Classic eBay VPP Scam

I knew that a 2002 Toyota Camry for $3000 was too good to be true from the start. I decided to have a little fun with this scammer and get as much info from them as possible and send it along to the authorities. This is our correspondence after the initial ” no scratches, no dents” email from our scammer “Amanda Stuard”-

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM, wrote:


Where is the car currently located? Are we able to test drive it?

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:32:22 +0300

 amanda stuard wrote:

 Hello again,
As I have promised in my previous email here are the complete steps of
this process :
-First I have to tell you that the payment process is being handled by
eBay VPP.
-The shipping process is being handled by D.A.S. I have already told you that the car is being deposited at the shipping company,
and they are waiting for me to give them the address of the buyer. The
car is located at eBay Center in San Jose CA. I will need the following details from you:
-full legal name ( For Title Transfer)
-billing address
-shipping address (if it is different than the billing one).
-Phone #
I will contact eBay, and give them the details of the buyer (your
details). eBay will send you an invoice with the instructions on how to complete the deal (details about shipping and payment).You will have 10 days testing period before you decide to buy.If you like
the vehicle and decide to buy,then you will contact eBay with your
decision so that I will be able to receive the money.
If you decide not to buy, you will also have to contact eBay and let
them know your decision so that you will receive the deposit money back. After you have your money back, then I will contact the shipping company to come take the car, but I assure you that you will love the car. Please email me the details that I need in order to start the
Kind regards!

On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 5:07 AM, wrote:

I am a little confused. You have sent this email to me already. Is there a problem? I have forwarded all the information that you have requested already. I guess that you need to make sure that I am a legitimate buyer so I will give you the information again.

Full Legal Name- Ima Moron
Billing Address- 2xxxxxxxxxxx North East,Maryland 21901 (state police)
Shipping Address- same as above
Phone Number- 410-xxx-8xx1 (state police phone#)

I hope that I did not jeopardize my opportunity in receiving this
outstanding vehicle. Once again, if you need my credit card information, my social security number or my checking account info let me know, I will be more than happy to give it to you so that I can get this fine motor vehicle.

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 13:56:29 +0300

 amanda stuard wrote:

Hi Ima,

Thank you for getting back to me in such short notice with the required information. In the next hours, eBay VPP will contact you with all the informations about this transaction.
Due to the strict policies of webmaster SPAM filters, you may not receive the instructions from them in your Inbox. Please check your SPAM, BULK or JUNK folder too in order to complete the transaction.
Let me know when you receive the invoice page from eBay VPP!

Best Regards!

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 15:00

Dear Amanda,
After careful consideration I decided not to make a payment via moneygram.I am not familiar with this company and I am a little uncomfortable sending money through them. But I do feel comfortable dealing with you so I have decided to send payment directly to you at the address listed on the eBay invoice. I have sent a certified bank check for $3000 to the following address-

Amanda Stuard
West 186 Fleet Street
Ashford, United Kingdom CH1 2LY

Please contact me when you receive payment. Once you receive payment then you can advise me how you want to proceed with the vehicle delivery.

Ima Moron

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 18:49:07 +0300
amanda stuard wrote:
The deal is off.Bye

The deal was never on. You obviously thought I was serious in dealing with you. I knew from the start that you were scamming me. I have forwarded all of our correspondence to federal authorities and they were quite happy with the information that you provided. Good luck with that.

After this email our scammer decided to end the transaction. The person listed as the eBay VPP is..

Kyle Olson
2145 Hamilton Ave
Chester, U.K LU9 5KN

Hope this helps somebody…

Craigslist,VPP,Ebay,2004 BMW X5,Jennifer Parker,[email protected],VIN 5UXFA93554LE81940

This fake Marine is trying to sell a 2004 BMW x5.. she lists on Craigslist but askes you to pay through Ebay. Then she sends a fake invoice from ebay and wants you to Money Gram her $4800.00 She also promises you are protected by Vehicle Protection.

Here are a few of her emails:

Hello ,

I’m selling this BMW because my platoon has been sent back to Afghanistan and don’t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Aug 16. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I have the title clear, under my name. Only 44,129 miles.

