Best Scam I have seen so far - Warning.

Best Scam I have seen so far - Warning.

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:51 pm

I knew this was a scam for the price (These go for Like $18-22K), but kept this guy strung along for about a week.
I have Been corresponding with this guy....his site is ALMOST perfectly believable below. Anything that sounds too good to be true....usually is!!!



http://cswebhelp-ebay.com/bidding-has-ended-2007-TOYOTA-TUNDRA-LIMITED-4x4-DVD-LEATHERL-Buy-It-Now-Price_W0QitemZ220168429228QQihZ012QQcategoryZ318742QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


email responses from him.
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my 2007 toyota : tundra limited 4x4 dVd leather is in perfect working condition. this detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line. the car has only 4,724 original miles. VIN Number: 5TBDT58157S455140 I'Ve joined the Army about a year and a half ago and I was sent here with my department. I am stationed at a military base in Valencia, Spain for the next two years. I bought the car with an inheritance that my dad left when he passed and I have no use for it here. I forgot to tell you one thing, location of the car is south Carolina. my final price on it is US $8,200.00
please get back to me asap if you decide to buy,

Sgt McMahon
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The price being below market US because I am aware of how difficult it is to sell in my current situation and it absolutely doesn't make any sense to price high and pay storage while it waits to sell. Hey, look at it from my standpoint. I am going to be gone for another 2.5 years at BEST. That is 360 dollars of storage for 30 months at BEST. What would you do? By the time I get back home, the amount of money that I save will enable me to get into another car that is newer. Who knows when the Army is going to let me out anyways. It just doesn't make sense to keep the car when I can have that same money invested and waiting for the damn wars to be over. I'm halfway around the world, I just need the car gone. if you decide to buy, email me the following information:
Email address:
Full name:
Full shipping address:
you will receive all the transaction details from eBay.
anthony
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I'Ve made all my arrangements before I posted the car, so the only way I can close the deal is by shipping.
if you are still interested in buying my car let me know asap to proceed with the transaction, if you are not interested anymore, I wish you good luck in the future. if you decide to buy, email me the following information:
Email address:
Full name:
Full shipping address:
you will receive all the transaction details from eBay.
anthony

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I told him I would come pick it up and pay cash....

His response
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sorry. no deal good luck ... anthony
WNY
 
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Re: Best Scam I have seen so far - Warning.

PostBy: billlindley On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:35 pm

As soon as I see no Paypal or personal checks I immediatly disregard the item. My gf's father was taken for $700 for a wood splitter. I told him it was a ascam as soon as he mentioned western union. He did actually file a complaint and was given part of the moeny back aboiut 6 months later when they actually caught the person behind the scam.
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Re: Best Scam I have seen so far - Warning.

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:13 pm

It was a good one, I will have to admit, but the guy wouldn't answer my questions, when confronted. ie. Where was the service done on the truck, was the recalls taken care of and by whom? Where is it located (he said S.C. at Fort Jackson). But wouldn't let me see it, he already arranged shipping and would pay for 1/2....ya right. !!

it;s a shame you have to post "NO CASHIERS CHECKS OR WESTERN UNION" accepted when you go and sell stuff. I see this all the time on Craigslist. :(

You just have to be careful anymore, I have seen motorcycle ads, car ads, etc...similiar stuff.
WNY
 
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Re: Best Scam I have seen so far - Warning.

PostBy: acesover On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:44 pm

I saw that scam on thw news I think it was channel 10 in Phily.
Ray
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Re: Best Scam I have seen so far - Warning.

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:29 pm

How long will it take before all people realize that you DO NOT western union money to someone you do not personally know? It's amazing how much money leaves the USA every day & is lost to scams. I phoned Western Union once & asked why they allow it. They said "We are not the police".
Freddy
 
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Re: Best Scam I have seen so far - Warning.

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:15 pm

Did you happen to see what it shows after clicking "Get the Vehicle History Report" ?

VIN: 4JGBB86E48A351287
Year: 2008
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: M Class ML350
Style/Body: SUV / Utility 4D
Class: CUV - Premium
Engine: 3.5L V6 SFI
Country of Assembly: United States
Vehicle Age: Current model year
Calculated Owners: 1
Last Reported
Odometer Reading: 8,104
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Re: Best Scam I have seen so far - Warning.

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:23 pm

He actually sent me a car fax on the truck. I think it WAS on ebay at one time and he stole all the images and setup everything. Weird.
WNY
 
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Re: Best Scam I have seen so far - Warning.

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:10 am

Here's a timely fraud alert. You know those gift cards you see in all kinds of stores. Convenient quick Xmas gifts but there is potential fraud. A unscrupulous person writes down all the card numbers for the unsold cards. Then attempts to purchase items using the card at the merchants on-line store. Sooner or later he finds a card number that has be authorized but not yet "gifted". Bingo he's the winner and your gift recipient is the loser.
Yanche
 
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