This scam was recently reported on 10/3/16 by Ed W.
I have a jeep for sale on your web site, got several calls, one person claimed to be a broker who wanted my jeep, they went as far
as sending a check in express mail. The check was intercepted and confiscated by the postal inspectors. The check is no good and this
was a known scam, they are very good, wanted pictures of everything. I felt you should know about this and maybe give fair warning.
These scammers are cruising the want adds. It didn't cost me but it could have Ed W.
This scammer used the name James Williams he claimed to be a international bus. man who located vehicles for people. He used the email
address email@example.com. The person who was supposed to get the shipping money Charlotte Clark, Colorado Springs, Co. She apparently
is also involved. I expect these addresses are fake and maybe the names too.
This scam was recently reported on 4/15/16 by Doug. Doug received an email from roalndmark490 which included a picture of a transfer case taken from another
In reference to your advert on the internet, I am contacting you . Waiting to read back from you if you are still interested in making the purchase.
Later Doug received this email claiming that more money was needed because the transfer case was held up in Boston.
WITH REFERENCE TO THE DELIVERY OF YOUR PACKAGE SENT TO YOU FROM UNITED STATE, CURRENTLY IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS. WE WISH TO BRING TO YOUR
NOTICE THAT YOUR PACKAGE HAS BEEN PLACED ON HOLD, BY THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY FOR SOME REASONS WHICH HAPPENED TO VIOLATE THE SHIPPING
POLICIES. AS YOUR GOODS ARRIVED AT THE BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS CUSTOM CHECKING AND TRANSIT POINT, IT WAS DETECTED THAT ILLIGAL GOODS WAS INCLUDED
IN YOUR PARCEL. THEREBY, CERTAIN TAX MUST BE PAID AS AIRPORT AUTHORITY DUTY VIA US WHICH IS FOR THE IMMEDIATE CLEARANCE OF YOUR PACKAGE AND
FOR US TO CONTINUE THE DELIVERING OF THE PACKAGE TO YOU. FOR THE MAIN TIME REFERENCE OF TRACKING ON THE STATUS" OF YOUR PACKAGE IS PENDING,
THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE TO THE MODE OF OPERATIONS IN THE DIPLOMATIC DELIVERY SECTOR FOR FINANCIAL ASSETS DELIVERY. WE HAVE ALREADY TAKEN STOP ORDER
LETTER FOR THIS PACKAGE FROM AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND YOU ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVING TO YOU TO FACILITATE THE RELEASING
OF YOUR PACKAGE. TO DO THIS, YOU ARE REQUIRING PAYING THE REQUIRED CHARGES LISTED BELOW FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASING OF YOUR PACKAGE. UPON
CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PAYMENT, YOUR PACKAGE WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR DESIGNATED ADDRESS ABOVE UNDER SOME FEW HOURS. IN ORDER TO CLEAR YOUR
PARCEL AND PROCEED TO YOUR DOORSTEP, YOU REQUIRED TO MAKE THE PAYMENT OF AIRPORT CLEARING FEES AS STATED BELOW:
ADMINISTRATIVE FEE... $450.10CAD
AIRPORT CLEARANCE... $1700.00CAD
NONE INSPECTION FEE: $946.00CAD
TOTAL... $2, 896.10 CANADIAN DOLLARS
OUR BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS BRANCH OFFICE MANAGER AND SECRETARY/DELIVERY CONTROLLER; WILL GIVE YOU A CALL AND INFORM YOU ABOUT THE PAYMENT AND
KINDLY FOLLOW UP THE INSTRUCTIONS TO ENABLE US TO FACILITATE THE IMMEDIATE RELEASING OF YOUR PACKAGE, NOTE: - IMMEDIATELY YOUR PAYMENT OF
AIRPORT CLEARING FEES IS BEEN CONFIRMED BY OUR CASHIER, WE SHALL PROCEED WITH YOUR PARCEL TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR ONWARD DELIVERY TO YOUR DOORSTEP
BECAUSE YOUR PACKAGE WAS REGISTERED UNDER SAMEDAY DELIVERY.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MADE YOUR PARCEL CLEARANCE PAYMENT THROUGH (MONEY GRAM) FOR AN INSTANT RELEASE OF YOUR PARCEL. OUR DELIVERY AGENTS WILL
BE HELPING TO CLEAR AND HAVE IT DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS. BELOW WE ENCLOSE MONEY GRAM RECIVER NAME AND ADDRESS.
RECIVER NAME: Cornelia Osgood
RECIVER ADDRESS: 647 Massachusetts Avenue Apt 3A Boston MASSACHUSETTS 02118
REMEMBER TO SCAN OUT YOUR PAYMENT SLIP AFTER YOUR PAYMENT AND SEND IT TO US FOR A PROVE THAT YOU HAVE PAID FOR THE CHARGES AND ALSO FOR EASY
AND QUICKEST PICKING UP YOUR MONEY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASING OF YOUR CONSIGNMENT AS WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR URGENTLY REPLY.
