Classified Ad scam for used car

I got this email from a scammer, in response to a classified ad for a car. You can see that his questions are more sophisticated than the others:However, the signs of scamming is there, such as "the item", and signing "Donald" while his name in the email is "greg mcdonald".

From: greg mcdonald <gregmcautos@yahoo.com>Subject: [title of car ad from craigslist]HELLO, MAY I KNOW IF THE ITEM YOU ADVERTISED ON THE NETIS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE, MY CUSTOMER IS INTERESTED INBUYING IT , HE IS PRICING IT $950 ,LET ME KNOW IF ITS STILL FORSALE, WITH THE BOTTOM PRICE .ASAP.WHEN WAS IT DRIVEN LAST?ARE YOU FIRST OWNER?Donald 

My reply:

Not first owner.Being driven every week.Please call 555-1212 for details.

He then replies:

Hello  Khalid,I will be travelling out toady on a vehicle inspection ,you can always be intouch with me easily through the mail,Happy to let you know that my client is still interested in your Item,He informed me that the Bank Money Order will be in the amount of $18,000 which covers the total cost of your Item ,sales tax,mvc costand shipping charges.Therefore once you confirm your payment ,you are required to deduct the cost of your Item and make advance available to my Clients Agent currently on vehicle pick up   ,to enable  them offset shipping cost ,make prompt booking with shipping company,pay haullage cost,insurance,taxes and process all documents (bill of sale,vehicle titles,etc)on his behalf make repairs on the Item if need be?confirm this and send your Name ,to make out the payment,Address for mailing of the check,phone No.Your Honesty Understanding and Co-operation will be appreciated .ThanksDonald

He still says "the item", and offers 18 X my asking price! what a deal!He asks for more, then will ask for the difference to be wired back to him, and that is the  scam. 

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Craigslist scam????

Hi,
Thanks for the response.I am willing to pay your asking price.I will pay by money order as its the only way i can pay you at the moment.I would have loved to come take a look but i am presently out of town on an assignment.I will not be back in town soon. I dont mind adding an extra twenty dollars so you can keep it in my favor,Please send me some pictures.I hope it is in good condition.Reply with your full name,cell phone number,and address where payment should be sent.I will let you know how i intend to go about the pick-up.Please take the posting off craigslist today and consider it sold to me.
Expecting to hear from you soon.

scam??

Not sure if this a scam. I got an email very similar to yours to start. How is it a scam? I just got this one after I said I'd sell to him.

I hope you are fine and alright. I have been busy myself but doing great. There is something i think i must bring to your notice.
After a reconciliation of my account , i discovered that somehow my assistant must have over paid you. The payment that was meant for another transaction was sent to you and the one meant for you was sent to another, however i want to believe i wont have a problem with you.

Please once you receive your payment, i will like you to deduct your money and send the remaining via western union to the shipping company that will help me with the pick-up. I will ask them to contact you as soon as possible .Let me know
as soon as you get your payment.
Warm regards.

James Scott.

Attempted scam

Hi,
Thanks for your response. I'm going on a vacation to London but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm sure you will get in about 4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20 extra for the delay. I'll pay by M O or cashier check so send me your info (i.e full name, mailing address and your phone number) so payment can be mailed out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must have received and cashed the payment.
Awaiting your info.
Thanks

car for sale on craigs list , and computer desk i have for sale

the first email i get is he is in new york and wanted to know more information on car, the next email is consideriate sold to me, take the advert of the web he says and he will mail a check of the amount of 10,900 now wait a minute i am only asking 3800.00 next he wants me to send via money gram the remaining amout for his shippers to have for there time coming to pick the car up and such and i will be resonsible for making sure that all the paper work happens. get real i dont fall that . i aint going to take a check that is way more than what i am asking and cash it and then send him the rest whatever!!! then i have a piece of furinture on there as well , well i get a email ask if the item is still for sale. i respond yes, then i get a email and of course there always different names the second go around of i love the desk my secertary will be sending a check and i need your info and such and my movers will be picking it up shortly after i recieve the check she says omg how funnyyyyy!!! anways beware of the scammers on the internet. they will inform you that they will send a check for way more than the asking price and then they want you to cash it and send them the rest. when this happens you get held responsible for the bad check and they have your stuff ... stupid scammers !!

