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Anonymous
US
2012-09-27 17:33:29
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
1953 Ford
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Staff Sgt Derek Johnson
Email Address:
   jhn.drk1@gmail.com
Telephone:
   none given
Fax:
   none given
I being the buyer saw an ad on craigslist and replied below is the response I recieved.

From: Derek Johnson
To: Me the the stupid one
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: 1953 Ford F-100 - $2700 (dallas)

Hello,

Thanks for replying to my ad. I\'m in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell it before october 8th. My name is Derek Johnson. I\'m an Air Force Alaska. The vehicle is here with me.

Absolutely immaculate: 1953 Ford 0F10,only 26,861 miles.Transmission: 350 turbo,only owner!


Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle: http://imgur.com/a/cnmeF

It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $2700 If you want to buy this vehicle I will take care of shipping. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address and I will offer 5 days to inspect the vehicle from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense), before I\'ll have your money. So if you need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Staff Sgt. Derek Johnson

THEN I WROTE IN RESPONSE

Hello Staff Sgt. Johnson,

FIRST AND THE MOST IMPORTANT \" THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!!\" You will never know how much it is appreciated. As for the truck I am assuming that the truck has a chevy 350 with a turbo 350 trans. Is that right? Also is the truck in Alaska, if so can you help with the freight (not money Loading and logistics) ? It is a nice looking truck do you know of any problems with the truck? Do you have a title or are we using a bill of sale? I need the zip code for the truck location before I can even begin to look for a truck to bring it down to texas. Can you call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX my cell .

Thank you again for your service!!!!

HE THEN REPLIED

Hi again,

At this moment I am in Alaska in a military base. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or call whenever I want. The reason I\'m selling this vehicle way below market value, is because I would like to help ease the burden of my sisters medical expenses, which she has acquired due to a serious illness.

The shipping will take 3 to 4 days and it’s not a problem because I will have the Car shipped by an Air Force cargo plane so there won\'t be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address. You will receive it along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, 2 set of keys, full service records and more. Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like eBay because I already prearranged the whole process with them. The vehicle is located in their warehouse in Anchorage (sealed and ready for delivery). The money must be sent first to an eBay Attorney and will be kept safe until the buyer receives and inspects the vehicle. I will offer a 5-day period to inspect the Car from the moment you receive it (and the option to accept or reject the vehicle on my expense), before I\'ll have your money. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info to eBay and they will notify you about our deal. They will let you know what you have to do for the payment. Like this you\'ll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.

Regards


Buyer Beware!
What a scam and we wonder why no one trusts anyone!!!!

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