Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#49505 by Ryan Hains Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:52 pm
Craigslist Paypal Scammers

1- Sasa Cory - sasacory@gmail.com

2- John Rolex - johnrolex03@gmail.com

3- Eman Thomas - emanthomas88@yahoo.com

Uses "check_paycentre@accountant.com" to send Paypal mails.

Craigslist scammer actually wants your merchandise

The scammer sends very elaborate and convincing mails.

The Scammer will send email that appears to be from Paypal asking you to send a shipping number before your funds can be released to your Paypal account.


From: John Rolex <johnrolex03@gmail.com>
Hi, many thanks for responding. I am interested in immediate purchase
of these item for my cousin who schools in West Africa (23402) and I'm
buying it as a GIFT. I will not be able to pick up the item from your place,
because I'm currently out of States for a conference meeting in Spain. I
will add $150 to your money to cover the shipping fee via USPS Express
Mail Service EMS. I will pay you the money via PayPal, because its fastest
and most secured way to send and receive money on online transaction.
kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address, and I will proceed
with the payment instantly.

Best Regards.

second e-mail -

Hi, Thanks for your response. You can set up a PayPal account by log
onto http://www.PayPal.com. When you finish with the processing, you can now
get back to me with your PayPal email address, so that I can transfer
the money, Thanks.


Address used by scammer to send your merchandise to:

HERE IS THE SHIPPING ADDRESS AGAIN
Name: Okubanjo Oluwakayode Emmanuel
Address: No 8,Isale Ake Str,
City: Abeokuta
State: Ogun State
Postal Code: 23439
Country: Nigeria


The scammer then sends an email that appears to be from Paypal.

PENDING FUND ALERT!!!

Dear Merchant XXXXX

This is PayPal Payment Verification Department. We are using this medium to tell you that we have receive the fund to your item but the money will not show yet in your account. This was done in other to protect you seller and the buyer .We are very sorry for pending your money made by Mr Eman Thomas for a Item,The money is already in your account, we are pending the fund and will not shown yet until you ship the item out to the buyer and provide us with the shipment tracking number given to you at the any shipping company that you choose to use for verification.

So we assure you that as soon as we receive the tracking number from you we will credit your account immediately .

Contact our customer care for more information at :check_paycentre@accountant.com

This is done in order to protect both the Seller and Buyer.
Thank you for using PayPal!!!
PayPal Team


Paypal will never hold a sellers money until a shipping receipt has been provided.

Once you have shipped your merchandise, it it very hard to stop and retrieve.

Sellers should always personally verify payment before shipping merchandise.

#57750 by edean82 Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:39 am
Another Craigslist-Paypal Scammer.
Name Used: Katy Richards
email: Richards.Katy@gmail.com
paypal email used: Service@paypal.com® (exactly paypals email without the ® at the end of it, they are learning)

Date: July 2, 2011
Thanks for your reply
I am located in Remsenburg city
in NY,i really need to buy this and send to my
son schooling outside the state as a gift fpr his studio....
I have been trying to buy this for a very long time and its been very stressful
buying this., I will offer you $950 so as to close other
bids as soon as possible.I will be paying through PAYPAL
because i have a verified account with paypal.So kindly get back with
your name and paypal email address so i can make payment into your paypal
account.Once payment clears,shipment will be handled by me through my
personal fedex account,so you dont have to pay for
shipment.Get back to me if my approval is granted.I would like to see
more pictures please.
Thanks
Katty

Date: July 3, 2011
thanks I got it as sent...I will notify paypal and make the payments
first thing by Monday morning... paypal will send the confirmation
mail to the mail you used in opening the account after deducting the
funds from my account..The mail should be in your spam email or inbox,
I mean this email xxxx_xxxxxx@me.com
so kindly get back to me once you have seen it...
Pls dont forget to get the item packaged as you await the confirmation......
Thanks I got the pictures and I can see the neat condition too.....
Regards

