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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Jerseyville, IL, United States
Classified Ads Scam
|+3 Paypal scam on Craigslist|
Thanks for the reply,I\'m just asking to make sure it\'s in great condition as am
buying it for my Son as a Birthday surprise gift and he doesn\'t know about it,
so can you assure me i won\'t be disappointed?as we have been deployed to Sudan for peace keeping mission
now so i won\'t be able to come take a look at it,also no shipping will be involve as i have a mover that will come for the pick up,
so i can only pay you via one of the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal)...Do you have a PayPal
account?Let me know asap so i can arrange the payment through PayPal.
my shipper will be coming to pick it up as soon as the payment clears
into your account..More get back to me with the
4:your paypal email address and name
Got an almost identical email from firstname.lastname@example.org from \"Jack\". He had slightly different details about where he was and why he couldn\'t come in person - but both were willing to pay up front and had a \"personal shipper\" who would come collect the bike when \"the money cleared\".
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2014-09-24 21:56:23|
Same as above details - I posted a camp trailer on Craigs List, got a text and emails asking for more info and pictures and my paypal information to send me payment. A third party would be picking the trailer up to deliver to him. Said he was purchasing as a surprise for his family and his email contact has a picture of a soldier in full gear.
|No Name (The Bronx, NY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2014-07-30 00:06:54|
Same as detailed above. Same method of asking for more photos and avoids phone contact. Just didn't seem right that he was so eager to buy without seeing the items. Thanks to this website I could validate my instincts that it was a scam.
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2014-05-06 15:45:15|
Trying to sell dirt bike on Craigslist. Got 2 texts asking that I send more information and pictures back to his email address. When I did, he returned with below email.
hanks I'm just asking about it to make sure its in good condition as im buying it for my Family as a surprise gift and he doesn't know about it, so can you assure me i will not be disappointed? also no shipment involved as i have a mover that will come for it. Im okay with the price and condition , I can only pay you via one of the fastest and secure way to pay online (PayPal).. Do you have a PayPal account? Let me know asap so i can arrange the payment through PayPal. my shipper will be coming to pick it up as soon as the payment clears into your account . So 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!
A red flag went up when he said he would buy it site unseen. So I researched the email address and Paypal scams and found this site. I guess he has done this before.