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Catherine Magnani
London, England, United Kingdom
2012-07-27 10:29:38
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
+2 Autotrader car scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Robert Kingston
Email Address:
   kingstonrob31@gmail.com
I have my car on Autotrader and received the same scam as I\'ve read on this site. I had a couple of emails that sounded genuine and then this one:

Thanks for your response. I am seriously interested in this posted AD and i will really love to purchase it right away. Kindly put off the AD and consider me as your favorite buyer. As soon as the payment goes through i will arrange for a private shipper to come over for picking it up down to my place after payment has been received. I will be making the payment through PayPal as paypal is safe and secured for transactions online. I am at the sea at the moment as a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I am buying this for myself.
If this is acceptable kindly get back to me with your paypal email address and the details below so i can proceed with the payment. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i do not have access to my bank account online but i have it attached to my paypal account hence the reason i would prefer using paypal to pay. I\'d be needing your paypal email address to make the payments and if you do not have a paypal account yet its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.co.uk. I will be expecting your email.


I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) since i won\'t be be able to see this in person. My agent we get to you to sign the trasfer paper as soon as the payment is made and the fund cleared into your account.

I will need this following details so i can proceed with the payment right away

Your PayPal e-Mail Address:
Full name:
What is your reason for selling it?
Address:
Last price:


I am sorry just want to be sure about the sales before i proceed

Regards,
Robert.

Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Rachel Bithell   (Bournemouth, Bournemouth, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-13 12:43:03
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Robert Kingston
Email Address:
   kingstonrob31@gmail.com
I advertised my car on Autotrader & received this email from "Robert Kingston";
Thanks for your response. I am seriously interested in this posted AD and i will really love to purchase it right away. Kindly put off the AD and consider me as your favorite buyer. As soon as the payment goes through i will arrange for a private shipper to come over for picking it up down to my place after payment has been received. I will be making the payment through PayPal as paypal is safe and secured for transactions online. I am at the sea at the moment as a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I am buying this for myself.
If this is acceptable kindly get back to me with your paypal email address and the details below so i can proceed with the payment. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i do not have access to my bank account online but i have it attached to my paypal account hence the reason i would prefer using paypal to pay. I'd be needing your paypal email address to make the payments and if you do not have a paypal account yet its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.co.uk. I will be expecting your email.
I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) since i won't be be able to see this in person. My agent we get to you to sign the trasfer paper as soon as the payment is made and the fund cleared into your account.
I will need this following details so i can proceed with the payment right away
Your PayPal e-Mail Address:
Full name:
What is your reason for selling it?
Address:
Last price:
I am sorry just want to be sure about the sales before i proceed
Regards,
Robert.

Rachel Bithell   (Bournemouth, Bournemouth, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-13 12:42:54
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Robert Kingston
Email Address:
   kingstonrob31@gmail.com
I advertised my car on Autotrader & received this email from "Robert Kingston";
Thanks for your response. I am seriously interested in this posted AD and i will really love to purchase it right away. Kindly put off the AD and consider me as your favorite buyer. As soon as the payment goes through i will arrange for a private shipper to come over for picking it up down to my place after payment has been received. I will be making the payment through PayPal as paypal is safe and secured for transactions online. I am at the sea at the moment as a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I am buying this for myself.
If this is acceptable kindly get back to me with your paypal email address and the details below so i can proceed with the payment. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i do not have access to my bank account online but i have it attached to my paypal account hence the reason i would prefer using paypal to pay. I'd be needing your paypal email address to make the payments and if you do not have a paypal account yet its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.co.uk. I will be expecting your email.
I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) since i won't be be able to see this in person. My agent we get to you to sign the trasfer paper as soon as the payment is made and the fund cleared into your account.
I will need this following details so i can proceed with the payment right away
Your PayPal e-Mail Address:
Full name:
What is your reason for selling it?
Address:
Last price:
I am sorry just want to be sure about the sales before i proceed
Regards,
Robert.

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