protectionprogram.co.cc FAKE FRAUD SCAM
The scammer is using the domain protectionprogram.co.cc for spoof eBay emails.
Here is the domain registration data for the site:
Registry Whois Domain Name : protectionprogram.co.cc
Registrar : CO.CC, INC.
Whois Server : co.cc
Referral URL : http://www.co.cc/
Service Type : ZONE RECORD
Updated Date : 10-May-2010
Creation Date : 10-May-2010
Expiration Date : 10-May-2011
Registrant Jamie Olier
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : 214-223-2019
Instant messenger :
Updated Date : 10-May-2010
Creation Date : 10-May-2010
I received this information from someone who found a horse trailor for sale.
Horse Trailer advertised on freehorseads.com unbelievably low price (of
course raises suspicions right away - $10,000 trailer - "never had a horse
in it" for $2350 - seller pays all shipping - from Texas to Ohio - way too
good to be true...)
I followed up with seller - originally posted on the Free Horse Ads web
site as being in Ohio. However, seller has "just divorced and moved to a
new job in Texas" - got trailer in divorce proceedings and does not have a
drivers licence (Sounds like they probably use this line in selling cars
via scam as well). Not available for calls or for trailer viewings - too
busy - will not return a phone number for contact.
Got emails from "ebay" with the following web site addresses - obviously
not ebay since these are European email addresses
eBay Invoice <email@example.com>
Said I would receive an invoice from ebay - and transaction would all go
through the e-bay vehicle protection program. Note - if the transaction
does not go through ebay then the Vehicle Protection Program does not
apply!!! Also - from due diligence - ebay uses pay pal - not Western
Union. I received the following invoices - asking to wire money via
Western Union - a classic scam because there is no protection to get refund
or protect payment if you use Western Union. Here are the two emails I
received: they have ebay logos and pictures and art all over them that may
not be visible below.
The scam is not very sophisticated - they have an incorrect description of
the "vehicle" and some of the info does not make sense for a horse
Hope this helps others...
eBay sent this message to (buyer name).
Your registered name is included to show this message
originated from eBay. Learn more.
Invoice for eBay-Motors purchase (M14G90GX3W24) : 2007 Featherlite
9407 2 H
Hi buyer name,
The seller Kimberly Paterson, started the transaction over the
eBay Vehicle Purchase Program. eBay require the payment to be
done through Western Union transfer service to a Vehicle Purchase
Protection Program verified eBay agent.
9407 2 H
Transaction Date: 28 March 2011
Case ID: M14G90GX3W24
Item Description: Like new condition. Never been involved
in an accident, no damages, scratches or dents. Clear Title.(If
the item doesn`t match with the description,you can return it to
the seller with no obligations)
Sale price: $2,350.00
Five easy steps to complete your eBay transaction:
Buyer and seller agree to terms; Both parties agree to terms of the
transaction, which includes a description of the merchandise, sale price,
number of days for the Buyer's inspection, and company Transaction
Buyer sends payment to our verified eBay agent; The Buyer submits a
payment. Our company verifies the payment. Processing time for payment is
Seller ships merchandise to Buyer; Upon payment verification we have the
authorization from seller to ship the merchandise and submit tracking
information. eBay verifies that the Buyer receives the merchandise.
Buyer receives merchandise; The Buyer has a 5 days to verify the
merchandise and the option to accept or reject.
eBay pays Seller; eBay pays the Seller. The transaction is complete. If the
Buyer is not satisfied, he must notify our agency with the merchandise
issues, after the inspection period. A solution to most problems can
usually be negotiated between the Buyer and Seller. If this is not
possible, the Buyer will receive the money from our trust account.
In case the buyer refuse to continue the transaction with seller from
serious reasons, our agency will return the funds to the buyer in max 1 - 2
days depending by his location and also the available payment method.
Locate the nearest Western Union Office(You can use Western Union services
at numerous grocery and drug stores, currency exchanges, and anywhere you
see the Western Union sign).
You have to fill out a Western Union sending money form,which you can find
it at the Western Union Office.You have to put into the sender`s box your
name and your address and into the receiver`s box our verified agent
Give the form, the money(cash), and a proof of identity to the
clerk.Transfer fees can be deducted from the amount your are sending
(Example.When you send $4.000 the fees will be about $155 so you can send
$3845+$155 so the total amount that you send will be $4000).The seller
agreed and signed this clause into the contract so there won`t be any
The clerk will give you a payment receipt which you have to fax it to the
number below so we can begin the shipping process
Below is our verified agent details :
First Name: Jason
Last Name: Graham
Street: 444 Central Park W,
City : New York
State : NY 10044
Country: United States
*Payment must be sent through Western Union service to our verified agent
Do not forget to inform us that you have sent the payment, and provide all
the information required to collect the money (by fax and e-mail):
- The amount sent (in local currency).
