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Anonymous
Memphis, TN, United States
2013-07-08 14:05:08
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
+5 Stacey Harris Oceanographer
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Stacey Harris
Email Address:
   straceyharris72@gmail.com
I listed a car at AutoTrader. The first contact from \"Stacey\" came yesterday via text to my phone, requesting \"pls [sic] sent the pics of the engine to my e-mail straceyharris72@gmail.com or video of the vehicle. I obliged. I received response e-mails this morning:

Thank you for getting back to me,can you assure me that i will not be
disappointed if i buy this Vehicle as a Birthday gift for my Dad? as
I\'m ready to pay your asking price but not cash in person because I\'m
an Oceanographer and i am presently on a contract which will end in
couple of months,the contract is strictly no call due to the lack of
reception on the sea area,but I\'m able to access my mail through my
laptop and my only quickest payment option is PayPal,its safe fast and
secure and i will be responsible for the pay pal transaction charges
so you can get your expected amount.If you don\'t have an account with
paypal,its pretty easy to open one,Just log on to www.paypal.com and
sign up.I hope we can make the purchase as fa st as possible? as my
Dad\'s birthday is fast approaching,am sure he will love this
vehicle,his a mechanic and a handy man,so if there is anything that
need to be fixed in it just let me know he will handle it.I have a
mover that will come for the pick up once payment clears in your
account and he will handle the title for me.I look forward to hear
from you with the information below.

Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Your last asking price:
Your Zip code for pickup:

Thanks.

Stacey.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-07-13 23:20:54
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Stacey Harris
Email Address:
   straceyharris72@gmail.com
Oceanographer sent same exact email to us for our vehicle that was listed on AutoTrader.com. He wanted a quick purchase for his father's (a mechanic/handyman) birthday. Claimed he was unavailable except by email. Offered asking price. Was going to have some pick up vehicle and handle title for him while he was "away".
He's using PayPal to scam. It is not Paypal but this scammer that is the problem. He will try to get your information to steal money from your PayPal account or essentially take the car without payment. Thank you to all who have posted here on this as this info definitely saved us from being scammed.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-07-12 10:55:22
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Timothy Whicker John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
This is the address I have to send money to for the shipper to pick up my vehicle. The total overpayment he put into my Paypal was $1,830.00 plus $170.00 which I should forward to the company. The Paypal payment email was so bogus! I've had a Paypal account for well over 10 years and it states since I have a NEW account I have to wait for funds to clear etc. etc.
283 North H Street, Tilton, IL 61833
This is the headquarters for the shipping company ran by Timothy Whicker. Google this DUMP! You can see not many are falling for this scam living in such a place.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-07-10 16:35:28
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
An Oceanographer that wants to buy it for his father's birthday.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-07-09 14:14:27
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Stracey Harris
Email Address:
   straceyharris72@gmail.com
He must really like is dad as he tried to buy my car this morning as well:
Thank you for getting back to me,can you assure me that i will not be disappointed if i buy this Vehicle as a Birthday gift for my Dad? as I'm ready to pay your asking price but not cash in person because I'm an Oceanographer and i am presently on a contract which will end in couple of months,the contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea area,but I'm able to access my mail on my laptop.My only quickest payment option is PayPal,its safe fast and secure and i will be responsible for the pay pal transaction charges so you can get your expected amount. If you don't have an account with paypal,its easy to open one,Just log on to www.paypal.com and sign up.I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? as my Dad's birthday is fast approaching,am sure he will love this vehicle,he's a mechanic and a handy man,so if there is anything that need to be fixed in it just let me know he will handle it. I have a mover that will come for the pick up once payment clears in your account and he will handle the title for me.I look forward to hear from you with the information below.
Your PayPal e-Mail Address : Last asking Price: Zip code for pickup:

Scam Email
Autotrader

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-07-08 22:07:24
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Stacey Harris
Email Address:
   hsta40@gmail.com
I received exactly the same Email earlier today, regarding an Auto Trader Classics ad I had placed, after an initial contact asking if the car was still available. The only difference was the originating Email address.

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