Used Playstation 3 For Sale

How the scam works:

(with video below) Imagine the following scenario. You are trying to sell your used Playstation 3 or just your PS3 controller. You post an ad online, on specialty websites or on Gumtree, Kijiji, or Craigslist. Within minutes you receive a text message or email along these lines:

"Hello, I am interested in purchasing your PS3. My name is Marc Bonhomme, I'm located at [insert address in your country]. I actually want to purchase this for my godson. I will like to purchase at the listed price so you won't sell to another person. I really have interest in buying it for my godson and I'm not within your premises to pay cash, and PayPal is my only option, which I think you accept, or if you can give me you PayPal address. I'll be very happy to go on with this transaction? Can you get the account ready?"

The conversation may vary, as some of the scammers are smooth and might want to open the chat with a couple of other questions ("What's your lowest price?", "Can you send me more pictures of the PS3?", "How long you had it for?", etc.) – just to get your trust. Alternatively, the scammer might justify that he can't come and see the PS3 himself, as he is working at the sea or in some other environment where he cannot even use a phone.

However, let's say you provide the potential "buyer" the email address affiliated with the PayPal account. As you confirm that you created your account, you'll then get a fake PayPal email, informing you have been paid extra, just so you can pay the shipping agent for them. That's where the scam occurs: they ask to pay the shipping agent via Western Union and the payment is released to you after you have done that. Needless to say, you send the money to the agent and never received yours.

Watch the video below to see this scam exposed:

Product Sold Online Scam Video

How to avoid the Used Playstation 3 For Sale scam:

When it comes to a bigger purchase, it is a red flag every time the "buyer" refuses to have a phone conversation. You don't have to do it, but just ask for it for the sake of the answer you'll get. Think about it, if he is at sea and can't have a phone conversation, what are the chances he has Wi-Fi to go back and forth with your emails? Sell your PS3 locally, face to face.

How to report the Used Playstation 3 For Sale scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report Scammers To FTC Here

Here is a list with names, emails, and SMS numbers that scammers have been using in the last little while in North America and the United Kingdom:

John Greenfield, Sharon Morgan ( 1 951 888 3614), Marc Bonhomme, Julia Paige, Kathy (, Pavel Milan, Sharon Hair and Paul Jason (both from 61 428 465117), Jay John, Michelle Clint (0428 465 117), Andey, Alex More (0428465117), Mark Vaughan (951 8883614), Harley Smith (915 888 3614), David Lucas (, Alpa (, Victoria Hill, Alley Barry, Janet Maxwell , Jason Maxwell, David Scott, John David, Mark Omoauntee, Eric Frank (, Terry Lesley (, Paul Anderson (, Kellie Estrella (, 614 28465117), John Owens, Gerald Dawson, Neil Robbie, Maria (301 9662359), Jody Williams (201 4778423), Terri Bower (, Apostle Helen, Maria Murphy (mariamurphy19@gmail),  Allan Macain (442 242 0019 and, Kessy Dowell, Richie Richard Todd (, Philip Pertel, Keith Scott (, CC Walker (, Phil Koch (, Brian Lewis, Dmitry Matushev (, Caryn Sundling (or Caryn Sundig).

Report any other names if you are being approached.

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i was selling my PS3 at some online store and got a text message from a guy named anderson, and he seemed to be so interested to buy it. i was selling it for ?20,000 and then he offered me $500 for it, and asked for my paypal account… well i wasn’t really in a hurry for the money, i just went along the conversation with him to see how far he can get, and without him knowing, i was already doing a little research on him until i read this post: ***Posted By: regine magbanua on June 26, 2015… Read more »

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