The latest Yahoo finance scam involves a 2006 volkswagen Jetta TDI that is supposed to be located in Reno Nevada. The poster has placed the vehicle for sale in Atlanta, Nevada, and Miami.
There are the messages the scammer sent me.
Scammers e-mail is email@example.com
Thanks for replying to my ad.
I want you to know the car is in excellent condition with no rust or any kind of damage anywhere and it doesn't need any maintenance.
Title is clear and free of liens.
My price is $ 4200. I am now in a divorce and I am in desperate need of money to pay the mortgage on my house with this economical crisis.
That's my only reason for selling it otherwise I wouldn't do it.
Where are you located?
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask
The car is located in Reno, NV sealed and ready for the shipping.I work as a dealer on a cruise ship. Now I am not in the town. This the reason that I chose to sell my car over internet.I hope this situation won't affect your decision in buying the car.
All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the car.Also about payment and shipping I will use only Yahoo Finance.I need your name and shipping address so I can reserve the car for you and register the transaction with Yahoo Finance and they will contact you with all the instructions step by step on how to complete the transaction.fees).After you receive the car you will have 5 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car.Let me know your decision.
None of the e-mails are signed and there is no finance option offered of this sort from Yahoo Finance.
This type of long distance theft will continue to occur as the economy gets worse. I expect it to be rampant in the automotive sales industry within the next few months
Here are the scam pages