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 First Bait --- PS3, I'm coming to visit!

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aaronc
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So I listed an ad on craigslist trying to sell my PS3 (it's still for sale if anyone is interested) and here is the dialogue that went down. Let me know what you think!!

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Mike Kenny:


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is the item still available for sale?


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Me:

Yes, looking for offers


------- mike kenny comes out with a typical answer
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Hello Seller,
i live in Brooklyn ,N.Y and i will be leaving for the united kingdom in the next 2 days for a rugby coaching course. i want to buy your item for my only son that just traveled to the western part of Africa(Nigeria) to study photography in a university. i will pay you $550 for the item and $150 for the shipping of the item to my son. i will pay you through my paypal account. Please get back to me with your contact information so that i can make the payment asap.
thanks


--------I decide I'll play along a little
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Me:

Ok. What is your paypal email address I will send you a request for the money

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I send the paypal request. I respond by asking him to deposit the money DIRECTLY and not that stupid bullshit hold they always try to finagle. Once again, he asks for my paypal email address, in their typical broken English. He actually produces a pretty official looking paypal receipt, but as expected still a balance of 0 appears in my account. I was having too much fun to quit. I then receive an email from "Paypal" stating that shipment notification is required immediately!

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bThis is my next response, mind you I decided to give him a taste of his own horrible English:
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hi Mike!

Good news! I dropped the package in the place , of your request to be have delivered in the region described , in with the destination of particularity. I have in receiving your declaration of payment the fact that payment has in the deposit for my payment reception.

Here in the tracking number you have requested be delivered , upon receipt of mailing purpose:

1Z 8A5 E94 03 4210 396 2

Please make sure you give me the money as soon as possible. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoiosis.

Holla!

Aaron

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Note that is just a regular sample UPS code, he gets furious.

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He responds:

Hello i told you that i want the item to be shipped through the Usps global express mail EMS SPEEDPOST in the post office,so kindly go to UP'S now nad collect the item and re-ship it via Usps global express mail EMS SPEEDPOST,and you get back to me


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I cook up another horribly crafted response in their style of english:
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Ok I have done in with what your request was and received return of , with the package in the store of which you have mentioned.

Unfortunately, to ship the item EMD Speedpost, I will require additional funds, and must get these funds up front as I have not the funds to cover this expense.

If you would like this package I will need $150 (one-hundred-fifty usd). No "paypal holds" or anything. I need the money up front in order to pay for the cost of shipping as I do not have the money directly. My paypal is [email protected]

Once this money is deposited, I will ship the item to you and you will receive a tracking number.

Thank you Mike.

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I figured I'd try and get even a little money outta him, who knows right?

Now I'm getting threatened with legal action, Oh noes!

Mike:
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Why the delay after the payment as been made and the money as been deducted from my paypal account ,paypal should have send u payment confirmation , may u check ur paypal email , so kindly go and get my item shipped out now b4 i report you to paypal or else legal action shall be taken against you and you shall face the consequence of the legal action right . Get my item shipped via the Usps Global Express Mail ok, go to the united state postal service and request for the Global Express International 3-5 Days (EMS) SPEEDPOST and ship the item via that


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We have a few more exchanges where I give him more fake shipping numbers, say they lost it etc, then I tell him this:

Me:
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Attention be made to you. I have in request to the receipt of the sent into of the receiver confirmation of the delivery upon unto the shot boom pow poiw the sent wobble plow wamp pew be made unto of you. I may require in of the sort of payment due in to the fizzle dizzle fo shizzle

Peace dizzke on the rizzle fo shizzle bizzle rizzle pizzle Smile


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This is my favorite part, he threatens to call the FBI ON ME!

So My immediate response (albeit a very logical one of course is this:)
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Oh my god. I didn't realize the FBI would be involved. I'm so scared. I am not risking the shipping and what not if the police are involved.

I have booked a flight to Nigeria. I will arrive in four days. Can you meet me at the airport with the cash? I will have the PS3. Perhaps you could show me around your country a little, let me meet your friends etc, make a little vacation.

Like I said thanks so much for giving me a heads up about the police, otherwise I would have been dumb and just risked shipping it.

I'll give you my flight number when I have it.

God bless

Aaron

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Our last correspondence was my final email:
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Hello Mike. I have booked my flight so that I can hand deliver this to you. Please let me know what time you will be at the airport to meet me. I spent $4,000 on the flight so please do not leave me hanging at the airport. Here is my itinerary

Leave

Tue, Mar 31

American Airlines 142
American Airlines

Depart:
8:25am
Arrive:
8:25pm



New York, NY (JFK)
London, United Kingdom (LHR)
1 stop

* Economy
* 7hr 0min
* Boeing 777


Change Airline. Time between flights: 1hr 50min


British Airways 83
British Airways

Depart:
10:15pm
Arrive:
4:35am



London, United Kingdom (LHR)
Abuja, Nigeria (ABV)


* Economy
* 6hr 20min
* Boeing 777

Total duration: 15hr 10min





Needless to say he wasn't waiting at the airport for me.


Last edited by aaronc on Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:11 am; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

apologies for the poor formatting, this is my first post. i'll work on it.

i've got another guy still going, he's sending me $7,500 for an entire pallet of PS3s lol
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:06 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You may want to remove any personal info (paypal info or what-have-you) from these posts.
You never know...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

mr.scissorkick wrote:
You may want to remove any personal info (paypal info or what-have-you) from these posts.
You never know...


thanks...taken care of !
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