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I have had a fraud/scam by Lokesh Chandani .. email address***@******.*** and the recipient of my $1,300 AUD to Marena Alexander,***** Lot 204, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907, USA. I would like to report it as it involves, besides myself, Gumtree, Paypal and MoneyGram, and would like to make sure they are 'caught' and cannot do it again.

Lawyer's Assistant: Oh, dear. I'm sure the Fraud Examiner can help you. Is there anything else the Fraud Examiner should be aware of?

It was for $1,300 AUD and the goods were to cost $(,250. I have many many emails and they became VERY nasty when I stopped the $1,300

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have you notified your bank and stopped your credit card ?

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