• Dheiner Says:

    I got the same thing, almost exactly like these others.
    The email address was

    Here is what I got from craigslist.com and the emails received.

    Hello ,

    I apologize for the delay, I’m in the military and now I am in United Kingdom and that’s why I couldn’t reply in time. Anyway, thank you for your interest in buying the car. Why is the price so low? I am selling the car because I am here in UK with my work, and my regiment will be deployed in three weeks in Iraq and I think I’ll stay there for a while that’s why I’m selling it so cheap. I intend to buy a new car when I’ll get back home. So all that I want to do now is to sell the car at this price,because I need to sell it fast. Now I will tell you a few words about the car.2005 Toyota Prius 2WD, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever.The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 33,900 miles and the VIN # is: JTDKB22UX53078502 . It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. I have the pictures hosted on the internet and you can see them at :

    The price is ,000 THIS IS MY LAST PRICE. I will not negotiate the price. I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions.This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. So if you are interested please email me back for next step.

    Warm regards,
    John Folk ,

    Then here is the second email:

    Hi again,

    Before leaving I had prearranged shipping and the payment with MoneyBookers Company (check ) so my presence in U.S isn’t necessary(The car is in Virginia at a Navy base ready for delivery).The the price of car ,000.00 includes all the shipping costs and insurance, so you won’t have to pay any extra charges. Since I work with the Navy the delivery process is not an issue, I’ll have the vehicle shipped at your home address in maximum 5 days.
    Here is what I suggest: we will use MoneyBookers which acts like an escrow service(check Escrow Service ) , you make an deposit in an MoneyBookers managed trust fund ( they hold the money until you receive the car ), I send the car over( the car will be delivered with the title, owner’s manual, 2 sets of keys, service records, and of course the bill of sale authorised and signed by me),I will offer a 5 day period from the day you receive the vehicle, you can inspect it, take it to a mechanic to check it out, drive it and then if you decided to keep it, you’ll confirm to MoneyBookers the sale and they will send the payment to me. If, by any reason, you will not be satisfied with it ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly as described), you can return it at my expense for a full refund of your money, no questions asked.I think this is more than fair for the both of us.

    NOTE: The payment is refundable, and is just a security measure, to make sure that you are serious, and that I am not going to ship the car, and loose time and money.

    If you are interested to go ahead with the deal, please reply with your full name, phone # and shipping address so I can ask MoneyBookers to open a case! After, they will contact you explaining all the details regarding the payment.
    I’m looking forward to hear from you.

    God bless !
    John Folk,
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I pray no one is caught in this scam. Remember, if it is too good to be true, then it is!

  • Reabena Says:

    I almost fell for this too. Having such a hard time trying to find a car to replace one that was destroyed in an accident that this seemed like a gift… but the wording and stilted writing made me think twice and the fact that the email was from a different email account than what I originally wrote to.

    Craig List Ad:
    004 Toyota Camry SE
    The exterior of this vehicle is VERY GLOSSY, dent free and Very nice all around! The interior is also Very nice and Clean!
    Please ask all questions you may have. More pictues for car are available.
    The dashboard is fine and has no sun damage or fading. All options and gauges are completely functional.desc
    CONTACT ME AT:

    Response from my email on this ad:
    .. ..
    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I`m Sgt.Martin Tippins. The 2004 Toyota Camry SE 4 CYL Automatic is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 62,100 miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32KX4U874098.
    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.
    Options
    CD player Sunroof Passenger airbag
    Driver airbag Anti-lock brakes Air conditioning
    Power windows Power seats Power locks
    Cruise control
    PICS:
    So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent here with my department to improve the military relations between our country and Croatia. I am located in Zagreb,Croatia.1 months ago, my wife moved here, with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,900 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place.From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Thank you and have a great day,
    Martin Tippins

    I took it one step further and asked QUESTIONS!

    Martin,
    Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I am VERY interested in this car, but I have several questions.

    Is the sunroof a power sunroof? Does it only popup or does it also retract?
    What state was the car last inspected and registered in? Are you only selling the car due to the length of how long it would be to be able to drive it there?

    How does the paying for it with ebay work? I tried to find more information on the ebay website, but was unsure. Would you list the car on ebay, or is this a direct transaction? While the car is in transit who would be responsible for any damage or loss on the vehicle? How would I get a bill of sale and the title?

    Thank you so much,

    Response back:
    from .. ..
    Hello,

    As I said in my first email the car is currently located in Zagreb,Croatia.It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special, I have done some researching and I have found a service that will be able o help us both with this transaction. I have found out that in this particular situation we can use eBay. I already apply for this program and extended its eligibility so it will work normally for both of us. They have developed a program called “Vehicle purchase protection program”. The car is in perfect condition inside and outside. The timing belt was recently changed. This car always passed emissions tests. The tires are almost new and the oil is changed. The water pump and the brake disks have been replaced. The transmission has been serviced. This car needs nothing.

    Here is how it works:

    1. First of all I will need the following details from you: full name, shipping address and telephone number.

    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.

    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices (email forms).The price for the car is ,900 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees.

    4. After you will make the payment in an eBay trust fund account and confirm it to them they will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 10 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.

    5. If the car is not as I told you or have some problems, or is not as described, they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as planed. If you will decide that you will not buy the car there will be no need to ship it back because I will surely find a buyer in your area.

    6. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 business days. You will also receive all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.

    Thanks in advance!

    Yeh thanks in advance for sending me free MONEY!
    My dad who is retired army also sent the following email to this person… where I had forwarded on the 1st email… as of yet no response

    Sgt. Tippins,

    I am very curious about when the DoD changed their regulations allowing the transportation of POVs on military aircraft. The change must have come about in the past 24 hours. I would appreciate it if you would sent me the regulation number, with page, para., & line number allowing you to ship a POV at taxpayer expense.

    You state that the car will be delivered to her door with 3-4 working days. How are you planning to manifest a POV that quickly and what is the port of entry? Who will be driving the car to the new owner’s address? You must have amazing connections. I’ve never seen anything manifested that quickly for a military aircraft.

    Also, I would like to have your full unit information. I will assume that a nonresponse from you will confirm that you are a scam artist, preying upon eBay buyers and I will infrom eBay of my conclusions.


    US Army (Ret)

  • Says:

    This is what I received after seeing an ad for a super great deal. It was too good to be true. Ebay did invesitagate email from ebay as I sent it to . They did confirm it to be a spoof & a total rip off !!!
    —–Original Message—–
    From: q q [mailto:]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 6:06 AM
    Subject: 2003 Toyota Camry LE Automatic

    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    I’m Sgt. Anthony Gunderson.The 2003 Toyota Camry LE Automatic is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 106,522 original miles.VIN Number: 4T1BE32K73U120770
    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.
    Options
    Cassette Player CD Player Driver Airbag Passenger Airbag
    Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Locks Power Seats
    Power Windows
    PICS:
    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP) in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it(for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you will don`t be satisfied about the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Bosnia-Herzegovina and I was sent here with my department of peace maintenance.. One months ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because we can’t register it here; it has US specs and everything, and registering it here in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 2,950 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 business day Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Thank you and have a great day,
    Sgt Anthony Gunderson

    —– Original Message —–
    Subject: eBay Motors Purchase Invoice # 41053015 – 2003 Toyota Camry LE
    Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 23:53:38
    From: eBay Financial Department
    To:
     

    eBay sent this message to
    This e-mail message was sent to you from eBay , with the full support of the eBay Payment
    Security Inc.

     

    Complete your eBay transaction in 5 easy steps: 1. Buyer and seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price. Seller contacts eBay with the transaction details;
    2. eBay accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from either the buyer or the seller);
    3. The buyer sends payment to eBay Safe Harbor. After the payment is made , the buyer must notify eBay sending the payment details ONLY to our SafeHarbour Team. The seller has three business days to provide eBay and the buyer with the transport tracking number. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the buyer.
    4. Buyer receives the merchandise and has 10 (ten) days to inspect it. If it is as expected and as what agreed over, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise by any valid reason, the buyer must ship the merchandise back to the seller at the seller’s expense within three business days.
    5. Upon the inspection period, buyer must contact eBay with the result of the inspection. If buyer refuses the merchandise, a full refund will be sent to the buyer after the tracking number for the returning shipment is
    verified.
    It is recommended to send the payment as soon as possible, because your purchase protection plan is valid for 30 days only. Sending the payment by any other method of payment will void this transaction and your right to a refund.
     
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    1. Make the payment using CASH ONLY (ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED) at your nearest Western Union location, on our  eBay Transaction Agent`s details, assigned for your transaction ( Item:   2003 Toyota Camry ) as follows:

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    First name:  Kristofer

    Last name: Hunter
    Address: Kurelceva 4 Street

    City: Sarajevo
    Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina     
      2. Once the payment was sent, E-MAIL US (by replying to this e-mail)   the following information:
    a) 10 digit MTCN Number (Western Union Money Transfer Control Number); b) Exact Sender’s name on file with Western Union; c) Your exact address on file with Western Union; d) City and country where you sent the money from; e) Total amount transferred (including fees)  f)  Fax us the Western Union receipt at the following fax number: +1-(763) 374-8572

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    dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting eBay. Any complaints must be filed within 30 days from the verification date.

    Total Price
    Sales tax.
    Shipping Fee
    Down Payment

    2,950.00 USD

    0,00 USD
    0,00 USD

    2,950.00 USD
     

     
    Item: 2003 Toyota Camry
    Buyer:
     

    Delivery Information:

     

    First name:  

    Last name:
    Street:
    City: San Antonio, TX 78240
    Country : United
    States

     

    eBay Customer Representative Agent assigned for your transaction:

     

    First name:  Kristofer

    Last name: Hunter
    Address: Kurelceva 4 Street

    City: Sarajevo
    Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
     

    Seller Details:

     

    First name:  Anthony
    Last name: Gunderson

    Street: Primorska 28 Street
    City: Sarajevo
    Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
     
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  • wuteverx1972 Says:

    LOL I got the same crap about this guy Joe Mocar.

    Email Address:

    I found out at the beginning that this was a scam so I played along with it. This was for a 1997 Toyota Supra for 00. Way to cheap for a ,000-,000 car. So, I created false personal information and created a fake money order, fake reciept, and a fake money transfer form. The guy prolly things all this is legit hahaha his last repsonse was

    “I will verify this money transfer I hope this will be ok for you. If money gram can confirm that this money transfer is available I will proceed with the shipment to:”-Feb 6, 2009

    I’m still waiting for his response, which I probably won’t get till later this weekend hopefully.

    Here are my false information that I gave him:
    [Money Order]

    [Money Tranfer Form]

    [Reciept]


    Anyways here’s the entire email so far

    I will verify this money transfer I hope this will be ok for you. If money gram can confirm that this money transfer is available I will proceed with the shipment to: Angela Droks
    4547 Rio st. La Verne, CA 91750

    Thank you so much
    On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 11:11 PM, wrote:
    Oh and before I forget, here’s the reciept that came with it. Anything else before I get my car?

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Joe Mocar
    To:
    Sent: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:22 pm
    Subject: Re: 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6 SPEED – Price: ,500

    That is not a proof for me… a friend of mine was scammed with a fake money order… nobody can confirm me that is real… if she make an MONEY TRANSFER how I’ve asked before I can to verify online … so please do not try to scam me because I don’t need that! We had a deal… she go and make a money transfer and give me the receipt… but now you give me a money order that I cannot verify anywhere… Sorry but I am not stupid to lose my car.

    Good luck

    On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM, wrote:
    Thats all they gave my friend. You wanted proof that she has the funds so I showed you her proof. You cannot do a money order unless you have the funds available on the date. So this shows that she does have the funds available. She will do a money transfer after she gets the car.

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Joe Mocar
    To:
    Sent: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 2:12 am
    Subject: Re: 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6 SPEED – Price: ,500

    I don’t see a MONEY TRANSFER receipt! So we do not have any deal! This I cannot verify is real!

    On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 9:26 AM, wrote:
    Sorry the link does not work for the other email
    here it is again:

    Her name is Angela Droks
    4547 Rio st. La Verne, CA 91750

    —–Origi nal Message—–

    From: Joe=2 0Mocar
    To:
    Sent: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 2:39 pm
    Subject: Re: 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6 SPEED – Price: ,500

    Yes, I confirm that you or her should to make a money transfer and let me see that you really made it. Once I see the receipt I will ship the car. After you or her get the car you have to go at money gram and resend the money to me.

    Thank you so much

    On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 12:13 AM, wrote:
    Ok you seem like an honest person. But like I said before I will not be purchasing the car. My friend is the one that will and I’m sure she has the funds available I just need to talk with her. I will let you know what her response is ASAP.

    So just to make things sure, all you want right now is to show proof that she has the funds available through money gram right? And then from there she sends you a reciept of the money, you ship the car, and then=2 0she pays you when she gets the car?
    =0 A

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Joe Mocar
    To:
    Sent: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 1:48 pm
    Subject: Re: 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6 SPEED – Price: ,500

    I understand your concerns and I agree with you but you also must understand that I have to be sure that you have the money available and willing to pay me. Only then I will ship the car to you! If you are an undoubtfull, serious buyer, you surely have nothing worry about. I really hope this is true. Moreover, I was thinking, if you don’t feel alright about this deal it’s only natural that I feel nervous too.
    So, this is what I have in mind: if you don’t feel safe with my first proposal, you should go to a Money Gram agency and make a money transfer of ,500 to a relative, best friend or to someone you trust.
    Please visit: to find the nearest Money Gram agency.
    This way you can show=2 0me in few minutes that you have all the money available and in same time you’ll feel safe about your money. Just send to me a copy of the receipt that20you will receive at money gram when you make the money transfer (as proof that you have the money).
    Once20I see the receipt I will ship the car to your location, you will also receive the title, you will have 10 days to inspect, test drive it, take it to a mechanic, after 10 days you have to decide if you will keep it or not!

    If you will keep it (witch I am 100% you will) then you will go at the money gram and resend the money to me. When you resend the money take the money transfer fees from the amount you send to me.
    If you won`t be satisfied with the car I will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    We have a deal?
    You will inspect the car in person before I get paid, I cannot do more than this…

    On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 11:45 PM, wrote:
    Well one thing is because I am not the one who will be buying the car, its a friend who is interested in20it. There’s is nothing wrong with asking someone for their number when buying a car. Al so it’s not common to see a perfectly maintained supra for ,500. My brother has been scammed with ebay and paypal asking for his information about some issues with his account. And in turn, he lost 0. 0I’m not saying that the car is a scam but it does not mean I have no concerns.

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Joe Mocar
    To:
    Sent: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 1:35 pm
    Subject: Re: 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6 SPEED – Price: ,500

    You know what.. seems you are difficult person… I don’t want to waste my time.

    On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 11:32 PM, wrote:
    If I give you my shipping details, then what would I do next? Where would I pay? Why haven’t you provided a phone number?

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Joe Mocar
    To:
    Sent: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 1:27 pm
    Subject: Re: 1997 Toyota Supra Twi n Turbo 6 SPEED – Price: ,500

    You don’t feel safe to give me the shipment details? that’s cool… I will ship the car where? I do not relist the car on ebay so…

    Good luck

    On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 11:19 PM, wrote:
    Ok this all sounds good to me but why haven’t you posted this car up on eBay yet? I don’t feel safe giving personal information as it is already stored in my eBay account. What is your phone number so that I can reach you? Also, why is there multiple listings of the same car in different states??

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Joe Mocar
    To:
    Sent: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 4:46 am
    Subject : Re: 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6 SPEED – Price: ,500

    I`m SSGT=2 0Joe Mocar. You have to know that the car I am selling is i n a perfect cos metic and eng ine condition and meticulously maintained. No damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden20defects, the engine runs and sounds awesome. The title is clear. It has 89,972 miles. The VIN# is JT2DE82A2V1000101

    The only problem is my current situation. I was an US Air Force reserve and I was recently recalled to serve in United Kingdom. I’ve brought the car with me, but now I have to sell it back in the US because nobody interested in buying a left hand drive and for the registration I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes.

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway I am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car I will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.

    My final price on it is $ 2500 and I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be20shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will receive the car in about 5-7 days to the nearest airport in your area and then it will=2 0be trucked forward to your place.

    Please get=2 0back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your=2 0full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    P.S.: If you don’t like the eBay idea we can try find something else just in case you are a serious buyer and you have all the money available.

    Thank you and have a nice day,

    On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 8:45 AM, wrote:
    Hello, this is Henry Lugo and I am interested in the Toyota supra that you are selling. Judging by the pictures and information provided the vehicle looks in really good condition. I’m curious about the price though. Why is it so low? Is there a mistake on the price advertised or is there something wrong with the car that was not mentioned in the description? Thank you.

    Hahaha I can just see him printing out my fake information and wasting his time verifying if the money transfer. I bet he’s all exciting. I wish I could do something much more harmful though : [

    At least I’ll make him feel stupid hahaha

  • Says:

    I got scamed I recieved an email from a claudia marx regarding a 2004 civic here is her emails
    Hello,

    I have received your email regarding the 2004 Honda Civic with only 45,989 miles.
    The car is in perfect condition,with no scratches on it,no damage, clear title.
    The price for the car is ,400 with shipping included.
    The car was my husband`s as he loved it very much, but he did not enjoy it as he died in a IRAQ 3 month ago. It brings very bad memories to me, I want to get rid of it.
    The buyer will receive the car with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it to his name.
    Shipping will be done whit DAS and it will take no more then 2-3 days. I have a friend there who will manage me a low price shipping and I assumed that it is my duty to pay for shipping it.It will be delivered directly to your address.
    Anyway, I have to let you know that I want a fast deal so if you are really interested in buying it,please reply with the following information’s:
    -Your full name;
    -Your shipping address.(street,city,state,zip code)
    The transaction will close only through ebay so we both will be protected.
    I want ebay because as they are the biggest company on the internet I think that we can close this deal fast and safe for both of us. Also I am not very familiar with the internet transactions and ebay is the only one I know.
    I will look for your email,so that we can move forward with this deal!
    Let me know.
    Regards,
    Claudia

    Hi Lisa,
    I have forwarded your details to eBay and they will contact you with an invoice soon!let me know when you get it.The shipping is free i will take care of it and i will send the car with all the papers vehicle registration, warranty papers,transfer papers etc.
    Best regards,
    Claudia
    Hi Lisa,
    don´t worry, it´s normal to have questions. The money will be sent to an eBay agent. After the payment is confirmed and secured by eBay I will start the shipping. The car will be in front at your door in max 5 days. From the moment you receive the car you have a 5 days inspection period. After the 5 days you have to decide if you want to keep the car or not. If you’ll keep the car the payment will be released to me. In case you will not like the car and decide not to keep it you will have to ship the car back and you will be fully refunded. If you can pay 2800 it´s ok.
    Oh…I almost forgot…Look, I’ll sell to you a TIP: when you’ll go to Money Gram to wire the money, if they will ask you who you’ll send the money, tell them that you’ll send the money to a friend to avoid the fees for the business transfer, because after you receive the car and eBay Purchase Protection forward me the money, Money Gram will charge me HIGH fees if they will know that we have a deal !!!
    Thanks for helping me too…

    Hi again Lisa,
    eBay has already confirmed that you have sent the payment. I will come back with an e-mail soon and reply with instructions regarding the shipping details.
    Thank you
    Claudia

    her email address is and her agent for ebays email address is eBay Purchase Protection Program Case id # 149589855‏
    these are from Jennifer Green the fake ebay agent
    How to make the payment?

