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Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, United Kingdom
2012-02-09 13:50:19
Nigerian/419 Scam
eBay (
+1 paypal payment faker   
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i put a phone for sale on gumtree.
i got an email next day asking me to send him request for money on paypal. after short time i received an mail that appeared to be from paypal, giving me the following details to post the phone to the following address:
Engr. Osarodion. A
11 Akharia street off mela motel road,
Off osakpamwan street,
Uselu Benin city, Edo State,
23452, Nigeria.

I advised the guy that postage is more so I will need to check exact one and let him know. He started moaning that the money has gone out of his account and he needs the phone to be posted as soon as possible.
So I cancelled the transaction on ebay.
Then I started receiving emails from \'paypal\' saying that the money cannot be refunded and that i need to send payment to that person. I also got email stating that unless i send money or the phone, there will be legal action taken against me.
I called paypal directly. They said that there arent any transactions and that they did not sent me any emails.
After looking at those emails carefully, i noticed they were sent from

i sent email to that guy telling him to get lost.

so look out for dodgy buyers asking items posted abroad asap

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Susannah   (Sutton, Sutton, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-18 08:41:32
Sydney Paul (Sydney Roland)
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I received an email in response to a phone I had for sale, asking what reduction could I make from the stated price. I replied and 3 days later I received an email for them stating they were ready to make the payment for the stated price plus £20 for postage, and requested I claim the money via PayPal.
I sent an invoice to the email address given, and within 7 minutes, I received an email from '' as follows:
Your invoice (0001) was just sent to Please note that it may take a few moments for details of this invoice to appear in your account overview.
View your invoice
Note to
Please can you provide your address, so I may post the item today. The item will be sent via Special Delivery - Next Day
Summary of your invoice Sent to
Sent from ******************** ********************* Invoice number 0001 Date payment is due 18 Jun 2012 Amount £100.00 GBP
View the invoice in your recipient's view
Yours sincerely, PayPal
Help Centre | Safety Advice Please do not reply to this email because we are not monitoring this inbox. To get in touch with us, log in to your account and click "Contact Us" at the bottom of any page.
Copyright © 2012 PayPal. All rights reserved.
PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. Société en Commandite par Actions Registered office: 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxemburg RCS Luxemburg B 118 349
PayPal Email ID PP1558
Thank you for using PayPal.
Note that PayPal verifies member's account on a regular basis to secure a maximum protection for both parties.
This email confirm that you have a pending payment from Sydney Paul with Transaction ID: 0CP35036HW153811J. The present status of the transaction is *PENDING* the funds has been debited from the buyer's account now awaiting onward transfer to your PayPal account upon confirmation of shipment for security purpose.
You are now mandated to ship the merchandise to the buyer's confirmed address and email us a proof of shipment such as shipment confirmation code/receipt reference number, this is required for shipment verification in other to transfer the funds in question to your account immediately.
You have PayPal authority 100% assurance, upon shipment confirmation, your account will be credited instantly as follow
Amount: £100.00 GBP
This is 100% assurance from PayPal authority to you.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Do not email or give the buyer any shipment tracking number until you are asked to do so by PayPal authority.
Understand that we are taking this security measure to safeguard both party against the ongoing internet fraud and make PayPal a safer place for online transactions.
We are highly sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Thanks for your understanding.
Scott Thompson President PayPal, Inc.
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PayPal Email ID PP1525
The shipping information was:
Address: Engr. Osarodion. A 11 Akharia street, Off osakpamwan street, Uselu Benin city, Edo State,
23452, Nigeria +2348055220693 Address Status: Confirmed
I called PayPal due to the shipping address being Nigeria and they confirmed there was no paid or pending funds on my account and confirmed no emails had been send by PayPal. I was asked to forward the emails to '' as their fraud department were currently looking into these fraudulent scams.
It's self explanatory that you post the item and you'll never receive payment for it. Your item is probably then used to scam someone else into sending money for a phone they'll never receive.

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