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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
US
2013-06-07 17:39:18
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
+2 Autotrader
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John kokai
Email Address:
   johnkokai123@yahoo.com
Identical to other scam reported ... Got an email from John Kokai shortly after listing a car on autotrader. Wanted to buy it for his dad as a birthday present - would pay full price - was an oceanographer and didn\'t have a phone. Allegedly paypaled me the full asking price - But... in order to get my money, I had to moneygram the \"mover\" Ken Linville in Redmond, OR $1830 plus $170 for the moneygram fee = $2,000.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-04-12 11:31:21
 Scammer
  Information
I just received the very same type of email with the same name and story. I just wanted to confirm that this scammer is still out there. Beware people who are selling their car on autotrader.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-10-29 13:14:35
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
Contacted me via text asking for photos of the bumper of a car I had for sale. After sending photos he wanted to pay full price for a birthday present for his dad and was willing to pay the extra 3% paypal fees. I didn't take the "transaction" any further than this.

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