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 Clever repackaging of an old scam.

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SHIPPOU
Wannabe Baiter


Joined: 16 Apr 2008
Posts: 96
Location: Midevil Japan


PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I was doing Crags List, and ran across this. I thought the person's English was a bit odd the first time I read it, but missed the scam. I reread it and than found it to be a check scam, remade by a clever lad.

Here is the ad, and reply I received.

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Hello,How you doing?
My name is Andrew lampard ,i from from Ky and right now i work in Michigan I read your description and am interested in your services,I just brought some computers and they are are laptops pentium 4 dell computer ..i want you to Install software such as Microsoft Office and Antivirus, clean inner & outer computer components, update software to current status,Get back to me with you total cost for the services of 4 computer and also all the software you need will come with the computers .i will like You to know that my mode of payment is by cashier check and also i have a shipper who will bring them to you and also bring them back when you are done with them... I await your urgent response so that i can put the arrangement in order.
Thanks



Hello,
I really do appreciate your effort and i will Love to do Payment with you soon. However, based on your mail i will be making a payment for the 4 Computers.I must confess I'm comfortable with the cost and its quite reasonable and affordable. I had like to make the payment for the Computer ahead of my shipper arrival,My shipper will be coming with the 4 Softwares for the installations of the Computers I'll be sending cashier check for payment for $1800 from which i'll like you to deduct the fees for the 4 Computers and help me send therest balance to my the shipper that will move the Computer from mine place to your for your Service because i will be going on a visit to Nevada today. I will keep you posted of when you are likely to receive the payment. If this is okay with you let me have the following
information, Full name, Address & Phone No. for the payment to be made out to you.I hope i can trust you and i can as well be trusted. Hope to hear from you soon. Have a good time.
Regard .,


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manbiteslion
never f*cking learns


Joined: 12 Dec 2007
Posts: 4816
Location: Connecting my chair and keyboard


PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It makes me so sick and tired that this is considered acceptable and that 419ers convince themselves it's "just a game". Maybe you've got a smarter than average one there if they invented the format change, in which case slowly work him up to the point of tears and make "the game" seem a lot less fun.
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Mr Tambourine Man
Sturborn Shit


Joined: 06 Jun 2008
Posts: 3386
Location: Magic swirlin' ship


PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It was reported here two months ago.
I expect it's sent to all all Craiglist advertisers providing computer services.

EDIT: I've checked on Google here. Loads of hits going back to at least May 2008.

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is always Good when you have the zeal to be a hitwoman when you out of school,it makes you bold and reall and it makes you more high than any other of your friend.
you dont have a phone.that makes makes you joe butt. Fuck you and go find something to do man. Stop disturbing me please.
This is definitely why you will remain and die in poverty, ignorant of good things and easy acknowledgment of bad things and words. Shame on you, you wicked generation children.
i went you to no that this is not a cheld pray. i went you to get back to me
we are not scammer,we hate scammer as you do.scammer make out life harder and harder,a lot of people think we are scammer,in fact,we are not!! please trustt us
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SHIPPOU
Wannabe Baiter


Joined: 16 Apr 2008
Posts: 96
Location: Midevil Japan


PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Boy I am out of date on new formats. Shocked

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