Date: July 4, 2011
The payments have just been made now.Go and check the mail you
used in opening your paypal account, the confirmation mail have been
sent there..
check the inbox or the Junk message you should see it there........ I
will also like you
to know that i am having some little problems with my fedex account as
i checked it online now and i was asked to reactivate it so i cant do
that now as i have to sort one or two thing out with them.So i am
sorry as i will not be handling shipment through my fedex
account again.So, pls get the postage cost to the following address
via Post office(USPS PRIORITY MAIL) and ship out the item via PRIORITY
MAIL asap cos its cheaper
and i have told my son to be expecting it.I have also included extra
$100 for the
shipping.i think that should be enough for you to ship
Name: Okikiola Christopher
Address:No 50,Allen Str,
City:Abeokuta
State:Ogun State
Postal Code:23439
Country:Nigeria
Let me know how much it costs you to ship.After you ship get back to me
with the amount you used to ship. .I am really sorry for the inconveniences
thanks
Katy

Date: July 4, 2011
thanks I really appreciate your honesty.... well i will be glad
if you could ship this morning and i will be waiting for your response
after shipping thanks and kindly ship it via Post Office (USPS
PRIORITY MAIL)
the tracking you are expected to be given should be CP********US
hope to read from you soon
thanks
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As soon as I got the email about where to send, Red flags started popping in my brain and I decided to do a little research and got a link to this page. I am fortunate to have caught this before I was out any money, but wanted to warn others of my experience.

I hope this is helpful to those who read it!
Thanks,
Eric
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Date: July 5, 2011

Dear Xxxx Xxxxx (xxxx_xxxxxx@yahoo.com),

This is a confirmation email of the payment of $1,050.00USD you received from Richards Katty. The funds are already processed as of now and what is required of you in order for your account to be credited is the item's tracking/reference number, this number will be given to you at the courier office after you might have sent the item to the bearer, this is part of our new policy and a security measure in order to protect both the buyer and the seller, also to verify if the item was really bought from you we have sent you a confirmation email earlier to inform you that the payment is legal and has been confirmed, also to guide you against fraudulent acts.


We have included the buyer's full name and amount paid for you to know this message was really sent from PayPal. We advise that you make sure the item is sent out as soon as possible and request for a tracking number at the post office after you might have sent out the item, then you can email us the number by replying directly to this message after it might have been given to you at the courier office so as to credit your account without delay.


After we receive the number from you for security verification, your account will be credited at once, Our system has witness new upgrades, Please don't be surprised if you see us forwarding you to new customer attendants, its due to the amount of fraud going on involving our name which we are trying all our best to limit and put a stop to. As soon as we receive the requested information from you, your account will be credited. Please reply us via this mail after shipping.

NOTE: PLEASE OUR CALL LINES ARE UNDER SUPERVISION AND RECTIFICATION, THEREFORE WE IMPLORE YOU TO MESSAGE US VIA THIS MAIL. PLEASE BEAR WITH US.


PayPal Account Review Department.
Sincerely,




PayPal
Copyright © 2009-2012 PayPal. All rights reserved.


PayPal
Copyright © 2009-2012 PayPal. All rights reserved.
PayPal (Europe) Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom as an electronic money institution.
PayPal FSA Register Number: 226057
PayPal Email ID PP276
#61058 by nobodyuno Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:30 pm
Thanks. I'm glad this information was online or I probably would have become a victim. I google searched the paypal email when he told me that he wanted me to ship it to nigeria but in a previous email he told me he lived in little rock, arkansas. And he just recently sent this.

There are a few errors that throw it off.

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It is important we know the status of the item bought otherwise, Legal Action will be taken against you since you have not replied to the confirmation of payment made to your PayPal account by Mr Nuru Smith over time.

We request for the Shipment Scanned Receipt to prove postage of the item in less than 12hours and we will fund the money into your account or face the consequences of LEGAL ACTION.

We believed you entered into agreement by requesting money through PayPal, and by non response to the payment confirmation made to your account you have violate PayPal agreement. However, the buyer has already contacted us in other to make report about your non response. We are ensuring to make PayPal a safer place, therefore we need to set confidence in our users.

Therefore, if your Money is credit into your Account before the shipment of the item, that means the item will not be shipped to the Buyer. From IC3 we give you 12 hours to ship the package to the Delivery Address given to you by your buyer, and also send the Shipment Tracking/Reference Number immediately to us for verification. Immediately we confirm the shipment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that your account has been credited.