This scam was recently reported on 3/30/16
Date: March 9, 2016 at 10:30:58 PM EST
Subject: Re: 1993 Jeep Wrangler
Hello, How are you doing over there. I really appreciate your response to my email. I want you to consider it sold, pls do withdraw the advert from site to
avoid disturbance,I don’t have time to come over to take a look because of my Business but you don't need to bother yourself with the shipment, I'll take care
of that by engaging the services of a mover, hence I'll be sending a certified cashier check and it will be delivered to you via usps, so I'll need you to
provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
1.full name on the check.
2.Full Physical address to post the check
3.City, State and Zip Code
4.Home & Cell Phone to contact you.
Note: That the payment will be shipped to your address via USPS SERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping i will have
my mover to come over as soon as you have cashed the check.
This scam was recently reported on 1/30/16
I come across your advert post on sellajeep websit and I'm interested in this ads you posted for sale, kindly write back if this ads is still
available for sale? and I will like to know the present condition with it? if you have more pics for it, please send it to me to take more
view on it okay.. I await your quick response asap..
Here is my contact phone number :
This scam was recently reported on 1/14/16
From: San Patrick [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 7:07 am
I'm glad to receive your quick response today, how are you doing
today? great I guess you do. I'm here once again to give you a very
Vital information concerning these Payment issue I wanted to make out
to you Via Cash Deposit I will be making into your Bank Account.
First of all, I will need you to give me the exact Day and Time that
it will be convinenent for me to meet you at your Office or at your
Resident? I will be making a Cash Deposit of ( $2.000) into your
Account as a Deposit at first, for Considering this (Ads ) Sold to me
Already before coming over to View this ( Ads ) in your place. And if
I'm fully satisfied with it, then I will be making the Full Payment to
you Cash at Hand, once I Viewed it and I'm satisfied with it, then
these Remaining Balance will be fully made into your Hand in Cash as
I've stated to you okay. I'm here to give you a full 100% assurrance
concerning this Payment that, I will make everything in my Possible
best to make sure that you receive your full total selling Balance
price Payment before the pickup can be made by me okay.
Here is the Full Details Requested from you:
Holder Name ..
Routine Number ..
Account Type Cheaking Or Savings ?..
Cell and land number
I want you to Consider this ( Jeep ) Sold already to me and
please Remove it from the Website I Purchase it from, I will be making
the Deposit Payment out to you as soon as I receive your Account info
today, I will be here once again today and await your quick response
towards the full info as requested from you today, I await your quick
response as soon as possible today okay..
This scam was reported by Greg on 8/17/15
I had a response from John & Paul Ussery of Raymond Mississippi, payed for a complete front panel with grill & lights. After
seeing photos of a truck they were parting out. They received $600 US & never sent any parts & stopped responding to email.
I later found photos of the same truck when I googled photos of Gladiator Jeeps. Looks like they just sent photos of someone
else's truck & never intended to send parts.
I also paid $100 US for another grill on the same day, dealing with a guy in Tarpon Springs Florida, calling himself Robert
Smith Parts. He also received the money & never sent parts. Blaming the person he nominated to collect money for stealing it
& therefore he wouldn't send parts.
This scam was reported by one of our readers on 6/17/15
In reference to your online placed ad, please could you tell me whether the advert is still for sale? Also tell me whether
its condition remains as described in your ad? Please include the current price too. Write soon.
Glad to hear from you.This sounds good and it's like we can come to an agreement.I'm glad you still have it for sale i want
you to keep the ad off market and consider sold to me.I know am asking you to trust me.I am ok with the price $3000,do get
back to me with your details needed for payment to be issued out and as well mailed to you asap via Ups or FedEx,i will handle the
shipment so do not worry about that OK. Get back to me with your details as requested below:
Cell Phone number...
Home Phone number...
I will await to hear from you in this regard as soon as possible.
This scam was reported by one of our readers on 4/21/15
On Apr 1, 2015, at 12:45 AM, Clint corby email@example.com wrote:
Hey, Nice to read back from you, I have original J200 Thriftside stepside , available for sale.
On Mar 19, 2015, at 12:25 AM, Clint corby firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
With reference to your advert on the internet,reproduced below,am contacting you in this regard.
Waiting to read back from you if you are still interested in making the purchase.
This scam was reported by one of our readers on 4/21/15
This guy goes by two names.
Also, Jose Amerika and Manti
Begin forwarded message:
From: Manti h email@example.com
Subject: Re: 1963-66 Jeep Gladiator J200 Thriftside
Date: April 11, 2015 at 7:43:59 AM GMT+8
Please advise if you are still in search of the requested item as i
have got for sale. am a dealer
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.
They will send you a counterfeit check and your bank may clear the check, however, in a week or so, the check turns
out to be counterfeit and the bank requires the car seller to cover the money for the phony check.
To avoid falling for such a scam call the issuing bank prior to accepting the check and then wait seven to ten days
after deposit to find out if a check has cleared the issuing bank before doing anything with that money or handing
over the title to the car.
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