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Jim Book
Phoenix, AZ, United States
2012-05-11 14:30:30
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (
+2 Buying car scam from Craig's list
   Steve Noel
Email Address:
Wants to buy my car, sight unseen. Needs my paypal account to make payment... All done via text to my phone.

Yea Right!
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-10 11:56:55
   Steven Noels
Email Address:
The first email simply asked if the car was still up for sale.
Here is the follow up email:
Thanks for the mail, I'm seriously interested in buying this item for my sister and am okay with your selling price,I won't be available for pick up,moreover, and currently offshore due of my work always busy all the time with work, ( FIRST) I will love to know the condition of this item.(SECOND) Why do you want to sale it? Please send the pic of it to my email, so that i can see it in my email and send it to my sister to look at the pic of it very well. I really want this as a surprise gift for her so i won't let her know anything about this until it get delivered to her. You can mail me back with your PayPal email address, so I can make the payment to you right now and if you don't have an account with paypal you can set up an account today as it's secured and reliable visit their website I will be responsible for the payment fees/charges on this transaction. Do not worry about shipping or picking up as my pick up agent will come and pick it up from you once have made the payment to you.Kindly get back to me asap. Regards. Steven
You'd think these guys would change their name every few months. Even the Barksdale crew knew to use burners!

Connie Tarazon   (Queen Creek, AZ, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-06 01:45:58
Email Address:
contacted me via my cell number to buy the vehicle I had advertised on craigslist. He claims to be working overseas and wants to purchase it using paypal. I made a paypal account and let him know it. He claims he put in the full purchase price plus one thousand dollars however paypal will not release the funds to me until I pay 1,000 to his shipping agent and send it through western union.
He even sends a few emails that are completely gramatically poorly written claiming to be from pay pal with the western union instructions.
Note: ANYTIME this type of request is made IT IS BOGUS.
He/she needs to get caught this is a crime.

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