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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Ningy2@hotmail.com
Killeen, TX, United States
2011-11-16 19:32:13
Classified Ads Scam
Yahoo
+13 Car buying on yahoo
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Susan Bransford@msn.com
Email Address:
   Susan Bransford
I responded to an Mercedes Benz SUV for sale on Yahoo. I received an e -mail from a Susan Bransford stating that she got divorced and lives in Omaha, NE and needs to sell the car. She send me some pictures and a fake VIN. I googled the VIN and it brought up a similar vehicle for sale from a dealer in Texas. She also told me that the vehicle would be shipped for free and I have five days to check it out and if I don\'t like it return it and her cost. She said that the payment would go thru pay pal and that she has everything arraigned and that paypal would contact me after I provide her my info, like name, phone number and address. it is definitely a scam.
If a deal sounds to good to be true it is.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-01-05 13:07:37
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jay
Email Address:
   susan_bransford12@msn.com
I Think Ive got you ALL Beat , , "SUSAN" was trying to sell me a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago - - for only 77 grand LOL, , its a $250K car EASY , , a Bargain I'd say lol
Heres my emails as follows LOL
FIRST RESPONSE FROM "SUSAN" Hello Jay, I appreciate your interest in buying my car. The Murcielago is in perfect shape, never been smoked in, without scratches nor dents, and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. I legally own a clear title, free of any liens or loans,under my name. It has 4,101 miles, for sale at $77,396. The price is below the market as I recently divorced and I don't own a driver's license, therefore I don't need it, so I'm trying to sell it as soon as possible. If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.
FROM ME - - You never answered the only question I asked. Where is it located so I can see it ?
From "SUSAN" - - - Hello Jay, Please let me explain to you the process of this transaction and you can decide if you want to proceed or not. As I told you in my first email, I recently got divorced. I also got a new job and moved to Omaha Nebraska in order to start over. I'm in Omaha Nebraska but my presence won't be necessary because I prearranged the deal with PayPal. The car is in Omaha at the shipping company, ready to be delivered. The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 3 to 5 working days. You will have 5 days to test it and inspect the car prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don't like about it you can send it back at my expense. If you want to make this deal I need the following details from you: full name, address, and phone#. Once I have your info I will forward them to PayPal to get things started. PayPal will contact you shortly after they have the details with all the information that you need to complete this deal and you will also have proof that I am covered by them and a legitimate seller. Waiting for your email with the requested details. Regards
FROM ME - Can't I just mail you cash and after you receive it just have the car delivered to me ?
FROM "SUSAN" - - Jay, As I have this agreement with PayPal, the sale is going to be managed entirely by them. As soon PayPal will verify your funds, they will approve the delivery to begin to your address but for that we need to start a transaction at PayPal. Let me know your decision. I look forward to hear soon from you. Thanks in advance
FROM ME - -So you don't want my cash? Ok so send me the car and if all looks good I'll send the payment. You want my address ?
FROM "SUSAN" - - Jay, The car is at the shipping company as I said in my previous messages sent to you and PayPal will approve the delivery to begin to buyer's address only when the payment for this sale will be confirmed with them. Thanks in advance
FROM ME - - -Oh I forgot to ask what kind of pictures can you send me and a copy of the title will help, its in your name still right ?
Jay, I attached additional pictures of the car to this message so you can have a better view on it from different angles and make a better decision about this purchase, unfortunately at this moment I don't have a copy of the title anymore as all the documents of the car are already at the shipping company with the car waiting to be delivered to a new owner. The title is in my name. Thanks in advance
SOOOOOOO "SUSAN" sends me some generic pictures of a sweet Lamborghini CONV no less , , close to a $250,000 car , USED - - - LOL
My LAST RESPONSE since it was just the car no pictures of a title or people , ,
FROM ME - - Do you have any Pictures of you in it ? ? Maybe with your tits showing ?
Think I'll get a BOOBIE SHOT NEXT ? ? ?

