Friday, June 17, 2011 FRAUD  FAKE FRAUD SCAM is a fraud shipping and escrow site run by scammers based in Romania.
These scammers are listing fake ads for cars on the internet and asking intended victims to send money to Spain.
Lets hope no one is stupid enough to do that.

Here is an image of the fake site:

Oh! what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive! Sir Walter Scott NEVER use instant payment services like Western Union or MoneyGram to buy items on the internet


This fake site is a spoof of the legitimate site:

The scammers claim to be located at:
Edmunds Autos
146-01 Northern Blvd.,
Flushing, NY 11354,
United States

The site was created yesterday.
I guess that negates all the fake reviews:

The site was designed to part fools from their money.
Don't be foolish.

Here is an image of the scam site:

Here is text from the scam site:


With 84,654 processed transactions and more than 8,000 executed each year, Edmunds Autos is one of the most popular sale programs in the world.
How does it work?
1. The Buyer and the Seller agree on the transaction terms and the selling price. The Seller contacts Edmunds Autos and provides the transaction details.
2. Edmunds Autos accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the Buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from the Buyer or the Seller).
3. The Buyer receives an invoice and submits the payment to Edmunds Autos. After the payment is received and approved by Edmunds Autos, the Seller will initiate the delivery. The Seller has 2 business days to start the shipping and confirm it to Edmunds Autos. We verify the shipment. If something is wrong, the refunding procedure is immediately initiated.
4. The Buyer receives the merchandise and has three(3) business days to inspect it. If the merchandise corresponds to the description, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If Buyer refuses the vehicle, he must ship it back to the Seller by the end of the 3rd day of inspection.
5. After the inspection period is over (three business days), the Buyer shall inform Edmunds Autos about the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the merchandise, the refunding procedure shall be initiated immediately after the returned shipment is verified.
If merchandise is accepted by the Buyer ,Edmunds Autos will close the transaction and payment will be forwarded to the Seller .

