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Anonymous
US
2013-06-29 21:38:15
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
+2 Paypal to purchase a car on carsonlinefree.comEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Paul Crisell
Email Address:
   paulcrisell@gmail.com
First I got a text (actually three identical texts): from 8577284354 stating: \"Please is your car advert on carsonlinefree still available? Please reply me with your final price o paulcrisell@gmail.com. Cheers

Then when i replied this is what he said:

Thanks a lot for the email. Am buying it for my son who just graduated ontop of his class in National University in California, he studied Business Law and Professional Ethics Minor and am so proud of him . I want it as a surprise package to appreciate him towards his achievement and to be delivered before my arrival Wyoming as my family lives in Wyoming .

I work with Animal Planet (Call Of The Wild Man and we are presently offshore in US. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking.I am already in talks with the courier that will handle
the pick-up and delivery it in Wyoming.

As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www.paypal.com and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.

Cheers!!

It kept going and I was automatically suspicious and eventually ran across this site with the same MO except he used \"Paul\" with me.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-07-02 11:41:38
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Barry Reinhard
Email Address:
   magicmelvin@mac.com
Fax:
   908 236 6726
I posted a for sale online for a 1978 MGB and got the same scam asking for my bank account number to send his money from Paypal. I told him I would only accept cash. Her is his original letter : Thanks a lot for the email. Am buying it for my son who just graduated ontop of his class in National University in California, he studied Business Law and Professional Ethics Minor and am so proud of him . I want it as a surprise package to appreciate him towards his achievement and to be delivered before my arrival Wyoming as my family lives in Wyoming .
I work with Animal Planet (Call Of The Wild Man and we are presently offshore in US. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking.I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery it in Wyoming.
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www.paypal.com and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Cheers!!

Scam Email
Paul Crisell

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-07-02 10:49:44
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bluka
Email Address:
   bluka8688@gmail.com
I had the same exact thing happen to me with the exact same text message, except for referring to an add I placed on KSL.com for a vehicle. When I emailed paulcrisell@gmail.com, he sent me the same message you were sent, with the only difference being - he said his son graduated top of his class from a university in Wyoming ( a nearby state of which I'm not familiar with all their universities). Thanks for posting your message, confirming ths as a scam for me and others.

Scam Email
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