How to Spot a Scam

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Avoid This Car Scam

Here is another example of a dirt bag scam artist posing as US Military Personnel. In reality there is no car for sale, its just an elaborate scam to cheat people out of money.

Scam Artist Name: Jerry Mercante
email: unknown

If you are interested in my 2003 Toyota Camry LE, it is in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever. It has 32,154 miles and the VIN # is :4T1BE32K63U771971. It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.
I have the pictures hosted on the net and you can see them at :
The car is located in Simi Valley, CA.
The price is $2,500 including shipping costs anywhere in the continental US. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. I am selling the car because I am in the army, and my unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in January.
The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited due to my job in the army so I decided to use a service from ProPay. To begin the transaction I'll need your full name and shipping address, I will forward the details of our transaction to ProPay and then you will receive an invoice from them. The car will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.
Jerry Mercante.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can add the name [Army]"Sgt." Kevin Macmahon to the list with a 2008 Ford F150 with only 4200 miles selling for $ SHIPPING charges which he generously offered to split! Using a fake ebay webpage with fake guarantees, money was to be wired to a bank in Barcelona, Spain and even had two Spanish beneficiaries listed! Buyer beware! If it sounds too good to be true, IT IS!