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Anonymous
Encinitas, CA, United States
2013-09-24 12:49:39
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+2 Attempted to Buy a Car through "pick up agent"  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Barbara Joe
Email Address:
   barbara555220@gmail.com
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 home. I work with SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF and we are presently offshore on a project, So i won\'t be able to come and inspect it or call ,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking?. I am already in talks with the pick up agent that will handle the pick-up and delivery.

As regards the payment, I can pay you through instant transfer using paypal transfer service. If you don\'t have paypal 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 to proceed with payment is
the following details :

PayPal Name :
PayPal Email :
Final Price :

I will be expecting your email.
Thanks.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-07-02 22:31:25
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Patsy Jackson
Email Address:
   patsyjohnson229@gmail.com
Trying to sell my bike, got a text message to my phone, followed by the response listed below to my e-mail to patsyjohnson229@gmail.com

Scam Email
Thanks for your mail.i will appreciate more pictures..I am ready to buy it now for my son as a surprise promise gift,And due to the nature of my work,phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it.i would be glad to pay for it as soon as possible though i will not be available to come for an inspection due to my tight schedule.and to be delivered before my arrival home. I work with SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF and we are presently offshore on a project, So i won't be able to come and inspect it or call ,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Kindly get back to me with the following questions below: 1) What is the condition? 2) Are you the Owner? 3) Pick up Location? 4) Your PayPal Email ID to effect the payment 5) Your final price. I would be glad to make the payment immediately through PayPal so kindly get back to me with your PayPal ID. You need not to worry yourself about title transfer and shipment,i will instruct the shipping company to handle that therefore in order to complete the transaction do get back to me with your PayPal ID and total cost so that I can make the payment asap. I will be waiting for your reply! Thanks and God bless

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-12 07:15:57
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Barbara Mandi Joe
Email Address:
    barbara555220@gmail.com
I am so happy I decided to research this person's name and verify their information. They wanted to pick my car via pick up agent without inspecting my car first. They also mentioned wanting to know what my paypal was for payment. This is the email below.
Barbara Mandi Joe 2:52 AM (4 hours ago)
to me Thanks a lot for the email. Am buying it for my son who just graduated on top of his class in Orlando, Florida - National University, 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 home. I work with SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF and we are presently offshore on a project, So i won't be able to come and inspect it or call ,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking?. I am already in talks with the pick up agent that will handle the pick-up and delivery.
As regards the payment, I can pay you through instant transfer using paypal transfer service. If you don't have paypal 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 to proceed with payment is the following details :
PayPal Name : PayPal Email : Final Price :
I will be expecting your email. Thanks

Scam Email
I was almost scammed by this person by believing that they could not come see my car due to a work situation. They also mentioned using a respectable payment method (paypal). Barbara Mandi Joe 2:52 AM (4 hours ago) to me Thanks a lot for the email. Am buying it for my son who just graduated on top of his class in Orlando, Florida - National University, 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 home. I work with SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF and we are presently offshore on a project, So i won\'t be able to come and inspect it or call ,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking?. I am already in talks with the pick up agent that will handle the pick-up and delivery. As regards the payment, I can pay you through instant transfer using paypal transfer service. If you don\'t have paypal 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 to proceed with payment is the following details : PayPal Name : PayPal Email : Final Price : I will be expecting your email. Thanks

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