Scam Emails Archive : Auction/Escrow

Subject: †No Subject†

From: "PayPal"<>

This email with the subject "†No Subject†" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 13 Feb 2007 19:15:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Auction/Escrow Scam.

The sender was "PayPal"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

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