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Jeff Ryter
Windermere, FL, United States
2012-08-30 22:52:21
Classified Ads Scam
+4 Too good to be true!
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Eric Harster
Email Address:
   hare2109@gmail.com
I was looking on Craigslist for a boat and came across a too good to be true deal. I replied to him frantically and this was the response I received.

Hello my name is Eric Harster.I am selling this 2000 KEY WEST CENTER CONSOLE because my battalion has been sent back to Afghanistan and don\'t want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before September 10th. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn\'t been involved in any accident.I do have the title, clear, under my name.The boat Hull ID Number: KWECC234L900.It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,500.The boat is in San Antonio,TX in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.Regards

I noticed this is one of the couple of diffrent respoces he uses
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-04 13:20:37
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Eric Harster
Email Address:
   armess@gmail.com
At this moment I am in WA state in a military base, getting ready for Afghanistan (I hope for the last time). I do a special training program everyday day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or to speak over the phone. The shipping will take 3 to 5 days depending on your location. As long as I'm dealing with Autotrader and they can ship the car anywhere in the US .Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like Autotrader because I already prearranged the whole process with them, using their escrow Safe Pay Program for cars not listed on their website. The car is located in the Autotrader warehouse in   Dallas ,TX  (ready for delivery).I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it, before I'll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us.The payment will be handled by Autotrader , and you will benefit of 5 days inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info to Autotrader and they will notify you about our deal. Thanks
Hi my name is Eric Harster. I am selling this 2003 Honda Civic EX because my battalion has been sent back to Afghanistan and don't want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before October 15th. The car is in Dallas,TX in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn't been involved in any accident...I do have the title, clear, under my name. The car has 133,698 miles current miles VIN# 2hges26733h520470. It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,600. Let me know if you are interested, email back.All the best

William Butts   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-04 13:19:51
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Eric Harster
Email Address:
   armess@gmail.com
At this moment I am in WA state in a military base, getting ready for Afghanistan (I hope for the last time). I do a special training program everyday day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or to speak over the phone. The shipping will take 3 to 5 days depending on your location. As long as I'm dealing with Autotrader and they can ship the car anywhere in the US .Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like Autotrader because I already prearranged the whole process with them, using their escrow Safe Pay Program for cars not listed on their website. The car is located in the Autotrader warehouse in   Dallas ,TX  (ready for delivery).I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it, before I'll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us.The payment will be handled by Autotrader , and you will benefit of 5 days inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info to Autotrader and they will notify you about our deal. Thanks
Hi my name is Eric Harster. I am selling this 2003 Honda Civic EX because my battalion has been sent back to Afghanistan and don't want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before October 15th. The car is in Dallas,TX in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn't been involved in any accident...I do have the title, clear, under my name. The car has 133,698 miles current miles VIN# 2hges26733h520470. It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2,600. Let me know if you are interested, email back.All the best

melissa Bennett   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-30 23:05:02
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Carl Clark
Email Address:
   carl7niy@gmail.com
I was on craigslist looking for a Honda I came across a really cheap 2003 nice Honda accord I email the seller and this is what he wrote..... As i told you, at this moment I am in TX state in a military base, getting ready for Afghanistan (I hope for the last time). I do a special training program everyday day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or make calls whenever I want. The shipping will take 3 to 5 days depending on your location. As long as I'm dealing with Autotrader and they can ship the car anywhere in the US,I listed the car in several states because it increases my chances to get it sold much faster. I want to mention that the car was inspected by Autotrader and fulfils the CO Emission standards from all the 50 states so it wouldn't be a problem for you to register it in your state.Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like Autotrader because I already prearranged the whole process with them, using their escrow Safe Pay Program for vehicles not listed on their website. The  car is located in the Autotrader warehouse in Dallas TX (ready for delivery). I asked them to allow viewers to go there and inspect the car but their reply was "We are not a showroom!" In this case, I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it, before I'll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us.The payment will be handled by Autotrader , and you will benefit of 5 days inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info to Autotrader and they will notify you about our deal. Like this you'll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.  Thank you! Carl.

Scott Field   (Colorado Springs, CO, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-21 07:33:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   2000 KEY WEST CENTER CONSOLE
KWECC234L900 At this moment I am in WA state in a military base, getting ready for Afghanistan . I do a special training program everyday day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit and to speak over the phone. The shipping will take 3 to 5 days depending on your location. As long as I'm dealing with Autotrader and they can ship the boat anywhere in the US.Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like Autotrader because I already prearranged the whole process with them, using their escrow Safe Pay Program for boats not listed on their website. The boat is located in the Autotrader warehouse in Dallas,TX (ready for delivery). I asked them to allow viewers to go there and inspect the boat but their reply was "We are not a showroom!" In this case, I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the boat from the moment you receive it, before I'll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us.The payment will be handled by Autotrader , and you will benefit of 5 days inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the boat on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info to Autotrader and they will notify you about our deal.Thanks

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