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Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States
2016-07-29 11:10:37
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+2 paypal/email scam!   
frank kenny
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they contacted me with the same spiel as others. they would deposit money into my paypal acct and I would pay the "shipper" for the item I was selling. I was an idiot not to google this. I hope to alert others so the same thing doesn't happen to them. I talked to paypal and they said it was very common. anytime the words western union or money gram is mentioned - RUN!
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2018-08-14 15:40:43
John Taylor
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I was selling furniture on Craigslist and got an email from John, claiming to be a guy who works out on the sea. And he was moving into his new house, and wanted me to help coordinate everything for him.
He said that he sent the money via PayPal. PayPal normally notifies me. YET...nothing. He told me to check my "spam" folders. And low and behold, a very NON-OFFICIAL LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL was there.
Then my husband and brother sent me THIS link. Of course it was a scam, but...sad.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-12-26 21:14:53
Sheeny Smith
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Say they want to by your furniture and say they have sent the money plus additional funds to give to moving company to deliver items. They don't actually send the money but try to get you to send money to the moving company - this is a scam. Thank God we figured it out before sending the money.

Scam Email
service@paypal®.com Dec 26 at 8:06 PM Hello (xxxxxxxxxxx) , Sheeny Smith has paid you through PayPal. Note from Sheeny Smith: Dining room set plus shipping costs Details of Transaction Amount: $400.00 Moving Company fee:$300.00 Transfer charges$50.00 Total:$750.00 Transaction ID: U-6SV701612V2043430 Note:This is the confirmation email of the PayPal payment made by Sheeny Smith and how to get to get it completed. This PayPal payment has been approved but temporarily on hold and it won't reflect in your account balance because we had to placed this transaction on an escrow account agreement whenever handling third party payment in order to ensure both buyers and sellers protection from online fraudulent activities. Therefore,you won't have access to the payment now until the moving company payment has been received from you due to PayPal management terms and conditions. We have contacted the moving company and they requested their payment via Money Gram Transfer to their General Cashier. You're required to make an upfront payment of $300 via Money Gram Transfer to this address (Name:Nico Klaassene,City: Magna,State:Ut ah,Zip code:84044,Country: USA) and get back to us with the details below as it was stated by the moving company so they could contact a nearest local agent that will come for the pick up and delivery. Details needed: Money gram transfer receipt,Your name,Pick up address,Pick up date and time,Item description,Contact number. You have to email us the full details to our customer care line which is ,so we could complete the transaction and get your account credited with the total amount of $750. You can also get back to us through that email if you have any question. Copyright © 1999-2017 PayPal. All rights reserved. PayPal (Worldwide) PayPal FSA Register Number: 226056 PayPal Email ID PP307 Thank you for using PayPal! The PayPal Team

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-08-09 18:53:51
Helen Puller
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Was trying to buy furniture from me and asked for me to pay shipping and sent me fake paypal emails. Had me send money through Western Union

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