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Navarre, FL, United States
2014-10-23 21:38:21
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
i am buying this for my Dad as a birthday gift 
Brad Tople
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First he contacted me in text message:

+17174898599: I will like to know if your Marble top dining table & 6 chairs - $500 (Navarre (HBTS)) on Craiglist is still up forsale? please get back to me with the 7:11 PM
+17174898599: condition and the last asking price via e-mail at bradtople400@gmail.com 7:11 PM
Me: It's in excellent condition except for the scratches on two seats. Asking $500. 7:13 PM
+17174898599: kindly get back to me via email bradtople400@gmail.com for more pictures. 7:14 PM
Me: I don't have more pictures at the moment. 7:14 PM
+17174898599: get back to me via email 7:15 PM

Then I emailed him. See exchange below. Something didn't "feel" right so I Googled first his name, then his phone number. No hits on the name - found this site via the phone number. I hope this helps save someone else problems. BTW, we are going to send him an email telling him to send his agent to pick up the table and he can PayPal us when the agent gets "here". And the address will be to the local police precinct.

My Father is from Kansas and i have a pick up agent that will come for
the shipping of the item.I want to buy this for my dad as a birthday
gift and i want to make it as a surprise for him cos i don't want him
to be dissapointed .So consider your item sold to me and get back to
me with your PayPal email address or an invoice from PayPal so that i
can transfer the funds immediately.
Waiting for your reply soon.

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:49 AM, p*****p**** wrote:
If you purchase this while at sea, who will be picking it up and when?

I will send a paypal payment request to your email address. You can pay via PayPal, but I'm going to ask that you include a confirmed address.

We are the original owners. Purchased two years ago at rooms to go for just over $800. You can still see the set on their website.

Pickup address will be delivered when you provide payment. We are located in HBTS.

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, brad tople wrote:
Thanks for mailing back,i am a marine engineer and i am buying this for my Dad as a birthday gift, i am at sea right now, I can only pay through PayPal at the moment as i don't have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my PayPal account, and this is why i insisted on using PayPal to pay,If my mode of payment is accepted kindly email me with the information below to proceed with the payment.

1) What is the condition?
2) Are you the First Owner?
3) Your PayPal Email Address
4) Your Picked Up Location Address
5) Your Last Asking Price

if you don't have a paypal account yet,its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.com,i will be expecting your email.I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments.I will have to communicate and discuss this via Phone but due to the nature of my work phone using is restricted and that was why i have prefer to communicate more through Mail ...
So kindly get back to asap..

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:24 AM, p*****p**** wrote:
Responding via email per your request. Yes, it is still for sale.

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