Monday, April 29, 2013

Kijiji paypal scams: Lisa Macedo and Mary Cole are fake!

I'm seeing an awful lot of traffic here lately from people looking for information on Kijiji paypal scams. People are thankfully suspicious enough about the people offering to buy their stuff that they search the names of the senders. They end up hear learning about the fraud they just avoided.

If you get an email from a Lisa Macedo, or a Mary Cole, or Julie Chen or any of the other made-up names offering to buy your item without seeing it, asking you to ship it because they're in a foreign place and can't see what you're selling, it IS a scam.

I'm not saying it might be a scam or that you should proceed with caution. I'm saying it's a fraud, it's baloney, it's entirely bogus and you should absolutely not proceed.

According to comments on a post from YouSuckatKijiji.com more than a year ago, some of the fake names used over and over again by these scammers include but are not limited to:

  • Julie Chen or Julie-mansor Chen - juliechen1983@gmail.com or chenjulie0@gmail.com for example 
  • Mike Goodrich - MikeGoodrichw1@gmail.com 
  • Veronica Wilson - veronicawilson1236@gmail.com 
  • Charlie-Carter Morgan 
  • Mary Cole 

Here's the sort of email you might get:
"Thanks for the response Does it need anything to be replace or repair?if theirs please specify,i will take it for the listed price,Payment will be sent using PayPal and i will handle the PayPal surcharge as well.I will arrange with someone to have this picked up for your location once i have paid as i am out of town at the moment. I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too,since i won't be be able to see this in person,what's the PayPal email to send funds to in order for me to pay you ASAP. "

If you landed here because you searched for any of the text above: congratulations. You're the target of fraud.

You might also get a Paypal offer by text message for your Kijiji listing. Be smart. Don't fall for it.

Remember: Deal in person. Deal locally. Use cash.

Understand? If you ship to someone you don't know without having real cash money in your hand, you are a fool. Don't do it. These scams are easy to avoid. Avoid them.

238 Responses to “Kijiji paypal scams: Lisa Macedo and Mary Cole are fake!”

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Devin Shillington SECONDARY said...
December 6, 2015 at 4:50 AM

Just got the Angelina and Paul text from a 867 area code and got told to email angelinapaul10000@outlook.com. I questioned it and googled the email right away. thank god I did


Venus said...
December 7, 2015 at 6:47 PM

Just got this.....

Thank you for getting back to me. Can you assure me that i will not be disappointed with it., i'm buying this for my son.I would have love to come for the viewing by the weekend, but My place is way too far from there in which i am located in yukon in canada So i thought of how to make this transaction work between us, which i came to conclusion with my husband to use a courier company to pick up the item from your place but we will send the money to your account first and after you get the money in your account, the pick up company will come to help us carry it As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal)..You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com and sign up. its very easy.get back to me with all this request information..
1.your full asking price.
2.Your PayPal Full Name
3.Your Paypal E-mail address.
4. Your phone number.
5.remove the item on kijiji.
Best Regards,
Kate Johnson

katejohnson.ca@hotmail.com

Totally the same as the others, scammer!!!


Matthew Wells said...
December 8, 2015 at 5:14 PM

She's still at it....

From: angelina paul [mailto:angelinapaul1985@outlook.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 4:44 PM
To: Wells, Matthew
Subject: RE: Hutch

Hi, I am Angelina Paul. I'm satisfied with the price of this particular item and i'm really interested in buying it. I would have love to come for the viewing by the weekend, but My place is way too far from there in which i am located in Halifax Nova Scotia. So i thought of how to make this transaction work between us, which i came to conclusion with my husband to use a courier company to pick up the item from your place but we will send the money to your account first and after you get the money in your account, the pick up company will come to help us carry it. Since i'd not be seeing the item before i purchase it, i would like you to send some recent pictures of its present state to be sure you still have it and its in good condition. If the pictures pleases me, then we can go ahead with the transaction and will send the money to you without delay.... Lest i forget, i would be transferring the funds to you through PayPal. Please reply with your opinion ASAP Thanks.
Angelina............


Anonymous said...
December 9, 2015 at 12:27 PM

Wow! looks like I have been hit with the Angelina Paul trap... within Kijiji,

angelinapaul1985@outlook.com

Thanks for the posting, I didn't loose too much time on this!


