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World Wide Speed Post / Fake company

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This company is fraudulent! I was contacted by someone who expressed a KEEN interest in an item I was selling on craigslist. Before even seeing the item (a wheelchair lift) or haggling on the price they had this fake shipping company contact me to pick up the lift. The "buyer" agrees to make their payment to Paypal saying that Paypal would then pass the funds along to me within a few days. Paypal has no delay in payment and my research indicates this is a scam to obtain your Paypal account number. The apparent ease of the sale made me suspicious which led me to look into it. After learning about the scam I posted warnings on craigslist and the first two were flagged for deletion, almost certainly by the perpetrators of the scam. Who else would be motivated to do that but the scammers? Look for the warning signs previously mentioned and use caution!

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  • Al
      Sep 23, 2010

    Regarding WORLD WIDE SPEED POST...they are still out there and doing their stuff via Craigslist. As recently as today I cancelled a craigslist transaction where this company was involved, and using Western Union for their money transfer source (which was also cancelled by me). It was almost too late for me, but a huge thank you goes out to tecton47 for his blog about this company.

    ANYONE having any dealings with this company in connection with ANYTHING they may have had listed on craigslist...please...BEWARE...and cease all communications at once. DO NOT DO ANY MONEY TRANSFERS for shipping costs.

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  • Yl
      Sep 29, 2010

    yes they tried to tell me to send them $500.00 via western union than my monies would be released to pay pal i have reported them and the person that tried to get me to pay the western union. first of all who would sen d money out when they are selling a product. i have reported them to the FDC i dont take things like this lightly i pray they get caught. people work hard for thier money and these scammers dont care. the person even told me she was handicapp and needed my power wheel chair. what a scam. they will get caught. i am glad that people like you and i take the time to post these and complain to the right depts. thank you,

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  • Mo
      Oct 01, 2010

    Great post! It just happened to me for an item posted on Craiglist in Canada. The item I was selling was a piece of furniture of fairly big size (entertainment unit) and was surprised when the buyer quickly arranged for a shipping company to pick it up. You would not do that for a big heavy item that you buy locally, you would rather rent a small truck for a much cheaper price. Anyway, good thing I've checked the web for information about this fake company and came across your post. Thanks.

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  • Fa
      Oct 05, 2010

    It just happened to me with a power wheelchair. Wow! Thank God I decided to research the shipping company once they sent me the info. Please have no heart!

    THIS WAS THE LAST EMAIL BEFORE RECEIVING AND EMAIL FROM THE BOGUS SHIPPING COMPANY:
    From: Tracy Grubbs <[protected]@gmail.com>
    Sent: Tue, October 5, 2010 1:05:02 PM
    Subject: Re: Dalton TACAHE Power Wheelchair - (Hialeah) Date: 2010-09-26, 1:44PM EDT Reply to:

    THank you so much. I have forwarded the address to the shipping company so they can calculate the pick up and delivery cost for me to make the payment. I'm sure they will contact you soon. I would like you to know that the payment will be made via PayPal, All you have to send me is your paypal email address so I can make the payment immediately. Also I will be including the pick up cost with the total payment so you will help me send it to the shipping company via Western union money transfer as soon as you receive the payment from paypal. I would have done it myself but I'm an handicapable, i cant walk and thats why i need this to make my life more easier again, I will appreciate your help here.

    Please note that I will include additional $80 for the western union charges to send the pick up money to the shipping company.

    Please get back to me as soon as possible.

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  • Yl
      Oct 07, 2010

    these people need to be caught! they will use another name and the dont care about your situtation they rely on people who are selling their product and steal from them why cant the right authoriy get involved and send them the shipping money to the walmart and have police waiting for that person to pick up money? they cant get away with this they will be caught.

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  • Na
      Oct 09, 2010

    All of the above mentioned incidents are true as similar incident happened to me. World Wide Speed Post / Removals & Excess Baggage Specialists / [protected]@mail2customs.com are all FRAUDS !

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  • Na
      Oct 09, 2010

    Below you'll find the e-mail communication i had with them:

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    Hello do you still have this available for sale?do get back to me Asap sent from my Blackberry sprint

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    Thanks for the mail...i wont be able to see it my self so i will really appreciate it if you can send some pics Thanks...
    Thank you very much for the response. I will be happy to buy the items.Note that you will not be responsible for shipping and handling. My shipping company will come to your location for pickup. Kindly provide me your name and full address so i can forward it to the shipping company to calculate the cost of pick up for me...Do get back to me as soon as possible.

