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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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Why does this sound to good to be true?!
http://annarbor.craigslist.org/car/596146400.html

Anybody recognise this as a scam listing?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #2
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yeah I just saw that too. I think it has been listed before, so probably something wrong with it.
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yeah I just saw that too. I think it has been listed before, so probably something wrong with it.
Who cares if there is? Its not outrageously expensive. Fix it.
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Who cares if there is? Its not outrageously expensive. Fix it.

I don't care if there is.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #5
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ok, so I replied to the listing, first thing i noticed is it isn't a usual Craigslist contact link...next thing I see is that it opens up his actual address in my email app. Here's his address, if anyone is interested and doesn't want to click the link: sheckelspaul@aol.com I did a google search on that email, and didn't come up with anything, also did a search for "sheckels paul", but didn't find anything too odd, just some unrelated finds and someone who does construction in OH.

So, I asked for more pics, including the frame, and WHY SO CHEAP?! If I can sell the Scrambler, I'll persue this more, but if someone else is interested and close, have at it.
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I bet the jeep is stored somewhere in a warehouse that ebay owns and they will use ebay's secure payment system so there is protection on both ends.


Scam.
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damn, thanks cc. Well, now this fuckhat has my email. oh well, nothing I can do about it now...hope my spam/virus filter does its job. I'll have to see if I can block this sender's email, though that won't make much difference cause he's probably sold it to 3000 viagra and penis pump dealers!

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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #11
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DEFINATELY A SCAM .. I EMAILED TO SEE WHAT WAS UP THIS IS THE RESPONSE I GOT

Sorry for this late reply but I have been overwhelmed by the number of
calls and emails I got from interested buyers after listing the Jeep on
Craigslist and Yahoo Autos. I must avoid the chit-chat as I don't have
time for it so I hope I will cover here all the aspects of this
purchase and answer to all the questions you might have. The Jeep is in
good running condition and comes with a clear title. There is no lien
on it, there will be no monthly payments, no take over payments, just
final price. No major damages or scratches, of course it's a '89 so
it's not brand new. It has most wanted automatic transmission and the
Mopar Fuel Injected 4.2L 6-Cylinder engine. It comes with the soft top
(best top) and a bikini top - black. It has A/C and it passed emission
test recently. It gets 15/18 MPG. Odometer shows 51267 miles(very low
for it's year) and here's the VIN# 2j4fy49t8kj130259 if you want to run
a Carfax report to see it for yourself that the above mentioned
description is accurate. The total price I'm asking for this
hard-to-find-these-days Sahara is $2850 as listed on the website which
is a fair price, lower than usual because I'm looking to sell it fast
so whoever will respond faster and accept the price and the terms will
be the next owner.

I would like to use a third party service to handle this transaction
for our both safety and comfort. I have bought and sold cars, atvs and
a motorcycle on the internet using this service and I guarantee you
that it's very easy and fast way to make it happen while you're doing
your own business, no hassle running or meetings. Yahoo Autos offers a
third party service for their premium members only for a small fee and
they also have great support team for this. As a Yahoo Autos premium
seller I can initiate a third party transaction online in a matter of
minutes and I will to pay for their fee. This is how it works. I will
initiate the transaction using the terms below and your details for
shipping. Yahoo Autos will contact you shortly after that with further
instructions. You will send the funds in escrow to Yahoo Autos. They
will verify and secure the payment and after that they will advise me
to ship the car to your address. The Jeep will be shipped from Vegas
using the well-known DAS Auto Shippers company. I like them because
they have low fees(I'm telling you this because I will pay the fees)
and also they ship the cars in enclosed trailer which is nice. The Jeep
will be delivered to your address in a few days and you will have 3
business days to take it for a test drive, drop it for inspection at
the local dealership etc. After inspection period you will have to
confirm with Yahoo Autos that you agree to purchase it and I will get
paid by Yahoo Autos at that point. If you choose to return it you will
get your money back in full and I will get my Jeep back and try to find
another buyer. You will have to ship it back to me using the same
shipping company and I'll cover the cost for that. This transaction
will be free for you, just like a test drive when you pay only after
you are 100% sure you like it, so it's your decision. If you agree than
please send me:

- your full name (first and last name)
- your shipping address (street, city, state, zip code)
- your contact phone number (home or cell)
- additionally you will have to sign up with Yahoo Autos and send me
your Yahoo ID or email address (go to www.yahoo.com click Autos on the
left side and sign up)

I will use these details to initiate the third party transaction with
Yahoo Autos. Yahoo will contact you after that and tell you what you
need to do. Before you send me your details you'll first have to review
and accept the terms of this third party transaction:

- shipping and paperwork will be handled by DAS Auto Shippers
- after you receive the Jeep you will have 3 business days for
inspection
- I will pay for the shipping fees
- I will pay for the Yahoo Autos fees
- total price you have to pay is $2850

If you accept the terms and have the cash ready, not waiting for a
loan or financing, please send me your details so I can start the Yahoo
Autos transaction.

Regards,


Paul Sheckels
201 N Decatur Blvd Apt 11
Las Vegas NV 89107
(702) 425-8578
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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #12
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I Mean Why Would He List It On Craigslist In Michigan When He Is In Vegas And Wants To Use A 3rd Party ?? I Want To See The Damn Thing First !! Lol
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I Mean Why Would He List It On Craigslist In Michigan When He Is In Vegas And Wants To Use A 3rd Party ?? I Want To See The Damn Thing First !! Lol
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pretty much says it all right there.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #15
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The animated one is better.
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Tar and feather the prick after giving him a dollars worth of nickel fuck-bumps.

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So I had mailed him also just to see what his scam was. I received the same mail as above. So I mailed back......

Great, sounds easier then I had hoped, I'm in michigan right now on a job, but live in Vegas. Am I able to just go down and pick up? If so how soon after payment, also any chance of a test drive prior to full payment. I understand if a deposit is needed. Thanks.........

Then I got this mail from him..........

The Jeep is located in Las Vegas Nevada as I already told you and if
you can be here anytime soon to pay with cash and pick it up you're
welcome, if not I'll just ship it to your address at no extra cost for
you and only if you like it you'll purchase it and I will get paid at
that time. Of course you'll see it and take it for a test drive first
and only after that if you're satisfied with it you'll buy it. This is
how it works. I will initiate the transaction using the terms below and
your details for shipping. Yahoo Autos will contact you with further
instructions about what you need to do. You will send the funds in
escrow to Yahoo Autos. They will hold in trust the funds and advise me
to ship to your address. You will get the Jeep and test drive it,
inspect it etc for 3 days. After that you will have to confirm with
Yahoo Autos that you like it and I will get paid at that time. If you
don't like it you will get your money back in full and I will get my
car back and try to find another possible buyer. This will be at no
cost for you so it's your decision. If you're ok with that just send me
your details so I can initiate the transaction. I will need the
following details from you:

- your full name (first and last name)
- your shipping address (street, city, state, zip code)
- your contact phone number (home or cell)
- additionally you will have to sign up with Yahoo Autos and send me
your Yahoo ID (go to www.yahoo.com click Autos on the left side and
sign up)


Regards,


Paul Sheckels
201 N Decatur Blvd Apt 11
Las Vegas NV 89107
(702) 425-4276

Kind of thru me for a loop when he said I could pay cash and pick it up, figure he must be offering to put me at ease, of course I'm sure we could never work out a date to meet lol due to schedules.
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Please make a date to meet him. I'll do the same.
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Mailed him I was flying home the 12th and could meet/pay/pickup any day after the 13th.
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