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Andy topps
Spotsylvania, VA, United States
2012-07-19 10:24:45
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 Craigslist Scam Motorcycle for sale  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Sgt Susan Huser
Email Address:
   susan.huser4@gmail.com
Telephone:
   1-877-357-4092.
Hello,

My name is Susan Huser, and I\'m emailing you about the 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail that I have for sale. The bike is in perfect condition, with no need for repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents.It has 15800 miles.It has a clear tiatle with no loans or liens on it.

The price was reduced at $3,900.00 as I need to sell the bike before the 27th of July when I will be leaving with my platoon back to Afghanistan, so I don\'t want it getting old in my garage.

If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.

Thank you,

Sgt. Huser
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Hi again,

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 bike 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 bike 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,
Susan
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Dear Andrew,

I have asked Amazon Payments to send you a notification explaining how things work. After you receive the notification,in case you decide to buy it you will have to pay through Amazon, as they will hold, protect and guarantee your money until you get the bike. You will try it out for 5 days, and if at the end you are happy with it, you can give them the \"green\" to release the money to me. Or if not, you can just send it back and get a refund, without paying for the shipping.

If you decide to proceed with this purchase please reply with your full shipping address so i can make all the arrangements.

Thank you,
Susan
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And the very next morning the email address didn\'t exist anymore. Their shipping location is a grocery store. The account holders name proved to be a convicted felon living in a mobile home park. The bank address was another mobile home park.

I started to get tipped off when she said she was in the Army living in Fredericksburg, Va. Closest military base is a Marine Corp Base.

FET 3th IBCT This should have been written FET 3RD BCT
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Greg   (McKinney, TX, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-19 16:40:41
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Debra Fowler (alias, obviously)
Email Address:
   dobra_fowler5@hotmail.com
Almost verbatim from the other story. i found a bike priced way too low on craigs list. sent emails to scheudle a time to see it. Bike was already in Topeka, KS ready to be shipped, Amazon would facilitate the sale, etc. See the emails below. Sound familiar?
Hello, My name is Debra, and I'm emailing you about the Honda VTX that I have for sale. The motorcycle is in very good shape, no known mechanical issues, without scratches or dents, never been dropped down and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. It has 9,735 miles and the engine size is 1,800cc . I legally own a clear title, free of any liens or loans, under my name. The price was reduced at $3,900. Because of my divorce settlement, i own this motorcycle and as a woman i don`t need it so i`m trying to get rid of it as soon as possible (that`s why i`m selling it so cheap). If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.
Thank you, Debra
As I told you in my first email, I recently got divorced. I got a new job and moved to Topeka KS for a new start. The bike is already at the shipping company in Topeka 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 try out 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 phone # and they will contact you right away.
Regards

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