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car scams from alaska

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 5:04 PM
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Hi again,

As I’ve told you, at this moment I am in Alaska in a military base. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or call whenever I want. The reason I’m selling this vehicle way below market value, is because I would like to help ease the burden of my sisters medical expenses, which she has acquired due to a serious illness.

The shipping will take 3 to 5 days and it’s not a problem because I will have the vehicle shipped by an Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address. You will receive it along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, 2 set of keys, full service records and more. Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like eBay because I already prearranged the whole process with them. The vehicle is located in their warehouse in Anchorage (sealed and ready for delivery). The money must be sent first to an eBay Attorney and will be kept safe until the buyer receives and inspects the vehicle. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info to eBay and they will notify you about our deal. They will let you know what you have to do for the payment. Like this you’ll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.

I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

Regards
Matthew Byrnes

Scam reported at FightTheScams.com


3 Comments on “car scams from alaska”

  1. Deaconbain says:

    I just inquired about a 2002 tahoe that had the exact same story but with a woman seller.

  2. DisgustedInDenver says:

    Yes – they’re making up the names so they can use anything they want, and I think they use female names to get more sympathy – especially with a deployment story, which of course is also made up. And so is the location. I think they like to use Alaska because it’s so far from the “lower 48″ that shipping from there seems like a perfectly reasonable way to get a vehicle. But somebody recently posted here that military personnel have much easier ways to get rid of vehicles if they’re being deployed; they don’t need to go to all that trouble.

  3. G11 says:

    You are 100% correct DisgustedInDenver,

    It is very typical for scammers to use female names as well as to prey on emotions and feelings to exploit their victims.
    We are glad to have people like you out there to help protect online communities through your diligent efforts in posting and patrolling websites like this one.

    Thank you for what you do for this community.

    Graham
    http://www.trustme.com

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