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Anonymous
Skegness, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2013-06-20 15:01:54
Auction/eBay Scam
eBay (www.ebay.com)
+2 eBay and Pay Pal buyer scamEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jay John
Email Address:
   jaysjohn21@gmail.com
This guy basically sent me a text saying he was interested in buying my motorbike on eBay asking what my lowest price would be. He then sent emails saying he was a marine engineer at sea and was buying it for his son. He then sent an email after saying he had problems with the pick up and would I help. Then saying he\'d paid via PayPal into my account, and I quickly received emails supposedly from PayPal saying my account had been credited however they would not release the funds until I sent £250 via Western Union for the pickup agent!!! Obviously a scam, as PayPal email address looked like this

service@paypal.co.uk.

Paypal verified the email was scam obviously. But it was nevertheless very cleverly done, be aware.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-06-30 15:52:25
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jay John
Email Address:
   jaysjohn21@gmail.com
This is an email i received after he contacted me about my car which was for sale on one of websites:
Hello thanks for reply, i am a marine engineer, i am at sea right now. I am buying this for my son as a surprise gift. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i don't have access to my bank account online(i dont 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, and if you dont have a paypal account yet, you can set one it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, 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 sorted, l will be waiting for your reply asap..

Scam Email
Jay John

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-06-29 16:37:44
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jays John
Email Address:
   jaysjohn21@gmail.com
Basically the same as the other scam noted from this email address, this is the email he sent:
Hello thanks for reply, i am a marine engineer, i am at sea right now. I am buying this for my son as a surprise gift. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i don't have access to my bank account online(i dont 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, and if you dont have a paypal account yet, you can set one it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, 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 sorted, l will be waiting for your reply asap..

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