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Somewhere in United States
2015-06-11 19:44:26
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
leomichael298@gmail.com AutoTrader Scam! 
Leo Michael
Email Address:
Scam Website:
Wants car through PayPal Scam!!!! Here is how he sets it up! Thankfully I Googled his email before sending any information.

> On Jun 11, 2015, at 10:43 AM, leo michael wrote:
> Thank you for getting back to me,Do you have the extra keys,Do you
> have the spare tire, Where did you get your car serviced, Have you
> ever had any transmission repairs and Is there any rust on the
> vehicle? 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 software engineer in
> Hewlett Packard,(HP) and a contract staff so i cant handle this in
> person.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 www.paypal.com and sign up.I hope we
> can make the purchase as fast as possible? as the day 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 below.
> Your name Please
> Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
> Your last asking price:
> Your Zip code for pickup:
> Your Cell phone #:

Our reply.....needless to say, he never replied again:
I have had PayPal for many many years, the only thing I won't sell on PayPal is a car, as they have no buyer or seller protection in their company policy when it comes to vehicles.
Obviously this is good for neither one of us.
If you would prefer to wire the money, etc...., or prefer to use a broker or dealer to do the exchange I would be glad to pay the cost of that as you seem to genuinely appreciate this vehicle.

I would be glad to deliver it as well if that would be a cost issue for you.
Your area code is 760 so I assume you're in the San Diego area?

Thank you again for your interest and time.


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