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      02-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question Have you guys used Google checkout, is this a scam?

I wasn't born yesterday and it's not easy to pull a fast one on me with all those Craigslist scams, etc but I actually emailed this guy from Autotrader looking at a QX56 and this is his email back to me.

Has anyone here used such a thing or is this just another version of the scam?

here's the original link to the car for sale:

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...ngId=339639677

This is his info from the ad so that does match up.
AT Car ID: AT-143E7D7D
$37,070
Mileage: 9,570
303-423-3377

his email to me:

Hi,

The car is located in Colleyville, CO and I'm in Kent, WA right now so I can't arrange a viewing.
I'm currently signed up for Google Checkout services and I would like to close the deal through them.
If you are not aware of this program, you should know that it will allow you to test drive and inspect the car before paying me. You will have a 7-day inspection period to decide whether you want to keep the car or not before they release the funds to me.
If you are still interested and have cash just send me your Full Name, Phone Number, shipping address and I'll ask them to fill you in with the transaction details.
After Google Checkout confirms the transaction I will personally come and hand you the keys(this way I will not make the trip just to see that you don't have the money or any other reason...)
If you agree with my terms please let me know and I'll give you a call to discuss more about this transaction.

Best Regards!
David

You can read more about this service at http://www.googlecheckout-orders.com
The car has 9570 miles.
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Google check out is a legit business, but this is a scam. Guaranteed!!!

The actual website does not use the -orders suffix, and the page looks a bit fishy...
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Definitely a scam. Any time they add stuff to the domain they're trying to scam you. You'll see things like amazon.somerandomdomain.com, or things like this googlecheckout-randomwords.com like in this case.

That's why it's always a good idea to type in the domain yourself instead of following a link when going to a website, especially one involving money. That and avoid misspellings, as all the misspellings are also sometimes scams, like payypal.com.

Edit: Make sure you report the listing as fraud so you protect others.
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thanks already reported them!

Sad there are people out there doing this, he even tried to give legit cities to cover his tracks!
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