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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Houston, TX, United States
Classified Ads Scam
| Craig's List , paypal \"Michelle Scott\" offered (via text) to purchase washer/drier and credit paypal acct . Bogus paypal email sent to me stating payment was complete but credit to account was pending me sending a moneygram to the delivery/ pickup company in the amount the buyer, \"Michelle Scott\", overpaid me to reimburse my eminent out of pocket expense in sending the moneygram. There are detailed emails from bogus paypal describing how to complete the transaction and what to do next and status of transaction that will take at least 3 hrs to complete (according to bogus paypal) as well as many texts from \"Michelle\" asking me to follow instructions and asking how it\'s coming along and to let her know when moneygram was sent to someone by the name of \"Cristal Brookshire\" in South Carolina. After 3 hrs lapsed and no one answered phone calls, emails or texts, I went and was able to get a refund on my moneygram (luckily). I sent a reply stating that transaction was off . I never got any money transferred to my account but as soon as I sent text I started getting bogus paypal emails asking me to please complete transaction as valued customer Michelle Scott had paid and her money could not be refunded to her. I also got texts from \"Michelle\" soon asking why I had cancelled and if I had gotten any new emails from paypal and to please \"kindly\" pay as she had already had the money for me deducted and couldn\'t get it back. The emails and texts seem to work in tandem and came in a suspicious sequence. The grammar was a bit off as well and overly cordial. The bogus paypal emails also carried the reply email address of firstname.lastname@example.org. I got lucky.|
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