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Anonymous
Jacksonville, NC, United States
2013-01-20 15:12:14
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
+3 lejeune yard sales car scam  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Janet Mendez
Email Address:
   janetmendez1970@gmail.com
I am currently trying to sell my car on lejeune yard sales. Shortly after I listed it i received an email from Janet Mendez stating...
Am highly interested in purchasing your item and i will like to offer
you the sum of $3,700 for the car and wheels, only if you consider my
offer as your concluding buyer and also i will not be able to come
down to you to check the Item due to some reasons and for the nature
of my work, i will make the shipping arrangement 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 and 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 like 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.


Stay Blessed....

Hoping that this was a legitimate offer, i responded, trying to make the arrangements. I then received another email from her stating
Hello,

I was about to make your payment when I got a little problem with
the shipping company, i was just informed that it wouldn\'t be possible
for me to send them a payment via paypal because they said their only
means of payment is through Western Union Money Transfer or Money
Gram,i think you gonna help me out of this, i have tried all my
possible best but all efforts proved abortive, so you are going to
help me send the shipping company charges to them via Western Union
Money Transfer okay! i have decided to include the shipping charges
with your payment, and am very sorry for any inconveniences i may have
caused. the shipping charges is just $900 and also $100 for the
Western Union Charges, am gonna send your total payment which will be
$4,700 into your paypal email account now. Kindly send the shipping
charges to the shipping company for quick pick up at your location
once you have receive paypal payment notification and get back to me
with the western union money transfer information on the slip that
will be given to you at the Western Union branch so i can make a quick
arrangement on the pick up okay!.

Hello,

I have just issued out your total fund of $4,700 into your
paypal email account so kindly send the shipping charges to the
shipping company agent address given to you in the paypal payment
confirmation and get back to me with the western union information
needed so i can quickly get it across to the shipping company for a
quick pick up of the item at your place today! and please make sure
you reply PayPal payment notification with the western union
information\'s once you get the pick up charges sent so they can
verify the western union information needed .

Here is the pick up agent address .

Name:Adam Goljahi
Address: 2018 MARL BANK DR
City:YORK TOWN,
State: VA
Zip code:23692
Country: United State.


thanks so much for your co-operation Stay Bless.

I then received an email from \"paypal customer service\"
Dear Thomas Crouse (crouse.thomas@gmail.com),

This message is originated from PayPal Data Base Department. We are using this opportunity to inform you that we have choose this E-mail customer care to monitor this transaction between you and Janet Mendez. You are now mandated to send the sum of $900.00 USD to the shipping company through Western Union Money Transfer and get back to us with the Western Union information before we can credit the total fund of $4,700.00 USD into your PayPal account.

We are having lot\'s of client\'s on our Phone customer care being responded too at a time but we have decided to choose this E-mail customer care to monitor some transaction. We will be grateful if you can get back to us via our Email customer care for any help so that we can get proceed in our process of getting your account credited . We do not appreciate any calls we advice you to get back to us via this email to get full details of this transaction.

Be informed that this transaction is only available and can only be tracked and traced via email,so do reply back to us if you have any question about the transaction and not via phone call.

Questions? email us at: pp_customercare@secureroot.com

Please reply to this email. This mailbox is monitored and you will receive a response. For assistance, always reply to this email as is use to monitor this transaction between you and Janet Mendez
.


Thanks for Using PayPal

At this point i knew it was a scam and found on here that there are a lot of similar scams. I told her that i was not going to sell to her and she kept persisting that i go through with it because she can\'t cancel the payment. I told her at this point to f herself and that i was reporting her

