Victim Location 95564
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Found this ad on Humboldt County CA Craigslist:
2007 Itasca By wineBago international very clean – $10200
FOLLOWED BY PHOTO OF RV
TEXT OF AD:
Itasca By wineBago international very clean
Onan Genrator back up camera electric lift gate for your toys for easy storing for quads ATVs dirt bikes ect. Lots of storage space very clean in and out have all service records and original documents new tires ready to camp road worthy too much to list
call for more info.
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? (661) 689-4401
reply by email:
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Called ph#… received message this was text only line. sent text expressing interest. Received text asking for email address so additional pictures can be sent. Following is copies of email correspondence (removed my personal contact info for the report; left in contact information for scammer):
Fri 10/12/2018, 11:15 AM
My 2007 Winnebago Itasca Spirit, is still for sale. This motorhome is in great shape. I’m the original owner. It has no damage or hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. I have a clear title, without liens or loans on it, under my name. I am selling it at this final price of $10,200 because my husband died 3 month ago and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it.If you are interested in buying looking for your reply. Have a great day
reply to message #1
Fri 10/12/2018, 5:55 PM
My wife and I am interested in seeing your motorhome. All we need is to have a location to view it.
We can go wherever you say. Thanks for your prompt response.
Fri 10/12/2018, 8:27 PM
Thank you very much for getting back to me but I would like to clarify some things first. I am selling the RV at this price because my husband passed away not long ago (he was very sick) and this RV brings me bad memories and that’s the reason why I want to sell it asap. Another reason for selling it is because I work in military and right now I’m on a military base. We are training and getting ready to leave the country. The RV is already at the shipping company Fort Collins Insured Shippers ready for delivery because someone agreed to buy it, but in the end he never got the loan. For this reason, the shipping is already paid for. I will use Fort Collins Insured Shippers in this transaction for our protection. If you are not aware of this program, you should know that it will allow you to test and inspect the RV before paying me. The inspection period will be set to 5 days and I think that is enough time for you to make a decision about the RV. If you won`t like my RV you notify Fort Collins Insured Shippers and you send it back at my expense. But I assure you that won’t be the case.
If you want to continue the purchase, please reply with your full name, delivery address and phone number so I can start the transaction with Fort Collins Insured Shippers and ask them to send you the terms of this transaction. ( with no further obligation or fees).
After doing some research (including BBB scams report) I sent the following reply:
We’ve decided to pass…As the old adage goes; If it’s too good to be true it probably is…
Good luck on your deployment.
This concludes my report/complaint