NOTE: Failure to respond to this e-mail means your Name and Address will be forward to the law enforcement Agency, which may result to an Arrest, because you are practicing Scam, and your Account with PayPal will be BLOCKED, In order to free yourself from this'' Ship the package within 12hours and send the Shipment Tracking/Reference Number to PayPal for Verification. If you have any comment on this issue do not hesitate to contact us. Although we check our e-mail frequently, we do not consider it to be an alternative to telephonic contact in emergency situations. Feel free to contact us directly to this mail (Check_paycentre@accountant.com).
#61098 by Katharina Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:15 am
Hi nobodyuno,
that made my day! I love it when thwarted scammers are angry and resort to idle threats. I imagine him sitting in a grubby internet café somewhere in West Africa hammering away on his keyboard:
"Dear police,
I tried to scam someone who didn't fall for it. Please make him pay.
Yours truly
A. Scamalot"
:laugh-s:
#61411 by oceana152 Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:25 pm
Here's another one!

Andrea Franklin - an000fr@gmail.com
The phony PayPal company - onlinetransaction_verfied@officeemail.net

Was selling my fireplace on craigslist - I was immediately uneasy from the very first and second emails - the buyer did not seem interested in the measurements etc. Came out with the paypal payment which I was happy to do.. then she asked about shipping. She was "at sea" and could not get western union. I was supposed to go and pay "$400.00" extra that she had paid for to set up this western union transaction. I kept feeding to her to see how far she would go. SCAM SCAM SCAM.

fromandrea franklin an001fr@gmail.com via craigslist.org
tosale-48vwk-2525406107@craigslist.org

dateFri, Aug 5, 2011 at 9:35 AM
subjectDalton Electric Fireplace - $400 (Downtown)
mailed-bycraigslist.org

hide details Aug 5 (4 days ago)


** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

--
Dear Seller,
Do you still have this item for sale and the firm price?

Andrea


fromandrea franklin an000fr@gmail.com
toNatalie <***@gmail.com>

dateFri, Aug 5, 2011 at 2:52 PM
subjectRe: Dalton Electric Fireplace - $400 (Downtown)
mailed-bygmail.com
signed-bygmail.com

hide details Aug 5 (3 days ago)


Thanks for your mail. i would be glad to pay for it as soon as
possible though i will not be available to come for an inspection due
to my flexible schedule. I will be paying you with my PayPal account
because it's attached to my bank account and its safe and very secure
way to make payment online. If my mode of payment is accepted kindly
email me with the information below to proceed with the payment.

1) The pictures
2) What is the condition?
3) Are you the First Owner?
4) Your PayPal Email Address
5) Your Picked Up Location Address

Get back to me with your address so i can forward to the shipping
company to schedule an appointment with you for pick up. I have a
private pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments
has been made. And if you don't have a paypal account, you can easily
go to http://www.paypal.com and sign up. its very easy. I await your reply
asap


I can see where people get scammed - it all sounds reasonably legit until

fromandrea franklin an000fr@gmail.com
toNatalie <**@gmail.com>

dateSun, Aug 7, 2011 at 9:35 AM
subjectRe: Re: Dalton Electric Fireplace - $400 (Downtown)
mailed-bygmail.com
signed-bygmail.com

hide details Aug 7 (2 days ago)

Am about to made the payment when i had this little problem with the
picking up, i just got an email from my agent that he won't come and
pick up the Item unless i pay them the agent commission fee first
in order to be able to schedule a pick up time for it, my pick up
agent head quarters is at Fort-worth TX and all payments made for pick
up from anywhere in the world is sent to their head quarters in TX
and the only form of payments they accept is Western Union Money
transfer and i tried to pay online but i will need my credit card to
make the process which i didn't bring on board and there is no post
office or any Western Union agent on sea! so i have to ask you to help
me with the pick up fees as i will include the $300.00USD they charged
to pick up the Item to the payments i will send through Paypal,
after i have made the payments, i will need you to help me send the
$$300.00USD to my pick up agent through Western Union money transfer
and i will also add $100 for Western Union Transfer charges , the
Western Union transfer can be made at any Western Union outlet near to
you as there is always a Western Union agent in most Super Mart. I
will be making the payment shortly and will email you as soon as it
has been done.I will also send you the receipt of the payment

Thanks,

Andrea.


