Originally Posted by Rubi
I'm assuming Autotrader Vehicle Purchase is some kind of escrow service like Paypal. Although it certainly looks like a scam, I wouldn't try to run a scam through Paypal. What would be the point? I wouldn't get paid.
Also, there's plenty of snow in California.
Ever heard of yahoo autos escrow service? Do a search on it & you'll find out real quick its a scam. A few years ago I was looking to buy a newer SS camaro. I tried contacting a seller on autotrader about the camaro he had for sale, I got that wierd dial up internet sound on the phone & no one answered. A week later, the scammer sent me pictures of this beautiful car with very low miles & a very low asking price. He claimed to be in the military, SGT Adams or something like that stationed in Alaska & claims free shipping because he's military. He can ship the car from Alaska after I pay $2700 through yahoo autos escrow service(no such thing) After I receive the car, I then have 7 days to inspect it, & if I like it, I then send the rest of the $10,000. I knew it was a scam, who would take their mint 01 SS to Alaska & drive it in the snow? Anyway, I played along & asked him to send me the payment info. At first I didnt receive it because it went into my spam folder. Once I found it, I found the guys name because his payment instructions were to send him a MoneyGram(like western union) to New York City.