- Money transfer control number (10 digits reference number).
- Yours details (first and last name, address, ZIP code, city, country).
- Fax the Western Union receipt to eBay Motors at: +1-(925)-300-9481.
When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a
non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually
takes less than five (12) hours. After payment is secured, the shipping
process will be started. The buyer will receive a tracking number of the
shipment in maximum 48 hours.The funds will not be released under any
circumstances. We will hold the payment until you will send us your
confirmation that you have received, inspected and you agree to keep the
item. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the
To confirm the payment by email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fax the Western Union payment receipt to the following fax no.:
*eBay strongly recommend to confirm the payment process through e-mail
system and fax.
| |Marketplace Safety Tip | | |
Pay with | |
Western | |
Union. | |
It's the | |
easy and | |
fast way | |
to pay | |
online, | |
and it | |
lets you | |
shop | |
without | |
sharing | |
your | |
financial | |
details | |
with | |
sellers. | |
Western | |
Union also | |
offers up | |
to | |
$20,000.00 | |
of free | |
purchase | |
protection | |
on | |
qualified | |
eBay | |
purchases. | |
| | Notes | | |
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Western Union | |
services at | |
stores, numerous | |
grocery and drug | |
stores, currency | |
exchanges, and | |
anywhere you see | |
the Western Union | |
sign. | |
If you item | |
doesn't match | |
with the | |
description | |
mentioned | |
above,you can | |
cancel the deal | |
and send it back | |
on the seller's | |
cost. | |
Payment must be | |
sent to our | |
verified agent! | |
Transfer fee can | |
be deducted from | |
the amount your | |
are sending | |
(Example.When you | |
send $4.000 the | |
fees will be | |
about $155 so you | |
can send $3845+ | |
$155 so the total | |
amount that you | |
send will be | |
$4000).The seller | |
agreed and signed | |
this clause into | |
the contract so | |
there won`t be | |
any problems. | |
After the payment | |
is submitted you | |
have to fax the | |
Western Union | |
payment receipt | |
to the following | |
fax number : | |
+1-(925)-300-9481 | |
. | |
eBay sent this email to you at (my email address) about the transaction
Copyright © 2011 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and
brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo
are trademarks of eBay Inc. eBay International AG is located at
Helvetiastrasse 15/17 - P.O. Box 133, 3000 Bern 6,Switzerland.
eBay Motors sent this message to Buyer name (buyer email address)
eBay Motors Customer Support Message
Dear Buyer Name,
Please tell us if You received the invoice for your transaction. Once we
will receive the fax from you with the payment details as explained
above, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We
will hold the payment until you send us your confirmation that you are
satisfied with the item received. As soon we have your confirmation we
will release the payment to the seller. You will receive further details
regarding the shipping process (courier information, tracking method,
expected delivery date) after the payment confirmation.
*NOTE: It may occur that your e-mail doesn't support HTML language and
that is why you haven't received the invoice from us. Please check your
bulk/junk/spam/ messages, the invoice may end there because of increased
filters of the e-mails providers.
Please confirm if we have the right delivery address:
Name and Address
Thank you for using eBay.
eBay Secure Trader Help
For any questions please contact email@example.com
Monday, March 28, 2011
protectionprogram.co.cc FAKE FRAUD SCAM
A scammer is using the name and email address:
Shawn Patrick Perry
Patrick Shawn firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an image of an ID he is sending to his intended victims:
This scammer is using the spoof email address:
Google Checkout email@example.com
and asking for payments to the United Kingdom using Western Union.
The scammer is using this site to show images of the Tacoma to his intended victims:
Vehicle title: Clear
Body type: Pickup truck
Fuel type: Gasoline
Engine: 2.7L I4 SFI
Country of Assembly: United States
Exterior color: Silver
Interior color: Gray
Mileage: 63,119 miles
4 wheel drive
THIS TRUCK IS AS CLOSE TO NEW AS THEY COME .
IT IS A 4X4 IN EXCELLENT SHAPE.
THE 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION CHANGES PERFECT, THE 4X4 WORKS PERFECT.
IT HAS THE 2.7 4CY. MOTOR GETS 24-26 MILES PER GALLON .
IT HAS TOWING PACKAGE, I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE TRUCK.
