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I received a similar email today indicating problems with my account with a link to restore service. My paypal ccount appeared OK upon logging on. I was suspicious since the notification went thru junk mail. Also noted the odd heading??misspelling or maybe Russian script.
"Notification of Limited Account Access / Notification d'accиs au compte Limited"
Gee, the scammers must be fishing the bottom of the pond with me as my Craigslist item was only $1100.
Here is a copy of the email sent to me today.
Hello I really appreciate your response to my earlier email. like i said i will like to buy this item so pls withdraw the advert from craigslist. and i want to use the medium to tell you i wont be able to came and inspect the item or pay for it inm cash, thats why i brought up this idea through i am presently in US i am will to buy this item as soon as possible, however am buying this for a cousin of mine as a wedding gift. i would appreciate if you allow mw to pay through paypal and i will ADD $200 as shipping cost via FEDEX express mail service and i want you to know i want this item shipped to colorado.. where my cousin live.. however if you dont have a pay pal acct you can just log onto paypal.com and set up an acct it is free easy and secure to pay and receive money through paypal.. get back to me asap..
Interestingly, I got a similar reply to my Craigslist ad. I smelled something fishy and declined to send moeny as an intermediary. I stated my term and haven't heard from the "buyer" again. Trust your gut that something is wrong when a simple transaction becomes overly complicated.
I had exactly the same thing happen today! I did send an invoice from paypal, before they said that they were going to add on an additional 175 for shipping, that I had to pay to the shipper through western union. I refused this and cancelled my invoice to this person. I now have someone requesting my dresses, doing the same thing. the name this time is Eric <removed>, and last time it was Helen <removed>.
This must be a scam, as I am selling dresses and no one even asked about the size!! I hope they can not access any of my info from the initial invoice I sent. What can they do to me? Can they access my bank accounts or credit cards? Now I am worried This all came from craigslists too!!
This is definitely a scam. "Eric" has just requested a dress I'm selling from me. He has found a way to send fake paypal information which is detectable on the email he sent with a 'tracking number' .
Be very careful. It happened to me. I will now only use paypal certified and must be shipped to the certified address. That will stop them.
Don't sell on Craigslist
Yes big time. I advertised on Craiglist. They sent me a postal money order that was fake. I stopped the delivery. Then they started calling me at home. Very Scary. Tons of emails demanding products. When I phoned the us money order they said it wasn't there fault because it was fraud.
I stopped selling on craigslist all together. Good luck