No Name   (Watford City, ND, United States) Added the following extra information on :2011-12-05 16:31:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Susan Bransford
Email Address:
   Susan.Bransford28@hotmail.com
Telephone:
   4025570375
This car was for sale on yahoo Autos: 2011 Audi S5
Emails from an Indian Woman who claims to be named Susan are show below:
I appreciate your interest in buying my car. The Audi is in perfect shape, never been smoked in, without scratches or dents, and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. I legally own a clear title, free of any liens or loans,under my name. It has 25,993 miles, for sale at $29,999. The price is below the market as I recently divorced and I don't own a driver's license, therefore I don't need it, so I'm trying to sell it as soon as possible. If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.
Great! I will forward your info to PayPal right away and they will send you an invoice with all the instructions on how to purchase my car. You will have to deposit the money with PayPal, they will hold your payment until you get the car and you inspect it for 5 days. If by any reason you don't like it you can immediately send it back on my cost and PayPal will send all your money back. Once i get PayPal's confirmation that the payment has been sent i will begin the shipping process right away. My number is 402 557 0375.
WAUVVAFR4BA020393 here is the vin number and I will also attach the auto-check to this e-mail. let me know if you need anything else
Please let me explain to you the process of this transaction and you can decide if you want to proceed or not. As I told you in my first email, I recently got divorced. I also got a new job and moved to Omaha Nebraska in order to start over. I'm in Omaha Nebraska but my presence won't be necessary because I prearranged the deal with PayPal. The car is in Omaha at the shipping company, ready to be delivered. The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 3 to 5 working days. You will have 5 days to test it and inspect the car prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don't like about it you can send it back at my expense. If you want to make this deal I need the following details from you: full name, address, and phone#. Once I have your info I will forward them to PayPal to get things started. PayPal will contact you shortly after they have the details with all the information that you need to complete this deal and you will also have proof that I am covered by them and a legitimate seller. Waiting for your email with the requested details. Regards
Case ID:#382472882711 Price:$26,000.00 Title:Clear Condition:Excellent Date:12/05/2011 Shipping :$0.00 Status:Payment Pending Inspection Period:5 days
**I called PayPal to verify the Case ID # listed above and they told me it was a scam. The trick is that within the email from the seller was an email that appeared to be from paypal: From paypal@buyer-protection-program.com PayPal is able to offer 100% protection and insurance to all of our customers because we always hold the items and the paperwork in our possession. Our agents always inspects the technical, esthetic condition and the validity of the seller's ownership. The vehicle is currently stored in our Warehouse #289, located in Omaha, Nebraska.
How to make the payment: If you agree with the terms of this transaction, please call PayPal Customer Support Service: +1 (877) 278-9167. A verified agent will confirm your transaction and will send you an email with all the payment instructions. You can also contact PayPal for requesting payment instructions by replying to this email with your phone number and one of our agents will call you to verify all the information.
Payment Details:
Our financial department is instructed and capable to receive your payment and to close the deal on time without any delays, once you send the payment to a verified PayPal corporate account all your funds will be fully guaranteed. PayPal covers items purchased online that are not received or not as described by the sellers. All the items are covered if the payment is being sent to a verified PayPal trust fund account and not to any other parties. PayPal covers fraudulent charges or cases of buyer remorse. PayPal transactions are covered for 45 days from the date of payment.
We care about our customers!
Need additional help? Contact a PayPal representative!
Call PayPal Customer Support Center Toll Free anytime at: +1 (877) 278-9167.
Payment Method:
In order for the delivery of this vehicle to be started, you must submit the payment using our given instructions on the invoice. The funds have to be deposited in one of our corporate PayPal trust funds account, developed by our financial supervisors. By this method, your funds will be secured and guaranteed by our Financial Department, making us legally, the third party, managing your finances.
In this way all you funds will be secured and guaranteed by our financial department, which will make us responsible for your money.
We want to specify that the funds will not be released under any circumstances, until the vehicle has arrived at the address given and you continue with the terms of inspection.
If by any reason the vehicle does not meet your requirements, the item will be delivered back at the seller's cost and you are entitled to a full refund.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-12-02 05:52:29
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Susan Bransford
Email Address:
   Susan.Bransford01@msn.com
This time this person claimed to have a 2009 Nissan GTR for 26,995. Same as all the others, claimed to be divorced and no license out of Omaha, NE..

Spyro@cmvlaw.com   (Hinsdale, IL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-28 00:20:20
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   Susan Bransford
Scam Website:
   cars.com
This person now has a 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale in Illinois. My wife received, word for word, the same email that others received. The only exception is that it is a different car. Creepy.
Initially, the name John from Aurora advertised the car.

