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Old 07-06-2007, 05:21 PM   #729
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Craigslist.org Bambi listing is scam

Today a post on Craig's List - probably in several states, but I see it in Indiana and Pennsylvania and Illinois at least - for a 2004 Bambi for $2900 bucks. The seller's reply to my inquiry was:

"...Also I have to let you know that I want the payment to be complete by Western Union prior (shipping or pick up) since Iíll send it in the same day or next days the payment to my wife is complete but If you decide to come and to see the Airstream, you will have to send out the payment ($ 2.900) to my wife name and address, and send the information of payment to me and If you will be disappointed about my Airstream you will receive money back in hand from my wife and all fees from western union transfer."

yeah right!

Be on the lookout for this to show up on other states' sites and on eBay too.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:58 AM   #730
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Today a post on Craig's List - probably in several states, but I see it in Indiana and Pennsylvania and Illinois at least - for a 2004 Bambi for $2900 bucks. The seller's reply to my inquiry was:

"...Also I have to let you know that I want the payment to be complete by Western Union prior (shipping or pick up) since Iíll send it in the same day or next days the payment to my wife is complete but If you decide to come and to see the Airstream, you will have to send out the payment ($ 2.900) to my wife name and address, and send the information of payment to me and If you will be disappointed about my Airstream you will receive money back in hand from my wife and all fees from western union transfer."

yeah right!

Be on the lookout for this to show up on other states' sites and on eBay too.
This is the exact message I was sent in reply to my inquiry as well. Also, I noticed that it was displayed in Nashville, and in San Francisco, likely others. Thankfully, these were deleted quickly by the community.
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:04 AM   #731
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This is the exact message I was sent in reply to my inquiry as well. Also, I noticed that it was displayed in Nashville, and in San Francisco, likely others. Thankfully, these were deleted quickly by the community.
Thanks for each of your research and posting about CraigsList. I have not been on there before, and was surprised to see so much stuff, and geographic diversity.

I chuckled when I read the "pay me first if you want to look..." clause. I wondered how stupid he/she/they think buyers are? Then I remembered that people do emotional/stupid things sometimes, and then wondered how many paid? Hmmm.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:37 PM   #732
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Another scammer...

2005 Airstream 19 ft Bambi Travel Trailer - 2,9K

Free Shipping For US & CanadaItem number: 260137739594


Wrong categories, free shipping, Buy it Now in description but not in auction, "Dont use Ask Seller...". Reported to Ebay at 7:30pm Eastern.

Pics remind me of another I saw recently... I'll see if I can post some more.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:41 PM   #733
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Another scammer...

2005 Airstream 19 ft Bambi Travel Trailer - 2,9K

Free Shipping For US & CanadaItem number: 260137739594


Wrong categories, free shipping, Buy it Now in description but not in auction, "Dont use Ask Seller...". Reported to Ebay at 7:30pm Eastern.

Pics remind me of another I saw recently... I'll see if I can post some more.
Yeah, the pics are from the 2005 salvage title Bambi (another sucker bought it for $22,400...hope they don't need insurance...) Ebay auction 200122152544.eBay Motors: 2005 Airstream 19 ft Bambi Trailer New Condition! (item 200122152544 end time Jun-28-07 17:43:28 PDT)
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:51 PM   #734
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Open season on Bambi(s) - beware - reporting item leads back to "seller"



2005 05 Airstream Safari Bambi Travel Trailer RV Camper

Item number: 180237883753 NOTICE: THIS LISTING IS RESTRICTED TO PREAPPROVED BIDDERS/BUYERS ONLY.
E-mail the seller to be placed into bidders/buyers list. Watch this item in My eBay

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View larger picture price:US $5,500.00 Buy It Now >
document.write ('Get low monthly payments');Get low monthly paymentsEnd time:Jul-14-07 06:45:15 PDT (4 days 20 hours)Shipping:See item description for shipping details.
Sells to:United States, CanadaItem location: Free Shipping to, United States & Canada You can also:
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Listing and payment details: HideShow
Starting time:
Jul-09-07 06:45:15 PDT
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US $5,500.00
Duration:
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Description

Item Specifics - RVs & Campers

Type: Travel Trailer



Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): -----------



Make: Airstream



Slide Outs: --



Model: Safari Bambi



Fuel Type: Gas



Year: 2005



Leveling Jacks Included?: No



Length (Feet): 16



Water Capacity (Gallons): 21-30



Mileage: 13200



Air Conditioners: 1



Sleeping Capacity: 4



Awnings: --



Title: Clear



Dry Weight (Pounds): 0


NOTE: even "REPORT THIS ITEM" links back to the faux seller's email address!!

