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Selling a truck on craigslist denver colorado

  • by: theunscammed
  • #28778
  • Mar 20, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
1-st scam involved amazon, this one an escrow account in Hamilton Montana. Give me some email address to forward those emails and thank you.
Names reported:
Arliene Cooley
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

I have been scam by barbara burton and ebay motors

  • by: Njbetty30
  • #28714
  • Mar 18, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $1,000
Barbara burton has a page at craigslist selling a Toyota corolla 2003 for $1000.00 she told me that we can do the transaction by eBay motors protection plan that will cover us the seller and the buyer will be safe and protect losing my money so send me a message that eBay will contact me with the step that i have to do well eBay motors send me an email telling me the step to get two gift card charge it with $500 each and call them or reply with it so they can do the transaction and prepared the shipment I did It and the send me another message saying that I have to the same process because I have to insure the vehicle for $500 I call eBay motors number and a person told me I cannot cancel transaction or get my money back.
Names reported:
Barbara Burton
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
856-294-6599, 866-662-4703

Targeting Cars for Sale Craigslist

  • by: campionator
  • #28701
  • Mar 18, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Asking to Reply to his e mail as the Phone number is his office.
Wants to pay by Paypal.
Its a Scam.
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

I have been scammed by Teresa Brown

  • by: Lando
  • #28700
  • Mar 18, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $6,495
Went on Craigslist because I am looking for an used vehicle to buy. When I came across Teresa Brown 2005 Armada for sale. I contacted her by the email she provided [email protected]
Names reported:
Harrison Tom, Jason Harrison, Teresa Brown

I have been scammed by Martha Harris

  • by: Honestone
  • #28685
  • Mar 18, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $2,000
I was on Craigslist looking for a Mini Van and I saw this one a 2006 White Chrysler Town and Country Van. Said it had 43,251 miles on it for 2,000.00. So I replied to it and then she replied. There I was given instruction on how to go about purchasing the vehicle. I thought I was actually purchasing it through Ebay Motors. She said that she prearranged for it to go through them. I got invoices, I'd number, email when it was to arrive. And email saying that they received my payment. Well, I got another email said it was from eBay and that my order was on hold because it wasn't insured and I had to send another 1,000.00. For the shipping and for the 5 days try out insurance. Well, that made me think. Do I tried calling another ebay number and talking to someone about this? They tried to pull up my name as having purchased the vehicle they had no record. That's when I was told that I had been a victim of a scam.
Names reported:
Martha Harris, Andrew
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
334-247-8452, 866-387-4619

2012 Chevrolet Equinox Lariat

  • by: Bina
  • #28559
  • Mar 17, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $2,800
I came across a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox Lariat for $2,889 with 73k mileage on Craigslist, I texted the number and got a reply saying "I'm at work, please send me your email and I'll email you all the pictures and infos if interested, I told her I am because I'm expecting in June and need a reliable family car . I received the email from MARTHA WILSON, she told me that she go through Amazon Buyers Protection for both of our safety but need to rush because she is going on deployment in a few days, I thought it sounded good. Got an email from Amazon Buyers Protection provided me the order ID # and instructions for proof of fund, I called the 1-888-272-8457 (it answered "thank you for calling amazon customer support") and she instructed me to purchase Amazon gift cards for the total of $2800.00 (because PayPal can't be use if more than $500) and email it to [email protected] for proof of funds and the vehicle will be shipped to me and test drive it for 7 days before I make up my mind. After I emailed the proof of funds no one contacted me after that and the gift cards had been redeemed in a different Amazon account. I contacted Amazon customer support and was told that I have been scammed, and that Amazon has no such as buyers protection program!! Please do research first before considering!!
Names reported:
Martha Wilson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]­
Phones reported:



Mar 07, 2017 11:10 PM

Yes they scammed my husband out of 1500.00. Just last week.


Feb 24, 2017 8:52 AM

Thanks JG Park... Amy Lipsey tried the same thing with me for a $56k car.... [email protected] (her profile pic is stolen from "The Bachelor Season 12) Here's her note: Good morning Jason, I'm glad to see you have a high interest. I’d like to use eBay - I don't need to be present to close the deal because I prearranged it with eBay. They’ll hold the money so you have the chance to inspect the title and the car. Only after you’ve had the chance to do all that will you call eBay and have them release the money. You’re not committed to buy the car either; if you request a refund, eBay will provide it within 24h. The price includes the delivery and the whole process takes anywhere between 2 - 3 days. After you receive the car, you have a 5 days inspection period - I advise you to have it professionally checked just be 100% sure that there are no issues with it. I'd be really surprised if you found any. There's also a rejection policy - in case you find any problems. In this case I'll pay for the returning fees. If you're interested in learning more about how it actually works, then all I need is your name, delivery address and phone - eBay will guide you trough the process. Thanks

Silence Dogood

Dec 07, 2016 6:11 PM

[email protected] selling a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis in Orange County, CA for $500. Husband died scam. Phone is of course a Google phone: (512) 765-5307. Beware! I figured it out right away when "she" said she would ship the car via ebay motors. Yeah, right lol.

