I saw this add for a car selling $1,180 with free shipping from a lady who claimbed to be in the military needing to sell the car right away with no delays before she "deploys to Afghanistan"... I thought it was a good deal...
The car never came, the emails stop coming in (from her and a fake eBay email address) and I saw on the Internet that she was scamming a lot of people with a similar add and similar email saying:
"Thank you for your interest in my car.
I have made an album for the car : https://picasaweb.google.com/picasaweb3/2006HondaCivic?authkey=Gv1sRgCMr5priYv7XMgQE#
This is a 2006 HONDA CIVIC EX sedan, 1.8L L4 MPI engine, AUTOMATIC, FWD, VIN 1HGFA16846L025373 . Clear title, no lien. Runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, Only 74,335 miles! Transmission is Automatic shifts smoothly.
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 Scott Air Force Base in IL and now I am deployed in Barcelona, Spain. The car will be delivered from IL, US.
I have dropped my price to $1,180 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before July 15th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
All you have to pay will be $1,180 US Dollars, I will be responsible for shipping! If youre 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. Any question, please ask me."
The second email said:
"Thank you so much for your prompt response. "
The second email said this:
"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 Barcelona, Spain making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy.
The car is already at our Military Logistic Department in Scott Air Force Base, in 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 3 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.
The info's that I requested was all I need. I'll prepare the shipping and then contact eBay to start the transaction between us. From what I know in maximum 1 hour from the moment I start the transaction they will contact you by email and let you know all the transaction terms.
Keep me update with any news from eBay.
Thank you !
Maj. Alicia Prims"
I still haven't heard a word from this person and still no car, no car is coming...