Craiglist/eBay scam

Medina, NY

#42 Oct 10, 2012
Happened to me too, but luckily i googled his name and found out it was a scam he too sent another message about DAS/Ebay buyers protection!
-Hi there,The Honda it is in perfect condition, there's not a scratch or any dents onit. Everything from engine to tires is mint condition. I have a clear titlewith no liens or loans. I'm selling it so low due the fact that my medicalteam will deploy back to Afghanistan on October 30th for a 1 year contractand I won't let it go to waste in my backyard, therefore I need a fast andreliable buyer. If you are interested email me back.A few words about the Honda:- 2001 Honda Civic LX- Miles: 82,350- Price:$1,685- Trans: 4 Speed Automatic- Engine: 4-Cylinder- Fuel: Gasoline- VIN: 2HGES16561H569359- Pics available at:http://s1278.photobucket.c om/albums/y504/Mikedalmas/

Since: Sep 10

Porterville, CA

#43 Oct 11, 2012
michelle wrote:
<quoted text>. 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.
If they have'nt gone any futher I would stop all communcation with them. If they do respond tell them they are scammers and your not instrested in anymore contact! Be careful when your looking through craiglist for cars because they are all over that website with not only car and trucks and suv's but house for rent as well. Oh and believe it or not they also try can sell people children. They are the lowest of lowlifes.

Good Luck

Kenosha, WI

#44 Oct 14, 2012
Here is another two:

Thank you for your interest in buying my car. My 2003 Audi A4 1.8T is in great shape, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged and never smoked in. I`m a single mother with 2 children and I have to work very hard to maintain my family. I`m selling it so cheap because I have money problems. The price is $2,300.00. I want to tell you that I do not sell my car in payments and I do not trade. Since I don't have anyone to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay. I believe this protects both buyer and seller and it's the right way to do this. Giving the nature of this transaction please note that my sale terms are final and nonnegotiable. In order to move forward I will need your full name, address and phone number so i can register the deal at eBay Financial Department. After that, eBay will send you the payment instruction. If you are still interested email me for picture and details.

Details about the car:
Year: 2003
Mileage: 40,000
Fuel type: Gasoline
Engine: 1.8L I4 20V MPFI DOHC Turbo
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Gray
Drivetrain: FWD
Title: Clear
The a/c is ice cold and the heat is hot!

My best wishes and I'm waiting your response so we can move forward with this deal.
Thank you.

and the second one:

I'm glad for your interest.
It's a 2005 Toyota Camry with 60k miles,in perfect condition,with no need for repairs,no scratches, never has accidents and no engine problems. Has 4-cyl and VIN: 4T1BE32KX5U421858. The clear title is ready to be signed on your name. The price is not negotiable,$1950 including delivery to your address. I sell it at this price because I cannot use it due to my job as an oceanographer and also I need money for my research. I'm on sea at this moment and I don't have anyone in the US to help me with the sale(the reason i posted on internet)
I decided to sell it online through Google Checkout because this protects both: buyer&seller. Also they will give you 10 days inspection period (test drive). If the car is not like I described they will ship it back on my expense and you will get a full refund. All documents, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will come along with the car.

Let me know your decision!

United States

#45 Oct 29, 2012
I notice the same thing I send for two vehicle n reply with similar story but different I research it n it was a scam I'm careful when I order online. I don't spend money unless its a for sure thing. Scam is old
Rocky in GA

Vidalia, GA

#46 Nov 1, 2012
This is happening as I typed this email - the exact story was email to me about a camry and a carolla at a unreal price.
Thanks so much for publishing this ..........
I will stay off of Craiglists for anything.
customer concern

Ensenada, Mexico

#47 Dec 4, 2012
I receive this information for a murano 2003
and I check the VIN and we get a few information of the scam of buy online

please help

Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 01:02:42 +0200
Subject: Re: 2003 nissan murano -1993$

I have briefly described the Google Checkout transaction steps below:
1. Buyer, seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions)
2. Buyer sends money to Google Checkout.
3. Google Checkout confirms to seller that the amount has been received.
4. Seller performs the required services (shipping, insurance).
5. Buyer accepts delivery and informs Google Checkout about the acceptance.
6. Google Checkout releases the money to seller.
As you can see, you will receive the car BEFORE any money is released to me. You will get the chance to inspect And test drive it for 10 days while your money is still safely held in Google Checkout's account. ONLY after you confirm to Google Checkout that you agree with the vehicle, they will release the money to me.
If, for some reason, you disagree with the car (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my Nissan is in IMMACULATE condition inside and out) it will be shipped back to me on MY EXPENSE and Google Checkout will send you your money back.