    Charles.

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    Am serious.How many years have you been using it?and what is the present condition?

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    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We want to use this medium to confirm to you that we will be responsible for the pick up of the (Ashley 6 Seater Dining Table Set – Glass Top Table). We will like you to kindly confirm your address where the (Ashley 6 Seater Dining Table Set – Glass Top Table) will be picked up. Below is the address given to us by Charles Sharon:

    NADCAN
    xxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxx
    ABBOTSFORD, BC.

    However, we would like to know if the above address is correct and accurate so we can calculate the pick up and delivery cost.

    For further information, Please reply to this message with any question you might have.

    Thank you,

    Lisa Xavier.

    Manager,

    World Wide Speed Post.
    Removals & Excess Baggage Specialists.
    [protected]@mail2customs.com

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    Thank you so much. I have forwarded the address to the shipping company so they can calculate the pick up and delivery cost for me to make the payment. I'm sure they will contact you soon. I would like you to know that the payment will be made via PayPal because is fast and secured to send and received money online, All you have to do is send me your PayPal email address so I can make the payment immediately.

    Hope to hear back from you asap.
    Mary H

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    Thanks so much for getting back to me with your paypal email address, , , the payment will be made very soon and as soon as have made the payment i will let you know asap

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    Dear NADCAN,

    You have an Instant Payment of $1, 250.00 CAD from Mary Hudson ([protected]@gmail.com).


    Payment Details

    Purchased From:NADCAN,
    Transaction ID: 8S380593UR606674N

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    Dear NADCAN,


    You have received a PayPal Payment of $1, 250:00 CAD from Mary Hudson ([protected]@gmail.com).

    A temporary hold has been placed on this transaction!

    As mentioned in the receipt of Payment and as per New PayPal Payment policy, we have fully debited the total amount (above) from the buyer's account which includes the buyer's shipper's pick up fees.


    In order to complete this transaction and get the funds approved in your account. We advice you go to nearest Western Union Office, and send the $500.00CAD to the Agent and send us a Scanned Copy/Photograph of your Western Union Transaction Receipt.

    NOTE: This is important as a security measure to ensure safety of this transaction.


    Please, find below the name and address of the Transport Agent where the Funds would be sent via Western Union Money Transfer.

    Transport Company

    Address:
    Alex John
    3005 Oakbrook Parkway,
    Atlanta
    GA
    30331.
    USA.


    Address Status: Confirmed

    Your Account will be credited accordingly upon the receipt of details requested. It should either be sent in JPG format or send type details as:
    Sender's Full Name and Address; Receiver's Full Name; MTCN; Amount Sent; Security Question and Answer.


    You may Click Here or reply to this message directly using the reply button in your email to submit the required information or to contact the PayPal Customer Verification Department and include either transaction ID or reference number (PP307) quick recognition of this transaction at ([protected]@consultant.com)

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    Dear NADCAN,

    My name is Richard Wilson. I'm a PayPal representative in charge of your transaction with Mary Hudson ([protected]@gmail.com). Kindly reply to this message if you have any question regarding this transaction and I will be happy to help you.

    We thank you for being an asset to PayPal and we hope to serve you better in the nearest future.

    Sincerely,


    Scott Thompson
    President
    PayPal Inc.

    I have made the payment now, im sure you must have received the payment notification message from PayPal regarding the payment. The pick up company wanted $500CAD for the pick up and delivery, so i have included it in the payment i made. I have also informed the pick up company, im sure they will contact you regarding the details you will used to send the money. Please make sure you send the money to them on time and arrange pick up time and date.

    Thanks and hope to hear back from you asap.

    World Wide Speed Post.
    Removals & Excess Baggage Specialists.
    [protected]@mail2customs.com

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    Then i think i will have to report you now cos the money has been dedcuted from paypal and it will be credited into your account as soon as you have made the transfer to the shipper

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    i will have to report you to the FBI

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  • Yl
      Oct 11, 2010

    wow thank you to all of you who care enough to post these complaints and let us know of the other names they use. the will get caught. please dont ever send money via western union or ever cash a check or american express money orders all are fraud and you need to take to the bank and report these people. God bless you and i pray all comes out well thank you.

