Craigslist Scam: 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback

I normally don’t like to do these kinds of posts, but my hope is to help others out who may run into this same situation.

Yesterday, on the Nashville Craigslist site, I saw a posting that looked too good to be true, and it was.

There was a post for a 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback with the price of only $3900.

I contacted the seller, and they returned back with the name Kristin Bennett and said that she was in the military on her way to Afghanistan and that the car was in Topeka, Kansas all wrapped up and ready to go.

She even sent me a Photobucket link with all of the pictures in it: http://s1065.photobucket.com/albums/u394/1970-Ford-MustangF/?albumview=slideshow

She then said that I would need to buy the car through Amazon and they would hold the money for me, but then once I received the car, after 5 days, I could either allow the money to be released, or I could get my money back.

They even sent me an e-mail with a header from Amazon with an invoice number on it.

The phone number they had me call was 1-877-357-4092 and someone answered the phone with “Hello, this is Amazon” Which I knew was false, because Amazon would probably have one of those “Press 1 for this option” prompts.

The VIN number on the car is 0F02L160534

Just wanted to let everyone know to be safe and this is a scam.

Photo from the ad.