Auction Of Seized Luxury Cars By U.S. Marshals Nets $8.2 Million

seized collector cra auction

This U.S. Marshals auction of seized luxury cars netted $8.2 million-dollars. The large  collection of 148 classic, performance and luxury vehicles were seized during the investigation of a $1 billion Benicia solar energy scam that defrauded investors. A Marshals’ Service spokesperson said a 2018 Prevost Motor coach brought in the highest bid at more than $1 million with a 2015 Honda dirt bike garnering the lowest bid at $400. A 1978 Firebird Trans Am previously owned by Burt Reynolds and the replica of the car “Smokey and the Bandit” sold…

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Amazon Loses $229K Con Artist Dumps Merchandise eBay & Craigslist

Amazon Drop Shipping Fraud

Joseph Sides, 24, of Boca Raton, Florida, was arraigned yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee alleging he defrauded Amazon of $229,000. Sides then dumped his Ill gotten gains on eBay, Craigslist, and Gameflip. The indictment alleges that, between March 2016 and June 2018, Sides created approximately 501 AZ accounts using false names, multiple e-mail addresses, and altered shipping addresses to place approximately 1227 orders. Sides allegedly obtained $229,391.42 in merchandise, replacements, and refunds by falsely claiming the merchandise had not been delivered or was damaged. According to the…

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Act Of Kindness Earns Man New Nissan Altima

Act Of Kindness Earns Man New Nissan Altima

Rapper Offset wrecked his new Dodge Challenger in Atlanta. It was a bad wreck. But J’Mmar Coleman came upon the accident scene and got Offset out of his totaled car. From Jalopnik: According to the 26-year-old Offset, J’Mmar was the only one to help after the crash. He got Offset out of the car, checked him over, walked him home, took him to the hospital, and then just disappeared without even knowing who he was helping out. J’Mmar was just being a good dude. But that good deed didn’t go…

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PDR Paintless Mobile Dent Repair NOT A Scam

Paintless Dent Repair

CBS Affiliate WHNT News 19 warns consumers to be aware of ‘mobile dent repair scams’ in this article. WHNT quoted an old 2015 article from KomoNews. Maybe CBS Affiliate WHNT News should have researched the paintless dent repair (PDR) industry first before embarrassing themselves. 😆 Being a former used car dealer i know the PDR business well. It’s common for pdr techs to work out of a van or truck. They keep their specialty tools as a rule on a cart. Good PDR techs can earn many hundreds daily. They…

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Nissan Altima Rust Problem Has Consumers Upset

Nissan Altima Rust

A news report today is claiming older Nissan Altima cars are having a rust problem with their floor pans At first i was thinking it was caused by rock salt and sodium chloride used by northern states to melt snow and ice in the winter. But it turns out the Altima is rusting from it’s inside out. Hard to point the finger at rock salt and sodium chloride in that case. The problem has not been diagnosed yet, but is suspected to be caused by poor drainage causing the floor…

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Chrysler Ordering 93 Dodge Vipers To Be Destroyed

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Chrysler Ordering 93 Dodge Vipers Pre-production cars To Be Destroyed, was crushing news for students and faculty at South Puget Sound Community College The automotive technology department at the Olympia, Wash., school was contacted by a Chrysler representative this week, and told that it had two weeks to destroy the donated 1992 Dodge Viper supercar it used in its classes. The vehicle is a pre-production model, and not certified for street use. It’s common practice for such cars to be given to educational programs to teach students about car repair…

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Human Remains Found In Foss Lake Submerged Cars

Foss Lake OK Long Submerged Cars And Remains Found

What started as a practice run for new sonar technology at Foss Lake became a recovery effort after officials discovered two vehicles submerged near the marina with human remains inside. The discovery appears to shed more light on a cold case from 1970 and could provide information on a rumor of people last seen in Canute in the early 1960s. Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples contacted The Elk City Daily News shortly before noon Tuesday asking for the community’s help identifying two men believed to have gone missing in the…

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Jeff Bezos Finds Apollo 11 Saturn 5 Rockets

Jeff Bezos Finds Apollo 11 Saturn 5 Rockets

Jeff Bezos founder and CEO of Amazon.com, and now, bona-fide ocean explorer. A year after vowing to send a team into the ocean to find F-1 engines from the historic Apollo 11 moon launch, Bezos announced Wednesday that the team had recovered F-1 engine parts. Because many original serial numbers are missing or partially missing, it was unclear if they actually came from the Apollo 11 mission. Calling it an “incredible adventure,” the billionaire said the team had just finished three weeks at sea, working nearly three miles below the…

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