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  • An
      Oct 11, 2010

    I have an identical one: claiming to want to buy a boat from me. Reads as follows: Dear Sir/Ma,


    " We want to use this medium to confirm to you that we will be responsible for the pick up of the (32' Bowen Pirogue). We will like you to kindly confirm your address where the (32' Bowen Pirogue) will be picked up. Below is the address given to us by Elvis Luther:
    ST.Georges, Grenada


    However, we would like to know if the above ad
    dress is correct and accurate so we can calculate the pick up and delivery cost.
    For further information, Please reply to this message with any question you might have.

    Thank you,

    Lisa Xavier."


    And this from the "buyer"

    "Thanks for your response. I will be happy to buy it but i will not be
    able to come and view it in your place because I'm not at home right
    now. Note that you will not be responsible for shipping and handling
    and the payment will be made through PayPal. My shipping company
    will come to your location for the pick up. Kindly provide me with
    the address where it will be picked up so that i can forward it to the
    shipping company to calculate the cost of pick up for me. Do get back
    to me as soon as possible so that i can proceed with the payment via
    PayPal."

    Thanks for these posts, before some other poor person gets sucked in!

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  • Na
      Oct 11, 2010

    Guess they're still after me ... !!!


    From: Linda Watson <[protected]@gmail.com>
    To: [protected]@craigslist.org
    Sent: Sun, October 10, 2010 1:18:12 AM
    Subject: 6 Seater Sofa Set Faux Leather (Polyurethane) - $700 (Abbotsford, BC)

    ** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
    ** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
    ** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
    ** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

    --
    Greetings, i will like to know if your ad is still available for sale and it's present condition?


    Linda Watson.

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    From: Linda Watson <[protected]@gmail.com>
    To: [protected]@craigslist.org
    Sent: Sun, October 10, 2010 2:14:41 AM
    Subject: Re: 6 Seater Sofa Set Faux Leather (Polyurethane) - $700 (Abbotsford, BC)

    Hello, I will be happy to buy it but i will not be able to come and view it in your place because I'm not at home for now. Note that you will not be responsible for shipping and handling and the payment will be made through PayPal. My shipping company will come to your location for the pick up. Kindly provide me with the address where it will be picked up so that i can forward it to the shipping company to calculate the cost of pick up for me. Do get back to me as soon as possible so that i can proceed with the payment via PayPal.

    Best Regards,


    L.Watson.

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    On Oct 10, 2010, at 2:16 AM, Linda Watson <[protected]@gmail.com> wrote:

    > I can understand the way you feel but i want to assure you that there won't be any problem. I'm not in state presently and i want to hand over this transaction to PayPal and my agent so as soon as the payment has been made then my agent can come for the pick up and all necessary information.. Just get back to me with your full home address and your PayPal email address for the instant payment.
    >

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  • Eb
      Oct 12, 2010

    Oh wow, all of the above comments are so accurate. I would post my email transactions, too, but it would be a waste because they used almost literally the exact same wording and expressions. For example they told me ["I'm not in state presently and I will hand this over to my agent"] or ["do get back to me soon as possible with your pay pal account and address"]. It seems they are in such a rush to get that information, the lady even stated to me in an email "hurry up, I'm waiting on you" Haha. We were dealing with a vehicle sale and she wasn't even going to be in hand to accept and sign the bill of sales and title? And expressed no concern that my car was unable to be moved due to a rear brake caliper being seized..

    What finally threw me off was the "woman's" email address was [protected]@gmail.com but the signature at the end of one of the last emails said:
    Alex Mao
    233 Peachtree St. NE,
    Atlanta, Georgia
    30303
    USA.

    Maybe [protected]@gmail.com had already been taken ;)

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  • Ma
      Oct 14, 2010

    Just got contacted for item on craighslist victoria same thing with want to pay using paypal and shippers cost was added in so inorder to release funds must send 15oo dollars to shipping company I checked my paypal account no funds were addded yet I receive a message from "paypal" saying money was there but on hold same thing message from shipping company waiting for the 1500 dollars be careful out there I would like to know who to report the scam to so that they can be caught Mark

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  • Yl
      Oct 19, 2010

    Mark Report it to everyone i reported to FDC i also wrote to paypal and they will dirct you who to report it to also craigs list there is a phone number you can call give them all the names/E-mail, addresses enerything even the address they wanted the western union ok i even reoprt them to the my banks. thank you for posting your complaint yes we are more careful now these people will not get away with this. good luck in your purchases i now write when i am selling something (WILL DEAL WITH LOCALS ONLY) (NO WIRING OF MONEY OR TRANSFER) please all who read this warn your friends these people are no good. they will even say they are Christians its sad but they will do and say anything to STEAL your hard earn money.

