Monday, March 7, 2011 Fraud Targets eBay Sellers FAKE FRAUD SCAM

Same scammer running:
Posted here: aka Accurate Escrow Inc. is a fake escrow site targeting eBay jewelry scammers.

The victims are being instructed to send valuable items via FEDEX to:
Calle de Campezo Nr 4
The scammer is using this name and email address:
Delia Allsop

The fake escrow company claims to be located at:
Phone: 1-801-409-5705

If you look closely at the page containing the guide:
you'll notice that the scammer neglected to update the page from his previous fraud escrow site:
"We would like to remind the Seller that the expenses of sending and receiving the money will be charged to the consignee. For information on bank's charges please send us a mail to"

Here is some data from a victim:


Unfortunately I have just found your site but thought you would like my details to add to your list!!!
In hindsight, like everyone, I am sure one feels a right idiot to have been taken in but at the time they have everything so tightly covered that it appears okay.

This is my record of events:

1.  Received initial interest from ebay member potterychef1 who has a listing of 416 with excellent references from people, albeit as a buyer or a seller.  As I was unable to send him an email which was, allsoppgreen @ he suggested I send further pictures of the watch to his other e-mail allsoppgree@hotmailcom, which turned out to be as I thought, his mother in Madrid, Spain.  We carried on with interesting e-mails back and forth until she made an offer of £6,000 plus escrow service and shipping.  She suggested the service of which always came up with Accurate Escrow Inc.  I registered and was given a transaction no., whereby she paid the money into them and it was showing with "waiting confirmation from buyer".

2.  Being slightly apprehensive I checked their license and everything seemed above board.  I therefore shipped the watch out to:  Delia Allsopp, Calle de Campezo Nr.4, Madrid, Spain, 28022 by FedEx at my cost.  At first FedEx said it was undeliverable as the address was wrong but they mistook the 4 for an H.  They then delivered it again but it was signed for by a SVicente at Campezo Nr. 3.  When we went mad about getting it signed for by the wrong person and at the wrong address they have since come back and said that it was a hotel and that the receptionist had signed for it.

3.  At the moment we are claiming from FedEx for misdelivery as I also had paid extra for insurance.

I have written this in the hope that it may help someone else. Although I see by your list that there are many of us that have fallen for this type of scam.

In the scheme of things - we are not in Japan where the loss is far greater.

Here are previous sites using the same template:

Here are some images of the scam site:

Here is text from the scam site:

You have made a deal with someone who lives thousands of miles away. If you are the Buyer, you can't be sure that you will receive the item you have agreed to purchase and the Seller can't be sure he or she won't receive a bad cheque. We make sure that the cheque has cleared before instructing the Seller to ship the item. Both Buyer and Seller are protected.
Let Us Introduce Ourselves
Accurate Escrow Inc. is an independent escrow company based in California.
We were born out of the ever increasing need for fast, reliable transactions which would also not exclude the one value that the Internet Community cherishes most: privacy.
How We Work
We contributed to the creation of a new dimension of e-commerce:
we developed a platform that would automate and secure most of the escrow processes in 5 easy steps, while also providing attentive, non-automated customer support through our customer care department.
What Our System Does For You
As a buyer, you are the beneficiary of our 5 - step process that postpones the release of your funds until a complete merchandise inspection, during the inspection period. You are also enjoying the advantages of using easily obtainable e-currencies, such as worldwide mobility and most of all, privacy. As a seller, you enjoy the flexibility of our cooperation with major ground-shipment providers, which translates into a reduction of the period of time in which your merchandise reaches your customer. You will also be highly protected against payment fraud, as all disadvantages resulting from credit card payment methods, such as fraudulent use by the prospective buyer, are eliminated.
An Escrow Service That Is Secure, Flexible And Fast
Accurate Escrow Inc. is hosted on secure servers using the latest in encryption technology. Alternative BS, the operator of this online system is a licensed and acredited escrow company that operates in compliance with currently applicable escrow regulations, and is also subject to the Financial and Business Code of Geneva..

