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Anonymous
College Station, TX, United States
2015-12-15 16:05:16
Generic/Unspecified Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Received a text message relating to a car for sale on Craigslist asking to respond directly to an email address, and then wantin
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   sarahpurccy
Email Address:
   sarahpurccy@yahoo.com
Received a text message relating to a car for sale on Craigslist asking to respond directly to an email address, and then wanting to set up a payment via PayPal. I responded using an alternate email address and the scammer sent the following, after which I became suspicious and found out it was a scammer.

sarah purccy
date: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Thanks so much for you mail, i am buying this for my Son and i am
a petroleum engineer currently on a rig offshore i really want this to
be a surprise gift for my Son so i wont let him know anything about
this until it gets delivered to him , i am sure he will be more than
happy with it.I can only pay with paypal here, i will need you to give
me your paypal email address so i can make the payments asap and
please if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set
up, go to www.paypal.com and get it set up , after you have set it up
i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with
paypal so as to put the money through.tell me more about the advert
price is okay note well: Pick up agent will come for the pick up as
soon as i have made the payments, i would have loved to talk to you
on phone but i am a petroleum engineer I work mainly offshore, our
phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, we can only
communicate with our base for now I will want you to please try to
tell me the very actual fault you think it has.

Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Full name:
Firm Price:
Zip code for pickup:
You phone number:

Thanks, Cheers.
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