Western Union Money Transfer scams?!

Discussion in 'Community' started by ITASOR, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Oneida, NY
    #1
    Ok, so I posted the laptop I have in my sig on my local Craigslist. HOLY COW! My gmail is sitting with 100MB (about 2,000+) e-mails from "people" wanting to buy my laptop through Western Union Cash Transfer.

    Anyone else have this happen?
     
  2. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Stay away from these, these are the classic "out of ebay" scam
     
  3. calyxman macrumors 6502a

    calyxman

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    #3
    Yeah, when I was in the banking business they referred to this as the Nigerian scam. We've had customers in other regions lose hundreds of thousands of dollars because they fell for these kind of scams.

    Stay away as far as you can.
     
  4. ITASOR thread starter macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Oneida, NY
    #4
    Yeah, thanks. I already knew it was a scam but it's crazy how many people are doing it!

    They're horrible e-mails too, they don't even look real.
     

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