Thursday, March 11, 2010

Watch out. New car buying scam. Paypal

I have seen many kind of scams online but there is a new one that people need to be aware of. I played the fool and pretended like I was falling to see what the guy was going to do next. So I am sharing all the email that I got from the guy. All the information I gave him, such as PayPal or western union transfer number I had to make up of course. I did an IP track from the senders email and they actually seem to be located in California.
Be aware and don't fall for this. I have seen many scams but this one is worth sharing.

Here are the emails starting with the first one:
Sender was david hatstrup but it could be any other email address.
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David: Hey, Do you still have the car for sale cos i have a keen interest in
buying can you send me more pic(s) if you have it.
me: I still have it. Give me a call if you would like to check it out
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David: Thanks for the prompt response.. I am ready to buy the car now has a
birthday gift for brother in-law and i am at sea at the moment as i am
a oceanographer 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 really want it
to be a surprise for my brother in-law so i wont let him know anything
about it until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more
than happy with it. I insisted on PayPal because i don't have access
to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i can
pay from my PayPal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, i
will need you to give me your PayPal email address and the price so i
can make the payments asap for it and pls if you don't have PayPal
account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www. PayPal.com. and get
it set up, after you have set it up with PayPal. so as to put the
money through. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick it up
after i have made the payments...
Thanks
Me: I understand your situation.

My paypal address is tep @gmail.com (non existent paypal account)
Let me know what you decide.
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This next email was impressive. It looks exactly like PayPal email but it is not sent from paypal if you carefully check the sender.
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Subject: Notification Of An Instant Merchandise Payment Received From david hatstrup (Transaction ID: 0TR19308DU070732T

fromservice@paypal.com <tracking@chef.net>
totep*****@gmail.com
dateWed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:44 AM
subjectNotification Of An Instant Merchandise Payment Received From david hatstrup (Transaction ID: 0TR19308DU070732T)
mailed-bygmail.com
signed-bygmail.com

hide details 10:44 AM (22 hours ago)
PayPal
Dear ***** ,
This email confirms that you have received an Instant payment of $ 5,000 .00.00 USD from David Hatstrup(david.hatstrup46@gmail.com) via PayPal MERCHANDISE Payment Service.
View the "NOTE" of this pending transaction below



Payment Details

MerchandiseAmount: $4,200 .00 USD

Agent Charges:

Taxes and Insurance:

Total:
$800.00 USD
$0.00 USD


$ 5,000
.00 USD
Transaction Id: 0TR19308DU070732T

Quantity
:

1
AUTO Title: AUDI A4






Transport Company: UAB"Kuršiu Linija"

Address:
Matthew Smith,
5 Helston Yard,
Kennington,
London,
SE8 4EL.
United Kingdom

Address Status: Confirmedhttps://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=p/pop/confirmed_address



NOTE: This is to confirm to you that the said amount has been successfully transferred by David Hatstrup and has been deducted from his PayPal account,which is ready to be credited into your account,been that this Payment has been subjected to be a Payment for an MERCHANDISE purchased from you we reserve the right to make sure this transaction is safe and secured also to verify the legitimacy level on this transaction because of the high sum of funds involved.


The above sum has included the transport charges and taxes as we and the Transport Company quoted for the buyer (as per PayPal MERCHANDISE PAYMENT POLICY ). You will receive a Message from the PayPal Customer Verification Department Shortly informing you on how to send the shipping charges and taxes to the transport company with the above details as soon as possible.





You may contact the PayPal Customer Verification Department and Quote the Above Transaction ID for quick recognition of this transaction at tracking@chef.net.

Sincerely,
PayPal




PayPal Email ID PP307

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fromdavid hatstrup
to*****@gmail.com
dateWed, Mar 10, AM
subjectpayment has been made
mailed-bygmail.com
signed-bygmail.com

hide details 10:51 AM (22 hours ago)
I just want to inform you that i have just completed the payment and i
hope you must have been notified in your email about the payment i
made through PayPal, you can check your e-mail for confirmation of
payment, I have just make the payment of $5,000USD ,i have decided to
add the amount of $800.00 USD which i paid through PayPal, So please
i will like you to help me wire the sum of $800.00 USD to my agent
via western union so he can be able to come for the pick up and also
PayPal said they won't release the funds until they get the western
union information from you due to the fact that i emailed them about
the excess payment i made.i will need you to send the $8000.00 USD to
my pick up agent
Headquarters where they normally confirm any commission payment to via
western union money transfer(this can be done from the post office,or
online at
www.westernunion.com) as they usually have a western union
agent there) , Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to get
the money sent through western union money transfer

Matthew Smith,
5 Helston Yard,
Kennington,
London,
SE8 4EL.
United Kingdom.


