Amazon Checkout Scam using

We recently responded to a kijiji add for a listed “2010 Yamaha quad at the unbelievable price of $2000.00” (first red flag!) we quickly got a response from a “Loreen Cabot” from Whitehorse Yukon who proceeded to tell us that she was selling the quad because her husband had died and could no longer enjoy it, she had also just moved back to Whitehorse where she was born…she/he of course said the quad was; I quote”grate codition”(please note the spelling!! definitely lots of broken English throughout the email…2nd red flag!) well we entertained the emails to the invoice stage to see what would develop, she proposed a secure transaction between seller and buyer through “amazon checkout”, her brother in law who owns a sewing business in Whitehorse also uses this  for his business transactions and its “secure”!! he could also arrange shipping for a low cost…she would cover all shipping costs… really!? $2000.00 this is getting better!

We had not heard of these “amazon checkouts” so we googled it… pretty believable website, we did not catch the red flags on the site… we tried to find actual contact numbers on the amazon checkout website none could be found (3rd red flag)… Amazon an international company wouldn’t have a help line…. really!? We also asked “Loreen” for contact #’s in the initial email of course she/he didn’t supply one…

We also googled (including google earth)  a L. Cabot  does live in Whitehorse, Yukon with an actual phone # and address, there is also a sewing business in Whitehorse… so they do their research very well…

The amazon checkout invoice of course came from “” so they have that domain covered… We should have picked up on the times the emails were sent to us… they were always sent between 3:30am and 5:30 am, really who is responding to a quad add at 4:00 in the morning…. why would “amazon checkout” send me an invoice 2min after “little ole Loreen” contacted me… I think we had about 1o red flags by now…

Of course it ended with the invoice directing us to western union to make a money order in two sums $1014.00 & $986.00 (for our protection of course) to a recipient in Jupiter Florida. Canadian sale… paying us funds to a “person” in the states…. Really!?

Lesson learned in scamming… others be warned… below is the invoice in case you are questioning a similar situation…and as they say if something sounds to good to be true it probably is… we reported names to kijij and the local police now I will post this everywhere…  they need to go get a real  job and go take a grammar class…