    1. Locate the nearest Money Gram Office.
    2. Make the payment with cash using thee Bay Purchase Protection agent details:
    Agent first name: Jennifer
    Agent last name: Green
    Agent street: 2145 Hamilton Avenue
    Agent city: San Jose,CA
    Agent zip: 95125
    Agent country: United States

    3 E-mail us the following details from the payment receipt:
    – REF# – 8 digits number from the payment receipt

    – Sender Name and Address
    – Receiver Name
    – Amount

    Fax the Money Gram receipt to the following fax number:+1 (339) 600-3267 Once we receive the payment confirmation, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. You will receive the car in 2-3 days.

    Sincerely,
    eBay Purchase Protection Financial Department
    FAX: +1 (339) 600-3267

    This is a notice letting you know that we have received your payment details and we are in the process of verifying your payment details. We will contact the seller shortly and instruct to proceed with the shipping. As soon as we will have the shipping confirmation you will receive further details regarding the shipping process (courier information, tracking method, expected delivery date).

    Sincerely,

    How to make the payment?

    1. Locate the nearest Money Gram Office.
    2. Make the payment with cash using thee Bay Purchase Protection agent details:
    Agent first name: Jennifer
    Agent last name: Green
    Agent street: 2145 Hamilton Avenue
    Agent city: San Jose,CA
    Agent zip: 95125
    Agent country: United States

    3 E-mail us the following details from the payment receipt:
    – REF# – 8 digits number from the payment receipt

    – Sender Name and Address
    – Receiver Name
    – Amount

    Fax the Money Gram receipt to the following fax number:+1 (339) 600-3267 Once we receive the payment confirmation, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. You will receive the car in 2-3 days.

    Sincerely,
    eBay Purchase Protection Financial Department
    FAX: +1 (339) 600-3267

    I was not to lucky though i found this site to late I spent the money and now am out of 2,900 dollors pls be carefull everyone..

    I also got an email from your srgt guy heres that one as well

    Hello,
    I`m Sgt. James J Badgett. You have to know that the 2003 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl Automatic I am selling is 100% working and great looking, no flaws or dents, no scratches or any kind of damage. The title is clear. It has 87,109 miles. The VIN# is 1HGCM56663A102462 This vehicle engine runs very, very smooth. No electrical problems on this beauty. This detailed vehicle makes the exterior looks like it just came off the assembly line.
    Options
    5-Speed Automatic Transmission Premium Sound With CD Changer Sunroof Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning Climate Control Heated Seats Tilt Steering Wheel Traction Control
    Clock Cruise Control Leather Shifter Leather Steering Wheel Power Driver’s Seat Power Locks Power Mirrors Power Steering Power Windows Privacy Glass / Tinted Windows Steering Wheel
    Here are the pics of the car :

    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window)

    As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s Buyer Protection Program in order for you to be 100% protected. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and inspect it (for 10 days) eBay will release the payment to me; in this way we are both protected. Anyway i am sure that if you won`t be satisfied with the car i will surely find another buyer in your area and there will be no need for you to ship the car back.
    I am located in Madrid,Spain and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between our country and Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States because In order to be able to register this car here, I would have to pay very high import/custom taxes. My final price on it is $ 2900. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. You will receive the car in about 4 days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    Thank you, and have a nice day,
    James and Anna Badgett

    I wish I saw this site first but hopefully my story will help others

    Thanks lisa

  • zac Says:

    INVESTIGATION NOW!!!!!!

    this is the fake eBay motors invoice i got

    eBay Motors VPP Transaction Case ID 415163589‏
    From: eBay Financial Department Inc. ()
    Sent: March 13, 2009 4:15:07 PM
    To:

    eBay Motors VPP sent this message to Zach Rouse (papersoldier09).
    Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.
    eBay Motors VPP Transaction Case ID 415163589

    eBay Motors member Edward Pietrzyk (), as the Seller, initiated a new transaction through eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection program and registered you, Zach Rouse (), as the Buyer.
    We have verified all the details of this transaction,we concluded that they are accurate and the transaction si approved. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely. Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to ,000.00 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower.

    Buy Confidently with our Vehicle Purchase Protection Program

    Vehicle Purchase Protection
    Ensures that you receive the vehicle you paid for, with coverage up to ,000.00 against fraud or material misrepresentation.
    Condition Guarantee by Seller
    Provides added confidence that the vehicle’s condition is accurately described and protects you if it is significantly different.
    Extended Warranty
    Protects you from unexpected repair bills after the vehicle purchase.

    New eBay Motors VPP Transaction

    Case ID: 415163589

    Item Title: 2008 Acura TL
    Price: ,000.00

    Seller Verified Profile: pelias

    eBay Motors Member in good standing since 1999.
    Registered e-mail address

    Identity and Contact Information Verified.
    Continues to meet strict Membership Criteria.
    Committed to Dispute Resolution and Mediation.
    Purchase Protection Coverage up to
    ,000.00.

    Complete the transaction in 5 easy steps

    Buyer and Seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price. Seller contacts eBay Motors with the transaction details;
    eBay Motors accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the Buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from neither Buyer or Seller);
    The Buyer receives an invoice and sends the payment to eBay Motors. After the payment is verified by eBay Motors, the Seller will initiate the shipping. The seller has three (3) business days to provide a tracking number to both the Buyer and eBay Motors. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer;
    The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 15 business days to inspect it. If it is as described and as agreed, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses it, the Buyer must ship the vehicle back to the Seller;
    After the inspection period is over (15 business days), the Buyer must contact eBay Motors with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, he will receive the refund only after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified. If the Buyer accepts the vehicle, the payment will be sent to the Seller within three (3) business days.

    Vehicle Purchase Protection Overview

    Buy with confidence on eBay Motors! The Vehicle Purchase Protection program protects your vehicle purchase against fraud and material misrepresentation. This program is provided by eBay Motors for FREE on all eligible vehicle transactions completed on eBay Motors. There’s no sign-up, opt-in, or registration necessary.

    The following types of fraud and material misrepresentation are covered:
    Paying for a vehicle and never receiving it;
    Sending a deposit for a vehicle and never receiving the vehicle;
    Paying for and receiving a vehicle:
    that was a stolen vehicle at the time of the transaction;
    with an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title;
    of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller’s listing;
    without receiving the title for that vehicle from the seller, if it is impossible for you to obtain a title from the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles;
    whose title is subject to an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt/rebuildable, unrebuildable, reconstructed, scrapped/destroyed, junk, lemon, manufacturer buyback, or water damage title brand at the time of the sale;
    with a model year that is different than the model year described in the seller’s listing or
    with an odometer reading that is different than the odometer reading described in the seller’s listing.

    Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to ,000.00 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower. The program covers Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, ATVs, Go-Karts, Scooters, Mopeds, Personal Watercraft, Snowmobiles, Boats, Buses, Commercial Trucks, Race Cars, RVs and Campers, Trailers.

    Help

    For any questions please contact eBay Motors Customer Support at

    Thank you,
    eBay Motors Customer Support
    Vehicle Purchase Protection Program

    This administrative email was sent to from eBay Motors.
    See our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have questions about eBay’s communication policies.

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    eBay and the eBay logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of eBay, Inc.
    eBay is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

  • Sheed Says:

    THANKS FOR THE POST, I FIGURED OUT IT WAS A SCAM ABOUT 2 HOURS BEFORE THIS POST, BELOW IS THE EMAIL CONTACT THAT I HAD WITH THIS FAKE PERSON, BY THE IM GONNA SPRING HIM ALONG KNOW AND MAKE HIM THINK I STILL DONT KNOW THAT THIS IS A SCAM.

    Hi,

    I have attached you a carfax report. The car is on my name now and the title is clear, no lien.
    Please let me know as soon as you can since I have another guy interested…I put him on hold till I have an answer from you .

    Thanks again,
    Sgt. James B. Lucas

    On 3/27/09, wrote:
    Also i did a carfax vehicle record check and there is 12 records on the VIN that you gave me…can you explain any of that???

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Sgt. James B. Lucas
    To: Rashid Ali
    Sent: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:51 am
    Subject: Re: about the car

    Hello,

    Yes..I can wait without a problem.
    You ll receive the car with a US VA clear title, signe dby me, ready to be register in your name….

    In order to notify eBay I will need buyer’s full name and shipping address so I can open a transaction case and they will contact you for further details and instructions.
    How it work:
    You make the payment to eBay safe account.
    After they check the payment they announce me to start the shipping.
    After you will receive the car and see that is OK, you have to announce them that you have it.
    Only then, eBay will send me the money. This is is a fair deal for both.
    Hope to hear you soon..
    Sgt.James B. Lucas

    On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Rashid Ali wrote:

    Alright I’m thinking its a yes, can u give me one day to decide and I’ll email you any information that you might need..i want to buy it for my parents who haven’t had a nice car in a really long time..so dont sell for a day and I will give you the final, thanks for all the information.. What state is the car registered in?

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Mar 26, 2009, at 8:10 AM, “Sgt. James B. Lucas” wrote:

    Hello

    I am glad that you are really interested in my car.
    Regarding the price, to be honest with you…this was my brother car but he is not…anymore.I don’t want to get rich by its selling, just want to give it to someone who will take good care…….

    As I already said in my first email the car is currently located in UK but still registered in US, so you won’t have to pay anything since it have a clear US title, no lien.
    Also, the car is in perfect working condition and it was never been smoked in.
    I can have it shipped from here by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I can arrange for a truck to transport the car to your home address or, if you like, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping will take up to 7 days, depending on your location. The car will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The US clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.
    The final price you will have to pay is ,000. The payment must be done through eBay. Ebay Motors will work for us just like an escrow service, just that the transaction will be faster and also 100% secure for both of us. You will send them the payment, then they will let me know that the payment is OK and I can start the shipping. After the car will arrive to you and you will inspect it, you will let them know that, so they can forward the payment and complete the transaction.
    If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it (I’m sure this will not be the case) eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back of the car will be my concern. I think this is fair for both of us.

    Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.
    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered and I will initiate the transaction with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.
    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have

    Thank you,
    Sgt. James B. Lucas

    On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:50 PM, wrote:

    Thanks, wow this sounds like a really good deal, but you know im curious why are u selling it so cheap?? It just seems hard to believe and no offenese to you, but in todays world, its hard to find deals this good, without them being a scam..Especially since ur living thousands of miles away from me..Thnks for all the information and stuff, if there some way that i could know for sure this is not a scam, let me know..

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Sgt. James B. Lucas
    To:
    Sent: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 8:00 pm
    Subject: Re: about the car

    Hello,0D

    This is a 2007 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER/HYBRID , 3.3L V6 / All Wheel Drive,
    Automatic, ONLY 20,900 Miles, VIN JTEEW21A570036506.

    Here you can find more pictures with the car:

    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web
    browser window)

    It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no
    scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been
    involved in an accident.

    I’m an US Air Force Sgt. currently stationed in UK and the car is here
    with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was
    never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the
    US.

    The shipping will take up to 7 business days and you will also have 10
    days to inspect and test drive the vehicle from the moment it arrives
    at your place. There will be no extra or hidden taxes for you to pay
    since the car is still registered in US. In case you decide not to
    keep the car I’m responsible for shipping back costs.

    I must say that this is a US model car, with the steering wheel on the
    left side, as opposed to a UK model, that has the steering wheel on
    the right side.

    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone
    back20home to help me with the sale I decided to sell this car through
    eBay or craigslist.

    Our transaction will be entirely through eBay Motors and we both will
    be covered.

    The final price is ,000 including shipping from Europe to the US and
    delivery to your home address.

    So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please
    get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you and have a great day,
    Sgt. James B. Lucas

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases.

  • Says:

    Hi Folks,
    In this economy you do find “local” deals, but that’s the key – being able to transact in person. A few days ago i type bmw in CL, i search a few pages and see an ad for a 2005 bmw x5 for 00.00 ?? odd,it was listed as local in SF’s hayes valley – So I sent the standard interest email. I received a response from a Sgt. Peter Stein of USAF. This is the exact letter –
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.This is a 2005 BMW X5 3.0i, Exterior Color Gray, Interior Color Black, Engine 6 Cylinder Gasoline, Transmission Automatic.16-Way Power Comfort Seats, 3-Stage Heated Front Seats, 8-Function On-Board Computer, Anthracite Maple Wood Trim, Dakota Leather Seat Trim, Front & Rear Park Distance Control, Heated Rear Seats,clean title.

    Mileage 49,160,VIN#: 5UXFA13515LY14845.

    Here you can find more pictures of the car:
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    The car has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage.Flawless exterior/interior condition,no scratches and no dents.It has never been involved in an accident.The engine starts and drives like new and the paint looks great.It comes with US clear title which will be signed and notorized in the buyer’s name.Have all keys and manuals.

    I’m an US Air Force Staff.Sgt currently stationed in the United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in the UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The price is ,700.00 including shipping from the UK to the US and delivery to your home address.

    So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you
    SSgt.Peter Stein
    ——————– So obviously this seemed too good to be true
    What I questioned , First it ‘s in SF- hayes valley
    Then it’s in london..redirect…then all of a sudden the military just ships vehicles at zero cost, u gotta be friggin kidding me..that in itself would be a business run by military groups…Discount Brass Autos Online, we ship to you directly..ok enough jokes…to take this a step further I contact Ebay, not an easy thing to do Hint create an FAQ about international Scams…save us all the time..then I Google this guys name an actually find an article about the real guy so I contacted them to alert of identity fraud
    Glad I found this site, I’ve noticed that during these harder times more an more scams an unethical practices are increasing in frequency- shameful bastards..may you rot reliving the pain you’ve caused others..k bye :)

  • Natasha W Says:

    Thank You so much for this!!!

    I saw an ad on craigslist for a 2006 Acura.
    It seemed like such a good deal. lol

    here is what he sent me.

    Hello,

    This is a 2006 Acura TSX, 2.4L L4 / FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, Automatic, ONLY
    33.800 Miles, VIN JH4CL96896C006214.

    Here you can find more pictures with the car:

    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web
    browser window)

    It is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are great, no
    scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been
    involved in an accident.

    I’m an US Air Force Sgt. currently stationed in UK and the car is here
    with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was
    never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the
    US.

    The shipping will take up to 7 business days and you will also have 10
    days to inspect and test drive the vehicle from the moment it arrives
    at your place. There will be no extra or hidden taxes for you to pay
    since the car is still registered in US. In case you decide not to
    keep the car I’m responsible for shipping back costs.

    I must say that this is a US model car, with the steering wheel on the
    left side, as opposed to a UK model, that has the steering wheel on
    the right side.

    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone
    back home to help me with the sale I decided to sell this car through
    eBay or craigslist.

    Our transaction will be entirely through eBay Motors and we both will
    be covered.

    The final price is ,000 including shipping from Europe to the US and
    delivery to your home address.

    So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please
    get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you and have a great day,
    Sgt. James B. Lucas

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases.

    oh and………..

    Hello,

    Regarding the price, to be honest with you…this was my brother car but he is not…anymore.I don’t want to get rich by its selling, just want to give it to someone who will take good care…….

    As I already said in my first email the car is currently located in UK but still registered in US, so you won’t have to pay anything since it have a clear US title, no lien. Also the car is in perfect working condition and it was never been smocked in.

    I can have it shipped from here by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I can arrange for a truck to transport the car to your home address or, if you like, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping will take up to 7 days, depending on your location. The car will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

    The final price you will have to pay is ,000. The payment must be done through eBay. Ebay Motors will work for us just like an escrow service, just that the transaction will be faster and also 100% secure for both of us. You will send them the payment, then they will let me know that the payment is OK and I can start the shipping. After the car will arrive to you and you will inspect it, you will let them know that, so they can forward the payment and complete the transaction.

    If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it (I’m sure this will not be the case) eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back of the car will be my concern. I think this is fair for both of us.

    Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.
    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered and I will initiate the transaction with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.

    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible. Also, feel free to ask me any question you may have

  • bizzymomx3 Says:

    I almost fell for it too. But you know what they say, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
    Here’s what I received:
    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my truck.This is a 2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab,Exterior Green,Interior Tan Leather,Automatic,8 Cylinders,4WD.
    Features: A/C: Front, A/C: Rear, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Bucket Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Airbag: Side, Anti-Lock Brakes, Navigation System,CD Player, Premium Sound, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Tinted Glass, Alloy Wheels, Tow Package.
    Selling Points: camper shell with full BEDRUG, 100,000 mile warranty, Electric rear window with defogger, Custom bumper, Running boards, Wide tires, Halogen headlights, Power chrome door mirrors, Tilt wheel, Tachometer, Rear seat center arm rest, Full size steel rim under body spare tire.

    The truck has 59,343 miles. City: 15 MPG – 16 MPG, Highway: 18 MPG – 20 MPG.

    Here you can find more pictures of the truck:
    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    The truck has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage. Flawless exterior/interior condition,no scratches and no dents. It has never been involved in an accident. The engine starts and drives like new and the paint looks great. It comes with US clear title which will be signed and notorized in the buyer’s name. Have original manuals and all keys.

    I’m an US Air Force Staff Sergeant currently stationed in the United Kingdom. The truck is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the truck is still registered in the US. The truck is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this truck here in the UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the truck back in the US.

    The price is ,990.00 US Dollars including shipping from the UK to the US and delivery to your home address. I am selling the truck for personal reasons. So if you decide to buy this truck or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you
    Staff Sgt. Andrew Bowman


    United States Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Bowman,
    86th Contingency Response Group air transportation

    and then:

    Hello,

    I will have the truck shipped from the UK by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address or, if you like, you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping will take 6-8 days, depending on your location. Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,somebody must be home when the truck arrives to sign for the reception. Will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

    The payment will be done through eBay. You will then give payment details to ebay only. After they verify funds, I will be notified to proceed with the shipping instructions. I will ship the truck, you will receive it and you will have 5 days for inspection, both the truck and the paperwork and the option to accept or reject it. The inspection time period will begin as soon as you sign for receiving the truck at your requested address. During all this time eBay will hold the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction,you can see the vehicle before decided to buy it.If you are satisfied with the truck and decide to keep it you will notify ebay of a sucessfull transaction, so they can release the funds to me. If it’s not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the truck will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the vehicle and make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you agree with these terms and you have the funds, send me your full name and the address where you want the truck to be delivered to and I will initiate the transaction with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them. I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

    Thank you
    Andrew

    and then:

    The price is ,990.00 US Dollars including shipping from the UK to the US and delivery to your home address.

    In order to start the deal I need YOUR FULL NAME and SHIPPING ADDRESS so I can register the transaction with eBay. They will let you know what you have to do for the payment.

    Thanks!

    and then:
    The truck is in excellent condition, no mechanical or electrical problems, it drives very very smooth. It is paid in full, no lien/loan or any outstanding debts. The reason I’m selling this vehicle way below market value, is because I would like to help ease the burden of my sisters medical expenses, which she has acquired do to a serious illness.

    and then I received this after I inquired about an entirely different car! Hmmmm

    Hello,
    Thanks for your email ! First of all I want to tell you that I’m not
    located at home,in Los Angeles,where the car is.
    Because of my job I have to move all the time. The price of the car is
    ,800.00 I know it may seem low, but i find it reasonable. I have
    no use for the car anyway,due to my job.
    I have a clean title ready to be signed. The car has no electrical or
    mechanical problems.We can use eBay Safe Pay Insurer to complete the
    transaction. The deal will go strictly according to eBay rules and
    policy.
    In order to start the official transaction, I need to know your details:
    -full name and shipping address
    As soon as I have them, I’ll start the official procedure and eBay
    service will notify you about this. You’ll also receive important
    guidelines and payment instructions from them . I’ll handle the
    shipping, so this will be free of charge for you. We will use eBay
    Safe Pay Insurer to manage the payment because it is the safest way
    for both of us and also you will have 10 days to inspect the car
    before I receive the money. Also, a refund policy will be included.

    2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4X4! TRD PKG! SNRF! DVD IN HEADREST! XSP WHLS!

