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No Name
Bolingbrook, IL, United States
2012-02-28 23:07:00
Auction/eBay Scam
Cars.com
+6 muscle car on cars.com
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tracy L. Friedl
Email Address:
   tracy.l.friedl24@hotmail.com
2010 Dodge Challenger RT advertised on cars.com for very cheap-$20K-by \"Merissa\" in Columbus, OH. Replied to ad and received e-mail from \"Tracy\" in Topeka KS. When asked, she said Merissa is her cousin and placed the ad for her (which, by the way, disappeared from cars.com by the next day). Looked up supposed VIN (2B3CJ5DT4AH283142), which is registered in New York. She also sent a supposed autocheck report. \"Tracy L. Friedl\" in Topeka KS: last known divorce was in 2003 and has lived there for several years. All of this info was easily found through public records on the internet.
Same story as written by others--recent divorce, needs the money fast, car is already in shipping yard, etc. After e-mail volleys and a few short phone conversations (very hard to understand her and after replaying messages I could hear a man\'s voice in the background, sounded like he was coaching her), I went as far as receiving the e-mail \"package\" from Escrow.com (which I was led to believe would be arriving via snail mail) that outlined some details, but left many to the imagination. \"Tracy\" called twice after Escrow.com messages arrived. When I called her back I told her I read up on Escrow.com and they were about to be indicted for fraud (white lie)--she hung up immediately and there has been no further contact. Following is one of the initial messages:

Hello ,
I appreciate your interest in buying my car. The Dodge 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 4,553 miles, for sale at $20,000. The price is below the market as I recently divorced and I need the money as soon as possible, 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.
Waiting for your reply,
Tracy
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anna   (Sandy, TX, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-03-16 16:58:51
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Justine Riner
Email Address:
   justine_e_riner@hotmail.com
THIS PERSON HAS TONS OF IMPRESSIVE PHOTOS FOR THIS CAR (INSIDE AND OUT) - DO NOT BE FOOLED!!!!
Hi Anna ,
My name is Justine Riner, and I'm emailing you regarding the 1965 Cadillac DeVille that I have for sale. The car is in perfect condition, with no need for any additional repairs. Flawless exterior/interior condition, no scratches and no dents. It has never been involved in an accident. The mileage is 49,494 it has a clear title with no loans or liens on it. I'm selling the car because my 21's years old son died 2 months ago in a car crash. A drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. They were with her car on their way to his little brother's birthday. It was his car and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it as soon as possible. The price that I'm asking is $2,400. Just let me know if you are interested and where are you located.
Regards,
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Justine
I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain and your loss. I've lost many loved ones in my time but never someone as dear as my own child. I can understand why you would want to get rid of the car and all the bad memories attached to it.
I am in the Austin area. When would you be available for me to come look at it? My husband and I could come look at it later tonight (potentially) or over the weekend. Let me know of your availability.
Sincerely, Anna ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Hi Anna, 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 lost my son. I also got a new job and moved to Topeka Ks in order to start over. I'm in Topeka but my presence won't be necessary because I prearranged the deal with eBay. The car is in Topeka at the shipping company, ready to be delivered. The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 3 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 eBay to get things started. eBay 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
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Justine,
I'm sorry but there's no way my husband will let me send any money for any sort of transaction without having the merchandise that same minute. I was under the impression (as was he) that the car was local and available for inspection/pick up.
I wish you all the luck in selling in and moving on with your life.
Thanks again, Anna
NO RESPONSE SINCE THEN!

Michael   (Torrance, CA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-03-14 16:48:31
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Justine Riner
Email Address:
   justine.e.riner@hotmail.com
Telephone:
   (785) 260-7108
Fax:
   (785) 260-7109
The following are emails I received today from another scammer who posted a Jeep Wrnagler for sale on craigslist at a low price. I hate these guys. We should be able to share their IP addresses and get someone to arrest these guys.
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Hi Michael, My name is Justine Riner, and I'm emailing you regarding the 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport TJ 4WD that I have for sale. The truck is in perfect condition, with no need for any additional repairs. Flawless exterior/interior condition, no scratches and no dents. It has never been involved in an accident. The mileage is 49,196, manual transmission, with an 6 Cyl 4.0L engine size, white exterior and black interior. It has a clear title with no loans or liens on it. I'm selling the truck because my 21's years old son died 2 months ago in a car crash. A drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. They were with her car on their way to his little brother's birthday. It was his truck and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it as soon as possible. The price that I'm asking is $4,500. Just let me know if you are interested and where are you located. Thank you, Justine
Hi Michael, 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 lost my son. I also got a new job and moved to Topeka Ks in order to start over. I'm in Topeka but my presence won't be necessary because I prearranged the deal with eBay. The truck is in Topeka at the shipping company, ready to be delivered. The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 3 days. You will have 5 days to test it and inspect the truck 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 eBay to get things started. eBay 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
You can reach me at one of these phone numbers home (785) 260-7109 cell(785) 260-7108

No Name   (Coldwater, MI, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-03-09 15:59:35
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tracy L. Freidl
Email Address:
   tracy.l.freidl26@live.com
Similar to others, a low mileage 2011 Jaguar XK was offered at a quarter of its real value. Put money in Escrow, then car would be delivered and would have 5 days to accept or reject. I asked for VIN and dealer's name, but he ignored my requests.

ak   (Boise, ID, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-03-06 00:05:00
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   tracy.l.friedl24@hotmail.com
Scam Website:
   cars.com
I appreciate your interest in buying my SUV. The Expedition 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 5,232 miles, for sale at $27,500. The price is below the market as I recently divorced and I need the money as soon as possible, 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.
Waiting for your reply, Tracy

LK   (Willow Springs, IL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-03-04 13:30:26
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tracy L. Friedl
Email Address:
   tracy.l.friedl124@hotmail.com
Same scam?
2004 Porsche 911 GT3Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:03 PMFrom: "Tracy L. Friedl" Add sender to ContactsTo: lkreh@yahoo.comHello Larry, I appreciate your interest in buying my car. The Porsche 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 36,127 miles, for sale at $23,500. The price is below the market as I recently divorced and I need the money as soon as possible, 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. Waiting for your reply, Tracy
Is this listing legitimate? Email if yes and I'll provide my direct contact info.

TamRN02   (Chandler, AZ, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-03-01 23:05:46
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tracy Friedl
Email Address:
   tracy.l.friedl@msn.com
I had the SAME person, offering to sell a 2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. First off the investigation started when the price was of course "too good to be true". I got the SAME exact email as the person above. I appreciate your interest in buying my car. The Mustang Shelby GT500 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 3,279 miles, for sale at $17,850. The price is below the market as I recently divorced and I need the money as soon as possible, 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.
Waiting for your reply, Tracy

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