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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
2012-10-18 19:47:29
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (
try to pay for craigslist item using paypal
    Jones Wills
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   Jones Wills
I am in the process of selling a bike on Craigslist. And this scammer responded -- the first email was just a short \'is the item still for sale?\' type of email. After I responded, the reply back revealed the beginnings of the scam.

The scam seems to be related to getting a person to reveal their paypal info -- though I didn\'t follow through with the instructions so I don\'t know the full extant of the scam.

Here\'s the 2nd email I received that revealed the beginnings of the scam:

Thanks for getting back to me,i want to ask you some questions about it.

1)Why are you selling the item?
2)What\'s it present condition?
3)Are you the first owner?
4)whats the final price

Am buying it for my personal use and i will be paying you through paypal as am currently out of town and i can only send money out from here through paypal,i have a pickup agent that will be coming for the pickup as soon as the payment has been send for it,so kindly send me your PayPal E-mail address and also your contact address to complete the payment now...I await your fast response..

Stay Blessed.

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