    Mileage: 49554 miles
    VIN: 5TBDT48194S462212
    Inspection: Inspected
    Vehicle Title: Clear
    Condition: Used
    Transmission: Automatic
    Engine: 4.7L V8 FI DOHC 32V

  • Says:

    Well here you will all believe that these artists have almost perfected it. Just think ten years ago i am sure people would have fallen for it. Thank god for googel.
    Here are some mails from a Honda accord. 2006 model selling at a unbelievable 00

    Hi there,
    Thank you for your interest in buying my 2006 HONDA ACCORD EX SEDAN.The car is in excellent condition, runs great, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. All power and optional equipment work perfect. It has 44,890 miles on it,clear title, the price is ,900 and the transmission is automatic. It is right now located in Crisfield, MD at the shipping company , also it will be shipped from there if necessary for inspection and test drive before you buy it.I really need to sell it asap as I am right now in a military base,we are getting ready for Iraq and since I got divorced I don`t need it anymore,it was my wife’s car. Please get back to me if you are serious interested in the purchase and we can have a deal!

    For more photos please visit my photo bucket album.

    Thank you and have a nice day,
    SSgt.Stuart Safley

    and then my response as it is my first time buying in the states.and his response..

    Hello again,

    The car is already at the shipping company warehouse in Crisfield, MD sealed and ready to be shipped. and you won’t be any additional shipping costs. The shipping will take 3 days. Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,somebody must be home when the car arrives to sign for the reception.The car will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.
    The payment will be done through eBay. They will act as a third party in this transaction. You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car, you will receive it and will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork. During all this time eBay will hold the money into a trust account.So, this is not a blind transaction,you can see the car before decided to buy it.If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.
    Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered and I will initiate the transaction with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.

    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

    Thank you,
    SSgt.Stuart Safley

    On 9/23/09, Dean Wolmarans wrote:
    Sgt Stuart Safely,

    You and your fellow mates do the States proud and this from a non US citizen. I take my hat off to you.
    I will buy the Honda cash. Where about is it. I am in white plains. new york. I am only here till the 16 october. And wish to drive the vehicle back to florida as that is where i will be reciding. I am foreign and have no prior experience in buyinng US vehicles. Please tell me what i need to do in order to buy this car. I have the cash. And can get insurance. As for the rest of it i would not know what to do.

    Your urgent responce is awaited sir,

    Dean Wolmarans

    then i figured wait a minute and the following….

    I got your info and I will initiate the transaction through ebay,they will let you know what you have to do for the payment.Get back to me as soon as you receive their invoice.

    Regards,
    SSgt.Stuart Safley

    On 9/23/09, Dean Wolmarans wrote:
    Again Hello,

    Ok great. I can have the monies sent off to you tomorrow latest. As i am currently at work. Just need the details how to go about that too.

    still too good to be true so i question…

    ——————————————————————————–

    I want to take this opportunity to assure you that there is nothing to be worried about this deal. I would never cheat you or swindle you!!
    I have a reputation to protect and a good Christian and I do not want to be imprisoned. You have my word and good faith on the fact that I’ll keep my end of the bargain. I have never lied and cheated anyone and I will not risk my career, my freedom and my future
    for anything in the world! I would rather close this deal with other person than to know that you’ll be very stressed hoping that I am a honest person, until you receive your vehicle.
    Your peace of mind is a lot more important than this deal!!

    Sincerely,
    SSgt.Stuart Safley

    On 9/23/09, Dean Wolmarans wrote:
    Thank you for your responce.

    I do how ever have a few concerns. I just been told about scams and cons. Is there any way you can prove to me that this is no scam. I am truelly interested n this vehicle and would like to know if i may speak to you.

    Dean

    i dont know peopel….how can they actually get away with it. How can you buy a reasonably priced car with out having issues in this country.

    Can any body tell me that

  • Rachael Says:

    So I have one more from Craigslist…I found a 2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch for 90.00. I immediately asked for details regarding the price and here is that response in its entirety:

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in my car.This is a 2006 Ford Expedition KING RANCH.Body type:SUV,Engine:8 Cylinder 5.4 Liter,Exterior color:Brown,Transmission:Automatic,Fuel type:Gasoline,Interior color:Tan,Drivetrain: 4 Wheel Drive,AM/FM Radio
    CD Power Steering,Dual Zone Air Conditioning Leather,4-Speed Automatic Transmission,5.4L V8 SOHC 24V FI Engine

    Mileage:47,300
    VIN:1FMFU18526LA55525

    Here you can find more pictures of the car:

    (if the above link does not work copy and paste it into a new web browser window).

    The car has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage.Flawless exterior/interior condition,no scratches and no dents.It has never been involved in an accident.The engine starts and drives like new and the paint looks great.It comes with US clear title which will be signed and notorized in the buyer’s name.Have original manuals and all keys.

    I’m an US Air Force Sgt.currently stationed in the United Kingdom.The car is here with me. It was bought in the US and shipped to Europe, but it was never permanently registered here, the car is still registered in the US.The car is for sale locally as well, but there are slim chances of this to happen. In order to be able to register this car here in the UK the buyer would have to pay very high import/custom taxes that will double the price. So I decided to sell the car back in the US.

    The price is ,890.00 US Dollars including shipping from the UK to the US and delivery to your home address.So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you
    Sgt.Nick Robinson
    ————————————————————————————-

    I replied back that I would need details regarding the delivery and assurances that I would not be left without a car. Here is that response:

    Hello,
    I will have the car shipped from UK by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. The shipping will take 6-8 days, depending on your location.Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,somebody must be home when the car arrives to sign for the reception.The car will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. The clear title and the bill of sale will be already signed by me.

    The payment will be done through eBay.You will send the money to eBay and as soon as the payment is confirmed they will notify me to proceed with the shipping. I will ship the car you will receive it and you will have 5 days for inspection, both the car and the paperwork and the option to accept or reject the car.The inspection time period will begin as soon as you sign for receiving the car at your requested address.During all this time eBay will hold the money into a trust account.So, this is not a blind transaction,you can see the car before decided to buy it.If you are satisfied with the car and decide to keep it you inform eBay about this and they will release the money to me. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked,and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.Please take in to consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    If you agree with these terms and you have the money, send me your full name and the address where you want the car to be delivered to and I will initiate the transaction with eBay. You will receive all the transaction details from them.I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

    Thank you!

    —————————————————————————————
    I am waiting for a house to close so I have the funds for a car purchase, so to hold him off (while I researched) I mentioned that I would have to wait for the closing to have the funds in an account that would be accessable. I emailed my brother-in-law who is a former Army service-person and he mentioned hearing of scams out of the UK. I asked him for the typical amount the servicemen spend if they ship vehicles overseas. He said its around 1,200.00 if its a 30-40 foot cargo container and they also pay taxes and customs. Typically they don’t have a need for their own personal cars anyway.

    This vehicle is KBB valued at ,000 he asked for 90. Can’t they even get close to reality???? Also, this VIN goes to a 2006 Eddie Bauer Expedition (not a King Ranch) with 13 reports. I’ve never seen a 2006 with that many reports to go along with it. I flagged the listing and reported it to Denver PD as it was on the Denver, CO car listings. Hopefully no one will fall for this one.

    Be safe everyone and THANK YOU to our military!!!!

    Rachael

  • Clocaine Says:

    I almost fell for the same thing, at first I was iffy about it because the first email was way to clean cut, bolded, underlined very professional, nothing a normal car owner would commit too the email went like this

    Hello,

    This 2003 Honda Accord EX Coupe has a clear title. The general condition is excellent with no cosmetic complaints really worth comment. Counted a few stone chips The alloys are all presentable and originals the fronts having a few marks, all tyres in good condition with plenty life remaining. Clean carpets, seats, roof, boot and plastics. Both remote keys are present and they are working, no electrical issues.

    I bought the car when I was serving in Fort Sam Houston, a U.S. Army base near San Antonio, TX.

    Price was reduced to ,500.00 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this car before 21 March when I will leave with other troops in Iraq.

    In order to sell my car, the financial part will be handled by Yahoo. That means that you will have 48 hours available for any inspection of this car. In this way both of us will be 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    If you’re really interested in buying my car, make sure that you really have the cash available and please email me your :

    Full Name
    Home Address
    Zip Code
    Phone Number

    I will open a transaction with Yahoo and they will contact you further and they will explain you the steps of this transaction.

    For pictures and details please check my address: 2003hondacoupe(dot)page(dot)tl REPLACE (dot) with .

    Hope to hear from you as soon as possible
    Army Nurse : Crystal Jones

    I tried looking up this email on facebook, google and myspace and nothing showed up confused a little I sent her more emails for an inquiry on her car and how we would handle the transaction

    scammer replied this
    Hi,

    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but because I received too many offers, I will explain all the details about the car and the transaction.

    At the moment I’m stationed at Hancock Field AGS an US Military AFB in Syracuse, NY. making final preparations before deploying to Iraq with the U.S. Convoy

    The car is stored in a hangar at our Military Logistic Department form Turner Air Force Base near Albany, Georgia. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car is in their custody.

    I have all my stuff stored in a Military hangar, and I have the option to send this things to my relatives, in US, to keep them there while im gone. So i will declare to my Logistic Department that you are my relative and im sending the car to keep it at your home. Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 5 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.

    For the payment I would like to use Yahoo as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the car. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 7 days to inspect the car. If you decide not to keep it Yahoo will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I am glad we can move on and I have already forwarded your information to Yahoo third party department. So just e-mail me and tell me if you received the payment invoice and how long will take till you proceed with the payment as Yahoo instructed you.

    The shipping process will be done by a military carrier with full support from our Logistics Department. It will take around 2-5 days until the trailer will deliver the car to your home address. All the documents you need for ownership; title, manuals and the bill of sale, etc.. will be provided along with the car.

    PLEASE NOTE!
    If the car is not how I’ve described it, you have the unequivocal right to refuse acceptance of the car (return postage on my expense) and you are entitled to a full and complete refund of the car’s purchase price. It will be insured during transportation and will be delivered in front of your door.

    Again I want to point out that because I am going to Iraq this sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.

    Regards!

    —-What I was confused about is your in new york? and your cars down south? its a nice car you don’t really need an extra 3500 in iraq if your working so why wouldn’t you keep it with your family? and if your car is down south and your in new york why are you posted on Seattles craigslist? suddenly everything that didn’t make sense started to make a whole lot of sense—

    more
    Hi,

    I just checked my email and I found a couple of emails from Yahoo in my Spam/Junk folder.
    Did you received the invoice from Yahoo ?
    When you receive the Yahoo invoice please read it carefully so you can understand the entire payment process.
    Please let me know when you can transfer the money to Yahoo agent so i can make all the arrangements for delivery.

    Also I have a friendly advise, don’t tell at the Westernunion office that this is the payment for a Internet purchase or that you send the money to an Yahoo account/agent, because both of us will be extra charged with some extra fees for making e-commerce. We can avoid paying this money. If the Westernunion agent ask you, just tell that the money are for a relative/friend.. I will also do the same thing with the shipping so you don’t have to pay any fees. I am not willing to spend some useless money, I hope you will understand why I am asking you this.

    I will declare to the Logistic Department that you are my cousin, and i have to send the car over to your home, to keep it there while I’m in Iraq, so i dont have to pay any fees. With the car you willl receive 2 keys, title, bill of sale and all the car documents and manuals.
    Also you have to pay a normal transfer fee at westernunion, this fee is around 0, but since i pay for the delivery it will be nice if you can pay this fee, if you dont have any extra money right now you can deduct this fee from the total amount.

    Let me know…
    Thank you

    basically this is all full of shit and I almost fell for it, thank god for this blog and everybodys examples I even told her i would send her a money order in the morning! I also even called Chase Bank where the money was suppose to be a deposit and look for the guy ‘Todd Watson’ who would be handling my money phew thank god i didn’t fall for this, I was going to spend my stolen car insurance check for this fraud! ridiculous, sick how people are… using the military to manipulate innocent consumers FUCKKKK YOU SCAMMERS

  • Sabrina Says:

    HA! just almost happened to me as well. I immediately thought it was too good to be true but decided to bait this woman. Email trail starts from the bottom up. This person supplied me with a copy of the title and a legit carfax ( i pulled one myself before hand) Sneaky sneaky…

    Not too long after this trail the same lady sent me an email about an 06 Honda Civic for 00

    Sabrina Ferreira
    i sent her an address that is not mine.

    Do you mind sending some sort of identification whether it be a military ID number or a US DL # for my records? Also if this transaction is going through eBay will u be sending me an invoice through paypal?

    When you send the documents the title needs to be signed accompanied with a US Driver’s License that is notarized.

    Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 14:32:47 -0700
    Subject: Re: aso 2007 TOYOTA Camry !chrome:dvd:xenon:navi:leather:clima Oje – 00 (MIA)
    From:
    To:

    Here is the title in my name…

    On 6/9/10, Sabrina Ferreira wrote:

    Thank you just one more question is the car under your name? and are you authorized to sell it? i need to know for transfer of ownership purposes. The state of Florida requires a notorized affidavid of ownership if you are not the title holder.

    Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 14:12:06 -0700

    Subject: Re: aso 2007 TOYOTA Camry !chrome:dvd:xenon:navi:leather:clima Oje – 00 (MIA)
    From:
    To:

    On 6/9/10, Sabrina Ferreira wrote:

    Hi Debra,

    I’m sorry for all the questions but i think you can understand this seems too good to be true. What state in the US is the car registered in? and is there a way you can send me a color digital copy of the title? I searched the VIN number and it says the car has 7 records, is there a way you could send me a carfax report? I don’t want to waste your time or mine and this seems like a very secure transaction but i don’t want you to send the car all the way over here and then have any surprises.

    Thanks so much
    Sabrina

    Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 13:24:29 -0700

    Subject: Re: aso 2007 TOYOTA Camry !chrome:dvd:xenon:navi:leather:clima Oje – 00 (MIA)
    From:
    To:

    Hello ,

    Thank you so much for your prompt response.

    Regarding the price, to be honest with you…this was my brother car but he is not…anymore.I don’t want to get rich by its selling, just want to give it to someone who will take good care….
    It s difficult for me to talk about this…As I already said in my first email, the vehicle is currently located in UK but still registered in US, so it doesn’t cost you anything since it has a clear US title and no lien.

    I can have it shipped from here by an US Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs for you. Also I can arrange for a SUV to transport it to your home address or you can pick it up from the nearest airport in your area. The shipping takes up to 7 days, depending on your location. The vehicle will arrive with all the papers and documents required for registration and the keys. You’ll get the US clear title and the bill of sale signed by me.
    The entire price you have to pay is ,000 US. The transaction will be fully under eBay’s surveillance, giving us both security and insurance that nothing will go wrong.
    This way you will actually pay for the vehicle after you will receive and test it, because eBay will hold the funds and release it to me only after you accept and confirm the delivery. After the vehicle reaches your address you will have 10 days to inspect the car. You will have to inform the eBay Service about the decision to keep it. eBay will forward the payment to me and the transaction is complete. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it (I’m sure this will not be the case) eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back of the vehicle is be my concern. I consider it’s fair for both of us.
    Please take into consideration that I get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is exactly as you expected.
    If you decide to buy the car, please include the following information in your next email.

    1. Ship to name and address ( the complete name and address of the person receiving the car ).
    2. Name and address needed for title transfer, this would be your complete name and physical address (or if the car is to be registered on someone else’s name the name and address of the registrant is needed).

    Please get back to me at your earliest convenience.

    Maj. Debra L. Madison

    On 6/9/10, Sabrina Ferreira wrote:

    In reference to the price to the price has the car ever been in an accident or due to your military duties and service abroad are u not able to maintain the car?

    Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 12:41:26 -0700
    Subject: Re: aso 2007 TOYOTA Camry !chrome:dvd:xenon:navi:leather:clima Oje – 00 (MIA)
    From:
    To:

    Hello,
    Thank you for your interest in my car.
    This is a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE , AUTOMATIC, ONLY 23,784 Miles, VIN 4T1BK46K07U015227. Clear title, no lien.

    Here you can find more pictures with the car:
    The vehicle is in EXCELLENT condition; the body and paint are immaculate, no scratches and no dents; the interior is clean; it has never been involved in any kind of accident.

    I’m an US Air Force Maj. currently stationed in the UK and the car is here with me. It was bought from USA and it still has US registration documents, because I didn’t register it here in UK.
    The shipping will take up to 7 business days and you will also have 10 days to inspect and test drive the vehicle from the moment it arrives at your place. I will pay for shipping. There will be no extra or hidden taxes for you to pay since the car is still registered in US. In case you decide not to keep the car I’m responsible for shipping back costs.
    As I’m unable to travel in the near future and I don’t have anyone available back home to help me with the sale I decided to sell this car through eBay or craigslist. The transaction will be made entirely through eBay Motors and we both will be covered. That means you will not send the money outside of USA.
    The final price is ,000 US including shipping from Europe to the US and delivery to your home address. So if you decide to buy this car or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.
    Thank you and have a great day

    Maj. Debra L. Madison

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases

    On 6/9/10, Sabrina Ferreira wrote:

    My name is Sabrina and I am interested in this vehicle and would like more information and i possible to see it. Thanks

  • Says:

    This week my husband and I came across ANOTHER instance of the fake military personnel trying to sell a vehicle on Craig’s list at an unreal price….

    In our case we were looking at a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 4×4 with only 38,000 miles – asking price was 00

    You know the saying “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is…”

    Below is the email that I received from the seller after inquiring on their posting through Craig’s list:

    Hello,

    This 2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE, with 63,500 miles, runs and drives excellent. Hasn’t been involved in any accident. It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title. I bought it when i was serving in Naval Base Point Loma, in San Diego, CA and now I am in London, UK.

    I have dropped my price to ,900 usd (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before 6th July, when I will be deployed in Iraq with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.

    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your; Full Name and Shipping Address to open a case with eBay they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. You’ll receive important guidelines and payment instructions from them.
    The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 5 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Corporal Lisa Minor

    Below is the email I received in response to my inquiry of the physical location of the vehicle and its’ VIN #:

    VIN: 5N1AR18W45C739477

    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the car and the transaction.
    At the moment I’m stationed in London UK. making final preparations before deploying to Iraq with the U.S. Convoy
    The car is already at our Military Logistic Department in Point Loma, San Diego, CA, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car is in their custody.
    Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.
    For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the car. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 5 days to inspect the car . If you decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about this. If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
    - Your Full Name – Required by eBay (You’ll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
    - Your Shipping Address and Phone Number – Required by the Logistic Department (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to receive the car)

    Again I want to point out that because I am going to Iraq this sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.

    Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

    After checking out the CarFax report, I sent the following email to the Seller:

    Thanks for providing the VIN# and explaining the purchase procedures on eBay. My uncle is a Colonel in the U.S. Army and has offered to fly out to San Diego to complete this transaction for us. Please provide your Unit number and name/contact info on your commanding office so that he can coordinate with him/her.

    Not too surprisingly, I never received a response….

  • Says:

    -I was looking for a nice honda on craigslist. Not any year in particular, when this post caught my eye 2008 Honda Civic LX 4 Cylinders power option-2,981
    when i messaged the guy about such a nice looking car and why was he selling it so cheap i got back this reply…

    Hello,

    This 2008 Honda Civic LX with 30,300 miles, runs and drives excellent. This car has been extremely well maintained and it is fully paid. No accident, clear title, free of encumbrances and liens. I bought it when I was serving in MCLB Barstow, CA.

    I have dropped my price to 00 (purchase price) since this is an urgent sale and I need to sell it before March 6th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    I have decided to use eBay for this sale (recommended by craigslist). The car is already at our Military Logistic Department form MCLB Barstow, U.S. Army, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. I will offer a 10 days period to inspect the car from the moment you receive it, before I will have your money. The shipping will be free for you!

