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Old 02-09-2008, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I responded to this ad on a local web.

Re: Reply to your "Wts : BlackBerry Curve 8320" Ad on Kijiji

Hello, Thanks for your enquiries, We have this Model of mobile
phone in store for sale right now we sell the BlackBerry Curve 8320 at the
sum of 250usd This is a brand new Mobile Phone,unlocked,Sealed in
manufacturer box with complete accessories and they work perfectly well.
We are given this Mobile Phone out with the warranty of 1year and Shipment
is via FedEx this is 48hrs shipment that is 2days delivery and it is a home
delivery to your door step. Shipping Charges cost 50usd to Kitchener.
Payment is guarantee via western union money transfer for units sales and
bank to bank wire transfer for bulk order.. So the total cost of your
order including shipping would be.... (1Unit) BlackBerry Curve 8320 :
250usdShipping Charges : 50usd Total Cost : 300USD. So do email me your
full name, full shipping address including contact phone number so we can
proceed with the order and would be ready for shipment once payment is
confirmed,ok Awaiting your response.RegardsMoo.


Hello ,

Here is the name and address you would be sending the payment to, So i am given you 100% assurance on this it is legit deal and i would want you to know that immediately payment is confirmed shipment starts and i would send to you the shipment details immediately payment is confirmed.

Receiver's First Name : Dare Yemi
Receiver's Last Name : Andrew
Address : 32 Trust Drive
City : Ikeja
State : Lagos
Country : Nigeria
ZipCode : 23401

So go now and make the payment to the name and address i gave to you now and when you get it done you just email me the details required to confirm the payment such as..

Sender's Full Name : ?
Mtcn : ?
Text Question And Answer : ?
Question : What is your first name : ?
Answer : Ted

So go and send the money in a western union local store now and get back to me with the required details as specified.

Awaiting your response
Regards,
MOO.


What do you thinks about this guys?

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Old 02-09-2008, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Anything from Nigeria is a scam.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just give the $300 to a local charity in Kitchner and you will feel better about it. Either way, you're very very likely not going to get a BB in return.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Its a scam if from nigeria.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The good ol Nigera scams are back in effect
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Definitely a scam. Stay away.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think this one is a scam . Only the ones from the former president, forced from the country with a secret bank account, are legit.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i just got an email from the IRS. Apparently, my last tax return was a little off, and if i give them my bank account info, they will pay me the sum of 74,657 to make up for the inconvenience of it. i hate scammers, i pretty much never list anything on craigslist or ebay anymore, especially electronics..

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Old 02-09-2008, 12:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I hope you're not serious. If you are, I have the Hope diamond in my garage and would gladly sell it to you for $10,000 cash in unmarked non-sequential bills.

Sorry, I know a PayPal account is very easy to set up, but I just don't think we need it. Don't you trust me?



In all seriousness, I'm only kidding. Anything from Nigeria should be looked at with a very critical eye.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Here is the name and address you would be sending the payment to, So i am given you 100% assurance on this it is legit deal and i would want you to know that immediately payment is confirmed shipment starts and i would send to you the shipment details immediately payment is confirmed.
I say go for it, you have their word the deal is legit...

Can anyone explain the Western Union part of these scams? How is it they use Western Union as part of their scams and why doesn't Western Union do something about it? I am pretty much told not to use them period...
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do, whatever you feel, but i had seen Scams like that, so better to be carefull & pay more be safe ! ! !
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I responded to this ad on a local web.

Re: Reply to your "Wts : BlackBerry Curve 8320" Ad on Kijiji

Hello, Thanks for your enquiries, We have this Model of mobile
phone in store for sale right now we sell the BlackBerry Curve 8320 at the
sum of 250usd This is a brand new Mobile Phone,unlocked,Sealed in
manufacturer box with complete accessories and they work perfectly well.
We are given this Mobile Phone out with the warranty of 1year and Shipment
is via FedEx this is 48hrs shipment that is 2days delivery and it is a home
delivery to your door step. Shipping Charges cost 50usd to Kitchener.
Payment is guarantee via western union money transfer for units sales and
bank to bank wire transfer for bulk order.. So the total cost of your
order including shipping would be.... (1Unit) BlackBerry Curve 8320 :
250usdShipping Charges : 50usd Total Cost : 300USD. So do email me your
full name, full shipping address including contact phone number so we can
proceed with the order and would be ready for shipment once payment is
confirmed,ok Awaiting your response.RegardsMoo.


Hello ,

Here is the name and address you would be sending the payment to, So i am given you 100% assurance on this it is legit deal and i would want you to know that immediately payment is confirmed shipment starts and i would send to you the shipment details immediately payment is confirmed.

Receiver's First Name : Dare Yemi
Receiver's Last Name : Andrew
Address : 32 Trust Drive
City : Ikeja
State : Lagos
Country : Nigeria
ZipCode : 23401

So go now and make the payment to the name and address i gave to you now and when you get it done you just email me the details required to confirm the payment such as..

Sender's Full Name : ?
Mtcn : ?
Text Question And Answer : ?
Question : What is your first name : ?
Answer : Ted

So go and send the money in a western union local store now and get back to me with the required details as specified.

Awaiting your response
Regards,
MOO.


What do you thinks about this guys?

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I got an email from the same address when I was trying to buy a blue nose pit bull.. major scam!
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot guys, I had bad feeling about this and you just confirmed that.
I love this forum cause I can get a feedback on so many things and can always get a helping hand from all of you.

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The guy lives on "Trust Drive" - got to be the real thing.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It is sad but there are people who do go for this stuff!
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I almost fell for this once selling my pearl on ebay. I eventually caught on to it with the fake paypal emails.
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hmmmm....
I live on Trust Dr also. Just send me the money and I promise I'll get it to my neighbor.
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yeap, scam with a capital S...
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I say go for it, you have their word the deal is legit...

Can anyone explain the Western Union part of these scams? How is it they use Western Union as part of their scams and why doesn't Western Union do something about it? I am pretty much told not to use them period...
western union is just a wire transfer service, and once the person removes the money, there is nothing WU can, or will, do. I always use paypal, or Cash in person..
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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western union is just a wire transfer service, and once the person removes the money, there is nothing WU can, or will, do. I always use paypal, or Cash in person..
I see, so basically WU is sending money from/to an unverified account and they accept no liability...
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