Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SGT Daniel Fazio U.S. Army - USAR One team, one fight

Received the following scam involving seller posing as out -of- country military personnel trying to sell a stateside car.

The e-mail used by the scammer was

See the correspondence.  DO NOT DEAL WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS:
Thank you for your interest in my car 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0T LUXURY 2.0L FWD.
The general condition of my car is excellent, very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, the engine runs and sounds awesome, with no cosmetic complaints really worth comment. The alloys are all presentable and original; the fronts having a few marks, all tires in good condition with plenty life remaining. Automatic transmission, clean carpets, seats, roof, boot and plastics. The oil was changed every 3k/4k miles, no electrical issues. The TITLE is CLEAR, registered under my name, no lien or loan. The car has 74,000 miles, and the year is 2006. The car is in Cumming, GA and in case it gets sold I will take care of delivery using a delivery service made only for US Army members.
Price is $2,900 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this car before March 28th when I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US, now I am in the military base from United Kingdom (England) where I do some special trainings getting ready for Afghanistan where I will stay 6 months.
More pictures available here:

Thank You!
SGT Daniel Fazio
U.S. Army - USAR
One team, one fight

The price is $2,900 including the delivery fees to your destination.
At this moment I am in the military base here in England as I told you 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 whenever I want. The car is already at the Military Vehicle Transport Dept for POV(Private Owned Vehicle) in Cumming, GA sealed and ready for shipping. The shipping can't be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the car 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, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 10 days inspection period (test/drive) and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense.
Contact me back if you want to buy my car and I will give you more details.
Thank You!
SGT Daniel Fazio
U.S. Army - USAR
One team, one fight

If you are interested this is how it works:
1. You have to send me your full name and complete address (I need them for delivery).
2. I'll open a transaction with Google Checkout for you using your delivery details as the buyer of my car. The car is already at the U.S. Army - Military Vehicle Transport Dept sealed and ready to be delivered.
3. Google Checkout will send you an invoice for payment and delivery details regarding our transaction.
4 You will send the payment to Google Checkout and they will notify me about the status, Military Vehicle Transport Dept will receive the confirmation of the payment and shipping will start to your location.
5. After you will receive and inspect/drive the car and decide to keep it, Military Vehicle Transport Dept will inform Google Checkout about that and they will forward me the funds and the deal is done.
Basically Google Checkout will secure the funds until you receive and inspect the car. You will have 10 days inspection period. If the car is not like described, it will be shipped back to me on my expense and they will give you a full refund. This way you will be able to inspect the car before committing to buy it and I know that you have the money and you are not just fooling around.
You will wire the money to Google Checkout not to me, they will keep the money safe until you will receive the car and send them the confirmation that you want to keep the car just after that they will released the money to me.
If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and your complete address (street, city, state, zip code) where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.
Thank You!
SGT Daniel Fazio
U.S. Army - USAR
One team, one fight

Here is some of the data from the fake email the scammer is sending.
The email is from
address:      Fasthosts Internet Limited
address:      Suite 7, Discovery Court
address:      154 Southgate Street
address:      Gloucester, GL1 2EX
phone:        +44 1452 541251
fax-no:       +44 1452 541633
This is a typical Romanian scam pattern.
The Romanians have developed quite a sophisticated process over the years for laundering money through the UK.

After verifying the trustworthiness of the Seller and the availability of the Vehicle for immediate shipping, we have approved your transaction and offered you, as the buyer, full purchase protection for the amount you agreed on with the Seller.
The Seller Daniel Fazio, started the transaction over the Google Checkout. Google Checkout requires the payment to be done through wire transfer service to Google Checkout Merchant Center.
You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy a Vehicle and your Seller requested to use Google Checkout as payment processor. Google Checkout Service offers a set of services that build protection into every step of the Vehicle buying process. Google Checkout Service is your safety net in the rare circumstance that something goes wrong.

Google Checkout overview ::: How Google Checkout works
Step 1: Buyer and Seller Agree to Terms
Both parties agree to terms, which includes a description of the merchandise, sale price, number of days for the Buyer's inspection, and shipping information. Either the Buyer or Seller signs in to Google Checkout and creates a transaction. If either the Buyer or Seller is not a registered user, they must register with Google Checkout. Registration is free.The initiating party defines the terms of the transaction and provides information about the merchandise. This information includes:
E-mail address of the other party
Delivery Name and Address (Street, City, State, Country)
Length of inspection period
Delivery options
Party responsible for paying the shipping costs
The initiating party confirms the information entered, and agrees to the Google Checkout instructions. The other party is notified by e-mail, to agree to the terms of the transaction provided by the initiating party. After both parties have agreed to the terms, the Buyer will be asked to submit payment to Google Checkout.
Step 2: Buyer Pays Google Checkout
The Buyer submits their payment to our Google Checkout Services. Each of the payment options has a different transaction fee - payment option assigned for this transaction is Western Union wire transfer. 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 Google Checkout to ship the merchandise to the Buyer.
Step 3: Seller Ships Merchandise to Buyer
The Seller ships the merchandise to the Buyer's address listed on the Google Checkout invoice. The Seller ships the merchandise using the method agreed with the Buyer and insures the item for the full value. The Seller must initially pay for the shipment of the merchandise. If the Buyer is responsible for paying the shipping costs and a dollar amount is named in the shipping field, then Seller will be reimbursed that amount when the transaction is complete. After the Seller has shipped the merchandise must contact Google Checkout and provide the tracking information. The inspection period will not begin until Google Checkout has confirmed delivery of the merchandise or the Buyer confirms the merchandise as received to the Google Checkout.
Step 4: Buyer Accepts the Merchandise
When the Buyer accepts the merchandise or the inspection period expires (at which point, the Buyer automatically accepts), the disbursement of payment will begin. Please note that Google Checkout may perform additional verification before funds are released. Payment is sent to the Seller with Google Checkout fees and shipping costs deducted, if applicable.
Step 5: Google Checkout Pays the Seller
Upon the merchandise being accepted, Google Checkout verifies the transaction information and releases funds per the Seller's instruction. The default method of disbursement to Seller is an Google Checkout check mailed to the address in the Seller's profile.
The Seller may expedite payment from Google Checkout by selecting an alternate method of disbursement for an additional fee. The Seller is asked to choose the disbursement method after they agree to the transaction terms.
Google Checkout Service acts as a secure third party to protect the Buyer and the Seller. Protection for both Buyer and Seller. Buyers receive and inspect the merchandise before the Seller is paid. Sellers receive their money if the Buyer accepts the merchandise.