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  • Yl
      Oct 25, 2010

    Here is another scammers address
    -----Original Message-----
    From: witney lizzy <[protected]@blumail.org>
    To: sale-cw2rc-2012555785 <[protected]@craigslist.org>
    Sent: Wed, Oct 20, 2010 4:38 pm
    Subject: Power wheel chair - $1350 Date: 2010-10-18, 1:48PM EDT Reply to:


    ** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
    ** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
    ** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
    ** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html


    --
    I want to purchase the item can you please email me on the procedure to follow on how to have it if it is still up for sale and send me some pics of it via my mail box..Witney..


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    this message was remailed to you via: [protected]@craigslist.org
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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  • Yl
      Nov 04, 2010

    Thanks for the prompt response.. I am ready to buy it for my father and i
    am at sea at the moment as i am an oceanographer and due to the nature of
    my work, phone calls making and visiting of web site 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 father so i wont let him know anything
    about it until it gets delivered to him, iam 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 setup,
    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

    --
    Hello
    is this item still up for sale?


    Another scammer his email address is [protected]@gmail.com

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  • Ke
      Nov 06, 2010

    www.newboots99.com is completly fake the keep takinging money out you account, like 2 dollars more every other day they said theey been in buisness since 1994 had the fake testimonials and when I asked my bank what name showed up on the paymeny it said Fashionshoes.com they are also fake by the way and these are people from china go figure watch out people

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  • Ha
      Nov 10, 2010

    > Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 18:27:20 +0000
    > Subject: Re: PAYMENT MADE SHIP OUT TODAY... iphone : New Condition 3GS 16GB White - $300 (SOMA / south beach)
    > From: [protected]@gmail.com

    > Thanks for getting back..
    >
    > Have made the payment and i think you should have get the notification
    > and confirmation from paypal because the money has been deducted from
    > my account, do get the iphone wrapped well and make sure you shipped it
    > out today.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > --
    > Hello
    > is this item still up for sale?

    ____ ***Here is another scam email from [protected]@gmail.com. Thank you above person for posting this up.******

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  • Ha
      Nov 10, 2010

    > Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 17:20:56 +0000
    > Subject: Re: iphone : New Condition 3GS 16GB White - $300 (SOMA / south beach)
    > From: [protected]@gmail.com
    >
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Thanks for the reply, am so glad to hear from you, I want you know
    > that am really interested in buying this item, i'm buying this for my
    > sister in abroad, I will like to ask you more about this item,
    >
    > 1) Why are you selling it?
    > 2) Let me know the condition,
    > 3) Can you send me some pictures of the item?
    > 4) i will be offering you $380 including the shipping cost to my sister
    > via Usps international express mail service with insurance,
    >
    > 5)This is my first time buying online, I will be making the payment
    > via PayPal account, because it's safe, fast and secure online
    > transaction, kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address or
    > send me money request from PayPal so that i can proceed with the
    > payment as soon as possible, or you can set up an account at
    > www.paypal.com, so that i can send you the payment ...ASAP,
    >
    > Get back to me as soon as you can.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > Hello
    > is this item still up for sale?

    _____________
    > Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 19:07:41 +0000
    > Subject: Re: iphone : New Condition 3GS 16GB White - $300 (SOMA / south beach)
    > From: [protected]@gmail.com
    >
    > Thanks.
    > Shipping address to my sister.
    >
    > Alabi olamide
    > No 90 Nud Rd
    > Abeokuta
    > Ogun State
    > Nigeria 121101
    >
    > --
    > Hello
    > is this item still up for sale?