Following this, I get 3 emails from "paypal" with this, verifying that they have are "holding" the money and I was supposed to front $400.00 to western union and then send them the shipping info. They will then unlock my cash.


fromService@PayPal.Com® onlinetransaction_verfied@officeemail.net
to***@gmail.com

dateSun, Aug 7, 2011 at 9:51 AM
subjectNotification of An Instant Merchandise Payment Received from Andrea Franklin (an00fr@yahoo.com) (Transaction ID: 0TR19308DU070732T)
mailed-bygmail.com
signed-bygmail.com
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hide details Aug 7 (2 days ago)


Hello **@gmail.com,


This email confirms that you have received an Instant payment of $800.00USD From Andrea Franklin(an00fr@yahoo.com) via PayPal MERCHANDISE Payment Service.


Reversals : This method of payment can not be reversed.

Status : Pending - Transport Company Awaiting Payment.

View the "NOTE" of this pending transaction below
Please read carefully

Payment Details

Merchandise Amount:$400.00
Pick Up Charges:
Western Union Charges:

Total:$300.00
$100.00

$800.00
Transaction:0TR19308DU070732T
Quantity:1
MERCHANDISE Title:Dalton Electric Fireplace

Transport Company: Bahamas International Worldwide

Address:Georganne Terry,
4004 Saint Christian St, Fort-Worth, TX, 76119.
United State.

Address Status: Confirmed

NOTE: This is to confirm to you that the said amount has been successfully transferred by the Sender and been deducted from his Account which is ready to be credited into your account, been that this Payment has been subjected to be a Payment for an MERCHANDISE purchased from you, we reserve the right to make sure this transaction is safe and secured also to verify the legitimacy level on this transaction because of the high sum of funds involved.

NOTE: we do not ENTERTAIN CALLS on transaction like this as we have many customer's to attend to and If there is any information/verification you may need to make/have, email our customer care service via:onlinetransaction_verfied@officeemail.net


The above sum has Included the transport charges and taxes as we and the Transport Company quoted for the buyer (as per PayPal MERCHANDISE PAYMENT POLICY). You will receive a Message from the PayPal Customer Verification Department Shortly informing you on how to send the Transport fares and taxes to the transport company with the above details as soon as possible.

You may contact PayPal customer service on this Number 661-243-3044 OR reply directly to this email by using the reply button in your Mail Box and Quote the Above Transaction ID for quick recognition of this transaction.


Sincerely,

The PayPal Team.


I checked my PayPal account - nothing. I googled their supposed PayPal email and low and behold! They've scammed others! I sent her an email saying that nothing would be sent until I saw cash in my PayPal Account. She replied with "oh, well, keep me updated when the money gets into your account"

I also forwarded these paypal emails to the Legit PayPal security/phishing email "spoof@paypal.com" who confirmed phishing.

2 days I keep getting borderline harrassing/threatening emails from this "paypal" co. Suddenly, today I get this email from Andrea. I mean, who would honestly buy a fireplace for $800.00 when you can hit up your Target or Costco?

fromAndrea Franklin an00fr@aol.com
to***@gmail.com

dateMon, Aug 8, 2011 at 12:18 PM
subjectWHY DELAY::::::::::::::::::
mailed-byaol.com

hide details 12:18 PM (1 hour ago)

Hello,
What going on over there? The payment has been made and expected you to have sent the money to the Agent but I never get your reply, I also contacted PayPal about this which i was told that they never got any message from you regarding our transaction.I have been scammed
twice by different seller's and i don't want that to happen to me anymore so i cant afford to lose my money this time. All you need to do is to get the the money sent to the shipping company via Western union and get back to PayPal with the western union details for verification. Once the details has been verify,your account will be credited immediately and my mover can come over to your place for the pick up.
Hope to hear from you soon.
I trust in you but not to scam me.
Best Regard


I sent her back a nasty email - we'll see what happens next. I also told her my lawyer may get involved.

Natalie
#61491 by Katharina Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:00 am
Welcome Oceana152,
and thank you for this detailed report. It will help others who are at risk to become victims.

Now it's time to stop this correspondence with the scammer. He has got some information about your real life details, and thwarted scammers sometimes retaliate by harassing their victims all over the internet.
You won't be able to gain any information by continuing to contact him. He is working with a made up script; none of it is true, and he is probably operating from an internet café somewhere in West Africa where your own law enforcement can't reach him.
#61510 by oceana152 Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:33 am
Hi Katharina

Thanks - I will not be corresponding with then except to forward the emails to spoof@paypal.com. The good news is that they don't have my last name and they have an email account address that is set up specifically for craiglist. They can't do much and if they do, I'd just delete the email account.

