Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Craigslist (craiglist.com), #3632 - Scamalot

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No Name
New York, NY, United States
2012-07-05 12:26:38
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+2 Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Craigslist (craiglist.com), #3632
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Swanson Maria R MSgt USAF ANG 184 MUNS MXWPB
Email Address:
   maria.swanson6@hotmail.com
From: Swanson Maria R MSgt USAF ANG 184 MUNS MXWPB
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012 10:34 AM
To: xxxxxxxxx
Subject: 2005 Malibu 23 LSV Wakesetter

Hello ,
My name is Maria and I\'m emailing you about the 2005 Malibu 23 LSV Wakesetter I have for sale.The boat is in great condition, no problems with engine, stereo, driving, etc.Very good exterior/interior condition.Never been in salt water.It has only 318 hours on 8.1 liter 450 horsepower V-8,heated driver seat and cockpit heater,stainless docking lights,stainless exhaust,stainless pop-out cleats, stainless wedge,stainless pop up bow light,14 person seating cap,Sony Marine head unit with transom control and it comes with a clear title and dual axel-trailer with hydraulic brakes.The price was reduced at $10,000 as I need to sell the boat before the 13 of July when I will be leaving with my platoon back to Afghanistan, so I don\'t want getting it old in my backyard.If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.Here are some pictures of my boat:http://photobucket.com/Malibu23LSV

Thank you,
Maria
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Doug Davison   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-12 15:59:00
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria Swanson
Email Address:
   maria.swanson6@hotmail.com
I found an ad on Craigslist and emailed for more info. I was a little concerned because the boat was registered in North Carolina and advertised in Massachusetts. It seemed too good to be true so I Googled the person selling the boat and found the same type ads with the same claims of leaving for Afghanistan. Here is the response I got...
Hello , My name is Maria, and I'm emailing you about the 2008 Mariah SX-18 I have for sale. The boat is in perfect condition, with no need for any additional repairs. Flawless exterior/interior condition, no scratches and no dents. It has never been in salt water. It has 50 hours and it comes with a clear title with no loans or liens on it. The price was reduced at $4,200 as I need to sell the boat before the 21 of July when I will be leaving with my platoon back to Afghanistan, so I don't want getting it old in my backyard.If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.Here are some pictures of my boat: http://photobucket.com/08-mariah
Thank you, Maria

No Name   (Lee's Summit, MO, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-05 23:47:45
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria Swanson
Email Address:
   maria.swanson3@hotmail.com
EMAIL #1
On Jul 4, 2012, at 12:01 AM, Swanson Maria R MSgt USAF ANG 184 MUNS MXWPB wrote:
Hello , My name is Maria, and I'm emailing you about the 2008 Smart fortwo 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 11,530, automatic transmission, with an 3 Cylinder engine size, white exterior. It has a clear title with no loans or liens on it. The price was reduced at $3,500 as I need to sell the car before the 13th of July when I will be leaving with my platoon back to Afghanistan, so I don't want it getting old in my backyard.Here are some pictures of my car: http://photobucket.com/smart-fortwo If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.
Thank you, Maria
EMAIL #2
-----Original Message----- From: Swanson Maria R MSgt USAF ANG 184 MUNS MXWPB To: richardbeebe1 Sent: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 8:46 pm Subject: RE: 2008 Smart fortwo
Hi Richard, Right now I am at the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This means that I am doing a special training and I am not allowed to get out of the unit. The car is already at the shipping company in Topeka KS sealed and ready for the shipping. My presence won't be necessary because I prearranged the deal with Amazon. 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 are interested in knowing more info about how it works, i can ask Amazon to send you an email with more information on how to purchase it. 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. If you would like to receive the email from Amazon will all the transaction information please reply with your full name and ph# they will contact you right away.
Regards

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