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Sounds like a SCAM!!!!!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by sirwamz, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    sirwamz

    sirwamz [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not much......college student using the GI Bill to survive.
    I was bored as hell yesterday so I browsed my local craigslist listings (Washington DC) and I found this http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/cto/1773892905.html


    The truck is nice but from the start I knew it was a scam. It's listed in DC but the picture looks like it was taken in Cali or Florida. also, the price is way too low, especially for everything they have done to it. I decided to contact them and they replied this today

    Hi,


    Thank you for your interest in my car.
    the car has 145,500 miles, automatic trans,1owner.It's in perfect condition,no engine/electric problems,no accidents/liens/loans.Exterior no scratches,6 Cylinder 3.4 Liter Exterior color Tan, never been repainted,Interior no rips/tears/stains,never smoked inside.I have all the car's manuals,2 spare of keys,title,documents.I'm selling the car because my child of only 19 died 4 months ago in a car accident,a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee.He was with his fiance's car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 10 years old.ThisToyota Tacoma SR5 2003 was his car and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it.The last price is $3900.Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay's Vehicle Purchase Protection Program.I just need your full name,full shipping address, home/cell # so I can open a case.(with no further obligation or fees).eBay will contact you with all the Transaction/shipping details you will need.We will take care of the shipping so don't worry.We hope to hear soon from you.

    For more pictures here is a link to the car's photo gallery:
    http://s1047.photobucket.com/albums/b480/Toyota-Tacoma-SR5-2003/


    Thank you for your interest!
    Joe & Aida Maldonado


    I hate scammers. My gf almost lost $4,000 on scam just like this one. What should I do. Should I make them believe Im interested so they give me the "eBay representative's" name who I need to send the Western Union money too (it has to be a real person with a real ID) and then report them to the authorities or just leave it alone and do nothing?
     
  2. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    It is a scam
     
  3. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    "private shippers" is always a dead give away...
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    sirwamz

    sirwamz [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what a scambuster email address is :), I not really looking for a truck, I already got mine and I was just looking. I just hate scammers, instead of helping society they rip people off of their hard earned money. I want to report this people to the authorities but I know the Maldonado's aren't really the ones who sent it. It will be the person who I need to send money too via MoneyGram or Western Union.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    sirwamz

    sirwamz [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not much......college student using the GI Bill to survive.
    My laptop still has the content saved. this is what it looked like.

    Toyota Tacoma SR5 2003 - $3900 (Washigton DC)

    Date: 2010-06-03, 6:03PM EDT
    Reply to: sale-nbvyw-1773892905@craigslist.org

    V6 WITH A TRD SUPERCHARGER, REAR PUSH BUTTON LOCKER,FABTECH ADJUSTABLE COILOVERS IN THE FRONT,REAR HELPER BAG.NO COMPRESSOR.MANUAL AIR VALVE ON REAR BUMPER, 16 INCH ION RIMS WITH LT 265/75/R16 BF ALL TERRAINS.STILL LOT OF LIFE LEFT ,RINO LINER SPRAY IN BED LINER,BED EXTENDER, WESTIN RUNNING BOARDS, HOOD SCOOP JUST FOR LOOKS, BILLET GRILL, AEM AIR INTAKE WITH CA# SMOG LEGAL, FLOWMASTER WITH A TURN DOWN BEFORE THE REAR AXLE,SOUNDS REAL GOOD, ALPINE CD PLAYER WITH IPOD HOOK UP

    Location: Washigton DC
    it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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