Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#214672 by joe4321 Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:29 pm
Apparently they are still using the same trick until now... I'm from Malaysia and recently encounter similar scam when I want to sell my used furniture.

Below is the email.
On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM, john mercy <[email protected]> wrote:
I'm happy to let you know that I have just completed the Payment of
the Item and i am sure you must have received the confirmation from
bank regarding the Payment,item would be picked up by my pick up agent
company {Courier Exchange Logistics Company} which I've been using for
a while and they're very reliable. NOTE : I made an extra payment of
300 RM and i am sure you noticed that, you'll have to send the
extra amount to the Shipping Company through Western Union right away,
so that the pick up agent can come as soon as possible for the pick up
. I will need you to send the excess fund to my pick up agent
Headquarters where they normally confirm any commission payment via
western union Office, pick up agent Headquarter info needed to send
the money through Western Union :

Name : Michael Johnson
State: Dubai
City: Deira,
Country: United Arab Emirate UAE

it is very easy to transfer the money click this link so that you can
transfer the money online http://www.westernunion.my You should send the
money soon so that the Pick Up would be scheduled and you would know
when the Pick Up would commence.So just make sure you send the extra
amount to the Shipping Company right away so that you can get your
money immediately. It's Nice Doing Business With You
Last edited by Bryon Williams on Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:31 pm, edited 2 times in total. Reason: Added quotation.
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