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Anonymous
Wilkes Barre, PA, United States
2013-08-15 12:30:43
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
+2 Tried to sell a car on autotrader and he wanted to buy it
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
We advertised a car for sale on autotrader.com. John Kokai offered to buy it with a payment through paypal.com. We received several emails that said $20000. was put into our paypal account but was on hold until we sent $2000. to a Timothy Wicker 283 North H Street, Tilton, IL. He was the mover hired to pick up the car. As soon as we had to send some of our money we became suspicious and started to investigate.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-08-27 20:46:13
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
same as detailed here send money to Timothy whicker 283 North H Street, Tilton,IL, 61833, USA https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&layer=c&z=17&iwloc=A&sll=40.103300,-87.651629&cbp=13,294.1,0,0,0&cbll=40.103295,-87.651612&q=283+North+H+Street,+Tilton,IL,+61833&ei=9kcdUrW9IYK-2wXo4oFw&ved=0CCwQxB0wAA
https://www.facebook.com/twhicker

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No Name   (North Charleston, SC, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-08-15 17:39:13
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
"John" contacted me stating that he was interested in my car but also wanted pictures of the engine. I sent them. He responded back and asked if I can assure him this will be a good car to buy for his dad. He stated he was ready to give me full asking price using a paypal account. He also informed me he was an Oceanographer and email was our only source of contact. I have always been leery of scams especially ones that are email only contact. So before I bit I googled his name. I am so glad that I did because I found all these scams which he used the same exact email. Please do NOT respond to this guy. I can only hope they were not able to hack my email as well.

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