Hi I was looking on Craigslist and came across a deal in Atl Ga that I couldnt pass up so I decided to email this person to find out more information on the vehicle and these are the emails that she has sent me and now doing further investigation I realize it was a scam and am glad that I am not going to be dealing with her …….
This 2003 Nissan Murano SL with 104,501 miles, has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all.This vehicle has been extremely well maintained with a full service history .I am the second owner of this vehicle.I bought it when I was serving in Fort Lauderdale and is slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens.
I have dropped my price to $2900 since I need to sell it before 02 February,when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your; FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER to open a case with eBay’s Buyer Protection Program and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 5 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Corporal Janice Stone
Then I had emailed her back wanting to know more information on where the vehicle was and what was expected of me so here is the 2nd EMAIL
Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the car and the transaction. At the moment I’m making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy .The car is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Lauderdale, U.S. Army base in FL, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car is in their custody.Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 3 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the car. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 5 days to inspect the car . If you decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.
I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about this. 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 FUll Shipping Address and Phone Number – Required by the Logistic Department (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to receive the car)
Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afghanistan this sale is my top priority and I am looking 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!
Corporal Janice Stone
I am so hoping that this helps someone out because I really didnt want to believe the scam until I looked up about ebay buyer protection and found this site and alot of things are very similar as to my emails Thanks all for posting your stories and I hope one day they catch all of these scammers