Scam Tip Report #3949 - Craigslist Scam Motorcycle for sale


Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Andy topps
Fredericksburg, VA, United States
2012-07-19 14:24:45
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+3 Craigslist Scam Motorcycle for sale   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Sgt Susan Huser
Email Address:
susan.huser4@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Hello,

My name is Susan Huser, and I\'m emailing you about the 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail that I have for sale. The bike is in perfect condition, with no need for repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents.It has 15800 miles.It has a clear tiatle with no loans or liens on it.

The price was reduced at $3,900.00 as I need to sell the bike before the 27th of July when I will be leaving with my platoon back to Afghanistan, so I don\'t want it getting old in my garage.

If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.

Thank you,

Sgt. Huser
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Hi again,

Right now I am at the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This means that I am doing a special training and I am not allowed to get out of the unit. The bike is already at the shipping company in Topeka KS sealed and ready for the shipping. My presence won\'t be necessary because I prearranged the deal with Amazon. The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 3 days. You will have 5 days to test it and inspect the bike prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don\'t like about it you can send it back at my expense.If you are interested in knowing more info about how it works, i can ask Amazon to send you an email with more information on how to purchase it. Amazon will contact you shortly after they have the details with all the information that you need to complete this deal and you will also have proof that I am covered by them and a legitimate seller. If you would like to receive the email from Amazon will all the transaction information please reply with your full name and ph# they will contact you right away.

Regards,
Susan
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Dear Andrew,

I have asked Amazon Payments to send you a notification explaining how things work. After you receive the notification,in case you decide to buy it you will have to pay through Amazon, as they will hold, protect and guarantee your money until you get the bike. You will try it out for 5 days, and if at the end you are happy with it, you can give them the \"green\" to release the money to me. Or if not, you can just send it back and get a refund, without paying for the shipping.

If you decide to proceed with this purchase please reply with your full shipping address so i can make all the arrangements.

Thank you,
Susan
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And the very next morning the email address didn\'t exist anymore. Their shipping location is a grocery store. The account holders name proved to be a convicted felon living in a mobile home park. The bank address was another mobile home park.

I started to get tipped off when she said she was in the Army living in Fredericksburg, Va. Closest military base is a Marine Corp Base.

FET 3th IBCT This should have been written FET 3RD BCT
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2020-03-26 21:01:29
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Emily Stevens
Email Address:
ely11stevens@gmail.com
Hi,
My name is Emily Stevens and I'm a medical nurse. The 2007 Toyota Camry XLE is available, priced at $1,400. It has a 65,897 miles, Engine: 3.5L V6. The car is in very good condition. It was never been involved in accidents and never had engine problems. Doesn't have oil leaks or rust, runs very well. Comes with a clean title, under my name. The only reason for selling is that I don't really need it, I won it after the divorce with my ex-husband! If you are interested email me back.
God bless you
Hello again, Now I'm here in Billings, Montana, back with my parents, after the divorce. The car is already at the eBay here in Billings along with all the paperwork and the transaction will be done through them. eBay will handle the shipping, the payment, and the paper exchange. The car is ready to be delivered to your place. You will have free shipping and 5 days to test-drive and inspect the car before I receive any money. If you are really interested in buying my car, please reply with your full name, a delivery address and a phone #. I will forward this info to eBay and they will contact you with all the info on how to buy it.
God bless you!

Got Played   (Arlington, TX, United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-10-10 06:17:33
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Emily Stevens
Email Address:
ely11stevens@gmail.com
Telephone:
1 (888) 991-4413
Hello,Thank you for your message. The bike is available and is in perfect shape,no mechanical issues, no scratches, no dents. 2006 model, Suzuki GSXR,only 8,560 miles, 1000cc engine. clear title,free of any liens or loans on it, under my name.. Was garaged all the time at home, no kind of problems!. The price is $1.200, final price! Anyway, if the price is good, let me know. I can send you pictures if you want.
Thank you -----------------
Hi again, the thing is I'm selling this bike because my husband passed away not long ago (he was very sick) and this brings me bad memories and that's the reason why I want to sell it asap...I along with my daughter decided to sell the house and we moved to my parents in Sandstone,MN trying to start a new life. The bike is already at the shipping company in the container, sealed and ready for delivery.. The bike is there already because someone agreed to buy it, but in the end he never got the loan. For this reason, the shipping is already paid. I will use Amazon in this transaction for our protection. If you are not aware of this program, you should know that it will allow you to test drive and inspect the bike before paying me. The inspection period will be set to 5 days and I think is enough for you to make a decision about the bike. If you won`t like my bike, you notify Amazon and you send the bike back on my expense. But I assure you it won't be the case. If you want to continue the purchase, please reply with your full name, delivery address and phone number so I can start the transaction with Amazon and ask them to send you the terms of this transaction. ( with no further obligation or fees).
You can see more pictures of my bike here: https://imgur.com/a/ded3D
Thank you ----------------- (Blank), at this point the bike is reserved for you. I have forwarded the transaction details to Amazon and they will contact us in max 24 hours with further steps to complete the transaction.
Thank you ----------------- (Blank), Amazon said the transaction is now active and that the invoice has been already sent to you. Did you receive it? When you receive it please read it carefully so you can understand the entire payment process and let me know if you can transfer the money to Amazon so I can make all the arrangements for delivery ----------------- (Blank) you reply to Amazon or send by fax the cards, in order to validate your payment. As soon as I get their confirmation, I will start the shipping ! ------------------ Hi (Blank) I got the payment confirmation. I'll take the rest of the day off and make the arrangements, sign the title and all the paperwork, I will get back to you as soon as everything is done. ------------------ This scammer is legit. The (Hi's) mentioned sound alot alike from the first thread, but when I say this scammer has it going, they do. Deactivated email as soon as they caught on that I began a cyber hunting excursion.

Scam Email
dcb23-6332216424@sale.craigslist.org amazon@vehicles-department.com ely11stevens@gmail.com

Greg   (Plano, TX, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-19 20:40:41
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Debra Fowler (alias, obviously)
Email Address:
dobra_fowler5@hotmail.com
Telephone:
425-320-1423
Almost verbatim from the other story. i found a bike priced way too low on craigs list. sent emails to scheudle a time to see it. Bike was already in Topeka, KS ready to be shipped, Amazon would facilitate the sale, etc. See the emails below. Sound familiar?
Hello, My name is Debra, and I'm emailing you about the Honda VTX that I have for sale. The motorcycle is in very good shape, no known mechanical issues, without scratches or dents, never been dropped down and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. It has 9,735 miles and the engine size is 1,800cc . I legally own a clear title, free of any liens or loans, under my name. The price was reduced at $3,900. Because of my divorce settlement, i own this motorcycle and as a woman i don`t need it so i`m trying to get rid of it as soon as possible (that`s why i`m selling it so cheap). If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.
Thank you, Debra
As I told you in my first email, I recently got divorced. I got a new job and moved to Topeka KS for a new start. The bike is already at the shipping company in Topeka sealed and ready for the shipping. My presence won't be necessary because I prearranged the deal with Amazon. The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 3 days. You will have 5 days to try out prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don't like about it you can send it back at my expense. If you are interested in knowing more info about how it works, I can ask Amazon to send you an email with more information on how to purchase it. Amazon will contact you shortly after they have the details with all the information that you need to complete this deal and you will also have proof that I am covered by them and a legitimate seller. If you would like to receive the email from Amazon will all the transaction information please reply with your full name and phone # and they will contact you right away.
Regards


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