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Unknown said...
December 12, 2015 at 9:39 AM

I posted a textbook on Kijiji. First I got a text from a long distance # wanting me to send to Alabama and asking for my PayPal info. I obviously said no. But I got another text from +1 (402) 385-7788 asking me to email "her" at katejohnson.ca@hotmail.com. This is the email she sent me back:

Thank you for getting back to me. Can you assure me that i will not be disappointed with it., i'm buying this for my son.I would have love to come for the viewing by the weekend, but My place is way too far from there in which i am located in yukon in canada So i thought of how to make this transaction work between us, which i came to conclusion with my husband to use a courier company to pick up the item from your place but we will send the money to your account first and after you get the money in your account, the pick up company will come to help us carry it As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal)..You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com and sign up. its very easy.get back to me with all this request information..
1.your full asking price.
2.Your PayPal Full Name
3.Your Paypal E-mail address.
4. Your phone number.
5.remove the item on kijiji.
Best Regards,

Just decided to google the email and I came across this. Thanks to this post I saved myself from being scammed.
Add Kate Johnson to the list of looser


Anonymous said...
December 13, 2015 at 1:52 PM

I have had the exact same email as others here. They used the name alexandercarlita@outlook.com Alexander Carlita.
i was trying to sell a poker table. The exact same spelling mistakes. They said they were from the Yukon, blah blah. Thank goodness for this site!!!


Anonymous said...
December 20, 2015 at 1:17 PM

BEWARE: I Just received a text from 1-514-437-2763
"Hi, do you still have the gym on kijiji for sale? Me and my husband are interested, please email me back at angelinapaul00000@outlook.com


Chico in Fury said...
December 27, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Just got contacted by angelinapaul10000@outlook.com interested in buying my item on kijiji...beware they are still active.


Anonymous said...
December 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Got the Halifax variant of Angelina Paul this morning.

Angelinapaul080@outlook.com


Matthew Willms said...
January 4, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Angelina Paul from (740) 520-0778. Number is based in Ohio.
This idiot wants all your paypal info.


Anonymous said...
January 8, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Just received a text from Jane HericK, phone number used is 405-592-6516. email adress that she wants me to respond is : janeherick@outlook.com

I'm glad I googled it!
Thanks everyone.


Michael Barrie said...
January 18, 2016 at 4:47 PM

Google saved us! Angelina Paul, (514) 416-5175, angelinapaul1988@outlook.com, wanted to buy a used kids bed (sight unseen) and ship it to Halifax from Port Hope. Seriously? I thought it was strange that she asked where it was located and when she could 'view' it and then submitted she lives 2000 km away from the location I had clearly stated in the listing. Not to mention her text was from a Montreal area code and she says she lives in Halifax. I just changed my Paypal password just in case. I wonder what I can do to have fun with this scammer?


Michael Barrie said...
January 18, 2016 at 6:25 PM

So, I thought I'd have some fun and sent the following reply:

"Hey Angelina,

I don’t want to feel like I’m misleading you at all, so I should mention that my son had a serious bed wetting problem. Not to worry, the mattress had an impermeable cover. He just started to get through the night without soaking himself. I was starting to think it was because he was afraid of Pirates! Hahaha. But seriously, its because he has a plate in his head. He’s 15 now.

For payment I was thinking it might be easier for you to pay by cash. My brother, Filbert, lives in Halifax and would be happy to swing by and get payment. You’d probably feel more assured dealing with someone face to face anyway. He’s a super guy and would even help you install the bed as he’s unemployed and has lots of time on his hands. I’ll have him bring over some of his pickled eggs. Don’t get him talking, he won’t stop!"

hahahahah


Michae


Anonymous said...
January 20, 2016 at 10:51 AM

Hey guys,

I was also contacted by JaneHerick3@outlook.com
First saying her and her husband wanted to purchase
now its for her father haha..



This person is a bot or just typing something they have in front of them regardless of what you say to them.

