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Are these letters from scammers?

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funkfoshannyn
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30 Apr 07 11:42:12 pm
Hi,
has anyone receive this kind of message before? i received two messages from two different person


Hello,
Greetings to you.I am Mrs Nancy Rose from Riverbank ,CA .I'm contacting you concerning your item on Ebay which i eventually became the winning bidder for your item.Morever i'm presently serving our beloved Nation here in CA with the United Nation and i intend sending this item to my GrandSon as suprise gift who works with the American Embassy in Lagos,Nigeria as a consular.I will be making my payment to you via PayPal and calculate how much it will take you in sending this item to him in Lagos Nigeria and add it to the cost of the item okay,So get the package ready for immediate shipment for next day shipment okay?and don't forget to send me your PayPal Email Address so i can immediately make out my payment.Plz i want the item to be shipped via (EMS) Global Express Mail.Mail me back it's urgent.
Regards


Hi, I'm Earline Shorter a medical doctor based in United State.I urgently need to get this gift across to my grand daughter who schools in a missionary college in West Africa in which her dad works in an oil company meanwhile,i am not presently in the state to get the gift to her.I'll like to know if u can ship this item to West Africa meanwhile to make it easy while i pay for the shipping cost,i want you to use USPS Global Express Mail(EMS) 3-5 Days Delivery 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 $550.00USD for the item plus the shipping cost. Regarding payment:I'll be paying you with PayPal or Alertpay Money Order the only secured and preferred payment method.I will appreciate it if you can kindly end the auction and get back to me with your full Name and Address with a valid email address or your paypal Email ID so I can make the payment immediately.
Thanks.



anyone know what this is about?

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grboutique
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30 Apr 07 11:44:50 pm
Don't fall to this trap. It's a SCAM!!!! Just report it to ebay....

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highcrob
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2 May 07 11:22:18 pm
yeah i got many requests for people who wanted to buy ps3's for as high as $2000 every single on had some story about nigeria. they would send me a professional paypal letter stating that paypal had the money and would give it to me after i gave the individual the tracking number. However i asked my self why someone would buy a ps3 for $2000 when they could get one for under $600. BE CAREFUL.

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haus1028
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3 May 07 01:37:19 am
They will say anything to get you to respond. If you do respond, it will ask for your username and password and that's all it takes, they have stolen your account info.

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mana2006
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9 May 07 07:58:38 pm
I find all these stries funny and sad. Too bad we always hear the same old stories.

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bayericlowe
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11 May 07 01:05:53 am
Report it to

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And do not look back, those criminals are after the account number

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jimmy_huber
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11 May 07 04:05:16 am
I used to recieve many of these same types of messages.

Never accept payment and ship a item worth more then $20.00 to a unconfirmed address. If the shipping address on the buyers account is different then the one they wish you to send it to , Dont fall for it period!!


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tnp-international
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13 May 07 02:07:07 am
This is just a new twist on the old Nigerian 419 scams, which have been around for decades. Previously you would have received a letter claiming you had won a lottery or inherited a fortune (sometimes as much as US$250,000,000, very tempting). As technology improved it was a fax, then an email. In all cases you would be asked for an account number for the funds to be transferred to, and then, voila! you're left with an empty account.

In the worst cases I have heard of, some gullible souls were further contacted and lured to Nigeria with the promise that there had been a hold-up and the transaction could only be completed in person. Upon arrival, they were kidnapped and held for ransom. Needless to say, there were no happy outcomes to these tales, regarless of whether or not payment was made.

NEVER respond to one of these messages or anything similar. There is, I believe, a branch of your US Treasury Dept that deals with these, but I don't have the website.

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haus1028
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14 May 07 02:32:00 am
Never accept payment and ship a item worth more then $20.00 to a unconfirmed address. If the shipping address on the buyers account is different then the one they wish you to send it to , Dont fall for it period!![/color]


I have sent a few items to unconfirmed addresses.
Am I safe as long as I get FedEx or UPS tracking?
One item was over $300.
I did send an email and got a response to confirm the purchase before I shipped. They actually got mad because I waited for them to respond before I shipped.

What would ebay or paypal do if it was shipped to a stolen account?
Would they take the money back and let me take the hit?

You got me nervous now.


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jimmy_huber
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14 May 07 03:53:07 am
What would ebay or paypal do if it was shipped to a stolen account?
Would they take the money back and let me take the hit?



Ebay im uncertain. Paypal would stick it to ya hard.


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