Hearing impaired scam with text from “my dad”

I received the following text from a “potential buyer” after I posted an item for sale on CL ( I have deleted reference to my for-sale item to protect my privacy):
“Hello, Email my Dad @ [email protected] if [my Craigslist item for sale] Still available for sale ”
After emailing this person and asking them to call me to discuss further, I received the following reply:
Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST, Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be
delivered to you via United State Postal Service (USPS),I will be adding up $50 to the item just for you to take down the item off and to hold it for me till the payment get delivered to you. so I’ll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of
the check…

Address and Apt #:
Postal Code:
Cell Phone Number (Compulsory):
Agreed price (Compulsory):

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone
# and will receive your calls via email **

God bless

Truck scam Craigslist/ebay via [email protected]

[email protected]

This person is definitely a scammer there is no such thing as an eBay warehouse beware the military story some people have NO Conscience! Dead husband whole 9 yards w this one… can’t believe they actually thought I would give a stranger my address?!

Hello and thanks for the reply,

I figured a fresh start would do me good, so I packed up and moved to my home town, with my job (I am a military doctor), Before leaving I had prearranged the deal with eBay Motors so my presence isn’t necessary.
The deal is handled by eBay Motors and the truck is stored with all the paperwork in eBay warehouse number 21,in Hartford, CT,sealed and ready for delivery.
The shipping it’s offered by eBay to me so there will be no cost from your side. In addition, you will have 5 days to try out prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don’t like about it, hidden defects or anything else different from what I described you can send it back on my expense but I assure you that is not going to happen since my 2007 Toyota Tacoma is in immaculate condition inside and out. I want to make it very clear, I won’t be receiving a single dollar unless you inspect the truck.

If you are ready to buy it and you have the cash available, please reply with your Full Name, Address and Phone #. Once I got all the details, I will forward them to eBay and they will process my order. After, they’ll email you with all the information that you need to complete this deal and also confirm that the transaction is conducted through them and I’m a legitimate seller.

Thanks and I look forward to hear from you

Scam via [email protected]


Thank You for your interest in my 2006 Toyota 4Runner 4-Door that i have for sale. It is in great condition, with no need for any repairs.The interior is in very good condition, also the exterior. No accidents, clean title, great mileage only 120,xxx, automatic transmission with 4.0 L V 6 gasoline engine 4X4. 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 fiance. 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 $2,500
Just let me know if you are interested and where are you located.
Only if you have the funds available,

Thank you,
Monica Rolls??

[email protected]

2002 Toyota Tacoma

The price is $ 2,000 with all the fees included. Here is some details about my truck:
Year: 2002
Make: Toyota
Model: Tacoma
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Mileage: 84,200 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Engine: 6 Cylinder, 3.4 L
Number of Cylinders: 6
Options: Heated Seats, Air Conditioning
Body Type: Pickup Truck
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Power Options: Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
I need your full name and shipping address so I can start the transaction. I removed the add because people are interested and keep contacting me about the suv if is still for sale.

Hi Laura – So you’re selling the truck thru ebay? I’m confused as to how this would work. Why do you need my full address? Won’t my name and zip code work for a shipping estimate? I’m not comfortable giving you my full address until I can verify this sale. It’s very weird. What can you provide me with so this feels less fraudulent than it seems to be?

From: Laura Hankins

Hi, the price is lower then the market because I have financial necessities and I want to sell it fast, like I said in my first email, I moved to Omaha, NE to my sister. The truck is with me, and it’s ready to be delivered to its next owner. I am responsible only for the shipping. I am not involved in the payment process. Payment is between you and eBay. I get paid only after you receive the truck and agree to its condition. If you won’t like the truck, eBay will fully refund you and I will get the truck back. If you are interested and you want to review the terms from eBay, please email me your info so I can fill out the form on eBay. I need your name and an address where you want the truck delivered. Once I have it, I will fill out the form and eBay will send you all the details on how this works.
Thank you

Hi Laura – Thanks for responding. I am definitely interested in the truck, but would really like to see it personally. Is the car here in IL?
You are listing this truck at 7-8k less than blue book, and I understand the need to just get rid of it

Let me know if I can come look at the truck somewhere close to Glenview (which is where the truck as listed).



glad you are one of the people interested in buying my truck, I have a low price for my 2002 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 ($ 2,000 including delivery to your home address), because I want to sell the truck very quickly. My husband died 2 months ago (he had a heart attack) and this vehicle brings me bad memories and that’s the reason that I want to sell it. I along with my daughter decided to sell the house and we moved to my sister in Nebraska. Unfortunately I can’t conclude this transaction personally because my work involves a lot of traveling, but I left everything prepared for the sale.

The truck looks and runs great, clean carfax, 84,200 miles, gasoline fuel, automatic transmission. It has no damage,garage kept. I have had regular oil changes. The truck is registered on my name and the title is clear (no lien). Not interested in a trade.

If you are really interested in purchasing, please email me with your details (name and address) for the shipping.
I attached some pictures with my truck and here are more pictures: http://www.use.com/KBY8h
Thank you

Craiglist/eBay Motor Scam $1500 Truck

Saw a post from [email protected] advertising a 1998 Chevy Silverado with low miles for $1500.
Claimed to be shipping out overseas soon, needed the deal done within 10 days, very poor grammar in response emails, claiming to use eBay Motors Vehicle Protection Plan via ebay gift cards as payment!

Total and 100% scam. Prety sure the person uses more than one comcast.net email account (at least ’20’ of them now?) so do NOT use gift cards to pay for anything. If you can’t see the vehicle or touch it, don’t buy it.

