Scam Tip Report #70351 - Car Scam

Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
St. Petersburg, FL, United States
2016-10-12 09:57:33
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist ( Car Scam 
Sarah Purccy
Email Address:
I had my car up for sale on Craigslist, and they sent me a text that asked me to respond to the email address indicated. Upon searching that email address, I learned of it being tied to a scam. Here's the text from the email:

Thanks so much for you mail, i am buying this for my Son and i am
a petroleum engineer currently on a rig offshore i really want this to
be a surprise gift for my Son so i wont let him know anything about
this until it gets delivered to him , i am sure he will be more than
happy with it.I can only pay with paypal here, i will need you to give
me your paypal email address so i can make the payments asap and
please if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set
up, go to and get it set up , after you have set it up
i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with
paypal so as to put the money through.tell me more about the advert
price is okay note well: Pick up agent will come for the pick up as
soon as i have made the payments, i would have loved to talk to you
on phone but i am a petroleum engineer I work mainly offshore, our
phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, we can only
communicate with our base for now I will want you to please try to
tell me the very actual fault you think it has.

I will want you to please try to tell me the very actual fault you think it has.

With this i want you to please be sincere about it, i am new to buy stuffs
online and also get back to me with your paypal details to facilitate
funds to your paypal account.
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Full name:
Firm Price:
Zip code for pickup:
You phone number:
Thanks, Cheers.

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