Complaint 91997 Details

  • Date Occurred: 03/22/2014
  • Reported Damages: $3,950.00
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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 have a boat advertised on www. He enquired if it is still for sale, when I told him yes, I got this back:

Great. am glad to read from you ,will appreciate more pictures... i am a marine engineer, i am at sea right now.I am buying this for my son as a surprise promise Gift so am willing to offer you the amount you required. I can only pay through PayPal at the moment as i don't have access to my bank account online(i don't have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my PayPal account, and this is why i insisted on using PayPal to pay,all i will need is your PayPal email address to make the payments, and if you don't have a PayPal account yet, you can set one up at it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your PayPal email so l can pay . I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments has been sorted.

l will be waiting for your reply asap

Regards Brine

Update: 03/22/2012

I should say that I didn't fall for this scam, so I haven't lost any money; he just tried to get it and failed

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  • Nikki
  • Nikki SBID #4f51c0366e
  • Posted 03/21/2014
  • I just had the same guy do EXACTLY the same thing on my car that is for sale on Gumtree. Thank god i told him i was not interested.
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