Wednesday, April 6, 2011 SCAM  FAKE FRAUD SCAM

The scammer is pretending to be eBay and sending emails to intended victims using that email address.
The scammer is presently listing fake ads for a 17" Apple Macbook Pro on Craigslist.

See the BIG LIST of spoof sites here:

Here is data in the email from the scammer:
17" Apple Macbook Pro (2.8Ghz Intel i7 Processor,
4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive,
Nvidia Geforce 330M 512 MB DDR3 Video Card)
The buyer and seller agree on the transaction's terms and a selling price. Seller contacts eBay with the transaction details;
eBay 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);
After the payment is received, the seller will be instructed to deliver the item.The seller has three business days to send the shipping information to the buyer and to eBay . If no shipping information is provided a full refund is immediately sent to the buyer;
The buyer receives the merchandise and has five days days to inspect it. If it is as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise, the buyer must ship the merchandise back to the seller within three business days and the costs will be supported by the seller.
After the inspection period is over, the buyer must contact eBay with the result of the inspection. If the buyer refuses the merchandise, the refund will be sent to the buyer after the shipping information for the returned shipment is verified

 How to make the payment:

Due to sellers relocation his/her PayPal account is currently unavailable.To complete the transaction you must send the payment by WesternUnion Money Transfer to our verified agent.
Send the payment using eBay Agent's payment details found below.
E-mail eBay Financial Department at: the following payment information: 
Invoice #
Sender's Name and Address:
Total Amount Sent:
MTCN(10 digit number);
You can also fax the receipt to  +1(678)928-0692
Important Notice:
However, WesternUnion Money Transfer is designed mainly for sending cash to friends and family in need, so telling them you are sending the money to an eBay agent will involve additional cost, so we suggest that you tell them that the funds are for a friend.

eBay Agent:
Name:     Paul Linville
Address: 4122 Navarre Ave
Oregon, OH 43616 USA 

Purchase Protection Program:
Your item purchase is protected for up to $5,000 or the item purchase price, whichever is lower.
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 seller.
 What Does the Purchase Protection Program Cover? 
Purchase Protection covers buyers who are buying an item from a verified Purchase Protection member. The protection program provides coverage for
situations such as: The following types of fraud and material misrepresentation are covered:
Paying for an item and never receiving it;
Sending a deposit for an item and never receiving it;
The item does not correspond with the description;
  When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes between 24-48 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to ship item. Your funds will not be released to the Seller until you have received and approved the item you are purchasing.
  The Buyer receives the item and has 5 days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the item , If he refuses the item, the Buyer must ship the item back to the Seller within 5 business days and the Seller will support the shipping charges.
  After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay  with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the item, the refund will be sent to the Buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified. If the item is accepted,  eBay submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.
Thank you,
eBay Consultant Financial Department


Unknown said...

Had someone selling a pontoon on Craig's list tried same thing...I am not going to buy it thanks

Anonymous said...

yes just tried to buy a motorcycle this way to many red flags went up so decided to do more research and googled this e mail address thank you for the tip I did not buy from the so called honest lady

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