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Jan A. Cornelius
Dallas, TX, United States
2012-05-25 12:03:23
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
SSgt Jane E. Ransdell, selling a 1979 Airstream before she deploys to Afghanistan
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jane E. Ransdell (listed as seller), Daniel A. Minniti Sr., (received payment)
Email Address:
   jane81ransdell@msn.com
We saw the listing and photo on CraigslistDFW for a 1979 Airstream Trade Wind 25ft for $3200. Emails were exchanged, the trailer was ready for shipment in Topeka, KS., and the transaction had been set up in advance through eBay Motors (because SSgt Ransdell was deploying to Afghanistan with her platoon on May 20th). We wired the $3200 to Daniel A. Minniti SR. (6121 Pomegranate Ave., Unit A, Sacramento, CA) on May 16th. Yesterday (5/24/12) I contacted eBay Motors and spoke to a rep about the listing and the transaction. He said he had nothing on SSgt Ransdell or the Airstream, but did have an eBay user id for Daniel A. Minniti (dr-wjg-sr). The eBay rep asked that I forward the emails exchanged and the eBay Motors transaction information to cars@ebay.com. I then Google searched and found two Sacramento numbers for Daniel A. Minniti Sr., 916-546-8048 & 916-706-1204) called Mr. Minniti yesterday (5/24/12) - (916-546-8048) and left him a voicemail message about the transaction and the trailer. He returned my call and left me two voicemail messages, saying, yes-he\'d received payment, that he transfers payments for the \"company\", and that the trailer was ready for shipment, then left a second message saying he\'d spoken with his \"supervisor\" and that the Airstream was indeed ready to ship and we\'d receive it \"soon\". I Google-searched \"SSgt Jane E. Ransdell this morning and found your Scamdex listings. We\'ll coordinate with our attorneys and law enforcement to get these guys if this is as it appears, felony theft by fraud.
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