Replied to an add, presenting himself as a throat cancer sufferer. Pretended to be complete a payment by paypal, then tried to get me to transfer £100 from the sum he apparently had already transferred to his agent (support person?) to pick up the item I was selling.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
He used the exact same method as described by both Shani and KJ below. He even used the exact same email that Shani enclosed. Because the email just seemed strange overall I googled the name and email address so I didn’t go ahead with it but Im sure the exact same paypal scam would have been attempted.
From: micheal elliot
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:35 pm
Subject: Re: Shpock Bean Bag Listing
The price is a good buy for me... please remove the advert and consider it sold as i am paying your full asking price i have done thorough check on the advert and i'm fine with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to view or collect it due to house bound went through throat cancer surgery and couldn't talk more but will be ok soon but i have an agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money and i'll pay you via PayPal and pick up will start after you have cash your money ..if that is ok with you.
Where is the pick up location so that i can inform the agent about it now and send me your registered paypal email and name,so i can make arrangements for payment. I can also transfer from my paypal to your bank account. Kindly get back to me with your Sort code, Account number and Account name .
I saw you made an offer on my bean bag. The app says that you're located in a different country so there would be a delivery fee. In which country are you located and how would you like to receive it? I'm in the UK. Many thanks,
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