2002 Honda Accord

—–Original Message—–
From: Robert James
To: Military Mom
Sent: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 1:25 pm
Subject: Re: 2002 Honda Accord

Thank you for contacting me about my 2002 Honda Accord EX,Automatic.It has 56,745 miles,VIN: 1HGCG16552A079424 .The car has no scratches or any kind of damage.It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident; the title is clear.
I am located in Omaha, NE.I’m an Air Force Staff Sergeant..The price that I hope to obtain is $1,400.I am selling the car because I will be sent back to Afghanistan and I have no use for it anymore. The price is low because I need to sell it before July 30th.
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 have the chance to inspect the car before I will be paid!Which means that you will have a 5 days inspection period before buying the vehicle.This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping.It will be shipped by DAS Auto Transport Services to deliver the car to your door.You will receive the car in about 3 days.
If you want to complete the purchase please send me your; Full Name and Shipping Address and phone number and I will notify eBay that you are selected as my buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
I will send all photos in the next email.
My best wishes and I’m waiting your response so we can move forward with this deal.
Thank you and have a nice day,
Sgt. Robert James
Offutt Air Force Base (OFF)

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 12:39 PM, Military Mom wrote:
Good Morning: I received a text message from your son regarding the above mentioned vehicle. He said for more info and pics to contact you directly. Could you please send me some info on your car for sale on Craigslist. Thank you.


Is this a scam? Hi again,

The trailer is located in Montgomery, AL as I told in my first email but my brother-in-law will use his discount to help me with shipping. He own a business with sewing machines and he is using the shipping company from 3 years. We will use Amazon for this transaction so both of us will be protected and insured by them. If you are not aware of this program, you should know that it will allow you to test drive and inspect the trailer before paying me.

I just need your full name,full shipping address and phone number so I can open a case .(with no further obligation or fees). I think is more then fair that you pay $2,000 as shipping is my responsibility and you will receive the trailer in maximum 2 days.
The inspection period will be set to 5 days and I think is enough for you to make a decision about the trailer. I also want to inform you that I am entertaining another 2 offers for it at this moment so please let me know your decision as soon as possible to know what to do. One of them is waiting for a loan and will get in touch with me tomorrow if he can buy it or not and the other one have only $1,600 to buy it.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Brinda

Email Scam

Watch out for this scammer: Kellymatt155@gmail.com. He sent me a check for $1,850, directing me to take my commission of $350 off the top, and wire the remainder to him through Western Union Service. I still have the check.

1997 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4 Laramie – $2,000

Alice Thompson

Right now i’m in a military base. We are training, getting ready for leaving the country. The delivery process will be managed by me. I think i can have it there at your home address within 2-3 working days. It will come with a clear title and reg. I am a member of the eBay Buyer Protection Program and using this service you will get a 7 days testing period after delivery. During that 7 days of testing period, i will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested so i can ask eBay to send you the details on this deal. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay (complete name and delivery address including zip code, and a phone # where you can be reached) so we can get the ball rolling.

Thank you !

eBay VPP scam on cars.com

The car at http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/644546973/overview/ is a scam. The “seller’s” name and email are Lisa Juarez . My interactions with “her” emulate the alert description at http://pages.ebay.com/motors/buy/purchase-protection/index.html

2002 Honda Accord EX – Offutt Air Force Base

Note from eBay: “Vehicle Purchase Protection does not cover any damage on vehicles 10 years old or older (10-year threshold is based on model year).”


See quote below via email:

On Aug 4, 2015, at 9:42 AM, Steve Miller wrote:

Yes, I’m selling this beautiful 2002 Honda Accord EX. It is immaculate for its age, non-smoker, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title, clear, under my name and I’m the first owner. Only 47K miles. The engine runs smooth, A/C and everything works great. See the photos below.

Price: $1000. The car is in storage in Omaha, at Offutt Air Force Base, and will be shipped for free anywhere in US.

You can buy it very easy and very safe from eBay. I will list it on eBay Motors with Buy It Now option and I’ll send you the link to the listing or the item number. You buy it directly from there, payment through PayPal, with the full benefit of eBay’s buyer protection. This way, everything is covered, you are guaranteed you get a car with no faults and a clean record and title. I am not interested in other arrangements, negotiations or trades.

eBay doesn’t pay the me until you receive the car and give me a positive feedback so there is absolutely no risk. They also refund you in 30 days if you find anything wrong with the car.

Please don’t ask me to list the car on eBay unless you are 100% sure you are buying it and you have the money ready.

