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Old 28.05.2014, 08:12
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scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

so I posted some sofa's in Ricardo,
someone, a Martina Reif, sent me a "question" telling me to contact them, with a price..
with a disguised email address so Ricardo wouldn't catch the private question.
(as if Sofa's didn't have a price).
so I did, and then she said she will transfer the money to my paypal account,
then she said she transfered 1000CHF instead of 200CHF (price of Sofa's) so that I forward 800CHF to a bank account in the UK .. for the transport company, so .. and there was no moneys in my Paypal account.. just some dodgy emails from "paypalfundverification.com"

so I reported her to Google..
and to Ricardo

now I'm getting death treats..
unfortuntaely I gave this lady my address , as she said she was going to pay via paypal..

I'm getting an email from paypalfundverification.com , on the subject
*** YOUR LIFE IS AT RISK ***

really??
but maybe I should report to the police???


what do people think???

worried...
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Old 28.05.2014, 08:16
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

Yes, definitely take all the evidence to your local Canton Police station. They have the contacts to the international police groups. (And "she" might be a "he"...)
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Old 28.05.2014, 08:30
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

I'm with Sbrinz, contact the police and report to paypal.com
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Old 28.05.2014, 08:31
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

It sounds like she (or indeed he, or they) is just trying to scare you into paying up, it would be nuts for someone to risk facing the consequences of murder over only 800chf, so it's most likely a bluff. However you can never be too careful, there are some nutters out there! Definitely worth contacting the police over. I hope you are ok.
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

I wouldn't do anything for the time being. I would wait until you're actually dead.
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Old 28.05.2014, 08:49
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

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It sounds like she (or indeed he, or they) is just trying to scare you into paying up, it would be nuts for someone to risk facing the consequences of murder over only 800chf, so it's most likely a bluff. However you can never be too careful, there are some nutters out there! Definitely worth contacting the police over. I hope you are ok.
thanks to all , printing everything now and heading to police this morning..
I did report stuff to Gmail but when you do this the emails disappear from your inbox..
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Old 28.05.2014, 08:54
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

For sure it's freaky, but no way in hell would they actually turn up or do anything physical. The last thing they would ever want is to be seen to be identified, or to leave any physical evidence that would stop or threaten their scams.

Just ignore it and don't reply to anything else.
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Old 28.05.2014, 08:59
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

almost definitely the scammer isn't in switzerland, so I wouldn't be worrying too much about it. just delete there emails without reading them and don't reply to them. they'll soon move onto the next person who falls for there (really really really really old) scam
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

Take all details of the Ricardo user with you to the cops to help identify the culprit and contact Ricardo with details of the threats.
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Old 28.05.2014, 09:14
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

As you probably know, to join Ricardo you need a password which is sent by Swiss post to a Swiss address. So for the police to find out whom this person is and where he once lived, shouldn't be too difficult.

It is worth fighting this threat, as to do nothing would allow this criminal to pass on your details to other criminals.
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Old 28.05.2014, 09:22
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

You may want to take a knife to that sofa.

$ 41'000 found
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Old 28.05.2014, 10:40
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

You are not the first to be scammed by this person.

http://www.needtoknow.ch/?p=324

scroll down to the entry of April 24, 2014 and you will see why.

To anyone who is selling or buying goods, if you cannot get local details for that person which seem legit, walk away.
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Old 28.05.2014, 10:47
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

Pretending to over-pay for something and demanding the different (or even just a percentage of the difference) back is such a common scam that I'd just ignore it.

Don't be worried, don't bother with the police or even Ricardo. Forget about it.
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Old 28.05.2014, 10:53
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I did report stuff to Gmail but when you do this the emails disappear from your inbox..
They're still there, in Archived posts. Sounds like you must be using the "Send and Archive" button rather than just Send (Edit: just realised you're probably using a "report" button whose behaviour I'm not sure of. Rest of advice still applies though) . You can set different labels on those posts to save them anyway, and/or you can change your settings so that answering them does not automatically archive them (which effectively means simply removing the "Inbox" label).

Anyway, they're not gone, just temporarily forgotten. If you search through sent posts for instance, and have "conversation view" set in your settings, you will see all the mails you've forwarded together with the originals.
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...then she said she transfered 1000CHF instead of 200CHF (price of Sofa's)so that I forward 800CHF to a bank account in the UK ...
Perhaps the UK is where s/he is. It could also be worth reporting it to Action Fraud http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/. They have a page on Death threat hoax emails which says not to worry but that you can report it.
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Old 28.05.2014, 10:59
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

I wouldn't contact the police about it at this point, but I think both Ricardo and Paypal should definitely be contacted and provided with the scammer's email address and any other info. you might have.

Also, if they gave you bank account info in the UK, you should probably provide that info as well. Perhaps they could be tracked down according to that bank account info. Who knows...
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Old 28.05.2014, 12:39
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

I printed the bunch of emails and gave it to the police here..
they said not to worry... that this is Switzerland and they don't think they are gonna come to my house for 800 CHF ..

they also advised to change my email
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and block that person but you can't do that with gmail..

I keep sending it to the physing option on gmail...

yes, there is a bank account in the UK, to which they want the monies transferred to..
and a user id in Ricardo.. they could be traced by police.. if they could be bothered..
I haven't contacted Paypal .. will do so later.. too much time wasted in this loosers..
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Old 28.05.2014, 13:18
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

Thera are two other official places where you can report internet crimes:

Melani www.melani.admin.ch/ General awarness certain internet fraud, crimes etc.

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CYCO http://www.cybercrime.admin.ch/conte...eformular.html
This will trigger more serious action, as it is part of the Swiss Federal Police.
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Old 28.05.2014, 13:36
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I printed the bunch of emails and gave it to the police here..
they said not to worry... that this is Switzerland and they don't think they are gonna come to my house for 800 CHF ..

they also advised to change my email
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and block that person but you can't do that with gmail..

I keep sending it to the physing option on gmail...

yes, there is a bank account in the UK, to which they want the monies transferred to..
and a user id in Ricardo.. they could be traced by police.. if they could be bothered..
I haven't contacted Paypal .. will do so later.. too much time wasted in this loosers..
Unfortunately very unlikely. Though I spare no fond thoughts for the Swiss police, in phishing schemes like this their odds of tracing anyone are about 0 as they're more than likely not in Europe at all.
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Old 28.05.2014, 13:38
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Re: scam - pretending to be Paypal with death threat, should I report to police?

post up there email address and we'll all spam it to death
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