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« on: December 13, 2005, 07:34:32 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005, 07:38:13 PM »
yeah, that just doesn't seem right.  Unless they were standing in front of me with the title and keys) in hand I don't think I'd be handing over my cash.

then again if they were doing so, that would be an AWESOME price on that car.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005, 07:38:13 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 07:40:47 PM »
Does gmail allow subscribers to look up other subscribers for location verification?  I sent an email asking if I could see the car.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 07:42:54 PM »
msrp on a GT is 30+.  One would hope that someone would ask for at least that.

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005, 08:31:39 PM »
if it really that price, I'd buy it and re-sell in the spring, putting it in storage in the mean time.

I say scam...can't wait to see what Ian turns up on the emails ;)

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2005, 08:42:23 PM »
The ad has been removed, what was it?
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005, 08:50:25 PM »
Yah, it's been removed from CL.  I haven't received a response.  If I do, I'll play with it for awhile and post up.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2005, 08:52:39 PM »
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Quote from: "Craigs List Ad"
Don't hesitate to contact me at: mlks.teri@gmail.com


Year:              2005
Miles:             113
Doors:            2 doors
Transmission:  Automatic
Interior:           Tan/Black
Exterior:          Black
Engine:            6 - Cyl.
Warranty:        Existing
VIN Number:  1ZVHT80N755176829
Title Number:   X5325030037

The CARFAX report is available here: http://www.carfax.com/cfm/FSBO.cfm?report=CFX000010763182


 This is a professional customized 2005 Ford Mustang with 115 miles. I couldn't believe it, but I WON THIS AS THE GRAND PRIZE IN A CONTEST by that network that has that show famous for pimping out cars. (I entered to win a video game, but instead won the gaming car!) I'm a student that works hard to pay for my college and I just can't afford to keep it   ;(

Customization includes:

   Interior
    *Sony Playstation 2
    *300 Watt Power Amp
    *Bazooka Tube Subwoofer (in trunk)
    *Pioneer Stereo (Model DEH-P80MP)
    *Upgraded door speakers
    *Dual Monitors in headrests (Accelevision)
    *Rear window and rear side windows tinted
    *Two tone leather seats (front and rear)
    *Two tone door panels

   Exterior
    *20" Foose Nitrous Rims with Nitro NT555 Extreme ZR Tires
    *Lowering Kit
    *JBA Exhaust
    *Street Scene Body Kit
    *Upper and Lower Street Scene Speed Grilles
    *Rear Wing
    *New Paint and Clear coat

 This car has a 3 yr/36,000 mile warranty. It is a coupe (6 cylinder) and a beautiful car. It has been stored inside. Would make a great collector car or "toy" for the right buyer. I will include the 2 keys and 2 keyless entry fobs unopened and all manuals and remotes. I only titled this car, paid taxes, and garaged it. It smells, looks, and is completely new.

OPTIONS:

AM/FM Stereo
Air Conditioning
Anti-Lock Brakes
CD Player
Courtesy Lights
Cruise Control
DVD/Video
Driver Airbag
Dual Power Mirrors
Front Bucket Seats
Interval Wipers
Keyless Entry
Leather Seats
Passenger Airbag
Power Brakes
Power Locks
Power Mirrors
Power Steering
Power Windows
Premium Sound System
Rear Defroster
Rear-Wheel Drive
Security System
Side Airbags
Traction Control/Skid Control
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2005, 09:40:57 PM »
the person even stated the cd player as an option when there is clearly and aftermarket stereo  :roll:

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2005, 11:25:36 AM »
here is the form letter email I got back this morning....too funny.  

After listing the Mustang on Craigslist I have received hundreds of emails from interested buyers. I must save time so I will try to cover here all the aspects of this purchase and answer to all questions you might have. The car is in perfect, brand new condition, has a 3 yr/36,000 mile warranty, only 113 miles on it and comes with a clear title. I'm selling it because I need money for my college and I just can't afford to keep it. The bottom line price is $5000 as shown in the listing page and whoever will accept my offer and respond faster will get it. I will need your name and address. After I will receive your details I will take it as an yes to my offer and will immediately reply with payment instructions that will include my bank account details so you can submit the payment. Upon payment confirmation I will proceed with shipping at no extra cost for you. I have listed the car in several areas to reach more potential buyers but the car is actually in Chicago and will be shipped to your address using DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers) enclosed trailer. You will get it in 2-3 days depending on your location. Pick up, test Drive, see the car in person... are not options so please don't ask. I just don't have time for hundreds of visits and test drive as I have hundreds of interested buyers. Who will take the offer 'as is' will get it. I'm waiting for your reply or somebody else's so I can start and close the deal asap. Please only serious inquiries, no financing or waiting for a loan, reply only if the money is in your hand.

