Mrs. Sergeant with the U.S Air Force

I was sent an email per my requests for a ford truck being sold on offer up…. the person responded with a sad lost my husband story… I totally bought it till I noticed the story and listing didn’t go hand in hand. I don’t want to give the scammer info on how to tweak his or her scamming however when you state your a sergeant with the U.S Air Force…I would assume grammar is of importance to your reputation being you supposedly are a training sergeant. I was given or sent I should say, a statement with amazons logos on it… read closely into any request for money regardless of if the logo is familiar. Amazon is not going to allow their website to have grammatical error. Within the last 12 hours I’ve seen many similar listings all targeting females in my opinion. All sellers were listed female. Not to mention I had my son respond to one and him being male never received a message tugging at his heart strings about anyone dying. All I can say is to who ever posted the word for word email they received on eBay a few months back I truly thank you. Because without that email I would have never seen this coming.

2009 Toyota Camry

Hello there,
My 2009 Toyota Camry, is still for sale. This car is in great shape. I’m the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches, dents or hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…Has only 112,211 miles, its automatic, with an 2.4 V4 cylinders engine, FWD, Blue exterior and Black interior. I have a clear title, without liens or loans on it, under my name. I am selling it at this final price of $2,500 because my husband died 1 month ago and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it a.s.a.p. I want to use Amazon services for the safety of both of us so if you’re interested in purchasing this vehicle, I can notify Amazon that y ou are selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
Thank you, Mildred Harris

[email protected]

2004 Acura TL 64k miles (Craigslist)

Hi,

My name is Rebecca Clark and I’m emailing you regarding the 2004 Acura TL 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: 64,767, It’s automatic transmission. The price for the car is $1,500 (including free delivery and handling to your address).
I’m selling this car because my child of only 26 years died 2 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.

God Bless you and your family!

2004 HONDA ACCORD EX FullyLoaded

http://monroe.craigslist.org/cto/5831207053.html

([email protected])
Hi ,

I am glad you are one of the people interested in buying my car. It is a 2004 Honda Accord EX has 88,962 mileage,Automatic Transmission.It is in perfect condition, no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, rust, special marks whatsoever. The interior looks great. It runs like new and all services are up to date. Also, I need to mention that it was never involved in any accidents, pets free. The price is $1,500 . Because of my divorce settlement, I own this car and I don`t need it because I have another car so I’m trying to get rid of it as soon as possible. I got a new job and moved to Omaha, NE for a new start. The title is legally under my name, clear and free of any liens or loans.

My presence is not necessary because I prearranged the deal with Amazon. The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 3 days. You will have 5 days to try out and if by any reason you find something you don’t like about it you can send it back on my expense. If you are interested in knowing more info about how the whole process works, I can ask Amazon to send you an email with more information on how to purchase it. Amazon will contact you shortly after they have the details with all the information that you need to complete this deal and you will also have proof that I am covered by them and a legitimate seller.

If you want to complete the purchase please send me your; Full Name and Shipping Address including(street, city,state, zip code) and phone number and I will notify Amazon that you are selected as my buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

I will send all photos in the next email.

Thank you,

Diana

(2nd email)
Hi again,

Please give me a little time to explain you the process of this transaction.The vehicle is in their possession ready to be delivered. Amazon will handle this transaction for me. The total amount that you will pay is $1,500 with shipping and transfer fees included. You will receive the vehicle in max 48 hours and you will have the chance to inspect it for 5 days.
Amazon department will hold and insure your money throughout the inspection. If by any reason you find something you don’t like about it you can send it back at my expense and Amazon will send you a full refund.
I’m sure it won’t be the case because the vehicle is in excellent condition. It will come with all the necessary paperwork (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual etc). You will receive all the original documents. I signed all the paperwork and the clear title is ready to be transferred to the new owner.

If you are interested to buy my vehicle please send me your full name, shipping address and phone number so I can register the transaction with Amazon and they will reply you with more details and information about this transaction.

