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Old 03-03-2014, 03:59 PM   #1
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Scam Alert...answer from craigslist ad

Rita & Ronald (ronald.stanko@gmail.com)

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Hi Jean and Mike, thank you for contacting me regarding my camper. The 2002 Scamp 13' ft. is still for sale. This is a 13' Scamp with the factory "package" options. I am the original owner and bought











From:Rita & Ronald (ronald.stanko@gmail.com)Sent:Sun 3/02/14 6:15 PMTo: Jean ECS





Hi Jean and Mike, thank you for contacting me regarding my camper. The 2002 Scamp 13' ft. is still for sale.
This is a 13' Scamp with the factory "package" options. I am the original owner and bought this new from the factory.
It has a 3-way fridge, stove, furnace, 110 outlets, 12volt outlet, 12 gallon fresh water tank, screen door,
20lb. propane tank, 12v battery, sink, and a Fantastic Fan. I added removable/adjustable shelves in the clothes closet to make it into a pantry for food.
Everything works perfectly. This sleeps 4 with a dinette that converts to a double bed and the couch that converts to bunk beds.
This Scamp is in excellent condition. It has been stored indoors year round since new.
In the winter it is put on jack stands with the wheels off the ground and stored in a heated garage.
It has not been smoked in and I have not cooked in it. It does not leak.
There are some rock chips on the lower front from being towed but nothing major.
In the inside of the silverware drawer there is some paint worn away from the silverware tray sliding around.
It weighs approximately 1100 lbs. with a hitch weight of around 100lbs.
The tires are in good shape and the camper is ready to travel. It has a 6-way rv plug for wiring.
Here are more pics: https://picasaweb.google.com/114614215496017993710/Camper?authkey=Gv1sRgCIv-z6v5xbfMoQE


I was recently promoted so we had to move in Paterson, NJ with my family. Besides, there are a lot of
things which have priority now, so this camper has to go. As you probably noticed, the price
is rather low $2,300 if you buy it today or tomorrow. Due to the fact I am very busy with my
work and I don't stay too much at home, the camper is already to the shipping company here in Paterson and
will be delivered from here very fast, shipping costs are included in asking price. Transaction
will be made under Amazon Payments. This way you can receive assistance for the purchase, title
transfer, etc.


So, please reply back with your full name, shipping address and phone no. if you are really
interested in purchasing this Scamp so we can start the arrangements!




Thanks,
Ron
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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I think Ron's real name is Ron BunkoArtist@gmail.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:36 PM   #3
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What's the problem, I only see seven Red Flags:
1. Low Price
2. Already at the shipping company
3. Shipping costs included
4. To busy to show
5. Payment through "Amazon Payments"
6. Weighs 1100 lbs., hitch weight 100 lbs
7. It's still for sale (At that price)

Almost forgot. "Didn't cook in it" in over 12 years of use???

Not to mention the slightly off English.....
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:55 PM   #4
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I have had numerous responses to ads like that over the last few years. Tons of that type stuff going on.

If it is too good to be true, it probably is.
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When I sold my large 5er, U-Haul 16VT, and Scamp 16; I had these exact problems except the buyers were always working out at sea and wanted to buy and pay through eBay. The problem is they would have sent the money from a fraudulent account. Then they would've filed a complaint with eBay that they didn't get the vehicle and eBay would then refund them their money. Then I would be responsible to repay eBay and by then would've found that the money was from the account that had no funds. However, I would still be responsible to pay eBay back. Therefore, out the money and screwed.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:54 PM   #6
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What's the problem, I only see seven Red Flags:
1. Low Price
2. Already at the shipping company
3. Shipping costs included
4. To busy to show
5. Payment through "Amazon Payments"
6. Weighs 1100 lbs., hitch weight 100 lbs
7. It's still for sale (At that price)

Almost forgot. "Didn't cook in it" in over 12 years of use???

Not to mention the slightly off English.....
Don't know what's so strange- there are a whole bunch of $2300 2002 Scamps on Craigslist, all over the country, and none of them were cooked in (or had pets!) And all of them weight 1100 lbs. Must be the going price and condition.. Still for sale- well, heck, there are so many of them available...
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This presumed "scam alert" would be more useful if a link to the original ad was included.
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Wonder who's trailer they have stolen the pictures from....
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:13 AM   #9
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Looks like this Scam alert from 2011 regarding a Casita is the same guy.
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Hi Francesca--You're absolutely right, I should have posted the original ad. It was listed on several craigslist around the SE. I went back and flagged them all, and now I cannot find the original to post. Hopefully, they have all been deleted! This is new to me, so, next time, I will be sure to post the original ad, too.
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Sounds like your flagging worked, Jean...good job!

And good luck in your search for a real trailer...
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A major issue with C/L is that they don't have an easy way to get scam ads pulled. It takes from 3-5 flags before the computer pulls an ad.

A good way to "Test" and ad for scamming is, if it has a phone number, Google that number and see how many ads it shows up in. In one ad for a Toyota Motorhome last year, it's phone number brought back 47 different ads from all over the U.S.

If there isn't a phone number, try to Google a unique phrase. I just Googled:
"This is a 13' Scamp with the factory "package" options".
and still got several hits, including a warning that it was a scam.

Basic Rule #1 If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.....
Basic Rule #2 If a buyer thinks that they are dealing with a dumb seller (low price etc.) be prepared to lose some money.
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I knew this was a scam when I typed in his comment about silverware drawer damage into google and ads from 2010 showed up. I emailed him anyway, and received the same reply as the OP. Was told it's at a shipping facility in NJ ready to go. Told him I have a cousin there ready to inspect it and will buy it immediately if everything's cool. No reply, which is a pity, as I was hoping to mess with this guy as long as possible.
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It looks like the description was written by one person (with at least a fair working knowledge of English) then the sales details were cut and pasted onto the current ad. This is another flag that there is a scammer at work!

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