Untitled Auction/eBay Scam on Autotrader (autotrader.com), #17443 - Scamalot

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Anonymous
Fullerton, CA, United States
2014-03-17 13:35:20
Auction/eBay Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Untitled Auction/eBay Scam on Autotrader (autotrader.com), #17443
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Kevin Dumais
Email Address:
   dkev42@gmail.com
I had recently put my car onto auto trader. I got an email from Kevin saying that he was interested in the car and wanted to buy it for his dads birthday. He said he couldnt look at the car, because he was an oceaographer, but would send us money through paypal. I was hesitant to use paypal as I would prefer wire transfer, money order, cashiers check, or a check, but I decided ok. Before I could say anything more he had already sent a payment through w an id number. The thing is the email I was using to contact him was not the email which my paypal was connected to. When I called to fix this I also gave them the transaction id number and they said it was a fraud. For the future make sure you always call paypal to verify once you recieve money into your account its yours and no one can take it out. Also always make sure you check paypal always addresses the email by saying DEAR AND YOUR NAME. The one I recieved said HEllo and my email address. Sellers becareful.
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