Amazon Pay Car Scam

Looking through Craig s List for an RV rental for the summer trip I came upon and add for a Chevy Roadtrek 200 for, again that unbelievable price.

This is the response by email after the original text from 205 861 0785 stating that an email has been sent to my email account,


My name is Samantha Crawley and I am the legal owner of this 2003 Chevrolet Roadtrek 200 Popular Class B . I would like to tell you that the RV is in perfect condition, never wrecked, clean and clear title. It has only 46,684 original miles, and is in excellent running condition. I have all the documents and service records.
I am in possession of this RV from my son who unfortunately can’t enjoy it anymore as he died. I moved back where I was born in Montgomery, AL and now it will be shipped from here in maximum 2 days.
I have decided to sell it for $1,900 and the buyer will receive it with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it so if you buy it you don’t have to worry about the paperwork. Also you will have 5 days to inspect and test after you receive it.
Please get back to me only if you want to buy it.

Thank you,
Samantha Crawley

Hi again,

The RV 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 RV 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 $1,900 as shipping is my responsibility and you will receive the RV 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 RV. 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 $1,500 to buy it.

Thank you,
Samantha Crawley

This was the end for me
I’m sorry but the RV is not available for shipping or pick up before the payment is completed with Amazon.If you are interested in purchase I’m waiting for your details.Thank you
Looking around I was not surprised to find many other examples of this all over the country. All of these new PAY sites need to do something for the poor gullible and often elderly folks who tend to get caught in this type of operation

Auto Scam

Just wanted to post and say thank you to everyone that posted this. You saved me and my husband from losing our daughter’s hard earned $1,500 to buy her a car.
The email we received was:
Hi, I have received your email regarding the 2003 Honda Accord with only 80,899 miles. The car is in perfect condition with clear title, no accidents, no liens or loans and it has just been completely serviced. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. The price for the car is $1,500(including delivery and handling to your address).
I’m selling this car because my child of only 26 years died 2 months ago in a bike accident, the car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.
Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program, 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.

More pics here:

Engine:4 – Cyl. 2.4 L
Title: Clear
God Bless you and your family!

E-Bay Buyers Protection Car sale scam

I was looking for a car, found this one advertised somewhere, requested more info and got all this.

—–Original Message—–
From: Katie Wade
To: melindahascats
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 5:27 pm
Subject: 2005 Mini Cooper S

Hello and thank you for being interested in buying my 2005 Mini Cooper S S is still for sale. It has only 127,955 original miles, 1.6 Super Charged 4-cyl engine, Manual Transmission, The car has always been garage kept.. It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in an accident; the title is clear.My last price for you is $2,000. I bought it when I was serving in Fort Bening, GA but I was promoted and transferred to Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK for a 3 years period, so I do not want to let it ruin in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer.Let me know if you are interested…and let me know if you want more pictures.
Wish you the best,Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Katie Wade

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 2:25 PM, wrote:

Hi, Katie. I’ve been looking at so many cars that I can’t remember where your car is. Where is it located?

Hi again,
Like I’ve told you in my first email I’m in the Air Force and recently I was transferred to Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK.
However this is not a problem because I am a member of the eBay Buyer Protection program since 2008 and I left the car
with all the documents required for registration at their warehouse from Kansas City, KS. So now I have a contract with
them for this deal. In this way it can be delivered directly to your home address in 2 days. The delivered fees are
already paid by me. eBay protection policy offers a 7 days testing period after the delivery, for any vehicle purchased
via their services. I can assure you that the truck is in perfect working condition and waiting to be shipped anywhere
along with all the documents and keys. If you are really interested to buy the car, please include in the next email
your full name, your full shipping address and your ph #. I will send your info to the eBay Motors representatives and
they will register you as a potential buyer and after that they will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal.
Thank you and stay safe,
On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 4:39 PM, wrote:

This is a scam.
—–Original Message—–
From: Katie Wade
To: melindahascats
Sent: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 4:49 pm
Subject: Re: 2005 Mini Cooper S

How come?

