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Oceanside, CA, United States
2014-09-16 14:38:23
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (
+2 Scam Response to Autotrader ad   
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received last night (9/15/14 at 10:45pm) text message from 260-407-3543 in response to ad the following text:
I love the vehicle you posted on autotrader today, pls send a large pics of the enginer or video to before I proceed. Daniel
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-09-17 16:15:57
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This loser has nothing better to do with his/her time and needs to get a real job.
I posted that I was selling my car and within 3 hours sent me this text message:
I love the vehicle you posted on aurtotrader today, pls send a large pics of the engine or video to before I proceed. Daniel
Notice the incorrect spelling which you will see within the next email (yes that is aurtotrader).
I sent him a pic and this was the email I received following:
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 Brother? as I'm ready to pay your asking price but not cash in person because I'm a software engineer in Hewlett Packard, (HP) and a contract staff so I can't handle this in person. My only means of payment is PayPal, its safe fast and securer and I will be responsible for paypal transaction charges so you can get your expected amount. If you don't have a paypal account, it pretty easy to open one, Just log on to and sign up. I hope we can make this purchase as fast as possible? as my brother's birthday is fast approaching. I have a mover that will come for the pick up once payment clears in you account and he will handle the title for me. I look forward to hear from you with the information below.
Your PayPal e-Mail Address: Your last asking price: Your zip code for pickup:
Thanks. Daniel.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-09-16 22:10:00
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I was contacted by this individual regarding a car I had for sale on autotrader. This buyer claims to want to buy the car but can't meet in person. The 'buyer' wants to pay you through paypal. This person sends you a fraudulent paypal email that states funds have been transferred to your account. After this the scammer asks you to send money by western union to a 3rd party that is supposedly the shipper who will come get and deliver the vehicle. Don't send any money because this individual hasn't actually sent any money to you.

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