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Moose Lake, MN, United States
2013-10-10 14:50:31
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
2006 Honda Odyssey on Craig's List   
Stacy L Anderson
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There was a \"too good to be true\" ad on CraigsList for a 2006 Honda Odyssey. When I contacted the seller by replying to the email provided, this is what I got back:

Glad you are one of the people interested in buying my van. I\'m selling it because i recently got divorced and as a single woman i don\'t need it. Let me give you a few details about it: very good shape, no mechanical issues,no scratches nor dents, and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. Has only 88,800 miles, its automatic, with an 6 Cyl 3.5L engine, FWD,Gray exterior and gray interior and you can find the pics attached to this email.The sale price is $3,900. I have a clear title, free of any liens or loans on it, under my name.
If you are interested in buying it or if you have any questions, please reply to this email.


I responded that I wanted to see it, and this is what I got back:

I will do my best to walk you through the process. As I told you in my
first email, I recently got divorced. I got a new job and moved to Omaha,
NE for a new start. The van is in my possession, already at the shipping
company, in a cargo container, ready to be delivered to its future new
owner. The deal is handled by Google Wallet so I don\'t have much to do
about it. With Google Wallet, you get free delivery, at your place in 4 to
5 days. In addition, you get 5 days to try it out before buying it, and if
you don\'t like it, you can send it back at my expense. I want to make it
very clear, that Google Wallet will hold your money, and I won\'t be
receiving a single dollar unless you call and tell them to release the
money to me. For more info on how it works, I can ask Google Wallet to send
you an email with more details on how to buy it. They will contact you
shortly, as soon as have your personal details. This way you also get proof
that I am covered by them and a legitimate seller. If you would like to
receive the email from Google Wallet with all the transaction information,
please reply with your whole name, address and phone # and they will
contact you right away.

I finally asked for a phone number assuming that this was a scam, and this is what I was sent:

I don\'t have much time to stay on the phone, but try calling me at 308 872 7142!

I didn\'t bother calling the number...when I googled the number, it brought me to this site. Pathetic excuse for a human being needs to be stopped!!!

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