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Oh great … another “transferred to another Air Force Base” Craigslist scammer (goes by the e-mail address phillipmcmannen@reagan.com):

 

Hello there,

 Glad you are one of the people interested in buying my 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT Sport. I’m selling it because I’m serving in Offutt AFB, Nebraska but I was promoted and transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska for a 3 years period, so I don’t need it anymore at this time. Let me give you a few details about it: very good shape, no mechanical issues, no scratches no dents, and it has never been involved in any kind of accidents. Has only 158,738 miles, its automatic, with an 8.1L 8 cylinders engine, 4WD, white exterior and tan leather interior. I have a clear title, free of any liens or loans on it, under my name.
Not interested in a trade and my final price is $1,500.
If you are interested in buying it or for any help that you might need, please feel free to reply to this email.

Thanks a lot,

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Inquiry 2005 Honda Accord – $1500
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W M
12:56 PM (7 hours ago)

to allisonjs540
Yes can you please give me as much information as you can for this vehicle , i am very interested .

I did a edmonds review it seems very good.

Thank you ,
also general location would be helpful as well if i would like to view the vehicle.
Thank you

Allison J.Smith
1:15 PM (6 hours ago)

to WM
Thank you for contacting me about my 2005 Honda Accord EXL. The car is in great shape with 57,226 mileage, it’s automatic with 6-Cylinder. I’m the first owner, it was never been involved in accidents and has clear title.
I am selling it for $1,500 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and brings me bad memories. Along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and moved to my brother in Washington, trying to start a new life.

I want to use eBay services, so if you’re interested in purchasing the car just reply me your full name, full address and phone number, so I can notify eBay. Once that is done, they will contact you in the next 24 hours to explain the entire procedure.

Thank you

WM
1:51 PM (6 hours ago)

to Allison
Hi Thank you, for your timely response .
Yes i am very interested in this vehicle.

Im truly very sorry for the circumstances .
I feel a bit strange giving all my personal information to a service.
I’ve never used ebay , anyhow i am willing, but i would like a bit more detail how ebay works ?
Is the car located in Tampa and or Local so i can see it ?

wm@hotmail.com

W M
2:07 PM (5 hours ago)

to Allison
Hi Allison ,
Again my husband and i really want to give our condolences to you and your daughter, , and prey the changes you’re making in this difficult time will help as best they can.

Thank you so much again, for your response and information about the car. It means alot to purchase a safe clean vehicle like this esp at this price.
We truly wish you both the best .
Thank you

Allison J.Smith
2:27 PM (5 hours ago)

to Wm
Hi again the car is stored with all the paperwork in eBay warehouse number 29,in Lynnwood, WA headquarters in container,sealed and ready for delivery. The transaction will be made thru eBay because they can protect both of us and they also offer 10 days inspection period. You’ll have 10 days to test/drive the car before decided to keep it or not. If the vehicle is not like I described you’ll ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. eBay will hold the funds until you receive the car with all the papers work. Only after you confirm them that you wanna keep it they will release me the funds. In this way you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it.

If you want to start the transaction with eBay reply me your full name, delivery address and your ph#no,then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

Here you can see more pictures: http://www.use.com/BmbOk

Thank you

W M
2:56 PM (5 hours ago)

to Allison
Hi Allison , ok heres my question , who pays the shipping costs for it to come to me ? I guess my question is , is there costs above the $1,500 ?

I understand all the rest as you’ve written , this was the only part i question that isn’t clear .

I am definitely interested , but need to know any additional costs.
I am sure if the vehicle is as stated , there will be no return back to you.
Its a great car great price.

Wm
wm13@hot.com

W M
3:31 PM (4 hours ago)

W M
3:45 PM (4 hours ago)

Allison J.Smith
4:51 PM (3 hours ago)

to Wm
Thank you for the info..i will contact eBay and i will proceed the deal.You will receive a notification from them with all the steps you need to follow to complete the deal. E-mail me when you will receive the notification from eBay

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 1:56 PM, W M wrote:
Hi Allison , ok heres my question , who pays the shipping costs for it to come to me ? I guess my question is , is there costs above the $1,500 ?

I understand all the rest as you’ve written , this was the only part i question that isn’t clear .

I am definitely interested , but need to know any additional costs.
I am sure if the vehicle is as stated , there will be no return back to you.
Its a great car great price.

