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Exclamation I was just involved in a craigslist scam and identity theft! - February 23, 2011, 03:45 PM

So about an hour ago some guy call me at work (car dealership) and asked me how things are going with his car.
I'm like "hu, what car?"

After fumbling and stumbling with the information for a few minutes... we get our stories straight.

This guy answered a CL ad for a car.
Met the guy at GreenTurtle in Germantown.
Test drove the car.
Filled out some paperwork.
and gave a $500 deposit!

Guy takes deposit, gives him MY CARD, and says to call him at the office tomorrow!

Crazy right!

I'm sure I'll be getting a call from the police soon.
The guy who got scammed seem to take it well.


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February 23, 2011, 04:02 PM

It's funny cause the guy's like, "you're an indian guy right?"

I was like, "umm.. nope... sorry brother"


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What do you think the chances of this idiot using a car that is registered in his own name (or someone close to him)? Did the guy that called you happen to get the plate or VIN number?


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It's funny cause the guy's like, "you're an indian guy right?"

I was like, "umm.. nope... sorry brother"
Lmao! I'm pretty sure you have an Anglo first and surname.

When the guy looked at the card and then looked at his Indian seller, that should have set off a bell.



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What do you think the chances of this idiot using a car that is registered in his own name (or someone close to him)? Did the guy that called you happen to get the plate or VIN number?
The guy didn't really have any info. I should have got his info to follow up, but I was super busy and figure the police will contact me at some point. I mean, who does that? With all the scams out there. You give someone money at a bar, and take a business card... no ID?


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Lmao! I'm pretty sure you have an Anglo first and surname.

When the guy looked at the card and then looked at his Indian seller, that should have set off a bell.
That was my first reaction!
Dude, my name is Vincent (german last name)... really?
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February 23, 2011, 04:31 PM

Question is how did the guy (seller) get your card?


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I think you are asking too much of this simple minded person. He gave someone $500... in a bar.... in cash.. and it wasn't a stripper.

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I think you are asking too much of this simple minded person. He gave someone $500... in a bar.... in cash.. and it wasn't a stripper.
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Question is how did the guy (seller) get your card?
Are you serious?
I am a Used Car Manager in a high volume dealership... I hand out a lot of cards.

He could have got it a million ways.
From a friend or family member.
Found it in a car.
Found it on the ground.
Found it in a garbage can.
Made it on his computer, and am the lucky name he picked off our website. Who knows?


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Scammer: Uh uh, no dude, we don't accept checks at my dealership, cash only

Idiot: Oh am sorry, heres 5 $100 bills

Scammer: Uh uh, smaller bills please, untraceable

Idiot: Oh my bad, of course, heres some $5s and $10s. I really appreciate your patience. What time can I call you tomm?

Scammer: Call me 9am MST, heres my card, Boris Yeltsin, Manager - Accounts

Idiot: Thank you Mr Yeltsin, talk to you tomm. Nice tan!


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So about an hour ago some guy call me at work (car dealership) and asked me how things are going with his car.
I'm like "hu, what car?"

After fumbling and stumbling with the information for a few minutes... we get our stories straight.

This guy answered a CL ad for a car.
Met the guy at GreenTurtle in Germantown.
Test drove the car.
Filled out some paperwork.
and gave a $500 deposit!

Guy takes deposit, gives him MY CARD, and says to call him at the office tomorrow!

Crazy right!

I'm sure I'll be getting a call from the police soon.
The guy who got scammed seem to take it well.


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Are you serious?
I am a Used Car Manager in a high volume dealership... I hand out a lot of cards.

Yes...I was serious.

But it was more or less in a "think about it" tone.

meaning...I wonder if YOU actually met the scamming criminal and handed out your card to him.

That would be pretty crazy. (at least I think so...)

Makes you wonder if you said anything or rubbed the dude a wrong way when he was talking to you...makes you wonder why did he pick you out of all people there to use you in his scam...

Or not...

he could have gotten it from a 3rd party which is probably MORE likely...lol


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^ oh I see... yeah no "tone" on the interwebs.
I get what your saying. That is a good thought. I wish the scammee had a picture... I remember everyone!
Prob just oppertunistic and my card was available. I don't there was any specific intent towards me.


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