Car Scam

So some asshole scammed my mom with that shit. Same bullshit so what happened when he got your address? did he open credit cards using your information?

Dirty car scam

Same Car scam !!!!! Beware!!

Received: 14 January 2010 18:05

Customer Details:
NAME: MRS sarah gordon
TELEPHONE:
EMAIL: sargnd1@gmail.com

Vehicle Details:
MAKE: BMW
MODEL: 3 SERIES
PRICE: £7450

Message:
Good Evening,
I am really interested in your Vehicle listed for sale on auto trader website.
I will like to know if you still have it for sale.
Are you the first owner?
Did you have all the paper work and the receipt of purchase for documentation?
What is your last asking and the present condition?
The area for the pick up and lastly the reason for offering it for sale.
Thanks and i look forward to hear from you today ASAP
Cheers
Sarah

next responce......

Good Morning,
Thanks for your quick response and am also excited to hear from you that the vehicle is still available for sale.
And thanks for the information you just gave about the vehicle and am quite delighted to hear from you that the vehicle is still in great conditions.
The reason why am purchasing this vehicle is because My self and my partner just need one additional vehicle.

Please i want you to email me more pictures aside from the one on web advert page if is still available both the exterior and interior.
Due to my condition i will not be able to view the vehicle at present because i'm heavily pregnant,and the distance as well.
My personal circumstances do not allow me to travel,like wise my partner is away.
According to the Features of the vehicle and the Full Description of the vehicle which i saw on the advert page i'm fully satisfied.

I want you to accept my offer of £7,700 inclusive the advert fees just because I know what the worth of the vehicle ,and also for you to reserve the vehicle for me.
The only way you will release the vehicle to any one is when the cash is in your hand, i.e. payments cleared at bank, and withdrawn.
I am located at Llanfairpwll in Anglesey
I will only required your full name and your postal address, so that the bankers draught could be posted to you via royal mail.
My preffered method of payment is by bankers draft in a (GBP) which may take 4 to 5 working days to Clear.
Please note that you will only release the vehicle until you have received confirmation from your bank that the payment has been given value and cleared.

I hope to hear from you today in order to proceed further with the payment and shipping arrangements as soon as possible.
I look forward to hear back from you today.

Cheers

My response.......

Dear Sarah,

I would like to talk to you be for I proceed with such an offer and to
reserve the car for you. Please can you call me on ether ++++++++++++
or +++++++++

Good Morning,
I would just like to clarify exactly what i'm asking you to do so that you will really understand everything.
Once i have all your details below to make the payment out to you first thing on Monday morning, i will also send all my details to you as well in returns, in order to complete the V5 Registration document, you will not be sending it or filling it out until the payment has CLEARED.

You will require my full name and full address ready to fill out section 6 for the 'New Keeper' when the sipping agent arrives.
You shall also fill out section 10 'New Keeper Supplement'

You have to put the registration form in the glove box with the service history and stuff but then said it needed to be sent to the DVLA? I understand that upon completion of the sale you will be sending it immediately to the DVLA and will not leave it with the car.
The only thing you will be happy to leave in the glove box with all the other paperwork is the 'New Keeper Supplement' section 10 at MY discretion. You must retain section 10.

The vehicle would only be released and the title documents once your bank has confirmed the cleared funds." From the moment your bank confirm the money has cleared the amount of £7,700 for the vehicle is yours, and the shipping agent will be available for collection, after you have contacted me to inform me that payment is cleared.
I just want you to be aware that i am deaf,my partner would ring you as soon as the payment has been sent.

The shipping agent and my auto mechanic will make use of the funds left to come down to your location for the pick up arrangements i.e shipping expenses and tax.
You will take the fund left to any nearby local western union agency around you and send it to the shipping agent,i shall provide you their details as soon as the funds is cleared into your bank account.
I shall give you £200 for your efforts and transfer charges

I would give you my full information in advance of who i'm sending and the I.D they will be showing you. I will also give them a photocopy of my driving license and 1 other proof of I.D (I.E - Utility Bill) I hope you understand this.