hope this helps with any future problems
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   (Alamogordo, NM, United States) Added the following extra information on :2014-06-30 04:56:58
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   micheal dawson
Email Address:
   michealdawson42@gmail.com
Thanks for the reply, I'm highly interested in buying it but I'll like to know when you have been using it? Can you assure me that it's in good condition and i will not be disappointed with it. I'm ready to offer you the sum of $2,600 for it now and to be honest i will not be able to come down to you to check the Item due to some reasons and for the nature of my work, i will make the shipping arrangement if you are ready to make this deal. 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 and 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 online, so kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address for quick payment and if you are new to this i will like you to visit www.PayPal.com and set up an account 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 I got your PayPal e-mail address and i was just about to make your payment when I got a little problem with the shipping company, i was just informed that it wouldn't be possible for me to send them a payment via paypal because they said their only means of payment is through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram,i think you gonna help me out of this, i have tried all my possible best but all efforts proved abortive, so you are going to help me send the shipping company charges to them via Western Union Money Transfer okay! i have decided to include the shipping charges with your payment, and am very sorry for any inconveniences i may have caused. the shipping charges is just $1000 and also $100 for the Western Union Charges, am gonna send your total payment which will be $4,100 into your paypal email account now. Kindly send the shipping charges to the shipping company for quick pick up at your location once you have receive paypal payment notification and get back to me with the western union money transfer information on the slip that will be given to you at the Western Union branch so i can make a quick arrangement on the pick up okay!. I got your PayPal e-mail address and i was just about to make your payment when I got a little problem with the shipping company, i was just informed that it wouldn't be possible for me to send them a payment via paypal because they said their only means of payment is through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram,i think you gonna help me out of this, i have tried all my possible best but all efforts proved abortive, so you are going to help me send the shipping company charges to them via Western Union Money Transfer okay! i have decided to include the shipping charges with your payment, and am very sorry for any inconveniences i may have caused. the shipping charges is just $1000 and also $100 for the Western Union Charges, am gonna send your total payment which will be $4,100 into your paypal email account now. Kindly send the shipping charges to the shipping company for quick pick up at your location once you have receive paypal payment notification and get back to me with the western union money transfer information on the slip that will be given to you at the Western Union branch so i can make a quick arrangement on the pick up okay!. Okay Seth, all you need to do now is to forward the money gram details across to paypal via their email customer care service pp_secureservice@dcemail.com with the money gram reference number and the senders name and address for their service verification in order to get the total funds credited into your account immediately and also i will be looking forward to read the money gram details from you so i can quickly get it across to the shipping company for a quick pick up arrangement at your place today.
Dear Valued Customer (freemantosha87@yahoo.com),
This message is originated from PayPal Data Base Department. We are using this opportunity to inform you that we have choose this E-mail customer care to monitor this transaction between you and Michael Dawson. You are now mandated to send the sum of $1,000.00 USD to the shipping company through Money Gram Money Transfer and get back to us with the Money Gram information before we can credit the total fund of $4,100.00 USD into your PayPal account.
We are having lot's of client's on our Phone customer care being responded too at a time but we have decided to choose this E-mail customer care to monitor some transaction. We will be grateful if you can get back to us via our Email customer care for any help so that we can get proceed in our process of getting your account credited . We do not appreciate any calls we advice you to get back to us via this email to get full details of this transaction.
Be informed that this transaction is only available and can only be tracked and traced via email,so do reply back to us if you have any question about the transaction and not via phone call.
Questions? email us at: pp_secureservice@dcemail.com
Please reply to this email. This mailbox is monitored and you will receive a response. For assistance, always reply to this email as is use to monitor this transaction between you and Michael Dawson .
Thanks for Using PayPal
This person or people almost scammed me for 1000$....

Scam Email
Paypal scam. If you receive an email from paypal please read on the web site.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-04-25 11:00:23
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Sarah James (so it said)
Email Address:
   awkardjames1@gmail.com
I have a Harley listed on BooKoo and we received an email from this person saying SHE was interested in buying but SHE was in VA and going out of town with HER work and would be contacting a pick up agent for the bike. I gave her my email address for my PayPal and this is the letter we got back. We also received an email from what said it was from PAYPAL but looking at it closer I noticed the email said it from PayPaI.....note the CAPITAL I at the end and not the LOWER CASE l.....THAT'S HOW THEY GET YOU AND YOUR MONEY!!!!!! There were several emails leading up to this one Sooooo BEWARE!!!
This is to apologize for not yet crediting your PayPal account for the payment that was made by (Sarah James), it was due to the shipper's funds that was added to your payment some minute ago. We want to inform you that the money has been deducted from the buyer account but will not be credited into your account until we receive the Western Union information or proof that the said amount of ($900.00USD) which the buyer requested to be sent out to the shipper via Western Union Money Transfer has been sent to the shipping company pick up agent address given to you in our payment confirmation and all we want you to do is to get the pick up charges sent and get back us with the Western Union information given to you at the Western Union Office or your Bank after getting the said amount sent to the shipper.The total amount of ($6,000.00USD) that has been deducted from the buyer's account will be credited into your account as soon as we receive the requested information below.
After we receive the Western Union Money Transfer information needed from you for our security purpose, your account will be credited at once, Our system has witness new upgrades,Please don't be surprised if you see us requesting for strange information's and forwarding you to new customer attendants, its due to the amount of fraud going on involving our name which we are trying all our best to limit and put a stop to it. As soon as we receive the requested information from you, your account will be credited immediately.
Pickup Agent's Information :
Name:Joshua Goljahi Address: 2018 MARL BANK DR City:YORK TOWN, State: VA Zip code:23692 Country: United State.
You are now mandated to send the pick up charges and get back to us with the Western Union Money Transfer information requested below for our process of getting your account credited immediately.

Scam Email
Sarah James, Joshua Goljahi, Adam Goljahi, and there was another Sarah but can\'t remember the last name used.

BadDreams   (Meeker, CO, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-23 19:24:41
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   janetmendez
Email Address:
   janetmendez@gmail.com
had same exact problem with this person when it came time to shipp there was a problem with shipping charges
Hello,
I was about to make your payment when I got a little problem with the shipping company, i was just informed that it wouldn't be possible for me to send them a payment via paypal because they said their only means of payment is through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram,i think you gonna help me out of this, i have tried all my possible best but all efforts proved abortive, so you are going to help me send the shipping company charges to them via Western Union Money Transfer okay! i have decided to include the shipping charges with your payment, and am very sorry for any inconveniences i may have caused. the shipping charges is just $350 and also $50 for the Western Union Charges, am gonna send your total payment which will be $750 into your paypal email account now. Kindly send the shipping charges to the shipping company for quick pick up at your location once you have receive paypal payment notification and get back to me with the western union money transfer information on the slip that will be given to you at the Western Union branch so i can make a quick arrangement on the pick up okay!.
this is a total scam the cost of merchandis was only $350 dollars so how did it add up to $750 ????

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