Please be aware that PayPal account setup may take upto 3-5 business day and withdrawal limit is set at only $700 unless you take time to up the limit even then PayPal can do a risk review depending on what business you run.

don't get scammed

cheers


Anonymous said...
January 21, 2016 at 11:39 AM

I just received an email from Jane Heric also:janeherick3@outlook.com
Thank you for getting back to me. Can you assure me that i will not be disappointed with it. I'm ready to pay your asking price,I would have love to come for the viewing by the weekend, but My place is way too far from there in which i am located in yukon in canada So i thought of how to make this transaction work between us, which i came to conclusion with my husband to use a courier company to pick up the item from your place but we will send the money to your account first and after you get the money in your account, the pick up company will come to help us carry it. Since i'd not be seeing the item before i purchase it, please provide me with the address where it will be picked up so that i can forward it to the shipping company to calculate the cost of pick up for me.i'll be waiting for the address where the item is so i can send it to my shipping / pick up company for the calculation of there fees and i'm sure they will get back to me soon. So about the payment i will like the payment to be made via paypal online secure payment . So i want you to get back to me with your verified PayPal Account Email Address And your full Name Please include your email address in your reply for effective contact,So that i can Deposit the funds now and if you don't have one you can get one done at www.paypal.com and with that i can have a good transaction.
1.The lowest you can go for the price
2.Your PayPal Full Name
3.Your Paypal E-mail address.
4. Your phone number.
5.remove the item on kijiji.
Best Regards,


Steve said...
January 25, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Jane Heric & company are at it again...different phone number (405) 731-2940
This is the email I received...same as all the others above ...

Jane Heric wrote:

Thank you for getting back to me. Can you assure me that i will not be disappointed with it. I'm ready to pay your asking price,I would have love to come for the viewing by the weekend, but My place is way too far from there in which i am located in yukon in canada So i thought of how to make this transaction work between us, which i came to conclusion with my husband to use a courier company to pick up the item from your place but we will send the money to your account first and after you get the money in your account, the pick up company will come to help us carry it. Since i'd not be seeing the item before i purchase it, please provide me with the address where it will be picked up so that i can forward it to the shipping company to calculate the cost of pick up for me.i'll be waiting for the address where the item is so i can send it to my shipping / pick up company for the calculation of there fees and i'm sure they will get back to me soon. So about the payment i will like the payment to be made via paypal online secure payment . So i want you to get back to me with your verified PayPal Account Email Address And your full Name Please include your email address in your reply for effective contact,So that i can Deposit the funds now and if you don't have one you can get one done at www.paypal.com and with that i can have a good transaction.

1.The lowest you can go for the price

2.Your PayPal Full Name

3.Your Paypal E-mail address.

4. Your phone number.

5.remove the item on kijiji.

Best Regards,

My answer...
Hi, I am sorry for not answering sooner...I have been busy getting the RV ready for a trip. You definitely would not be disappointed with this unit.

We were heading to the west coast this weekend but a trip to the Yukon and Alaska would be a nice detour for us. We would love to go to the Yukon to show you the RV.

Please forward your address and we will set up a meeting with you. I am not a user of PayPal so I would rather just get meet you in person and we could make the deal then.

Janes' answer

Jane Heric wrote:

Due to my present location, my choices are limited and not often available by the phone. I am an honorable woman and you will receive your money cash in hand before this is picked up. However, it's easy and free to open a paypal account. Just go to there website www.paypal.com and sign up a personal account there. Paypal is the world leading payment master that protects both buyer/seller interest. You are on a secured transaction with paypal. Above all, it's like instant cash. As soon as you open an account, get back to me with the name and email that you linked with your paypal account and I will have your money sent asap. And due to the nature of my job and having being a paypal customer for the past 6 year with no charge back,I feel more comfortable sending my funds via paypal due to there various security measures at ensuring safe and secured transaction between both buyer/seller. But, if you feel otherwise, I totally understand

Regards


Steve said...
January 25, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Jane Heric is at it again...phone number (405) 731-2940


Anonymous said...
January 25, 2016 at 10:27 PM

I got one from marycole690@gmail.com

Hello,

I got your email and I am so glad to read back from you. I am
pleased to know that the room is still available for rent, I have
checked the advert again and I want you to know that the total move in
cost (Rent/Deposit) is okay with me,could you send me the pictures via
email, as I would like to see the place.Please understand that I'll
not be able to check out the place not till my arrival and I'd like to
take a decision now.I will like to share a little
about myself.I am 23 Old, I don't smoke but if my roommate is a smoker
it wouldn't matter, I just take it as my fate. I drink occasionally,
I'm financially secure, I'm quiet and easy with myself and willing to
share the room chores as a prospective tenant. I'm a Registered
Occupational Therapist and I sell plates, screws, bone graft
substitutes etc for facial fractures and other cases. I also deal with
ENT, Plastics, Neuron, and even Cardiographs surgeons on a daily basis
that need my products for surgeries, and I've also worked with nurses
in the United Nations on a project that includes heart related
diseases in
children in the past, So I love what I do. I'm very happy that I got
to view the advert, and I will appreciate only if I'm able to secure
the spot.

