If you sell on Auctions, ie Ebay, Yahoo, etc, be careful about going too far with emails tat are types with bad english. These scammers get your email address from the auctions and contact you to buy the item you have posted and offer to buy at more than your buy it now price for a gift or urgent need overseas. Overseas has turned out to be Lagos, Nigeria 23401. I have had ten in the last month, all to same city and zip. Are there any honest Nigerians, I don't know if there is. I spent way too much time with one of the first ones. They wanted a portable DVD player. I researched prices and shipping. Found a good deal and made her (supposedly a woman) an offer. She said yes, I'll buy it and may want to purchase more and said can you do something for me, I'm will be sending $3000.00 (her bill was $350.00) take your money from the check and keep $50.00 for yourself and forward the rest by western union to my client in Nigeria. I said no, send me $350.00. Next thing I know I get a check in the mail $3000.00. Ok, I'll deposit the check, when it clears I'll send her order and send the remaining back to the sender, not the western union method. 2 days later, the check bounces, the bank freezes my account (all of it, not just the check funds) a check I wrote got returned NSF and I'm charged a fee by the bank. I raised enough cain with the bank that I got it back. When I told her the check bounced she responded back with langage you'd expect from a biker, acusing me of trying to scam her.
your Uk based?
I waas purchasing an item from them. I used the western union method, and just paid to his name. But he must have had the correct ID in order to receive the money right?
I need a complaint to the interpol, and I know they will find him through western union, as they record all ID details.
His name was NIGEL WILLIAMS, living in LONDON UK, and he just ran away with the money. I would so much appreciate your help.