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Somewhere in United States
2014-03-31 09:14:32
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (
Autotrader vehicle purchase paypal scam 
Kevin Dumais
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This person first sent me a text right after I posted on Autotraders saying....

I love the vehicel you posted on autotrader today, pls send a large pics or video of the engine to before I proceed. Kevin

I sent the pics and then received this email.......

Thank you for getting back to me,can you assure me that i will not be
disappointed if i buy this Vehicle as a Birthday gift for my Dad? as
I\'m ready to pay your asking price but not cash in person because I\'m
an Oceanographer and i am presently on a contract which will end in
couple of months.My only means of payment is PayPal,its safe fast and
secure and i will be responsible for the paypal transaction charges so
you can get your expected amount.If you don\'t have a paypal
account,its pretty easy to open one,Just log on to and
sign up.I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? as my
Dad\'s birthday is fast approaching. I have a mover that will come for
the pick up once payment clears in your account and he will handle the
title for me.I look forward to hear from you with the information

Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Your last asking price:
Your Zip code for pickup:
Your Mobile #:


Seemed very suspicious to me so found out was a scam. They hack into someone elses paypal account and and when the real account holder of the paypal account realizes this the payment is reversed. By this time they have your car and you are left without any money.
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