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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since late 2014 there have been some scam ads where the seller is sending out photoshopped titles, often using an Ohio or CA title that has been photo shopped.

Example:
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The Price / Tax / Date Issued line is the correct font and is original.
The other text is photoshopped.

Real Ohio title example - look familiar? Note same Price / Tax / Date Issued text, among other things.
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CA fake title example, used by several scammers in the past with the name/address changed as needed:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few people have reported to that scammers have been contacting them by text only.

Some of the many phone #s used and have been reported to the site are below.
Email me if you get a text from a new number and I can add it to this listing
814-920-8635
841-561-0859
407-706-8245
214-935-4747
754-307-8323
936-874-9754
754-307-8323
201-578-6040
424-672-4616
305-814-1057
830-468-4780
443-296-2946
814-433-0757
845-271-6769
320-322-8551
320-318-2122
307-275-9019
841-561-0859
407-706-8245
214-935-4747
754-307-8323
936-874-9754
443-488-9067
712-828-8202
503-966-7430
704-937-2111
314-400-8421
316-350-7673
281-962-8038
910-216-4355
310-881-5374
469-414-7868
404-390-0753
747-400-6480
571-305-5865
765-287-5131
469-658-8439
607-965-5890
707-403-3736
973-814-6163
469-532-7462
262-777-5975
817-592-2529
817-631-7820
775-403-2834
415-594-5306
512-952-5237
917-663-5532
646-349-4592
973-963-9257
740-495-6312
509-262-3794
213-929-7375
323-483-4587
646-547-0392
405-369-4063
301-288-5193
249-700-1148
470-215-6591
609-382-9306
404-596-7109
213-295-2642
304-548-9739
402-933-9255
321-257-8470
321-406-3015
509-739-7013
602-812-2263
609-483-4037
213-295-5534
580-789-4829
201-340-8979
201-578-4882
530-362-3647
503-396-4855
650-300-8918
614-304-1471
530-451-3899
530-488-2957
405-352-2443
419-595-5106
213-478-3832
515-329-4377
219-232-1312
281-624-0767
904-530-3371
732-828-9708
925-309-7006
507-299-4738
507-299-4638
206-407-7364
803-573-0018
248-716-5965
628-222-5548
413-728-9213
628-222-5548
469-751-8725
971-512-2592
650-300-7841
551-209-0170
541-615-7002
323-873-0158
226-499-2681
410-343-9205
949-534-6995
714-459-2144
406-838-6178
347-676-4003

Sample Message:
Quote:
How long have you been using it, why are you selling it and I can't make it there with cash, due to the nature of my job, I can only pay through Paypal, am verified Paypal member. The shipper will take care of the picking up after you got your payment.


Also
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Another sample of messages sent:
Quote:
"Thanks,my name is jimbella why are you selling it and how long have you been using it? and I can't make it there with cash,i can only pay through PayPal. You confirm your payment before shipment.The shipper will take care of the picking up after you got your payment."

"Thanks,my name is Daniel Santiago why are you selling it and how long have you been using it? and I can't make it there with cash,i can only pay through PayPal.You confirm your payment before shipment.The shipper will take care of the picking up after you got your pay."


Another text example
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: --- Internet Fraud --- Please read Reply with quote

I have recently seen a number of scammers using this Bill of Sale document
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and
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If you see someone using this Bill of Sale, you should suspect it is a scam.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: --- Internet Fraud --- Please read Reply with quote

Example email text from a fake "Paypal" email

Quote:

Subject: Follow The Verification Procedures Below To Complete The Transaction

Follow the verification procedures below and send us the requirement so we can release the fund to your account.
This is to inform you that we have received the payment of $800.00 USD from Gabriella Montex for the Merchandise bought from you and the funds will only reflect in your account after all due measures have taken place In order to complete this transaction, you are required to send a sum of $350.00 USD to the Transport Company through Money Gram money transfer, We advice you to go to the nearest Walmart office in your area and get back to us with the Scanned Copy/Photograph of the Money Gram transaction receipt or send us the Ref# including the sender name, address, As soon as we have received these information from you, we will credit a sum of $800.00 USD to your PayPal account.

NOTE : DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL

This payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been "APPROVED" but will not be credited into your account until the Money Gram receipt# is sent to us for verification, for more information about this transaction. Below are the relevant information required before your account will be credited:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: --- Internet Fraud --- Please read Reply with quote

Message reported to me recently, this is a pretty common thing they say
Quote:
Can you assure me that i will not be disappointed with it.I'm ready to pay your asking price and to be honest, i wanted to buy this for my Dad, but the issue is i am an marine officer and i do have a contract to go for which starts tomorrow and am leaving any moment from now.The contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea area. But I'm able to access email anytime so my only quickest payment option is PayPal as i can send money via PayPal anytime..Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, i will be responsible for all the paypal fee/charges on this transaction.so kindly get back to me now with your paypal email address info so that i can proceed with the payment.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: --- Internet Fraud --- Please read Reply with quote

From a recent scammer conversation I was notified about:
Scammer email wrote:
I want you to know that this is not a scam so you have nothing to be worried about all you just need to complete the transaction so that PayPal can release the money for not your PayPal account,so kindly go to the nearest store and get it done


The scammer (buyer) was insisting that the seller send money to his shipper via Western Union. Once that was done, payment for the car would be released into his Paypal account.

Reminder:
Do not send money to a "shipper".
You are sending money to the scammer when you do this.
You will lose any money you send.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: --- Internet Fraud --- Please read Reply with quote

Posting this so it comes up on Google:
[email protected] is a huge scammer that has been trying to contact 100s of sellers here on the site, both by email and by text from various phone #s and there have also been reports of texts coming directly from that email address with no phone # at all.

Emails from this email are blocked by the site, along with 100s of other known scammer emails.

Sample email/text from this scammer:
Quote:
Hello do you still have this for sale,please let me know.God bless

Quote:
Thanks for the mail. I'm ready to pay your asking price and to be honest, i wanted to buy this for my Dad, but the issue is i am an marine officer and i do have a contract to go for which starts tomorrow and am leaving any moment from now.The contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea area. But I'm able to access email anytime so my only quickest payment option is PayPal as i can send money via PayPal anytime..Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, i will be responsible for all the paypal fee/charges on this transaction.so kindly get back to me now with your paypal email address info so that i can
proceed with the payment.

Quote:
Thanks you for the response according to the description,am okay with the price and the condition posted on Samba. I am ready to make instant purchase. My mode of payment would be in paypal and i will be responsible for all the paypal fee/charges on this transaction, i will arrange for a pick up agent as soon as you get the payment,because that is the only convenient means for me and due to my work frame i can not be able to get there and i promise everything will go smoothly.I really wish to be there to check out the item but i don't have chance cause am very busy Person am (US MARINE). Concerning the pick up, i will arrange for it after you receive the payment and it clears... Pls get back to me with your paypal info so that i can proceed with the payment

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