From: Sara Boyd []
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2016 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: bmw330i

Hi ,
I sent your details to eBay,you will receive the invoice in a few minutes.I will wait for you to make the payment to eBay so the shipping company can begin the shipping process because the car is already in their custody.When you`ll receive the 2002 BMW 330i you`ll have 5 days of inspection like i told you before and in case you won`t like it you can send it back on my cost and eBay will send all your money back.I will also send all the paperwork and a bill of sale which will be already signed and notarized onto your name.If you decide to keep it all your have to do is to sign the transfer papers and announce eBay to release the funds to me.

P.S.: This reminder may end up in your “Spam E-Mail” or “Bulk” mail folder, depending on your service and mail account settings.

RV Scam

Justin Paul is claiming to be selling an RV via the eBay VPP.
His email is:
But he claims to also use

In the first email he claimed to be active airforce. He tripped himself up as the 2nd email a few days later he became a retiree in Montanna too old to drive.

Craig’s list auto scam ->

so when I found my dream truck for a low price I was sure that it was a scam but figured I would play along for a few emails.

This one after first contact goes into telling me that he has been transferred overseas and the DoD will ship me his truck for free. I was like ok sounds good. Send me the link and I will but it right now.

Needless to say the emailed link was not Ebay. And it is definitely points to a scam since the number has multiple scam reports against it.

2001 Toyota Tacoma scam from

This from craigslist in Charlotte NC.
Hi, my name is Dianne Sharp

My 2001 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4×4 never had or need any paint/body work done, garaged keep always, without any mechanical problems, tires and wheels are in great shape as well, electric is working perfectly. The engine is 3.4L V6, gasoline fuel, the automatic transmission shifts perfectly and the 4×4 works like new, the truck has only 82k miles. Has a clean and clear US title under my name and there are no liens or loans on it. I am selling it at this final price of $2,000 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason why I want to sell it asap. Me along with my daughter decided to sell the house and so we moved to my sister in Omaha,NE trying to start a new life.
I want to use eBay’s services for the safety of both of us so if you’re interested in purchasing this truck just email me with your full name, address including the zip code and phone number, so I can notify eBay that you are selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

P.S.: Here you have pictures with the car


Thank you !
I noticed irregularities in the language used and found that this same language is used in other verified scams of the same type.
“garaged keep always, without any mechanical problems, tires and wheels are in great shape as well, electric is working perfectly.”
“Has a clean and clear US title under my name and there are no liens or loans on it.”
Name on the ad Diane Sharp
Phone: (952) 333-0695

Craigslist used vehicle Amazon payment scam

I received this upon inquiring about a used 2004 Nissan Maxims SE on Craigslist in the Inland Empire division. I was looking for a used vehicle to replace my Ford Explorer which is no longer running due to transmission going out . At the time I was pretty much a Craigslist noobie but after some common sense and research I now feel I have a pretty good grasp on how to spot the scammers . They try to draw you in by posting an almost ” to good to be true ” photo of a used vehicle and some made up story about why this is the perfect used automobile for you. Once you fall for it and send a message inquiring about purchasing this pretty much imaginary vehicle they promptly send you a reply telling you for sake of convenience that we will be using Amazon payments if you choose to purchase the vehicle and usually some made up sob story to sucker us gullible consusers into their scam. Well don’t fall for it ! I’ve included the actual response I received upon inquiring about a used 2004 Nissan Maxims in Craigslist ( Inland Empire ) online website. This is it :

Brittany Lancaster ( is the name this scammers used )

hi! my 2004 Nissan Maxima SE is still for sale! is automatic, without mechanical problems, it has not been involved in an accident and maintenance has been carried out at regular intervals. It also has a clean title,61K miles,and 3.5L engine V6.
I sell it because my boy of 24 died 2 months ago in a car accident, a drunk driver hit him and his fiance. he was with fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday. it was my son’s first car and brings me bad memories and it is for this reason that I sell so cheap ($1,500).
I travel a lot with my work, and that’s why i ve decided to sell using Online Services of Amazon. they would protect both us and also gives you 10 days of inspection. all the documents and title will be arriving at your address at the same time as the vehicle in 3 days. shipping is also PAID by me so it doesn’t worry about.

If you are interested let me know, Brittany!

