PayPal® Auction Payment - Ronald Darren
Complaint 38892 Details

  • Date Occurred: 11/03/2013
  • Reported Damages: $460.00
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The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

International boundaries

I advertised with e-Bay a king-single bedroom suite and the buyer was a fraud, below is one of the emails I received from her/him, asking me to pay money to her Agent overseas in the UK for pick-up, saying that due to her kind of work on the ship she's not able to pick it up the item unless I make payment to the shipment agent in order for the item to be picked up, so when I received confirmation from PayPal saying she's genuine then I was fine to make payments, not long after I realised it was a fraud

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Zeina Portelli (Personal Info Removed)
Date: 5 November 2011 00:17
Subject: Fwd: ***ADDITIONAL PAYMENT***
To: eBay <>

I am having problem with this transaction the buyer keeps requesting money to be sent by Western Union for the pick up Agent I paid the shipping company already over $350.00 and now she's requesting additional payment as it has been confirmed by Paypal please read below message Paypal is a secured sight but now I feel I've been taking for a ride if I pay anymore money which doesn't make sense. Can you please confirm if she is a genuine buyer of my king single bedroom I recently advertised with you. The emails were through eBay and then straight into my gmail account. What should I do next?
Zeina Portelli

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: PayPal® Auction Payment
Date: Friday, 4 November 2011
To: (Personal Info Removed)

Hello (Personal Info Removed),

This email confirms that Gina Peters has sent you $500.00 AUD and You have a pending payment of $850.00 AUD already.The total payment of $1,350.00 AUD is ready to be credited into your account,You only need to complete this transaction by sending to money to the pick up headquarter as soon as possible so that you can have the MTCN number that will be provided for us so that we can credit your account immediately.

This is to inform you that you are required to send a sum of $460.00 AUD to the address below via Western Union Money Transfer and get back to us with the relevant information's which you will be provided with after the money has been sent. You are requested to give us the MTCN# (Money Transfer Control Number) and the Sender's Name and Address used in making the transfer after which we will then credit the total sum of $1,350.00 AUD into your PayPal account. Below is the Address where the money is to be sent using Western Union Money Transfer.

Agent's Info: Ronald Darren.

(Personal Info Removed)

Address Status: Confirmed

Please note:
We wish to inform you that Gina Peters (Premier account holder) has made her intentions known to PayPal that she will like $460.00 AUD to be sent to the recipient's address above via Western Union Money Transfer.

Click here to locate nearest Western Union Agent in your area or send money online and also call western union to confirm the order immediately you send money online.

Note: As this transaction was done via our e-mail payments service, any inquiries and necessary information should be sent to us by directly replying to this message, because of the status of this transaction, it has not been passed on to our customer care phone service section,and all inquiries should be directed to this e-mail address as it is the one monitored for your transaction.

This payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been " APPROVED" but will not be credited into your account until the MTCN # is sent to us for verification, so as to secure both the buyer and the seller. Below are the relevant information required before your account will be credited.
Questions Please reply to contact PayPal Customer Service Department concerning this Transaction.

All you have to do is to reply directly to this email with the MTCN and the Sender's Name and Address used when sending the money through Western Union Money Transfer. You will receive a "Confirmation Email" from PayPal Service informing you that your PayPal account has been credited with $1,350.00 AUD as soon as the above information's has been received and Verified by us.

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Please, understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect both the Buyer and the Seller.We apologize for the inconvenience that has caused you.

Because of the inconvenience this causes we are giving you the next two incoming transfers for free! You will pay no fees for your next two incoming transfers*.

PayPal will be responsible for any loss incurred during the course of this transaction.

With more than 147 million accounts worldwide, we are a leading online payment method you can trust!

Thank you for using PayPal®.
PayPal Security.

Scott Thompson
PayPal, Inc

PayPal Email ID PP307
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PayPal Email ID PP307

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  • Reported Damages: $460.00
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