F-150 Scam

Exact email…

Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2005 Ford F-150 KING RANCH . I am selling this F-150 because I am in the military and my unit will be sent out of country. I don’t want it get old in my garage. The price is low because I need to sell it before next month. The F-150 is in pristine condition, no accident history, clear title. 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 $2.500. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

Here you have more pictures http://imgur.com/a/SSkwf
Vehicle title – Clean
Mileage – 118,200
Transmission – Automatic
Engine – 8 Cylinder 5.4 Liter
Fuel type – Gasoline

I look forward to hearing from you,

–found a craigslist post, sent an email asking when they could meet, got this response. Replied we could meet to see the vehicle with cash in the morning. They responded…

“Hello again,

Right now I’m in a military base (Wichita ,KS) and my F-150 is sealed and stored in our Military Deposit, ready for shipping. Now we are training, getting ready to leave the country. For this potential deal to go smoothly the delivery process will be manage by me, on my costs and you can have my F-150 in front of your door in maximum 3 working days. Also it will come with all papers and reg. in order.
I’ve agreed with Market Place on facebook to take care of this transaction as third part on it. They will receive and process your payment until you get my truck. You’ll also have 5 working days of testing it and until they get the final answer of you keeping my truck I will be able to receive your payment from them. I need to know if you are interested so I can ask Market Place to send you the details on this deal.

For this deal to be close I will need from you a reply with : your full legal name, postal code, the address where you want to be delivered and also a valid phone number where you can be reached.

Please keep me posted with your final decision so I’ll know what to do next,


When things seem too good to be true, they’re normally too good to be true.

Caught another Craigslist scammer :)

Kathy Davis Lynn
[email protected]

Hi again,

 I’m a flight attendant for American Airlines and because I’m away most of the time I will not be able to deal in person. Before leaving I had pre-arranged a deal with eBay so my presence is not necessary. The vehicle is in their possession, at eBay Storage Facility No 8 in Jackson, MS, ready to be delivered. eBay will handle this transaction for me. The total amount that you will pay is $3.800, 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. The eBay department will hold and insure your money throughout the inspection. If by any reason you find something you don’t like about the truck you can send it back at my expense and eBay 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 in buying my vehicle please send me your full name, full shipping address and phone number so I can register the transaction with eBay and they will reply you with more details and information about this transaction.

Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

Craigslist Charlotte 2014 Tesla Model S Performance – $35000

Many thanks for your nice words!

I’m glad to see you have a high interest. I’d like to use eBay – I don’t need to be present to close the deal because I prearranged it with eBay. They’ll hold the money so you have the chance to inspect the title and the car. Only after you’ve had the chance to do all that will you call eBay and have them release the money. You’re not committed to buy the car either; if you request a refund, eBay will provide it within 24h.

The price includes the delivery and the whole process takes anywhere between 2 – 3 days. After you receive the car, you have a 5 days inspection period – I advise you to have it professionally checked just be 100% sure that there are no issues with it. I’d be really surprised if you found any. There’s also a rejection policy – in case you find any problems. In this case I’ll pay for the returning fees.

If you’re interested in learning more about how it actually works, then all I need is your name, delivery address and phone – eBay will guide you trough the process.

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On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 1:21 PM, J. Thomas < wrote:
I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for the photos & information. Do you have the title of the car with you or is in Helen? Do you know how many owners it has had? Thank you,
Jennifer in NC

On Feb 13, 2017 1:36 PM, "Jennifer Thomas" wrote:
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From: “Amy Lipsey”
Date: Feb 13, 2017 12:46 PM
Subject: 2014 Tesla Model S Performance
To: <

I'm selling my car for $35,000, because my husband died two months ago, he had a heart attack. I decided to sell the house and I moved to my mom, trying to start a new life. With a price like that, you might expect it to have some problems, but this car is excellent condition – both mechanically and electrically, no damage history. Since we bought this car, I haven't had any time to enjoy it, and things don't seem to be changing. So, I have decided to let it go. Someone will get a car that they will love.

The car is back in Helen, GA. The thing is, right now, I'm not there because I'm a maintenance worker for the state of GA – we're currently working on the highway. If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.



I attached the pics and Vehicle History Report, please find the specs bellow:

2014 Tesla Model S Performance

8,600 Miles
Automatic Transmission

2014 Tesla Model S – P85+. Gorgeous Red exterior with Black interior. A real head turner as you roll down the road. Zero to 60 faster than your passengers can handle! A great fun car to drive.

A/C ice cold, All scheduled maintenance, All records, Always garaged, Custom wheels, Excellent condition, Factory GPS system, Fully loaded with all the goodies, Looks & drives great, Must see, Never seen snow, No accidents, Non-smoker, Satellite radio, Seats like new, Still under factory warranty, Title in hand, Very clean interior, Well maintained

Craigslist, Phone Text, and Amazon Services Scam Attempt

Saw this ad on Craigslist (has since been flagged for removal):

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/6001635502.html (see image of screenshot for original craigslist post)

I responded to the ad via text message to the following phone number: 214-225-5326, (214) 225-5326, 2142255326

The text response was:

——–Begin Text————-
“Hi, interested in the 1994 Toyota Tacoma DX is $1800 but my aunt is selling it, here is her email: [email protected]
——–End Text—————-

1st Red Flag: Selling on behalf of the aunt
2nd Red Flag: Flakey spelling of the email recipient

Got an email at 4am this morning from one “Carol Schnell” (notice the difference between the name and the email address) which said:

———-Begin Email————
Hello there,
Glad you are one of the people interested in buying my 1994 Toyota Tacoma. Let me give you a few details about it: very good shape, no mechanical issues,no scratches nor dents, and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. Has only 172,000 miles, its manual, with an 3.0L V6 cylinders engine, 4WD, blue exterior and blue interior and you can find the pics attached to this email. The sale price is $1,800. I have a clear title, free of any liens or loans on it, under my name.I’m selling it because i recently got divorced and I don’t need it 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 truck, I can notify Amazon that you are selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
If you are interested in buying it or if you have any questions, please reply to this email.

Carol Schnell
———-End Email—————

3rd Red Flag: Email at 4am
4th Red Flag: Did not answer the question that I had asked in my initial email, which was “Does the truck have cruise control?”
5th Red Flag: Not local apparently, wants to do this through “Amazon services,” and allegedly for my protection.

LOL. Give me a break. It was pretty clear to me that this was scamscummilicious, so I googled a part of the text of the email and found all kinds of sites with some of the exact phraseology. Not even an attempt to use different lanuage.

Craigslist: automatic Ford Ranger extra cab No rust – $1900


Thank you for your interest in purchased my 2001 Ford Ranger XLT . I am selling this vehicle because I am in the military and my unit will be sent back to Afghanistan. I don’t want it get old in my garage. The price is low because I need to sell it before February 23th. The vehicle is in pristine condition, 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 $1900. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
has only 85,345 k miles
Transmission – Automatic
Engine: 6 Cylinder, 4.0 L
Fuel type – Gasoline
Drivetrain – 4X4

Thank you !
SSgt. Maria Hudson

Hi again,

Right now I’m in a military base. We are training, getting ready for Afghanistan. I am only allowed to check my email several time a day.We have to stick to e-mail for now.Hope you can understand.The truck is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Belvoir, U.S. Army base 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 working 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 7 days testing period after delivery. 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 move forward with this transaction.
Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle: http://imgur.com/a/kKOWO

Thank you.

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.