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2001 TOYOTA TACOMA DOUBLE CAB 4X4 SR5 CRAIGSLIST SCAM!!!!!!!

This is a scam going on right now on craigslist..it sounded fishy so I checked it out online. Good thing, came across this website and found the same scams going on with other people.

This is the ad:

Hello ,
My name is Jessie Delores,
I am emailing you regarding the 2001 TOYOTA TACOMA DOUBLE CAB 4X4 SR5 that I have for sale.My truck is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. It has 153,616 miles ,automatic transmission ,engine: 6 Cylinder ,gold exterior ,tan interior. I have a clear and clean title for it, no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name.I’m selling my son’s truck, who died in Iraq four months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great .Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the truck of your dead son, no offence)As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this truck is $2,700.00 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .
Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.
My best wishes,
Jessie

Later after inquiring about the ad she sent this email:

Hello again,
I`m located in Indianapolis,IN(the truck is here with me) right now because i got a new job here,the thing is i`m very busy and i don`t have time to stay and meet with all my potential buyers, that is why i gave to a shipping company that will ship it to the next owner(on my cost). I will make the deal only to eBay. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 5 days testing period after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested in buying it so I can ask eBay to send you the details on how this works. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay ( full name, full address and phone number ) so we can get things started.
Thank you,

What seemed strange was the fact the truck looked in extremely good condition, but selling for about $13,000 less than other trucks of the same kind. Also, they said they were in Indiana but it was posted in west palm beach Fl. Hope this helps someone else figure out if they are in a scam or not!

Scam reported at FightTheScams.com


7 Comments on “2001 TOYOTA TACOMA DOUBLE CAB 4X4 SR5 CRAIGSLIST SCAM!!!!!!!”

  1. piaba says:

    Hello,

    I just had an encounter with a similar ad. I already had a feeling something was up, but thought one email wouldn’t hurt. When the “seller” replied to my email, they removed their post from craigslist. I also noticed that the mileage was different in the email compared to the photos they gave a link to.

    I few rules I follow.
    1. If it sounds too good to be true, then it it.
    2. Nothing is for free.
    3. There is always a catch.
    4. A “new” (used but new to you) car has new problems, stick with the problems that you already know how to handle.

    This was the reply email….

    Hello,

    My name is Kylie Cooper, I am emailing you regarding the 2003 Toyota Tacoma SR5 CREW CAB 4X4 that I have for sale.
    The car is in perfect condition , with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 97,504 miles , automatic transmission, 6 Cylinder 3.4 Liter , gasoline ,silver exterior and gray interior . I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans ready to be signed and notarized on your name …
    I’m selling my son’s car , who died in Iraq two months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great . Put yourself in my shoes and you’ll do the same (selling the car of your dead son, no offence) !!!
    As you probably noticed , the final price that i want for this car is $2,860 if you will buy it today or tomorrow .
    Here are the pictures with the car:
    http://s922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/2003_ToyotaTacomaSR5/
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    Let me know where are you located and any other details you need about it.

    Thank you,
    Kylie

  2. israjap says:

    I guess it’s too a scam -> 2001 Toyota Tacoma Crew Doublecab 4×4 SR5 $ 5600?

    I send ->
    Hi
    Stil on Sale (http://hrecb.org/tc/
    )? I have the cash. Give me your phone to be in contact

    best regards
    IAP

    I recive that –>
    From: Pamela C. Greg [mailto:roadtripn@gmail.com]
    Sent: Sábado, 06 de Agosto de 2011 09:07 a.m.
    Subject: Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma Crew Doublecab 4×4 SR5 $ 5600

    Hello,

    First of all I would like to thank you for your interest in my vehicle. This 2001 Toyota Tacoma Crew Double Cab 4×4 SR5 with 128,811 miles runs and drives excellent. It has a 6 Cylinder – 3.4 Liter engine with a 4×4 automatic transmission. This vehicle has been extremely well maintained with a full service history. It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all. No dings, dents or scratches and no accidents. It is in perfect shape both inside and out. All regular maintenance was performed at an authorized garage.
    I will request a payment deposit of $2,795.00 and I am selling the vehicle under market value($5,600.00 total purchase price), since this is an Urgent Sale! At the moment I’m stationed at Fort Wainwright, MEDDAC Alaska making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan in the next two weeks.
    So if you want to close this deal safe, smooth and fast – email me YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS to open a case with eBay’s Buyer Protection Program and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. Since I can’t leave the base to close the deal in person I want them to manage this transaction. In this way both, me and you will be 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Col.(Dr.) Pamela C. Greg
    4076 Neely Road
    Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
    MEDDAC Alaska

    PS. Sorry for the long email I’ve tried to touch all bases.

    ..Hope this helps someone else figure out if they are in a scam or not!
    But the ad were in craiglist houston, an they say were in Alaska..

  3. DisgustedInDenver says:

    Yes, the “location switch” is part of the scam, so they can use the “free shipping” offer (and also because there’s no real car to look at). Once I actually tried sending a message saying I was close by and could still pick up the car in person. I never heard back from the scammer after that.

