Posts Tagged ‘scams’


October 19, 2013

This is the email I got when my husband requested information about a truck for sale

This 1975 Ford F250 4X4 Highboy runs and drives excellent. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained, hasn’t been involved in any accident and has a clear title. Everything works in the vehicle: lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, etc… It has no leaks, drips and does not smoke at all. Has no electrical or mechanical problems, damages, dings, scratches or hidden defects.

I bought it when I was serving in Fort Lewis, WA U.S. Army base and now I am deployed in London, UK. The vehicle will be delivered from Washington, US. I have dropped my price to $4,500 (purchase price) that includes delivery and handling to your address since this is an Urgent Sale! I need to sell it before October 19th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.

I have setup this sale with Amazon Payments so this deal must go through them. The transaction will be managed by Amazon Payments for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part, which means that you will have a 5 days inspection period (starting from the moment when you get it) before committing to buy the vehicle. If the vehicle is not in same condition as I said, you will ship it back on my expense and Amazon Payments will send you a full refund. But I assure you won’t be the case.

If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your Full Name and Shipping Address to open a case with Amazon Payments. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure without any obligation to buy it or fees.

I don’t want to offend you, but the vehicle is priced for a fast sale so if you intend to apply for a loan or financing please do not reply to this message.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Grace Reagan

P.S.: I have made a photo bucket album for vehicle:


(By the way – I asked if Grace was a male or female-no response. No permanent address)

This is the format being used by scammers!

I have setup this sale with Amazon Payments so this deal must go through them.The transaction will be managed by Amazon Payments for our own protection as they act as a neutral third part. In order to complete this deal the payment must be sent to Amazon Payments through bank transfer.

They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the vehicle and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep it. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see it before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 5 days to inspect it . If you decide not to keep it Amazon Payments will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

If you want to buy it please email me your full name and address for delivery so I can initiate the transaction through Amazon Payments.After that they will contact you with all necessary info—–rmation about this transaction(terms,buyer protection,payment instructions,invoice,etc.).

ALL BS – though there are legitimate Amazon deals.  You must do your research.


About Refunds

When you return an item, your refund and how your refund is issued may differ based on the condition of the item, how long you’ve had the item, and how the item was purchased.

How Amazon Calculates Refund Amounts

If you return an item using the return label provided in the Online Returns Center, and the reason for return is not a result of an error, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. If you choose the U.S. Postal Service option, the amount that will be deducted from your refund is displayed. If you choose the self return option, you’ll pay the cost charged by the carrier selected.

Partial refunds/restocking fees:

If You Return

You’ll Receive

Items in original condition past the return window*

80% of the item’s price

CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, video games, cassette tapes, or vinyl records that were opened (taken out of its plastic wrap)

50% of the item’s price

Items that are damaged, missing parts, not in the original condition, or have obvious signs of use for reasons not due to an error

Up to 50% of the item’s price

Open software for reasons not due to an error

0% of the item’s price

*For most items the return window is 30 days after delivery. To check the return window for an item you have ordered, go to Your Orders and click Return or Replace Items.

Note: Tax on restocking fees may apply to return items that were shipped and sold by for customers in CA, PA, and VA. Some products have additional conditions that may apply. For more information, go to About Our Returns Policies


BE CAREFUL WE ALSO BIT ON THIS ONE BUT GUT LEVEL AND RESEARCH SAVED OUR BUTTS!  Use your intellect and logic and DON’T loose your money.  We found out we had a friend loose $2,500. on a similar scam.