Craiglist/eBay scam
Maria

Bradenton, FL

#22 Jul 28, 2012
I got the same email today on that Nisson Car iKnew Something was wrong when iAsked her to let me see it &&; that the cash was going to be give in cash not threw eBay she never wrote Back and I looked up her name on google and seen all this. Thanks to all y'all .
Kadrina

Boca Raton, FL

#23 Jul 28, 2012
Omgee they almost got me w/ this scam 2 this is the 2 e-mails they sent me

Hi,
The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I'm selling this car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance's car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $1,936. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay's Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don't worry.
We hope to hear soon from you.

Here are some pictures:
http://www.use.com/daef73dc6048c603169a

2005 Nissan Altima SL
Mileage: 51,000
VIN: 1N4AL11D65C283423
Interior color: Black
Fuel type: Gasoline
Engine: 4 Cylinder 2.5 Liter
Transmission: Automatic

Thank you for your interest!

Sandra and Richard Harper

Hi again,

Thank you, the car is located in Great Falls MT at DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. You will have 10 days so you can inspect the car. Once you have inspected the car and decided to keep it, you will confirm your decision to eBay and only then they will re-route the money in to my account, but if by any reason, you won't be satisfied with the car you can return it back for a full refund of your money. I will take care of the shipping, don't worry. You will receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, userís manual, insurance etc).

Just get back with your full name and full shipping address and I will get everything started as soon as possible, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks a lot!

Since: Sep 10

Hanford, CA

#24 Jul 29, 2012
I can't believe they are still using the same BS story all most 6 mos.later. I see they changed their names. If you read their e-mail close you can see the broken english in their message. Who says "my child of only 19" as well as this "He was with his fiance's car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old" They are trying real hard to make themselves sound like their not from Africa or the Middle East somewhere. What bothers me so bad is the ones who get taken. It must work or they would have given up and tried something else. I hope they rot in Hell.

Since: Sep 10

Hanford, CA

#25 Jul 29, 2012
Natasha wrote:
This has happen to me and I was stupid enough to fall for it. Any advise on how I can get my money back. I hate people that do this
Natasha,
I'm sorry they got you but have you gotten ahold of Western Union. I heard they have some way of getting peoples money back when the person was ripped off. I'm not sure if its true or not but maybe its worth a try.
GET-R-DUNN

Weehawken, NJ

#26 Jul 29, 2012
clovisdude wrote:
I wanted to let everyone know who might fall for a scam thats being perprteaded by some good con artist that are using craiglist and eBay. They list a car on craiglist for example a 2005 Toyota for $2300. When you reply to this add they tell you they want to use eBay's BuyerProtection Program. Than you get a story like this one.
H i,
The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I'm selling this car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance's car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $2,136. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay's BuyerProtection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don't worry.
We hope to hear soon from you.
Than they send a second email about 4hours later and it say's.
Hi again,
Thank you, the car is located in Great Falls MT at DAS ( Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. You will have 10 days so you can inspect the car. Once you have inspected the car and decided to keep it, you will confirm your decision to eBay and only then they will re-route the money in to my account, but if by any reason, you won't be satisfied with the car you can return it back for a full refund of your money. I will take care of the shipping, don't worry. You will receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, userís manual, insurance etc).I have received your data. I will initiate the transaction through eBay and they will contact you with all necessary information about this transaction (terms, buyer protection, payment instructions, invoice, etc.) As soon i will have the confirmation from ebay you will receive further details regarding the shipping process (courier information,expected delivery date) Please look in INBOX,BULK,JUNK and SPAM folder and after tell me if you get all info from eBay.Asap
Hope to hear soon from you.
Thanks a lot
Right after this email lo and behold in your spam folder there will be a link to a fake eBay webpage with directions on how to send the money. Western union wire transfer no less. Please if anyone looking for a car through craiglist and you see a deal that too good to be true it's just that to good to be true. Remember eBay never takes western union or wire transfer for any reason!
Hi,They do the same thing with ATV's!
Lisa Roy