Toyota Tacoma Scam on Craigslist

Here is the email I received after inquiring about a Toyota Tacoma on Craigslist. It lines up with other scam posts:

Hi ,
Sorry for delay,my name is Victoria,happy to see you are interested in my 2005 Tacoma SR5.Let me give you a few details about it. Really good shape, never had any problems with it, no scratches or dents, Non-smoker,82,585 Mileage, automatic transmission,V6 4.0L,VIN:5TEMU52N65Z098597, the title is clear in my name.
The price was reduced at $2,000.Photos available here:
I’m selling it so low due the fact that my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan on April 10th for 1 year contract and its not worth keeping insurance and paying storage fees for 1 year so there’s no use on keeping it,therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer.If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.
Senior Medic Sgt. Victoria Mitchell

After responding that I would like to come see it, here is what I received as a reply:

Hi again,
I will do my best to walk you through the process. As I told you in my first email, my medical team will deploy back to Afghanistan. Right now I’m at Nevada Army National Guard. I am only allowed to check my email. We have to stick to email for now.I advertised it on other states also to get more exposure and sell it faster. The vehicle is here with me at the base and the delivery process will be managed by me, 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. I think I can have it there at your home address in 2-3 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. For more info on how it works, I can ask eBay to send you an email with more details on how to buy it. They will contact you shortly, as soon as have your personal details. If you would like to receive the email from eBay Motors with all the transaction information, please reply with your whole name, address and phone # and they will contact you right away.
Please get back to me as soon as possible.

My response:


Your intentions are to scam, plain and simple. I am praying right now that your scheme will be brought to ruin. Proverbs 20:17 says “stolen bread tastes sweet, but it turns to gravel in the mouth”. Your lying and cheating will not prosper. Your pockets will have holes in them and your investments will crumble. Your money gained by deception will not buy you peace, joy or contentment. Repent before the Lord and He will forgive you. Give this up and make an honest living with the gifts and talents God has placed in your life. Only then will you find true happiness and ridiculous prosperity. Christ died for you and loves you.

Praying for you.

Four Winds Motorhome

On Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:11 PM, kathleen Bennett wrote:

I am emailing you regarding the 1993 Four Winds that I have for sale. The general 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, 25,576 miles, V8 7.4 L engine, 31 feet long, 6 person sleeping capacity, 2 AC, automatic trans, functional generator, no leaks and you can find the pics attached to this e-mail.
The price is $2,500. 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 Motors’s shipping company in Oklahoma City who will deliver it to the next owner. The transaction will be made through eBay Motors protection program 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, full shipping address so that I can initiate the deal through eBay Motors and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
Kathleen Bennett

2003 Toyota Tacoma Limited

We replied to an add on Craig’s List for a 2003 Toyota Tacoma by text to the phone number 432-217-2964. In which we received a text reply stating “Hi if you want more information about the Tacoma just send me your email address and i will give you more details and more photos because i cannot use the phone thanks.” I sent my email address and the email sent to us from “Sandra Brown ” stated as follows:

2003 Toyota Tacoma Limited TRD

Thank You for your interest in my 2003 Toyota Tacoma Limited TRD that I have for sale. It is in perfect condition, with no need for any additional repairs.The interior is in very good condition, also the exterior. No accidents, clean title, great mileage 159,xxx, automatic transmission 3.4L V6 gasoline engine RWD. I’m selling the car because my 22’s years old son died 3 months ago in a car accident. A drunk driver hit him and his fiancé. They were with her car on their way to his little brother’s birthday. It was his car and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it as soon as possible.
The price that I’m asking is $1,800
Just let me know if you are interested and where are you located.
Only if you have the funds available.
I upload some photos for you.
Thank you,
Sandra M Brown


I replied with: “Hi Sandra, thank you for the pics. We are located in XXXX, TX, where can we go see this truck in person?”


Hi again,

I decided to explain you how the transaction works in a single mail ,so read this email carefully in order for you to understand how it works.
We will use only eBay to close the transaction.The vehicle is in eBay custody at their shipping company sealed with all the papers(title signed by me, ownership and insurance papers) in Omaha,Nebraska. The shipping is free because I supposed to ship it to another buyer, then he told me that he doesn’t have money to pay for it. He already paid the shipping charges.The payment will be handled by eBay and they will keep the money on hold until the end of the testing period.This way we can both be protected and insured.You will receive it within 48 hours depending on your location and you will have the chance to inspect it for 5 days.During the inspection period you can test the vehicle or go with it at your local mechanic for inspection .The vehicle will be delivered directly to your address as soon as eBay will have the payment confirmation from you. In case you won`t be satisfied, you can cancel the transaction and ship it back on my expense. Email me your full name and full shipping address with the phone # so I can notify eBay that you are selected as my buyer and they will contact you.