How long/short is the lease period? I would love to rent the place
for 3 months or more depending on what you are comfortable with, just
let me know ahead of time. I'll be busy with work preparing for a
journey to RSA for a seminar but I will like you to get back to me as
soon as you can so that I can make preparations for the deposit fee to
be sent out to you before I leave. I will be arriving once the seminar
is over around by (Feb 1) and have my lease start to run from that
date.

As regards payment for the rent and deposit,my major financier will be
effecting your payment to you as soon as you give me the go ahead to
do so.I believe we can work together and ensure every arrangements
that we shall both execute in line with my taking up the tenancy
should be done accordingly to ensure we have a proper understanding.As
regards the lease agreement,if there is any,i want you to send it to
me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my
arrival in your place and i will abide by it I will appreciate a quick
response from you so that we can move ahead

as regards sending payment for rent and deposit to you.
Regards,

Mary


Anonymous said...
February 4, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Angelina Paul still trying to scam people. 1-867-888-1243 (angelinapaul2002@outlook.com). Asked me to email about some parts I have for sale.


Unknown said...
March 8, 2016 at 12:28 AM

I got this exact one from angelinapaul151@outlook.com today!


underthetongue said...
March 14, 2016 at 1:09 PM

I just got a similar message from angelinapaul1905@outlook.com
Phone number: 1-867-888-1334


Anonymous said...
March 15, 2016 at 9:25 AM

Just got an inquiry from Angelina Paul! (867)888-1334 /angelinapaul1905@outlook.com

She's satisfied with the price of my particular item and really interested in buying it.

She continues.. "I would have love to come for the viewing by the weekend but My place is way too far from there in which i am located in Yukon white horse and am pregnant presently so traveling all that way is a big problem... So i thought of how to make this transaction work between us, which i came to conclusion with my husband to use a courier company to pick up the item from your place but we will send the money to your account first and after you get the money in your account, the pick up company will come to help us carry it. Since i'd not be seeing the item before i purchase it, i would like you to send some recent pictures of its present state to be sure you still have it and its in good condition. If the pictures pleases me, then we can go ahead with the transaction and will send the money to you without delay.... Lest i forget, i would be transferring the funds to you through PayPal. Please reply with your opinion ASAP Thanks. If you are satisfied with this, please get back to me with the following info, so that i can proceed with the payment at once.
Your Full name
New pictures (If the ones on the ad are not new)
Your Paypal email.
How low you could go for the price.
Angelina"

Turns out it is a Yukon cel number. Wouldn't you think the police would eventually crack down on him/her..?


Anonymous said...
March 21, 2016 at 3:16 PM

She has a new email address. However, you'd think they'd actually try harder after all this time.
angelinapaul1905@outlook.com
867-888-1097. Yukon area code?
Also received one yesterday from noberttyson626@hotmail.com
970-410-1013. Offered to pay over asking price.
Ridiculous. Thank goodness I googled the name and this website came up!!!


Anonymous said...
April 21, 2016 at 8:18 AM

"Angelina Paul" is still on the go. She wants to buy my sofa and will arrange to have it picked up in Newfoundland and shipped to White Horse, Yukon!!! Usual Paypal proposal. Her email is angelinapaul1905@outlook.com When I googled her name, I arrived here. Thanks for the excellent work this site is doing.


ILove Art said...
April 21, 2016 at 6:13 PM

I got a message from "Kate Johnson" who lives in "Yukon". As soon as I posted a book to sell on kijiji, she sent me a text message. Anyways, after a lot of emails, I got suspicious that she wanted me to send her money to Virginia state in the US... Thank God, I became suspicious and found this site!!!!
This is her first email:

kate_johnson99@outlook.com

Thank you for getting back to me. Can you assure me that i will not be disappointed with it., i'm buying this for my son.I would have love to come for the viewing by the weekend, but My place is way too far from there in which i am located in yukon in canada So i thought of how to make this transaction work between us, which i came to conclusion with my husband to use a courier company to pick up the item from your place but we will send the money to your account first and after you get the money in your account, the pick up company will come to help us carry it As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal)..You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com and sign up. its very easy.get back to me with all this request information..
1.your full asking price.
2.Your PayPal Full Name
3.Your Paypal E-mail address.
4. Your phone number.
5.remove the item on kijiji.
Best Regards,


Anonymous said...
April 23, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Another instance, this time "helenapaul1@outlook.com" from the Yukon wanted to buy "the item" which was my motorcycle.