I’m asking for the BMW US $ 4,800.00, this price includes the door to door shipping, handling and insurance fees for shipping within the continental US. You will have 5 days for inspection and possibility for a refund policy. The vehicle is located in Leawood, KS.

Vehicle description :

2004 BMW X5 4.8is SUV AWD

Vehicle title: Clear
Body type: SUV
Engine: 4.8L V8 FI DOHC 32V
Exterior color: Le Mans Blue Metallic
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel type: Gasoline

Please click here to view more pictures ( If the link doesn’t work,copy and paste it into a new browser page ) :

The transaction will be fully under eBay‘s surveillance, I will post the X5 on eBay and I will give you the URL link to press ”buy it now” option .

Please get back to me if you’re interested in buying it.
Thank you !

LTC Jennifer H Parker
2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment
Fort Riley, KS


announce you that everything is prepared.

Congratulations ! Now the SUV is yours. You’ll receive important guidelines and payment instructions from eBay. You should periodically check your email. So, the next step in our transaction is to initiate the transfer to eBay’s agent Vehicle Protection Program. As soon as the payment is confirmed, I will start the shipping process.

It’s been a real pleasure working with you!

LTC Jennifer H Parker
2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment
Fort Riley, KS


8715 Cherokee Lane

Leawood, Ks


ebay motors scam from [email protected] and [email protected]

Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in England right now and I have been very busy. Anyway, thank you
for your interest in buying the car. The car is located in US right now and has US papers. Why is the price so low?
I am going trough a divorce, and I had to move out of USA. I can’t register the car here, as it is made for USA,
according to USA standards. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price, because I need to sell it fast.
(I already made a deposit here to buy me another). The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems
to register the car in the USA. The car have 30,900 miles, VIN JHMFA36226S024202 and automatic transmission.
It is in immaculate condition, rust free, no scratch and hasn’t been involved in any accident. The motor
runs very well. The interior looks great. This car needs nothing. I want this transaction to go smoothly enough
as I am caught in the middle of some very important events and have little time at my disposal. I already have tones of
emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. The price is $3,800 USD. This is my last price.
I will not negotiate the price. Also, I take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to
be sure that I don’t waist my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.
So if you are interested please email me.
You can see more pictures here:

He sent a mail with invoice …which was more or less looking like one really coming from ebay ….but it was fake.

bogus R.V. deal

I am sooo very grateful for this website, and acknowledging a SCAM right away. A very well equipped motorhome well underpriced caught my attention. When investigating the location “world safe shipping” in Halifax, Nova Scotia, no such location existed. The same patterns, even the same sentences were used to sell the R.V. as reported through this website. Thank-you..Thank-you!! I feel like we caught them! Now i just want to know how we can stop this person from trying to scam the next not so fortunate person..any suggestions? here’s the emails.

Thank you for your interested in my RV. I wanted to let you know that it is still available for $20,000.
It is in great condition inside, outside and mechanically, it has never been involved in an accident and has
a clear title. It is imported from USA and registered in Canada, it is certified and ready to be registered in
your name, without any extra fees.
I’ve moved back to Spain after my divorce and importing this unit here is not an option because of the
high taxes involved. It is currently in Halifax at the shipping company World Safe Shipping
( Click here to view their website World Safe Shipping ), prepared to be delivered anywhere in Canada.
I want to use eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection because I have a contract with them, I also
have a protection account of $50000 and under the given situation it is the safest option for both parties.

Let me know if you have any questions. If you are still interested please come back so I can explain you
how the deal work.

Thank you!
From: Carolina C

P.S. : Here is a link with some photos:
Because I’ve been forced to move here in Spain and I can’t close the deal face to face I will deal only
trough eBay. I need the following details from you so I can open the case with eBay (Full Name, Full
Shipping Address, Phone number) and they will contact you with further details. You will have to make
the payment into my eBay Bank Account, eBay Motors will confirm it and the shipping will be started in the next 24 hours. You will receive it at your address in 3-4 days.

