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Examples of Suspected Fraud/Fake Emails

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Re: selling newer truck, buyer wants to pay via paypal, could it be fraud?

Hi folks,

 

This is great feedback.

 


laino wrote: I agree.  There should be a direct link at the home page, that says Examples of Scams or Scam Information or something of the like.  Would save some people like me from posting questions and then finding out through many clicks later that they were right about it being a fraud. Or worse yet, not finding the info and getting scammed.

I encourage you to go ahead and post ideas like this to the Feedback forum. The Help forums are for questions and answers and are not mined for feedback by the folks who are making improvements. The best place to have your constructive feedback and suggestions seen is the Feedback forum.

 

Thanks!

 

Olivia

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Re: selling newer truck, buyer wants to pay via paypal, could it be fraud?

My "marine engineer" got rather nasty when I told him that his western union payment to the contact was too complicated and suggested he pay the agent direct instead of me taking the payment out of the on supposedly hold funds at PayPal

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Re: selling newer truck, buyer wants to pay via paypal, could it be fraud?

I too have received an e-mail almost word for word to this one, of course I questioned it at first but decided to proceed with caution. The real problem occurred when I got a second e-mail from a different person that was almost a direct copy of the first one, I contacted both my local police and paypal about it. The fraud division  had never heard of this type of scam and paypal assured me that once I got a payment e-mail from them that the money was mine with no way of reversing it. Now not so sure!!!!

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Re: selling newer truck, buyer wants to pay via paypal, could it be fraud?

great string of comments, i was contacted today, all the same comments, full asking price, want to send via paypal, want to make sure i'm not missing anything, will have shipping company pick up the car. Thankfully after reading these posts I have told the person apparently from Regina that I can only complete the sale in person. we'll see if I ever see a reply now.

 

 

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Re: selling newer truck, buyer wants to pay via paypal, could it be fraud?

Wow - so glad I came across this board.  I too a selling something on Kijiji and received the exact same email.  I thought it seemed too good to be true, and it seems that I was right. Thanks!

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Re: selling newer truck, buyer wants to pay via paypal, could it be fraud?

OMG.... I am sooo happy I seen this forum thread. I have been talking with someone who has been "interested" in a vehicle we are trying to sell off Kijiji and all seemed good until we replied to him today and received an identical reply back as per his previous email minus one sentence. Now that I have read thru all the posts on this thread it has exact sentences already posted. I will send the forward emails to spoof@paypal.com  - only issue is there are 4 seperate emails and there is two emails used from him 

 

Emails received were as follows:

 

 

From: <removed>
Anything to add or ads say it all?

 

 

From: <removed>

just wanted to make sure nothing has been left out
I will purchase at your listed price.Payment will be sent using PayPal and ill handle the PayPal surcharge if they are any.Let me know if you are ok with this,so that I can arrange for pick up as i wont be able to do it myself as i am out of town at the moment.I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too,since i won't be be able to see this in person,what's the PayPal email to send funds to in order for me to pay you ASAP.

 

From: <removed>

am inside the base making calls is restricted pls ask me any question here..I am sorry but i can only get to pay you with PayPal . It is easy to get an account,just go to www.paypal.com , all they need from you is a valid bank account..i hope you don't mind getting one.you can make one in mins.

 

From: <removed>

I am sorry but i can only get to pay you with PayPal . It is easy to get an account,just go to www.paypal.com , all they need from you is a valid bank account..i hope you don't mind getting one.you can make one in mins.

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Re: selling newer truck, buyer wants to pay via paypal, could it be fraud?

This is a growth industry. I now have 7 replies in one week to my ad for a Crown Victoria. Five from Kijiji and 2 from Backpage.

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Such Fraud!!

Wow, I am also SO glad that I stumbled upon this thread!!

 

I'm trying to sell my car via autotrader/kijiji/craigslist and have had a couple people inquire about paying through paypal (one of them is a 'sailor' at 'sea', with no access to a 'phone'). I came on here to learn about HOW to accept payments as opposed to using my account to shop online, and here I am!

 

Thanks so much for all the info guys, and I'll be forwarding that email to the spoof team for sure!

 

Jess

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Re: Such Fraud!!

Just so you know that since I got that e-mail, I changed all my ads to include NO PAYPAL PAYMENT ACCEPTED and I haven't got any e-mail like this since...

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Re: Such Fraud!!

just got afew e-mails from a sailor same as yours all e-mails were worded alike  with a lot of "to like" "would like" alot of poor english.willing to pay $75.00 more for a set of $350.00 winter tires and will have shipping co. pick them up.and only pay by PAYPAL.the cost of the tires plus shipping would be more than a new set.this was one of many red flags.there seems to be a lot of this shared on this form.thanks