Nigerian Prince on Ebay wants an iPhone 4 lolz

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by akal575, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. akal575 macrumors member

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    Just got this message about the iPhone I'm selling on ebay.

    Seems legit ;)

    You think the guy would at least put a little more effort in, seeing I wasn't even listing this on craigalist LOL

    Dear akal4295,

    I am interested in this your item.It is urgently needed for my Client who is in Nigeria.I am ready to pay you for the item, I will be making payment via BANK TRANSFER.So if your willing to sell this item,pls make sure that you end the auction on craigslist. Do provide me with your information needed for immediate payment:Your Full Name and address,bank details and also with the cost of shipping the item via EMS POST okay, Looking forward to hear from you also this is where to ship the item to blow...

    SHIPPING INFORMATION

    NAME: SUNDAY OWOLABI
    ADDRESS: #20 ABOLEJA STREET OFF AGOISHAGA MARKET SANGO OTTA
    CITY: SANGO OTTA
    STATE: OGUN STATE
    COUNTRY: NIGERIA
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yup, that seems legit.
     

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  3. Tankfantry macrumors regular

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    Sounds like a great deal to me. I just got an email from Nigeria stating I had some long lost uncle who had millions stashed at a local bank and I only need to send them $2500.00 to help bribe the money from officials.
    :rolleyes:
     
  4. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

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    Its funny how those people always tell you to end your listings on craigslist even-though thats not possible. Just have a little fun and have them send you a bunch of checks or letter to some address so they will lose their own money in the process. Last time I had them send stuff to the superior court...
     
  5. frostraven macrumors member

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    Haha nice. You know just last week I had an auction bought out on ebay from another nigerian scammer and learned my lesson about requiring immediate payment on buyout. I had to sit and wait a week (til today) to close the case i had open. Luckily I relisted the item and sold it, but the wait times suck. Nothing but money tied up.

    Now if only paypal would release my funds!
     
  6. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    My sister's friend is selling her iPhone 3GS on eBay and got an email from someone in Nigeria too! LOL.
     
  7. California King macrumors 65816

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    Lol, ship the item to blow? Also, the guy's name is Sunday, lmao
     
  8. whynot83706 macrumors 6502

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    They should at least use different country from time to time.
     
  9. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Sunday is actually a fairly common Nigerian name.

     
  10. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    I sort of had this same problem when I sold my 3G,
    well this was my first time selling on eBay.

    Even if you have a debit card on Paypal's website, you still need to verify it in order to receive funds.

    check all the emails sent by paypal and ebay, there will be a link somewhere in there.
     

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