You will have 14 days for inspection from the moment the vehicle arrives before you can confirm the
deal and eBay will forward me the money or you can cancel the deal and eBay will give you a full refund.
In case of a refund, the vehicle will be returned free of charge. It is not a sight unseen deal. I can ship it
knowing that you are a serious buyer and you have enough time to test and inspect it. We are both covered.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): 1RF51346241028717
Sorry for the long email I have tried to explain the entire process.

Thank you!

CraigsList Auto SCAM – Kevin Carson” <[email protected]

This guys already been reported more than once…same car and method this time from CL. Here’s just part of the messages: The vin number is 19UUA66244A061220

The car was listed on ebay, but i removed it someone bid on the buy it now price and didn’t purchase it. But now I’m still under their protection.
Like I said, The car is here with me, in North Dakota, Sherwood.
After ebay will receive your payment confirmation the car will be home to you in about 50 hours. After you receive the car, you have two days for test drive and inspect.
In those two days you can change your mind about this transaction, and if the car isn’t like I said, or there is something wrong with it, you can simply reject it.
The shipping company will take care of the shipping back, with no costs for you, and the money will be totally refund to you.
But is not the case to reject it! Because this is a great car, and I never had any problems with it.
This process can’t start until you will send me your
NAME and FULL ADDRESS, for the shipping company.

used car ebay vpp scam

look familiar?? why are people such scumbags? Subject: Re: Owner 64154729: Vehicle Lead 2004 BMW 745Li
>>guy is using name of alan martins. email address [email protected]
>> Hi,
>> To give you a pertinent explanation of the under market price of the car
>> all
>> I can say is that I’m ruined… this crisis ate me alive and I’ve lost
>> almost everything. I desperately need some money so that is the reason
>> for
>> selling the car. Three days ago I’ve put myself on a plane to Goteborg,
>> Sweden because I need to renegotiate a contract with one of my business
>> partners, I don’t know how long it’ll take. Because my work requires a
>> lot
>> of traveling, I made sure that the car is ready to be shipped as soon as
>> I
>> find a buyer for it. The price already includes the shipping fees. Given
>> the
>> nature of this transaction please note that my sale terms are final and
>> non-negotiable. The transaction will be made through eBay for the safety
>> of
>> both of us and because a company needs to be used for this type of sale.
>> I’ve already included the car into eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection, so I
>> will sell it only through this program because it is the safest way to
>> complete a online car sale. This way, you will be able to inspect the
>> vehicle before any money reach me and on the other hand I am sure I have
>> a
>> serious buyer. Here is how the process works:
>> – you give me your shipping address so I can start the transaction on
>> eBay
>> Motors and then to use it for shipping;
>> – they will review and accept our transaction and they will provide you
>> with
>> the payment instructions;
>> – you will make the payment to eBay Motors VPP;
>> – they give me the confirmation that they received your payment to them
>> and
>> I will start the shipping;
>> – you receive the vehicle and inspect it for 5 business days;
>> – you will tell them that you want to keep the vehicle and only then they
>> will send the money to me.
>> All car’s documents are in the glovebox and you’ll receive them along
>> with
>> the car. This includes the title, all service records, original manuals
>> and
>> a bill of sale. The title and the bill of sale are signed by me, all you
>> have to do is to put your name on them and the agreed amount on the bill
>> of
>> sale.
>> eBay Motors will hold the money until the car is delivered to you. As I
>> said
>> you will have 5 business days for inspection. The inspection period
>> starts
>> from the moment you receive the car. If the car is not like described you
>> will have to ship it back at the end of the 5 business days on my expense
>> and have your money back from eBay Motors VPP. But I am sure this will
>> not
>> be the case and you will love it.
>> In order to move forward I will need your full name and shipping address.
>> eBay will get in touch with you with further details and instructions.
>> Looking forward to hear from you!
>> Alan

Honda Accord scam from Autotraders

2006 Honda Accord LX?
From: Robert Coulter ([email protected])
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Sat 5/30/09 5:18 AM

Hello and sorry for my delay,
The 2006 Honda Accord LX is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 44,048 original miles.VIN Number: 3HGCM56496G706396
It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

