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OnTheWarpath58
03-04-2007, 10:46 PM
I wonder how many people have fallen for this......

I was selling a used tablet PC on Ebay, the auction ended today. I clearly stated in the auction that I would ship to the US and Canada only. The winning bidder is from the UK.

I was actually considering shipping it anyway, and just sending an invoice reflecting the change in shipping costs. I got the following email and decided against it.

Hello seller, i was the lucky winning bidder of your item listed on ebay and i will like to purchase it from you and get it shipped to my fiancee working in the Nigeria Embassy as a suprise Birthday gift for her and i have transfered the payment from my account to your through paypal, never mind about the shipping i have added enough additional shipping cost and insurance cost to the payment being an International shipping through Global Mail Express Service (EMS) coz i like this item with it's perfect discription and i really need it for my fiancee and i think we can make this a nice and fast deal, you can check out my perfect feedback on ebay and you see how reliable i am to deal with. You will be contacted by paypal with the payment confirmation mail as soon as the payment i send has been confirmed and approved so just get back to me as soon as you receive the payment confirmation mail from paypal so that i will know the status of the payment coz the money has been deducted from my account immediately i made the payment. My fiancee's address in Nigeria (23402) where i want the item to be shipped to has been provided for paypal during the payment, so it will be included in the payment confirmation mail you are going to received from Paypal. proper feedback will be left as soon as this transaction is concluded.
Hope to hear from you soon . Do get back to me asap.
Much Regards



As if that wasn't enough, I received a fake Paypal e-mail claiming that the "buyer" has sent funds (an extra $200 to boot) but that it wouldn't clear my account until I provided a tracking number. I forwarded the e-mail on to Paypal who determined it to be fake immediately.

Next, it's on to Ebay customer service, who of course, you can't reach by phone - to get the fees associated with the auction refunded and the item relisted.

What a pain in the ass. At least I'm not out the computer and the cash......

Damn Nigerians.....

:cuss:

Buck
03-04-2007, 10:49 PM
Thats hilarious.

unothadeal
03-04-2007, 10:49 PM
That was me. Sorry.

noa
03-04-2007, 10:49 PM
Dude, he has perfect feedback. That means you can trust him with your children.

88TG88
03-04-2007, 10:51 PM
GJ not getting duped on this one.

Baconeater
03-04-2007, 10:54 PM
I don't get it. Do you have something against people from Nigeria?

Count Alex's Losses
03-04-2007, 10:55 PM
You racist?

OnTheWarpath58
03-04-2007, 10:57 PM
Dude, he has perfect feedback. That means you can trust him with your children.

He HAD perfect feedback. Apparently someone else caught him in the act earlier this evening also.....

OnTheWarpath58
03-04-2007, 11:00 PM
You racist?

If by "racist" you mean giving a big FU to some low life POS Nigerian trying to scam me out of $600 and my computer, then.....

Yeah, I guess I'm a racist......


:p

luv
03-04-2007, 11:05 PM
He HAD perfect feedback. Apparently someone else caught him in the act earlier this evening also.....
Could he have had people he knew give him that feedback? I'm not really into Ebay. I bought a book off of there once a long time ago.

noa
03-04-2007, 11:06 PM
Could he have had people he knew give him that feedback? I'm not really into Ebay. I bought a book off of there once a long time ago.

Yes, definitely. Ebay can be manipulated easily.

OnTheWarpath58
03-04-2007, 11:08 PM
Could he have had people he knew give him that feedback? I'm not really into Ebay. I bought a book off of there once a long time ago.

More likely that several members of this scam group each created accounts and "bought" and "sold" things to each other to make their accounts look legit. So in a roundabout way, yes.

