IS THERE A NEW CRAIGLIST GOOGLE CHECKOUT SCAM?
I WAS ON CRAIGLIST AND SAW AN ADD FOR A MAZDA 6 2004 FOR 2450... I CONTACT THE PERSON AND HE REPLIED TO ME Hello, Thank you for your interest in buying my car. Let me tell you a few words about the car.It's a 2004 Mazda 6, in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name. The price is not negotiable, $2,450.00 is my last price. I sell the car at this price because I cannot use it due to my job (I work as a engineer on a oil rig). I'm asking $2,450.00 this price includes door to door shipping, handling and insurance fees. You have some details about my car here: Mileage: 112,488 Engine: 3.0L V6 Cylinder Transmission: Manual VIN: 1YVFP84D445N62164 CARFAX LINK http://www.carfax.com/cfm/FSBO.cfm?report=00E05CF1859F4A69DB2B572DC214103E PHOTOS LINK: http://www.photaya.com/album/gregadamsgog/mazda6.aspx Get back to me if you're interested in buying it. THEN I SAID OK IM INTERESTED AND HE WRITES ME BACK; Hello again, I would like to know from the beginning if you are really interested in buying my car, because i had some bad experiences in my past attempts in selling it. So i hope for a straight response from you in order to decide whether i stop negotiating with other prospects. So i can enlarge my perspectives, i listed it on numerous states. It's not hard to imagine that i don't have much free time, I told you before i am in a oil rig in Venezuela right now and because of that i chose to handle the sell online through Google. I decided to use their services as i have a $10,000 insurance with them which covers all costs for both parties. Therefore, if you are committed in making the deal, we will be working in a number of steps: 1. You have to send me your full name and address so i can forward it to Google. 2. As soon as the transaction gets started, you will receive an invoice from Google in your email along with the instructions that you have to follow in order to complete the payment. You will pay the funds to Google and they will hold them and transfer the funds on my behalf only if you decide to keep the car. 3. Right after i receive the confirmation from Google that you completed the payment, i will start the shipping process. The car will arrive at your shipping address in 2 to 3 days, depending on traffic. Inside the car you will get the title which is clear, the maintenance records, two sets of keys, together with a car affidavit. That affidavit is a document that you will have to get it notarized at the bank. Also you will have to put your decision there and whether it will be an " Yes. i keep the car" or " No, i want to return the car", Google will either advance the funds to me or give you a refund and have the car shipped back to me at my expense. I'll grant you a 10 days inspection period (to test drive it) from the moment you receive it, before Google escrow releases your money to me. The car is located in their warehouse in Los Angeles, CA (ready for delivery). Hopefully, I made myself understood and we will be closing the deal. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you THATS WHEN I STARTED THINKIN ITS A SCAM... BECAUSE I HAVE TO USE SOME KIND OF GOOGLE CHECKOUT WHICH I NEVER HEARD ABOUT BEFORE.. I KNOW THERE'S GOOGLE STORE BUT NO GOOGLE CHECKOUT FOR CRAIGLIST... IS THERE A WAY TO REPORT THAT PERSON email@example.com
Asked By: caramelicious20 - 5/20/2012
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100% scam... More
Answered By: Buffy Staffordshire - 5/20/2012
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That's an old scam. Like 1999 style.
Answered By: johnnycam - 5/20/2012
This scam has been around for years, it's nothing new... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 5/21/2012
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