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Anonymous
Fayetteville, AR, United States
2014-01-30 13:55:01
Overpayment Scam
+2 Auto Trader.com Car AdEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
Texted asking for pics of truck I have advertised on Auto Trader. I sent pics to provided E-mail address then received his Oceanographer, no cell, buying for father who is a mechanic, will pay full asking price plus 3% and willing to set up a pay-pal account. My dealings with them is done and forwarded all information to friends in federal law enforcement
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-02-25 13:18:12
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Charlene Smith
Email Address:
   charlenecuttygal@gmail.com
Multiple communications were sent back and forth prior to the below email discussing the situation...

Scam Email
Am really interested to buy this for my dad and i know he will love it and I\'m ready to pay asking price.I\'m currently on contract overseas for an oceanography company for the next few months, so my connectivity is limited and I can\'t meet you in person. We don\'t have any cell service since we are out in the middle of the ocean, I\'m lucky to even get internet. It\'s really...really...slow.What I can do is pay via PayPal,if you don\'t have PayPal account you can register through this link www.paypal.com I know that they charge a 3% fee, so I\'m willing to pay the fee as well so you don\'t get charged anything extra I want to do the transaction fairly quickly. have a mover that can come and get it and can handle the title for me, so you don\'t have to worry about that. Let me know your thoughts, and if you\'re ready to move forward, just fill out the info below so I can work everything out! PayPal Email: Full Name: Firm Price: Zip Code:

No Name   (Forrest City, AR, United States) Added the following extra information on :2014-01-31 13:19:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
This Scammer responded to my truck for sale ad on AutoTrader.com, asking for additional pics of the front and rear of the truck and possibly some video. I actually sent both to the above email address, and this was his response:
Thanks for getting back to me! Can you assure me that there won't be any problems with the car once it's purchased? I'm wanting to get the car as a birthday gift for my dad, and I'm ready to pay asking price. I'm currently on contract overseas for an oceanography company for the next few months, so my connectivity is limited and I can't meet you in person. We don't have any cell service since we are out in the middle of the ocean, and I'm lucky to even get internet. It's really...really...slow. What I can do is pay via PayPal, if this is an option that works for you. I know that they charge a 3% fee, so I'm willing to pay the fee as well so you don't get charged anything extra. PayPal usually is fast and it's secure. If you don't have an account, it's pretty easy too open one. Just sign up, and it'll explain everything you need to do.
I want to do the transaction fairly quickly because my dad's birthday is approaching. I know he'll love the car. He is a mechanic, so if there is anything wrong with the car, just let me know, and I'll tell him so he can be ready to fix it when the car arrives.Also - I have a mover that can come and get it and can handle the title for me, so you don't have to worry about that. Let me know your thoughts, and if you're ready to move forward, just fill out the info below so I can work everything out!
PayPal Email: Full Name: Firm Price: Zip Code: Cell Phone Number
Thanks so much!

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