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T Scott
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
2012-05-03 03:36:31
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Georgie Mahooney attempted car purchase and Paypal fraud 
George Mahooney
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George and his friend Phillip from \"Paypal\" tried to extort money for shipping expenses associated with a vehicle he was wanting to purchase from me. They indicated the funds for the vehicle purchase had gone to paypal along with shipping expenses and where being held until the shipping expenses had been paid out this end. A phone call directly to Paypal confirmed this was a fraud. See below for details of some initial contact.

>> Thanks a lot for the email.I am away at sea at the moment,on>> the west aquarius submersible to be precise, we do not have>> access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days>> on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging>> facility. What is your last negotiable price? and where is it>> located at the moment?>> I am buying this for my dad in Malta, I want it to be the>> perfect birthday gift for my dad he will love this as a surprise>> so much,he is so much of an enthusiast! does it have any>> history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you>> don\'t mind my asking.I am already in talks with freighters that>> will handle the pickup and delivery to my dad.I will really>> appreciate if you can email more info and pics .>> As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank>> deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will>> need yourbank details.If you are not comfortable with that,>> you can set up apaypal account proper at>> and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I>> will need is your paypal email address.>> Cheers!>> George
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