Thank You”

IN TURN I REPLIED: “Absolutely not! We will not deal in any transactions without physically being able to view & test the vehicle. We will not be out $1800. Thank you!”


2003 Lincoln navigator scam!!! Part of eBay protection plan she doesn’t get the money until 5days after you send money invoice #fake google search asshole I think jpeg took the car off but please be careful I can see how was it is to get scammed an they ruined it for me !!! 201 # calling an hang up an keep calling an 601 its a international amalgam!!!!

motorcycle 2005 harley davison

hello i dont know diane duggan they scam me out of $2300.00 dollars in feb 21 i got the law fbi police looking for them all over the state they well get 10 years a peace for scamming people if you are see them you butter get every one money back to then i got your real names i now where you live at i now the car you drive i gave everything to the fbi and police they well catch you and you well got to jail for a long time diane duggan i got ya’ll real names

2010 ktm adventure enduro

My neighbors said that I’m nuts if I send you the bike with no guarantee and they advised me to use ebay for this transaction. I can’t just send the bike and hope and pray to receive my money. I`ve contacted ebay regarding this issue and they told me that they offer a program that is created especially for this type of transactions that protects both of us. Regarding the transaction, you will send the funds to ebay and they will keep the money until you receive the bike and inspect it. In this way both buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

Ebay will hold and insure your money until receipt of the bike in good condition. That is how their service is working. As far as the seller concerns, I will be glad to know that ebay is in possession of the funds during the delivery period.

I want to conduct this deal in good terms for both of us, I have been screwed once and I don’t want that to happen once again. I’m a professional person, I don’t have time either to mess people about or to have my time wasted. I have opened a transaction with ebay and they will send you all the details about it. If you want to move forward with the transaction then the deal is done, once I receive the confirmation that you have deposited the payment with ebay I will move forward with the shipping procedures for you.

eBay Motors Payment Invoice – Order ID = TYM-415517
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To: R Q

eBay Order Summary

Dear Ryan Quintana,

eBay Seller Maria Hernadez started the transaction through eBay Motors Purchase Protection Program!
After verifying the membership of this specific member and confirming his overall good standing, we have approved the development of this transaction, based on Seller’s purchase protection account on file with eBay Safety Department.
Five easy steps to complete your eBay transactions:

Buyer and Seller Agree to Terms: Both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes a description of the Vehicle, sale price and 5 days for the Buyer’s inspection. Any invoices that are not paid within 48 hours will expire and your Vehicle will no longer be reserved.

Buyer Pays eBay: If a Buyer has a very low feedback/reputation score or is new to eBay, Credit/Debit card or PayPal is allowed if amount is not greater than $500. In case that your purchase amount exceeds $500 the Buyer submits payment by ***REloadit Pack*** .

Seller Ships the Vehicle: Upon payment verification, the Seller is authorized to ship the vehicle and submit tracking information. eBay verifies that the Buyer receives the vehicle. The inspection period begins once the Vehicle is delivered.

Buyer receives the Vehicle: The Buyer has 5 days to verify the item and the option to accept or reject. Return shipping will be at the Seller’s expense.

The Seller is Paid by eBay: The transaction is complete. If the buyer is not satisfied, he must notify our agency with the item issues, after the inspection period. A solution to most problems can usually be negotiated between the Buyer and Seller. If this is not possible, the Buyer will receive the money from our trust account. In case the Buyer refuse to continue the transaction with the Seller from other reasons, our agency will return the funds to the Buyer.

eBay Purchasing Information

Item: 2010 KTM Adventure [DMV Vehicle Inspected / Clear Title]

Sale Price
: $1,700.00
: 1
: $0.00
eBay Fees
: Paid By Seller

: $1,700.00