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  • Submitted: Tue, January 05, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, January 22, 2010

  • Reported By: Megan — Clinton Township Michigan United States of America
Craigslist scammer
Internet United States of America

Craigslist scammer SGT Anthony Chappell, Johnny Corey, Jeremy Brown.. Ebay Protection Program Internet

*General Comment: An important tip off....

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I believe I was also almost scammed by this person, more than once.  I found this site where there are more victims..(((ROR redacted)))

I am looking for cars on craiglist and I have found him more than once. 2006 Nissan Maxima, 2006 Honda, 2005 Acura.  He has a different story everytime and usually uses a military excuse.

These are some of the emails he has sent me..

Hello,

Im SGT Anthony Chappell. This Maxima SE 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 65,600 miles. VIN Number: 1N4BA41E66C805036
CD player Anti-lock brakes Driver Airbag Leather Sunroof
Passenger airbag Side airbags Air conditioning Cruise control
Power locks Power windows Heated Seats
Here are the pics of the car:
http://s1008.photobucket.com/albums/af206/blackse/

As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBays 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 cant 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 2960 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,
Anthony and Cathy Chappell


I am located in London and the car is here with me.
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).
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 dont touch your money until you receive and inspect the car. The transaction is simple so everything should go as I 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.

Thanks in advance!


Hello,

I am Anthony Chappell contacting you about the Maxima. Link with pics is below:
http://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af169/maxblk/

I am having some problems with my other email account ( details011 ) so please reply to this email with any questions you may have.

I look forwad to close this deal ASAP. Thank you!


Hello and sorry for my delay,
Im Sgt Johnny Corey. The 2006 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl 2.4L Automatic 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 38,120 miles.VIN Number: 1HGCM56806A065575
Transmission: Automatic
Comfort & Convenience Options
Air Conditioning Power Mirrors Power Seats Alloy Wheels Power Steering Anti-Lock Brakes Power Windows Rear Window Defroster Cruise Control
Driver Air Bag Sunroof/Moonroof Leather SeatsTilt Wheel Passenger Air Bag Power Door Locks
Here are the pics of the car :
http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab236/2006haccordne/

As I know that my current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBays 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 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 London,United Kingdom and I was sent here to improve the military relationships between USA and United Kingdom. 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 cant 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 2,960 $. 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,
Johnny and Maria Corey


Hi,
The car is in a good condition, no scratches, no damages, never been involved in any accidents, no problems at the engine, runs very well. It has an 3.2 engine, 6 cyl, 85,800 miles, clear title, perfect condition.
The price is not negotiable, $3,400.00.
The only thing because i am selling it is because i divorced my wife and after the divorce i got this car, now Ive already have a car.
We will use only eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection to complete the sale. If you are interested and you have the funds available email me your full name and shipping address.

Regards,
Jeremy B.

 

 

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#1 General Comment

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AUTHOR: Edgeman - (U.S.A.)

Aside from the ridiculously low price and the fact that they are selling in another area, the mention of eBay should be the tip off here. eBay does not have a program for vehicles purchased on Craigslist. Neither does Craiglist for that matter.
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