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I need opinions is this a SCAM?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jcas, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    Jcas

    Jcas [OP] Member

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    I am looking to buy a truck for my old lady via craigslist and this is the las email that I recieved. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of transaction via EBAY

    Hello,

    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the truck and the transaction.
    I do a special training program each day and I'm not allowed to make phone calls whenever I want. We`ll have to stick to email for now as this is the only way I can communicate.

    At the moment I'm stationed in London UK. making final preparations before deploying to Iraq with the U.S. Convoy
    The truck is already at our Military Logistic Department in Point Loma, San Diego, CA, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the truck to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the truck is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the truck is in their custody.
    Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the truck.

    For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the truck and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the truck. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the truck before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 5 days to inspect the truck . If you decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I'll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about this. If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
    - Your Full Name - Required by eBay (You'll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
    - Your Shipping Address and Phone Number - Required by the Logistic Department (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to receive the truck)

    Again I want to point out that because I am going to Iraq this sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.

    Thanks, hope to do business with you soon

     
  2. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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  3. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    S.B.

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    Definitely a scam.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    Project.paradigm

    Project.paradigm Well-Known Member

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    Scam for sure.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    jr114

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    x2
     
  6. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    tegdog

    tegdog Taco Lover

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    I would say most definitely a scam
     
  7. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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  8. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    SAIRS

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    CLASSIC SCAM. At least its not from a Nigerian prince email. Walk away dude...walk away:eek:
     
  9. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Yeah I would be like no Ill send someone to pick it up have them un pack it and hand the keys to said person. But the emailer would be like cant do it. SCAM. Sad that someone would use a military person going away to war for a scam.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    bozotaco

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    Def a scam, thats always how they write emails. I think its because it's some damn foreigner writing in his second language, which makes it sound almost robotic. Def a scam though
     
  11. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    jivewalker

    jivewalker me gusta pechos firmes

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    Total scam, old ladies don't write like that.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Jcas

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    I thought so but wanted to check with military types to see if this sort of thing was at all common. Thanks again
     
  13. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    LOL the truck is for his old lady not buying from the old lady!
     
  14. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    run away!
     
  15. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    jivewalker

    jivewalker me gusta pechos firmes

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    Oh sht! my at least my gut was right lol
     
  16. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    ask his name and say your bro/nephew/whatever works logistics in the navy yard. watch how fast he backs out.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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  18. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    ^^This
     
  19. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    That it was! Very ninja like intuition!
     
  20. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

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    this part seems legit.
     
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