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Robert Kewell ([email protected]) said to be oceanographer buying my product on craigslist
sent a paypal confirmation that needed a shipping fee sent to his "movers" to pick up the products thru Western Union
13th of Aug, 2011 by kathyka04
See emails below:
1st email:
Hello My name Is Robert, i will love to make an instant purchase have>> > seen the picture and am okey with it the price>> >>> >>> > Used king size bedroom set For Sale - $1600 , please do withdraw>> > the advert from the site.I don't mind adding an extra 50 dollars for>> > you to take the advert down from the site so that i can be rest>> > assured that am in hand of the item , I really appreciate it, i am an>> > oceanographer and, i am on sea at the moment, i am buying the it for>> > my dad , i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything>> > about it until its delivered to him, i can only pay through paypal>> > i dont have access to my bank account online as i dont have internet>> > banking,but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and>> > this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal also paypal is the>> > best way to do business online if you dont have one you can check>> > online www.paypal.com to set up account . Kindly get back to me with>> > your paypal details and your last asking price so, we can proceed>> > with the payment and after the payment has been credited to your>> > account.i will get a mover to come down and pick... I will be looking>> > forward hearing back from you..
2nd email (after my response):
That fine with me i will make the full payment into your account could u>> > please email me your paypal email to proceed with payment
3rd email:
Please I will like to know if, its ok for me to include my pick up>> > agent's>> > fees in the payments I'm about to send to you through paypal, my pick up>> > agent charged $600 plus insurance and all 'o that, after i have made the>> > payments you will help me forward the $600 to my pick up agent . I only>> > seeking your consent before going ahead with the payments. I will so>> > much>> > happy to hearing back from you soonest and i can go on with the payment>> > without any delay.>> > Please email me as soon as posible>> > Thank you
4th email (for some reason he was in a hurry):
Remember i told i am on the sea am buying if for my dad i will be glad>> if only u can help me forward the money to my mover it cost you>> nothing please let me know if you can help me so i can make the>> transfer now
5th email (after he sent the paypal confirmation):
> have just made the payments please check your paypal email to see the> comfirmation you should also check your spam message ,, pay pal emailed me> confirming this pls check your pay pal email address for the pay pal> confirmation email, pay pal said that they would be holding the money i sent> because of the excess payments that i made which is the money for pick up, i> will need you to help me send the $600 for pick up to my pick up agent so> they can be able to book a pick up time with you in time and paypal will> put the money through $2,350 i also added $100 to cover the western union> charges to send the $600,after you have sent the money please get back to> paypal asap with the> western union details, the mtcn number which you will be given by,western> union after you have sent the money as well as the sender'sname and address,> you should email paypal the detail directly or you email me ,thats alrite> aswell.Here is my pick up agent's info that you will need to send the> money to through western union money transfer:>>> Name: Theresa Harris> 300 Delaware Avenue,> Suite 805. Wilmington,> DE 19801>>>> Paypal will not release the fund to your account ontill you get back to> them with those details they asked for.> I will need the address where the it will be picked up,as my pick up agent> will contact you to book a pick up time after they have received payments> but they will have to book a time that is convenient for you.
This is when I responded saying I was cancelling the transaction... he texted me from a 805-225-3738 number saying I needed to release/ cancell the paypal transaction bc he couldn't do it.
I'm yet to cancell :-)
Comments
3016 days ago by Angiesmith24
I got the same guy and same story, EXACTLY... My question to you is Why havent you canceled the paypal transaction? What will happen if you don't cancel it on your side? I don't know what to do now. Do i cancel my transaction with him or not?? Is there a purpose in NOT canceling it myself like a legal purpose or a paypal security purpose??. I assumed that I would want to cancel the transaction asap but if there's a squash this loser by NOT canceling it I will gladly pursue that route. I've just never dealt with a scam like this that i'm aware of before.. Some advice on how to handle this will be greatly appreciated...
2845 days ago by Anglkqt
I was selling a table on craigslist for $600 obo, when I recieved an email from the following saying he was interested he sent me a cashiers check for $2800 telling me to then cash the check and wire the money to another individual, when i declined and offered to send him his check back he texted me from 805-225-3738 saying he wasnt here to scam me I researched his number on google and came across this article that read he was a scammer. when I tried to return his call it was a from a downloaded app for android called pinger, and wouldnt let me leave a message, I have filed a complaint, I am just so glad that I followed my instincts and didnt follow through with it

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