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2bluehawaiins



Joined: 07 Mar 2002
Posts: 171

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: scam Reply with quote

Let's just say, Do you have to even ask? Embarassed
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trey



Joined: 04 Apr 1995
Posts: 30

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isobars, I am touched by your concern for me but you will notice that of all the people that posted a reply to this thread I have been subscribing to iWindsurf the longest. Maybe I have been around the block a few more times than even you. This incident represents one of the few times that I have not simply given bike or for that matter windsurfing gear away instead of bothering to sell it. So while you are reading cautionary consumer literature I am windsurfing or riding my bikes. I will rely on the compass of my instinct instead of your sage advice.
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great; that's why it was offered as advice, not instructions. Besides, its primary target was januwan, who began the thread and seemed puzzled by the purchase offer. I added the "suspicion" reference to drive home the absolute certainty that this is a scam.

I, too, played on action toys and sports fields far more days than not for >60 years. If I had taken just one hour off from iWindsurf or American Idol and read instead about PSA testing, I'd be looking at another 22 years of vigor rather than a much earlier death sentence. Instinct is not often a good substitute for knowledge. The same goes for my entire career, living in the Gorge and Utah rather than freaking Delaware, retirement at 45, and SO much more.

Mike \m/
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pzwinakis



Joined: 03 Aug 2000
Posts: 42
Location: Santa Cruz

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Isobars has written is 100% correct at least from what I have seen.
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januwan



Joined: 27 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was fake from the beginning when "Steven" did not ask any questions about the fin. There reason I opened the thread was to get confirmation and warn others.
Thanks to all
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaaannnnd it gets even worse:

FROM DR. JAMES OBI
CHIEF ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
Federal Secretariat Towers (5th & 10th floors)
Shehu Shagari Way , Central Area, Garki, Abuja.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings to you and members of your family.

You may not really understand why this email is coming to you. I am
Dr. James Obi, from the Office of the Chief Accountant General of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Due to series of petitions received from International Organizations
and foreign individuals on claims of fraud perpetrated on them, most
of which emanating from Nigeria or its friendly network in Europe,
Asia and other parts of Africa, taking over all or part of the entire
life savings of their victims, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria
and my Office representing the Federal Government of Nigeria have had
series of meetings with the Secretary-General to the United Nations,
Mr. Ban Ki-moon. This meeting has been holding for nearly 3 months
now, but ended a few days ago with a sole objective of compensating
selected fraud victims, whose information and deals with fraudsters
was provided to us by the United Nations Internet and
Telecommunication Activities Monitoring Team.

Being the outcome of our meeting, we are sending this message to
selected fraud victims who has been scammed by various means. The
United Nations have therefore agreed to compensate them with the sum
of US$500, 000. 00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only)
each. These include some foreign contractors and inheritors that could
not receive their contract or inheritance payments, and people that
have had unfinished transactions or international businesses that
failed due to strict Government policies, those whose bank account was
hacked, apartment scam etc. And you are lucky to be one of those
selected.

Your contact details fell on the list of lucky fraud victims provided
to us by the United Nations, being the reason why we are contacting
you.It has however been agreed upon that you receive your payment with
immediate effect following approvals received from the Central Bank of
Nigeria in affiliation with the United Nations.

You are hereby advised to acknowledge receipt of this payment notice
as soon as possible, to enable us instruct the Central Bank of Nigeria
which is the United Nations Paying bank here in West Africa to pay
you.


Congratulations!


Yours Faithfully,

DR. JAMES OBI
Chief Accountant General ( Federal Republic of Nigeria )
Central Area, Garki, Abuja.
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airwave



Joined: 29 Jun 2000
Posts: 274

PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are we such a suspicious lot that we don't even know a gift when it is being offered.

I say send um your contact info and your passwords to avoid losing out.
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keycocker



Joined: 10 Jul 2005
Posts: 3353

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drat!
I hope this isn't the same James Obi who agreed to buy my old aluminum mast.
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madmax7



Joined: 07 Mar 1997
Posts: 556
Location: So Calif

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject: Scams Reply with quote

I'm interested in your item, do you still have it? if you do, i will
not be able to come over to your location to pick up right now due to
my working commitment so be considerate, i Just wanna buy the item for
my niece as a gift, but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and
mail your payment which I'm sure you will get in about 3/5 working
days. i can add ($30) extra so you can keep it for me and consider it
sold to me. i will pay via Money order so how should your name appear
on a check? and your address to mail it to? phone number needed such
as mobile Or landlines? i will include the shipment cost if you can do
that for me or will arrange for pick up after you received and cashed
your payment.

I'm trying to sell ... A kite. A 17M kite. Good luck Niece!
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madmax7



Joined: 07 Mar 1997
Posts: 556
Location: So Calif

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Scam Reply with quote

Here's another. Pics are on post

Look don't by scare at many . Im good guy . Yes we can do deal thru Paypal it is ok for me . But can I know how look the kite ? Can I see last picture from him ?
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