Expert Autos / Helping to sell your car, online. Like Autotrader.
These guys are nothing but SCAMMERS!!! You'll get a call from them when you try to sell your car on Autotrader, or Craigslist. They say that they'll "advertise" your car on their exclusive websites, etc. You can either pay $99 for the basic service for 3 months, or $299 for a "run til it sells" deal. I did see my car linked to another site (I think it was Lycos) but that was it, just ONE!. Plus, this is the worst part of it. All 6 replies about my car, that I got from the Expertautos website, were those Western Union check cashing scams!!! In fact, two of the replies were exactly the same. The guy I talked to was Curtis Russell. Sounded VERY professional. Their website even has a link to warn you about fraudulent emails and scams. After signing up with them for the basic $99 deal, I got a call from another similar company that wanted to also advertise my car, except their prices were much higher. ($199 or $499!!!) I only lost $99, thank GOD! Don't waste your time with these clowns. Stick with Autotrader, Craigslist, eBay, etc.
Here is one of the emails. Just read it and tell me it doesn't sound like a 419 scam from Nigeria...
message from: firstname.lastname@example.org
date received: May 2 11:36 am
regarding: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E
Listing these comments concern:
contact phone: [protected]
Below is an inquiry about your listing.
Hello, Am Desmond and mailing you regarding this item which you are putting up for sale and i want to be brief and sincere about it,
Are u the first owner ?
Is the item still in a good condition?
Are u ready and willing to sell it right away?Cos its urgently needed by me.
Whats the final asking price for it?
Do you accept a Us Bank Check fro payment?Cos i shall be paying you with that.
Will you allow me handle the shipping myself with the aid of my private shipper who is to pick up some other items also bought by me at different locations.
Please do get back to me if you are willing to sell this item to me.
Am waiting to hear back from you.
Jesus is Lord...
220.127.116.11 : 18.104.22.168.available.above.net
Notice the urgency of the email and horrible grammar? Please take this warning to heart. I have read a few other complaints about Expert Autos. They used to be another company by name. Just stick to the regular auto selling internet services that you already know of. You've been warned.