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Great thread! Thanks for all the tips included here!
My story: I'm selling a jetski for 7k on CL and another websites. I received the following scam email this morning from this very pushy guy asking me to send my PP email and these were his messages, after I arranged a "price" (which he accepted immediately) with him:
Thanks,am satisfied with the price and I have arranged for a pickup agent( Shipper ) who will be coming to pick it up as soon as the payment is made and i'll like to pay u through paypal, and do u have a paypal acct so i can make the payment of the fund?
Seriously? Who in his right mind will buy a 7K jestski without seeing more pictures or actually seeing in real life and go for a try run? Common sense people. After I told him to call me instead since I wasnt going to send him any info, I got this from him:
any time you see or hear the word AGENT.OR BUYER run.. i like to string them along a little,for my own amusment and to get more info on the mailing address,and then post all the info so i can help others...good job!!
I would like to thank you!!! I almost fell for it with a 72'' TV and i was suspicious so i looked it up on google and came across your post You saved me!!
i had the same email whilst avertising my car for sale.some so called marine engineer who was at sea,lol.wanted to buy my car for a gift for his son.i thought nothing of it until after i sent my paypal email,i recieved a email stating how there was a problem with paypal and a hold had been out on his payment to me.i got suspicious when he said how i should check my spam/junk mail for the email from paypal.and even more so when i seen the £350.00 it said i had to pay before the money would be put into my account.also it said how i could not phone only email if i had any enquires wit h paypal.and surely it would have cost more to ship my car to the u.s.a.lol.so please be warned.
I believe someone just tried a scam on me too. I have put an add for car, so called interested buyer texted back (it was not possible to reply) with an attached email address asking for a picture of the car. Then in his reply he explained that he was overseas and needed my paypal email and phone number for immediate transfer. He went under the name Austin Hummel, so please be aware.
Hi my 14 year old son just got scammed using the website de pop.unbeknown to me he sent £35 as friends and family payment to <removed> for a top on de pop. as it was sent as friends and family paypal will not look into the transaction. paypal do hold details of this guys bank account and he has scammed a lot more people than just my son. How is he allowed to get away with this ? Here's the email again <removed> can anyone help me get his address as I would like to pay him a visit thanks I just saw I'm not allowed to put on an email address of scammed. Is this paypal protecting scanners yet again for their business greed
Beware of this person, tried to scam me on a car sale
I just received the exact same (word for word) email today myself. Considering it a scam and not replying to the email or opening the attachment.
This is very popular theses days.
Check the sender's email address; it is NOT a PayPal address.
It is a SCAM.
Do click on any links.
Forward to spoof@ PayPal.com