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Old 02-05-2015, 12:07 PM   #127
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Craigslist Airstream Scam In Utah and Maine

Hello all, this is an email to the scammer:
Hello,
Before we go any further, I would like you to forward something with the Vehicle Identification Number and photos that were requested.
I asked for the year and you did not provide this.
This does not sound legitimate as it stands.
I will not involve a bank in this transaction.
This will most likely be the last time I reply if any of the above cannot be forwarded.

From: SARAH T. KINGREY [mailto:sarahkingrey74@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:06 PM
To: Subject: Re: Airstream trailer


Hello,

Sorry for the late response, the Airstream trailer is still for sale if you want to buy it. I hate long emails so I'll try to be brief. The trailer belonged to my father who passed away this year after a long bout with cancer, unfortunately my current situation forces me to sell it. It comes with no liens/loans,all the documents, service records, owner's manuals. no problems whatsoever, also I was named executor in his will so there won't be any legal problems regarding the sale of the trailer.

The trailer is currently stored at my father's residence in Provo, UT ready for transit. I decided to sell the trailer one month ago before my assignment in Spain as Military Advisor and I had a buyer who decided to buy the trailer but his loan was rejected by his bank after we made all the arrangements. Due to the urgent nature of sale, the asking price has been set at $8,100. It has been reduced because I need to find a buyer before my next assignment on February 13th, and I don't want to waste more time negotiating.

If you have any questions about the trailer or if you want more photos please feel free to ask.

Thanks for your interest, hope to hear from you soon.


SARAH T. KINGREY
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Murcia, Spain 30729



On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 5:57 AM, > wrote:
Hello,
Do you have any other photos of the airstream you could forward to me?
I would like to stop by and look at it sometime.
What year is this?
Can you provide a vehicle identification number?
Thanks.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:19 AM   #128
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Maine845: Just flag the craigslist ad as a scam and move on. There's really nothing to be gained from further communications once you've received the signature scam email like this. Seller suddenly called away, lower-than-realistic price, they're providing shipping as part of the price and you can't see the trailer before you send the money.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:46 AM   #129
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Definately a SCAM

I've got a RV park and need to do some work on some of the undeveloped acreage at the back. So.... I've been extremely excited for the past 24 hours about buying a 2005 Bobcat Skid steer from the person who sent the email below.

Obviously, it's exactly the same form letter as the person who started this thread posted and it's a scam. I've also got her follow up email to this one which is asking for my ebay name and she'll have the skid steer shipped to my location for a 5 day trial period... no money on my part. LOL!! That's just nuts, it costs $1000+ so ship one of those beasts.
I don't know how this scam works, but I'm gonna play along for now and see what I get back. Will keep you posted!
Cheers!
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Hello,

Sorry for the late response, the Bobcat Skid Steer is still for sale if you want to buy it. I hate long emails so I'll try to be brief. The bobcat belonged to my father who passed away this year after a long bout with cancer, unfortunately my current situation forces me to sell it. It comes with no liens/loans,all the documents, service records, owner's manuals. no problems whatsoever, also I was named executor in his will so there won't be any legal problems regarding the sale of the bobcat.

I decided to sell the bobcat one month ago before my assignment in Spain as Military Advisor and I had a buyer who decided to buy the bobcat but his loan was rejected by his bank after we made all the arrangements. Due to the urgent nature of sale, the asking price has been set at $7,500. It has been reduced because I need to find a buyer before my next assignment on February 17th, and I don't want to waste more time negotiating.

If you have any questions about the bobcat or if you want more photos please feel free to ask.

Thanks for your interest, hope to hear from you soon.

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Old 02-10-2015, 07:48 AM   #130
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Here is the next message in the scam string. Darn good machine, wish this was the real deal.



Hi Joshua ,

I apologize for the delay, I've been very busy and I was unable to check my e-mail until now.This one owner unit is in great overall condition with all original components including paint and decals. It starts and runs good. This skid steer is fully loaded ,Only Homeowner Used,Only 725 Hours !!!Cab/Air/Heat ,High Flow Hydraulics ,Joystick Controls ,81 Hp Kubota Diesel,Grapple Bucket ,Good Tires
The skid steer has all of its original books, complete set of tools and keys. Everything works in the skid steer.
The machine is in excellent condition and has always been well keept. The machine is currently stored at my father's residence in Provo, UT ready for transit. The previous buyer had me fly there for nothing, he assured me that he has the cash in hand but instead of cash it turned out that he was expecting for a loan so bottom line is that I don't want to take any chances again and I would rather close the deal through eBay. The machine will be delivered to a designated location at your choice with a 5-day inspection period, the inspection period will allow you to test drive the machine, verify the paperwork and make sure that it is exactly as I described before making the final purchase.
If you are serious and have sufficient funds to buy the machine then I will need to know your eBay name, if you don't already have an eBay account please create one to move forward with the transaction. If this sounds reasonable I can ship the machine, you will have a 5-day inspection period to test drive and check the machine after you receive it and you will not pay me unless you are satisfied with the machine, or I can fly and meet you there, you will pick up the machine along with all the papers needed for registration.To support my argument regarding the machine's condition, I've attached more photos. Take your time, review the photos that I've sent and if you need additional info about the machine feel free to ask before you take a decision. I don’t want to offend you, but the machine is priced for a fast sale so please if you intend to apply for a loan or financing do not reply!

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Old 03-10-2016, 04:46 PM   #131
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A scam for a 2011 22ft Bambi is still ongoing on Craig's List and other classifieds...almost same verbiage as other scam artists have listed. "The coach has only been used 4 times and kept stored indoors for $15000". I replied to the posting, thinking it was a great deal, but to find out after a couple of exchanges it was apparent this was a scam. They didn't want to meet with me, I just don't understand why not. I don't want to go into all the details of the add its quite drawn out, but it sounds like this scam has been going on for a while.

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Old 03-10-2016, 05:15 PM   #132
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There are a couple of quick ways to find if it is a scam or not. Some of the postings will have a lot of white space, drag your mouse over that and you will see white text, this is used to throw off the search engines. next, take a piece of the text and put it in Google, see where else it pops up. This happens a lot on Craigs list. Just mark it as a scam and move on. Don't engage them, they might send a virus with something like "here is a link to some more pictures." Click on that and you are toast. Delete key works best!
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Delt with about the same thing ,only on a toyota tacoma....
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Found one listed on Sarasota's CL also.
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I've had almost that same scam on a California Craigslist about 8 mos ago. "Sorry for the delay", long story about why it's stored elsewhere and why they want to use Ebay or Amazon as a middle man, and then using an official sounding military title. Sheesh. I bought practically my whole house off Craigslist though with no incidence.
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