Allison J.Smith
4:51 PM (3 hours ago)

to Wm
Thank you for the info..i will contact eBay and i will proceed the deal.You will receive a notification from them with all the steps you need to follow to complete the deal. E-mail me when you will receive the notification from eBay

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craigslist scammer: sarah66anderson@gmail.com
Original emails:
Hi, I’m interested in the corolla you posted on craigslist a little while ago. would it be possible to schedule an appointment to look at it sometime in the next week or so? Is there anything I should know about it that you haven’t posted in your ad?

her reply:
Thank you for contacting me about my 2003 Toyota Corolla. The car is in great shape with 74k mileage, it’s automatic with 4-Cylinder. I’m the first owner, it was never been involved in accidents and has clear title.
I am selling it for $1,650 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and brings me bad memories. Along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and moved to my brother in Washington, trying to start a new life.

I want to use eBay services, so if you’re interested in purchasing the car just reply me your full name, full address and phone number, so I can notify eBay. Once that is done, they will contact you in the next 24 hours to explain the entire procedure.

my reply:
Thanks very much for your quick reply, I really appreciate it. I’m very sorry about your husband, and I totally understand why you want to get rid of it quickly. I’d love to be first in line for this car if possible; I’m looking for a car that I can use for a cross country trip the beginning of august to return to school. I’d like to take a look at the car in person as soon as possible.

her reply:
Hi again the car is stored with all the paperwork in eBay warehouse number 29,in Lynnwood, WA headquarters in container,sealed and ready for delivery. The transaction will be made thru eBay because they can protect both of us and they also offer 10 days inspection period. You’ll have 10 days to test/drive the car before decided to keep it or not. If the vehicle is not like I described you’ll ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. eBay will hold the funds until you receive the car with all the papers work. Only after you confirm them that you wanna keep it they will release me the funds. In this way you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it.
i will contact eBay and i will proceed the deal.You will receive a notification from them with all the steps you need to follow to complete the deal. E-mail me when you will receive the notification from eBay

I then asked for an ebay number to look up the car and she replied with about 20 photos,but no ebay number.

Scam reported at FightTheScams.com

7 Comments. Posted by Rosie on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:54 am.

Filed under Scams.

7 Comments on “craigslist scammer: sarah66anderson@gmail.com”
WC says:

This was back on CL Seattle today.

June 28th, 2014 at 1:01 am

cieararouse98 says:

OMG! The same person was advertising a 2003 honda accord for $1500 and I was just about to go through and pay for it. Good thing I emailed the warehouse she claimed it was at and came across this or I would’ve lost $1500 and I have kids. I actually believed her about her husband and felt bad but now I’m pissed. Why scam people?! $1500 That’s a lot to lose! Thank god for this site.

July 25th, 2014 at 11:49 am

Scammers_suck says:

Ya this girl erica said that her husband died and that is why she was getting rid of the lexus IS 250 for 2500.00 and her and her daughter were moving to start a new life. Then I asked if I can come see it this was her response:
Hi again the car is stored with all the paperwork in eBay warehouse number 29,in Lynnwood, WA headquarters in container,sealed and ready for delivery. The transaction will be made thru eBay because they can protect both of us and they also offer 10 days inspection period. You’ll have 10 days to test/drive the car before decided to keep it or not. If the vehicle is not like I described you’ll ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. eBay will hold the funds until you receive the car with all the papers work. Only after you confirm them that you wanna keep it they will release me the funds. In this way you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it.
Thank you for the info..i will contact eBay and i will proceed the deal.You will receive a notification from them with all the steps you need to follow to complete the deal. E-mail me when you will receive the notification from eBay
Thank you,Erica

The C_Ts email address is erica54b@gmail.com

She asked for my address name and phone number I am really scared actually that she can do something with it. maybe sell it to ads or other scammers.
I think people that use death as a way to scam people are just empty souls.

I was wondering why she wanted this to happen so fast. And luckily I am smart enough to look up eBay auto they dont handle sh*T. I just think it sucks. and I hope ERICA or SHENICQUA or JOHN or whatever there names or name is gets a lesson and they learn from it or I fear what will happen to them – not with me but CARMA!! CUZ This is HORRIBLE!!!

September 4th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Scammers_suck says:

Also This was our email exchange just so you guys know .. On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Anne Sardinha wrote:
Erica
Thank you for the quick response.
Wow I am so so so sorry to hear that. I do not know how to even take reading this. I feel so bad and if that were me I would do the same thing. I hope you guys are alright. I am very interested in the car and will be happy to put it to good use. Im a single mother and my car is a piece of metal now and things have gotten dramatically difficult. Nothing like what you are saying at all. I feel bad that it went down this way for you guys.