Edmunds Autos Adds Trust and Reliability to Transactions.
We never stop updating our Web sites' look and feel, improving their navigation and supplementing our original pricing information with vast amounts of other automotive data, transactions reviews, sold cars photos.
Edmunds Autos inspection transaction reduces the potential risk of fraud by acting as a middle party that collects, holds and disburses funds according to Buyer and Seller instructions.
Edmunds Autos reduces the risks of fraud for those who are buying or selling over the Internet, when dealing with consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer or business-to-business transactions.
For more information, read our General Provisions Page.
Andrew Blachman is CEO of Edmunds Autos. Before joining Edmunds Autos, Andrew was a consultant to StubHub, the leading North American secondary ticket marketplace recently acquired by Ebay. Prior to Stubhub, Andrew was European Director of WideRay (now Qwikker), a mobile content delivery company backed by Sequoia Capital and headquartered in San Francisco.
Andrew joined WideRay as one of the Company's first employees in 2000 and held a number of roles, including VP of Sales and Business Development, before moving to the UK to launch the European offering in 2004. Prior to WideRay, Andrew was an investment banker in Goldman Sachs' high technology group in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong. Andrew holds a B.A. in economics with distinction and an M.S. in engineering economic systems from Stanford University.
Edmunds Autos Puchase Program reduces the potential risk of fraud by acting as a middle party that collects, holds and disburses funds according to Buyer and Seller instructions.
Transactions performed through Edmunds, shall be governed by the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (Civil Code Section 1633 et. seq.) governing Brokerage Regulations. A person or entity offering vehicles for sale, and desiring to use the Edmunds in order to close such a sale, shall hereinafter be referred to as "Seller". A person or entity desiring to purchase vehicles, by use of the Edmunds for completing the purchase shall be referred to as "Buyer". The use of the Edmunds for purposes of effectuating a single protected transfer of ownership of title shall be referred to as a "Transaction".
Once the Buyer and Seller have agreed to these General Edmunds Instructions, these instructions shall constitute a binding contract between all parties. Edmunds covers buyers who complete a transaction for the following types of deliberate and material misrepresentation by the seller:
1. Purchase of a vehicle that is never received.
2. Paying for and receiving a vehicle:
- that is registered or reported as stolen by the governing authorities.
- with an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title.
- a make and/or model that is different than that described by the sellers listing.
- whose title is subject to an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt, reconstructed, destroyed, junk, lemon, or water damage title brand.
- that has different specifications than those stated by the seller.
- whose odometer shows a different mileage that that stated by the seller.
-that is not in the condition advertised and stated by the seller .
The Seller will have to start the shipping in at most 48 hours from our payment confirmation. Upon receipt of the vehicle the Buyer will have three(3) days at his disposal to perform all necessary tests on the vehicle.
Upon receipt of Buyer's funds, and clearance of same, Edmunds will notify Seller to ship the vehicle. Seller agrees to ship the vehicle, insured for full value to Buyer. The Buyer Inspection Period (3 days) shall commence upon the first to occur of either: (1) Buyer's acknowledgement of receipt of vehicle; or (2) the Edmunds receipt of verification of delivery to the Buyer's profile information via the shipper's or registrar's tracking services. The Buyer Inspection Period shall be calculated in full calendar days, theree(3) days as stipulated in Instructions and Deposit of Funds.
During the Buyer Inspection Period, Buyer shall either: (1)Accept the vehicle, and follow all further instructions accordingly to complete acceptance of the vehicle. Edmunds will pay the Seller the purchase price ; or (2) Reject the vehicle and follow any further instructions to complete the rejection of the vehicle.
During the Buyer Inspection period, Buyer may reject for any reason and following all other instructions to properly reject the vehicle. Upon such rejection, Edmunds will send Seller an email stating Buyer's decision to reject and return the vehicle. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the refund will be sent to the Buyer in the same day the returned shipment is started.
All deposits for goods in Edmunds should be submitted in at most 24 hours from receipt of our payment terms. Failure to do so will result in the Edmunds transaction being voided. After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact Edmunds with the result of the inspection. After vehicle is accepted, Edmunds submits the payment directly to the Seller within three(3) business days.
  First time buying a car on internet and all went very smooth. Ann T Kackley, Marshfield, MA
$21,700 Jan-21-11 16:23

$48,000 Jan-19-11 14:43

  Never bought a car through Edmunds before. Great car. Thx! . Robert Nicewarner, Houston, TX
$22,500 Jan-19-11 12:51

$34,500 Jan-17-11 23:41

  Love the car and the customer service was fantastic. Raymond H. Aver, Los Angeles, CA
$14,800 Jan-16-11 17:06

  Our second purchase through Edmunds. Amazing Transaction, great car! Terrie Littrell, Huntsville, AL
$17,000 Jan-14-11 09:50

  Edmunds made my first online vehicle purchase a great experience! Donna Mazzenga, Lake Orion, MI
$31,700 Jan-13-11 19:20

  The best experience I ever had with a purchase. Coline Goodrich, Gainesville, FL
$$14,775 Jan-10-11 14:36

  First purchase online, Great experience! Regina Rios, Mesa, AZ
$51,750 Jan-10-11 18:05

  Great bmw & warranty, smooth transaction, excellent service. Larry Chenoweth, Monticello, IA
$31,350 Jan-08-11 15:40

  Exellent deal, Customer service unmatched, thank you! Dave Challman, Oceanside, CA
$27,200 Jan-05-11 11:48

  After a bit of confusion, everything went well. Recommend! Lisa Hill, Saint Augustine, FL
$12,100 Jan-05-11 08:39

  Great service, attention to detail, Best car buying experience. Lorraine Page, Jacksonville, AR
$20,599 Jan-04-11 19:23

  Very pleased. Michele Burk, Lavallette, NJ
$13,500 Dec-28-10 13:50

  Best car buying experience imaginable. Superior in every aspect. Magical! Annie Hedberg, Farmington, UT
$9,500 Dec-27-10 16:46

  Awesome car! Stan Radzewicz, Ferndale, MI
$37,500 Dec-24-10 21:45

  smooth transaction. Wife says: Best car buying experience ever Joseph Edwards, Duncanville, TX
$44,250 Dec-17-10 07:30

