Untitled Auction/eBay Scam on Craigslist (craiglist.com), #4380 - Scamalot

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Kim R
Waynesboro, VA, United States
2012-08-07 01:26:58
Auction/eBay Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Untitled Auction/eBay Scam on Craigslist (craiglist.com), #4380
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jennifer A. Henson
Email Address:
   jennifer.henson81@msn.com
Email #1 from Richmond Virginia Craigslist ad dated 8/4/12

My name is Jennifer, and I\'m emailing you about the Crownline I have for sale. The boat is in perfect condition, with no need for any additional repairs. Excellent condition, no dents and no mechanical problems. It has never been in salt water. Powered by 260 horse 2-stroke motor with only 233hrs and will come with trailer and all the extras included. 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 boat 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).
One the following link you can find more pictures: http://s1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/2003-Crownline-210-Bowrider/?albumview=slideshow
If you have any other questions, or need more info, just drop me an email and I\'ll get back to you.

Thank you for your interest,
Jennifer

Email #2 after we asked to come to Richmond to see the boat.

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 boat 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

Email #3 after we threw questions about the shipping company and being unable to locate such a thing as Amazon shipping for boats and questioning if the boat had ever been in Richmond, Virginia.

I will ask Amazon to send you the invoice ( contact details, payment instructions) explaining how things work. After you receive the invoice,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 boat. 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.



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