Brian McConnell brianbmx1977@gmail.com dsmithconsult17@aol.com - Scamalot

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Josh Ratliff
Overland Park, KS, United States
2012-09-02 22:50:53
Auction/eBay Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 Brian McConnell brianbmx1977@gmail.com dsmithconsult17@aol.com
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Brian McConnell
Email Address:
   brianbmx1977@gmail.com; dsmithconsult17@aol.com
Below is the email sent from scammer to me. I saw other emails from this address on scamdex and cut off all communication.
The poor English and asking specifically for addresses and Paypal info sounded suspicious.

\"Thanks for your swift response,am okay with the price and the condition and i will be glad if you can consider me as your final buyer. I\'m buying it for my relative as a gift and i might not be able to come for the viewing due to some reasons. I really want these present to be a surprise for him,and my mode of payment will be via PayPal. So kindly get back to me with the be picked up address,so i can figure out the shipping quote with the shipping company coming for the pick up after the payment on my behalf and also note to include your PayPal email id,so i can get proceed with the payment. Thanks and i will be looking forward to read from you.

Regard.\"

I was selling a rather high-dollar furniture piece on craigslist. He asked if still avail and in what condition on his first email. I answered it and then he sent this one. Key names and words seem to be \"Brian McConnell\" \"Regard\"
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Roger   (Lake Elsinore, CA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-03 01:29:58
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Brian McConnell
Email Address:
   brianbmx1977@gmail.com
Offered to Brian 1 LG High Efficiency Washer and Dryer and one mini-refrigerator. Several emails transpired back and forth, basically saying he couldn't view the items but agreed to the price and would pay via PayPal. Further research on Scamdex.com shows a report from another 'almost scammed' seller with wording almost identical. Asked him for three phone calls to confirm details of the sale, and although he never refused, he also never made the calls.
Verbatim email he sent to me...
"Thanks for your swift response,am okay with the price and the condition and i will be glad if you can consider me as your final buyer. I'm buying it for my relative as a gift and i might not be able to come for the viewing due to some reasons. I really want these present to �be a surprise for him,and my mode of payment will be via PayPal. So kindly get back to me with the be picked up address,so i can figure out the shipping quote with the shipping �company coming for the pick up after the payment on my behalf and also note to include your PayPal email id,so i can get proceed with the payment. Thanks and i will be looking forward to read from you.
Regard."
Amazing how he can scam people and not even change the verbiage of his email. Maybe this guy is on the up and up, but I sincerely doubt it and the items I had originally agreed to sell to him were bought with my hard earned money and I will not allow a dishonest person to take that from me. Shame on him. Karma will come around for this guy.

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