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|+1 Internet scammers. Western union fraud Guy contacts me on letitgo.com to purchase my mini bike. He said he was in base in the navy and would send my payment via PayPal. A few minutes later three emails from PayPal show up in my spam box (red flag - I have an account with PayPal). The email confirms that an amount in excess of the purchase amount is on hold in my account. To release said funds, I'm to go to the nearest western union and send them $457.00 ( the excess amount). Upon receipt of these funds, the payment will be released to me. This had scam all over it.. I didn't believe it for a minute, but I wanted to get as much info as possible. A few things that tipped me off: 1. out of state and on an army base ( no way to verify information, no address); 2. The PayPal emails, super fake ( PayPal addressed the email to my e-mails address instead of my legal name - which they have on file) 3. Lastly, why in the hell would I send someone money that owes me money for a purchase... Be wise people.|
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|No Name ( Medina, OH, United States) Added the following extra information on :2016-03-30 16:30:10|
I ALWAYS FORWARD ANY EMAIL LIKE THAT, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY A SCAM TO "firstname.lastname@example.org"
ALWAYS INCLUDE FULL HEADER OF THE SCAM EMAIL AS WELL.
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