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 scammer enquiries from carzone.ie

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Agent64
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey all,

so here's the story.....

my car is for sale on carzone.ie : Mod edit - edited to remove link as it contains your phone number - SP

basically i keep getting emails like this:

Quote:

I would like to enquire about the 2005 Alfa Romeo 147 3 dr 1.6 t.spark 1.6 Petrol
Good Evening Sir & Madam,

How are you today ? How is everyone around you ? I Hope all is fine & well with you.

I'm Mr Marcus Richardson, I saw your advert on the Internet about the Car product that you want to sell and am interested in
buying it that is why am sending you this email & I 'll Love to have more information about it before buying it.

Reason Why you want to sell it ?
Present Condition ?
Last Price which you are willing to sell it for me ?
New Picture If you have one ?

I'll be waiting to hear from you.

Thanks
Mr Marcus Richardson
[email protected]
+447045740260



I then write back:

Quote:

Hi Mr Marcus Richardson,

I'm am well today, everyone around me is well, and all is fine and well with me. The information you are looking for is ALL on the carzone advert.

Reason for sale : I have a new baby on the way
Present condition : Good, minor scratches in body
Price : €11000

If you wish to come and view the car you may do so on any day you wish.

Thanks,
Phil


(n.b. when i say new baby i mean new car lol Very Happy)

And i have now received this from him:

Quote:

Good Day Haylock,

Thanks for your fast reply to my email & sorry for my late reply.

I want you to know that am okay with the Price of the Alfa Romeo 147 which you said is €11,000

Moreover, I want you to know that payment for the Alfa Romeo 147 is going to be made to you through a Bank Cheque which will not take nothing less than 7 working days at your bank & Additional Fund will be included on the Cheque for the Transportation and Registration of the car from your Location.

More so, I want you to know that the Shipping of the car is going to be handle by My Lawyer and My Personal Shipping Company which will come over to your location for the seeking of the car after the Cheque has been credited in your account.

Here are the required Information for the Payment.
Name on the Cheque :-
Your Full Contact Address :-
Phone Number{s} :-

I'll be waiting to read from you & Thanks for your co-operations.

Regards
Mr. Marcus Richardson.
+447045740260.


Just looking for help on where to go with this now.....

Any and all help greatly appreciated.
I get another scammer looking to blag my car at least once a week and I'm sick of it. I just want to piss these fuckers off as much as possible! (And if they were to send me a cheque that is valid, as much as i doubt it... of course i'd like to take their money too)

Thanks in advance!

Phil

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, welcome to the eater.

The scammers may have your personal details as well as your email address, plus your telephone number which is on your car advert, so it's not wise to mess with them if you are easily traceable, only ever bait scammers when you are doing so anonymously.

What they will do is send you a fake/stolen cheque, (they never send real cheques, so don't even bother thinking about trying to cash one) for more than the price of the car, it's selling for €11,000, so a cheque might be sent for €16,000, they will ask you to send the €5000 difference to their shipper via Western Union, so the victim deposits the cheque in to their bank, and due to banks having to make funds available to customers before they have actually cleared, the victim thinks the cheque is legit when it shows the amount on their bank balance, so they withdraw the €5000 and send it to the scammer, the victim now owes their bank €5000 when the bank informs them it was fake or stolen.

The best thing to do is just drop the scammer, tell them it has already been sold or just ignore them completely.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

thanks for the advice lad Smile

Just wondering, once the car is sold, I don't have to close the ad, and i'm sure i have an old phone around somewhere;

Would it be a good way to harvest scammers by changing the phone number & email addy and lettin them roll in? Seriously, like i said i get at least one of these a week. Most i've had is 3!
It's been up for 1&half months now, and I've had 11 different scammers attempting this on me.

Until i found out about this site they received no reply.
That one posted above is the first i replied to, and you've seen how far the conversation's gone, as you suggested it'll go no further.

But could it be used to harvest scammers in the manner i suggested?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, you could either leave the advert up after it has sold, and change the phone number and email address etc, they you can play with them to your hearts content, in the full knowledge that they will not know who you are, alternatively, place a fake advert and bait any scammers who want to buy the car.

Set yourself up a new email address using fake details in the registration, and use that for baiting, yYou will still have the problem of where to have the cheques sent to, you obviously can't use a real address as it will be traceable.


This depends how much in to baiting you want to get, but if you want to become a scambaiter, might I suggest you become a premium member on this forum, that entitles you to access to anonymous drop box addresses in the UK and elsewhere, where you can have the scammers send cheques to, it does hurt them whe they send cheques, firstly they have to pay to have them made, then it costs them about $50 to send them via courier from Africa, they seem to get annoyed when you tell them you spent the money on women and drink and you wont be sending them anything Very Happy, or your dog ate the cheque, please send another one, any excuse will do Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm doing the same bait scam right now. I was selling a fews cars before on craigslist.com and getting these emails up like crazy. I created a fake account and an obviously overpriced car to harvest these guys. I am currently starting a chat with both. One says he has a local delivery guy, sounds like a safari to me. Anyone know how to find open webcams for the Detorit area?
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