There are scammers ads all over the Cars & Trucks section. Look for the following as a warning: * Low price on vehicle. Too good to be true price. Usually between $500 - $2000. They will use odd prices as well like $1544. * Contact only through email. They post an address or ask for your email. Some give you their phone number. They are now posing as military personnel and even making up their own military email addresses. Watch out for ‘sergent’ which they misspell or USAF, emails. The emails will work but they are fake military email addresses. * Post they are selling for their sister, mother, aunt, etc. If you contact through email you may get a sob story like their son or daughter died and they are selling vehicle cheap because of bad memories. Or the owner is military and doesn’t need it. Or their military son died in action. They stoop pretty low but these are scumbags who steal from you! * Some have disabled the chat function in OfferUp and you will get an error message. They are hoping this will force you into using their email address. * They are now hijacking other people’s accounts so it looks legit. Look at the profiles, sometimes even TruMembers, and you will see dozens of posts for the same vehicle in multiple cities and states, maybe alongside photos of typical items people sell on OfferUp. * They will tell you they don’t have the vehicle because they are selling through eBay so you have Buyer Warranty and Protection. They will send you a fake eBay web page. They tell you eBay ships the vehicle. All not true because there is no vehicle. * They use stock auto photos or ones taken from other sites, accounts, etc. * They will ask you to purchase and send them gift cards. Don’t do it! They will take your money and run! As the saying goes, caveat emptor, Buyer Beware. Let’s put these awful lowlife scammers out of business!
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