Count Alex's Losses
03-04-2007, 11:09 PM
I am such a dick.

http://houston.craigslist.org/sys/288529906.html

http://houston.craigslist.org/sys/288535851.html

88TG88
03-04-2007, 11:11 PM
I am such a dick.

http://houston.craigslist.org/sys/288529906.html

http://houston.craigslist.org/sys/288535851.html
ROFL

Rain Man
03-04-2007, 11:19 PM
I feel sorry for the 2 percent of Nigerians who aren't crooked. They can probably never buy or sell stuff on e-bay, never get their e-mails returned, and god forbid if they need to transfer some money out of the country.

noa
03-04-2007, 11:21 PM
I thought this thread was going to be a challenge for us to find a way to defraud you on Ebay.

OnTheWarpath58
03-04-2007, 11:24 PM
I thought this thread was going to be a challenge for us to find a way to defraud you on Ebay.


ROFL ROFL

Sorry to disappoint.

luv
03-04-2007, 11:24 PM
I thought this thread was going to be a challenge for us to find a way to defraud you on Ebay.
If he needs to be defrauded, would that mean he's a fraud to begin with?

Count Alex's Losses
03-04-2007, 11:26 PM
No. Defraud is a verb - the act of committing fraud.

luv
03-04-2007, 11:27 PM
No. Defraud is a verb - the act of committing fraud.
Damn it, I forgot the [/lame joke] after my post, didn't I?

OnTheWarpath58
03-04-2007, 11:28 PM
No. Defraud is a verb - the act of committing fraud.

Not to hijack my own thread, but I saw this today and immediately thought of you, GC.

http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/product/sku__HB450

DaFace
03-04-2007, 11:28 PM
I've had that type of thing happen to me a couple times. Often times, they do have perfect feedback because they've hijacked someone's account. I had it happen to me once (someone somehow got into my account), but caught it pretty quick and eBay's security people got everything back in order.

Tricky bastards.

Predarat
03-05-2007, 12:53 AM
I have never fallen for that, but I want to thank those that have!

KCKID58
03-05-2007, 06:51 AM
Yes,I had the same thing happen .I was selling a non working digital camera. Those bastages wanted to give me an extra $250.00 for shipping. the auction went for only 39.00. I thought , cool I'll get some good money for this P.O.S. and all. Same as you , I sent it off to paypal and it was a fake....
Must be raider fans.

Mile High Mania
03-05-2007, 07:13 AM
Anyone that falls for a deal like this with blatant spelling issues and the words "nigeria embassy" should be kicked in the nards.

acesn8s
03-05-2007, 07:40 AM
Let's see. Electronic device in a package going to an embassy.

Boom?

After this deal was done YOU would have been the one in jail.

Perhaps President Bush can take of this problem for you. :D

jiveturkey
03-05-2007, 08:02 AM
I've been saying for a long time now that Nigeria should have it's Internet privileges revoked. If you're not going to use it for porn and busting Carl Peterson's balls then you really don't need it.

Al Gore makith and Al Gore takith away.

Chief Chief
03-05-2007, 08:07 AM
The buyer normaly wouldnt have messed with ya at all but your product discription on ebay had three major selling points which he just couldnt resist and those would be that your PC didnt have any functioning punctuation keys grammar check and spell check and so he of course got all excited about this and really wanted it badly for his girlfriend who has no need for these kinds of things coz shes illiturate and he lubed sheep in leather and chains only learned enough English to try to cheat people out of their money although its obvious he needs more lessons to become a smooth con artist which he will get once hes able to get more stupid people to send him loads of money by scamming them and i dont know about you but i swear there is a subliminal sexual message somewhere in that long and rambling passage that he wrote to you which i may have unconciously included in this input here so i will quit now to prove to you that i am not in a hypnotic trance or brainwashed or in a semicomatose state county territory or province.

dtebbe
03-05-2007, 08:24 AM
I think it would be fun to take a big dump in a box and ship it to him. And since he "sent" you $200 extra I would even add peanut sprinkles.

DT

StcChief
03-05-2007, 08:30 AM
I think it would be fun to take a big dump in a box and ship it to him. And since he "sent" you $200 extra I would even add peanut sprinkles.

