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Richard Cook

North Fort Myers, FL

#1 Oct 31, 2006
Someone is using the Wayne E. Bakewell @ 16 Elm St. in Brownsville Pa. to perpetrate an internet fraud.
An "e" mail on PayPal letterhead is sent saying an item for $699.99 has been purchase from Dell computers and sent to the above address and that your account has been charged. An attempt is then made to try to obtain personal information in order to "cancel" the order. This should be reported to your local police
Allie Hoffman

Dallas, TX

#2 Nov 28, 2006
Yes, this happened to me today. I clicked on cancel this trans. and it did ask for all my account info. I did not fill it out! I tried calling Paypal, but was on hod for a very long time and finally hung up.

Hampstead, NC

#3 Nov 28, 2006
I received this email today. Thank god I did a search before clicking the hyperlink. Basically, if you roll over the hyperlink and your browser shows a http address other than paypal's, be very leary.

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Nov 29, 2006
I got the same email from PayPal??$699.99 Dell Inc. Panicked at first, but looking at the real links, not from PayPal, you hit reply, and a completely different email comes up. But forwarded to the real PayPal help at [email protected] and got an answer back within half an hour confirming it was a fraud. They have already taken down the website. Thank you PAY PAL


#5 Nov 30, 2006
I got TWO of these from this fella this morning. Sent them to spoof @ paypal. Also checked the transaction numbers against my account - surprise, they don't exist. And the sign up is, as was mentioned, an HTTP address to an FTP site.


#6 Nov 30, 2006
I was scammed by this Wayne Bakewell scam,,, I thought I was too smart to be scammed, NOT TRUE, this can happen to anyone,,, please DO NOT click on this,,,I did and now spending hours filing complaints, etc.

Bronx, NY

#7 Dec 2, 2006
opened the email today. When it asked for financial info, i realized it was a scam, and deleted my financial info from paypal
DJ Australia

Hobart, Australia

#8 Dec 4, 2006
Got this a second time today. I sent the first to spoof @ paypal but all they did was send me an email asking "what was the nature of my concern". So if nothing else, I have been alerted to the fact that PayPal is pathetic.


#9 Dec 7, 2006
Got a scam mail posted paypal to purchase a lap top computer for a Wayne E Bakewell the other day, didn't give any informantion, just e mailed back I did not order such a thing.

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Dec 9, 2006
Received it today, dec. 9, 2006. Am traveling so don't have any of my paypal info. Called Paypal, got no one after 15 min. hold when recording hung-up on me. After one year of pay-pal heartaches they have no regard for the trouble they cause. They are not secure imo. If I am charged, I am sure I will receive little if no help at all from them.

Macomb, MI

#11 Dec 9, 2006
I just reeived the same email today ..I did not go into the link to cancel it.. I sent it to paypal sppof.. and am now on the phone with dell.. they have received 170 complaints on this since oct 11,2006, I am #171, wayne e bakewell, he has an account with dell. I am on perpetual hold with dell.

Blacktown, Australia

#12 Dec 12, 2006

Got 2 of these emails today clicked on cancel transaction, but nothing came up -
Should I contact my bank to cancel transaction or does it only charge you when you enter information
Roger - Ohio

New Lexington, OH

#13 Dec 13, 2006
Wednesday Dec. 13

Received an e-mail saying that we have
been charged $699.99 to our PayPal
DJ Australia

Bonner, Australia

#14 Dec 14, 2006
Julie wrote:
Got 2 of these emails today clicked on cancel transaction, but nothing came up -
Should I contact my bank to cancel transaction or does it only charge you when you enter information
Don't do anything Julie, unless you have responded by giving information, this is all the sender wants - your bank details!
Bobbie Indiana


#15 Dec 16, 2006
I received this email on 12/13/06 and have been trying to get in touch with PayPal. Does anyone have a telephone number that I can talk to a human. I get so many emails from PayPal that all go into my spam file. I tried to get help from Dell and everyone I talked to never heard of PayPal. I guess they do not have a problem in India!

Little Rock, AR

#16 Dec 17, 2006
i recieved an email comfirming a dell computer on 12-16-06.i clicked on the link,and i just happened to be getting scammed by Wayne E. Bakewell.@ 16 Elm St. in Brownsville Pa.This Confirmed i was paying for my dell computer that i never ordered of 699 dollars and it was being taken out of my pay pal account.i went to cancel the transaction when they asked my for all my information i replied to it not knowing what it was.Wayne E. Bakewell drained my banking account.I contacted the local police, Channel 8 news and the Attorny General this will turn into a federal investigation,hopefully this low life will be caught! I am U.S marine fighting for his country,so he can be free.THANK YOU for you thoughtfullness!
J Peezy


#17 Dec 18, 2006
My question is, how do these criminal get our emails from paypal info in the first place???

Something is fishy with ebay/paypal. How are so many theves getting our email addresses???

I get an email like this one every week or two. Obviously paypal doesn't care because the same guy is still in business MONTHS after this was first reported.


#18 Dec 18, 2006
I also received the email from wayne bakewell and immediately called my credit card company to X out this charge if it did come through on my card. I cancelled my PayPal acct. because they are difficult to reach, and will never again use PayPal as a method of payment on the Internet.
bill b

United States

#19 Dec 18, 2006
the scam artist only wants you to login to your paypal account on his phony page
so if you did log on make sure you go to your paypal account as you usually do and change your password--soon
Lori L

Jackson, TN

#20 Dec 19, 2006
Yes I too got trapped by this Wayne E. Bakewell. he tried to get my paypal infor and tried to buy a Dell laptop. I cancelled the order and cancelled my paypal account. However, I had to cancel credit cards and change banks. This is so infuriating that I want this guy behind bars.

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