have not heard back from them. I would suggest that you tell them that you will come and pick up the vehicle and see if they stay in touch with you. They have not responded back to me since I offered to come and pick up the vehicle.
The other thing that I did was had them send me a invoice and I reversed the look up of the address and found out that the address was to a Physical Therapy Clinic in the same town that the vehicle was located.
Advise: Take your time and check everything out.
this is a scam and they got me dont let them get you. when i realized i had been scamed it was to late i am out 2970.00 and thats all the money we had. i thought i had found an amazing deal one i needed to get my son and his wheelchair around a 2005 honda odyssey. just what we needed and at a price well that was amazing. everything looked so offical and it just seemed to good to be true but i jumped on the offer because well we are desparate to get a vehicle that we have transport our son in. we dont have much and what we did have i had saved up for years. and now its all gone. i will never make this mistake again. i feel like such a fool. well i have learned from this and will never trust again..THIS IS A SCAM BE VERY CAREFUL
Jeep Scam out of NJ. Thank God for research I have been talking with a lady out of NJ for two days now on a 89 Jeep for 2700. She sent and invoice that looks just like it came from ebay motors with all the info to send payment by western union to a trust to be held until we let them know we had veh. and was happy with it..The shipping would be through DAS an auto shipper she said ebay recommends and it would not cost us anything..So I got curious and tried to verify the case id # and inv # and could not get any kind of confermation that it was legal. So I typed in the address of were the ebay financal center agent was and got this address so they are even using real address but they can still show anything with this address and get your money as soon as you send them the money gram transaction number to pick up funds..The good lord was looking out for us on this one...The jeep was listed on craigslist so buyer beware if you dont actually see it on ebay motors than dont fall for it..She even told me she could list it back there but it would cost her 70.00 to do it and really did not want to be out any more money...Ebay charges a percentage also for selling a vehicle through them which should be in the price etc...Just wanted to post this so more people would know after I read other peoples experinces...Be safe out there..Thanks,
We were taken as fools!!. My husband unfortunatley fell for this scam, but we found out to late. My husband was so exicited about this Ford F-150 for $4,500 and just jumped on this deal and even after I had expressed my uneasy feeling about this, he went to the money gram and sent the money. Now we have no truck and are reaching out to anyone who would know what to do about this. We have contacted the local police and also the San Jose Police department and also the police department in Montana, because that is where the seller and a phone number for the eBay agent was. Hopefully you will read this and pay close attention to what you are buying online.
This is the email sent to us when we showed interest in buying a boat at a ridiculously low price. They are using the address listed in San Juan. DON'T fall for it. What's worse is that they have the nerve to use peoples' compassion towards those who lost family in Iraq in order to screw them out of money. They'll get what's coming to them.
Thank you for your interest in purchasing the boat. The boat is in perfect working condition with nothing mechanically wrong - like new! The title is clear and I have already signed a release for the title to be transferred. You'll also receive all the papers required for registration , owner manual, keys, a buy-sell contract already signed by me. For this transaction I want to use ebay because I want to provide you a fast and very secure way. They will handle the transaction for me. You will make the payment to ebay and they will hold the money until you receive the boat. ONLY AFTER you receive the boat and you inspect it (for 5 days) they will release the payment to me. In this way we are both protected.
The boat is in ebay's custody and will be shipped through DAS Shipping Company. The price is $ 7,000 with shipping costs and insurance included. The price is low because I want to sell the boat very quickly. My husband died last month in Iraq and I along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and move to my sister.
If you are really interested in purchasing the boat please send me your full name, shipping address and your phone number. ebay will notify you all the details about the shipping and payment.
SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!. Be aware that this is a huge scam - I saw an ad on craigslist... this guy/lady tried to sell me a toyota prius for 3900 which included shipping from Canada... that is impossible, right??? Sure enough, they said that we should use "ebay" to complete the transaction, and I should pay with moneygram said the email they sent. The email looked official but upon researching it more, ebay ONLY wants you to pay with paypal and has disclamers on not paying with moneygram. Had I sent that money I would have been 4000 poorer! Contacted the real ebay and they confirmed it was a spoof. They only have an address and "company name" so they can collect $$ from moneygram (you have to have identification and address proof to collect $).
ITS A FRAUD.
some lady tried to sell a subaru 2004 STI for $3970 ONLY with free shipping. The payment has to be made through money gram. After reading previous reviews we then search the biggest spam article in ebay and based on the emails she sent us, 5 out of 10 things she said are listed in the 10 ways you spot a fraud
Thank God we stopped and search online more before we made up our mind. Please be safe & be wise, God bless you
"eBay" sent me an e-mail and this was what the name on it was, if they were smarter, they would have made something LIKE eBay & not stupid like this where people can actually get on here and say IT'S A SCAM. but at least it saved me, some lady was trying to get $4500 out of me for a Jeep. and hey, this helped.
eBay look-alike SCAM!.
this guy will screw you over.
luckily, the REAL eBay helped me reocgnize as the SCAM that it is.
this guy will send you legit-looking emails and have you send money via moneygram.
DON'T DO IT!
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