Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Autotrader (autotrader.com), #20768 - Scamalot

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Dave DeLuca
Oreland, PA, United States
2014-08-14 11:52:47
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
+2 Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Autotrader (autotrader.com), #20768
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Joshua Hawk
Email Address:
   dolozotox3@gmail.com
Offered to buy my truck for his father\'s birthday. He was working for an oceanography company and could not be reached by cell phone or be present for the purchase but would pay me vis PayPal and have a representative pick up my truck and complete the purchase. He wanted my PayPal email address, cell phone number etc.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-10-15 11:26:27
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Joshua
Email Address:
   dolozotox3@gmail.com
Same scam, asking for pictures of engine. Glad I googled his email address. I will not be following up and will be alerting auto trader.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-08-30 09:07:29
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Joshua Hawk
Email Address:
   dolozotox3@gmail.com
A person replies to my AutoTrader Ad, using exact same phone number / email as reported earlier.
Starts with a phone text from 760.701.5457, with engine picture request:
Hello,am interested in your vehicle on AUTOTRADER, if still available reply to my email (dolozotox3@gmail.com) with the ENGINE pics or video. Joshua
I sent pictures, then received email text (switched from phone number)
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 your 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! Josh

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