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Re: Am I being scammed?

By all means, don't send her anything. Its said that those who are really honest cannot depend on others to be the same.                 Sherry

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This is what he posted to me. I am a bit leary.

 

Hi thanks for reply, i am a marine engineer, i am at sea right now. I am buying this for my Uncle as a gift. I can  only pay through paypal at the moment as i don't have access to my bank account online(i don't have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all i will need is your paypal email address to make the payments, and if you don't have a paypal account yet, you can set one up at www.paypal.com  it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your paypal   email so l can pay.  I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments has been sorted, and also do get back to me with your best offer.

l will be waiting for your reply asap

 

 

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pbonbrest Member
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Cornechr - This is the exact message I recieved - word for word..... Scam!

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i have the exact same email word for word then wants u to send money to a place in vegas to get ur payment then u get an email for paypal services R(with a circle around the R) saying this is safe looks just like a paypal page it has to be scam

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Just got my questions answered.  here is the email i received today.  Wow somebody has been busy on craigslist.

First I got this one:

 

Hi there, i am very interested in your listing,and i will like to make
an offer of $28,500, and i will also like to know if the car is in a
very good working condition. Let me know if you accept my offer i will
pay through paypal and i will also arrange for the pick up after i
have made the payment.

Cheers!

It was then followed up by this

 


Hi thanks for your mail,I will not be coming to view it because of my
Job,i am an Marine Biologist and i am buying this for Dad, i am at sea
right now, and i am glad you accept my offer.I can only pay through
paypal at the moment as i dont have access to my bank account
online,but i have it attached to my paypal account, and this is why i
insisted on using paypal to pay,all i will need is your paypal email
address to make the payment,and if you dont have a paypal account
yet,its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.com,i will be
expecting your email.I have a pick up agent that will come for the
pick up after payments
.

was too good to be true on first day of listing

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dermitage Member
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I purched a item but now He wants me to take more to use it.

I ask you right after I bought the thing to cancel it but you took it ot within 2or 3 hours.

Now I am out my money because you have never paid anything for me so quick.

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Re: Am I being scammed?

Does this sound familiar?  From other posts and my own opinion, I assume this is a scam, but wonder how I can find out for sure.

My Mother-In-Law gave me the nickname as a joke, but she isn't too fond of the icon PayPal gave me.

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OOPS!  Forgot to add my scammers message.  Guess my M.O.L was right about the nickname.  Here's my scam:

Re: Aerbus

From:

Chieun <removed>Add to Contacts

To:

Dave <removed>

 


Thanks for the reply, i am a sailor, i am at sea right now so l wont be able to check the item but l need more details about the item and also l will be more happy if you can send me some pictures of it because am buying this for my son as a surprise gift so am willing to offer you the amount you required. I can only pay through PayPal at the moment as i don't have access to my bank account online(i don't have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my PayPal account, and this is why i insisted on using PayPal to pay,all i will need is your PayPal email address to make the payments, and if you don't have a PayPal account yet, you can set one up at www.paypal.com  it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your PayPal email so l can pay. I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments has been sorted. l will be waiting for your reply asap

(PayPal: Chieun <removed>’s phone # is:  *removed*  in Kingston Jamaica. Please note the sequential numbers.  Also yahoo.com is an address I made for this particular contact. DMH)

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Julie28 New Community Member
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BEWARE OF THIS CHIEUN <removed> PERSON. I see that you posted this on Januuary 2011. I advertised a truck on Craigslist and got that exact message word for word. Today is June 15, 2011. So this person his been trying this dirty trick for a while. I almost fell for it and set up paypal to accept his payment. Thankfully I called paypal to ask how to do it and to ask if there was any risk. And thankfully the guy I talked to warned me about these scams. I typed the creeps name in google and found this site. Thank you guys for posting this!

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StupidDave wrote:

but she isn't too fond of the icon PayPal gave me.


That's easy enough to fix, if you'd like. Look in the upper right-hand area of this page, and click Preferences under your settings. Then choose the tab marked "Avatar" and you can change your image there.

 

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