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NameSteve Mark    

Details of Scam Report
Sent this SMS to my phone "I'm interested in your Vehicle,please what is your firm price& condt of it.Email me back ONLY at (stevemark846 (at)".
Once email has been sent gave story that he was currently working in a FIFO position for a pipeline company offshore in NZ & only had Internet access.
Then tries to convince you that he is sending payment via PayPal & will need to organise a courier to collect the goods. Also requests that you remove your advert from the site.
Then gives another story that PayPal is holding funds until you make payment to his agent in China who is organising the courier to collect item.
Once I called him out on this he then told me the same story regarding PayPal holding payments to see if I was a legitimate seller and that PayPal were waiting for me to contact them with the Money Control Transfer Number from Western Union to confirm the $1000 payment was made by me to his agent in China.

Scam Email
As per the email PayPal sent to me which i think is also similar to yours.PayPal said you will not receive the payment now cos its Pending by PayPal so as to verify that you are a Legitimate seller of the purchased they are temporarily holding the money until the MTCN details has been sent to them as regards the payment... this is to secure us both......PayPal is Holding the money and waiting on you to send the MTCN information to them so that they can verify it and confirm that you have truly sent the money before the accreditation can take i implore you send the money through western union Please you can confirm the payment i made from PayPal by replying to any of their emails sent to you and get back to me once it is done On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 11:44 PM, seller wrote: Sorry mate, I'm a little confused. In a previous email you could not send payment through PayPal because it 'bounced back'. Therefore I gave you my bank details to transfer money into my account. Now you are saying that you have sent $3800 through PayPal to cover the cost of the car & shipping/Western Union costs, and that PayPal will not release the funds until I pay $1000 to your buddy in China. Hmmm... Just can't understand why you would use PayPal when we have agreed on you processing all payments through my bank account. PayPal have no record of this transaction and neither do I. Could you please explain? Are you really buying the car from us? Kindest Regards Seller On 10 Jan 2015, at 7:54 am, steve mark wrote: I have just completed the payment and i expected PayPal to have notified you to this effect.check your mail folders (inbox,spam and junk mail) i sent $3,800 in all.i added $1,100 but $1,000 will be sent to my agent in CHINA through western union at any western union outlet,the extra $100 is to cover the western union fee.PayPal said they will not release the fund until you email them the western union details for verification,and also to enable my pick up agent to come for pick up and inspection.Here is the agent's details where the money will be sent. Name: Lijiang Xuan Address:5 ding fu jia yuan City: Beijing State: Beijing Zip Code: 100024 Country: China. Please get the necessary details sent to paypal (Money Transfer Control Number) MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $1,000 so that they can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to me once done On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 10:35 PM, seller wrote: No problem, my wife has had to use Western Union many times. Just give us the details & the money for this and we will arrange it all for you. Kindest Regards Seller On 10 Jan 2015, at 2:32 am, steve mark wrote: I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me $1,000 for pick up and delivery, and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters which is in the CHINA and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $1,000 to the money i will send through paypal as soon as i have made the payments, i will email you and let you know and please i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent Head Quarter in the CHINA through western union money transfer, this can be done from any post office ,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices (you can do it online as well at, i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didn't bring my credit card aboard, i am a little incapacitated.

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