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Somewhere in Australia
2011-07-21 07:23:28
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (
+1 To get paypal details 
Larson Boermans
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He replied to an advert I had about a car with a very suspicious email:
\"Thanks for the prompt response..I want to buy it now as a Present for my Dad and i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I really want the car to be a surprise for my father so i wont let him know anything about the car until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more than happy with the car. I insisted on paypal because i don\'t have access to my bank account online as i don\'t have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, i will need you to give me your paypal email address and the price so i can make the payments asap for the car and pls 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. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick the car up after i have made the payments...

This is the 3rd email I have received that has tried to do this, all different email addresses and \'names\'

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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-07-29 10:00:09
Name Unknown
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I have a car listed for sale online as well. I received a text from an incomplete number like the ones you get from your service provider, 233-33. Right away I thought is was a scam. He asked me what the condition of the car was and what the final price was, when that information was all outlined in the ad I posted for the car.
Like the person who first listed this scammer, I recieved the same email with his sob story about how he works at sea and cannot use a phone, but he can sneek away to use the internet to send emails?? I had to laugh when he continued to say he wanted my car for a present for his dad...This is where it gets car is a modified, tunned up, sports coupe, that would only be of interest to a young kid or someone in their early 20's not the father of someone whom already is out in the working world.
Then he messed up and said he couldn't wait to see his dad's expression when he got the "TRUCK" I sold him. HA HA HA! Not selling a truck!
Needless to say, he didn't get my paypal account info. and to all of you, if someone asks for your account info, they are not sending money to it. All they need is your account id. not everything else.
From that day forward, I have googled every email address I come accross.

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