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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Pomona, CA, United States
2014-05-06 15:03:53
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Festool Scam- Craigslist  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Kevin McCarthy
Email Address:
   KCsworkbench@gmail.com
Telephone:
   9785954619
Name: Kevin McCarthy, KC McCarthy
Age: 25
Location: Concord, MA
Parents: Maryanne McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy
Email: KCsWorkbench@gmail.com , kevin.c.mccarthy5@gmail.com

The seller/scammer\'s listing will say one city.. His map shows he is somewhere in Massachusetts.
Previous listings were in Los Angeles, San Diego, and St. Louis. He is located in Concord, MA
I emailed the seller and left my phone number. I got a response through text messaging.
He claims to not be aware of his listing because it is his first time.

The listing will have few festool brand tools for a good to be true price (Festool fanatics should know).
We were able to offer a great price and he was willing to ship the items.
He mentions using paypal to receive money. I requested a detailed invoice through paypal. After the money was sent, he makes it sound very urgent that he needs the money right away because paying for the shipping killed his wallet. He also mentioned about him borrowing a friend\'s rent money. He also mentions he has a big order to fulfill making wooden chairs. The point is, he makes it sound very urgent that he gets the money. Paypal would take 2-3 days for the money to clear with the bank because his account is not set up. (This is how I got his address information). Seller refunded the money through paypal and we proceeded with western union. He was very willing to cover the fees. We agreed on half payment before the item is received. Half the payment was sent through western union online from bank account but later declined. 1/4 of the payment is then withdrawn as cash and taken to a western union location.. The seller remained in contact for 2 days in total. the other 1/4 of the payment was taken to moneygram. I requested the tracking number and he claims to have not been home for two whole days. I could not reach the seller on the third day and from that point on I took action.
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