Keone Stevans

Nov 24, 2016 1:03 AM

[email protected] is a scam, trying to sell Acura TL for $1500


Nov 20, 2016 2:03 PM

[email protected] is a scammer also. Currently trying to sell a 2002 Chevy Tahoe for $2k with suspiciously low miles and immaculate condition. However, the tactics match the responses below.

Carrie Bright

Nov 12, 2016 2:29 PM

I found a car on craigslist, thought it was too good to be true. It was an 05 Nissan Pathfinder in pristine condition with all new tires for $1500 with 144k miles on it. The address was near me. I called to inquire and asked the real price because this was way too low. A person then texted me to contact her through email. I had asked in the email to see the car but all she wrote was to email her and she would send pics, no reply about coming to see it and drive it, I thought that was odd. At first I was annoyed because I wanted to talk to her in person so I texted her back and said I couldn't get on my email and didn't hear from her. So finally I emailed her. She wrote back saying her husband died 3 months ago and she was going to be deployed for a year. In her email she said the care had good tires and 99k miles as it was in the garage most of the time. I told her that I was interested. She wrote about the ebay protection plan, that I can drive the car for 5 days before paying her and she would send the invoice. Still I haven't seen it but I got an invoice. When I read it I thought something was up because they wanted me to go to the store and buy green dot visa cards, then call ebay to show I got them, but not to register them until I was happy with the car. Also, the ebay said I only had 24 hours to pay. Everyone knows when you buy a car it takes time to see it, drive it, etc. Nobody buys a car site unseen. The biggest thing was how inconvenient the pay system was. You can only get the visa in $500 increments so if the car is several thousand you need a bunch of cards, and I thought to myself, what about Paypal, that would be so much easier, why would a big company like ebay do this, especially when they have their own pay accounts! She also said she would start the shipping process. I emailed her asking about shipping when she was right near me, what was that about. Also I asked about the big difference in miles and she didn't respond. I have sent email asking If I could still have the car, no response. I knew something was weird with the huge difference in mileage, the price, the condition, this car should be way more money. Obviously she knew I am suspicious so she gave up on me. So finally I thought to google the ebay phone number and here we are. As always if it sounds too good to be true it probably is!

Paloma delaLuz

Oct 26, 2016 7:49 PM

[email protected] has a current post on Craigslist for a 2011 Toyota Tacoma. I knew something was off as the price is ridicuosly low for this vehicle.


Oct 07, 2016 2:34 AM

I really wish there were something that could be done about this. They're taking a lot from people family & homes. I lost my money ($1500) on My Birthday, which was July, of this year:(!!! If yall come up with any information on how these thieves can be stopped. Please let us know. ........Thanks!

Kim Minlionica

Oct 07, 2016 1:00 AM

Robert Franklin, 805-633-8225 of Thousand Oaks CA is a scammer. But he didn't get me. Beware.


Jul 27, 2016 12:45 AM

I received a message from the same individual, Karl Gielenfeldt. he used the exact same message, word for word.

Cameron Hill

Jul 09, 2016 4:13 PM

His name is shivam I think. He never would call me,but he measages like a foreigner. He sent me a 2000 dollar check. I turned it in to the police.

Karl Gielenfeldt

Jul 06, 2016 3:32 PM

#ReportScam another probable scammer here: [email protected] I posted on craigslist to sell a car... this is what this scammer emailed me: Hi,my name is James Lynn,Whats its condition, any damages? Are you the original owner and what is your reason for selling?and last asking price? i am hoping we can work out a deal and seal the buying of this item am buying it for my dad , why dont you tell me if paypal will be okay for you? why cant we do it in such a speedy transfer. If you dont feel like having it done on time we can discontinue the deal but if its something we can both finalized within 2 business days then id employ us to use paypal secure payment, your honesty will be greatly appreciated. why? because i wont be available to come look up the item due to the nature of my job,I work in a Microsoft Corporation as a Software Computer Engineer. So do you have paypal please? I hope you consider my offer. I am ready to buy, so you can take the add off craigslist. So if you're ready to move forward,below is the info PayPal Email: Full Name: Firm Price: Zip Code: Cell Phone Number

Karl Gielenfeldt

Jul 06, 2016 3:30 PM

[email protected] and phone 330-227-8392 are connected... they are a scam #reportscam I posted on craigslist and get a text from this scammer.


Jun 27, 2016 12:45 AM

Info on roger johnson 814 658530


May 28, 2016 7:45 PM

Lucky I googled Adelle Atkinson and found this posting on #reportscam !!! Original Craigslist posting had the 2008 Toyota RAV4 in Detroit area, when returned contact, said the car was in Montana, and that her husband had died. Seemed sketchy. Thanks for the heads up.