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Old 10 August 2012, 13:28   #31
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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

3rd
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.


4th
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?
Have you clicked the Paypal link he gave you?

I havent and I suggest you dont either BUT often you will find that the link takes you to a site that LOOKS like Paypal but actually isnt, you then proceed to enter all your bank details and hey presto you have just given them all the info they need to empty you out.

Ive seen a couple of these but my spam filter has dumped them.

This may not be the case in this instance but Im not opening the link incase.

Right clicking the link brings up the "properties" and it LOOKS genuine BUT....
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Old 11 August 2012, 03:11   #32
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I reckon if you give him your paypal email he'll send you a fake 'you've been paid' email with a scam link in it to hack your account.
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Old 17 August 2012, 13:21   #33
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-----Original Message-----
From: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC [mailtoostmaster@domain.com]
Sent: 17 August 2012 01:49
Subject: YOUR CHEQUE OF 500,000.00GBP NOW IN OUR OFFICE!


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) was formed following the merger of Inland Revenue, HM Customs and Excise Departments and we wish to inform you that your parcel containing a Cashier's Cheque of 500,000.00 British Pounds which was issued and ready to be paid in your name has been held in our custody as it was withheld from the Courier Agencies wanting to manipulate the delivery of the cheque and for the unforeseen delay it has gone through before our intervention.

From the information we gathered, the parcel was covered with an insurance policy which make the cheque authentic and cashable by you alone being the beneficiary of the allocated sum. To further enable us clarify and convey your cheque immediately, we advice you contact and acquaint us with the following information's immediately;

Name:
Full Residential Address:
Telephone Number:

The above information should be forward to us through the Officer in charge as stated below;

HM Revenue & Customs
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Mr. Mark Haysom
Email: hmrevenue_customs222@aol.com

Meanwhile, the shipment of the checks has been paid and will be processed immediately we hear from you but it is very important we settle the Insurance fee of the check which is 150.00 British Pounds. The Insurance company will not release the parcel for shipment until this has been done. Contact Mr. Mark Haysom immediately so he can put you through the necessary process. We are sincerely sorry for whatsoever inconveniences this might have caused you.



HM Revenue & Customs
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Tailyour Road
Plymouth PL6 5BZ
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Old 18 August 2012, 01:09   #34
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Not exactly a scam but something to think about

talking to my neighbour yesterday who works for the police about scams and he was saying that Elecrtonic Hotel key cards with the magnetic strips are a good source of confidential information for some criminal gangs as on some the hotel puts all the customers billing details account numbers ect ,
when you check out unless the card is wiped clean all your details remain on that card until its wiped or used again by another customer
with the disposable ones don't throw it away in hotel or port litter bins until you cut across the strip or use a small magnet to wipe it clean .
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Old 18 August 2012, 03:06   #35
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Not exactly a scam but something to think about

talking to my neighbour yesterday who works for the police about scams and he was saying that Elecrtonic Hotel key cards with the magnetic strips are a good source of confidential information for some criminal gangs as on some the hotel puts all the customers billing details account numbers ect ,
when you check out unless the card is wiped clean all your details remain on that card until its wiped or used again by another customer
with the disposable ones don't throw it away in hotel or port litter bins until you cut across the strip or use a small magnet to wipe it clean .
Mart, that is an urban myth, not least because the most sophisticated card readers can get 226 characters out a card, and more likely those used in the hotel sector are less than 100. There is no logical systems reason for storing a whole load of customer info on the card either, the simplest systems aren't linked to billing at all, those which are certainly don't store your card details etc.
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Mart, that is an urban myth, not least because the most sophisticated card readers can get 226 characters out a card, and more likely those used in the hotel sector are less than 100. There is no logical systems reason for storing a whole load of customer info on the card either, the simplest systems aren't linked to billing at all, those which are certainly don't store your card details etc.
+1 - I would stop listening to your neighbour if I were you!
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Old 18 August 2012, 05:51   #37
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Thanks for that Cookee & Poly, I did have me doubts about needing all that info on just a door key ,,,,he's ,probelly trying to justify still having a job with all the gov cuts ,
I dont think the abandoned baby & seat left at the side of a rural road myth ever materialised either he was telling people about a couple of years back .
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Hi,

Just got this in my mailbox today. If you get it please don't click any of the links as it has been confirmed as being 'dodgy'.



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Old 12 November 2012, 11:44   #39
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Here is another one arrived today by e mail, anyone else had it?

We need to purchase life buoy and jackets, mainly for fighting floods and reservation. Please offer the FOB price(in Euro) immediately , as well as the relevant parameters, specifications, models, minimum purchasing quantity and delivery time. Once confirming your quotation, we will give our order. We'll make the down payment 30% in T/T, and the balance payment by L/C.

Looking for your immediate reply.

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Here is the next one

Just arrived on e mails

"Kelvin Coleman <kell04v@yahoo.com>

6:43 PM (14 minutes ago)

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Do you have boat available for booking from 11th to 17th May, 2013.The
number of guest to expect is 4 people.
Get back to me if you have opening for reservation during my stated date.

Warm Regards,
Kelvin Coleman
7 St. Vincent Street Glasgow
G2 5NW
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+447012916587"

After thousands of enqs I knew this was an issue so quick check and
www.scamwarners.com &bull; View topic - Hotel Room Booking Scam - example Dec 2012

same e mail, name, slightly different address.

Almost tempted to play
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