Fraudsters are now using Green Dot Moneypak for payment on non-existent vehicles
Recently a Millersville man thinking he was buying a 2002 Ford Explorer for $2000 fell victim to this scam.
From Lancaster Online: “A Millersville Borough resident fell for an online scam, paying $2,000 for a used SUV owned by an Army National Guard member in Utah and getting nothing, borough police said.
The victim, who lives in the 100 block of Manor Avenue, responded to a Craigslist ad for a 2002 Ford Explorer.
He exchanged emails with the seller and was told to purchase $2,000 in Green Dot Moneypak cards and give the seller the cards’ redemption codes.
The Kelley Blue Book value for a 2002 Ford Explorer is close to $4,000.
The victim was told he was making the payment through an Ebay Motors escrow account, which would hold the money until the vehicle was delivered. The victim received an official-looking receipt marked “Ebay Motors.”
The victim provided the codes on May 14 and then heard nothing.
Folks don’t get taken for an expensive ride. Watch this video and be sure to read my article “Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Advice” Link under this video. And sorry to be blunt BUT the butt you save might just wind up being your own!