The latest is the following:

fromService@PayPal.Com® onlinetransaction_verfied@officeemail.net
to***@gmail.com

dateTue, Aug 9, 2011 at 2:42 AM
subjectCyber Investigations *** Andrea Franklin *** (Transaction ID: 0TR19308DU070732T)
mailed-bygmail.com
signed-bygmail.com
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hide details 2:42 AM (4 hours ago)




Cyber Investigations
Dear Customer ***@gmail.com ,
We received a mail from Andrea Franklin, about you refusing to send the $300.00USD to the pick up agent address we have provided you in the payment made by Andrea Franklin, by doing so, you are liable to scam . Investigation is going on.
At the buyer's request, your transaction has been suspected of an online scam. The owner of this email Andrea Franklin (an000fr@gmail.com) surrendered this email account ***@gmail.com to the FBI headquarters for further investigation due to recent Craigslist's scam activities. Any further communication through the buyer's phone number will be logged & used in the activities of our investigations.
We want you to go and settle the matter with her, otherwise you will face the wrath of law. We are giving you 12 hours to finish any transaction between you and Andres Franklin.
Thanks for your co-operation .
Yours sincerely , http://www.fbi.gov
#61535 by Katharina Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:28 pm
A typical last resort for scammers - they resort to threats. The email "onlinetransaction_verfied@officeemail.net " is a free email. Addresses with .... officeemail.net can be registered by anyone.
#66280 by winkercruz Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:54 pm
John Seller is another scammer to add to the list with the same type of emails:
Johnbeller519@gmail.com AND johnbeller506@yahoo.ca
Phone: 706-760-5636

1st Email:
Hello wink24n6@hotmail.com,

This is to inform you that we have received the payment of $2600.00 USD from John Beller for the Merchandise bought from you and the fund will only reflect in your account after all due measures have taken place.


In order to complete this transaction, you are required to send a sum of $600.00 USD to the Transport Company through Western Union money transfer, We advice you to go to the nearest Western Union office or online www.westernunion.com to find the nearest Western Union store in your area and get back to us with the Scanned Copy/Photograph of the Western Union transaction receipt or send us the MTCN (money transfer control number) including the sender name, address, Western Union charges and total amount sent. As soon as we have received these information from you, we will credit a sum of $2600.00 USD to your PayPal account. Below is the information where the money is to be sent to.



Transport Company Agent Address.


Name:
Address:Name: Englund Priscila
Address: 5701 Yadkin rd ste 190
City: Fayetteville
State: NC
Zip Code: 28303.




Address Status:Confirmed



This payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been "APPROVED" but will not be credited into your account until the MTCN # is sent to us for verification, for more information about this transaction. Below are the relevant information required before your account will be credited:



All you have to do is to reply directly to this email with the Western Union details of the money sent for verification. Once it has been verified, you will receive a "CONFIRMATION EMAIL" from PayPal® Service informing you that your account has been credited.

Please, understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect both the Buyer and the Seller. We apologize for the inconvenience that has caused you.

Because of the inconvenience this causes we are giving you the next two incoming transfers for free! You will pay no fees for your next two incoming transfers*.

Security Advisory: When you log in to your PayPal account, be sure to open up a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the PayPal URL to make sure you are on the real PayPal website.
For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review the Security Tips in our Security Center You Contact Us To Be Enough Sure That You Are Secure And Safe.

If you have questions about this payment for your sold Merchandise or service, please contact PayPal® directly by replying to this email. Your query will be answered promptly.

Here at PayPal® you can be assured that your security and safety is our topmost concern.

We hope to read from you soon.


Thank you for using PayPal !
The PayPal Team.


PayPal Email ID PP307

2nd Email:
The Transaction neither be divided, canceled no recalled by the payee (John Beller) as a security measure to protect both the Seller and Buyer. We assure you that you have 100% Guarantee and Security that you shall get your money as soon as the Western Union information is received from you. We assure you that this is a safe and approved transaction and your account will be credited with the total amount ($2,600 USD) immediately we verify the Western Union details.

