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    Hi all,

    Here's another fraud report. Story: Wife wants to buy gift for her husband in Nigeria and wants the seller to ship it over and all the b*llsh*t.


    I wish the mod can post this in the Marketplace so that sellers can be warned.



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    Anna Eksteen (annaeksteen156@gmail.com) 8/9/2014 Keep this message at the top of your inbox
    To: XXXX

    I want you to know that payment has been issued. My
    transactions/account officer (Mrs Anna Mcdullen) informed me that they
    sent you an email concerning the payment but they need some time to
    process it and you don't have to wait.

    Please call the courier representatives now and instruct them to pick
    the item up from your place of work or home, give them a specific time
    either at your lunch break or leisure time because they will still be
    at work. Also you can check your spam/junk mail folder for my bank's
    message because I got the notification delivered in my junk folder.

    And as soon as they pick it up for delivery, scan the courier receipt
    and slip that they will give to you after you have effected the
    delivery then send it to my bank via this email address
    info.remittance@accountant.com the person that will receive on behalf
    of my husband is Mr Patrick Uwa. Below is the full information for the
    delivery;

    Recipient: Mr Patrick Uwa
    Address: 4 Babashola street Lawanson
    City: Surulere
    State: Lagos
    Country: Nigeria
    zip code: 23401
    Phone number: +2347025831555

    Please reduce the value and worth of the item to $100 to avoid
    interruption while in transit and please declare it as a gift.
    Regards,

    Mrs Anna Eksteen

    #fujifilm #xpro1 #marketplace #wts #camera #sales #fraud #gmail #accountant

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    Default Re: Fraud Report: Sellers Beware!

    Welcome to the internet. Nigeria is famous for such scams already for many years.
    If we put all these jokes and scams into the Marketplace section then there's little or no space left.
    We expect people to do their homework and use common sense.
    EOS

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    Thanks.

    But if today, someone with normal IQ gets scammed with this cheesy Nigeria scam, he/she blame no one except themselves.

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    take a huge pee and sheet into a plastic bag .... seal it up .... and mail it to Nigeria

    rig up the plastic bag with a razor that cuts the bag open when the receiver opens it
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    take a huge pee and sheet into a plastic bag .... seal it up .... and mail it to Nigeria

    rig up the plastic bag with a razor that cuts the bag open when the receiver opens it
    brilliant until curious custom official opens it. oops
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Welcome to the internet.
    TS just got his first computer i guess.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    brilliant until curious custom official opens it. oops
    Not so much fun as postal officers find the address incomplete and label it: return to sender
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    Not so much fun as postal officers find the address incomplete and label it: return to sender
    And Singapore customs will demand an import declaration from sender for his own sh*t ..
    EOS

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    It's Nigeria. Is it even news-worthy anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nehpyh View Post
    Hi all,

    Here's another fraud report. Story: Wife wants to buy gift for her husband in Nigeria and wants the seller to ship it over and all the b*llsh*t.


    I wish the mod can post this in the Marketplace so that sellers can be warned.



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    #fujifilm #xpro1 #marketplace #wts #camera #sales #fraud #gmail #accountant
    Good intention, but this scam is age old long, most people are aware of this. however there are still some one fall into such traps,

    two main reasons why would somebody still fall into it; one is greed, another is don't do homework, thatis why these scammers never change their patterns still able find their prays.

    so what if sellers don't do their homework, or want to try their luck, than putting it all over the forums is also pretty useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Good intention, but this scam is age old long, most people are aware of this. .....

    .....
    so what if sellers don't do their homework, or want to try their luck, than putting it all over the forums is also pretty useless.
    It's useful. I'm still reading it.

    Besides the story of long lost prince and princess or relatives of late kings and queens, bankers businessman, etc., I'd like to find out what other stories they have in their mind.

    Who knows I can spun up a good book when I retire, and become next gen Ernest Hemingway since I can't produce any acceptable shots that is.
    Last edited by Foxshade; 10th September 2014 at 05:14 PM.
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    I've been selling stuff online for more than 10 years, and my best advise to all newbies is - if you see the word "Nigeria", just delete the email.

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    Such scams are documented in many sites, just need to cut and paste part of the email, or their email address, do a Google search, many search results will pop out.

    Here is how they work.

    Online sales and rentals[edit]

    Many scams involve the purchase of goods and services via classified advertisements, especially on sites like Craigslist, eBay, or Gumtree. These typically involve the scammer contacting the seller of a particular good or service via telephone or email expressing interest in the item. They will typically then send a fake check written for an amount greater than the asking price, asking the seller to send the difference to an alternate address, usually by money order or Western Union. A seller eager to sell a particular product may not wait for the check to clear, and when the bad check bounces, the funds wired have already been lost.[43]
    Other scammers may be listing items for sale on the Internet, usually high-priced consumer electronics, such as cameras or computers, but at a "steal" of a price far below the retail value. When a victim places an order for the item, they're contacted by a "salesperson" who explains they'll have to pay extra for batteries, memory cards, power cords, manuals, warranties, etc. If the victim refuses, and attempts to just order the item advertised, suddenly it becomes indefinitely out of stock. Sometimes, the scammer will ask for a (non-refundable) deposit to place the order, and the product never comes in.[44][45][dubiousdiscuss]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/419_scams
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    Quote Originally Posted by nehpyh View Post
    Hi all,

    Here's another fraud report. Story: Wife wants to buy gift for her husband in Nigeria and wants the seller to ship it over and all the b*llsh*t.


    I wish the mod can post this in the Marketplace so that sellers can be warned.



    Excerpt below:




    #fujifilm #xpro1 #marketplace #wts #camera #sales #fraud #gmail #accountant
    Tell them to go sniff some EBOLA !!
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silencer13 View Post
    I've been selling stuff online for more than 10 years, and my best advise to all newbies is - if you see the word "Nigeria", just delete the email.
    DAMN RIGHT ! lol
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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