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Woman Loses $28K To Craigslist Car SELLING Scam

The Daily Journal Online reports on this Craigslist car selling scam that cost a woman her car.

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A Park Hills resident thought she found a buyer for her Dodge Challenger. Instead she became a victim of a scam.

“According to Park Hills police, the local woman posted an ad on Craigslist asking $28,000 for a 2013 Dodge Challenger. She was contacted by a man from Chicago who ran a CarFax report and agreed to buy the car. He told her he would deal directly with her bank to pay off the bank loan.”

The bank was sent a check through Plains Capital Bank in Fort Worth, Tex., with the account holder listed as “Succezz Auto Sales” of Chicago. The woman’s bank cashed the check and sent the woman notification that her car loan had indeed been paid off so her loan was now satisfied. Sounds good, right?

The woman made arrangements to have the man pick up the Dodge Challenger. A woman showed up, claiming she was hired by the man to pick up the car. The seller got the woman’s name and took a photo of the woman’s ID just in case.

A short time passed and the seller noticed that her car loan has reposted on her bank account list. She called the bank and found out the man’s check was “no good.”

And in the same article another single mother lost $4700 in another Craigslist eBay Motors vehicle protection scam for a 2005 Nissan Armada.

Folks there is no Legitimate 2005 Nissan Armada in decent condition selling for $4700! It’s the lure of a too good to be true deal that snare scam victims every time.

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Former eBay Motors PowerSeller and retired licensed Florida used car dealer with over 40 years experience in the business blogs about eBay, and shares helpful advice for motor vehicle buyers and sellers. Have questions or need help? Ask Doc!