Plainview, NY

#27 Aug 5, 2012
Omg thank you so much for writing this story. I just got this email today and was so happy I found a great car for such a low price. I looked on ebay and saw no match to the car. I gave them a fake addresse because it sounded suspicious but I did give them my name. If I didnt read this they probly wouldve gotten my money. Thank you sooo much. And this one goes by Sandra Harper some bogus gmail account.
kris- michigan wrote:
hi, this same thing happened to my family. the same story of the dead son and a great deal on the car, everything. what can we do because we gave them our address, we put the money in western union and then did some searches and found all these scam stories for DAS( dependable auto shipping) and we immediately got the money back. this guy keeps calling us about where the money is and they have our damn address!! we figured it out in time to not get our money taken but now im freaked out because he sounds middle eastern and has our address, and we have kids here!! who can we call??
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TickedOff

Nashville, TN

#28 Aug 7, 2012
This happened to me as well:
Hi,
The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I'm selling this car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance's car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $1,750. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay's Buyer Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don't worry.
We hope to hear soon from you.
Details about car :
2004 Toyota Corolla LE
VIN: 1NXBR32EX4Z211399
Mileage: 74,147
Body Style: Sedan 4D
Exterior Color: Gold
Interior Color: Tan
Engine: 4 Cyl.1.8L
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Type: 2 wheel drive
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Doors: Four Door
Here you can see some pictures with the car :
http://s1144.photobucket.com/albums/o485/2004...
Thank you for your interest!
Susan and Walker
Courtney

Minneapolis, MN

#29 Aug 12, 2012
This happened to me too, 2005 Maxima. Luckily, I looked up (DAS in MT) and this popped up right away. Thanks for the posting, saved me a huge headache.
Tyler

New York, NY

#30 Aug 12, 2012
Maria wrote:
I got the same email today on that Nisson Car iKnew Something was wrong when iAsked her to let me see it &&; that the cash was going to be give in cash not threw eBay she never wrote Back and I looked up her name on google and seen all this. Thanks to all y'all .
I am going through the same stuff now.. smh
buddie

Weybridge, UK

#31 Aug 21, 2012
OMG. I almost fell pray today. Found the car on craig list and contacted the buyer only to get the same message below. I was just looking around for details on the car when i came across this post. thanks so much. Thieves.

Hi,

I've received your email regarding the 2004 Toyota Corolla LE with 74,147 miles on it. The car is still for sale and my asking price is $1,750. It is a 2004 model loaded with everything.The car is very well maintained and it has just been completely serviced. The engine(4-Cyl. 1.8 L) runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. The car is in perfect condition with clear title,no accidents, no liens or loans.I'm an oceanographer and I'm on sea at this moment, so I left the car in Hamilton, IN at the shipping company, it's already packed and waiting to be shipped anywhere. Shipping/delivery is included in this price as I almost closed the deal with another customer but he was unable to take the loan from the bank. I've already prepared shipping for him as he was out of state.

VIN: 1NXBR32EX4Z211399

Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle:
http://s1173.photobucket.com/albums/r592/toyo...

Let me know if you are still interested.

Regards,
susan and walker.
Almost Caught

Pittston, PA

#32 Aug 26, 2012
V*E*R*Y L*O*W P*R*I*C*E 2003 BMW 3-Series 330i -$2000 (jersey shore)
Inboxx

to pnzkb-32190738.

Hello. I am interested in your BMW listed. Is it still available? How many miles? Does it run, and is it newly inspected? What sort of things would I need to get it into running shape? Thank you, I look forward to your reply.
http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/ctd/3219073...

Reply Forward

Tonya Wooten [email protected]
1:44 PM (8 hours ago)

Hello,

My name is Tonya Wooten, I'm emailing you regarding the 2003 BMW 3-Series 330i that I have for sale. The BMW is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (smoke-free). It has 73,354 miles, automatic transmission, 6 Cylinder 3.0 Liter, White exterior, interior Tan. It has a clear title with no loans or liens on it. I'm selling the BMW because I have a big amount of money to give to the bank and I have been a dummy and guaranteed with my house.I am obligated to sell my car as soon as possible. The price that I'm asking is $2,000.
Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located.
More pictures: http://imgur.com/a/U1Exk

Thank you,
Tonya
Reply Forward

to Tonya

Well, we are certainly interested in seeing the car. We live in northeastern PA (near Scranton). Does the car have inspection and/or license tags? Thank you for your response.

