Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#195608 by LadyBirdJ Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:01 am
The scammer emailed me through Craigslist asking to "knock off $100" I agreed. The next message came through with his name and he asked me for my personal email - I gave him an old one that has zero personal information. He messaged me the below and I advised I sold it to a local. I then found his name and email reported on here. How do we get him to stop? Where can I report it next? THANK YOU

estivan ucello
To Me
Today at 12:44 AM
Thank you for getting back to me.well i want to believe and trust what
you said about it.I'm ready to pay the price, i want to buy this for
my Dad as his birthday gift. I am a marine biologist I work mostly on
the sea, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but
i managed to check this advert and send you an email regarding it so
my only quickest payment option is PayPal as i can send money via
PayPal anytime.Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via
PayPal, i will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this
transaction and if you don't have an account with PayPal,its pretty
easy, safe and secured to open one. Just log on to www.paypal.com. I
hope we can make this business as fast as possible? I have a mover
that will come for it once payment clears . i will like to see more
pics if you have more.. write back with the total price and your papal
email account so i can make payment asap."
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#195632 by tazmanian Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:03 am
As was noted last time, it could be a real person's e,mail address as ghosting is possible, someone can send an email and make it look like it has come from a different email address.

The email itself looks suspicious, it's generic in tone - no specifics are mentioned - and the structure and grammar is typical of African scammers. Unfortunately these people (scammers) are cowards and there is no way to stop them once and for all. We can only educate, warn and make people aware of specific, ongoing scams as you have done here. Let's hope your contribution saves a potential victim.
#196066 by I AM Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:53 pm
This SCAMMER emailed us exactly the same words for our motorhome...First asked to knock off $100, we did, then this email came:

Thank you for getting back to me.well i want to believe and trust what
you said about it.I'm ready to pay the price, i want to buy this for
my Dad as his birthday gift. I am a marine biologist I work mostly on
the sea, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but
i managed to check this advert and send you an email regarding it so
my only quickest payment option is PayPal as i can send money via
PayPal anytime.Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via
PayPal, i will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this
transaction and if you don't have an account with PayPal,its pretty
easy, safe and secured to open one. Just log on to www.paypal.com. I
hope we can make this business as fast as possible? I have a mover
that will come for it once payment clears . i will like to see more
pics if you have more.. write back with the total price and your papal
email account so i can make payment asap.
#216374 by 1976silverton31 Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:53 pm
I received the same email. I contacted PayPal directly to see if it was authentic and of course it wasn't. They had me forward the email to them at [email protected]. Glad I checked it out and glad I found this sight.

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:05 PM, estivan ucello <[email protected]> wrote:


Thank you for getting back to me.well i want to believe and trust what
you said about it.I'm ready to pay the price, i want to buy this for
my Dad as his birthday gift. I am a marine biologist I work mostly on
the sea, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but
i managed to check this advert and send you an email regarding it so
my only quickest payment option is PayPal as i can send money via
PayPal anytime.Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via
PayPal, i will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this
transaction and if you don't have an account with PayPal,its pretty
easy, safe and secured to open one. Just log on to www.paypal.com. I
hope we can make this business as fast as possible? I have a mover
that will come for it once payment clears . i will like to see more
pics if you have more.. write back with the total price and your papal
email account so i can make payment asap.

Hoping for an eloquent business with you.

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