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Old 10-19-2013, 07:58 PM   #21
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I'm an ebay fraud investigator. Send my your $2100 and I'll personally guarantee that you'll get your truck.

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Old 10-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #22
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OK, so granted it's an obvious scam, but how does it work? I don't see where they ask for money for payment before shipment...is that what would come next? It sounds in the ad like they ship it for 5 days approval, then you send payment if you like it.

I guess they rope you in as a mark, then start "needing money" to pay for this or that fee or tax or license, or to pay the shipping company...etc. etc. until you're into them for a grand or two and then they disappear?
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #23
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OK, so granted it's an obvious scam, but how does it work? I don't see where they ask for money for payment before shipment...is that what would come next? It sounds in the ad like they ship it for 5 days approval, then you send payment if you like it.

I guess they rope you in as a mark, then start "needing money" to pay for this or that fee or tax or license, or to pay the shipping company...etc. etc. until you're into them for a grand or two and then they disappear?
One of the details omitted in that message, but that will be in the next message is that the $2100 will need to be deposited into Ebay Motors Escrow Account.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #24
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you should tell her you can actually meet up with her in chicago due to an upcoming business trip and can look at the vehicle at that time
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #26
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Scam and a half....
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #27
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Sure smells like a scam. Offer to come to Chicago and pick it up. See what she says to that You could also suggest Auto Escrow. Auto Escrow is a third party that oversees online vehicle purchases.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:50 AM   #28
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Definitely a scam. I dont think anyone in their right mind would sell a 2002 4x4 tacoma for that amount. Specially if its in excellent condition like she says. Even if its part of a divorce settlement i would think that a legit person would only list it a couple grand under kbb value not 1/3 cost of kbb if she just wanted to get rid of it quickly. I say stay away.
My friend bought a 2003 4 door TRD prerunner 6" fabtech brand new 305/70/16 BF KO tires on weld 16x12, intake and exhaust ,Thule rack and other mods for $3k and the price of used Tacomas here is crazy high only thing is someone hit the tire and snapped the passenger leaf spring that's it no damage to bumper or bed

Here's the truck after we went to pull some guys out but had 15x14 welds in this pic he got hung up in a mud hole but insisted to get himself out and did just that locker for the win
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:02 AM   #29
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Strike 6, you already gave her your phone number.
This is a canned message, not a personal reply.
"Truck" in the first msg and "car" in the second.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:06 AM   #30
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Her:

Hi,


Thank you for your interest in purchasing my truck. The truck is a 2002 Toyota Tacoma with 124,098, in great shape, no problems, damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged. Because of my divorce settlement, i own this truck and as a woman without driver`s license i don`t need it so i`m trying to get rid of it as soon as possible. I also got a new job and moved to another city, and many other things have priority now, so, this truck has to go.


Please read bellow all the information about the truck: ( I got all the info from the owners manual )




Price : $2.100.00
Year : 2002
Toyota
Model : Tacoma
Mileage: 124,098
Body Style: Extended Cab Pickup
Exterior Color: Lunar Mist Metallic
Interior Color: Gray
Fuel: Gasoline
Engine: 3.4L V6 24V MPFI DOHC
Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: 4WD
Doors: 2




I will wait your e-mail if you are still interested.
Thank you

Me:

Hi Susan thank you for your response, i am very interested in purchasing your truck. Is the Truck located in Salt Lake City? If so, could I come take a look at today or this weekend? Anyways very interested as I said I hope we can work things out between us. Hope to hear from you, can also reach me at (my number) or just email me back.

her:

Hello again,


Thanks for getting back to me. As I told you in my first email, I got a new job and moved to Chicago, IL. The car is now at the shipping company warehouse in Chicago, ready to be delivered. I prearranged the deal with eBay Motors so my presence isn't necessary. let me explain how it works:


The shipping cost is included in the total price of the car! You will have 5 days to test it and inspect the car prior to make any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don't like about it you can send it back on my cost. So if you want to start this deal I need the following details from you:


Full name and address for shipping, and also the phone number.


After I will have all those details from you I will forward them to eBay so we can proceed with this transaction, and they can open a case regarding our deal. eBay will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal. Once again I assure you that the car is in perfect condition just like I describe it. The title is clear and will come with the car. I'm sorry this isn't a local deal but I hope I can make it up with the great condition and the great price that I'm selling the car.


Waiting your email with the requested details.


Thank you




I saw the ad posted in a local classifieds website, and all the pictures look really sweet but Obviously the price is extremely low. I ran the VIN and nothing showed up which, could be a good thing or it could really not mean anything at all... Anyways I've never dealt with ebay motors before, does this seem like a standard procedure? Sending me the car with no shipping cost and 5 full days to return it with again no cost to me, I know that isn't cheap to send a truck halfway across the country and back. Any thoughts?
straight scam price too low and if any post ever mention EBAY MOTORS and SHIPPING COMPANY/WAREHOUSE its total scam
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:47 PM   #31
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Yup total scam
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #32
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It's a scam eBay motors does not have anything to do unless it's directly off their eBay motors site. I have been scammed before for $2700 on a motorcycle
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #33
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I can't believe some of you guys still fall or even have have to question if this is a scam. The whole selling car sealed in a shopping container will only take wire transfer to my bank account is as old as the Nigerian email scam.... Shaking my head.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #34
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Well I know who I am going to e-mail tonight for shits and giggles
You should see if she wants the d. She just got divorced after all.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:29 AM   #36
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These scams are eas to spot on CL. They use various vehicles "for sale". Popular ones are Tacomas, Wrangler Saharas and Airstreams. I've contacted a couple of these from a blocked email for grins and told them I was "just around the corner in their city" and I could stop by. They immediately stop corressponding with me.
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Guaranteed scam. I have read at least 10 of these EXACT same scams for vehicles. The giveaway is the "ebay" motors thing. Long story, but I suggest you do not use this.
+1. Unless you buy it through e-Bay they have no involvement in car sales.

Grammar check also highlights how it's a scam.
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They usally ask for a western union deposit of 1000 or more and they basically gain a new identity when you give them your full name adress and phonenumber and they can do plenty with that and noticed you can never call the people selling the trucks for these prices...
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Wow didnt expect this many replies. Anyways I really kind of was curious as to how this kind of scam worked, for one I wasn't too familiar with how Ebay Motors worked out these sort of deals, which seems that they don't really have any obligations to this deal. Also, "she" seemed really punctual in the ad, which doesn't seem to common for scam type of deals, and it wasn't found on craigslist like some of you are saying.

Anyways I gave her a few more replies and she responded every time not with my name which that on top of everything else seemed a little weird. And once the talk of a Western union Money transfer came up I was out of there haha
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Wow didnt expect this many replies. Anyways I really kind of was curious as to how this kind of scam worked, for one I wasn't too familiar with how Ebay Motors worked out these sort of deals, which seems that they don't really have any obligations to this deal. Also, "she" seemed really punctual in the ad, which doesn't seem to common for scam type of deals, and it wasn't found on craigslist like some of you are saying.

Anyways I gave her a few more replies and she responded every time not with my name which that on top of everything else seemed a little weird. And once the talk of a Western union Money transfer came up I was out of there haha
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