This scam was reported by one of our readers on 8-12-14
From: Omar Ali email@example.com
Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
Subject: Re: Cherokees Jeeps/ truck and Parts for sale.
I have excellent Wagons and Cherokees Jeeps/ truck and Parts for sale.
I also have the vehicle and parts you requested
Update me if you are still in need.
I need a serious buyer.
James reported this scam on 7-21-14
On Friday, July 18, 2014, Richardson Williams firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It may interested to know that i have the Item(s) you requested in
perfect shape and condition, if you are interested, please shoot me a
mail of what you require with your shipping full address,
Thanks and many regards
Ed reported this scam on 6-3-14
You have a scammer (one of two that I am aware of), but anyway, he is using the email of johnharrison, out of calexico, ca... should
have known better. Anyway, he doesn't have ANY parts... I wired him $130 through western union and did not receive anything. Tried to
ask him, but he kept givine me excuses.. I gave up soon realizing he was a crook. He/she uses the name Norma Lopez, the name to wire
the $$ to down there. They need an ID (sure it's fake) when going to Western Union to pickup. Heck, maybe they are all in it together...
who knows. but lession learned.
Toby reported this scam for the following 1993 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4 ad
posted on 3-18-14
Sorry is my mistake the price for sale is $1,770.
Look more pics: http://www.use.com/dc7bef6c6800277a200e
(if the above link does not work PLEASE copy and paste it into a new web
Here is the VIN : 1J4FY29S7PP219343. I would like to call you,i am at sea at
the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone
calls are restricted.Because of my job I can't meet anyone to show the
car. I had pre-arranged the deal with Google Wallet so my presence is not n
ecessary , the car is in their possession ready to be delivered. Google Wallet
will handle this transaction for me. The car is insured in case of damage
and it takes 7 days to be delivered at your door. It will come with all
the necessary paperwork (clear title, bill of sale, user's manual,insurance
etc). You will receive all the original documents and keys with the car. I
signed all the paperwork and the clear title is ready to be transferred to
the new owner.
Please get back to me with your full name, full address and phone number so
i can forward your details to Google Wallet in order for you to receive the
invoice regarding the terms and conditions of this transaction.
Thank you!! Julia
Jay reported this scammer and has notified the authorities
Name: Byron McNeill
Yes i have heater kits I just find it now heater kit $225, Yes i
will sell the bracket Is that all the parts you want? Because i will start
selling the rest part outs
I dot know if i told you that i will be locate to England soon to
meet my wife and my kids there? and work there , and i have a new
hospital job there, That is the reason i want to sell all the parts
out before i live
I have told you before now, I have problem wit my bank account , My
bank told me to wait till the problem as be solve still under investigation
i don't have access to my bank account right now
That is why i told you to send me another $135, with western union, So that
i will add it to the money wit me at home so that i can do the shipping ,
Then when the bank as done wit my account , I will now transfer the money to
your paypal , Hope you understand what i mean?
Know dot send me a check, I have problem wit my bank account , Yes i will get
another bank account , but not now, Cuzy i want to travel soon
Why can you send someone to the western union money transfer or money gram to
send me the money? That could have be the easy way and fastest way for me to
get the money , The western union and money gram is very close to me here,
Hope to here from you soon
you can make a direct transfer into my bank account and you will have
o use the below information:
Bank Name: Lumbee Guaranty Bank
One of our readers Gord reported this scam from a Thomas Hardy, Gord writes
"I live in British Columbia, there is no way a tail gate will ship at this price,
What is my complete shipping address?????? No pictures,, REALLY? I replied in one
word,... PICTURE? No Jeeper would reply in this fashion. I am quite sure there will
be no Moneygram going out today. It looks like "Thomas " is trolling for suckers."
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:27:13 PM
Subject: tail gate for a 66 Gladiator must be in good condition
Thomas Here! Please let me know if you are still interested in
purchasing a tail gate for a 66 Gladiator must be in good condition,
Email and I'll get back to you
6224 Kansas Ave
Kansas City, KS 66012
Later the scammer responds....
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:05:03 AM
Subject: Re: tail gate for a 66 Gladiator must be in good condition
Thanks for writing. Yes, I have the tail gate for a 66 Gladiator for
sale in excellent condition. I am experiencing some technical
difficulties uploading images at the moment but it is in excellent
condition, no issues. I am asking a $250 for it shipped. I am in
Kansas and will ship via UPS. The asking price includes shipping.and
will take payment via Moneygram, What's your complete shipping
Jesse reported this scam - Just thought I'd let you know someone is trying to sell one of my 677's as a scam.
From: Kelvin Hardy
Date: January 15, 2014 at 12:29:07 AM EST
Subject: Re: Looking to buy a M-677 to restore
Thanks for writing. I have a 1964 Jeep M-677 for sale. Not running but complete. Great for period
correct restoration or upgrade the drivetrain for a one of a kind hot rod. Normal rust that you find
on all FCs. Needs complete restoration. M-677 four-door Military crew cab Forward Control. One of the
rarest and most sought after Jeeps. This is one of around 30 known. Original 3-cylinder Cerlist diesel
motor. This is a rare military version of the FC 170 but with extra doors. This jeep is located in
Kansas but I can arrange transportation.
I am asking a $4000 for it delivered. Where are you located?
Please beware of a scam where someone offers to buy your car with a certified check and comes up with a reason
to write the check for significantly more than the asking price and request the seller to wire the difference
to someone else.
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