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stiffy
02-01-2010, 12:39 AM
Found this thought it might work well as a BBQ vending and some roadside vending, any thoughts anyone? It may lack on prep area tho...
http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/bfs/1573780635.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3k73o03lf5O65P15S2a1r31043bccd01b16a7.jpg

tmcmaster
02-01-2010, 01:08 AM
if you don't jump on it... I may...

armor
02-01-2010, 07:31 AM
I wonder about the floor. Seems like it would be difficult to clean. Sure you can spray water in but that will not clean grease and the finish on that diamond plate doesn't always hold up to bleach etc.

frankenswine
02-01-2010, 09:06 AM
I would check it a little closer. There have been several trailers on Craigslist in my area lately all with msn e-mails like this one. They all seem to be too good to be true. When you e-mail them they try to get you to send them the money in advance and then say they will set up for the trailer to be shipped. This may not be the same just a litlle warning just in case.

BRBBQ
02-01-2010, 09:24 AM
If it's true, it looks like a nice buy

kurtsara
02-01-2010, 11:40 AM
I would check it a little closer. There have been several trailers on Craigslist in my area lately all with msn e-mails like this one. They all seem to be too good to be true. When you e-mail them they try to get you to send them the money in advance and then say they will set up for the trailer to be shipped. This may not be the same just a litlle warning just in case.

That is what I was wondering also, this "It is in immaculate condition and meets all requirements for FL licensing" threw up a flag to me but maybe they bought it in Florida and now live in Columbia, Mo. or something like that

dreed
02-01-2010, 12:48 PM
That posting has scam written all over it. , the email I got on that same trailer was sort of like what frankenswine mentioned.

They live in Florida, but travel a lot so they can't make a deal in person. The shipping is already paid because a guy from california couldn't secure a loan for the trailer. But the owner of the trailer had already paid to have it shipped.

I told "KIM" I have family members in Fla, and that they would like to look at it and to just give me an address of where the trailer is. I explained this would be better since scammers are a dime a dozen on craigslist. Guess what?

I never heard back from "kim"

If it is too good to be true, it is a scam.
Oh yeah they were selling the same trailer in NJ

frankenswine
02-01-2010, 04:25 PM
Looks like this trailer gets around. It is now in SLC...

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/bfs/1581215407.html

E Mellow
02-01-2010, 04:26 PM
Every trailer I have seen on craigslist starting with any kind of symbol ie "***" has been a scam.

kurtsara
02-01-2010, 05:47 PM
That posting has scam written all over it. , the email I got on that same trailer was sort of like what frankenswine mentioned.

They live in Florida, but travel a lot so they can't make a deal in person. The shipping is already paid because a guy from california couldn't secure a loan for the trailer. But the owner of the trailer had already paid to have it shipped.

I told "KIM" I have family members in Fla, and that they would like to look at it and to just give me an address of where the trailer is. I explained this would be better since scammers are a dime a dozen on craigslist. Guess what?

I never heard back from "kim"

If it is too good to be true, it is a scam.
Oh yeah they were selling the same trailer in NJ

Oh, they have 2 of them, maybe I should contact them :wink:

Butts-n-gutts
02-01-2010, 06:18 PM
I put the email address into Google and it came up withthe same trailer in LA

smoke-n-my-i's
02-01-2010, 06:40 PM
I just sent an email to CL, including all three postings... maybe we all should send an inquiry to see abt the trailer, referring to all three listings and see what they have to say if anything..... or better yet, send an inquiry abt it, then ask abt why the multiply listings across the country....

sent to:
abuse@craigslist.org

included all three listings:



http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/bfs/1581215407.html

http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/bfs/1573780635.html

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bfs/1581249304.html

Rookie'48
02-01-2010, 08:22 PM
All three have been flagged for removal. You must have gotten C/L's attention.

mdr67
02-01-2010, 08:58 PM
An email to your State's Attorney General would be prudent as well. I'd hate to have an unsuspecting Brethren bamboozled!

stiffy
02-01-2010, 09:12 PM
Dang, I have had a scammer on here, do the same sort of thing with a car also. Way to be on top of things, would have been a cool trailer to start out with.

tmcmaster
02-01-2010, 10:42 PM
When I inquired and asked for pictures, I recieved the following... not form "Kim" but from "Nicole..."


