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capetonian



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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Location: Oahu

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:38 am    Post subject: Scammers still active Reply with quote

The scammers are still active on the classifieds. paulpeter0002@yahoo.com from Cairo is the latest.
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killeen_john



Joined: 04 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, just got one from paulpeter0002@yahoo.com as well:

Thanks for your mail, i do want you to know that am ok with the price but am from Cairo and the payment will be by check ONLY, as i have a contact in the State who will make payment to you on my behalf by check drawn from U.S bank. so if you are ok with this, get back to me asap with your details needed for the address ion of the check such as below:

Name to be on the check:-
Address where check will be received by you:-
Phone Number's such as Mobile,Land line and Office Number:-
Last Price:-

As regards the shipment, i have a responsible shipping agent that will come for pick up as soon as you received your money and confirm this to me, i will ask my shipper to come for the pick up asap..
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another one.
You get an unsolicited check in the mail for no reason.
You cash it.
It's valid, free money, with no strings.
The catch?
When the sender gets the endorsed check back, the flip side now has your bank account information numbers on it. Buh-BYE cash and savings.

Whether it's free money or a wide board, there's no such thing as a free lunch.

Mike \m/
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chadperkins



Joined: 10 Dec 2001
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got 2 emails from this guy. I told him that I will not send anything until his check clears. I told him the best way is to send a cashiers check. I know that this is a scam but I will try to play with him as much as I can. I think I will ask that he send the check to my office since I am a prosecutor and see how much he is paying attention.
Chad
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xander.arch



Joined: 23 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got the same message from Mr. PaulPeter as well. Obviously this is a scam. I briefly looked at the FTC's site for a place to file a report but couldn't find anything. I probably didn't look hard enough. Are there any other agencies that we can file his e-mail with so that some kind of watch or investigation can start?
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, this is a state-sponsored operation that has been running from Nigeria since about the time Al Gore first heard about the internet. Not only are thousands of people involved, but they're not in U.S. jurisdiction. Your only defense is looking gift horses in the mouth.

Mike \m/
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wdsurf



Joined: 22 May 1999
Posts: 216

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:18 pm    Post subject: paulpeterpeckerhead Reply with quote

Very Happy got 6 emails from the guy.just tell,em PAYPAL ONLY you will never hear from him again. Razz
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killeen_john



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another scammer this morning responded with the same email for two of my adds: sandraalex0012@hotmail.com

sandra alex (sandraalex0012@hotmail.com) writes:
Dear seller,
I hereby wish to inform you that i am interested in the purchase from you. I saw the advert on the internet today, Kindly give me your best offer.Will you accept a certified check/money order as payment?I have interested and colleague of mine who will be ready to send you payment by post when we both finally agree on terms. If its still available for sale,provide the detailsbelow...
YOUR NAME............
ADDRESS FULL .....
TEL. NUMBER.........
LAST PRICE................
Regard
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human_catapult



Joined: 20 Nov 2007
Posts: 372

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

water is still wet?
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human_catapult



Joined: 20 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people choose to have fun with these guys. Check this site out for some funny stories of scammers getting baited and scammed back:


http://www.419eater.com/html/hall_of_shame.htm
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