Sound Like A Scam To You...

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Sound Like A Scam To You...

Post by Karizmatik » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:34 pm

Original E-mail I recieved...I played along out of curiosity

2003 Dodge Neon SE
From: Arthur Powell (arthur.pak47@yahoo.com.)

Hello,
I just place a look on the item you placed on website and am highly interested in immediate purchase of the item,but before i move further i will like to ask some question regarding on the item.

1 :- Is the item available for sale as for now ?

2 :- What is the condition of the item ?

3 :- Do accept Check as mode of payment?

4 :- Where is the item located ?

5 :- What is the final price of the item ?

6 :- Will you let my global shipping company to come to your house for the pick up of the item cos i don't want you to worry yourself about the shipping of the item.?

7:- if accepted kindly get back to me with your full name and contact address including your phone number so that check could be issue to you.

Arthur Powell.

His reply

Hello

Thanks for the quick respond am okay with the price of the item and i also got ur payment information,concerning the shipping.... shipping cost would be added to the payment coming to your way which means that you will be receiving a check payment that will be more than the sales amount of ur item,so once you receive the check you will deduct the sales amount of ur item and then transfer the rest excess funds to the shipping company that will come and shcedule the pickup of the item down to where it was wanted..Let me know if u will be able to do that so that the check cound be issue out today via ups..and we also need trust in this transactions between me and you..

Then My Reply...

Where would the car be shipped to ? If it's far I don't understand why u'd want mine, I gotta be honest.. There are prolly 2 billion Neons out there for sale. Also, I just want to get this correct.. Your going to send me a check, it's going to pay for the car plus whatever it cost to ship it. I get the check, I deposit it into my account or get it cashed or whatever. Then I send money that you gave me for the shipping to whatever shipping company you want to use. They come get the car. Then of course I'd just transfer the funds to the lein holder and have them ship you the title or I'd ship it to ya. Is that in the ballpark of what would go down ?

His reply...

Yes you are correct,the Car will be pickup Internationaly to Benin Republick,so that is why u dint have to worry ur self about shipping,so once u got the check all u have to do is to get you item amount deduct and transfer the rest excess funds to the shippers that will come and pickup the item,i will provide you the shippers info as soon as u got the check,and u will have to make sure u got the excess funds transfer to the shippers sameday u got the check..i will go ahead and contact the bank to get the check issue out to you so that u can get it asap..

It was through craigslist, what you think lol

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Post by ZeroChad » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:44 pm

:bs:

Where do these people get off? The Benin Republic is right next to Nigeria if that tells ya anything.
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Post by [DJ]Tomski » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:02 pm

yup, scam for sure.
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Post by titansxt » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:20 pm

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Post by lolelectricbluesxt » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:51 pm

I've actually seen that exact email before.
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Post by contagious18 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:17 pm

i got sumtin like dat before when i was selling my sis car. they where giving me 1000 over the asking price so i said Fk dat
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Post by dgodard » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:38 pm

Get the check and give him a finger lol
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Post by racer12306 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:45 pm

definite scam
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Post by Karizmatik » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:29 pm

dgodard wrote:Get the check and give him a finger lol
I was thinking the same thing lol

P.S. Sorry for putting this in the wrong section orginally.

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Post by jrumann59 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:44 pm

dgodard wrote:Get the check and give him a finger lol
Why the check is probably no good. The key there being the shipping company is either the prime or is getting a decent percentage of the difference. Its a derivative of the Nigerian E-Mail Scam.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:29 pm

Worthless thread. Obvious its a scam from the very first email he sent you. Delete.

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Post by Chibits12 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:47 pm

jrumann59 wrote:Its a derivative of the Nigerian E-Mail Scam.
Which can now be called the "Beninigerian scam."
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Post by lambostealth » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:15 am

Dude!!!

You are missing a GOLDEN opportunity to be a pimp.......

Send that mofo a toy Neon, but when you send it, make sure you mark it a high price for customs, they have to pay like 20% or some crap for import taxes.......just mark it as jewelry, or rare item, and like $5000 for the value.

I'll even help pay for the shipping.......
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Post by Diablo0 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:17 am

:lol: yeah... scam... I like Chris' idea though, :rofl:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:56 am

:ban: scammers.
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Post by Chibits12 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:57 am

Send him those Neon Hotwheels. :D
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Post by biggrobb1995 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:10 pm

Definite scam. Seems like this is happening more often around here lately. Mr. Holliday, I like your way of thinking bro. :thumbup:
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Post by lolelectricbluesxt » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:22 am

lambostealth wrote:Dude!!!

You are missing a GOLDEN opportunity to be a pimp.......

Send that mofo a toy Neon, but when you send it, make sure you mark it a high price for customs, they have to pay like 20% or some crap for import taxes.......just mark it as jewelry, or rare item, and like $5000 for the value.

I'll even help pay for the shipping.......
I've seen this done before, to some scammers from the UK trying to get some dudes laptop. The results were rather hilarious.
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Post by lambostealth » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:40 am

Yeah, I can't take credit at all, it was some asshole pulling the SAME email for an apple laptop, they went pretty damn far with the pseudo-scam........they even got people that actually lived in the UK to stakeout the shipping addy for the guys reaction to getting a binder with keyboard keys taped to it.......I'll see if I can dig it up.......



EDIT: Success, http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/index.html
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Post by lolelectricbluesxt » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:45 am

lambostealth wrote:Yeah, I can't take credit at all, it was some asshole pulling the SAME email for an apple laptop, they went pretty damn far with the pseudo-scam........they even got people that actually lived in the UK to stakeout the shipping addy for the guys reaction to getting a binder with keyboard keys taped to it.......I'll see if I can dig it up.......



EDIT: Success, http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/index.html
That is actually the exact article I was thinking about.
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Post by OverDrive418 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:31 pm

Hmmmmmm :-k ....sounds strangely familiar...
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Post by DannyBoy » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:50 pm

That's like, the number 1 craigslist scam.

Every time I post items for sale, I always get at least of those emails.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:21 pm

Chibits12 wrote:Send him those Neon Hotwheels. :D
Where do you get these? I want one!
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Post by SX_2.0_Monkey » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:52 pm

DannyBoy wrote:That's like, the number 1 craigslist scam.

Every time I post items for sale, I always get at least of those emails.
how many emails! The suspense is killing me! :lol:

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Post by yellowpatrol » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:54 pm

He couldn't find the infinite key.
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Post by Chibits12 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:31 am

yellowpatrol wrote:
Chibits12 wrote:Send him those Neon Hotwheels. :D
Where do you get these? I want one!
Like this:

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Post by yellowpatrol » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:51 am

That's no Neon
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Post by half_twisted » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:35 pm

send him a 2gn key chain, out of $5k that would be a $4994.50 come up if you deduct the $5.50 for the key chain.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:04 pm

'ell yeah, I like the idea of sending him something that is "high item" for the 20% customs charge :lol: :rofl:
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Post by yellowpatrol » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:12 am

kc2002acr wrote:'ell yeah, I like the idea of sending him something that is "high item" for the 20% customs charge :lol: :rofl:
I've never shipped things in this way, so the idea sounds good, but won't the scammer notice when they show him the box that is no bigger than a shoebox? Couldn't he just refuse it at that point, knowing that he'd been had? How are these taxes "forced" upon him?
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