  4. jjtischer says:

    scam posted on farmington nm craigslist as well.

    2001 Toyota Tacoma Crew Doublecab 4×4 – $5600

    http://hrecb.org/tc/
    http://farmington.craigslist.org/cto/2538492665.html

  5. firechild says:

    Same thing happened to me!!

    ME~~~~~~~~~
    My name is JJ, and I am interested in your Tacoma. Please contact me at xxx-xxx-xxxx

    Thank you and God bless
    JJ

    SCAM~~~~~~~~~
    Hi there,

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my truck. It has a clear title and free of any liens or loans. This truck is in excellent working conditions, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions. I’m selling it due to the fact that my medical team was ordered to go back to Afghanistan for a 1 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, also due to change in marriage status, (nice way of saying, due to divorce) therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer.
    If you are interested in purchasing the truck please get back to me as soon as possible. The truck is in CLINTON, TN. I will request a payment deposit of $2,795.00 and I am selling the vehicle under market value($5,600.00 total purchase price).

    For pictures go HERE https://sites.google.com/site/toyota2001tacomasr5/

    Thanks,

    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Pamela C. Greg

    ME~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thank you for getting back to me,

    The truck is beautiful and exactly what I want, while being in my low price range. Although I would love to buy your truck, there has been some sort of mistake I live in New Mexico. I don’t see how getting your truck is probable seeing as I’m a student going back to school with a small budget and short timeline, otherwise I would gladly arrange something.

    On a personal note, I thank you for your service to our country and I pray you are safe on your tour in Afghanistan.

    Thank you and God bless
    JJ

    SCAM~~~~~~~~~
    Good day,

    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it’s long, but I’ve covered pretty much all the details of this transaction.

    For more pictures click on this link: https://sites.google.com/site/toyota2001tacomasr5/

    The vehicle is located in CLINTON, TN waiting to be delivered. It’s sealed direct into a 20 ft steel shipping container and it is secured to the flooring rings of the container by ratchet straps and the wheels, it is locked into position by wooden chocks. I’ll cover the delivery costs because I had another customer who said it will buy and after I made all the necessary arrangements in advance and paid for all shipping & handling fees, changed his mind because didn’t have all the money. This is why I need to ship it since all transportation charges have already been paid. Shipping may take anywhere between 3 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, title, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the vehicle.

    I can provide you with Bill of Sale from DMV including Odometer Statement for Tennessee, Title Insurance Policy and vehicle history for your safety.
    I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact us with simple, easy to follow step by step guidelines. If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
    - Your Full Name – Required by eBay (You’ll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
    - Your Shipping Address and Phone Number – Required by the Shipping Company (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for you to receive the vehicle).

    Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afghanistan this sale is my top priority and I am after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.

    Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Pamela C. Greg

  6. kristym32 says:

    looks like the crook is trying out Kentucky and craigslist ads as well.

    Hi there,

    First of all I would like to thank you for your interest in my vehicle.This 2001 Toyota Tacoma Crew Double Cab 4×4 SR5 with 128,811 miles runs and drives excellent.It has a 6 Cylinder – 3.4 Liter engine with a 4×4 automatic transmission.This vehicle has been extremely well maintained with a full service history.It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all.No dings, dents or scratches and no accidents.It is in perfect shape both inside and out.I am selling the vehicle under market value($5,600.00 total purchase price), since this is an Urgent Sale! For this transaction I want to use GOOGLE CHECKOUT because I want to provide you a fast and very secure way.I’m selling it due to the fact that my medical team was ordered to go back to Afghanistan for a 1 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste in my backyard, also due to change in marriage status, (nice way of saying, due to divorce).At the moment I’m stationed at Fort Wainwright, MEDDAC Alaska making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan.

    If you are interested in purchasing the truck please get back to me as soon as possible.The truck is in Clinton, TN.Sale price is $5600.CLEAR Title.

    For pictures go HERE http://bit.ly/qg0xIM

    Best Regards,

    Senior Medic Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Greg

  7. hooligan37 says:

    Buffalo ny here

    First message after my initial contact about where the truck was n if I could come look at it:

    Hi,

    My name is Carol Williams and I’m emailing you regarding the 2003 Toyota Tacoma that I have for sale. It is in perfect condition, with no need for any additional repairs. Flawless exterior condition, no scratches and no dents. It has never been involved in an accident.The interior is in very good condition, also the exterior.No accidents, clear title, great mileage: 92,323 and Automatic. I’m selling the truck 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 truck 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 $2.300.Just let me know if you are interested and where are you located.

    Thank you,
    Carol

    Second message:

    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 the transaction.

    We will use only eBay to close the transaction.The truck is in eBay custody at their shipping company sealed with all the papers(title signed by me, ownership, insurance papers etc) in Omaha Nebraska. The shipping is free because i supposed to ship the truck 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 the truck in 48 hours depending of your location and you will have the chance to inspect it for 5 days.During the inspection period you can test the truck or go with it at your local mechanic for inspection .The truck will be delivered directly to your requested 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 the car 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 .

    Thanks

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