Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Paul the Car $$$ Scammer via Fake PayPal = jballx3@gmail.com = Common.

Hey Scambusters, sorry I have not been posting much..  here is a fun one. 

Been playing around with this guy for a while...  a friend contacted me about a car she has for sale on CL, so I asked for the email to play the game.  The  jballx3@gmail.com  email is already out there and well known as a scammer (easy to find, just google it) and I wanted to play for a bit.  Nice thing is we got a contact name in NJ who will pick up the funds, so NJ Authorities have been notified via eBay / PayPal and they will hopefully catch someone at some point.  Remember you NEVER send money back on an overpayment.  You never release goods without payment clearing. 

Paul Robinson jballx3@gmail.com



I have just made the payments now and i expect paypal to have emailed by now, i sent $8,000 in all, To XXXX i added $1,000 meant for pick up and delivery and the western union fee also, they said they have emailed you to this effect, you will need to send the $900 to my pick up agent via western union money transfer,so that paypal can credit the $8,000 into your account as soon as you have emailed the western union details to them, i added extra 100 to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $100 Here is the pick up agent info needed to get the money
sent through western union money transfer:

Name: Tonya Dortch
Address:641 Tremont Ave, 
City: Orange
State: NJ 
Zipcode:07050
Country: United State.

I will need the details of the transfer once you have sent fund . . .
1.The MTCN number that is the 10  digits number on the Western Union  receipt
2.Sender's name and address used in sending the money
3.Actual amount sent

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I just checked my PayPal account and I don't see a payment there....   I double checked the account and don't see an attempt at any transaction there.   Why is PayPal not showing the transaction?

Craig

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From Paul 

You will not receive the payment now because its Pending by PayPal so as to verify that you are a Legitimate seller ofthe purchased item...so they are temporarily holding the money until the Western Union details (Actual Amount Sent,10-Digits MTCN#,Sender name and Sender Address) has been sent to PayPal Customer Care Email as regardsthe payment. this is to secure us both....PayPal is Holding the money and waiting on you to send the Western union information(Actual Amount Sent,10-Digits MTCN#,Sender name and Sender Address) to PayPal Customer Care Emailso that they can verify it and confirm that you have truly sent the Pick-Up fee via western union money transfer beforethe accreditation can take place...so i implore you to send the money through western union money transfer and get back to them so that they can credit your account ASAP.

Thanks and get that done


Regards.

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All transactions even pending ones show up, but show as on hold or not cleared.   You said PayPal is waiting for the 10-Digit MTCN# but if it is not showing in my account where do I enter the #?

Craig


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From Paul (Think he is getting angry now)

IT SEEMS YOU DONT UNDERSTAND AT ALL...YOU WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE NEAREST WESTERN UNION WITH THE SUM OF 900USD CASH IN YOUR HAND AND SEND IT TO THE COURIER AGENT NAME AND ADDRESS THAT PAYPAL SENT TO YOU AND ONCE YOU HAVE GET THE MONEY SENT JUST GET BACK TO PAYPAL WITH THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT THEY USE TO SEND THE PAYMENT CONFIRMATION TO YOU SO THAT THEY CAN VERIFY IT AND THEY WILL GET YOUR ACCOUNT CREDITED IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT ANY DELAY

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From me: Sorry I guess I am confused, maybe I should call PayPal and have them call you too, what is your phone number?  

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Both of us... (I think I am being too obvious now) 

So Paul, an unrelated company to PayPal located in Poland is the one I send the number to, not to PayPal?  But you said to contact PayPal with the number so they can release our funds.  How can this company update my PayPal account to release the funds?  Should I not email PayPal the number?

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Paul Robinson <jballx3@gmail.com> wrote:
THAT IS HOW THEY USE TO CONTACT ME AS WELL..SO KINDLY EMAIL THEM

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6 comments:

Inna Bee said...

BAHAHHAHAHHAA same shit happened to me today! I put my furniture on CL, and John Gavin (JohnGavin07@gmail.com) gave me the same story. Here is the copy:

Dear,Inna Bee


You have received a PayPal Payment of $1800.00 USD from John Gavin (johngavin07@gmail.com).

A temporary hold has been placed on this transaction !!!

As mentioned in the receipt of Payment and as per New PayPal Payment policy, we have fully debited the total amount (above) from the buyer's account which includes the buyer's shipper pick up fees.

In order to complete this transaction and get the funds approved in your account. We advice you go to the nearest Western Union Office, and send the sum of $800.00 USD to the Pick-Up Agent and send us a Scanned Copy/Photograph of your Western Union Transaction Receipt (in PDF Format).