Seller request for a special Shipping ( U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport ) at no cost for the Buyer.Delivery & Insurance Fees included.
Seller agreed to pay for the transportation and any additional handling charges.10 Days
Inspection Period

U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport have built one of the best Vehicle Shipping Services in the country for US Army, Navy, Marines, Air force, Coastguard or military veteran members with full support of U.S. Army Transportation Department. We know how important it is for each delivery to be on time. We are open every day of the week 24 hours a day. The second thing that stands out about us is we do have our trucks as well as full support of U.S. Army Transportation Department. We know what it takes to move a Vehicle properly because we do it ourselves. One more important point about us is that you pay for the Vehicle using Google Checkout and they will pay the Seller after the Vehicle is delivered. This is keeps us and Google Checkout in control. We do not do C.O.D.'s.

Payment Details :
Western Union wire transfer is the safest International payment method. Western Union wire transfer is the only service that has ultimate authentication of the identity for the receiver of funds.Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks.
Go in person to a local Western Union Office with cash and transfer the funds into the Google Checkout Agent Name using the details below, available in UK.
It is required, in order for us to confirm the payment in time, to select the following wire transfer type: In Minutes
Once we have successfully processed the payment confirmation (up to 24 hours), U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport will start the delivery process.
We will get back to you with more information about the estimated date and time or arrival in the same day when we will start the delivery.
The delivery time is between 2 to 4 days.
We will hold the payment 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.
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 Vehicle. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the Seller.
How to complete payment?
1.The payment must be sent by Western Union wire transfer service to one of our agent representative. To speed up the transaction you need to ask the Western Union employees to make the payment using In Minutes type. We suggest you to send the money for a personal business ( GC-59785629 )
Google Checkout Agent Payment Details:
Agent's Name:Ronald Miller (use it as the "Receiver" at Western Union office)
Address:5, High St,
City/Zip:Slough / SL3 9EA
2.After the payment is made send us the receipt from Western Union by Fax or email.
Fax the payment receipt to the following fax number: 877-556-4690, you can also send a copy of the receipt by email here: Confirm payment.
3.After payment is secured, U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport Department is notified by Google Checkout to ship the Vehicle to the Buyer address listed in the invoice.
What happens if the Buyer rejects the merchandise?
If for any reasons the Buyer doesn't want to keep the vehicle, Google Checkout will give the Buyer all the money back and U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport will take back the vehicle at no extra cost for the Buyer!
When the Buyer clicks on the reject link during the inspection period, Google Checkout will e-mail the Seller that the Buyer has rejected the merchandise.
The Buyer has 10 days to ship the merchandise to the Seller's after they reject the merchandise. The Seller is responsible for paying the Google Checkout fee and return shipping/insurance costs. The same method of shipping must be used for return shipment that was used to deliver the merchandise.
After the Buyer has shipped the merchandise, they must contact Google Checkout and send the shipping company and tracking information. Google Checkout will e-mail the Seller indicating that the merchandise has been shipped. The e-mail will include all shipping information to allow both parties to track the return shipment.
Upon delivery of the shipment, the Seller must accept the returned merchandise within 5 days or the inspection period will automatically expire.
If the Buyer agreed to pay the Shipping Fee:
On closing, Google Checkout will reimburse the Buyer the purchase amount less Google Checkout and original shipping fees. Google Checkout will pay the original shipping fee collected in the transaction to the Seller. The Buyer is responsible for return shipping fees.
If the Seller agreed to pay the Shipping Fee:
On closing, Google Checkout will reimburse the Buyer the purchase amount. The Seller is responsible for return shipping fees.
If the Seller rejects the merchandise, Seller will e-mail the Buyer indicating the Seller's decision to reject the returned merchandise. The transaction will be considered to be in dispute. Google Checkout will hold the funds in secured account until the dispute is resolved. Google Checkout assist in dispute resolution. The Buyer and Seller are to come to a mutual agreement of terms within 30 days or start the arbitration process within 60 days.
The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to Google Checkout. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
This transaction is protected by Google Checkout services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
If you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting Google Checkout service. Any complaints must be filled within 10 days from the inspection date.
This e-mail message was sent to you from Google Checkout team, with the full support of the U.S. Army Military Vehicle Transport center.
NOTE: Penalty for False Statements
The U.S. Criminal Code (Title 18 U.S. Code Section 1001) provides that whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully - (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
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