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No Name
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2012-06-21 12:25:09
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
+2 Michael Warwick wanted to buy items on Kijiji
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Michael Warwick
Email Address:
   michaelwarwic@gmail.com
The same guy also tried to buy couches from me via Edmonton Kijiji ad. He asked questions about these even though the information in the ad already answers them. This most likely was done so he could get my email address in a reply.

His second email: \"Okay.. I will be paying the 2.9% PayPal surcharge from my account. So i will be paying directly into your PayPal account without any delay, and i hope you have a paypal account. If you have one already, just send me the address to send it to, which is the email address you use for it or you can send me a paypal money request, so once i receive the details i will go ahead with the payment through PayPal and then i will contact my shipping company after you get the payment. I will need your home address for the merchandise to be Picked Up by the Shipping Company..\"

He\'s obviously not interested in the furniture whereas a typical local buyer would want to see, inspect and sit on the couches. Beware of Michael Warwick (if that is he real name).
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
No Name   (CA) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-22 13:42:53
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mike
Email Address:
   pollyvpeterss-051@yahoo.com
Unbelievable. This guy is trying to buy my couches again but has forgotten (most likely because he has so many scams going at the same time) he already contacted me a month ago for the same items that I've listed with the same detailed info. His first email is the same as last time: "Does it need anything to be replace or repair?how long have you owned it? Any additional Photos?"
I won't be responding but I'm sure if I did, it will be the same Paypal response about being out of town and using a shipping company.

Rob   (CA) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-24 00:58:00
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Michael Warwick
Email Address:
   michaelwarwic@gmail.com
I had my car up for sale on Kijiji, got a reply from what appeared to be a legit source (pollyvpeterss-stb@yahoo.com)... here is the first reply showing interest in my car:
From: Michael(pollyvpeterss-stb@yahoo.com) What is the present condition? Any additional Photos?
I replied appropriately, inviting him to come have a look (there were 10 high-resolution images on the kijiji ad, so i thought his question was strange...
Here is his response:
Okay.. I will be paying the 2.9% PayPal surcharge from my account. So i will be paying directly into your PayPal account without any delay, and i hope you have a paypal account.If you have one already, just send me the address to send it to, which is the email address you use for it or you can send me a paypal money request, so once i receive the details i will go ahead with the payment through PayPal and then i will contact my shipping company after you get the payment. I will need your home address for the merchandise to be Picked Up by the Shipping Company..
I googled his name, and also bits of the text he had sent me, and found numerous hits... this is definitely a scammer.

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