I was wondering if I can go take a look at it? Can I please have the VIN number?
**My name**
**My address**
**cell and home number** — [I KNOW I AM A DUMBA** FOR DOING THAT!!!]

Thanks Again.
Anne Sardinha
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:45:23 -0700
Subject: Re: Lexus
From: erica54b@gmail.com
To: annesardinha@hotmail.com

Thank you for contacting me about my 2006 Lexus IS 250. The car is in great shape with 74k mileage, it’s automatic with 6-Cylinder. I’m the first owner, it was never been involved in accidents and has clear title.
I am selling it for $2,500 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and brings me bad memories. Along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and moved to my brother in Washington, trying to start a new life.

I want to use eBay services, so if you’re interested in purchasing the car just reply me your full name, full address and phone number, so I can notify eBay. Once that is done, they will contact you in the next 24 hours to explain the entire procedure.

Thanks!

On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 1:25 PM, Anne Sardinha wrote:
Do you have a history report?
How many miles does it have and What is wrong with it?

Thank you
Anne Sardinha

September 4th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Scammers_suck says:

Hopefully people dont do crazy things with my name or email address on here… I am just so mad I wasnt thinking ..

September 4th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Nedly says:

This person is striking again with the same vehicle and back story. This time the email address is “kellywilson064@gmail.com”. Same location for the car “eBay warehouse number 29,in Lynnwood, WA”, but the Whois lookup of the originating IP in the full header declared Los Angeles, CA. I have reason to believe this person is using a service like Bananatag to track emails, which is why the most of their ads ask for people to bypass Craigslist servers by putting the scam artists direct email address under something like the condition of the car. Do not fall for it peeps!!

October 9th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

jessicasan says:

There is another person striking i guess and there email is michelle.allen699@gmail.com And this person said to me the same thing here except address is to ebay warehouse number 27 washington headquarters i hope this helps !!! They were selling a corrola for 1500$ its too good to be true. And this is a message they sent to me when i asked for their address and a schedule time so i can see the car. Replied “Hi again the car is stored with all the paperwork in eBay warehouse number 27, in Washington headquarters in container, sealed and ready for delivery. The transaction will be made thru eBay because they can protect both of us and they also offer 10 days inspection period. You’ll have 10 days to test/drive the car before decided to keep it or not. If the vehicle is not like I described you’ll ship it back on my expense and they will give you a full refund. eBay will hold the funds until you receive the car with all the papers work. Only after you confirm them that you wanna keep it they will release me the funds. In this way you will be able to inspect the vehicle before committing to buy it.

If you want to start the transaction with eBay reply me your full name, delivery address and your phone, then eBay will contact you with further instructions.

Here are some pictures with my car: http://www.use.com/supersize.pl?set=118c9d89b55114e9aa38

Thank you.”

This is the wrongest thing to do and cheat. I hate people like this!!!!!
Hope i help someone before its too late!!

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I was searching craigslist and ran across someone I thought was interested in selling a 2005 White Honda Accord. And after I asked for a VIN# to look the car up to check it out because the price was just too good to be true, they sent 28 pictures and a information on how I could go about starting the process here’s their reply, using the name of Allison J. Smith and email address allisonsm2@gmail.com, thanks to this site they really could have gotten me! And anyone who gave their information couldn’t feel as stupid as me!

REPLY: Thank you for contacting me about my 2005 Honda Accord EXL. The car is in great shape with 57,226 mileage, it’s automatic with 6-Cylinder. I’m the first owner, it was never been involved in accidents and has clear title.
I am selling it for $1,500 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and brings me bad memories. Along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and moved to my brother in Washington, trying to start a new life.
I want to use eBay services, so if you’re interested in purchasing the car just reply me your full name, full address and phone number, so I can notify eBay. Once that is done, they will contact you in the next 24 hours to explain the entire procedure.

PLEASE people beware this has taught me a valuable lesson. I keep saying “THEY” because who knows whether this is a man or woman. But we know for sure it’s a person with no morals at all…..There should be a way criminals such as them be called out….No face to the game of scamming!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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This is an email thread back and forth from me and so called bianca in regards to me buying his or her 2007 Nissan Altima with 95000 miles on it. We need to stay on top of people like this here’s just one email thread between the two of us make sure you do your homework people! Hope this help somebody else from getting scammed.

Lol I knew you were scamming me bitch!

2007 Nissan Altima SCAM

I emailed a “woman” about a 2007 Nissan Altima listed at $2500. I emailed her right away of course because the price was great! And she mentioned she wanted to sell through eBay.com which I thought was a little peculiar . So I went ahead and googled this so-called storage container in lynwood, wa and that lead me here. I know know that this is a scam! The EXACT SAME wording was used! Someone just copy and pasted a template for the emails that these people are trying to scm! The worst part is the post is still up! http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4572703789.html

The email behind this is Elena.vrd22@gmail.com

My original email: Hi! I am interested in your 2007 Nissan.
I was curious as to if there was anything wrong the car since the low price? Also I was curious as to your gas mileage and where you are located ? -thanks!
Sent from my iPhone

Her response:

Thank you for contacting me about my 2007 Nissan Altima SL. The car is in great shape with 82,326 mileage, it’s automatic with 6-Cylinder. I’m the first owner, it was never been involved in accidents and has clear title.
I am selling it for $2,500 because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and brings me bad memories. Along with my daughter we decided to sell the house and moved to my brother in Washington, trying to start a new life.

I want to use eBay services, so if you’re interested in purchasing the car just reply me your full name, full address and phone number, so I can notify eBay. Once that is done, they will contact you in the next 24 hours to explain the entire procedure.

Thanks!

we exchanged other emails as well, that matched what others have posted about this scammer! The so called car is “located” in contained 29 in Lynwood,wa?

beware of this scammer!

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0 Comments. Posted by kylieeheltonn on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm.

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On Jan 15, 2015 5:04 PM, “Bianca Stahlheber” wrote:
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Vehicle:2007 NISSAN ALTIMA 3.5 SE/3.5 SL>
VIN:1N4BL21E97C118875
Your vehicle has

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Lana wrote:
I just had my husband, (police officer) run the Vin, and it dies not come back as a Nissan Altima??

On Jan 15, 2015 4:57 PM, “Bianca Stahlheber” wrote:
the car will be shipped at your home door and you will test it for 5 days. VIN: 1n4bl21e97c118875

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Lana wrote:
Is it going to list an address of where I can go to view the car and drive it and have the VIN number run?

On Jan 15, 2015 4:47 PM, “Bianca Stahlheber” wrote:
ok i will contact ebay to open a case and they will email you with the payment invoice

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 4:45 PM, Lana wrote:
Alana Allred
9686 south 2200 west #1
South Jordan , Utah 84095

On Jan 15, 2015 4:43 PM, “Bianca Stahlheber” wrote:
so if you wanna move forward in this deal please email me your full name and shipping address and i will contact ebay to open a case with this transaction and they will send you all details that you need

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 4:39 PM, Bianca Stahlheber wrote:
please read in the invoice and you will see that you are protected by ebay buyer protection program for any issues but i assure you that is not the case. 2nd thing is that you will pay ebay not me. Only if you accept the car ebay will release the money to me if not they will refund you in full and the car will be shipped back on my expense

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 4:36 PM, Lana wrote:
I will need to see it test drive it and run it through the DMV to make sure it doesn’t come back with a stolen VIN number.

On Jan 15, 2015 4:34 PM, “Bianca Stahlheber” wrote:
i can accept $2000 only if the payment is made today to ebay as you read on the invoice

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Lana wrote:
Would you be willing to take 2000 for it? I have cash but that’s all I have unfortunately let me know thanks.

On Jan 15, 2015 4:03 PM, “Bianca Stahlheber” wrote:
ok, thanks for your time and all my best regards

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Lana wrote:
Thank you for taking the time to explain the process to me, however at this time I’m going to have to respectfully decline. Good luck and hope you sell your car soon

On Jan 15, 2015 3:44 PM, “Bianca Stahlheber” wrote:
Look how the process works. I have briefly described the eBay transaction steps below. You will receive the car before any money is released to me. You will get the chance to inspect it, test drive it and everything you like while your money is still safely held in eBay’s account. ONLY after you confirm to eBay that you agree with the vehicle, they will release the money to me.
If, for some reason, you disagree with the car (I assure you that is NOT going to happen since my car is in immaculate condition inside and out) it will be shipped back to me on MY EXPENSE and eBay will send you your money back.
If you wish to proceed further, I will need your complete name and address so I can start the transaction with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection Program.
Let me know if we can get the ball rolling.

