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No Name
New Ulm, MN, United States
2013-09-20 10:23:57
Classified Ads Scam
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+1 Paying shipment for a vehicle 
Annette Gina Fischer
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Someone calling themself \"Annette Gina Fischer\" emailed in response to a car I had for sale on AutoTrader. \'She\' wrote that she\'d pay what I was asking and include the amount for shipping in the payment, which she would put in my PayPal account. Her message specified that I needed to click on the link in the email I received, which looked like it came from PayPal and instructed me to first make the shipping payment via Western Union to the car hauler in order to get my money. When talking to PayPal and seeing that the money never really made it to my account, they confirmed that this was a scam. \"Annette\" claimed to be deployed in the armed services and could only communicate via email, that she was buying me car for someone else she knew would really enjoy it, and that she wanted me to remove my ad from AutoTrader so she could rest assured that I was selling my car to her.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-09-29 20:05:02
Annette Gina
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Same as the other listing on "Annette." Says she been deployed over seas to Syria. She's ready to pay my asking price for a vehicle I have up on AutoTrader. She sounded fishy from the get go.

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