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Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
2013-12-22 19:46:02
Classified Ads Scam
+1 Phone scam on gumtree Nigerian lying about pupal payment 
Vince red
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Nigerian guy stating paid through paypal then asking to send to address my phone..

Engr. Steven Bazuaye
8 Eleganza Lane, Benin City
Nigeria, +23452

Was the address..

Claimed to have paid though paypal sending fake emails checked paypal nothing there..

Then stated I needed to contact paypal and tell them to send him the amount he has paid as a refund..

I obviously not been stupid told him I have recieved nothing and that paypal will deal with any problems has he sent money to some he shouldn\'t have which certainly was not me..

He continued once more to tell me to refund him I said contact paypal not me I have no money from you and he has more stopped emailing me.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-08-21 09:07:39
Vince Red
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Posted an item on Gumtree and he offered to buy it. Claimed he'd sent the money to Paypal, checked the account and nothing there. He then sent through a very obviously fake paypal email claiming that the money had been paid. There were grammatical mistakes in the email and when comoared to an authentic paypal email it was laughably fake. He then insisted that the money would be released once I mailed the item to him. I have used paypal many times and without a payment showing as pending in the account I won't send anything. He has since sent a threatening email saying that he has paid in full and will contact the police if I do not post the item. I once again checked my paypal account and there is no payment. I have also had to block his phone number as he was calling everyday.
Unfortunately I deleted his number and address but his email is

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