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No Name
Marietta, OK, United States
2011-08-14 16:10:50
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+7 Buying a RV and paying the shipment  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Santiego Davids
Email Address:
   omoogundabede@gmail.com
He tyied to buy our RV from craigslist. He said he was a marine and he was buying for uncle. He said he wanted a mover to come and pick the RV up but he coldn\'t pay them so he asked us to pay $2,000 via western union.
He pretended to send us money through paypal.
The fake paypal e-mail address is
omoogundabede@gmail.com
and it was going to be delivered to
Name : Juan O. Cepeda
Address: 2629 Ivy Street,Houston
Texas. USA. 77026
I noticed it was a scam when I checked the paypal.
This man has bad English so you might notice it when he sends you an e-mail.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-04-08 07:10:36
 Scammer
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Name:
   Kim James
Email Address:
   kimjames216@yahoo.com
Telephone:
   None
Fax:
   None
E-mails are sent very vague and at odd hours. Almost like they are waiting for you to log in before sending you the e-mail. Then they offer close to asking and start working the "pick up agent" angle, etc. "I'm not from (wherever). I need to use a pick up agent".

Scam Email
Creaigslist and Yahoo.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-04-07 14:05:43
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Name:
   Thomas Smith
Email Address:
   thomassmith08@gmail.com
Telephone:
   551-795-8203
Texts sent claiming he was buying the RV for an uncle and needed more pictures and PayPal account information. He was acting a bit rushed so I put the brakes on it until I did some research. I think it is the same scenario as above.

NOT AS DUMB AS HE HOPED   (Tallahassee, FL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-21 11:07:28
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Wyatt Caldwe// (in email) Mark in Text
Email Address:
   miracleiyanu111@yahoo.com
Same as he seems to pull on the others...I have an ad on craigslist and his response is: Hello, Thanks for your quick response ,I will not be coming to view it because of my Job,i am a Marine and i am buying this for my Uncle.i am at sea right now and am satisfied with your firm/advert price,as am requesting this transaction should be done via PayPal so the PayPal charges is on me and Payment will be made via PayPal (if you don't have an account,its easy,safe and secured just log on to (www.paypal.com) to get one and get back to me with the email used.My mover will arrange for the pick up after payment clears and I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? I want you to get back with the following details
1: Your Paypal email ID or a paypal payment invoice
2: Your Last asking price
3: Your contact address for the pick up
4. More pics.
ThankS.
SUCH AN OBVIOUS SCAM..The funniest thing about this IDIOT is he sent a text claiming his name was Mark and the car was for his SON..yet in the email he is Wyatt and the car is for his Uncle..You KNOW its a SCAM when the fool cant even keep his lies straight!

Kokomodaze   (Hatboro, PA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-18 15:30:37
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Wyatt Caldwell
Email Address:
   miracleiyanu111@yahoo.com
We listed rv for sale on craigslist and received the same email as others on this site, it is as follows:
Hello, Thanks for your quick response ,I will not be coming to view it because of my Job,i am a Marine and i am buying this for my Uncle.i am at sea right now and am satisfied with your firm/advert price,as am requesting this transaction should be done via PayPal so the PayPal charges is on me and Payment will be made via PayPal (if you don't have an account,its easy,safe and secured just log on to (www.paypal.com) to get one and get back to me with the email used.My mover will arrange for the pick up after payment clears and I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? I want you to get back with the following details
1: Your Paypal email ID or a paypal payment invoice
2: Your Last asking price
3: Your contact address for the pick up
4. More pics.
stupid scammers!!!!! watch out for them! I'm so glad I found this website to alert me! Sellers Beware!! Anyone want to buy an RV?

Mike   (Osgood, IN, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-01-31 20:07:00
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Santiego Davids
Email Address:
   omoogundabede01@yahoo.com
I posted my RV for sale and the next day received a response from this individual. The email is as follows:
Hello, Thanks for your quick response ,I will not be coming to view it because of my Job,i am a Marine and i am buying this for my Uncle.i am at sea right now and am satisfied with your firm/advert price,as am requesting this transaction should be done via PayPal so the PayPal charges is on me and Payment will be made via PayPal (if you don't have an account,its easy,safe and secured just log on to (www.paypal.com) to get one and get back to me with the email used.My mover will arrange for the pick up after payment clears and I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? I want you to get back with the following details
1: Your Paypal email ID or a paypal payment invoice
2: Your Last asking price
3: Your contact address for the pick up
4. More pics.

No Name   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-01-18 15:26:11
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Rafel Collins
Email Address:
   CollinsRafel@Yahoo.Com
I am also trying to sell an RV on Craig's List in South FL.
Four hours after adding my post my wife received a text showing interest. I google the number and it is in NYC.
Nearly the same story... Quote is my words as his english was not very good. "I am in the military. I am at a Military Camp and can only communicate via email and text...no voice until I'm outta here. I'm buying this for my father as a surprise. I want you to send more pictures to make sure it is in good shape."
So...I take time and send a bunch of pictures. The next day he tells me that it looks good and "Let's proceed with the transaction on the item".
A few flags...1. I was in the Navy for 8 years and have never heard anyone say "Military Camp" 2. Why buy from FL for a NY drop off? 3. Why can you text but not call? 4. Ignored questions of a personal nature...just focused on a fast purchase.
So I searched for RV scams on Google and found this thread...THANK YOU!
I decided to play along to see if it was identical and it nearly was. Difference was that he told me the transfer agent would cost $2,950 and that he was going to include it in his PayPal payment and that I would then have to pay the Agent. I then called the FBI but they would not help as we have not been ripped off yet (and won't be). I'm not sure how he would have gotten that $2,950 from me but I'm not going to find out.
I told Rafel (how he spelled his name) to PayPal me the money for the RV only...and figure out the Agent on his own. I will not sell it any other way. He has not responded to that.
So...was it a scam? I would bet my life on it but I can't prove it. I hope my post helps someone else in the future and am very grateful that someone before me told their story. I believe this may be the same person. Thank you again and I hope my post helps someone else in the future.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-09-08 16:16:35
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He did the same thing to me 9/8/11 on a vehicle purchase.. I called him out quick, fast and proper..

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