Just to let you know that I have been contacted by a “potential customer” with the following message:
"Hello I am about to make the payment when i had this little problem with the picking up of the Item, I think you remember what I said in my previous
mail that I’m working presently on the sea,so i tried to secure booking
with my pick up agent,but they asked me to pay first before they can make
the booking,and they only accept Western Union Money Transfer for payments and they don’t accept PayPal or bank transfer.
So I tried to send the money online but it’s not going through and I am on
the sea there is no way I can find a western union agent to make the
transfer to my pick up agent, so i wanted to ask if it will be OK for me to include my pick up agent’s fees together with your payments through
PayPal,So you will help me wire the pick up fee to them via western Union
Money Transfer immediately i pay you.I don’t mean to bother you I’m sure
you understand that I’m presently on the sea and there is nothing i can do
to that.The bottom line is after I have made the payments via PayPal,you
will help me wire my pick up agent fee to them through western union money
transfer, I just wanted to seek your consent before going ahead with the
payments, I will be very happy if my offer is given a favorable
consideration ,Respond as soon as possible so that I can send out you Payment…"
I have looked online and it appears to be part of the following scam:
Hopefully I have not accepted the payment or anything like that, I just wanted to make everyone aware!