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Simba7
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

A friend of ours bumped into this person awhile ago.

He claims he's from Nigeria and orders stuff from his "clients". So far, the calls seem legit, but his "clients" are other Nigerians.

He constantly claims he "loves her" and calls her "wifey" plenty of times. He's also featured on this website: http://tinyurl.com/yewq2rl

What should I do? He's been sending stuff to her house to be shipped to Nigeria using UPS and *supposedly his* credit card. He's been buying stuff from Walmart (from the looks of it) and Vans.
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Merry Widow
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

That sounds like the reshipping scam, the items are purchased with a stolen credit card and shipped to victims who then ship them overseas. When the shipping companies and credit card owners find out what happened, your friend gets the real life job of paying them all back.

I would suggest you stop over the sister site, scamwarners.

I am sure Ima or Murry or Kate will be by soon with more advice.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

So far, 2 HP NetBooks and a pair of Van's Sandals has shown up at her door. He says there's more stuff on the way.

I know "Vickie" is getting a little nervous and wonders if he's for real.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

He is a 'real' scammer all right, electronics and high end clothing items are favorites to be shipped. Your friend needs to refuse those packages and stop emailing 'him' but doing that can be tricky. People here and at scamwarners can help.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

This is a definite scam. Romance scammers use their victims for reshipping things. The credit cards are definitely stolen and the trail leads back to your friend. She's unwittingly committing a crime. Please visit our sister site, www.ScamWarners.com and register on the forum there. You will get help from the support team there to learn about how the scam works and what to do to help your friend.

For immediate help for you while you're already here:

Please read this topic from ScamWarners: http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=25

which reads, in part:

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•The scammer will ask for goods to be delivered to the home of the victim so that it looks to the seller as though the scammer/buyer is in the same country as the seller (which is lower risk). The victim then forwards the delivery to the scammer, and is the first port of call for the police when they come looking for the stolen goods.


Please tell your friend that this is a definite scam. She should stop all contact immediately and be aware that the scammer will try lots of tactics to convince her he is legitimate. She isn't in physical danger even though he may threaten her.
If she has any packages she has not mailed out, she should contact the police immediately and turn them over. She should save and print out emails that show her to be a victim and not complicit in the crime.

Here is a youtube video made by a woman who was a victim of a romance scammer who was used as a mule in this way. (only she was re-mailing fraudulent checks): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1vNBdXqZqQ

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