Hi,
The food trailer is located in Florida.The price for the trailer is $4400 and it
includes shipping and insurance.The trailer It's in perfect condition without any
mechanical problems,with no damages or hidden defects,no need additional
repairs,fully equipped,liens or loans.I had a buyer from California but his loan was
not approved and now the trailer is still for sale.Shipping is already paid, as I
explained, my buyer couldn't take the loan after I made the arrangements to ship the
trailer,and the trucking company won't refund me, but I am able to ship the trailer
anywhere in US.As I travel a lot and I can't do this transaction personally, the
transaction will be made thru eBay for our safety and so we can be sure of the
legitimacy of our deal...to do that i need your full name and full shipping address
and ebay will contact you shortly with all the information you need.
I have to let you know that I want a fast deal because I have some financial
problems right now.
Please reply me asap if interested
Nicole

P.S. you have the pictures below:

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/10.jpg
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/9.jpg
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/8.jpg
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/7.jpg
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/6.jpg
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/5.jpg
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/4.jpg
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/3.jpg
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/2.jpg
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/belishpefurish/1.jpg

Dutchovendude
02-03-2010, 03:10 PM
This is another scam. This is the email they sent in reply to my inquiry.

"Hello,

First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my trailer. I sell
at this price($3800) because i just finished the divorce with my
husband. When the divorce has finished i own this trailer. Now as a women
i don't need. This trailer is in excellent working conditions, no
scratches or any kind of damage and comes with a clear title.The trailer
is located in Orlando,Florida at the shipping company..
From the begining you have to know that for the payment I request only
secure pay, I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services.
We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated at eBay and
I have a purchase protection account for $10.000. The final price that
I want for this trailer is $3800, including shipping and handling.
If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name
and address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
I will wait your answer(if you are interested to buy) very soon

Thank you,
Sara. "

I did some research and "Sara" has been frauding folks all over the USA.
When I told them that their ad was a fraud, this is the reply I received back from them.


"I know this problem as someone else told me !You are not the first one who told me !U are a smart guy anyway:) Some of America doesn't have too much !:P "

Capn Kev
02-03-2010, 05:12 PM
http://theautoprophet.blogspot.com/2008/10/new-ebay-motors-scam.html

smoke-n-my-i's
02-03-2010, 06:20 PM
I just found 3 more listings for the same trailer... Orlando, Atlanta, and Richmond. I flagged all of them.

Do a search, when as soon as you find it, flag it as spam/overpost. It takes more than one person to flag for it to be removed, so keep on flagging.... they will get the hint (maybe) after a few days. I am using www.searchtempest.com so I can search within X miles of a location, and I am putting food trailer in the search box.

Happy flagging.

Bill

smoke-n-my-i's
02-03-2010, 06:41 PM
Also found in New Jersy, Long Island, and Chicago. I changed the search to: nicolefilary2002@msn.com and found a Hummer H3 golf cart in Charlotte.....

Poker Smoker
02-04-2010, 06:48 AM
The construction of the sentences just screams fraud.

stiffy
02-04-2010, 10:02 AM
I saw the same thing with a Honda Accord on CL a week ago, figured it was an isolated incident, but you guys I think are just barely scratchin the surface! Thanks for being so on top of this everyone!!

kurtsara
02-04-2010, 02:48 PM
I wonder if they are at it again, or somebody else, way to cheap (http://providence.craigslist.org/bfs/1585242461.html)

Melon bros. catering
02-11-2010, 07:32 PM
I saw this ad on CL about a week ago and showed it to my business partner because I was interested in it. I happened to stumble across this thread and guess what I think it is the same person. I could not see the trailer everyone was talking about because the page had been removed is this the trailer everyone is talking about?

http://images.craigslist.org/3ne3kb3p65Oc5Pc5S2a217e3ac8506f74111f.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3k73o13p85Te5Pc5Raa21f86af860a1391ea4.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3k83o93l35O85P25Rfa21261b95b0b9a21726.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3n53kc3l25O85T95R7a214a4cd926b62812d7.jpg

http://omaha.craigslist.org/bfs/1581302164.html (http://omaha.craigslist.org/bfs/1581302164.html)

smoke-n-my-i's
02-11-2010, 07:38 PM
yes, that would be it.... stay far away as possible, and report it as prohibited, and email Craigslist with the posting and email address.

smoke-n-my-i's
02-11-2010, 07:44 PM
I just done another search using the email address on Google, and came up with these... you do the math. Some have already been deleted....