Odometer: 113
VIN#:        1ZVHT80N755176829
Title#:       X5325030037

 The CARFAX report is available here:
http://www.carfax.com/cfm/FSBO.cfm?report=CFX000010763182

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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2005, 02:16:06 PM »
Wow, I wonder if anyone is really stupid enough to fall for that?  A car you could drive to the dealer and get at least $18K for in a few minutes for $5K?  Yeah right.

The scams that seem to work well are the dirtbike or ATV for really cheap that get the young kid's college money.  Shipping is more realistic, no VIN, and the price is more in reach of the stupid and naive.

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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2005, 03:01:47 PM »
HAHAHA!! I got the same one!  I've responded:

Quote from: "Ian"
I would very much like to purchase this and have the cash ready.  I have however been hearing a lot on the news about internet scams for cars lately.  What assurances do i have that after I deposit the monies in your bank account that you will indeed deliver the car as promised?  You listed the car as being in Denver, yet you now state that it is in Chicago.  Why the change?  I do like that you are going to use Dependable Auto Shippers; I have used them in the past and have been very pleased with their delivery service.

Please respond ASAP as I really want this car.


Anyone have a carfax account that can run the VIN?
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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2005, 03:04:12 PM »
You know they are prolly just gathering everyones email addresses so they can SPAM you (A.K.A. Mass Mail company)!  If you start getting more spam you know why!
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2005, 03:06:38 PM »
That's why I use my hotmail account...I sign up for anything, it gets that account!
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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2005, 03:20:56 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2005, 03:27:44 PM »
Hmmmmm...interesting...thanks!

Edit: Duh!  Just saw it in the bottom of the email.
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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2005, 03:47:00 PM »
any responces back from this guy? lets play him good



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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2005, 04:22:03 PM »
Since the guy doesn’t want to meet anyone... lets tell him that we have a friend/uncle/someone in Chicago who will pick up the car and pay him right there on the spot, with cash non-sequential hundreds.  It will save him time because he won't have to verify anything or get the car ready for shipping.  Wait for a response, and then plan our next move.

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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2005, 04:36:23 PM »
All you need to do is lie about your info, get his bank info and turn him in. :)

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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2005, 04:38:54 PM »
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Since the guy doesn’t want to meet anyone... lets tell him that we have a friend/uncle/someone in Chicago who will pick up the car and pay him right there on the spot, with cash non-sequential hundreds.  It will save him time because he won't have to verify anything or get the car ready for shipping.  Wait for a response, and then plan our next move.


I like that idea.  If he balks, I'll get his bank information (which would surprise me if it's a state-side bank) and turn it in.
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« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2005, 10:07:16 PM »
So, I got a response:

Quote from: "Scammer"
I just listed the car in several areas to reach more potential buyers that's all. You will have to submit the payment from a Western Union location. Please visit a Western Union agent to initiate the transaction by completing a "To Send Money" form, and pay the agent by cash to cover the transfer ($5000) plus applicable fees (approx. $225). Please send the money to (Western Union beneficiary name and address):

First name:  GEORGE
Last name:  POWELL
Address:     3124 N LARAMIE AVE
City:           CHICAGO
State:          IL
Zip code:    60641

 After completing the transfer the Western Union agent will give you a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). The MTCN is the 10-digits number located on your confirmation receipt. You will have to email me that MTCN so I can verify the payment and proceed with shipping to your address right away. Please email me your full name and shipping address so I can prepare the shippping in the meantime.


My reply:

Quote from: "Ian"
I've got an uncle that lives in Chicago who can meet you with the cash (non-sequential hundreds) and will give it to you on the spot.  This will save you time as you won't have to verify anything or get the car ready for shipping, and save me Western Union fees (which I will split with you).  He is ready to meet you at a moment's notice.



I've asked the Vortex if someone in the region would drive by and let me know what's at that address.

I think I'll be forwarding this to the FBI  :lol:
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