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    Default Beware - Scammers

    I recently put up a monopod for sale and someone from Nigeria bump me for it. Just to verify that it's a scam, I told her that the monopod has 6 legs to provide a stronger support and she actually acknowledged that it's the right model she is looking for her schooling son!

    I did a search on google and found the shipping address to be non-existence as well.

    Gees, I could have gotten EUR2,300 for the monopod.

    Let me share my conversation wif u guys here.



    " ok i will transfer the money today so once you reciev a confirmation
    from my bank you shuld go and ship out the item and get back to my
    bank Barclay,s bank
    Thanks

    On 6/25/10, Alan Tan <alantan2208@gmail.com> wrote:
    The item is EUR2,300 and the shipping cost via normal post is EUR600.
    My Paypal account is Alan_tan@gmail.com

    Pls kindly transfer the above money to my Paypal before I deliver.

    Sent from my iPhone

    On 25-Jun-2010, at 9:55 PM, sandra allen
    <allensandra.allen8@gmail.com> wrote:

    yes no problem you can let me know more about it and also the shipping
    cost and the item cost with your paypal mail adress

    On 6/25/10, Alan Tan <alantan2208@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hi,

    This monopod comes with 6 legs to provide strong support for the
    camera. Is this the right model u are looking at. I dun want your son
    to be disappointed with the wrong item.

    Txs.

    Sent from my iPhone

    On 25-Jun-2010, at 8:00 PM, sandra allen
    <allensandra.allen8@gmail.com> wrote:

    ok this is the adress to send the item to
    Femi John
    1 Anipupo str
    Agege Lagos
    Nigeria
    23401
    and also get back to me with the following details i want the item
    to be shipped trough post not DHL so get bact to me with this
    details
    paypal adress=
    Item amount=
    Shipment fee=
    i will be waiting for you .......

    On 6/25/10, Alan Tan <alantan2208@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hi Sandra

    Can u pls provide me with ur actual actual address, at least the
    city
    for me to ascertain the delivery charge. *I will check based on DHL
    or
    our local speedpost for your selection.

    I wld prefer payment through Paypal before delivery.

    Txs for your interest.

    Rgds.

    - Alan.

    Sent from my iPhone

    On 25-Jun-2010, at 7:03 PM, sandra allen
    <allensandra.allen8@gmail.com> wrote:

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    Hello Seller,
    Hello i have gone trough your item listed here and i have interest
    in
    purchasing it so i will want the item to be shipped to be
    shipped to
    son schooling in nigeria i will want you to get back to me with
    the
    shipping fee and the total cost of the item in euro currency and
    the
    payment will be made by bank transfer or paypal or western union
    any
    one you prefer so i will be waiting for your mail.Thanks



    --
    Hello Seller,
    Hello i have gone trough your item listed here and i have interest
    in
    purchasing it so i will want the item to be shipped to be shipped to
    son schooling in nigeria i will want you to get back to me with the
    shipping fee and the total cost of the item in euro currency and the
    payment will be made by bank transfer or paypal or western union any
    one you prefer so i will be waiting for your mail.Thanks



    --
    Hello Seller,
    Hello i have gone trough your item listed here and i have interest in
    purchasing it so i will want the item to be shipped to be shipped to
    son schooling in nigeria i will want you to get back to me with the
    shipping fee and the total cost of the item in euro currency and the
    payment will be made by bank transfer or paypal or western union any
    one you prefer so i will be waiting for your mail.Thanks



    --
    Hello Seller,
    Hello i have gone trough your item listed here and i have interest in
    purchasing it so i will want the item to be shipped to be shipped to
    son schooling in nigeria i will want you to get back to me with the
    shipping fee and the total cost of the item in euro currency and the
    payment will be made by bank transfer or paypal or western union any
    one you prefer so i will be waiting for your mail.Thanks

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    Default Re: Beware - Scammers

    I'mlost. who is scamming who now?

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    i also encounter her...

    Hello Seller,
    Hello i have gone trough your item listed here and i need this item
    very urgent bacause of my son so i,m ready to add more to your money
    so i will want the item to be shipped to my son schooling in nigeria i
    will want you to get back to me with the shipping fee and the total
    cost of the item in euro currency and the payment will be made by bank
    transfer or western union any one you prefer so i will be waiting for
    your mail.get back to me and also i will pay for the shipping cost
    trough post...get back to me i will be waiting for your mail.


    lucky i last min google to search and found out abt it..

    then she insist she made the payment and threaten to call the fbi.

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    Default Re: Beware - Scammers

    Welcome to the internet. These scams have been going on since email reached Africa.
    Alpha

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    the nigerian scam is the most lucrative scam on the planet. unbelievable how many ppl continue to fall for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celest lim View Post

    then she insist she made the payment and threaten to call the fbi.
    then u should encourage her to also call the interpol, Mi6 and KGB!

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    Default Re: Beware - Scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    I'm lost. who is scamming who now?


    Yup..... lost too....

    Scuba & Father... For Life

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Yup..... lost too....
    amazing

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    Default Re: Beware - Scammers

    even their football team the Super Chickens are a scam , conned me into believing how great they are before the tournament in South Africa and making me place a bet on them at group level games
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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