Please kindly email the necessary details to PayPal customer car
service(
tracking@chef.net) :the MTCN which you will be given at the
western union after the $8000.00 USD has been sent as well as the
sender's name and address used to send the money through western
union,so i can forward it to the agent.
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david hatstrup
totep****@gmail.com
dateWed, Mar 10, at 10:49 AM
subjecturgent reponse
mailed-bygmail.com
signed-bygmail.com

hide details 10:49 AM (22 hours ago)
Hello ,

I was just about to make the payment when i had this little problem
with the picking up,I got an email from my agent..i taught i included
that in my previous email.he said he won't come and pick up the item
unless i pay him the agent commission fee first in order to be able to
schedule a pick up time ,and my pick up agent head quarters is in the
United Kingdom and all commission payments made for pick up, from
anywhere in the world is sent to their head quarters in the UK and the
only form of payments they accept is western union money transfer and
i tried to pay online but i will need a credit card which i didn't
bring along, and there is no post office(there is usually a western
union section in have to ask you to help me with the pick up fees, i
will include the $800.00 they charged to pick it up and take it my
home(1st class treatment), to the payments i will send through PayPal.
After i have made the payments and it has been confirmed by PayPal, i
will need you to help me send the $800.00 to my pick up agent through
western union money transfer, the western union money transfer can be
made at a post office near to you,there is always a western union
agent in most post offices or online at
www.westernunion.com .I will
be making the payments shortly and will email you as soon as it has
been done.
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david hatstrup
tote****@gmail.com
dateThu, Mar 11,  at 1:19 AM
subjectRe: urgent reponse
mailed-bygmail.com
signed-bygmail.com

hide details 1:19 AM (7 hours ago)
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i expected you to have the address , because the address has been
specified in the confirmation of the payment , anyway , this is the
address of the picking up agent below:


Matthew Smith,
5 Helston Yard,
Kennington,
London,
SE8 4EL.
United Kingdom

after you have sent the money , get back to the PayPal customer care
service link(
tracking@chef.net)with the MTCN number(money transfer
control number)with the scanned receipt provided to you at the
western union office for verification by them , and your account will
be credited immediately in the next 24 hours of you getting back to
them with the necessary info provided to you.kindly do that this
morning and more so get me notified with the info as well.
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david hatstrup
to******@gmail.com
dateThu, Mar 11,  at 8:12 AM
subjectGet back to me....
mailed-bygmail.com
signed-bygmail.com

hide details 8:12 AM (59 minutes ago)
i expected you to have the address , because the address has been
specified in the confirmation of the payment , anyway , this is the
address of the picking up agent below:


Matthew Smith,
5 Helston Yard,
Kennington,
London,
SE8 4EL.
United Kingdom

after you have sent the money , get back to the PayPal customer care
service link(
tracking@chef.net)with the MTCN number(money transfer
control number)with the scanned receipt provided to you at the
western union office for verification by them , and your account will
be credited immediately in the next 24 hours of you getting back to
them with the necessary info provided to you.kindly do that this
morning and more so get me notified with the info as well.
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I kept playing along. Good luck with getting any money from me. Oh yeah, keep wasting your time too, "David". I hope no one has felt for this. But in case you have contact your FBI office immediately. I can't really report much since he has not gotten any money from me. But at least sharing it might help someone.
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David,
Sorry, I didn't have much time yesterday to send the money but just got a chance this morning.
The Western Union MTCN number for the $800 transfer is: 2989115437 and it is for Matthew Smith in United Kingdom.
Let me know when they will be picking up the car.
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david hatstrup
tote*****@gmail.com



hide details 9:58 AM (7 minutes ago)
i got it , but you need to get back with the sender's name and more so
with the scanned receipt issued to you at the western union store for
verification by PayPal customer care service(tracking@chef.net)for
verification ..do that now and in the next 24 hours you get your
account credited.

1 comment:

Guillermo Angulo said...

Thanks for the response. I am okay with the final price and the present condition as I'm ready to make the purchase now..... I will like you to know I'm really interested in buying this for my father,and i will pay the shipping company to ship the Item to my father in TEXAS USA, I won't be able to come to view/purchase in person due to the nature of my job and present location, but not to worry, The shipping company supervisor and pick-up agent will handle everything concerning the signing of the paperwork and pick-up process on my behalf. I will be making the payment by PayPal and i believed you have a verified PayPal account to receive the payment. I'll be waiting to hear from you, and I'd like you to send me your paypal details, Thanks and waiting for your email.


Hello , I have completed payment via PayPal ,i hope PayPal must have notified you to your email, please read and follow the procedure given by PayPal, so I recommend that you check on your email (......@gmail.com) Inbox , Trash and Spam folder ... the shipping company has provided a private pick-up agent INFO where you will send the fee of $1,000 USD through Western Union as below . The payment was made and the money was deducted from my account, Please get the shipping fee to send the name and address below and send the details to PayPal account customer service for your total funds to be credited . I believe that since the payment was made , the notice shall be removed from the site and please let me know the address of your location, including its date and free time so I can give pick-up agent to record the date and time they will come to pick-up at your location.


SHIPPING AGENT'S INFO


Name: Anthony Lewis
State: Texas
City: Arlington
Zip Code: 76011
Country: U.S.A


I'll be waiting to hear from you once the money has been sent to the picker .


Thanks....