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Fastvette
Cleveland, OH, United States
2012-06-10 14:51:50
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Oceanographer Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Vivian Cole
Email Address:
   vivi.cole40@yahoo.com
Classic car advertised for sale through AutoTrader illicited the following email:

From: Vivian Cole
Sent: Sun, Jun 10, 2012 9:36 am
Subject: Re: Lead for 1948 Lincoln Continental


Thank you for getting back to me,can you assure me that i will not be disappointed if i buy this Vehicle as a Birthday gift for my Dad? as I\'m ready to pay your asking price but not cash in person because I\'m an Oceanographer and i am presently on a contract which will end in couple of months,the contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea area,but I\'m able to access my mail through my laptop and my only quickest payment option is PayPal,its safe fast and secure and i will be responsible for the pay pal transaction charges so you can get your expected amount.If you don\'t have an account with paypal,its pretty easy to open one,Just log on to www.paypal.com and sign up.I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? as my Dad\'s birthday is fast approaching,am sure he will love this vehicle,his a mechanic and a handy man,so if there is anything that need to be fixed in it just let me know he will handle it.I have a mover that will come for the pick up once payment clears in your account and he will handle the title for me.I look forward to hear from you with the information below.


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Thanks.
Vivian.

The many grammatical errors by someone who supposedly has an advanced degree was a red flag for me.
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