Spyro@cmvlaw.com   (Hinsdale, IL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-28 00:20:15
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   Susan Bransford
Scam Website:
   cars.com
This person now has a 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale in Illinois. My wife received, word for word, the same email that others received. The only exception is that it is a different car. Creepy.
Initially, the name John from Aurora advertised the car.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-11-27 10:35:37
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Susan Bransford
Email Address:
   
received an email regarding my inquiry to a GMC Sierra listed on Cars.com. Same email as listed in all the other alerts;
Hello, I appreciate your interest in buying my truck. The GMC is in perfect shape, never been smoked in, without scratches or dents, and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. I legally own a clear title, free of any liens or loans,under my name. It has 55,120 miles, for sale at $15,000. The price is below the market as I recently divorced and I don't own a driver's license, therefore I don't need it, so I'm trying to sell it as soon as possible. If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.
Best Regards

No Name   (Munich, Bavaria, Germany) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-23 13:30:27
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   susan bransford
Email Address:
   susan_bransford12@msn.com
well I guess the cars get more and more exclusive ... now its a ferrari f430 spider
here is a copy of "her" email:
I appreciate your interest in buying my car. The ferrari is in perfect shape, never been smoked in, without scratches nor dents, and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. I legally own a clear title, free of any liens or loans,under my name. It has 25,225 miles, for sale at $46,832. The price is below the market as I recently divorced and I don't own a driver's license, therefore I don't need it, so I'm trying to sell it as soon as possible. If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.
offer on cars.com:
http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=78578098&listingRecNum=0&criteria=sf1Dir%3DASC%26mkId%3D20014%26stkTyp%3DU%26mdId%3D21119%26rd%3D100000%26crSrtFlds%3DstkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId%26zc%3D33181%26rn%3D0%26PMmt%3D1-1-0%26stkTypId%3D28881%26sf2Dir%3DASC%26sf1Nm%3Dprice%26sf2Nm%3Dmiles%26isDealerGrouping%3Dfalse%26rpp%3D50%26feedSegId%3D28705&aff=national

Sayed   (Irving, TX, United States) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-22 08:49:36
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Susan Bransford
Email Address:
   susan.bransford27@gmail.com
Here is her email:
"Hello, I appreciate your interest in buying my car. The Porsche is in perfect shape, never been smoked in, without scratches or dents, and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. I legally own a clear title, free of any liens or loans,under my name. It has 10,707 miles, for sale at $25,000. The price is below the market as I recently divorced and I don't own a driver's license, therefore I don't need it, so I'm trying to sell it as soon as possible. If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask."

No Name   (Chicago, IL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-20 22:23:09
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I also received an email from this woman Susan Bransford for a 2009 Jeep SRT-8 listed for $17,892, half of the Kelly Blue Book Value. She gave me the same newly divorced with no driver's license in Omaha, Nebraska story too.

No Name   (McKinney, TX, United States) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-19 21:18:33
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   susan.bransford
Email Address:
   susan.bransford12@msn.com
Same MO, but on a 2008 Sequoia Limited on cars.com. 46K miles for $18,527. I emailed thru CARS.com, as there was no contact information provided, asking if it had been in a wreck or had major mechanical issues because I had never seen a Sequoia like that priced for under $32K. Got an email back saying she was recently divorced and did not have a driver's license, thus was just trying to unload the SUV ASAP. When I replied that I was very interested and asked when I could come for a test drive, that is when I got the email with an Autocheck report attached and the story that she moved to Omaha to start over and with the same details as the car ready to ship with a 5-day trial, PayPal setup, etc. I Google'd the VIN and it came up with the same pics I saw, but the Sequoia is for sale on a dealer lot in OK for $35k. Interestingly, while I was emailing her, I tried to find the listing again on cars.com but could not find it. So once they land a lead, they probably delete the listing and work that person. Luckily believing this was too good to be true probably saved me a lot of headache. AS a precaution, I weet ahead and deleted my paypal account.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-11-19 11:42:23
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   susan bransford
The exact MO as the other reported scams except the car reported for sale is a 2011 BMW 750 il.

Peter   (Saint-Agapit, Quebec, Canada) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-18 17:45:19
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Susan Bransford AKA Polly N Dinkel
Email Address:
   susan.bransford27@gmail.com
Listed a 2011 infiniti M56 on www.cars.com for way below market value. Same story at above, recently divorced, moved to Omaha and the car is at a shipping company for free shipping. Paypal is to orchestrate the transaction.

No Name   (Hudson, NH, United States) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-17 17:28:02
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   susan bransford aka Amber Zimmer
Email Address:
   susan_bransford12@msn.com
Fax:
   480-409-4417
susan.bransford27@hotmail.com 480-409-4417 402 557 0375 susan.bransford31@msn.com 424-520-1923 amber.zimmer38@gmail.com
good reading!!! http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-480-409-4417/6 The address she provided is 306 S. 95th St., Omaha NE 68114.
received a voicemail from an Indian male claiming he was from PayPal. He wanted to go over the details of the transaction. The number he left for me to call is 877-278-9067 but the caller ID showed 661-584-4136 out of Mojave, CA.

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