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/rvs/1568116625.html

http://bham.craigslist.org/bfs/1590992597.html

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/rvs/1568154325.html

http://nashville.craigslist.org/bfs/1593779043.html

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brx/bfs/1591676699.html

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bfs/1581249304.html

smoke-n-my-i's
02-12-2010, 08:37 AM
I just had to do it.... being the trouble maker I am, I just had to email her and fuel the fire.... here is her reply. Compare it to the above one:

Hi,
The food trailer is located in Florida.The price for the trailer is $4400 and it includes shipping and insurance.The trailer It's in perfect condition without any mechanical problems,with no damages or hidden defects,no need additional repairs,fully equipped,liens or loans.I had a buyer from California but his loan was not approved and now the trailer is still for sale.Shipping is already paid, as I explained, my buyer couldn't take the loan after I made the arrangements to ship the trailer,and the trucking company won't refund me, but I am able to ship the trailer anywhere in US.As I travel a lot and I can't do this transaction personally, the transaction will be made thru eBay for our safety and so we can be sure of the legitimacy of our deal...to do that i need your full name and full shipping address and ebay will contact you shortly with all the information you need.
I have to let you know that I want a fast deal because I have some financial problems right now.
Please reply me asap if interested
Nicole

I emailed here back a few minutes ago to tell her I am in FL and not too far away and would like to look at it first to see if it would do what I am looking into doing, and if it does, I can give her a binder until I can get to the bank and get the balance and meet at DMV to get the title transferred..... let's see what she has to see about that..... should be interesting. Wonder how long I can string her along.... :biggrin:

JohnJ
02-12-2010, 08:55 AM
smoke-n-my-i's (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/member.php?u=5346), I doubt you will set up a face to face, but if you can, oh please take the police with you to set up a little sting! I love to see people doing that to other people go off to jail!

John

smoke-n-my-i's
02-12-2010, 09:07 AM
smoke-n-my-i's (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/member.php?u=5346), I doubt you will set up a face to face, but if you can, oh please take the police with you to set up a little sting! I love to see people doing that to other people go off to jail!

John

John, I doubt it will ever happen either... but I am having fun in the mean time... all of those that have replied only get the "we have shipping already paid, we can only do it through EBay"... that is bull.... and we know it... only she doesn't know that we know it... is it really a she, or an imposter???? I have written Craigslist abuse now twice and reported her/him about it with the email address and a couple of the ads... told them to do a Google search and look for the ads all over the country.... their standard reply was to flag as prohibited....

I will string it along as long as she/he will allow it... I am going to insist that if it is to be sold, I have to look at it first.... I bet that the emails will stop on her end.....

stiffy
02-12-2010, 09:42 AM
Wow, this is a serious issue. I wonder how many people really do get duped on something like this? Is a shame to think about.

smoke-n-my-i's
02-12-2010, 05:38 PM
I just checked and had 2 more emails from Nicole....


I never said anything abt EBay.... ??? so why this explanation....

hello Bill,
the trailer is not listed on ebay. this is just an agreement between me and ebay. because the trailer is not listed on ebay we will work with ebay international. to do that i need your full name and full shipping address so i can open a case with ebay international and they will contact you shortly with all th einfo you need regarding payment and shipping.
thank you
nicole

I did get a "location":

Hi again,
Miami.the problem is that i am out of state for the next three weeks and i'm unable to make this deal in person, this is why i'm offered to ship it and to make the deal thru ebay.
so if you are interested in buying the trailer from me we will make this deal thru ebay only and to do that i need your full name and full shipping address.
Thank you
Nicole

She is insistent upon doing EBay... I just wrote here back and told her I could wait until she got back, if she did not want to wait until I can examine the trailer to make sure that it will work for me, then I guess I would have to pass on it....

