Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#381027 by Miriam Defoe Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Gesendet: Freitag, 25. Januar 2019 um 22:20 Uhr
Von: "Robert Burton" <[email protected]>
An: <snipped - Tim>
Betreff: Re: Vw Passat
Hello,
I am the seller of the Vw Passat Cc Gt Bluemotion . I am very glad that you are interested to buy my car .Actual asking price is £3,500.
The car is still there, I have the V5 document present in my name, current MOT certificate and a full service history. Current mileage is 25,000. MOT expires 03 September 2019 .
See all pictures attached.
Regards
Robert Burton
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and fake paypal invoiice
Gesendet: Samstag, 26. Januar 2019 um 11:09 Uhr
Von: "PayPal" <[email protected]>
An: <snipped - Tim>
Betreff: Your PayPal invoice for eBay purchases: Vw Passat Cc Gt Bluemotion (172485145933#)


Dear <snipped - Tim>,

Thanks for using PayPal.

The seller has requested the payment through PayPal and we offered to cover all the risks for you and the seller.
It is our responsibility to inform Buyers about our Sellers. You are dealing with a verified PayPal member, protected by our PayPal services such as insurance and dispute resolution, and you may buy and sell with confidence in all eBay transactions with this seller.

You should proceed accordingly to complete the transaction in a safe manner.

The following is a notice from PayPal Trust & Safety Department regarding:


Item Title - Vw Passat Cc Gt Bluemotion
Item Number - 172485145933
Item Price - £3,500.00

Buy safely using eBay's Buyer Protection Program
This vehicle is eligible for up to £10,000.00 in Buyer Protection when your transaction is completed through PayPal
The conventional method of transferring funds to PayPal using Credit Card require a manual approval. For payment details contact PayPal Live Help.

Complete the transaction in 5 easy, secure and safe steps!
1. eBay accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from either the buyer or the seller);2. All information received will be processed by PayPal under the direct review of eBay Inc.3. The Buyer follows instructions and sends the payment to the assigned PayPal representative bank account.
After the payment is cleared and verified by PayPal under the review of eBay Inc, it will be secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment being secured, the Seller is notified by PayPal to deliver the vehicle to the Buyer. The Seller has 5 (five) business days to start the deliver procedure. The seller must deliver the vehicle for inspection along with the certificate of title, signed Bill of sale in the Buyer's name, all keys and all ownership documents. The vehicle must be delivered along with all documentation requested by the Buyer in order to allow him to change the registration in his name as soon as he will decide to accept it after the inspection period will be over.
If no delivery procedure is started, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer.
As soon as the delivery procedure will start, the Buyer should wait for the vehicle and documentation to be delivered.4. After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact PayPal with the result of the inspection of the vehicle.
The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5-7 (five-seven) business days to inspect it. The inspection period will not begin until PayPal has confirmed delivery of the vehicle by either Buyer’s or shipper’s notification.5. If he refuses it a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer if the reason that determined the Buyer not to keep the vehicle is strictly related to the vehicle's condition i.e (different from what the seller has advertised, described and agreed to sell to you).
The Seller will have the obligation to make all necessary arrangements in order to take the vehicle from Buyer’s possession in maximum 3 (three) business days.
If the vehicle and documentation are as advertised, described and agreed, the Buyer should accept it. If the Buyer accepts the vehicle, the payment will be sent to the Seller within 3 (three) business days.

How to proceed from this moment?

The conventional method of transferring funds to a PayPal member cannot be used due to the large amount that must be paid.
Payment must be submitted via bank transfer to the PayPal representative bank account assigned for this transaction. PayPal will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it is the case, PayPal will refund the payment to the Buyer.

Buyer details: Invoice details:
<snipped - Tim>

Invoice#: 265249364
Subtotal: £3,500.00
Shipping(uShip): £0.00

Deposit: £0.00

Total: £3,500.00

The conventional method of transferring funds to PayPal using Credit Card require a manual approval. For payment details contact PayPal Live Help.
Questions?

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Last edited by Tim Atem on Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:50 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Removed personal information and added quotes for clarity.
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