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Anonymous
Belmar, NJ, United States
2013-03-01 15:04:16
Classified Ads Scam
Cars.com
+7 oceanographer wanting to purchase car
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alex Jones
Email Address:
   coleinsearch147@gmail.com



Thanks for the info. I\'m very much interested and I want you to know that you don\'t have to surf around looking for buyers because you\'ve just found one. This is a gift for my Dad in Idaho, I hope you understand my eagerness to complete this transaction a.s.a.p...?


I am away at sea at the moment, I work as an Oceanographer and I am presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. Once I make the paypal payment and is transferred into your account, the agent will contact you in-order to handle the pickup from your location and he will also be of assistance concerning the change of ownership by presenting all the information\'s/documents needed to complete the change of ownership.


This transaction is based on HUGE amount of trust and I expect to see this from your end as it is on mine.


On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM, wrote:

Hello Alex,
I do have paypal.
The mechanical condition of the car is excellent. As mentioned in the ad, it has a new clutch and new rear brakes including rotors. I would love to keep the car but I am pregnant with twins and have 3 children already- therefore the Jeep will not accommodate my growing family. It saddens me to sell the Jeep b/c it has been really good to us and is alot of fun! My husband and I enjoy the 6 speed stick which I will have to give up with a larger suv now.
I do have receipts for past history in the shop. We get all oil changes within the recommended period of time. Our mechanic feels its engine is strong and its a good suv!

Thank you for inquiring.

----- Original Message -----
From: Alex
To:
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: jeep


Hello,


Great reading from you. I am interested in the immediate purchase. I will take it for the price you\'ve mentioned and I will gladly cover PayPal charges from my end.


I can only make the payment via paypal because it\'s very safe and secure for both of us. In case you don\'t have a paypal account I\'ll advice you to register for one at paypal.com. I have a private pick-up agent that will contact you in-order to handle the pick-up at any location of your choice once the payment is completed.


Question: I\'ll like you to tell me more about the present mechanical condition, how often do you service it, mechanical history, have you ever experience any mechanical problem with it before and why are you selling it?


Look forward to reading from you at your earliest convenience.


Best Regards,
Alex.




Price is listed at 9650 and is presently available.
thanks.





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Alexander W. Jones





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Alexander W. Jones
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-09-25 22:48:47
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alex Jones
Email Address:
   collrenio.gmail.com
Received a msg text almost identical to others listed here inquiring about a motorhome we have listed in RV Trader. Several emails back and forth today also with the exact same story about the mechanical condition, gift for dad, no problem paying our requested price, paying Paypal fees, then finally the business about needing to include the shipping agent fee in the Paypal transfer. He sounds intelligent, not like most scammers. We kept asking ourselves how he could be scamming us so decided to google him and found these posts. He apparently detected our reservations and mentioned early on how this transaction involved HUGE TRUST on his part and expected the same from us. Oh brother...

Scam Email
Motorhome for sale on RV Trader

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-09-24 21:36:53
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alexander Jones
Email Address:
   collrenio@gmail.com
Thanks for your response. I am interested in the immediate purchase. I will take it for the price you've mentioned and I will gladly cover PayPal charges from my end.
I can only make the payment via paypal because it's very safe and secure for both of us. In case you don't have a paypal account I'll advice you to register for one at paypal.com. I have a private pick-up agent that will contact you in-order to handle the pick-up at any location of your choice once the payment is completed.
Question: I'll like you to tell me more about the present mechanical condition, how often do you service it, mechanical history, have you ever experience any mechanical problem with it before and why are you selling it?
Look forward to reading from you at your earliest convenience.
Best Regards, Alex.

Scam Email
Received an email about a camper we had for sale on RV trader

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-08-19 09:33:42
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alex Jones
Email Address:
   micrakar@gmail.com
Got a text message 336-481-0809, which was a LAN line, through SendHub.com to me regarding ad on cars.com:
"Kindly msg me on micrakar at gmail. com if you still have the auto on cars for sale and pls confirm the price. -more *sendhub url*"
Then got a second message a couple minutes later:
"This msg was sent by Alex. Msg/Data rates may apply. Reply STOP to block this number or UNSUB 3 to leave this group."

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-08-16 11:25:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alex Jones
Email Address:
   micrakar@gmail.com
Initially, I received a text asking me to email this person (Alex) at the email listed above. The following are the emails I received from him:
Email #1:
Thanks for your response. I am interested in the immediate purchase. I will take it for the price you've mentioned and I will gladly cover PayPal charges from my end.
I can only make the payment via paypal because it's very safe and secure for both of us. In case you don't have a paypal account I'll advice you to register for one at paypal.com. I have a private pick-up agent that will contact you in-order to handle the pick-up at any location of your choice once the payment is completed.
Question: I'll like you to tell me more about the present mechanical condition, how often do you service it, mechanical history, have you ever experience any mechanical problem with it before and why are you selling it?
Look forward to reading from you at your earliest convenience.
Best Regards, Alex.
Email #2:
Thanks for the info. I'm very much interested and I want you to know that you don't have to surf around looking for buyers because you've just found one. This is a gift for my Dad in Idaho, I hope you understand my eagerness to complete this transaction a.s.a.p...?
I am away at sea at the moment, I work as an Oceanographer presently assigned to an important mission outside the country. Once I make the paypal payment and is transferred into your account, the agent will contact you in-order to handle the pickup from your location and he will also be of assistance concerning the change of ownership by presenting all the information's/documents needed to complete the change of ownership.
I will cover paypal fees. This transaction is based on HUGE amount of trust and I expect to see this from your end as it is on mine.
Email #3:
I understand your fears. I'm also skeptical of dealing in this form because am scared of getting scammed but due to my present location, this is the only available way for me to get this done. This is my linkedin id: www.linkedin.com/pub/alexander-jones/76/26b/728/
After the third email I just ignored him. This only happened yesterday, so we'll see if I receive any other emails from "Alex Jones".

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-07-02 19:19:50
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alexander Jones
Email Address:
   alexj2350@gmail.com
Attempting to buy via rvtrader.com Looking to confirm availability and price. Both of which are already on the site. Spelling shortcuts and the fact that most people do not purchase RV's via a text message makes it obvious. Wanted to post the phone number too.

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Text Message

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-06-28 15:18:27
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   alexander jones
Email Address:
   alexj2350@gmail.com
.This person who calls himself Alexander Jones found my ad on cars.com to sell my car. He sent me the exact same email about wanting to buy my car that has been reported on this site as a fraud. He even sent me his linkedin page! I opened a Paypal account as he requested, but I became suspicious when he asked me to send a moneygram to the agent who would pick up the car. I googled him and found this scam information on this site. Beware- this guy is good! He calls himself an oceanographer and he is at sea tryng to give his dad a gift.

Stephanie   (Moss Point, MS, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-03-09 12:07:31
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alexander W Jones
Email Address:
   myfreedomlane12@gmail.com
Recently received a phone text then email from person named Alexander Jones wishing to buy an item listed on cycle trader that I was indeed selling. I did some research on the internet and found word-for-word the same responses this person sent to another individual on the scamdex site! These guys are good! Here's some of the responses from "Alexander". It's the same as other responses reported on this site. Great idea to surf the net! Saved me much headache!
"""""Thanks for the info. I'm very much interested and I want you to know that you don't have to surf around looking for buyers because you've just found one. This is a gift for my Dad in Idaho, I hope you understand my eagerness to complete this transaction a.s.a.p...?
I am away at sea at the moment, I work as an Oceanographer and I am presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project."""""

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