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Sandi Avey
Warsaw, IN, United States
2012-10-03 12:49:21
Classified Ads Scam
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+2 text from 608 561-8234 wants to buy from online classified, paypal and to pay shipping-Collinswilliams101@gmail.com  
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   collinswilliams101@gmail.com
Telephone:
   6085618234
I had sailboat listed on classified on the web. I had missed a text from him and found it a few days later and responded. He jumped at the chance to get the sailboat, said he lived in NH, Im in IN.
Asked if I would take paypal payment. (I opened up an account to process)
The price on the boat was listed very low to move quickly, I had a good ad online, but he did not ask too many questions on the item.
I asked for email, I asked to talk on the phone. He asked to text me instead. He said he needed address for shipping company pick up (which was already on paypal invoice). He wanted me to pay the shipping company and he would pay extra to cover the cost. I said he should be able to pay the shipping company direct, and he came up with some squirrely answer.

I asked numerous times for his name and address. I looked up the phone number from the text and it shows as a landline in WI. He only responded that he lives in NH a long way away. So he never answered some specific questions I had on title transfer, his name address and would not speak with me on the phone. I mentioned by concern about scams

I checked for reverse lookup on email, the companies wanted $ for specifics. I did the web search on the name and found this site showing the collinswilliam101@gmail. I\'m thankful for the info and saved me from making the error.
I texted him back that I found out that what he did was a scam. I then shared that it can be very damaging to people and shared that Jesus died for our sins, and that he could change and start a relationship with Jesus. I would pray for him and that he would change and earn an honest living.
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Sarah   (Fort Wayne, IN, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-12-05 10:48:22
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   collins williams
Email Address:
   collinswilliams101@gmail.com
listed my car online, got a text message 213-394-9062,from someone named williams, wanted to buy my car at full price said he could only use paypal, figured that was a safe. sent odd text messages and did not want to look at my car personally, and said he had to arrange for transport but didnt tell me where he lived. had a bad feeling about the deal so I looked up the phone number and had lots of info on this guy is scam, thankful people reported this or I would have not know and lost out on my car and money. not sure how his scam works but glad I followed my gut instinct, and where is the police in all of this, they just let it happen, I called the FBI and they gave me their website to report this. collinswilliams101@gmail.com this is the email address so if you see it don't be scammed..

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-12-02 19:48:27
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   collins williams
Email Address:
   collinswilliams101@gmail.com
He sent text telling me hes very interested in my item, texting from 2 different #s, stating the same thing. He tells me its very affordable to him and he needs it asap. He continues to ask for my email, pay pal and address. I told him I wasnt suppose to give my info but to give me his email and I could request payment from him through my paypal.. He gave me his, but then needed my address for him to get shipping prices.. Stupidly I did give my address, hopefully he cant hurt me with it? He text back stating he couldnt deal with shipping right now, saying impossible for him cause they request via cash or western union.. So wanting me to send to the shipping company and he will proceed with payment including the money I would be sending to shipping company... Thank God!! I googled his email and this came up...

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