Ongoing scam: Edmunds escrow fraud

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    Martha

    Hello ,

     

    Where they did ask you that they use edmunds like escrow , on what site you find this posibile fraud ?

    I will wait your reply

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    Sydney

    Hello Martha,

    Please note that the only official Edmunds site is www.edmunds.com. Any other site that claims to be Edmunds but does not match this URL is not affiliated with Edmunds. If you come across a site that you believe to be Edmunds but you are unsure, please feel free to contact us at help@edmunds.com.

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    Martha

    no i have asked you where they sell cars and tell you that they use edmunds ?? on autotrader or cars ?? 

    where they sell the cars 

     

    thanks 

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    Jeff Summers

    Here is an example:
    https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/6359268678.html

    Once you contact this Craigslist add, you will be asked to work with an escrow company that has physical possession of the automobile in Detroit, MI. That company will “look” like Edmunds.com. It is not the real Edmunds.com. This is a very elaborate scheme using real a real VIN. I even went so far as to order my own Carfax report and called the dealer who last changed the automobile’s oil. Everything checked out as legitimate that the car really exists and the escrow company does as well. Local law enforcement even ran the VIN and the car did exist and was not stolen. The scammers even set up dummy corporations that look like they physically exist with customer reviews on Google.

    https://www.edmunds.com.en-gb.info/how_it_works.php?ID=Edmunds&International=c4b67ad8c958652b9b6e94ba3085cdf3&autos&transactions=/en-us/?referrer

    https://www.edmunds.com.en-gb.info/contact_us.php?ID=Edmunds&International=ceaef595d3c125494830b34a135c73c8&autos&transactions=/en-us/?referrer

    The scammer screwed up and changed his name on the emails being sent back and forth. That’s what alerted me to a scam. Names used were:
    Joseph Edward Koch
    Keegan Miles Cooke

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    charles rippon

    Same scam with recent changes, They now use 

     http://www.edmunds.com.program.gll-invetory.com/vehicle

    When you click on the link,. it is almost impossible to see that the web site is anything but genuine,

    THey also gave a carfax report on the car,

    however a quick check on whosis & below is the owner.

    Rhonda Franklin

    56 Rodney St

    Liverpool 

    L1 9AD

    +4407885203742

     

    BEWARE. Thank god I saw this website & the comments before.....!! 

     

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    charles rippon

    Further to the above to clarify and to hope no one else gets caught.

     The vehicle was offered on carsforsale.com and was supposed to be in California:-

     

    It is still for sale and I'm  willing to sell it for US $26.000. The car is registered on my name, it has 33,000 miles, the title is clear (VIN WP0AB2A83BU780635- no lien,  accident free) also it drives and runs great. It is located in Santa Monica,Ca and I'm selling it because  I'm not in US anymore. I live in UK with my family now.

     

    PS: For more pictures use the link below:

    https://1drv.ms/f/s!AvrrZN2zR1Tpk1Me2bHhwXZxiMSO

     

    Another vehicle on carsforsale.com - last month was supposed to be in Eastern Europe and was shipped from the US but he could not clear due to EC regulations, so had to ship it back !!

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