NOTE: This is important as a security measure to ensure safety of this transaction.

Please, find below is the name and address of the Shipper where the pick-up fees will be sent via Western Union Money Transfer.

Click Here Locate Nearest Western Union Office

PICK-UP AGENT DETAILS:



Agent Name: Tonya Dortch
Address: 150 Main St #9,
City: Orange
State: NJ Zip
code: 07050
Country:United States.






Address Status:
Confirmed












Your Account will be credited accordingly upon the receipt of details requested. It should either be sent in PDF format or send type details as:

Sender's Name;
Sender's Address;
Receiver's Name;
Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN);
Amount Sent;
Security question ;
Security Answer ;

You may contact the PayPal Customer Verification Department and Quote the Above Transaction ID (PP1557) for quick recognition of this transaction at: servicemerchantaccountant@secureroot.com




Copyright ©2012 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.


PayPal Email ID:PP1557

I reported them to Paypal immediately

DANIE said...

THANK GOD for blogs like this one same thing happen to me, thankfully i google the email address and sure enough SCAM!!!!!

Douglas Smiths ;

Hello,
I was just about to make the payment when i had this little
problem with the picking up agent,I got an email from my agent..i
taught i included that in my previous email.he said he won't come and
pick up unless i pay him the agent commission fee first in order to be
able to schedule a pick up time ,and my pick up agent head quarters
and all commission payments made for pick up, from anywhere in the
world is sent to their head quarters and the only form of payments
they accept is western union money transfer and i tried to pay online
but i will need a credit card which i didn't bring along, and there is
no post office(there is usually a western union section in have to ask
you to help me with the pick up fees, i will include the $1,100.00 USD
and $100.00 USD for western union charges they charged to pick it up
and take it my home(1st class treatment), to the payments i will send
through PayPal. After i have made the payments and it has been
confirmed by PayPal, i will need you to help me send the $1,000.00 USD
to my pick up agent through western union money transfer, the western
union money transfer can be made at a western union office near to
you,there is always a western union agent in most western union or
online at www.westernunion.com .


I will make the payment amount of $9,495.00 USD in all to your PayPal
account, $2,600.00 USD for the item $1,000.00 USD for the pick up
agent fees,$100.00 USD for the western union charges........

Regard

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting everyone, you just saved me from getting involved with johngavin07@gmail.com who replied to my furniture ad on gumtree.com

A copy of his contact is below

Okay thanks for your message hope every thing is clean and alright with the item and i will like to see more pics of the item and if you can't provide more no problem i've see it on Gumtree and i will let you to know that i will be paying you via PayPal and i have my own private pick up agent who is coming to get it picked up if you are interested in this kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address account and also your full name under your PayPal account for the payment to be made for the item before you received another offer please kindly remove the item out of the list on Gumtree,
And here is my email address Johngavin07@gmail.com you can get back to me there...


Thanks....
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

Anonymous said...

My name is Brian B James. I'm a PayPal representative in charge of your transaction with Collins Williams (collinswilliams101@gmail.com).

I would like to remind you that you should get back to us as soon as you completed the western union transaction for the shipping agent in order for us to credit your PayPal account.

Therefore, all you have to do now is to proceed to send the $1,550.00 USD through Western Union Money Transfer to the confirmed shipping agent address and make sure you get back to us with the Necessary Western Union details so that we can verify it and then credit your account with $10,150.00 USD as soon as possible. You are required to send the western union information as stated below.

(1) Sender's Name And Address

(2) Receiver's Name And Address

(3) MTCN Number

(4) Amount Sent

(5) Western Union Receipt.

The fund is pending in our database that is is the reason it will not show up in your account and we assure you that this is a safe and approved transaction and your account will be credited will be transferred to your bank with due process as we have inform you earlier immediately we verify the Western Union details. We want you to understand that the money payment can't be reversed nor can it be canceled or split, so we assure you that you are 100% SECURED doing this transaction.

Once again this is the details below,

Name: Thora Challenger
Address: 455 E 116th St
City: New York
State: NY
Zip code;10029.


Thank you very much for choosing PayPal.

PayPal Account Team.
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Bryan "Chivo" Adams said...

Currently waiting on a third email from jballx3@gmail.com thought it was funny when he replied to an American legend like Harley Davidson as a item for sale lol guess us bikers are smarter than we look.

Anonymous said...

Paul robison thedoer3@gamil.com is a scammer