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Potential Fraud And Internet Scams

Please review this information about potential Internet fraud to protect yourself as a seller. Like any form of media the Internet can be a tool for good or for bad. There is a percentage of business transactions on the Internet that are subject to fraud, scams and cheats. Just like normal transactions, buyers and sellers need to be aware of their surroundings and be cautious in their transactions. Be especially cautious of overseas inquiries. If the deal is to good to be true you are probably right.



To report a potential scam please email  marksmith@jeeptruck.com, marksmith@sellajeep.com or marksmith@warjeeps.com

Some recent scams reported by our readers:


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 
website.

rolandmark490@gmail.com wrote:

Hey  Doug
     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.
Thanks,



Later Doug received this email claiming that more money was needed because the transfer case was held up in Boston.


ATTENTION: DOUG

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.

BEST REGARD


This scam was recently reported on 3/30/16

From: samuelcolton1077@gmail.com
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.

Sam. 



This scam was recently reported on 1/30/16

From: marksfreedom1960@yahoo.com

Hi Seller,
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 : 
 
Best Regards..
 


This scam was recently reported on 1/14/16


From: San Patrick [sanpatrick919@gmail.com]
Sent: 7:07 am

Hello Seller,

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:

Bank Name..
Bank Address..
Holder Name ..
Routine Number ..
Account 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..

Thank you.
 


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

From: mike.brown005@hotmail.com 

Hello Seller,

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.

Thanks,

Mike

From: mike.brown005@hotmail.com Hi, 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: Full name... Residential address... City.. State.. Zipcode... Cell Phone number... Home Phone number... I will await to hear from you in this regard as soon as possible. Thank You. Mike



This scam was reported by one of our readers on 4/21/15

On Apr 1, 2015, at 12:45 AM, Clint corby corbyclint1@gmail.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 corbyclint1@gmail.com wrote:

Hey,
  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.
Thanks



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 amerikajjjj@gmail.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 Thanks


To Sellers: 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. Please check this site for current Scam info: http://www.scamchecker.com
Useful Links to help fight Internet Fraud
Federal Trade Commission regarding Check Overpayment Scams
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/overpayalrt.shtm
FDIC Avoid Costly Scams Involving Fake Checks and Money Orders
http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnsum02/fraud.html
US Postal Service (USPS) - Fake Check Scams
http://about.usps.com/publications/pub300a/pub300a_tech_023.htm
If you need to report fraud on the Internet there is an online partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center at
http://www.ic3.gov/
How you can protect yourself from PayPal fraud or scams
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Help/general/TopQuestion5-outside
In addition, we also recommend the following websites that deal with scams and myths perpetuated in various ways on the Internet:
Hoax Slayer - Debunking email hoaxes and exposing Internet scams since 2003!
http://www.fraud.org/
http://www.scambusters.org/
Overpayment Cheque Scam
The Internet is a wonderful tool and it would be a shame for you to have a negative experience resulting from contact with bad people. We hope you find this information helpful.