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R_Allen82
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i need info on this post: posted on 11/06/08 11:54 AM

Mod Note: The scam letter below was posted in Eater's Surplus Letters Forum at that date & time [BB]

Eater member Spot wrote:
If you just reply as if this was a reply to you I'm pretty sure that you will find yourself with a Rumainian Car scammer and you should get a pretty good looking message from e-bay giving you Bank Details of which account to wire your money to.


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From: [email protected]
Subject: 2003 Honda Accord EX - $2950
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 15:40:21 +0000
Hello and sorry for my delay,
I'm SGT James Elvir. This Accord EX is in perfect working condition. 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. The car has 71052 highway miles. VIN Number: 1HGCM56613A019196
CD player Sunroof Anti-lock brakes Driver airbag
Passenger airbag Side airbags Air conditioning Cruise control
Power locks Power windows
Here are the pics of the car:
http://s287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/ph1h3/

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 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 won`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 London, United Kingdom and I was sent here with my department of peace maintenance. 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 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 2,950 USD. 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 3 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.
Best Regards,
James and Annie Elvir


this person has scammed me and i need all information available please
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

That's a mail I posted sometime ago :-

I got the email directly in to one of my in-boxes ....maybe the scammer sent it to the wrong address .... if I remeber correctly I found that he advertised a car on craigslist.

By the way ...I have asked for your post to be moved out of surplus mail to a more appropriate thread so that it will receive better attention.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

R_Allen82 you have a PM.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well you learned a painful lesson, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. They probably had you send the money via Western Union, and well once that is used to send to a foreign country, its as good as gone, which is why scammers want you to send WU.

There are several red flags in that message, and while I know it is too late for you, at least for educational purposes you can see of them. And I never point our these things when I bait them since I do not want them refining their scam, but I do sometimes try and waste their time, by asking them what unit they are, what their hometown is, or just trying to see if I can get one to come up with an ID. However, it rarely works, after a couple of messages usually they drop me.

1. They claim eBay insures it, but you never actually went to the ebay site. Ebay only insures eBay transactions.

2. There is no Dept of Peace maintainance.

3. USAF is not in the business of overseas car delivery. Besides, do you know how much money it would cost to deliver a car by USAF transport to your nearest airport?

4. In the same sentence, he says both that he cant register it there, and that he can but it will take a while. Besides someone in the military can easily sell it to someone else there in military, and I have seen plenty of US cars registered in Europe. US emissions specs are often more strict then European. Plenty of military personnel have cars shipped over to Europe.

5. The price - too good to be true.

6. Anyone in the Military will have a US military email address they can use.
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