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Old 04-07-2011, 10:40 AM
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I have a set of props for sale here in the classifieds and I think this guy is interested. Here is the last email he sent. If I give him the info he is requesting is there anything that could get me into trouble?

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Thanks for your urgently mail,i am ok with your asking price and you don,t need to bother or strees yourself about the shippment cos i have a reliable shipper that will come to your location for the pickup of the item to my house in u s and also my shipper will be assisting me in clearing and picking some of my goods that i bought from other buyers down to my house i will like to have your full information for the payment So that i can forward it to my Accountact to issue you payment, kindly mail me back in Time,with your full detail,I will like if you can confirm the following details to me for the cheque to be send to you within a limited time we have to conclude this transaction.
NOTE confirm the Details to me?
Name:............................................. ..........
Address:.......................................... ..........
zipcode........................................... ..........
country........................................... ..........
Telephone Number.................
and mobile number for easy
communication..................................... .
Hope my statem ent is stated clearly.
Awaiting to hear from you asap.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:48 AM
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scam. ignore him
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:51 AM
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scam. ignore him
Thats what I was thinking too. Thanks.
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If you have absolutely nothing better to do you can string these guys along and f$ck with them. I can be kind of entertaining. Total scam.
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Definitely a scam. If you play him along, he will lose focus completely on the goods and it will all be about the check. He is already starting to reel you in with the 'limited time we have to conclude this'- his 'Accountact' will inadvertently cut the check for several thousand too much and you will be asked to reimburse him (less a little cut for your trouble).

Your bank will cash the check for you and two weeks later they will take that $$$ back out of your account when it is determined that the check is counterfeit.
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I used to have an email set up just to ef with these guys. They wouldn't even notice that I responded from a different email.

It was great entertainment when work was slow. Great Ideas here...

http://www.419eater.com/

I was the Honorable Reverend Rusty L. Shackelford when I replied, they ate it up.
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So that i can forward it to my Accountact to issue you payment, kindly mail me back in Time,with your full detail,I will like if you can confirm the following details to me for the cheque to be send to you within a limited time we have to conclude this transaction.
There are the reliable clues in the message that tell you he's a scammer from the 3rd world. There must be a lot of people out there that fall for their scams, for them to still be trying to pull them in this manner.

I'd mess around with the guy, & send him all kinds of BS info.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:13 AM
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The part that got me was he said that he would have someone come to my house to pick up the goods. He never asked where I lived...... Or where the props were located.
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