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1948 CJ-2A Seattle, WA $8500 SCAM

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UPDATE II: Clint found the source for these photos. This jeep is actually  for sale in Houston, Texas, for $16,995.

UPDATE: This is for sure a scam. I’ve seen listed across the US. According to one reader, “Seller claims they want to deal thru EBAY where you deposit your money and the Jeep with be shipped to you. If you don’t want it , ship it back and your money will be refunded.”

“Fully Restored 1948 Michigan Yellow Willys CJ 2A! Frame Off Restoration Finished in it’s Original Color!!”

EXAMPLE AD: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/1948-jeep-cj/6394044574.html

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20 Comments on “1948 CJ-2A Seattle, WA $8500 SCAM

  1. Barry West

    Someone running these one photo scams definitely likes yellow. Dave, I think you posted the correct add on this one with several photos not too long ago. Maybe a month or so, I remember the description.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    I was wondering about this one, too. I thought I had seen it previously. It too might be a scam, though I haven’t seen this ad anywhere else just yet. Maybe this is simply a renewal of an old ad.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Clint, nice work! I’ll contact them and let them know someone’s been using their photos.

    – Dave

  4. TJ Johnson

    Thanks fellas for letting us know! It isn’t the first time our photos were used as Craigslist scams.
    Anyway it is still available so if anyone is interested we would be happy to work out a deal for you!

  5. Barry West

    Well, if you call Craigslist, you can start a case with Texas Attorney General to track down the listers email address and the IP address it was sent from. The scam ad was updated two days ago. Good luck Texas!

  6. David Eilers Post author

    TJ .. happy to help. We try to keep a close watch on the ads attempting to scam vintage jeep folks. Good luck!

    – Dave

  7. TJ Johnson

    Hey guys, we just posted our Willy’s on this site and the first response is a scammer. :/ Doubt it is his real name but wanted to show you all so your also aware.

    “I am interested in buying your Fully Restored 1948 Michigan Yellow Willys CJ-2A and would like to receive additional information about it and pictures if available, i would like to pay with PayPal.
    Regards.”

    Name: Thomas Fink
    E-mail: thfinks@gmail.com

    &

    Good to hear back from you, i work with Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services (offshore oil and gas platforms) at this moment i am presently working offshore i wont be able to check the Willys CJ-2A am buying this for my dad as a surprise gift so am willing to offer you the amount you requested, sometimes access to regular emails and phone calls are very poor in offshore due to inefficiency of phone and internet connections, more so we are often constrain from accessing the internet or making phone calls, i insisted on PayPal because i don’t have access to my bank account online and i don’t have internet banking too, but i can pay from my PayPal account, you don’t need to bother yourself about the shipment because i have a pick-up agent that will come for the pick-up and they will also determine and secure the shipment, get back to me with your PayPal email address so that i can make the payment, i will also need your full name and phone number.

    Regards.

  8. Barry West

    Well bless his heart. That the company is restricting their employees from using the internet and any phones is just down right oppression. When you get those kinda wages and no access to them, so sad…. I’m just gobbed smacked he’s able to email you TJ! Hey wait a minute, isn’t PayPal directly connected to your checking account? How is it he can get your info and then make the payment albeit he’s very constrained with the Net and phone systems? Poor guy just doesn’t have any luck at all. Well, I’m sure he’ll be letting his Dad down this year, bless his dad’s heart. He’s gonna be all tore up….

  9. David Eilers Post author

    Hi TJ,

    Well that’s definitely a scam alright! Are you sure he came through eWillys? I haven’t heard of many issues with scammers through eWillys, but I am definitely interesting to know if someone is using my site that way.

    Thanks and have a Happy New Year!
    – Dave

  10. Rock Julien

    I posted a 1965 Carryall 4×4 and it was just purchased (today 2/6/2018) by the same scammer TJ Johnson notes >

    Name: Thomas Fink
    E-mail: thfinks@gmail.com

    thfinks has replied to your message about listing 1965 Chevrolet K10 (361799):

    Get back to me with your email address so that i will email you directly okay.

    &

    Good to hear back from you, i work with Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services (offshore oil and gas platforms) at this moment i am presently working offshore i wont be able to check the Willys CJ-2A am buying this for my dad as a surprise gift so am willing to offer you the amount you requested, sometimes access to regular emails and phone calls are very poor in offshore due to inefficiency of phone and internet connections, more so we are often constrain from accessing the internet or making phone calls, i insisted on PayPal because i don’t have access to my bank account online and i don’t have internet banking too, but i can pay from my PayPal account, you don’t need to bother yourself about the shipment because i have a pick-up agent that will come for the pick-up and they will also determine and secure the shipment, get back to me with your PayPal email address so that i can make the payment, i will also need your full name and phone number.

    Regards.

    This name and Email address comes up a few places on the internet noting him as a scammer.

  11. Rock Julien

    David, The website was Classic 4×4 Market and they are aware. I contacted them and they replied with;

    Dear Rock,
    Apparently we’ve been hit by a scammer, who “purchased” some of the listed vehicles in an attempt to “phish” for personal information from sellers. We have since restricted the scammer’s account. We will look into reviving your listing for another go. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience, and will patch up our software to better combat future scammers. Thank you for you patience; we may contact you again in order to re-list your vehicle.
    Best,
    Patrick Hung

    Since this scammer had been mentioned here just wanted to make sure everyone was aware he is still out there somewhere trying similar scams.

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