So right now am going to instruct my business associate to send you a payment in total sum of £11,900 in your name and it's going to be post to you via a postal mail which had already cover your asking price and the shipping expenses.
Upon reciept of my email confirming the above details to both our satisfaction.
I'll need your data for the payment, viz;

FULL NAME.... POSTAL ADDRESS.. MOBILE PHONE #.....LAND PHONE #

Many Thanks, I await your response

Cheers
Sarah

I WILL NOT BE RESPONDING !!!

SHANE EYERS

scamm rip off

Good Morning,
Thanks for your quick response and am also excited to hear from you that the vehicle is still available for sale.
And thanks for the information you just gave about the vehicle and am quite delighted to hear from you that the vehicle is still in great conditions.
The reason why am purchasing this vehicle is because My self and my partner just need one additional vehicle.

Please i want you to email me more pictures aside from the one on web advert page if is still available both the exterior and interior.
Due to my condition i will not be able to view the vehicle at present because i'm heavily pregnant,and the distance as well.
My personal circumstances do not allow me to travel to view the Vehicle,like wise my partner is away.
According to the Features of the vehicle and the Full Description of the vehicle which i saw on the advert page i'm fully satisfied.

I want you to accept my offer of £4,000 inclusive the advert fees just because I know what the worth of the vehicle ,and also for you to reserve the vehicle for me.
The only way you will release the vehicle to any one is when the cash is in your hand, i.e. payments cleared at bank, and withdrawn.
I am located at Llanfairpwll in Anglesey
I will only required your full name and your postal address, so that the bankers draught could be posted to you via royal mail.
My preffered method of payment is by bankers draft in a (GBP) which may take 3 to 4 working days to Clear.
Please note that you will only release the vehicle until you have received confirmation from your bank that the payment has been given value and cleared.

I hope to hear from you today in order to proceed further with the payment and shipping arrangements as soon as possible.
I look forward to hear back from you today.

Cheers
Sarah

On 21 February 2010 13:17, melanie virgo wrote:

Sarah Gordon Scam

I had the same scam was wierd from the start then when they said they would pay more and wanted shipping charges (to go to wales from england!!!) claims they are heavily pregnant deaf and there husband is away!

From: Sarah Gordon [mailto:sargnd1@gmail.com]
Sent: 18 January 2010 11:05
Subject: DETAILS & SHIPPING ARRANGEMENT

Good Morning,
I would just like to clarify exactly what i'm asking you to do so that you will really understand everything.
Once i have all your details below to make the payment out to you first thing tomorrow morning, i will also send all my details to you as well in returns, in order to complete the V5 Registration document, you will not be sending it or filling it out until the payment has CLEARED.

You will require my full name and full address ready to fill out section 6 for the 'New Keeper' when the sipping agent arrives.
You shall also fill out section 10 'New Keeper Supplement'

You have to put the registration form in the glove box with the service history and stuff but then said it needed to be sent to the DVLA? I understand that upon completion of the sale you will be sending it immediately to the DVLA and will not leave it with the car.
The only thing you will be happy to leave in the glove box with all the other paperwork is the 'New Keeper Supplement' section 10 at MY discretion. You must retain section 10.

The vehicle would only be released and the title documents once your bank has confirmed the cleared funds." From the moment your bank confirm the money has cleared the amount of £3,700 for the vehicle is yours, and the shipping agent will be available for collection, after you have contacted me to inform me that payment is cleared.
I just want you to be aware that i am deaf,my partner would ring you as soon as the payment has been sent.

The shipping agent and my auto mechanic will make use of the funds left to come down to your location for the pick up arrangements i.e shipping expenses and tax.
You will take the fund left to any nearby local western union agency around you and send it to the shipping agent,i shall provide you their details as soon as the funds is cleared into your bank account.
I shall give you £200 for your efforts and transfer charges

I would give you my full information in advance of who i'm sending and the I.D they will be showing you. I will also give them a photocopy of my driving license and 1 other proof of I.D (I.E - Utility Bill) I hope you understand this.

