If it is to good to be true, it most likely is
I want to let you know about a scam we have been informed about. It involves Cars.Com; our cars have been posted for sale on this site without our knowledge. They are advertised on Cars.Com site using information obtained from our other ads including the VIN and our pictures.
When we find these ads, we immediately contact Cars.Com as request they removal, which they do in a timely manner, but they refuse to report these fictitious ads to the authorizes. For this reason, I feel obligated to inform our customers to be very wary about any ad they see on Cars.Com. At this time, Cars.Com is offering a safe haven for scammers and this effects every legitimate person trying to do business on the Internet.
Here is an excerpt from an email between the scammer and a potential customer:
From: Anes Bolesta [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 6:11 PM
To: XXXXX, XXXXXX
Subject: Re: 2001 Porsche 911 2DR Carrera on Cars.com
Please give me a little time to explain you the process of this transaction, As I told you in my first email, I divorced, I got a new job and moved to Daphne, AL. Before leaving I had prearranged the deal with Escrow so my presence isn’t necessary. The car is located in Daphne, at the shipping company, ready to be delivered. The car will arrive at your address in 3-5 working days. The shipping cost is included in the total price of the car! You will have 7 days to test it and inspect the car prior to make any purchase. So if you want to make this deal I need the following details from you:
full name and address
After I will have all this details I will forward them to Escrow and I will proceed this transaction. Escrow will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see that I am covered by them and that I am legit seller. Waiting your email with the requested details.
P.S. Here you have how does it work: https://escrow.com/solutions/escrow/index.asp
The escrow link is legit, but not who they use to do the deal.
Just remember, if it is to good to be true, it most likely is.