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Is yardsalesdepot.com a safe service

Postby Rizz » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:08 pm

I have recently tried to purchase a vehicle with the payment being made through yardsalesdepot.com. The seller won't give any contact info and other services on the net call this a scam. When you research yardsalesdepot.com the reviews are good. Not sure what is going on here, but if anyone has any info, please post any info you may have.
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Re: Is yardsalesdepot.com a safe service

Postby lightfair » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:13 pm

It's fake. The domain has been registered on November 17; so it's just a little over a week old. The layout has been used before:

http://escrow-fraud.com/images/test/onl ... ot.com.jpg
http://escrow-fraud.com/images/test/net ... es.com.jpg
http://escrow-fraud.com/images/test/etraders4u.net.jpg
http://escrow-fraud.com/images/test/onl ... op.com.jpg

Could you show us a few of the reviews you're talking about? Sometimes the scammers post fake reviews and testimonials and it's always good to know which ones they are using.

In addition you may want to post a few more details about the deal, especially the name and email address used by the "seller" (which of course is the scammer himself).
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Re: Is yardsalesdepot.com a safe service

Postby Rizz » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:37 pm

Here is an email just received from yardsalesdepot


You cannot come and claim that our Company is a fraud, because i don't know who told you.
We have insured your transaction with our COMPANY BANK ACCOUNT. Is there a better method to send payments online via Internet?
We are a serious company that act as a middleman between two parts (seller and buyer) with the only purpose to make the transaction safe.
Your funds remain in our secured non-interest bearing trust account until the transaction concludes.
As you can know you will receive 10 days return policy. In these 10 days you will have the opportunity to test the condition of the vehicle. If the vehicle is now how you expected, you will receive full refund and your money will be forward from our bearing trust account.
The shipping will be made and insured by our company.
Our company wants to do her a bad name for CAD $8,900.00?
It appears that our company is not real? you think we're not a serious company?
Please visit our Company BLOG AND TESTIMONIALS.
We have given you our Company Bank Account which is Business Bank Account not a personal one. Not everyone can open a Company Bank Account. Also the Bank we are working with, BB&T Bank which is a global Bank since 1872 and It has operations in over 50 Countries and Territories across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America and around 48 million customers. As of 2011, it is the world's 14th-largest Banking and Financial services group and 28st-largest Company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine. We are not talking about an unknown Bank.
If the payment is not confirmed in the next 24 hours, your transaction will be automatically canceled.
We are not here to make jokes or to play games, our Company has strict rules(nobody is forced or obligated to buy using our company)

Please Click here to open your invoice and read all the transaction details (read carefully ).

You can check your transaction status with the Transaction ID # 0001210220 on our web site

This information should only be used for resolving matters related to Yard Sales Depot. Any other use is strictly prohibited.

Thank you for using our services !
Yard Sales Depot Payment Department


Yard Sales Depot will periodically send you required emails about the site and your transactions.
Copyright © 2012 Yard Sales Depot Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Yard Sales Depot and the Yard Sales Depot logo are trademarks of Yard Sales Depot Inc.
Yard Sales Depot Inc.
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Re: Is yardsalesdepot.com a safe service

Postby Rizz » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:42 pm

The sellers name if it is his name at all is, Michel Lesage. His email is michellesage11@gmail.com.
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Re: Is yardsalesdepot.com a safe service

Postby lightfair » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:50 pm

Rizz wrote:Here is an email just received from yardsalesdepot


Still fake.

Compare:

http://yardsalesdepot.wordpress.com/
http://onlineconsignmentgarage.wordpress.com/

Also nice:

http://yardsalesdepot.com/about_us.html

Read the biographies. For example this one:

"David Michael Jacobson has 25 years experience as a business owner, consultant and software sales executive. In 2002 he purchased the Postal Connections franchise store in Chandler, Arizona making that store a successful and profitable family business. Before joining Postal Connections , David sold his Arizona Postal Connections store in 2004. His diverse background brings to The Company a keen understanding of our current and future franchisees' interests and business goals."

"Postal connections"? Ah yes, that's http://www.postalconnections.com (which is far as I can see is completely legit).

Interestingly there you can find the exact same biography, except that the person in question is David Hurley...

So, still doubts about yardsalesdepot.com? They are as fake as it gets.
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Re: Is yardsalesdepot.com a safe service

Postby lightfair » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:53 pm

Rizz wrote:The sellers name if it is his name at all is, Michel Lesage. His email is michellesage@gmail.com.


Probably not his real name, right. But it's important to post his email address (which you did - thank you) so people doing a Google search for it will find this thread.
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Re: Is yardsalesdepot.com a safe service

Postby Sledkid » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:52 pm

I just bought a truck from a John Campbell using YSD but I went to check the status of the transaction and their site has disappeared I feel I may have been scammed any advice would be appreciated thanks.
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Re: Is yardsalesdepot.com a safe service

Postby lightfair » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:57 pm

Sledkid wrote:I just bought a truck from a John Campbell using YSD but I went to check the status of the transaction and their site has disappeared I feel I may have been scammed any advice would be appreciated thanks.


If you already paid any money you indeed have been scammed, unfortunately.

You need to file a police report ASAP. If the money was sent by wire transfer you also might want to contact both your own bank and the receiving bank to see if anything can be done about this.

The site didn't exactly "disappear"; the hoster killed it.
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