You can contact us anytime if you have any question(s) about this transaction. Once again be rest assured that you will have your Money, Once the Western Union Information is received from you for verification. PayPal would be responsible for any loss incurred during the course of this transaction.

Note: You should not send the Western Union information to the buyer, the Western Union Information should be sent directly to us for verification and then you can send the information to the buyer after your money is released into your account. We shall be expecting to read from you as soon as possible.



The PayPal® Team

PayPal Email ID PP307

3rd Email:
My name is Patrick White. I'm a PayPal representative in charge of your transaction with John Beller. Regarding your question, This notice from the Word PayPal Union Service that will have been notice about the transaction ,we want you to know that your money is still pending on our system and can not be credited into your PayPal account on till you send the $600 USD to the address giving to your through western union money transfer and get back to us here with the western union details like the MTCN Number Security Question and Answer including the Sender's information once we have all this information from you your account will be credited immediately so without you send the money there's know way we can credit the money to your account so we advice you now to kindly send the money now and get back to us as soon as possible so we can complete this transaction by today.we look forward to hearing back from you.

However, you will have to reply to this message with the Western Union details as soon as you have send the money, lastly, your buyer has paid all the necessary fees.

Here is the shipper agent information we received from the Shipping co that you will send the money to:

Name: Englund Priscila
Address: 5701 Yadkin rd ste 190
City: Fayetteville
State: NC
Zip Code: 28303.

We thank you for being an asset to PayPal and we hope to serve you better in the nearest future.

Sincerely,

Scott Thompson
President
PayPal Inc.
#67212 by Finch79865 Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:12 pm
Another day, another Craigslist scammer. Oddly enough, I was also replied to by: Johnbeller519@gmail.com with the message:

Thanks for getting back to me, i will be happy to purchase it from you because i am buying it for my uncle. Note that you will not be responsible for shipping and handling. My shipping company will come to your location for the pick up, Kindly provide me with the address where it will be picked up so that i can forward it to the moving company to calculate the shipping cost of the pick up for me.


John Beller
168 Hill St
Commerce, GA 30529


If it doesn't loook right, it isn't right. But first, I was sent an email from a "buyer" asking if my merchandise was still for sale. Looked legit. But that email was sent from a "Chris Golden" with the email address: tjaisket@yahoo.co.uk
I replied and received the above email message from the John Beller email address.

These guys are a dime a dozen, aren't they?
#73700 by dangermoose Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:58 am
Thanks for posting about johnbeller. I received a near identical response and would have fallen for this scammer had they not said they're sending a lot more than what my item was listed for. Suspicion made me do a search, which led me here, so thanks again!
#75454 by iwilldestroyscammers Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:18 pm
A scammer attempting to purchase my camera. The obvious signs that it's a scammer--they're willing to pay more than what I'm offering; there is a lack of a space after punctuations along with a smattering of typos; they're pushing you like crazy to sign up at Paypal, telling you that 'YOU DON'T NEED A BANK ACCOUNT TO SIGN UP BECAUSE WE WON'T BE TRANSFERRING MONEY TO YOU...EVER;' an email from a non-@paypal.com email address, and they're asking you to ship to a FBI hotlisted country for fraud like Nigeria.

Oh and please note the last email---what a HEART WRENCHER!---a soldier in Iraq wanting to send a Christmas present to his daughter studying out of state. Too bad the email is littered with the same TYPE of typos (ie. the lack of a space after punctuations). The disconnect is that the guy has such an Americana name like Jackson Jones and yet, his grasp of the English language is poorer than an ESL student.

I've also called Paypal to confirm no money was sent to me or any pending transactions have been made. I've also forwarded all emails to them so they can launch an investigation.