So right now am going to instruct my business associate to send you a payment in total sum of £7,900 in your name and it's going to be post to you via a postal mail which had already cover your asking price and the shipping expenses.
Upon reciept of my email confirming the above details to both our satisfaction.
I'll need your data for the payment, viz;

FULL NAME.... POSTAL ADDRESS.. MOBILE PHONE #.....LAND PHONE #

Many Thanks, I await your response

Cheers
Sarah

This one sounds like a scam for a car I am trying to sell

I have never heard of this and my car has been listed for several months

Here is the first e-mail - I had replied to his question with the answers next to the question.

Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 17:15:48 +0100
Subject: DETAILS AND ROCK PRIZE NEEDED ASAP
From: romeo4guzman@gmail.com

Thanks for the email. Please I have a client who is very much
interested in buying your vehicle. He happened to budget for a car
last time and unfortunately it was sold. I have discussed with him and
he has agreed that he will be willing to have the vehicle shipped to
Canada upon reaching an agreement with you.
Please I have Some Questions to Ask:
1) Is the engine in perfect condition? - no check engine light comes on (needs cam and crank sensor)
2) How often do you service the Vehicle? the vehicle has been sitting for several years. I occassionally start it and drive it around.
3) How many miles on the Vehicle now? 73k
4) Are you the owners?yes
5) If yes, for how long did you use Vehicle? I bought the vehicle in 2004 and drove it for 2 1/2 years before I had bought a new vehicle.
6)Finally At what price are you willing to sell this
Vehicle to Us ...Bottom price. $2500.00
Thanks,
ROMEO GUZMAN

2nd E-mail

> Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 05:31:25 -0800
> Subject: PAYMENT STATUES/SHIPPING INFORMATION.
> From: romeo4guzman@gmail.com

>
> Hello
> I have forwarded your vehicle information to my client and after
> evaluation and due to time constraint on the fact that we are running
> short of time. I'm delighted to tell you that my client has
> recommended your vehicle, with full interest and he has instructed me
> to carry on with his transaction,he hopes the engine is serviced and
> oil changed too .He cant wait to see the vehicle parked in his garage.
> However,My client made out a certified cashiers check of($10,000)
> before he traveled to London on a business trip,for a previous vehicle
> and its shipment charges etc,but it was unfortunately sold.The amount
> on the check he deposited for the vehicle is bigger than what should
> be paid to you now, so the check is now meant for the total expenses
> which includes the purchase of your vehicle,the pick up of the vehicle
> from its present location and the shipping charges/other necessary
> shipping arrangements. However he has instructed us to carry on with
> this transaction. So you're required to deduct the cost of your
> vehicle ($2,500)and send the balance of($7,500) to the Agent ( our
> shipper ) for him to be able to offset shipping & tax charges, and
> other cosmetic repair costs.After payment has reached you and balance
> sent to shipper, the shipper's agent will come for inspection, pick up
> (of vehicle & signing of title papers), make some cosmetic touches and
> drive to a prepaid shipper to be shipped to my customer.and also
> conclude other necessary shipping arrangements.so you don't have to
> bother yourself about the pick up and shipping arrangements.
> Please Confirm this and provide name,address and phone number for
> check payment to be delivered to you via fedex courier .
> Thanks,
> Romeo Guzman.

My response back and then i'm done with this "BUYER/
SCAM"

SARAH GORDON SCAM

I TOO HAVE HAD THE EXACT SAME EMAILS, THE MOST RECENT ONES FROM HER HUSBAND PAUL! I THOUGHT HER OFFER WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE AND STUPIDLY GAVE HER MY NAME AND ADDRESS, I HAVE NOW RECIEVED A CHEQUE, WHICH SAID UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEAN ON THE TOP AND BANK OF SCOTLAND, ALSO THE LETTER CAME FROM FRANCE! I THOUGHT IT WAS STRANGE BUT HE TOLD ME HE TRAVELLED WITH WORK, AND HAVE PAID IT INTO THE BANK. THE BANK SEEM TO THINK IT IS REAL AND TOLD ME NOT TO DO ANYTHING FOR AT LEAST 14 DAYS. NOW IVE READ ALL THIS AND KNOW ITS A SCAM, I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO! OF COURSE THERE IS NO WAY IM GOING TO BE SENDING THEM ANY MONEY OR MY CAR! I FEEL REALLY STUPID AND SHOULD HAVE DONE MY HOMEWORK BEFORE!

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