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Debbie Klimeck
Calistoga, CA, United States
2012-12-03 21:18:24
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Craig'sList had a car for sale....tried to scam me
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Matt Jackson
Email Address:
   mattjackson245@gmail.com
The scam started with a text on my cell phone at 5:27am PST 12/3/12. The 2 texts were wanting to know if car I had listed was still available and to email back to mattjackson245@gmail.com. The car I have listed on CL is 2000 Mercedes-Benz 320 CLK Convertible with 8 pics for $9500 obo. So I then emailed a response and then I received the email below a few hours later. Next, I was feeling weird and felt I needed to question this person. I called the number and left a message to confirm the price/sale. No response so I emailed again and gave limited detail only city/state info. No response except for some weird transactions on my Paypal account. SELLERS be very wary on CL, especially for \"Matt Jackson\" wanting to buy your stuff.

Body of the email from Mattjackson245@gmail.com:
Thanks so much for your swift response, am highly interested in
purchasing your item and i will like to offer you $9,600 for the Item,
only if you consider my offer as your concluding buyer and also i may
not be able to come down to you to check the Item due to some vita
reasons and for the nature of my work, additionally you will not be
responsible for the shipping arrangement and the shipping fee only if
you are ready to dispense the Item. Am gonna contact a shipping
company and make an arrangement on that, kindly get back to me with
the Item location so i can make the pick up arrangement besides the
shipping charges. To give out your money will be through PayPal
because they are easier and the fastest means of sending and receiving
money so kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address for
quick payment and if you are new to this i will ask you to visit
www.PayPal.com and get registered with them, once you are through on
the site just get back to me with your paypal email address for a
quick transaction thanks and please i will like you to get back to me
with more pics of the item

Thanks.


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