Another Craigslist Scam
By Rex of SB
A couple of days ago I put a basic ad on Craigslist to sell my near-mint-condition 1999 Volvo convertible, just to see if there was any local interest before placing an ad on eBay. Today I got a text from the 909 area code regarding the ad.
This is the text: "Would you please pull a vin check from vincheck.com and send it to me? You just enter your vin then get a report - Please email that to me at KatherineJonesPl@yahoo.com…Just lmk (sic) after you've pulled the report and we can make a time to meet up."
To which I replied, "Sorry, I just Googled it and it's listed as a not-safe site and the website owner is using a service to hide their identity. I'll pass, thanks."
To which, "Katherine" says, "Thanks look forward to seeing the report ;) I've had my eye on the 1999 volvo ready to buy I think!"
I reply, "Umm, no—I'm not having anything to do with Vincheck. It appears to be a total scam."
And that was the last I heard from the good Katherine. I have no idea who she or "Vincheck" are or what the hell they're up to, but I know neither is good news. If you're trying to sell a car, just be on guard. Oh yeah, and in the Google search I learned that "Vincheck" has been in business for seven (7) days.