If you want to start the transaction with Google Checkout just reply me with your full name, shipping address and your phone number,then Google Checkout will contact you with further instructions.


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:02 AM,

Hi again,
The car is stored with all the paperwork in Google Checkout warehouse number xx,in Great Falls MT headquarters in container,sealed and ready for delivery. The transaction will be made thru Google Checkout because they can protect both of us and they also offer 10 days inspection period. You'll have 10 days to test/drive the car before decided to keep it or not. If the vehicle is not like I described you'll ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. Google Checkout will hold the funds until you receive the car with all the papers work. Only after you confirm them that you wanna keep it they will release me the funds. In this way you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it.

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM,

Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 05:48:29 +0200
Subject: 2003 nissan murano -1993$

Thanks for your question
Is a 2003 automatic Nissan Murano with 96k miles and mint condition. No need for repairs, never has accidents and no engine problems. Has 6-cyl and VIN: JN8AZ08W73W231955.
The clear title is ready to be signed on your name. Price is only $1,993 including delivery to your address because someone paid the shipping but after couldn't get the loan to buy it(reason the shipping is free).
I decided to sell it online through Google Checkout because this protects both: buyer&seller. Also they give you a period of 10 days free inspection(test drive). If the car is not like I described they will ship it back on my expense and you will get a full refund. All documents, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will come along with the car.

More photo's here:http:

Let me know your decision.

Knoxville, TN

#48 Jan 11, 2013
I received same message today:

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 $1,946. 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.

2005 Nissan Altima Mileage: 90,000 VIN: 1N4BL11E25N908434 Interior color: Beige Exterior color: Black Fuel type: Gasoline Engine: 3.5L V6 Cylinder Transmission: Automatic

Thank you for your interest!

Melissa and Dean Koss

Good thing I researched the shipping place in MT and this popped up right away...

Las Vegas, NV

#49 Jan 15, 2013
well think they've come up with a new one for a 2004 Fleetwood Discovery RV.. telling me it's located in Detroit and will be "shipped to my door" by DAS. Story is, recent divorce and need money fast.. on Craigslist but using Ebay because it's easier.
I have told them I am a Police Officer preparing to retire and POOF.. no more emails from them..wonder why?
Katheryn Miller is name being used now but the story sounds same.

Anadarko, OK

#50 Jan 16, 2013
I almost fell for this scam.they wantd me to use google checkout going by the name jennifer dewitt. For a 2005 nissan pathfinder for 2320 im so emailinvg them now. Stupid ppl
Angry ass hell

Douglasville, GA

#51 Jan 17, 2013
This just happen to my 18 yr old son and I gave him the money stupid me. But I want justice of these creeps
Damage Control wrote:
...Thank you...I've never even considered buying through Craiglist...never, ever...too much negative publicity...I've bought 1 vehicles through individuals and new/used some good deals and never had a problem...always a down payment...have flown to pick up...most have been gracious and met me @ airport and I've given them a stipend to make that worth their while...the full amount was paid upon everything being in order and satisfied with vehicle...I suppose you would lose your down payment if deal was backed out of...never had that happen, so I don't know...positive experience all the way around with Ebay...

