Scamming the scammer...part II

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by fBaran, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. fBaran macrumors regular

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    Do you all remember p-p-p-powerbook? I was selling my pc and monitor on craigslist, so an attempt for a scam was inevitable. I'm going to make the best of this. I should also add I'm getting scammed by the same IP address with a different name for my xBox. I'll be doing the same with that.
    Also as a disclaimer, I'm using an address of where I used to work.

    I have email and pics of everything so far. I'll start with the beginning...

    I describe the item, condtion and all, in my add. And of course I get the classic:
    So I say yes, it certainly is just like I described it in the add, and reply to his email. Later that night...
    Hohohohoho, boy. Did I see that coming or what!
    I says in reply
    For you non-native Frenchh speakers, Enculer Silvuplay is grammatically incorrect for starters, and it means, in the formal manner, "f_ck please"
    Looks like he doesn't know French.

    He's pretty quick with that payment!
    I got back to him IMMEDIATELY, as he requested ;)
    You know, just in case I don't check my email compulsively.
    So, I get to weigh my PC and 21" CRT monitor.
    That's pretty light, don't you think? He didn't.
    First class sca-...I mean service! Straight to my doorstep!
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    Now here's my USPS confirmation. I had to attach it because it's pretty big.
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    Here's where my story ends....for now. Anybody want to pitch in some ideas? Help out?
     

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  2. iBlue macrumors Core

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  3. fBaran thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. makisushi macrumors 6502

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    I also love 419eater.

    those are for nigerian scams.
    One of my clients is a law firm, that recently represented a guy who was taken for about 1.2 million by a nigerian scam. He was being prosecuted because he had "borrowed" the money from his business in which he was partner.
     
  5. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    I haven't been to that site, but got one of those recently, and decided to have at it. So I gave him my contact information (er, actually, the local FBI office's contact information)...
     
  6. fBaran thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. clayj macrumors 604

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    So he's paying shipping and duties on $2455 worth of merchandise? What's that gonna cost him, $100? :D
     
  8. fBaran thread starter macrumors regular

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    Honestly, I have no idea. If it is gonna cost him that little, oh well. It's still worth it for me. I don't have to take out the trash that way. Plus, I had to go to FedEx anyways :)
     
  9. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Well I haven't read the entire tariff act it looks like it's a minimum of 5%... but there could be exceptions.

    Maybe next time you can send the scamer this book to help him turn his life around. :D
     
  10. fBaran thread starter macrumors regular

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    LMAO! That's great. Maybe I will. After all, he's trying to scam me for my xBox with different name...from the same IP address.
     
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  12. mac.head.high macrumors regular

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    Next time, send a Nokia N-Gage. That will teach anyone a lesson.
     

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