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Internet Auto Scams Using Google Checkout

Google Checkout Scam Warning!

Just a quick reminder that Fraudsters are using Google Checkout as a 3rd party in an attempt to add legitimacy to their scams.

Once again it’s the lure of an unrealistic price that makes these scams work. Don’t fall for it and loose your money! Read my article Internet Car Buying Tips first before attempting to buy any vehicle online. The butt you save will probably be your own!

From a comment on another of our blog posts: 01/28/2013 at 10:38 AM

Lisa Hicks (Scammer)
Hi, I am selling this 2000 Ford F-150 because my platoon has been sent to Afghanistan.

Prospective Victim 9:43 AM (1 hour ago)
how do i pay?

Lisa Hicks (Scammer)
9:54 AM 01/28/2013

The transaction will be fully under Google’s surveillance, giving us both security and insurance since they offer the highest rate of safety and reliability during online transactions. They act as a neutral third party. Look how this works: I will contact Google Checkout and give all the info about this deal.They will email us the forms which are needed for our deal(invoice, payment instructions, buyer’s and seller’s protection policy). You will send the money to Google Checkout and they will notify me to ship the vehicle to your location.After you will inspect the vehicle and decide to keep it, Google Checkout will forward the funds to me once you have approved them to do so. They will hold and insure your money until you will receive and test the vehicle. I need your name , shipping address and cell # so I can reserve the vehicle for you and register the transaction with Google Checkout and they will contact you with all the instructions step by step on how to complete the transaction.

So don’t fall for a scam like this – you will loose your money!

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