LET THE PICTURES TALK FOR THE TRUCK.
I have a folder on service records from toyota dealer ship. And I do have title in hand.
Here is some of the text in the emails he is sending people:
(notice how he plays the intended victims)
Let me know if you received the invoice from Google. Please check your bulk or your spam folder too
Please let me know if you can make the payment today or tomorrow because I have another interested buyer and I want to finish the deal this week!
I forget to tell you when you will go to the Western Union office if the agent from Western Union will ask you where you send the money you must tell that you send the money to a friend or a relative because if you will tell that you send the money for an online purchase the Western Union will extra charged both of us with 10% from the entire amount which means around 600$! I am not willing to spend some useless money!
Also you have to pay a normal transfer fee at Western Union which is around $140!
I'm waiting your email after you will made the payment!
PS: I HAVE ATTACHED COPY OF MY ID !!! (see above)
At the moment I'm stationed in a U.S. air force base in Cambridgeshire, England, making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy.
The truck is already at our Military Logistic Department from Fort Wayne,U.S. Air Force base in IN, sealed and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the truck to your home. Since the truck is in an air force base, and you can't go there to take it, only the Logistics Department can deliver it, because it's in their custody. Shipping may take anywhere between 1-3 business days depending on the destination.
All documents you need for ownership, service book, manuals and bill of sale,the title, will be provided along with the vehicle.
For the payment I would like to use Google as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the vehicle and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the truck. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the truck before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 2 days to inspect it. If you decide not to keep it Google will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.
I'll start the official procedure, and Google will contact you about this!!!
Again, I want to point out that because I am going to Afghanistan this sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.
If you want to see more pictures and details with my truck please visit my website :
replace (dot) with .
The price is $2,800 including the delivery fees.
At this moment I am in a U.S. air force base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls for the next 2 weeks.The truck is already at our Military Logistic Department sealed and ready for the shipping. The shipping can`t be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the truck along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout.In this way both of us will be 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.The payment will be handling by Google Checkout and you will benefit of 2 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the truck on my expense.
If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.
SHAWN PATRICK PERRY
US Air Force
Here is data from the fake Google emails:
Congratulations! You successfully submited the details for a safe transaction !
Please tell us if you have received the invoice regarding the payment.
Once we receive a fax from you with the payment details, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We will hold the payment until you send us confirmation that you are satisfied with the product you have received. As soon as we receive confirmation we will release the payment to the seller. You will receive further details regarding the shipping process (courier information, tracking method, expected delivery date) after the payment confirmation.
*NOTE It may occur that your e-mail doesn't support HTML language and that is why you haven't received the invoice from us. Please check your bulk/junk/spam/ messages, the invoice may have ended there because of the ever increasing filters of the e-mails nowadays.
The Google Apps Team
After verifying the trustworthiness of the seller and the availability of the Vehicle for immediate shipping, we have approved your buy it now transaction and offered you, as the buyer, full purchase protection for the amount you agreed on with the seller.
Your invoice for Google Checkout purchase: 2005 Toyota Tacoma TACOMA 4X4
Dear Intended Victim ,
Google seller Shawn Patrick Perry has selected Google Checkout to handle a secure online transaction with you.
After verifying the membership of this specific member and confirming his overall good standing, we have approved the development of this transaction, based on the seller's purchase protection account on file with Google Safety Department. Currently, the seller has a $5,000 deposit in a purchase protection account from Google Checkout.
Transactions with this seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors. For your safety, the seller's account was locked today, for a 30 days time period. The seller is unable to withdraw any money from it within this period. Due to the fact that the seller is currently unable to make use of his assigned PayPal account, you need to complete the payment by following the instructions provided below.
Complete your transaction in 5 easy steps:
1 Buyer and seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price. Seller contacts Google Checkout with the transaction details;
2 Google Checkout accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the buyer, if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from either the buyer or the seller;
3 The buyer sends the payment to Google Checkout by fax or e-mail. When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. After payment is secured, the Seller is notified by us to start the shipping process.
4 Buyer receives the product and has 2 days to inspect it. If it is as expected and as what agreed over, the buyer should accept the product. If he refuses the product by any valid reason, the buyer must ship the product back to the seller at the seller's expense within five business days. The carrier will return within five business days.
5 Google Checkoutpays the seller after the product have been received, when the Buyer expresses his/her approval of the purchase, or after the time agreed on, for the Inspection Period, is over - transaction completed.
The following item is clear for Google Checkout item insurance policy.
