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Anonymous
Houston, TX, United States
2013-08-11 21:18:40
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
individual text messaged me and vehicle I have listed on craigslistEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Collins Williams
Telephone:
   6464702656
This individual contacted me via text msg stating he was very interested in buying a vehicle I have listed on craigslist. He said he was willing to pay the asking price if I could assure him he would not be disappointed. I provided him info about the vehicle and he replied that he was ready to purchase the vehicle. He asked if I had a paypal acct and if so could I provide him the email address associated with my paypal acct. I sent him my email address. Next he text that he needed my mailing address so he could contact a shipping company to get shipping costs for shipping the car to New York where he said he lived. Within a few mins he text me and said he had made the pmt on the vehicle and included $1550 extra for shipping and I should be receiving email from paypal confirming his pmt. He stated the shipping would have to be paid through western union and that was a problem for him (??) so he would need me to pay the shipping. I received an email that looked like it was from paypal stating funds were in my acct from Collins Williams. He texts me again asking if I received the email from paypal showing the funds were in my acct. I told him I got the email but when I checked my paypal acct no funds were in there. He then texts the funds would be be released in my acct once I paid the shipping costs. At that point I ceased texting him I figured out this was a scam. I ignored his repeated requests that I send $ for the shipping. I reported it too paypalspoof.com. His final text was \"did you scammed me?\" All I can say is what a low life trying to rip people off like that.
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