    If you agree with my price 00, I need your FULL NAME AND ADDRESS, so I can inform ebay that I have a buyer! I will forward your details to them and then you will receive an invoice(with no further obligations or fees). Like this you’ll be able to talk with them directly and ask all you want to know.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Sgt. Anthony Black

    -At first i was a little skeptical about it. i mean why would he need my name and address. But it seemed pretty ok with me since the military has a complicated
    way of doing things
    so i sent him another message telling him that the price sounded good to me and i how it was gonna work and he replied

    Hi there,

    Ebay will supervise our transaction and will insure that everything is 100% safe. They will shortly contact you with all the necessary information (invoice, payment, purchase protection, inspection period, etc.). Please let me know after they will contact you to confirm we have a deal.Please check your spam / bulk folder too, because their email will contain an attachment and could get there.

    If the car is not as described, you have the unequivocal right to refuse the car (return postage on my expense) and you are entitled to a full and complete refund of the car’s purchase price.

    Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afghanistan this sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible. This is a QUICK SALE, who pays for it – gets it, no questions asked, my terms are clear and if you have the money you can have your car!

    Respectfully,
    Sgt. Anthony Black

    -Now it started to sound fishy he kept ensuring me that it was 100% safe, so i googled about this and i found your post. i havent givent his man
    any of my information and the price is amazing for such a great looking car. and thats why it so hard to not proceed but im afraid this is a scam
    what do you all think?

  • Says:

    OMG I was sooo excited looking for a car and I figured by checking on craigslist I’d save a bunch of money seeing as how my aunt bought furniture on there and everything turned out legit, I began sending emails out to everyone, I was flabbergasted on some of the ads. I just wanted a car in good condition, cheap and nice looking. Most of the things where in fair condition but it was either something wrong withe the transmission or the mileage was missing or something. Then finally I received an email from one guy.
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    Hello and sorry for my delay,
    The 2006 Nissan Maxima SE is in perfect working condition.This detailed vehicle makes the exterior look like it just came off the assembly line.The car has only 54,612 original miles. Vin #: 1N4BA41E46C834227. The car is in perfect condition inside and out. This car always passed emissions tests. The tires are almost new and the oil is changed. The water pump and the brake disks have been replaced. The timing belt has been serviced. This car needs nothing but a new driver.

    It was never involved in any accident, not even minor ones. The body and paint are great. The interior is super clean, mechanically, it runs like a cat on carpet.

    Here are the pics of the car, click on this link :

    this is the link:

    You can also see there the scanned copies of the Title of my car, which is CLEAR, on my name, ready to be transfered into your name. So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY AFTER you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. I signed up for US military forces and I was sent to Spain with my department to improve the military relations between our country and Spain. I am located in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. One month ago, my wife moved here with me and brought the car with her, but now we have to sell it back in the United States, because we can’t drive it here as we can’t register it; it has US specs and everything, and registering it in Europe will take for ever. My final price on it is US 1,800 $. If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3 max. 4 working days. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them.

    Respectfully,
    SSG. Craig Temple

    my address is:
    312 Plaza de las Cortes
    Zip: 28032, Madrid
    SPAIN

    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794

    PS. Sorry for the long email I have tried to touch all bases
    _________________________________________________________________________

    BOY WAS I EXCITED. Sounded soooo legit and I just couldn’t believe it, so I emailed him back because I assumed if it were a scammer then they wouldn’t email me back……..but then he did.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    Hi again,
    As I said in my first email the car is currently located in Madrid, Spain. It will be shipped from here by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to the nearest airport in your area and then it will be trucked forward to your place. Shipping will be done door-to-door, to your exact location, so you will not have to pick the car up yourself.

    The price for the car is ,800 USD. This price includes all the shipping taxes and fees. Ebay will hold the funds until you receive and accept the car.I will have access to the funds only after you test and inspect the car (you will have 10 days to do that) and in case something goes wrong or the car is not as advertised you will be fully refunded and the car will be shipped back to me on my expense. From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 5 max. 6 working days. You will also receive all the documents including the title and a Bill of Sale. The cargo is insured so if the car is damaged during the shipping you will also be refunded.
    Basically the deal is as easy as this:
    1. Buyer, seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions)
    2. Buyer sends money to eBay.
    3. eBay confirms to seller that the amount has been received.
    4. Seller performs the required services (shipping, insurance).
    5. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay about the acceptance.
    6. eBay releases the money to seller.
    As you can see, you will receive the car BEFORE any money is released to me. You will get the chance to inspect it, test drive it and everything you like while your money is still safely held in eBay’s account. ONLY after you confirm to eBay that you agree with the vehicle, they will release the money to me.
    If, for some reason, you disagree with the car (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my car is in IMMACULATE condition inside and out) it will be shipped back to me on MY EXPENSE and eBay will send you your money back.

    I need your full name and shipping address so I can start the transaction with eBay

    Respectfully,
    SSG. Craig Temple

    my address is:
    312 Plaza de las Cortes
    Zip: 28032, Madrid
    SPAIN

    SSgt, USAF1 SOMOS/MXOOA Maintenance Analysis DSN 579-1794 Comm 884-1794
    ________________________________________________________________________

    Once again I was super happy to be getting an email back so quickly which made me think it had to be real. But he responded rather quickly and that message was longggggg.
    Then on my quest for the impossible car of my dreams, I recieved another email from a different person saying….
    ________________________________________________________________________

    My apologizes for the delay, my 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Coupe is in great Condition, super clean, 46,600 miles, no DINGS, no accidents, ALWAYS garage kept, service records up-to-date, clear title no loan or lien on it.
    The price on it is ,100. I am selling my car, because at the moment I’m in combat training at the Eglin Air Force Base and I am do to leave for Afghanistan on April 15th.
    At the moment my car is at the shipping warehouse in Miramar Beach FL, because I had the car for sale on eBay a few weeks ago and I managed to sell it to a person from your area. The car was sent to him, but when it reached the destination, the buyer was unable to pay for it, because he didn’t got a loan. The car was send back to me and remained at the shipping company until I was able to find another buyer.
    Since my previous transaction failed I asked eBay to help me solve this issue. I will have it shipped with DAS Auto and I think I can have it delivered in 2-3 working days max. Don’t worry about the shipping price, I will pay it, because I am seeding it to same area and I will only pay a quartet of the price. And this is not all, after you receive my car you will get a 3 days testing period, before you decide buy it.
    To make this deal happen I must ask eBay to send you the terms and conditions of the Buyback Protection Program, but before I can do that I need your approval. So if you agree please give me your full name, address and contact number(s) so that eBay can register you as a potential buyer and sent you the terms and conditions.
    Please remember that at this moment you have no obligations what so ever, just read the Transaction Term and after that let me know if you are interested in doing this sort of transaction.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon!
    __________________________________________________________________________

    As soon as I read this I was like what is this, is everyone joining the military?
    Something didn’t seem right so I began checking scams and this site saved me from doing
    what could have been the worst decision of my life, I’m sorry for the people who must have experienced this but i am glad they informed others like myself. I was really upset but now I know always check google or something lol.
    This is also helpful.
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    eBay and Craigslist are competitors. In fact, they’re suing eachother right now. eBay does not assist with any transactions that are not being peformed on eBay, and especially not with a competitor. GM doesn’t warranty Toyota cars. eBay doesn’t guarantee Craigslist transactions either.

    Any time someone wants you to pay through Western Union or some other money transfer service, that’s a huge red flag. Those services are the next best thing to sending cash through the mail. They’re great if you are sending money to someone you already know and trust, a family member for example. However, they’re immediate and non-cancellable. Once you’ve sent the money, you can’t get it back and the thief knows that too. The thief is using a fake name too, so when they pick up their money (and it is theirs now), it’s gone forever. Do not pay using a money transfer service!
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    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCHHH

  • Rob Says:

    This is the final invoice they sent me “supposedly” from eBay. As you can see it asks me to western union the money. upon going to the ebay.com there is no mention of this transaction.

    The invoice they send you looks very legit, and i wonder how many people have lost there hard earned money.

    eBay sent this message to Robert Stephen Ingle().
    Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.

    Your invoice for eBay Buyer Protection purchase – 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS

    Invoice for eBay Buyer Protection Transaction Case ID EBP23627391 between Linda Clark, as the Seller and Robert Stephen Ingle as the Buyer.
    Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.

    eBay’s got you covered. Your purchases are now covered by eBay Buyer Protection program.

    Seller:
    Name: Linda Clark
    Address:
    RAF WEST RUISLIP
    London,London APO AE 09422
    United Kingdom

    Buyer:
    Name:
    Robert Stephen Ingle
    Address:
    17 w schouldweiler Tract Rd
    Elma, WA 98541
    United States
    Transaction Details:

    Case ID: EBP23627391
    Date: June 21, 2011
    Status: Payment pending
    Note: Payment must be made within the next 48 hours.
    Item: 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
    Quantity sold: 1
    Price: US 00.00
    Inspection Inspected
    Insurance: YES
    Shipping: Tracking # will be provided by seller after payment.
    Shipping to:
    Robert Stephen Ingle
    17 w schouldweiler Tract Rd
    Elma, WA 98541
    United States

    Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays.
    Payment must be submitted via Western Union Transfer as MONEY IN MINUTES SERVICE to eBay Financing Center Agent in charge of this transaction. The eBay Financing Center Agent will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it will be the case, the Agent will refund the payment to the Buyer.

    eBay Financing Center Agent:
    First Name: Cintia
    Last Name: Lancaster
    Address: 23, Lewis Gardens
    City:
    State:
    Stoke Newington
    London
    Zip: N16 5PF
    Country: United Kingdom
    The Western Union Transfer will be sent using this name and address.

    Payment:
    Invoice #23627391

    Subtotal: US 00.00
    Shipping: US

    "J.Lo" and "JLO" redirect here. For the album, see . For other uses, see .

    For the meteorologist, see .

    Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American singer, actress, dancer and producer. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a dancer on , where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. For her first leading role in the 1997 , Lopez received a nomination and became the first Latin actress to earn over US million for a film. She went on to star in (1997) and (1998), later establishing herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood.

    Lopez ventured into the music industry with her debut studio album (1999), which helped propel the in American music. With the simultaneous release of her second studio album and her romantic comedy in 2001, Lopez became the first woman to have a number one album and film in the same week. Her 2002 remix album, , became the first in history to debut at number one on the U.S. . Later that year, she released her third studio album , and appeared in .

    After starring in (2003), a critical and commercial failure, Lopez subsequently starred in the successful romantic comedies (2004) and (2005). Her fifth studio album, (2007), received the highest first-week sales for a debut Spanish album in the United States. Following an unsuccessful period, she returned to prominence in 2011 with her appearance as a judge on , and released her seventh studio album . In 2016, she began starring in the crime drama series and commenced a residency show, , at . Since 2017, Lopez has produced and served as a judge on .

    With a cumulative film gross of US.9 billion and estimated global sales of 80 million records, Lopez is regarded as the most influential Latin performer in the United States. In 2012, ranked her as the most powerful celebrity in the world, as well as the 38th most powerful woman in the world. listed her among the in 2018. Her most successful singles on the US include: "", "", "", "", and "", which is one of the . For her contributions to the music industry, Lopez has received a landmark star on the , the and the among other honors. Her other ventures include clothing lines, fragrances, , and a . She has been divorced three times and gave birth to twins in 2008 with then-husband .

    Contents

    Early life

    Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, in borough of , to parents Guadalupe Rodríguez and David López. She has an older sister, Leslie, and a younger sister, , a journalist. David worked the night shift at the Guardian Insurance Company before becoming a computer technician at the firm, while Guadalupe was a homemaker. When Lopez was born, the family was living in a small apartment in the neighborhood. A few years later, her parents had saved up enough money to be able to purchase a two-story house, which was considered a big deal for the relatively poor family. At the age of five, Lopez began taking singing and dancing lessons. She toured New York with her school when she was seven years old. Her parents stressed the importance of work ethic and being able to speak English. They encouraged their three daughters to put on performances at home—singing and dancing in front of each other and their friends so that they would stay "out of trouble".Lopez spent her entire academic career in Catholic schools, finishing at . In school, Lopez did gymnastics, ran track on a national level, and was a member of the school's softball team. She excelled athletically rather than academically, competing in national track championships.

    While attending her final year of high school, Lopez learned about a film casting that was seeking several teenage girls for small roles. She auditioned and was cast in (1986), a low-budget film co-written and directed by Connie Kaiserman.Lopez acted as Myra, a young woman at a center for troubled girls. After she finished filming her role in the film, Lopez realized that she wanted to become a "famous movie star". To please her parents, though, she enrolled in , only to drop out after one semester. She told her parents about her dream of becoming a movie star, but they insisted that it was a "really stupid" idea and that "no Latinos did that". The differences in opinions led Lopez to move out of their family home and into an apartment in . During this period, Lopez performed in regional productions of the musicals and . From there, she was hired for the chorus in a Golden Musicals of Broadway, which toured Europe for five months. She was unhappy with the role, as she was the only member of the chorus not to have a solo. She later got a job on the show Synchronicity in Japan, where she acted as a dancer, singer, and choreographer.

    Career

    1991–1996: Career beginnings

    Lopez was selected as a backup dancer for the in 1991 and performed with them during their performance of "" at the . Shortly after, Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a dancer on the television program . She applied for the job after one of the cast members was unable to continue with the show. Out of 2,000 applicants, Lopez made it to the finals. She was the runner-up but eventually received the role when the winner was unable to accept the job. She moved to Los Angeles to film the series and remained a regular cast member until 1993, when she decided to pursue a full-time acting career. Prior to leaving the show, Lopez briefly worked as a backup dancer for American recording artist .Lopez was set to tour with Jackson on her in late 1993 but backed out as she wanted to do her "own thing".

    Lopez received her first professional acting gig in the drama film (1993), co-starring with and . Later in 1993, Lopez signed a deal with to co-star in the television series . Lopez received her first major big-screen role in 's 1995 drama portraying Young Maria. Although her role was uncredited, Lopez received an nomination for her performance. In November 1995, Lopez starred in alongside and as . In August 1996, Lopez had a supporting role in the comedy .

    1997–1999: Breakthrough with Selena and On the 6

    In February 1997, Lopez starred alongside and in the thriller .Lopez starred as the title role of the biopic in March. Despite having previously worked with the film's director on My Family, Lopez was subjected to an intense auditioning process before she was cast in the film. of the stated that even in the "forgettable films" Money Train, and Jack, Lopez's "presence and ability made her seem just one role away from stardom" and with Selena she's "seized the opportunity and turned in an incandescent presentation that is especially strong during the film's numerous musical numbers". He concluded by calling the film not just a celebration of Selena's life, but also of the actress who portrayed her. The announcement was described as the "role of a lifetime." from news outlets and Lopez's salary for the film was reported at million, which made Lopez the highest-paid Hispanic actress in history. After filming Selena, Lopez was "really feeling [her] Latin roots" and cut a demo in Spanish.Lopez's manager then sent the song, titled "Vivir Sin Ti" (Living without You), to 's , who showed an interest in signing Lopez. , the head of the label suggested to her that she sing in English instead.

    In April, Lopez starred in the horror film alongside and .Lopez starred alongside and in the crime film in October. The film, which is based on the novel Stray Dogs by , received somewhat positive reviews from critics. In June, Lopez starred opposite in , 's adaptation of 's novel of the same name (1996). Cast as a deputy federal marshal who falls for a charming criminal, Lopez won rave reviews for her performance.Lopez provided the voice of Azteca in the computer-animated film in October.

    Lopez's debut single, "", was released in May 1999, as she began to ready her first album.Lopez became the first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 with a debut single since did so with her single "" four months prior. During production of her debut album, , Lopez was aware that she received her recording contract on the basis of her looks and an already established name in the entertainment industry, and she wanted to prove she had musical talent. Prior to the debut of her music, critics wondered why she would take the risk of launching a music career. It was noted that: "If the album was a flop, not only would it embarrass Lopez, but it might even damage her career." "", the third single from On the 6, is widely considered to be Lopez's best song.Lopez's musical success came as a surprise to critics; its launch made the "popular actor even more popular". Both the music industry and the public became intrigued by "this woman who seemed to have so many different talents". By the end of 1999, Lopez successfully converted herself from a film star to a pop star. She joined a select few in achieving this feat, becoming the first since (1992) and (1989).

    2000–2002: Film success, J.Lo and This Is Me... Then

    On February 23, 2000, Lopez, accompanied by then boyfriend , wore a plunging exotic on the red carpet of the . The dress "had a low-cut neck that extended several inches below her navel, where it was loosely fastened with a sparkly brooch and then opened out again," exposing her midriff and then as cut along the front of the legs like a bath robe. The dress generated controversy and media attention, with images of Lopez in the dress being downloaded from the Grammy website over half a million times 24 hours after the event.Lopez was surprised by the enormous media coverage, declaring that she had no idea "it was going to become such a big deal".Lopez returned to the big-screen in August, starring in the psychological thriller opposite .

    During the process of recording her second album, Lopez decided to tweak her image as she began to develop into a . She started going by J.Lo, something fans often called her. She subsequently named the album . Released on January 23, 2001, it was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the US . During the same week, her romantic comedy film in which she starred opposite opened atop the box office. This made her the first woman to have a number one film and album simultaneously in the United States. The album was preceded by the release of its lead single, "", which reached number one on the Billboard chart. It was followed by the single "". In April 2001, Lopez launched , her own clothing and accessory company. Lopez felt that "the voluptuous woman [was] almost ignored" in the fashion industry, and therefore her company specialized in clothing women of all shapes. The following month, she starred in the romantic drama film , which performed disappointingly at the box office and generated mixed reviews. After several months, J.Lo was declining on the charts; this prompted Mottola to recruit rapper to create an urban-oriented remix of the song "". This led to the release of "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", which quickly reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Its success resulted in J.Lo being reissued to include the single, which was number one in the United States during the week of the .J.Lo became the best-selling album of Lopez's career, having sold 3.8 million copies in the US and moved over 12 million units worldwide.

    Having redefined Lopez's sound with "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", Epic decided to release further remixes in order to "keep the momentum going". A remix album entitled was subsequently released on February 5, 2002. It debuted at the summit of the Billboard 200, making it the first remix album to do so. Its lead single, "", featuring Ja Rule and Caddillac Tah, reached number one in the US.J to tha L–O! The Remixes became one of the of all time, selling 1.5 million copies in the US. It produced two more singles: "" and "", a ballad co-written by her husband at the time, . In April 2002, Lopez opened her restaurant, Madrè's. The following month, she starred in the thriller film , which was described by the as a "kick-but, female empowerment" film. While filming Enough, which required an overworked Lopez to practice , she suffered a . She recalled feeling "sick and weird", refusing therapeutic help or medication. She confessed, "I was like – I don't want to move, I don't want to talk, I don't want to do anything." In September, she released her first fragrance, . It performed strongly despite predictions that it would fail, and became the top-selling fragrance in the US.

    Lopez's third studio album, , was released on November 25, 2002. It was dedicated to actor , her fiancé at the time. The album's lead single "", was later described by Sam Lansky of as her most iconic single. In the song, Lopez "intones her modest childhood roots". The album itself performed strongly, selling 2.6 million copies in the US. Its second single, "", peaked at number one in the US. That December, Lopez starred opposite in the romantic comedy , which became the highest-grossing film of her career.

    2003–2005: Gigli and Rebirth

    In August 2003, Lopez starred opposite Affleck in the romantic comedy . The film was a , and is considered . The film's poor reception was attributed to negative press preceding its release, as well as the media attention surrounding Lopez and Affleck's engagement which largely overshadowed the film.Lopez would later describe this as the lowest point of her career, saying "[It] was very tough", "the tabloid press had just come into existence at the time, so I was like a poster child for that moment." In October of that year, she released her next fragrance, . Lopez also launched her next fashion label, Sweetface. It was described by as a "more intellectual, more inspirational collection than J-Lo by Jennifer Lopez. Less sporty, more suede."Lopez's clothing lines and two fragrances generated over 0 million in revenue throughout 2004, which made her the 19th richest person under 40.