Be smart when shopping online and search out possible scams if the deal seems to good to be true. It can save you tons of money and hassle.

eBay VPP scam

I received an email from someone claiming to be Karen Burton with email address [email protected] selling a 2009 Honda Odyssey Touring saying her husband died and she needed to sell this using the EBay vehicle protection program from Nebraska. Beware!

Amanda Peterson eBay/Craigslist scammer

Kristyn? What is going on? are we still on this deal?? I got no reply from you.

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 5:38 PM, Amanda Peterson wrote:
Hi again, Did you received the invoice from eBay? I just received their e-mail that our transaction has been approved and the invoice have been sent to you. Let me know if you received it.

Thank you

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 3:40 PM, Amanda Peterson wrote:
Thank you! Got your info and already sent it to eBay. They will contact you by e-mail with the invoice and will explain the entire process. Please let me know after eBay contacted you.

Sincerely, Amanda

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Krystin Williams wrote:
Oh I’m sorry I misread!! Krystin Williams

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On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Amanda Peterson
Hi again, as I’ve told you in my first e-mail, I’m in the army with my military medical team and right now I am in a military base. We are training, getting ready for leaving the country. Before leaving I had prearranged the deal with eBay services so my presence isn’t necessary. The delivery process will be managed by me. I think I can have it there at your home address within 2-3 working days. You will have 7 days to test/drive and inspect the car prior to make any purchase. During that 7 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested so I can ask eBay to send you the details on this deal. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay (full name, shipping address and phone number), so we can get the ball rolling.

Thanks again, hope to do business with you soon!

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Krystin Williams wrote:
Would it be possible for me to come out and look at it?

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On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Amanda Peterson
Hello, my name is Amanda, The car is still for sale. It’s a 2007 Toyota Camry SE, with an gasoline engine, automatic transmission, engine 3.5L, 6 Cyl and only 85k miles on it. Never had or need any paint/body work done, no accident history, clear title in my name, no dents or dings and no scratches.This car was used by my husband who passed away 4 month ago after a long bout with cancer. The price was reduced at $2,000 because I’m in a hurry to find a buyer. I need to sell the car before February 28th, when I will be leaving on military duty with my medical team out of the country for 18 months. Hate to sell it but it’s not worth keeping insurance and paying storage fees for 18 months. Let me know if you are interested, if you are applying for a loan or financing, do not reply back!

Please visit this link for photo gallery: http://www.ebayphotogallery. com/zdjecia/Galeria/8921831/1
Thank you!

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 8:33 AM, Krystin Williams wrote:
Hi i was wondering if the Camry you’re selling is still available?

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

I removed my personal information for my own protection.

Scammed by [email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]


Here is a LetGo.com car sale Scam!

The first email contact after sending an email to her gmail accout asking her for the vin # just to see what would happen. So far, I received and replied as shown below. The first email is the Last one.
A True Scam if I ever saw one.
Hope this helps!

Good morning,

Here you have the vin# JNKBV61F58M273406. Well, I talked to my Commanding Officer and he said he can help me out with the delivery. He made a few arrangements with the guys from the loading squadron and he also checked the flights schedule that leaves the base. There are 3 flights on which I can load the car. So it’s going to be one on tomorrow at 10 p.m another one on Saturday there is another one that leaves the base on Monday. I’ll make the arrangements tomorrow morning and I’ll keep you updated if you are interested in buying the car.

We can use Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) as a supervisor for the transaction. Basically they will monitor the entire process. They will secure the payment and they will also supervise the shipping process and of course they will make sure we are both on the same page. The main idea is that Exchange Service provided by the Air Force is a reliable and act as a neutral third party in this transaction. They will be like a judge and also make sure we will end this deal without delays and safely.

If you wish to proceed just shoot me an email with your name (for the bill of sale and the agreement) and a delivery address, a phone # where you can be reached and I will initiate the deal through the Exchange Service (this info I request will also ease and speed up all the paperwork) such as Title.

Thank you,
Staff Sgt. Kristen Bonack
Edwards AFB, CA 93524

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 7:52 PM, wm, wrote:
Hello Kristen,

Before I go any farther with any type of inspection, I need you to email me the Vehical Identification Number.
If you can’t provide me with this information, I will have to refuse going farther with this transaction.

Hope you understand my concerns.


—–Original Message—–

From: [email protected]
To: wm
Sent: 2016-11-30 5:19:29 PM
Subject: Re: 2008 Infiniti G35


I am quite busy with work and I barely had the chance to go online as I serve for the Air Force. However, I still got the car and we can schedule for an inspection by having the Infiniti delivered at your nearest Air Force Base or parking lot using the USAF Air Cargo. I can explain you everything step by step but let me know what do you think about the car. Automatic transmission, clean title, is in great shape considering his age, I am asking $2000 on it and as I said we can arrange for an inspection, I am familiar with online sales so we will have to use a service from a business-specialized company.
Here you have more pictures with the car: http://imgur.com/a/ik0bk

Please if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. I will be more than glad to answer them to the best of my ability. Have full confidence in purchasing this 2008 Infiniti G35x. This car will serve you well.

I will be waiting for your response before I commit to anyone else.

Thank you,
Staff Sgt. Kristen Bonack
Edwards AFB, CA 93524

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 7:54 AM, wrote:
Hello Kristen,

I’m interested in getting more information about the car you are selling on LetGo.com.

Please email me the Vin # and your phone number so I may talk with you about it.

Hope to hear back from you soon.



Martha Anderson trying to sell a 2006 Dodge Ram for 2,000 through the Ebay buyer protection program and i called eBay and they said it was not legitiment. in her emails she was saying the same things i have seen on this website. SHE IS A SCAM!!!!!!!