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Old 09-22-2011, 06:23 PM   #31
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When looking at rigs online. Pay attention. Is there a phone number listed?. Does the rig have plates on it?...If so what state. Look at background in the pics. Is there palm trees and its posted in Alaska?...Be careful and happy jeep shopping.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:00 PM   #33
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Well i feel like a STUPID FRICKN IDIOT. I was all set on this TO GOOD TO BE TRUE purchase, and came so fucn close to loosing my cash.

In excitement i posted four pics the "seller" sent me out of 25. Well i was scammed, but the good part, my sister is part of the fbi internet fraud task force, and the asswipe may just have eaten his last freedom lunch.

My sincere aplogies, and yes i feel like a fucn tard. But i am manning up and telling the truth ( hard to dp at 57) So buyers beware. And dont post the pictures until car in hand!

I do have three other well loved jeeps. Please dont be to frickn brutal with me, i have beat the shit outta myself all day!
Hey sorry to hear that, and hope everything goes well for you and good luck your super lucky to have your sister working with the FBI fraud stuff because I got scammed out of a large amount of money on eBay and well they didn't do jack ssss for me but like I said good luck and get that b@st... I so wish I could get the man who scammed me!
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:08 PM   #34
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Yeah make sure everything matches up and if it ever says anything about moving and the jeep is left in some other state or anything of the sort it's a scam also if they say anything about shipping the vehicle. And well always remember if it sounds to good to be true it probably is. I'm so sorry for the new buddy, and good luck again
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Awww, man, sorry about that.

At least you weren't completely ripped off. Many people just lose their shirts. Too often, it's people that can't afford it.

One of the best ways I have found to handle internet sales have been to have friends from forums (not even forums related to what I am buying) go check something out in person. I usually pay them a simple fee (in one case, rum lol) and they go check the person and/or item out.

Of course, there are forums I have been on for years and years, but still.

A while back I was contacted by a woman (in response to a clist add I had placed for a vehicle). They had engaged me over a few emails. Anyhow, they were out of state of course and contact someone I knew from there. They agreed to go check it out, so I called her. Well she wasn't going to be home for a week. I told her no worries, I'll just wait till she gets back. Still wouldn't give me an address. So I knew something was up. I called her back the next week, no answer. Obviously a scam, but being able to get an internet buddy to check it out, saved me from wasting money driving.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:15 PM   #36
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As soon as I saw the pictures I knew it was a scam. I have seen those pictures on Craigslist for the last month. Sorry to hear that you fell for it. If it sounds TOO good to be true.....it is!!!!
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How did you get taken? Did you send the $$$ to eBay? I only ask because I saw THE SAME add this PM and sent a response. I have done nothing but give a name and address. I'm VERY SUSPECT bu didn't think that was enough information to sink me... I'm courious...
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:59 PM   #38
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Before reading the last couple posts i was about to call bullshit... that same exact jeep was posted on the craiglsist in kennewick washington for $3995. we get shit like this weekly, best way to tell its a scam in my area is A. the low price and B. it will always have a gmail.com email address. sorry you got scammed and hopefully your sister can help put a stop to this nonsense
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honestly i wanted to tell you that when i was looking for my jeep in the fall and winter of 10' i saw that jeep and knew it was a scam, if i saw this thread earlier i would have told you right away! its ok, i thought about a couple of scammers jeeps too then found out about the whole deal and can point out a scam just looking at the title.
just a little note for future if it hasn't been posted yet, if the title has an @ or a bunch of !!!!!!!!!!! or <<<>>>> or caps lock saying GREAT DEAL! L@@K @T THIS!
its a scam.... i had to go through stuff like that when i was selling my previous car to buy the JEEP!!!
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:21 AM   #40
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How did you get taken? Did you send the $$$ to eBay? I only ask because I saw THE SAME add this PM and sent a response. I have done nothing but give a name and address. I'm VERY SUSPECT bu didn't think that was enough information to sink me... I'm courious...
They would not accept pay pal, wanted payment to be made via Western Union. I sent the payment info to sis, bam, she called five minutes latter, and said NO!
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They would not accept pay pal, wanted payment to be made via Western Union. I sent the payment info to sis, bam, she called five minutes latter, and said NO!
so did you get your money back?
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I mess with the scammers. I email them, they tell me, I live in Alaska. I respond, hey, I got a friend up there, tell me where to send them to see it. Eventually, I send them one word, but written 10000 times..............SCAM
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I mess with the scammers. I email them, they tell me, I live in Alaska. I respond, hey, I got a friend up there, tell me where to send them to see it. Eventually, I send them one word, but written 10000 times..............SCAM
I do the same lol except I waste there time and pretend to be a nervous person and ask 8 billion questions then tell them something along the lines of well I can't wait till I'm old enough to buy a vehicle of my own lol or just tellthem im 15 really hope that p!sses them off!
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I do the same lol except I waste there time and pretend to be a nervous person and ask 8 billion questions then tell them something along the lines of well I can't wait till I'm old enough to buy a vehicle of my own lol or just tellthem im 15 really hope that p!sses them off!