    In March 2004, Lopez had a minor role in the film , alongside Affleck. Her character, Gertrude Steiney, dies during childbirth within the first 15 minutes of the film. From the intense media scrutiny following the couple's break-up, it was noted that "they may need to put Lopez in a coffin on the poster if they want anyone to come". In October, Lopez co-starred alongside in the drama , a re-make of the . The film was successful at the box office, and was considered a rebound for Lopez following Gigli.

    After placing her career on hiatus, Lopez released her fourth studio album, , in February 2005. According to Lopez, Rebirth "came about because I was on such a roller-coaster ride, that was my career from my first album to my last album, and I did a bunch of movie projects in between. I finally took some time just for myself, and [when] I came back, this was the first project I did. I felt like it was a new beginning for me, like I was, in a way, reborn." Tracy Hopkins of NBC's noted that after "fawning" over Affleck on This Is Me... Then", Lopez "wisely keeps her love life out of the spotlight" on Rebirth and only references her relationship with Anthony on a few tracks. The album produced the single "", which peaked at number one in the United Kingdom. In May, she starred alongside in the romantic comedy , for which she received a salary of  million. The film's marketing played up Lopez's "Gigli-and-tabloid tarnished image", and it became a box office success. In August, Lopez starred alongside and in , a drama film based on the novel of the same name.

    2006–2009: Career disappointments and Como Ama una Mujer

    Lopez in 2008

    In April 2006, Lopez reappeared on the Billboard Hot 100 as a featured artist on "", the lead single from 's twelfth studio album . The song peaked at number four on the chart following its release as a , making it the pair's second collaboration to reach the top five., a film based on the , made its premiere at the on May 18, 2006. Lopez, who also acts as the film's producer, stars as Lauren Adrian, an American news reporter for the Chicago Sentinel who wants to be assigned to the Iraq front-lines to cover the war.Bordertown received a release., a reality series following the lives of seven dancers trying to break into the world of professional dance, aired on MTV from January 15 to March 5, 2007. Lopez produced, created and was featured in the show. According to the album's co-producer Estéfano, Lopez's fifth studio album would "prove critics wrong" with its "big songs that require a voice"; referring to the criticism of Lopez having a "limited" vocal tone. The album's lead single "" reached number one on Billboard's chart. Lopez performed the song on the of on April 11, 2007, becoming the first person to perform a Spanish song on the series. The album received the highest first-week sales in the United States for a debut Spanish album and the highest digital sales.

    In September 2007, Lopez starred in the , which is based on the life of the late singer . In the film, Lavoe is portrayed by then-husband while Lopez plays Lavoe's wife Puchi.Lopez revealed that she felt her performance in the film El Cantante should have earned her an Oscar. "I feel like I had that [Oscar worthy role] in 'El Cantante,' but I don't think the academy members saw it".El Cantante did not perform well at the box office, earning just .6 million.Lopez and Anthony also launched their on September 28.Lopez's sixth studio album , released in October, was her lowest-charting album worldwide. The album produced two singles, "" and "". The first peaked at number 31 on the chart, while the latter failed to make any significant impact on the charts. A five-part , , based on the lyrics of Como Ama una Mujer aired on from October 30 to November 27, 2007. She placed her career on hiatus after giving birth to twins in February 2008. In late 2009, Lopez released two songs for her seventh studio album, ("" and "Fresh Out of the Oven"); however, the songs failed to make an appearance on the Billboard charts which led to her departure from .

    2010–2012: Career rejuvenation with American Idol and touring

    Lopez parted ways with Epic Records in February 2010, citing that she had fulfilled her contractual obligations and now wished to release her seventh studio album under a new label. Her departure from the label temporarily halted production on the album, which commenced in 2009. Upon signing a new contract with , recording resumed on the album. The revealed that Lopez would be taking some of the records recorded under Sony Music Entertainment to her new label so that they could be included on the album. In April, Lopez starred in the romantic comedy , her first theatrical role in three years. In June, following the departure of from , it was reported that Lopez was in talks to join season ten's judging panel. During this same time, Lopez and Anthony were being considered for a role on for their appeal to Latin and International markets. It was officially announced in September that Lopez would be joining the of American Idol. MTV stated that the deal was "mutually beneficial to all those involved", while reported that Lopez was viewing it as a decision to revive her career, while American Idol producers believed that Lopez and 's appointments would strengthen viewing figures. In October, Lopez released her fourteenth fragrance, Love and Glamour. The perfume was inspired by Lopez's forthcoming "return to the spotlight".

    Paris named Lopez their new Global Ambassador and the face of their brands, including EverPure hair care, Preference hair color and Youth Code skin care. Her EverSleek hair care ads made their debut in early 2011, to coincide with the release of Love? and her debut as a judge on American Idol. To further promote her comeback, in February, chose Lopez as their new Global Ambassador.Lopez's comeback single "" was released later that same month. The song topped the charts across the globe, becoming one of the most successful singles of the year. The song also became her highest charting single commercially as a lead artist, as well as her most successful airplay hit on , since "Jenny from the Block".Love?, which was released in May, was a moderate commercial success, and was viewed as a humble comeback from Lopez, as many had considered her recording career over.Lopez launched her next fragrance Love and Light in July, exclusively on HSN. 51,000 bottles of the fragrance were sold at its premiere, becoming Lopez's most successful fragrance launch to date, making over .9 million. In September, Lopez launched the , a clothing and accessories line for with . In addition to the clothing line, she also launched the Jennifer Lopez Home Collection, featuring bedding, towels and luggage. Later that same month , an Italian automobile manufacturer, enlisted Lopez to promote their products, including the . Olivier Francois, the chief marketing officer, stated that she "fits perfectly with the brand".

    In January 2012, Lopez returned as a judge on the of American Idol, earning a reported million. Later that same month, a new talent show, , created by premiered on and was a hit for the channel. It followed Lopez, Anthony and director-choeographer as they travelled across 21 countries in Latin America to find new talent for a show. On May 18, Lopez returned to the big screen starring alongside an consisting of , , and in the film , which is based on the . In late May, Lopez released her fragrance Glowing by JLo, which she described as an "evolution" of Glow by JLo.

    Lopez launched the , her first headlining concert tour, on June 14. It was a lucrative, grossing over million per show. On July 12, she launched , a luxury .Lopez voiced Shira, a saber tooth tiger, in the animated film, , the fourth film in the franchise. The film became her highest opening weekend figure.

    Lopez's first greatest hits album, , was released on July 24, 2012 in the United States. It was released by Epic Records, as Lopez owed them one final album to end her contract, despite previously announcing that she had fulfilled her contract with the label.Lopez, who was going through a divorce with Anthony and the "breakup of a family", felt as if the album's sole single, "", had come to her at the "perfect moment". "Dance Again" and "", a single from the soundtrack of the dance film , both reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, giving Lopez her twelfth and thirteenth number one on that chart, respectively. announced in September its premier partnership with Lopez, that will see her work on the creative side of the network, managing marketing and program production with her production company, , as well as periodically appearing in network programming.

    2013–2015: Television ventures and A.K.A.

    In January 2013, Lopez starred alongside in the crime thriller , in which she played Leslie. Her performance earned positive reviews, with commending the role for giving Lopez "an opportunity to be dramatic, romantic, funny, depressed, euphoric and violent. The audience stays with her all the way". The following month, she gained widespread notoriety for wearing a daring black dress at the , which revealed her entire right leg; despite a conservative dress code which had been issued to celebrities in attendance. In May, Lopez was announced as the of nuvoTV. In addition, she founded the mobile phone retail brand , which is catered specifically for Latinos. She lobbied for more Hispanic diversity on television, hoping to empower the Latin community in these media ventures, stating: "There's a big revolution going on, it's like a media and cultural revolution of Latinos here in the United States. We're realizing our power. We're realizing that we matter here." Inspired by her gay aunt who had recently died, Lopez signed on as executive producer of the television series , which is about a same-sex couple raising a family. The show premiered on on June 3, 2013, and has since been a ratings success for the network. Later that June, Lopez performed at the birthday of President . Doing so, she garnered widespread backlash for performing for the leader of a "repressive, authoritarian regime". Her publicist released an apology.Lopez returned as judge on American Idol for its for a reported salary of .5 million. She was ranked as the fifth highest-paid woman in music for 2013, having earned million.

    After the conclusion of her Dance Again World Tour, Lopez began recording her eighth studio album, , inspired by her travels. It was released in June 2014 through , experiencing lackluster sales. The album produced three singles: "", which features , "", and "", featuring Pitbull or rapper . "Booty" debuted inside the top twenty in the United States, making it her second-highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 after "On the Floor". In April, the official song for the performed by , Lopez and Brazilian recording artist , "", was released. She was ranked as the sixth highest-paid woman in music for the year, earning million. In November 2014, Lopez partnered with Endless Jewelry, designing a range of new jewelry products. That month, she also released first her book, , which became a .

    January 2015 saw the release of , an erotic thriller that Lopez both co-produced and starred in as a high school teacher who becomes involved with a student, which eventually leads to his dangerous obsession with her. The film received negative reviews from critics. Despite this, it became her most successful opening at the box office for a live action film since Monster-in-Law, and ultimately grossed over million at the global box office, against a production budget of million. The following month, she unveiled her next fragrance, JLuxe.Lopez had a voice role in the animated feature , alongside , , and , and released in March 2015. She contributed the single "" to the film's official soundtrack.Lopez also starred in the independent drama film , alongside . With annual earnings of .5 million, she was ranked as the seventh highest-paid woman in music for 2015.

    2016–present: Shades of Blue and residency show

    Lopez stars as Detective Harlee Santos in 's crime drama series (also serving as an executive producer), a single mother and police detective who goes undercover for the FBI to investigate her own squad. It premiered on January 7, 2016, giving the network its most-watched Thursday debut in seven years with 8.6 million viewers.Lopez's performance received positive reviews.Shades of Blue was renewed for a second season, which premiered in March 2017. That same month, the series was renewed for a third season. In May 2015, she announced her residency concert show, which commenced on January 20, 2016, the first of twenty initial dates. Titled , it takes place at 's theater. The residency has been lucrative, and Lopez signed a three-year contract which will see her perform 120 shows. In March 2016, six years after announcing her departure, she announced her return to Epic Records, signing a multi-album deal with the label. Her first single since returning to Epic, "", was released the following month. With earnings of .5 million, she was among the highest-paid female artists from June 2015 to June 2016.Lopez reprised her voice role as Shira in the animated film , which was released in July 2016.

    In collaboration with , Lopez designed a capsule collection of shoes and jewelry. Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez launched in January 2017. In July 2016, Lopez announced a new dance competition series entitled , for which she serves as an executive producer and judge. Created in partnership with , the series was greenlit by NBC with a straight-to-series order for ten episodes.World of Dance premiered on May 30, 2017; with 9.7 million viewers, it became the most-watched premiere for a summer alternative series in nine years. According to Forbes, Lopez was the eleventh highest-paid female celebrity between June 2016 and June 2017, with earnings of million. Lopez is working on her second full length Spanish album, which is set to be released through ; Marc Anthony serves as an executive producer for the project. It is titled Por Primera Vez, which translates to For the First Time in English. The album's lead single, "" (featuring Cuban group ), was released on in July 2017. The second single "" featuring followed in November 2017.

    In April 2018, Lopez launched her limited-edition makeup collection in collaboration with . That month, she was named one of 's , and released a new Spanish single, "". The following month she released a bilingual single titled "", featuring and .

    Upcoming projects

    Lopez is set to star as drug lord in a television film for , which will focus on the "rise and fall" of Blanco. She will once more serve as an executive producer for the film, which is currently in development. She will also produce and star in a romantic comedy film (2018), which will be directed by . As an executive producer, Lopez is also developing an untitled legal drama for and futuristic drama series entitled C.R.I.S.P.R. for NBC. Sometime in 2019, Lopez is set to executive produce and star in NBC's , a live television production of the stage musical . She is also set to star in and executive produce Hustlers for Annapurna Pictures, which is inspired by a article by Jessica Pressler entitled, "The Hustlers at Scores."

    Personal life

    Lopez's personal life has attracted widespread media attention. From February 22, 1997, to January 1998, she was married to Cuban waiter Ojani Noa. Since their brief marriage, Lopez has endured many legal troubles regarding her relationship with Noa. In April 2006, she sued to prevent him from publishing a book about their marriage, contending that it violated their confidentiality agreement. The following year, a court-appointed arbitrator issued a permanent injunction forbidding Noa from "criticizing, denigrating, casting in a negative light or otherwise disparaging" Lopez. She was awarded 5,000 in compensatory damages and Noa was ordered to hand over all copies of materials related to the book to Lopez or her attorney. A lawsuit regarding a compromising private honeymoon video in Noa's possession is presently running.

    While working on her first album, On the 6, Lopez began dating record producer and rapper . On December 27, 1999, the couple was arrested along with two others in connection with a shooting outside the Club in . They were charged with criminal possession of a weapon as well as stolen property. Lopez was soon exonerated, having had nothing to do with the crime. However, Combs was charged and indicted by a . After leaving Combs, Lopez developed a relationship with former back-up dancer , to whom she was married from September 29, 2001, to June 2002. Following her second divorce due to irreconcilable differences, she commenced a high-profile relationship with actor and director , to whom she became engaged in November 2002. The media began to refer to them as "Bennifer", and they became a prominent in the media and popular culture. Bennifer became a popular term, which was eventually entered into and dictionaries as notable, as the name blend started the trend of other celebrity couples being referred to by the combination of their first names. The couple postponed their nuptials indefinitely a day prior to the planned ceremony in September 2003, citing the media's interference with the event as the reason.

    Anthony and Lopez, 2006

    Following her break-up with Affleck in January 2004, Lopez began dating her longtime friend, (real name: Marco Antonio Muñiz). The couple wed that June, and lived in . Two men attempted to ransom a private wedding video that was stolen from the couple for one million dollars; however, they were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of conspiracy, attempted grand larceny and possession of stolen property. On November 7, 2007, during the final night of their co-headlining tour, Lopez and Anthony officially confirmed that they were expecting their first child. The announcement ended months of speculation over the pregnancy. Her father confirmed that the couple were expecting twins, revealing that it runs in the family: "My sister also had twins, so it's a hereditary thing."Lopez, who is a , has stated that her faith discouraged her from pursuing treatment while trying to get pregnant.

    Lopez gave birth to a son, Maximilian David, and a daughter, Emme Maribel, in , New York, on February 22, 2008. The twins were introduced in the March 11, 2008, issue of People, for which the magazine paid a reported  million; the photographs of the twins became at the time. Three years later in July 2011, the couple announced their split, with Anthony filing for divorce in April 2012. Their divorce was finalized on June 16, 2014, with Lopez retaining primary physical custody of the two children. On December 31, 2014, she legally changed her name back to Jennifer Lopez, dropping Anthony's last name (Muñiz).

    Lopez had an with her former backup dancer Casper Smart from October 2011 to August 2016. In February 2017, she began dating former baseball player .

    In March 2018, Lopez opened up about her own story of being sexually harassed by a director early on in her career, when she was asked to take her top off during one of her first films.Lopez has also been an active advocate for the .

    Philanthropy and political activism

    Following the , Lopez was heavily involved in charitable activities. Joining various other artists, she was featured on charitable singles such as "" and "", which benefited people affected by the tragedy. One dollar from each ticket sold at Lopez and Anthony's , which grossed an estimated million, was donated to Run for Something Better—a charitable organization supporting physical fitness programs for children. In February 2007, Lopez was honored with the Artists for Amnesty prize by the human rights organisation , for her work in the film , which shed light on the hundreds of . Lopez described it as "one of the world's most shocking and disturbing, underreported crimes against humanity."

    In 2009, Lopez launched the (originally known as the Maribel Foundation) alongside her sister, Lynda. The nonprofit organization seeks to increase the availability of healthcare for underprivileged women and children, offering a program supported by a partnership with the . The foundation has led to the expansion of medical facilities in and Puerto Rico, and created the Center for a Healthy Childhood at the in the Bronx.

    In December 2012, Lopez held a charity drive that would affect her three favorite charities: the , the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles as well as the , mainly benefiting victims of , which devastated parts of her home town, New York City. In May 2015, she became the first national celebrity spokesperson for the and the (BCCHF), appearing in a campaign entitled "Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are". That September, Lopez was announced as the first Global Advocate for Girls and Women at the . This role sees her mobilizing action to address challenges faced by girls and women around the world, including maternal health care programs, education and violence against women. In September 2017, following and , Lopez announced that she would be donating million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas residency to for Puerto Rico. Along with ex-husband , she launched a humanitarian relief campaign entitled Somos Una Voz (English: We Are One Voice), an effort supported by various celebrities to rush supplies to areas affected by Hurricane Maria.Lopez and Anthony presented a subsequent concert and telethon for disaster relief, "One Voice: Somos Live!", which raised over million. She was also among various artists featured on 's charity single "" which benefits Puerto Rico.

    Lopez is an avid supporter of , and has raised millions of dollars for . In June 2013, presented Lopez with its humanitarian award for her philanthropic work. That September, she was awarded the Ally for Equality award presented by the , for her support of the LGBT community. The following year, she received the . In July 2016, Lopez released a single entitled "", a collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda, which benefits victims of the . She was also featured on the song "" along with numerous other artists, also benefiting those affected by the Orlando shooting. Among numerous other artists, Lopez signed an open letter from magazine to the in 2016, which demanded action on .

    Lopez endorsed President in his , speaking in television advertisements and attending a fundraising event for Obama in Paris. She endorsed Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, headlining a free concert in Florida in support of her that October.

    Artistry

    Musical style

    According to author Ed Morales in The Latin Beat: The Rhythms And Roots Of Latin Music From Bossa Nova To Salsa And Beyond (2003), Lopez's music explores the "romantic innocence" of Latin music, while strongly identifying with . Growing up, she was influenced by Latin styles ranging from to , but it was the 1979 hip hop song "" by that she said changed her life. Her debut album On the 6 fuses the influence of Latin music with and hip hop, which Lopez described as . To the contrary, Morales described it as "state-of-the-art ". Dee Lockett, writing for the , stated that songs such as "Waiting for Tonight" made Lopez "arguably the leading artist in the dance-pop movement at the time". While primarily sung in English, she speaks in Spanish and asserts her Latin heritage throughout the album, which is apparent in the song "Let's Get Loud". She has also recorded bilingual songs, including the song "", for her second album J.Lo. A departure from her previous albums, This Is Me... Then blends 1970s with "streetwise" hip hop. "Get Right", from Rebirth, is built around a of "" by , and is characterized by a repetitive saxophone riff. called it "one of the year's most unusual R&B songs" which sounded "like nothing else on the radio".

    Described as autobiographical, much of Lopez's music has centered around the "ups and downs" of love. The lyrical content of This Is Me... Then is largely focused on her relationship with , with the song "Dear Ben" being described as the album's "glowing centerpiece". Her first full length Spanish-language album, Como Ama una Mujer features introspective lyrics about romance, heartache and self-loathing. When explaining her seventh studio album Love?, Lopez stated: "There's still so much to learn and that's why the question mark." Other recurrent themes in Lopez's music have included her upbringing in the Bronx and .

    Lopez has been influenced by artists such as , , , and . She credited 's performance in the 1961 musical film as a major inspiration. Critics have considered Lopez's voice to be limited, and obscured by the production of her music, while remaining "radio-friendly". of observed: "Instead of strained vocal pyrotechnics, Lopez sticks to the understated R&B murmur of a round-the-way superstar who doesn't need to belt because she knows you're already paying attention [...] She makes a little va-va and a whole lot of voom go a long way." Meanwhile, 's called her voice "slight" and wrote: "Lopez was never, ever about singing; she was about style". criticized her vocal performance for lacking the trademark "husky-voiced voluptuousness" she has in her films. of regards Lopez as having a "breathy" stylistic range, but lacking personality.

