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!
A copy of what I emailed "her" the seller 2nd time after I found the fraud:
Now that I have cooled off a little, what you are doing is very illegal, and you will get caught eventually. My sister is F.B.I. with the Internet Fraud Task Force. I have forwarded all of your correspondence to her, and she will delightfully investigate her own little brothers close encounter with a scam artist. So please be aware, and keep an eye over your shoulder, because THEY are GOOD at what they do, and it is not a matter of IF, it is a matter of WHEN they catch you.
Personally I would consider a new job, that pays for an HONEST days of WORK. But keep up the stupidity, and Big Bubba in PRISON will have fun with you.
This was my first reply:
I will track you down and shit down your punk ass throat after i rip your fucking head off your shoulders
Sent from my iPhone
From: Melissa Zateleti [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:15 AM Subject: Re: 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Coupe - $3,910
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 6:06 AM,
I want to do the deal, do you have some current photos inside and out, and of engine you can email me please, and include one with odometer visible please.
SHE PROMPTLY SENT ME TWENTY FIVE PHOTOS and this respond:
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On Sep 22, 2011, at 7:48 AM, "Melissa Zateleti" <email@example.com> wrote:
I still have it.I would like to handle the sale using eBay for our own protection as they act as a neutral third party. eBay will keep the money until you inspect/drive the vehicle.
This is how the eBay works:
1. I will contact eBay and give all the info about this deal.
2. They will email us the forms by email - about the buyer's protection policy, delivery, and payment.
3. You will send the payment to eBay and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.The shipping will take 5 days.
4. After you will inspect/drive the vehicle and decide to keep it, eBay will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
You have 5 days to test it from the day you receive it. If by any chance you won't be satisfied with it you will be fully refunded and I will have the shipping company come to pick it up and I have to pay the shipping back. If you wish to purchase it please provide me your full name, address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
Good faith has always been my top priority and my most valued business approach.
Looking forward to hear from you!
ran across the exact same wording in a reply from the same damn scammer few weeks back. This one was for a "too good to be true" john deere tractor while I was looking for my jeep. Basically it was a $10k tractor for $2800.
Of course I didn't take the bait, new as soon as I saw the email it was a scam...
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.