Victim Location 90815
Total money lost $20
Type of a scam Phishing
Scammer sends emails using craigslist replay mail to those selling cars. This email comes from various email addresses and otherwise always looks the same. (example is the first email below). After the victim sends this person an email the bot immediately responds with the second email below suggesting that the victim purchase a report from the specific company.
Still for sale? Any accidents? I have a few questions for you.
Have you been getting all of your messages on here? Because I haven’t! They must be having some technical problems with the site. I want to make sure we can connect so go ahead and message me at my email instead –
Maybe check your spam folder too – I know sometimes messages end up in there. Talk to you soon.
Sent from my iPhone
Hello, I was reaching out to you about your vehicle for sale. Do you have a current vehicle history report for it? If not, I suggest getting one at:
When I was selling my vehicle I got one from there to show people that were interested. It was only $19 which is half the cost of Carfax($40 or more). It will show if there are any issues with it. The peace of mind it gives for such a large sale is a bonus too.
It will verify that it has not been in any bad accidents, that it has a clean title and that it has not been stolen. There are so many scams out there. People are more likely to look at it with a report provided – it will definitely help you with the sale.
Let me know if this helps. Thanks!
Victim Location 01609
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I posted my car on craigslist.com to sell, and received a very brief phone call asking if the car was still available. I responded saying that it was, and the call ended. I followed up with a text asking if they had any questions about the car. They said it all looked good, but had a few questions. They asked the price of the car (which was posted on the craigslist ad) and asked for a copy of the car history report. They asked me to visit vincheckelites.com, and email the history report to [email protected] The website seemed unreliable, and a search on their IP revealed that they owned many domains with very similar ‘services’, such as vinncheckquick.com, quickvinncheck.com, getyourvincheck.com, and vincheckregulator.com.