Accurate Escrow Corp. adds trust to the transaction and reduces the potential risk of fraud by acting as a trusted third party that collects, holds and disburses funds according to the Buyer's and Seller's instructions. Accurate Escrow Corp. services are provided by a licensed and regulated escrow agent.

 Accurate Escrow Corp. is well-suited for items purchased on auction sites, automobiles, motorcycles, domain names, jewelry, specialized computer equipment, and other high-ticket items. When to use another payment service: If you know the other party involved in the transaction, or the merchandise can be personally delivered. Protection for both Buyer and Seller Buyers receive and inspect the merchandise before the Seller is paid. Sellers receive their money if the Buyer accepts the merchandise.
Online escrow is a five-step process. It protects the Seller by verifying funds, and protects the Buyer by allowing inspection of the merchandise before payment.
With Accurate Escrow Corp. , every step in your transaction is verified with proven tracking and verification procedures.

It is very easy to use the our services, just follow the steps below!
Step 1: Terms and data requests
To use Accurate Escrow Inc. you need to register. No problem . Registration is easy and free! If you have already registered type in your e-mail address and password and enter your Transaction page. To buy and sell goods, click on "Make a new transaction" and fill in the gaps. To see the state of a transaction in progress or to add new data in a particular transaction, click on the Identification Number which is shown on the list of your transactions. After both the Buyer and Seller have agreed on the terms of the transaction, we will ask the Buyer to pay Accurate Escrow Inc. .
Step 2: The Buyer pays Accurate Escrow Inc.
The Buyer can pay Accurate Escrow Inc. with Bank Transfer - PayPal - Credit Card (only for Accurate Users) . The money taken by us is transfered into a non interest account. To know our fee visit our fee calculator
Step 3: The Seller sends the goods
Once Accurate Escrow Inc. has received the payment, the Seller will be asked to send the goods to the Buyer. For security reasons we will never send in an e-mail information on the address where the goods are to be sent. All the information needed should be obtained by entering the appropriate transaction page.
Step 4: The Buyer approves the purchase
After the goods are received, the Buyer has the Inspection Period to value the purchase*, thus if the purchase is approved of, informing Accurate Escrow Inc. to authorize the transaction.
Step 5: The Seller is paid Accurate Escrow Inc. pays the Seller
We would like to remind the Seller that the expenses of sending and receiving the money will be charged to the consignee. For information on bank's charges please send us a mail to
* Note: If the Client is not satisfied with the goods, he/she can inform Accurate Escrow Inc. that the goods will be returned to the Seller. When the goods are returned, the Seller has, after receiving the goods, the Inspection Period to verify that the goods have been returned in their original condition.
After the Seller has confirmed the receipt and that the condition of the goods are to his/her satisfaction, Accurate Escrow Inc. will reimburse the Buyer minus the fee due. The Buyer has to inform Accurate Escrow Inc. of his/her decision within the Inspection Period. Accurate Escrow Inc. will make the payment to the Seller if the Buyer has not given any notification within that period of time.


Leia Mais… FRAUD  FAKE FRAUD SCAM aka United States Logistic is a fake shipping and escrow site.
The scammers running the site ask for payments using Western Union.
"The Western Union Co. and USL are planning to expand their cooperation to introduce money-transfer services as well as strengthen business operations to foreign
customers. This MOU with Western Union strengthens our partnership, which started in North America over 18 years ago."
The site is hosted by MinMax Group Inc.