    **** THIS IS HOW HE APPROACHED TO ME.. SHIPPING TO NIGERIA.. **************

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  • Te
      Nov 12, 2010

    This happened to me today and the email were almost word for word with different names and emails.
    I sent them money with Western Union ($450.) but cancelled transaction after checking World Wide Speed Post on internet. I was very lucky and thank this site for it.
    Buyer: Sharon Kyle-Agent to send money: Oludele Fadare-Shipping Manager: Lisa Xavier
    Paypal Rep: Richard Wilson

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  • Do
      Nov 20, 2010

    This scammer(s) have been trying to scam us for a week now. Lots of different email names, but my computer pics them up as one IP address. Sent a fake PayPal payment page, and had the stupidity to ask me to send a Western Union payment to them. Reported to RCMP, Pay Pal, my bank, and my lawyer. Sent a not really nice letter to this (these) jerks. Too bad they don't use the time and computer skills to make an honest living. They just might make a go of it. Instead they waste your time and just dig that hole deeper .

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  • Do
      Nov 20, 2010

    ALWAYS, open another window and check your PayPal account. Do not ever direct link to these guys. I told them to F off and not contact me again, and still they kept on sending me their B S crap. Seller beware. I don't think they are in Nigeria. I believe they are in the USA and are probably reading this blog.

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  • Na
      Nov 23, 2010

    Yep. Same SCAM, same people. Posted a piece of furniture on Craigslist and was offered full price sight unseen by "Sharon Kyle". She asked for my address and PayPal email for shipping charges and was then asked by "Lisa Xavier" to make $400 wire transfer to "World Wide Speed Post" before purchase payment to my PayPal account could be released. Yeah...right! Came with obviously fake emails supposedly from PayPal and PayPal Rep "Richard Wilson".

    Needless to say I told them to "@#$% Off"... and changed my PayPal email.

    WARNING!!! If buyers ask you to send them or anyone else money, IT IS A SCAM!

    Emails received (complete with typos) are below...
    - - - - - - - -
    Dear Sir/Ma,

    We want to use this medium to confirm to you that we will be responsible for the pick up of the (PRODUCT INFO REMOVED).

    We will like you to kindly confirm your address where the (PRODUCT INFO REMOVED) will be picked up. Below is the address given to us by Sharon Kyle:

    ADDRESS REMOVED

    However, we would like to know if the above address is correct and accurate so we can calculate the pick up and delivery cost.

    For further information, Please reply to this message with any question you might have.

    Thank you,
    Lisa Xavier.
    Manager,

    World Wide Speed Post.
    Removals & Excess Baggage Specialists.
    [protected]@post.com
    - - - - - - - - - -

    Dear,

    You have received a PayPal Payment of $1, 300.00USD from Sharon Kyle ([protected]@gmail.com)

    A temporary hold has been placed on this transaction!

    As mentioned in the receipt of Payment and as per New PayPal Payment policy, we have fully debited the total amount (above) from the buyer's account which includes the buyer's Shipper pick up fees.

    In order to complete this transaction and get the funds approved in your account. We advice you go to nearest Western Union Office or online www.westernunion.com, and send the $400.00 to the Shipper and send us a Scanned Copy/Photograph of your Western Union Transaction Receipt (in .JPG Format) Or Send Us The Money Transfer Control Number Including Sender Name, Amount Sent to Verify.

    NOTE: This is important as a security measure to ensure safety of this transaction.

    Click Here Locate Nearest Western Union Office
    Shipper Address WESTERN UNION

    Name:
    Address:Name: Solomon Fadare,
    Address:7951 riggs road h3,
    Hyattsville,
    Maryland,
    20783.

    - - - - - - - - -
    Dear,

    My name is Richard Wilson. I'm a PayPal representative in charge of your transaction with Sharon Kyle ([protected]@gmail.com).
    Kindly reply to this message if you have any question regarding this transaction and I will be happy to help you.

    We thank you for being an asset to PayPal and we hope to serve you better in the nearest future.

    Sincerely,
    Scott Thompson
    President
    PayPal Inc

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  • Fi
      Nov 26, 2010

    I just went through the same thing this week, and contacted paypal who said this is a scam. You should forward your emails, or suspected fraud emails to [protected]@paypal.com so that they can investigate, as well as to stop these people.

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  • Fi
      Nov 26, 2010

    We just went through this today, have been in contact all week from these people about buying my furniture from craigslist, and today received the paypal emails, and the shipping emails. I contacted paypal who said this was definately a fraud. They said anyone receiving these emails needs to forward the emails to [protected]@paypal.com so that they can investigate. Hope that others get this message before any one sends them a wire transfer.

