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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Horse Trailer Scam Revisited

On May 14 2015, I posted about a horse trailer ad that my husband noticed on Craigslist. You can read it here: http://peevishpen.blogspot.com/2015/05/horse-trailer-scam.html. Anyhow, this ad sounded too good to be true. I was sure it was a scam and did a bit of Googling. Yep—it was a scam.

What surprised me was the number of folks who commented on my post. Some were almost taken in, but they did a bit of checking and found my blog. Last night I heard from a reader—Seth—who sent me some jpegs to post. It seems that the former "Jenny Cooper," now Eva Bond (who also uses the names Eva Baker, Amy Jones, Robert Munson, and Tara Lomas) is still selling that exact same horse trailer. Take a look (You'll have to click on the pictures to enlarge them):







Notice in the next one that "Tara" responds that she's "recently divorced" and has to sell the trailer fast because she's "leaving the country for a year on military duty with my medical team." Doesn't that tug at your heart? How could someone like that want to cheat you? Easy. . . .







From the comments on my original post, I knew she'd (he'd?) been selling a Bobcat and other equipment. But it turns out, she's also selling a car—a Nissan for only $1,500:



But folks are catching on:


Poor "Eva Bond" responds exactly like "Tara" in the horse trailer ad—that she's "recently divorced" and has to sell the car fast because she's "leaving the country for a year on military duty with my medical team." 


But word is getting out about Eva/Tara/Amy/Robert's scam. Check out Scam Warners at https://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&p=236495 . 
There's a post by someone who paid her money and didn't get the car at Scam Book: https://www.scambook.com/report/view/181303/Amy-Jones-Robert-L-Munson-Complaint-181303-for-$3,269.89

From what Seth told me, Eva/Tara/Amy/Robert/etc. uses fake gmail addys. Three of them begin totolomas65, emadun69, and evabond69. Plus she/he/they use a masked number when texting via Spoof Card that alters the caller's ID.

Let the potential buyer beware. And never underestimate the power of Google!
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Thanks, Seth, for sending me the info.


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4 Comments:

Blogger Amelia White said...

Thank you for this post. I was suspicious of the Nissan posting so I searched her email and your article popped up. Thank you for doing the research.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Becky Mushko said...

At 8:10 on Feb. 2, I received that a "Kavya Singh"made this comment on this post: "beautiful cars image's thanks," Her signature lists links to HNI Gold Calls and Commodity Gold Jackpot Call—all of which sound like scams to me.
Of course, I'm marking her comment as spam. But I'm wondering if "Kavya" might be one of the people selling the Nissan, horse trailer, etc.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Angela Buso said...

She/he is now selling a enclosed cargo trailer on Craigslist "Subject: Re: 2011 // American Hauler // $1,500

Hi again! Right now I'm at Hill AF Base in Utah, doing a special training and getting ready for my deployment. The trailer is already at a storage place in Salt Lake City, sealed and ready to be delivered to your place in 2-3 days. As I said in my first email it has clear title and the price is $1,500 including delivery to your address. The transaction will be done ONLY through Amazon. They will handle the shipping, the payment and the papers exchange. By dealing through Amazon we are both covered 100% and nothing wrong can happen with my trailer or your money. You will benefit of free delivery and a 7 day period to test, inspect and accept the trailer. Your money will stay in your possession and you won't release any payment to me until you inspect and accept the trailer.

If you're interested, please reply with your full name and shipping address and I will forward your details at Amazon. Then Amazon will send you an invoice with more info on how to purchase it and how to make the payment."
Almost got caught up in the great buy. But something didn't seem right. Why would "she" be advertising in Tucson-Phoenix if she and trailer were already in Utah? We originally thought the trailer would be in Tucson. And why would you get a trailer in a divorce and sell it for less than what it's worth?
Thank you for your blog post confirming our suspicions.

12:47 AM  
Blogger Becky Mushko said...

This awkward passage doesn't soud like a person whose native language is English: "By dealing through Amazon we are both covered 100% and nothing wrong can happen with my trailer or your money. You will benefit of free delivery and a 7 day period to test, inspect and accept the trailer. Your money will stay in your possession and you won't release any payment to me until you inspect and accept the trailer."

6:43 AM  

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