If you click on ,,Accord PHOTOS,, below you’ll find a ton of photos, Autocheck report and a copy of the title:

^^hyperlink to this address: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2AoEH_3sLK_fmVEeVU4R3c0cHk4NFdzcXlsWC1tT0JHQjBKSE1yWDM4RGUwT0UzTTJuYjQ&usp=drive_web&ddrp=1#

Craigs List RV Scam

Diane Roberts

10:20 AM (4 hours ago)

to me

Hi again Christopher,

I’m replying you regarding the 1996 Gulf Stream Yellowstone that I have for sale.The condition of the rv is excellent, no mechanical problems, very well maintained, never wrecked or involved in an accident, title clear,legally under my name, 35,880 miles, 27 feet long, 6 person sleeping capacity, 2 AC, functional generator, no leaks and you can find the pics attached to this email.
I am selling it for $2,000. Because of my divorce settlement, I own this rv and I don`t need it, so I’m trying to sell it asap. I gave the motorhome to eBay shipping company in Omaha, NE who will deliver it to the next owner. The transaction will be made through eBay Payments for our own safety. The best part about this is that you’ll get 5 days of inspection and shipping for free. If you’re interested in purchasing it just e-mail me your full name,shipping address and phone # so I can initiate the deal through eBay and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.


Diane P Roberts

Diane Roberts

Attachments3:06 PM (8 minutes ago)

to me

Hi again Chris,

I’ll do my best to walk you through the process.As I told you in my first email, I recently got divorced. I got a new job and moved to Omaha, NE.The motorhome is at the shipping company in Omaha, NE, sealed and ready for shipping. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them.

According with ebay you have 5 days from the time you receive the motorhome to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.

Here is how it will work:

First of all,I will forward them your info

They will process your info and send both of us invoices. On the invoice you will find all the instructions on how to complete the transaction.

Once the payment is completed the shipping process will be started( on my cost I repeat). After you receive the motorhome you will have 5 days to test and verify it.

If you decide to keep the vehicle, eBay will release the money to me and our transaction is complete.

If, by any reason, you won’t be satisfied with the motorhome ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly as described), you can return it at my expense for a full refund of your money, no questions asked.

If you agree, get back to me with your full name and shipping address and I will get everything started immediately.

All you will need to do is follow through with their guidelines. You will receive along with the vehicle all it’s papers, documents and manuals.

I have a few guys interested so I’ll need a prompt answer from you!

Thank you!

Diane P Roberts,

Selling a car because our son died

2003 Nissan 350Z, Extremely Clean, 27k miles!! A/C! Good tires!Reduced – $1900
I responded to this ad on Craigslist and emailed the person at


I asked, why so cheap? They responded:
“We have a low price on our 2003 Nissan 350Z because we want to sell the car asap. The price is $1,900 including delivery to your home address. The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. The odometer shows 25,954 miles. Never been repainted. We have all the car manuals, title, documents and bill of sale on your name. We’re selling the car because our son died 4 months ago in a car accident. A drunk driver hit him. He was with his fiance’s car coming home. The car belonged to our son and it brings us bad memories and that’s the reason we want to sell it. The last price is $1,900. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program. This runs and drives great and it has 3.5L V6 Engine, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering and Power Brakes.
If you need more photos or details feel free to ask.”

As well as sending me to a link of an anonymous users image site with stock photos. I goaded them for more information after already figuring this was a scam and received this email:

“Hi again the car is stored with all the paperwork in eBay warehouse number 28,in Des Moines, Iowa 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.

If you want to start the transaction with eBay reply me your full name, delivery address and your ph#no,then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

Thank you!”

I reported the email account to google as a sort of phishing scam but not sure what else I can do. They already removed their post from Craigslist. Nice touch with the dead son.

Horse trailer Scam

On Jul 26, 2015, at 4:48 PM, Alison Devon wrote:


you have contact me about my 2002 Sundowner ‘Valuelite’ Warmblood Trailer that I have for sale. The general condition of the horse trailer is excellent, very well maintained, never wrecked or involved in an accident, title clear,legally under my name. All aluminum, straight load. Features of this horse trailer include: 16.17 full length, 6’9”wide, 7’6”tall, standard brakes, 2 standard 3500# axles, 205-15 tire, no leaks nor delimitation and you can find the pics attached to this e-mail.The price is $1,500. Because of my divorce settlement, I own this horse trailer and I don`t need it, so I’m trying to sell it asap. I gave the horse trailer to eBay’s shipping company in Wichita,KS who will deliver it to the next owner. The transaction will be made through eBay’s protection program for our own safety. The best part about this is that you’ll get 5 days of inspection and shipping for free with no further obligation or fees.If you’re interested in purchasing it just e-mail me your full name, full shipping address and ph number so that I can initiate the deal through eBay and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

More pics here: https://picasaweb.google.com/102673462450391460589/2002SundownerValuelite2HTrailerStraightLoad?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCKeS1JK20tOD-AE&feat=directlink

My best wishes and I’m waiting your response so we can move forward with this deal.

Alison Devon