Been buying and selling on eBay and Craigslist for over 10 years bought and sold
3 cars and 3 motorcycles - took me about 2 seconds to recognize the dialog.
This individual will drag you into a place you will not want to go. Here are the
triggers that it is a scam - red text!!
"Thanks for answering the questions. I am satisfied but can you assure me that i will not be disappointed if i buy this Vehicle. I'm ready to pay your asking price but not cash in person
because I'm currently in a conference
and calls are restricted at the moment
and my only quickest payment option is PayPal, its safe fast and secure and i will be responsible for the PayPal transaction charges so you can get your expected amount
. If you don't have an account with PayPal, its pretty easy to open one,Just log onto www.paypal.com and sign up. I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? As I am buying the vehicle for someone
and I'm very sure he will love this vehicle, his a mechanic and a handy man, so if there is anything that need to be fixed in it just let me know he will handle it. I have a mover that will come for the pick up once payment clears
in your account and he will handle the title for me.I look forward to hear from you with the information below."
The red outlined text is standard language for scammers. And this email is just
the first of many in a very long chain that will at cause you at worse to loose
not only your money but the vehicle as well . . . RUN!! Or is you want report him
to eBay as a scammer - the official site to read up on eBay scams / warnings is:
eBay Security Center
One last recommendation - never accept funds from PayPal for very large
automotive transactions - it gives the buyer some very large advantages. eBay
and Craigslist are great places for hooking you up to sell autos and motorcycles
but as for financial transactions I would stick with CASH or Deposited / Approved
by your Bank Certified Checks.
My 2 cents . . .