This car is loaded down with options: keyless entry, security system, full wood package, heated seats, premium sound system with in dash cd changer, premium alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, cruise control, tilt, ice cold a/c, and much much more.
Transmission: Automatic
So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent here with my department to improve the military relations between our country and Spain . I am located in Madrid, Spain.1 months ago, my wife moved here, with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,980 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place.From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

Thank you and have a great day,
Robert Coulter

Personal Water Craft Scam Angie Obery [[email protected]]

Angie Obery [[email protected]] ‘


The jet ski is in perfect condition – like new, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage; it has always been garaged and covered. It was used only in fresh water. It is three seater. The final price is $2,900 including shipping&handling. The price is low because I’m looking for a quick cash sale; I am not selling it for profit or due to lack of money. My husband died 3 months ago and I decided along with my daughter to sell the house and move to my sister. The financial part of this transaction will be provided by eBay through their Vehicle Purchase Protection Program. I used the vpp program in the past and all my transaction ended succesfully. I want a fast and safe transaction for both of us, so please let me know if you have the funds available and wish to explain you the payment and shipping process.



Currently I’m out of town with my job and I won’t be able to meet you, but I left everything prepared for the sale. I want to inform you that the jet ski is already at the shipping company in San Marino, CA sealed and ready for the shipping. I will ship it for free and you’ll have a 5 days for inspection. I don’t have a paypal account, and this is my last transaction with ebay, and it doesn’t have any sense to make one righ now. Hope you understand me. I already registered the jet ski in the eBay vpp program and the deal must go through them. This transaction is covered by eBay’s Vehicle Protection Program up to 10,000 USD and if something goes wrong you will be fully refunded. You will transfer the money to ebay and they will hold it until you’ll receive and inspect the jet ski. ONLY AFTER you’ll receive and inspect the jet ski ebay will release the funds to me; meanwhile they will hold the money into a trust account. This way we are both protected: I will know that I have a serious buyer who has the money to pay me and you will be able to see and inspect the jet ski before buying it. If you want to continue with this deal please e-mail me your info (name, address, phone#) so I can forward it to ebay.


[email protected]

Thank god we found your website before we made a great mistake. We found the add on craiglist for an 06 VW Beetle Bug for 5800.00 the person want us to give our fill name and shipping address and she would get things going all we had to do was moneygram the amount to Ebay. My son informed us that Ebay doesn’t do moneygram or any type of instant money transfers. Than my other son who is in the af called Holloman afb locator to find out if this person was there , they had no listing for her. By finding your website we now know that this deal is a scam. Does Ebay know about this scam?

Scam via [email protected]

Before we go ahead,in case you are still interested, some words about the car: This is like new 2006 Yukon XL Denali with 56,500 miles actual. Very well taken care of. Overall excellent condition. Exterior is clean of any dents, dings or scartches. Interior is very well kept. No smoking. No wear or tear. Mechanically 100%. Nothing needs to be changed or serviced. Oil changed brakes are good, tires are like new!!! All the possible options including power everything, sunroof, 17”inch alloy wheels, NAVIGATION, rear entertainment system, rear bucket seats, XM satellite radio, OnStar, Nice Leather, Engine has LOTS of git up, all highway miles.Existing 80,000 mile transferable full coverage warranty!BOSE Audio System.1 owner,clear title.

Clear title .Perfect condition.

The car will be shipped by my brother who works for DAS from Havre,MT for free (the car has been crated and is ready for shipping because the loan of my previous buyer didn’t get approved) .The shipping will take 4-6 days, depending on your location. Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,somebody must be home when the car arrives to sign for the reception.The car will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

Price is $4900.00 .The only reason I am selling is that my wife lost her job 6 months ago, and as a result we are downsizing our expenses.I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I’m in debts with my bank.But what it’s really worrying me is that if I don’t get money quickly I’ll lose my house because the term due at my bank is near and I don’t have the money to pay my rate.So now you can see the reason why I’m selling my car at $4900.

Car will be shipped by DAS .My brother who works for DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers) will take care by the shipping..he has his own know .

I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you and me to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive and inspect the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it (for 5 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected.
If this is the car you are looking for and if you agree with these conditions let me know and i will set up the transaction through eBay.

Thank you

PS: If you want to see more pics just let me know!

George & Olivia