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Anonymous said...
June 4, 2016 at 9:00 PM

angelinapaul is still going. just got text and email saying they're in nova scotia again.


Anonymous said...
June 24, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Angelina Paul strikes again. I really hope no one is falling for this idiot's scams! Texts are from 1 (867) 768-0359 and email is from Angelinapaul1905@outlook.com. Would really think this moron would have learned to change her name by now or be in jail. Read following email about pregnant woman in Whitehorse, Yukon wanting to buy my motorcycle. Co-workers and I had a good chuckle reading this today. Hilarious. What a moron! Definitely not the brightest star in the sky. :)

"Hi, I am Angelina Paul. I'm satisfied with the price of this particular item and i'm really interested in buying it. I would have love to come for the viewing by the weekend but My place is way too far from there in which i am located in Yukon white horse and am pregnant presently so travelling all that way is a big problem... So i thought of how to make this transaction work between us, which i came to conclusion with my husband to use a courier company to pick up the item from your place but we will send the money to your account first and after you get the money in your account, the pick up company will come to help us carry it. Since i'd not be seeing the item before i purchase it, i would like you to send some recent pictures of its present state to be sure you still have it and its in good condition. If the pictures pleases me, then we can go ahead with the transaction and will send the money to you without delay.... Lest i forget, i would be transferring the funds to you through PayPal. Please reply with your opinion ASAP Thanks. If you are satisfied with this, please get back to me with the following info, so that i can proceed with the payment at once.
Your Full name
New pictures (If the ones on the ad are not new)
Your Paypal email.
How low you could go for the price.
Angelina"


Anonymous said...
June 24, 2016 at 10:12 PM

Angelina Paul apparently in White Horse, Yukon now. LOL


Matt Miller said...
July 19, 2016 at 1:18 PM

I had a young women of 26 she said, tell me,( I am 56 ) that she was interested in me, I knew it had to be a scam. I played along for 2 day, she kept calling me dear, I even told her it wasn't interested because of the age gap and the distance, she lived in NC. Her FB name was Kate Angelina. She finally asked me for money for food. I told her I was onto her and would share her info with FB. She deleted her FB and was gone. I feel pretty good about it. She was so fake, it was not funny.


Anonymous said...
July 21, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Jane Herick (janeherick1978@hotmail.com) ~ 867-322-3715 is still on the loose. She claimed to want to buy my kijiji item for full price and ship it from Ontario to the Yukon. That sent my flag up, it would cost more to ship the item then the item itself. I located this site; THANK YOU!!, and found her name and word or word email.

Thank you for getting back to me. Can you assure me that i will not be disappointed with it. I'm ready to pay your asking price,I would have love to come for the viewing by the weekend, but My place is way too far from there in which i am located in yukon in canada So i thought of how to make this transaction work between us, which i came to conclusion with my husband to use a courier company to pick up the item from your place but we will send the money to your account first and after you get the money in your account, the pick up company will come to help us carry it. Since i'd not be seeing the item before i purchase it, please provide me with the address where it will be picked up so that i can forward it to the shipping company to calculate the cost of pick up for me.i'll be waiting for the address so i can send it to the shipping/pick up company to calculate there fees and i'm sure they will get back to me soon. So about the payment i will like the payment to be made via paypal online secure payment , Kindly get back to me with the details.

1.The lowest you can go for the price
2.Your PayPal Full Name
3.Your Paypal E-mail address.
4. Your phone number.
5.remove the item on kijiji.


Unknown said...
July 23, 2016 at 12:43 AM

Add helenapaul1@outlook.com as a potential scammer. Contacted me about buying my item (DIRT BIKE) and paying with Paypal and having it sent to another end of the country


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Anonymous said...
October 2, 2016 at 2:50 PM

I just received the classic mail from Angelina Paul writing from "Yukon white horse". The email used was angelinapaul10000@outlook.com
She first sent a text using +1 867 888 1253 insisting that I opened a paypal account.
Beware folks!This scammer has been on the prowl for years now!


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