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Old 07-26-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Remember my topic about eBay selling help? And the Nigerian scammers? ....



look at an email I got:

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I'm interested in purchasing your item for a UNICEF Programme in Nigeria, i will pay you 700.00$ for the item including the shipment cost of the item to Nigeria and i would pay you through PayPal. I would need the details below for the payment to be made:

Full Name:
Item Number:
PayPal Email Address:
Total Cost:

Reply me with this details and the payment would be made. If you wish to further this transaction you can email me at j.clarke2@yahoo.com.

Best Regards,
John Clarke.

I'm assuming thats what you guys were talkign about?
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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Yeah, exactly. Did that just happen recently? If so, expect to get like 80 messages from E-Bay saying you got spammed. Same thing happened to me when I sold my PSP...I got a messsge from a guy in Nigeria who "works in a general store and promised the item to a customer." Then he said it would shame him, his family, and his store if I didn't sell it to him. Two days later, E-Bay had spam flags all over my profile.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:26 PM   #3
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yeah I just saw it for the first time like half an hour ago so Im assuming I received it over night, thank god I asked.

Though I wouldnt have shipped it to Nigeria anyway lol.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Remember my topic about eBay selling help? And the Nigerian scammers? ....

Sorry I missed the initial thread, what the scam?
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:00 PM   #5
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Sorry I missed the initial thread, what the scam?

There are many ways they do this scam. My job is being a phone operator and we relay phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing, but since it is a public service anyone can use it. What happens most of hte time at my job is that Nigerians look up internet classifieds or just call random numbers and try to buy things using fraudulent credit card numbers and money orders. Loads of people fall for this scam everyday and I hear it's actually the most profitable part of the Nigerian economy. Don't know how true that last statement is though.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:07 PM   #6
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There are many ways they do this scam. My job is being a phone operator and we relay phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing, but since it is a public service anyone can use it. What happens most of hte time at my job is that Nigerians look up internet classifieds or just call random numbers and try to buy things using fraudulent credit card numbers and money orders. Loads of people fall for this scam everyday and I hear it's actually the most profitable part of the Nigerian economy. Don't know how true that last statement is though.

CNN ran a story about how corrupt nigeria is with stealing people's identities not too long ago. i think it is their biggest part of the economy there. what a great country!

what the heck are u selling that's worth $700?
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: Remember my topic about eBay selling help? And the Nigerian scammers? ....

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look at an email I got:



I'm assuming thats what you guys were talkign about?


lol. told you.

check out thescambaiter.com

It will make you laugh for weeks.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:21 PM   #8
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Default Re: Remember my topic about eBay selling help? And the Nigerian scammers? ....

Id definitely would not do any business with people from Africa. I saw programming about this kind of scam on Dateline NBC a couple days ago where some guy used a pic of a hot girl and was talking to guys in the US and then they would chat everyday for about a month or two and then she wants to get married to the US guy so the US guy assuming its true sends her money to come to the US... long story short African guy uses pic of hot girl to scam white guy out of $10,000
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:04 PM   #9
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Default Re: Remember my topic about eBay selling help? And the Nigerian scammers? ....

my friend got scammed big time!

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Hello, I am very interested in your item, and i will like to buy it urgently!,so i wanna ask you if its in good condition,and maybe you do accept Western Union Branded MONEY ORDER (BidPay) and if you do please inform me so that i will proceed to payment,and also to save you excess bills and because of my urgency i will be the one to pick up the item with my fedex account once the payment is approved via email by BidPay,because I am in england and i am buying this for a friend's son in west africa that is celebrating his birthday next week and i have been promising him all this while now i said i should, so i will handle the shipping my self to west africa,and i will like to inform you that i will be adding extra $50 because of my urgency. If it is okay by you , please reply me a.s.a.p with your full name and address and lbs of the package so that i can proceed to payments immediately!thanks
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:13 PM   #10
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Funny thing is I listed my item as 420 and they offered 700. Must be a rook.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:36 PM   #11
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Default Re: Remember my topic about eBay selling help? And the Nigerian scammers? ....

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There are many ways they do this scam. My job is being a phone operator and we relay phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing, but since it is a public service anyone can use it. What happens most of hte time at my job is that Nigerians look up internet classifieds or just call random numbers and try to buy things using fraudulent credit card numbers and money orders. Loads of people fall for this scam everyday and I hear it's actually the most profitable part of the Nigerian economy. Don't know how true that last statement is though.

is it ip relay! i love that thing. so funny. go ahead.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:24 PM   #12
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is it ip relay! i love that thing. so funny. go ahead.

Yep. I used that thing before for prank calls too and now I started working there they make my life miserable
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:40 PM   #13
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Default Re: Remember my topic about eBay selling help? And the Nigerian scammers? ....

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Funny thing is I listed my item as 420 and they offered 700. Must be a rook.
No, that's how they do. This is a somewhat modified version of it but what he'll do is say he's going to send you some ridiculous some of money via check (like 1000$ on an item you only were wanting like 50$ for), but he needs you to do him a favor and forward 250$ of that to this other person as soon as you cash the check and he'll make up some reason he can't do it. You'll get the 1000$ check, deposit it, and then send the 250$ on. A week later, your bank realizes the check was fake and your account gets backcharged for the 250$
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No, that's how they do. This is a somewhat modified version of it but what he'll do is say he's going to send you some ridiculous some of money via check (like 1000$ on an item you only were wanting like 50$ for), but he needs you to do him a favor and forward 250$ of that to this other person as soon as you cash the check and he'll make up some reason he can't do it. You'll get the 1000$ check, deposit it, and then send the 250$ on. A week later, your bank realizes the check was fake and your account gets backcharged for the 250$
yep i had something like that come to me when i was selling some car parts, they were going to buy the parts and have a friend pick them up...they would send me a check for nearly twice what i wanted for the parts, then i was to give a check to their buddies to cover the costs they would inccur shipping the parts out of the country..i said no problem, shoot me the check and i'll bank it and as soon as it has cleared i'll give your friends a call to come pick up the parts...they never called back...lol
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