Scammers continue to use Craigslist to take advantage of trusting victims. Many are using the name of eBay drop-off store chain Online Outpost to further their nefarious schemes.
(Also read: eBay Dropoff Stores Being Used In Internet Scams, Is The Online Outpost an “Incredible Franchise Opportunity”?)
Here are some of the recent comments FranchisePick.com has received regarding Craigslist scams using Online Outpost name.
Patti New says:
I bought a “travel trailer” in March for $2000.00. The guy was “in Hawaii on his honeymoon”. He said he was using the online outpost to handle the actual sale and delivery of the item. Needless to say, I was stupid and sent the money and of course, I just love my invisible trailer. My husband and I got a loan to be able to purchase it. Now, we are still having to pay that off.
For those that were scammed by the guy using craig list and the online outpost ebay store to steel your hard earned money well he tried it with me this time it was a camper i was interested in luckily i checked this site and read what happened and it is the same person everything he or she did to you that person tried on me but the person did not realize i use a email tracer just for people like that and if you want the information so you can bring this person to justice and maybe get your money back you can contact me at [del] and i will give you all the information on the person that i have the person is in the united states not africa like everyone suspected so it is possible to get this person and bring him or her to justice.
June 19, 2009 at 10:59 am (Edit)
Hi Dennis; Unfortuneatly I did get scammed, tried to purchase a peice of equipment off of cragslist, thru online outpost paying thru money gram. After money was sent there was no further contact from seller or online outpost. Discovering after the transaction that all the links to respond to where not ligeate. Such as misspelled words in those links and not the correct spelling for the online outpost website. I am not sure what information you have that could help me but anything is worth a shot. Thanks for your time. Dave
July 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm (Edit)
MINE WAS A CAMPER FROM A PERSON IN CANADA. LOOKS LIKE I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED….CAN’T GET A REPLY FROM ANYONE, SELLER, ONLINE OUTPOST, AGENT OR ANYONE. LIVE AND LEARN
LOOKS LIKE I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED ALSO. BOUGHT AND PAID FOR A CAMPER THRU ONLINE OUTPOST FROM PERSON IN CANADA. PAID MY MONEY, CANNOT GET A RESPONSE FROM THE SELLER, ONLINE OUTPOST, AGENT OR ANYONE ELSE. $1700.00 DOWN THE DRAIN.
July 1, 2008 at 11:36 pm (Edit)
Someone tried to scam me the same way on Craig’s List, selling a boat worth $13,000 for $3000. Wouldn’t give me the VIN or let me see it. He wanted me to pay him through the Online Outpost, but I went on the website and called all the phone numbers . They were all fake. The addresses were fake too. Beware!
July 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm (Edit)
I was going to buy an embroidery unit through craigs list. Once I said I had family in Boise, where the unit was and they could look at it and pick it up, the seller told me he had moved back to Canada. He directed me to the OnLineOutpost to buy it and wanted moneygram used. he told me not to tell moneygram that it was a person receiving the money or they would charge me taxes and higher fees. When I asked to have it shipped C.O.D. he said to use another moneygram store. I decided OnLineOutpost is a scam because the story changed each time I pushed for details or payment methods be changed.
Bob (subscribed) says:
June 30, 2009 at 12:37 pm (Edit)
@Cameron… was he selling a maverick durance? I’ve seen this same bike being “sold” over and over through craigslist for about $2000. When contacted, he diverts to this online outpost. very fishy and I don’t want to get burned. Thanks for your post.
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