Nigerian Scam, Paypal Email Scam - BEWARE!
Here's the message of her emails. I omitted some unimportant lines here:
"Hi am interested in purchasing your item,hope still available?"....I responded her that the "item for sale" is still available. Then the conversation continued. After few talks (thru email), we agreed that she will pay me thru Paypal. But before we agreed, I know that this was a scam because I already searched the net regarding the name Shelia Williams, Paypal scam, Nigerian Scam. This is really a scam.
"busy woman,i work with McDonald in New York,and am buying it for my
son who study Marine Engineer in abroad,i want the item shipped to him
via Philippines Post or Dhl Courier Service and i will offer $250USD
for the cost of the shipment,as i prepare for the payment do you
prefer the payment via Bank Transfer or PayPal only let me know your
decision to know the next plan"....
"Here is the Shipping address:
NAME: Kayode Odole
ADDRESS: Nw6/324 Akintola Rd Ekotedo
ZIP CODE: 23402
"as i prepare for your payment,i will proceed the payment and once the
payment is made will inform you"....
Notice the email address, PayfundPal@europe.com. This email is really fake. It's not a real email from Paypal. That's a very funny email address. If you search PayfundPal@europe.com in google, you will found no results. It means this email address is newly made by the scammer. I bet if you search the email PayfundPal@europe.com in google, you will surely land on this page. Scammers usually creates new fake paypal emails for their victims. To differentiate the real Paypal email from a fake one, here are some of the real Paypal email addresses:
Real or Genuine Paypal Email Addresses:
<email@example.com>These real paypal email addresses are the ones I receive in my email when I transact with Paypal. You can read Paypal security tips here.
An email from PayPal will: Address you by your first and last names or your business name
An email from PayPal won't: Ask you for sensitive information like your password, bank account, or credit card
hide details Nov 29 (5 days ago)
You Got A Fund
You have an Instant Payment of $1050.00 USD
From Shelia Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Transaction ID: #5Y758872CS5628811
Payment Details from
You have been paid for one item
Send On 29-11-2010
Immediately the shipment tracking number is sent to us, we will verify and credit your account automatically.
You will receive a "CONFIRMATION EMAIL" from PayPal® informing you that the Money has been credited. Be informed that this payment has been made in your name.
Thank you for using PayPal!
If you receive this kind of emails, just ignore them, especially if the sender comes from Nigeria or the buyer pretended to be located in other countries and wanted to deliver the item to Nigeria.
BEWARE OF THIS NIGERIAN SCAMMERS. Ignore them.