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Gavin
Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
2012-07-03 08:16:23
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Paypal postage scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   JeniferReece
Email Address:
   jenifereece@gmail.com
I Had a laptop for Sale on www.donedeal.ie and got a Txt asking me to reply on the gmail account above, off course they sound genuine and ask you to request money in your paypal account, then send you a false paypal link showing they have paid you ( DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS IN THIS EMAIL) this can hack your paypal account if you login from there!! Then ask you to post the Laptop, when I went to genuine paypal site and checked no such payment Happened and called paypal with details and they confirmed, this is VERY common and takes various forms, like hacking a genuine paypal account and sending you the money for real, you post the goods and when the genuine paypal account holder realises there account was hacked and money withdrawn to pay you, paypal take the money back from you and your down the goods and money aswell! so try so sell your goods through auction sites as then your covered.
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