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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Margaret Riley
Lowell, MA, United States
2012-06-19 00:45:28
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+6 2003 Rockwood 232 Trailer/RV
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Betty & Mike Sanders
Email Address:
   bettysanders08@gmail.com

I am in search of a camper/trailer and emailed a seller about a 2003 Rockwood 232 trailer (PostingID: 3084195551). I got a response from Betty & Mike Sanders who said that they were selling the trailer following the death of their 21yr old son just 2 months ago. I responded but thought the price was extremely low & something just didn\'t seem \"right\" so I began a search for the seller online (Facebook & Net Detective) which turned up no information. I finally checked the scamex.com site and found several posts with the identical email response to the one that I received.

I have flagged the posting and hope this will help keep others from getting scammed.
Check out the SCAMDEX website before sending money!
This poser also goes by the names: Beatrice (Betty) & Mike Sanders, Lauren Neil, Maria & Steve Collins, Cristina Olgaro and uses the following email addresses:

mariaxcollins@gmail.com, laurenxneil@gmail.com cristinaolgaro@gmail.com




Original URL: http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/rvd/3084195551.html
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Lindsey   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-10 20:35:28
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Dominique Anderson
Email Address:
   pretantmas@gmail.com
Hello,
My name is Dominique and i`m the seller of this 2003 Sun Tracker Party Barge 200 Pontoon Boat.This Sun Tracker has arount 200-250 hours of use and all of them were made by my and my late husband,God rest his soul, who was also the one who purchase the pontoon boat new.It come with new Bimini top and storage boat.Carpet is in excelent condition.It can hold 12 adults on it.Also included Mercury outboard engine model Mercruiser 50HP. horn,anchor light, dock lights & courtesy lights,am/fm cassette radio,new battery and a trailstar trailer with front steps
Length (feet): 20.0 Beam (feet): 8.0
It is still available for sale, if you are interested, price as stated in the ad is $2,750. The Pontoon Boat is in Billings, MT and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
I've put 23 photos. Please click here :
http://photobucket.com/domianderso/
!!!!!!This is the actual story i got.I just cut and pasted it on here!!!!!

Lindsey   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-10 20:26:24
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria and Ron Collins
Email Address:
   mariaxcollins@gmail
Ok ya'll I saw an add on craigslist for a 2002 Sea Doo Utopia for $2200. No contact through craigslist they just gave out the email address. So I emailed them. I asked what was wrong with the boat and for them to tell me about it. I got back the story about the loss of the 21 year old son two months ago. They wanted to get rid of it fast because it has to many memories. Plus now there is a fiancee for the son that past and a little brother who's birthday is coming up. I reply back how sorry I am for their loss and I'll take the boat. As I'm waiting for them to reply I do a little search and thanks to scamdex I was saved. Texas

Lindsey   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-10 20:26:14
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria and Ron Collins
Email Address:
   mariaxcollins@gmail
Ok ya'll I saw an add on craigslist for a 2002 Sea Doo Utopia for $2200. No contact through craigslist they just gave out the email address. So I emailed them. I asked what was wrong with the boat and for them to tell me about it. I got back the story about the loss of the 21 year old son two months ago. They wanted to get rid of it fast because it has to many memories. Plus now there is a fiancee for the son that past and a little brother who's birthday is coming up. I reply back how sorry I am for their loss and I'll take the boat. As I'm waiting for them to reply I do a little search and thanks to scamdex I was saved. Texas

Sean Kelly   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-27 00:40:05
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria and Brett Collins
Email Address:
   mariaxcollins@gmail.com
They are the same ones trying to sale the camper and the baby grand piano but this time its a 2000 bennington 227fs pontoon boat for $2,200. They even gave the same story of their 21 yr old son getting hit by a drunk driver and passing away. The story is the same on how they even moved to Omaha and they will ship the boat for free. At first all they need is your name, number, and shipping address, but now they are asking for payment. I asked to see more pictures and they sent me a few nice ones in which I recently found out they are of one being sold on e-bay leaving out the ones that give any distinguishing marks except of the ones of the vehicle towing the boat on e-bay has the same plate numbers. So beware and avoid this scam as I was told before if its to good to be true it is not.

Debra James   (Rapid City, SD, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-25 19:22:19
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Susan & Mike Burges
Email Address:
   susanburges@gmail.com
Hello again,
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 lose my son. 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 Amazon. The camper is in Omaha at the shipping company, ready to be delivered. The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 2-3 days. You will have 3 days to test it and inspect the camper 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 Amazon to get things started. Amazon 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 Susan and Mike
I see this is the exact same email others have posted with a different name. The story was the same all the way around. lost 21 yr old etc

Steve S   (Washington, DC, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-20 00:24:39
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Steve Stahl
Scam Website:
   Craiglsist DC
Wow, thanks for this tip. I had started to check into the ad and got the exact email back from Betty Sanders, as someone who lost a family member to a drunk driver, I fid this scam disgusting here is the email should you receive it...
Hello,
My name is Beatrice Sanders, I'm emailing you regarding the 2003 Rockwood 232 ROO that I have for sale. The camper is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (smoke-free). The trailer is a 2003 model, Rockwood Roo, Hybrid in that the front and rear beds open up. It also has a push out that moves the "living room" out about 2 feet. This gives you a lot of space inside for such a small trailer. It is 23 feet long and has a gross vehicle weight of 4770lbs. This is very light weight for a trailer that sleeps 8 people. It is most comfortable with 5-6 people but you can fit 8 if you need to. The front drop down is a queen size, the back drop is a full, the table folds down for a bed and the couch folds flat. It has a bathroom, shower, tub, kitchen, refridgerator, microwave, stove, oven, sink, lots of drawer and cabinet space. It has built in stabilizing jacks, an awning, water heater, water tank, holding tanks. It has a furnace for cold nights and an Air Conditioner that works on the hottest days. It has a clear title with no loans or liens on it. I'm selling the camper because my 21's years old son died 2 months ago in a car accident. A drunk driver hit him and his fiancee coming to our home at his little brother birthday. It was his camper 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 $2,000.00 Just let me know if you are still interested and where are you located .
Thank you, Betty and Mike Sanders

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