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Examples of Suspected Fraud/Fake Emails

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Re: Examples of Suspected Fraud/Fake Emails

I’m trying to sell some Apparel on Kijiji and first got a text to email a woman who claims to be a Sargent at a base and can’t pick up the items herself. She had then told me PayPal will send me and email to confirm our transaction but it didn’t look legitimate & also asked me to send $390 to someone to be known as a pick up agent. After I told her I don’t have $390 to send she claimed I’m a scammer and then I got this email saying there’s an FBI investigation on me from PayPal
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Re: Examples of Suspected Fraud/Fake Emails

@NewGuy2323 

 

Yeah they always threaten legal action, hilarious, the FBI would be so interested in a solitary paypal sale...........err not.


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Selling Caravan

Hi I am selling a caravan, and this is the response I got from the buyer.

 

 

 

Thank you for the Response,I am okay with the condition Likewise your
asking price is quite reasonable and affordable considering others
I've seen lately , I'll have it for the  price . I'm interested and
consider it sold as seen am buying it as a surprise Birthday gift for
my son. Are you assuring me i will not be disappointed? I work with
the Military and presently in camp serving the nation which is
strictly no calls. My Mode of payment is PayPal because i don't have
access to my bank account online cause am out of town on job duties,
but i have it attached to my PayPal account. Since I'm requesting this
transaction to be done via PayPal, I will be responsible for all the
PayPal fees/charges on this transaction, if you don't have an account
with PayPal, it's pretty easy, safe an secure to open one. Just log on
to www.paypal.co.uk . I hope we can complete this transaction as soon
as possible. Less I forgot,I wll not be able to view due to nature of
job but I have a Mover that will come for pickup once payment is
cleared in your PayPal account and they will be handling the title for
me. I look forward to hearing from you with your PayPal information as
requested below.

Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Full name:
Firm Price:
Address for Pick Up:
Phone Number:

Awaiting your response asap.

Thanks

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Re: Selling Caravan

@ONEliveBADGER57 

 

YEP TYPICAL PAYPAL SCAM.


They encourage you to accept a 'direct' Paypal payment.
They don't quibble on cost and may also say they can't view the item as they are disabled or working abroad etc etc but they will arrange a shipping agent to collect it.
No funds or activity of the transaction shows in your Paypal account and any emails 'may' go into your junk or spam folders.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from paypal.....it isn't because they don't actually have a Paypal account and have no intention of paying you.
It will say the buyer has paid ...you won't have been paid.

The 'fake' paypal email will tell you that the buyer has paid for the item + shipping costs but you must send those shipping costs to the courier/ shipping agent via anther payment processor than Paypal OR via providing some vouchers or tokens BEFORE the funds are released to you.
They are not interested in the caravan, they just want that couriers/shipping funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.

Paypal NEVER tell you to send an item before the payment is showing in your paypal account.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram or Western Union etc.
Also their is no seller protection on paypal for any type of motor vehicle.
Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


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