    Dance and stage

    Considered one of dance's "greatest success stories",Lopez felt an emotional connection to dance since her youth, when she specialized in ballet, jazz and flamenco. Her career commenced on the variety television sketch comedy series , where she was a part of an ethnically diverse dance group known as the ., whom she briefly served as a backup dancer for, has been credited by Lopez as an inspiration for her own dance and videos. In 2015, ranked Lopez at number two on "11 Of Pop's Most Iconic Dancers", behind Jackson. Since beginning her own recording career, Lopez has become known for her body-emphasizing music videos, which often include dance routines. Some of them have been the subject of controversy, including "", "" and "". Her provocatively choreographed music video for "If You Had My Love" allowed Lopez to become a dominant figure on networks worldwide. Madeline Roth of MTV wrote: "Her diverse videography encompasses some of the most memorable visuals of the 21st century", with writer Brittany Spanos observing that her "dancing skills and ability to toy with her own celebrity have made her videos an important part of the new millennium’s pop canon."

    On stage, Lopez is recognized for her showmanship and sex appeal, and often includes costumes such as bodysuits as part of her performance. Author Priscilla Peña Ovalle stated in Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex and Stardom (2011) that Lopez was one of the Latin stars who "used dance to gain agency as working performers with mainstream careers, yet many of their roles paradoxically racialized and sexualized their bodies". Troy Patterson of also observed that she used her body for emphasis on stage, "She turned herself out as the fly girl hyperversion of postfeminist power, flaunting her control by toying with the threat of excess. In consequence, her star went supernova." Her signature movements include "clock-wise pivoting with salsa hip circles and sequential torso undulations". While being noted to lip sync in the early stages of career, Lopez's Dance Again World Tour was praised for showcasing live vocals and choreography synchronously. In a review of her Las Vegas residency All I Have, Los Angeles Times writer Nolan Feeney remarked that her dancing is "undoubtedly the centerpiece of the show".

    Lopez's provocative stage performances have also drawn scrutiny at times. In May 2013, her performance on the finale of the television series was deemed inappropriate for family-friendly television, and drew viewer complaints to . Following her controversial performance at the musical festival in 2015, Moroccan Prime Minister called it "indecent" and "disgraceful", while an education group claimed that she "disturbed public order and tarnished women's honor and respect".

    Public image

    Lopez performing during her Dance Again World Tour, December 2012.

    Speaking of Lopez's image, Andrew Barker of observed: "Despite a carefully cultivated image as an imperious pop empress in ludicrously expensive outfits, her signature hits bear the titles "I'm Real" and "Jenny From the Block". She managed the perilous transition from actress to music star without ever seeming to pick either as a primary gig. She established herself as an oft-provocative sex symbol while her demeanor made it abundantly clear that she's not asking you to come hither." In 2002, Lynette Holloway of described Lopez as overexposed. She wrote: "Forgive yourself if you are seeing Jennifer Lopez in your sleep. She is everywhere." Holloway noted her image to be "a dash of ghetto fabulousness" and "middle-class respectability" for mass appeal. observed a change in her public profile upon joining American Idol in 2011, writing: "Gone was her old cut-a-bitch swagger; J. Lo 2.0 is an all-embracing, earth ."Lopez is considered an . Television presenter describes her as a "showbiz phenomenon".

    Lopez is widely celebrated for her callipygian figure, which was the inspiration for 's 1992 hit "". She has been credited with influencing a change in mainstream female . In Latin Sensations (2001), Herón Marquez wrote: "Because she wasn't rail thin, Lopez had broken the mold and allowed millions of women to feel good about their bodies. Suddenly, it was okay for women to have hips, curves, and a big backside." described her buttocks as "in and of themselves, a cultural icon". magazine named Lopez the "Sexiest Woman of the Year" in 1998, and she led 's "" list twice. In 2011, she was named "" by . The following year, ranked her the fourth on their list of "100 Sexiest Artists", while magazine named her the most "lustable" celebrity of the past twenty years. In 2014, Lopez stated, "There's this funny notion in America that you can't be a mom and be sexy (...) It's the craziest thing I've ever heard... The truth is that women can be sexy until the day they die."

    Lopez is a fixture and has admitted to having a "less-than-perfect" public image. The media often draw comparisons between Lopez and actress , due to her numerous failed relationships. In fact, Lopez has been dubbed a "modern-day Liz Taylor" by the media. Lynn Hirschberg of compared her glamorous public persona to that of Taylor. Her style is described by 's Lauren Savage as scantily clad.Lopez has been criticized by the animal rights organization for inclusion of fur in her fashion lines and outfits. She has received a bad reputation as being a demanding "diva", but she constantly refutes this. In 2003, remarked that Lopez was "the woman immortalised in a million headlines as 'Hollywood's most demanding diva' ... Lopez must wonder what heinous crime she has committed to become the most vilified woman in modern popular culture."

    Legacy and cultural impact

    Lopez is regarded as the most influential Hispanic performer in the United States, credited with breaking racial barriers in the entertainment industry. In 1999, newspaper observed that she was responsible for the introduction of a Latina presence in the film industry, which was a "whites-only preserve" for much of its history. Described as a "multidimensional artist who had turned into a financial powerhouse",Lopez became the highest-paid actress of Hispanic descent in history. Miriam Jiménez Román stated in The Afro-Latin Reader: History and Culture in the United States (2009) that "[she] was able to traverse the difficult racial boundaries". In 2012, business magazine suggested that Lopez "may be the most powerful entertainer on the planet", and named her "the world's most powerful Latino celebrity".

    Upon launching her music career in the late 1990s, Lopez contributed to the "Latin explosion" occurring in entertainment at the time. Writing for , Brian Haack described her as the "breakout female star" of the in American music. She was featured on the cover of the first issue of magazine in 1996, with editor Galina Espinoza stating that there is "no recounting of modern Latina history without Jennifer". Around the time her career began to burgeon, the emphasis on Lopez's curvaceous figure grew; scholar Sean Redmond wrote that this was a sign of her role and social power in the cultural changes occurring in the United States. In August 2005, listed Lopez as one of the most influential Hispanics in America, remarking: "Why? Because over a decade ago, she was an anonymous background dancer on the second-rated sketch-comedy show. Today she's known by two syllables." In February 2007, named her the most influential Hispanic entertainer. In 2014, scientists named a species of aquatic found in Puerto Rico, , after Lopez.

    Lopez is considered a global icon, and is often described as a performer. ranked her at number 15 on their list of , number 16 on 100 Greatest Women In Music, and number 21 on 50 Greatest Women of the Video Era.Lopez has been cited as an influence or inspiration by a range of entertainers, including ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and .

    Famed for her distinct style and fashion sense, named Lopez "Style Icon" of the 2000s decade. The that she wore at the in 2000 was voted the fifth most iconic of all time in a poll run by . The images of Lopez wearing the dress became the most popular search query of all time at that point, and subsequently led to the creation of 's . Her style has influenced a range of celebrities, including , and . Her record-breaking fragrance line has become the most successful celebrity line in the world, with sales exceeding billion as of 2012. Her first fragrance, , has been credited with influencing the rise of celebrity fragrances in the 2000s, with perfume critic stating: " was one of the first [to have her own scent], but Glow kicked the whole thing into overdrive." Following the success of Lopez's appointment as a judge on in 2010, a trend of networks hiring "big names" for judging panels on reality shows ensued. branded this "The J.Lo Effect".

    Achievements

    See also:

    As of 2018, Lopez has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, including 40 million albums, and her films have grossed a cumulative total of US.9 billion. She remains the only female entertainer to have a number one album and film simultaneously in the United States. With her second studio album J.Lo (2001), Lopez became the first female solo recording artist under to achieve a number one album in the United States since its inception in 1953. Her album J to tha L-O! The Remixes was acknowledged by the as the first number one remix album in the United States. In 2010, Lopez was honored by the with the Legend Award for her contribution to the arts.Lopez's return to prominence the following year with her single "On the Floor"—among the , and its music video recognized as the "Highest Viewed Female Music Video of All Time" by Guinness World Records in 2012—is regarded as one of the greatest musical comebacks in history. In 2013, she was presented with the prestigious landmark 2,500th star on the for her musical contributions, and presented her with the World Icon Award in its . In 2014, she became the first female recipient of the . magazine ranked her as the ninth greatest artist of all time in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded the Star Award. In 2018, Lopez received the at the , making her the first Latin performer to claim the prize since its introduction in 1984.

    Discography

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    Filmography

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    Films

    Television

    Tours and concerts

    Tours

    Residency concerts

    See also

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  • Lucky Says:

    Another variation of the same ol’ script…these people are simply shameless.

    “Hello,

    My name is Dr. Gracie Melton,
    This 2005 Nissan Maxima SE is in perfect working condition.
    The vehicle engine runs great. No mechanical problems on this beauty.
    2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6 w BODYKIT Fully Loaded is in immaaculate condition.THIS CAR LOOKS, FEELS AND DRIVES AMAZING!
    Automatic,FULL BODY KIT w/ CHROME ACCENTS,CHROME PLATED INTAKE,DUAL EXHAUST,CHROME HEADERS,COLD AIR INTAKE,IMMACULATE LEATHER INTERIOR,PREMIUM BOSE SOUND SYSTEM,20” KMC CHROME WHEELS,
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    So if you decide on buying the car, I want the deal closed only through eBay. You will make the payment to eBay and they will hold the money until you receive the car. ONLY After you receive the car and you inspect it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected.
    The car is located in USA right now and has US papers.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to register the car .
    I signed up as a doctor for US military forces and I was sent in Iraq to take care of the american soldiers from Afghanistan.
    I am located in Iraq,but the car is in United States in Wisconsin in a warehouse, sealed and ready to be shipped.
    My final price on it is ,250 USD . If you will take it for this price, I am willing to handle the shipping .It will be shipped from Wisconsin by plane with US Air Military Cargo so it will not cost me anything. You will get it to your address for free.
    First of all, the vehicle will be insured during transit so no damage can occur. Don’t worry about that.
    Secondly, you will receive all appropriate documents along with the vehicle. You will receive the title and all the papers signed by me so you can easily transfer the car into your name. Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address address (street,city,zip,state) where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all
    the transaction payment and shipping details from them.
    I am sorry but we don’t have acces with phones here.ONLY laptops.But we can communicate by mail.I hope this is not a problem.
    Thanks for understanding
    Dr. Gracie Melton”

    I asked for the VIN number of the car so that I could get a Carfax and a face-to-face video chat since “she” had internet connection however I got this response instead…

    “Hi,

    The car is in perfect conditions, clear title, no damage on body. If you wish to proceed with the purchase,please provide me your full name, address (street,city,zip,state) where to ship the car and phone # so I can initiate the deal through Ebay right away.
    You don’t need an ebay account.
    After that you will receive an invoice from Ebay with all the details about the transaction.
    You will receive the car in 3 days(free shipping)
    You will have 15 days to test it and inspect it.
    If you decide not to buy it, you will receive your money back 100%, and the car will be shipped back to me,no extra taxes.
    Only if you accept it ebay will release your payment to me.
    The payment to ebay must be done via a western union office using cash because i have bad experience with paypal from the past.
    VIN : 1N4BA41E65C855045
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks”

    I found out that the VIN didn’t match the car in the Ad but instead was located in Maryland and the asking price was ,000. It was a completely different car. I still didn’t receive a response about the discrepancy. I guess she’s busted, “her” email address is

    Thank you Katy for allowing us to expose these shameless scammers

  • DanaR Says:

    Well, here is another variation, I think…I was looking for an affordable SUV on Autotrader & came upon a listing for a ’99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. that looked great, low miles, low price. The vehicle was supposedly in Foley, MO (about 80 miles from me). There was a phone number, which corresponded to the general Foley area, and also an email address:

    I shot off an email asking if the SUV was still available, & then about an hour later, I called the number listed. No one answered, so I left my first name & phone number, asking for a call back with more info about the Jeep.

    In about 2 hours I received this reply email:

    Hi Dana, the jeep is still for sale ,is in very good condition, clean title, no accidents, Ice Cold A/C, everything works on it ,no rust ,no leaks, no mechanical problems ,inspection done two months ago (oil and brakes changed) ,tires are as new ,i sent you more pictures to see the condition of the jeep .Right now i am stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, FL until Sept. 22th and i have the jeep here with me . I will sell the jeep for 00 , nothing less . If you have a military base near to you,i can ship it there , no extra fee for you . I will appreciate if you let me know your decision as soon as possible , i have to sell the jeep before my deployment . See more pictures :

    Thank you .
    Calvin

    •••••••••• CALVIN N. DORTON , C/Lt Col, AFROTC

    So I immediately start trying to figure out how the logistics for something like this would work. I could find no info on Cadet Lt Col. Dorton anywhere. The VIN # was listed in one the of pics sent to me, so I Carfaxed, & found out that the SUV was sold at auction in Massachusetts @ 6 months ago. I thought to myself, “Wow, this guy has done of lot of traveling in it.” I then Googled the VIN # & found a listing for this same SUV by a car dealership in Massachusetts. It was listed approximately 6 months ago, & the EXACT SAME pictures as the ones given to me by “Dorton” were shown on this dealership’s website, with a Massachusetts license plate. I went back to “Dorton’s” pics & saw where he had doctored the license plate, obscuring the license plate with just a white square. As I could see no good reason for doing this, I was very suspicious by this time. I Googled “Autotrader military scam” & lo & behold, found several websites addressing this issue, including this one. Now I’m just pissed at how excited I was to find this SUV. I guess I will try to report this to Autotrader, but I have little hope of anything actually happening. Oh well, at least I’m not out any money.

  • Says:

    Thank you for posting this site. I had a gut feeling about an ad I saw on Craigslist, but wanted to be sure. This one does not involve military, but I feel with the similar wording and evasive answers I was getting from the seller. This may be a scam as well. When I inquired about the vehicle, these are the responses and my counter-responses:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in buying my car. My 2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited V8 is in great shape, no engine problems, damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged and never smoked in. I`m a single mother with 2 children and I have to work very hard to maintain my family. I`m selling it so cheap because I have money problems. The price is ,500.00. I want to tell you that I do not sell my car in payments and I do not trade. Since I don’t have anyone to help me with the sale I decided to make this transaction through eBay. Giving the nature of this transaction please note that my sale terms are final and nonnegotiable. In order to move forward I will need your full name, address and phone number so i can register the deal at eBay Financial Department. After that eBay will send you the payment instruction.

    Details about the car:

    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 85,447
    Transmission: Automatic
    Engine: 8 – Cyl.
    Exterior Color: White
    Interior Color: Tan
    Title: Clear
    The a/c is ice cold and the heat is hot!

    My best wishes and I’m waiting your response so we can move forward with this deal.

    I thought it odd that a “single mother with 2 children” would advertise on Craigslist under the “dealer” section. In addition, the vehicle was as much as ,000 below asking prices from legitimate dealers. What the heck… I’ll play for a while. Here is my response:

    Wanda,

    Do you have a phone number where I can call and discuss this with you? I would like to make arrangements to come by and see the car tomorrow if possible. My phone number is (xxx)xxx-xxxx (yes, I gave my number… oh, well) if you would like to call me instead. Thank you.

    Thanks

    I figured if I am local, there should be no need for shipping charges if I am willing to pick it up, right?

    “Wanda” responds:

    Hi again,

    As I told you in my last email we will use eBay VPP program to manage the payment because it’s the safest way for both of us. eBay is responsible to insure that both parties comply to transaction requirements, both parties must submit proof of payment/delivery presented in a legal form (payment/delivery receipt) by the registered payment/delivery service used. You will have to send payment using eBay verified Agent name . They will hold the funds until you receive the vehicle and also test it !!!
    As soon as you’ll complete the payment, the shipping will start. It will take no more then 5 days to arrive at your home address.( I’ll pay the shipping). I offer 5 days for inspection,during this time,if the vehicle isn’t like I described you will get back all the funds you sent to eBay. Shipping back to my location will also be covered by me. I need your full name and full shipping address so I can open this deal with eBay.

    See more pictures at:

    Waiting your answer!

    WOW!! Evading my request to drive an hour to see it AND call me. Hmmm? I received this e-mail at 1:39 A.M. (according to my inbox). A mother of two is up that late on a work night? Hey, I’ve got insomnia sometimes, and I don’t want to be too judgmental (not yet, at least) so I decide to respond like this:

    I have no problem paying through e-bay; that sounds like a good idea. But since I am local, is it possible to come by and see the vehicle before I send the payment through eBay? Also, if you could call me at (xxx) xxx-xxxx so I can ask a couple of questions, that would be great as well. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance.

    Surely a legitimate seller wouldn’t mind seeing me in person. Hey, I was going to pay cash. What’s wrong with that? No need for eBay if I’m coming with money in hand. I figured if it was legitimate, I would have no problem seeing this vehicle. Then the seller responds like this:

    I would have called you already to speed things up but right now i am at the hospital with my elder daughter and i really don’t have time to call or meet with you. I have a bad period now and this is the reason for what i have chosen to sell it because i have to buy her medicines and pay for her hospitalization. She had a school accident 2 weeks ago and the doctors said that she will be invalid. Once again i hope that you understand that and this is the reason for why i choose eBay to handle this transaction. Please reply with your full name and shipping address so i can open this deal thru eBay. They will send you the payment notification. There you’ll find all steps that you need to follow in order to complete this deal.

    I will wait for your email.

    Oh, crap!! Did “she” just play the sympathy card? And at Christmas time? Oh, the humanity!! Also, I noticed how the first communications were all but flawless with the grammar, capitalization, etc., but now it seems that that the seller has forgotten that and cannot even capitalize “I” throughout most of the last correspondence. Hmmm? I mean, come on, I am less than an hour away, I can’t find “her” location to see it, but I still have to give all MY pertinent information? Quid pro quo, Clarice!! I have not as of yet responded to the last e-mail because I have wasted too much time trying to figure this out and play a B.S. game. Maybe if time permits, I’ll have some fun with this fish (or should I say phish). But, oh well. I still need an inexpensive, reliable vehicle during Christmas, but at least I got a good laugh out of this. Beware folks!! The Grinch is everywhere trying to steal Christmas. And as for you scammers… may you get a lump of coal in your stocking!!

  • Says:

    They are still at it folks and in the RV scam business too. I was looking for a trailer for the family and kids and lo and behold on San Diego Craigslist there it was the creme de la creme airstream for about 1/3 of what other sites had it listed, so of course I had better hurry and inquire about it before it was gone. The emails below show a very slick set up, complete with nice pic slide show of “someones trailer?” with scrolling credits! The emails have the same flavor as the ones from Maj Frenzzen, Sgt Lanister and Sgt Powell from earlier in 2012…this guy now calls himself William S Sakowski but his stakes have raised as he almost got me to bite on 00. He even drops a Semper Fi for a military sounding affect. My kids were crushed when I smelled a rat and found this site and realized similar stuff has been going on since 2008. I am relieved and hope by posting this(his name) it will help someone else figure it out before its too late. Its pretty slick and they only post it for like a day or less in cities that they are NOT in so they have to ship it to you. Clever, especially at such discounted prices that you don’t care where it comes from. Too good to be true of course but you get caught up in the thought of “I found a steal and the guys anxious to sell”. They are now using Google Checkout as their “trustee”…even give you a link to see that there is in fact a Google Checkout. I did not go any further to know what was laying in wait.

