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Email snippet :
Hey Sunny,
First, I want to thank you that you are interested to buy my bike, 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS, I want to let you know that it is in perfect condition has 6399 miles, motorcycle is in perfect shape, no mechanical issues, without scratches or dents, and has never been involved in any kind of accidents, has always kept in garage. All maintenance and inspections are updated, my son has maintained very well.
If you want to buy it, my asking price is $2,250 with shipping at your door included, and you’ll benefit 5 days inspection period on my expense. It’s all I can do, so you can see with your eyes the motorcycle condition, before decide something. I posted my motorcycle in many locations for more efficiency, because I want to sell it a soon as possible, I have signed contract of sale valid for only 15 days. I sell this beautiful ninja because every time I look at it, it’s very hard, belonged to my son Jack, and now it brings me painful memories.
Please let me know whatever you want to know about the motorcycle, or the sale procedure, I will answer you with great pleasure.
Let me know if you want to see more photos.
Regards,
Patricia Lanzillotti

“Thou shalt love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. Not only this, but thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself”The Great Commandment”

sunny raj
5:59 PM (20 hours ago)

to Patricia
Hi Patricia,

Thanks for the reply. Where are you located ? I will be in the bay area this Saturday and if you are available I will come take a look at the bike and if everything works out I will get the cash on Sunday and drive it off. What do you think ?

Thanks,
Sunny

Patricia Lanzillotti
11:40 AM (2 hours ago)

to me
Hey Sunny,
Thank you for your swift reply, I told you the reason that I decided to sell this motorcycle, it’s that brings me painful memories, every time I look at it, it’s that brings me painful memories, belonged to my son, my son Jack and his girlfriend Jessica died when were walking near Beacon and Fairfield streets when they were hit by a car in June. After this time full of pain, I’ve decided to sell it… I decided to sell it somewhere else, not here in town, brings to many painful memories… so I decided to let others to manage the transaction, the motorcycle is already sealed and ready to be delivered at the new owner with no expense, from Boston, MA, the delivery distance is covered for 2000 miles. If you have the money available, and you want to buy my motorcycle, you’ll benefit 5 days inspection period, and the option to accept or reject the motorcycle on my expense, but I’m sure, would not be the case, the motorcycle is in perfect condition.
Hope you understand my situation, and please let me know if you want more info about how we will proceed with this transaction.
Here you can see more photos: http://jpegbay.com/gallery/003952642-.html#1
Thanks,
Patricia Lanzillotti

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Below is the email we got when we inquired about a jeep, obvious scam!

Hi,
Thank you for being interested in buying my 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. It has 63,412 miles, the jeep comes with a 6 cylinder 4.0L engine. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, and has not been involved in any accident. The manual transmission shifts smoothly and the engine runs great. Title is clean, I bought it when I was serving in Offutt AFB, Nebraska but I was promoted and transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska for a 3 years period, so I’m looking to buy a 4×4 truck over here.

I left the car in eBay’s storage facility number 11 in Hebron, Nebraska to handle the sale therefore the shipping, for have it delivered at your door will be handled by eBay, it is already paid off so you won’t have to pay any extra charges.
The entire shipping process will take 2-­3 days. The financial part will be also managed by eBay, which mean you will have a 5 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

If you agree with my bottom dollar price $3500 and you are interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your: Full name, shipping address and phone number so I can inform eBay that I have a buyer!
Pictures: http://postimg.org/gallery/28vswf6u/
Hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks,

Sgt. Karen Howell

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Responded to an Ad in Craigslist. Asked for the information, and this was his response:

Hi

I will do my best to walk you through the process. As I told you in my first email, I recently got promoted and transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska for 3 years. The machine is located in Omaha, Nebraska, but i advertised it on other states also to get more exposure and sell it faster. The machine is already at the shipping company , ready to be delivered to its future new owner. The deal is handled by eBay so I don’t have much to do about it. Using eBay`s Buyer Protection Program, you get free delivery, at your place in 3 days. In addition, you get 5 days to try it out before buying it, and if you don’t like it, you can send it back at my expense. If you wish to proceed just send me an email with your full name (for the bill of sale), a delivery address and a phone # where you can be reached and I will forward them to eBay and they will send you the invoice with all of the transaction details.

