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Ok, help me, can you pls read this email I just got sent Lock Rss


bahahaha wow that is almost identical wording to my email! youd think they could come up with something more original! Thanks so much for googling that!

I guess I sound dense asking the original question but I want to clarify I DID actually think it was a scam but I just didnt know of what benefit it would be to them to use paypal to pay as I considered that a reliable source of payment, I didnt even think of them advising me of a "fake payment"...thanks so much everyone

they are mostly in Nigeria and don't know much English tongue

In saying that I had a funny phone call the other day regards an item I had advertised in the local paper which goes online free.

An aussie dude rang up with a weird phone line happening. he was like Im in east timor & im interested in your "thing". I was like "ooookkkaaayyyyy???" there was a massive time delay on the call with the dodgy line i was sooo suss.
Turns out hes in the army on duty over there was on the net & found this item his wife has been looking for. He said he would pass my number onto her to come pick it up. I was sooo suss.

She rang. lol. And she was totally normal & came picked it up.

lol


hahaha that is so funny i literally laughed out loud then

you know i am so annoyed that people get away with stuff like this, I wish I could string him along a bit or report him somewhere but I guess it would really not matter anyway in the end...

Dodgy I had the same thing happen with a motorbike, he even sent emails from 'paypal' he wanted $500 in his account, the email sounds almost the same except the bike was a gift to his son

hahaha that is so funny i literally laughed out loud then

you know i am so annoyed that people get away with stuff like this, I wish I could string him along a bit or report him somewhere but I guess it would really not matter anyway in the end...

there are whole towns in Nigeria that rely solely on internet scams.
Oh and to add if you give him paypal details he will then say Oh dear my agent wants money upfront can you please pay it via western union and I will reimburse you, then will senf the legit looking paypal email!!
OMG this is the EXACT email my BIL got when he advertised his van...it is a setup, do not relpy.

lol.. hi I am at sea and can't get to my accounts online.. but I can however get on the internet to set up a pay pal transaction hahahaha


lol that's what I was thinking when I read it too... and they can use the internet to send the email in the first place?
How does that work?? lolol


I got shivers when I read this.....My Mother just got the same email and went through a whole, "Should I should'nt I"...

DON'T DO IT..IT'S A DODGY SCAM!!!!

The same thing happened to my partner and me advertising his car on carsales, you can acutally report them My link
I dont know how people can be so low and do this!!

The same thing happened to my partner and me advertising his car on carsales, you can acutally report them My link
I dont know how people can be so low and do this!!


Damm my link didnt work (ive never linked something before) but google scam reporting and there is a government website to report these scams!

Ok so we just advertised out car for sale on the local online paper and got an email from a guy enquiring if it was still for sale and the final price, so I replied that yes it is still for sale, the price we are asking or any other reasonable offer made and that I could email a pic if he wanted.
This is the reply I just received...

I am happy to read from you,i really appreciate it,i am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the car as a gift for my dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the car until it get delivered to him, i can only pay through pay pal as i don't have access to my bank account online and i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my pay pal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through pay pal,So pls kindly get back to me with your pay pal details so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the car up after i have made the payments for the car.......Greetings
what is your reserve price,and how about you send me more pics and once am provided with your paypal email address i will send in payment
Disregard any other similar email is because it's my colleagues deal with me directly.



Am I just being very untrusting or does this seem dodgy? Or is it possible its legit and just someone who maybe doesnt speak very fluent English..? It it was all paid by paypal that is usually quite a reliable way to receive payment though isnt it?
Opinions please before I get scammed!



HOAX!!!!!! i had a VERY similar one just the start of this year, do not reply!!!! Mine was actually through ebay and i luckily got contacted by ebay to let me know it was a hoax, whatever you do dont give out any details, change the passwords to something really complex for the email address that you did supply just for safety sake, hope i have helped



STAY RIGHT AWAY!!!, my ex advertised his boat on trading post site last month, he was contacted by someone supposedly in England wanting it and was going to ship it over, same thing wanted to pay through paypal etc, when him and his GF asked for a deposit to hold it as others were still calling bout it, they replied with a email that they wanted him to pay for the shipping approx. $3000 and they would pay the full amount when it was organised, he realised it was a scam and didnt bother.
I to have seent he stories on tv and Ive seen alot claim they are from England.

Make you very weary of buying such things on ebay etc now!
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