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Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
Classified Ads Scam
|+1 paypal payment urging me to open a paypal account selling my motorbike|
Again i have this little question for you How many miles are on it?, has it ever been in an accident?, can I see the list of accessories and performance upgrades mentioned in the add?, am I the original owner?,
i am not silly
|Scott W (Lee's Summit, MO, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-19 15:45:47|
I have my motorcycle for sale on Craigs List. I received an offer from a "Soldier" supposedly deployed to Afghanistan. Luckily, I am also a Soldier. I looked up the name on the Army White Pages. No such person in the Army. I toyed with the buyer and asked him specific information that only a person in the US Army would know. The person failed every question I asked. They were offering me full asking price for my motorcycle, and would have someone pick up the bike. They wanted me to accept payment via PayPal. Upon further research on the offer, I found that it is a TOTAL SCAM.
Here's a portion the body of the original offer e-mail:
Right now the only way i can make payment for it is via paypal as i don't have access to my bank online and there's no way i can issue out a check or something right now but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and this is why i prefer paypal for payment. I will need your paypal email address to make the payment and if you don't have an account,its quite easy to setup at www.paypal.com its also the same as paying you directly. I hope you consider this cause i don't want to miss this deal. Since i cant come to view or pickup,after i make payment i'll have someone come help me pick up and store till i get back. Thanks for understanding,hope to read from you soon.
DON'T FALL FOR THIS!!! I almost did!