I received the same emails from the same person named Scott Malan. This is obvious fraud for anyone that is smarter than a 5th grader and knows what to look for. The simple truth is, don't ever click or use any of the links that are embedded in the emails. Simply go to your paypal account thru your web browser and log into your account. If the funds are not there, then simply they don't exist. Paypal is simple and the complicated emails from this FRAUD is to deceive you. Don't be fooled. Be smarter or be a TOOL.
Here are his emails. email #
You've received an instant payment
This e-Mail confirms that you have received an Instant payment of $1,100.00 USD from Scott Malan via PayPal MERCHANDISE Payment Service.
Reversals : This method of payment can not be reversed.
Status : Pending - Transport Company Awaiting Payment.
View the details of this pending transaction below
Summary of this transaction
Sent From Scott Malanscottmalan411@gmail.com
Transaction ID 3CP879375C758570E
Item Amount $650.00 USD
Samsung LN (LCD TV) - Purchased
Transport Company: " Asped Express "
Courier Details: Name : Kent Freeman
Address: 2270 Markham Road
Post Code: W1F 7BR
Country: United Kingdom
Address Status: Confirmed
NOTE: This is to confirm to you that the mentioned amount has been successfully transferred by the Sender and been deducted from her Account which is ready to be credited into your account and this Payment has been subjected to be a Payment for a MERCHANDISE purchased from you, we reserve the right to make sure this transaction is 100% Safe and Secured also to verify the legitimacy level on this transaction.
The above sum includes the transport charges and taxes as we and the Transport Company quoted for the buyer (as per PayPal MERCHANDISE PAYMENT POLICY). You will receive a Message from the PayPal Customer Verification Department Shortly informing you on how to send the Transport Fares and Taxes to the transport company with the above Courier details as soon as possible.
You may contact PayPal customer service by Clicking Here or reply directly to this email by using the
reply button in your e-Mail Box and Quote the Above Transaction ID for quick recognition of this transaction.
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PayPal Email ID PP307email #2
This message is originated from PayPal Company. The payment we received from "Scott Malan" has been made successfully and the money has been credited in to your PayPal account but it will not show in your PayPal account. However, since this money is meant for a purchase or a service that involve a Shipping Company.We have to receive a confirmation that you have sent the pick up cost to impediment shipping company before the money will be available in your PayPal account for spending. This is due to the large increase in the rate of the online scams recorded last year (2011). We have changed some of our rules and regulation to make sure our clients, are safe from scam, PayPal in conjunction with The FBI and The EFCC has invented certain preventive measure to ensure the safety of our customers. As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the our system and discovered that the transaction ID-3CP879375C758570E is legitimate and confirmed. So we will require you to send us the Money Transfer Control Number [MTCN] as measure i requested and as soon as we have confirmed it,your money will be automatically transfer into your account immediately.Please understand that this is a security intended to help protect you and the buyer. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We also want you to understand that we have choose this customer care email address as to monitor the transaction between you and "Scott Malan" and we want you to know that we have to receive the western union details so that we can have your account credited with the fund pending. We want you to know that we have many people on our desk that we attend to and many may not understand the new safety policy that is why we have choose to use email to monitor some transaction...So we will greatly appreciate if you could get back to us here so that we can process and credit your account fully.
Be informed that this transaction is only available and can only be tracked and traced via email,so do reply back to us if you have any question about the transaction and not via phone call.
Questions? email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do reply to this email. This mailbox is monitored and you will receive a response. For assistance, always reply to this email as is use to monitor this transaction between you and Scott Malan.
The Transfer Approved.
PayPal Account Review Department
Thank you for using PayPal online services.•this one is easy to prove fake simply be looking at the leadership team at Paypal where Mr. Scott Thompson does not exist.email #3
I have just completed the Payment and i am sure you have received the confirmation from PayPal regarding the Payment.You can check your paypal e-mail for confirmation of payment.a total of $1,100.00 USD was sent, $650.00 USD for the Samsung LN (LCD TV) and the extra $450.00 USD for my shipper's charges,which you will be sending to the address below via western union:
Name : Kent Freeman
Address : 2270 Markham Road
City : London
Postal Code : W1F 7BR
Country : United Kingdom
All other documentations should be prepared by my Pick Up Agent. You should send the money soon so that the Pick Up would be scheduled and you would know when the Pick Up would commence, make sure you're home. I advice you to check both your inbox or junk/spam folder for the payment confirmation message..My shipper would be coming around to your area to have the Samsung LN (LCD TV) picked up once you have sent the shipping charges fee to them, as i need you to let me know what time you want them to come and where (your address & phone # you can be reached on)
I will be waiting to hear from you once the money has been sent to my shipper.
Thanks for the business.
People please don't be naive or ignorant. Do your research.