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 and send it to me? You just enter your vin then get a report – Please email that to me at…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.


Written by REX OF SB

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