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Craigslist Scam for 1970 Chevelle Malubu $2950.00 (Melissa Zateleti’s Craigslist Posting).

I had inquired about the 1970 Chevelle Malubu on Craigslist and these were the emails I received from Melissa Zateleti and I thought it seemed fishy by here comments and also the price. So I put Melissa Zateleti into a Google Search and here name came up in this website. This posting is on Craigslist under Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thanks Chief.

Hi,

 The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters  (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
 Specs: 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder – 350 // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.
 
Thank you,

 have a clear title, the miles are original.I would like to handle the sale using Google Checkout for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. Google will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

This is how the Google Checkout works:

1. I will contact Google and give all the info about this deal.
2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
3. You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.
4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

You have 5 days to test it. If by any reason the vehicle is not as described or if you find any problems with it I will pay for the returning fees. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through Google Checkout.
Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

Looking forward to hear from you!

You will send payment to Google Checkout agent and not to my account. They will hold payment until you will confirm that you are in possession of the vehicle. Only after you will tell them that everything is ok they will send payment to my account. So, as you can easily see, you are fully protected in this transaction. Also after Google Checkout will confirm that they received payment to their agent, I will ship the vehicle the very next day . With the vehicle you will also receive all it’s papers, including a bill of sale and title.After you will receive the vehicle and see that is ok, you have to announce them that you have it.Only then Google Checkout will send me the money. I will not receive any money before you will receive the vehicle.
Please reply with full buyer’s name and shipping address

Thanks

Scam reported at FightTheScams.com


8 Comments on “Craigslist Scam for 1970 Chevelle Malubu $2950.00 (Melissa Zateleti’s Craigslist Posting).”

  1. elwray says:

    I just got the exact same text from Anastacia Statch regarding a 1999 Ford F-150 XLT.

    Maybe Anastacia Statch and Melissa Zateleti are roommates and work for the same company in Glasgow, heh. I’m thinking about getting in touch with Alpine Auto Transporters since they seem to be so anxious to give out free shipping promotions.

  2. Williet says:

    I think they are just using that transport company as part of the scam I dont think they really have a free ship with them. These people should get out there and get a JOB instead of trying to take other peoples money. Its pretty sad.

  3. cthunberg says:

    WOW. thank god for this post i almost fell for a transaction IDENTICAL to this one. it was posted under Worcester, MA craigslist and he claims he moved to Glasgow, MT with his new job and could ship here for me to inspect prior to deciding whether to buy it. he also stated using google checkout and i thought it seemed fishy sending my money to someone before i even wanted to buy it, so i decided to look further into it before i decided to do so. this guys name was Mark Wilford. Are you sure this is a scam and your just not being paranoid??

  4. jcschmitt3 says:

    Hey, I traced this person ip address, she lives in Mountain View california, W 115th terrace. IP address 209.85.216.194 if your interested :)

  5. n4mwd says:

    Sorry, but that IP address goes to google. The scammers are using untraceable and disposable gmail accounts. When one tried to scam me, he gave me a name and address of a guy in England to wire the money to.

  6. posterguy says:

    Looks like they are at it again on Craigslist selling a 2002 Honda Accord this time: http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/cto/2592540772.html

    Here’s the similar e-mail I received from Melissa Zateleti (zateleti371@gmail.com):

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan // Mileage: 84,260 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 3.0L V6 SFI SOHC 24V // Transmission: 5 Spd Automatic // Color: Black with Gray Leather Interior // Sunroof // CD Player // Interior: Leather Gear Shifter – Leather Seats – Leather Steering Wheel // Air Conditioning // Power Driver’s Seat – Power Locks – Power Mirrors – Power Steering – Power Windows // Garage Kept // NON SMOKER

  7. DisgustedInDenver says:

    Thanks for the tip. I just did a nationwide search for this one and found 16 ads for this same car, all posted on the same day. They’ve been reported to Craigslist’s abuse department.

  8. johnlarson66 says:

    Craigslist ad in Fayetteville, NC “1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu – $3850″. I asked for more info and got an email from Vallerie Quintero :

    Hi,

    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the mortgage. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at uShip (1 free shipping). Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu // VIN: 13670K177916 // Mileage: 64,380 // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 8 – Cyl. Cylinder – 350 // Color: Blue with Blue Cloth Interior // Body type: Coupe // Transmission: Automatic // Fuel type: Gasoline // Power Steering // Cloth Seats // Factory System // AM/FM // Cassette // Wheel Covers // Spare Excellent Condition // Non-Smoker // Garage Kept.

    Thank you,

    ***********************end email***********

    I thought it was odd they were selling a car on craigslist so far away, so I wrote for more info and got:

    As I told you in my first email I am in Glasgow,MT with the vehicle.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.

    This is how the eBay works:

    1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
    2. They will email us the forms by email – about the buyer’s protection policy, delivery, and payment.
    3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
    4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.

    You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won’t be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
    Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    ***************end of email**********

    I asked for more pictures.

    John

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