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No Name
Tulsa, OK, United States
2012-08-13 16:46:23
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
+9 Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Autotrader (autotrader.com), #4493
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria Glasson
Email Address:
   mariaglasson@ymail.com
The above email address was sent to me from AutoTraderClassics.com indicating interest in my vehicle for sale. Once I contacted her this is the reply I got:

Thank you for getting back to me, can you assure me that i will not be dissappointed 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 do call due to the lack of reception on the sea ares, 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.

Your PayPal e-Mail address:
Full name:
Firm Price:
Zip code for pickup:

Thanks,
Maria
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Dorothy Young   (New York, NY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-04-02 17:52:30
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Stacey
Email Address:
   hsta40@gmail.com
The exact same response to my car for sale ad as the previous one I just read only better spelling. They say they are an Oceonographer and want to buy the car for their Father for his birthday.

Scam Email
I was not scammed. I recognized it as a scam right away. This person or people are using the same story only sending under different email addresses and different names. They are trying to get the advertiser to divulge their PayPal information.

Bob   (Concord, CA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-17 11:56:30
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria Glasson
Email Address:
   mariaglasson@ymail.com
Received the same email from Maria. 1st email was to ask if I still had the vehicle. 2nd email: 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.
Your PayPal e-Mail Address : Full name: Firm Price: Zip code for pickup:
Thanks.
Maria.

Nicole E   (Sparks, NV, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-22 10:00:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tina Maria Glasson
Email Address:
   Maria Glasson ;
I got the exact same emails from her: 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.
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Full name:
Firm Price:
Zip code for pickup:
Thanks.
Maria

No Name   (Brooklyn, NY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-20 13:21:55
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria Glasson
Email Address:
   mariaglasson@ymail.com
Classic PayPal scam. The buyer makes payment, receives goods, then revokes payment claiming it wasn't authorized:
Here's the second email you receive after checking if your item is still for sale:
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.
Your PayPal e-Mail Address : Full name: Firm Price: Zip code for pickup:
Thanks.
Maria.

Fred   (Effingham, IL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-18 16:04:22
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria Glasson
Email Address:
   mariaglasson@ymail.com
I received the exact same email from Maria Glasson for my 1976 ford truck I'm selling.
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.
Your PayPal e-Mail Address : Full name: Firm Price: Zip code for pickup:
Thanks.
Maria.

Julie Bruns   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-18 12:47:13
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria glasson
Email Address:
   mariaglasson@ymail.com
I posted a car on autotrader classic. She emailed me te exact thing she emailed everyone else. Crazy!

Robert gilchrist   (Darien, IL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-17 22:50:37
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria Glasson
Email Address:
   mariaglasson@ymail.com
Asking same questions as other people have explained. Wants my Pay Pal information also.

Mike Fanta   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-17 22:22:17
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria Glasson
Email Address:
   mariaglasson@ymail.com
I am selling a truck on AutoTraderClassics.com. I received an email asking if the vehicle was still available. And then the EXACT follow-up email.

Dino   (Minooka, IL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-17 22:05:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Maria Glasson
Email Address:
   mariaglasson@ymail.com
I got the same. It begins with the author merely asking if the vehicle is still available. No other info was given....yet.

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