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31.7.11

Victim Reports CRAIGSLIST Scammer

Hi...

There is a person going by the name of Richard Katty email: richard.katty01@gmail.com pretending to be interested in buying items off of Craigslist, pretending that they are for his "child". This Scammer is then sending people a fake PayPal see attatched (only difference it the lowercase "r") claiming funds are there and will be deposited. See attached:
From: richard katty
To: sale-nakxg-2509490474@craigslist.org
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 8:02 AM
Subject: IPhone4 - $500 (Westchester County)

** 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


hello,
      is it still for sale.
Katty


***Refunding Steps( Transaction ID: 5KN40511FK640701J) ***IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED***


FROM:
TO:
Saturday, July 30, 2011 8:17 AM

Message body

PayPal

Congratulations!!!!!

Dear Victoria (vstar1313@yahoo.com)
,

Your PayPal account will be credited and this will be received in two days.

But there is a problem about the payment sent to you, Our Accounting Department has made an error with your payment which means a total of $800.81 has been programmed to be sent to you instead of $600.00  and it is irreversible.

The deduction of the extra $200.00 has shown of the buyer's account, you are advised to contact us and settle this issue by refunding the $200.00  before the money will be credited in your account.
 
We regret to inform you that the payment may not get to your PayPal account until you settle this possible issue with your buyer.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We have sent a copy of this to the buyer as well.

REPLY US VIA THIS MAIL AS SOON AS YOU SEE THIS.

Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,
PayPal Company








PayPal
 
Dear Victoria (vstar1313@yahoo.com),
Richard Katty has request a Refund Payment of $200.00 using PayPal.
Richard Katty is verified Member.
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Refund Payment Details
Refund Amount:  $200.00
Transaction ID:  5KN40511FK640701J
Transaction Status: Pending/Approved

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Note:  Hi, Go to the nearest Western Union Office OR Money-Gram Office nearest to you and use the information below to send the money and get back to the PayPal team with the MTCN number, Sender's Name, Test Question and Answer
Thanks.
Because the buyer said she is sending the Fund to the receiver of the item .
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Receiver's  Information
Name:                         Okikiola ChristopherAddress:                      8,Bridge Street,Lafenwa
City:                            Abeokuta
State:                          Ogun
Zip code:                     23402
Tel:                             +2348055657788
Country:                      Nigeria
Security Question:        USA
Security Answer:          God bless


Address Status:   Confirmed

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Your PayPal account will be credited as soon as we receive the necessary details as regards the Western Union Money Transfer sent to the Buyer's Information given above
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Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
PayPal Email ID PP843

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