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See an example of a false story email


A tactic often used by fraudsters is to lure unsuspecting buyers into a quick sale through false stories like the one in this example. Always be aware that these are usually scams, especially if the seller suggests transacting through eBay's Vehicle Purchase Protection Program. eBay does not act as an intermediary in any transaction and the Vehicle Purchase Protection Program covers only vehicles purchased on the eBay site and appear in the “Won” section of My eBay. Remember, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.


Thank you so much for contacting me regarding my 1999 Toyota Solara SLE Coupe V6. The car has 90,000 miles, one owner, it's in perfect condition without any mechanical problems, with no damages or hidden defects, no need for additional repairs, clear title without any accidents, liens or loans. All power equipment are in working order. I have all the car's manual, 2 spare of keys, all the documents and papers. The last price of the car is 2,890.00$. I was fired from my job because the financial crises that affected almost everyone including the company I worked at. I'm in a hurry to find a buyer because I'm in debts with my bank, so now you can see the reason why I'm selling my car at 2,890.00$. I want to make this transaction through eBay's Vehicle Purchase Program. I want eBay because they are the biggest Company and we can close this deal fast and safe for both of us. If you are interested to buy email me your full name and shipping address (street,city,state,zip code,country) so I can open the case with eBay.

Thanks you,"