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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
CA
2016-03-07 12:34:17
Overpayment Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Was selling my Van on Autotrader.caEmail Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bryson.T Chris aka John
Email Address:
   Bryson.T Chris
Other:
   Chris Bryson in email
Telephone:
   803-764-9030
Put my van up for sale on autotrader.ca. Got a text from a guy named John inquiring about the van. He asked me to get back to him at his private email address. I emailed him the info about the van. He replied that he wanted the van and would pay $100 more than what I was asking and asked for my email address for paypal so he can transfer the funds. The next morning I got 4 emails from paypal stating I had funds coming in but was placed on hold. The funds on hold were included $500 for transport and the instructions were to go to moneygram and send the $500 back to the shipper to receive the code in order to have the funds released. Red Flag! I never heard of paypal using a 3rd party for money transactions and never heard of moneygram. I contacted paypal and reported the suspicious emails and forwarded them for authentication and got a reply saying it was indeed a scam.
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