Victim Location 57342
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Saw listing on Facebook Market place for 2005 Honda Accord, $1500. Sent initial message via messenger and initial response asked for my email address to send more pictures and info. I gave my email address and immediately received this message:
My 2005 Honda Accord ($1500), is still for sale. This EX-L is in great shape.I’m the original owner. I never had any problems with it, you don’t have to invest money in it. Has everything a big rig has, in a smaller package:138,242mileage, 2.4L VTEC 4 cyl automatic, heated leather seats, power sunroof, premium wheels, excellent condition inside and out and much more.
I am selling it at this final price of $1500 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it a.s.a.p. I want to use eBay for the safety of both of us so if you’re interested in purchasing this sedan just email me with your full name,address including the zip code and phone number, so I can notify eBay service that you are selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.
I emailed back that I was interested in buying car and would it be possible to see car in person. Next response was:
eBay told me that they have sent you the invoice
Let me know if you got it!
Received email from "ebay" that was was obviously pieced together. Looked up person on internet to see name/photo of car listed with scams. I stopped contact with person at this time.
Next day person was persistent in asking if I was ready to buy and asking what the "word" was. I responded once with the word "SCAM" and I never heard from person again.