Thank you a lot,

SSgt David M. Errico

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This woman/man has been trying to scam people over the internet for a while now! Do NOT fall for it. This is our conversation. *

*-emails/names may have been changed.

<me> Hello my name is _______. I have recently come across your ad on Craigslist for the 2003 Honda. I have some questions about the car, If you could email me back that would be great!
<her>

Thank you for contacting me about my 2003 Honda Accord. The car is in great shape with 89,899k mileage, it’s automatic with V6. I’m the first owner, it was never been involved in accidents and has clear title.
I am selling it for $1,500 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and brings me bad memories. Along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and moved to my brother in Washington, trying to start a new life.
I want to use eBay services, so if you’re interested in purchasing the car just reply me your full name, full address and phone number, so I can notify eBay. Once that is done, they will contact you in the next 24 hours to explain the entire procedure.
Thanks!
<me> Oh wow! I am sorry to hear that. It would be my first car, if all goes well. Here is my information: (I KNOW..BIG MISTAKE!)
<her> Hi again the car is stored with all the paperwork in eBay warehouse number 29,in Lynnwood, WA headquarters in container,sealed and ready for delivery. The transaction will be made thru eBay because they can protect both of us and they also offer 10 days inspection period. You’ll have 10 days to test/drive the car before decided to keep it or not. If the vehicle is not like I described you’ll ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. eBay will hold the funds until you receive the car with all the papers work. Only after you confirm them that you wanna keep it they will release me the funds. In this way you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it.
Thank you for the info..i will contact eBay and i will proceed the deal.You will receive a notification from them with all the steps you need to follow to complete the deal. E-mail me when you will receive the notification from eBay
Thank you,Lara
<still her> (after I did not reply)  Tatyana have you received the invoice from eBay? Please check your bulk/junk/spam.
<her> (another email..seems desperate!)

Hi there..
I got no reply from you… can you tell me what is happening?
I will wait your response….
Did you received my last email?
Best Regards,
<me> Hi Lara.

I received your last email, however, I do not think I will purchase this item. I do not think that you are honest with me about this car. As a result, I am not interested any longer. Thank you for your time.
<me> (I felt like the last response was too nice) Hi again Lara, (or whatever your name is)

I am very disappointed about this situation. Please do not take this as me being rude, however, if you are going to try and scam someone at least use a different story line. Many people have been tricked by you. Changing your email, name or whatever is not going to change the fact that you are a scammer. http://www.fightthescams.com/2014/09/05/thanks-for-the-heads-up/ have a good one! Be a little smarter next time. I will be contacting the authorities to report this issue.
:) Beware people! Never pay someone money over the internet.

 

 

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This person (I say person because you never know if a scam artist is a male or female despite what they tell you), anyways… I am trying to buy a car and I should of known it was too good to be true because the price was awesome! Any ways he/she gave me this sob story about her son dying and it was his car and the car brought back bad memories so he/she wanted to get rid of it. Thank God I have a good friend of mine that went to Google and typed in “Vanesa Thomas” and a scam site pulled up. I love Google! Anyways, I was saved by my friend and I didn’t get scammed- It’s amazing what Google can do! Be careful because there are bad people in this world that just want hard working peoples money because they are too uneducated to make their own money but smart enough to move around on the computer well enough to scam people.

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This is the Email I recived for the 99 Jeep Wrangler
And is fake they advertise in craiglist in sal lake city Utah

Hi again,
I am very glad to hear back from you. So as you know from my first e-mail, I am a newly divorcee. I figured a fresh start would do me good, so I packed up and moved to my home town, Burlington, Vermont, with my job, and took the vehicle with me. The deal is handled by eBay Buyer Protection program so I don’t have much to do about it. It is in eBay`s custody at their shipping company in a cargo container, ready to be delivered to its hopefully future new owner. With eBay, you get free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 2 to 3 days. In addition, you will have 5 days to try out prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don’t like about it you can send it back at my expense. I want to make it very clear, that eBay will hold your money, and I won’t be receiving a single dollar unless you call and tell them to release the money to me.If you are ready to buy it, please reply with your full name, address and phone # so I can notify eBay that you are selected as my buyer, and they will contact you right away.
Thank you

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This was sent to me via email after my inquiry. I have been very frustrated that all I am getting is emails and now they all seem to have this pattern. I also got one from the lady in Nevada getting ready to deport to Afghanistan and selling her Honda CRV complete with many pictures. She is having ebay handle it. These people are many out there. If not LOCAL don’t go there.