This crap just makes my blood boil, yet at the same time, it's pretty entertaining to see what schemes these fools come up with.

christy tudor christytudor@gmail.com
Nov 23 (2 days ago)

to me
Thanks for your reply, Iam seriously interested in your listed item ,I have been trying to buy this for a very long time and its been very stressful
buying this.,.
I'm really lucky finding this at this time... i have no problem with your asking price,so I will offer you $420 so as to close other
bids as soon as possible,but i hope it's in a good condition...
I am located in Remsenburg city,NY as I'm wanting to purchase this product for my son who is studying out of state.
I have no problem with paying the money upfront into your paypal account through my paypal account since its a safe way to exchange funds....
I am using paypal cos The last time I made a cash transaction, my money was stolen from me by the sellers.
If you have an account with paypal just get back to me with your Name and verified paypal e-mail address, and i can make your payment ASAP but if you don't have one you can log to paypal at http://www.paypal.com and easily set up your own personal account since it's free.
I want your honesty in return to my faithfulness to you during this transaction...
I would like to see some pictures please.
Your immediate response is really appreciated.
Mrs Christy

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christy tudor christytudor@gmail.com
Nov 23 (2 days ago)

to me
hmm well i am glad you mailed me back.
well paypal have upgraded their site and you really dont need bank account kindly go to paypal.com and sign up there.
It is very easy and fast to open i will advise you use this email to sign up so you can easily get the confirmation mail from paypal once payment have been made and they will guide you on how to get the funds in your account so kindly do that asap.
get back to me
thanks

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thanks I got it as sent...I have notified paypal immediately to make and authenticate the payments first thing tomorrow morning cos of the holiday today... paypal will send the confirmation mail to the mail you used in opening the account after deducting the funds from my account..The mail should be in your spam email or inbox,
I mean this email [My Name] (my email address)
so kindly get back to me once you have seen it...
Pls dont forget to get the item packaged as you await the confirmation......
Regards


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christy tudor christytudor@gmail.com
Nov 25 (1 day ago)

to me
The payments have been made now.Go and check your paypal e-mail address
used in opening your paypal account, the confirmation mail have been sent there..
check the inbox or the Junk message you should see it there......So, pls get the postage cost to the verified address
via Post office(USPS EXPRESS MAIL) and ship out the item via EMS SPEED POST
asap cos i have told my son to be expecting it.I have also included extra $60 for the
shipping.i think that should be enough for you to ship
Name:John Coker
Address:#50, Tade Street
City:Abeokuta
State:Ogun
Zip Code:234039
Country:Nigeria
Let me know how much it costs you to ship.After you ship get back to me
with the amount you used to ship. .I am really sorry for the inconveniences
thanks
Mrs Christy

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christy tudor christytudor@gmail.com
Nov 25 (1 day ago)

to me
thanks .I really appreciate your honesty.. well i will be glad
if you could ship this morning and i will be waiting for your response after shipping thanks...
and kindly ship it via Post Office (USPS EXPRESS MAIL)
the tracking you are expected to be given should be EG*******US
hope to read from you soon
thanks


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christy tudor christytudor@gmail.com
7:29 AM (3 hours ago)

to me
Hello,i am so worried since i have not heard from you because i have been expecting your reply concerning shipping...
What has been your problem, dont play games with me cos I cant joke with such money OK
What do you mean by that, I wonder why you have not informed me if you have shipped or not.
Please inform me after shipping this morning if you have not shipped..
thanks

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Dear [my email address],


We have really condoned your adamant attitude concerning this transaction. YOU CANNOT BACK OUT AT THIS STAGE OF THE TRANSACTION. However, if you do not comply today,both your PayPal account and your bank account linked with it, would be unfavorably affected , in that you would have to pay a sum to the buyer for a decline of transaction. The buyer as well is disturbed and she is about to sue the PayPal Company for this whole transaction not going through because we have every process of this deal recorded at the Economic Department in the FBI.
We really need a POSITIVE RESPONSE from you as soon as possible today, or else ,we embark on our decision to deduct money from your bank account linked with your PayPal account and pay the buyer. Get to the Post Office today and get the item shipped as soon as possible today. We have been assuring her all this while and however, we WILL NOT rescind any of our actions TOMORROW. The shipping address is verified. Therefore, we implore you to get the item shipped as soon as possible tomorrow before noon.
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Thanks .


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Jackson Jones jacksonjones31@hotmail.com
3:33 PM (19 hours ago)

to me
Thanks for the response,it's my first time buying an item online and i'm gonna be glad if you can sell it to me.I'm presently in Iraq where i'm serving the country been a military officer,i wanna get the item for my daughter whom school overseas as a surprise Christmas gift.I will pay you the sum of $470 via PayPal for the item and shipping cost via USPS Global Express Mail International (EMS). I'm gonna need your PayPal email for the instant payment,i look forward in hearing from you.

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