Autotrader bmails000@gmail.com \"John Kokai\" oceanographer - Scamalot

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Heidi Nicholl
Del Rey Oaks, CA, United States
2014-02-20 13:08:54
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Autotrader bmails000@gmail.com "John Kokai" oceanographer
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Kokai
Email Address:
   bmails000@gmail.com
This guy started by sending a text with the email as above \'bmails000@gmail.com\'. It didn\'t really make sense as it asked for photos of the bumper (?) nothing wrong with bumper at all. I emailed and said, \'please clarify\' and received this text :

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!
John
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