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Here is one of those phishy e-mails that many of you have seen before on craigslist ads. Chopay, if this is real you should respond to this ad. If not, you are swine food and the buzzards will vommit on you then eat you. Below is the e-mail from said swine:



I want to know if your item is still available for sale and the last price including the new picture,i have a good transporter that will come for the pickup in your house when we both agreed on price because i will not be able to come and view the item due to my location.
My prefer mode of payment is by Money Order which can be cashed at your bank or any Money Mart around.

Awaiting your good response as i look forward living with you..

Thanks.
Chopay.

[email protected]" <[email protected]>
 

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Scam.
 

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Chopay, if this is real you should respond to this ad. If not, you are swine food and the buzzards will vommit on you then eat you. Below is the e-mail from said swine:
something tells me good buddy Chopay won't be able to make sense/read/comprehend this...
 

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"look forward to living with you" ?????
anybody that doesn't know how to speak english usually sets me off to the scam....
 

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Updated scammer message

Hello Michael,

Hope you are doing great ?

Thanks so much for the fast response, Am willing to pay your
final asking price of $150.00 for Pump.
This item will be shipped together with other items i bought in other
to reduce shipping cost for me and my method of payment will be in the
form of a Money Order which can be cashed at your bank or Money Mart
around you.

The payment will include the money for the item + the total shipping
cost because i insisted on making the whole payment at once because am
presently on a Volunteer relief Mission.
I would like to state clearly that I will also be taking care of the
shipment, because i have an account with a shipping company that ships
goods and there Transporter will be coming in as soon as my payment is
received and cashed by you and all necessary transfer papers will be
dully signed on my behalf.

I would like to trust you that Immediately you receive and confirm my
payment in your bank, you will deduct your money for your item and
wire the excess funds to the shipping agent via Western Union so that
there Transporter will be coming to your house for the pick up and
final shipment to my location.

So send me your FULL NAME, CONTACT ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER for immediate issuance of the payment.

Awaiting your good response as i look forward doing business with you.

Many thanks and God bless.

Regards.
Chopay.
 

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Just take his money, don't even send the excess, lol
Theres a site on how to scam the scammers, believe it or not some peeps do this as a hobby :D
 

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I once was sent a response like this for a bike I was selling online. I kind of egged it on a bit also. They sent me a check and everything (however I never sent them my address, they just took it from my email signature), but at the same time I was reading about scams. The checks are no good, and I think that is part of it somehow but I don't remember how. It's fun to ask them what they will be using it for. If they are sure it's what they want after the research they've done. They never answered those questions. I even told him I felt like it was a scam, and he denied that. Somewhere in my reading, I found a link to an NSA or some government page and forwarded him the link and never heard another thing from him. It was fun to mess with him a bit though.

Those websites about people scamming the scammer can be funny. They have also gone wayyyyy to far. I heard something on This American Life I think about it.... Found it: This American Life: Enforcers
 

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This is the oldest scam in the book. Google it. They send you a cashiers check, you deposit it, you send them the shipping fee, their check bounces a couple of weeks later, you lose a couple of hundred bucks. Do whatever you want to him, string him along for a while, just don't send any money or personal info.
 

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from drop dead gorgeous....

If they ask you to take your top off, get the money first.
 

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What the fuck. I just got that message 2 days ago The dude wants to buy my bike. I didn't know what to make of it.I just wrote the same price its listed for. He wrote back ok. I gave my address phone number. He said he's sending me the money plus shipping via money order. I am nervous now. What could he do. There is no bank info. This sucks.
 

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If he has asked you to send ANY of the money anywhere else, you are facing a scam. If that's the case, just blow it all off. If the check comes, tell him you are going to mail it back, and do so if you can get an address.

Remember, the check is bogus/fake, so you have nothing to worry about as long as you don't cash it. He's not going to do anything, don't worry about it.

Keep trying to sell your bike to real people for real money.
 

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I thought money orders were the same as cash. I thought you could take it to your bank and cash it for cash
This is why the scam works. The bank will, in all probabililty, immediately credit your account, so you figure the money order must be good. Then you return the "excess" funds to the scammer, but the money order turns out to be a forgery and a week later your bank takes its money back out of your account. In other words, Money Orders are not as secure as everyone treats them, this is the basis for the con.
 

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Yes, the scammers send a fake check. I had one send me a check for $18,000. They send a check for more then the amount you are asking and ask you to Western Union the difference. The difference, of course, comes from your real bank account, you send it, then their check bounces. It sounds really easy to trace and arrest someone, except in Nigeria, where most of these are based, there is no legal system enforcing this. I am an I.T. pro, and traced the IP address of the sender to Nigeria. The Secret Service (they oversee forged instruments, including checks) said there is nothing anyone can do about it. (I of course knew it was a scam, but I played along to see the fake check, and it was an e-mail address not tied to any personal info).
 

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the video is great
"419 is just a game. I am the winna you are da lossa oil refinery"

Don't send him back any money and you are fine.
 

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Not really a scam.

Me, I'm livin' large because I helped a nice man from Nigeria inherit his oil company money. He said he was a good christian an everything.
 
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