Scammer Information Details of Scam Report
I placed online adds with the Quokka newspaper. Someone calling themselves Barry, replied to the add using Quokka's online email contact, even though I had placed my phone number in the add. Barry did not say which add he was referred to, the grammer was odd, plus my adds fully described the goods for sale so the only contact needed was to ring me to view the goods.
I replied to Barry asking which add he referred to, and told him it was best to ring me.
Barry responded a week later. He asked me to create a pay pal account and send him a copy of the email used for the registration so he can pay in. Again the writer used strange grammer
Copy of the emails pasted below. Thanks for any assistance you can give warning people not to give 'Barry' their paypal details.
Re: Someone wants to discuss your Advert!
Friday, 16 December 2011 11:46 PM
Oh..sorry to hear you don't have an account with PayPal.
I hope you wont mind to get an account with PayPal.
Its reliable and easy to use PayPal,all you need to do is
visit www.paypal.com and register with them.
When you are done with the registration send me the email
used for the registration with PayPal so i can pay in.
Await your response..
On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:18 AM, kerry stent wrote:
Hi Barry, Sorry, which add were you replying to? I placed 7 adds, lol. Doesn't say on the Quokka message. I am going away early Fri and won't be back til Sunday, so wont have email access. Best to ring me.
---- Original Message -----
From: Quokka Online
To: Registered User
Sent: Thursday, 8 December 2011 4:38 PM
Subject: Someone wants to discuss your Advert!
PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE WHEN TRADING ONLINE
- Quokka does not directly get involved in any transaction. This is a service,
provided by Quokka, to link buyers to sellers only. It is up to the seller to
negotiate with the buyer directly, once the initial contact has been made.
- Be suspicious of any correspondence received that advises you to forward any
money, before the item is received.
- If it appears to be too good to be true, it probably is.
Please let us know if you come across something you believe to be a scam.
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The Staff of Quokka
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