If you email this item to a friend, it lists a different item #!
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:03 PM   #735
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NOTE: even "REPORT THIS ITEM" links back to the faux seller's email address!!

If you email this item to a friend, it lists a different item #!
I was able to sneak though a back door, and notify the real account holder that his account had been jacked.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:11 PM   #736
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RE: Open season on Bambi(s)

Cool Terry! Good Job!

This faux seller was one of the slicker ones - all attempts thru the auction led to his email address . . . guess the scum out there is getting more sophisticated!

I emailed this item to a "friend", spoof@ebay.com (that's how we noticed that the item #'s were different)
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:40 PM   #737
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2005 05 Airstream Safari Bambi Travel Trailer RV Camper

Item number: 180237883753 NOTICE: THIS LISTING IS RESTRICTED TO PREAPPROVED BIDDERS/BUYERS ONLY.
E-mail the seller to be placed into bidders/buyers list. Watch this item in My eBay

View larger picture price:US $5,500.00 Buy It Now >
document.write ('Get low monthly payments');Get low monthly paymentsEnd time:Jul-14-07 06:45:15 PDT (4 days 20 hours)Shipping:See item description for shipping details.
Sells to:United States, CanadaItem location: Free Shipping to, United States & Canada You can also:
Get alerts via Text message or Instant Messaging
Email to a friend

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NOTE: even "REPORT THIS ITEM" links back to the faux seller's email address!!

If you email this item to a friend, it lists a different item #!
The ebay auction is apparently gone, but the "view larger picture" link will direct you to a spoofed Ebay page at the Mandlesmithfamily.com domain. There, some of the links are set up to email the scammer, while some are back to real ebay stuff. Very well done too.

I hope that viewing the spoofed web page didn't get some spyware or bot transmitted into my computer...what a pain.

I still haven't figured out why these scammers want email addresses (since that is what they seem to acquire using these scam auctions). I suspect that they can sell validated email addresses to spammers and even legitimate advertisers, thereby making a little money each scam auction. I suspect that they may also have most of this automated, requiring very little time and effort on their part.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:36 PM   #738
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Hey guys, wanted to say thank you for posting this info here.
I'm one of the dupes these scammers live for. I however had enough sense to step back before I went through with it.
It was an 84 excella that looked very similar to one that had gone through ebay a month or two before.
The listing redirected me to a page where all the links were to an e-mail addy. When I'd try to bid, it said the listing was removed or missing. I didnt know what the hell was going on so I e-mailed the seller..asking about it.
The page tripped warning flags for me, didnt match up with, couldnt bid..as well as the horrable grammar. Granted my spelling isnt top notch.
I asked a whole list of questions and two very important ones..I wanted a VIN number and a phone number, he answered all the other questions except those two and I stopped talking to him.
I wasnt sure, now I know.
I hope it was one of you that kicked this guy off e-bay. The scammer claims he pulled the listing for a local bidder.
Thanks for saveing idiots like me.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:26 PM   #739
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Hey guys, wanted to say thank you for posting this info here.
I'm one of the dupes these scammers live for. I however had enough sense to step back before I went through with it.
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Thanks for saveing idiots like me.
I am glad you found us (these Forums, that is). Welcome, and please use the search capability to look at all manners of info...more than you wanted to know, I'm sure.

There is a classifieds section here http://www.airforums.com/classifieds/, and you can find alsmost anything.

I also recommend that you consider subscribing to Airstream Life magazine Airstream Life Magazine. Lots of info, great articles, Ebay watch that analyzes auctions that were on (and what to look for).

Airstream.com used to have a classified section, but it may have disappeared with the new website they have now; I cannot find it.

Google "Airstreams for sale", and lots of links give you options, such as http://www.vintageairstream.com/rr_topics_links.html.

Have fun looking and learning!
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:18 PM   #740
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Ebay Auction, Not Actual Photos Beware

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Old 09-25-2007, 07:06 PM   #741
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Is that the same trailer reported in the first post on this page? The picture is almost identical except the door is open. The ad also says to look at the questions below the ad and there are no questions. Very strange.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:04 PM   #742
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Ebay Item number: 230181882903

The seller should mention that the photos are not of the actual trailer they are selling.

Here is where the photos came from: VIN 517600

Colonial Airstream " Of New Jersey " Airstream New Inventory Updated Weekly

Oh Another Thing:
My photos show VIN #517600 ad states the vin is #518113
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