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  • Co
      Dec 21, 2010

    Wow! I also received an email from [protected]@gmail.com about a bedroom set I have on craigslist!! Thank you all so much as you saved me from falling for this scam! I received the EXACT email that someone earlier in this thread recieved, in that same order.

    From: mary hudson [mailto:[protected]@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 3:12 PM
    To: David P. Brown
    Subject: Re: High-end Wood Queen Bedroom Set - $750 (Burlington) Date: 2010-12-18, 5:16PM EST Reply to:

    Thanks for the mail...i wont be able to see it my self so i will really appreciate it if you can send some pics Thanks...

    --
    -- Hello do you still have this available for sale?do get back to me Asap sent from my Blackberry sprint

    From: mary hudson [mailto:[protected]@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 7:59 PM
    To: David P. Brown
    Subject: Re: High-end Wood Queen Bedroom Set - $750 (Burlington) Date: 2010-12-18, 5:16PM EST Reply to:

    Am serious.How many years have you been using it?and what is the present condition?

    From: mary hudson [mailto:[protected]@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 8:43 PM
    To: David P. Brown
    Subject: Re: High-end Wood Queen Bedroom Set - $750 (Burlington) Date: 2010-12-18, 5:16PM EST Reply to:

    Thank you very much for the response. I will be happy to buy it. Note that you will not be responsible for shipping and handling. My shipping company will come to your location for pick up. Kindly provide me your name and full address so i can forward it to the shipping company to calculate the cost of pick up for me. Do get back to me as soon as possible.

    Mary H

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  • Do
      Dec 21, 2010

    Obviously these scammers are in the Toronto area. They seem to prey on people selling furniture and other home goods. They have contacted me at leas 5 times this year in one guise or another. Currently, they are trying to pull the same scam. Always changing their email contact, but answering the same email. My husband says that this is their full time job. Don't know why the police have not arrested them. They send fake PayPal payments, give you the name of fake shippers and would probably show up at our door if we let them. How incredibly stupid. Here is the lates email, received today, December 21st, 2010. Hello,
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant
    purchase, so please do withdraw the advert from Craigslist, i dont
    mind adding an extra $50 for you to take the advert down from
    criagslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the items.
    I will also like you to know that i will be paying via bank check, and it
    will be over night payment due to the distance .You don't need to
    bother your self with the shipment ok, i will take care of that, so i
    will need you to provide me with the following information to
    facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name.
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address.
    3.Your phone-number.
    I assure you once again i will take care of shipping.
    Have a nice day.
    Regards,

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  • Do
      Dec 21, 2010

    Here's a thought. Send them to a bogus address, show up, with 5 or 6 friends and have everyone take their picutres on their phones, cameras, get the licence number of their cars, etc. Then take their picture and send it to the police and post on craigslist and Kijiji. I am sure the police would love a good shot of them.

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  • Co
      Dec 21, 2010

    You are missing the point of the scam. Nobody will ever show up. If you fall for it and send the western union, you've lost $500 or so and game over.

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  • Do
      Dec 21, 2010

    They will show up if they want the $$$$. I don't do Western Union, cheques, etc. These are slimy, money grubbing, crawled out from under a rock, ###s. This is why they choose the life they have. They all get caught in the end. Besides, lol, I have no $ to send to them. Thanks for your input though. Have a great Holiday Season.

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  • Co
      Dec 21, 2010

    I replied "Face to face, cash transaction ONLY." That ended the email completely!

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  • Do
      Dec 21, 2010

    I have told these guys "No direct contact, no reply". Still they persist. So yes, are they stupid? Yes. These are the internet cafe guys, or the library guys or wherever they can get a computer link, guys. Imagine whast would happen if they got a real job. They would probably make some money. Imagine! Real, honestly made money!!! Wow, what a novelty. But first they would have to take an English course, a computer literacy course and play a few games of Monopoly to get a Free, Get Out of Jail card. All in all, they make me laugh. Stupid ###s.

