Bargain Hunter Scam through Cars.com

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Bargain Hunters, Wire Fraud

Recall that the Bargain Hunter scam is a four pronged attack: 1. Scammer Sets the Trap This cars.com ad has a 2002 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner up for grabs at $5,582. It’s a pretty good deal, designed to whet my appetite and have me get in touch with the seller thinking that there’s a great deal […]

Bargain Hunters, Cars.com & eBay

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Bargain Hunters, Wire Fraud

Not familiar with the Bargain Hunter scam? Read up and then let’s get to it. 1. Scammer Sets the Trap This cars.com ad has a 2005 Ford F150 FX4 available for approximately $3,000 below book value. As it stands, this looks like a good deal, but not a smokin hot deal that would have me […]

Bargain Hunters, Craigslist and Google Wallet

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Bargain Hunters, Wire Fraud

Today’s scammer adds a little bit of a twist in step four of the Bargain Hunter scam, it’s not a game changer but it’s simple and interesting enough that I thought it deserves a post of its own. If you’re not familiar with the scam, do some quick reading and then let’s get down to […]

Amazon Payments Scam via Cars.com et al

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Bargain Hunters, Mad Monday, Wire Fraud

We look at another Bargain Hunter scammer today. I rate this chap higher than last week’s Bargain Hunter scammer because, as you’re about to see, today’s scammer puts a┬álot more effort into what he does. So here we go, the Bargain Hunter scam is a four pronged attack which starts at cars.com 1. Scammer Sets […]

Bargain Hunters, Amazon Payments and Cars.com

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Bargain Hunters, Wire Fraud

Today we introduce the Bargain Hunter scam. This scam relies mostly on victims thinking that they are getting an incredible deal for something that they found online, usually on a fairly popular site. Sometimes these scams are so well executed that one can easily be swayed away from the old saying that “if it’s too […]