Scam reported at FightTheScams.com


From: Rosemary Hills
Date: January 13, 2015 at 6:41:23 PM EST
To: Rod
Subject: Re: Is the rhino still available?
Hi,
First of all thank you for your interest. The rhino is in perfect condition, no electric problems, no accidents. No scratches, never been repainted. I’m selling this rhino because my child of only 24 died 4 months ago in a car accident, a drunk driver hit him and his fiancee. He was with his fiance’s car coming to our home at his little brother birthday of 16 years old. The rhino belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it. The final price is $1,500.Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay Protection Program. We will take care of the shipping so don’t worry.

We hope to hear soon from you.
Here you have some pictures uploaded : http://www.use.com/a6202e10326728c0fb9a

Details:
Engine Size: 660
Drive Train: 4-Wheel Drive
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior color: Green
Title: Clear

Thank you

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An ad on craigslist was posted for a blue 2008 Mini Cooper S in South Jersey for $3000. A phone number was included, so I texted it. However, a text reply came back essentially saying that the car was available for $1500, and that I needed to send my email for more information. The following email came from Alice Smith, and the email address is: smithalice1983@gmail.com

“Hello ,

Thanks for being interested in buying my Mini Cooper. It is in a good condition, no scratches, no damages, never been implicated in any accidents, no problems at the engine, runs very well. It has an 1.6 Tubo Charged, gas, 79,720 miles, a perfect car. The price is , $2,500. The only thing I am selling its because my husband died 2 months ago, now as a woman I don`t need it (reminds me of him)…

Thank”

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I responded to this truck for sale and in response I got was the following:
His medical team is being deployed on Jan 28th for 1 year to Afganistan not worth keeping insurance and paying storage fees, truck has 48,553 miles on it never any problems, clean title in his name using the name Senior Medic Sgt David Nelson. Got another one saying he is in Nevada Army National Guard but listed in other states to gain more exposure and sell faster, also delivery will be managed by him but deal is going thru ebay.

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Hi again,

Like I’ve told you in my first email i am in the Air Force and recently i was transferred to the AFB from the Knob Noster, Missouri. However this is not a problem because i am a member of the ebay buyer protection program since 2008 and i left the car at their warehouse from Kansas City, Missouri. So now i have a contract for this deal with them. In this way it can be delivered directly to your home address in a few days. The delivered fees are already paid by me. I can assure you that the car is in perfect working condition and waiting to be shipped anywhere along with all the documents. If you are really interested to buy the car, please include in the next email your full name, your full shipping address and your ph #. I will send your info to the ebay representatives and they will register you as a potential buyer and after that they will contact you with all the details that you need to complete this deal. I sent you some pictures.

Thank you and stay safe,
Lt. Gloria Williams

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 9:31 AM, Larry wrote:
I am a serious buyer. Can you send additional pictures. Also, where are you located?

Sent from my mobile device

On Jan 17, 2015, at 11:27 AM, Gloria Williams wrote:

Hello,

I’ve received your email regarding the 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo. The car is still for sale. It has 190,500 Original Miles, Engine 3.0L Gasoline and Automatic Transmission. The car runs very strong and straight, idles smoothly. Drives very tightly and accelerates on demand. I’m asking $2,350 for it, not negotiable. The car belonged to my father who passed away this year after a long bout with cancer and brings me a lot of memories that make me suffer and this is the reason for what I want to sell it as soon as possible. I am in the Air Force and we are preparing for an important mission so I hope that I would find a serious buyer in a few days. If you have any other questions, or need more info and pics please free to ask.

Sincerely,
Lt. Gloria Williams

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Complete a CARFAX transaction in 4 simple steps:
1. Buyer and Seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price. Seller contacts CARFAX Vehicle Purchase Department with the transaction details;
2. The Buyer receives an invoice and sends the payment to CARFAX Vehicle Purchase Department. After the payment is verified by CARFAX Vehicle Purchase Department, the Seller will initiate the shipping. The Seller has three (3) business days to provide a tracking number to both the Buyer and CARFAX Vehicle Purchase Department. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer;
3. The Buyer receives the vehicle and has three (3) business days to inspect it. If it is as described and as agreed, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses it, the money for the transaction is refunded;
4. After the inspection period is over (3 business days), the Buyer must contact CARFAX Vehicle Purchase Department with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, he will receive the refund only after our department will verify that the vehicle is returned to the Seller. If the Buyer accepts the vehicle, the payment will be sent to the Seller within three (3) business days.
Inspection Period:
The Buyer receives the vehicle and has three (3) business days to inspect it. If it is as described and as agreed, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses it, the Buyer has the right to request a refund.
Refunds:
The buyer has the option of refusing the vehicle and request a refund, in this case our department will process the request in maximum three (3) business days.

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