What a lie. You're being scammed, the police should know what to do and do it. That's what they're there for, not to sit there and eat doughnuts all day. .
If I received that answer, I would find out where the funding for the police budget comes from.
Our police force is the OPP funded by the City of Quinte West - ie my tax dollars.
I'd be after the mayor and town council if I got a brush off like that from the police. Especially where this person has scammed numerous people we know of and the scam is still ongoing and will be for ever until this person gets caught.
I actually submitted the information to that site. It was my first step. I got an automated response saying that they couldn't do much, and to contact my local police dept. At least the info is now in their database.
I buy stuff on kijiji sometimes but i always buy it from local people, do every transaction face to face, i never want to send money to any one is out of town. It's safe that way. And be careful when you are trying to sell something on kijiji or craiglist, there are so many scams on there, they will try to send you messages to ask you if you accept cheques, or money order, then ask you to ship your stuff. Those scamers are very easy to be recognized cause they always ask some questions such as "is your item still available?" most common word they used is "item".
I am selling a macboko pro (2009 model) in kijiji.. and basically am showing receipt with drivers license, and I bought it using a debit card..etc I think that's as legit as I can get it, but what should I make the buyer do? cash, certified cheques or PAYPAL. Should I do the transaction near a bank...i just want to make sure everything is okay..
When i was selling my macbook on kijiji in the peterborough area, i was also contacted twice regarding to purchase my macbook. They asked if i would ship it out of the country if they paid for shipping. I figured sure, why not. Although when we finally arranged the paypal email the paypal email was fake, and my paypal account did not notify me of the payment coming through. When i noticed several grammar and spelling errors it made me know it was not paypal. So i did not click the link, i just check the paypal first.
So i replied to the guy that he would either have to come pick it up and pay cash, or deal is off. He replied with several bull **** comments, and I just told him i forwarded his fraud to the RCMP. *which i did*
Below are the quoted emails. Enjoy.
You've received the following reply to your "Aluminum Macbook" Ad on Kijiji:
I have one other person interested. Are you able to pay cash for it? or certified cheque?
Thanks for getting back to me. I will like to know if you can ship the item to my friend in Nigeria and i will pay $120 for the shipping cost through Canadian Post Service.
I will like you to provide me your best offer for the item. I will like to make the payment to you through paypal as fastest means of payment.
So i will like you to provide below information
1) Your Paypal Full Name
2) Paypal Full Email Address
3) Kijiji Item Number
4) Item Cost
So that i can quickly make the payment through paypal as soon as possible and once you confirm the payment you will be able to ship the item as soon as possible.
I will be waiting for your reply.
Thanks for your reply. I wish i could the transaction face to face or i could send you money order or cheque but am not in Ectobicoke as am currently in UK on business trip and that is the reason why i offer you $120 for the shipping cost to Nigeria.
If you dont have paypal account as you said. You can easily open or create an account through paypal website (www.paypal.com or Online Payment, Merchant Account - PayPal) with your name and email address. Then you send me the name and email address you use to create the account with your Kijiji item number and cost of the item.
I can also make the payment to you through bank to bank wire transfer if you can provide me your bank details like Bank Name, Account Number, Swift Code and Account Name, kijiji item number and Item Cost.
I will be waiting for syour reply.
Thanks for your reply and i do get your payment information. I just want you to know that i have made payment of $2,120 Dollars into your paypal account through the paypal email address you sent to me which is ()
I will like you to cross check your paypal email inbox or junkmail and spam if you do receive message from paypal for the confirmation of my payment to you because some time fund do late for some little time or hours before it will reflect in account. Because it's this message that will show the evidence of the payment and also it will show that the payment is successfully and approved by paypal.
As soon as you get the message, i will like you to confirm the shipping address through the paypal confirm shipping address and go for the shipment of the item to the address today through the below address :
23 Ramonu Street
Off Lawanson Road
I will be waiting for your reply.
I have not got your e-mail. here is the thing. Paypal them selves let me
know if there is a payment. I will wait for paypal to show me the message
and won't use the link in my e-mail.
Thanks for your reply. I will like to let you know that i just contacted my paypal now about the payment why it has not reflect in your account maybe the paypal email address you provide to is not correct but i was told that the paypal email you provide me is correct.
I want you to know that there is a new rule now on Kijiji which i believe that is the reason you are mention to me that you dont receive the payment in your account. Because the money has not reflect in your account as you are just been checking your account not check your email address to know if you do receive message from paypal. So i will like you to cross check your paypal email address inbox, junkail or spam to know if the message in any one of the folders.
I was told that the payment has been approved but the funds was pending by my paypal that they are waiting for you to provide them the shipment tracking number/reference number before the funds will be release and reflect in your account. I was also told that they have sent you paypal payment notification instant message for the confirmation of my payment to you and they also stated in the message below the payment that the funds has been approved but pending that upon provide them the reference number the funds will be release into your account.
When i asked them why, i was told that paypal just started using this method to protect both buyer and seller because some seller will receive funds without making any shipment to the buyer while some buyer will received item without making any payment to the seller and they are using this as part of their anti-fraud on Kijiji and paypal.
If you did confirm the paypalr payment notification instant message and confirm the message below if stated that the funds is pending. If so, i will like you to please quickly and ship the item before the post office will close today before 5PM and provide the reference number to my paypal because they have deducted the funds from my account. Even i was told that they will contact you soon.
I will be waiting for your reply.
And the second time
Do you still have this item for sale?
kindly let me know the last offer for the item o.k.
Hope to read from you soonest..
Thanks for your mail, i,m buying the item to my pastor son that
school in west Africa as a Birthday Gift, can you package the item
well in a small pack for me, i will offer you the sum of $2,200 for
the item and $200 for the shipping cost. is this your PayPal email
address :- (firstname.lastname@example.org) where you want the money will be paid
to. if you accept my offer kindly get back to me with your real PayPal
email address o.k i will make the payment into your paypal account
Here is the address where you will ship the item to :-
Receives Name :- Mathew Udogu
Address :- No 14 Omobola Street,lawanson
Country :- Nigeria
Zip Code:- 23401.
o.k thx i will report you too,to the FBI o.k
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:10 PM, <> wrote:
This has been forwarded to the RCMP
On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 21:35:48 +0100, Randy Thomas <email@example.com>
> Thanks for your mail, i,m buying the item to my pastor son that
> school in west Africa as a Birthday Gift, can you package the item
> well in a small pack for me, i will offer you the sum of $2,200 for
> the item and $200 for the shipping cost. is this your PayPal email
> address :- (firstname.lastname@example.org) where you want the money will be paid
> to. if you accept my offer kindly get back to me with your real PayPal
> email address o.k i will make the payment into your paypal account
> Here is the address where you will ship the item to :-
> Receives Name :- Mathew Udogu
> Address :- No 14 Omobola Street,lawanson
> city:- Surulere
> State:- Lagos
> Country :- Nigeria
> Zip Code:- 23401.
> Hope to read from you soonest
> Best Regards...
> On 6/15/09, wrote:
>> Hey, yes for sale still. Asking $2000. Pickup / delivery. Cash or
well you get the gist of it, but none the less, paypal fraud email has been reported, and i have forwarded it to the fraud contact at the rcmp. WIll anything get done? Likely not. But atleast I was not a victim.
You should do it. Offer a computer for sale on kijiji. Offer it more expensive than what its worth. Say willing to ship to locations, just to grab his attention. And then we should catch this mofo
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