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Old 09-09-2006, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some of you may have seen my thread for selling a 7520. Well I got a respond through e-mail from a person saying that they wanted to purchase it. I'll show you the e-mail conversations:

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From: smith moore [mailto:matmoore01@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 3:47 AM
To: My E-mail Address
Subject: interested in you blackberry mobile


Hi seller.
I am interested in ordering your item urgently.I will like to to know if the item is in good working condition.I will also add $10 to make the transaction efficient.I will be expecting your mail if my offer is ok.
Thanks Mr Smith

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My Reply:

Iím going to assume that you are referring to the Blackberry 7520. It is still for sale, the price is $165 + Shipping. If you like the shipping to go faster you can add the $10 that you mentioned. Let me know what your zip code is so I can give you an accurate shipping cost.

Jim

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From: "smith moore"
To: "Jim"
Sent: 9/9/06 7:36 AM
Subject: RE: interested in you blackberry mobile

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the mail.So all i require from you to proceed with the payment for the item is the Total Cost for the item which includes the cost of shiping the item to my client in Nigeria though DHL Express,Also provide me with your full contact information for the payment such as your full Name,Address or Bank Details if any,of whom and where the payment for the item is to be made in beneficiary to.I will be informing you on what to do concerning the payment of the item once i have gotten all your details for the payment odf the item.
Below is my clients address in Nigeria where the item is to be sent to once the payment for the item has been made to you and you have recieved the payment approval from MoneyGram Payment.

Name; Mr Adam Edem,
Address: Block 148,Flat 3,Jakande Estate Oke-Afa Isolo,
City/State: Lagos,
Zipcode: 23401,
Country: Nigeria.

I will be expecting your soonest reply.
Thanks. Mr Smith.

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At this point I had heard of Scammers from Nigeria. So I didn't feel right continuing this transaction.

My Reply:

Jim Miller <jimbob.1000> wrote:
Mr smith I'm sorry but the unit is sold. Thank you for your interest .

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Then the kicker.

His Reply:

Hi,
Thanks for the mail.I will like to know if you can do me a favour of getting some items for my client as i am willing to transfer the sum of $10000 to your ccount for this reason.I will be expecting your mail.
Thanks

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Old 09-09-2006, 04:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Totaly scam. WTF is "willing to transfer the sime of $10000 to your account". They are phishing for your personals and account #.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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did you guys ban him or her?
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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there are scammers everywhere these days, i almost got caught a couple of times
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I got the same email
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Old 09-11-2006, 12:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have had 3 phones sell on ebay only to have these scumbags try that lame a$$ scam. Who in the world would fall for that? I guess people do or they would not try! Luckily ebay is quick to refund listing costs when this happens. Gotta be carefull selling these days.
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Ridiculous!
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These morons have "purchased" one of my bb's 3 times on ebay. Of course, I never shipped.

Bastards.
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dude i got the same email from 2 people saying "Hi seller.
I am interested in ordering your item urgently.I will like to to know if the item is in good working condition.I will also add $10 to make the transaction efficient.I will be expecting your mail if my offer is ok.
Thanks Mr Moore"
deffinatly a scam! he wanted my account number for a direct wire transfer, i said i will accept only paypal or a money order or certified check and he didnt respond after that.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Never, never do mail, phone, or internet business with someone from Nigeria (or any transaction that even mentions Nigeria in the proposition).

Nigeria is the worst scamming nation on the planet.
Nigerian scammers (credit card fraud, bank fraud, money transfer fraud, etc) are never punished by the Nigerian government.
In fact, Internet scams are even "encouraged" by the Nigerian government as a means of bringing US Dollars into their economy.

Sorry, but that's just the way it is.
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Originally Posted by cingular_agent
I have had 3 phones sell on ebay only to have these scumbags try that lame a$$ scam. Who in the world would fall for that? I guess people do or they would not try! Luckily ebay is quick to refund listing costs when this happens. Gotta be carefull selling these days.
you'd be surprised how many people fall for it.
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Old 09-15-2006, 06:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by chbak014
you'd be surprised how many people fall for it.
I got sick and tired of questions when listing items on e-bay such that all my listings state that I don't respond to enquiries from Nigeria or the Phillipines. I also state that I only accept PayPal. As a result of this I have noticed a signficant drop in the number of scammers trying to contact me.
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