Craiglist/eBay scam
ariel

Philadelphia, PA

#85 Jul 19, 2013
I have her my name and address and number but no money what works they do v with that
Kimberly

Riverside, CA

#86 Jul 19, 2013
DANG!!! It was too real. So happy for this thread..! Looking for a car on craiglist :(
Hello,
I'm selling my 2005 Pontiac GTO (6.0L 5967CC, 8 cyl engine with automatic transmission). The car is in perfect condition, it never been involved in an accident. The title is clear, it has 3,492 miles. The price is $2,250 (shipping costs to your location included). I sell the car at this price because I was promoted and transferred to Nikolski, Alaska for a 3 years period, so I do not want to let it ruin in my backyard, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the car. For the payment I will use only Google Wallet so we can both be protected. If we use the Google Wallet services you will have an 7 days inspection period prior buying my Pontiac. If you are interested please get back to me.
Here you can find more photos: http://imgur.com/a/XrhGX
Love and peace! Sgt. Vanesa Hazel.
Todd

Norristown, PA

#87 Jul 25, 2013
Glad I had a hunch this was a scan and did a search. Wondered why a local add had he boat coming from Texas. Here was my response to the add inquiry on craigs list.

Thank you for contacting me regarding my 2006 Pontoon Boat Sweetwater 2386.
is my personal boat and not a repo. The boat will come with trailer, all papers and receipts
that you need to register it on your name, title is clear and already back signed.
It has been stored in an enclosed storage unit and routinely maintained. She has a 2006 Yamaha 90 hp outboard engine 4 stroke, 124 hours that has a ton of power.
Perfect for a family, great shape,length is 23 feet. This boat comes with a fish finder all set up, am/FM CD player.
My wife was recently promoted so we had to move to Houston TX. Besides, there are a lot of things
which have priority now, so this boat has to go. As you probably noticed, the price is rather low $2,700 due to
the fact that I'm very busy with my work and I don't stay too much at home, the boat and trailer are already at the shipping
company here in Houston and will be delivered with "express delivery", shipping costs are included in price. The transaction will
be made under Google Checkout buyer protection plan. This way we can receive assistance for purchase, title transfer, etc.

So, please reply back with your full name, shipping address and cell phone number if you are really interested
in purchasing this boat so we can start the arrangements!
If you'd like to view some additional pictures please click here: http://imgur.com/a/qc2U5

Thanks,
Chad Beam
lilnicky89

Jackson, TN

#92 Aug 26, 2013
Hey i ran across same car on craiglist yesterday and email person and got similar response on same 2005 Nissan vehicle..this person needs to stop scamming others
Harris

Baltimore, MD

#93 Aug 29, 2013
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 beautiful 2003 Nissan Murano because my daughter is in hospital, is very sick and I need money for treatment. The total price is $1,955 including delivery and handling to your address. I am desperate and I need to sell it fast, before 7th of September that being the reason for selling it so low. My husband and I divorced last month, after the divorce I was awarded the car.
Because i'm very busy with my daughter I decided to sell it online through eBay because this protects both: buyer&seller. Also they will give you 10 days inspection period (test drive),and in the mean time, offers me the guarantee that you have the amount needed to buy it. 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 if you are still interested.
More photo's here:http://www.use.com/e4c0ff 68d6c3dc5299af
VIN: JN8AZ08W73W231955.
Details:
Mileage:96,000
Engine:3,5L,6-Cyl MPI DOHC 24V
Transmission:Automatic
Exterior color:White
Interior color:Tan
Title: Clear
FYI

Loganville, GA

#94 Sep 9, 2013
i had the same email from Ina wow, I almost fell but my gut just wouldn't let me rest 03 Camry Im glad i kept digging
Gala

Saitama, Japan

#95 Sep 10, 2013
Why don't come to here and have a look:

http://www.obd2life.com
did it

United States

#96 Sep 16, 2013
i did get a good car locally on craigslist however I was very careful
srteach

Pocatello, ID

#97 Sep 22, 2013
Just had my daughter find this scam. Craigslist to eBay. Same general hook (explanation as to the price and why they want to sell). Same great price on a 2003 Murano, same pictures (down to the background elements) as a 2005 Murano I found in this thread, and same type of text in the emails.
My daughter is pissed that I called fraud on it and won't believe me. I hope she doesn't send her money.

I've done all I can to help her NOT get taken.
srteach

Pocatello, ID

#98 Sep 22, 2013
BTW, the VIN and emal address have been changed, even if the pictures haven't.
syd

Cub Run, KY

#99 Sep 24, 2013
oh my god I fell for this . I gave my address and number ... can they do anything with those two things? I'm freaking out & I can't believe I fell for it ):
syd

Cub Run, KY

#100 Sep 24, 2013
please tell me if they can do stuff with my name address and number ...
Patrick Harrison

United States

#102 Oct 14, 2013
2005 Nissan Maxima, very similar, Great Falls MT, everything.
Taryn

East London, South Africa

#104 Oct 23, 2013
I was nearly caught by this! Saw an ad on gumtree that caught my eye!

