|Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||JohnBoy1986||1/29/11 10:30 AM|
I want to buy a car but the seller says he has moved from the UK to Germany. This is what it says,
Hello and thanks for your interest in my 2007 Ford Fiesta ST 150bhp!!! Silver only 24k
The car is registered in United Kingdom, uk plates, in very good condition, it has around 24500 miles, Manual, I never had problems with it, we are non smokers, never been involved in any accidents and has a clear title. Now i moved back from UK to Germany and this is the reason that i sell the car (here we drive on the right), I am the first and only owner and my price is GBP 3,100 (sale price) . I can let you have a 7 days testing period. Also please let me know where are you located and if you have cash money or you need to apply for a loan. The car is now in Germany but i will pay for the delivery to your home.
Please tell me if you are still interested.
He says his name is Markus Friedrich and will only sell the car through google checkout. can you please tell me ASAP if this is genuine and if he is registered with google and what will happen if i purchase this car and it is a scam?
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||EdSF||1/29/11 10:39 AM|
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||JohnBoy1986||1/29/11 10:53 AM|
He also emailed me this,
You can check by yourself . Sorry but i am not a scammer.As i said i am in Germany now.This is how transaction works. You will send the money to Google ,who will hold the money until you receive the car.You will have 7 days to inspect it. If you are not satisfied, you can get your money back,since Google will hold the cash and you have a safe deposit there. If you are agree to keep it , you must inform Google and they will release me the money.
I have all the papers you need. The V5 is on my name.All documentation is present and correct, the service book has all the stamps.
It is in extremely good condition inside and out, it is mot'ed untill the 21st of July 2011 and tax'ed untill the 31st of August 2011.
It has load's of history including receipt's and has just had a service.
If you are agree to start transaction all i need is your name and your address where you want me to send you the car and i will notify Google about this transaction and they will contact you regarding payment and shipping methods.
This is safer for both of us. Google protects you, holding the cash, and also protects me from time wasters who can take advantage of the car 1 week and then send it back.
Can you please tell me if this Markus Friedrich is a member of google and if you think this is genuine or not???
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||EdSF||1/29/11 11:16 AM|
Again, there is no need to tell you about "Markus Freidrich". The links provided above should be all there is to it.
Find out how Google Checkout works, you will immediately see the above is likely a scam. There is no "inspection period", there is no "member of Google or Google representative" that is involved in any transaction, and so on. There maybe mention of "wire transfer, money gram, western union" and so on, none of which are accepted in Google Checkout and are "good as cash" - you send it, you can't get it back.
You have to know what you are getting into - find out so you don't get victimized, here or elsewhere. Its easy for anyone to change "Google" into "PayPal" in the above, change names, etc. etc., and unless you know what you are getting into, you run the risk of being scammed....
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||jayanderson58||2/23/11 12:01 PM|
My daughter was just scammed by a buyer who had her Western Union money for a 2004 Ford F150 Lariat 4x4 for $2600 supposedly located in New York, using google checkout.... he is supposedly a Master Sgt. in the Army (NOTT!) "training" in England before deploying to Afghanistan next week.... he actually emailed her a copy of his "military" id with a SSN on it.... doesn't belong to him, so not only is he committing internet fraud, he is now committing identity theft!!! Add this name to your list of scammers: MARK JOHN DUGANN. Now my daughter, a singlr mother of 3 (all under the age of 5) is out the money she could have used for a vehicle.... We have reported this to FBI, Homeland Security, local sheriff, SSA and the Army......what a worthless piece of crap these people are.... Google should prosecute them
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||kav54||3/1/11 1:30 AM|
He is also selling a
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||EdSF||3/1/11 7:50 AM|
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||angeleblythe||10/27/11 11:45 AM|
I had the same scam almost happen to me jayanderson58!! See the email I recieved 10/27/11 below:
This 2001 GMC Yukon SLT, runs and drives excellent. It has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, Only 98,440 miles! Transmission is Automatic shifts smoothly and the 4x4 operates perfectly. The interior is all original. The truck has all of its original floor mats, 3rd Row seat, all books, complete set of tools and keys. Everything works in the truck lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc... It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of encumbrances and liens. I bought it when i was serving in Fort Lesley, U.S. Army base in Washington and now I am deployed in Madrid, Spain . The truck will be delivered from WA, US.
I have dropped my price to $2,200 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before November 7th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
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 Google Checkout. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the truck. In this way both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Sgt. Dugan Mark John
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||ingrid555||10/31/11 9:56 PM|
hello to my scam me but I almost started researching and came across these comments this is the email that I Command
I have dropped my price to $2,200 (purchase price) since this is an Urgent Sale! and I need to sell it before November 14th, when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the truck and the transaction. At the moment I'm stationed at Madrid, Spain. making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan with the U.S. Convoy.
The truck is already at our Military Logistic Department in Fort Lesley, Washington, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the truck to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the truck is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because the truck is in their custody. Shipping may take anywhere between 2 to 4 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the truck.
For the payment I would like to use Google Checkout as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the truck and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep the truck. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the truck before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 10 days to inspect the truck . If you decide not to keep it Google Checkout 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.
I'll start the official procedure, and Google Checkout will contact you about this. If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
- Your Full Name - Required by Google Checkout (You'll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
- Your Shipping Address and Phone Number - Required by the Logistic Department (They will call you with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to receive the truck)
Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afghanistan this sale is my top priority and I am looking after a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.
Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||chattori||11/2/11 1:58 AM|
Woooowwww... and i was actually considering this vehicle for a moment... good thing i came across this thread. Here is what i was sent.
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||Flyboy76||11/9/11 10:12 AM|
This is what I got, please do not entertain this person. It is a scam!!!
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||ecokes||11/27/11 2:50 PM|
BEWARE, CRAIGSLIST AUTO SCAM USING GOOGLE CHECKOUT!!!
I saw an ad on Craigslist, all I did was inquire about the mileage and title. This is what I received in reply:
My 2002 Ford Explorer is in great shape.It was always garaged and never smoked in. Never been damaged. It has no scratches, dents or something like that. No mechanical or electrical problems, no accidents. Clean title in hand. It does not need anything additional to function, has only 93,000 miles.I'm selling it at this price because it was the SUV of my son who passed away 2 months ago and I can't stand to see it anymore...The last price is $2,400.
For more pictures Click here:
Thank you and have a nice day,
----Reply when asked to meet to see the car-----------
I decided to explain you how the transaction works in a single mail ,so read this email carefully in order for you to understand the transaction.
We will use only Google Checkout to close the transaction.The car is in Google Checkout's custody at their shipping company sealed with all the papers(title signed by me, ownership, insurance papers etc) in Springfield MO. The shipping is free because i supposed to ship the car to another buyer, then he told me that he don't have money to pay for it. He already paid the shipping charges. The car will be delivered directly to requested address.This way we can both be protected and insured.The payment will be handled by Google Checkout and they will keep the money on hold until the end of the testing period.You will receive the car in maximum 48 hours and you will have the chance to inspect it for 10 days.During the inspection period you can test the car or go with it at your local mechanic for inspection .The car will be delivered directly to your requested address as soon as Google Checkout will have the payment confirmation from you. In case you won`t be satisfied, you can cancel the payment and ship the car back on my expense.
Email me your full name and full shipping address so I can notify Google Checkout that you are selected as my buyer and they will contact you .
On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM, The <@yahoo.com> wrote:
Thanks for your email. I am a bit confused. In your previous email you stated that you could no longer stand to see the car. Now, you stae that the vehicle is in Springfield, MO? I am interested in this vehicle, and if the shipping charges have already been paid then why don't you have the car here in Portland as advertised? Can you please call me to discuss.
-------Her Reply------***Note:She wouldn't give ANY contact info***
I can't send the car to all my potential buyers only if you really want to buy it, if so send me your full name and full shipping address and Google will contact you by email and by phone.
Unbelievable, the story she made up about her dead son! Shame on these people!
FYI- kirsten.b...@gmail.com is the email address she/he is using.
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||55bel||4/3/12 4:57 PM|
The sellers name is Bernard Taylor,
The wire transfer goes to Peter Duvall (transaction officer for Google)?
Is this for real ???
Thanks for your time.
|Re: Wanting to buy a car through google checkout but want to check if its a scam||skitzle||6/16/12 4:31 AM|
I just recently saw an ad online for a 2000 Honda Accord and these were the emails that followed.
Thank you for your interest in buying my car. My 2000 Honda Accord EX with only 113 880 km is excellent condition, brand new tires, non smoker, no scratches/rust and has been meticulously maintained. The exterior is in great shape and the interior looks great with no rips or tears in the seating. No accident history. The car comes with safety certificate and emission test .
I am selling it at this final price ($1,900) because I have just been promoted at work as Executive Chief and it's a moral obligation for everyone who gets this job to get a Hybrid car, to set an example for her team and and encourage people to pay more attention to the forest and nature around them (I work for Greenpeace). I am the 1st and only owner of this car. I want to sell it asap and a fast sale can be done only at a low price. The transaction will be made through Google Checkout for the safety of both of us because I'm out of town with my job and I can't take care of this. The best part of this is that you'll get 3 days for inspection, money back guarantee. If at the end of those 3 days you decide not to keep it you'll get a full refund by them.
If you're interested in purchasing just email me with your full name, shipping address and phone number, so I can notify Google Checkout that you have been selected as my buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
Greenpeace & Protect Forests Inc.
I then asked her if i could go see and test drive the car, this was her reply:
Here are some details regarding our transaction. The car is now at the shipping company with all papers(ownership, safety certificate, e-test). As I told you, I have already paid the delivery process and I want to finish this deal through Google Checkout because they are the best company when it comes to this kind of transactions. This way we can both be protected and insured. As you can see, you will receive the car in max 24 hours and you will have the chance to inspect it for 3 days. In the inspection period you can test the car or go with it at your local mechanic for inspection. It will be delivered directly to your requested address as soon as Google Checkout will have your payment confirmation. The car will be shipped along with keys, title, all the receipts that I have from it including the ownership with my signature of transfer on it. In case you are not satisfied, you can cancel the payment and ship the car back on my expense. But I am sure it won't be your case, it is in excellent condition.
So, if you're interested in purchasing just email me with your full name and shipping address, including phone number, so I can notify Google Checkout that you have been selected as my buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
I'm so glad I read this thread before moving any further on this, however i would have known something was up as soon as they asked for a wire transfer, as Google Checkout only accepts credit cards.
ADD BERTHA RUTLEDGE bertha....@gmail.com TO YOUR LIST OF SCAMMERS!
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