I inquired about a BMW that was posted on craigslist. The price was extremely low so I asked if the price was legit. Here’s the message I got:
Thanks for replying to my ad. I want you to know the car is in excellent condition with no rust or any kind of damage anywhere and it doesn’t need any maintenance. The odometer shows 81,000 miles. I can provide you a Carfax report for the car. Title is clear and free of liens. This 2003 BMW 3-Series 325xi has an automatic transmission and it’s very easy to drive even for a beginner.
My price is $3850. I am now in a divorce and I am in desperate need of money to pay the mortgage on my house with this economical crisis. That’s my only reason for selling it otherwise I wouldn’t do it.
The deal will be handled by eBay through their eBay Vehicle Purchase Program . They will handle the title and money transfer and deliver the car to your location. The car is at their office in Mahopac, NY.
The best part about this is that you’ll get 5 days money back guarantee. If at the end of those 5 days you decide not to keep it you’ll get a full refund by them. If you are interested about the BMW and if you have the money available all you have to do now is to send me your full name, your address and telephone number. As soon as I hear that from you I will initiate the transaction through them.
The process is very simple and risk free for both of us.
So, do you think it’s a scam, or not a scam?
Thanks in advance!
1) Go to craigslist
2) click on Cars & trucks
3) Look at the top of the page. In huge blue type it very clearly says “OFFERS TO SHIP CARS ARE 100% FRAUDULENT”
If you have any further questions, refer to the hundreds of times this has been asked and answered here before.
it is a bit strange that he keeps insisting that its risk free with money back guarantee etc, i wouldnt trust it personally
my advice…walk away dont bother its too cheap something fishy there it could be a cut and shut (two different bmws welded together) or something sinnister like that……remember when something sounds too good to be true…it usually is
I bet it has a salvage title, meaning it was probably in a flood.
any doubts , dont buy it, another will come along soon, its too late once you have lost your money