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Green Bay, WI, United States
2012-12-12 22:02:26
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist ( / craig's list scammer / tries to use paypal and western union scam 
Email Address:,,boone.p
I received the following from this scammer today in response to a listing I have on craigslist.
First email: Hi

I found your item listed on craiglist and i am interested to make a purchase ot it right away but i can`t find the price on it,kindly get back to me with the price before i move to next seller.Hope to hear from soon.


Second email
Thanks for the fast response...I am ok with the asking price.due to
the nature of my job and location,i will not be able to come for
inspection because i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your
advertisement and i am satisfied with it.i will be paying you via the
fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal).

I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after
the payment have been made.You can now send me your PayPal email so i
can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If
you don\'t have a paypal account, you can easily set up one.log on to and sign up. its very easy.

Send the paypal money request to

By now I had googled his email and was on to his scam, but this is his last email :
I was just about to make the payment when i had this little problem
with the picking up, I got an email from my private courier agent..i
taught i included that in my previous email.he said he won\'t come and
pick up the item unless i pay him the agent commission fee first in
order to be able to schedule a pick up time ,and my private courier
head quarters is in the VA Country United State and all commission
payments made for pick up, from anywhere in the world is sent to their
head quarters in the VA Country United State and the only form of
payments they accept is western union money transfer and i tried to
pay online but i will need a credit card which i don\'t use and there
is no post office(there is usually a western union section in most
post offices) or any western union agent offshore! so i have to ask
you to help me with the pick up fees, i will include the $800 they
charged to pick it up to the payments i will send through paypal to
you now so i will need you to help me send the $800 to my courier
agent through western union money transfer. The western union money
transfer can be made at a post office near to you, there is always a
western union agent in most post offices or online at I will be making the payments shortly and will
email you as soon as it has been done.

I will make the payment soon and i will get back to you once i through
with the payment


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