  Excellent, Car exactly as described.Great communication. Ron Prashker, New York, NY
$18,000 Dec-16-10 19:42

  SUV is excellent! Gaylon Laurent, Richmond, KY
$24,600 Dec-13-10 13:50

  100% satisfied.... Strongly recommend.... Total professional Antony Heatwole, Damascus, MD
$7,300 Dec-11-10 20:48

  Car delivered as described in excellent condition! Great seller!! Brian Barry, Germantown, TN
$32,500 Dec-10-10 14:22

  delivering the car as promised at a great price + 4 days of inspection. Audrey McCoy, Lynchburg, VA
$17,800 Dec-09-10 10:45

  Edmunds service is great, Vehicle as described Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Clare Orwig, Norfolk, NE
$42,599 Dec-08-10 16:34

  great transaction. very nice service. Kerry Dahlke, Pueblo West, CO
$25,000 Dec-06-10 13:36
$10,600 Dec-04-10 17:21

  very happy with the car and the transaction. Jen Mielke Santa Rosa, CA
$18,900 Dec-03-10 19:34

  Car as described. GREAT COMMUNICATION!!!! SUPER DEAL!! Would buy again. tina cacioppo, Durham, NC
$12,200 Dec-02-10 00:48

  Smooth transaction and would buy through them again Jeff Goldblum, Santa Monica, CA
$26,100 Nov-29-10 22:03

  Professional service, STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!! Thank you!!! Cynthia Blankenship, Irving, TX
$17,500 Nov-25-10 19:29

  beautiful car transaction thank u Jonathan, Little, Las Vegas, NV
$62,800 Nov-19-10 11:22

  Lovely car. 5 star service John Cebelius, WETHERSFIELD, CT
$22,750 Nov-12-10 14:56

  Great communication, great vehicle, perfect transaction. Valanda Schlosser, Toledo, OH
$25,500 Nov-04-10 15:19

  Awesome transaction, car just as described,even better! Thanks! Christopher Reyes, Sugar Land, TX
$14,300 Nov-02-10 09:15

  This was a very smooth transaction! marsha baltes, Fort Wayne, IN
$36,400 Oct-25-10 18:38

  Very satisfied, would purchase through Edmunds again. Matthew Benjamin, Bainbridge Island, WA
$29,500 Oct-18-10 16:56

  Thank you for working with my family. My mother loves the car! Kerry Smithers, Park City, UT
$13,000 Oct-13-10 21:30

  Happy with transaction an no complaints Dustin Dowdy, Smyrna, TN
$7,999 Oct-07-10 06:30

  Everything is exactly as described! MICHELE MAGNER, HAMPTON, NH
$21,000 Oct-01-10 16:47

  If there is a perfect transaction, this is it. First time using Edmunds. Jonathan Klug, Wheeling, WV
$14,999 Sep-23-10 22:34

  AWESOME Transaction. Super Company! Marla Briggs, Shreveport, LA
$14,500 Sep-14-10 13:24

  wow! excellent to work with from start to finish. very fast delivery erica haimovitz, grand rapids, MI
$15,000 Sep-12-10 18:41

  Very positive experience Warren MacDuff, West Hills, CA
$8,500 Sep-06-10 10:32

  Very nice truck, smooth transaction. Just a little slow to deliver Title. Mathew Fairfax, Columbia, SC
$27,500 Sep-02-10 19:45

  perfect , will use again your service Carol Kabat, Fountain Hills, AZ
$23,500 Aug-20-10 17:29

  Easy transaction Jennifer Londono, Miami, FL
$11,100 Aug-15-10 16:57

  Edmunds service is great. Vehicle as described and anticipated. Clifford Weil, West Lafayette, IN
$19,500 Aug-09-10 08:35

  A pleasure to do business with. Thanks! Paul Sidhu, Parsippany, NJ
$28,400 Jul-14-10 02:38

Oh! what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive! Sir Walter Scott NEVER use instant payment services like Western Union or MoneyGram to buy items on the internet

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