Reply Forward

Tonya Wooten [email protected]
7:53 PM (2 hours ago)

to me

Hi again,
Thank you, me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through Google Checkout. The car is located in Great Falls MT at DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers ) headquarters, in the container, sealed and ready for shipping. You will have 10 days so you can inspect the car. Once you have inspected the car and decided to keep it, you will confirm your decision to Google Checkout and only then they will re-route the money in to my account, but if by any reason, you won't be satisfied with the car you can return it back for a full refund of your money. I will take care of the shipping, don't worry. You will receive the car with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, userís manual, insurance etc).
VIN: WBAEV53453KM31684
I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).Google Checkout will contact you with all the Transaction/delivery details you will need. We will take care of the delivery so don't worry.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks a lot!
Dont Scamme

Tacoma, WA

#33 Sep 11, 2012
Patricia Mark [email protected]

Sep 6 (5 days ago)

to me
Hi,
The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I'm selling this car because my child of only 25 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiance. He was with his fiance's car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 14 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it. The final price is $2,000. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay's Buyer Protection Program. I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees). eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don't worry.
We hope to hear soon from you.

Details about the car:
Year: 2003
Mileage: 75,500 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel type: Gasoline
Engine: 4 Cylinder 2.4 Liter
Exterior Color: Black
Title: Clear

P.S. Let me know if you want more photos

Thank you for your interest!
Patricia and Robert Mark
Anna0728

Dalton, GA

#34 Sep 15, 2012
Yikes I just about fell for this scam. It through me off that when I went register the DAS number the 1800 number was temporarily blocked.
It's really sick someone people uses this scam I hope they get caught soon.
Kaley Serdel

North Branch, MI

#35 Sep 21, 2012
We got the same email from her. Thank goodness i googled her name and this stuff came up. I was so thankful for the people who made and posted on this. Here is her emails so other people won't get scammed.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Beatrice Davis <[email protected] > wrote:
Hello,

This 2003 Nissan Murano SL AWD runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history (only 96,185 miles). Transmission is Automatic shifts smoothly . The interior is all original. The car has all of its original floor mats, all books, complete set of tools and keys. Everything works in the car lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc... It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens. At the moment I'm stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base , Montana making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy. The car is here with me... but you don`t have to worry because the shipping is free.
I have dropped my price to $1,989 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before September 28th, 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, to open a case with Google Checkout. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.
Lola

Monponsett, MA

#36 Sep 23, 2012
OMG! This just happened to me good thing I looked up the car dealer ship where it was and this came up..
Robyn

Ankeny, IA

#37 Sep 26, 2012
Same thing happened to me, the very same email these are sad, sad people. I work to damn hard for my money and I just couldn't let it disappear into thin air. When I asked to test drive the car then I was told it was being kept at DAS in another state. When I googled it all these scam comments came up. When you look on craigslist the car is in the town you live in or close to it. PEOPLE BE VERY AWARE IF IT'S TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS ALWAYS A SCAM. Thanks for the comments everyone has posted this really helped me out.
April-Jacksonvil le-Fl

Jacksonville, FL

#38 Sep 30, 2012
Was looking g for a car in Craigslist when I seen an ad for a 2003 Nissan Murano. It didn't look right to me so I started looking into it and found this website where they have tried before. The only difference they are using Google Checkout. This what they sent me about the car.
Hi,
The car is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents/liens/loans. No scratches, never been repainted. I have all the car manuals, title,documents. I'm selling this car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance's car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it. The last price is $1,989. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through Google Checkout.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).Google Checkout will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don't worry.
We hope to hear soon from you.
Here are some pictures:
http://s1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii567/200...
2003 Nissan Murano SL AWD
Mileage: 96,185
VIN: JN8AZ08W73W231955
Interior color: Tan
Exterior color: White
Fuel type: Gasoline
Engine: 6 Cylinder Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Thank you for your interest!
Tiffany and Dean Parker
michelle

Anniston, AL

#39 Oct 9, 2012
Thanks for this because I got exactly the same mesg I just read about. How sick of ppl to say there child died!!! They haven't asked for no pmt yet r nothing just gave info n got second email. So what now???
michelle

Anniston, AL

#40 Oct 9, 2012
clovisdude wrote:
<quoted text>
Natasha,
I'm sorry they got you but have you gotten ahold of Western Union. I heard they have some way of getting peoples money back when the person was ripped off. I'm not sure if its true or not but maybe its worth a try.
. Yea the Toyota prius. They haven't asked for money yet so what do I do just no longer respond or tell them I know its a scam.
michelle

Anniston, AL

#41 Oct 9, 2012
Tyler wrote:
<quoted text>
I am going through the same stuff now.. smh
. Ok. Keep me up to date and o will do same. Thanks sooo Much..

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