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|Untitled Classified Ads Scam - Paypal (paypal.com), #1208||Classified Ads Scam - Paypal (paypal.com)|
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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! Hide Details
Message flagged 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
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. Regards, Kerry ---- Original Message ----- From: Quokka Online
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A Contact has been requested by:
Email Address: email@example.com
User Message: Hi,i will like to know the present state and price. Thanks Barry
Best Regards, The Staff of Quokka
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