Here is a link to the car photo gallery:

http://www.use.com/H5AdS

Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

Truck rip-off on Offer Up

We found a 2008 F3 50 truck with all mean 89,000 miles on it on offer up. The writer said that her mother was selling it, and we received an email from Anna Morgan and see if she said she lived in Omaha Nebraska and her husband had died And she wanted to sell the truck that he had. When she sent the pictures of the truck it was unbelievable how perfect it was. That was the first red flag. We said that we wanted more proof and they sent back another email saying that they were Christians! And that week they would never do anything on illegal. They sent 25 photos of the beautiful try leather interior in perfect condition and only wanted $5000 The Kelley blue book value is 22k. Of course we wanted to believe that this was real but it just seemed unrealistic. Then we said OK well what do we do and they sent an email saying we will send you the truck with all the paperwork etc. etc. and all we had to do was send $5000 in money orders without anybody in the name and leave that part blank. Boy was that a red Hey:)
My 2008 Ford F-350 CrewCab 4×4. It is still available for sale if interested and the price, as stated in the ad, is $5,000.
The vehicle is in pristine condition, no accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches, only 89,659 miles, 6.4L Diesel. Always adult driven and garaged, never abused or raced.
I had to move out and now I am living with my parents in Omaha, Nebraska. I am selling it at this final price of $5,000 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it a.s.a.p.
I want to use Offer UP services for the safety of both of us so if you’re interested in purchasing this vehicle just email me with your full name, address including the zip code and phone number, so I can notify Offer UP that you are selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

Thank you,
Ana Morgan

John Deere 6×4 scam

Victoria Maya Wallace

3:46 PM (52 minutes ago)

to me

Hello again Stefan,

Currently I’m stationed in our army base in Tucson AZ. I am working as a medic and we are doing a special training because I will be deployed back to Iraq on 5th. The vehicle is here with me but it can can be transported directly to your home address and you will have it for 7 days to see it’s condition and how it’s working before paying for it. The process is done through Amazon for both our safety so all I need to start the transaction is your full name, address and phone number so that Amazon can send you all the info. I need to get rid of the vehicle before our deployment because I need the funds to pay my house’s mortgage.

Waiting for your reply.

Regards,

Victoria

e-mail address used is: [email protected]

2003 Toyota Tacoma

Thanks so much for this anti-scam site. It saves so many a lot of money and trouble.

I saw an ad for 2003 Tacoma and asked for more Email. (this was before checking on the Amazon Protection Plan) The reply came promptly and included pictures. Everything sounded perfect, especially the 1500.00 price. Then I checked on the APP and saw all the scam info. Naturally that ended the deal.

From my own experience with this scam ad and all the ones I’ve read it seems so many scammers identify themselves as military members. As a military retiree I find this disgraceful. Believe me, any military member who pulls a scam like this and can be located, would be punished by the military. Of course, few of them probably are military but know this will be a plus to a buyer and will give a reason for the cheap price since they all say they’re going overseas. I did notice a lot of the scammers use the same wording in their ads, changing only the base and rank.

To anyone considering getting a “good deal” BEWARE and check out both the seller and the conditions ie, free delivery from another part of the country.

“Ebay shipping” car selling scammer

Scammer email:
Maya Harris

Example message:
(Began emailing after I sent a text for a Craigslist listing. They said they posted the ad for their aunt and gave me an email address. I use a special email account for CL listings.)

“I’ll do my best to walk you through the process. After my divorce I got a new job and moved to Jackson, MS. The car is at the shipping company in Jackson, MS, sealed and ready for shipping. I have a contract with ebay so this deal must go through them.
According with ebay you have 5 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.
Here is how it will work:
First of all,I will forward them your info
They will process your info and send both of us invoices. On the invoice you will find all the instructions on how to complete the transaction.
Once the payment is completed the shipping process will be started( on my cost I repeat). After you receive the car you will have 5 days to test and verify it.

