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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Chula Vista, CA, United States
|+2 Elizabeth Norris, Oceanographer |
to: Elizabeth Norris
date: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 10:04 AM
So Elizabeth, the order you\'re placing certainly sounds like a wonderful gift idea... I\'d be happy to get things started! However, based on your response, it seems like a few things might need to be clarified; your language is very general \"items\" etc. That concerns me - I\'m afraid that you\'re either rushed, possibly confused or running a scam. Please don\'t take offense if not, I just don\'t want to take your money if you are not completely clear on what you\'ll be getting. OK?
THE PRODUCT: I sell [prod] for my clients. Is this what you want for your sister?
THE SCHEDULE: Immediate pickup may not be as easy as grabbing take out... I typically work within a two-week time frame for regular size pieces, more for larger or more complex projects.
THE ORDER: In order to take payment, I\'ll need to know a) what size you want b) what medium you prefer. Please go to my Etsy store and place your order on that system. I do accept Paypal transactions on Etsy so that shouldn\'t be a problem.
5:37 AM (4 hours ago)
yes this is what am interested in,i am an oceanographer and am currently on the sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my sister,i want to make it a surprise gift for her,she won\'t know anything about the gift until they get delivered to her, so i want you to reassure me that the item is in good condition as you have described,i can only pay through PayPal.So please kindly get back to me immediately so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done,i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the Item up immediately after payment.
--- On Mon, 3/18/13, [me] wrote:
Subject: Re: Please clarify so I can verify
To: \"Elizabeth Norris\"
Date: Monday, March 18, 2013, 5:29 AM
Well, I just recently opened my Etsy shop, so as of now, I only have one item listed: [prod] starting at $[price]. Here is the link to my store - thanks again for your inquiry!
On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 4:43 AM, Elizabeth Norris
send me the lists of items you have so i can choose.
--- On Sun, 3/17/13, [me] wrote:
Subject: Please clarify so I can verify
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 4:57 AM
Forgive me but would you mind specifying exactly which item in my Etsy store you were referring to? Thanks...
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2013-04-12 11:47:04|
I have also been contacted by this person and the email chain is almost exactly the same. They have proposed that they pay Â£490 in addition to the purchase price into my paypal account and that I transfer monies into their shipping agents western union account. Goods are allegedly being sent to Phillipines.
email@example.com via Etsy.com
|Jenni (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-04-03 06:25:13|
I recieved an email from this women asking to buy a print that I have for sale on Etsy. She sid the print was for her sister and was to be a surprise. She stated that she was an oceanographer and at sea. She would pay by PayPal and then arrange for an agent to pick up the item but I had given no idea of my address, and she didn't reply when I asked about her address.
Wasn't sure that it was legit and have just found this site and someone else with the same email word for word. Thanks for the warning.