Untitled Auction/eBay Scam on Cars.com, ref:9241 - Scamalot

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No Name
Somewhere in United States
2013-04-19 19:35:50
Auction/eBay Scam
+2 Untitled Auction/eBay Scam on Cars.com, ref:9241 
Email Address:
These are the messages I got from this guy. Seemed suspicious to me. He texted my husband, Hi, I am interested in your ad. on cars. pls confirm theprice and availability to my mail: alejon901@gmail.com. Email only. U-more http://sh.gl/Q3GcST.

Then the following: 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,

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.
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No Name   (San Francisco, CA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-04-25 17:01:44
Name Unknown
same here

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-04-20 06:20:38
Alexander W. Jones
Email Address:
I got the same exact message as the other person. I told him to go ahead with the transaction. I definitely won't be sending him any money or giving away any bank/credit card information so what's the harm in telling him to send me money for the car?

Scam Email
alejon901@gmail.com found my email/cell phone number through cars.com

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