Send complaints to:

Here are some images of the fraud site:

Here is text from the scam site:

Car Shipping and Auto Transport Related Products and Services
Phone/Fax: 512-532-1338
Location:11000 E 51st Ave, Denver , Colorado , 80239

Car Shipping and Auto Transport Related Products and Services
USL offers a variety of car shipping and vehicle relocation related services including:
Car Shipping and Auto Transport Services
Motorcycle shipping
Corporate Relocation Services
Car Dealer Relocation Services
Specialized Vehicle (ATV, RV, etc ) Shipping
International Car Shipping
Car Moving Resource Center
By listening to our customers, defining needs, and customizing our vehicle relocation programs, USL has made moving any vehicle simple. USL makes it easy to deliver
almost any vehicle to practically any location, worldwide.
* Cars * Motorcycles * Boats * RVs And * more!
Moving can be a difficult time. Your possessions have to be packed. You have to worry about placing your kids in a new school, your dogs on a new carpet, or maybe
you are more concerned about a new boss at a new job in an unfamiliar new city. With so much to deal with, car shipping shouldn't be a concern. That’s why United
States Logistic Services stands ready to relocate your vehicle where ever you need it, when you need it.
United States Logistic Services is the largest and most recognized auto shipping company in the country. For the past 30 years, USL has been delivering cars across the
country as well as all around the globe and back.
USL possesses the largest, most advanced car shipping fleet in the industry. Car carriers of all sizes and types are available to meet your specific requirements. A
multitude of options are available to meet your specific needs—you may wish to have your car delivered directly to your door or you may wish to pick your car up at one
of over 85 terminal locations across the country. Most of our vehicles ship onboard an enclosed transport to ensure maximum protection for your vehicle during its
Technology moves almost as fast as United States Logistic Services does. Satellite tracking provided by Qualcomm allows all of USL's customers to log on to the web
site to get the exact location of their car transport vehicle en route.
For the past 30 years, United States Logistic Services has been the auto transport company of choice. With the most experience in the industry and the highest quality
trucks and training for its employees, USL will make your car shipping as simple and worry-free as is possible. Just don't forget your goldfish.
What is Escrow?
An escrow agent is an independent trusted third party, which holds funds on behalf of parties entering into a transaction to ensure that such funds are only released when
certain conditions are satisfied: such as the satisfactory delivery of goods or services or certain conditions are satisfied on the sale of a business or company.
Many people will have used an escrow arrangement when purchasing a home. It is common in many U.S states for a real estate escrow agent (or sometimes an attorney)
to hold the home buyer's purchase funds on escrow for a short period of time on or around the transaction completion date, until the buyer confirms that their final physical
inspection of the house has not unearthed any new problems. At this point, the escrow agent releases the purchase funds to the seller. If the buyer does find any new
problems, the escrow agent will continue to hold the funds until the matter is resolved. Both transaction counterparties therefore gain the comfort of knowing that the funds
will continue to be held by an independent third party until any dispute is resolved.
Escrow arrangements are also frequently used in a variety of commercial transactions to protect each transaction party against default by another transaction party. The
need for a trusted independent escrow agent often becomes paramount when parties are located in different jurisdictions, have little or no history of prior commercial
dealings, and/or the terms of the commercial transaction call for payments to be released gradually from the payer to the payee over time or only on satisfaction of certain
pre-agreed conditions.
Business or Company acquisitions in which the purchaser may want their initial 'good faith deposit' held on escrow by an independent third party pending acceptance (or
rejection) of their offer and completion of their due diligence, or after transaction closing the purchaser and seller have agreed that a portion of the purchase proceeds will
be held back on escrow pending satisfaction of certain conditions (for example that there has been no breach by the Seller of any representation or warranty in the
purchase agreement or certain post-completion financial targets for the business agreed by the parties have been met).
Major asset or equipment purchases in which the purchaser wants to physically inspect the equipment or asset before releasing all or part of the purchase funds, but is
not in a position to make such physical inspection at closing of the transaction (for example because the supplier is located in another country).
Trade purchases of goods or services in which the supplier of goods or services and the purchaser are located in different countries or states and/or have no prior
history of transacting with (or even meeting with) one another. The supplier may for example require payment in full into an escrow account before shipping the goods or
payment of a goodwill deposit into an escrow account before starting to provide services to the purchaser.
The Western Union Co. and USL are planning to expand their cooperation to introduce money-transfer services as well as strengthen business operations to foreign
customers. This MOU with Western Union strengthens our partnership, which started in North America over 18 years ago.