If you decide to keep the vehicle, ebay will release the money to me and our transaction is complete.
If, by any reason, you won’t be satisfied with the car ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly as described), you can return it at my expense for a full refund of your money, no questions asked.

If you agree, get back to me with your full name and shipping address and I will get everything started immediately.
All you will need to do is follow through with their guidelines. You will receive along with the vehicle all it’s papers, documents and manuals.
I need a prompt answer from you!
Thank you!”

I provided the name of our police chief and the police station address. I hope they get the invoice, but not sure anything will happen from it.

Donna Humphrey

replied to CL Add lead to this suspicious email. still trying to communicate with on a 3rd 3rd email.
Donna Humphrey Today at 11:59 AM
To
Monte Self
Message body
Hi again, the car is stored with all the paperwork in eBay warehouse, in Knoxville, TN headquarters in container, sealed and ready for delivery. Like i told you Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and I prepared the sale with eBay.

The transaction will be made thru eBay, all you have to pay for my car is $1500(delivery is already prepared and paid by me). You will have 5 days for inspection. During all this time eBay will keep safe the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction,you can see the car before decide to buy it. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. But I don’t think that this will be necessary because the car is like in the pictures and how I described it.You will receive the car with all the necessary papers notarized to pass at your name (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, insurance etc).

If you want to start the transaction with eBay just reply me with your full name,full delivery address and your phone number and I will get everything started as soon as possible(with no further obligation or fees),then eBay will contact you with further instructions.
Thank you

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 2:51 PM, Monte Self wrote:
no I would need to see it, I have a mechanic always check things out. your are local I assume as I put in a 15 mile radius ?

Thanks and Take Care ! Monte

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Donna Humphrey
To: Monte Self
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: hyundai Santa fe – $1500

Hi ,

I have received your email regarding the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS with only 83,890 miles. The suv is in perfect condition with clear title, no accidents, no liens or loans and it has just been completely servi ced. 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 runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. The price for the suv is $1,500(including delivery and handling to your address).
I’m selling this suv because my child of only 26 years died 2 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, 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.

If you are interested let me know and I’ll send you more pictures with suv

Details:
Mileage:83,890
Engine: 2.7L V6
Transmission:Automatic
Title: Clear
Drive Type: FWD

God Bless you and your family!

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 2:24 PM, Monte Self wrote:
I would like to look at your car, I am interested in it. you can call me or I can call you if you reply back,
209-922-7866

Thanks and Take Care ! Monte

SSgt.USAF Debra M. Herrod

debra herrod
7:55 AM (9 hours ago)

to me
Hi,

Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m selling it because I’m serving in Offutt AFB, Nebraska but I was promoted and transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska for a 3 years period, so I don’t need it anymore at this time. Let me give you a few details about it: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado LT 2500 HD 4X4 has only 99k miles on it, no accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches. Always adult driven and garaged, never abused or raced. If you are interested, it’s still available for sale and the price, as stated in the ad, is $2,100.00, so if you have the money ready to buy it email me back.

Vehicle title – CLEAN
Inspection – INSPECTED
Mileage – 99,142 miles
Transmission – Automatic
Engine- 6.0L 5967CC 364Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Fuel type – GASOLINE
Drive Type: 4WD
Exterior color – Pewter
Interior color – Tan

I look forward to hearing from you,
SSgt.USAF Debra M. Herrod
debra herrod
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debra herrod
2:40 PM (2 hours ago)

to me
Hello again,

As I’ve told you, at this moment I am in Offutt AFB, NE 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 truck way below market value is because don’t have time for negotiations and I need money before August 30 for my next house in Anchorage. The truck is already at our Offutt Air Force Base Library form Offutt AFB, NE crated and ready to go. Like I already said, the delivery process will be managed by me. I think I can have it there at your home address within 2-3 days. It will come with a clear title and reg. 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 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 move forward with this transaction.

Thank you!!
SSgt.USAF Debra M. Herrod