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Anonymous
Ann Arbor, MI, United States
2013-08-07 15:00:42
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
+1 Autotrater ad response - offer to buy sight unseen with PayPalEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
I placed an ad in Autotrader to sell my car. I received a text from 323-596-0871 asking me to send engine pics or video to bmails000@gmail.com. I sent an email to that address indicating that the car was being detailed and that I\'d send the pics as soon as I got it back. Here is the reply from John Kokai:

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 fast
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 :
Full name:
Firm Price:
Zip code for pickup
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
No Name   (Cleveland, OH, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-08-13 11:16:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
I received the same email as everyone else. Email below:
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 fast 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 : Full name: Firm Price: Zip code for pickup

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