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Old 03 August 2012, 03:49   #21
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What do you make of this: I have a Castoldi Jet for sale and received the following:

1st mail
is it available...

2nd
Thanks for getting back to me and i appreciate your prompt reply..I am
presently out of town now but i am buying this for my Daughter Who
live in Russia and i will like to make the payment for this via Paypal
and also my mover will come for the pick-up...So kindly send me your
Paypal account ID and i will send the Payment for this item instantly
and once the money clears in your account ,my mover will come for the
pick-up.if you don't have a PayPal account yet, you can set one at:www
paypal.com cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your
PayPal email so l can pay and also get back to me with your best price
on this. I will be waiting.

I am suspicious and have a bad feeling about this, but can't see how the scam works (assuming it is a scam). Unusual gift for your daughter? I don't think mine would be too thrilled if I gave her a jet unit..
I replied that I didn't want to use Paypal and asked why they couldn't just transfer the money from his Paypal to my regular account

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Am satisfied with the price I will be buying this for the price you
have listed it for.Payment will be sent using PayPal and i will handle
the PayPal surcharge as well.I will arrange with someone to have this
picked up for your location once i have paid as i am out of town at
the moment.In the meantime,can you send me more pictures and i will be
glad if you can set up an account with PayPal is very easy and safe
just log on to http://www.paypal.com/ and set up the account PayPal is
the only online payment company that i trust i have been using it for
for the past 3 years and i have never have problem with them.i will be
glad if you can get back to me asap so i can know if you are still
interested in this deal. i can assure you that am a faithful person
and this transaction will be a legit transaction.pls kindly get back
to me if you are interested in this deal,Thanks and God bless you.

Aha, the G word. I am now convinced this is a scam but still can't figure out how it works?
I reiterated that I didn't want to use Paypal and suggested he wire the money to my regular account.


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the only online payment company that i trust i have been using it for
for the past 3 years and i have never have problem with them.i will be
glad if you can get back to me asap so i can know if you are still
interested in this deal. i can assure you that am a faithful person
and this transaction will be a legit transaction.pls kindly get back
to me if you are interested in this deal,Thanks and God bless you.

I have suggested they send the money to their mover and he can pay me cash when he collects. Nothing heard since.

If it is a scam, how does it work?
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Old 03 August 2012, 03:55   #22
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Probably a hacked Paypal account and he will pay you too much and want you to send him the change.
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Old 03 August 2012, 04:44   #23
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I think you are right, I can't see how else a scam could work in this situation.
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Old 03 August 2012, 05:32   #24
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or maybe that was just greed - who knows
Well, that's understandable, YOU'D probably PAID some tax at some stage.

I on the otherhand....

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Old 09 August 2012, 16:04   #25
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Got this one via email today

Dear Friend,

I am Tony Robert, I am 24yrs of age, at the moment in Ghana.. I actually have a project worth $US15.Million in UK to complete that i need your support, I fully know and believe that this project will be of great benefit to both you and I, only if we cooperate with each other, this is what i want you to do for me, to be my foreign beneficiary. i do not know much this kind of transaction and the company told me that i need to get a lawyer to help me get some legal documents.

i have to go please get back to me, for further detail please contact, me via email, OK tony-robert24@hotmail.fr

Thank you,

Tony.

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Old 09 August 2012, 17:06   #26
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Anyone who calls me 'Dear' gets my cash within about 3 minutes .....

I think this a low quality one , but they do seem to be getting smarter ....more realistic cheap prices for boats that dont exist for example.

Still got tp go, got HSBC wanting me to tell them my account details for the account I have never had so I can pay in my accident compensation of 'up to 3350' ..for the accident I have never had.
I wonder how quick you part with your cash if you are called "darling"?
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I am Tony Robert, I am 24yrs of age, at the moment in Ghana.. I actually have a project worth $US15.Million
That's worth about $78.47 US at the moment.

Oh, wait, that's not right.


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Old 10 August 2012, 04:25   #28
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Scam baiting is hilarious fun, the things you can get these people to do in the hope that they can get your money is astonishing!
I agree, it's a right laugh! My mate kept a scammer on the phone for 45min yesterday.
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I agree, it's a right laugh! My mate kept a scammer on the phone for 45min yesterday.
Thing is, it kept him on the phone for 45 mins to

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Old 10 August 2012, 08:46   #30
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Check this site out. The last one on the list was my 59er that a scammer came after. I sent the e-mails across to the site and he/she? took it on. It drags on for a bit, but is quite entertaining and has a good finish. He/she hasn't done anything since, I hope all is ok..
What's the bloody point ??
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