Here is another fraud attempt. The scammer advertises a desirable car for much less than market value, then claiming that the car will be shipped.
The car in question in this case is the fuel efficient hybrid Toyota Prius. While it sells for $19,000 used for 2004, this scammer said he is selling a 2007 for $5,400.
Here is an email chain about this.
From: me To: Lorraine Thompson
Hello I saw your ad for a Prius: 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS , 40000 kms, $5400, Pre-owned, 2007 Toyota Prius with option package 2. Clean title - no accidents or damage, excellent condition, super clean, non-smoker, one owner, always garaged, regular oil changes. Which city is this car located in? What is your phone number so I can get more info on it.
The reply from "Lorraine" was typical:
To: Lorraine Thompson
From: me Hello, Glade to see your interest in purchasing my car. 2007 Toyota Prius Automatic transmission. The Color is Red /Gray interior. Clean carfax no lien, there is nothing to be paid on this car. Still under warranty, fully transferable to the new owner, full coverage, covers the engine transmission. drive axle transfer case water pump electrical and air conditioning. You can use the warranty, at any dealer or any certified mechanicof your choice. Has never been in an accident and needs nothing at this time. The interior of the car is in excellent shape. It comes with clear title, original invoice, bill of sale, owner manual. I want 5,400 for the car and the reason I'm selling for so low is because it's the only asset I have that can be turned fast into cash. I'm on a business trip right now, so I can sell you the car only through an escrow company. Probably the delivery can be included in the price, but I need your post code to make sure. Thank-you, Lorraine
Note that "she" is on a business trip, and is selling it cheap because it is the "only asset", and will use an "escrow" company.