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Anonymous
Tucson, AZ, United States
2014-10-02 15:47:38
Classified Ads Scam
Cars.com
+1 PayPal scam by text message
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   steven noel
Email Address:
   stevennoel10@gmail.com
Text message that says he is buying this for his brother, big surprise, will send money to PayPal account, but wants me to send money to his shipping agent by Western Union first, THEN the money will appear in my PayPal account.
Looks like he\'s been doing this for years.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-10-09 10:51:44
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   stevennoel10@gmail.com
This was his message to me. "Thanks for your reply, I'm seriously interested in buying this item for my brother as a gift. What's your last price? What's condition of it and Why you want to sale it?,I won't be available for pick up for myself or him,moreover, and currently out town due of my work so i will not able to come for the inspection. I really want this as a surprise gift for him so i won't let him know anything about this until it get delivered to him. You can mail me back with your PayPal email address if you have paypal account or if you don't have an account with paypal you can set up an account at www.paypal.com now cos it's secured and reliable. So that I can make the payment to you right away.Do not worry about shipping or picking up the item as my pick up agent will come and pick it up from you once have made the payment to you. Get back to me asap. Regards"
This is obviously a scam. Anyone who fly's out of the country and has an agent does not need to buy a beater car off of craigslist lol

Scam Email
Stevennoel10@gmail.com

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