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Offline 98octane

Sounds familiar? Email is brendangray31@gmail.com in case someone hears from this chap. Thanks fella's

That is written by someone with a poor command of the English language and an unusual obsession with PayPal.  Smells like a scam to me.



Offline cel

Yeah, I quickly searched for it as well and found this:

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Its a scam, don't fall for it, report to ebay

I once sold a laptop and had the money sent to me via paypal, but shortly after the money was taken out of my account as paypal found out the account that had been used to send the money was hacked. luckily i hadnt posted the laptop yet but i wasnt very happy to say the least



Offline s_13


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Same here over the last couple of days...

This>>>
Hello there
I will like to know if this number plates  is still available for
sale, i have a keen interest in buying it.I will like to make an offer
of $7,000.00 for the number plate so let me know if my offer is
accepted or not, i will also arrange for the pick up after i have made
the payments.Please get back to me on this ASAP
Cheers
Brendan

Then this>>>
Hi There,
Thanks for mailing back,i am an oceanist and i am buying this for my
Dad, i am at sea right now,and I am glad you accepted my offer.I can
only pay through paypal at the moment as  i do not have access to my
bank account online,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,as you do not have a paypal
account yet,its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.com,i will be
expecting your  email.I have a pick up agent that will come for the
pick up after payments  has been sorted
Cheers
Brendan.

Now This>>>
Thanks for getting back to me on this, i really appreciate  your
gesture towards this transaction so far, kindly get back to me with
email address used while opening the paypal account.
Cheers
Brendan.

Doesn't sound like a plate collector to me haha






Offline raizscanlon


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Just adding my voice - this was suspicious to me (the way the email was written) and very similar to a car-purchase scam I came across when selling a car in France a few years back. Here is the text of the email and you'll see it's identical (apart from price) to s_13's example:

"Hello there
I will like to know if this number plates  is still available for sale, i have a keen interest in buying it.I will like to make an offer of $15,000.00 for the number plate so let me know if my offer is accepted or not, i will also arrange for the pick up after i have made the payments.Please get back to me on this ASAP Cheers Brendan"

Senders name is Brendan Gray, email is brendangray31@gmail.com

Suspicious name in any case, since "Brendan Gray" is a well-known internet domain scamming company!



Offline akatyk


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Would agree with everyone here, avoid.

Essential to the purchase would be: his full details.

With regards to an agent picking up, he needs to provide written authority by either fax, scanned through email or by mail authorising a particular person to pick it up. This avoids the problem him claiming the person who picked it up was not authorised by him and he wants his money back.



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