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Seem like a scam?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tacoma Marketplace (1995-2004)' started by Daburglar, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Oct 19, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    Brodie

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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.

    Honest. :devil:
     
  2. Oct 20, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    VeeSix

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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?
     
  3. Oct 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    Rich91710

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    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.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    banditstpk

    banditstpk Pabst knows best

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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 :D
     
  5. Oct 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    This one is almost as bad as the
    "My son died in Afghanistan, and I can't bear to look at his truck anymore" scam
     
  6. Oct 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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    HBtaco02

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    Scam and a half....
     
  7. Oct 20, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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    robssol

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    Sure smells like a scam. Offer to come to Chicago and pick it up. See what she says to that:rolleyes: You could also suggest Auto Escrow. Auto Escrow is a third party that oversees online vehicle purchases.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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    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
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Oct 21, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    StAndrew

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    "Truck" in the first msg and "car" in the second.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    richardbui23

    richardbui23 That guy

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    straight scam price too low and if any post ever mention EBAY MOTORS and SHIPPING COMPANY/WAREHOUSE its total scam
     
  11. Oct 21, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Yup total scam
     
  12. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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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
     
  13. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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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.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    toyodajeff

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    You should see if she wants the d. She just got divorced after all.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Ahshiet

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    Lmfao!
     
  16. Oct 23, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

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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.
     
  17. Oct 23, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    +1. Unless you buy it through e-Bay they have no involvement in car sales.

    Grammar check also highlights how it's a scam.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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    TripleThreat

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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...
     
  19. Oct 24, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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    Daburglar

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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
     
  20. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    TripleThreat

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    Yep theres your bug.
     
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