Melissa Brown email address [email protected] selling 2008 Mercedes c350 on craigslist. SCAM claiming uses Ebay buyer protection and ensures they will ship the car once payment is received. told seller I had a relative in the same city/state that they told they lived in and my relative would complete the transaction in person, but “Melissa” insisted on wiring the money and I could not, nor my relative could not, see the vehicle before purchase was made.
I’m a single mom that had to quit my job because my company doubled our travel requirements & there was no way for me to manage being away from my little one for 2 weeks every month. I’m currently searching for a new opportunity. I’ve been bummed because we are living in a little lake house but we don’t have a boat & summer is coming.
Last night I found a beautiful pontoon boat on Craigslist for $2,500…figured it was a misprint and reached out for more info. I’m basically broke but just received a large tax return. So, I thought if this was for real I would risk it! I showed my son the picture of this beautiful 21ft red Bennington 2009 pontoon boat. He said, “Oh Mom, We HAVE to get that boat!!!” So I responded to the ad & also sent an email to the email address provided. [email protected]
Thank you for your interest in purchasing my 2009 Sedonda Bennington 2075 with trailer. The reason I’m selling this boat way below market value, is 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. I don’t want it get old in my garage, and I need to sell it before April 13th. The boat is in pristine condition, single outboard engine, clear title, no dents or dings. Always garaged, never abused or raced, 90 HP, gas fuel type and 21 feet. 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.
USAF Staff Sgt. Amanda Hudson
I was so excited! Military…sounds trustworthy… female…a little extra trustworthy…moving to Alaska…wants some quick cash…sure.
I was doubtful that someone in the military could afford to take a huge hit on a luxury item like a boat so I started researching what these were actually selling for…about $25k that’s suspicious! I looked up Amanda Hudson on Facebook & found no one in the service. I googled USAF Staff Sgt. Amanda Hudson and these scam warning sites came up!
I’m so disappointed! I really got my hopes up…that this was going to be a huge break for me! ?
I know…if it sounds to good to be true it is… luckily I was smart enough to do some digging…I would never have wired someone money without seeing the boat anyway.
I had already emailed her…/(The heartless theif” in some basement in Turkey somewhere running this huge scam operation)…back asking for pics of the inside & asking where the boat was so I could come see it.
This was the response…
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 we are not allowed to use phone line or get out of the unit, during training, otherwise I would have called you and seal the deal on phone. At the moment, email works best for me. The boat is already at our Offutt Air Force Base Library form Offutt AFB, NE sealed and ready to go. 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 5 days testing period after delivery. 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.
1. Why is she advertising in Jackson, MI is she is in Nebraska?
2. I never have her my phone number why would she suggest she would have called.
3. What does ebay have to do with any of this?
What a heartless piece of crap!!!
Please avoid this military/shipping scam!!!!
You are receiving this e-mail because Amy Hanet, has selected eBay Buyer Protection to handle a secure online transaction with you. This was a scam that I was brought in to via Facebook on a vehicle buy sell trade site. I have done a lot of research on this and if you google the email address [email protected] you will get a hit from all over the US with the same scam. Nice car for sale and email my sister for details. She is going to sell me a 2008 Toyota Rav4 because her husband died and she moved to Boston. Same story with other versions. Today I got my invoice from “eBay Buyer Protection” telling me to buy 3 eBay cards for $500 each to pay for the car. This includes shipping. Please beware! If it’s too good to be true it is!
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…
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.
Kathy Davis Lynn
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!
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
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
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
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:
“Hi, interested in the 1994 Toyota Tacoma DX is $1800 but my aunt is selling it, here is her email: [email protected]”
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:
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.
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.
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
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
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
Address and Apt #:
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 **
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