DT
perfect ROFL

Ultra Peanut
03-05-2007, 08:36 AM
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DaFace
03-05-2007, 08:42 AM
I've posted this before, but this web site is pretty funny. People try to see how far they can get their Nigerian buddies to go with the scam, asking for all sorts of things before they actually send money.

http://www.419eater.com/

Bwana
03-05-2007, 08:42 AM
Did he say he was going to throw in a free signed picture of himself as a bonus? If so, I have some bad news for you there as well. (Inside Planet Joke)

dtrain
03-05-2007, 09:03 AM
I had that exact same thing when I was selling a laptop.

Iowanian
03-05-2007, 09:03 AM
Get the address and ship them a bag full of shite.


'Dammit...beat3n to the punch..er dump.

Redrum_69
03-05-2007, 09:36 AM
"Hello seller, i was the lucky winning bidder of your item listed on ebay and i will like to purchase it from you and get it shipped to my fiancee working in the Nigeria Embassy as a suprise Birthday gift for her and i have transfered the payment from my account to your through paypal, never mind about the shipping i have added enough additional shipping cost and insurance cost to the payment being an International shipping through Global Mail Express Service (EMS) coz i like this item with it's perfect discription and i really need it for my fiancee and i think we can make this a nice and fast deal, you can check out my perfect feedback on ebay and you see how reliable i am to deal with. "



Does this guy write for WPI?? If not HIRE HIM because thats the longest sentence evar!@@!

OnTheWarpath58
03-05-2007, 09:41 AM
I've had that type of thing happen to me a couple times. Often times, they do have perfect feedback because they've hijacked someone's account. I had it happen to me once (someone somehow got into my account), but caught it pretty quick and eBay's security people got everything back in order.

Tricky bastards.

EBay still hasn't responded.


:banghead:

OnTheWarpath58
03-05-2007, 09:43 AM
Get the address and ship them a bag full of shite.


'Dammit...beat3n to the punch..er dump.

If it wouldn't cost a fortune, he'd be getting much more than a bag of shit.

Looks like he tried this on several people yesterday.....he now has 5 negative feedbacks, and has turned his feedback to "private."

Skip Towne
03-05-2007, 10:23 AM
"Hello seller, i was the lucky winning bidder of your item listed on ebay and i will like to purchase it from you and get it shipped to my fiancee working in the Nigeria Embassy as a suprise Birthday gift for her and i have transfered the payment from my account to your through paypal, never mind about the shipping i have added enough additional shipping cost and insurance cost to the payment being an International shipping through Global Mail Express Service (EMS) coz i like this item with it's perfect discription and i really need it for my fiancee and i think we can make this a nice and fast deal, you can check out my perfect feedback on ebay and you see how reliable i am to deal with. "



Does this guy write for WPI?? If not HIRE HIM because thats the longest sentence evar!@@!Here! Here! Gochiefs is proud that he works for WPI. He's a writer you know. Nick Athan actually talks to him.

L.A. Chieffan
03-05-2007, 10:34 AM
I sell stuff on ebay all the time and am constantly bombarded with these inane emails. Sometimes I like to play along and pretend I'm intrested, that's when the fun REALLY starts.

Amnorix
03-05-2007, 11:51 AM
I have TWICE had two different, seemingly intelligent people, tell me about "deals" that they had been offered which were so blatantly and obviously scams that I would have thought that only someone who was functionally incapacitated could fall for.

Like as an attorney I would have any idea whether these deals were legitimate or not. I basically tell them that I have no idea if it's legal (it's often borderline) or legitimate, but simple common sense tells me to stay the hell away.

And that doesn't even count my IRISH friend who was telling me about some damn inheritance in Nigeria or wherever the hell in Sub-Saharan Africa he might have access to. I just looked at him and said "so, alot of O'Leary's in those parts, eh?" He got the point quick.

:shake: :shake: