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eBay Vehicle Protection Program Scam
Last Post 16 Nov 2011 11:26 PM by mark king. 1 Replies.
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20 May 2011 08:13 PM  
This scam is pretending to use eBay's Vehicle Protection Program as an escrow agent. In reality, the email and the instructions are a fake email that is made to LOOK like eBay's but is NOT actually originating from eBay's mail servers.

And, of course, if you follow the instructions to wire money overseas you'll be falling for the scam.

In this particular instance, the following identities were being used:
Briana Bowen, brianabower@att.net, 191 North Street,San Jose,CA 95113
+1-615-704-9009
+1-413-502-9009

OMID MIZAN, 113 SHIRLAND ROAD,LONDON W9 2EW

ebaytrustandsafetydepartment.t@gmail.com
vehicle_support@live.com
+18662809693

From: Briana Bowen [mailto:brianabower@att.net]
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 9:59 PM
Subject: 2008 BMW M3 CONVERTIBLE USD$17,800

Hello,
Still for sell.
My car is now in San Jose and i will ship from there to all USA.I used last month and of course the maintenance was done a month ago.No dents,chips or scratches,slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions and comes with clear title and transferable warranty.
The total price for it including shipping to your door is USD$17,800 I am selling it because tomorrow I will go to my parents home in UK(my husband has just died and all i want is to stay with my family and open a family business with my parents,I still have two children that give me strength and reason to start a new life).Importing it in UK is not an option because of the high taxes involved.I hope the new buyer will keep with the car my husband spirit alive.
I would like to use eBay Vehicle Protection Program a third party service to handle this transaction for our own safety.
In case that you are interested regarding my car then send me your full name and shipping address(street,city,zip code,country) so i could contact eBay with your details to send you more info and all the details.
Thank you and have a lovely day.

I just contacted eBay with your details and soon they will send you the invoice for payment and some instructions.All you have to do is to follow your invoice.When you receive the invoice please send me an email.
You will receive with the car all the papers and documents that you need so you will not have any problem when you receive the car to register in your name.I will ship my car from San Jose.Shipping will take between 1 and 5 days.The 10 days inspection period starts from the day when you receive the car.
Like i told the total price for my car is US$17,800 including shipping and handling so all you have to do is to confirm to eBay just the price US$17,800.When eBay announces me the funds are in the system i will start the ship to your address.
You have ten days to test my car and after the inspection period if you don't want to keep my car then you will be refunded by eBay and i will pay the shipping back to my address(i'm sure that you will be satisfied and will not be the case for refund).

P.S. If you have not received the invoice from eBay in your inbox then i suggest you to check also your bulk/junk/spam/ messages, the invoice may have ended there because ofthe over increasing filters of your email and maybe your e-mail doesn't support HTML language.After you make and confirm the payment eBay will send you the tracking number and shipping site to check.To avoid other misunderstanding when you go to make the payment you must use the eBay agent bank account details.For a safe trade eBay has agents who will collect the funds and they will release the money after the inspection period.Feel free to use the eBay agent bank account details.After you make the payment please fax the payment receipt to eBay but if you are unable to fax please attach a copy jpg of payment receipt to eBay email.


From: ebaytrustandsafetydepartment.t@gmail.com [mailto:ebaytrustandsafetydepartment.t@gmail.com] On Behalf Of eBay Trust and Safety Department
Subject: Your Invoice for eBay purchases:2008 BMW M3 CONVERTIBLE (190502093890#)

eBay sent this message.
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.
Your Invoice for Payment Transaction Number: 7TF48991FW4962316

Hi
Congratulations on buying this item! The next step is to pay for your item. Check out and pay to get your item as soon as possible.

Item Name : : 2008 BMW M3 CONVERTIBLE
Sale Price :US $17,800.00
Down Payment :US $17,800.00
Remaining Balance :US $0.00
Shipping & Sales tax :US $0.00 * Note: Delivery expenses are covered by Seller.

Total Due :US $17,800.00

Days for Inspection : 10 days
Estimated delivery : Varies (Seller delivers within 1 day after payment confirmation)
Seller Information : Briana Bowen [Contact Seller] ( 980 )
191 North Street,San Jose,CA 95113, United States

The process for the completion of a transaction (purchase or sale) can be done in five simple steps:
1.The buyer and the seller agree to the terms and details of the transaction;

2.The buyer sends the payment to the eBay verified Agent assigned for his transaction;

3.Seller delivers the vehicle to the buyer, knowing that the buyer's payment is secured;

4.The buyer accepts the vehicle after having the opportunity to inspect it;

5.eBay pays the seller after all conditions of the transaction are accomplished;

Payment must be submitted via Bank Wire Transfer service to the eBay Agent in charge of this transaction.
The eBay Agent will secure the payment until you receive, inspect and accept the vehicle.
eBay Agent's Trustee verified Bank Account:
Bank Name: BARCLAYS BANK
Bank Address: 247 Edgware Road,Colindale,London NW9 6LS
Branch: COLINDALE
Account Owner: OMID MIZAN
Owner Address: 113 SHIRLAND ROAD,LONDON W9 2EW
Sort Code: 20-29-37
Account Number: 33140989
SWIFT BIC: BARCGB22
IBAN: GB46BARC 2029 3733 1409 89
Country: United Kingdom

In order to confirm the payment fax the Bank Wire Transfer payment receipt at the following fax number: +1-615-704-9009 or +1-413- 502-9009
*** Please do not make any marks on the transfer copy. The following information must be readable ***

E-mail us the following details from the payment receipt:
- Sender's Name and Address;
- Bank's Name and Address;
- Date of transfer;
- Exact Amount Sent;
NOTE: As soon as we will receive the fax from you that will include the payment details as explained above we will verify the payment status with our local bank.
Once the payment is confirmed by our local bank we will instruct the seller to proceed with delivery to your address as shown above.
We will hold the payment details until you will send us your confirmation that you have received and inspected the item and you agree to keep it. When we will have your confirmation we will release the payment details to the seller. He will then be able to pick up the funds. The payment details are confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
Additional Instructions:
When you make the payment tell to the person from Bank office that you are sending money to a relative so you can get a lower transfer fees.
*Please let us know as soon as possible and confirm if you have received this message.

Marketplace Safety Tip

Pay with Bank Wire Transfer. It's the easy and fast way to pay online, and it lets you shop without sharing your financial details with sellers. Bank Wire Transfer also offers up to $50,000.00 of free purchase protection on qualified eBay purchases. Terms and conditions apply.
Keep your money safe - never pay for items with cashier checks. In the past some sellers have exploited these payment methods in order to defraud buyers, so eBay has banned them from the site.


Contact Customer Support
If you're looking for more help or have a question to ask, please Contact us

To get help or contact customer support:
Click Contact us and enter your question or tell us about your issue or you can call us at +18662809693 and talk with one of our assistants. Be as specific and concise as possible.
We’ll save records of all of our communications with you to prevent duplicate responses, and to keep track of your questions in case you need to refer to them later.
________________________________________
Email reference id: [7TF48991FW4962316]
Please don't remove this number. eBay customer support may ask you for this number, if you should need assistance
________________________________________
Copyright © 2011 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. eBay Inc.
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16 Nov 2011 11:26 PM  
Here another attempt.

Fake Seller: Christyn Brenan, SW State Road, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Fake Contact data: vehicle_support@live.com, debi.krance@att.net, christynbrenan@sbcglobal.net
Fax Numbers cited: +1-615-704-9009, +1-413-502-9009
Fake Shipping Company: www.autocarex-transporters.com

Banking used: Raul Clemente Vergara Leon, Picanya 50 Torrent, Valencia 46900, Spain
IBAN ES9220131522540200318354

Here's how the scheme would work if someone falls for it:


On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 10:48 PM, Christyn Brenan <christynbrenan@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

I just contacted eBay with your details and soon they will send you the invoice for payment and some instructions.All you have to do is to follow your invoice.When you receive the invoice please send me an email.
You will receive with the car all the papers and documents that you need so you will not have any problem when you receive the car to register in your name.I will ship my car from Cedar Key.Shipping will take between 1 and 10 days.The 10 days inspection period starts from the day when you receive the car.
Like i told the total price for my car is US$30,000 including shipping and handling so all you have to do is to confirm to eBay just the price US$30,000.When eBay announces me the funds are in the system i will start the ship to your address.
You have ten days to test my car and after the inspection period if you don't want to keep my car then you will be refunded by eBay and i will pay the shipping back to my address(i'm sure that you will be satisfied and will not be the case for refund).


P.S. If you have not received the invoice from eBay in your inbox then i suggest you to check also your bulk/junk/spam/ messages, the invoice may have ended there because ofthe over increasing filters of your email and maybe your e-mail doesn't support HTML language.After you make and confirm the payment eBay will send you the tracking number and shipping site to check.To avoid other misunderstanding when you go to make the payment you must use the eBay agent bank account details.For a safe trade eBay has agents who will collect the funds and they will release the money after the inspection period.Feel free to use the eBay agent bank account details.After you make the payment please fax the payment receipt to eBay but if you are unable to fax please attach a copy jpg of payment receipt to eBay email.


Like i told the total price for my car is US$30,000 including shipping and handling so all you have to do is to confirm to eBay just the price US$30,000.When eBay announces me the funds are in the system i will start the ship to your address.
You have ten days to test my car and after the inspection period if you don't want to keep my car then you will be refunded by eBay and i will pay the shipping back to my address(i'm sure that you will be satisfied and will not be the case for refund).


P.S Also i want to meet with you face to face so you could inspect the car or take the delivery but I'm already at my parents home and shipping company already prepared the car for shipping(the process of unpacking and packing again the car will cost another $5000).
From this reasons is too late for inspection and the only way is to use eBay services.
If you are still interested regarding my car then send me your full name and shipping address(street,city,zip code,country) so i could contact eBay with your details to send you more info and all the details.
Car Info:
2006 FERRARI F430 F1 BERLINETTA with 12,200 miles.
The car is finished in beautiful Red that looks amazing. The body is totally dent ,scratch, accident free and looks excellent for its age and miles.
The beautiful leather seats and interior looks showroom new. The seats have very little wear on them. Absolutely everything works on the car. You will not find a nicer car! This thing is MINT. NON SMOKER. 2 keys all books and tools.
Mechanically, this F430 is in perfect condition and runs and drives great. It a has very healthy 8 cylinder 4.3L engine that rockets this car to warp speed. The F1 transmission shifts flawlessly and makes this car a blast to drive. The motor compartment looks like new. The sound of the this Ferrari is intoxicating. Clutch is perfect. This car was just in for service less than then 1 year ago.
This is the cleanest, well optioned 2006 F430 F1 Berlinetta out there right now and is a true head turner. The car is ready to go and doesn't need a thing! THIS IS ONE HOT F430 F1 BERLINETTA.
The option list is as follows:
F1 Transmission
Navigation
Rear Camera
Blue Tooth Phone System
Rosso Scuderia Brake Calipers
Electrically Operated Seats
Scuderia Ferrari Sheild
Power windows
Power Doors
Air Conditioning
Much more.....


Here the text of the email (the actual version used the logos and color scheme for typical eBay notices):

From: eBay Trust and Safety Department <eBay@vehicle-purchase-department.com>
Date: 3 October 2011 22:51:39 GMT+01:00
Subject: Your Invoice for eBay purchases: 2006 Ferrari F430 GT (2007020998745#)
Reply-To: vehicle_support@live.com

eBay sent this message to [name of buyer removed]
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.

Your Invoice for Payment Transaction Number: 7DY88561TY3759614


Hi,
Congratulations on buying this item! The next step is to pay for your item. Check out and pay to get your item as soon as possible.



Item Name : : 2006 Ferrari F430 GT
Sale Price :US $30,000.00
Down Payment :US $30,000.00
Remaining Balance :US $0.00
Shipping & Sales tax :US $0.00 * Note: Delivery expenses are covered by Seller.

Total Due :US $30,000.00

Days for Inspection : 10 days
Estimated delivery : Varies (Seller delivers within 1 day after payment confirmation)
Seller Information : Christyn Brenan [Contact Seller] ( 980 )
SW State Road,Cedar Key,FL 32625, United States

The process for the completion of a transaction (purchase or sale) can be done in five simple steps:
1.The buyer and the seller agree to the terms and details of the transaction;

2.The buyer sends the payment to the eBay verified Agent assigned for his transaction;

3.Seller delivers the vehicle to the buyer, knowing that the buyer's payment is secured;

4.The buyer accepts the vehicle after having the opportunity to inspect it;

5.eBay pays the seller after all conditions of the transaction are accomplished;
Payment must be submitted via Bank Wire Transfer service to the eBay Agent in charge of this transaction.
The eBay Agent will secure the payment until you receive, inspect and accept the vehicle.
eBay Agent's Trustee verified Bank Account:
Bank Name: Caixa Catalunya
Bank Address: Oficina 1522 Torrent,Valencia 46900,Spain
Account Owner: Raul Clemente Vergara Leon
Owner Address: Picanya 50 Torrent,Valencia 46900,Spain
Account Number: 2013-1522-54-0200318354
DNI: 44511119R

IBAN: ES9220131522540200318354
SWIFT: CESCESBBXXX
Country: Spain

In order to confirm the payment fax the Bank Wire Transfer payment receipt at the following fax number: +1-615-704-9009 or +1-413- 502-9009
*** Please do not make any marks on the transfer copy. The following information must be readable ***

E-mail us the following details from the payment receipt:
- Sender's Name and Address;
- Bank's Name and Address;
- Date of transfer;
- Exact Amount Sent;
NOTE: As soon as we will receive the fax from you that will include the payment details as explained above we will verify the payment status with our local bank.
Once the payment is confirmed by our local bank we will instruct the seller to proceed with delivery to your address as shown above.
We will hold the payment details until you will send us your confirmation that you have received and inspected the item and you agree to keep it. When we will have your confirmation we will release the payment details to the seller. He will then be able to pick up the funds. The payment details are confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
Additional Instructions:
When you make the payment tell to the person from Bank office that you are sending money to a relative so you can get a lower transfer fees.
*Please let us know as soon as possible and confirm if you have received this message.

Marketplace Safety Tip

 Pay with Bank Wire Transfer. It's the easy and fast way to pay online, and it lets you shop without sharing your financial details with sellers. Bank Wire Transfer also offers up to $50,000.00 of free purchase protection on qualified eBay purchases. Terms and conditions apply.
 Keep your money safe - never pay for items with cashier checks. In the past some sellers have exploited these payment methods in order to defraud buyers, so eBay has banned them from the site.


Contact Customer Support
If you're looking for more help or have a question to ask, please Contact us

To get help or contact customer support:
Click Contact us and enter your question or tell us about your issue and talk with one of our assistants. Be as specific and concise as possible.
We’ll save records of all of our communications with you to prevent duplicate responses, and to keep track of your questions in case you need to refer to them later.
________________________________________
Email reference id: [7DY88561TY3759614]
Please don't remove this number. eBay customer support may ask you for this number, if you should need assistance
________________________________________
Copyright © 2011 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. eBay Inc.
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