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xakn77
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Latest fraudulent scam about buying your car from Craigslist

I posted my car for sale on craigslist and got a response from someone asking if I still had the car. I told him yes, then the back and forth for a couple more emails.

 

However, I got suspicious and came on to the paypal forum to check out what others have been experiencing. I found his email was verbatim to one on here already about buying a car but not having the time to see it and blah, blah

 

I told him he seems like a fraud or scam artist

 

 

<<<<<<<reply email from the scam guy >>>>>>>>>>>

From: Drew Melendez < drewonehundred @ gmail . com >

 

Thanks for the swift response...I am willing to buy it now kindly get
back to me with your last price also if possible i will like to see
some more pictures for it and know the condition..But due to the
nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for
inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have
gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.As for the
payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay
online(PayPal).I have a private courier agent that will come for the
pick up after the payment have been made ...so no shipping
included.You can send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away
and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a pay
pal account, you can easily set up one...log on to  www.pay pal.co.nz
and sign up. its very easy.I await your reply asap.

Drew.

 

 

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surplusdealdude
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Re: Latest fraudulent scam about buying your car from Craigslist

I told him he seems like a fraud or scam artist

 

That's because he IS a scammer.

 

Ignore him - it's definitely a scam.

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Re: Latest fraudulent scam about buying your car from Craigslist

thanks for posting..I just listed a piano on Craig's and got the following response...Now I am pretty sure it is a scam as well..  Sellers be ware!

 

Hello,

Thanks for your mail,I will not be coming to view it because of my Job,i am a marine and i am buying this for my Uncle.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 don't 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 payments,and if you don't have a paypal account yet,its pretty easy to set one up at

www.paypal.com i will be expecting your email.my mover will arrange for the pick up after payment clear. Thanks and nice doing business with you...

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surplusdealdude
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Re: Latest fraudulent scam about buying your car from Craigslist

Yeah, it's a scam.

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diamondgirl
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Re: Latest fraudulent scam about buying your car from Craigslist

OHHH Watch out .. There trying a new Scam , I have a car up for sale on craigs list and here we go ,

 

From: kathy smith

 

>         Good to hear back from you,I am a British researcher down on

> Antarctica,so l wont be able to check the item but l need more details

> about the item because am buying this for my brother as a surprise

> gift who just got promoted in his job.

>         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

> payment.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

> payment has been finalized.pls reply ASAP.

> Yours Faithfully,

> K.Smith

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Alex_
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Re: Latest fraudulent scam about buying your car from Craigslist

I really cannot believe it whats the point of 'scamming', there's a end for everything.

 

- Highly recommended to confirm a call with the buyer and seller, and do not be afraid to open cases against sellers if they attempt a scam on you.

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