Tuesday, August 10, 2010


payment-department-inc.com SCAM FRAUD


Scammer is sending spoof emails pretending to be eBay:

New eBay Motors VPP Transaction
Case ID: 26M9LT26WFN28
Item: 1990 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon GL
Price: $2,500.00 CAD

Seller Verified Profile

eBay Motors Member in good standing from 7 years 6 months.
Registered e-mail address: dav.turner@hotmail.com
Identity and Contact Information Verified.
Continues to meet strict Membership Criteria.
Committed to Dispute Resolution and Mediation.
Purchase Protection Coverage up to

The scammer is asking for Western Union funds to be wired to:

eBay Financing Center Agent*:
First Name: Paul
Last Name: Perez
Address: 64 Newman Street
City: London
Zip: W1T 3EF
Country: United Kingdom

Here are some excerpts from emails sent to an intended victim:

The eBay listing was canceled because the credit card that I had on file for eBay listing payments expired two months ago and I forgot to change it on eBay so eBay suspended my listing because they could not charge my credit card.
I have explained to you the entire procedure. I told you that you'll have 5 days to inspect the van. In case you will not be agree with my van you will have to return it back to eBay and they will give you a fully refund.
To initiate a new transaction case at eBay Vehicle Protection Program I need your Full Name and Shipping Address and we will complete this deal safe and quick.
I'm very sorry for this inconvenience and I hope that you will make a good decision regard this transaction.

God bless us all
Kind regards
Corporal David Turner

I have sent our details to ebay and I got the invoice. Can you please check your email for the invoice, also look into your bulk folder too, sometimes messages get lost in there.

Please read it carefully so you can understand the entire process and let me know when you can complete this transaction so I can make all the arrangements for delivery.
Also I have a friendly advise, don't tell at the Western Union office that this is the payment for a Internet purchase or you send the money to an ebay account/agent, because both of us will be extra charged with some extra fees for making e-commerce. We can avoid paying this extra money. If the Western Union agent ask you, just tell that the money are for a relative/friend. I will also do the same thing with the shipping so you don't have to pay any fees. I am not willing to spend some useless money, I hope you will understand why I am asking you this.

I will declare to the Logistic Department that you are my cousin, and I have to send the van over to your home, to keep it there while I'm in Afghanistan, so the estimated shipping cost is about 200$ (all delivery cost included). With the van you'll receive 2 keys, original invoice, service book, carfax, 4 summer tires and all the van's documents and manuals.
Also you have to pay a normal transfer fee at Western Union office, this fee is around $150, but since I pay for the delivery it will be nice if you can pay this fee, if you don't have any extra money right now you can deduct this fee from the total amount.

Kind Regards
Corporal David Turner


My 1990 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon GL runs and drives excellent. This van has been extremely well maintained
with a full service history. It's in perfect condition without any mechanical problems, with no damages or hidden defects,
no need for additional repairs, clear title without any accidents. This van runs and drives excellent. I have all the van's manuals, all the documents and papers.
I have dropped my price to $2,500.00 CAD (purchase price) since this is an urgent sale and I need to sell it before 29th of
August when I will be deployed in Afghanistan with my platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home.
To conclude this deal in a timely manner, the financial part will be managed by the eBay . They are acting like a third
party in our deal. Which means that you will have 5 days inspection period before committing to buy the vehicle. In this way
both, buyer and seller are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

If you're interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your Full Name, Home Address and Phone Number to
open a case with eBay and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

Kind regards


Anonymous said...

I just came across an add for this VW, my gut was telling me it was a scam and this info sealed the deal. I'm so happy I didn't fall for it. Thanks for the info I got the same emails!

Anonymous said...

My example from the same address, another name.

Yes he will be coming as soon as the payment is made get back to me with your PayPal details as soon as possible for the payment.

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:53 AM, I wrote:
And your agency who exports the car?


From: Jens Morris [mailto:jensmorris2@gmail.com]
Sent: 15 October, 2013 10:51

To: David
Subject: Re: CAR Fiat Punto

Don't worry about the shipment,i will have my shipping agent come over as soon as you have the payment.

Here are my personal datas.

Name:Jens Morris
Driver's license No:N5388602
Home address:64 Newman Street,City London,Country United Kingdom,WC2H 7L

So get back to me with your PayPal email address so i can pay in...

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:49 AM, I wrote:

We will NOT do any business if you don’t have details for me. I will need the name of the agency. And I want to know your details because I want to know where I sending my paypal payment request to.

From: Jens Morris [mailto:jensmorris2@gmail.com]
Sent: 15 October, 2013 10:47
To: David
Subject: Re: CAR Fiat Punto

With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up agent so you don't have to worry about that all you will have to do for me now is to send the all your PayPal details as soon as possible so that i can forward the payment to you.

On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM, I wrote:
Please provide the details of your agent then. I will not do any business without details and a decent contact.

Where are you from? And where will the car be shipped to?
I will not provide you of my details until we have made a proper arrangement to prevent frauds.


Op 14 okt. 2013 om 23:09 heeft "Jens Morris" het volgende geschreven:
With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up agent so you don't have to worry about that all you need to do now is to get back to me with your PayPal account as soon as possible for the instant payment.

On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 11:23 AM, I wrote:
Hi Jens,
Will you pick up the car here and will transfer it to your name then?
Please call me to discuss the details.


Op 13 okt. 2013 om 10:15 heeft "Jens Morris" het volgende geschreven:
Hello ,

Thanks for your response.I'm satisfied with the condition of the merchandise and Agree with the price.So i will be paying directly into your PayPal account without any delay. Get back to me with the details below :

PayPal Email address:
Cell Phone No.:
Total Cost of the item:

Or you can send me a PayPal money request, so once i receive the details i will go ahead with the payment through PayPal and if you don't have an account with PayPal, its pretty easy, safe and secured to open one. Just log on to www.paypal.com and register with them. I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible and then i will contact my shipping company after you get the payment. I will need your home address for the merchandise to be Picked Up by the Shipping Company..

Please Advice,
Many Thanks and best regards...

On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 8:01 AM, I wrote:

Fiat punto is available for 1400 euro.


Anonymous said...

Name:Babatope Samuel
Address:109 Adeniran lowcost
State:Oyo State
PP4225servicecare@gmx.com (service@intl.paypal.co.uk)

ALL attempts to trick you.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the comments in here...just got a mail with the same address and driver license no. of "Jens Morris" but the name isn't Jens Morris..its Laurie May!!!!

Name: Laurie May
Driver's license No:N5388602
Home address:64 Newman Street,City London,Country United Kingdom,WC2H 7L

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