NICE. Maybe I will have to ask them some questions too. Maybe like "have the muffler bearings been changed??"
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:37 PM   #45
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very funny site about people scamming the scammers.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:42 PM   #46
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Here we go, a 04 RUBICON for only $2900!!!!

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Old 09-23-2011, 01:58 PM   #47
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NICE. Maybe I will have to ask them some questions too. Maybe like "have the muffler bearings been changed??"
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NICE. Maybe I will have to ask them some questions too. Maybe like "have the muffler bearings been changed??"
now i want to go on craigslist find a scamer and ask them that
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I had a Tech Sgt in the USAF tell me she needed to get rid of her Jeep for medical reasons. She was going to ship it via airlift to me, then drive it out - and *if* I didn't want it she's box it back up and take it back. I asked her one simple question, "could you send me the name of your commanding officer" and I never heard back.
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repauli1,

Sorry to hear about the scam as these Jeeps can bring out the emotional side in us.

Thanks for posting your experience as I'm sure others will learn by it thus helping our community. No need to apologize as you did no harm to us, but IMHO actually opened our eyes to a real problem with purchasing via the internet.

I'm up in the NW suburbs of IL and am back to 2 Jeeps now after buying a 2012 JKU Rubi. Had a YJ on 1tons with an LS1 that I sold but kept my 99 Sahara for running trails.

Take care and wish you the best,

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I never sent it, but was ready and willing, sis stpped me nicotime
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Update, sis says they have been able to track ip back to source, now trying to dig down further into the layers of deception. Maybe get lucky, but probably from a country that doesnt give a crap.
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Also in the meantime i have seen this same scam several more times, which is good and bad, i have seen many people admitt they lost their money. But as long as these dumb asswipes keep posting the better odds of nailing them.

I would to have 2 minutes alone with an idiot like this, at least under 700 yards DPMS Panther style!
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That ad with that jeep is always on craigslist. Usually they have it for 2700 in my area. Too bad it's a scam because it's one of the nicest jeeps I've seen.
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wow.. I was on craigslist (Maine) and there it was for $3910... I sent a nice email and flagged the posting
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You wont believe me if i told you but under 4k
Wahhhhh, where?
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It is still listed on craigslist now. The lady emailed me and said she moved to North Dakota (first tipoff there...what are the odds anyone would move to ND?, lol).

OP - If your sister is indeed looking into this, send me a message, I'd be happy to forward the email. Glad you didn't get scammed out of actual cash, your pride is recoverable
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i almost got scammed on a jeep as well..be careful just be glad you didn't send the money
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I had a Tech Sgt in the USAF tell me she needed to get rid of her Jeep for medical reasons. She was going to ship it via airlift to me, then drive it out - and *if* I didn't want it she's box it back up and take it back. I asked her one simple question, "could you send me the name of your commanding officer" and I never heard back.
ran into this same one..i am in the military and know people in Alaska.. told her/him that.. never heard back
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I'm sure it was NOT a TSgt in the Air Force but instead some loser who uses our titles in an attempt to gain credibility.

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