    Hello,
    I’m the second owner of this 2006 Airstream Bambi Safari 19′ Travel Trailer (VIN: 1STCPAA166J519533) The exterior shines and the interior is clean and was obviously well cared for, it’s in absolutely pristine condition, without any signs of rust. I’ve added here a short video-presentation you can see the exact the condition of the camper. So please visit the following YouTube link: ( If the link doesn’t work, copy/paste into your web browser )

    Due to the urgent nature of sale, the asking price has been set at 00us. This discounted price is intended to speed up the purchase process before my upcoming deployment take place. In order to avoid any delays, all the documents needed to finalize the sale has been prepared in advance, I have the clean and clear title in hand ready to be transferred to the new owner. Please note that checks of any type are not accepted.

    The camper is currently located at near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA. stored in military compound ready for dispatch. If you are not able to pick it up within the next 2 days, I can arrange to be delivered free of charge through a military transportation contractor, military shipments typically takes 2-4 business days from the date of shipment, delivery times may vary based on your location.
    Thanks for your interest, hope to hear from you soon.
    William S. Sakowski
    Semper Fi

    Hi again,
    I’m currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and my assigned unit has been placed in a prepare-to-deploy status before a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. Right now I’m stationed on a military training facility located approximately 60 miles from NAS Whidbey Island (MATSG-53), for the final phase of our pre-deployment training. As I told you in my previous email… (If you are unable to come over here and pick up the camper in person, I will take care of the shipping process without any cost to yourself.)

    In order to protect both parties in the case of future disputes, there is a 10-day inspection period, which will be granted through a reputable third-party service. In our case Google Checkout acts as a trustee to ensure that all the bases are covered before any money changes hands. For your piece of mind during the inspection period, the designated funds for the acquisition will be held in escrow by Google Checkout as a precautionary measure. The money placed into escrow shall be released only after all the purchase conditions have been met and the sale is final. It’s understood that even in the worst case scenario of non-acceptance, you’ll get your money back and you don’t have to pay any extra.

    If you want to continue with the purchase under the above-mentioned terms, please email me back with the following information:
    - Your Full Name and Shipping Address (Home Address, City, State, zip/Postal Code) – Info. required by Google Checkout, in order to complete the necessary formalities, and then proceed with the purchase agreement.
    - Your Phone Number: (Home, Mobile, Office) – Info. required for transportation purposes, our logistics coordinator will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1-day ahead of arrival. In this way you can communicate what time-frame works for you to receive the unit.
    I look forward to your response,
    William S. Sakowski

  • Randall Kruger Says:

    found a truck on Craigslist Couldn’t believe what a deal this was. The truck is immaculate.. I ran a car fax.. nothing out of the ordinary. truck was in Mississippi, Alabama and North Carolina. This person is in the Service in Hawaii….
    Very strange too good to be true and things just don’t add up. Waiting for a response to my latest inquiry

    His Reply to my initial inquiry…

    Hello,

    Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell the truck before November 25th. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…I do have the title, clear, under my name. Non-smoker. It is rust free, salt free and has a clean undercarriage (see pics).

    This 1989 Toyota Pickup Extended Cab 4×4 with 70,439 miles, Automatic, Air Conditioning, Tilt Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Power Locks, Safety Features, Anti-Lock Brakes, 4×4, Audio AM/FM, VIN# JT4RN13P4K0008466, Engine 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 22RE
    Pics:

    It is still available for sale if interested, my last price is 00, including delivery to your home address.
    So if you decide to buy this truck or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible. I have many interested people on the truck you can provide me your full name, delivery address and phone# so I can reserve the truck for you !

    NOTE I am not available for trades, monthly payments or financing!
    I look forward hearing from you,

    Nathan Allen

    His Response to my Email..

    Hi again,

    Sorry for not providing my phone# I usually do business by talking directly to the other party but since I am in the middle of a special exercise with my squadron we are not allowed to use outside communication, though you can text me at: (858) 633-3744 and I will get back to you ASAP! The reason I’m selling this vehicle way below market value, is because I would like to help ease the burden of my sisters medical expenses, which she has acquired due to a serious illness. The truck is with me in Hawaii at Hickam Air Force Base where I am currently deployed.

    The shipping will take 2 to 3 days and it’s not a problem because I will have the vehicle shipped by an Air Force cargo plane so there won’t be any additional shipping costs. Also I will arrange for a truck to transport the vehicle to your home address. You will receive it along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, 2 set of keys, full service records and more. Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like eBay because I already prearranged the whole process with them. The vehicle is sealed and ready for delivery. The payment will be sent first to an eBay attorney and will be kept safe until the buyer receives and inspects the vehicle. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the vehicle and make sure everything is as agreed. You will have 5 days to test the vehicle and if you are not satisfied you can reject it and I will take it back.

    I need your full name and delivery address in order to have the deal started. They will let you know what you have to do for the payment. Like this you’ll be able to talk directly with them and ask all you want to know.
    I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

    Regards,
    Nathan Allen

  • Aaron Says:

    WOW..I am so glad I read this! I got the same email but from female. I was thinking about moving forward – now I’m glad I didn’t.
    This is what I got…
    This 2006 Honda Accord SE,2.4L L4 MPI DOHC 16V, FRONT WHEEL DRIVE,VIN:
    > 1HGCM56386A180333, runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history and 49,800 miles!
    > Transmission is Automatic shifts smoothly.
    >
    > More photos here :
    > CARFAX LINK :
    >
    > EF34
    >
    > It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens. I bought it when i was serving in Rock Island Arsenal , IL .The car will be delivered from Illinois and the shipping is free for you !
    >
    > I have dropped my price to ,000 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before May 30, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    >
    > If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your: Full Name and Shipping address, to open a case with eBay. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by eBay, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.
    >
    > Hope to hear from you soon!
    > MAJ. Linda Foye

    – then when I asked about the transaction I got this….
    Hello,

    Thank you so much for your prompt response.

    Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the car and the transaction. At the moment I’m stationed at Rock Island Arsenal ,making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy.

    The car is already at our Military Logistic Department in Rock Island Arsenal , IL ,crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car is in their custody. Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car .

    For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the car . So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 10 days to inspect the car . If you decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    I’ll start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about this. If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
    - Your Full Name – Required by eBay (You’ll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
    - Your Shipping Address and Phone Number – Required by the Logistic Department (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to receive the car)

    Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afghanistan this sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.

    Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

  • Stefan Says:

    I sell a 2006 Infiniti G35 Coupe with 67600 miles and clean title for 00. What is your email to send you all pics and info? because this is my work nomber.

    I just sent you an email. Please check all folders of your email, including spam and let’s continue on email from now on because I can’t use this number. TNX!

    2006 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe beige.

    Up for sale is a great 2006 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe beige. This car has been extremely well maintained with a full service history.
    It has a very strong 3.5L and an automatic transmission that shifts perfect. Everything works on this car.I have all service records. It has 67,600 miles and is absolutely stunning. It Drives like new! Here is a list of accessories and upgrades: Duralast Gold Battery, 18″ Wheels, Bose Stereo, loaded sports package, navigation system , bluetooth , XM -SIRIUS radio, sun and moon roof, leather heated seats, 6 disc in dash cd player, tented windows, keyless entry system with 2 key fobs, brand new goodyear eagle RS-A tires, AKM performance intake system,have the maintanance records. Runs perfect, sounds great.Super clean inside and out, No dings or dents. The car will be delivered from Virginia.
    I have dropped my price to US ,900 since this is an Urgent Sale and I need to sell it before January 06th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my work, replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
    Since I can not meet the buyer to close the transaction in person, I chose to seal the deal through eBay. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle. Thus, both buyer and seller are 100% covered during the transaction.
    If you are interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner, please email me back with your: complete Name and shipping Address, to open a case with eBay and then, eBay will contact you and get into details regarding this transaction.
    Here is a photo-album with the pictures of my G35: http://imgur.com/a/z4LJl

    Thank you,
    Lt. Jennifer Holman

    Please take a few moments to read my email carefully, I know it’s long, but since I received so many emails, I will go into detail regarding this transaction.
    At the moment I’m stationed in Elmendorf in Anchorage Alaska. making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy.
    The car is already at our Military Logistic Department form Fort Belvoir-VA, U.S. Army base, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. The shipping is free of charge. Since the car is located in a military base, with no public access, you can’t go there and pick it up, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the car is in their custody. Shipping may take 2-3 business days. All the documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.
    For the payment I would like to use eBay as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until the car arrives to its destination and they will transfer the money to me only after inspection period is over and you confirm the purchase. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to make sure you are completely satisfied, you will have 10 days to inspect the car. If you decide against keeping it, eBay will guarantee a full refund, no questions asked, no shipping charges for you. I think this is more than fair for both of us.
    I’ll get the ball rolling, and eBay will contact you regarding this matter and you’ll receive important guidelines + instructions from them. You ll be contacted by eBay in the next 24 hours. So just e-mail me after you receive the payment invoice and let me know how long it will take till you proceed with the payment according to eBay instructions.

    PLEASE NOTE!
    If the car doesn’t fit my description, you have the unequivocal right to refuse acceptance of the car (return postage on my expense) and you are entitled to a full and complete refund of the car’s purchase price. It will be insured during transportation and it will be delivered in front of your door.
    Regards!
    Again I want to point out that since I am leaving to Afghanistan, this sale is my top priority and I am looking for a fast transaction, with no delays. This is why I have decided to lower the price in order to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer ASAP!

    Thank you!

  • Raman Says:

    I got a similar scam – the scums impersonate active duty people in the military.

    This one was for an actual listing in eBay that I won! Not a listing outside. I think the legitimate account holder’s account was hacked, and it was a case of identity theft.

    Warning signs:
    The original listing was for a car for 00 that was clearly worth a lot more.
    They seem to have copied the listing into eBay where it was bid up to 600.
    The seller didn’t specify the location.
    The Autocheck report said it was last registered in NJ, but the seller claimed that the car was in Fort Lewis army base (WA).
    The seller claimed to be posted outside the US in the UK – a google search got me info on other similar scams – this was the first major red flag.
    They asked me to wire transfer the money and in what seemed like an authentic mail from eBay – called eBay and they confirmed that they don’t send these mails for sure.

    I had to call eBay a few times to get them to understand this was a fraud – only when I mentioned the mail asking for a wire transfer did they confirm it was a fraud. When I had called up earlier with the warning signs, they simply asked me to keep a record of my payment and that it’s covered in their payment protection plan! It seems they should’ve investigated the case right away. They have made it difficult to report things to eBay – have to call them, their website doesn’t have the appropriate categories, etc. No wonder there are so many scams. eBay better cleanup their act, or they are in serious trouble of losing a lot of business!!!

    I am listing all the mails they sent. They seem very authentic. Hope this turns out useful for someone else!

    > Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:59:18 -0600
    > From:
    >
    > Hi , I was serving at Fort Lewis, US Army base near Pierce
    > County, Washington and now I was transferred to the APO AE 09494, United
    > Kingdom. That’s why I couldn’t respond in a timely manner.
    > The car is still at Fort Lewis and will be delivered from there.
    > Your purchase price ,601 includes delivery and handling to your address!
    > You will have 5 days to inspect the car and if is not as advertised
    > You will send it back on my expenses but I’m 100% sure that it’s just as
    > you expect it.
    >
    > Hope to hear from you soon!
    > 1SG

    > Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:44:31 -0600
    > From:
    >
    > You didn’t received the invoice from eBay ?
    > I’ll contact them to send you the invoice again.
    > Please keep me posted !
    >

    A very official looking mail from eBay!!!

    Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:50:39 -0600
    From:

    Thanks for your purchase!
    eBay
    Learn more about eBay Buyer Protection
    Here’s your order confirmation
    Here is a summary of your recent order.
    Thank you for shopping on eBay!
    Seller: (112)
    Item title Price
    Shipping price

    Payment Pending ,601.00 1 ,601.00
    Estimated delivery: Fri. Aug. 08
    Subtotal ,601.00
    Shipping and handling
    Total ,601.00
    Order details
    Ship to: Payment details: Total:

    How to make the payment?
    In order to purchase the vehicle you need to go to your bank and make a Bank Transfer using our Bank Account details listed below.
    Payment must be submitted via Bank Transfer service our trust account .We will secure the payment until you receive, inspect and accept the vehicle.
    Payment Details
    Bank Name: NatWest Bank PLC
    Bank Address 12 High Street, Dartford, DA1 1DD
    Account Owner: Payments Office POPA IT
    Owner Address: 84c Chesterton Road, London, E13 8BB
    Account No./IBAN: GB44NWBK60063334417931
    Sort Code: 60-06-33
    Bank Identifier Code/Swift: NWBKGB2L
    Country: United Kingdom
    In these notes “Bank Transfer” means the same as ‘telegraphic transfer’ (T/T).
    We hereby take full responsibility for the security and the confidentiality of the transfer and
    we would like for you to maintain the same high level of confidentiality and to consider this
    Payment a ‘Personal transaction’ in front of your bank account administrator, in order to avoid
    delays in processing your transfer or additional fees.
    In order to confirm the payment please fax the bank payment receipt at the following fax number: +1(831) 480-5775.
    Important notice
    When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 72 hours.
    After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship the vehicle. The Seller has 3 business days to send the vehicle to the Buyer.
    The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the vehicle.
    If he refuses the vehicle, the Buyer will ship the vehicle back to the Seller, on Seller expenses within 5 business days and a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer.
    If the vehicle is accepted, eBay submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.
    Have questions about this order? Contact us by phone at: 888-627-6727.
    Remember that eBay Buyer Protection covers purchase price + original shipping. It’s FREE and already included with your purchase.
    Email reference id: [#5277639488574b1f868cd2742f6a52fe#]
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  • Steve Says:

    Looks like the Scam is still going strong….hopefully nobody gets sucked in by this guy….

    “Scammer”

    Hello,

    I’ve received your email regarding the 2005 GMC Yukon Denali. The SUV is still for sale. It has only 87,167 original miles, V8 engine GAS, automatic transmission, dual front air conditioning zones, dual rear air conditioning zones, automatic climate control rear air conditioning, leather steering wheel trim, power adjustable pedals, front console with storage, cruise control, power steering, steering wheel mounted audio controls, tilt-only steering wheel, universal garage door opener, 4-Wheel ABS, stability control, electronic suspension control, trailer hitch, trailer wiring, etc… Has been garage kept. The paint is in great shape with no scratches or dings anywhere. This Yukon is in great shape and everything works like it is supposed to. Its a beautiful car with nice leather, carpet, and even comes with an Owner’s Manual on CD and two sets of keys and remote controls. No door dings. In fact, I can’t find a dent in it. The price was reduced at ,500 because I’m in a hurry to find a buyer. I need to sell it before November 11th, when I will be leaving on military duty with my platoon back to Afghanistan for a year and do not want to store my SUV. Hate to sell it but its not worth keeping insurance and paying storage fees for a year. So if you are interested please email me.

    For more pictures here is a link to the SUV photo gallery:
    http://imgur.com/a/hOoG4

    Stay safe,
    Cpt. George

    “Me”

    es, I’m very interested in the vehicle, where are you located…I would like to come and see it….

    “Scammer”

    Hi again,

    I will do my best to walk you through the process. Right now I’m in a Maxwell military base. We are training, getting ready for leaving the country. The Yukon is already at our Military Logistic Department, ready to be delivered to its future new owner. The deal is handled by eBay so I don’t have much to do about it. Using eBay`s Buyer Protection Program, you get free shipping, at your place in 2-3 days. In addition, you get 7 days to try it out before buying it, and if you don’t like it, you can send it back on my expense. For more info on how it works, I can ask eBay to send you an email with more details on how to buy it. They will contact you shortly, as soon as have your personal details. If you would like to receive the email from eBay Motors with all the transaction information, please reply with your whole name, address and phone # and they will contact you right away.

    Stay safe,
    Cpt. George

    “Me”

    So the truck is in Alabama…I thought the listing said Los Angeles….can you send me a lint to the Ebay program…never heard of it and it’s sounding kind of fishy…no offense intended…

    “Scammer”

    I have removed the listing from ebay because I thought that I have found a buyer but in the end he never got the loan. If you wish to purchase please reply with your full name, address and phone #. I will forward your info to ebay and they will contact you shortly with more details about payment and shipping process. Also I will pay for delivery so don’t worry about that.

    “Me”

    You’re not running this scam are you….?

    If not provide something credible and I will but it cash…right now….

    “Scammer”

    OK. So you want me to call you? It’s that enough credible? All I need is your ph# and I will call you as soon as I can.

    “Me”

    You should already have my phone number….

    “Scammer”

    I don’t have it. I want to know if you are really interested or you’re just kidding me. If you are not interested please don’t waste my time.

    “Me”

    I’m really very interested, in the vehicle…however, there is nothing to suggest this is a credible deal…I’m on hold with Ebay now to determine if what you are saying is true, to see if Ebay provides such a service for military members…the ad I responded to had a place for my phone number which I included, I find it odd that you have my email….but not my phone…

    “Scammer”

    Not anymore available! Thanks because you have disgusted me!

    “Me”

    That’s fine…because I’m speaking with Ebay now and they have no such program….in fact her exact words were “scam”

    The End…

    Be careful out there folks…people are getting aggressive about trying to steal from you…

  • Says:

    This is very hurtful to many families I’m very heartbroken to find out that there are people out there like this and it has been going on for too long, I pray and hope everyone out there does their research before falling for these deals. I’m glad I had a bad feeling about it all. And I have alot of family in the Marines and it really hurts they use any military service to gain trust. Just know if it’s too good to be true then most likely it is.. Research and trust no one. I’m so upset right now I could keep going but its not worth it and they will get theirs one day. But just to know my last little bit of money was about to be conned away from my family.

    This is her first email to me after I texted #516 690 7238, no one replied til two days later from #402 387 5348 saying send me but email for more pics and info…
    Hello there,
    Glad you are one of the people interested in buying my car. I’m selling it because I’m serving in Offutt AFB, Nebraska but I was promoted and transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska for a 3 years period, so I don’t need it anymore at this time. Let me give you a few details about it: very good shape, no mechanical issues,no scratches nor dents and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. Loaded
    with air conditioning, cruise control, power locks, power windows, leather seats. Has only 87,179 miles, its automatic, with an 3.0L V6 engine, dark blue exterior and black interior. Not interested in a trade and my final price is ,100. I have a clear title, free of any liens or loans on it, under my name. Also, I’ve attached you some more pictures with the car in this email.
    If you are interested in buying it or if you have any questions, please reply to this email.
    Sincerely,
    SSgt Michelle L. Bennett

    Looks amazing . I’m in need of a good car. I’m a single mom of two and my cars transmission went out in October and I haven’t had a car since. I would really love this car. When could we meet?

    ▶ Show quoted text
    Hello Michelle,
    Im so sorry for the short email earlier we was still in church, i just had to reply something to make sure you knew i received your email. I would like to thank you in advance if you give my family the chance to purchase your lovely vehicle. We would greatly appreciate you. I do have the cash to pay for the car and it would be well cared for and to a family in need of a good vehicle..
    Thank you very much and have a blessed day.
    Ashley Mosqueda

    ▶ Show quoted text
    Hi Ashley,
    I will do my best to walk you through the process. As I told you in my first email, I recently got promoted and transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska for 3 years. The car is located in Omaha, Nebraska, but i advertised it on other states also to get more exposure and sell it faster. The car is already at the shipping company , ready to be delivered to its future new owner. The deal is handled by eBay so I don’t have much to do about it. Using eBay`s Buyer Protection Program, you get free delivery, at your place in 3 days. In addition, you get 5 days to try it out before buying it, and if you don’t like it, you can send it back at my expense. If you wish to proceed just send me an email with your full name (for the bill of sale), a delivery address and a phone # where you can be reached and I will forward them to eBay and they will send you the invoice with all of the transaction details.

    Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:31:27 -0500
    Subject: Re: 2004 Honda Accord EX Coupe
    From:
    To:
    ▶ Show quoted text
    Okay thank you. I look forward to hearing more from you or eBay about the car.
    Ashley Nichole Mosqueda
    80 Chastain Rd
    Lavonia, Ga 30553
    678 993 5602

    ▶ Show quoted text
    This is excellent news! You will see these guys are great! So I will have eBay to send you the invoice 1st thing tomorrow morning, and you will receive it by e-mail, with all the instructions and details about your safety and about the sale altogether. They also have their toll free number on the invoice, so for any additional questions, feel free to ring them.

    Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:18:37 -0500
    Subject: RE: 2004 Honda Accord EX Coupe
    ▶ Show quoted text
    Thank you so much. I’m very excited although concerned but I have faith its all going to be good. Its just a little scary never bought anything like this before online.

  • Kevin Says:

    Here’s a scam that was just attempted on me today 6-5-15

    On Friday, June 5, 2015 9:39 AM, Kevin S. Glenn wrote:
    Hi,

    Is it still available? What is the mileage? Do you have maintenance records? When could we take a look?

    Thanks,

    Kevin

    Honda Accord 2008 EX-L new tires – 98 (bayview)
    From:
    To:
    Subject: Re: Honda Accord 2008 EX-L new tires
    Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 17:40:30 +0000

    I put this ad for a friend, you can reach her at: and you will get the info for the Honda Accord.
    Please email her, i just help her with the posting.

    From:
    Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 18:42:21 -0700
    Subject: Re: FW: Honda Accord 2008 EX-L new tires
    To:

    Thanks for replying to my ad. I’m selling it because I’m serving in Pittsburgh IAP Air Force Base in PA but I was promoted and transferred to to Powidz air base in Poland due to Ukrainian crisis for a 3 years period, so I don’t need it anymore at this time. Let me give you a few details about it: 2008 Honda Accord EX-L, 3.5L engine has only 98k miles on it, no accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches. Always adult driven and garaged, never abused or raced. If you are interested, it’s still available for sale and the price, as stated in the ad, is ,000, so if you have the money ready to buy it email me back.

    Vehicle title – CLEAN
    Inspection – INSPECTED
    Body type – Sedan
    Mileage – 98,500 miles
    VIN – 1HGCP36808A012468
    Transmission – 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC
    Engine – 3.5L V6 FI DOHC 24V
    Fuel type – GASOLINE
    Drivetrain – Front Wheel Drive
    Exterior color – Grey
    Pictures –

    I look forward to hearing from you,
    SSgt. Rachel Gardner

    From:
    To:
    Subject: RE: Honda Accord 2008 EX-L new tires
    Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 19:34:29 -0700

    Hi Rachel,

    First off, let thank you for your service to our country. We are in you and your brothers & sisters in arms debt.

    Yes, I’m interested. Are you in PA now, if so do you have someone in SF that can show us the car? Do they have the pick slip? We could we take a look at tomorrow? Do you have a number I can reach you at?

    Thank you,

    Kevin

    From:
    Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 19:50:53 -0700
    Subject: Re: Honda Accord 2008 EX-L new tires
    To:

    Kevin,

    Thank you very much. As I’ve told you, at this moment I am in Powidz AFB, Poland in a military base. I do a special training program with our european fellowship each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or call whenever I want. The reason I’m selling this car way below market value is because don’t have time for negotiations and I need money before June 15 for my next house in Powidz. The car is already at our Pittsburgh IAP Air Force Base Library form IAP AFB, PA crated and ready to go. Like I already said, the delivery process will be managed by me. I think I can have it there at your home address within 2-3 working days. The car is registered in PA and it will pass any state smog test. It will come with a clear title and reg. I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 5 days testing period after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested so I can ask eBay to send you the details on this deal. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay (full name, shipping address and phone number), so we can move forward with this transaction.

    Thank you!!
    SSgt. Rachel Gardner

    Thanks for having this blog post about the scams that are being done misrepresenting our fine men and women of the armed forces.

  • Says:

    Just saw the scam this morning. Using the name Master Sgt. Mark Andrews

    From: Mark Andrews
    Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:12 AM
    Subject: 2006 Honda Odyssey

    Hey, we spoke through text about sending you some info and pictures with the car.
    I am asking 00, It has 128,211 miles and new tires, almost new rotors and brake pads (put on September), 6 engine, it’s Clean inside and out, Clean title in my possession, anti lock brakes, driver airbag, passenger airbag, side airbags, air conditioning, cruise control, power locks, power windows, power seats, Gray outside with Tan interior. The pictures are attached. Thing is that I serve for the Air Force and I’ve been stationed at 124th Air Support Operation Squadron which is in Idaho.
    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Master Sgt. Mark Andrews
    124th Air Support Operation Squadron,
    Mountain Home AFB, Idaho 83648

    Mail:
    Work Mail:
    ——————————————————————
    ME: Is the van in Idaho?
    ——————————————————————

    From: Mark Andrews
    Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 PM
    Subject: Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey

    I currently have it with me in Idaho. I just talked to a good buddy of mine that works for the loading squadron and he said he can help me out with the delivery. He made a few arrangements with the guys from the loading squadron and he also checked the flights schedule that leaves the base. There are 3 flights on which I can load the car. I’ll make the arrangements and I’ll keep you updated if you want to proceed.

    Thing is that being a military personnel, the deal is handled by eBay so I don’t have much to do about it. I get free delivery, at your place in 1-2 days. In addition, you get 5 days to try it out before they release me your money, and if you don’t like it, you can send it back at my expense. For more info on how it works, I can ask eBay to send you an email with more details on what it needs to be done. They will contact you shortly, as soon as have your details and open a file with them. I can get the ball rolling even today and if eBay approves the procedure they will contact with all the transaction information, but I need your full name, address and phone # you can be reached at as soon as the vehicle gets in the area.

    Let me know if you’re interested.
    Thank you,

    Master Sgt. Mark Andrews
    124th Air Support Operation Squadron,
    Mountain Home AFB, Idaho 83648
    ——————————————————————–
    ME: If you don’t mind, I would like someone to come and look at it before we go any further. My uncle lives in Twin Falls and he said he doesn’t mind driving over to the base. He was a mechanic for years so I would trust what he says. Is there a good time that you could meet? (This isn’t true. I want to see if he will reply.)

  • Says:

    In the Military Car Scam -1994 Honda Accord- “Donald Meyer”

    First there was the Phone Number: 616-438-0215 on Craigslist

    I sent a text asking for the Vin Number and the reply was:” Hi, My name is Eva Meyer and I’m 16 years old. The car (1994 Honda EX) is still available for sale for 0. If you need more info about it just send an email to my dad: . He will provide you with all the info that you need. Ty

    Okay, what 16 year old talks like that!?

    He sent two email’s back to back.
    Hi,
    I am selling this beautiful, well maintained 1994 Honda Accord EX, because my brigade will deploy for 14 months. I’m under enormous time pressure cause I need to sell it fast, that being the reason for selling it so low. It is in immaculate condition, non-smoker, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I do have the title, clear, under my name and Im 1st owner. It is gently used with only 108,918 miles! If you need to learn the car’s history, I can provide you the VIN# in order to use it for a CARFAX Report.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad 0 The car is located in Colorado Springs, CO and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

    Bellow pictures speak for themselves!
    Thank you,
    THEN
    The guy immediately sent a second email! This time telling me that i needed to create an EBAY listing and blah blah blah. TOTAL SCAMMER!
    Hi,

    I apologize in advance for the length of this email. I’m just taking the time to make sure that we are on the same wavelength as we hopefully go forward in this sale process. As I’ve previously told you, I’m currently involved in a military program, temporarily based in CO, as I’ll be changing it very soon. Due to military security reasons I’m restricted from leaving the unit’s facility under any purpose and have strictly limited phone access. That’s why, I’ve taken the liberty to prearrange things with eBay. I’ve done some transactions with them and I’m sure that’s the safest way to do it. I thought you might want to see it there, so I’ve asked them to allow viewers to inspect the car; but their reply was: “We are not a showroom!” No worries cause I’ll grant you a 5 days inspection period (to test drive it) from the moment you receive it. The car is located in their warehouse in CO(ready for delivery). The VIN# is JHMCD5656RC089813 so now you can run a CARFAX on it.

    Here is how it works:
    1. I will create a private listing for you on ebay and then I will provide you the ebay link
    2. You will purchase the car through ebay – the car price is 0.00 and the price includes the shipping fees.
    3. After you make the payment to eBay, the car will be shipped to you. After you receive the car you will have 5 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car. If you will buy it, then I will receive the payment from eBay.

    If the car is not as I told you or have some problems, or is not as described, they will refund you 100%. There is no risk in this deal. I don’t touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as planed. If the car is not as advertised and decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back the car will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. Please take into consideration that I will get paid only after you receive the car and make sure everything is as agreed.

    From the moment the payment is secured by eBay the shipping process will begin and it will arrive at your address in about 3-5 days. You will also receive all the documents including the titles and a Bill of Sale.

    So if you’re determined in buying the car, please let me know if I have your permission to create a private listing for you on eBay, so I can reply you with the eBay listing link!

    Looking forward to hearing from you,
    With warm regards,

  • Jim Rider Says:

    Hey Norman

    I am in Mountain Home right now. I am with two buddies of mine from the Base. I will be here for at least a week, probably more. Where is a good place to meet you?

    On Sunday, November 8, 2015 8:59 PM
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

    ——– Original message ——–From: norman roope <> Date: 11/08/2015 8:09 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Subject: Re: 2006 Acura

    I currently have it with me in Idaho. I just talked to a good buddy of mine that works for the loading squadron and he said he can help me out with the delivery. He made a few arrangements with the guys from the loading squadron and he also checked the flights schedule that leaves the base. There are 3 flights on which I can load the car. I’ll make the arrangements and I’ll keep you updated if you want to proceed.

    Thing is that being a military personnel, the deal is handled by eBay so I don’t have much to do about it. I get free delivery, at your place in 1-2 days. In addition, you get 5 days to try it out before they release me your money, and if you don’t like it, you can send it back at my expense. For more info on how it works, I can ask eBay to send you an email with more details on what it needs to be done. They will contact you shortly, as soon as have your details and open a file with them. I can get the ball rolling even today and if eBay approves the procedure they will contact with all the transaction information, but I need your full name, address and phone # you can be reached at as soon as the vehicle gets in the area.a

    Let me know if you’re interested.
    Thank you,

    Senior Airman Norman Roope
    1366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ,
    Mountain Home AFB, Idaho 83648

    On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 2:37 PM, > wrote:

    What is your phone number so I can talk to you about the Acura? Also what part of Flemingsburg are you in? I am in Maysville all the time, so I know Flemingsburg pretty well.

    Thanks,

    Jim

    I currently have it with me in Idaho. I just talked to a good buddy of mine that works for the loading squadron and he said he can help me out with the delivery. He made a few arrangements with the guys from the loading squadron and he also checked the flights schedule that leaves the base. There are 3 flights on which I can load the car. I’ll make the arrangements and I’ll keep you updated if you want to proceed.

    Thing is that being a military personnel, the deal is handled by eBay so I don’t have much to do about it. I get free delivery, at your place in 1-2 days. In addition, you get 5 days to try it out before they release me your money, and if you don’t like it, you can send it back at my expense. For more info on how it works, I can ask eBay to send you an email with more details on what it needs to be done. They will contact you shortly, as soon as have your details and open a file with them. I can get the ball rolling even today and if eBay approves the procedure they will contact with all the transaction information, but I need your full name, address and phone # you can be reached at as soon as the vehicle gets in the area.a

    Let me know if you’re interested.
    Thank you,

    Senior Airman Norman Roope
    1366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ,
    Mountain Home AFB, Idaho 83648

    On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Jim Rider wrote:
    What is your phone number so I can talk to you about the Acura? Also what part of Flemingsburg are you in? I am in Maysville all the time, so I know Flemingsburg pretty well.
    Thanks, Jim

  • Anthony Says:

    Add Ssgt. Judy Harris of the US Air Force to this list. Here was the “bait,” in the form of a Craigslist ad with a small photo of a white Camry that could have been taken anywhere.:

    DurablePowder 2004 Toyota Camry – 00
    runs and drives good has a four-cylinder VTEC engine automatic transmission power windows power locks cold AC heater works too very clean interior non-smoker no mechanical issues Radio CD player cruise control clean silver title.

    We sent an e-mail to ask about it, where it was parked, how to see it, and only got this message back (the hook) filling in the details of the fantastic deal):

    Hello and thank you for being interested in buying my 2004 Toyota Camry. My name is Judy. My car is in great shape, no engine problems, damages, hidden defects, never abused. It was always garaged and never smoked in. It has a 2.4L GAS engine, automatic transmission, 82,500 miles. White exterior paint is great, no scratches and no dents; the interior is gray and clean; it has never been involved in accidents; no liens or loans; the title is clear. My last price is ,500 (no payments; no trades). I bought the car when I was serving in Langley Air Force Base, VA but I was promoted and transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska for a 3 years period and don’t want to store it. Hate to sell it but I do not want to let it destroy my backyard, beside this it’s not worth keeping insurance and paying storage fees. Before leaving I had pre-arranged the deal with eBay so my presence is not necessary. They can protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this.

    If you are interested, please include in the next email your contact information for eBay (full name, shipping address and phone number), so we can move forward with this transaction.

    I look forward to hearing from you,
    SSgt. Judy Harris

    At this point we hadn’t been asked for any payment (the sting!) yet, and I had the idea of searching for Judy Harris and Air Force and Elmendorf, and one way or another I came to websites that showed what a persistent scam this whole thing is. Thank goodness. Then actually while I was in the middle of writing this post, received the following Sting-mail from our new friend Sergeant Judy Harris:

    Hi again, as I’ve told you, at this moment I am in Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, AK in a military base. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or call whenever I want. The reason I’m selling this car way below market value is because I don’t have time for negotiations and I need money before October 12 for my next house in Anchorage. Before leaving I had pre-arranged the deal with eBay so my presence is not necessary. They can protects both buyer and seller and it’s the right way to do this. The car is in their possession at eBay storage warehouse in Richmond, VA, crated and ready to be delivered. eBay will handle this transaction and the total amount that you will pay is ,500 (NO hidden or shipping fees). After the payment is confirmed and secured by eBay I will start the shipping. You will receive the car at your home address within 2-3 working days. It will come with a clear title and reg. I am a member of eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 5 days testing period after delivery and then I will get the payment. SO…ONLY AFTER you receive the car and agree to keep it, eBay will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected. If by any reason you find something you don’t like about it you can send it back on my expense but I’m sure it won’t be the case because my car is in excellent condition. It will come with all the necessary paperwork (clear title, bill of sale, user’s auto. etc). You will receive all the original documents. I signed all the paperwork and the clear title is ready to be transferred to the new owner.

    I will contact eBay Motors and I will proceed the deal.You will receive a notification from them with all the steps you need to follow to complete the deal. E-mail me when you will receive the notification from them.

    Thanks !
    SSgt. Judy Harris

    I’ll wait for the next message that tells me to use Western Union to send payment to some bogus escrow holder, and no way! I believe that once we had seen the new business about Richmond, Virginia and shipping (we’re in California!), we’d have figured out this was a scam on our own, but I’m grateful for this 9-years-and-counting thread all the same!

  • Says:

    If you run across Sarah Dawson >
    Using this website eBay Motors

    This is a total scam!!!!

    Transaction ID# 80227931894267
    Status: Awaiting Payment

    Please tell us if You received the invoice for your transaction. Once we will receive the payment from you with the payment details as explained above, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We will hold the payment until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the item received. As soon we have your confirmation we will release the payment to the seller. You will receive further details regarding the shipping process (courier information, tracking method, expected delivery date) after the payment confirmation.

    NOTE: It may occur that your e-mail doesn’t support HTML language and that is why you haven’t received the invoice from us. Please check your bulk/junk/spam/ messages, the invoice may end there because of increased filters of the e-mails providers.

    Thank you for using eBay Motors.

    For any questions please contact eBay Motors Customer Support

    eBayeBay sent this invoice to Landrey K Terry Jr.
    Your registered name is included to show this message from eBay.
    Please pay for your 2008 Honda CR-V EX – Case ID 80227931894267
    Inline image 1
    Date: 06/26/2017
    Item Title: 2008 Honda CR-V EX
    Item Condition: Used
    Shipping: FREE Shipping (3 business days)
    Price:
    US ,000.00 Payment pending!
    Guarantee: eBay Buyer Protection
    Seller! Certified by VPP and eBay Inc!
    Name: Sarah Dawson
    Address: U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
    City: Havelock
    State: North Carolina
    Zip: 28533
    Country: United States

    Country: United States
    Payment is required within 24 hours of invoice date!Pending

    Inline image 2 Congratulations, this deal is yours. Please send your payment as indicated!

    Payment must be submitted via eBay Gift Cards and can be purchased with cash at thousands of stores nationwide.

    eBay Gift Cards is an easy and convenient way to send money to where you need it. Through eBay Gift Cards services we can guarantee you 100% protection and insurance in this transaction. eBay Motors will secure the payment until the buyer receives, inspects and accepts the item. Or, if it will be the case, eBay Motors will refund the payment to the buyer.

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  • Says:

    Here is the one I almost fell for:
    Hello ,

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest in my 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L 4WD I4 2.4L. The car has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, it only has 63,723 miles! Transmission is automatic. The vehicle has all of its original floor mats, all books, complete set of tools and keys. Everything works in the car lights, gauges, radio, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc. It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of liens. It has new Michelin tires.

    I bought it when I was serving in U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Havelock, NC and now I am deployed in Denver, CO. The car will be delivered from here, it is stored in a military compound.

    I have dropped my price to ,000 (purchase price) including delivery and handling to your address, since this is an urgent sale, it will be delivered free of charge through a military transportation service to a designated location of your choice, average delivery time is 2-3 business days, depending on destination. It has been reduced because I need to find a buyer before my upcoming deployment take place and I don’t want to waste more time negotiating.

    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner please email me your: full name, shipping address and phone number, to open a case with eBay Motors. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 5 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. Using eBay Motors service we are both 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

    To support my argument regarding the condition of the car please visit the following photo album:

    Looking forward to hearing from you,
    Sgt. Jessica Patton

    I replied and ask for the procedure, here is the reply.
    Right now i will forward your full name and address to eBay Motors.
    They should contact you soon with all the information.

    Thank you,
    Jessica

    I’ve received a letter from eBay that they have sent you the invoice for the car. Please check your Spam/Bulk or Junk folders including the Inbox because they informed me that they’ve sent the Invoice with the shipping details and payment instructions!Just wanted to be sure, that you received it and if you understood how to make the payment, and how to confirm it. I took great care of this car. I hope that the car will arrive in good hands. Let me know.

    Thank you and look forward to doing business with you.

    I got from email from eBay Motors

    eBay™ Motors
    11:38 AM (22 hours ago)
    to me
    eBay eBay sent this invoice to NAME OF BUYER.
    Your registered name is included to show this message from eBay.
    Please pay for your 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L – Case ID 77108436687934

    Date: 05/18/2018
    Item Title: 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L
    Item Condition: Used
    Shipping: FREE Shipping (3 business days)
    Price:
    US ,000.00 Payment pending!
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    Name: Jessica Patton
    Address: U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
    City: Havelock
    State: North Carolina
    Zip: 28533
    Country: United States

    Shipping to (Buyer)!
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    Address: xxxxxxx
    City: xxxxxxx
    State: New Jersey
    Zip: Country: United States
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    I askes for Car TITLE to seller and her is the answer, also in following she email carfax report

    Jessica Patton
    3:44 PM (18 hours ago)
    to me
    The title will come with the car and is already signed by me. All you have to do is to sign the title under your name.

    Thank you,
    Jessica