Las Vegas, NV

#52 Jan 17, 2013
Angry ass hell wrote:
This just happen to my 18 yr old son and I gave him the money stupid me. But I want justice of these creeps
<quoted text>
Sorry to read your son got taken, hope it doesn't make him feel jaded towards to the whole process.. that One bad apple theory. Had hard time explaining to son not everyone is like this BUT always gotta keep your eyes open.
I've turned over all emails/communications to EVERYONE that would take them.. if this stated using Ebay they want copies of emails etc.
Dis is y I google evythg

Monroe, LA

#53 Feb 1, 2013
Jennifer Dewitt just emailed me the same infor about being on sea for next three months on a Green Peace Project and doesnt need the car anymore. People dnt believe nothing until you research!
Dis is y I google evythg

Monroe, LA

#54 Feb 1, 2013
the 2005 nissan pathfinder for $2320 is a scam!

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#56 Feb 8, 2013
The moral of this story is only buy car locally.

Asbury Park, NJ

#57 Feb 8, 2013
Jennifer Dewitt just emailed me the same thing on the 2005 nissan pathfinder. Green project in the arctic circle. Smh. Scam sam scam. I knew it wasnt legit.

Sunnyside, WA

#58 Feb 18, 2013
Same thing here the car is in nd thy will deliver it for free her husband works for das auto shippers. Only their story is because of the economy. How awful!

Sunnyside, WA

#59 Feb 18, 2013
And watch out for
sam arnold

United States

#60 Feb 27, 2013
Hi, first of all I want to thank you for your interest in my 2003 Toyota Camry LE.
I sell it at this price $ 1,500, because I just finished the divorce, and I am very glad that I took the car, because it was my ex husbands most precious thing.
I don't ask to much for the car because I just want to get rid of it ASAP, since the bastard cheated on me in this car.
Just want to erase a bad memory and I should get rid of it. The car is in Columbia,MO because I live here right now. It has only 49210 miles.
As you can see from the pictures it is in excellent condition. It has many extras including automatic transmission, a/c, cruise control, am/fm, trunk liner, spare is brand new, all manuals are included,2 keys. I had the oil changed about 2 weeks ago. This Camry runs as good as a new one and has no dings, dents, or scratches.
The car is paid off, clean title, I have the title in hand. The divorce finished 6 months ago and the car is mine now.
After the divorce I was forced to buy a new house. From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay.
I prefer the payment to be done (I will receive the payment only after you receive and inspect the car and only if you agree to buy it).
I will pay for shipping and handling (my ex buyer did not received his loan buy he already paid for shipping ) so there won't be any additional shipping costs for you.
If you are interested in buying it please email me your FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS so i can get the ball rolling.
I will wait your answer (if you are interested to buy) very soon.

Thank you,Ina Kearns

Jacksonville, FL

#61 Feb 28, 2013
I just came across one I showed my mom and she pointed it out to me that it might be scam. It hurt my heart because I'm a full time college student and I work part time tryna save money for my very first car. I was hoping this wasn't a joke but, part of me felt it was too good to be true.


I have received your email regarding my car 2007 Mazda Mazda3 !

Customs policy on receiving the car. It comes with original invoice, log book, keys and all the documents.
Here are some details about the car : 2.3L , One Owner , Mileage: 42,400, Body Style: Sedan , Exterior Color: Black , Interior Color: Black , VIN: JM1BK323571653987 , Fuel: Gasoline, Transmission: Automatic , Drivetrain: 2WD , Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats

Here are some pictures with the car :

The price for the car is $2,300.00.
The car was my husband`s as he loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he died in a IRAQ 3 month ago. It brings very bad memories to me, I want to get rid of it.
The buyer will receive the car with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it to his name. It have 42,400 miles!
The car is in Roanoke VA and it will be shipped from there.
Shipping will be done whit D.A.S and it will take no more then 2 days,and it will be payed by me!
Anyway, I have to let you know that I want a fast deal so if you are really interested in buying it, please reply with the following information's:
-Your full name and address;
The transaction will be closed only through eBay vehicle purchase protection so we both be protected.
I will look for your email,so that we can move forward with this deal!

Let me know

New Iberia, LA

#62 Mar 23, 2013
I recieved the same e mail regarding a 2007 Nissan maxima I sent them back some thing saying that I was interested but worried that this might be a scam as it has happened to me before. I never got a response but I do know some one that bought the car thru Craigslist like this and it was legit. We still have some honest ppl in the world

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