Some noob is trying to scam me...thinking of shipping him...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daneoni, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4

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    ...a nice big rock with the note 'Here's your iPhone...A s s h o l e!'. Too much?
     
  2. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    That would make my day
     
  3. amd4me macrumors 6502

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    What scam is he trying to pull? The fake paypal message? The dear sir or madam? The money order scheme?
     
  4. amd4me macrumors 6502

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  5. hcoteen2008 macrumors regular

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    Tell him the phone was bricked and send him a brick...hahaha!
     
  6. aarcarr macrumors member

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    Send him one of those inserts from a case that look like an iPhone :)
     
  7. jaltamirano macrumors regular

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    lol!
     
  8. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    +1
     
  9. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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    He placed a ridiculoud bid on my auction forcing others out. When the auction ended ebay kicked him off the site. He then faked an ebay apology email saying he was wrongly kicked off and that i should infact carry out the transaction

    Following that, he fakes a PayPal payment email and promptly sends me his address in nice big bold letters. He lives in Dagenham
     
  10. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    send it to him...
     
  11. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    Give us the address so we can all send a gift
     
  12. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    we can all send him iPhone inserts
     
  13. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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    Can i legally do that? I mean i don't like the guy but i don't want unnecessary 'attention'
     
  14. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    If you want to go through with it, the next step is for you to setup a Paypal account that all of us can send you a buck in order to cover the shipping charges. Not that I've ever contributed to such nonsense in the past or anything...

    :D
     
  15. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    we might get in trouble for scamming a scammer ;)
     
  16. notjustgc macrumors 6502

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    In all seriousness, I'd just forget it... you can get yourself into a lot of trouble shipping certain things across state lines. Not to mention, even if all you send is a rock or a brick, a scammer isn't exactly the sort of person you want to put in a position to make any "claims" based on your failure to send him the advertised item... or worse/weirder/etc. I'd rather just keep my distance. Know what I mean?
     
  17. yellier35 macrumors newbie

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    these people didnt get in trouble

    Heres how to handle a scammer...Really Funny.
    http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/

    instead make an iphone out of carboard or something and make it look ridiculous..haha.
     
  18. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    LOL thats rich
     
  19. ryanvalle macrumors member

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    Give it a few days for a payment to clear. Transfer the payment to your account then send him what he fairly paid for.

    IF he doesnt clear the payment, send him iPhone inserts or if you're as extreme as me, try to get your hands on a broken iPhone, break it up even more by smashing the screen, then disassemble it and send it to him in pieces. :)

    Or you could get your hands on an old Nokia cellphone and just mail that over to him. :)
     
  20. yellier35 macrumors newbie

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    its a long story..but I am amazed it worked. Haha, Kinda cool he was able to get spies where the scammer lived--hehe. To bad an iphone isnt worth more than a grand or you could get the spammer to pay a lot for a box--lol
     
  21. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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    Lol...epic story. I'm surprised the guy went AWOL after that...go figure. I'd do the iPhone insert thing but i dont have one unfortunately
     
  22. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thats just it there was NO payment of any kind. He only fabricated emails.
     
  23. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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    Its the same city. He has no claim to ANYTHING because he didn't pay for anything
     
  24. beeph macrumors member

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    Go buy an iPhone case (make sure it comes with an iPhone insert) and then you have a case and the scammer has a iFake
     

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