criagslist auto sale scams?
I am looking to buy a used vehicle and was prompted by friends to look at craigslist. I think it is to good to be true. This is one of the responses I got (I removed the seller’s name):
Seller to me
show details 7:56 PM (11 hours ago)
The car is still available.2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6 – Mileage : 48.350,Black/Black, Transmission:Automatic,Leather Seats, Power Seats,Heated Seats,Bucket Seats, Memory Seats,Automatic Climate Control,Xenon Headlights,Navigation System,Power Windows,Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag,Power Steering,Power Locks,Sun Roof,Handsfree Wireless,Keyless Entry,CD Changer,Total Number Of Speakers: 8,Air Conditioning.The vehicle has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage. Flawless exterior/interior condition, no scratches, no dents, accident-free, full service history, no outstanding finance.The car is paid off and has a clear title.
I am a Sergeant in the US army and my battalion has been transferred to United Kingdom for a 11 months experience change program.The vehicle is located in Helena, MT and my wife will be taking care of the shipping and it will be delivered within 3-5 days, depending on your location.Also i can ship you the vehicle for free anywhere in USA.This is our second family car and must be sold in order to pay the house mortgage and my daughter college fees.The time is short and that’s the only reason I dropped the price on the car.
My last price is $ 2.850, shipping included, and all the documents will be provided along with it.We will use eBay to secure our deal because it protects both buyer and seller. You send the money to eBay and they hold the payment until the vehicle arrives. You have 7 days to inspect it and I get the money after you make sure everything is ok and decide to keep it. If you don’t like the vehicle and want to return it, I will pay the return shipping and you will be 100% refunded by ebay.
In order to move forward I will need your full name, address and phone number so i can register the deal at eBay.After that eBay will send you the payment instruction.
P.S. With no disrespect, please consider taking a loan before proceeding, if you don’t have the available funds for the vehicle.If you need more pictures, just let me know.