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Old March 2nd, 2010, 03:44 PM
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4800.00 D 90 ***scam***

A friend found this on Craig's list in Chicago.
He and I sent the guy a few emails and I got these in return:
Email 1
I am selling this Defender because my platoon has been sent back to Afganistan and don't want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before March 7. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn't been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.Vin #SALDV3242VA122356.The Suv has 110,000 original miles.
It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4,800 . The suv is in Billings , MT , in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

Email 2 (oddly it's the same email)

Email 3
As I've told you at this moment I am in Billings, MT in a military 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 whenever I want.The shipping can't be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the suv 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 eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the suv on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

I emailed the guy back a couple of times to see his responses. Unfortunately it way to good to be true.

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 04:59 PM
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He speak good... And at only $4800, with shipping on him and possibly a return shipping after 5 inspection.

Who falls for this sh*t?


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Old March 2nd, 2010, 05:27 PM
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This same scam popped up on the SF Bay area CL. After getting the same email as #1 I emailed them back asking if I could send a cashiers check for more than the asking price and get some cash back from them. Would you believe I never heard back again
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 06:09 PM
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It popped up on LA craigslist as well and strangely enough somehow the price changed from a realistic 25k to that 4800 after I posted the link.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:45 PM
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Also hit Vegas.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Starts in NY then dissappear now all over the place.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:49 PM
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I go to "Craigslook" and flag all his ads. The legit ad was posted in LA about a month ago.

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