Monday, December 13, 2010

gumtree scammer

Annex Lopez


i will like to purchase it for my friend son's in oversea as a xmas gift and i will be paying you via PayPal account as am out of state right now won't be able available for pick up of the items so i will be paying you £920 for the items and i will be paying £50 for the shipping cost and i want the item to ship down to him through Royalmail, so i want you to get back to me with your PayPal email address and if you don't have PayPal account yet,you can quickly set it up at and send me your PayPal email ID so i can make instantly payment to your PayPal account.Hope to hear back from you.

Name:Lekan Owolabi
Address:No 1 Owolabi Str Sapon
Zip code:100011


  1. he did the same with me today!!!! "I'll be so glad to purchase this item for my client who just travel to
    Nw5 4EF London Last week as a new season gift and payment through
    paypal which i believe is fast and secure.i will pay you Ł310.00 for
    the item including shipment via Royal Mail Next Day Delivery .Pls Let
    me know if we can still complete the deal today..

  2. thanks for sharing it with the blog.please consider providing any additional details, such as email address or home address the scammer gave you for future reference.
    stay safe

  3. :
    I just want to inform you that i have completed the payment through Paypal,the sum of $815.00 has been deducted from my Account and i believed you have got the confirmation of my Payment in your PayPal email mail InBox/Spam,and i'll want the package to be sent now to my Client though USPS express mail cos I have added to the Shipping cost for posting to Nigeria.So i want you to ship out the item today and send the Tracking Number to Paypal Members Team Department.

    Here is Receiver's Address Below :
    Name :Lekan Owolabi
    Address:No1 Owolabi st sapon,,
    City:Abeokuta State: Ogun-State
    Zip code:110001..

    I want the package to be sent by USPS Express Mail Service Flat Rate (EMS) (3-5) business day only because its very cheap,secure and reliable,I will be waiting for the tracking number.I will like to do more business with you after you have completed this transaction by Shipping out the item.
    Thanks hope to read back from you soon with the tracking number once the item as been ship out today.

    My response to this asshole:

    The FBI is currently undergoing an investigation of foreign scams on American citizens. You may think that you are intelligent, and you can scam hard-working Americans, but you cannot. I now have your address and IP address through gmail's tracking interface, and you will be put in jail soon enough. I hope you were "intelligent" enough to place these email messages through a computer outside of your home, but it doesn't matter either way. You're going to be punished to the full extent of United States law. You may think that you can escape because you are outside of the country, but you are wrong. We are coming to find you.


  4. Hi - I put my scooter up for sale - I nearly went for this until I got this email - the paypal transfer notification was full of mistakes but prior to that very clever and polite until I got this:

    email from:
    "The payment has been hold by paypal until you get the 600 pounds send to the pick up agent through western union and send the western union
    details to them so they can verify and credit your account immediately you get back to them with the western union details. Kindly get the
    money send to the pick up agent asap.

    Name:Tom Wheelshire
    Address:8, Broadway,
    Middlesex, London
    Zip code:SE183TB
    Country:United Kingdom.

    NOTE: This is to confirm to you that the said amount has been successfully transferred by the Sender and been deducted from his Account which is ready to be credited into your account, been that this Payment has been subjected to be a Payment for an 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 PAYMENT POLICY). You will receive a Message from the PayPal Customer Verification Department Shortly informing you on how to send the Transport fees and taxes to the transport company with the above details as soon as possible.

    You may contact PayPal customer service by Clicking Here or reply directly to this email by using the reply button in your Mail Box and Quote the Above Transaction ID for quick recognition of this transaction ID or reference number (PP1525) quick recognition of this transaction.


  5. so they wanted you to send 600 quid through western union before they pay you for the scooter?
    now thats rude!

  6. yep - that was the plot. And fake paypal emails.. golley. Very clever lot!!! Phew

  7. I just got that type of email today. Thank you sooo much for posting. This guy needs to get punished!

  8. my pleasure. They most probably need to be punished, but so do the petroleum companies in Nigeria and many governments all around the world for screwing theirs and other citizens...