DOJ just indicted a number of foreign nationals that would "create fake ads on websites like Craigslist and eBay for pricey goods. Apparently the common item would be a car, and interested buyers would be encouraged to pay before delivery. In order to sell the scam, the profiles would claim that they were in the military, and needed to sell the car before being deployed. Images and names had been sourced from real people, and used faked emails from eBay and Aol Autos*, even going so far as to include fake customer service addresses".
There were a number MGA ads over the last couple of years that may have been part of this effort; a TC was one that sticks out. Here are a couple of links for detailed info:
Ebay & Craigslist Fraudulent Car Ads: DOJ Takes Action
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