Leia Mais… Fake Escrow FAKE FRAUD SCAM is a fake escrow site pretending to deal with auto sales on the internet.
The site is being hosted by our friends at Microsoft, using the Office Live service.

Send complaints to:

According to reports, the scammer, using the name:
 Linda Carter
and the email address:
Is listing a car for sale and asking intended victims to use the fake site.
The car is:
2009 Maseratti Grand Turismo S
Thank you for your interest, sorry for my late answer, I still have it for sale, due to my work I'm out of state so my home number is disconnected. for the moment I would like to keep the conversation here. I would also like to know if you're still interested, if you have your own funds or need a loan and if you can pick up in San Francisco, CA. In case you need the VIN or see more pics of it let me know and I'll send in the next message. I'm waiting your answer.

Hi, due to my work, I'm architect I am out of state and for the moment I would like to keep the onversation here , I hope you don't mind. More pics of it are attached, the price I will sell it is $60,000 including any shipping costs if you need, is not negotiable. I would like to buy something else...a Mercedes Benz I guess, simply don't like it, too rigid for a woman. The VIN is : ZAMHJ45A490047596 . I am sorry but I do not have a Carfax report. After the bad experience that I was into when someone asked me to go back home as he will come with a cashier check..well..has not appeared and also stopped responding to phone or email, I just decide to pay 2% of the sale amount to the company who inspected the car already, SGS. What I mean is, you will send the money to them , they let me know that they have the payment, I come back home, meet you, give you the car and sign the title, deal done, safe for both. In case you decide to not complete the deal, your payment will be fully refunded but I will lose the 2% fees, I will lose time , money for my trip...So I hope you understand, I'm not crazy enough to say that it is in perfect condition and is not. Let me know if you accept this my proposal.
Thanks, Linda

"Linda Carter" also previously listed a Viper SRT-10 - 2005 Dodge Viper
Here is a rather humorous thread about that:
We would like to let you know that due to our work we're in Phoenix, AZ. Car is garaged in Virginia Beach. We went through a bad experience almost 3 weeks ago when someone asked my husband to be back home as he will come and buy it, well, Frank went for complete the deal but the buyer never showed up and he stopped answering to his phone or email. We ordered also an SGS inspection when Frank was in Virginia Beach, a team from SGS made the inspection at our home address, we have a report if you want to see it. My husband talked with the SGS team and told them about that non-buyer and they advise Frank that in the future, if he want a safe deal and be sure that it will be completed to pay their required fees , 2% of the sale amount , and the SGS company will can handle the payment, what I mean is we will set up a transaction with them, as the car has already been inspected by them, they will shortly approve it. The next step, the buyer will pay the money to them, as soon we will have their payment confirmation , Frank will come back to VA and will meet you in order to complete the deal. SGS will hold your money until you will confirm to them that you met the seller and you picked up the car, after you will confirm them that everything went fine and you're satisfied with the car and the titled has been successfully transferred under your name, they will send us the funds. If all this is ok for you and you agree with our proposal we can move forward, just let us know and my husband will call you for further details. Thank you

Here are some images of the fake site:

Here is some text from the fake site:

Is it safe to buy a car online? It is with is a secure and licensed partner for your auto purchase. Whether you are buying or selling a vehicle, protects you with a simple 4 step process both ways, when the Buyer pick up or when the vehicle is shipped.
Once the Buyer or the Seller starts the process we oversee the transfer of the money and delivery of the vehicle. No matter where the vehicle sale originates (online classified ad, internet auto auction, vehicle sales website, etc.) can ensure a safe transaction.
A transaction will be approved ONLY after vehicle will be or has been inspected by our inspection team.

