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Orem, UT, United States
2013-10-02 16:15:13
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
+1 Trying to buy my VAN 
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I have a Van on Classified.
Alex text me and told me he wanted to buy it for his Father in near by Idaho.
He told me he was and Oceanographer and overseas on a specail assignment.
He told me that my price was good and he wanted to move on this as fast as possiable.
He wanted more details on the Van and service records.
He said the safest way to do a transaction with with PayPal. If I did not have an account then to go and create on. He would then place funds on hold into my account.
He would then have a transport come to get the Van after an inspection.
If all checked out then the funds would be release as all Doc. were given to his transporter.

I called the phone number in ILL. and of course it said \"Calls can not be taken by this number\"

Scam for sure. I also saw other posting on thing with the same M.O.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Craig   (Raleigh, NC, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-10-22 13:43:05
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I am selling a car on
Received a text from 224-803-3021 "Kindly msg me on if you still have the auto on cars for sale and pls confirm the price"

Scam Email
On Monday, October 21, 2013 2:45 PM, Alex wrote: Hello Craig, Thanks for your response. 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 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. ---- This e-mail is confidential and intended solely for use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company.If you are not the intended recipient, please be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited.

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