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  • No
      Dec 30, 2010

    I am in British Columbia and I just had the same thing happen to me. I had a listing on Craigslit for a $10, 000.00 vehicle and without even seeing the car or asking any questions about it, the person said they'll take it and their 'shipping company' would make arrangements. The guy just says to send him my address and paypal account id and he'll send the money... ya, sure, I'll get right on that. The person's name used is Cartiar Moore, email address [protected]@gmail.com.
    The first couple emails are below:
    "IS THE ABOVE ITEM STILL AVAILABLE IF SO, KINDLY GET BACK TO ME WITH THE CONDITION IMMEDIATELY"
    ... I said it was available and it is in good condition...
    "Thanks for the response I'm serious about this transaction kindly get the advert deleted immediately cos my shipping company will make an arrangement with you for the pick up. the item will be will be estimated first and payment will be made via my pay pal account for safety protection and maximum assurance of payment. so kindly get back to me immediately with this information for the payment.
    (1) Your location address.
    (2) Your pay pal account id.
    Thanks as await your mail in haste."
    ... then i started asking questions like what do they mean 'shipping company' will make arrangements, where they were located...
    "Thanks for getting back to me my shipping company will schedule an appointment with you but first they will need to calculate the cost of the item erin i reside in Denver so kindly get back to me with the require information for the payment"
    ... I then said that the price is firm and I wasn't even in the same town as the vehicle right now and all they can say is "send me the paypal account id..." blah blah...

    They were so vague and because they didn't ask any questions about the vehicle I thought I'd better check it out... good thing!

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  • Da
      Jan 04, 2011

    this one be careful with is e-mail [protected]@gmail.com and this one too Tyler Day ([protected]@hotmail.com).they all scams

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  • St
      Jan 29, 2011

    Holy crap, I'm so glad this site exists. Thank you so much for your comments, I will be sure to revisit it. My experience on craigslist in Canada (read from bottom):

    Mary, I have some bad news: Your name isn't Mary and you're a scammer, a thief and a liar.

    Don't ever contact me again.

    [once I found your site]**************************

    2011/1/28 mary hudson <[protected]@sify.com>

    Thank you very much for the response. I will be happy to buy it. Note that you will not be responsible for shipping and handling. My shipping company will come to your location for pick up. Kindly provide me your name and full address so i can forward it to the shipping company to calculate the cost of pick up for me. Do get back to me as soon as possible.

    Mary H

    2011/1/28 XXX <[protected]@gmail.com>

    Hi Mary,

    I've had it about 5 years. The bed and dresser are in tiptop condition

    The night table has a burn mark on the top left hand corner (a lamp I had on it burned too hot) About the size of a quarter.

    I can take a pic and send it to you if you like.

    2011/1/28 mary hudson <[protected]@sify.com>

    Am serious.How many years have you been using it?and what is the present condition?


    --
    Greetings


    Is your item still available for sale...

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  • Pe
      Mar 23, 2011

    Im from Anglesey North Wales UK and have just had these people try and scam me as im trying to sell my car and a couple of emails off a man all from different gmail adressess. after email requesting details, pick up address, paypal ID etc i only forwarded car description as i was suspicious. didnt recieve any other email until i had 2 from shipping company trying to obtain details. needless to say i found this site to back up my suspicions
    names of men on email were:

    Mich Rich [protected]@gmail.com Mark john [protected]@gmail.com


    Hello,
    Thanks for your mail. i would be glad to pay for it as soon as
    possible though i will not be available to come for an inspection due
    to my flexible schedule.Kindly get back to me with the following
    questions below:

    1) What is the condition?
    2) Are you the Owner?
    3) Pick up Location?
    4) Your PayPal Email ID to effect the payment?
    5) Kindly get back with the total price?
    6)let me have ur phone number

    I would be glad to make the payment immediately through PayPal so
    kindly get back to me with your PayPal ID. You need not worry yourself
    about title transfer and shipment, i will instruct the shipping company
    to handle that therefore in order to complete the transaction do get
    back to me with your PayPal ID and total cost so that I can make the
    payment asap. I will be waiting for your reply!If you do not have a
    PayPal account, you can do so by log on to www.PayPal.com
    and set up your account it is free, easy and
    guarantees transaction safety.Once you send me your paypal email
    account, And kindly get back with your paypal email address for the
    payment..>


    We want to use this medium to confirm to you that we will be responsible for the pick up of the (VOLKSWAGEN). We will like you to kindly confirm your address where the (VOLKSWAGEN ) will be picked up. Below is the address given to us by Mark Jack:

    Pick Up Address Anglesey North Wales..
    However, we would like to know if the above address is correct and accurate so we can calculate the pick up and delivery cost.

    For further information, Please reply to this message with any question you might have.

    Thank you,

    Jake Mcnabb.

