Scam Tip Report #29149 - paypal/email scam!
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Atlantic Beach, FL, United States
Classified Ads Scam
|+4 paypal/email scam! they contacted me with the same spiel as others. they would deposit money into my paypal acct and I would pay the "shipper" for the item I was selling. I was an idiot not to google this. I hope to alert others so the same thing doesn't happen to them. I talked to paypal and they said it was very common. anytime the words western union or money gram is mentioned - RUN!
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Follow Ups/Extra Information.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2020-08-26 20:19:45
Wanted to buy furniture from me. Got my Paypal address. Said she sent money. No money arrived. Can one use someone's paypal address to send money to others or him/herself?
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2019-03-08 18:22:55
Placed an Ad in Craigs List Selling furniture. He responded. Requested to communicate by private email, not the Craig List Protection email. See info below:
Sequence of Emails Received From Tom Lopez -( firstname.lastname@example.org ):
Mon, Mar 4, 10:29 AM (4 days ago)
Thank you for getting back to me.Can you assure me that is in good state and that i will not be disappointed with it?I'm ready to pay your asking price and to be honest, i want to buy it for my new moving house. I am marine biologist that works on the sea at the moment,will pay you through my PayPal account.Please get back to me with your PayPal name and PayPal email account so that i can make the payment asap ,I have an pick up agent that will come for it after i make the payment.
Thu, Mar 7, 12:22 PM (22 hours ago)
Well i can only pay you via paypal, So let me know if you are ready to sell to me and Kindly log on to www.paypal.com to set up an account for the payment transfer, And get back to me as soon as you get this done...Thanks for the understanding and God bless.
Mar 7, 2019, 1:34 PM (21 hours ago)
Okay great kindly do get back to me with your final price please
Thu, Mar 7, 2:44 PM (20 hours ago)
Alright thank you so much i will be sending you $999 for the asking price and $400 for my agent who will be coming for the pickup and $50 for the transfer charges...So i want you to be aware that $1,449will be send to your PayPal account and you will have to transfer $400 to my shipper via (Ria money transfer) Walmart to Walmart for the pick up fee...So i will mail you shortly as soon as the payment has been made...Okay?
Thu, Mar 7, 3:49 PM (19 hours ago)
The agent will come for the pick up as soon as the payment been made and completed.I'll make the payment as soon as possible and I'll let you know when am done.
Mar 7, 2019, 4:07 PM (19 hours ago)
Hello A*******,Just to let you know that i made the Payment, and i got emails from PayPal that the funds are out of my account, kindly go through your (email@example.com) both Inbox mail or Spam,Junk folder for notifications transaction from PayPal.so we can know the next step of action. It's nice doing business with you. I will be looking forward to hear from you. Regards.
After the last email below I sent them, have not heard from Tom
Mar 7, 2019, 7:43 PM (15 hours ago)
Let me do a little more research. Will probably be needing a copy of the emails you got from PayPal to prove to me that the funds are out of your account.
I do not see any pending deposits to my account from PayPal, in my end, as of yet. 7:30 p.m. Today.
This information may be of help to you with your communication with PayPal so you can know the next step of action Click Here (Redirected to Scamalot)
Hope to hear from you very soon.
Got this notice supposedly from a PayPal Source:
Notification of An Instant Merchandise Payment Received from Tom Lopez (Transaction ID: 0TR19308DU070732T)
• PayPal Funds
Mar 7 at 2:05 PM
You should never give your PayPal password to anyone, including PayPal employees.
You've got new funds!
Dear A************** ( firstname.lastname@example.org),
email@example.com sent you an instant payment using PayPal.
Tom Lopez is a Verified buyer
Moving Company Pick Up Fee:$400.00US
(Ria Money Transfer) Walmart to Walmart Transfer Charges:$50.00US
Merchandise Description: Sofa
Moving Company Agent Address
Name:Shaquan Monet Parrish
Pay With PayPal,PayPal makes it easy to send money.
This is the PayPal payment confirmation email about the payment made by Tom Lopez (firstname.lastname@example.org) ,the payment has been made successfully and the money has been deducted from the buyers account and APPROVED but will not be deposited into your account until the information about the money been sent to the Moving Company Agent Address is sent to us so as to secure both inequalities (Buyer & Seller) from online fraudulent activities. Below are the necessary information requested before your account will be credited.
NOTE:In order to complete this transaction and get the funds approved in your account, you are required to send the pick up fee which is ($400.00US) to the Moving company agent via (Ria Money Transfer) Walmart to Walmart and get back to us with the transfer details, so that we can be assured that the transaction is safe before we finally complete the transaction.Your account will be credited with the total amount of ($1,449.00US) as soon as we have received the details below,
Money Transfer Number
Sender's Full Name
The address where the item will be picked up
Your available schedule for the pick up date and time
You will have to send us all the information through our customer care line which is email@example.com, you can also get back to us through that email if you have any question.
PayPal will be responsible for any loss incurred during the course of this transaction. Thanks for your co-operation.
Copyright © 1999-2019 PayPal. All rights reserved.
PayPal FSA Register Number: 226056
PayPal Email ID PP307
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2018-08-14 19:40:43
I was selling furniture on Craigslist and got an email from John, claiming to be a guy who works out on the sea. And he was moving into his new house, and wanted me to help coordinate everything for him.
He said that he sent the money via PayPal. PayPal normally notifies me.
He told me to check my "spam" folders. And low and behold, a very NON-OFFICIAL LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL was there.
Then my husband and brother sent me THIS link. Of course it was a scam, but...sad.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-12-27 02:14:53
Say they want to by your furniture and say they have sent the money plus additional funds to give to moving company to deliver items. They don't actually send the money but try to get you to send money to the moving company - this is a scam. Thank God we figured it out before sending the money.
Dec 26 at 8:06 PM
Hello (xxxxxxxxxxx) ,
Sheeny Smith has paid you through PayPal.
Note from Sheeny Smith: Dining room set plus shipping costs
Details of Transaction
Moving Company fee:$300.00
Transaction ID: U-6SV701612V2043430
Note:This is the confirmation email of the PayPal payment made by Sheeny Smith and how to get to get it completed.
This PayPal payment has been approved but temporarily on hold and it won't reflect in your account balance because we had to placed this transaction on an escrow account agreement whenever handling third party payment in order to ensure both buyers and sellers protection from online fraudulent activities.
Therefore,you won't have access to the payment now until the moving company payment has been received from you due to PayPal management terms and conditions. We have contacted the moving company and they requested their payment via Money Gram Transfer to their General Cashier.
You're required to make an upfront payment of $300 via Money Gram Transfer to this address (Name:Nico Klaassene,City: Magna,State:Ut ah,Zip code:84044,Country: USA) and get back to us with the details below as it was stated by the moving company so they could contact a nearest local agent that will come for the pick up and delivery.
Details needed: Money gram transfer receipt,Your name,Pick up address,Pick up date and time,Item description,Contact number.
You have to email us the full details to our customer care line which is firstname.lastname@example.org ,so we could complete the transaction and get your account credited with the total amount of $750. You can also get back to us through that email if you have any question.
Copyright © 1999-2017 PayPal. All rights reserved.
PayPal FSA Register Number: 226056
PayPal Email ID PP307
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-08-09 22:53:51
Was trying to buy furniture from me and asked for me to pay shipping and sent me fake paypal emails. Had me send money through Western Union
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