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SubmitterTitle/SubjectCategory
2012-06-04
Liz
Melbourne AUSTRALIA
 
Car buyer scam - payment via PAYPAL.COM
Classified Ads Scam - Paypal (www.paypal.com)

Scammer Source was email
Scammer Information
NameMarcus Beau More Like This
Email Addressmarcusbeau19@gmail.com More Like This
Scam Details Got a certain Marcus Beau (marcusbeau19@gmail.com) contact me on my phone via email for more details regarding my car ad listed on Gumtree. He contacted me about 12 hours from when I first posted the ad, so made me a little suspicious.
His email response asked for payment via Paypal, which made me more suspicious. I posted it on my Facebook and got a number of comments from friends alerting me to the Scamdex scam alert. :(
I since emailed back saying only direct bank deposit or cash on delivery when we sign the transfer papers.
This is the email.... BEWARE OF SUCH PEOPLE!!!!
Thanks for your response, I'm seriously interested in this posted AD and i will really love to purchase it right away. kindly put off the AD right away and consider me as your favorite buyer. As soon as the payment goes through, I will arrange for a private shipper to come over for picking it up down to my place after payment has been received. I will be making the payment through PayPal as paypal is safe and secured for transactions online, advice soon as I'm at sea at the moment as a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I'm buying this for my personal use, If this is acceptable kindly get back to me with your paypal email address and the details below so i can proceed with the payment. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i do not have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay all i will need is your paypal email address to make the payments,and if you do not have a paypal account yet,its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.com,i will be expecting your email. I will need this following details so i can proceed with the payment right away
Are you the first owner: Your PayPal e-Mail Address: full name: What is your reason for selling it? Address: Last price
I'm sorry, just want to be sure about the sale before i proceed Like · · Unfollow post
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Follow Ups/Extra Information

2012-07-04: Followup Information Added By Andy From Manchester UK 
Scammer Information
NameRobert Kingston More Like This
Email Addresskingstonrob31@gmail.com More Like This
Scam Details I had this one via autotrader, I copied his text into google and it led me here, the first couple of emails were plausible but this one smelt bad.
From: Robert Kingston Subject: Re: Enquiry Date: 3 July 2012 13:56:41 GMT+01:00
Thanks for your response. I am seriously interested in this posted AD and i will really love to purchase it right away. Kindly put off the AD and consider me as your favorite buyer. As soon as the payment goes through i will arrange for a private shipper to come over for picking it up down to my place after payment has been received. I will be making the payment through PayPal as paypal is safe and secured for transactions online. I am at the sea at the moment as a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I am buying this for myself. If this is acceptable kindly get back to me with your paypal email address and the details below so i can proceed with the payment. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i do not have access to my bank account online but i have it attached to my paypal account hence the reason i would prefer using paypal to pay. I'd be needing your paypal email address to make the payments and if you do not have a paypal account yet its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.co.uk. I will be expecting your email.
I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) since i won't be be able to see this in person. My agent we get to you to sign the trasfer paper as soon as the payment is made and the fund cleared into your account.
I will need this following details so i can proceed with the payment right away
Your PayPal e-Mail Address: Full name: What is your reason for selling it? Address: Last price:
I am sorry just want to be sure about the sales before i proceed
Regards, Robert.
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I've had it since November 2007, it was only 10 months old when I bought it.
Price is £3000 ono.
It last had a full service in Jan 2011, and it passed its mot no problem in January of this year. It's not been used much for the last 2.5 years because I work from home now.
Andy
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Thanks for your response. I am interested in buying. How long have you owned it? What is your actual price for it and when last was it serviced? Please get back as as soon as possible.
Thanks.
Kingston.
---------------------------- Hi, yes it's still for sale.
Cheers
Andy ----------------------------
Please note this e-mail is from an interested customer not from Auto Trader.
Never reply to an e-mail that asks for personal information or copies of your vehicle documentation including the V5C. Keep vehicle documentation and details regarding your vehicle including your VIN number secure at all times.
If you are in doubt regarding an e-mail you have received, report it immediately to enquiries@autotrader.co.uk or call us on 0845 345 3450.
The following customer is interested in the vehicle you are advertising on http://www.autotrader.co.uk
Received: 2 July 2012 21:49
Customer Details: NAME: MR Robert Kingston TELEPHONE: EMAIL: kingstonrob31@gmail.com
Vehicle Details: MAKE: PEUGEOT MODEL: 207 PRICE: ?3000
Message: Hello, I saw your ad on autotrader.co.uk. Get back to me at kingstonrob31@gmail.com if its still available for sale.
Kingston


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