    Manager,

    Worldwide Speedpost Delivery.
    [protected]@customized.com

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  • Do
      Mar 23, 2011

    Take your case to your Internet Service Provider, contact your local police department and Interpol. There are many avenues to use to combat these criminals. If it smells like a rotten apple, it is. Always, insist on person to person contact. Never use a PayPal link sent to you through their emails. Also, if they send you a PayPal payment, open a new window on your computer, go to your account and see if the money is actually there. They have sent me fake PayPal payments in the past. Also, contact PayPal and let them know of this fraudulent transaction. Download the payment to hardcopy for the police.

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  • Wo
      Mar 30, 2011

    Here's the email reply I received in response to a post that I put up for my digital piano on Craigslist ...

    "Thanks for your response. I will be happy to buy it but i will not be able to come and view it in your place because I'm not in the state right now. Note that you will not be responsible for shipping and handling.My shipping company will come to your location for the pick up, and final cost of your item? Kindly provide me with the address where it will be picked up so that i can forward it to the shipping company to calculate the cost of pick up for me. "

    Note to scammer: get a life!
    Also note, I live in Canada. In Canada, we have no "states!"

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  • Ma
      Apr 19, 2011

    April 18th, 2011, they almost had me. The emeil address for the shipping Co came back undeliverable. I reported the email addresses to Paypal so they will have them on file. [protected]@gmail.com, [protected]@googlemail.com, [protected]@post.com.

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  • Ca
      Apr 19, 2011

    I just received similar emails but they were from [protected]@gmail.com . These are copies of the actual emails:

    1st email

    Hello
    do you still have this item for sell?

    2nd email

    On 4/18/11, Sarah Keddy <[protected]@gmail.com> wrote:
    Thanks for your response. I will be happy to buy it but i will not be
    able to come and view it in your place Note that i will be responsible for
    shipping and handling.My shipping company will come to your location for
    the pick up, and final cost of your item? Kindly provide me with the address
    where it will be picked up so that i can forward it to the shipping
    company to calculate the cost of pick up for me.

    Best Regards,

    3rd email

    Hello,
    I just want to inform you that the address as been forward to my shipping company for the calculation of there fees and i'm sure they will get back to you ASAP. So about the payment i will like the payment to be made via paypal online secure payment . So i want you to get back to me with your verified PayPal Account Email Address And your full Name Please include your email address in your reply for effective contact, So that i can Deposit the funds now...


    1.Your PayPal Full Name
    2.Your Paypal E-mail address.


    Best Regards,


    Then I got this email from the shipping company:

    On 4/18/11, Tropical Shipping Co Ltd <[protected]@post.com> wrote:
    > Dear (i've removed our name),
    >
    > We are in receipt of Mrs Sarah Keddy order to *( Generator (antique)**)*.
    >
    >
    > We will like you to kindly confirm your address where the* (antique))*, will be picked up. Below is the address
    > given to us:
    >
    > Ontario.
    >
    > However, we would like to know if the above address is correct and accurate
    > so we can calculate the pick up and delivery cost.
    > For further information, Please reply to this message with any question you
    > might have.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Lisa Xavier,
    >
    > Manager,
    >
    > For World Wide Air Delivery
    > [protected]@post.com <[protected]@deliveryman.com>

    This all sounded fake to me so I've emailed Tropical Shipping from an address I found doing a search on google and I am awaiting their response.

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  • Do
      Apr 21, 2011

    6:41 PM
    From ray sanzy
    From: ray sanzy ([protected]@gmail.com)
    Sent: April 20, 2011 6:41:50 PM
    To:


    Thanks for writing back...but I'm sorry I won't be able to come see it anymore, embarking on a 2 month business trip to Edmonton tomorrow morning, I was gonna be coming to your town that got changed but I still want it anyway, getting it for my cousin for her birthday. If you could sell it to me when I get to Edmonton I will mail you a bank official check in excess to cover the cost of the shipping to where it will be needed for you to cash and deduct funds for you item as well.
    Note : My shipper/mover would handle the pick up and delivery so it doesn't stress you after you've cashed the payment deduct and send the remaining funds to there accountant. I really need this, quite important and urgent. I will be more than glad if it can be sold to me. Email me back with a name, address and your phone number for the check, write back soon. Thank you

    Well, here is the latest email from these scammers. Good for a laugh.

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