I wonder what her reply, if any, will be on that....

smoke-n-my-i's
02-13-2010, 09:19 AM
Well, that was the end of that... no replies at all when I insisted on waiting and seeing the trailer....

I just sent her a note stating that since she only insisted on Ebay using a money gram which is against Ebay policy and is regarded as a SCAM, the apparently that is what this is, a SCAM. And I will be reporting it to the FCC, Craigslist, and EBAY, unless she stops immediately, and sends an apology to all of the listing sites that I have seen her posts on, which includes just about every large city in the US. This is not only a Federal crime, but an internet crime as well.

Now I really doubt that I will get a reply no sooner that I did when I insisted on seeing the trailer, but maybe it will open her eyes a little. I make a bet that the email address will change, and that the posts will continue... just imagine how much money one could make if they were able to sell just one a week... :eek:

smoke-n-my-i's
02-13-2010, 09:25 AM
Kind of strange... Some of the postings I listed the other day are stated as being removed by being flagged, some are removed by author??? does the latter mean that some were sold and then removed, or did the scum bag get the message the other day and start removing them????

Time to go trailer shopping......

Dutchovendude
02-13-2010, 11:34 PM
On the trailer where I contacted the seller and told them it was a scam, The owner had removed the ad within an hour.

weekend warrior
02-14-2010, 01:00 AM
Logged on to cl and....posting has been flagged (http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/flags_and_community_moderation) for removal

BBQ Bandit
02-14-2010, 07:47 AM
Looks like an ongoing theme of scams... been researching on a tow/suv and received the below messages:

First email:
Hi, The car is in excellent condition as you can see in the pictures. Never been dropped, raced or in an accident. It has been regularly maintained. It runs like brand new with no issues.
I'm in New Jersey due to my work (i'm an Air Force Msgt.) and i have the car here with me. I can deliver it to your shipping address (i will pay for the shipping and insurance fees) and i will agree to let you test and inspect it for 5 days just to be sure. In this 5 days you will test the conditions of the car. If something won't be like you expected to be you can return it without any expense. It will come with all the paper work.
The payment will be made through bank wire transfer. The deal will go through eBay motors and Square Trade. In this way both of us will have the required assurance that the deal will take place well. A refund policy will be included.
If you agree with these terms please reply me with your full name, shipping address and phone# so that i can forward them to eBay. They will send you a complete list with instructions.
I`m waiting for your reply as soon as possible. Please contact me on the email from the attach (I've sent you a picture).
Thanks

second email:
Hi, Sorry for the delay. Due to my busy schedule i prefer to ship it. Anyway a refund policy will be included so you'll have the possibility to return it if you consider so (but i really don't think this will happen because the car is in great shape). Sorry that i can't call you or give you a phone# because i'm in an army base and for security reasons i don't have access to a phone(i hardly have access to a computer) but i'll call you when i'll go out to handle the shipping. I hope you'll understand this situation.
If you are interested please reply me with your full name and shipping address so that i can start the transaction through eBay, if not just let me know so i can try to find another buyer. Thanks


Responded that I was willing to drive out and inspect in person before any monies exchanges.
Won't hear fm him again.

FYI: Square trade scam on Ebay details...
http://forums.ebay.com/db2/topic/Escrow-Insurance/Square-Trade-Scam/200082658

dewkster56
02-14-2010, 11:44 AM
Lots of Scams going on. I found one on a rental property, my son is coming home from Iraq and wanted me to check on a rental he found on Craigslist turns out there were more than one ad same names put one was located over in London Eng. and wanted all personal information sent there along with Deposit which threw up the warning flags. When I confronted them about the two different amounts of dep. and locations they said they were aware of it and wanted to know if still interested. I often wonder how many fall for this stuff. If it sounds to good to be true it often is not

kurtsara
02-17-2010, 01:55 PM
I think this one is for real, the poor ladies husband died and she has the trailer all wrapped up and ready to ship to me at her expense, how can I go wrong, and only $4102.00, she said she works on a cruise ship but her shipper would help her take care of the sale, must be a nice shipper to help her like that with her husband dying

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bfs/1601844230.html

How do these a$$clowns sleep at night?