2005 Volkswagen Polo 1.9 TDI Manual White R33000.00

"Hello,

Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m in London/United Kingdom right now and I have been very busy with my work. A couple of days ago I moved in United Kingdom with my family and with my job. I am dental medic. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying the car. The total price of the Volkswagen Polo is R33,000. The car is registered in South Africa on my name and right now is located in Cape town in the custody of the transport company, I left the car in their custody. They will do everything for transport and registration the car on your name. I am selling this car at a very cheap price, because I need the money urgently. The car is like new, it has only 163,000 Kms, FSH, in perfect conditions, accident free, no scratches, no special marks, no need for additional repairs, always garaged. You can see from the pictures . If you decide to buy the car the transport company will transport the car at your home address with the possibility that you inspect and test the car until to buy it. You have 5 days refund policy.
I will support all fees for the transport. I am verified eBay and I want that we use the services from eBay in order to be safe. All i need from you is your full name and address so i can register you as potential buyer on eBay.
Full name :
Address:
City:
Postal code :
Phone number :
After I will have all this details I will forward them to eBay Motors and I will proceed the order. eBay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal. I need your decision asap because I have 2 more persons interested in buying my car.

Thank you
Dr. Nicole Pillay "
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Chicago, IL

#106 Oct 28, 2013
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No hope in humanity

Farmington, MI

#107 Nov 5, 2013
sam arnold wrote:
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 using....eBay....services (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
Columbia,Missouri
I found this EXACT add on CL and almost did it. I'm glad i googled the name. I believe this is also a huge scam.
Bradley

Tallahassee, FL

#110 Jan 22, 2014
glad i googled this after I got the following email...

Hi,

I've received your email regarding the 2006 Toyota Camry LE with 70,300 miles on it. The car is still for sale and my asking price is $2,400. It is a 2006 model loaded with everything. The car is very well maintained and it has just been completely serviced. The engine 2.4L I4 SFI runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly.The car is in perfect condition with clear title,no accidents, no liens or loans.You have here the VIN # to check it 4T1BE32K56U694403.
I'm an oceanographer and I'm on sea at this moment, so I left the car in Elmhurst, NY 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.

Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle :
Click Here

Let me know if you are still interested.

Regards,
Stephanie Taylor
Pete

Tonawanda, NY

#111 Jan 26, 2014
"Great Sedan 2006 Toyota Camry Rare Color -$2400"
listed as AWD, too good to be true, the ad is on just about every craigslist sight nationwide, I received the same response from the seller today!!!

Hi,

I've received your email regarding the 2006 Toyota Camry LE with 70,300 miles on it. The car is still for sale and my asking price is $2,400. It is a 2006 model loaded with everything. The car is very well maintained and it has just been completely serviced. The engine 2.4L I4 SFI runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly.The car is in perfect condition with clear title,no accidents, no liens or loans.You have here the VIN # to check it 4T1BE32K56U694403.
I'm an oceanographer and I'm on sea at this moment, so I left the car in Elmhurst, NY 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.

Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle :
Click Here

Let me know if you are still interested.

Regards,
Stephanie Taylor
Mommy Davis

Atlanta, GA

#112 Feb 7, 2014
Same scam, different story.

Hello
i appreciate the interest you have in buying my 2004 Honda Accord EX. The car is still in a very good condition and has never been involved in an accident. The title is clean, the interior looks great and the Mileage 129,000 .Body style sedan and the Engine is 4 Cylinder Gasoline with Automatic Transmission .This machine is still like a new one and it is accident free. The price of the car is $1500 and that is my last price. i know you will be doubting why the car is being sold at this price,The reason being that i have gain admission in St Mary Convent in Quebec, Canada and presently i am living in the convent in Canada. so here we are not allowed to use car that does not belong to the mission and i also want to buy some provisions in the convent and that is why i need to sell the car at this price and also because I want to sell it fast since i could not take the car along with me. So before i left USA,i had already registered and arranged
shipping and also the payment with the Dependable Auto shippers in the USA acting as an intermediary. So the car is presently in the USA and will only take two days to be shipped in any area in USA and CANADA. I have already made all arrangements with them so that they can help me to sell the car fast.

So if you are really interested in buying this car then get back to me immediately.

stay blessed.

Sis. Jasmina

Thank you for putting this warning out there for me to find! As a Catholic, this story was both compelling and sent off warning bells. Shameful behavior and deeds.
Robyn

Edwardsville, IL

#113 Feb 9, 2014
"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 24 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 16 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 $1993.Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay Protection Program. We will take care of the shipping so don't worry.

We hope to hear soon from you.
More photo's here: http://www.use.com/6967f 16762db1552a1aa

Details:
VIN: 19UUA66266A022941
Mileage: 93,000
Engine: 6 Cylinder Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior color: White
Interior color: Black
Title: Clear

Thank you for your interest!"

I was almost scammed, too! Thank you so much for posting this! Here is what they wrote me, in two separate emails.

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