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 wonder if this is a scammer?

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iainmcfly
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Just curious do you think this guy is a scammer


Quote:
Hi thanks for mailing back,i really appreciate it,am ok with the
condition and the price,i won't be able to come for the inspection due
to my work basis,i am a petroleum engineer am offshore at the moment,
i am buying it as a gift for my son who just graduated from the
University,i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything
about it until they get delivered to him,i can only pay through PayPal
as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have
internet banking,but i have my bank acct attached to my PayPal account
and this is why i insisted on paying you through PayPal, i have a pick
up agent that will come around to pick it up after i have made the
payments for the it

Thanks
Gavin

On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Iain Scott Cameron wrote:

Condition is fine just your usual wear and tear what you find on most cars 20years old .. I believe the price is far considering I payed 7 grand for it and that was. Before I did the work on the clutch but I will go to 5.9
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd say that he is for sure - you may notice that in his reply he doesn't actually refer to a car but only to "it"? That's a scammer trademark.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Definitely a scam. The writing style is Nigerian, and this type of scam always features a personal shipper/pick-up agent. Buying the item as a present is also a common feature.
You'd be sent an email supposedly from Paypal confirming payment and asked to sent part of it by Western Union to the agent.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome here iainmcfly.

If you would do a search for some key phrazes, you'll find lots of similar emails posted on the various scam baiting sites. Google is your friend.

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