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Another fraud address...bikerep
Aug 24, 2003 12:58 PM
Here is the email I received. How do we get the law onto these people?

His email address is:pappycollin12@yahoo.com

Cheers,

Roger

Dear Roger,
i am happy to notify you that I am interested in buying/acquiring your E3 Frameset, i am offering $550
Please,if my offer is acceptable to you, get back to me with the necessary details and also how it will be picked up. I will be needing:

* your full name and home address together with
* your reconfirmed phone number (both home and mobile)
* fax number (if possible).

As a matter of fact, one of my clients based in U.S.A is owing me some money and the amount is $2,300 and on my request he shall forward an american casher check on that amount to you. After deducting the cost of your goods,then i will like to know if i can trust you to send the rest of the amount (i.e the excess fund) to me through money net transfer. If you are ok with this favour,you can get me the information needed to send the casher check to you.thank you for your cooperation while anticipating your earliest response.
Best regards,
Collin.
Unfortunately....davet
Aug 24, 2003 2:03 PM
... you can't do much. Usually these guys operate out of Africa, Nigeria in particular, and central Europe.

The cashiers checks that they send are good counterfeits, and if you deposit them, they can lead to much grief for you down the road.

These scammers spend some not so small bucks 'buying' these fake checks and delivering them to you via some air courier service. What I like to do is play along, get the check and then f**k with their minds via some creative e-mails. I have now four of these scammers cashiers checks totaling nearly $20,000.00. In one case the check was sent to me from Nigeria via FexEx Next Day Air, which cost the guy nearly $60.00 to send. When I didn't send him the "excess" he moaned and wailed for a couple of weeks. Tough!

So rather than letting on I know the scam right away, I string them along. Why not scam a scammer? If it costs them money enough times, maybe they will stop doing it.