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Hi all, just wanted to share a recent scam I was hit with that seemed much more complex than your average lotto/inheritance scam. I'll begin by telling you, I am a musician, and I have a page on MySpace Music. Well, one day I got an email from a guy who says he saw me play at a club (which I do sometimes), and who wants to know if I book for private shows. I said I do indeed. He set me up with dates, times, details, and everything, and when he sent me payment, it turned out to be a fake check scam. The damn envelope with the check was postmarked Nigeria drawn from a bank in Texas and was very poorly counterfeited. Just wanted to share this...they get smarter by the day!
persephone Voice of Reason
Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Location: land of cloggies
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:56 pm
Hello, welcome and thanks for sharing your story You never know if it will warn someone in time.Please feel free to post it on our sister site as well, which is dedicated to victim warning and support (www.scamwarners.com).
Did you realise in time this was a scam?
_________________ a strange idiot tracked you down on arrival you moved with him like a christmas goat to a strange hell hotel and gave him paper or what you call money my ass. - J3ff Rich4rds
14 months and counting
I HAVE SEEN THAT YOU LOVE DOG SEX, LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CAN COME TO AFRICA I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR HOTEL EXPENSES AT LEAST TO SATISFY THE DOG'S URGE - some banker
x46 3x 2x 2x 2x 3x 9x 3x 2x 4 days of travel - 7 days stuck in airport
kleindoofy *** BANNED ***
Joined: 24 Oct 2004
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:59 pm
... more complex than your average lotto/inheritance scam. ... turned out to be a fake check scam. ...they get smarter by the day!
They've been harvesting websites for years. It's dangerous for the site owners because they just don't expect it or know what it is.
Everyday business for us here.
... I have a page on MySpace Music. ...
Yup, I think we have found part of the problem. Trash MySpace if you can.
GomerPyle Pervert Bastard
Joined: 04 Jan 2007
Location: Wherever I lay my hat
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:28 pm
The scammers can also do perfect counterfeits and arrange to have them posted locally, so don't think that they are all low quality and easily spotted.
Some here specialise in baiting the cheque scammers.
_________________ Fake sites killed 1 x 9 x 3 x 168 X
- the 'Asparagus Kid' - Accra to Lome - You Must surly Die in The Name Of Jesus Christ
- Steve - Lagos to Accra
- Frank - Lagos to Cotonou - co-bait with the vampire
- Shorty - Lagos to Cotonou - My Agro Base farming where i rearing chicken and other animals was set ablazed overnight and we do not know who is actual behinde all these evils! -
I and my crew was locked up for 3 good days….They wanted to charge us to court but later we are fined an huge amount of money…I asked them why did they arrest the men, they started laughing and saying all sorts mockering words! -
…because now, am left with nothing and remember i told you my Guy (Joe) gave up earlier this morning
4X1X9 Baiting Guru
Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:35 pm
Scammers have been known to try and "pay" for all kind of services this way from rooms in Bed & Breakfasts to DJs. As Kleindoofy has said this one has been played out many many times before. Sounds like you didn't fall for it which is the main thing welcome to Eater.
_________________ I can sense tunes of unnecessary logic in your mails, meaning that you can never work with us to actualize this project no matter how we try to convince you - Mr. Chidi 0kpala
You will have to munch the statistics of the transfer so I can give to them - Mr. James Hessom Hessom
If not that you only hide behind computer and be playing prawns with us - Benny Clifford
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