How Does Our Service Work?
Both Buyers and Sellers benefit from using, a neutral third party, to monitor and transact the exchange of the money and vehicle. The Buyer sends the money to, and then we alert the Seller to send the vehicle to the Buyer or meet the buyer at the address where vehicle is located. This gives the Seller peace of mind, the Seller does not ship the vehicle or does not meet the Buyer until the full payment is verified, so he is protected from fraudulent checks and money order scams. We do not release the money to the Seller until the vehicle has been received or picked up and approved by the Buyer. This provides online car buyers the same security that off-line car buyers have, the Buyer reviews the vehicle before the money is sent by to the Seller. The cost of our secure out service is very low (2% of the sale amount), and can ONLY be paid by the Seller. If in a case the Buyer or the Seller, due to any reason decide not to complete the transaction the Buyer's payment will be fully refunded, the Seller will lose the 2% (our required fees).
 Payment Method Accepted

Bank to Bank wire transfer
US & Canadian Checks
Phone number: (855) SGS-TRAN (855) 747-8726
Fax number: (202) 478-0883
704 13th Street NW
Washington DC, DC 20005
Automotive Services (AUTO)

We provide expert support for every participant in the automotive industry to improve performance and reduce risk. Our services focus on the design, construction and operation of motor vehicle inspection solutions throughout the world. Governments, manufacturers and financing and insurance companies, as well as consumers, rely on our independent, accurate and secure solutions to limit damages, improve remarketing of used cars, and support road safety.
 Our mission is driving e-commerce settlement
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland , and its operating subsidiaries provide online escrow services that facilitate and accelerate e-commerce by assuring secure settlement. is a privately held company that has pioneered the process of online escrow services. The Company, founded in 1997, has established itself as the leading provider of secure business and consumer transaction management on the Internet.
  Our escrow solution is safe and secure
What do your customers have to say? Consider using some space to tell the story of the business through your customers' voices. Their word is more powerful than anything you can say for yourself.
Partnership Information is the recommended transaction settlement service of many of the top names in eCommerce, including eBay,, and AutoTrader.

SGS vehicle inspectors are highly trained and experienced specialists. When you order an SGS inspection, you can do so with confidence, knowing that it will be done by the industry's best. They will evaluate the vehicle's condition inside and out:
Damages/defects (from dents & scratches to flood & fire)
Panel alignment
Operation of moving parts including the door, hood and luggage lid
Prior collision damage
Non-factory paint and body work
Poor collision repairs
Visible damage to structural components
The condition of all tires including the spare
The tire size, the tread depth, and manufacturer
Proper operation of electrical equipment including lights, seat controls, sound system & gauges
A listing of accessories and modifications
Presence of all knobs, switches & parts
Damage to upholstery and carpeting including cuts, tear, burns, wear & stains
Smoke or other odors
Proper operation of the heater & air conditioning
The mileage & notations of possible odometer tampering
Under Car
Fluid leaks
Visible condition of the exhaust system
Prior collision damage
Visible Corrosion (Rust)
Damage to visible structural parts
Visible condition of the oil pan, transmission housing and suspension system.
Poor collision repairs
Under Hood
Fluid leaks
Engine oil level & condition
Damage to visible structural parts
Visible modifications
Evidence of body work
Unusual engine noise
Condition of visible belts and hoses
Prior collision damage
Poor collision repairs
Road Test
SGS recommends an optional 2 to 5-mile road test as part of the inspection at no additional cost, which provides valuable additional information about the vehicle. We must see the vehicle registration and proof of insurance before the road test, which focuses on:
Engine Response
Noticeable operating defects
Unusual Noises

Road test will not be performed on vehicles registered or insured as collectable or exotic; or if road, weather or vehicle conditions are unsafe in the inspector's opinion.

150 Critical Points of Inspection
We Inspect More Than 150 Critical Points On A Vehicle. For a complete list, click here.

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