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john
Anacortes, WA, United States
2012-09-29 12:25:48
Auction/eBay Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
53 Ford
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Derek Johnson
Email Address:
   Derek Johnson\"
Tried to sell 53 ford- too good to be true! Here is what he told me:

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 F100,only 26,861 miles.Transmission: 350 turbo,only owner!

Here you can find more pictures of the vehicle: http://imgur.com/a/3qvGk#0

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 his 2nd email:

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 truck 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 truck 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 truck 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 truck. 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 truck 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


DON\'T FALL FOR IT!!!
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