These scumbags need to be caught and prosecuted for all the innocent people they have taken advantage of in the past…. Hello, . You are receiving this e-mail because the seller, Loreen Cabot has selected Amazon Checkout to handle a secure online transaction with you.
Review and pay for your online purchase through Amazon Checkout.
Amazon Checkout Transaction Details – #49500694H9 online purchase
All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.
Qty Item Price
1 2010 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI 4X4 Automatic C $2,000.00
Shipping & handling (Canada) C $0.00
Deposit C $0.00
Total: C $2,000.00
Shipping and Tax are included .
Complete the transaction in 5 easy steps.
Both parties agree to terms, which includes a description of the merchandise, sale price, number of days for the Buyer’s inspection, and shipping information. Seller contacts Amazon Checkout with the transaction details;
Amazon Checkout accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the Buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from neither Buyer or Seller)
The Buyer receives this invoice and sends the payment to Amazon Checkout Financial Department. After the payment is verified by Amazon, the Seller will initiate the shipping. The Seller has three (3) business days to provide a tracking number to Amazon Checkout Financial Department. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer
The Buyer receives the vehicle and has five (5) calendar days to inspect it. If it is as described and as agreed, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses it, the Seller will be responsible of shipping back the vehicle;
After the inspection period is over (5 calendar days), the Buyer must contact Amazon Checkout  Financial Department with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the payment will be refunded to the Buyer. If the Buyer accepts the vehicle, the payment will be sent to the Seller immediately.
Transaction details
Transaction ID# 49500694H9
Sale Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Item title: 2010 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI 4X4 Automatic
Item price: C $2,000.00
Insurance: Yes
Shipping: Seller responsibility
Inspection: 5 calendar days
Transaction Fee: Paid by Seller
  Amazon Checkout member Loreen Cabot as the Seller, initiated a new transaction through Amazon Checkout and registered you,  as the Buyer.   We verified all the details of this transaction and we concluded that they are accurate and the transaction is approved. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Your purchase is protected against fraud and material misrepresentation.
Name: Loreen Cabot
Address: Duke St 3th Ave
City: Whitehorse
Region: YT
Postal: Y0B 1G0
Country: Canada
How to send the money(Please read carefully!)
Payment must be submitted via Western Union Transfer to the designated Amazon Regional Manager in your area that is in charge with your transaction. Amazon Checkout Financial Department will secure the payment until the buyer receives, inspects and accepts the item. Or, if it will be the case, Amazon will refund the payment to the buyer.
Find the nearest Western Union Location* and submit the payment to the designated Amazon Regional Manager. Go to the Western Union Office and ask for two “SEND” Money Transfer form’s.
Fill out the Money Transfer form’s using Amazon Regional Manager details found below on the “Receiver Info”.
Pay with cash the two amount’s with Western Union transfer fee included in it. (deduct the fee from each amount). *Important Note:  For security measures you need to send two different payments to the Amazon Regional Manager as follow: C $ 1.014.00 / C $ 986.00 / (Sending a different amount that is written here or deviation from the agreement will void your right to request a refund.) These payments are at Amazon Checkout’s expense as you need to include the transfer’s fee in each payment.  Fax** Amazon Checkout Financial Department at : +1-(866)-505-8709 the payment receipts. Once the payment is confirmed by our Financial Department we will instruct the seller to start the shipping for you.  All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances. Most of Western Union office’s are not aware of the Amazon Privacy and Policy so in order to achieve a smooth and pleasant transaction we suggest you to send the money for a personal business. Refund requests are processed within 48 hours.
Where to send the money
Amazon Regional Manager Details:
Name: Justin Morrill
Address: 2609 E Community Dr
City: Jupiter
State: Florida
Zip: 33458
Country: United States
The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you have received, inspected and you agree to keep the vehicle. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the seller.
Our system has paired your transaction with an available Amazon Regional Manager, who will act as a third party in this transaction. This is done automatically by our system, the computer select random from the list of available agents worldwide, in order to ensure the impartiality of this transaction, without inappropriately advantaging neither the seller, nor the buyer. The payment will be automatically converted to the Amazon Regional Manager country currency.
*We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by sending the both documents Western Union Receipt and Copy of the completed form)
For security reasons please DO NOT release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.
Once the payment is done, Fax the Western Union payment receipts to Amazon Checkout Financial Department at +1-(866)-505-8709
Protection and refund
Once the item is delivered, the Purchaser has an 5(five) days inspection period. After the inspection period is over, the Purchaser will contact Amazon Checkout Financial Department with the results of the inspection. If, for any reason, the item does not pass the Purchaser’s inspection, it will be returned to the Seller, on Seller’s expense and the funds will be returned to the Purchaser. For safety reasons the payment details will be dealt with the utmost security and will not be handed to any third parties. Amazon Checkout Financial Department will be in full control of the funds as soon as it reaches the regional account. Once the funds have been sent to our regional account, no one but the Purchaser will have access to it.
Amazon Checkout Financial Department will release the funds to the Seller only after the Purchaser receives and agrees with the item. Should the Purchaser need a refund for this transaction the amount received will be sent back via bank transfer, check or money order. The account is managed and supervised by Amazon Checkout Financial Department. Partners:
Buy with confidence! The Amazon Checkout program protects your purchase against fraud and material misrepresentation.
The following types of fraud and material misrepresentation are covered:
Paying for a vehicle and never receiving it;
Sending a deposit for a vehicle and never receiving the vehicle;
Paying for and receiving a vehicle:
That was a stolen vehicle at the time of the transaction;
With an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title;
Of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller’s listing;
Without receiving the title for that vehicle from the seller, if it is impossible for you to obtain a title from the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles;
Whose title is subject to an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt, reconstructed, scrapped/destroyed, junk, lemon, manufacturer buyback, or water damage title brand at the time of the sale;
With a model year that is different than the model year described in the seller’s listing;
With an odometer reading that is different than the odometer reading described in the seller’s listing.
Your Amazon Checkout item purchase is protected for up to $20,000.00 or the item purchase price, whichever is lower. The program covers all the items eligible for Amazon Checkout transactions.
Sincerely, Amazon Checkout Financial Department