RE: 2005 NISSAN MAXIMA SL

amanda jackson to you

The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents / liens / loans. No scratches, never been REPAINTED. I have all the car manuals, title, documents. I’m selling this 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL automatic because my daughter is in hospital, is very sick and I need money for treatment. The total price is $ 2,000 Including delivery and handling to your address. I am desperate and I need to sell it fast, before September 15th, that being the reason for selling it so low. My husband and I divorced last month, after the divorce I was awarded the car.Because I’m very busy with my daughter I decided to sell it through Amazon Payments Because this protects both: buyer & seller. They will also give you 10 days inspection period (test drive), and in the mean time, offers me the guarantee that you have the amount needed to buy it.Let me know if you have still Interested. Details:

Mileage: 86300

Engine: 6 – Cyl. 3.5 L

Transmission: Automatic

Fuel: Gasoline

Drivetrain: FWD

Title: Clear

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My name is Michelle Walters and I’m the owner of the 2004 Kubota L2800 4×4. Tractor looks and runs like new and comes with all attachments shown in pictures ( front end loader, box blade and the trailer ). It only has 450 hours on it, 3 pt hitch, power take-off, 28HP diesel engine, HST transmission. This tractor has everything you need. All manuals and service books included. I’m selling the tractor because I just finished the divorce of my husband and I have no use for it. The tractor is on my name since new. There are no loans or liens. The price I’m asking for the entire package is US $4,830.00. Please let me know if you are interested in the purchase because I have hundred interested buyers and first who will offer me the asking price will be the next owner of the tractor.

Thank you,
Michelle Walters

Here are more pictures with the tractor:

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I am located in Omaha, NE and I will take care of shipping (all shipping fees are included in sale price). I have setup this sale with eBay and they will handle the financial part of this transaction. In order to ship you the tractor you need to send a deposit of $2,500 to eBay. You will have 15 days from the date you received the tractor to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not. If you will keep the tractor, you need to send the balance of $2,300 to eBay in the same way and they will send me the money. If by any reason you decide not to keep the tractor, they will send you the deposit back within 24 hours and you will ship the tractor back on my expense. If you are serious about buying my tractor, you need to email me your full name and full shipping address in order to open a case with eBay. After that they will contact you with more details regarding payment and shipping. Looking forward to doing business with you.

Thank you,
Michelle Walters

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Recently I have not only connected with one of the famous Craigslist scams regarding a vehicle and Ebay, but I have also found way to find and detect these scams.

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1. There is never a location, neither in the field or google maps.
2. The car will always look very new.
3. There is always a “—“, “***”, or missing space in the title. (e.g. Carfor sale)
4. The email address is always the same with different characters.
5. There is always a direct @gmail address to bypass the Craigslist forwarding system.

Examples:
kellywilson064@gmail.com
juliacoates828@gmail.com
katherine1974williams@gmail.com
nicoled792@gmail.com

6. The details also (most often) include spelling errors, grammar errors, or missing spaces.
8. Searching Craigslist with the keyword “gmail” will most times pull up all of these ads from the scammers. On average, (in New England anyway), there are 3+ per state. There could be more.
9. Repeated ads are often found with the same picture but different title or description in the surrounding areas.
10. There is always a request for information, without submitting your information you will never see true results.
11. There is always a third party transaction based request from the scam artist, most often Ebay.

These ads range from cars to motorcycles, and even RV’s listed for 20k+. All of the ads have the same style. One way you can implement and test theories is to take the title of an ad to another state and search it there. I found a Honda Goldwing listed by a scam artist, several posts in one state. So I went to another state, several states away, and type in “gmail goldwing” and sure enough I encountered the same ads.

Everyone be safe and smart! If it does not feel right, then it is NOT RIGHT. Trust your gut.

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