DownPayment: $ 2,800.00(amount to pay now)
Balance: $ 0,000.00
Shipping: $ 0.00
Total Payment: $ 2,800.00
Shawn Patrick Perry
Purchase Protection and Refund
Trust and Safety Department insured the goods for the duration of the transaction, including the inspection period, and protects you against, but not limited to:
* Hidden Damage;
* Undisclosed Damage;
* Delayed Shipping;
* Shipment stolen in transit;
Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be taken from the seller's purchase protection account and sent to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your choice. You have 30 days to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days.
Instructions! (please read carefully)
The transport will begin as soon as we receive the payment information as instructed below. Should you decline the product, by any reason, you will receive a full refund within 3 business days and no further action is required from your side.
How to make payment ?
Follow these 2 steps. Pay for your item with cash at any local Western Union Office. To complete the payment, you need to go with cash at the nearest Western Union Office in your area and transfer the funds to our Google Agent. The process only takes several minutes, it's easy to deal with and 100% secure. Western Union is the only service that has ultimate authentication of the identity of the funds receiver. Several IDs and utility bills are required before the funds are paid. Therefore, no one else can pick up the money. Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks.
The Locate the nearest Western UnionOffice.Please make the payment with cash using our Google Agent details as the receiver.
AgentName: James Henley
Address: 192 Winchester Rd
City : LONDON
Postal Code: E4 9JP
Country: United Kingdom
Click here to find the Western Union agent locations near you.
In order to validate your payment and complete your purchase, please provide us with a copy of the Western Union receipt. The payment receipt must be legible and faxed at: 206-339-5058
Once the payment transfer cleared and our Google representative confirms the payment, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We will hold the funds until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the product you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment to the seller.
An inspection period of 2 days will be given to the buyer to inspect the item(s) shipped. You may require an additional of 3 days. The inspection period begins on the working day (Monday - Friday) after the goods have been received and continues for the number of working days set. The day the goods are received is established according to the consignment date indicated by the courier or the transport company.
Safe Trading Tips - Buy with Confidence.
If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return the product within 30 days. As our User Agreement states, if you are an approved buyer on any product, you are expected to honor your approval in five business days.
If you have a problem with the purchase of a vehicle, or want to make a claim please contact us.
Thank you for using Google Checkout - Transaction -#
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Another scammer appears to be using the same tactics:
From: Cramer, Cole Lee PFC, MIL USA USARPAC [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: truck for sale
Hi (me) and sorry for the late reply
I'm emailing you regarding the blue 2003 Chevy S-10 ZR2 pickup truck (4.3L V6 gas engine, 4x4 automatic) that I have for sale.
I'm a PFC in the US Army and bought the truck while I was serving at the US Army Reserve Center in Orlando, FL.
Truck is in very good condition as you can see from the pics. Miles are a little over 87k (87,176) and has never been smoked in! It is accident free with clear title in hand and I'm the 2nd owner. Has never been abused and is in great shape. It has automatic hubs and the 4X4 works flawlessly. Truck has been maintained regularly and does not leak any fluids, miss or smoke.
I have never had any problems with the truck at all, its always kept clean and oil has been changed every 3500 miles.
For more details/pics of the truck please follow the web-link below:
WWW(dot)2003-CHEVY-S10(dot)PAGE(dot)TL just replace (dot) with . when pasting it into your browser
Price was reduced to $2,950.00 (not negotiable!) as I need to sell the truck before leaving with my platoon for Afghanistan. If you want to buy it please make sure that you have cash available, NO trades!!
Please note that I want to be assured of both serious intentions to buy and availability of funds prior to securing the sale, therefore the whole deal will be handled through google checkout which will act as a power of attorney. This way both buyer and seller will be 100% covered during all the steps of this transaction.
If you are seriously interested in this purchase please reply at your earliest convenience.
Cole Lee Cramer PFC, ARNG
TF 1/119th FA, B Btry
!!UP FOR SALE!!
2003 Chevy S-10 ZR2 Extended Cab
Asking Price: $2,950.00
Cab Type: Extended Cab
Engine: 4.3 V6
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Gray
4 Wheel Drive
Truck comes with a 2'' lift!
Polished Aluminum Wheels
32X11.50 BFGoodrich MT's
Light Bar w/ PIAA Offroad Lights
Class 3 Hitch w/ Electric Brake Controller
Always well maintained. Ready to go anywhere.
Have all service receipts since 2004! Interior is in excellent condition.
Never smoked in! There is a small ding on the bed above the driver side wheel well that I've tried to get a picture of.
Everything works as it should! Very nice truck!
Posted by Netscammers at 2:09 PM