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM, Victoria Marie wrote:
I’m interested in your vehicle your selling on craigslist . I’d like to if its still available ? Thanks

I hope this helps prevent others from being suckered into this scam. I guess the old saying is true ” If it looks too good to be true …..then buyer beware !” Good luck and watch out for scams.

Ford Explorer scam from

Re: 2005 Ford Explorer
People Today at 9:04 PM
Message body
Let me explain the entire procedure.
The car is located at eBay warehouse in Omaha, Nebraska,headquarters ready for shipping.Like i told, the car is in perfect condition with clear title, no liens or loans. All the documents including the title and the bill of sale with my signature on it, will come along with the car and it will take no more than 2-3 days to arrive at your address.
The transaction will be made thru eBay’s Buyer Protection Program because they can protect both of us and they also offer 5 days inspection period. You’ll have 5 days to inspect, test and 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 the car they will release me the funds. In this way, you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it.
I need to know if you are still interested, so I can ask eBay to send you the details on this deal. If you are interested, please include in the next email your contact information for eBay (full name, shipping address and phone number), so we can get the ball rolling.
Thanks, hope to do business with you soon.

To: “clara weldon”
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 5:41:41 PM
Subject: Re: 2005 Ford Explorer

I would want to see the Explorer before I buy it. Also would want to drive it. We don’t live far from Richmond, so it wouldn’t be a big deal to see it.

From: “”

Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 7:34 PM
Subject: Re: 2005 Ford Explorer

My name is Clara Weldon and I’m emailing you regarding the 2005 Ford Explorer Limited that I have for sale. It is in perfect condition. Flawless exterior, no scratches and no dents. It has never been involved in an accident. The interior is in very good condition with Black Leather seats.One owner, Clear Title, 160,000 Miles with automatic transmission, VIN: 1FMZU65E75ZA56325 .
The price for the car is $2,500(including free delivery and handling to your address).
I’m selling this car because my child of only 26 years died 3 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.
Check out this pics I uploaded for you here: scroll down to see all the pictures.
Also I uploaded an AutoCheck Report.
God Bless you and your family!

ebay motors scams

If you see a car deal too good to be true on Craig’s list like 1,500 and you email person ask them to see the car and for them to call you, if they do not and say the car is in eBay warehouse ! Well eBay does not have a warehouse not do they have free shipping !! Those are fake !!! eBay does not send invoices! Not does it go from Craig’s list to eBay buying ! Do not buy one Vanilla cards and Do not give info over the phone Do not give them your address , Stop at first Siting if they do not call you in person or show you the car , I got scammed for a 1,500 ! “suppose to be receiving my 2003 Toyota Camry XLE “today”” which has been the Xfree 2day Shipping” first time buying a car and I got Scammed !!!!!!! I’m hurt because I had Trust and Of Course lost my money !!! It may not be a lot to you guys reading this But it is To me and my 2 year old Daughter , Please do transactions in person ! Go to as car lot put money down or if you know a Family friend selling a car not via email, you just may never know ! IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE – *IT IS* !!! I WOULD LOVE FOR JUSTICE TO BE FOUND ANS BROUGHT BACK OUR MONEY THOSE OF US WHO FELL FOR THEIR SCAM – JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED * I fell in those evil people’s trap when that person , whoever , was emailing me saying their son got in a terrible bike accident 2 months ago and the car gave them badmemories of their son , that is the reason she is selling it cheap (1,500) my heart of course went out to that person and Of course I jumped on it cause it was an awesome deal! A easy deal for them to get your money so fast via One vanilla cards ! I purchased three with an amount of $500 each and the guy from “eBay” answered ” THANK YOU FOR CALLING EBAY THIS IS DAVID HOW CAN I HELP YOU?”and I repeatedly asked him before purchasing cards” is this legit’ 3x and he said ” yes you will receive your car 2 days from purchase free shipping ” so I had Trust and purchased the One Vanilla cards , called “David” once more and he sent me a email with a Fake Invoice on it and that was it !!! Bam SCAMMED !!!! now all I want is my money back and justice for all with their money back and lock them People up!! For good , be careful what you purchase and who/ where you purchase obviously do not give your cards ‘ numbersvover the phone or email or text, do it face to face transaction !!! I’m here to tell you I live day to day hurting knowing my hard working earned money is out there in some theievs hands while he or she has a big grin smile on their face living their day to day thieving style STILL Stealing peoples moneys !