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Heidi
Stayton, OR, United States
2013-10-10 11:25:02
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
+1 512-865-4778 cycletrader add scam!Email Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mark
Email Address:
   mjgoodie120@gmail.com
I received a text message asking if my motorcycle is still for sale, what is my rock bottom price and an email address to reply to. Says his name is Mark. Sent me a text from 512-865-4778.
I googled the phone number and found this website.
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No Name   (Raleigh, NC, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-10-11 10:48:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mark Jones
Email Address:
   mjgoody120@gmail.com
Telephone:
   5128654778
I received a text stating:
"I am interested in the bike you listed on Craigslist. What is your rock bottom line price? Pls email me at mjgood120@gmail.com. Mark"
I emailed him info and said no one has committed to buying it yet. I then received this email about 24 hours later:
"I got your response. Well, I have read through your advert and from what I have seen,it is priced favorably compared to others so I want you to consider it sold to me because I am ready to offer you the demanded price. I am Tech Sgt Mark Jones(Military) currently on duty serving the country. Presently I am out of town on duty in a remote area until December 20. We have a bad and fluctuating network here otherwise I would have called you and seal the deal on phone. At the moment, email and text messages works best for me.
Nevertheless,I am ready to seal the deal right away and pay you via my PayPal account that is attached to my bank account as it is the only secure form of payment that I have access to right now. So,kindly get back to me with your FULL NAME AND PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS so that I can initiate the payment immediately.If you don't have a paypal account, it is absolutely free to set one up, kindly visit www.paypal.com. A shipper will be hired that will come for the pick up upon the completion of the payment aspect of the transaction.Let me have the requested details to proceed with the payment if we have a deal.
Sincerely, Mark."
I called the number out of curiosity - it just can't be completed. Any cell phone in the US will bounce to a generic voicemail service. This tipped me off ... I then look and found other info here...

Scam Email
See above: I got your response. Well, I have read through your advert and from what I have seen,it is priced favorably compared to others so I want you to consider it sold to me because I am ready to offer you the demanded price. I am Tech Sgt Mark Jones(Military) currently on duty serving the country. Presently I am out of town on duty in a remote area until December 20. We have a bad and fluctuating network here otherwise I would have called you and seal the deal on phone. At the moment, email and text messages works best for me. Nevertheless,I am ready to seal the deal right away and pay you via my PayPal account that is attached to my bank account as it is the only secure form of payment that I have access to right now. So,kindly get back to me with your FULL NAME AND PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS so that I can initiate the payment immediately.If you don\'t have a paypal account, it is absolutely free to set one up, kindly visit www.paypal.com. A shipper will be hired that will come for the pick up upon the completion of the payment aspect of the transaction.Let me have the requested details to proceed with the payment if we have a deal. Sincerely, Mark.\"

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