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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Too Good to be True?

So I get this as an email referring to the PS2 I've got on eBay:

Hi im Smith morgan a medical doctor.I recently got on ebay when I was directed by a close pal who also sells on ebay.I urgently need to get this ps2 as a gift across to my son who schools in a college in Africa as gift for a new year afresh.I am not presently in the state to get the gift to him.I'll like to know if u can ship this item to Africa meanwhile to make it easy while i pay for the shipping cost,i want you to use the Usps global express mail due to the matter of urgency as i want the package to get there on or before the very date while I'll offer you 450usd .I'ld have loved to bid but a bit conscious of been outbided due to the nature of my job.Regarding payment i'll be paying you with Paypal as i was told its the only secured and prefered payment method on the site.I will appreciate it if you can kindly end the auction so I can make the payment to you immediately.you can mail me with your email address on [email protected]

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 11:12 PM
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I wouldn't trust anything going to Africa.
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thats a very poor phishing attempt

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[quote author=ebhcr link=topic=68190.msg1175837#msg1175837 date=1170130370]
I wouldn't trust anything going to Africa.
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My thoughts exactly, especially with all that Nigerian scam nonsense. But what if I send him a payment request via PayPal with the amount he said? But, with that, it won't be done through eBay, so I doubt PayPal will back me up. What if I respond and tell the guy to buy-it-now, then tack on the difference? That way eBay will be involved, and they'll back me up if anything happens.
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[quote author=tracerround link=topic=68190.msg1175839#msg1175839 date=1170130460]
thats a very poor phishing attempt
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I thought the same. So what should I do, report him?
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tell him to pay before you ship.

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[quote author=small town king link=topic=68190.msg1175843#msg1175843 date=1170130550]
tell him to pay before you ship.
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So send a PayPal money request, right?
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Could be worse - you could live in Michigan with the dumbest a$$hats in the history of the USA... which is saying a lot.

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lmfao.


wow.


and i wonder why michigan roads are so SHITTY

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[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=68190.msg1175848#msg1175848 date=1170130688]
[quote author=small town king link=topic=68190.msg1175843#msg1175843 date=1170130550]
tell him to pay before you ship.
[/quote]

So send a PayPal money request, right?
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try it.. wont hurt but then he will have your email to send spam... maybe he will send you money then.. doubt it though.. report him if you can

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