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Classified Ads Scam
|+1 Craigslist Wisconsin - 2000 Prevost Marathon $99,000 (that should'a told me right there)|
This lady had a great story but didn\'t tie up her loose ends....the ad was posted Houston, she has a house in Wisconsin, but lives in Anchorage?...below is the ad... Below that are the two emails I received from her...I spoke with her and as eloquent as her emails were she hardly spoke a word of English. One can never be too safe these days.
\"\"2008 Correct Craft Super Air Nautique 230 Team Edition, PCM 343 94 hours, wake package two (2 stern tanks & belly tank) w/guages, zero-off gps speed control system, faria digital gauges with keyless ignition, hydro-gate sportshift, digital stereo remote, clarion stereo w/ 6 interior speakers, 4 tower speakers, sub and 2 amps, clarion water proof cd player with full ipod support, dual batteries selector switch, titan stainless steel tower, gargoyle graphics, flip-up drivers seat, pull out cleats-2 (midship), pull-out cleats -2 (stern), air/water temp gauge, depth sounder, stainless steel step plates, pop-up pylon, titan tower mirror, heater - 3-speed with defroster, titan spinner board racks (2), lean back - removable (port and starboard), walk-thru air-dam w/ latchable door, over the top tower bimini w/ sunbrella material and all stainless steel fittings and bars, made by tower biminis, Boatmate tandum axle trailer w/disk breaks.\"\"
Email 1: I`m sorry I did not answer right away, but I received a lot of emails concerning the boat, plus I encountered some problems with a previous buyer.
The boat is currently stored at my summer house in Brookfield, WI. It has 94 hours, clean and clear title, no mechanical problems, no damages and it has always been stored indoors. I have all the manuals, keys and service records.
I am not trying to get rid of it, but since my husband passed away last year, there is no one around to take care of it. He used to go boating with our grandchildren on Lake Michigan. The boat can be seen in Brookfield, but we need to arrange a meeting because I moved out to Anchorage, AK with my daughter.
You can find more pictures here: http://s1274.photobucket.com/albums/my_2008_correct_craft_230_team/?albumview=slideshow
Thanks, Tina S.
Email 2: Eric,
Before moving forward with this transaction I want to set some details, otherwise I really don\'t want to waste your time or mine. As I\'ve told you in my first email, the boat is stored at my summer house so I need to return to Wisconsin to finish this deal. Two weeks ago, I flew for someone interested. He told me that he will be paying in cash for it, but it turned out he was a middleman. He offered me the asking price minus $8,000, take it or leave it.
To avoid another trip for nothing, based on a buy/sell agreement, I want the asking price to be placed in a trust account with a local law firm before my return to Wisconsin. As soon as I have the confirmation from them, we can meet even next day in WI, or I can have it shipped to a local dealer close to you for an inspection. If the inspection finds any problems, you can either cancel the contract and get refunded, or I can pay for the repair invoice before the money is released.
I hope that you understand that I\'m 3,000 miles away, but as I\'ve told you I\'m ready to work with you on this deal to make it happen.
Please let me know what you think, Tina
920 276-1727. If by any chance I don`t pick up, please leave me a voicemail.
|Bob (Tillamook, OR, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-11-26 22:28:28|
This Tina Smith seems to be the same person using an Alaska email address. Very similar message and reply the only real differace is a change in vehicles.... Flag the hell out of this person!
Bob, I`m sorry about the mix-up, I advertised it trough an add package. I was told that I would have national audience, but I never expected it to be listed all over Craigslist. If you still want to buy it, I`m ready to lower the price.Â
On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Bob Davis
Hi Tina, The truck is listed in Medford OR? I would like to view the truck but not by the way of Brookfield, WI.
From: Tina [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 11:32 AM To: Subject: 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie - $32,000
I`m sorry I did not answer right away, but I received a lot of emails concerning the car, plus I encountered some problems with a previous buyer.
The car is currently stored at my summer house in Brookfield, WI. It has 33,000 miles, a clean and clear title, no rust, no damages andÂ has always been stored indoors. I have all the manuals,keys and service records.
I am not trying to get rid of it, but since my husband passed away last year, there is no one around to take care of it. The car can be seen in Brookfield, but we need to arrange a meeting because I moved out to Anchorage, AK with my daughter.
You can find more pictures here:LINK: http://s1168.photobucket.com/albums/r490/jessica0097k/?albumview=slideshow
Thanks, Tina S.