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Anonymous
Newark, CA, United States
2013-04-26 18:56:39
Classified Ads Scam
Cars.com
Cars.com PayPal Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alexander W. Jones
Email Address:
   alejon901@gmail.com
Below is email correspondence


Hi M,

I would have loved the agent to handle the payment in cash but he doesn\'t make payment on behalf customers. I can\'t make a Bank transfer from another country because of the security attached to my internet banking. In other words, I can only make a bank transfer from the IP I used in registering for my internet banking. The only available and secure method for me to make the payment is paypal. I would have loved to contact my bank to rectify this but I need to visit the nearest branch. That\'s also the reason why mailing a check or any other financial means is not possible. I am not being difficult!


Hi Alex,

I can only do a wire transfer or a cashiers check sent to my credit union, due to the high volume of scams. I\'m sure you understand. This way we are both protected since once the money goes through my bank will send you the title to the car.

As for the history of the car, I have maintained all scheduled oil changes. There have never been any mechanical problems and when I recently took it into the dealership to run a check everything came up perfect. The car is still under warranty till February of next year.

I\'m selling the car because I no longer need it while living in the city.

Please let me know if you have anymore questions.

Look forward to being in touch soon Alex.

Best,

M

On Apr 25, 2013, at 8:54 PM, Alexander wrote:

Hello M,

Great reading from you. I am interested in the immediate purchase. I will take it for the price you\'ve mentioned and I will gladly cover PayPal charges from my end.

I can only make the payment via paypal because it\'s very safe and secure for both of us. In case you don\'t have a paypal account I\'ll advice you to register for one at paypal.com. I have a private pick-up agent that will contact you in-order to handle the pick-up at any location of your choice once the payment is completed.

Question: I\'ll like you to tell me more about the present mechanical condition, how often do you service it, mechanical history, have you ever experience any mechanical problem with it before and why are you selling it?

Look forward to reading from you at your earliest convenience.

Best Regards,
Alex.



Hi AJ,

Thank you for the interest in my Ford Focus. It is still available for $13,995. I am taking serious inquires only.

PLease let me know if you have any other questions.

Best,

M




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